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Name: Cecil Nazareth
Email: cknazareth@optonline.net
Organization: Self employed
How can you help: Monetarily
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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I am Viren Rasquinha's uncle. I am based in the US and would like to get in touch with Viren. Could you send me his email address, or forward this email to him. Thanks, Cecil.


Name: Giampaolo Tassinari
Email: hockeyroundup@virgilio.it
Organization: Hockey Round Up
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I run an email bulletin on hockey from Italy called Hockey Round Up. Yours is an excellent website along with Arumugam's stick2hockey.com. Congratulations to the Indian team for their success in 2003. Fingers crossed for Dhanraj Pillai's national team in the 2004 international scene. Jai Hind.


Name: Nanda
Email: -
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I was searching the Internet for some material for a plot of my short story when I came across this site. The website is perfectly made and I enjoyed my browse time. Thanks, Nanda.


Name: Kim Gibbons
Email: scarpaflow@yahoo.com
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Name: Suresh R.
Email: suresh_eceng@sify.com
Home Page: http://suresheng.cjb.net
Organization: Student
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Name: Milind Kulkarni
Email: milind@alpha.nic.in
Organization: Department of Science & Technology, India
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Laudable effort. Keep it up. It may be a good idea to have live match coverage, as they do in cricket. Even though one would want to encourage hockey as the first Indian sport, one is still not clear how to do it.


Name: Manoj Jain
Email: m_k_jain29@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Tata Consultancy Services
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I would like to have live coverage of each hockey international played by India, as is done in other sports like cricket/football.


Name: Nirman
Email: nirman@hotmail.com
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Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
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I love your website, I can get a lot of information from here. My favorite hockey players are Jugraj Singh and Gagan Ajit Singh. If anyone has their phone number, e-mail, postal address or any sort of contact information, PLEASE email me. I will really appreciate it. So PLEASE contact me if you have any information about Jugraj and Gagan.


Name: Sukhwinder Singh
Email: sukhwinder456@aol.com
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Name: Jeyan Senthirajah
Email: jeyan_freaked@hotmail.com
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Hello, I am Jeyan from Malaysia. I support the Indian hockey team because India has a great team with fantastic stickwork. They need to coordinate their teamwork better.


Name: Ramesh Parameswaran
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Name: Sumeet Singhvi
Email: sumeetsinghvi@yahoo.com
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Name: Shashikantha
Email: chembarpu@yahoo.com
Organization: Journalist
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Name: Nivedita Sengupta
Email: bombshell_0072003@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Student
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May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Google
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I wish this website has more information about Jugraj Singh, e.g., his postal address, email id, etc.

All the best, Team India. Good Luck. Love, Nivedita.


Name: Surjeet Singh Kalsi
Email: skalsi3140@aol.com
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Name: Bruce Galibardy
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Name: Econ
Email: econ_2010@yahoo.com
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Your site is a very nice one, and I love it. I came across this site while searching on the internet.


Name: HGG
Email: gng@mn.com
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Name: N. Satya Mohan
Email: nsatyamohan@yahoo.com
Organization: Visakhapatnam Port Trust
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Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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I love this website, keep up the good work. India has a great hockey team. My favorite player is Jugraj Singh - if anyone has any contact information about him please email me. I love watching field hockey. May God bless our Indian hockey team.


Name: Sonal Tete
Email: sonal_tete@yahoo.com
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Indeed one of the best sites to know about hockey, especially Indian hockey. Best of luck to you all.


Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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Thank you so much for updating Jugraj Singh's profile. Keep up the good work. I hope you will keep it up to date, because he is my favourite hockey player. Good luck in your efforts.


Name: Neeraj Paliwal
Email: neeraj_paliwal@ibsaf.org
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Yes
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Reference: Google
Comments:
I like this site very much.


Name: Joseph Antony
Email: ajoe@rediffmail.com
Organization: University of Hyderabad
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Name: Rajarshi Ghosh
Email: ghoshraj@rediffmail.com
Organization: Business & Freelance Journalist
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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This is an informative site on hockey. Great work, mate. I really enjoyed going through this site. I am interested in writing on your site.


Name: Yezdi Khambatta
Email: yezdi_1999@yahoo.com
Organization: -
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Reference: Yahoo
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I would like to play hockey for a good team.


Name: Daya Singh
Email: dayasodhi@hotmail.com
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Name: N. Padma Priya
Email: ppriya26@rediffmail.com
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Reference: Google
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The Indian hockey team is best team in the world, but sending a B-team for the Azlan Shah Cup was not a good decision. There were not enough senior players in the team, and the last-place finish was really a great disappointment for Indians.

If anybody knows the email address of Gagan Ajeet Singh, please let me know. I would like to send email to Gagan, he is one of the best players in our Indian hockey team.


Name: Raj
Email: raj@usa.net
Home Page: http://www.garamchai.com
Organization: Garamchai.com
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Keep up the good work! NRIs and Indian visitors, do check out the travel section on garamchai.com if you plan on travelling abroad.


Name: Pushparaj Bharadwaj
Email: saturn008@sify.com
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Name: Robert Matende
Email: rmatende@yahoo.com
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Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: Prem
Email: preminem_2u@yahoo.com
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Name: Ashok Uppal
Email: ashook2002@yahoo.ca
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If India wants to be in the world's top 3 teams, India should have astroturf in all major cities. Junior teams should also be playing on astro-turf. India must have a foreign (European or Australian) coach because their coaches have good experience on how to play on astroturf. The Indians must learn how to play fast and aggressive hockey, both in the offence and in defence.


Name: Amarveer Singh Bhullar
Email: bhullar@37.com
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After India's poor performance in the Azlan Shah Cup, I thought some serious thoughts will be given by the IHF towards the selection of some of the players. The Indian team for Holland series left me wondering whether criteria other than performance got some players into the team.

Nothing personal against the players, but likes of Arjun Halappa, Len Ayyappa and Sandeep Michael should not have been included for the series against Holland. Len Ayyappa is the penalty corner specialist, but is yet to show his expertise even after a few tournaments. Halappa should show better positional playing, and should not be caught at the wrong place for the ball, same is the case with Sandeep Michael, both continue to miss sitters.

In the test series, Vikram Pillai got the award for the Player of the Series. Only observation on him is that he holds the ball too much, this gives the opponents time to mark their men. Same with Ignace Tirkey. The work of the midfield is to organize moves, but they make jalebis on the field, and soon 2-3 opposing players are around them. This forces the midfielder to either back pass the ball or commit a foul, thus handing over possession to the opponents.

Regarding Doordarshan coverage, I think the Hyderabad cameramen have soft corners for the referees. At crucial times, they used to show the referees instead the ball. There should be better sense of anticipation or foresight on what scene to show and what not to show.


Name: Vamsi M. Reddy
Email: vamsi85@rediffmail.com
Organization: Software Professional
How can you help: Time and effort
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I am a national player (goalkeeper), and a fan of Dhanraj Pillai and goalkeeper A. B. Subbaiah. The selection procedure is very bad in India, that's why the Indian team is not winning matches consistently at the international level. Many of the selected players are recommended players. I suggest that the IHF should have a sincere and transparent selection policy if they want to see the Indian flag flying high again in world hockey, as it used to in the past.


Name: Dustin Dosanjh
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I am Olympian Balbir Singh Dosanjh's grandson. Hello grandpa, it's me Dustin. I finally located your site. Love you.


Name: Kevin
Email: kev_kool@indiatimes.com
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Name: Partha
Email: partha.s@comat.com
Organization: Comat
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Indian Portal
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The Indian hockey team is the best team in the world.


Name: Soumi Das
Email: dsoumi@hotmail.com
Organization: Hindustan Times, Ranchi
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: Elango Hari
Email: elangohari@rediffmail.com
Organization: Teacher
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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I hail from Palayamkottai, the hockey soil of Tamil Nadu. I am very much interested in the development of hockey.


Name: Kaustubh
Email: pnq_peace@yahoo.com
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Reference: Word of Mouth
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Thanks for this opportunity to express our thoughts through this site. I would like to know the website addresses of our various state hockey associations, and any site that gives tips for umpiring skills and its essentials.


Name: R. Kiran Kumar
Email: kira@yahoo.com
Organization: High school student (9th standard)
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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I play hockey in my school (Florence High School). My favourite hockey player is Dhanraj Pillai. Both my school hockey coach and I support Indian hockey. My coach's name is Mr. V. Janaki Raman Sir.


