Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Todd Williams

Hockey World Cup: Australia hard to beat in wide open last eight

Analysis There has been much to savour in the first 28 games of this World Cup. A fantastic stadium with a wonderful atmosphere, some thrilling games and incredible goals have been shown around the world, exactly as the FIH would...

Hockey World Cup: Fine margins shows why three is magic number

Three is the magic number. If you’re old enough or have a passing interest in American hip hop, you might recognise this line from De La Soul’s famous hit song from the late 80’s, writes Todd Williams Coincidentally, when it...

Hockey World Cup: Argentina avoid yellow peril after classic

Analysis Just four games in and Argentina and Spain have already produced the game of the tournament with the Olympic champions holding out to win 4-3 in a game that went right to the wire. With the last swing of the...

Forget the big leagues, how strong really is hockey’s grass roots?

Three stories in the Australian sports media caught our columnist Todd Williams' eye in recent weeks - and they don't paint the prettiest of hockey pictures Firstly, The Herald Sun announced Hockey Australia’s plan to launch a “Big Bash” style...

Hockey’s midfield and forwards staying positive are key to goals success

Keeping positive in the lean times is an aspect Todd Williams has been lucky enough to witness great forwards do first-hand Team culture, fitness and formations. They're all important factors, but the simple reality is that if you can’t get...

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

Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. With Louise Versavel needing to score to keep Belgium alive, the enormously experienced umpire Michelle Joubert, awarded a free hit against...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

THP analysis The weekend can't come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D's wide open permutations has set the Vitality Women’s World Cup alive. All four teams can still progress and three of the four...

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup, Holland has plenty to savour

THP Analysis The Vitality Women’s World Cup opening games have already seen shock results and teams staking their title claims. Italy (ranked 17) laid their own claim to the surprise result of the tournament so far with their 3-0 win over...

Why opening wins are key at Women’s Hockey World Cup

Day One of the Vitality Women’s World Cup is over and three teams can breathe easy in the knowledge that they’ve got that all-important first win, writes our columnist Todd Williams Ireland (16) will of course be delighted with their...

Guide to watching professional hockey: Rules and coaching tips

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 Women's Hockey World Cup Speed International hockey is fast. Sometimes though it...
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Noel Barrionuevo set for fourth Olympics with Argentina women

Noel Barrionuevo will make her fourth Olympic hockey appearance next month in Tokyo, joining Argentina women's great Luciana Aymar. Barrionuevo,...
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