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5 interesting facts about Dabang Mumbai you need to know
5 interesting facts about Dabang Mumbai you need to know

From l-r: Tyron Pereira, Florian Fuchs and Gurjant SinghThe Coal India Ltd Hockey India League (HIL) is in its 4th edition with Dabang Mumbai playing in its second consecutive season. The Jay Stacy-coached side will be looking to challenge for the title having made wholesome changes to the squad.Here are 5 interesting things about Dabang Mumbai you may not know:1. Ownership and kabaddi connectionDabang Mumbai Hockey Club is owned by the sports wi

Jan 22 2016
Analysis of the Dabang Mumbai squad for the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League
Analysis of the Dabang Mumbai squad for the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League

The Dabang Mumbai team squad for a team photoThe 2015 Coal India Ltd Hockey India League Players' Auction saw 89 of the 272 players in the pool successfully sold as the six franchises completed their 20-member squad ahead of the 4th edition of the HILA total of 56 Indians and 33 foreign players were sold to the six franchises - Delhi Waveriders, Punjab Warriors, Dabang Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Ranchi Rays and Kalinga Lancers. The rest w

Jan 21 2016
5 best signings made by Dabang Mumbai ahead of HIL 2016
5 best signings made by Dabang Mumbai ahead of HIL 2016

Dabang Mumbai were the most active of all teams at the Coal India Ltd Hockey India League (HIL) auction as they added as many as 17 players, retaining just 3 from the previous season, where they finished 6th. 11 Indians and 6 foreigners were brought in by the Alphas as they look to improve their performance this season. With heavy investment in the auction and retention of 3 players, the Alphas are ready for the 4th edition o

Jan 20 2016
5 reasons why Dabang Mumbai can win the CIL Hockey India League
5 reasons why Dabang Mumbai can win the CIL Hockey India League

Dabang Mumbai failed to make the semis in its first year in the Coal India Ltd Hockey India League (HIL), finishing in 6th spot. Another debutant, Ranchi Rays, lifted the title in the world's biggest league's 4th edition. This time around, The Alphas are a completely different outfit. Having retained just 3 players from last season, their playing squad bears an almost completely new look. The backroom staff is also new with experienced A

Jan 19 2016
Coach Jay Stacy believes Dabang Mumbai have an exciting squad
Coach Jay Stacy believes Dabang Mumbai have an exciting squad

Swann’s presence in the midfield will certainly keep the defenders on their toesHockey India League (HIL) franchise Dabang Mumbai's newly-appointed head coach Jay Stacy said the side is keen to start their campaign with a win over Kalinga Lancers in Bhubaneswar, later this week.The team would hope to revive their fortunes to make up for the disappointments of 2015 in the upcoming edition of the six-team franchise-based tournament.&ldquo

Ranchi Rays play exciting draw with Delhi Waveriders in HIL
Ranchi Rays play exciting draw with Delhi Waveriders in HIL

Delhi Waveriders and Ranchi Rays players during their match at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium. It was all Delhi in the first half Ranchi Rays, again, showed they are no short of confidence and self-belief and played a 2-2 draw, which at one point looked unlikely, with defending champions Delhi Waveriders at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi today. It was not an ideal start for the Rays in their first home match as the Waveriders

Jan 26 2015
Rupinder Pal Singh gears up to extend Delhi's HIL glory
Rupinder Pal Singh gears up to extend Delhi's HIL glory

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) With the third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) fast approaching, penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh aims to deliver his best and help his team Delhi Waveriders defend the title. The Indian defender is bracing up dutifully to showcase a striking performance with the team's well-equipped defence line. "Playing for a team who has been the champions in the last season, I am much more conf

Dec 26 2014
Champions Trophy: India go down 2-4 to Argentina
Champions Trophy: India go down 2-4 to Argentina

India lost their second successive match in the Champions Trophy hockey with a 2-4 loss to Argentina in a Pool B fixture at the Kalinga Stadium here Sunday. After a last-minute heartbreaking defeat to Olympic champions Germany in the opening match Saturday, India looked a bit short on confidence for the second. India opened the first quarter on the front foot showing some strength and dynamism. However, the hosts failed to convert their chanc

Dec 7 2014
Asian Games 2014: India lock horns with Pakistan in mouth-watering clash
Asian Games 2014: India lock horns with Pakistan in mouth-watering clash

India will look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on Pakistan today Pakistan cannot be taken lightly Complacency will be the last thing on the minds of the Indian and Pakistan players as they square off in a crucial Pool B match of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Thursday. The Sardar Singh-led Indians know well that nothing can be left to chance against their arch-rivals as it’s a contest

Sep 25 2014
India's chances at the FIH Hockey World Cup
India's chances at the FIH Hockey World Cup

Amid much fanfare, the team for the FIH Hockey World Cup was announced in New Delhi. Initially, Hockey India was planning to bifurcate the talent of the team. For them, Asian Games is the most important event of the year. Gold there would give them a direct ticket to Rio ’16. They considered their chances in the World Cup to be slim. Also, according to them, the Commonwealth Games carry lower weight. So in order to establish a wider talent

May 17 2014
Hockey India to send two different teams for World Cup and Commonwealth Games
Hockey India to send two different teams for World Cup and Commonwealth Games

Hockey India plans two different sides with Asian Games gold in mind Hockey India are reportedly sending two different squads for the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games in lieu of the Asian Games that are to be held in November. If India win the Asian Games, they would be guaranteed a spot in the 2016 Olympics. A senior member of the selection committee said that half the squad that will play in this month’s World Cup will be rested for

May 13 2014
Preparatory camp for senior men probables for FIH Hockey World Cup 2014 to begin in Delhi on 9 March 2014
Preparatory camp for senior men probables for FIH Hockey World Cup 2014 to begin in Delhi on 9 March 2014

New Delhi, 4 March 2014: In preparations for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May-15 June 2014, the training camp of the senior men core probables will commence at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi from 9 March 2014. The 33 senior men core probables were shortlisted for the camp by Mr. Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Mr. Terry Walsh, Chief Coach Senior Men Hockey Team and Mr. H

Mar 4 2014
Hockey India League 2014: Delhi Waveriders blank Kalinga Lancers 5-0
Hockey India League 2014: Delhi Waveriders blank Kalinga Lancers 5-0

New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014: Hosts Delhi Waveriders thrashed debutants Kalinga Lancers 5-0 to register their second win in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League League (HHIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi today. Rupinderpal Singh (13th, 29th minutes) converted two pnealty corners for the hosts, while the other goals came from the sticks of Matt Gohdes (21st), Danish Mujtaba (48th) and Lloyd Norris Jones (53rd).

Jan 31 2014
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation

FILE PHOTO: India will get good exposure in the Hockey World League final where it will be participating as the host nation The Indian men’s hockey team failed to secure a direct berth in the 2014 World Cup, and is banking on the likes of Australia or New Zealand to clinch the October-November Oceania Cup so that they seal their passage to the marquee event as one of the reserve teams. Hockey buffs across the country know that India will be m

Oct 11 2013
Factfile: How Michael Nobbs fared as India coach (June 2011-June 2013)
Factfile: How Michael Nobbs fared as India coach (June 2011-June 2013)

Coach Michael Nobbs of India talks to his team during practice ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images) June 2011: Michael Nobbs takes charge of the Indian senior men’s hockey team Inaugural Asian Champions Trophy (September 3-11 2011):  Nobbs’ first assignment was the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy held in Ordos, China. India’s first outing under Nobbs began on an

Jul 12 2013
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