Tuesday, June 25, 2024

EuroHockey 2021: Wales ego climbs as England head for familiar ground

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam

England men heading to familiar territory

There were really good signs for England in their 5-0 victory. This time two years ago, they drew against Wales in their opening game, played against Belgium and performed a lot better. This time, they responded well at half-time in their opening game, put on a really good scoreline against Russia and are now much better-placed in what is in effect the same game. They can be really optimistic heading in against the world champions who have yet to hit their straps in recent weeks. 

England captain Adam Dixon attacks against Russia PIC: EHF/World Sport Pics

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  1. The under-rated Ansell as deserving of the MVP award as Roper IMO, taking a sharp chance to open the scoring and creating another.

    Wales got away with a steal. France have only themselves to blame for not capitalising on their many PCs but also have good reason to feel aggrieved at some very questionable umpiring decisons. Conspiracy theories are built on less.


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