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    20 years on from Fans United, let's never forget.

    I've always had a soft spot for Orient, if not Macgleish (IAW, IAW) , would hate to see them out of the game. Interested to see Hearn's reaction to all of this as well - he's the one who separated the ground from the club, whatever the reasons at the time. Interested to see what their articles of association say...

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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.
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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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.
      You missed out MASSIVE! Half these owners would never have known about any of these clubs 5 years or so ago....Makes it even sweeter that we have a lifelong supporter in charge of us!
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      One of my favorite awaydays back in the Withdean era. Good luck Orient, I hope you can get through this.

      Oh yes and Scott McGleish is a wanker!
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      Was only a few seasons ago that they reached the league one play off final. 2-0 up via one from Cox under the leadership of Slade and heading for the Championship. Revell and Rotherham came back and the rest is history. Amazing how things turn around so quickly in Football. Leicester are a more recent example of this.
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      You missed out MASSIVE! Half these owners would never have known about any of these clubs 5 years or so ago....Makes it even sweeter that we have a lifelong supporter in charge of us!
      Of course, The Massive (again, they would argue that particular deal has been a relative success so far, but I imagine Mr Chansiri would soon get twitchy if things didn't continue to progress).

      Wolves are owned by Chinese investors, Reading by the Thais still (for now), Birmingham are still in the clutches of Carson Yeung's people, Villa by Tony Xia, QPR by Fernandes & Mittal, the infamous Cellino at Leeds, and Shahid Khan at Fulham. Not many of our teams now owned by fans, or at least the local-guy-made-good sorts.
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      We aren't playing when they're away to Crawley so think I might go in the away end with them that day,fancy a protest
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      I was always of the understanding that some of the riches from the PL, filtered down to help lower League clubs?

      At least the O's still have a sense of humour

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      They have a history that goes well beyond ours and I always find it sad when one of our older clubs fall down the leagues into oblivion. Sad that the riches of football are not shared out more fairly - I hate the premier league, and hate the FA as much for allowing all this s**t to happen without a fight.
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      We aren't playing when they're away to Crawley so think I might go in the away end with them that day,fancy a protest
      I think we owe a lot to the fans of clubs like Orient. Not sure how many protests we have supported in the intervening years but a trip to Crawley isn't like going to the other side of the world.

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