Thursday, October 28, 2021

Surbiton club coach rallies around Alan Forsyth after Olympic exclusion

'It's tough when you know you should be there,' says Surbiton men's coach Mark Pearn

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Rod Gilmour
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.

Mark Pearn, Alan Forsyth‘s club coach at Surbiton, has rallied around the Scot after he was omitted from the Team GB men’s hockey squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

Forsyth has led the forward lines at Surbiton over the last five years, becoming top goalscorer in English club hockey four times alongside his call ups to the Great Britain squad.

But after The Hockey Paper revealed this week that Forsyth was set to miss out on inclusion, there was an outpouring of support for the Scottish international.

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  1. The”Harry Kane”of English hockey left out football coach would not be allowed to continue in post

    Keep playing away Alan
    Hector McPherson

  2. Not so-Great Britain again without the top scorer in England. Has the coach got an issue with Alan Forsyth or his nationality?

  3. Well, England did score seven field goals every match at the Euros, not as if they need any more attacking flair. Oh wait…


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