BRISBANE ROAD MEMORIES BOOK


A lavishly illustrated book published on October 26, 2013 by Football World.

IT will appeal to Leyton Orient supporters of all ages and regardless of how long you have supported them.

This high quality, full colour book, compiled and edited by Football World's Tony McDonald, provides a fascinating insight into Leyton Orient FC since their move to Brisbane Road in 1937 - as seen through the eyes of the East London club's most loyal supporters.

Around 200 die-hard fans of all ages . . . from the blue-and-white Division Three South days of the 50s to the most recent followers who continue to back the team in red week in, week out . . . share their unique memories of watching professional football in E10.

The most popular players; memorable matches; greatest goals; first-time visit; match day rituals; favourite kits; stadium development; terrace chants and characters in the crowd . . . read what being a true fan of this friendly club is really like from the people who have experienced it.

O's playing heroes, as well as former members of staff, also contribute their personal memories. We have contributions from: Terry McDonald (the author's father), Mickey Bullock, Phil Hoadley, Peter Kitchen, Matt Lockwood and Carl Griffiths, plus O's chairmen past and present, Brian Winston and Barry Hearn.

Recalled highlights include O's first promotion to the second tier of the Football League and then going up into top flight for the one and only time in their 132-year existence. Re-live the glorious cup victories over Chelsea, Spurs and Middlesbrough and that unforgettable, dramatic last-minute equaliser against Arsenal. And the thrill of play-off wins against Wrexham and Hull.

No team that has appeared in all the top four divisions of the English game has been without its low points, and these are also covered. The threat of bankruptcy in the 60s and a bucket collection; promotion heartbreak; relegation; another financial crisis before Barry Hearn's rescue takeover; and the dark days of crowd trouble on the old terraces before the Matchroom Stadium became the modern all-seater venue it is today.

This 372-page, hardback, edition is crammed with cherished memories for generations of Orient fans to treasure forever.

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WHAT READERS WHO HAVE BOUGHT THIS BOOK SAY ABOUT IT...

ON TWITTER

Chris Roberts ‏@Orientchris 27 Oct
Hats off to @orientmemories for the wonderful book that was launched yesterday. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Andy ‏@OrientMeatPie 26 Oct
The photos are awesome!

Andy ‏@OrientMeatPie 26 Oct
Love the book. Dad, brother and myself got signed copies in the supporter's
club! Great stuff!

Caroline Burkinshaw
‏@Caroline13B 26 Oct
@orientmemories thrilled with the Brisbane Road Memories book, just cannot put
it down this evening. All O's fans will love it!

Caroline Burkinshaw
‏@Caroline13B 26 Oct
Really wishing I'd thought to contribute in some small way now, it's brilliant.

Pandamonium Fanzine
‏@Pandamonium1881 26 Oct
Alex Ferguson's efforts or @orientmemories - NO CONTEST!

ON THE LEYTON ORIENT MESSAGE BOARD

Napoleon Solo
Brilliant book, some fantastic photographs.

Judge Dredd
I have just spent the last hour flicking through it. Obviously I have not taken it all in, but there are some fine stories shared, along with some cracking pictures.

CheshuntO
I bought a copy today, obviously haven't read it yet, but just flicking through the many pages, it looks to be a fantastic effort and a 'must' for all O's fans
with some great pictures.

ObroniO
I had a quick gander at a copy last night, I have to say it seems like a very fine piece of work indeed. Extremely well put together. Well done to everyone involved - and it's pleasing to see that the club has a growing number of genuine cultural artefacts.

Superjoemayo
A brilliant read, every O's fan should have a ‘Dick's Den'. Loved the stories about the great Jimmy Sawyer. I remember once going to an away game as a youngster on the supporters' coach and when we arrived at the ground there was
no comp ticket for him, so he went and sat back on the coach and said he wasn't
going into the ground. An absolute brilliant character who would just have you
in stitches for the whole journey.

essexboy
Great book. Well produced and some fascinating pics. The images of May 3, 1974
still bring a shiver. A bargain at £20. Well done.

ON FACEBOOK

Richard Hester
Only read a little part so far, but a wonderful book.

VIA EMAIL

Peter V. Jones
Picked up the book on Saturday and it is bloody marvellous. In my view it is without doubt the best ever O's publication. Loads of pictures I have never seen. Very well done, must have been a hell of a lot of work.




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