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Indian hockey's new mantra: Score early and create scoreboard pressure

In the ongoing FIH Series Finals here, World No. 5 India have been scoring goals at will under the leadership of new coach Graham Reid, and would want to continue the trend of putting the pressure on the opposition early on.

FIH Series Finals: India maul hapless Russia 10-0

After a slow start, India kicked up the gears against Russia in the opening match of FIH Series Finals to start their 2020 Olympics qualification campaign on a high.

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Coach Graham Reid wants to rope in psychologist to work with mentally fragile Indian players

A "stable mind" is the need of the hour in modern hockey, says new chief coach Graham Reid, hinting that a full-time psychologist may soon join the Indian team in its quest for Olympic qualification.

Indian hockey team starts its quest for Olympic berth in FIH Series Finals

The Indian men's hockey team embarks on a new journey under recently-appointed chief coach Graham Reid as the eight-time champions start its quest for 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification with the FIH Series Finals which begins here Thursday.

Against Australia, India revert to type

Despite the two goals – scored by Nilakanta Sharma and Rupinderpal Singh – it can be argued that India's overall performance level had dropped on Friday compared to Wednesday's first test, which they had lost 4-0.

Media lesson for Indian hockey team: 'Be like Virat Kohli, not Hardik Pandya'

The players were also given a list of dos and don’ts while talking in public, and encouraged to learn from Virat Kohli on how to deal with the media after a defeat.

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Ramandeep Singh returns from the brink

How Ramandeep Singh returned to the hockey turf after a career-threatening knee injury picked up against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy last June in Breda, Netherlands

India don’t play Pro League, score own-goal

It turns out skipping the Pro League has not just robbed India of weekly matches – home and away – against the world's best teams, it has also made the Road to Tokyo a tricky one, especially for the women's team.

Harendra Singh: Another one coach bites the dust

When contacted by The Indian Express, Harendra expressed surprise at his relegation to the junior team. “I don't know about this,” he said. When the Hockey India (HI) press release was read out to him, he declined comment.

Hockey in 2018: Too many chapters, but same old story without a happy ending for India

The theme in Indian hockey in 2018 remained the same as in the past - chopping and changing - player to coach - and the consistency remained missing in a World Cup year.

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