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Cuban Fernandez, Yashvir to get Dronacharya Award


August 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez Friday became the first foreign coach in India to be awarded the Dronacharya Award.The sports ministry announced that Fernandez ... Read more...

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Nobbs vows to carry on as India’s hockey coach


August 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday vowed to carry on even as he prepares a stinging report on the eight-time Olympic champions worst ever ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kenya’s lost glory in hockey


August 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 9 (IANS) Twenty-four years ago, the Kenyan hockey team lined up with the rest of the world to vie for Olympic honours in the 1988 Seoul edition.And that ... Read more...

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Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs


August 6th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India-Pakistan can regain lost glory in London


July 29th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The Pakistani hockey coach and players feel that both India and Pakistan look good to regain their lost glory at the London Olympics.Khawaja Junaid, 46, a ... Read more...

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Nobbs looks at positives from dismal Euro tour


July 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said Saturday that the team's poor performance during its European tour was just a learning process ahead of the 2012 ... Read more...

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European experience should stand in good stead for Olympics: Nobbs


June 24th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs warned his boys Sunday that there won't be room for errors against top European teams at the London Olympics.Nobbs said ... Read more...

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Players’ obsession is only to win: Hockey coach Michael Nobbs


June 17th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs says the one good thing about the present lot of players is that they are neither euphoric nor weighed down ... Read more...

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Need to play regularly against top teams: Nobbs


June 5th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was happy with the team's bronze-medal finish in the Azlan Shah Cup ahead of the Olympics but said that the eight-time ... Read more...

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British hockey coach amused at Indians’ discomfiture


May 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Great Britain coach Jason Lee seems to be getting vicarious pleasure seeing the Indians, who are here to play in the four-nation hockey tournament to ... Read more...

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India go down to Britain in Olympic warm-up hockey


May 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) They lost their second straight match in the four-nation hockey tournament to test facilities for 2012 London Olympics but India seemed to be coming to grips ... Read more...

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Hockey coach Nobbs gets a salary hike


February 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs received a pay hike Monday after the national team qualified for the 2012 London Games.The sports ministry hiked Nobbs ... Read more...

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We need to start our Olympic preparation now: Nobbs


February 27th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said the team's preparation for the 2012 London Olympics started Sunday with a 8-1 in over France in the final ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

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We have to be the best in the world: Nobbs


February 25th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs said Friday that the eight-time Olympic champions strive to be the best every time they take the field.Nobbs said ... Read more...

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‘Indian girls have the mental strength to beat South Africa’


February 24th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar said Friday the team has the mental strength to overcome South Africa in Saturday's final despite going down 2-5 ... Read more...

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India aim to win against Poland: Nobbs


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said Thursday that the boys will go all out for a win against Poland in their last pool match ... Read more...

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Poor finishing a worry for India: Nobbs


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian hockey coach Michael Nobbs is concerned about poor finishing as the men's team scraped past Canada 3-2 in their fourth match of the 2012 ... Read more...

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We are improving with each game: Nobbs (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team coach Michael Nobbs was happy with the clinical performance against France here Tuesday and said a different game will be played ... Read more...

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Penalty corners a concern for women’s hockey team: Coach


February 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar Tuesday was happy with the team's 3-0 win over Poland in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers but was concerned ... Read more...

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Have to peak at the right time: Nobbs (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Sunday registered its second big win in the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers here Sunday night but coach Michael Nobbs wants ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey team has to work on few areas: Coach


February 19th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar was pleased with the team's 4-1 thrashing of Canada here Sunday but said there was still room for improvement ... Read more...

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Nobbs unimpressed with India’s 15-1 drubbing of Singapore


February 19th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs was unimpressed with the team's 15-1 win over Singapore in their first match of the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey coach rues missing three points


February 18th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar rued missing several scoring opportunities and thereby splitting points with lowly Ukraine in their opening match in the 2012 ... Read more...

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Hockey coach Nobbs asks India to be as ruthless as Australia


February 10th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Chief coach Michael Nobbs says the Indian hockey team has to be as ruthless as World champions Australia if they have to qualify for the ... Read more...

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Hockey squad picked on performance not reputation: Nobbs


January 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday said a national team cannot be picked on sentiment and reputation but on current form, making it amply clear ... Read more...

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Rajpal retained among 32 hockey probables for Olympic qualifiers


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite raising doubts on striker Rajpal Singh's availability for the Olympic qualifiers, India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Monday decided to retain the former ... Read more...

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Selecting team for Olympic qualifiers will be tough: Nobbs


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs says an impressive performance by youngsters in the ongoing series against South Africa will make it tough for him to ... Read more...

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Anticipation and tackling our main problems, says Nobbs


January 20th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was concerned with anticipation and tackling as his boys came from a goal down to beat South Africa 4-3 in ... Read more...

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India struggle to beat South Africa in second hockey Test


January 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was unimpressed with the team's 2-1 win against South Africa in the second of the five-Test Karbonn Cup series at ... Read more...

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Court questions government on hockey coach’s plea


November 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and Hockey India (HI) after taking note of a hockey coach's plea alleging that ... Read more...

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Ice hockey coach banned for trying to attack crowd


November 8th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-match ban has been slapped on the coach of a Russian ice hockey team for grabbing a hockey stick and slashing it wildly on ... Read more...

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Qualification for 2012 Olympics tough: Nobbs


September 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India's newly-appointed hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday said the eight-time Olympic champions will have a tough time qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.The Australian, who ... Read more...

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Nobbs focussed on allround development of Indian hockey


June 30th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS)India's new hockey coach Michael Jack Nobbs says that though his immediate priority is to see the eight-time Olympic champions qualify for the London Games, his ... Read more...

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New hockey coach Nobbs to focus on game’s development (Round up)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Australian Michael Jack Nobbs has been appointed India's new hockey coach and given a long tenure of five years to get the eight-time Olympic champions ... Read more...

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