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Well Done England

by shivan_rathi (U1940979) 30 August 2009
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Just have to say a big Well Done to England in the Euro Hockey Championships. First the women get a bronze in their playoff and now the men have won the gold and are the champions.

Well done guys and girls. You've all deserved it!!!

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posted Sep 1, 2009

What are the chances of England being voted sportsview team of the year...zero.
England ladies are getting more coverage!

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posted Sep 1, 2009

Sorry, meant to say England Ladies FOOTBALL.

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posted Sep 1, 2009

what a fantastic achievement from both the women and the men, sounds like an excellent tournament sorry I missed it!!!

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comment by Kubali (U13723610)

posted Sep 1, 2009

'Unounos - Since when did the rivalry between Australia and England ever outweight that of Germany and England in the eyes of the English media - answer, NEVER!'

Since when has hockey been more popular with the English media than cricket? Maybe one summer in 1988 and that is all.

England v Germany at football is the one area but outside of that the rivalry between England and Australia in sport is greater. You only need to see the rivalry in both rugby codes and cricket to see that, not to mention the Olympics.

With regard to the Ashes, the history between England and Australia at cricket is huge and it means a hell of a lot for the nation to win it, particularly after Australia dominated in the 90s.

England winning against Germany at hockey, whilst great, is not going to get more headline coverage than an Ashes series victory (as was obviously evident).

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posted Sep 2, 2009

Well done to England mens and womens. Our sport (yes I have played see the profile!) has been in the doldrums for a while, but having watched the semi and final and a group game I was very impressed by the team. About time england showed hwyl!!! Hopefully this will be a trigger like 1988 was. Lets make sure our house is in order this time and we dont miss the opportunity like we did last time ;)

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posted Sep 2, 2009

Brilliant effort by both men and women. how amazing to get a gold and a bronze.
What a lost opportunity for a soccer blinded BBC not to have shown it!

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posted Sep 7, 2009

Elite Hockey in england has not lost funding recently, in fact the funding gained through UK Sport for the 4 year build up to 2012 was the biggest increase given to any team sport and the third bigest overall. Funding also increase at grass roots level too.

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comment by DR1961 (U9376490)

posted Sep 11, 2009

Very disappointing the lack of coverage. Especially when you consider that in most English towns there are more adults playing hockey than Rugby! I live in a Leicestershire market town where there are five men's hockey teams, two ladies and one mixed team. The local Rugby Club runs 3 senior teams.

Very few people realise that at national and international level hockey players could easily compete with professional footballers in terms of cardio vascular fitness and hand eye co-ordination. They are also more dedicated combining studies/work with their sport.

For those of us who play this game there are still opportunities at veterans level and at most clubs to play into your forties which do not exist in football or Rugby.

How many people do you know that have played senior Rugby or Football competively for over 30 years! - Luckily I chose the right sport!

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comment by Kubali (U13723610)

posted Sep 11, 2009

I think you might find the number of teams in rugby compared to hockey differs. Where I live there are four rugby clubs each with 3 or 4 teams. So say 12 sides, there is one hockey club with 3 teams.

Anyway TV coverage is not to do with the number of people who play a sport but has ALOT more to do with the number of people who follow it.

So you live in a Leicestershire market town... I bet there are substantially more people who follow Leicester Tigers or Leicester City than support the biggest hockey team in the region.

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posted Sep 24, 2009

England's improvement in Hockey has been as great as its decline in cricket.With India its been the exact reverse !

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