Hussain: Richardson-Walsh one of the best of all time

Kate Richardson-Walsh

Who’s the greatest of all time? A question posed many times over the years and discussed at length up and down the country. With the spotlight firmly on the sporting world once again after the superb Olympics Team GB had in Rio, the topic has come back around for discussion once more.

Daley Thompson, the Decathlete with a golden past stirred the debate up by naming his top ten sportswomen and men of all time in a Daily Mail column. As ever, many people took to social media to debate the issue, prompting the Mail to ask some of their other sporting columnists to name their own top ten.

Imagine our delight when former England Cricket captain Nasser Hussain name checked our very own golden girl Kate Richardson-Walsh in his selection. Hussain, whose daughter plays hockey, said of the skipper:

“This is a bit recent but having a daughter who plays hockey I watched every game in the Olympics and I’m going to go for the captain of the gold medal winning British team in Rio. She was Team GB’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony too which says all you need to know about what she’s done. She is our most capped female hockey player and is the key figure in transforming that team. They were terrible before the Games and then to become Olympic winners was incredible. They came from nowhere.”

We don’t necessarily agree about the team coming from nowhere, but we thank Nasser for his bringing Kate’s achievements to the nation’s attention once again. If it was up to us all of our team would get a mention!