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Hoare aiming to play without fear against Dutch.

England go into their semi-final clash with the Netherlands taking on not only the 11 on the field but with almost the whole of the 10,000-strong crowd willing them to lose. Not that defender Michael Hoare will notice once the … Continue reading

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Steak dinner motivates Pinner.

Goals from David Goodfield and Sam Ward handed England a vital 2-1 win over Ireland and sent them into the semi-finals of the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships. Afterwards goalkeeper George Pinner revealed the extra motivation that had caused his team to … Continue reading

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Hinch relishing clash with the Dutch

And so, it came to pass, with almost an air of inevitability England vs the Netherlands is on for the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam. After England ended Scotland’s stubborn resistance and the Oranje destroyed the Czech Republic 10-0, the … Continue reading

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Be your best

Much of the talk in the wake of both the London and the Rio Olympics has been around inspiration and getting people not only playing hockey but improving as players. Dan Fox, who played at both of those tournaments as … Continue reading

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Crutchley: “No time to hide.”

England head into what is effectively a quarter final against Ireland tomorrow with the winner progressing to the semi-finals of the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships. Ireland and Germany are currently above England in the pool with four points apiece whilst Bobby … Continue reading

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Crutchley urges England to learn lessons from Germany defeat

England Coach Bobby Crutchley was upbeat despite his side coming out on the wrong side of a 4-3 score line in an enthralling encounter with Germany. Crutchley’s side trailed to early strikes from Mats Grambusch and Niklas Wellen inside the … Continue reading

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England vs Scotland: The Battle of Britain

England’s defeat to Germany in their second match of the Rabobank EuroHockey Championships left them with an easy to solve equation: Win their final group game and progress to the semi-finals. Standing in their way, however is that classic sporting … Continue reading

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Roper and Crutchley look ahead to Germany.

England got their EuroHockey Championships campaign off and running with a 6-0 win over Poland on Sunday. However, Coach Bobby Crutchley stressed the need for improvements from his side in the aftermath of the victory.

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Crutchley demands more from England.

England 6 (4) Mark Gleghorne 6, 20 (PC, PC) Chris Griffiths 26 (FG) Sam Ward 29 58 (PC FG) David Condon 41 (FG) Poland 0 (0) England Coach Bobby Crutchley demanded better from his players despite a 6-0 win over … Continue reading

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Ralph and Ansley preview England vs Germany.

With their EuroHockey Championships title defence off to a winning start, England’s Women face a quick turnaround as they play their second match of the tournament against Germany tomorrow. The two sides know each other inside out, clashing on multiple … Continue reading

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