Malaysia

The Sore Points of Hosting

What is it they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? No matter how carefully you plan an event, and how many people check and double check that everything is in place and that there will be

A State of Indifference?

Western Australia has a proud footballing history. Fifty years ago this year the State became the first Australian representative team to compete in an Asian tournament, the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia. The Socceroos had been invited but had to decline,

Should Match Schedules Be Reviewed?

The Asia Cup hockey tournament finished at the weekend and India were victorious over Malaysia in the final, and claimed their third title. The tournament had a new format this time around, after the round-robin pool games the top two

Protecting the Integrity of Matches

At the start of 2017 football great Marco van Basten was advocating that FIFA look at adopting many of the rules of field hockey to improve the game as a spectacle. Yet maybe it is time that Hockey looked at

One Day You Are In, The Next You Are Out.

They say a week is a long time in Politics, but it would appear much can change in a month in sport. On June 11th the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the nine men’s and women’s teams that were selected

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