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Hockey Belgium’s rise to top is simple: strong club network, coaching talent

By Todd Williams | opinion As far as years go, 2007 wasn’t particularly significant in the international men’s game. With no Olympics or World Cup, the …

Mark Hager interview: I want to take Great Britain hockey to new boundaries

Exclusive | By Rod Gilmour Mark Hager, the Great Britain women’s coach, aims to take his players to ‘new boundaries’ in both physicality and …

Comment: Great Britain hockey needs character and right headlines under Hager

The Hockey Paper says… Two pieces on Mark Hager’s appointment have now been written by The Times, the only UK national newspaper – which …

Hockey World Cup: England, Belgium, Netherlands and Australia in frame

ODISHA HOCKEY WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW GUIDE By Todd Williams | Analysis And then there were four. Emulating the achievement of their footballing …

England’s Hockey World Cup hopes rely on fitness and clear heads

What a night it was in Bhubaneswar for England – but six long days for Argentina. Ever since their dispiriting 5-3 defeat to France, Argentina had played …

Hockey World Cup: France set for historic showdown with Australia

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Maximilien Branicki took a moment to compose himself following France’s crossover win over China. The Frenchman will reach …

Barry Middleton: Making of an England hockey great

The retiring Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey’s greats. Here, we chart his rise and speak to team-mates, coaches and …

2014 Hockey World Cup review: England expected … well much more

The Hockey Paper looks back to England’s campaigns at the 2014 tournament in The Hague, which saw the men finish just outside the medals following a …

Hockey World Cup: Are Pakistan’s victorious 1982 team the greatest?

Pakistan once ruled the world. Ijaz Chaudhry looks back at the last time the Hockey World Cup was played on natural grass. The best ever team or the finest …

How depleted Germany lifted hockey world in Bhubaneswar

It was a case of forced bravado which propelled Germany into the hearts of the hockey world and the Indian paying public after the World League bronze medal …