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England’s sporting misery continues

England’s sporting misery continues

Featured, Football, Sport
England's teams across all sports seem to have one thing in common. They never quite live up to expectation. In a week which saw England Cricket lose the second test to Australia, the England Rugby League side lose the world cup final and also the world cup draw, it's a timely reminder that being an English sports fan isn't great. In the cricket, England were going into the second test already behind Australia. The start of the second test seemed to be going the same way, with Australia eventually declaring at 442 runs, giving England a lot to do. England failed to reach these heights as they were bowled all out at 227 runs. This is where the classic England sport formula began to shape. Start badly - inspire hope - crush dreams. England's fightback began as they managed to bowl ...
London teams can lead English football back to the top of the European tree

London teams can lead English football back to the top of the European tree

Featured, Sport
After years of ridicule from the rest of Europe, it seems that English football is finally returning to the top. Although there's plenty of football to be played before June, The Voice of London Sport has crunched the numbers to see if we're getting ahead of ourselves or not. With a game to spare in European group stage competitions - Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have all booked their places in the knockout round of the Champions League and Europa League. Antonio Conte's Blues and Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs have reached the last 16 of the continent's most prestigious competition, while Arsène Wenger's Gunners made light work of their Europa League group in the tier below. To add to that English success, Premier League leaders Manchester City are also through to the Champi
Young lions hold their own in carnival atmosphere at Wembley

Young lions hold their own in carnival atmosphere at Wembley

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Every football fan in this country has an opinion on the international side. Most people think it's a dull waste of time and that we will never win anything. I'm in the small minority of fans who love it. I'm a believer. Granted, the international break isn't the most exciting week in anyone's footballing calendar but when it comes to tournament time, there aren't many things better. Tuesday. Game day. An excitement starts to ignite inside me. An excitement that I hadn't felt since the summer of 2016 as England stepped out onto the pitch to face Iceland in France. I won't go into details about what I felt after that game but let's just say that all the excitement had left me, and in that moment, I was certain it wasn't coming back. I have a strange relationship with our national tea...
Gareth Southgate praises young English players after Wembley performance

Gareth Southgate praises young English players after Wembley performance

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Following last night's 0-0 draw with Brazil at Wembley Stadium, England manager Gareth Southgate praised his new generation of young players. Against a team full of Samba stars, Southgate took the ultimate gamble, starting a number of young players including Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marcus Rashford. It wasn't just fresh faces that the boss picked. London born players were also represented well. 20-year-old Gomez, 21-year-old Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Ryan Bertrand all played in their home city on Tuesday night. Following the match, which was England's second 0-0 draw in as many games, Southgate spoke highly of his young Lions in particular. He even suggested he may have a selection headache come the summer when he picks his World Cup squad for Russia 2018. ...
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