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Leyton Orient v Arsenal – FA Cup 5th round highlights

22 Feb






FA Cup 5th Round – Leyton Orient v Arsenal!!

30 Jan
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Rest of the draw:

Fulham  v Bolton or WiganMan Utd v Crawley

Everton or Chelsea v Reading

Birmingham City v Sheff Wed

Stoke City v Brighton

Notts County or Man City v Aston Villa

West Ham v Burnley


Chance to gain revenge for the semi-final defeat of 78!!

Speaking on Radio 5live, Barry Hearn said “Arsenal are one of the best teams in the world. We’re one of the best teams in Leytonstone”



Lord Sugar To Buy Leyton Orient

13 Oct
Lord Davies, Lord Sugar and Lady Vadera

Lord Sugar models next season Orient kit

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…


EXCLUSIVE Interview With CHAIRMAN Barry Hearn

6 Sep

I caught a few words with Barry Hearn was on his way to Shanghai (first class) at Heathrow Airport on Sunday, the day after the O’s had lost to Dagenham and Redbridge.

He said we lost to a pub team (a bit harsh as Rowland Lyons might say) he left 10 minutes early.

* DISCLAIMER * Barry was probably joking and not serious about Dagenham being a pub team, just in case we need to merge with them in years to come (or surely he considers them a village team)

He reads the official Leyton Orient message board and doesn’t take the abuse seriously(!) but Dave H should stay in the Shetlands!!

Barry Hearn Interview – EXCLUSIVE!

5 Sep

Coming tomorrow. WATCH THIS SPACE…


24 Mar

A couple of snippets from the Annual General Meeting held yesterday at Brisbane Road…

Geraint Williams will be offered a two year deal if we stay up, but he wont accept if we go down(?)
10 players are out of contract at the end of the season…
The money from the ground sale will have to last as Hearn won’t write any more cheques, if the money runs out we will have to cut our wage bill accordingly.
We are looking to tap into non-league talent.
Harlow is a BIG possibility, or the Olympic Stadium, sharing with Saracens, but we won’t move for five years minimum.

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