Welcome to HockeyinEngland - the independent voice of English hockey
I told you I was ill!
(Spike Milligan 1918-2002)
Apparently that is the nation's favourite epithet, dreamed up by the comedian and co-founder of the Goons, Spike Milligan. Unfortunately it's my turn to say the same, and take the opportunity to explain what is happening to this web site.
I've been running this web site, first under the title of TalkHockeyRadio, and latterly as Hockey in England, since 2005. I thought I would be running it for a good few years yet, but I recently discovered that I had an aggressive form of cancer and should be counting the rest of my years in months rather than days.
Much to my surprise I have taken the news rather calmly, as you may have the opportunity to find out.
So, what about the future of the site?
For the last few weeks I have pinched a few pages to document my progress, and write some hints and tips that I have picked up. I've added to that some current affairs comments where I think I have expertise to do so. To say this has gone viral would be an exaggeration, but it has certainly proved more popular than I would have imagined.
So, here is what I am planning to do:
Pages will remain largely as they were in March 2016 when we were no longer able to update them. We will re-assess the situation as the 2016-2017 season approaches.
There's a Rabbit
in my Brain!
These are the pages devoted to my illness. Don't be afraid to visit. They are far from gloomy!
DEDICATED TO YOUR SPORT - THAT'S US........
Talk Hockey Radio, which has been started in 2005, became HockeyinEngland in 2014.
Our editor's story began in 1996 when he became a regular columnist for the old Hockey Sport magazine. Although he has subsequently been a writer for a number of hockey magazines, including Push and England Hockey's own magazine, he went solo in 2005 when he started Talk Hockey Radio. An on-line magazine was added in 2006 and a web site dedicated to hockey photographs (www.HockeyImages.co.uk) five years later.
After several years of covering the big hockey events (one Olympics, four World Cups, five European Championships, and a host of other major tournaments) he decided to concentrate on domestic hockey, specifically the England Hockey League, England Indoor Leagues and England Hockey Cup competitions. That's what Hockey in England is all about. We hope you enjoy the site.
The HOCKEY MUSEUM
Based around Sheffield HC but covering much more
Video from some of the top matches
EURO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Other hockey websites
you might enjoy.........
There are one or two things that we think we do particularly well. We feature them below
Fixtures Live does a fantastic job of providing England Hockey League results and tables. If you are only following one club they are easy to access and use. However, if you want a picture across all divisions you may find our easy-to-access links to Fixtures Live just for you. We also have links to all ten regional leagues, plus our unique form tables which show the ups-and downs of the eight England Hockey League divisions.
Thanks to our close relationship with Hockey Images, we always have access to the best and latest pictures from national programme hockey. We present these in two ways, either by using them on the site or in Hockey Talk, or by providing a direct link to the www.HockeyImages.co.uk web site. Just to add to the fun, we are developing some pages devoted to photographing hockey.
LEAGUE TABLES AND RESULTS
WHY DO WE SUPPORT asthma.uk?
An amazing number of top sportspeople suffer from asthma, including some internationals. Unfortunately, in some cases it can kill. Our founder is one of thousands of sufferers in the UK.
WHY DO WE SUPPORT THEHOCKEYmuseum
THEHOCKEYmuseum has not been going for very long but it has done an amazing job in stopping a lot of our hockey heritage going to landfill.
WHAT DO WE DO TO SUPPORT THEM?
Purchasers of one-off photographs from our Pictures pages are often asked to make a donation to Asthma UK. It saves us raising an invoice and the money goes to a good cause.
WHAT DO WE DO TO SUPPORT THEM?
We do a lot of photography for the Museum and try and publicise their activities whenever we can
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