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Looks like Orient are getting the new Olympic stadium in Stratford after the games are over. They however have a shrewd Chairman, unlike us.
 

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Would you think that the Olympic Stadium is in a suitable location for us? Orient just lucky IMHO. Nothing to do with shrewdness.
 

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Just imagine the postings if "Brentford FC to relocate to East London" was the headline!
 
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Would you think that the Olympic Stadium is in a suitable location for us? Orient just lucky IMHO. Nothing to do with shrewdness.

Of course not. But i'm sure Orient weren't the only club, football or otherwise that were interested. A deal I assume would still have to be done and from reading the reports Mr Hearn seems to have done a very good one.

Funny how other clubs always seem to have the luck.
 

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Of course not. But i'm sure Orient weren't the only club, football or otherwise that were interested. A deal I assume would still have to be done and from reading the reports Mr Hearn seems to have done a very good one.

Funny how other clubs always seem to have the luck.

Orient spent something like 10 seasons in the bottom division playing in front of one man and his dog in a stadium that had at least one side shut down. How can they be described as lucky?
 
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Orient spent something like 10 seasons in the bottom division playing in front of one man and his dog in a stadium that had at least one side shut down. How can they be described as lucky?

They've obviously had a bit of luck with the Olympics being on their doorstep. And as much as I hate to say it a chairman who seems to be dragging them out of the mire.

Do you have the same faith in our board and chairman dragging us out of the do do? Mine personally was diminishing by the day. However with AB's election to the board I still hold onto a glimmer of hope.
 

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They've obviously had a bit of luck with the Olympics being on their doorstep. And as much as I hate to say it a chairman who seems to be dragging them out of the mire.

Do you have the same faith in our board and chairman dragging us out of the do do? Mine personally was diminishing by the day. However with AB's election to the board I still hold onto a glimmer of hope.

They're lucky they got this because the alternative for them is pretty sh*t from what I've heard. The chairman had no other ideas and got lucky with this as far a I can see.
 

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Of course not. But i'm sure Orient weren't the only club, football or otherwise that were interested. A deal I assume would still have to be done and from reading the reports Mr Hearn seems to have done a very good one.

Funny how other clubs always seem to have the luck.

West Ham were the only other professional cub interested, but once the found out that the stadium capacity would be reduced to 25K they dropped out and are now looking at the old GPO site in East Ham instead.
 

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Orient spent something like 10 seasons in the bottom division playing in front of one man and his dog in a stadium that had at least one side shut down. How can they be described as lucky?

You told me they were a bigger club than Brentford? :fishing:
 

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You told me they were a bigger club than Brentford? :fishing:

Over my lifetime they have been. How many seasons in the second tier, how many decent cup finishes, how many England internationals. Their last decade or so has been sh*t but they've out-perfomed us overall.
 

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Perhaps we could groundshare with Orient :rolleyes:

or even better, re-locate to Wembley........:sorted:
 

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Over my lifetime they have been. How many seasons in the second tier, how many decent cup finishes, how many England internationals. Their last decade or so has been sh*t but they've out-perfomed us overall.

:scratch:

They have not outperformed us in the last decade! lol
 
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I think they were. Do you know of any other club that was interested? Football was always the preferred sport to use the stadium for and Orient were always the most likely club.

Apart from West Ham I believe a Wasps/Saracens combination were interested.
 

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They have not outperformed us in the last decade! lol

Damn. Merked on the international. But I did say in my lifetime regarding their success compared to ours. They were in Div 2 (old money) when we were fighting re-election.
 

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Apart from West Ham I believe a Wasps/Saracens combination were interested.
When were West Ham interested in moving to a 25,000 capacity stadium? :confused:

I heard the Chief Exec of Wasps saying he wasn't interested in moving again to a new area, especially one in a poor catchment area for rugby.
 

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When were West Ham interested in moving to a 25,000 capacity stadium? :confused:

They weren't, they were interested in moving there if it could be above 50K.
 
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When were West Ham interested in moving to a 25,000 capacity stadium? :confused:

I heard the Chief Exec of Wasps saying he wasn't interested in moving again to a new area, especially one in a poor catchment area for rugby.

The fact remains their getting a new ground and probably lots of extra cash to invest in players. Whether we like it not, things are looking alot rosier over in East London compared to where we currently are. I think that point is undisputable.
 

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The fact remains their getting a new ground and probably lots of extra cash to invest in players. Whether we like it not, things are looking alot rosier over in East London compared to where we currently are. I think that point is undisputable.

It is and that will be due to a new ground, which as yet isn't in the bag. Brentford still hope to have a new ground and could well have better facilities for making extra cash to invest in the team by the time Orient hav emoved to a ground, which they will pay rent on and not own. Will orient actually see the benefit of the sale of Brisbane Road or will that all go to the owners? :fishing:
 
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They're lucky they got this because the alternative for them is pretty sh*t from what I've heard. The chairman had no other ideas and got lucky with this as far a I can see.

Maybe so, but Brisbane Road is neat and tidy now following the developments.
GP could be like that!:fishing:
Wish we had a lucky chairman, board, manager, team.......:rolleyes:
 

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Maybe so, but Brisbane Road is neat and tidy now following the developments.
GP could be like that!:fishing:
Wish we had a lucky chairman, board, manager, team.......:rolleyes:

We had developments to both ends already and spent that money, where else could you put flats in GP? :fishing:
 

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Could be a good deal for the O's but the stadium is likely to be retained as a national athletics track so assuming they will be allowed to rent it rather than have it.

