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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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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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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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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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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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Barry Middleton: 250 not out

When England took to the field to play Ireland in the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships, Barry Middleton made his 250th appearance for England. Doncaster’s finest is closing in on 400 combined Great Britain and England caps and is the most capped … Continue reading

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Danson proud despite semi-final heartbreak

Captain Alex Danson declared herself to be “proud of her team” despite England slipping to a semi-final defeat at the hands of the Netherlands at the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships. A goal from Dutch Skipper Marloes Keetels was enough to settle … Continue reading

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