The dust has settled on a hugely entertaining and keenly contested Olympic Hockey Tournament. There were some wonderful technical skills on display and some exciting, close-fought matches. This bodes well for the game and its global image. Everything seems to be rosy in the garden. Everything, that is, except the video referral system. Apart from Barry Davies and Sean Kerly’s commentary, video referrals have been the most talked about topic among the hockey-watching public this past few weeks. Continue reading
With the dust now settled on an exhilarating Olympics, The Top of the D takes a look at the top six men’s teams from London 2012, and gives them their end of tournament reports:
Pre-tournament ranking: 2nd.
Final Position: Gold Medalists.
Top Goalscorer: Florian Fuchs (6)
Star men: A star-studded squad always makes it hard to pick out individuals, however Captain Max Mueller Continue reading
Jan Phillip Rabente’s two goals ensured Germany retained the title they won in Beijing four years ago with an impressive win over The Netherlands in an exciting finale to an excellent competition. Continue reading
Goals from Simon Orchard, Jamie Dwyer and Kieran Govers sealed the bronze medal for the Kookaburras and broke the hosts’ hearts here at the Riverbank Arena. Continue reading
The Netherlands took their place in the gold medal match with a ruthless display against the hosts here tonight, running riot to blow their opponents’ hopes of reaching the final completely out of the water. Continue reading
A splendid goalkeeping display from Cannock’s James Fair ensured Great Britain clung on for a tense draw and secured their first Olympic semi final spot since 1988. Continue reading
The Netherlands sealed their place in the semi finals with an impressive display here against reigning champions Germany. In a fascinating game between two of the best sides in the tournament, there was plenty of skill and technical ability on display for the crowd to enjoy. Continue reading
A stunning second half comeback from Great Britain kept them in the hunt for a semi final place as they clawed their way back from 3-0 down to shock Australia, to the delight of the home crowd. Continue reading
The great British weather was in full effect here at the Riverbank Arena this morning, but it was also raining goals as Pakistan and South Africa served up a thriller in this Pool A match. Continue reading