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India’s Hockey World Cup bid revolves around Graham Reid’s theory of being ‘responsible’ | Hockey News – Times of India

ROURKELA: "The really great teams in the world make their decisions on the pitch." Coach Graham Reid was trying to make a point that he wants Indian players to soak responsibility and live by it each time they get onto the pitch at the ongoing Men's Hockey World Cup.It definitely reflects in the new-found confidence of skipper Harmanpreet Singh, though he wasn't able to replicate that on the field against Spain on Friday in a missed stroke and a couple of harmless drag-flicks.The best part was it didn't put off the team, even if there seemed an attempt to answer criticism about the understrength drag-flick department, after Jugraj Singh was only picked as a reserve for the World Cup.But that part of India's World Cup campaign is sealed. There are 18 men on the job who, says Reid, need t...
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It’s good to start with win: India coach Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India

ROURKELA: India's chief coach Graham Reid on Friday said his players ticked most of the boxes in the 2-0 win over a tricky Spain in their FIH men's hockey World Cup opener here.He also praised the home team's defensive efforts to deny their opponents any chances."The boys were able to take the ball out of the goal. It was a good start. It is good to get the first game and it is done now and we will now focus on the next game," Reid said at the post match press conference."We did practice of playing with 10 men as we thought at some point in the tournament we are going to play with 10 men. It was good. We got in front a lot today and that was very important. We were first with the ball and that makes a lot of difference in these sort of games."What is pleasing today is one the defensive ...
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India coach Graham Reid wary of ‘double-edged sword’ in home World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

ROURKELA: Coach Graham Reid was keeping a close eye on the position of the defenders when the Indian players, donning their orange training kits, practiced inside the majestic 'bowl' -- the new Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium here. The feeling of overwhelm they experienced after their first feel of the stadium on December 27 had obviously settled, but not the awe."What's been achieved here in the last 15 months is incredible," said Reid, as he and skipper Harmanpreet Singh took their seats in the press conference room before joining the rest of the squad to train. "It was the first thing that hit us. Unbelievable!" he exclaimed in appreciation of the 20,000-seater stadium on the eve of India's World Cup opener against Spain on Friday.The massive structure has left most visitors mesmerized, a...
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Hockey World Cup: There is definitely pressure on Harmanpreet, but trying to divert it, says coach Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India captain Harmanpreet Singh is one of the star attractions of the men's hockey World Cup starting Friday because of his sheer calibre of penalty-corner conversions, but the team's chief coach Graham Reid has worked upon plans to divert the attention from his key player.Harmanpreet is currently regarded as one of the world's finest penalty-corner exponents but Reid wants his other dragflickers -- vice-captain Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar and Nilam Sanjeep Xess -- to share the responsibility with their skipper."I would be lying if I say that there isn't pressure on him (Harmanpreet). We have been spending a lot of time on our variations and making sure that we can deflect some of the pressure from Harman," Reid told PTI in an interview ahead of their tournament opener against ...
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India to draw on FIH Pro League, CWG positives to excel in World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Indian men's hockey team will draw on its experience of playing against Spain and England in the FIH Pro League and Wales in the Commonwealth Games to negotiate their way in the group stage of the World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela beginning this month.India forward Sukhjeet Singh said while there were a lot of positives to take away from the five-Test away series against Australia, there were also several key areas that needed attention.India is hosting the World Cup from January 13 to 29 with 16 teams competing in the global event. The hosts are placed in Group D alongside England, Spain and Wales."In our Pool, we have Spain, England, and Wales. We played against Spain and England in the Pro League last year. We also faced off against Wales at the Commonwe...
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Don’t be disheartened if you concede, move to next level: coach Graham Reid to Indian hockey players

