Author Archives: thetopofthed

New name, same great player.

In a few days’ time Danny Kerry’s England squad begin their Hockey World League Finals campaign. Kerry has given a chance to impress to four relative newcomers in Grace Balsdon, Olivia Paige, Suzy Petty and Erica Sanders but there is … Continue reading

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The Hockey Shed (Again!)

Becoming quite a regular on Galvanised’s Hockey Shed show. Here we discuss the latest happenings in the domestic leagues as well as whether there should be a winter break or not, plus plenty more. Full video below.

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The Hockey Shed Extra: Alex Danson

Another appearance on Galvanised Hockey’s “Hockey Shed” this time putting my interview skills to good use to chat to England and Great Britain Captain Alex Danson. Full video is below.

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Legends of Hockey: Alex Danson

11 June 2017: Susannah Townsend’s pass finds its way to Alex Danson inside the circle. The England striker slams a shot past Netherlands goalkeeper Josine Koning and the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre erupts. It is Danson’s 100th international … Continue reading

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The Hockey Shed Episode 5

  Having been a guest on the first ever edition of the Hockey Shed a few weeks back, this time around I was fortunate enough to step into the presenter’s role for episode 5. I headed to Bisham Abbey to … Continue reading

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Legends of Hockey: Amy Tran-Swensen

18 August, 2008: Great Britain are being held, 0-0 by the USA. Their hopes of qualifying for the medal matches at the Olympics in Beijing are hanging by a thread. They need to defeat the Stars and Stripes to have … Continue reading

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Legends of Hockey: Moritz Fürste.

The image below of Moritz Fürste in Rio is, in my opinion, one of the most iconic of the tournament. It is a picture of utter despair after Germany’s semi-final defeat to Argentina at the Olympics. It was not meant … Continue reading

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The Hockey Shed

I was lucky enough to appear on Galvanised Hockey’s first ever episode of the Hockey Shed recently. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

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Where were the Germans?

Battered, bruised, broken but crucially, not beaten. England secured a bronze medal in a physical encounter with Germany at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam. Goals from Barry Middleton, Ian Sloan, Mark Gleghorne and Phil Roper steered Bobby Crutchley’s side … Continue reading

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Goal Machine Gleghorne talks to The Top of the D.

Mark Gleghorne took time out from lining up the soft drinks to talk to The Top of the D post match about England’s bronze medal triumph over Germany. Full video below. 

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