UK time is: 19:36:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The Opposition View - Leyton Orient


Following yesterday's 4-2 win over Orient here are some views on the game from the O's manager Russell Slade and a few of their fans.

"In the first half our defending was so poor it was horrendous," said Slade.

"We needed to put that to one side and put a little bit of pride back in the shirt in the second period. Obviously we were a totally different side in the second half, but it was all too late because the damage had been done.

"Things like marking, tracking a man, taking responsibility individually and collectively - it just wasn't there in the first period.

"It was a really miserable night in terms of the overall performance. The first half is bewildering really."


The Orient fans were disgusted with their side's first half performance.

The following extracts are taken from the Leyton Orient Message Board and Football Forums.


Harry Bearn wrote:
"Just had a call from my mate at the game. Getting completely out-fought and out-muscled. People are even talking about having a pitch invasion to get the game abandoned. We have had one shot in 45 mins. And some people went home after the 4th went in. And they're the good points!'


Jay Tee wrote:
"That first half performance was an absolute disgrace. Its just a shame that the two goals in the second half will appear to some to show fight and resilience when we were clearly out of our depth defending against a team that will be playing League 2 football next season. Unless Slade can pull off another miracle and beat some of the big boys later this month, we will be going down this season.'


itehouw wrote:
"Slade out - Allen in. Get Martin Allen in the building. Had enough of Slade now.'


pijlofc wrote:
"Not a chance that Slade will go. Hearn won't delve into his abnormally deep pockets to pay off the contract Slade signed earlier this season. It was a huge mistake to give him that contract.'


orient1 wrote:
"The players were all over the place and it looked like they didn't know what they were doing. Shambles.'


Southgate_O wrote:
"Disgraceful. Bunch of overpaid to**ers who don't earn their money.'


Maverick wrote:
"We are certainly having endless back luck though. Penalty refused again.'


ChingfordRed wrote:
"Definite penalty. Foster had both arms around Porter and didn't try to hide it. It would've been impossible for both ref and linesman to miss it. Forget about it though, we didn't deserve any luck.'


Born to run wrote:
"Just seen the worst 45 minutes I have ever witnessed from an Orient side. Also just seen the worst performance ever by someone playing in goal for us. Paul Rachubka tonight went to the top of that list. Once he let the first goal go in straight over his head the writing was on the wall. None of the defence had any confidence in him and they fell apart. He should be put back on the first train to Leeds tomorrow. Second half we were a lot better, but it was too late by then.'


ChingfordRed wrote:
"Over 12 years of watching Orient week in, week out and that was comfortably the worst 45 minutes I've ever seen. We won't get it, but an apology would be scant consolation. It's the least they could do. I've never known the fans to turn on the team like that, genuine anger and hate in the away end tonight, and fully deserved. I couldn't give a **** we scored two goals, Wycombe inevitably took their foot off the gas. We're now in a serious relegation battle. The two teams I saw tonight will go down if they keep playing the same way. The fact that Wycombe were 4-0 up and not safe proves how bad they are. If Kevin Lisbie takes that simple chance in the 84th minute, we might've got an unbelievable point.'


slacker wrote:
"This may sound perverse but it was so bad in that first half, and the goals we conceded so inept, I just relaxed and got to enjoy watching us implode.'


Lady H wrote:
"Once the third went in, we started debating how high their score would be and whether it would be a legendary loss that we'd talk about for years to come. I was curious whether Wycombe's scoreboard would cope when we conceded more than nine and it had to show a double figure score. And then it stopped being a disaster of epic proportions and reverted to ordinary pathetic ineptness which was somehow more of a let down.'


Comfort Break wrote:
"I confess to laughing when the 4th went in - I was numb by then. The whole team decided that the ball was going out - McSweeney stopped running, Coco the Clown (keeper) jogged over, appealing for a goal kick. All the other defenders stopped until the Wycombe winger simply whipped it in from the goal line for an easy tap in. Every single one of them should be embarrassed.'


Next Game: Wycombe v Colchester - Sat 10th March - 3.00pm




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 7 2012

Time: 10:46AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

The Opposition View - York City (Sunday August 31 2014)

Scoreless between Wycombe and York (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: York City v Wycombe Wanderers (Saturday August 30 2014)

Preview: York City v Wycombe Wanderers (Thursday August 28 2014)

The Opposition View - Stevenage (Saturday August 23 2014)

Brilliant Blues get the better of Boro (Saturday August 23 2014)

Stats: Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers (Saturday August 23 2014)

Preview: Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers (Thursday August 21 2014)

The Opposition View - Tranmere Rovers (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Archived Wycombe Wanderers Articles

List All Vital Wycombe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newport 0 - 2 Wycombe
Stevenage 1 - 3 Wycombe
York 0 - 0 Wycombe
Wycombe 3 - 1 Carlisle
Wycombe 0 - 2 Tranmere

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Cheltenham 5 4 1 0 4 13
3. Morecambe 5 4 0 1 5 12
4. Shrewsbury 5 3 2 0 7 11
5. Wycombe 5 3 1 1 4 10
6. Bury 5 3 1 1 3 10
7. Portsmouth 5 3 1 1 3 10
8. Northampton 5 2 2 1 0 8

Breaking League News

Championship Interest In James
Hartlepool : 01/09/2014 19:26:00
Beavon Pens Three-Year Deal
Burton : 01/09/2014 19:01:00
Cobblers Finally Land Their Man
Northampton : 01/09/2014 18:59:00
Nicholls Seals Exeter Loan
Northampton : 01/09/2014 18:58:00
Proctor Returns To Stanley
Accrington : 01/09/2014 18:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against York?
Suggested By:  
Ingram 4%
Jombati 0%
Mawson 42%
Pierre 28%
Jacobson 4%
Cowan-Hall 0%
Rowe 9%
Murphy 0%
Wood 0%
Craig 9%
Hayes 4%