Name: Ravi Raju
Email: graviraju@rediffmail.com
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May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
Very good. Keep it up.


Name: Navjot Dhaliwal
Email: navdhaliwal_84@hotmail.com
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It is very much admirable that you have started this site for hockey lovers. This will help hockey gain in popularity. But we need more information. Please add profiles of Indian hockey players, e.g., Jugraj, Gagan and other young stars.

Thanks, An Indian hockey lover


Name: Irwin D'Souza
Email: orlemsovi@yahoo.co.in
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Name: Anonymous
Email: sexybabe4u7d9@aol.com
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Reference: Google
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My ex-boyfriend plays hockey, and I love to watch the sport. Hockey is a great game.


Name: Nissar
Email: ns_nissar@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Madhyamam (Malayalam newspaper)
How can you help: Monetarily
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Mera Bharath Mahaan.


Name: Gnanavelu
Email: arasan_police007@yahoo.com
Organization: VIT
How can you help: Time and effort
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May we contact you: Yes
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I located your site through sify.com.


Name: Baiju J. Anthony
Email: baiju_anthony@bmc.com
Organization: BMC Software, Pune, India
How can you help: Monetarily
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: I'll explain below...
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This is an excellent site for Indian hockey. I found this website through rediff.com, while looking at their feature on Dhyan Chand. Being a hockey player myself in my younger days, I was thrilled to browse this site.

Let me know if I can be of any help in any way. Currently I am a manager in one of the MNC software companies in Pune.


Name: Amritansh Chamaria
Email: amritansh1@hotmail.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: I'll explain below...
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I am a very big fan of Indian hockey, especially of Dhanraj Pillai. It is because of Dhanraj that I started watching hockey. My contribution will be to make hockey gain more popularity. And when I start earning, I would help monetarily, as well as devote time and effort.

I am a big fan of Dhyan Chand. Though I have never seen Dhyan Chand, being a sports lover and a big hockey supporter, I like and respect him. I got connected to your site through khel.com. They have his autobiography and there your site was mentioned.

Well, I can't end without telling that I had a lesson "The Wizard" in my English textbook, and I was the only one in my whole class who liked it a lot.


Name: Harpreet Singh
Email: preetjk_1976@yahoo.com
Organization: Self-employed
How can you help: Monetarily
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Dear friends, I want to tell you that I am a supporter of Indian hockey team. Though the hockey team is Punjab-dominated, the players are all Indians, and play for national pride.

You are unnecessarily fuelling the case of Dhanraj Pillai. That is not good. Though I believe there is no Indian player of the calibre of Dhanraj Pillai, I feel he should refrained from going to the media to present his case.

We all know that cricket is south-dominated, as we keep seeing many partialities against Northern players. However, nobody talks about that in the media.

So don't go after Dhanraj's case in this manner. One who plays well and is fit for a particular tournament will find a berth in team. Again, you please don't write like that. It is anti-national thinking. Thanks.


Name: Hardeep Singh
Email: hardeepskhosa@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Retired
How can you help: Time and effort
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May we contact you: Yes
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Name: Ambika Bajpai
Email: alok_78@hotmail.com
Organization: Sahara India Parivar
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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I am a sports reporter with the Rashtriya Sahara Hindi daily in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). I love hockey. I think that the Indian hockey team is very strong and can perform well, but it needs to be more consistent.


Name: Eswar
Email: is_eswar@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Student
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Good site.


Name: Hardayal Singh Sidhu
Email: khssidhu@streamyx.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Other, I'll explain below
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Indian Portal
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I am from Malaysia. I am a great admirer of Indian hockey.


Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Hockey Fan
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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I visit your website everyday. It is a wonderful site, along with some other great websites of field hockey. I'm so thrilled that India is doing well again, and I wish that they keep up the good work.

I would also love to see Jugraj Singh back on the hockey field. After all, he is my favorite hockey player. Yours truly, Hockey Girl 22!


Name: Nishka
Email: nishka_00@hotmail.com
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Hey people, what's up? I am Hockey Girl's best friend. Just wanted to tell you that she LOVES field hockey, it's her favourite sport. Well, mine is cricket, but hockey is my 2nd favourite sport. Later ...


Name: B. G. Joshi
Email: bgjoshi_hockeyscribe@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Freelance Journalist
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
Excellent site.


Name: Jayawant Dhumal
Email: jaydhumal@yahoo.com
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Reference: Yahoo
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Let the the spirit of hockey be alive in today's youth.


Name: Parmjeet Singh Mundra
Email: parm_mundra@yahoo.co.uk
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: NewsGroups
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There is a lot of information on this website. I was looking for information about the legends like Dhyan Chand, Balbir Singh Sr., etc., who have contributed to the game of hockey.


Name: Anuti
Email: anuti28@yahoo.com
Organization: Kopran Ltd.
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Name: Karadia
Email: kar.eu@adia.ae
Organization: -
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Reference: Yahoo
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Name: Detlef Peters
Email: peters@ruler.de
Home Page: http://www.detlef-peters.de.vu/
Organization: Berzirksrat Bothfeld
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: Google
Comments:
Hello friends. Do visit my homepage to see pictures of my new 911 turbo! Yours, Detlef


Name: Roshan
Email: rosjansammy_2003@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I hope you enlarge your portal. I was looking for some specific facts on Indian hockey, but couldn't find it.


Name: Shanker
Email: dan2002_us@hotmail.com
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Name: Ramu Sharma
Email: ramu@ndf.vsnl.net.in
Organization: Sports Journalist
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: Google
Comments:
This is the first time that I have downloaded from the site. Wish you could extend the scope to include results of all the matches, not just India's matches. Also, I would welcome news from other hockey playing countries, including pen portraits of greats from Holland, Germany, Australia and Pakistan.


Name: Alberto Cardador
Email: bertobo@hotmail.com
Organization: Club - Hockey Complutense
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: I'll explain below...
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Dear Friends:
Since I was a child and played hockey, my coach gave me a light blue T-shirt with a number three, a T-shirt different from the red ones of my teammates. This was because I was the goalkeeper, so I had to wear a different colour compared to the other boys.

Later, for Christmas, I received a hockey book talking about world hockey, and it mentioned that India was a powerful team, almost unbeatable at every Olympics. Since that moment, I always dreamed to be like an Indian player when I was playing with that blue T-shirt.

In 1992, India played in a 4-nation tournament in Madrid, the other teams being Spain, Egypt and Argentina. When I first saw the magical skills of Dhanraj Pillai, I was hypnotised. Since then I have always been supporting India, as I did recently in the Madrid Pre-Olympic Qualifier.

Last Saturday, one of my dreams came true, of seeing a hockey match between India and Pakistan (although the result was not what I dreamed of). Anyway, I very much enjoyed the efforts of the Indian players, my heroes.

Later on, Sandeep Michael gave me his T-shirt, a gift that I will never forget because his present reminds me of my childhood days, 15 years ago, when I first started playing with that light blue number three T-shirt. Thanks Sandeep, I will continue to follow your progress, and be sure that Iīm going to support India as always.

Beat Pakistan please, every time. Good luck at the Athens Olympics, I am hoping for a Spain-India Olympic hockey final.


Name: Kevin D'Souza
Email: kevin_donjuan@yahoomail.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Monetarily
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Name: Ronyec
Email: ronjec@tippnet.co.yu
Organization: HK Suboticanka
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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Name: Prakash
Email: prakash_rec@yahoo.com
Organization: TCS
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Google
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Name: Eddie Coulter
Email: eddie3@utvinternet.com
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I am from Northern Ireland. I was a hockey umpire for many years. Best wishes to Indian hockey.


Name: Shangkari Gobinathan
Email: shangkari_g@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I'm very happy to see a website dedicated to hockey. Although I'm from Malaysia, I support all the hockey teams in the world, especially Malaysia and India. To me the sport of hockey is the best and always will be the best. Though I did not get the chance to continue playing hockey, my support for the game will always remain forever.


