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Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

By Todd Williams | Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. …

Hockey on BT Sport: Women’s World Cup view from the couch

Having participated in the great couch-potato fest of 2018 – World Cup, Wimbledon, The Open – come July 21 it was clearly time for Claire Middleton to get …

Hockey World Cup: Dutch antics, crashing sticks and tunnel focus

By The Hockey Paper England women will face the Dutch, the world No 1 side, for the first time since last summer’s EuroHockey Championships – and …

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: 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: Focusing on goalkeeper weaknesses not healthy, says USA coach

By Daniel Dunne As they did in 2014, England will line up against the USA with an Englishman on the opposition. Craig Parnham was the US for their successful …

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 …

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