30 October 2016

Leyton Orient 0 Crewe Alexandra 2, 29/10/16

A game in which... it became apparent that there must be something more than Francesco Becchetti's rank incompetence, belligerence, arrogance, megalomania and psychopathy that's driven Orient from the brink of the Championship to the brink of the Conference. I think on top of that he must also have a personal vendetta against Os supporters and is deliberately taking us down just to spite each and every one of us.

Far-fetched? Maybe, but not as goggle-eyed mental as the idea that it's somehow the fans' fault for not getting behind the team enough. Anyways, anyways, the game... Well, Orient actually looked vaguely League Two competent – if 100 per cent unthreatening – for the first 25 minutes or so before the ever-predictable defensive cock-ups and consequent two-goal deficit led to drop in footballing ability of such magnitude that I was slightly concerned it might cause the universe to collapse in on itself.


Jump off your seat moment... The substitution of Nigel Atangana, a decision that will go down in human history as the worst since the captain of the Titanic said to his first mate, "Yeah, I hardly think we need to worry about some little iceberg – full speed ahead!" In the swirling ineptitude that engulfs Brisbane Road every fortnight the French midfielder at least seems to have some basic grasp of the minimum requirements of a professional footballer.

Give that man a medal... Ada the kit man, on the basis that as far as I know no Orient player has yet taken to the pitch in odd socks or the wrong-coloured shorts or naked under the Becchetti regime – pretty much the only thing on or off the pitch that hasn't gone cataclysmically wrong. Hats off to Ada for sticking it out – I suspect that [METAPHOR ALERT!] in the event of a nuclear winter he and the cockroaches would be the lone survivors on our scorched planet.


Taxi for... Jens Janse. Who even is this guy? *Looks up Wikipedia* Ah right, well, it was always going to take something special to actually stand out as worse than the rest of the Orient team today, but by God the Dutch right back gave it his best shot by literally passing to a Crewe player every time he got the ball. Thing is though, even he seems to have some sort of pedigree, as does pretty much every other player in the team – including a number of promotion winners. So why are they playing with such lack of confidence, spirit and ability? Could they all coincidentally have lost their talents at exactly the same time? Or could perhaps the deep malaise at the heart of the club be affecting on-field performances? Just a thought.

In the dug out... When you're 2-0 down at home at half-time, taking off a striker and reverting to 4-5-1 is certainly a novel approach. And I'm using the word "novel" here in the sense of Katie Price's 2015 tome Make My Wish Come True, in which a young showbiz reporter goes undercover to expose a cheating TV chef, but risks losing her best friend in doing so. With a record of four losses in five games Alberto Cavasin is clearly going to get the chop soon enough so I can hardly be bothered to expend the energy slagging him off. Also, I could not hope to get close to the comic heights he hits in his own post-match interview. (Choice quote from an incredulous Dave Victor: "So you thought about taking off the substitute??!) Probably a nice enough bloke – hasn't offered any fans out yet so he's one up on Ian Hendon in my book. Not a hope in hell of turning this round, mind. Next.


Meanwhile on Twitter... "Great training today, we are ready for tomorrow's match against Crewe Alexandra" declared the Mr Alberto Cavasin almost as if someone was writing his tweets for him in English and almost as if Orient were actually ready for the match against Crewe, rather than being physically and emotionally exhausted by the double training sessions Francesco Becchetti had insisted upon all week, almost as if he were a qualified sports scientist. It's almost as if no one knows what the fuck they're doing, hey? Almost...

29 comments:

  1. As a Crewe fan, (and former Walthamstow resident) I'm sorry to see the state of your club. As if West Ham camping on your doorstep isn't bad enough, you have a manager who seems to think that the road to victory comes by taking your best player off the pitch. Good luck, you're going to need it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Still love the humour despite the tragedy that is unfolding. Let's face it, humour is all we have left!

    ReplyDelete


  3. افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة تساعدك على نقل اثاثك بامان فلا داعى للقلق مع افضل شركة نقل اثاث بجدة

    عزيزى العميل انت من محبى التنقل باستمرار بالتالى انت بحاجة ماسة وضروية الى الاستعانة بالمختصين في نقل العفش خاصة ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض لان الاستعانة باى من عمالة الشوارع الغير مدربة والتي لا تمتلك خبرة كافية في نقل العفش او الحفاظ علية وليس هذا فقط فقد يؤدى الاستعانة بعمالة الشوارع الى حدوث حالة فقدان وتكسير للاثاث بالتالى التاثير الضار عليك عزيزى العميل

    لا تقلق مطلقاً الان بشأن نقل اي منقولات خاصة بك طالما استعنت بشركة الاول لـ نقل الأثاث في الرياض وخارج الرياض فنحن ليس الوحيدون ولكننا متميزون عن اى مؤسسة أخرى داخل وخارج الدمام وشهرتنا كافضل شركة نقل عفش بينبع
    نقل اثاث بجدة

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

    happy wheels | monkey go happy

    ReplyDelete
  5. what is alexendra
    happy wheels happy wheels demo happy wheels game
    happywheelsgame.in||
    happywheelsdemo.in||happy wheels unblocked happy wheels demo total jerkface
    http://fireboyandwatergirl.co/

    ReplyDelete
  6. تواصل الآن مع مركز خدمة صيانة كريازي الذي يقدم لكم أفضل الخدمات فهم نخبة متخصصة من فرق الصيانة المحترفين بالمجال.
    للتواصل معنا عن طريق :-
    http://www.kiriazi-maintenance.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. لا تتردوا بالتواصل مع شركة فرسان الخليج التي تعتبر من أهم شركات تنظيف بيوت بالمدينة المنورة و بجميع أنحاء المملكة العربية السعودية.
    للتواصل معنا عن طريق :-
    http://www.forsan-elkhaleg.com/17/Cleaning-company-in-Madinah

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
    . . .
    gclub casino
    goldenslot

    ReplyDelete
  9. a pride for me to be able to discuss on a quality website because I just learned to make an article on
    cara menggugurkan kandungan

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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
  11. Michael Kors handbags can now be found on many discounted sites for fractions of retail prices. The best option for individuals wanting to own Michael Kors handbags is to shop at online discount stores. A great place to shop for these luxury bags is eBay.
    Friendly Links: Michael Kors Handbags Sale Clearance | Michael Kors Outlet Store

    ReplyDelete
  12. Debe tener en cuenta que no todos los bolsos baratos disponibles en el mercado están hechos con material de la mejor calidad. Ciertos fabricantes se comprometen con la calidad de los productos, para ofrecerlos a precios bajos. (etiquetas: Bolsos Michael Kors,Bolsos Michael Kors Baratos,Bolsos Michael Kors Outlet)

    Dessa grossister kommer också att erbjuda dig ett brett utbud av alternativ att välja mellan, med avseende på färg, storlek, material och design. Dessutom kan du även få dem skräddarsydda, genom att komma med en handväskedesign på egen hand. (Taggar: Väska Michael Kors,MK Väska,Michael Kors Rea)

    Si vous vous assurez que les sacs à main bon marché que vous achetez sont fabriqués par un fabricant réputé, à partir de matériaux de la meilleure qualité, vous pouvez être certain qu’ils dureront longtemps. Les femmes dans le monde d'aujourd'hui ont besoin de transporter beaucoup de choses avec elles, où qu'elles aillent. (Mots clés: Sac Longchamp Pas Cher,Sac Longchamp Solde,Sac Longchamp Pas Cher)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...