Name: Abdul Hayi Mansoor
Email: hayi2k@yahoo.co.uk
Home Page: http://www.geocities.com/hayi2k/A_Hayi_Mansoor.html
Organization: Yahoo user group 'Aur Yeh Goal'
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Google
Comments:
You are welcome to join a Yahoo field hockey user group 'Aur Yeh Goal.' This is an international user group dedicated to the great game of hockey. It has members from all over the world, especially from India and Pakistan. You will enjoy some informative links, great files, interesting polls and some nice pictures.

The URL to join the user group is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/auryehgoal/.


Name: Justin Rocque
Email: justinrocque@ihug.com.au
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Name: Supramaniam Sritharan
Email: tamizhan7255@hotmail.com
Organization: -
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Reference: Yahoo
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Name: Elton
Email: elton777@hotmail.com
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It is really sad that Dhanraj Pillai has not been picked again in the Indian team. With this, I am losing interest in Indian hockey.

Why is it that time and again the Indian Hockey Federation tries to throw away its best players? Something must be done soon, otherwise we will all lose out on our national game.


Name: Steven Cachia
Email: info@hockeystar.org
Home Page: http://www.hockeystar.org
Organization: HockeyStar.org
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Great site and great articles. I have a drag flick article on my website. It's http://www.hockeystar.org.


Name: Geeta D'Souza
Email: busha1@rediffmail.com
Organization: SAISA
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
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I am a devoted fan of Indian Hockey, and try my level-best to contribute to the game in any small way. Would love to be of more help, but cannot go through the channels. So all I can do is wish Indian hockey all the best.


Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I would like to wish Jugraj Singh a very happy birthday on April 22nd. Hope he recovers and is back on the field again. After all, Jugraj is one of the best players, and he's my favourite hockey player. Jugraj, hope to see you playing soon.

In the 4-nation Hockey Challenge, India performed well in the game against Australia in Sydney (2-2 draw). It's a wonderful improvement from the previous games. I just hope they continue playing like this. It's a nice gift for Jugraj on his birthday. Luv, Hockey Girl 22.


Name: Rajesh
Email: rajesh_4572004@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: R. K. Singh
Email: rks270@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Government
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Name: Vishwanath
Email: vjb17@rediffmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
The present site is good. I would like to know the head-to-head performance of the Indian men's hockey against all teams (win-loss-draw record). I will be grateful if you can help me out.


Name: Prakash K. B.
Email: prakash_kb@yahoo.com
Organization: Lucent Technologies
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
It is time to sack Rajinder Singh as the coach of the national hockey team. A few victories over depleted Pakistani/South Korean sides in 2003 does not raise the stock of the Indian hockey team. They are just as pathetic as they have been in a long time. Teams like Holland, Germany, Australia continue to whip us.

As a diehard fan of Indian hockey, I find it very humiliating that we routinely keep getting beaten by second-tier teams like Malaysia, South Africa, Argentina, etc.

Why can't K. P. S. Gill and company see the wisdom in getting a new European coach? We need fresh perspective and brand new ideas. Dump the Asian style of play if it cannot fetch you consistency in results.

The present Indian team has players like Deepak Thakur, Gagan Ajeet, Baljeet Saini, Dileep Tirkey, Prabhjyot Singh, who on their day can win matches single-handedly. But Rajinder is not not doing any justice to their massive talent.


Name: Digambar Trimuke
Email: trimuke@hotmail.com
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
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Name: Amit Sawhney
Email: navyguru2003@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Enjoyed the site. I hope it will have timely news of future tournaments.


Name: Grewal
Email: gpath8@nevigator.com
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
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Name: Hockey Girl
Email: sukhs_22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Congratulations to the Indian junior hockey team, which has done a terrific job by winning the Asia Cup. Let's hope it stays that way for the seniors too. God bless them.


Name: Vishal Desai
Email: vishal.desai@att.net
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: No
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
This is the worst time for Indian hockey. I am really disappointed by IHF's decision to omit Dhanraj Pillai. Now I lost my interest in Indian hockey. This is the last time I am visiting this home page. I was regularly keeping with up with Indian hockey since I was 10 years old.

Shame on you guys, who are playing with Indian people's interest just for their own selfish reasons.


Name: Ranjit Singh
Email: ranjitsingh123@rediff.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I am a  from Hyderabad. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Indian junior hockey team for winning the Asia Cup.

It is surprising to see that a player like Dhanraj has been dropped from the Olympic probables list. Despite having served the national team for 15 long years, Dhanraj is struggling to find a place in the team.

The IHF and the national coach should realise that Dhanraj is the Tendulkar of Indian hockey. Just as there can be no cricket team without Sachin, there can be no hockey team without 3-time Olympian Pillai. Due to Pillai's vast experience, his presence would definitely disturb the opposing teams, especially the European teams. Dhanraj creates goal scoring chances for other players.

I feel that coach Rajinder Singh does not want Dhanraj in the team because of  the Chennai airport incident, where a fearless Dhanraj dared to talk to the media. It is not a crime to share a victory with the Indian media. The other players were meek and afraid to talk to media as they felt the could be dropped from the team by coach Rajinder.

But Dhanraj is Dhanraj, no coach or official can dare to restrict him. He is the face of Indian hockey with over 400 internationals. By the way, how many internationals did Rajinder Singh play in? Then how can he think of dropping Dhanraj and other seniors like Dhillon, Saini and the mercurial Mukesh Kumar? I do hope that these seniors get a well-deserved chance to play in the Athens Olympics and and bring back a medal for India.


Name: Vijay Prabhat Shukla
Email: prabhat_21st@yahoo.com
Organization: MCRPV, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Hockey makes Indians proud. We should all support our hockey team.


Name: Kailas Tekawade
Email: kailastekawade@unispecmarketing.com
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Yes
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Very good site. Tell Mr. Gill to be sensible and not humiliate the senior players. Let him be more transparent in his actions. Enough of his arrogance. He is running the national hockey federation, not a small-time police department.


Name: Deepak Seth
Email: dvstara@hotmail.com
Organization: Self
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I am a rabid hockey fan since 1968. My other credentials are that I am a successful AYSO youth soccer (football) coach for the last 12 years. I gravitated to soccer since it was closest to hockey. I have won 7 championships in my little town in California.

Most champion hockey teams now play "football style" hockey. So I may be able to have interesting discussions on this topic in a field hockey chat group etc. I strongly feel that all Indian hockey players should play soccer & basketball in their free (leisure) time. It well help them with their hockey and tactics.


Name: Ganesan (Malaysia)
Email: ganesan@hotmail.com
Organization: -
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Keep informing on the latest hockey updates. I am a strong supporter of hockey and I will support Mr. Dhanraj Pillai all the way. Please inform Rajinder Singh that he is coaching a national team, not a school team. Please, IHF, sack the coach immediately.


Name: Siddu
Email: siddu_kushi2002@yahoo.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
It is very surprising to see that our very own Dhanu bhai is not finding a place in the Indian Olympic team. This is clearly a case of dirty tricks being played by Indian hockey officials and coach Rajinder Singh.

With barely 3 months to go for the prestigious event in Athens, one is unable to understand why the IHF is in an 'experimentation' mode. Seniors play a crucial role in events like the Olympics. The juniors will definitely succumb to pressure in the big games. Seniors like Dhanraj, Saini and Dhillon know how to handle the pressure.

IHF chief K. P. S. Gill recently said that whoever had the potential to play the entire 70 minutes will be considered for the Olympics. I will ask a simple question - who the hell has the potential to play the entire 70 minutes in the Indian team?

It is the rolling substitution era, where we can use players for short spells. If Dhanraj is allowed to play for even 10 minutes, he can definitely create scoring chances. Even players from other countries do not play the entire 70 minutes.

I am really happy to see that Dhanraj is getting support from every corner of the world. Past differences should be ignored and seniors should be in the team for the betterment of Indian hockey.


Name: Patrick
Email: ayiecho@webmail.co.za
Organization: Student
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Willing to Support: N/A
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Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: Preeti
Email: h.nijjar@student.canberra.edu.au
Organization: Student
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: -
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I have noticed that people have been asking for email addresses of the players. If emails addresses can be passed on, then I would greatly appreciate if mine could be sent to Jugraj Singh. We are family friends, and I would like to get in contact and see how his recovery is coming along. Thank you for your time and effort!


Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
It's a wonderful thing that Jugraj is coming back to play. I wish him all the best, and hope to see him very soon. Love always, Hockey Girl 22.


