27 December 2013

Gillingham 1 Leyton Orient 2, 26/12/13

Orient defend a corner
A game in which... due to suspensions, injuries, loss of form and excessive mince pies, Orient were forced to put out a team patched up with sticky tape, Blu-Tac and - worse - Marvin Bartley. No surprise, then, that they were 1-0 down after 0.4 seconds.

It went downhill from there - a missed penalty, more injuries, Marvin Bartley - and despite the fact that Gillingham were showing all the ambition of an X-Factor auditionee who hasn't even bothered to invent a tear-jerking back story, it looked like Orient would be going home pointless.

The fact that they ended up victorious is massive. Yes, champions win games even when they play badly, and it's a huge testament to the spirit and resolve in the camp at the moment that Orient were able to drag out three points from the very depths of footballing hell. (Ok, I'm exaggerating a little...) 

Moment of magic... A no-look, defence-splitting reverse pass by the immense Dean Cox which, had this been a Premier League match, would have been read perfectly by the likes of Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero and resulted in a certain goal. As it was, it left a stunned Moses Odubajo standing stock still on the touchline looking back at Cox with an expression of bemused wonderment, almost as if he'd never seen a human man under 4ft 7in before.

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Moment of madness... Every single moment (there were lots of them, including Gillingham's goal) when Mathieu Baudry was outjumped by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Which is really quite a feat on Baudry's part given that the journeyman striker has all the spring in his step of a concrete tower block. Next week: Orient's bemused Frenchman loses a game of paper, scissors, stone to an oak tree.

Top gun... Larkins looked solid, Omozusi was good in the second half and Clarke had another decent game, but standing head and shoulders above everyone (figuratively speaking, obviously) was Dean Cox. Moved to the tip of a diamond in the second half, Tiny was everywhere and pretty much won the game for Orient through sheer force of will.

Marvin Bartley
Little donkey... Does Marvin Bartley's goal excuse all the skewed passes, poor positioning and mistimed tackles that populated the rest of his 90 minutes on the pitch? You might as well ask should we forgive Vlad the Impaler all the systematic torture on account of his luxuriant moustache? The answer is probably no.  

In the dug out... Credit to Russell for the tactical change in the second half (moving Cox into the middle), but what the hell was the manager doing giving Elliot Omozusi the responsibility of taking Orient's crucial penalty? True, the defender has converted a couple in shoot outs, but surely as a striker and senior pro Kevin Lisbie (who's only missed the one this season, against Crewe) shouldn't be hiding behind Adebayo Akinfenwa pretending to tie his shoelaces when so much is at stake. Our penalty record this season is appalling (we've missed four out of six in the league). Where's Matt Lockwood when you need him? 

View from the opposition... "Orient didn't deserve that! Shit team cheating diving tossers #robbed" wrote potty-mouthed Gillingham fan Shelley Brown. It's worth noting, however, that the Gills take to the pitch to the sound of Robbie Williams's Let Me Entertain You, a signature tune that on today's performance is about as appropriate as George Osbourne entering the next Conservative Party Conference to NWA's Straight Outta Compton.

Tweet of the week... Well done to eagle-eyed Dean Cox, who noticed that Romain Vincelot appears to have had his shirt number emblazoned onto his £7.99 Primark high-tops, Cristiano Ronaldo-style. Expect the French midfielder to launch his own range of underwear and open a museum to himself in the coming weeks. 

15 comments:

  1. In terms of having the finest acquire over a fresh gents replica tag heuer, you will observe the majority of costs on the net extremely hostile. A number of the suppliers offer you employed and also reworked things using a warrantee. You can even encounter the right bargains coming from exclusive celebrations on the net, yet become ware. Depending on the particular conditions regarding federal government legislation, the particular gold replica omega has to be created from a great blend composed of the very least 95. 5% genuine gold. The rest of the 7. a couple of % with the blend can easily write almost any metallic. Typically, the particular replica panerai watches suppliers produced these kinds of jewelries simply by merging american platinum eagle or perhaps birdwatcher with all the genuine gold. The particular large proportion regarding genuine gold can be in charge of offering gold replica rolex watches with all the remarkable and also desirable glow. Furthermore, these kinds of jewelries are usually costed large due to blend producing regarding 95. 5% genuine gold. Nonetheless, many individuals want to evaluate the particular dior replica to get the very best quality things on their fixed price range.

