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Draw For O’s In First Game Since Davis Sacking

21st Nov 2017

A late Craig Clay goal saved a point for Orient as they battled out a 1-1 draw with National League leaders Dover at a packed Brisbane Road. A super attendance of 4,548 were to attend a match that saw the O’s without manager Steve Davis for the first time following his dismissal earlier in the […]

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Weekend Football Review

15th Nov 2017

The Great North London Derby Are Spurs 1-0 up already? Mike Dean is to take charge of the North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. This certainly won’t go down well with Arsenal fans who consider him to be a Spurs supporter. Wenger once described the 49-year old referee as ‘naïve’. It will be […]

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Ebbsfleet Knock Stuffing Out Of O’s

13th Nov 2017

A late goal from James Dayton was little more than scant consolation as Orient came away from Ebbsfleet with a 2-1 defeat that piles ever more pressure on manager Steve Davis. Leyton Orient returned from the short trip to Kent with their heads in their hands and yet more questions to be asked after yet […]

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Manchester City Go Eight Points Clear

07th Nov 2017

Conte shows Mourinho who’s boss! Antonio Conte dispels rumours of his eminent departure from the Chelsea manager’s job with victory over Mourinho’s Manchester United. “A victory over United, no matter how narrow is still as sweet.” I don’t know if Antonio Conte reads much Shakespeare, but if he does then he will surely appreciate this […]

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Millwall disappoint at the Den

06th Nov 2017

EnergyBet impress in the bar October was a funny old month for Millwall fans. Two defeats, one draw and a fine win over Birmingham City left them lower down the table than their performances probably deserved. However, the general feeling around the ground was that victory over struggling Burton Albion would set them up nicely […]

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Burton Nab All 3 Points With Sordell Winner

05th Nov 2017

Relegation threatened Burton stuck the knife into the Lions as Marvin Sordell’s winner twenty minutes from the end of the game to win the match 1-0 and leave Millwall hovering just above the relegation zone. To compound the defeat Millwall were once more reduced to 10 men as Jed Wallace received his marching orders after […]

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Weekend Football Review

03rd Nov 2017

Newcastle Looking to Improve League Position and potential investors looking for same Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle entertain AFC Bournemouth on Saturday hoping to improve on their current ninth position in the Premier League. AFC Bournemouth who are currently 19th should provide them with the three points they need to build on their impressive start to the […]

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Tottenham Destroy Real Madrid

02nd Nov 2017

Two goal Dele Ali gives European Masterclass Following Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid, superlatives have been thrown around like confetti. Superb, awesome, history making. Whichever way you want to describe it, it was a jolly fine performance from a Tottenham side that oozed class and confidence. All through the game, former Manchester […]

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Wednesday Beat Millwall On Tuesday

01st Nov 2017

Millwall’s trip up to Yorkshire ended in misery as they came away pointless and with only 10 players following the dismissal of Jake Cooper in injury time. Jordan Rhodes scored his first goal in donkey’s ages to give the home team three points despite the Lions putting up a spirited performance against the Owls. Still […]

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Tottenham take on Real Madrid

31st Oct 2017

Will Kane be fit enough to play? There is still a chance that Tottenham star Harry Kane could be fit to play against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Tottenham Hotspur are 11/5 to defeat European Champions Real Madrid 6/5 [odds correct as of 12:00 GMT Tuesday October 31] at their new home, Wembley stadium. Kane has […]

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Orient Rescue Point With Late Equalizer

30th Oct 2017

A goal from Mark Ellis five minutes before the end of normal play ensured Leyton Orient came away from north Wales with a hard earned hard fought point at Wrexham. The match at the Racecourse Ground (a ground that in it’s day hosted many Wales international football games) saw a decent advert for the National […]

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England Win the World Cup!

30th Oct 2017

And Crystal Palace Don’t Lose What a great weekend of football we just witnessed here at EnergyWorld. England win a world cup, Crystal Palace save themselves from further embarrassment with a last gasp equaliser, and Liverpool celebrate Christmas eight weeks early. Roy Hodgson Breathes Sigh of Relief West Ham denied a precious victory thanks to […]

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Millwall Leave Wales With A Point In Dismal Affair

29th Oct 2017

Cardiff and Millwall slugged out a bore draw in a dreadful encounter in Wales as the game disintegrated into a 0-0 scoreline come the end of a woeful 90 minutes of play. The South Londoners will be the happier of the two teams coming back to the capital with a point but no one who […]

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Was Pep Guardiola right about Tottenham?

26th Oct 2017

Spurs falter in London derby without talisman Kane Bet you didn’t see that one coming! High flying Tottenham beaten 3-2 at home by low lying West Ham in the Carabao cup. Spurs 2-0 up after 37 minutes as well! Never mind, Spurs get to focus on the league and Slaven Bilic gets to keep his […]

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Manchester City Play two Midlands Teams in a Week

25th Oct 2017

Can Tony Pulis’s West Brom do a Wolves? West Bromwich Albion (9/1) take on the mighty Manchester City (2/7) at the Hawthorns this weekend hoping to emulate the recent heroics of neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves held City to a draw in the Carabao cup on Tuesday, only losing out on penalties. Tony Pulis’s men will […]

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Liverpool Suffer at the Hands of Kane

23rd Oct 2017

Or should That be Feet? Wow! What a weekend of football that was. Harry Kane, who is on course for a European Golden Boot, demolished Liverpool, whose defenders looked like they were all wearing concrete boots. Liverpool fresh from an impressive win over an admittedly poor Maribor side midweek simply had no answer to the […]

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Millwall’s Second Half Display Sends Birmingham to defeat

23rd Oct 2017

Two second half goals from Millwall sent Birmingham City back to the Midlands empty handed as Ryan Tunnicliffe’s winner helped Millwall gain a valuable three points at the New Den. Birmingham without Harry Redknapp but now with new manager Steve Cotterill saw Cotterill experience his first defeat as the Birmingham manager as Millwall put up […]

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Orient Drop Further Down The Table After Defeat

23rd Oct 2017

Macclesfield Town piled more pressure on Leyton Orient as the northern team ran out 1-0 winners at Brisbane Road in front of a demoralised home crowd. In a peculiar match for various reasons the O’s came crashing down again with another disjointed performance that will have manager Steve Davis looking over his shoulder with more […]

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Who is best Pep Guardiola or Sean Dyche?

19th Oct 2017

There’s only one way to find out…. Saturday sees Sean Dyche’s Burnley (21/1) travel to the Etihad hoping to stop Pep Guardiola’s City stars from racking up another massive goal tally. Manchester City (1/10) have been scoring goals for fun this season, but they may not have it all their own way against a Burnley […]

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Sinfully Delightful 7 Goal City Too Deadly for Stoke

16th Oct 2017

Meanwhile the excitement meter was dialled down to zero at Anfield. Manchester City produced a magnificent seven goal rout of Stoke City at the Etihad. This result puts them two points clear at the top of the table. Pep Guardiola must be feeling pretty smug right about now, having now seen his team score a […]

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Missed Penalty Condemns Lions to Defeat

16th Oct 2017

In the all London derby Brentford consigned Millwall to a one nil defeat at Griffin Park aided and abetted by a missed Lee Gregory penalty with ten minutes left on the clock. Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers early second half goal was enough to ensure Brentford move out of the bottom four and sees Millwall slide down […]

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Orient Pick Up Point In First Half Frenzy

09th Oct 2017

Leyton Orient twice led away at Barrow but had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw as the Northerners came back to leave both teams without a win in 7 matches. In a frenzy of first half activity and goals, four goals were scored in a blistering 22 minute spell that proved excellent […]

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The Nearly Boys

05th Oct 2017

England 1/3 are so close to qualification for the World Cup in Russia that they can almost taste the Caviar. One good result tomorrow night against Slovenia 17/2 and they will be able to submit their visa applications on Friday. Recent form suggests that this should be a formality against a Slovenia team who have […]

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Controversial Goal Sends O’s To Another Defeat

05th Oct 2017

Tranmere Rovers beat Orient 2-1 on Merseyside to send Leyton Orient to yet another loss on their current terrible run on Wednesday night. Goals from Cook and a heavily disputed winner from Norwood gave Rovers the three points as the O’s slump in form continues unabated. In a game where we saw a direct approach […]

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For Orient: Fylde Under Defeat

02nd Oct 2017

AFC Fylde shocked big boys Leyton Orient 2-1 with Danny Rowe scoring a brace at a packed Brisbane Road to send the minnows home back up the M6 with the accolades which they fully deserved. They could even have Lewis Montrose sent off to finish the game with ten men as Leyton Orient failed to […]

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Barnsley Put Lions To The Sword

02nd Oct 2017

Millwall were all over the option as they fell to a heavy defeat as they lost 3-1 to a Tom Bradshaw brace as Barnsley took all three points at the New Den on Saturday. The home team were seeking a fourth straight victory at The Den but looked out of sorts as a Barnsley team […]

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Reading Hung Out To Dry On Saville Row

27th Sep 2017

George Saville scored two late goals in the last ten minutes to rob the points for Millwall with a 2-1 victory over Reading at the New Den. Lowly Reading were desperately unfortunate to return to Berkshire empty handed as the evenings underdogs put up a cracking performance against a shell shocked Millwall and yet a […]

