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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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Delighted Danson praises “professional” England.

England captain Alex Danson was “absolutely delighted” after her team beat Germany 2-0 to pick up the bronze medal at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships. “I’m so proud.” beamed the No15 as she spoke to The Top of the D post-match. … Continue reading

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Another medal for Unsy’s collection…..

England’s Laura Unsworth added another medal to her impressive collection as England defeated Germany 2-0 in the bronze medal match at the EuroHockey Championships. Unsworth talks exclusively to The Top of the D. Video below. 

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Roper determined to finish with a medal

Mixed feelings were very much the theme in the aftermath of England’s semi-final defeat to the Netherlands on Friday night. Both Coach Bobby Crutchley and one of the captains Phil Roper expressed their frustration at a good performance but ultimately … Continue reading

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Middleton: “No time to feel sorry for ourselves”

England’s most capped player of all time Barry Middleton declared that his side don’t just “want to come for the atmosphere” as England prepare to fight for bronze tomorrow against Germany at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships.

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Mixed emotions for Crutchley after Dutch defeat

England Coach Bobby Crutchley had mixed feelings after seeing his side beaten in the semi-final of the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships by hosts, Netherlands. Despite a penalty corner goal from Mark Gleghorne, England were downed by a double from Mirco Pruijser … Continue reading

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Danson and England “ready to fight.”

England Captain Alex Danson declared that her team will be “ready to fight” for the bronze medal this coming weekend at the EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam.

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Creed and Sanford: England’s Dynamic Duo

Liam Sanford and Brendan Creed have turned heads since they came into the Central Programme with a series of excellent displays at full international level for England and Great Britain. Ahead of the semi-final clash with the Netherlands I decided … Continue reading

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Dixon aiming to repeat history in Amsterdam.

In his first ever international tournament in 2009 Adam Dixon headed to the Wagener Stadium to knock out the hosts in the semi-final before clinching the EuroHockey title with a 5-3 win over Germany. Now, in 2017 and having spent … Continue reading

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