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@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:19) Then Gillingham away, should give us a chance to build up a bit of a cushion with points
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 19:21) If the Gills game is next Sat I could just possibly go.
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:22) It is
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 19:31) I have a meeting in Maidstone 10 till 12. Could jump on a bus or train its only about six miles away. May ring about a ticket on Monday.
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:35) You should be able to pay on the gate, I can't see it being sold out
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:38) They only had 5905 today v Barnsley and Priestfield will hold over 11000
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 19:43) I thought you had to have a ticket these days or is that for Championship games?
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:47) I never buy a ticket before I go to a game, I don't know for sure if I can make it. I haven't had a problem yet. Sometimes you have to buy a ticket from the ticket office before you go through the turnstile but never a problem
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 19:53) Thanks for that. Wonder if my brother in law from Donny will be going?
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 19:58) I don't know that one, you'll have ring him! ;)
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 20:05) He may not want to venture as far as Kent, he usually goes to away games in a supporters bus.
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 20:06) There will be supporters buses going down there from Donny
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 20:10) The Gillingham buses will be leaving just after 8am. He can ring Paul Mayfield to book a place
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 20:13) The cost is between £20 and £24 depending where you are picked up from
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 20:15) I've found this with all the details on it. http://www.doncaster.../#!travel/c23os
@  Dave Sargeant : (28 Feb - 22:26) Thanks Spike.
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:29) No problem.
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:33) URGH :mad2 [smilie=negative.gif]
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:34) Just got back Mike?
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:35) yeah, pretty demoralizing afternoon :(
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:36) Missing that penalty can't have given your lads much hope
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:38) dreadful penalty - we could still be out there and still not had a sniff of the goal
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:39) lucky tbh it was only 2
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:40) You've had a couple of decent wins lately, what went wrong today? Different players/formation?
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:41) luck ran out today -
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:43) I always dread it when we're playing at home, for some reason the players just bottle it.
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:44) Your lot didn't stop singing for the 90 mins
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:46) yeah our away support has been fantastic this season considering we've had so little to shout about :D
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:47) It's a long trip though.
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:48) it is especially when we lose ~ a lot of our northern exiles beef up our away gates
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:49) What do you think of the Keepmoat?
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:50) very decent for a new stadium - streets ahead of our airfix model :lol:
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:52) The only problem is it's a bit off the beaten track if you haven't got a car or go by coach
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 22:55) yeah, although not quite as isolated as our place :lol:
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 22:57) I know, Colchester is isolated enough without hiding your stadium in the middle of nowhere!
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:00) It is annoying as layer road was right in the town
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:02) Couldn't the new one have been built where the old tin hut was
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:07) the roads allegedly couldn't cope
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:08) the council didn't want the stadium in the middle of a residential area
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:08) It's no better at the new place road wise
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:12) it is near the a12 - slightly more accessible with the new junction - less voters to complain about parking on match days in the middle of nowhere
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:14) They got that new junction built then
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:21) yeah finally
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:24) It wasn't there last time I went, ended up going along the A120 and turned off when I could, got to the middle of the town and couldn't find the right road to the game. Colchester isn't the easiest place to find you way around
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:27) yeah i expect a lot of away fans have had similar experiences - it's easier to find now as it's got a signposted junction
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:29) a 3 point lead in the play-offs - can you stay there?
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:29) I might attempt to go there again then, it was a real put off that journey
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:30) I'm hoping so, we've got away advantage at the next 2 games so maybe can get a bigger gap
@  colu_mike : (28 Feb - 23:35) sadly we probably won't be in the same division next season regardless of the outcome of your promotion challenge :(
@  Spike : (28 Feb - 23:37) It's a funny old game you never know what can happen. We were about 20th not so long ago

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Anyone of the same opinion as me, that the whole process in this country with regard to the OS stinks of corruption? When the WHU lawyer is stating in court that having LOFC in the same stadium would ruin the WHU 'brand', I am gob smacked that Barry and Orient have not won the right to a full judicial review. We shall see where this goes next, but I do not see Barry giving up, and he has right very much on his side.

If WHU are allowed unfettered access to the OS, then we either (1) stay in Leyton and go bust in 5-10 years as a League club, and become a non-league club (2) move to the outskirts of London, and ply our trade there. Maybe this is the better solution.

Whatever happens, what I dislike most of all about this, is that I as a tax payer, have contributed to this stadium, and which is now being given for chicken feed rent to WHU, leading to the ultimate demise of my team. Where there is a very strong whiff of corruption, you normally do not have to dig too deep to find the source of the stench. I think we all know where that is coming from.

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100% agree with you. i don't think Bazza will let this rest i have been going to the O's for over 40 years there's now way i will see the O's disappear because of the back handers going on i will back Bazza 100% on this
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Being an optimist, I think the House of Lords may be more sympathetic to Orient regarding the "Legacy" issue and I sincerely hope that at the very least, Orient may extract some compensation from the Premiership/Football League if all else fails.

 

It really needs EVERY TRUE SUPPORTER of not just the O's, but EVERY FOOTBALL LEAGUE CLUB and perhaps at least some PREMIERSHIP CLUBS, voicing their opinion as to the whole decision making process in this fiasco, by writing to their MP.

 

If you had a million plus fans saying "this is ridiculous, why can't the O's share the stadium", something would be done.

