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Norwich 0 Leyton Orient 1 HALF-TIME

8 Jan
Elliott Omozusi

Elliot Omuzusi in action for Norwich

Goal scored by Jimmy Smith after 20 minutes.

Jamie Jones in goal, Elliot Omozusi, Forbes, Ben Chorley and Charlie Daniels across the back.

Alex Revell, Stephen Dawson, Matthew Spring, Jimmy Smith and Dean Cox could make up a five-man midfield, and Téhoué is up front.

Whing, Aaron Brown, McGleish, Adam Chambers, Lee Butcher, Paul-José Mpoku and Harry Kane are on the bench.


Leyton Orient 4 Colchester 2 – Russel Slade reaction

3 Jan

Goals from Jimmy Smith, Alex Revell, Paul Jose-Empoku and Jonathan Tehoue helped the Eastender’s to a 4-2 win over their Essex neighbours and revenged the defeat earlier in the season when the O’s led 2-0 early on but lost 3-2. After the game Russel Slade spoke to BBC London and this is a snapshot of  what he said…


“we showed great character, to come back from  saturday’s result at Brighton, we were better in the first half and in the second it was end to end, on another day we could have won more comfortable, Dean Cox played well, and Jimmy. Jamie will want to forget about that goal. But credit, we were under pressure at 3-2 and we went down the other end and made it 4-2. It’s pleasing that the guys can come off the bench and score. Colchester have only conceded 7 away from home before today, and we’ve scored 4 against them…”


Orient moved up to 17th in the table with 27 points, 5 clear of the relegation zone, and only 6 points off the play-offs! Well stranger things have happened… Next up Norwich away in the FA Cup. Up The O’s


What A Difference A Week Makes

16 Feb

July 18th 2009 – Darlington 2 Newcastle United 7

July 25th 2009 – Leyton Orient 6 Newcastle United 1

Pre-season – New Signings

15 Aug

New Signings
Adrian Patelua- striker from Lincoln City
James Scowcroft – striker from Crystal Palace
Jimmy Smith – midfielder from Chelsea
Ben Chorley – central defender from Tranmere Rovers

Players offered contracts
Sean Thornton accepted
Andrew Cave-Brown accepted
Loick Pires acccepted
Scott McGleish accepted

Players already under contract for next season
Glenn Morris
Stephen Purches
Tamika Mkandawire
JJ Melligan
Adam Chambers
Jamie Jones
Luke Ashworth
Jason Demetriou
Ryan Jarvis
Harry Baker
Charlie Daniels

Leyton Orient 6 Newcastle United 1

25 Jul

Orient – Smith, Thornton (pen), McGleish, Mkandawire, Jarvis, Baker
Newcastle – Barton (pen)

First Half: Jones, Daniels, Purches, Chorley, Mkandawire, Thornton, Demetrious, Smith, Melligan, Patulea, Scowcroft
Second half subs (all used) : Morris (gk), Ashworth, Gilbert, Cave-Brown, Pires, Baker, Sydes, Hall, McGleish, Jarvis

Newcastle United

1st half: Krul (gk) Coloccini, Enrique, Nolan, Barton, Duff, Smith, Habib Beye, Taylor, Obafemi Martens, Gutierrez
Subs (all used) Foster (gk) Guthrie, Xisco, Geremei, Andrew Carrol, Lualua, Kadar plus two blokes off the street (sorry – unnamed squad players)

Leyton Orient took apart Newcastle United at Brisbane Road in a match which confirmed the disarray the toon army are currently suffering, and piled more gloom on owner Mike Ashley.
With no deals finalised on buying the club from Ashley, there was still no managerial appointment, and with Alan Shearer nowhere to be seen it was left to Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood to take charge of the team and coaching.
For the East Londoners, it was their only home friendly of the season after Newcastle pulled out of a trip to Amsterdam on police advice to avoid fans clashing with Sunderland fans. The O’s were scheduled to play Luton Town the night before but pulled out of the game to entertain the geordies.
It’s possible that the relegated Johnston Paint Trophy Winners could have given the eastenders a harder game, as Orient opened the scoring after just 5 minutes from Jimmy Smith after good work by Jason Demetriou and Sean Thornton. Thornton added a second from the penalty spot on 20 minutes after Habib Beye was adjudged to have carelessly handled in the box.

