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Everything you wanted to know about field hockey!

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    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Everything you wanted to know about field hockey!

    Brendan Creed: Scooter, social media trolls, podcasting and playing abroad.

    Brendan Creed: Scooter, social media trolls, podcasting and playing abroad.

    This week I'm lucky enough to be joined by England and Great Britain star Brendan Creed. 
    Brendan is a European and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist and is one of the real characters of the team. A joker on and off the pitch but as I found out, there's plenty more to him than that.

    We talk injury rehab, Olympics, social media trolls, playing abroad and plenty more besides. Enjoy. 

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    • 51 min
    Nikki Alexander-Lloyd: The Flower of Scotland.

    Nikki Alexander-Lloyd: The Flower of Scotland.

    This week I’m lucky enough to be joined by one of Scottish Hockey’s finest, Nikki Alexander-Lloyd. She won 130 international caps (and counting?) and played in two Commonwealth Games. She tells me all about her international career, her 9-5, her aspirations for the future and her refusal to leave the Scotland WhatsApp group. So listen in and find out all about one of the biggest hockey badgers there is.

    • 46 min
    The Great Wall of Ipswich.

    The Great Wall of Ipswich.

    With the world on lockdown I've decided to dust off the podcast mic and give you a little slice of hockey content.  
    Today's guest is the Great Wall of Ipswich, George Pinner. 
    George is the Great Britain and England goalkeeper and has almost 200 caps to his name. He's played in the Olympics, the World Cup, the European Championships, the Champions Trophy and plenty more tournaments. 
    He's faced the best, he's played with some incredible players and he's played in some incredible matches.  
    As a break from all the coronavirus chat we take a little walk down memory lane to talk about George's career highs, his memories and of course, his beloved Ipswich Town.  

    So if you want to know who wore the wrong tie to the photoshoot, who George's favourite team mate is, who the best player he's played against is and why he got David Seaman mixed up with Simon Mason (sort of) then this is the podcast for you.  Enjoy. 

    • 38 min
    Video nasty kills Irish Olympic Dreams

    Video nasty kills Irish Olympic Dreams

    The Olympic qualifiers are here and we have plenty of talking points including Ireland’s heartbreak at the hands of the video umpire. Plus I speak to Hollie Pearne-Webb and Giselle Ansley as part of my look ahead to Great Britain men’s and women’s Olympic qualifiers this weekend. Lots to get through!

    • 49 min
    Can Surbiton do it on a cold, wet day in Sale?

    Can Surbiton do it on a cold, wet day in Sale?

    I talk to Surbiton and Great Britain defender Brendan Creed after their 12-0 demolition of Brooklands. Plus there’s a roundup of all the games in the men’s and women’s premier divisions and the usual quiz fun!

    • 30 min
    The Students become the masters

    The Students become the masters

    The new season is underway so that means it's time for a podcast! Catch up on all the news from the first two weekends of the Men's and Women's Premier divisions in England. There's an exclusive interview with Loughborough Students Head Coach Brett Holland and of course another mystery hockey player for you to guess in the quiz! 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

1977Farmer ,

Thank you

Great to have this Hockey podcast I feel much more informed with my weekly update from ‘The top of the D’ keep it going and roll on next week!

Farmer (Nickname!)

MyVonnie ,

A must for any hockey nerd!

An authoritative, fun enthusiastic show all about hockey. The Top of the D’s passion for the game is infectious and smart. Its suitable for those new to the hockey family, right the way up to its most accomplished athletes.
A great listen on your way to training!

Also, not sweary- perfect for hockey obsessives of any age.

Alex Danson ,

Alex Danson

Thoroughly enjoying listening to your insight as always Ross. Helping me on a speedy recovery 😊.
Highly recommend for all hockey people out there.

Al

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