Well this time last week, Lord Sugar was taking to the media promoting his autobiography and new show on Talksport. Hang on, that’s Essex boy and hammers fan Russel Brand. No, Lord Sugar was plugging his book and the new series of the Apprentice on BBC1. (The establishment can’t trust Mr Brand on the main channel JUST YET – too soon after Sachsgate)
During the interviews with the Sun, BBC Breakfast and 5live, ‘Sur Alan’ compared the LIb Dems in government to Leyton Orient in the champions league – a fish out of water (Champion League – your having a laugh, we can’t even get through to the later stages of the Johnstone Paint Trophy).
Then, during saturdays 5live commentary of Sheffield Wednesday v The O’s, Connor Macnamara said that in another interview, when asked was Jose Mourinho the special one, Sugar replied “Get him down Leyton Orient, and see if he’s the special one” It’s a fair comment in relation to many managers who moan they need to spend more money to compete in the premier or champions league.
But it appears that Lord Sugar has got his local team, our beloved Leyton Orient on the brain, or under his skin.
After the Lib Dem story I tweeted his Lordship the Baron of Clapton, but no reply. Maybe he doesn’t want the big story to break just yet. He has stated in his book and on telly that buying Tottenham Hotspur was the biggest (business) mistake of his career, so the chance of him ploughing his millions into another football club, two divisions lower, when he could be relaxing on his yacht or at his californian home watching back episodes of CSI, but he might be thinking he has unfinished business in football, and what better stage than his local team, with less expectations, but with huge potential.I have it on good authority that he (and his son) had looked over the orient accounts in the past after selling Spurs, but no bid was forthcoming at that time. After donating a million pound to the Hackney Empire after selling Spurs I remarked that he was transferring money from one comedy club to another, but now might be the time for the real fun to start…
Orient are used to being linked with profile players, managers and owners… Peter Shilton, Ray Wilkins, Amara Simba, Alvin Martin, Joe Kinnear, Barry Hearn, David Beckham, Terry Byrne, Michael Barrymore
Lord Sugar to buy Leyton Orient from Uncle Barry (Hearn) YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST…
- Lib Dems ‘are like Leyton Orient’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Win signed copy of Lord Sugar’s autobiography – What You See Is What You Get – out now! (thenextwomen.com)
- Lord Sugar: Why I would never buy another club (soccernet.espn.go.com)