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Stalemate For Millwall At Preston

25th Sep 2017

Millwall battled hard and came away with a well deserved point in a 0-0 draw against Preston North End at Deepdale. Following last weeks 1-0 win against leaders Leeds United, the Londoners were up against another Championship top 4 team in Preston and the Lions did not disappoint as their resilience held up well against […]

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Boco Rescues Orient With Late Strike

25th Sep 2017

Leyton Orient came back from being two goals down to snatch a late draw as they stopped the recent slide in form with a 2-2 away draw at leaders Aldershot Town. How Orient might relish Romauld Boco’s 82nd minute goal come the end of the season as the form book was totally against them coming […]

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Millwall Football Club Entertains EnergyBet

19th Sep 2017

Millwall football club entertains EnergyBet as they take on table topping Leeds United at the Den. New in stadium betting partners, EnergyBet are treated to a good lunch and even better football. I was there together with Russell Yershon the UK Country Manager, representing EnergyBet, a new and progressive sports betting company, and the in-stadium […]

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Hartlepool Beat The O’s

18th Sep 2017

Orient continued their poor form of late with their third consecutive defeat, 2-1 to a Hartlepool team brimming with confidence at Brisbane Road. Having started the season so well Leyton Orient are dropping down the National League table like flies as Hartlepool in difference are climbing the table thanks to a Rhys Oates winner two […]

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Leeds Shocked By Electric Londoner’s

18th Sep 2017

Millwall turned the form book upside by beating top of the table Leeds United by a goal to nil at the New Den to send the visitors back to Yorkshire with ‘nowt’. The London team were good value for their win as an Aiden O’Brien 73rd minute goal was enough to silence the travelling fans […]

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Halifax Knock The Stuffing Out Of Orient

13th Sep 2017

Halifax Town came away from Brisbane Road with all 3 points as they out witted the O’s with a combative performance in a 3-0 win. Leyton Orient came into the game looking to come back from last Saturday’s defeat at Boreham Wood to return to winning ways but it never looked likely from the off […]

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Orient Express Derailed At Boreham Wood

10th Sep 2017

Orient endured a bad day at the office as they came crashing down to earth in front of a record attendance as Boreham Wood thrashed them 2-0 in a game where the scoreline flattered the O’s. 1,920 crammed into Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park ground to witness Leyton Orient second best for most of the match […]

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Bon Appetit As Orient Eat Guiseley

04th Sep 2017

Macauley Bonne hit a hat trick as Leyton Orient served up scant consolation to Guiseley in a 4-1 victory that puts the O’s into second place in the National League. Guiseley were done up like kippers as Orient smashed four past Green in the Guiseley goal. In fact Guiseley were made to look green as […]

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Tales Of The Orient

31st Aug 2017

Not only has there been a mass clear-out over the summer of playing staff following Orient’s exit out of the football league and proper and into the National League but also an influx of new staff in varying capacities including that of management. Following the recent takeover in June 2017 former manager Martin Ling was […]

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Bonne Appetit For Goal

28th Aug 2017

An early 6th minute goal for Orient through Macauley Bonne was enough to snatch all three points against a defiant Maidenhead United team and take the O’s into 3rd place in the National League table. Maidenhead were on a decent run before this match on August Bank Holiday Monday, unbeaten in four and looking rock […]

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Orient Player Signings For The 2017/18 Season

27th Aug 2017

Such was the merry go round and the exodus of players from Leyton Orient last season when over 40 players were used in the first team that we look at some of the players over the summer who will be wearing an O’s shirt in this new season. Last season you could be excused as […]

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Clay Saves The Day

26th Aug 2017

Midfielder Craig Clay scored a 98th minute equaliser for Leyton Orient to rescue a point against Eastleigh Town at Brisbane Road in the National League in a 1-1 draw. Clay, the 25 year old man who came in from Motherwell last month couldn’t have chosen a more important time to score his first goal for […]

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Bonnehomie For Orient

19th Aug 2017

Striker Macauley Bonne hit the back of the net twice for Leyton Orient as they came away from Woking with a wonderful 2-0 victory that puts them into 7th place in the National League. Woking is never the easiest place to get a result and with the O’s coming off a 6-1 drubbing at Bromley […]

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Orient Back Down To Earth With A Bang

16th Aug 2017

Leyton Orient suffered the humiliation of a major drubbing at the hands of Bromley as the Kent team smashed apart the O’s defence with a 6-1 victory in the National League on Tuesday night. The O’s were outclassed, outplayed, second best and lethargic for much of the 90 minutes against their local neighbours before a […]

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Orient Win To Climb Into Top Four Spot

13th Aug 2017

 The new look all change Orient beat Maidstone United 2-0 at Brisbane Road to make it two home wins on the bounce in four days. Goals from David Mooney on the hour and Romuald Boco at the death put the O’s into fourth position in the National League but caution should be reserved for any […]

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O’s Beat Billericay as they Debut New Kit

30th Jul 2017

The O’s took to the pitch for their first match in their new 2017-18 season EnergyBet kits, at Billericay Town on the 29th July, and left the AGP Arena as 2-1 winners. In an impressive performance, that bodes well for the rejuvenated Leyton Orient, Macauley Bonne opened the scoring, with a nice header in the […]

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New 17’-18’ Leyton Orient FC Kit Released

24th Jul 2017

More great news for Orient fans! The club have just unveiled their brand-new shirts for the 2017-18 Vanarama National League season. Both the home and away shirts use the quality Nike Trophy II template, made with Nike Dry fabric and Nike Dri-FIT polyester, to keep you dry and comfortable, no matter how hard you play. […]

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A Bright New Dawn for Leyton Orient FC

07th Jul 2017

At long last, things are looking up for Leyton Orient FC. So, last season was a disaster, resulting in relegation to the National League, but it looks like a phoenix may well rise from the ashes. With new owners and management, a resurgent passion and determination is now showing itself. Perhaps nothing symbolises this more […]

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Ex Orient Assistant Manager Thanked For Helping England Under 20 Success

06th Jul 2017

Following the incredible under-20 World Cup success with England, Andy Edwards says he is indebted to former Leyton Orient assistant manager Kevin Nugent. Andy Edwards the ex O’s boss and Academy Director had his last match as Leyton Orient manager before handing in his resignation on January 29 a little over 4 months ago. He […]

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Star Sixes Magic for O’s Fans

05th Jul 2017

Exciting news for dedicated Leyton Orient fans: as a gesture of goodwill the club is giving away 1,000 free tickets for Star Sixes – the highly anticipated new tournament for former international footballers, being held at London’s O2 Arena this July. There are 500 tickets for the night of Friday 14th July (group stage), and […]

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Omar Riza Orient Manager

18th Jun 2017

Omar Riza is the current Leyton Orient manager and was the 5th manager in a turbulent 2016/2017 season for Orient as the club were relegated out of the League for the first time in their history dropping down from League 2 to the National League. After 112 years of league football Riza was in a […]

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England Salvage Point In Mad Last 6 Minutes

11th Jun 2017

  Harry Kane scored a dramatic goal in the last minute of stoppage time as England carved out a 2-2 draw against the Old Enemy Scotland at Hampden Park. Three goals in the last 6 minutes ensured this was a match no-one was going to forget in a while as two Leigh Griffiths free kicks […]

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Orient Legends – John Chiedozie

08th Jun 2017

John Chiedozie was a fast, nippy winger who played on the right flank for Leyton Orient between 1977 and 1981.  He was Nigerian and was born in 1960 in Owerri. He represented Nigeria at international level on nine occasions, eight of them whilst at Orient and scored twice for his country. He was only 16 […]

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Real Topple Italian Giants With Star Show

04th Jun 2017

  Real Madrid won their third Champions League crown in 4 years with an emphatic 4-1 win over Juventus at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. That man Cristiano Ronaldo notched a double as Real Madrid defeated 10-man Juventus to retain their Champions League crown and 12th win altogether including the old European Cup. The Old […]

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The Relegated Teams

01st Jun 2017

18th to 20th Positions – The Relegated Teams, those teams who will play in the Championship next season. 18th place. Hull City. 4 and a half out of 10. Manager Mike Phelan was named the new manager in August after Steve Bruce left a calamitous situation (that was none of his fault) weeks previously with […]

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Premiership Review Part 4 Season 2016 – 2017

01st Jun 2017

15th to 17th Position   In our ongoing review of the Premiership which finished in a blaze of goals last week, we are reviewing by giving marks out of ten to how each team did in the league over the course of the season. Here are the teams that staved off relegation but have heaps […]

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Premiership Review Part 3 Season 2016 – 2017

31st May 2017

11th to 14th Place 11th place. West Ham . 6 out of 10. The Hammers were all over the option for large parts of the season but came good at the end to command a respectable 11th place but nothing more. More was expected of the team at the start of the season but in […]

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Premiership Review Part 2 Season 2016 – 2017

30th May 2017

6th to 10th Place 6th Place. Manchester United. 6.5 out of 10. United’s league mark warrants a six and a half although for an overall season they achieved more like a 9 with 3 trophies, the Community Shield, the League Cup and the Europa Cup. In the league Jose Mourinho built a wall from the […]

