"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Maybe killing a football club was Seb's idea of legacy.
But West Ham can fill 70% of it. Orient would struggle to fill 10%.
Are you saying that LO should have sold their ground and rented Wembley? (if they had been allowed to). If a club doesn't have the security of real estate behind them, there would be only one way to go if financial difficulties struck.
I realise that TB owns The Amex, but I think this situation is slightly different.
Swings and roundabouts though.
I remember the final match at the Goldstone, Orient beat Hereford 2-0 that day, which, combined with our victory over Doncaster, lifted the Albion one place above Hereford. There's a tosser element amongst fans of all clubs.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Yep. A fair few of their fans have registered high on the twatometer in past visits to Brisbane Road. Haven't read the whole thread and can't be arsed tbf. I'm torn about this. Aside from the antics above, there was their chairman of the time urging that Brighton be slung out the league after the 'Wilkins leg' incident, plus again, in the close season, when the League chairman met up to discuss a motion to throw Brighton out the league. Orient represented by Hearn were vocifirous for the motion for Brighton to be slung out the league. We were at our lowest ebb back then with the Gillingham groundshare.
For those reasons, my sympathy for Leyton Orient doesn't register too high. Some people have short memories. I don't. The same goes for Hereford. I remember their behaviour in the close season of 1997.
Why take up crime when there are legal ways of being dishonest.
I too remember Scott McGleish, but that's not the point What is happening to Orient is disgusting and they deserve the same solidarity we were shown by so many in the darkest of times. I'm doing a fundraising gig for Save The Orient after the Blackburn game in Walthamstow with a great bunch of locals. Fellow Albion fans who happen to live nearby would be most welcome ....
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
51,700 v Burnley last game in 1978/79. 4,005 v Wimbledon in 1984. Same division. I think this shows the real plastics.