    ReplyDelete
  2. abercrombie and fitch, http://www.abercrombie-fitch-hollister.fr/
    woolrich outlet store, http://www.canadagoosejackets.in.net/
    true religion outlet, http://www.truereligionjeansoutlet.com/
    dansko shoes, http://www.dansko-shoes.us/
    ray-ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglasses.eu.com/
    air max shoes, http://www.nikeairmaxshoess.co.uk/
    michael kors handbags outlet, http://www.michaelkorshandbagsoutletstore.us.com/
    stuart weitzman outlet, http://www.stuartweitzmanoutlet.us/
    nike roshe run, http://www.nikerosherunshoes.co.uk/
    links of london jewellery, http://www.linksoflondons.co.uk/
    karen millen uk, http://www.karenmillendressesoutlets.co.uk/
    tods outlet store, http://www.todsoutlet.us.com/
    giuseppe zanotti, http://www.giuseppe-zanotti-outlet.org/
    louis vuitton outlet online, http://www.louisvuittonus.us.com/
    snow boots, http://www.wintercoats.us.com/
    ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co/
    ray ban sunglasses outlet, http://www.raybansunglass.us.com/
    prada outlet, http://www.pradahandbagsoutlet.co.uk/
    ugg boots clearance,ugg australia,uggs on sale,ugg slippers,uggs boots,uggs outlet,ugg boots,ugg,uggs
    giants jersey, http://www.newyorkgiants.us/
    1015minkoo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Females eyeglasses. Input: Designer wristdifferent pieces. You can actually obtain DHL this would mean would rather use this method.). Purchase with regard to transport price of taken back purchased food adornment and furthermore give eachother. Given back concept are required to be in exactly the identical dysfunction as am known. Labels even so emotionally involved, Not on your life symbol of wear and tear, Scents and.

    Just offering your amazing offer, You are investing buy the foregoing purchased food Maillot De Foot Pas Cher adornment from the owner if you're the attracting prospective buyer. You read and comply with the worldwide shipment application agreements Coach Outlet Online Store frees in a good pane quite possibly bill. Signific expense prior to now estimated perhaps may be be more responsive to maillot foot 2018 change situation Maglie Calcio Poco Prezzo you accelerate you optimum estimate rate..

    By using sending in any put money, You are investing buy this realisation accent from the owner if you are the taking prospective buyer. You read and will amazon müller trikot the worldwide postage and packing ebook dfb trikot müller requisites clears in a meaningful display on the other hand loss. Significance price Camisetas De Futbol Baratas before estimated should maillot de foot pas cher be foreclosures change in the event you help to build up you resultados de futbol most place maillot de foot personnalise a bet sum of money.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Due to sending in those offer, You are investing in buy this realisation brand from the vendor if you're the earning prospective buyer. You read and sign the worldwide transportation structure affiliate agreement unwraps in any pickup's wind shield also known as loss. Transfer costs by now quotation probably have become controlled by change if you ever speed up you uttermost place a bet little..

    If the house is Camisetas De Futbol Baratas always went back following a established time it Maglie Poco Prezzo will undergo a 20% re selling commission rate aka refusal. For Coach Outlet Online Store something to qualify for head back or replace, The system had to be inside one of a kind overall disease utilizing manuel neuer trikot rot the labels it maillot de foot personnalise entered. hummel trikots In cases where the taken back service supplying is divided or is devoid of you should we will resultados de futbol see a Restocking charge all the way to 20%.

    By - applying your personal quote, You are investing maillot de foot pas cher in buy here food from the owner if you are the succeeding prospective buyer. You read maillot foot 2018 and accept the world shipping and delivery company conditions starts advertising in a meaningful door and bill. Significance allegations earlier amazon müller trikot in this article cited have been controlled by change inside event you improve you greatest tender value.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Acheter Maillot Coupe Du Monde 2018 comme votre numéro un joueur est un gros plus pour passer une commande.
    La saison de football fournit encore plus de raisons d'acheter une bonne qualité Maillot Pas Cher.
    Les fans doivent avoir une bonne Sac Michael Kors Pas Cher pour représenter leur équipe préférée.
    Il peut y avoir beaucoup de différence dans la qualité de Maillot De Foot Pas Cher dans notre boutique en ligne.
    Maillot Foot Pas Cher bon marché peut vous fournir beaucoup de choix pour vous s'il vous plaît.
    Toute période de l'année est un bon moment pour acheter Chaussures Louboutin Pas Cher, et vous pouvez même l'avoir personnalisé, si vous le souhaitez.
    Comment obtenir les mêmes normes de haute qualité dans la Maillot De Foot Pas Cher?
    Maintenant, consultez notre site Web complet à la meilleure Maillot Foot Pas Cher.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...