Name: Preet Gagan Singh
Email: gagan1217@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Name: Ranjit Singh
Email: peacockbk@aol.com
Organization: Slough Olympic Wrestling Club
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: -
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Keep up the good work on training the Indian hockey team for the Olympics. Dhanraj Pillai can only last 10 -15 minutes on the field, so consider putting him in the last 10 minutes of the game. He is past his prime, at the world hockey level. Yours in sport, Ranjit Singh.


Name: Steve
Email: info@petstreetmall.com
Home Page: http://www.petstreetmall.com
Organization: Pet Street Mall
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Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Name: Ravi Sharma
Email: ravi_negam@yahoo.co.uk
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Word of Mouth
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Name: I. S. Sandhu
Email: issandhu@yahoo.com
Organization: Surjit Hockey
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
A wonderful website, giving all details of Indian as well as international hockey.


Name: Brijinder Singh
Email: bob.khosla@chw.edu
Organization: Phoenix Field Hockey
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
I am in Phoenix, Arizona. I understand that the Indian hockey team is coming to Phoenix to train. Our club would like to get involved and support the Indian players and officials during their stay here. Please contact me asap. Thank you. Brijinder Singh.


Name: Sebestiane
Email: boban642003@yahoo.com
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Undecided
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Reference: Word of Mouth
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Name: Chandrakant Supare
Email: csupare@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Google
Comments:
I love playing hockey.


Name: Siddu
Email: siddu_kushi@hotmail.com
Organization: Student
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Best of luck to India for the Olympics.


Name: Anne Wilkinson Bhangu
Email: ahwseven@hotmail.com
Organization: Ohio State University
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: -
Comments:
I was reading about the Cal Cup hockey tournament in California, and saw a picture of Dhyan Chand ... it was interesting.


Name: Sagar Chadha
Email: chadhas@umich.edu
Organization: -
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This message is for the Indian national hockey team representing our country in the Athens Olympics. PLEASE WIN A GOLD MEDAL FOR YOUR NATION.

India has long dominated the world of field hockey, and has won the most gold medals in the sport. India has not won a gold medal in field hockey since 1980. It is time for us to become dominant once again. Let us show Netherlands and the rest of the world what India is capable of. Rise to your rightful status as world champions in hockey. Jai Hind!


Name: Paramjeet Singh
Email: psinghjammu@hotmail.com
Organization: San Jose Khalsa Club
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: Chetan Lodhari
Email: bkvideo@rediffmail.com
Organization: Tulsi Collection
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
I love the Indian hockey team and players.


Name: Gurinder
Email: guri@yahoo.co.in
Organization: AKK Enterprises
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
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Name: Sukhdarshan Singh Gill
Email: gillfinland@jippii.fi
Organization: Moga Golden Hockey Club, Moga (Punjab)
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I just love the game of hockey. I am a hockey coach in Finland. All hockey lovers from Moga (Punjab) come together every year for the Moga Golden Hockey Tournament in Punjab.


Name: IIT Delhi Sports
Email: sports@yahoo.co.in
Organization: IIT Delhi
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: Yahoo
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Name: P. B. Gupta
Email: www.ili@nde.vsnl.net.in
Organization: Indian Law Institute
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
The site should also give technical details about hockey field, hockey stick, hockey ball, etc., for the benefit of students learning the game.


Name: Mark Clarke
Email: markclarkebath@hotmail.com
Organization: Beechen Cliff School, Bath, UK
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Reference: Google
Comments:
I am a teacher at a school in Bath, UK. I am trying to establish links with schools in India, possibly to organise a tour for my students.


Name: Satish Koshy
Email: jdjrk@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: I'll explain below...
Comments:
Found this site via the chat section of planetfieldhockey.com. Diehard Indian hockey fan.


Name: Dev Jurriens
Email: wouter@jurriensfb.nl
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Google
Comments:
Hello, I'm Dev. I live in the Netherlands, where I play hockey. I was born in India.

Where can I buy a shirt just like the players of your national team? Please let me know by email. Kind regards, Dev.


Name: Rajiv Kumar Sharma
Email: msmdiana@yahoo.com
Home Page: http://www.dianahockey.com/
Organization: MSM Diana Global Corp.
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: -
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
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Name: Amarveer Singh Bhullar
Email: bhullar@37.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
I have come into the cyber cafe directly after watching the IND-PAK match. The 1-6 loss inflicted on India was very depressing, and I required an outlet for the depression to escape. So here I am, writing in my favourite hockey site.

When will the Indian players and coaches realize the importance of quick release of ball? The half-line tends to stick with the ball like "a fly to jaggery". They should have learned from the Pakistanis, their quick passes always caught the Indians on the wrong foot. Our players can't think about passing the ball before unnecessarily moving the ball right and left 2-3 times and then giving the ball to opponents, when they are out of ideas and space.

If this is the kind of display the Indian team is going to give in Athens, I can't imagine the overwhelming drowning feeling I am going to get in August. Or, in a case of wishful thinking, the Indians are hiding their potential for the Olympics, and do not want to expose their plans till Athens.

In my view, a 85% fit Jugraj is better than the so-called drag flickers we have been experimenting with. Look at Sandeep Singh, nor he has scored from flicks, nor is he sure with his tackles or passes in the field. Also, Baljeet Singh Saini will make a huge difference in the midfield, I think there is still time to get him back. Can Bharatiyahockey.org pass on this to Mr. K. P. S. Gill?


Name: Christopher
Email: christyringo@hotmail.com
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Name: Anil Kumar
Email: sanilreddy@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Someone Else's Page
Comments:


Name: Christon Harrypesad
Email: harrylau_2003@msn.com
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: -
Reference: Google
Comments:
I play hockey for Paradise Hockey Club in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. Just browsing the site, didn't find what I was looking for.


Name: Siddu
Email: siddu_kushi2002@yahoo.com
Organization: Student
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Comments:
The Indian team did not play as expected in the recently concluded Rabobank 4-nation hockey tournament in Amsterdam. The Indian players could not capitalise on the chances which came their way. In the first match against the Dutch, we missed at least 5 to 6 open chances. The Indian team should watch video replays of the Rabobank 4-nation tourney matches, and make sure that they do not repeat the same mistakes in the upcoming 4-nation tournament in Germany.

If they play this way in the Olympics, then they will stand no chance to finish among the medals. Though the present team has the potential to beat any team in the world, what is sorely needed is consistency. With not much time left for Athens, the team has to pull up its socks and see what went wrong.

I feel so full of josh whenever our national anthem is played before any international match. All the players should feel the same pride when they are playing for their country. Hope that BhartiyaHockey.org passes on this message to our players - Good luck India. Jeetna hai Olympic medal. Vapas lana hai desh ki shaan.


Name: Prakash K. B.
Email: prakash_kb@yahoo.com
Organization: Texas Instruments
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
A post card to Mr. Subrato Roy
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Mr. Subrato Roy, please wake up. Throw the jerks Gill and Rajinder out. Both of them are eccentrics and demented fools. Your sponsorship money has gone down the drain. India lost all 4 matches in the Rabobank 4-nation tournament by a goal difference of 3 or more goals.

Please take some time off and see what Australian coach Terry Walsh has done to Holland. You may also note that though Pakistan has enough coaching talent, and it threw Tahir Zaman out and replaced him with Roelant Oltmans of Netherlands. And what followed next? Pakistan whipped India 6-1, and Holland beat India 3-0. Mr. Roy, 25 crores is a lot of money. Perhaps its time for Sahara to look at other less fortunate sports?

I am the kind of person who hopes against hope, and ends up sorely disappointed. I am, however, not betting on the Indian hockey team. I have grown wise.


Name: Suresh Babu
Email: rajsbabu@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Railways
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:


Name: Jaspreet Kaur
Email: jassi_d_august@hotmail.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am Jaspreet Kaur, d/o the late S. Prithipal Singh, who was a jewel of Indian hockey. He participated in 3 Olympic Games - 1960 (2nd), 1964 (1st) and 1968 (3rd) and in 2 Asian Games - 1962 (2nd) and 1966 (1st).


Name: Jessie Khubbar
Email: jkhubbar@optunet.com.au
Organization: Aurora Borealis
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: Google
Comments:
On behalf of Khubbar's from "Shahpur", I support the Indian hockey team.


