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The East London Football Podcast

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 11 August 2018

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini (pic David Davies/PA)

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini (pic David Davies/PA)

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West Ham United get their Premier League campaign underway on Sunday when they make the long trip north to face Liverpool.

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini will hope to get his tenure off to a good start, while there could be several debutants in action for the east Londoners.

Leyton Orient, meanwhile, go in search of a first Vanarama National League win of the season when they host Barrow on Saturday, before visiting Maidstone United on Tuesday night.

The O’s took on Ebbsfleet United in midweek and earned a 1-1 draw, which was the same result Justin Edinburgh’s men got in their season opener at Salford City last weekend.

Divisional rivals Daggers, meanwhile, are still looking for their first points of the new term and welcome Maidenhead United on Saturday, before visiting Aldershot Town on Tuesday.

Daggers were beaten 2-1 at home to Maidstone United in midweek, while the Peter Taylor era began last weekend with a 1-0 loss at Boreham Wood.

All this, plus the start of the new season in the Bostik Leagues, is discussed on this week’s East London Football Podcast.

Host Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, George Sessions, Ned Keating and Jacob Ranson to mull over another week in east London football.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford to host talent ID evening this week

Yesterday, 17:00

The clash at Meadow Park on December 8 will now kick-off at 12.35pm

Hugo Lloris denies ‘Arnie’ and the Hammers in one-sided second half

Yesterday, 12:30

The new boss at Gallagher Stadium reflected on the FA Cup victory and backed Saturday’s opposition, the O’s, to secure promotion

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger has warned his team about the “unknown quantity” patch-up Peterborough side for their crunch play-off semi-final decider.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets 2 West Essex 2

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sporting Bengal United overcame a two-goal deficit to win against 10-man Clapton at Mile End Stadium on Friday night.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Spurs manager admitted his team suffered ‘a little bit more’ than he would have liked during today’s derby with West Ham

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