Indian men’s hockey team coach Graham Reid has warned his players against getting caught up in the moment and advised them to raise their game to the next level if they concede a goal in next month’s FIH World Cup. Reid believes a positive mind-set is necessary while playing in a major tournament like the World Cup. India will open their World Cup campaign against Spain in Rourkela on January 13, the first day of the tournament. “You (Indian players) sort of get caught up in the moment when you play an event of this magnitude (World Cup). Don’t let yourself get caught up in the moment. It could get quite daunting when you lose the ball, or concede a goal,” said Reid, who was part of the Australian side during the 1990 World Cup in Lahore. Bhubaneswar is ready to host the #HockeyWorldCu...
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Don’t be disheartened if you concede, move to next level: Graham Reid to Indian hockey players | Hockey News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid has warned his players against getting caught up in the moment and advised them to raise their game to the next level if they concede a goal in next month's FIH World Cup.Reid believes a positive mind-set is necessary while playing in a major tournament like the World Cup.India will open their World Cup campaign against Spain in Rourkela on January 13, the first day of the tournament."You (Indian players) sort of get caught up in the moment when you play an event of this magnitude (World Cup). Don't let yourself get caught up in the moment. It could get quite daunting when you lose the ball, or concede a goal," said Reid, who was part of the Australian side during the 1990 World Cup in Lahore."It is important to develop 'the next thi...
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Specialised camp for Indian dragflickers and goalkeepers ahead of hockey World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian men's hockey team is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the upcoming FIH men's World Cup as they will undergo a week-long specialised camp to hone their goal scoring as well as goal saving skills from Wednesday at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru. The camp, which will conclude on December 20, will target to improve dragflick and goalkeeping skills under the watchful eyes of double Olympic champion from Netherlands Bram Lomans and Dennis Van De Pol. While Lomans will work with the Indian dragflickers, his countrymate Van De Pol will fine-tune the goalkeepers ahead of the tournament to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29. The specialised camp will be a part of the two-week long national coaching camp, which started on Monday. "We are gra...
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We need to switch on from start to finish: Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Indian men's hockey coach Graham Reid wants his team to cut down defensive lapses and at the same time attack more when it faces New Zealand in the second leg of the FIH Pro League here on Friday. India began their campaign in the new season with a 4-3 win against New Zealand on October 28 before losing to Spain 2-3. The Indian team faces Spain again on Sunday. Reid said after watching the tapes of the two earlier matches, the team management has devised plans to improve its game this weekend. "We are looking to press more. We conceded too many opportunities. Although I was pleased with our defensive structure in the match against Spain, we let ourselves down in vital areas, making two or three mistakes that cost us dearly," Reid said ahead of the match against New Zealand....
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FIH Pro League: Upbeat India look to continue winning momentum against Spain | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: An upbeat Indian men's hockey team will aim for a disciplined effort and avoid unnecessary cards when it takes on Spain in the FIH Pro League here on Sunday. The Indians produced a great fight-back in the opener against New Zealand on Friday, rallying from 1-3 deficit to eke out a close 4-3 win at the Kalinga Stadium. The hosts will be eager to carry forward the momentum. Down 1-3, skipper Harmanpreet Singh (42nd) and Mandeep Singh (52nd, 57th) found the net to hand India a morale-boosting win. Mandeep Mor (14th) was the other goal scorer for the hosts. But it won't be easy against Spain as in the previous season, India lost 3-5 to the same opponents in the second match of the double-leg tie after registering a 5-4 victory in the opening game. The Indians will have to be li...
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Graham Reid acknowledges overdependence on Harmanpreet Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

With just a couple of days remaining for Indian men's opening game in the new season of FIH Pro League against New Zealand, Manpreet Singh & Co have been sweating it out hard at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar where they will be playing their first game post the Commonwealth Games. But even as they begin a new season, the 7-0 defeat against Australia in the final of the Birmingham meet will be on the back of their minds. It was another depressing defeat that the Indian team had to endure against the Aussies. Even during Tokyo Olympics India had lost 1-7. Speaking of the loss at CWG, India head coach Graham Reid, who won the FIH Men's Coach of the Year Award earlier this month, said, "No one wants to lose in that fashion and especially to Australia again. I think we were a bit intimid...
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National Games will help in building formidable hockey team for Paris Olympics: Graham Reid | Hockey News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid was impressed with the high level of competition at the ongoing 36th National Games and said the event would help in building a formidable team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Reid is here to witness the final of the eight-team hockey competition to be played at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium here on Tuesday. "This is the first National Games I am watching. I would say it has come at the right time. The most important aspect is that many youngsters have showcased their talent which could come in handy in building a good Team India for the Paris Olympics,” said the Australian. The 58-year-old former player, who guided India to a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, is pleased to see the individual skills of the young players in ...
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With less than 3 months to World Cup, coach Reid embarks on mission to make Indian hockey team ‘bullet proof’

