Vital Football

Latest LOFC News

TOWIO - Ding Dong The O`s Are Gonna Shine

TOWIO - Ding Dong The O`s Are Gonna Shine

In his latest blog for VitalOrient Steven Roast reflects on keeping a eye on the O's from afar.

'We respectfully request your attendance on Saturday 10th August 2013` read the invitation. 'It will be fine` I said to the wife 'We might be away from home on that day.` Fast forward a few months and my worst fears were confirmed. Carlisle away on 3rd August then Shrewsbury at home on 10th August. With the aforementioned wedding in Shrewsbury itself someone was winding me up…

With RSVP`s returned, food ordered and hotels booked there was no turning back. Off to Shrewsbury we headed for a three and a half hour journey across the motorways of England. Seven painful hours later and we reached our destination. I could only hope the Shrewsbury players endured the same journey on their way to E10 in the opposite direction.

Morning soon came and the big day had finally arrived. Nerves, new outfits and anticipation filled the air at the church as well as Brisbane Road. Instead of dresses, hymns and vows my mind was occupied with thoughts of Mooney, Lisbie and Baudry. Instead of Moses and the burning bush I was thinking about Odubajo and his jinking runs. A little prayer for a win from the O`s and the service was underway.

With the ceremony now over we arrived at the reception. Great…no 3G. Were the football gods trying to tell me something? You don`t want to know the score son. Enjoy the wedding. Having to rely on texts from my Dad who was at the game the first one came through. 'Clarke in for Sawyer` it read. Given that Sawyer had a mare against Coventry this was a positive step I thought. With my mind drifting to formations and how the back four would line up the photographer was busily trying to arrange the guests in his own formation for the traditional family photos.

No further updates for almost an hour as we mingled with the other guests and laughed over the glasses of Pimm`s that were on offer. My text alert broke the silence. '0-0 HT. Not missed much. Few half chances. Not the same side as Tuesday` read the message. Short and to the point but ultimately not what I wanted to hear. As other people around had nerves etched on their faces about speeches I was anxious about what Orient team would show up for the second half.

Buzz, buzz…my phone vibrates. That text I longed to see appeared when I opened my Dad`s latest message…'1-0 Mooney`…again short and to the point but at last relief!! I let out a small cry of 'Yes!' which resulted in an inquisitive look from the wife as I returned the phone back into my pocket and went back to the conversations. Barely 10 minutes later and there was another vibration. Nervously I opened the message which read '2-0 Mooney again`. My excitement rising, I hastily looked around for someone to celebrate with but the only game of interest to anyone here was the croquet being played on the lawn. Still my newly funded high Orient expectations met surely we were home and dry now.

Soon we were all called in for dinner. At least I can relax and enjoy the meal with a two goal lead under our belts. But this is Orient. Memories of Shrewsbury games in years gone by where 2-0 leads at home have been let slip flashed through my mind. But this year we are stronger we are better than that I told myself. Taking my seat at the table the familiar sound of a vibrating phone went off. '3-0 Moses` the message said. This time with victory secure in true football fan style I performed a celebratory jig which brought a scowl from the missus. It couldn`t dampen my mood though. 3-0 and game over. Three points to the O`s! Three wins out of three! Three cheers for the new bride and groom, three cheers for the Orient!

Join Vital Leyton Orient

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Do you want to write about Orient and share your opinions, if so CLICK HERE


Vital Orient on:facebook

Vital Orient on:twitter

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SouthStandWriter
Date:Friday August 16 2013
Time: 12:22PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Login to post a comment

Recent Leyton Orient Articles

Match Day Officials v Mansfield (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Mansfield Town this weekend.

Leyton Orient - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Vital View - Wimbledon 1-0 Leyton Orient

Another season of League 2 football awaits Orient with Wimbledon in a strong position to book a play-off place following a one-nil win over the O's.

Video - Wimbledon 1-0 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient were beaten by Wimbledon in League 2 on Saturday.

Archived Vital O's Articles

Vital O's articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital O's
Write For Vital O's
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leyton Orient v Mansfield
Suggested By:
Leyton Orient win100%
Mansfield win0%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 44 27 12 5 93 33
2 Accrington 44 23 12 9 81 25
3 Oxford 44 22 14 8 80 38
4 Bristol Rovers 44 24 7 13 79 27
5 Plymouth 44 23 8 13 77 21
6 Portsmouth 44 20 15 9 75 30
7 Wimbledon 44 20 11 13 71 13
8 Cambridge 44 18 12 14 66 11
9 Wycombe 44 17 13 14 64 5
10 Carlisle 44 16 16 12 64 2
11 Mansfield 44 17 12 15 63 9
12 Exeter 44 17 12 15 63 1
13 Luton 44 18 9 17 63 1
14 Leyton Orient 44 17 12 15 63 -3
15 Barnet 44 16 11 17 59 -3
16 Hartlepool 44 15 6 23 51 -16
17 Notts County 44 13 9 22 48 -25
18 Crawley 44 13 8 23 47 -27
19 Stevenage 44 11 13 20 46 -15
20 Yeovil 44 10 15 19 45 -16
21 Morecambe 44 12 8 24 44 -22
22 Newport 44 10 13 21 43 -19
R York 44 7 12 25 33 -33
R Dag & Red 44 7 10 27 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leyton Orient Results (view all)

Leyton Orient Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two