Name: Enver Masud
Email: enver@his.com
Home Page: http://www.twf.org
Organization: -
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Reference: Google
Comments:
My father, M. N. Masud, was on the Indian hockey team that went to the Berlin Olympics in 1936 - see http://www.twf.org/bio/MNMasud.html. We have lots of photographs, and a book written by my father of the Indian team's Europe, Australia, and New Zealand tour.


Name: Abhijit Sen Gupta
Email: zatopek55@yahoo.co.in
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I wish to convey my congratulations and thanks for providing hockey fans much wanted information on India's glorious past in hockey. Regards - Abhijit.


Name: Mrutyunjay Vajirkar
Email: mrutyunjay@gmail.com
Organization: Universal Engineering Sciences
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Indian Portal
Comments:
India needs to win the Olympics and the World Cup, and show the world that 'East or West, India is the Best'.


Name: Sunil
Email: playersunil@yahoo.co.in
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:


Name: Rajiv Sinha
Email: rrsinha6@hotmail.com
Organization: Sahara Television
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: -
Comments:
This is a well maintained site.


Name: Karishma
Email: hobgoblin_karish@yahoo.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
I am an ardent fan of Deepak Thakur. I have been trying to get his e-mail address for the last so many days, but all efforts have been in vain.  If anyone has his e-mail address, postal address or even his phone number, please e-mail it to me, I will be very thankful.


Name: Niraj N. Prabhu
Email: prabhuniraj@rediff.com
Organization: The Navhind Times, Panaji-Goa
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Lycos
Comments:
I came across your site while searching on the web for coach Rajinder's photograph. The website is good. I am a sports reporter from Goa, and I would like to contribute hockey stories from the state.


Name: P. Harish
Email: hare1414@winning.com
Organization: Sports Authority of India, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am just going through this website. I am sure that such websites can bring all hockey lovers together, and can work for the upliftment of the game in India.


Name: Amarveer Singh Bhullar
Email: bhullar@37.com
Organization: -
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Gold help Indian hockey. I am praying that India does not end up in the dumps at the Olympics. All the Indian hockey fans out there, you also pray. When the coach is changed with less than a month to go for the Olympic games, one can only pray.

I believe in miracles, and I sincerely hope that a miracle will happen at Athens. Either India will play too good hockey, or other teams forget their hockey!


Name: Badrinath Jayaraman
Email: badri456@yahoo.com
Organization: Self-employed
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Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Google
Comments:
I love the Indian hockey team, and will always be a fan of Indian hockey. Good luck to the team in Athens Olympics. If the Indian hockey players can believe in themselves, they will achieve great things.


Name: Jagdeep Singh Sandhu
Email: jsandhu111@hotmail.com
Organization: -
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Willing to Support: -
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
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Name: Ramesh
Email: kprm65@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Google
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Name: Amitava Addy
Email: amitava_addy@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Union Sporting Club, Mumbai
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
I am running a club which participates in the hockey league run by the BHA. I am fielding boys in the age group of 14 to 18 years.

I find that financial support in Indian hockey is lacking, except only for Sahara. More and more sponsors should come in to boost the cause of hockey.


Name: Diaz
Email: -
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
All the best to the Indian hockey team at the Athens Olympics. Although their pool is the 'Pool of Death', there is no doubt that India can pull some miracles and show the world what hockey really is, and what it really means to them.

India's performance in Australia earlier in the year was quite poor. Baljit Singh Dhillon and Dhanraj Pillai definitely needed to be there. All the best again!


Name: Baljit
Email: baljit@pc.jaring.my
Organization: -
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Reference: Google
Comments:
We have a Malaysian field hockey club team, comprising players of an average age 40. We are looking for club teams to have friendly matches in Delhi between November 28, 2004 and December 3, 2004. Anyone interested are welcome to respond. Thanks.


Name: Parikshit Sharda
Email: parikshitsharda@rediffmail.com
Organization: HHAOMT
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Other, I'll explain below
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Word of Mouth
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Going by the current form and management strategies of the Indian hockey team, and the going-ons in the last couple of months, it would not take a genius to guess that the Indian hockey team is going to lose nearly all its matches. The only guess-work here would be the margin they of the losses.

Anyway, I hope I am proved wrong. God bless the Indian hockey management and the players. Please, please pray for the team.


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Go India! Win the Olympic hockey gold medal.


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I love hockey and respect Indian hockey. I would like to be a member of this association and contribute something. Hockey is our National Game and we need to bring it up more. Today cricket is more popular than hockey. I wish to see hockey overtaking it.


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Excellent website. I have an interest in Indian hockey from my research on New Zealand hockey, which was published in the book Seasons of Honour in 2002.


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Thanks for the opportunity to read about hockey. As an ex-Indian hockey player 1971-1974, and a US Olympian (1984), I would like to express my good wishes to the Indian team in Athens. A few comments, though, to improve Indian hockey:

1. Forget regional politics, religion and ethnic biases. If you hire a  foreign coach he will most probably neutral to such issues. Nothing to take away from Indian coaches, but the bias is automatically built in whether present or not - to which the public and media will jump upon.

2. The game has changed from the good old days when India & Pakistan dominated the game. Strategically the game has been changed to encourage other countries who have adopted the soccer-type formation, changing a few rules, and then of course the artificial surfaces that are faster and require more fitness.

3. Indian players need to know that in today's game where man-to-man marking is critical, one does not have the time nor space that their older mentors had to dribble 5 or 6 players before scoring. We PASS the ball to the OPEN man, and dribble only when we can't pass or no one is open. Indian and Pakistan players are noted for hanging onto the ball too long.

4. Remember that it is not that the Indian hockey standard is gone down but the standard of other countries has come up to overtake us.

5. If one watches Brazil play soccer, they play one-touch soccer, passing the ball around creating the openings. European hockey teams do the same and beat us. Australia is one of the great examples that we should look at, for they seem to blend the Asian and European styles well. We've got to pass the ball around, especially from the mid field - they are the brain of the team.

6. Physical fitness is a must when on artificial fields. Organised coaching camps on such surfaces should start early - ages 5-8 yrs - just like the European teams do. We tend to play street ball and develop great individual skills, but lack the team concept which is more important. We have so many good players, but we lack the cohesiveness of a good team.

Again! I WISH INDIA THE BEST IN THE 2004 OLYMPICS!!!!


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After searching the web for 15 minutes on the Indian hockey news, I finally stumbled upon this website. My best wishes go to Adrian D'Souza, I am proud that he is representing India at the 2004 Olympics.


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Could somebody update this website?


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Located this site through a search on cnn.com.


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Nice website.


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I play left-back in hockey. BharatiyaHockey.org is a very good organisation. I want to be a part of it.


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Nothing new in India starting on a bad note.

When will the system of Indian hockey start teaching basics to our midfield? The way Vikram Pillai held on to the ball, it seemed that he wanted to elope with the ball. Someone must convey to him there are 10 other players whom he can pass the ball to. Instead, he passes the ball to the opponents!

Earlier, I had posted that a 85% fit Jugraj was better than the current crop of drag-flickers. I think I was correct about this; Sandeep Singh was responsible for an unnecessary goal in the very 2nd minute of the game.

Dhanraj Pillai, standing in front of the goal, tries to get a PC by trying to let the ball go through the opponent's legs for a foot foul, instead of taking a shot.

There was no feeding from the midfield to the forward line. If this is the way they will continue in the rest of the matches, my dream of seeing India win the Olympic hockey gold medal will remain but a dream.

Goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza gets credit for keeping the score at 1-3, it could have been a worse score otherwise.


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The Indian management should not go with Sandeep Singh in the remaining matches. In the match against the Dutch, it was clear cut mistake of Sandeep which helped the Dutch take the lead. He is still not mature enough to play in the big occasions. After the goal, the morale of the team went down, resulting in India losing the match.

Dileep Tirkey is undoubtedly the best defender in the world. I hope he leads from the front and helps India win an Olympic medal.


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I request the officials and selection committee to be honest and patriotic in their choices, since it involves the nation's pride. It is India that is playing in the Olympics, not any individual.


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You are doing a great job! Who are you? Your website organization needs some improvement. But still keep up the good work!


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Include me in to your mailing lists and keep me updated with current happenings. Thank you. A. R. Raghuraman, Limca National Memory Record Holder.


