Just heard on twitter c/o @orientmeatpie Andrew Whing has signed from Brighton till the end of the season. Shame he wasn’t available to play the other day against his old employers. Might have kept the score down…
Harry Kane has signed from Tottenham on loan (where else) until the end of the season. From the spurs http://www.site..
“The England Under-19 international played 22 times for our Under-18 side last season, scoring 18 goals, with his form earning him a place on the First Team bench on two occasions during the campaign and he was rewarded his first professional contract at the Club in July, 2010″
Tickets available for Norwich game… http://www.leytonorient.com
Russel Slade has described the game as a real challenge in this match preview .
Tyrrel Forbes returns from suspension for the tie.
Paul Lambert has dismissed reports linking him with the Burnley job after they sacked Brian Laws(??). He hinted at team changes in his press conference, good news for the O’s… Even if he has denied the Burnley gossip, hopefully it will have unsettled the ‘mood in the cmap’. Thanks to Burnley, they’ve owed us one since 1986..
UP THE O’s.
Russel Slade has been appointed new manager at Leyton Orient, two days after the O’s ‘parted company’ with Geraint Williams.
Slade was in attendance as the O’s slipped to their fourth defeat in a row by, 2-1 at Southampton, despite taking the lead in the 1st minute through loanee John Spicer. Kevin Nugent was caretaker manager for the game.
Slade was previously manager at Grimsby, Notts County, Yeovil and Brighton, where last season he helped the seagulls avoid relegation.
Geraint Williams has signed Aaron Doran, an 18 year old winger from Blackburn.
He has made three Premier League appearances and is a Republic of Ireland u-19 international
Williams has put him in the squad for tomorrow nights game away to Gillingham.
Lets hope he turns out as successful as other Williams loanees Simon Church and Nicky Adams.
Details from the O’s site here
Ok, the real stuff following yesterdays tongue in cheek ‘review’ to the beginning of the year (Yeah – it was a ‘P’ take!!)
The Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers home games were rearranged, plus a visit to near neighbours Charlton Athletic.
In recent years with attendances dropping and atmosphere sucked out of Brisbane Road, losing at home has become as regular as John Terry’s management team trying to flog off a tour of Chelsea’s training ground.
And after not playing for three weeks, the game against Yeovil could have gone either way. We took an early lead through Tammy, and Scott McGleish added a second 11 minutes from time.
I’m told there were impressive first starts for loanees Nicky Adams and Matthew Briggs, plus signing to the end of the season Jonathan Tehoue came on for the last fifteen minutes.
The win moved Orient out of the relegation zone, up two places to 18th.
Next up was an altogether more tougher trip across London on a Monday night to unbeaten at home, unbeaten in 14 games, 2nd place Charlton Athletic who were looking to go joint top on points with Leeds and Norwich.
Only a mad man could really expect Orient to take anything from this match, but it was live on Sky Sports, and just occasionally Orient do raise themselves for the big occasion (Portsmouth, Fulham, Oxford, Notts Forest away).
Charlton started the better of the two teams, but never really threatened the goal. Orient started more positively in the second half and took the lead with a Scott McGleish header after good work from Nicky Adams and Charlie Daniels down the right. Just two minutes later Ryan Jarvis had a shot hit the post with the keeper beaten and that could have wrapped it up for Orient. Tehoue came on again and impressed as Orient held on for a famous victory.
Carlisle away looked like Orient falling back into bad habits, after the Lord Mayors show if you will, and fell 2-0 behind in the first on their longest trip of the season. But a battling second half performance saw Jarvis pull one back in the 58th minute, and levelled when Danny Livesey headed into his own net in trying to clear a Jarvis header.
In the 90th minute Livesey cleared off the line from Nicky Adams to deny Orient what would have been an amazing victory.
Orient started the month in the relegation zone with 3 postponements because of the weather, but the three games they did play in January saw 2 wins and a draw, 7 points, Goal difference of 5-2, and moved up to 18th.
(And better things to come with the first game of February v Bristol Rovers!!)
Thanks to Pandamonium fanzine for the Super Fact that Scotty has now scored in three different decades for the Orient!!
W 18 D 11 L 17 F61 A62 Pts 65
Compared with 10 wins, 35 goals and 42 points from Lingy’s final 46.
Thanks to Rambling Man for the stats.
The highlights, starting from last season:_
* An improvement in home form, accruing enough points to stay up
* Nine wins in first fifteen games
* Loan signing of Simon Church
* 6-1 demolition of Newcastle United (albeit in a friendly)
* 1-0 win away win over Charlton
* Signing of Jonathan Tehoue and loan of Nicky Adams
* Unbeaten run of 5 games so far in 2010.
A small list at the moment, but the main factor was of course avoiding relegation last season, and making a good start to the second part of this season to drag us clear again from the dreaded R word.
Currrently on loan at Brisbane Road
UPDATED March 17th
Scott McGleish (from Wycombe) 7 starts 4 goals
Simon Church (from Reading) 6 starts 2 goals
Jordan Spence (from West Ham) 11 starts
Dean Morgan (from Luton) 13 starts, 13 as sub 3 goals
Jimmy Smith (from Chelsea)
The obligatory player from Luton is there of course, but the big surprise is that no Tottenham cast-offs are currently at the club (Charlie Daniels apart)
Also been on loan this season:
Luke Ashworth (from Wigan) 1 start
Simon Dawkins (from Tottenham) 2 starts, 9 as sub
Jack Jeffery(from West Ham) 1 appearance as sub
Sam Parkin(from Luton) 12 starts NO GOALS
If I missed any let me know!!