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Wenger Makes History As Gunners Beat Blues

28th May 2017

Arsenal beat favourites Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley by 2 goals to 1 as Arsene Wenger made history by lifting the coveted trophy for the seventh time.  The Gunners were deserved winners and had a game plan that worked brilliantly as they closed down Premiership Champions Chelsea who appeared tired and looking […]

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The Top Five

28th May 2017

 We decided to review the Premiership which finished in a blaze of goals last week by giving marks out of ten to how each team did in the league over the course of the season. We’ll start off with the newly crowned champions Chelsea and review the top 5 to begin with.  1st. Chelsea. 9 […]

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Mid Table Position About Right For Inconsistent Villa

26th May 2017

Aston Villa finished the 2016/17 season in 13th position in the Championship which it has to be said is about absolutely right for Steve Bruce’s man. The midlands club were fairly formidable at home with just 3 defeats in their 23 home matches in a mammoth 46 match season in their first season in the […]

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Man City And Liverpool Make It As Arsenal Miss Out On Champions League

25th May 2017

There were goals aplenty on the final games of the domestic league season as Arsenal missed out on  the Champions League qualification as Manchester City and Liverpool qualified instead. A whopping 37 goals were hammered in, in what was to prove to be a super Sunday for some Premier League teams but not for others. […]

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United Win As Ajax Put In A Poor Show

25th May 2017

 Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm to win the Europa League and thereby automatically qualifying for the Champions League in a mainly one sided game. Ajax didn’t really turn up for the game as United won the match with ease with goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mikahitaryan to give United their third trophy […]

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O’s Goal Machine Of The 1970’s

23rd May 2017

Mention the 1970’s or 1980’s to any Leyton Orient fan and one of the first names they will mention playing for the O’s is the great centre forward Peter Kitchen. A prolific goalscorer throughout his career, Peter was born in Mexborough and not only was he a legend for the O’s but also for his […]

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Tigers Stuffed By Eagles: Hull Relegated

15th May 2017

Crystal Palace beat Hull City into submission to relegate them with a 4-0 drilling at Selhurst Park that cemented Palace’s stay in the premiership division for next season. It was all a bit embarrassing for Hull in the end as Sam Allardyce saved another club from relegation following his incredible antics to keep Sunderland up […]

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Regrouping For The O’s

15th May 2017

After a dreadful season in which Orient went out of the league for the first time in their history, it is time to reflect. For the new season the O’s must get back together as a club and bring in one or two seasoned veterans to stabilise the team. The young team that played the […]

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Batshuayi Strike Seals Title For Chelsea

14th May 2017

Michy Batshuayi, the forgotten man of Chelsea Football etched his name into history as his late goal won the Premiership title for the Blues for the 5th time and their sixth title in all as Chelsea beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns. The 23 year old strikers combined minutes on the pitch this season […]

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Juventus and Real Madrid Book Their Final Date With Comprehensive Wins

12th May 2017

The Old Lady, Juventus secured an easy return to their second Champions League final in three seasons as they defeated French club Monaco with a 2-1 home win in front of 40,000 spectators and a 4-1 aggregate win. Dani Alves was in outstanding form just as he was in the first leg as yet another […]

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Millwall and Bradford Make Wembley Play Off Final

12th May 2017

Millwall did it the hard way to beat Scunthorpe United after falling behind 1-0 to win 3-2 and guarantee a place at Wembley in the League 1 play off final. After a 0-0 draw at New Den, the London side found themselves as underdogs for the return up at Scunthorpe and won the game which […]

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More Fan Protests As O’s Slide Out Of League

07th May 2017

After 112 years Leyton Orient Football Club went out of the league on Saturday following another crashing defeat. This time a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Blackpool who with this win in the final match of the the 46 of the campaign held onto 7th place and guaranteed a play off place where they […]

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Brighton Slip Up, Newcastle Win Championship As Blackburn Go Down

07th May 2017

Newcastle United bounced back into the Premier League at the first atempt as champions as they snatched the Championship title away from Brighton on a dramatic final day. A huge boisterous crowd of 52,276 at St James’ Park witnessed goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle as the Magpies secured a deserved 3-0 […]

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Late Grealish Goal Spoils Brighton’s Party

02nd May 2017

A last minute Jack Grealish goal earned the claret and blues a 1-1 draw and meant Brighton were robbed of the Championship title on the last day of the season leaving Newcastle United to be crowned as Champions. His speculative shot from 25 yards squirmed to Brighton keeper David Stockdale’s left hand side and into […]

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Boring Saturday Exciting Sunday

01st May 2017

Fancy going over to Tesco’s or Do It All for some furniture rearranging? Thinking of putting up a new shed in the garden? Saturday was the perfect day as probably the worst ever day in Premier League history reared it’s ugly head. There were 5 matches in the to division. No home wins and weirdly […]

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Blackburn Win In Close Encounter Over Villa

01st May 2017

Lowly Blackburn kept their chances of staying in the Championship a boost with a close hard fought 1-0 win over Aston Villa. It was all one way traffic in the first half with Blackburn on the offensive knowing that only a win would give them a chance of staying in the division. Three times in […]

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Joshua Beats Klitschko In Fantastic Fashion

01st May 2017

Wow! Did that really just happen. What a night, what a fight, what a performance from Anthony Joshua as he painstakingly won a mesmerising fight against Wladimir Klitschko, a man 14 years his senior in what was a sure fire thriller of a fight. It wasn’t easy for both boxers as the referee stopped the […]

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Premier League Round Up – Week 22nd – 26th April 2017

27th Apr 2017

Due to the two FA Cup semi finals, the Premier League fixtures were rather depleted on Saturday with only 4 matches. Bournemouth having been destroyed by Spurs the previous week sought their revenge on the flailing Middlesbrough and beat them by the exact same scoreline of 4-0 with King scoring after 2 minutes and Afone […]

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Agbonlahor Fires Birmingham Into Trouble

24th Apr 2017

Back from injury, his future uncertain and with many pundits saying he was ‘yesterday’s man’ Gabby Agbonlahor scored the only goal of the game in a tense tussle as Aston Villa beat fierce rivals Birmingham City 1-0 at Villa Park. It was Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge of the Blues and he like the […]

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Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1 (after extra time)

24th Apr 2017

Arsene Wenger, the man harangued so many times this season proved his critics wrong as he pulled a masterstroke to beat a harassed City who didn’t have luck on their side and looked confused by Wenger’s forward thinking 3-5-1-1 formation.

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Orient Relegation To Non League Football Finally Confirmed

23rd Apr 2017

After 112 years, Leyton Orient football club probably had their saddest day ever when they were finally relegated after going down 3-0 to Crewe Alexandra. A tragic scenario for such a wonderful little club who have spiraled into the depths of despair in the last 3 years. Despite grimly hanging on to their league status […]

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Chelsea Beat Spurs In Cracker

23rd Apr 2017

Even Jacob’s couldn’t make a better cracker than the first FA Cup semi final on Saturday as Chelsea beat Spurs 4-2 in a thrilling game from the off as Hazard and Matic won the game for the Blues. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte changed the team line up with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on the […]

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Kodija Red Carded As Villa Slump To Defeat

18th Apr 2017

Aston Villa fell 3-1 to a buoyant Fulham side who leap into the play off zone and leave Villa unchanged in 12th position.

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Orient Cling On To Survival With Win

18th Apr 2017

Leyton Orient are hanging on to league status by the skin of their teeth following a 2-1 win over third from bottom Hartlepool knowing a win was the only result that would keep them from not being relegated into non league football for next season.

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Champions League Review – Juventus – Barcelona / Leicester City – Atletico Madrid

17th Apr 2017

Juventus produced a well organised spirited performance as they outshone a poor Barcelona back line and goals from Paulo Dybala with a superb first-half double and Giorgio Chiellini’s second-half header gave Juventus a 3-0 victory over a dreadful Barcelona.

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Champions League Review Borussia Dortmund – Monaco / Bayern Munich – Real Madrid

17th Apr 2017

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Monaco nicked the first leg of the rescheduled Champions League quarter-final tie at Borussia Dortmund by 3 goals to 2. In a game delayed by 24 hours due to a bomb explosion and attack on the Borussia Dortmund bus that hospitalised one Dortmund player (Marc Bartra) Mbappe diverted in […]

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Mendes Blows Away Reading’s Collywobbles

16th Apr 2017

Anyone who thought Reading might be in for a bumpy ride for the climax of the season following last weeks annihilation at Norwich found those thoughts were swiftly dismissed at Reading cruised to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

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Luton Town 2 Leyton Orient 2 April 14th 2017.

15th Apr 2017

A bit of fight, a bit of heart and a bit of commitment, that’s all Orient fans could have asked as the O’s battled to a 2-2 draw at high flying Luton Town to stave off relegation for the time being at least. In chunks Orient were the better team and were denied a much […]

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Premier League Round Up – Weekend 10th April 2017

11th Apr 2017

Crystal Palace gnawed into Arsenal like lions attacking evacuating penguins from a zoo. Sure it doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s spectacular. Three nil to the Palace and by the looks at the end from Arsene Wengers dejected troops they will feel they got off lightly.

