Tuesday, March 26The Voice of London

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The land of hope and wonder being destroyed by money

The land of hope and wonder being destroyed by money

Football, Sport
In English football there exists a haven. A wonderful place where groups of men meet on Saturdays - sometimes a Tuesday - and they drink beer together. Some of them wait until after they’ve run around a field kicking a ball to drink their beer and others drink their beer whilst watching their mates run around a field kicking a ball. This is non-league football and it’s bloody beautiful. The incredible thing is that this happens in every city, every town, every village and every hamlet; every weekend. Where there’s a field, someone will have painted white lines along it and put up some sticks at either end. Each game noted by the Football Association and used to update league tables that stretch down to the 24th tier - each containing countless divisions. Every last one of these clubs th
How important is history in sport today?

How important is history in sport today?

Sport
The sporting world is ever evolving and thus the history of clubs can often be forgotten. Sports fans are obsessed with success, but more so are obsessed with short term success. If a team begins to falter and fails to match its past achievements, they can lose much of what made them infamous or respected. One has to look no further than Liverpool FC for a clear example of this. To many people who watched football in the 70’s and 80’s, Liverpool were the dominant force in English football, a dynastic club that achieved unparalleled success in Europe and domestically, however now Liverpool’s reputation is nothing like this. Although performing well this season, Liverpool now have the reputation among many young football fans, of a team that relies on its history for relevance. This is
Who’s 0 will go? Where to watch Fury vs Wilder

Who’s 0 will go? Where to watch Fury vs Wilder

American Sports, Boxing, Featured, Sport
The biggest and most anticipated fight of the year is happening this weekend as Deontay Wilder defends his WBC crown against Lineal champion Tyson Fury. So where can boxing fans get their fix in London on Sunday morning? Voice of London has got you covered with the map below. Tyson Fury has not faced a true test since his surprise, Fight of the Year victory against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015. Following this fight Fury’s weight ballooned as he struggled with mental health issues and he was stripped of all the gold he had won by beating the Ukrainian all-time great. After this Fury fell into a two-year hiatus and during this time, Deontay Wilder compiled victories against the likes of Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne which firmly placed him at the top of the heavy
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