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The Top of the D

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Everything you wanted to know about field hockey! Hockey content for hockey fans by a hockey fan.

22 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

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

June 11th, 2020


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 …

Nikki Alexander-Lloyd: The Flower of Scotland.

April 13th, 2020


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 …

The Great Wall of Ipswich.

April 2nd, 2020


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 …

Video nasty kills Irish Olympic Dreams

October 29th, 2019


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 …

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

October 2nd, 2019


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 …

The Students become the masters

September 24th, 2019


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 …

Plenty of Argentinian Beef and Belgian Waffle, it’s the FIH Pro League!

May 22nd, 2019


Great Britain's men's and women's sides faced a crucial double header as Argentina and Belgium came to town for the latest installment in the FIH Pro League.

Here's a round up of what went on, analysis, interviews, …

It all comes down to this: League Finals weekend

April 16th, 2019


It's the climax to the domestic season in England as the best teams in the men's and women's Premier Divisions battle it out for the title. Can Surbiton women make it six in a row? Can their men take their third …

Super 6s Finals: Hockey's big day in

January 28th, 2019


Join me as I round up the thrills and spills of Super 6s finals day. Match reports and behind the scenes interviews with some of the main players on the day as East Grinstead were crowned Kings and Queens of the …

A trip down World Cup memory lane and a look ahead to the big one!

December 13th, 2018


With England set to face Belgium in the Hockey Men's World Cup semi-final this weekend, double Olympian Dan Fox joins me to take a look back at the 2014 meeting between the two sides in the win-or-bust clash from The …

The King in the North and a Dutch of class

November 27th, 2018


This week I take a look back at the Women’s Champions Trophy as the Netherlands dominate once again. There’s the usual league round up, a quiz and a chat with The King in the North, Brooklands captain Peter Flanagan.

Here comes the money and if you’re good enough you’re old enough.

November 15th, 2018


This week I talk financial revolution with Old Georgians coach Mike Hughes. There’s a look at the Premier Divisions and a look at England’s World Cup …

Opportunity knocks for Ralph

November 8th, 2018


This week I take a look ahead to the Women’s Champions Trophy and I speak to GB Head Coach David Ralph. There’s the usual look at the Premier Leagues and of course a quiz and some nicknames! #letsgetcracking

The Return of the Prodigal Son

November 1st, 2018


This week I’m joined by two top class goal scorers as Simon Egerton talks about his glorious homecoming and Alan Forsyth talks me through the art of finding the net. There’s the usual league roundup, a hockey who am I …

No more putting the Kettle on

October 17th, 2018


Wales star David Kettle announces his retirement, Zoe Shipperley tells us Buckingham’s recipe for success, I round up the Men’s and Women’s Premier Division plus Hockey Partridges and a new feature!

Where were the Germans? The Barry Davies episode

October 10th, 2018


This week Ross ticks off a life goal as he interviews his childhood hero Barry Davies about THAT hockey commentary. There's also a look at Rod …

Where were the Belgians?

October 4th, 2018


A memorable night for Sam Ward as he reaches 50 international goals and Danny Kerry chalks up his first win as men's head coach, this plus your Hockey Partridges and plenty more!

Guess who’s back?

September 26th, 2018


The return of the men's and women's Premier Divisions give us plenty to talk about and I'm joined by Chris Griffiths and Emily Defroand.

New coach! The King is dead, long live the King!

August 23rd, 2018


The Top of the D talks to the new England and GB Men's head coach Danny Kerry and the captain George Pinner. Plus the latest #HockeyPartridge shouts from the listeners

Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened.

August 8th, 2018


Don't be sad it's over, be happy it happened. A look back at the main talking points from the Hockey Women's World Cup

Irish eyes are smiling

August 3rd, 2018


Irish eyes are smiling as the Green Army march into the semi finals. England suffer heartbreak at the hands of the Dutch. Interviews and analysis right here.

Danson in the stands

July 26th, 2018


Argentina vs Germany and England vs USA. A round up of a superb day of action at the Hockey Women's World Cup

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