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With the O’s boasting an unbeaten start to the new season There are a few long suffering supporters thinking that the club is finally on it’s way back to better times. After a chance find in a Suffolk junk shop we can take a look back 48 years to 1970, just as Orient were beginning to turn some pretty desperate recent history around back then…

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The Scott McGliesh interview

Posted: August 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

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With three separate spells at East London’s finest spanning fifteen years you could say that Scott McGliesh had seen it all at the O’s. ‘Kid Sampson’ grabbed a fantastic interview with Scotty for the ‘Ear  back in 2010.

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Scott McGleish

One night in Millwall…

Posted: August 2, 2018 in Uncategorized



On a chilly February evening in 2007 the O’s took part in a bit of a classic encounter south of the river Thames at the ‘Den’, home of the infamous Millwall F.C. 

That game was notable for the hat-trick produced by on loan forward, Ryan Jarvis, one that etched his name into Orient folklore and sealed a memorable 5-3 victory. It was also a night that one O’s fan received death threats from his fellow supporters for declaring that the points were in the bag when Orient were 3-0 up after twenty minutes. Joe Durston takes up the story…

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The Big Lee Steele interview

Posted: August 1, 2018 in Uncategorized


When it comes to cult heroes the name Lee Steele is pretty high up on the list of many long suffering O’s supporters. Joe Durston (who became quite adept at tracking down and grabbing a few words with former O’s players) comes up with another cracking interview that graced issue 190 of the ‘Ear back in August 2008.

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The Big Lee Steele interview



Lee Harvey has the dubious honour of being interviewed by the Leyton Orientear not once, but twice. Joe Durston took him for a walk down memory lane for a second time in Issue 192 back in October 2008.

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Matt Lockwood was, arguably, one of the best attacking full backs ever to play for the club. The mag ran an in depth article covering his time at the O’s from 1998-2007 and published it in the May 2017 edition of the Leyton Orientear. Sam Trendall takes us through a career with plenty of highs and low’s…

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Matt Lockwood interview

The Alan Hull chronicles

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Back in 2009 Joe Durston spent a few hours chatting to or diminutive striker from the 1980’s – Alan Hull. We ran this article in issue 199 and spent our time mourning our long distant youth at the memories this brought back…


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