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Sport is on Saturday and some Sunday afternoons during the football season. Live commentary from Leyton Orient and West Ham matches as well as coverage of all the day’s other major events. John Doyle is in the studio bringing you up to date with everything thats happening whilst John Walker, Jon Goddard, Bill Badger and Dave Victor broadcast live from the match.


Live match commentary is only available within Whipps Cross Hospital due to rights permissions.


Our Sunday Sports roundup show is on Sundays at 5pm and is presented by one or our sports team Arun Emillion, Joe Baker or David Morrow

In addition to coverage of national and international events, Whipps Cross Hospital Radio provides its own commentary on the weekend and midweek football matches involving Leyton Orient and West Ham United.

The Saturday afternoon programme not only brings all the local action to patients in Whipps Cross but also analysis, interviews and a comprehensive results round up.

West Ham United

whufcLocation: The Boleyn Ground (Upton Park), Green Street, East London. 4.3 miles from Whipps Cross hospital. Capacity 35,016

Nickname: The Hammers, the Iron.

Colours: Claret and Blue

Song: “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”

Founded: 1900. Founded by workers from the Thames Ironworks, West Ham is rooted in the industrial history of East London. Their first game at Upton Park was against fierce rivals Millwall, an ironworks team from a rival company.

Highs: Under Ron Greenwood, West Ham won the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup. Club captain Bobby Moore led England to World Cup glory in 1966, and Hammers Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters scored the goals that won the final. As they say around Upton Park, West Ham won the FA Cup!

West Ham are the only team from outside of the top flight of English football to have won the FA Cup, doing so under John Lyall against Arsenal in 1980.

West Ham finished third in 1985-86, their highest ever league finish.

Record Transfer Fee: £15 million for Andy Carroll

The 2015-16 season: After finishing 13th in 2014/15 the Hammers parted company with “Big” Sam Allardyce. This is the final season at the Boleyn Ground for West Ham, they move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford from 2015/16. The sports team at Whipps Cross Hospital Radio will be commentating live from the Boleyn throughout this emotional farewell season.



Leyton Orient.orient_logo


Location: Matchroom Stadium (Brisbane Road), Leyton, East London. 1.7 miles from Whipps Cross hospital. Capacity 9271

Nickname: The Os

Colours: Red and White

Founded: 1881 (as Eagle Cricket Club). The Os were originally formed by members of a cricket club and are the second oldest club in London after Fulham. They joined the Football League in 1905. According to club historians the name Orient came from a player who was employed by Orient Shipping Company.

In 1914 41 members of the team joined the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment for the First World War, the highest of any football team in the country. In the final game before the players set off 20,000 people came to see off the Os.

In 1921, the Prince of Wales (later to be King Edward VIII) watched the O’s play Notts County, the first Royal to attend a football match. Whatsmore, the O’s won 3-0!

Highs: Orient’s first and only season in the top tier of English football was in 1961/62. Orient reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1978.

2015/16 season: After coming within penalty kicks of the Championship at the end of 2013/14 the Os were relegated to league 2 at the end of 2014/15.
Come rain or shine, you can hear live commentary from Brisbane Road on Whipps Cross Hospital Radio.

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