All posts tagged with: Francesco Becchetti

Why there’s still hope for Orient

Following Andy Hessenthaler’s departure, Leyton Orient have had seven managers in the last 24 months, so one can see why some view the job as a poisoned chalice. Francesco Becchetti’s interferences with team selection and lack of trust in his managers have been a factor behind the club’s decline. However, this blog would argue that interim manager Andy Edwards… Read more →

Orient back to square one

The Football Lab had doubts about Kevin Nolan’s long-term credentials as player-manager of Leyton Orient. Having attended his first game in charge, it was visibly evident that he wanted to be close friends with all of his players, rather than maintain a professional relationship. This blog’s concern was that he would be unable to distance himself from the laddish, dressing… Read more →

League One: who will beat the drop?

League One has been a thoroughly entertaining division this season. Only a few weeks ago, it looked as though the race for the play-offs would be the biggest point of interest. In truth, Sheffield United and Chesterfield are likely to cement 5th and 6th place respectively without any drama, as the teams below have dipped in form. However, the… Read more →

Leyton Orient Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Leyton Orient fan Lisa Harding, ahead of the new season. You can follow her on Twitter @SpideyNLilah. Here, she discusses the disappointment of losing the play-off final last season, the club’s change of ownership, and why winger Dean Cox will stay at Brisbane Road. Leyton Orient were at the top for… Read more →