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Villa’s play off hopes gone for a Burton

09th Apr 2017

Kodija scores another early goal for Aston Villa but battling Burton keep up hopes of staying alive in the division with a point. Villa’s minimal chances of an outside play off place were thwarted by a determined Burton desperately in need of points, any point as they drew one apiece at Burton’s Pirelli stadium. It’s […]

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Agony and Misery For Orient

09th Apr 2017

Could it get any worse for the O’s after yet another heavy defeat at the hands of Cambridge United? This time it was 3-0 but again it could have been a lot more as the London club are now a whopping 10 points adrift of safety with only five games remaining after goals from Luke […]

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Kodija Shoots Rangers

05th Apr 2017

Man of the moment Jonathan Kodija scored the only goal of the game as Aston Villa saw off a resilient QPR at Villa Park to maintain their excellent run. Kodjia scored his seventh goal in seven games as Aston Villa picked up a fourth win in a row against a QPR team that simply wouldn’t […]

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Premier League Round Up – Weekend 2nd April 2017

04th Apr 2017

Leaders Chelsea took a tumble as they fell at home to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace. It was the early early show at Stamford Bridge as Cesc Fabregas put the league leaders in front with just over 5 minutes on the clock. Zaha put the South London outfit right […]

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Wycombe Cruise To Victory Against 10 Men Orient

04th Apr 2017

Leyton Orient 0 Wycombe Wanderers 2   April 1st 2017. It may have been April Fools Day but another defeat for the O’s certainly wasn’t humorous in any way, shape or form as Wycombe came away from Brisbane Road with a 2-0 win and three relatively easy points. Two first-half goals for Wycombe Wanderers handed Leyton […]

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Reach For The Hose Kodija’s On Fire

04th Apr 2017

Aston Villa 2 Norwich City 0 – 1st April 2017. Jonathan Kodija scored a double with one goal in each half as Villa punished an at times sloppy Norwich City by 2 goals to 0 to move into the top half of the table. Sound familiar? Well it should be those were the opening lines […]

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Orient’s Season Hits All Time Low

03rd Apr 2017

Webb resigns as former Cheshunt Manager Riza Takes Over Leyton Orient suffered yet another huge blow today as Danny Webb resigned his position as the O’s manager. In what has been a horrendous season Webb was in charge for only two months and won just two matches in that period of time. He has been […]

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Wins For England, France and Germany but Netherlands Hit Trouble

01st Apr 2017

World Cup Qualifying Europe Round Up w/e March 26th 2017 (Part 1) Group A Delev delivered double trouble for the Dutch as Bulgaria beat the Netherlands by two goals to nil as Bulgarian star Delev hit a brace to sink the Dutch armada. The defeat ended the Danny Blinds Dad’s term in office for the […]

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Three Goals In Nine Minutes Kill Off Dispirited Orient

30th Mar 2017

Another horror show from Leyton Orient saw them killed off just after the half hour mark and condemn them to their 4th large defeat on the trot after losing 3-0 to Crawley Town down in Sussex. Crawley themselves were on an abysmal run having not won for six games but they played with a tight […]

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Leyton Orient Stadium

29th Mar 2017

Leyton Orient’s stadium is known officially these days as the Matchroom Stadium thanks in part to Barry Hearn. The O’s home ground is known to most fans as Brisbane Road though as it kept this name for almost seventy years. It was renamed as the Matchroom Stadium after former club chairman Barry Hearn‘s sports Promotion […]

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Aston Villa’s Stadium

29th Mar 2017

Aston Villa’s stadium is known officially as Villa Park, which is based in the city of Birmingham in England and has been the home of Aston Villa since 1897. This is the third different century that Villa have played at the famous stadium and it is one of the oldest stadiums in European football.

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League Round Up – Weekend 19. March 2017

23rd Mar 2017

The Championship leaders appear to be slipping up as Huddersfield in third were well and truly stuffed on Friday night by lowly Bristol City by 4 goals to 0.

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Claret And Blues Give Athletic The Blues

21st Mar 2017

Aston Villa pulled another rabbit out of the bag as they defied both the weather and a determined Wigan Athletic at the DW stadium to snatch the match by two goals to nil. It wasn’t pretty for the Villa fans but this was their 5th win in 6 matches although the majority of those have […]

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Rovers Score 4 And Inflict Another Defeat On The O’s

20th Mar 2017

A dishevelled Orient were hammered by 4 goals to one against a Doncaster Rovers team with more ambition, more strength and above all more heart than the Londoners could muster in a month of Sundays. Ok, it was never going to be easy, top were playing bottom but while Doncaster Rovers will almost certainly be […]

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Premiership League Round Up – 18 – 19. March 2017

20th Mar 2017

It just gets worse for Arsenal this month as West Brom made them look incredibly ordinary at the Hawthorns with a 3-1 victory.

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Orient Lose To Superior Grimsby Team

13th Mar 2017

Following last weeks hammering 4-0 of Newport County put a few smiles back onto the Leyton Orient fans faces it all went wrong yet again at home against Grimsby Town. Another home defeat, this time 3-0 saw them look ever more over their shoulder at going out of the football league for the first time […]

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The Greatest Comeback Of All Time By Barcelona

09th Mar 2017

Barcelona produced without doubt the greatest comeback in the history of football to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League with a startling 6-1 victory over a shell shocked Paris St Germain to win by 6 goals to 5. The French team led 4-0 from the first leg and that meant if they […]

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Champions League Review

09th Mar 2017

Arsenals were annihilated by 5 goals to 1 at the Emirates by a dominant Bayern Munich as they went out of the Champions league at the last 16 stage yet again.

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Promotion Chasing Town Win It In Close Match

09th Mar 2017

Huddersfield Town chasing hard for promotion in third place overcame a spirited Villa team with 9 players currently out through injury by a goal to nil thanks to a Tommy Smith winner in the 70th minute. As per my last article on Villa where I said that 3 wins on the trot for the Villa […]

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League Round Up – Weekend 04/05/06 March 2017

07th Mar 2017

Chelsea jumped ten points clear on Monday with another win, this time 2-1 against West Ham in a score line that puts West Ham in a much better light than they deserved. Another wonder goal from the Belgium international Eden Hazard and a second from Diego Costa was enough to seal it despite an injury […]

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Orient Smash Up Newport As Koroma Takes The Fizz out of County

06th Mar 2017

The O’s beat Newport County in a ‘do or die’ encounter in deepest Wales by a fine four goals to nil in nervous circumstances as Josh Koroma netted a hat trick in a new look O’s team in the week Orient faced a winding up petition.

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The Villa’s Third Straight Win Leads Them To Safety

06th Mar 2017

  Roll out the barrels, accept the fanfares and at last accept Aston Villa will be in the Championship next season following a third successive victory that puts them back to the lofty heights of 13th position. Their two nil away win at bottom placed Rotherham United virtually seals their stay and Villa’s remaining games […]

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Bellew Wins Classic With Stoppage In 11th  

05th Mar 2017

  It was the fight that had almost everything. Entertainment aplenty before they even got in the ring David Haye was throwing fire at Tony Bellew but the underdog came out on top in an enthralling contest at the o2 Arena. Broken hands, raptured Achilles tendon’s, knockdown’s, limping fighters, threats of retirement. Wow! It was […]

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Manchester Utd 3 Southampton 2 League Cup Final

02nd Mar 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s looks like being the bargain of the season as his double for United secured the EFL Cup against a dominant super Southampton who will be absolutely gutted by this defeat. United won the game 3-2 in a match that the last time the two sides met in a Final was in the FA […]

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Stevenage Borough 4 Leyton Orient 1 February 28th 2017

01st Mar 2017

    Leyton Orient slipped into even more trouble on the road as they went down 4-1 at Stevenage Borough as they were taken apart by the Hertfordshire outfit. The O’s could have climbed out of the relegation zone in League 2 with a win at play-off chasing Stevenage – that’s if Hartlepool lose at […]

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Aston Villa 2 Bristol City 0 February 28th 2017

01st Mar 2017

Jonathan Kodija went from villain to hero as Villa won their second match on the trot at home to struggling Bristol City by two goals to nil. The striker who joined Villa in August in a reported £11m deal from City, endured a torrid first half, blasting a penalty over the bar after Gary Gardner […]

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League Round Up – Weekend 25/26 February 2017

28th Feb 2017

Spurs blew away Stoke City at White Hart Lane thanks to a first half hat trick from Harry Kane. The England striker bagged his treble inside nine minutes to make it 22 goals for the season and put him top of the League goal scoring charts with Everton’s Lukaku.

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The O’s take heart from recent record against Stevenage

27th Feb 2017

Leyton Orient are facing an uphill battle for survival in League Two after failing to pick up any points from home matches with fellow strugglers Notts County and Cheltenham Town. On Saturday, we ran into an inspired Cheltenham goalkeeper, with Scott Brown twice denying Gavin Massey from point-blank range before saving a second half Callum […]

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Leyton Orient 0 Cheltenham Town 1 February 25th 2017.

