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Emotional Alyson Annan reveals tough day at Hockey World Cup final

By The Hockey Paper Dutch coach Alyson Annan has admitted to a tough day watching Holland defend their World Cup title at the weekend. Annan’s brother …

Holland star Kitty van Male undecided over Tokyo 2020 future

Despite finishing as top goalscorer at the World Cup, Kitty van Male says she is undecided over her international future. Van Male, who made her debut in 2009, …

Underdogs Ireland show spirit in Women’s Hockey World Cup silver

By The Hockey Paper Ireland midfielder Nicci Daly is a motor racing data engineer and knows all about speed on four wheels. Yet even she was forced to …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: England play like headless chickens, says Dutch captain

By The Hockey Paper Dutch captain Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel has upped the ante ahead of tonight’s eagerly-anticipated World Cup showdown with England …

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 …

EuroHockey 2017: Netherlands comeback clinches thrilling men’s gold 4-2 against Belgium

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam How to silence – initially – 10,000 Oranje? Play forceful, serene hockey with incisive interchanges. Belgium, 2-0 up …

EuroHockey 2017: Holland women show class against spirited Belgium to lift title 3-0

By The Hockey Paper staff in Amsterdam The Netherlands staved off the threat of a Belgium side undaunted by playing their first major final to lift the Rabo …

EuroHockey 2017: George Pinner wants ‘lion-hearted’ England – with one Dutch fan on his side

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam Co-captain George Pinner has called on England to produce “real fight, a lion-hearted one” on Friday as they attempt to …

EuroHockey 2017: There’s always pressure to succeed with Holland, says Alyson Annan

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam The pressures of managing the Dutch hockey teams were laid bare by Alyson Annan, the great Australian now in charge of the …

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