Monday, 6 February 2017


The O's have been members of the football league since 1905 when they joined the then second tier of the game as Clapton Orient. In 2014 they were so close to promotion to The Championship when they lost on kicks from the penalty mark in the League One play-off final to Rotherham United. Since Barry Hearn sold the club to Italian business man Francesco Becchetti in that same year the East London club have dramatically spiralled downwards being relegated to League Two and also turned over a huge number of managers with Russell Slade, Kevin Nugent, Fabio Liverani, Ian Hendon, Andy Hessenthaler, Alberto Cavasin, Andy Edwards and now Daniel Webb in charge.

To say their loyal fans are very unhappy at the current running of the club is a slight understatement.

The O's are currently second bottom of League Two with only Newport County below them. They have lost their last five league games and only have two wins in their last ten games played. 

Every game is crucial for any team at the bottom of the table as we come to the business end of the season - The O's have eighteen matches left so there are still plenty of chances to move away from the drop zone. 


Tomorrow they face Morecambe (currently 17th and and seven points above them) at home, then they make two trips to the South-West to Yeovil Town (15th) on Saturday and then title challenger's Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday 14th February - what a way to spend Valentine's Evening?

The bookmakers currently make them 11/8 to be relegated or 4/7 to stay up. 

If you fancy a bet on tomorrow's game they are 7/5 to win with The Shrimps at 19/10 and the draw at 12/5. 

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