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It is bad to see National Game in tatters. I find that one of the major reasons behind this is politics. I would suggest that there should be an independent board for hockey as there is for cricket so that we can make it more competitive and throw politics out of the game to a very good extent.


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Congratulations to the Indian hockey team for finally scoring some goals! Frankly, their performance with Netherlands was poor - they were running everywhere but the perimeter of the nets. Anyhow, as done on many occasions by Ginny (Gagan), he scored the only goal for that match.

Then last night's match against South Africa - although they didn't show more than 30 minutes of it, India played well. It felt like the matches they played while they were in Sydney earlier in the year. Congratulations again to the boys for playing superbly and scoring those excellent goals. All the best against Australia. Cheers! :)


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Hi, if you have any Indian hockey players contact details, please give them to me.


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I am a great fan of Indian hockey, but in the last 20 years, I rarely have had reason to be pleased with their prowess.


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I like your website very much. My favourite hockey players are Viren Rasquinha, Deepak Thakur and Dilip Tirkey. If anyone has their email or postal address, or any kind of contact information, kindly email me. I will really appreciate it.


Name: Amarveer Singh Bhullar
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India won the match against South Africa, but only after causing a few heart attacks to its fans. The midfield continues to perform poorly. After Dhanraj Pillai, Vikram Pillai too insists on taking slap shots instead of long stick shots. The slap shot does no good in the open field.

The midfield should learn from the 4th goal India scored - they relayed the ball quickly, the defence was caught on wrong foot and we had enough unmarked players in the striking circle (Deepak Thakur and Gagan Ajit). Congratulations for the win against South Africa, and best of luck for today's match against Australia.


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India's performance was great in the match against Australia, despite their loss by one goal. I was so sure India was going to win this match, they had good opportunities. Let's see what happens in the upcoming matches.


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In the Athens Olympics hockey competition, it seemed that Australia was playing with 12 players (11 with sticks and with a whistle and cards). International hockey needs to have qualified and impartial umpires at the highest level. South African umpire John Wright was far behind international hockey standards.


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Yet another disappointment in the match against Australia. The team management and players must know that the hockey game has two halves of 35 minutes each. It seems that, like so often in the past, the players were happy and satisfied playing for 34 minutes in the second half.

Also, I feel that most of the Indian midfield and defence think of their opponents as their friends coming to garland them; they don't even stretch their arms to tackle them. The mindset of these polite players must be changed.

Some players like Arjun Halappa and Ignace Tirkey must understand their potential; when they do not have enough power in their hands, they must not try to scoop the ball.

Another big flaw is that once an Indian player is beaten by the opponent, he feels his job is finished. He doesn't want to make another attempt to get the ball. He feels that his task is finished and another man will do it; the other players think the same way too, and soon they find the ball in their goalpost.

I have been watching and playing hockey since 4 years of age. My father played with the legend, the late Sir Dhyan Chand. I only can say that it was disgusting hockey played by India in the last 1 minute of the match against Australia.

Indians always seem to commit the same mistakes. Hope one day we can overcome our nerves and do justice to Indian hockey.

I don't know how much of these comments will be edited. I don't know if the team management, players, and the IHF officials go through this site, which I believe has lots of good thoughts and suggestions. If they work on these and come out with a gist of all the suggestions, I believe a lot of issues can be solved.


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The Indian team is conceding too many soft goals. The defenders do not have anticipation. In at least two of the goals that Australia scored, the attackers were unmarked as if they were strolling in a "company bagh." The defenders are letting the opponents come in too deep before tackling them.

Dileep Tirkey seems to have a fondness for scooping the ball and hitting long balls which to my mind are 0% shots, especially when players like Gagan Ajit cannot trap the ball (at least on 5 occasions). The only thing such long shots do is give possession to the other team, for them to build their own attack. Seldom have these shots ended up with Indian players. Instead the Indians must build the attacks.

Going by the Indian team's play, the best they can hope for is a 7th or 8th position, or pray for some miracles to happen. I know there must be a lot of restrictions which the editor of this site must be having, but I feel the dignity of this site till date is putting the comments to their originality. Many, many thanks for doing this great job.


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It's a very nice site. Keep it up.


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The Indian hockey team's performance is so consistently hopeless that it should stop entering any more tournaments. The players have completely lost the ability to perform well and with spirit, and only live by their old glories.


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Name: Maneesh Agarwal
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During the India-Argentina hockey match at the Athens Olympics, it was good to see our talented players dribbling the ball like you have never seen before. But luck was not in India's favour. I think we need to ponder over a few things as far as the players are concerned:

1. There is lack of team spirit. When you score a brilliant goal, it's time to celebrate, but our players would not hug and cheer each other. They should realise that they need to boost the morale of each other. One goal can change the game, and specially the morale of the players.

2. When our talented players like Dileep Tirkey and Viren Rasquinha got hit and lay on ground suffering, what were the other players doing? Except for Dhanraj, they were strolling on the field. This is the time to show support to your fellow team member who has lost a few of his limbs and bones playing for Team India.

3. Last, but not the least, when the National Anthem is being sung by the Indian team, there is no excitement felt, and no effort put towards the singing the Anthem. I remember Geet Sethi and Leander Paes stating proudly that the biggest moment in their life has been standing on the podium after winning the gold, and singing/listening to the National Anthem. It is a proud moment for anyone to represent India at the international level. So respect the Indian Anthem and get motivation from it.

I believe the poor performance in Athens is very much to do with the psychology of the players and lack of team spirit. Is there someone in the IHF team who can work towards building team spirit in the Indian hockey team?


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Its a nice site and a good effort to keep up the new generation in touch with the golden history of Indian hockey. At least this is a site where they can get some inspiration to bring the old glory back.


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The Indian team did not let in more goals, and I congratulate them for this! I believe in miracles, and I was hoping for one in the match against Pakistan; sadly, it did not materialise. If India had beaten Pakistan, India would have been in the top 6 in the world, and thus would have qualified for the Champions Trophy.

You people at BharatiyaHockey.org should send these comments to the IHF; maybe then they will get some sense into their minds.

What was the need for taking Sandeep Singh to the Olympics if he took only 2 penalty corners, that too without bothering the scorers. We all were witness to his potential in the field, he was running like a puppy behind the ball without anticipating where to intercept and how to tackle the offending party.

Someone should tell Vikram Pillai which way to attack; 90% of the time, he passed the ball back after unnecessarily holding it.

Our players have a fascination for over-dribling, even in their own D. Instead of first-time clearances, they tend to hold on to the ball, and then commit silly fouls leading to penalty corners or free hits just outside D. The main culprits in this are our halves - Ignace, Arjun and Viren.

The midfield forgot their job of feeding the forwards; they just hit to each other, dribbled when not required, and gave easy possession to the attackers. Opponents did not have to trouble themselves taking the ball all the way to Indian D, the Indian players did the job for them.

Most of the time, the full-backs were hitting near their own 25-yard line, and then committing some foul that would give possession to the attackers at the top of the 'D'. What was the utility of the long hits taken by Dilip. Firstly, he takes too much time, and then the hits were mostly on the right flank, with the Indian forwards having to take the ball on their wrong side, sandwiched between the sideline and marking man. The forwards never had the open space to make a constructive move.

I am still unable to judge the strategy of the Indian team; no attacks or penalty corners, just plain possession hockey, which is of no use if the score reads 3-0 against you at the end of 70 minutes. There were so many mistakes committed by the players which is not expected from internationals.

Now waiting for the autopsy, and then some heads to roll.


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Well, the Indian hockey team has shown the entire world what it is made of - lack of consistency, lack of any competency whatsoever and full of defeat! The Indian players start slowing down and have already given up towards the end of every second half.

But that is the most crucial time of the match, where you cannot let your guard down! You do not win until the final whistle has blown! That is what the Indian players need to learn and understand. How else did they lose to Australia, New Zealand, and draw with Argentina? Had these results been avoided, we would have been watching India play in the final.

On another note, you boys did make it this far, and not every nation can qualify for the Olympics. All the best for the upcoming tournaments. Cheers!


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Sack all the office-bearers at the IHF, only then will Indian hockey revive. If the players can get sacked for poor performance, why not the administrators?

The same set of IHF officials have been running the show for this long. If they cannot impact performance, they have no business to be still in office.


