Leyton Orient – Brisbane Road

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Leyton Orient F.C. are an English football team recently promoted to League One of the Football League. The team is also known as Orient or The O’s.

Leyton Orient’s home stadium is the Matchroom Stadium on Brisbane Road, in Leyton, Waltham Forest, in Greater London.

Matchroom is the name of chairman Barry Hearn’s sports promotion company. Barry Hearn became chairman in 1995 after the club was famously put on sale for five pounds by the then-chairman, the late Tony Wood OBE, after his coffee-growing business in Rwanda was destroyed by that country’s civil war.

The period of the club’s near-closure was covered by the Channel Four television documentary Orient: Club for a Fiver. The documentary is commonly but incorrectly known as Yours for a Fiver.


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