Leicester City v Orient - Match Report - we won apparently.
By glosfox
Monday 22 Sep 2008 15:43:00
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Match report for Saturday 20th September 2008. Leyton Orient 1 Leicester City 3 (apparently)

I’d been looking forward to this game for weeks, don’t know why I just was.

Maybe it was the ticking off of a new ground or maybe it was the prospect of visiting the scene of a famous Leicester celebration, either way the anticipation of a visit to the East End was certainly high. And what a right old East End knees up it turned out to be! The day started well, trains on time and the weather was glorious.

Met Hackney at Leyton tube station and made our way to the pub, which had been the source of so much cloak and dagger work as to be worthy of James Bond. On the way down the road we ran into Billsballbag and Kirby and West. We were the first four in the pub £10 was duly placed in the kitty we then proceeded to drink as if our very lives depended on it.

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A slow stream of Roofers then began to make there way into the beer garden, which I have to say was one of the most pleasant places to enjoy your pre-match drink. This slow stream then became a torrent of Niagara proportions. In no particular order kt5, Bruin, Rino, mac(didn’t look right without the cap), Soho, eggs66, cosby, jackieG, Pete, Steve, Wints, KPBW, Thurcs, maddog, Wessy Boy, Clapham, Kendal, Evington, and many many more. I’m sorry if I spoke to you and haven’t given you a mention. Much quaffing of ale then ensued, a bit of a sing song a few photos directed by JackieG (what is his middle name again) and we left for the ground at about ten to three.

 

The game had already started by the time we took our seats and after ten minutes Dyer had put us in the lead. A rather tedious first half was drawing to a close when Orient equalised. Went for a halftime jimmy and hackney and Kirby decided to sample the delights of the Orient catering department. This apparently was not a good idea as the food has been compared to eating cold paydo. Then decided for the second half to stand in the aisle at the back. Fortunately the stewards had not been to the Cheltenham school of stewarding so we were left alone. I can’t honestly remember anything of note in the second half until five minutes from the end when Fryatt managed to get the ball home on about the tenth attempt and then King added a third for good measure. Whilst most fans headed for the exits a few decided to re-enact scenes from 1980 and ran on the pitch in celebration. We made our way back to the pub and continued to drink until we lost suction, although I have it on good authority that I was spilling as much as I was drinking. At some point we must have left and made our way to the tube station. All I can remember is it got dark and hackney missed his stop and I declined the offer of further drinks and continued to Paddington and onwards to Bristol. All in all a top day out, but what was the name of the F*****g pub!!

 

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