East London Football Podcast: West Ham endure mixed week, O’s look forward, while Daggers in injury crisis

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 December 2019

West Ham United's Declan Rice celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

West Ham United's Declan Rice celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

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Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, Jacob Ranson and Sports Editor Lee Power for another East London Football Podcast.

Our West Ham United correspondent Dave Evans spoke about their terrific 1-0 victory over Chelsea to only somewhat come back down to earth with a 2-0 defeat to Wolves just days later.

Sports Editor and Arsenal fan Lee Power chimed in alongside Dave Evans to talk about the upcoming clash between the Hammers and the Gunners.

The pair also spoke about whether Manuel Pellegrini is the right man for the job and whether many Arsenal players would even make the West Ham starting line-up.

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Leyton Orient wise Jacob Ranson caught us up to speed with the latest on Ross Embleton, the penalty shoot-out defeat to Bristol Rovers in the Trophy, and whether Ruel Sotiriou and a number of others youngsters could get their chance to play more first-team football.

The O's make the trip to fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic this weekend as they desperately search for a result.

When it came to Dagenham & Redbridge we spoke about the bad run of form, injury crisis, and of course manager Peter Taylor's knee operation.

They will look to bounce back against Maidenhead United.

Further down the non league pyramid, Romford have announced the signing of rapper Ramz, Hornchurch crashed out of the Essex Senior Cup thanks to a Leroy Lita goal while Barking look to continue their prolific form.

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Yesterday, 12:00

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Yesterday, 10:00

Striker Charlee Hughes was dropped from Leyton Orient academy, gave up, but has found his way slowly back up the ladder – most recently being signed by National League side Wealdstone.

Yesterday, 07:19

Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie starred as 329 once again proved to be the magic number for Ireland, who claimed only a second win over England in their history after overcoming the world champions in a final-over thriller.

Tue, 17:28

Birthday boy Sam Cook and Adam Wheater rolled Essex over the winning line as the county champions edged a Bob Willis Trophy thriller over Kent by two wickets.

Tue, 11:00

Essex Captain Tom Westley, batsman Ryan Ten Doeschate and bowlers Jamie Porter and Aaron Beard have signed up to raise funds for the Lord’s Taverners charity through their Runs and Wickets for Change campaigns to support disadvantaged and disabled young people in the county.

Tue, 09:01

London Lions have re-signed fan favourite Kervin Bristol ahead of the upcoming season as the club’s Basketball Champions League debut nears.

Mon, 18:51

Simon Harmer showed glimpses of his 2019 form to snatch four wickets and set up a pulsating final day of Essex’s Bob Willis Trophy clash with Kent.


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