Football pitches surrounded by a 400 metre running track tend to be a bit small and distant from the stands.

Probably an even better deal for whoever sells the land at Brisbane Road???
 

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Damn. Merked on the international. But I did say in my lifetime regarding their success compared to ours. They were in Div 2 (old money) when we were fighting re-election.
I watched Leyton Orient playing West Bromwich Albion at Brisbane Road in the (old) First Division in 1963 when Brentford was in Division Four. I watched Brentford playing Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park in the (old) First Division in 1947 when Leyton Orient was in Division Three (South).
 
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I watched Leyton Orient playing West Bromwich Albion at Brisbane Road in the (old) First Division in 1963 when Brentford was in Division Four. I watched Brentford playing Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park in the (old) First Division in 1947 when Leyton Orient was in Division Three (South).

In my lifetime.
 

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I watched Leyton Orient playing West Bromwich Albion at Brisbane Road in the (old) First Division in 1963 when Brentford was in Division Four. I watched Brentford playing Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park in the (old) First Division in 1947 when Leyton Orient was in Division Three (South). I watched the British and German troops playing football between the trenches on Christmas Day in WW1

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It will still have a running track apparently so they are welcome to the stadium...
 

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There's 2 8000+ stadiums in Twickenham we could share :fishing:

So why should we share with someone else, when someone could share with us? You appear to want GP sold without a home of our own, only a rented accomadation elsewhere. :confused: Now a team called Wimbledon did just that and what happened to them? Oh yeh they now have there own ground 100 miles away. :rolleyes:
 

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So why should we share with someone else, when someone could share with us? You appear to want GP sold without a home of our own, only a rented accomadation elsewhere. :confused: Now a team called Wimbledon did just that and what happened to them? Oh yeh they now have there own ground 100 miles away. :rolleyes:

:fishing: :D
 

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We had developments to both ends already and spent that money, where else could you put flats in GP? :fishing:

Brook Road/New Road corner?
Brook Road anyway? We don't need it!
Ab Flyer was right. Put 'em on the pitch and fold the club!:fishing:
 

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Orient used to play at Wembley but it didn't do much for them (apart from give them a better pub trivia question than "which ground has a pub at each corner" in "which club has played the most games in Wembley stadium").

I have no problem with other clubs' good fortune. It would just be nice to have some of our own!
 

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Apart from that. :rolleyes:

Spiderbee has openly met with DW recently, so maybe he has been listening to his bullsh*t. :idea:

"Openly met"???:fishing:
Is he KGB or something?lol
Doug and I talk about many aspects of football on the rare occasions we meet up (usually for CCL football matches).
I get the impression he has more important things than BFC now!:worm: :suspect: :sneakoff:
 

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Orient used to play at Wembley but it didn't do much for them (apart from give them a better pub trivia question than "which ground has a pub at each corner" in "which club has played the most games in Wembley stadium").

I have no problem with other clubs' good fortune. It would just be nice to have some of our own![/QUOTE]

I agree.
Personally speaking, I have nothing against Orient as they have so much in common with us.
I know their fans don't like us much lately but I don't know why so many "high profile" GPG'ers are anti-O's?
Perhaps they are jealous of what they are achieving at present?:fishing: :suspect: :sneakoff:

Suggest we ask markofc?rofl
 

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Ab Flyer was right. Put 'em on the pitch and fold the club!:fishing:

Which is what will happen apart from the club folding, why can't they simply sell the ground and move to a new one when it is ready? Why fold? :rolleyes:
 

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"Openly met"???:fishing:
I get the impression he has more important things than BFC now!:worm: :suspect: :sneakoff:

Openly met, means you announced on here you were seeing him. I don't bother announcing who I'm meeting with, cos it's boring and nobody would be interested. Yet we are supposed to be so interested in who you chat with. :rolleyes:

As for DW "more important things". This suggests to me that you are taken in by his bullsh*t. :wave:
 

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Openly met, means you announced on here you were seeing him. I don't bother announcing who I'm meeting with, cos it's boring and nobody would be interested. Yet we are supposed to be so interested in who you chat with. :rolleyes:

As for DW "more important things". This suggests to me that you are taken in by his bullsh*t. :wave:

You are not supposed to be interested!:confused:
As Frankie Howard would have said - Please yourselves.:rolleyes:
I thought I posted on a topical thread that I was meeting (socially) with DW.
Given the three emails I received on this, it would appear that some people were interested as to why?
As for "being taken in by his bullshit" I always try to give people a fair hearing before I make my own mind up. I have read many posts on here which I have, initially, disagreed with but, in time, I have been convinced that they are, indeed, correct posts.
I have, however, given up on most of the spin on here about BFC in general and how well it is all going etc etc etc.
It is my opinion that this club is ****ed.:wave:
And I know who I blame!:nono:
 
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Orient used to play at Wembley but it didn't do much for them (apart from give them a better pub trivia question than "which ground has a pub at each corner" in "which club has played the most games in Wembley stadium").

I have no problem with other clubs' good fortune. It would just be nice to have some of our own!

This was basically the jist of what i was trying to get at. I know people say you make your own luck. But f***ing hell, just a little bit of it in our direction isn't to much to ask is it?
 

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I have, however, given up on most of the spin on here about BFC in general and how well it is all going etc etc etc.
It is my opinion that this club is ****ed.:wave:
And I know who I blame!:nono:

You must have been reading a different GPG to think people post "how well it is all going"
 
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