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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