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‘Terrible Football’ comes to the Hackney Downs

22 Nov , 2016  

Hackney Downs has a new football club, and Lionel Messi need not apply. Open to all ability levels, the ‘Terrible Football’ team started training in the park on 16 October The club hopes to attract budding footballers, of any age or gender, who might be intimidated by more competitive or talented teams. Billy Beckett, co-founder, […]

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Campaign launched for Laurie Cunningham statue

15 Mar , 2016   Video

It was 1969 when Steve Jenkins first stood on the terraces at Brisbane Road. “I’ve seen quite some players in my decades watching the Orient,” recalls the 58-year-old. “George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore – I’ve watched them all. But the best player I’ve seen in my life is Laurie Cunningham, no doubt about that. […]

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Leyton Orient squeeze past Oxford United

14 Mar , 2016  

The O’s missed a number of clear-cut chances as they secured a fortunate victory over third-placed Oxford away from home. The home team also had an almost certain penalty appeal waved away, but Kevin Nolan‘s men have crept into the play-off places with 10 games to go. It’s a win that will be doubly pleasing […]

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Leyton Orient’s play-off run halted by defiant Luton Town

6 Mar , 2016  

Leyton Orient were beaten one nil at home after Jack Marriott’s strike for Luton Town in the League Two clash. The Orient express was brought to a grinding halt on Saturday after Jack Marriott’s delicate lob for Luton settled a tense encounter between two in-form promotion hopefuls. Both teams arrived at the Matchroom Stadium unbeaten […]

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Hackney Marshes. Photo: Sludge G.

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Lib Dem candidate slams Mayor’s comments on Hackney Marsh

2 Mar , 2016  

Plans to build new football stadium on Hackney Marsh have descended into a bitter row after mayor Jules Pipe branding conservationists opposing the development as “tree huggers”. Tree-huggers Mr Pipe has since come under fire from Ben Mathis, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, for his comments. At a council meeting last month, […]

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Leyton Orient star Elliot Omozusi nominated for PFA award

26 Mar , 2015  

Leyton Orient’s Elliot Omozusi has been nominated for the PFA Player in the Community award for the second year running – The Hackney Post caught up with defender this week. Born and bred in Hackney, Elliot Omozusi hails from from London Fields where his family still live, and the 26-year-old feels that it was good […]

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The A23 roundabout next to the stadium featuring a giant football.

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Crawley Town 1-0 Leyton Orient: Red Devils hang on against wasteful O’s

21 Mar , 2015  

Image credit: Pete Chapman Leyton Orient suffered a huge blow in their relegation fight this afternoon. Crawley Town held on to secure a crucial 1-0 victory in the relegation six-pointer at the Broadfield Stadium in League One. Izale McLeod scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 30 minutes in to a thrilling […]

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An image of Clapton FC fans waving flags and chanting.

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Meet Clapton FC’s Anti-Fascist Ultras

18 Mar , 2015  

The sun is shining down on the Old Spotted Dog Stadium in East London and Clapton FC’s supporters are singing Beatles lyrics at the tops of their lungs. Some of them are waving anti-fascist flags, and one of the few older gentleman in the noticeably young crowd comments that you’ll never hear a sexist or […]

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Young footballers get financial boost

9 Oct , 2014  

Sporting Hackney FC have been awarded a £3,000 grant from sports charity Football Foundation. The club plan to use the grant to develop their youth squads further by forming an under-15s team. Matt Brown, 50, chairman of Sporting Hackney said: “We’d like to spend the money over a course of three years and next season […]

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O's Capt Nathan Clarke celebrates after scoring Orients 2nd goal Image: Simon O'Connor

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Leyton Orient 1 – 1 Oldham – As it happened

25 Mar , 2014  

Follow our blog for live updates of Orient v Oldham at the Matchroom stadium:

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