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.
After years of loyal service with Leyton Orient, Jabo has now added the middlename ‘Journeyman’ to his already impressive moniker.
Who knows, in ten years time, Jabo could be presenting the Football League goals show instead of Steve Claridge.
For now though, he’s attempting to be sent off for EVERY LEAGUE ONE team in 365 days.
The Live league table via sporting life.com
Scunthorpe took the last play-off spot with a late equaliser edging out their opponents Tranmere.
Millwall v Leeds (saturday) Scunthorpe v MK Dons
Orient kept 14th spot with a Dean Morgan equaliser against Huddersfield and Swindon missed out after leading 2-0 at Peterborough who came back to draw.
In the relegation zone, Carlisle started well with a 7th minute goal against Millwall and held on for a 2-0 win which took them above Northampton, who had the short straw today with a trip to Eland Road which they lost 3-0. A late winner for Brighton also secured their safety.
Well done to Brentford, Wycombe and Exter for automatic promotion from League Two. The fourth from the play-offs will be Bury, Gillingham, Rochdale or Shrewsbury.
As things stand: Carlisle winning, Brighton winning and Northampton losing. Northampton (and Crewe) will be relegated.
If Tranmere win at Scunthorpe they will replace their hosts in the last play-off spot.
Play-offs: MK Dons v Tranmere, Leeds v Millwall (as it stands)
An Orient win or draw would see us take 14th spot, but defeat could see Swindon sneak above us.
The BBC version of events before start of play:
Saturday, 02 May 2009
Brighton v Stockport 1-0
Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool 4-1
Carlisle v Millwall 2-0
Crewe v Leicester 0-3
Hereford v MK Dons 0-1
Leeds v Northampton 3-0
Leyton Orient v Huddersfield 1-1
Peterborough v Swindon 2-2
Scunthorpe v Tranmere 1-1
Southend v Cheltenham 2-0
Walsall v Oldham 1-2
Yeovil v Colchester 0-2
Tranmere (a) 0-0
Crewe (h) 1-0
Hartlepool (a) 1-0
Hereford (a) 1-2
Peterborough (h) 2-3
Brighton (h) 2-1
Carlisle (a) 3-1
Stockport (a) 1-0
Walsall (h) 0-1
Oldham (h) 2-1
Cheltenham (a) 1-0
Leeds (h) 2-2
Colchester (h) 2-1 – 8 wins 4 home 4 away (2 draws 3 defeats)
Swindon (a) 1-0
Northampton (h) 1-3
Home P8 W4 D1 L3
Away P7 W 5 D 1 L1
Total P15 W9 D2 L4 Pts 29
8 wins, One x 3-1,
Three (home) x 2-1, Brighton, Oldham, Colchester (ALL FROM BEHIND??)
3 x 1-0 (One home, Four away)
Four comebacks in home matches, including the three 2-1 win
Full round up to follow. Brighton and Northampton have moved out of the relegation zone, replaced by Carlisle and Crewe.