26th Feb 2017

Following their loss last week to at home to fellow strugglers Notts County, Saturday’s game, another home match to yet another team struggling in Division Two in Cheltenham Town, saw Orient come off second best again as Cheltenham returned home for a morale boosting 1-0 win. The O’s to put it mildly are now in […]

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Aston Villa 1 Derby County 0 February 25th 2017

26th Feb 2017

The Villa gained 3 momentous points in a must win situation at home to Derby County who required the 3 points themselves if they had any chance of still making the play offs. Although Aston Villa remain in the same position as they did at the start of the day in 17th place the win […]

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McCallum and company to keep up renewed intensity

24th Feb 2017

We’ll take another five goal thriller this week, but this time around we hope to be back on the right side of the difference. The loss to Notts County was hard to stomach as it saw Kevin Nolan’s men expand the gap between us to four points, and climb to 20th in the table. This […]

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Jedinak return to action key to stopping Bent supply chain

24th Feb 2017

Whilst losing 2-0 away at the division’s top team and top scorers isn’t usually something to be too despondent about, it underlined the dreadful form that Aston Villa are enduring in 2017 without a win in 10 games. Looking ahead at this weekend’s match against Derby County, manager Steve Bruce seemed to think that getting […]

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Champions League – Man City – Monaco – Bayer Leverkusen – Atl Madrid

24th Feb 2017

What a night for football in Manchester as Manchester City overcame Monaco in an 8 goal wonder match that had more twists than a game of cards. It was one of those games that in 30 years time people will say ‘I was there the night City beat Monaco’.

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Champions League – Sevilla – Leicester City – FC Porto – Juventus

24th Feb 2017

Ranieri Sacked As Spanish Win But Leicester Get Important Away Goal While Juventus take charge Following the insane shenanigans of the previous night surely nothing in the other Champions League matches could scale the heights of Manchester City and Atletico Madrid this week?

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Newcastle United 2 Aston Villa 0 February 20th 2017

21st Feb 2017

 Aston Villa lost yet again this time away 2-0 at Championship leaders Newcastle United and my be without Scott Hogan who went off injured and could be out for a number of weeks. Let’s make no bones about it. Villa are in trouble. Deep trouble. They seem to be advancing at the same pace as […]

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League Round Up – Weekend 18/19 February 2017

21st Feb 2017

Brighton returned to the top of the Championship league table with a 2-0 away win against play-off hopefuls Barnsley. Striker Sam Baldock opened the scoring in the second half and star-man Anthony Knockaert set up the forward for his second to wrap up the game. The visitors came to Oakwell knowing a win would put […]

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Aston Villa’s European Cup

21st Feb 2017

Aston Villa was always in the shadow in the 1970’s and early 1980’s of their more illustrious English Champions Liverpool under a conveyor belt of managers starting from the irrepressible Bill Shankley, through Bob Paisley et al while Nottingham Forest had the mischievous genius in Brian Clough.

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Orient’s Biggest Wins

21st Feb 2017

With Leyton Orient currently in a dire position placed 91st of the 92 teams in the football league and the very lowest English side in the leagues I thought it would be of interest to see how Orient had done against a team currently at the top of the third division. That jewel in the […]

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Leyton Orient 2 Notts County 3 February 18th 2017.

18th Feb 2017

The O’s Lose Important Relegation Scrap. Orient were in their second 5 goal thriller of the week against relegation rivals Notts County but this time they were on the receiving end of a 3-2 defeat.

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Orient Secure Shock Win Away At 2nd Placed Plymouth

17th Feb 2017

Orient managed to nab a 3-2 victory over high flying Plymouth Argyle with two last minute goals down in Devon on Wednesday night to gain a desirable 3 points in their hopes for league survival and to dent Plymouth’s automatic promotion hopes. Striker Gavin Massey who at last looks like scoring a few goals towards […]

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O’s revel in ‘fantastic’ support ahead of crucial Notts County clash

17th Feb 2017

Danny Webb lauded Leyton Orient’s “fantastic” travelling support, after 156 fans cheered the O’s on to a stunning win over second placed Plymouth at Home Park. The 3-2 comeback victory, inspired by a brace from the in-form Gavin Massey and completed by Sandro Semedo’s stoppage time winner, gives us a massive boost ahead of the […]

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The O’s head to Plymouth for ‘free hit’ on the south coast

13th Feb 2017

The O’s travel south to take on promotion chasing Plymouth, a few days after Gavin Massey’s late equaliser at Yeovil kept us within touching distance of the teams just outside of the drop zone We might still be in 23rd place, just two points off the bottom in League Two, but we have a massive […]

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Leyton Orient Heroes

11th Feb 2017

The first in a series of profiles of key Leyton Orient players over the years. In this article we focus on one of the ‘O’s best ever forward’s, the prolific Carl Griffiths, Carl Griffiths Carl was born in England in 1971 (he’s now 45) but played for both Wales under 21 team and Wales B […]

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Aston Villa – Manager Profile Steve Bruce As A Player

11th Feb 2017

Steve Bruce has been known in footballing circles for almost 40 years now as a player for his time with Norwich City and Manchester United where as Captain he lifted various trophies and of course his career in management. As a manager he has been employed for a variety of clubs to the point where […]

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The O’s kick off crucial block of fixtures at Yeovil

10th Feb 2017

Danny Webb insists ‘there is light at the end of the tunnel’ for Leyton Orient, despite watching his side fail to pick up any points in his first two matches in charge. The O’s stayed in the bottom two after a 20-yard strike by Morecambe’s Paul Mullin consigned us to a sixth successive defeat, during […]

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Bruce backs new signings to spark Villa revival

09th Feb 2017

Steve Bruce has assured Villa fans that his January recruits are good enough to ‘take the club where it wants to get to’. Villa signed Scott Hogan, Sam Johnstone, Henri Lansbury, James Bree, Birkir Bjarnason, Jacob Bedeau and Conor Hourihane during a busy transfer window. However, Hogan and co failed to prevent a last-minute loss […]

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Premier League – 4th-5th February 2017

06th Feb 2017

Chelsea Savage Arsenal As Blues Nearly Out Of Sight In Title Race Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1 to move Chelsea twelve points clear on top on Saturday as Arsenal could find no answer to Chelsea’s midfield power. The Blues outshone, outsmarted and outclassed an Arsenal team that were below par in a game where Chelsea’s midfield […]

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Burkino Faso Secure Bronze Medal With Spectacular Goal

06th Feb 2017

Alain Traore scored with a stunning strike for Burkino Faso as they took third place from Ghana with a one nil victory in the last minute of normal time. From 20 yards out Traore hammered a free kick that gave Burkino Faso the bronze medal and condemn Avram Grant’s Ghana team to their third fourth […]

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Veteran Keeper Saves Egypt In Shoot-out

05th Feb 2017

Egypt’s 44 year old veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary performed miracles and saved two crucial penalties as his side booked their passage through to the Africa Cup of Nations final where they will play Cameroon following a dramatic penalty shoot out. El Hadary saved Burkina Faso’s last two spot-kicks to win the shootout for Egypt […]

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Cameroon Beat Ghana With Two Late Strikes

05th Feb 2017

Cameroon are into the final of the African Nations Cup after a two nil win against Avram Grant’s Ghana. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui took advantage of some evil defending from a free-kick to drill in the opener as late the 72nd minute of the game and Christian Bassogog finished the match off with seconds left on the […]

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Bruce hopes Hogan can hit the ‘City’ ground running

03rd Feb 2017

Despite a raft of January signings, Steve Bruce’s side looked far from capable of mounting a late promotion charge in Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Brentford at Griffin Park.   Even with Jonathan Kodjia back to lead the line, we dropped to 14th place in the Championship with a ninth blank in 15 matches away from […]

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Danny Webb takes charge ahead of Orient’s crucial clash with Carlisle

02nd Feb 2017

The O’s are under serious pressure to get a result against promotion chasing Carlisle United, on a day where the other four sides in the bottom five of League Two are playing against each other. After slipping into the relegation zone with a 2-0 defeat at Mansfield last weekend, Andy Edwards has resigned as manager […]

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Chelsea Draw At Anfield To Go Nine points Clear

01st Feb 2017

An opportunist David Luiz goal and a Wijnuldum equalizer for Liverpool was enough to share the points and take Chelsea 9 points clear as the other two teams playing tonight in the top 6 both failed to win. Chelsea played the same formation with three at the back that has served them so well throughout […]

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Transfer Deadline Day

01st Feb 2017

Transfer Deadline Day – 31st January. The transfer window has now been completed and the teams have to make do until the summer. Have the teams at the bottom of the Premiership bought enough players to save themselves? Who is buying in the Championship and lower divisions and what about the top of the Premiership? […]

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Shocks Aplenty As FA Cup Drama Goes Into Overdrive

30th Jan 2017

Wolves put out Liverpool, Sutton toppled Leeds, Lincoln stunned Brighton & Hove Albion, Fulham destroy Hull City and Millwall outfought Watford as the weekends FA Cup came alive with all the drama you would hope for in the world’s most followed football Cup competition. There were shocks and upsets galore as two non league teams […]

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India Defeat England Amid Umpire Furor

30th Jan 2017

Cricket Report England v India 2nd 20/20 Game 29 Jan 2017 India beat England by 5 runs in a last ball thriller that was as much down to diabolical umpiring than anything else in a pulsating 20/20 game. Jasprit Bumrah picked up two wickets in the final six balls while Ashish Nehra picked up 3 […]

