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Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient were originally formed by members of the Glyn Cricket Club in 1881.

It’s suggested that the name ‘Orient’ came from player, Jack R Dearing, who was an employee of the Orient Steam Navigation Company.

In the summer of 1966 the club became Orient FC and spent the 1970s competing in the second tier, reaching the 1977 Anglo-Scottish Cup final and 1977-78 FA Cup semi-finals, before being relegated in 1982 and again in 1985.

In 1987, the club reverted back to Leyton Orient. 

It’s been a rollercoaster since with poor ownership and supporter revolts. On an even keel now, look back at the club’s rich history in the pages of the books below.

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You don’t choose your football club, it finds you: A season rediscovering the true soul of football fandom

You don’t choose your football club, it finds you: A season rediscovering the true soul of football fandom

Paperback
By Gareth Platt

A couple ditch their Premier League season tickets for a season with Orient. Did they go back?

All proceeds to be donated to the Justin Edinburgh JE3 Foundation.

Leyton Orient: A Season in the Sun 1962-63​

Leyton Orient: A Season in the Sun 1962-63

Paperback
By Kevin Palmer

Leyton Orient spent a solitary season in England’s top division. 

Read about the scalps and drama from an amazing campaign…

Leyton Orient The Complete Record 1881–2006​

Leyton Orient: The Complete Record 1881–2006

Paperback
By Neilson N Kaufman, Alan E Ravenhill

The second-oldest club in London behind Fulham, Leyton Orient joined the Football League in 1905…

The Complete Record is a packed full of memories…

Leyton Orient - The Road to Wembley (1967-1999): A journeyman supporter’s tale​

Leyton Orient - The Road to Wembley (1967-1999):
A journeyman supporter’s tale

Paperback
By Martin Strong

Will his favourite team ever get to Wembley?

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