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The Decline & Fall Of Leyton Orient

The Decline & Fall Of Leyton Orient

As things turned out, it wouldn’t have mattered that much anyway. With just over an hour played in yesterday’s final round of matches in League One, though, it looked as if there was a chance that Leyton Orient might just have been capable of performing some sort of great escape. Two goals up away to…

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May 4, 2015
Ian
There Are No Prizes: The 200% End Of 2013 Awards

There Are No Prizes: The 200% End Of 2013 Awards

It’s the time of year when handing out awards for things that have happened to people and organisations over the previous twelve months or so comes into vogue, and even though the football season somewhat inconveniently doesn’t pay too much attention to the machinations of the Gregorian calendar, we’re going to give it a go…

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December 31, 2013
Ian
Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twelve – The Kings Of Orient Are

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twelve – The Kings Of Orient Are

Five days before Christmas 1980, Chelsea were chasing promotion back to the First Division. The leaders, West Ham United, were already sailing off into the distance at the top of the table, but that still left two automatic promotion places to play for – no play-offs in those days, of course – and Chelsea went…

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October 24, 2013
Ian

In Support Of Leyton Orient And Safe Standing

We have a quick word this evening for the Football Supporters Federation and two petitions that they have organised for campaigns that they are supporting. First up is safe standing at football matches. Since the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and the subsequent Taylor Report, terracing at football grounds has been largely phased out. The Taylor…

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March 23, 2011
Ian

Imperfect, Impractical And Immoral, The Olympic Stadium Fiasco Holds A Mirror Up To The True Values Of British Sport

If, as seems likely, the decision to grant the post-2012 use of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to West Ham United is rubber-stamped over the next few weeks, we should perhaps pause for a moment to consider what the decision says about the state of English sport at the start of the new century. For…

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February 10, 2011
Ian

The Olympic Stadium’s Legacy Must Be As It Was Intended

The final submissions, then, are complete and now comes the waiting game. The tug of war over the Olympic Stadium has become one of the more unseemly events of the football season so far, a desperate battle for a piece of land that very few people involved in football had a great deal of interest…

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January 22, 2011
Ian
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