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Posted 29 May 2017 - 17:22

Aaargh... we've lost out on penalties...

 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 19:04

Well done Huddersfield, I'm not a particular fan but they are a Yorkshire team !   :)   Pity Bradford City missed out on promotion


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 14:22

A lot of people tipped Huddersfield to go down (I was one of them), so they've done very well to get promotion. There's going to be two very intriguing match-ups now - against Liverpool which would put David Wagner (former manager of B Dortmund's reserve team) up against Jurgen Klopp, and Spurs away which will be a return to Wembley.

 

Hopefully we can have another crack at promotion next season, as long as we keep hold of Jaap Staam (which I think we will). But I think we need to try and go up automatically as we never have any luck in the play-offs :lol:

 

After winning the FA Cup, it looks like Arsene Wenger will be staying at Arsenal, signing a 2-year contract.

 

Also noticed that French team Lorient (similar name to Leyton Orient ;)) have been relegated as well from the top flight...

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 21:42

So close... England got away with one there, with Scotland almost beating them...

 

Elsewhere...

There's a proposal to make changes to the National League play-offs, which would involve more teams:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk..._linkname=sport

 

It'll probably be rejected - teams play enough games as it is, plus on the basis of this season, it wouldn't be fair on Tranmere if they had've lost to Barrow in the play-off final, who finished in 7th, 20 points behind. Then you've got the issue of clubs meeting the minimum ground capacity criteria to be able to take part in the play-offs, which was why Darlington (who finished 5th in the NL North) were unable to take part in the play-offs.

My prediction was wrong - most teams have voted in favour of this proposal, so there will be six teams taking part in the National League play-offs from next season.

 

I suppose if Leyton Orient were to finish 7th and go up, I shan't complain! ;)

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:59

Leyton Orient have had their high court hearing this morning regarding their winding-up petition, and the case has been dismissed.
 
But unfortunately their are still uncertainties about their future. Some creditors are still to be paid. We've only got 9 players in our squad at the moment (all junior players), no training ground, no new shirts, no season tickets on sale yet, with pre-season training due to start next week. All sounds very bleak at the moment.
 
Oh, and Becchetti is still our owner... :angry:
 
With all this, there's no guarantee we will even be allowed to play in the National League next season... :(
 
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 14:01

The League Cup 1st round draw has been made - in Thailand for some reason. Bad news for Charlton - they will have to play two matches to get through to the second round...

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Only joking of course! They will actually travel to Exeter, rather than playing Cheltenham at home. Just as well - Cheltenham did beat them last season!

AFC Wimbledon v Swindon is also wrong!

Reading will host Gillingham, while Lincoln travel to Rotherham.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 21:44

Becchetti has gone!
 
:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

 

Orient's new owner is called Nigel Travis.

 

Don't know anything about him, but hopefully he can steer us back in the right direction...

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