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Please name the players who represented India in the past Olympics and World Cups.


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It's all over now in Athens, courtesy the same old mistakes. No one can understand what happened to our Indian team. Every Indian hockey fan was hoping for a podium finish, but the Indians flattered to deceive once again.

In the match against Holland, the entire team had to suffer for the mistake of Sandeep Singh. It was really shocking to see that Sandeep could not stop a simple back pass, which ultimately resulted in a goal for the Dutch. Such a pass can be easily stopped by a seventh class school boy.

The performance of Adrian was superb; otherwise India would have easily conceded a dozen more goals. Dilip Tirkey, Viren, Dhanraj and Vikram were the best players in the team. They gave their 100%, but all the 11 players on the field have to give cent percent to get a good result. I think Dhanraj is easily the best player in the current Indian team; no one can match him.

The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should now stop their cat-and-mouse game which they have been playing for years with the players and coaches. The IHF has made scapegoats of many coaches like Bhaskaran, Cedric, etc.


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Very nice and very informative site. Keep it up.

You are welcome to join a Yahoo field hockey user group 'Aur Yeh Goal.' This is an international user group dedicated to the great game of hockey. It has members from all over the world, especially from India and Pakistan. You will enjoy some informative links, great files, interesting polls and some nice pictures.


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Which is the next major tournament, like the World Cup, etc.? What is the status of India for that tournament?


Name: Srinivasan
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I am a former national-level player. I am willing to promote hockey at the school level.


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I am 15 years old. I have played in my age-group nationals. I want to take training in a good coaching centre. So please email me at hockeypankaj@yahoo.com. I would like to be given a chance.


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Even after good training, the Indian team couldn't perform well in Athens. This shows either a lack of commitment from the players, or the fact that our players need physcological mentoring. At the elite level, we need both physical and mental strength to win matches.


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Thank you Dhanraj for serving the nation with your magical hockey power for so many years. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time.


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The website does not contain the following information:

I wish to initiate my son into this sport. Kindly help. Thanks - Anurag Gupta, Manager (CPR) BHEL, Jhansi


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I love hockey and I am proud that I belong to India which has won the maximum Olympic gold medals in the sport. I have watched Olympic hockey since 1988. I feel hurt and disappointed that India has not done anything commendable in the Olympics for the last two decades.


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Hi guys! I am a hockey freak. I would like to keep in touch with people interested in hockey. Waiting for mail.


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With reference to your section Photo Gallery of Balbir Singh Sr., for the 1982 Asian Games photograph, you mention that the lady with Balbir Singh is Kamaljit Sandhu. Please note the lady's name is Mrs. Deanna (Syme) Tewari, and is my mother. Kindly rectify this misrepresentation. It certainly looks like you have not done your home work. If you had consulted Mr. Balbir Singh, he would have mentioned the same to you.

I am a former sportsman, and was a member of the Indian Universities hockey team in 1995-1996. Kindly make the necessary amendment. Appreciate your time. Regards, Wilhelm Tewari.


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Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am interested in knowing the details and achievements of the Indian hockey team.


Name: Asim
Email: asim_509@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: -
Reference: -
Comments:
I am a Pakistani student. Your website is great.


Name: Anasuya Prasad
Email: anasuya55@yahoo.com
Organization: BWC
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Great site. If you need any help in maintaining and updating the site, will be glad to pitch in. Keep it up!


Name: Raghavendra Palwai
Email: raghava_palwai@rediffmail.com
Organization: The New Indian Express
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am great fan of Indian hockey team, and believe that every Indian's heart beats for our National Game. I would like to see Indian hockey regain its lost glory. I a sports reporter with The New Indian Express in Hyderabad. I would certainly lend monetary support, and whenever my services are needed, I am ready to lend a helping hand in order to make hockey the 'Pride of India'.


Name: Holly Zahradnick
Email: zahradnick@comcast.net
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
My daughter is in the U.S. Futures u-16 team, for the first time.


Name: Ranveer Nagaich
Email: ranveernagaich@woodstock.ac.in
Home Page: http://www.woodstock.ac.in
Organization: Hockey club
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
I like India when they play hockey; especially when they kick butt.


Name: M. S. Arasa Kumar
Email: arasakumar70@hotmail.com
Home Page: http://hockeytrust.tripod.com/
Organization: Sri Muniammal Trust & Raisingsun Sports Club
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
It is very nice to visit your site. Most informative and educative. You need to give more information about hockey happenings in India. Some of the guest book comments are quite bold and hard-hitting.


Name: Moninder Singh
Email: manuplayer9@web.de
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: -
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
The Indian team to the Athens Olympics should have included Kanwalpreet Singh and Bimal Lakra; both are very good players. Kanwalpreet has played for a long time with Dileep Tirkey, and because of this they combine well. India has very talented players, but often they are not selected in the national team. Why?


Name: N. P. Sidhu
Email: narsidhu35@aol.com
Organization: Victoria Field Hockey
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: PlanetFieldHockey.com
Comments:


Name: Dr. R. G. Venkata Reddy
Email: reddirgv@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
I work as a Director of Sports. I am writing a small book for students; so please send me the year-wise team list of Olympic players from 1980 to till date, downloadable rules book, field manual, etc. I am willing to pay for this. With regards, Dr. R. G. Venkata Reddy.


Name: Sangeeta
Email: sdawani73@yahoo.co.in
Organization: VSNL
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:


Name: Hockey Girl
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
India performed well in the beginning of the Indo-Pak hockey series, but didn't sustain it for the rest of the series. I'm extremely happy that India won the last match of the series, and for the other matches that they won. I hope India does even better next time.

I do think, though, that Deepak, Prabhjyot and Gagan should've been played in the Indo-Pak series.


Name: A. Philip Shannon
Email: -
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
This is a useful site.


Name: Jitender Singh
Email: kool_king_krab@yahoo.com
Organization: Dept.of Physical Education, Punjab University, Chandigarh
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
I am in the second year of my M.P.Ed. (specialising in hockey), also doing NIS (Yoga). All the best for India for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Name: Nelson Lewis
Email: nellew@rediffmail.com
Home Page: http://www.geocities.com/nishanolan/nelsonpage.html
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
I am an expatriate living in the Kingdom of Bahrain. My interests are watching sports on television, reading it in the print media, collecting stamps, reading non-fiction and books on general knowledge, participating in quiz contests, etc.

I am a supporter of Indian hockey team. I like hockey because it is action-oriented and a game of short duration. I wish Indian hockey all the best. I would appreciate if I could have the autographs of the entire Indian hockey team. My mailing address is:

Nelson Lewis
P.O. Box 1674
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Arabian Gulf

I collect signed photographs and letters of celebrities, and have over 400 of them. Some of them are Mother Teresa, Neil Armstrong, Ken Follett, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer, Pele, Sir Don Bradman, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, J. R. D. Tata, Bill Gates, Sophia Loren, Sir Gary Sobers, Chris Evert, etc.

Eight newspapers and a magazine have interviewed me, and my name has appeared in the Limca Book of Records (2003 and 2004).


Name: Manish Naik
Email: akshinisys@worldgatein.com
Organization: Akshini Systems
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
This is a good site.


Name: Uzoagba
Email: uzoagba@yahoo.com
Organization: Visakhapatnam Port Trust
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:
After searching the web for 15 minutes on the Indian hockey news, I finally stumbled upon this website. My best wishes go to Adrian D'Souza; I am proud that he represented India in the 2004 Athens Olympics.


Name: A. Balan
Email: balan171@tm.net.my
Organization: Hockey Fan
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: N/A
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:


Name: Samir Chopra
Email: samirchopra1@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: Google
Comments:
Very nice site. I've bookmarked it, and will return again. I hope to see live hockey on the net via streaming video some day. I hope you can play some role in making that possible. Truly, our best hopes lie with the youngsters.


Name: Matthias Weiss
Email: mmshiro@luxmail.lu
Home Page: http://www.ninamu.net/hawken/
Organization: Hawken School, Ohio, USA
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: No
May we contact you: No
Reference: Google
Comments:
It is difficult to find field hockey coaching material in the US, where hockey is still a bit of an orphan sport. I really liked the section on coaching, and found some valuable ideas there.


