The Voice of London Sports team previews this week's sporting action taking place across the capital. Oliver Browning hosts, with the regular lineup of Étienne Fermie, Reuben Pinder, Kieran Soutter and Nikolay Kolev. The team discuss international and women's football, tennis and rugby ahead of a week rich in sporting action. Reuben updates us on the shape of the England squad ahead of friendlies against Germany and Brazil, while Étienne names his surprise pick to one day become the highest ranked tennis player in the world. Words: Oliver Browning | Subbing: Reuben Pinder
Roy Hodgson has downplayed rumours circulating in the press that Crystal Palace will attempt to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan in January. Wilshere, who was a key figure in Hodgson's England side during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, almost completed a loan move to Selhurst Park in the summer of 2016 before opting to spend the season at Bournemouth. The 25 year old has struggled to break into Arsenal's team this season, with his only Premier League appearances coming from the bench. "I work with Dougie Freedman and we talk about potential players and Jack Wilshere’s name has never been mentioned" said Hodgson. He added: "We haven’t discussed Jack Wilshere. I like him and I think he is a very good player. There may come a time at Crystal Palace where Jack Wilshe
In early November, the finest performers in sports entertainment will take a trip from the United States to the United Kingdom, to put on wrestling shows across the country for UK fans. Across the pond, wrestling (or more specifically WWE), is huge. Almost every night of the week, WWE superstars sell out arenas across the country, often putting on shows to over 20,000 people. Once or twice a year, wrestling mad fans who live in the UK get a taste of what it's like to watch a live show - and it's as can be expected. WWE spare no expense when touring other countries. They bring the boss, the big names and the pyro to put on a show as if it was being broadcast for live tv across the States. But the difference with a WWE Live tour is that it's not televised - in fact, it's not ev
Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the latest debutants to be called up to the England senior squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil at Wembley. https://twitter.com/England/status/926086506309193728 The trio, all London born, have put in a series of displays for their clubs this season which haven't gone unnoticed. Abraham and Loftus-Cheek, on loan at Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively, are reaping the rewards of being first choice at smaller teams than their parent club Chelsea. Elsewhere, Gomez, formerly of Charlton Athletic has impressed at U21 level for England and for Liverpool this season whether at right back or centre back. England boss Gareth Southgate has shown he is much more willing to select young talent at smaller teams than ...