Michael Nobbs

  • This time Indian hockey ready for Asian Games glory: Michael Nobbs 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    The Incheon Asian Games signifies a very important step in Indian hockey's revival, especially since it offers a chance for direct qualification to the next Olympic Games in Rio. To qualify seems a simple process: just win the Asian Games gold. And though India's track record here is rather poor,...
  • Asian Games hockey: Nothing less than gold should be acceptable to India 2 days ago

    An Asian Games gold in hockey is worth its weight because with it comes an automatic qualification for the Olympics, and that's a burden India will want off its shoulder at Incheon before shifting focus to Rio 2016. The days of India's dominance in world hockey have long been over, and...
  • India hope to beat the rhetoric at hockey World Cup May 30, 2014

    Never lose courage, it can do wonders. These are the words that all who represent their country carry with them, and the Indian men's hockey team won't be any different when they try to beat the world's best and break free from living in the past. More than 39 years ago,...
  • There will be no World Cup miracle for Indian hockey: Michael Nobbs May 29, 2014

    In a hard-hitting interview with IBNLive, Indian men's hockey team's former chief coach Michael Nobbs has said that India needs to come out its "live-in-the-past" attitude and start development programmes if they want to match the top teams in the world. India, led by Sardar Singh, has already touched base...
  • Hockey India answerable for Oltmans and Walsh's conflict of interest January 27, 2014

    Hockey India's (HI) High Performance Director and men's team chief coach are enjoying a paid holiday from their job with Sports Authority India (SAI), and the employers have happily signed on the leave application, fully aware that it comes at the cost of compromising the best interest of Indian hockey....
  • Terry Walsh wants the best out of his players in HWL Final January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hero Hockey World League Final is Terry Walsh's first assignment with India, but the newly-appointed chief coach of the senior men's team has reposed faith in his wards to put up a good show in the elite eight-nation event to be held here from January 10-18. Walsh, who...
  • Who is India's new hockey coach, Terry Walsh? October 16, 2013

    After much deliberation, ranging from shortlisting applicants to across-the-table salary negotiations, Terrence Walsh - popularly known as Terry Walsh - has replaced fellow Australian Michael Nobbs as the new coach of Indian men's hockey team. Salary was the only hindrance in the appointment of Walsh, who was Hockey India's (HI) unanimous...
  • Indian junior women hockey players are anaemic: Nobbs August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the euphoria over Indian junior women hockey team's historic bronze in the World Cup is yet to die down, former senior men's side chief coach Michael Nobbs has claimed that seven of the players were suffering from anaemia, an iron deficiency disorder. Nobbs said that the achievement...
  • Michael Nobbs to train coaches at NIS during notice period July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs has been asked to join National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala to train coaches during the one-month notice period he is serving before returning to Australia. Nobbs, who has been sacked by Sports Authority of India (SAI) as Indian men's hockey team's...
  • Michael Nobbs reflects on reign as India hockey coach July 18, 2013

    A nostalgic Nobbs reflects on his stint with the Indian hockey squad after he was reportedly sacked by Hockey India for the team's dismal performances. ...
  • Sacked Michael Nobbs to conduct coaching clinic in Patiala July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: India's sacked hockey coach Michael Nobbs will be conducting a coaching clinic for diploma students at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala while serving his notice period till August 7. Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson told IANS on Thursday that the Australian has...
  • Is lack of success only coach's fault, asks Michael Nobbs July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after being sacked, Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Michael Nobbs landed in India on Monday morning to settle dues with his employer Sports of Authority of India (SAI). SAI, in consultation with Hockey India (HI), cited non-performance as the reason to remove Nobbs, who is the...
  • Will be assisting Roelant Oltmans: MK Kaushik July 10, 2013