 

It needs someone (or a group) to post messages on ALL CLUB/other forums explaining factually what has happened and the relevant issues- very time consuming but probable highly worthwhile.

 

Widespread publicity is what is needed - anyone fancy doing a tight-rope walk from one side of the OS to t'other ! Now that would get some coverage . . . . especially if the poor chap fell off whilst being videoed live by News at Ten !

 

Of course, he would have a fast opening parachute to save him . . . or her.

 

I have a wonderful optimistic imagination and outlook to life.

 

However good things are . . . . they could always be better.

 

However bad things are . . . . they could always be worse !


Edited by Cholsient, 19 Sep 2013 - 20:56.

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Perhaps someone to parachute into upton park during a live sky game trailing a banner or something. It happened in the weekend just gone and made the news. I would offer but I'm scared of heights.. Truly diabolical decision though. Bazza is only asking someone to consider the option and if they come up with a viable reason why we shouldn't share (of which there isn't one) then fair enough. Perhaps this spell of success will help with the publicity. And as I've said before, why should one championship club get preference over another?
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Anyone of the same opinion as me, that the whole process in this country with regard to the OS stinks of corruption?

First thought in my mind when I heard about it today.I think I would have been more shocked if it went the other way to be honest.

And that WHU lawyer,pff,I spit on him.(said in a french accent)

If Hearns lawyers are that good,and if they're not,get some better ones,then we should come out of this with something positive in the end.

because there is a truth in there,they've broken Premier and Football League rules for a start.The problem now is how much money it's gonna take to take it further.

I can't see Bazza backing down tho',it's what makes his heart tick.Cholsient,get that rope ready,I'm roughing up me slippers.


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sign the petition. see it under O`S fans have you seen this posted by spike


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I've also posted the link to the petition on facebook.

This is what I wrote.

 

Please take a minute to sign and spread this link around,if you agree.

I'm not anti West Ham,it's just not right,is it.
Most hammers fans agree with this.
Leyton Orient should be a reality,not just a memory.Thanks.
 
Other teams forums next.

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http://threeandin.com/?p=27493

Another independent commentary

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this is my opinion.it is just an opinion.it may be correct, it may be miles off..but its what I think.........

 

I believe West Hams owners Gold & Sullivan, who are lets face it, hard nosed businessmen, have got a very valuable asset in a team that plays its home games in the Olympic stadium, and they have a deal to sell that club once the OS deal is signed and secure.

I believe the people who own the Westfields shopping centres will buy West Ham, sometime after the deal is done, and Sullivan & gold will make a shed load of money.

Westfields are mega rich......were talking enormous  sums here, and they will take WEst Ham to new heights.

They will pump millions in that club, and buy top players, and once WH are one of the top teams, they will attract even more mega rich investors

In about 15 years from now, West Ham could be in the Real Madrid/Barcelona league.

The deal was struck, on the basis that they dont share the ground......it lowers the brand in their eyes, and in order that WEst Ham got the stadium, huge backhanders & bungs have been thrown around, to whoever they needed to to be on their side.

If they have spent 5 million on bungs & backhanders, its cheap, as they will make many more millions once their plans come to fruition.

These backhanders may have gone as high as its possible to go.( High as in personel)

How could it be possible, to reach such a decision as has been made, unless money & favours have changed hands.

Any legacy MUST have included Orient.it must have

This whole affair stinks to high heaven

As i say, this is one mans opinion, and maynot be at all factual..Im not saying it is, but this is what i think


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I reckon you are not far from the truth. Whether Westfields are involved, is debatable, but you could replace their name with any other organisation that may be involved. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that you are almost bang on the truth.
Quite clearly the corruption involved here, and the sums involved, go to very high levels, and there is a cartel that are deliberately keeping Barry and Orient out. The OS 'legacy' (sic) is not a legacy unless it involves Leyton Orient in some way. As the spokesperson for the House of Lords said, the OS legacy was not intended to see the local football club stamped on and destroyed. That is what the LLDC, Boris, Sullivan Gold and Brady intend to do, and they know it. It is almost without doubt that there are very large sums involved, and with a fair number of people. Barry is entirely correct when he alludes to this in his commentary, when he mentions deals done behind closed doors.

This needs to come out, and it needs an investigative journalist to start digging.

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It will all come out in the future, but only at a time that the O's, or anyone else for that matter, can do nothing about it. Dark forces unquestionably at work here.

We'll just take it out on them on the pitch next season!!!
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And now for the cost of all of this....

 

http://www.sportsdir...-legal-bill.php

 

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Well I won't be using them when I sell my house.This money was accounted for beforehand (cup run),so no great biggy there.Thing is,the lawyers failed,so if Bazza continues with them maybe there's a deal to be struck to take it further,I dunno,I'm not a lawyer.They (the lawyers) certainly wouldn't want to be losers in a well publicised case though.

Does anyone know why Bazza has been in NY this week,I'm guessing it's boxing but they also have lawyers there,don't they.I really hope he continues with this and the club gets at least some kind of compensation.

 

I wonder if this could be funded by some billionaire that we don't know about yet.

 

We could all wear tea towels on our heads for the next home match,just to get the ball rolling.


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Should have gone with some 'no win, no fee' merchants!


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Too right bishop,I could have lost him the case for half of what he paid them.


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