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Tennis Australian Open Men’s & Women’s Open Finals

30th Jan 2017

Roger The Old Codger Too Hot For Nadal Roger Federer rolled back the years with a vintage performance with a 6-4. 3-6, 6-1 , 4-6, 6-3 over Rafael Nadal in an enthralling five set encounter at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. It was great to see the pair in a Championship final after the […]

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Kodjia returns for rested Villa at Griffin Park

30th Jan 2017

Steve Bruce’s side need to take advantage of the ‘free weekend’ of preparation for Tuesday’s Championship match at Griffin Park. Meanwhile, Dean Smith’s 16th placed Brentford will have just over 72 hours to recover from their 4-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat against Premier League leaders Chelsea. Both sides will go into the match on […]

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O’s fans hope for home blank at Field Mill

26th Jan 2017

On Saturday, the O’s will be looking to put an end to the poor run of form that has seen us collect just a point from the four matches since our Boxing Day victory over Crawley Town. Andy Edwards takes his side to Field Mill to face a Mansfield Town side that are unbeaten in […]

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Wenger Throws Toys Out Of Pram As Arsenal Win

25th Jan 2017

Arsene Wenger got a little agitated with some poor decision making in a game that saw the Gunners have a player sent off and three penalty decisions of which two were wrong. To the extent that the Arsenal Manager pushed the 4th official at the end of a highly contentious match. Mustafi opened the scoring […]

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Hull Get The Blues As Mason Fractures Skull

25th Jan 2017

Premiership Sunday 22nd January 2017 Chelsea beat Hull 2-0 in a match that will be remembered more for the horrendous injury to Ryan Mason where he fractured his skull in a collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. No blame could be attached to either player as a clash of heads brought both players crashing to […]

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Liverpool Stunned By Clement’s Swansea

25th Jan 2017

Premiership Saturday 21st January 2017 Swansea removed the noose from around their necks to record a stunning victory over Liverpool at Anfield with a 3-2 win. This was great football played with full on entertainment value although if you’re a Liverpool fan alarm bells will be ringing as Liverpool failed to gain ground on leaders […]

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Tennis Australian Open Women’s Singles

23rd Jan 2017

The big story from the women’s singles was the loss of top seed and world number one Angelique Kerber. Kerber lost to Coco Vandeweghe in both the great name for a tennis player stakes and in the fourth round of the women’s singles. Kerber seemed distracted and not at all at the top of her […]

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Murray Out, Evans Out As Swiss Army Knife Through Opponents

23rd Jan 2017

Tennis Australian Open Men’s Singles Andy Murray and Dan Evans the last British hopes in the men’s singles in the Australian Open were both defeated while the Swiss army of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are both on the march after victory put them both into the quarter finals. Murray ranked number one surely had […]

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England Win Nail biter Against India

23rd Jan 2017

Cricket Report England v India 3rd ODI 22 Jan 2017 England beat India in the third and final one day international in a pulsating game by a slender 5 runs to lose a fascinating series by 2 matches to 1. The tourists won an absolute belter that went down to the last ball to salvage […]

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Senegal First Team To Qualify

23rd Jan 2017

Senegal beat Zimbabwe thanks to a two goals to nil win against Zimbabwe the outsiders in the group. The win means Senegal were the first team to qualify for the second round knock out stages. Their two, 2-0 victories puts them as lead goal scorers in the competition and they have yet to concede a […]

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Egypt Late Goal Sinks Uganda

23rd Jan 2017

The Pharaohs were looking down on North Africa’s Egypt as they left it late to beat a well-organized Ugandan Team by a goal to nil. Uganda gave everything and were strong and well disciplined at the back but didn’t carry too much bite going forward. The Egypt team looked fairly nervous throughout and relied a […]

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COD and Ivory Coast Draw Great Game

23rd Jan 2017

The late afternoon game was the first of the day in Group C as D.R. Congo and the Ivory Coast provided us with a wonderful 2-2 draw. In an exhilarating match that was the perfect advert for African football D.R. Congo twice took the lead only to be pegged back by the Ivory Coast on […]

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Morocco Outclass Togo

23rd Jan 2017

Morocco beat a tired Togo by three goals to one to go second in Group C after outwitting and outclassing the Togo team over an intriguing 90 minutes. Togo started all guns blazing and took the lead as early as the fifth minute when they cored from a fantastic breakaway from deep inside their own […]

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Cameroon Edge Guinea Bissau Despite Wonder Goal

23rd Jan 2017

Cameroon beat a determined but eventually two goals to one in a thrilling match where all three goals in the game were of the most outstanding quality. Guinea Bissau nudged in front from an absolutely stunning goal that if it doesn’t win goal of the competition then I will eat my hat. Piqueti who came […]

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India Wrap Up Series With Narrow Victory

20th Jan 2017

Cricket – England v India Second ODI India wrapped up the second one day series match by a slender 15 runs in a scintillating match as once again the England bowling let them down in a game that puts India 2 nil up in the three match series. A wonderful 150 from Yuvraj and an […]

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Lucas Scores For Liverpool! – It Must Be Christmas Already

19th Jan 2017

Football FA Cup Replays – Jan 18 Liverpool beat Plymouth Argyle with a rare goal from Lucas Leiva to give the Reds a -0 victory against a Plymouth team who gave there all but ultimately were not good enough. Lucas goal was his first for seven years and it must have felt like Christmas had […]

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Tennis Australian Open Men’s Singles

19th Jan 2017

First Round The Australian Open Tennis Championship started on Sunday and as ever in Melbourne under swelteringly hot conditions although the seats with mini marquee’s over the top of the players while they have a break always brings a smile to many people’s faces and a little respite for the players between games. Andy Murray […]

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FA Cup Third Round Replays Round Up

19th Jan 2017

Football FA Cup Replays – Jan 17 There were six replays on Tuesday including non-league Sutton United traveling just 5 miles up the road to play local team Wimbledon and they surprised their league opponents with an unexpected 3-1 triumph. In a game that saw Paul Robinson sent off in the 15th minute the game […]

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The O’s attempt to stop the slide against Morecambe

19th Jan 2017

It’s 20th against 17th in League Two on Saturday as Leyton Orient set about halting an alarming slide towards relegation from the Football League. Last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Fratton Park made it three defeats on the bounce for the O’s, while other results at the bottom reduced the gap between us and the drop […]

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Mali And Egypt In Deadlock

18th Jan 2017

African Cup Of Nations – Group D African Cup of Nations holders Egypt and Mali produced an uninspiringly 0-0 draw in the second match on Tuesday. The match will probably be best remembered for Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becoming the oldest player at 44 to play in an African Nations Cup match in the entire […]

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Ghana Squeeze Out Uganda

18th Jan 2017

African Cup Of Nations – Group D Ghana beat a Ugandan team by a single goal to nil in an absorbing clash in the first of the two Group D games. Ayew scored from the penalty spot with the only goal of the game to ensure Ghana remain on course for the knockout stages. He […]

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Timely home return for Bruce’s out of form Villa

18th Jan 2017

Steve Bruce’s side will be hoping to put their away day woes behind them, as they take on Simon Grayson’s Preston North End this weekend. Fortunately, after firing blanks at both Wolves and Cardiff, we are back home where the team can build on our impressive record at Villa Park. As well as being the […]

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Togo and Ivory Coast In Dreadfully Dull Encounter

17th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations – Monday 16th January Group C The Ivory Coast and Togo produced a nil nil bore draw to a sparse crowd in their opening game of Group C. No wonder hardly anybody bothered to turn up it was a dreadfully boring game with some real stars (allegedly) on show. Togo came […]

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Ten Men Congo Hold Out For Unlikely Win

17th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations – Monday 16th January Group C The DR Congo held on to record an unlikely victory after having a man sent off against Morocco in the second game of Group C. Their one nil win was courtesy of a Kabananga goal after 55 minutes of the match but when substitute Lomalisa […]

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Burkina Faso Keep Cameroon Tidy

17th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations  – Group A Cameroon and Burkina Faso drew 1-1 in the second match on the opening day of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in a fantastic atmosphere at the Libreville’s Stade de l’Amiti. Benjamin Moukandjo scored from a brilliantly curled free-kick into the left corner for Cameroon to take the […]

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Guinea Bissau Shake Hosts With Draw

17th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations  – Group A Little Guinea Bissau with only 32 professional football matches to their name produced an upset in the first match in Group A against the hosts Gabon with a 1-1 draw after snatching a stoppage time goal to rattle Gabon. Libya were of course supposed to hold the event […]

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Rumours, deals and definites in the January transfer window

16th Jan 2017

It’s that time of year again (and I don’t mean Christmas already) when the Premier League teams look to bolster their teams and squads to fight for the title, to bustle into the top half of the table for potential European football or to ensure they don’t become embroiled in a relegation fight or for […]

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DeGale Jack Thriller Ends In Draw

16th Jan 2017

Boxing Report DeGale V Jack 16/01/17 The super middleweight unification fight between Britain’s James DeGale and Nevada based Swede Badou Jack ended in a draw in an excellent fight amid major controversy and excitement. The 12 round bout was to unite DeGale’s IBF belt with his Stockholm born opponents WBC title but after the judges […]