    Kaushik was on Wednesday appointed as assistant coach of the senior men's hockey team, just two days after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door. ...
  • Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey: Charlesworth July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfil the requirements" of the modern-day game. "I think India needs a foreign expert. I can say it from my experience that Indian coaches are...
  • HI ropes in MK Kaushik as coach, will assist Roelant Oltmans July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was on Wednesday appointed as a coach of the senior men's hockey team, just two days after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door because of non-performance. Kaushik, a member of India's last Olympic gold medal winning side in the 1980 Moscow Games, will...
  • SAI sacks India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    Nobbs, who still had 3 years left on his contract, was sacked as "the team was not progressing" under him. ...
  • I quit on my own, not sacked: Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sacked Michael Nobbs on Tuesday said he was not "pushed out" from Indian hockey team chief coach's position, instead he willingly resigned from the job owing to his deteriorating health condition. Nobbs' contract as the chief coach of the Indian team was terminated on Monday because of non-performance, thus...
  • Former hockey players back Michael Nobbs' sacking July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Former players on Tuesday termed Hockey India's decision to sack Australian coach Michael Nobbs a "step in the right direction" and backed Olympian MK Kaushik to once again take over the reigns of the men's national team. Captain of India's last World Cup-winning side in 1975, Ajitpal Singh said...
  • Report Card: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) were forced back to the drawing table after India couldn't seal a 2014 World Cup squad in Rotterdam last month, where they finished sixth. The clamour for chief coach Michael Nobbs' ouster was growing and finally resulted in SAI sacking him...
  • SAI sacks India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Another major shake-up awaits Indian hockey after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sacked India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs due to the team's unsatisfactory performance in the last year. The Australian, who is currently away on a two-week leave, was sacked after SAI convened a review meeting to...
  • Nobbs should perform or be shown the door: Pargat Singh July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pargat Singh played a key role in Michael Nobbs' appointment as India's chief hockey coach but the former captain now says it is high time the under-performing Australian is given the "marching orders". "If he is performing he should stay back, but if not the authorities shouldn't hesitate to...
  • Carvalho slams Nobbs' performance as hockey coach July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Former national hockey coach Joaquim Carvalho on Tuesday hit out at the performance of his successor Michael Nobbs, saying the Australian has not done anything worthwhile to galvanise the sagging fortunes of the team in his two-year-old tenure. "He has shown no improvement in the Indian team. A good coach...
  • Ordinary India eye miracle against Australia in FIH WL quarters June 18, 2013

    Rotterdam: An error-prone India need nothing short of a miracle to secure a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they take on formidable Australia in the quarterfinals of the men's competition of the FIH World Round 3, here on Wednesday. Six top teams - three each - will...
  • All in the game, Nobbs says on controversial penalty stroke March 16, 2013

    Ipoh: India coach Michael Nobbs said "it was all in the game" when asked to comment on the last-minute controversial penalty stroke which helped Malaysia eke out a 2-2 draw against Danish Mujtaba and Co. Nobbs feels that "There is room for improvement in the overall umpiring." Underlying the fine performance...
  • Indo-Pak hockey series cancellation fine for boys: Nobbs March 15, 2013

    Ipoh: India hockey coach Michael Nobbs on Friday said he was looking forward to the upcoming home-and-away bilateral hockey series against Pakistan but now that the Indian government has decided to call it off, he was left with a mixed feeling. On Friday, the Indian government called off the bilateral...
  • Inexperience cost us the match, says coach Nobbs March 10, 2013

    Ipoh: After India went down 1-2 to South Korea, chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said that his wards don't deserve to win after failing to utilise six penalty corners in the match on Sunday. "A team that failed to utilise six penalty corners does not deserve to win. Indians dominated more...
  • Toned expectations the key to Indian hockey's revival March 8, 2013

    Sardar Singh is the poster boy of Indian hockey today. His runs with the ball turn cheers into raptures. Lenses move left and right to capture him. Others in the team are not too far behind. SV Sunil's sprints drag the fans to the edge of their seats. VR Raghunath...
  • India using Azlan Shah Cup to develop junior players: Nobbs March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs does not have high expectations from his squad in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia but said that the tournament would serve as an ideal platform for identifying players for the Junior World Cup scheduled later this year. With an...
  • We have found our own style: Michael Nobbs March 1, 2013

    After a hectic three months for Indian hockey culminating with an unbeaten run at the World Cup qualifiers, the players are getting some well deserved time off before flying for the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia on March 7. ...
  • We have a good bunch of players: Nobbs February 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Arnab Sen speaks to the India chief coach Michael Nobbs about the preparations of the Indian hockey team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers beginning on Monday. ...