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. “This has been a thoroughly enjoyable Europeans. We came into the game determined not to go home empty handed. It was a really professional performance from the team.” 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.  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 at missing out on the gold medal match. 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. Continue reading

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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 and one from Mink van der Weerden. 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. Continue reading

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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 to get to know England’s dynamic duo a bit better. Here’s the video: 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 a season playing his club hockey in the Netherlands, he is back at the scene of that triumph aiming once more to upset the host nation in the semi-finals. 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 played in his country’s history. I caught up with a few of his team mates to find out just what they think of the legendary Barry Middleton.  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 a high-quality match which England dominated for spells in front of a packed house in Amsterdam. Continue reading

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