Newcastle pulled a goal back through Joey Barton, also from the penalty spot and started to get back into a game, as Damian Duff and Jonas Gutierrez swapped wings, but were denied twice by superb saves by young keeper Jamie Jones from Steven Taylor and Obafemi Martens.
Just before half-time Jones made a third great save, this time from his own player Charlie Daniels, attempting to safely head the ball back to his keeper from a Newcastle corner.

For the second half many substitutes took to the field, including Geremi, LuaLua and Xisco for Newcastle, and Scott McGleish and Ryan Jarvis for Orient. McGleish, a player released by Colin Calderwood at Northampton added the crucial third goal after just five minutes with a stunning overhead kick from the edge of the box, and just a minute later Tamika Mkandawire added a fourth from a corner and seemingly killed off any hopes of a comeback from the Championship side.

If a 4-1 win against an ex Premiership side that contained 15 squad players on £50,000 a week wasn’t enough, Ryan Jarvis broke into the box and curled in a fifth, past helpless sub keeper Fraser Foster.
So 5-1, and the Brisbane Road faithful that weren’t left stunned and lost for words, celebrated by singing “we want six” “can we play you every week?” and “easy easy”
They didn’t have to wait too long. With the clock running down on 87 minutes, good work down the left by Loick Pires allowed him to slot a ball into the middle for fellow youth team product Harry Baker to place the ball into the left corner and finish the scoring on an extraordinary afternoon.

Afterwards, a cheeky Geraint Williams said “I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t keep a clean sheet”
Newcastle caretaker Chris Hughton banned all of his players from speaking to the press.

In their first pre-season friendly one week earlier the Toon had put seven past local neighbours Darlington, so may have been expecting a similar result on their trip to London, but were quite simply knocked for six by the better team on the day.

Players Staying & going…

5 May

I would say the biggest surprises in the released list are Brian Saah and Wayne Gray, Saah is still only 22, and I suppose ‘George’ didn’t see the potential developing. I thought Wayne Gray would get a another chance as he has been injured for most of the season.
Adam Boyd has also agreed terms with his old club Hartlepool according to their website, and the rumours are Adam Chambers is off to promoted Peterborough.. Good to see Scott McGleish will be offered a deal. Now we need deals/offers for Simon Church and Jimmy Smith..
More Comments to follow, a lot to take in so far…

Players released

Danny Granville
Alton Thelwell
Brian Saah
Wayne Gray
Solomon Shields
Paul Terry
Aiden Palmer
Bradley Gray

Players offered contracts

Sean Thornton
Andrew Cave-Brown
Loick Pires
Scott McGleish

Players already under contract for next season

Glenn Morris
Stephen Purches
Tamika Mkandawire
JJ Melligan
Adam Chambers
Jamie Jones
Luke Ashworth
Jason Demetriou
Ryan Jarvis
Harry Baker
Charlie Daniels

Leyton Orient v Colchester – Report

11 Apr

Orient took another huge step to safety with a fourth home win under Geraint Williams tenure (to match the four away wins under GW)
Colchester took the lead in the 43rd of the first half through Clive Platt after good work by Simon Hackney, but Charlie Daniels hit back in stoppage time to send the teams in level at half-time.

Scott McGleish had a trio of chances in the second half, including a chance that hit the bar, but sealed the points in the 79th minute with a goal against his former team, by putting the finishing touch to good work by on-loan Jimmy Smith.
Shortly after, Adam Boyd made his return to the team by replacing Jimmy Smith.
With Northampton losing yesterday, The O’s are now 12 points clear of the relegation zone, but Williams won’t let the O’s get complacement as they travel to Swindon on Easter Monday.
Swindon also took a step to safety with a 3-2 at Brighton after trailing at half-time. The prolific Simon Cox scored the decisive third goal.

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