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Hockey World Cup: Holland women prosper under ‘DvdH’

By The Hockey Paper Every international tournament brings caps’ milestones: acknowledgments or flowers for 50, 100 and 150 and so on. Sunday’s …

Hockey World Cup: Secret to Japan women’s success? Scaring each other

By Rod Gilmour Video recorder in hand, a Japanese hockey player hides behind a hotel doorway and menacingly jumps out in front of their foreign coach. …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Black strip holds key for Germany!

By The Hockey Paper After Kit-gate came the Germany response – and they did so with their second strip which struck fear into the youthful Argentinians …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

By Todd Williams | THP analysis The weekend can’t come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D’s wide open …

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind …

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup, Holland has plenty to savour

By Todd Williams | THP Analysis The Vitality Women’s World Cup opening games have already seen shock results and teams staking their title claims. Italy …

Hockey World Cup: women’s media coverage expands the world over

By Richard Bright After 48 hours of World Cup hockey wonder, a rest day was handed out on Monday for us all to recover. And if the opening two days are …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: newcomers’ guide to watching professional game

New to the game or an amateur wanting to learn from the best? The Hockey Coach, Todd Williams, takes you through what to look out for at the Vitality …

The making of Alex Danson, England Hockey World Cup captain

By Rod Gilmour Alex Danson has spent over half her life as an elite athlete playing for England and Great Britain. She has bore witness to the lowly years of …

Women’s Hockey World Cup shirts: 16 nations ranked and assessed

By The Hockey Paper In what is surely a hockey fashion first, we have decided to rank and rate all 16 competing nations’ playing shirts at the 2018 …