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England Break Records But India Win First ODI

16th Jan 2017

Cricket Report England v India First ODI Match 15/1/17 England shot themselves in the foot as India pulled of their second highest successful chase in One-Day International cricket to beat England by 3 wickets in the first ODI at Pune. The highlight of the chase of 351 runs was a fifth wicket two hundred stand […]

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Outsiders Zimbabwe Draw With Algeria

16th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations  – Sunday 15th January Zimbabwe produced an exceptional performance coming from a goal down to draw 2-2 against a highly rated Algerian team in the opening match of Group B at AFCON 2017. The Warriors will rue missed chances and this will go as 2 points lost than a point gained […]

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Plucky Tunisia Are Unlucky To Lose Out To Senegal

16th Jan 2017

Africa Cup of Nations  – Sunday 15th January Having witnessed this match it quite easily goes into my ten most strangest games of all time. Senegal who played fine in patches and played very much within themselves somehow ended up with a two nil win over a Tunisia side that gave almost everything, had more […]

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United and Liverpool Cancel Each Other Out

16th Jan 2017

Premier League – Sunday 15th January Manchester United and Liverpool played out a one all draw at Old Trafford with neither side deserving victory in a fairly lackluster game. United almost capitalized on a Lovren mistake for Liverpool with an underweighted pass that Ibrahimovic pounced upon but Mignolet managed to get to it at the […]

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Manchester City Eaten By Toffees

16th Jan 2017

Premier League  – Sunday 15th January Everton hosted Manchester City in the first of two huge Manchester Merseyside matches on Sunday. The four clubs Everton, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all in top 7 positions with all except Everton with a realistic chance of winning the title. The first match saw Everton humiliate City […]

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Premiership Saturday 14th January 2017

15th Jan 2017

Kane Too Sweet For Baggies Tottenham put in a scintillating performance in the lunchtime opening game of the day in the Premiership with a Harry Kane massacre of West Bromwich Albion. The 4-0 victory could and should have been more as Harry Kane nabbed a hat trick and Spurs put on a show of entertainment […]

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Saints Take Slender Lead To Anfield

13th Jan 2017

Southampton managed to beat Jurgen Klopps Liverpool team by a goal to nil in the second semi final match of the League Cup. This first leg in Southampton had all the hallmarks of a famous Southampton victory and they played wonderfully at times. However they should have won by a far greater margin and will […]

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Tigers Mauled By Red Devils

13th Jan 2017

Manchester Unted beat Premier League strugglers 2-0 in the first League Cup semi final at Old Trafford winning the game 2-0 with goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellani. After edging out the Tigers with a win they will travel to Hull later this month for the second leg but unless something dramatic happens it […]

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Edwards issues relegation warning for Pompey-bound O’s

12th Jan 2017

The O’s manager has asked for a more disciplined defensive performance at Fratton Park, after watching his side concede seven goals in the last two league matches. Ahead of the trip to free-scoring Portsmouth, Andy Edwards has conceded that ‘relegation is a serious threat’. Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United and Colchester United may have scored more […]

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Cricket Report Australia v Pakistan 3rd Test

12th Jan 2017

Australia defeated Pakistan in the third and final test of the series by 220 runs at the Sydney cricket ground on the fourth day of the test match. These completed a fairly easy 3-0 whitewash for the Aussies and have certainly become a thorn in the side for Pakistan. Surreally this was the 12th test […]

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FA Cup 3rd Round Part 2

11th Jan 2017

Spurs left it late against a spirited Aston Villa at White Hart Lane with a 2-0 win. Goals from Ben Davies in the 71st and Son Heung-min were enough in the end but a dogged Villa dug in belying their 11th place in the Championship and a team on paper that should be in the […]

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Steve Bruce comes full circle with Villa at Molineux

11th Jan 2017

It’s back to the start for Villa manager Steve Bruce this weekend, as his travel-sick side make the short journey to Molineux to take on Wolves. Almost three months to the day since he opened his Villa reign with a 1-1 draw against Saturday’s opponents, Bruce’s record stands at seven wins, four draws and three […]

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FA Cup 3rd Round Part 1

09th Jan 2017

West Ham played the first of the FA Cup third round matches at home in the London Stadium against Manchester City and I bet they wish they hadn’t. After 35 minutes of a decent match with both teams putting out first teams and lots of flair City were awarded a dubious penalty by referee Michael […]

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Premier League – week 20

08th Jan 2017

Crystal Palace were up against bottom placed Swansea but in a first half where Palace were lacking in both confidence and energy it was Swansea who unsurprisingly took the lead after 40 minutes when Mawson nodded in with the back of his head from a Swans free kick to score his first goal for the […]

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Bruce targets FA Cup lift against high flying Spurs

05th Jan 2017

Steve Bruce will be hoping that his Villa players can rise to the occasion against high flying Spurs in the FA Cup, less than nine months after being relegated from the top flight. On the face of it, it is just about the worst time to be taking on Mauricio Pochettino’s side. They have won […]

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Can the O’s sting the Bees to earn vital home win?

05th Jan 2017

It was back to reality on Monday, as resurgent Exeter City put four past an O’s side that had impressed in a 3-2 victory over Crawley Town and a hard-earned draw with in-form Cambridge United between Christmas and New Year. However, a quick look at the results for Exeter and this weekend’s opponents Barnet shows […]

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Premier League – Week 19

02nd Jan 2017

Hull lost the chance to grab three well needed points in their Friday game with Everton as the match finished two apiece thanks to an 85th minute equalizer from Ross Barkley. The Tigers who put up a much more valiant performance than in previous weeks had twice led from Dawson and Snodgrass but a Marshall […]

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The O’s test home improvements against in-form Cambridge

30th Dec 2016

For the first time in a while, the O’s will be approaching a home match with real confidence after our rampant first half display on Boxing Day against Crawley Town. After four defeats in a row at home, we have now recorded back-to-back victories at Brisbane Road. Despite a nervy finish against Crawley, we were […]

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Premier League – Week 18

23rd Dec 2016

Eight games in the Premiership on Boxing Day with some great attendances and some post Christmas cheer for some teams. Lunchtime kick off saw Watford and Crystal Palace eek out a 1-1 draw as Cabaye opened the scoring for the Palace in the first half. Cabaye could have notched at least one more goal during […]

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The O’s target Crawley’s leaky away defence at Brisbane Road

23rd Dec 2016

The O’s are hovering just above the League Two relegation zone after last week’s 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. Our seventh defeat in 10 league matches means we are out of the bottom two on goal difference only. Despite the optimism surrounding the sacking of Alberto Cavasin and the appointment of his […]

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Villa brewing towards Championship play-off push

23rd Dec 2016

Villa go into their first ever Midlands derby with Burton Albion in the league in buoyant mood after recording just a second away league victory of the season at Queens Park Rangers. Jonathan Kodjia bounced back from missing a first-half penalty to send a powerful shot past R’s keeper Alex Smithies. The Ivorian forward, who […]

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Villa search for goals against Holloway’s Hoops

15th Dec 2016

“We got exactly what we deserved from the game – nothing.” That was Steve Bruce’s assessment of our 2-0 defeat at Norwich, the second away match in a row in which we have lost without scoring. While Bruce has certainly improved our fortunes at Villa Park, our ability to trouble opposition on the road is […]

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Premier League – week 16

14th Dec 2016

Tuesday 13th – Wednesday 14th December 2016 Tuesday 13th December Bournemouth Shine: Bournemouth 1 – 0 Leicester City It was a great day for the home side at the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth defeated the defending champions, leaving them in 8th – their highest ever Premier League position. The only goal of the match came […]

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The O’s carry momentum into Adams Park encounter

14th Dec 2016

The O’s are up and running under new manager Andy Edwards after last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Accrington Stanley in just his second match in charge. While we may have profited from the early sending off to Stanley skipper Sean McConville, we did enough to deserve a first home league win since 16 August, and […]

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Premier League – week 15

12th Dec 2016

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th December 2016 Saturday 10th December Hornets Sting Everton: Watford 3 – 2 Everton Everton went into an early lead at Vicarage Road, thanks to Romelu Lukaku making the most of a sweet pass from Gareth Barry, but the Hornets stung back with two goals from Stefano Okaka – his first […]

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Villa target away day victory against out-of-form Norwich

12th Dec 2016

Aston Villa built up to this week’s match at Norwich by recording a fourth consecutive home victory against a dogged Wigan Athletic side. Here on EnergyBet we correctly predicted a Villa clean sheet, but were denied our ‘Kodjia anytime’ bet by a key save from 41-year-old keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Instead, it was left to Jack […]

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Bruce targets ‘bounce back’ victory over goal-shy Wigan

09th Dec 2016

“It’s a big chance to bounce back”. That is the view of Villa manager Steve Bruce ahead of our meeting with relegation threatened Wigan Athletic on Saturday. We made a disappointing start to the month of December by losing 2-0 at Elland Road last weekend, which saw us drop from 11th to 15th in the […]

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Opportunity for Orient as poor travellers Stanley come to Brisbane Road

