Editorial — From an England or GB Hockey perspective, uncapped, unofficial international friendlies are funny old things.

You pull on a national shirt, line up for the anthems, flog yourself for four quarters and yet your cap number doesn’t move an inch.

England Hockey have an official stance on these glorified training ground games. Their remit is to keep away from all reporting of them. Save the flowers for next time should a player record a milestone cap.

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The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

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