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The Lowdown on...Leyton Orient

19 July 2015

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LEYTON Orient found themselves relegated last season, back to League 2. It is the first time we will meet them in the basement division for 14 seasons...

Last season: 23, League One, 49 pts
Manager: Ian Hendon
Nickname: The O's
When we play them: home - Tuesday, November 24;  away - Tuesday, April 19
Last time we met: (League Cup 2014/15) D 3-3, (L 6-5 on pens)
Ins: Sean Clohessy (Colchester United); Paul McCallum (West Ham United); Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon); Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town); Jake Taylor (Reading); Blair Turgott (Coventry City)
Outs: Shaun Batt (Barnet); Scott Cuthbert (Luton); Chris Dagnall (Kerala Blasters); Adam Legzdins (Birmingham City); Kevin Lisbie (Barnet), David Mooney (Southend United); Elliot Omozusi (Cambridge United); Gary Sawyer (Argyle); Romain Vincelot (Coventry City)

If Leyton Orient were a musical instrument they would be... a cello. Reasonably-sized and potentially beautiful in the right hands - as shown by the O's third-place finish in League One two seasons ago. Furthermore, one of Orient's most notable fans, Julian Lloyd Webber rose to fame as a cellist. Around the 1700's, cello's were made popular by Italians. Orient are also popular in Italy - last season their owner Francesco Becchetti put the O's on an Italian reality TV show on the Agon Channel which he owns.

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