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The Orient Hour – show 44

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Listen again to The Orient Hour on Phoenix FM as Chris Hood is joined by Orient’s Assistant Coach Ross Embleton and Supporters Liaison Officer Keren Harrison.

Chris, Ross and Keren look back at Maidstone and ahead to Bromley.

Don’t forget to tune into The Orient Hour on Phoenix FM every Sunday at 6pm.

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Players and Fans Preview the New Season

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Listen as Orient players and fans build up to the new season.

Mitch Young talks with First Team Captain Charlie Lee, Club Captain David Mooney and young gun Josh Koroma at the Orient Open Day on Sunday with Chris Hood grabbing a word with the fans.

Don’t forget to tune into The Orient Hour every Sunday at 6pm on Phoenix FM.

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Leyton Orient takeover complete

Leyton Orient Football Club has announced today that the club has been purchased by a business consortium Eagle Investments 2017 Limited, headed by British-born Nigel Travis, 67, the Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Inc., and a life-long fan of the Club.

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The deal, details of which are confidential, is not associated with Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

Travis, who has been attending Leyton Orient games since he was a child and who grew up near the stadium, says his goals are to stabilise the Club and to re-engage the fans. “I have been a passionate Leyton Orient supporter for my entire life and feel a great sense of responsibility to the players, the staff, the fans and the community. We have challenges in front of us, and I am not under-estimating those. However, over the long-term, we believe we can return the Club to the Football League, said Travis.

Former owner Francesco Becchetti said: “I invested a great deal in the Club in good faith and have delivered the Club to Nigel Travis and his consortium without any debts to the banks, without arrears for taxes and salaries and in a normal situation with its suppliers. This is a position from which it can grow. Over the last two years, I have, unfortunately, not been able to dedicate myself to following the Club as closely as I would have wanted. This is clearly the moment to leave the Club to others and I know that in doing so I am leaving it in good hands with Nigel Travis. I give my sincere best wishes to the fans and to the Club for a bright future, full of success.”

Travis will serve as the Chairman of the Leyton Orient Board of Directors. Other directors will include Principal Investor, Kent Teague from Dallas, Texas. In recognition of the fact that fan partnership is critical to the Club’s success, there will be a fan representative on the Board.

Travis and the new management groups are also working to recruit an experienced Chief Executive,who will be responsible for the day-to-day commercial management of the Club. In the interim, future consortium investor, Marshall Taylor, a local businessman and long-time Leyton Orient fan, will serve as Interim Chief Executive.

Season tickets will go on sale soon and will be priced to reflect the National League status. A fan event will be planned before the start of the new season.

A new series of The Orient Hour, with Chris Hood, Andy Gilson and other regular contributors, will be starting on Phoenix FM soon.

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Meet The Manager

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There will be a Meet the Manager evening with Andy Edwards and Danny Webb on Monday 12th December at 6.45pm (doors 6.30pm) at Leyton Orient Supporters Club.

Priority for this popular event goes to Leyton Orient Supporters Club members by email from today or in person at the home match against Accrington Stanley on Saturday 10th December until 6.00pm. Thereafter any remaining tickets will be allocated on first come first served basis via email to loscinfo@aol.com.

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The Orient Hour – show 17

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The show all about the guys and gals of E10.

This week’s show ws guest-hosted by Steve Robertson and features reaction from yesterday’s 3-0 win at Colchester and another chance to find out how to help Boots2Africa who are hoping to take a million football boots to Africa.

Chris Hood will be back next Sunday at 6pm.

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The Orient Hour – show 16

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The show all about the guys and gals of E10.

This week’s show features FA Cup reaction, the latest club news, Boots2Africa urge you to raid your garage and promotion hero Craig Easton talks survival in 2006/07 and how to prepare the perfect roast dinner on a team bus.

Join us every Sunday at 6pm on Phoenix FM.

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The Orient Hour – show 14

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The show all about the guys and gals of E10.

This week’s show features Hartlepool reaction, the latest club news and a chat with former O Adam Tann.  Tann was a key feature in 2005/06 and the subsequent season and talks about his career and a serious health scare while at the O’s.

Live on Phoenix FM every Sunday at 6pm.

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The Orient Hour – show 10

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The show all about the guys and gals of E10.

On this week’s show we have reaction to the loss to Notts County plus the latest transfer news and the second part of our interview with Sandy Risley. We also have the first part of our chat with striker Scott McGleish who was with the O’s in three spells across three decades.

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The Orient Hour – show 9

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The show all about the guys and gals of E10.

On this week’s show we have reaction to the loss to Yeovil alongside Shona Duthie from The Guardian group of East London newspapers, plus we talk with a cult figure at the O’s Sandy Risley. Sandy was at times Fitness Coach, Masseur, Kit Man, mentor to some players and confidant to others.

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The Orient Hour – show 8

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The show all about the boys and girls of E10.

On this week’s show we have reaction to Orient’s 2-2 draw with Carlisle, plus part 2 of our Matt Lockwood interview and the final part of our chat with Steve Jenkins talking about the WWI history of Clapton Orient.

We’re back on Sunday at 6pm.

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The Orient Hour – show 6

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A new show all about the boys and girls of E10.

On this week’s show we have reaction to the defeat at home to Mansfield and also speak to some of the people behind The Greater Game, a play all about the Clapton Orient boys of WWI.
Plus we hear more about the heroes of WWI with club historian Steve Jenkins.
All that plus your usual dose of club news.
Back on Sunday at 6pm.
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The Orient Hour – show 5

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A new show all about the boys and girls of E10.

On this week’s show, we have reaction from Orient’s victory at Blundell Park plus we are joined in the studio by the legendary Peter Kitchen.
We talk about Peter’s career which took in two spells with the O’s, scoring 63 goals in 127 matches including a number as Orient went all the way to the FA Cup semi final in 1977/78.
We’ll be back next Sunday from 6pm with another episode of The Orient Hour.
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The Orient Hour – show 4

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A new show all about the boys and girls of E10.

This week’s show features reaction from Orient’s 1-0 loss to Newport in their opening home league game, plus we chat with Martin Strong about his new book on the Os.

Also, we have part 2 of our sit down with Orient legend Martin Ling to talk about his life, from its beginnings in Forest Gate through to his successful playing career, moving into coaching and management, right up to the present.  In 13 years at Orient, the man did it all, from player to youth coach, assistant manager and manager. Part two picks up with Martin returning to Orient as a youth coach

Back on Sunday at 6pm.

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The Orient Hour – show 3

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A new show all about the boys and girls of E10.

This week’s show features reaction from Orient’s 1-1 draw with Cheltenham in the season’s opening weekend and a track from Barry Galvin and Kenny Toal marking those who gave their lives in The Somme.

Also, we have part 1 of our sit down with Orient legend Martin Ling to talk about his life, from its beginnings in Forest Gate through to his successful playing career, moving into coaching and management, right up to the present.  In 13 years at Orient, the man did it all, from player to youth coach, assistant manager and manager.

Back on Sunday at 6pm.

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The Orient Hour – show 1

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The first of a new show all about the boys and girls of E10.

First up, an in depth chat with former Orient centre back, captain, youth coach and assistant manager Dean Smith who now spends his time in charge of Brentford.

Back next Sunday at 6pm as Martin Ling talks to The Orient Hour.

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