Tag: Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient: The Sun Rises In The East 

Three summers ago, Leyton Orient supporters were rueing what might have been. Beaten only by a penalty shoot-out at Wembley with a place in the Football League Championship at stake, the club was setting course on a new journey following the decision of Barry Hearn to sell it to the Italian businessman Francesco Bechetti. Optimism and nervousness have a tendency to be familiar bedfellows, but how might things turn out for one of English football’s perennial stalwart clubs. We know the answer to this question now, of course. Having been so close to the second tier of English football,...

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Blackpool vs Leyton Orient: The EFL Does It Again

It wouldn’t have taken a genius, this time last year, to have predicted that possibly the most combustible game of the following League Two season would be the match at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Leyton Orient. Both clubs are in a state of something approaching civil war between supporters and owners, and even on-the-pitch matters – Orient finished last season only one place below the play-off positions whilst Blackpool go into the final day of the season with an excellent chance of going one step further than the Os could manage last season – have only partially told...

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Leyton Orient: The Final Lies & Indignity

The final home Football League match at Brisbane Road was always going to be an emotional affair. After one hundred and twelve years, the curtain was brought down for Leyton Orient in a manner in which the club’s supporters have become wearyingly familiar over the course of the last nine months or so, with reasonably a comprehensive home defeat against a Colchester United team that still harbours outside hopes of snatching a play-off place come the very end of the season. It seems difficult to believe that the Os were a penalty shoot-out away from Championship football less than...

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The Denuding Of Leyton Orient

At around ten to five on Saturday afternoon, the full-time whistle blew at Gresty Road, confirming something that Leyton Orient supporters had seen aware was likely to happen for some considerable time. After one hundred and twelve years of continuous presence, the Os would no longer be members of the Football League from the start of next season. Relegation came in the form of a three-nil defeat against Crewe Alexandra, a result so mundane that it didn’t particularly stick out from any of the other twenty-seven league defeats that the hapless team has managed on the pitch so far...

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Leyton Orient: Getting All Wound Up

A four-one defeat at Stevenage last night has left the bottom of the current League Two table making for distressing reading for Leyton Orient supporters. Still one place off the bottom of the table, Orient are now six points adrift of safety, and worse still the club’s recent run of form, which has seen it win just two of the twelve league matches that it’s played since beating Crawley Town on Boxing Day, gives no hint that this particular team is in any way capable of reversing the collapse that has led it to this dark state of affairs...

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