Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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EuroHockey 2021: Rattled Belgium was down to England intent

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam The main headline in Belgium's defeat to England was that the men's world champions were rattled. Now, that's unusual. You look at when...

EuroHockey 2021: Chiara Tiddi, the ‘grandma’ of Italy women

A pattern is emerging at these European Championships. There are several teams, Italy women included, who haven’t played a meaningful Test match for nearly two years and the gulf is evident against the Hockey Pro League teams.  Not that Italy...

EuroHockey 2021: England men outwit world champions Belgium

How to turn the tables. The current kings of hockey were toppled by dominant opponents who were a cut above in defence and on the counter as England men beat world champions Belgium for the first time in seven...

‘Super stupid’: Germany’s last-gasp show after Dutch rue late calamity

‘Oranje loses lead in idiotic final phase,’ rang out the headline on Dutch hockey’s own website. Goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak called himself “super stupid”. It followed an incredible denouement to the biggest game yet of EuroHockey 2021 as Germany, as is...

EuroHockey 2021: ‘We’re up for the challenge,’ says Scotland coach Jen Wilson

“We are not here to make up numbers, we are here on a journey and if we want to be competitive we know we have the ability to compete against them.” So said Jen Wilson, Scotland’s South African coach,...

EuroHockey 2021: Ireland set for Home Nations tussle with Scotland

Debutant Hannah McLoughlin says there was enough in the Irish performance against Holland to carry into their vital group game against Scotland on Monday.  While waiting for that game, you can also watch other hockey games on Hockey-VM stream and try...

EuroHockey 2021: ‘One cap, one goal!” says England debutant Catherine Ledesma

Catherine Ledesma was only a few months old the last time England women failed to win an opening Pool match at the EuroHockey Championships in 1999. Ledesma was handed a late call up last week for her first senior...

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...

EuroHockey Championships 2021: Wales men edge classic France tussle

This was pure EuroHockey entertainment - wild, niggly and last-minute drama - and once again it was left to Wales to provide the passion and the drama. The Welsh somehow rallied 24 hours after losing to Germany 8-1 to overturn...

EuroHockey 2021: Ireland women upbeat after Dutch masterclass

Ireland captain Katie Mullan admitted that the Green Army were a vastly removed side from the one which last met Holland in 2018’s World Cup final after going down 4-0 to the Dutch on Saturday. The world and defending European...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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