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    Last Monday night Albion U-23s lost 2-0 at Villa Park; one of Villa 's central defenders was a lad called Jacob Bedeau. He is only 17. Villa purchased him from Bury on the last day of the transfer window in January for a fee thought to be around 900,000.

    What has any of that got to do with this thread? Bedeau was in the Leyton Orient youth system but was released last season during his U-16 schoolboy season. He ended up being picked up by Bury and he started his scholarship in July. The Bury youth manager was Ryan Kidd. When first team boss David Flitcroft was sacked in November 2016, Kidd became joint caretaker-manager (and then assistant to new boss Chris Brass). After making his debut for the first team when he came on as a sub at halftime in Bury's defeat against Millwall at the end of November, Bedeau started 6 matches for the Shakers and at one fixture there were reported to be 27 scouts watching him. Villa had a bid of 750,000 rejected before they finally agreed a deal.

    I bet there are one or two at Leyton Orient regretting that decision to let him go last season....
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      The Leyton Orient Fans Trust sound like they have a battle on their hands with the owner.

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      The National League is not the graveyard that it used to be. Nearly every club is full-time apart from the smaller ones like Braintree, Maidstone and North Ferriby. A lot of matches are televised on BT Sport so I expect Orient to be on the box quite a lot as they're a big name. There's also some fairly local derbies like Dagenham, Woking, Braintree and Bromley.

      Sincere best wishes to Leyton Orient and all their fans. They'll be back in the league very soon I hope.
      Say that to teams like Wrexham and took Luton years to get back despite throwing the kitchen sink at it
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      Anyone remember the game at Brisbane Road, in December 1996, when we lost and were twelve points adrift at the foot of L2 and staring oblivion in the face? Their fans really rubbed our noses in it that day.

      Also, I was at the Kassam Stadium on the final day of the 2005/06 season, when Orient beat Oxford to secure promotion to L1 and to relegate Oxford to the Conference. Orient had four-thousand fans there that day, half of whom, at the end of the match, spilled onto the pitch to goad the Oxford fans and had to be cleared by police on horseback.

      All in all, then, my sympathy for Orient is limited.
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      Anyone remember the game at Brisbane Road, in December 1996, when we lost and were twelve points adrift at the foot of L2 and staring oblivion in the face? Their fans really rubbed our noses in it that day.

      Also, I was at the Kassam Stadium on the final day of the 2005/06 season, when Orient beat Oxford to secure promotion to L1 and to relegate Oxford to the Conference. Orient had four-thousand fans there that day, half of whom, at the end of the match, spilled onto the pitch to goad the Oxford fans and had to be cleared by police on horseback.

      All in all, then, my sympathy for Orient is limited.
      Stood in with the Orient fans for that one and was not a pleasant experience . Game was Peter Shiltons 1000 league appearance and an early kick of for tv if I recall correctly .
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      Mate use to live in the apartments on the corner. Balcony just behind the corner flag next to the away fans. Could see the pitch from his lounge, bedroom and kitchen...very cool

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      God we were dire that day. All Shilts had to do was deal with a couple of back passes from the O's defence. Think it was on a Sunday just before Christmas.
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      Say that to teams like Wrexham and took Luton years to get back despite throwing the kitchen sink at it
      Time for a third team to be promoted and relegated from the National League and League Two.

      The standard is very high when I've watched matches on BT Sport and there's some very good young English players.
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      Funny how all the money in English football has attracted so many overseas "investors" (I use that term loosely in some cases). It's clear that our country's teams are often viewed by outsiders looking in as an easy way to get rich, ignoring the fact that most clubs, certainly in the Football League, make a loss every month. I can't see any other reason why a bunch of Italians would, with the greatest of respect, be interested in a club like Leyton Orient.

      Notts County had that bizarre overseas consortium buy them at one stage, with disastrous consequences, Blackpool were owned for a time by a Latvian guy, you've got Demin ploughing his honestly earned money into Bournemouth when they were in the FL. Charlton's Belgian owners, Derby have American owners now, Forest fans are trying to get rid of Fawaz (the Kuwaiti guy), Cardiff have had all manner of issues with Vincent Tan, then there's the infamous Venkys at Blackburn: no doubt there are plenty more.

      Does this ever end well? I suppose Bournemouth will argue that it has done for them, but I'm still convinced that something dodgy will come out of that particular situation in the end, and it may well all come crashing down around them.
      If, and I say if, Dirty Leeds were promoted this season, it will be interesting to see how their owners handle the Sky millions.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
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      Say that to teams like Wrexham and took Luton years to get back despite throwing the kitchen sink at it
      Aldershot. Chester, Hereford, Stockport, Tranmere. . . . the list goes on

      and on and on and on . . .

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