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About thetopofthed

Columnist for The Hockey Paper and the man behind The Top of the D. Writer, podcaster, goalkeeper and BBC Sport man. Used to work for Great Britain Hockey and have covered the sport at every major tournament.

Rob and Romesh vs Hockey

You may or may not have seen that BAFTA-nominated “Rob & Romesh vs” returned to Sky One at the start of July. Given the Olympics is almost here, there are a couple of episodes dedicated to comedians Romesh Ranganathan and … Continue reading

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Toman and Townsend secure the points for Great Britain

Great Britain gained revenge for yesterday’s narrow defeat by Germany in the FIH Pro League, picking up a 2-0 win in the return contest on Thursday evening.  Goals from Anna Toman and Susannah Townsend ensured Mark Hager’s team registered their … Continue reading

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Great Britain make it two wins in two days against Germany.

Great Britain made it two wins in two days against Germany as they ran out 3-1 winners in their FIH Pro League match at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.  Having won 5-3 in yesterday’s match, today’s game was … Continue reading

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Great Britain sunk by Stapenhorst’s late strike

Charlotte Stapenhorst’s late goal earned Germany a 3-2 win in their FIH Pro League match with Great Britain.  The Germany no12 deceived Maddie Hinch with a bouncing shot three minutes from full time to nudge the visitors in front and … Continue reading

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Great Britain see off Germany in Pro League goal-fest.

Great Britain picked up just their second win of their FIH Pro League campaign, seeing off Germany in a goalfest which ended 5-3 in favour of the home side. 

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