Name: Avinash Bhatnagar
Email: arunbhatnagar2004@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Mahadji Scindia Hockey Academy, Gwalior
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: NewsGroups
Comments:
I am a hockey coach (NIS), and I am running Madhya Pradesh's first hockey academy. I support Indian hockey and the Indian Hockey Federation.


Name: Mewinder
Email: berserk_babe@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: No
May we contact you: -
Reference: -
Comments:


Name: Manish Dandona
Email: manish@indian-sandstone-exporters.com
Home Page: http://www.indian-sandstone-exporters.com
Organization: Manu Tiling Company Pvt. Ltd.
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: -
Comments:
I am a great fan of Indian hockey. Keep up the good work.


Name: Dennis
Email: dennisf@rediff.com
Organization: Sports and Recreation Centre (SPARC), Mumbai
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Hi, this is Dennis from Mumbai. The most heartening news was about Rajeev Mishra's comeback bid. I wish him all the best.

As for support for Indian hockey, we recently formed a Sports and Recreation Centre (SPARC) in Mumbai. It is a non-profit, voluntary organisation, and our aim is to build good persons via sport. We are initially starting with hockey and football.


Name: Ravi
Email: ravi1971@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: -
Comments:


Name: S. David Nathan
Email: davidnathan@rediffmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:


Name: Jeremy Subedar
Email: jeremy.subedar@virgin.net
Organization: Sports magazine publisher
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:


Name: Ravi K.
Email: sportscare@bigpond.com.au
Organization: Sports care physiotherapy
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Dear Indian hockey team,

I am currently working as team sports physiotherapist for the Australian hockey league (Tasmanian branch). I am willing to contribute my expertise to the Indian hockey team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Should you need my services, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to see India win. Cheers, Ravi.


Name: S. Kamalakkannan
Email: skam01mca@drmcet.org
Organization: MCA Student (final year)
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: No
Reference: Word of Mouth
Comments:
I have been following the Indian hockey team's performance for the last 10 years or so, since my school days. I am a fan of the sport since it is interesting to watch, and also because hockey is our national game.

I wish Team India all the best for the 2-match Indo-Spain test series at home, as well as for the Champions Trophy in Pakistan next month.


Name: Pushkaraj S. Baandal
Email: fmpushkar@yahoo.co.in
Organization: Student
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am a great fan of Indian hockey since the day I was born. I see all the matches of the Indian men's and women's hockey team.

I will support Indian hockey to my best of abilities. I am presently an SY BSC student, so I cannot help you monetarily. I long to see the return of the golden period of Indian hockey in my lifetime.


Name: Jagjit Singh Chandar
Email: jaggisingh2002@yahoo.com
Organization: Indian Railways
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Yahoo
Comments:


Name: Shekhar Gunjal
Email: essarg@hotmail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: No
May we contact you: -
Reference: Google
Comments:


Name: Kelly Miller
Email: kelly.miller@nextstudent.com
Home Page: http://www.nextstudent.com/
Organization: NextStudent
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: -
Reference: -
Comments:


Name: Sukhjeet Johal
Email: s_johal22@yahoo.ca
Home Page: http://www.johalpoetry.friendpages.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: -
Reference: Google
Comments:
I hope India does well in the Champions Trophy. My best wishes are with them.


Name: Vikram Vishal
Email: vikram_vishal2003@yahoo.com
Organization: DASH - a complete magazine
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Hi! I have been associated with a national magazine called DASH. I look after the sports beat in the magazine. I played a lot of sports during my school and college days, including representing my school at the national level in Hockey (Eastern Zone).

Looking at the downfall of Indian hockey for such a long period of time is extremely painful. Being a journalist, the best way for me to contribute to Indian hockey is through my writings.


Name: Sairaj
Email: sairaj_comp@rediffmail.com
Organization: Student
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
Bharat Matha Kee Jai. I am a student hockey player. My position in the field is right-in. I am eager to play for a Chennai club.


Name: Shibu Menon
Email: srmtex@eth.net
Organization: S. R. M. Tex (Sourcing & Buying Agent in India)
How can you help: N/A
Willing to Support: N/A
May we contact you: Undecided
Reference: NewsGroups
Comments:
I have always been a fan of Indian hockey.


Name: Buta Johal
Email: buta_johal@yahoo.com
Organization: -
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:


Name: I. C. Arun
Email: icacheng@yahoomail.com
Organization: -
How can you help: -
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:
Indian hockey should regain its past glory. It should be made more popular through the television media. Hockey should get more and more sponsors.


Name: Sanjay Rawat
Email: rawat@rediff.com
Organization: CRRI
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am interested in field hockey.


Name: Goldfinz
Email: goldfinz@yahoo.com
Organization: Financial Services
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: -
Comments:
The frenzy for hockey that was created in the media and public since Indiaís heroic 7-4 victory over Pakistan in 2003 has dissipated. My mantra to take Indian hockey ahead is

Discipline

Unfortunately, we Indians have never understood the importance of discipline in sports (both on and off the pitch). Gill may be the worst administrator on earth, but players should maintain discipline. That means, if Dhanraj has been asked not to speak to the media, he must stay quiet.

When our players are given an opportunity to speak, they talk too much. Case in point is Deepak Thakur (2003) and Pargat Singh (1992). Both claimed India will win at least a bronze in the Olympics. Do Dutch or German players ever make such statements? They donít talk, they ACT!

Dhanraj is one of those loud-mouths too. Indiscipline has to be punished, no matter who is involved. The message ought to be clear - show results against the European teams, and then blow your trumpets.

I don't want to think of better administration in hockey. That's just not possible in India. Tomorrow, this Gill will go and another Gill will come. But poor administration should not be counted as an alibi for defeat. If that was the case, how come Pakistan reached the 1990 World Cup final or won the 1994 World Cup? Pakistan has consistently been in the top 4 of major competitions. Is their framework better than India's?

Athleticism

We ought to learn from Netherlands and Germany, who are one-touch teams. They move the ball around so fast, itís a challenge even to the eyes. Off-the-ball running is something our boys never do. Consequently, the opposition can then not only control the pace of the game, but also focus on just a limited number of gaps they need to plug.

Be it cricket or hockey, one reason why India never delivers consistently is very few of its players can do justice to the word ďAthleteĒ. Few players are good at few things, no one is an all-rounder. Today's players need to be robust and agile. Only then does one-touch play and off-the-ball running come into play.

Foreign Coach

Whatever one might say, I feel Rach has done a splendid job for India considering all the constraints he had. The defence has sharpened immensely. We need a non-Asian coach, someone who can give the boys a good caning on their backside if they donít perform well.

Indian coaches can never command the desired respect from players, and neither can they enforce discipline they way a foreigner can.

Confidence

The coach must encourage players to do hard work, instead of finding an easy way out. Rach has put in efforts here. Players should believe they are as good as the opposition.

Each time the ball comes into our D-area, our defenders till now were merely scooping the ball into the opposition area. For all the stickwork that we feel India has, India's defence/midfield is scared to take opposing forwards/halfline head-on.

Prabodh Tirkey has played fantastically in this Champions trophy. We need cool, collected players like him who can play the ball out of the defence, instead of gifting it to the opposition.

Game Analyst

Players need to know their development areas, so that they can work on their weaknesses when their careers are in their infancy.

Target Holland NOT Pakistan

Need I say more?


Name: Rabi Prasad Padhy
Email: padhy_rabi@rediffmail.com
Organization: Wipro
How can you help: Time and effort
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: NewsGroups
Comments:
I am from Berhampur. My hobby is reading General Knowledge magazines.


Name: Kashyap
Email: ccc_storage@yahoo.com
Home Page: http://www.indianhockeyshop.com
Organization: Indian hockey shop
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
This is a nice website.


Name: Ratha
Email: ratha@yahoo.com
Organization: RBI
How can you help: Both of above
Willing to Support: Yes
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: FieldHockey.com
Comments:


Name: Joel Fernandes
Email: joel.fernandes@rediffmail.com
Organization: Computer Hardware and Networking
How can you help: Other, I'll explain below
Willing to Support: Undecided
May we contact you: Yes
Reference: Google
Comments:
I am a big fan of the Indian hockey team, but I am very sad on the treatment meted out to the senior players. Is there any way we can know where they are, and what they are doing. Also, please update your website with the current members of the Indian team and their photographs.


LAST UPDATED: Thursday, December 30, 2004