Posts Tagged "Leyton Orient"

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

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

By on Dec 31, 2013 in Latest | 3 comments

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 anyway. (For those of...

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A Change Of Name May Be The Least Important Aspect Of Leyton Orients Future.

By on Oct 6, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

As the feelgood factor engendered by the actual games themselves starts to recede to being just a memory, the question of the future of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford is starting to rear its ugly head again. Its acquisition by West Ham United seems to be, for better or for worse, a done deal with the next stage in that process now being the thorny issue of how the...

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In Support Of Leyton Orient And Safe Standing

By on Mar 23, 2011 in Latest, Politics | 1 comment

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 Report, however,...

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

By on Feb 10, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 17 comments

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 the last few weeks, we have seen an unseemly attempt at a land grab...

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