Opinion: World Cup Tv Coverage – is It the Best We Have Had?
By Mike Haymonds The 15th edition of the FIH Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela has been judged as amongst the best for quality and drama and an important element in its undoubted success was the excellent TV coverage. Despite intending to view the matches selectively, I ended up watching all but two games […]
England: Holcombe looking to make an impact in Men’s Premier Division
Changes at Holcombe have put the Kent side in the frame for Men’s Premier Division contention, reports Rod Gilmour of The Hockey Paper. Holcombe believe they have one of the strongest squads in their Men’s Premier Division history, as the Kent side continue to aim for a top two finish for the first time. The Medway […]
Netherlands: Bloemendaal is Now Sharp- ‘keep This Level’
How important he was to Bloemendaal on Sunday afternoon, Thierry Brinkman. The 27-year-old striker made three in the 1-4 win over Amsterdam . He pulled, dragged and took his team in tow in the Wagener Stadium. With success: it yielded three necessary points and a hat trick. It took forty seconds for the agile Brinkman to leave his mark on […]
World Cup: the Fall of Ireland, From World Cup Silver to a Supporting Role
Four years ago, they were the surprise of the World Cup. Then the Irish women left the tournament with a radiant face and a silver medal. In this edition, The Green Army did not survive the first group stage. And that hurts, with goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran. Kampong’s last defence was there four years ago when […]
Alyson Annan: ‘I Don’t Have to Go Back to Orange’
‘I will not go into that,’ says Alyson Annan, Tuesday evening in Rotterdam. After the Pro League match Netherlands-China (2-1) the question from the media is how she looks back on her break with the Netherlands Women. ‘It’s not interesting to me. I don’t have to go back to that anymore. As the national coach […]
Netherlands: Eva De Goede, Biggest Surprise in Oranje World Cup Selection
Eva de Goede is the biggest surprise in the World Cup selection of interim national coach Jamilon Mülders. The captain of the Orange Women has not played a single game since her knee injury, but is still fit in time to participate in the world championship to be held from July 1-17 in the Wagener […]
Belgium: Vanasch Possibly the Best Ever
The Brussels goalkeeper, Vincent Vanasch, won a seventh national trophy which crowns a delicate season and trials at the extra-sporting level. Something to savour a little more this second consecutive title won in the jersey of Rot-Weiss Cologne. It is becoming a good habit for the Red Lions goalkeeper. At the end of each season, […]
Hockey Needs a Reform, Not a Revolution
Hockey Needs a Reform, Not a Revolution.
What does Batra hold over the @fihockey???
An outstanding and must-read article by Ashley Morrison.
Pro-League: Josine Koning – ‘the World Cup Fire Has Been Fueled These Days’
When the reporter apologizes that Josine Koning has to wait a while because of another interview, the Orange goalkeeper immediately responds: ‘That’s not bad, but it will be taken from my vacation.’ Koning says it with a smile after the Pro League game against Argentina (1-1) , but when we speak to her, she openly admits that she could use […]
EHL: Vanasch in Search of Third European Title
.@vincvanasch21 will play his third @EHLHockeyTV final on Monday afternoon with Rot Weiss Cologne. But he could, above all, become the first player to win the prestigious European competition with 3 different clubs.