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Men’s pool A: focus on England

England outperformed all expectations during 2013. At the start of the year, even qualifying for the World Cup seemed in doubt following a swathe of …

Glenn Turner: Ready to ‘give it a good shot again’

If  a pub bet had gone the other way Aussie forward Glenn Turner might have played rugby league rather than hockey. And when the 2014 World Cup comes …

Men’s pool A: Focus on Australia

The World Cup in The Hague will mark the end of an era for Australian hockey. Revolutionary coach Ric Charlesworth announced in March he will leave his post …

Men’s pool A preview: Australia, Belgium and England are favourites – beware Spain

There are three realistic finalists from this pool – Australia, England and Belgium. Although, of course, all six sides will be targeting those top-two …

Museum Piece: The problem with hockey’s history is that the goalposts keep moving

I wrote the first piece for this magazine just over a year ago in February 2013. Much has happened at the National Hockey Museum since then as, weekly, the …

Gaynor Nash: 60 beckons and she’s still enjoying her hockey

So, another domestic season has come to an end, with, as I write this, just the crucial play offs for titles and promotion/relegation issues to be determined. …

First Amongst Equals: Growing old (dis)gracefully between the posts

Age, as all us positive thinkers know, is just a number. Just a number that reflects our progress along the road to decline, decay, and inevitable death. …

HIL sets a new mark

The Hockey India League (HIL) is the best thing that has happened to the game of hockey in a long time – no lover of the game would dispute this, writes …

Michael on working in those far pavilions

When the Hockey India League (HIL) hit off in 2013, one fan had the best seat in the house. Michael Absalom had been offered the chance to do broadcast …

From The Archives: Ric Charlesworth, the accidental hockey coach

Spending a couple of hours with Ric Charlesworth in an expansive mood is a revelation. Gone is the abrupt and curt Australian coach seen in post-match …