The International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Coach of the Year has a blueprint for it: develop a ‘collective defensive mindset’ – which is essentially to always have someone on the hotline (the line between the ball carrier and the goal), mark the attackers ‘really, really close’ and tackle smoothly; become more ‘effective and polished’ in the scoring zone by reducing big swings and smash hits; add a new, aggressive dimension to an already-aggressive pressing game; and, instead of rushing with the ball, move it around patiently until a gap is spotted in the opposition defense. All this seems too much to achieve in too little time. The new hockey season gets underway in three weeks – on October 28 – with the FIH Pro League, a tournament that’s a precursor to the World Cup which is a littl...
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Graham Reid and Janneke Schopman voted FIH coaches of the year for men’s and women’s teams | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian men's and women's hockey team coaches Graham Reid and Janneke Schopman were on Thursday voted as FIH Coaches of the Year in their respective categories. This is the second consecutive time Reid won the award, while India coach Sjoerd Marijne was the winner of the FIH women's coach of the year award last season. Under Australian Reid, India has reached many new highs, which includes winning its first Olympic medal (bronze) at the Tokyo Games in 2021, after a gap of 41 years. India also won a silver medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, climbing back onto the podium after missing out in the previous edition in Australia. Our COACHES have done it!!!!!!!👐🏻Heartiest Congratulations to both of our Chief Coaches, Graham Reid and Janneke S… https://t.co/dxlCELh7Cf— ...
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CWG 2022: Will India stop the Aussie juggernaut in men’s hockey? | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

The Australian juggernaut has rolled on since hockey was introduced at the 1998 Commonwealth Games with the Kookaburras emerging as the undisputed six-time champions. India challenged the Australian title charge twice - 2010 and 2014 - but fell woefully short. Come Monday, will India be third time lucky? A lot has changed since the teams last met in a CWG final. When Australia blanked India 4-0 in Glasgow 2014, India's current chief coach, Australian Graham Reid, was in the champions dugout then. This time round, he will play a pivotal role as India look to dethrone the mighty Aussies. The odds are stacked against India, who lost the last meeting between the two sides 1-7 in a group match at the Tokyo Olympics last year. But current form and not history will decide the winners and to wi...
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Hoping to fire cannonballs at CWG 2022 to end Australia’s stranglehold: Indian men’s hockey coach Graham Reid | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For six consecutive editions, ever since hockey was introduced at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) back in 1998, Australia have had exclusive possession of the men's hockey gold. India's twin efforts to dislodge the current world No. 1 Aussies ended in embarrassing drubbings in the finals, 8-0 at Delhi 2010 and 4-0 at Glasgow 2014. When India lost to Australia in the final of the Glasgow edition, one of the coaches sitting in the Aussie dugout was Graham Reid. In less than 10 days from now, at Birmingham 2022, Reid will be plotting the opposite in order to end Australia's stranglehold and put a maiden CWG gold around India players' necks. However, Reid wasn't initially scheduled to go to the CWG, as Hockey India had planned to send a B team to Birmingham, so that the first-team p...
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Hockey at CWG: India aim to end Australia’s dominance | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The phenomenal success at the Tokyo Olympics has ignited hopes of the in-form Indian men's hockey team stopping the Australian juggernaut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Australia's dominance at the CWG is a matter of envy. Since the game's introduction in the quadrennial event 24 years ago, the world No.1 Australia has been the most dominant force, having won all six gold medals till date. Going by renewed optimism and belief among the Indian players, it appears the men's team has a great opportunity to end Australia's gold rush at the event. The Indian team, which won a historic Olympic bronze after a hiatus of 41 years last year, has improved by leaps and bounds under Australian Graham Reid. India's best result came in 2010 at home (New Delhi) and in Glasgow (2014...