07th Dec 2016

The O’s are back in League Two action with a relegation ‘six-pointer’ against Accrington Stanley. It’s time for us to forget our poor recent home form and back Andy Edwards to lead the side to three points in just his second match in charge. Amongst the fans the reaction to his appointment has been largely […]

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Premier League – week 14

06th Dec 2016

Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th December 2016 Saturday 3rd December City’s Defence in Disarray: Manchester City 1 –  3 Chelsea Chelsea nailed their 8th Premier League win in a row on Saturday, at the Etihad Stadium. Things started looking dodgy for City around half-time with an own goal from Cahill, though they were still holding […]

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Premier League – Week 13

01st Dec 2016

Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November 2016 Saturday Tuff Going at Turf Moore: Burnley 1 – 2 Manchester City City found the going surprisingly tough at Turf Moor on Saturday, when Marney put the home side in the lead after fourteen minutes, but Agüero equalised just before half-time, and then secured victory for the visitors […]

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The O’s look for away day hat-trick in Doncaster

24th Nov 2016

The O’s are back in action at high flying Doncaster on Saturday, just four days after suffering an eighth consecutive home defeat, this time against Exeter City. The board have reacted to the defeat by sacking manager Alberto Cavasin, just seven weeks after he was given the job. The good news is that we have […]

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Taking Penalties with the O’s

23rd Nov 2016

It really can pay off to get involved with EnergyBet on social media because we give away some truly amazing experiences and prizes. Recently we gave five of our Twitter followers the chance take penalties against the Leyton Orient FC goalkeeper, during half-time, at the match with Blackpool FC on Saturday 19th November. Yes, just […]

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Improving Villa target home victory over Cardiff

23rd Nov 2016

We’re back at Villa Park this weekend, and looking to stretch our unbeaten start under new manager Steve Bruce to seven league matches. After recording a 10th draw in just 17 league matches at Brighton on Friday, it’s important that we start to translate improved performances into victories. Having faced three of the league’s current […]

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Premier League – Week 12

23rd Nov 2016

Saturday 19th –  Monday 21st November 2016 Saturday Mourinho’s Frustration Continues: Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal It was looking like United had the game in the bag after Mata’s 68th minute goal, but Giroud managed to pull things back for the Gunners, finding the back of the net right at the last minute. Mourinho […]

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The O’s welcome basement boys to Brisbane Road

21st Nov 2016

Unfortunately, it was the same old story against Blackpool at Brisbane Road, as the O’s failed to build on the promising away performance at Colchester United. Since beating Stevenage 3-0 in August, we have only managed three goals in the next seven home matches. However, we need to pick ourselves up quickly, as bottom club […]

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Villa travel south to take on Brighton peers

16th Nov 2016

Championship football is back after the international break, and Villa’s revival under Steve Bruce will be seriously tested by a trip to second placed Brighton. The Seagulls have lost just twice in 16 league matches this season, and haven’t experienced defeat since losing 2-0 at home to Brentford in early September. Many doubted Chris Hughton’s […]

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Premier League – Week 11

10th Nov 2016

Saturday Black Cats Catch a Break: Bournemouth 1 – 2 Sunderland Something special happened for Sunderland on Saturday at Dean Court. Despite the Cherries getting in 22 shots and claiming 70% possession, they were defeated and the Black Cats got their first league win of the season. This despite being down to 10 men after […]

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Vowel play – O’s against U’s in relegation battle

10th Nov 2016

The relegation threatened O’s are on the road again this weekend after last week’s bruising 6-0 cup defeat at Sheffield United. Fortunately, we are back in League Two action, and facing a Colchester team experiencing a similarly bad run of form. The U’s are without a win in eight league matches since a 3-2 victory […]

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Premier League – week 10

08th Nov 2016

More Misery for Moyes: Sunderland 1 – 4 Arsenal David Moyes’ Sunderland can’t catch a break, after being defeated again on Saturday, this time by a confident Arsenal. The Gunners looked strong throughout with Sanchez opening the scoring at the 19’mark, despite Defoe equalising for The Black Cats at 65’. The visitors sealed the deal […]

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Bruce searches for attacking balance against Blackburn

04th Nov 2016

After an encouraging first few weeks in charge of Villa, Steve Bruce avoided the ignominy of defeat to the Blues in the second city derby, and extended his unbeaten start to four matches. Whilst it was disappointing that we could not close out the match, 1-1 was a fair reflection of the match, especially given […]

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The O’s target FA Cup reprieve in Sheffield

04th Nov 2016

The Emirates FA Cup gets underway this weekend, with the O’s making the trip to League One promotion hopefuls Sheffield United. The Blades are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches, with eight wins, 24 goals scored and just 11 conceded. By contrast, we slipped into the League Two relegation zone after a lacklustre performance […]

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Premier League – Week 9

28th Oct 2016

A Bad Day for Mourinho: Chelsea 4 – 0 Man Utd Jose Mourinho had a very, very bad Sunday, as his former club, Chelsea, trounced Manchester United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead after just 30 seconds, thanks to Pedro and some poor United defending. Cahill settled the tone of the match […]

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Premier League – Week 8

22nd Oct 2016

No Break for the Champions Leicester saw their fourth consecutive away defeat, courtesy of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, on Saturday. The Blues took the match 3-0, with Costa scoring after just seven minutes, and goals following from Hazard at the 30’ mark and Moses at 80’. Leicester confined Mahrez to the bench for the first […]

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Top Five Most Expensive Summer Transfers 2016

16th Oct 2016

No sooner had José Mourinho taken the helm of Manchester United than he promptly smashed the world transfer record by signing Paul Pogba, for an astronomical €105,000,000, from Juventus. Due, in large part, to hugely expensive TV deals, the value of players has skyrocketed since 1968, when Pietro Anastasi went from Varese to Juventus for […]

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Mangs Speeds Towards Victory

14th Oct 2016

What a thrilling couple of months it’s been in the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia! There have certainly been plenty of ups and downs for EnergyBet/EnergyCasino driver Jocke Mangs, and his team mate Fredrik Larsson.  Currently sitting in 4th place with 133 points, Mangs is right behind Robin Hansson, who’s just two points ahead on 135.  […]

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Rio 2016: Good Olympics with few hurdles

14th Oct 2016

Giving Brazil the Olympics was a controversial decision from the beginning, and there was a lot of discussion as to whether or not the country was ready to host the biggest sporting event in the world. Pollution, crime, the Zika virus and the Russian doping scandal were among the top stories before Rio started. But, […]

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Premier League – Week 7

04th Oct 2016

Spurs Bring City Down to Earth On Sunday Tottenham humbled Manchester City with a 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane. Leaving Spurs as the only unbeaten team of the league, they have moved into second place in the table, with 17 points, just one less than City. The match was certainly dramatic with  Aleksandar Kolarov […]

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Premier League – Week 6

28th Sep 2016

No Need for Rooney? Manchester United slaughtered the Foxes 4 -1 on Saturday, with a line-up that was sans Rooney for most of the match. It may have started with the ominous signs of another dull United performance but, after Smalling’s opening 22nd minute goal, the tempo changed and it was clear that Leicester were […]

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Premier League – Week 5

20th Sep 2016

Chelsea’s Perfect Start Ends On Friday Liverpool managed to defeat Chelsea 2 – 1 at Stamford Bridge. Dejan Lovren and skipper Jorden Henderson claimed a goal each for the visiting Reds, as Chelsea seemed overwhelmed and fielded a rather sloppy defence. Conte’s first defeat of the season is going to cause some questions and concern […]

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Betting on Sports Conference Sponsorship

16th Sep 2016

EnergyBet will be sponsoring the Betting on Sports conference, to be held on the 15th – 16th September at Grange Tower Bridge, London. Betting on Sports is the sports betting industry’s premier business, networking and charity event, bringing together more than seventy expert speakers and over six hundred delegates. No other platform comes close to […]

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Premier League – Week 4

15th Sep 2016

City Dominate United Week 4 of the English Premier League saw the start of a new era for the two iconic Manchester clubs, as Guardiola’s City beat Mourinho’s United in the Mancurian derby at Old Traford on Saturday 10th. Kevin De Bruyne got city into the lead early on after just 15 minutes, and Kelechi […]

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Premier League – Week 3

01st Sep 2016

Tottenham 1 – 1 Liverpool: Klopp’s team dominated the first hour at White Hart Lane. But with typical Liverpool inconsistency couldn’t keep their focus, allowing Spurs to stage a fightback. Danny Rose secured a point for Tottenham and Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm also proved his worth. Chelsea 3 – 0 Burnley: Chelsea continued their flawless […]

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Premier League – Week 2

23rd Aug 2016

Here is a highlight re-cap of the second week of the Premier League 2016-17 season: Pogba debut and PL on Friday The highly anticipated return of Paul Pogba to Old Trafford, happened on Friday’s match against Southampton. The most expensive player in the world did not disappoint, however Zlatan was one to shine once again. […]

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Premier League – Week 1

18th Aug 2016

Here is a highlight re-cap of the first week of the Premier League 2016-17 season: Tigers Bite Foxes on the Opening Day Claudio Ranieri said that “there was more chance of aliens landing in London than there was of Leicester mounting a successful defence of the Premier League title” and after first game of the new […]

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