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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Born to Run » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:11 am

The Mid-70's Notts Forest side were always great to see at Brisbane Road, and we were a match for them too.

John Robertson in particular was great to watch.

Others that I recall which I don't think have been mentioned above

Ossie Ardiles
Glenn Hoddle
Alan Shearer
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Smiley Culture » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:20 am

jamie9456 wrote:Some very decent players in that Arsenal side that came here 6-7 years ago now. Likes of Arshavin and Fabregas in particular spring to ming


I'm pretty sure Fabregas never actually played in that match. I'm sure he was an unused sub.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Jurgen Windcaller's Horn » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:45 am

Harry wrote:
y o y o y wrote:
Tony Mac wrote:George Best, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, John White, Bobby Moore, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Johnny Byrne, Phil Woosnam, Ray Wilson, Alan Ball, Peter Osgood, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Macdonald, etc.


Great players indeed,but the one visiting player sticks in my mind is Cyrille Regis .He received a standing ovation when subbed towards the end of the match v Chester City


Remember that well yoyoy. He was right at the end of his career but on a completely different level to anyone on the pitch that game, he looked genuinely taken aback by his ovation but he was awesome on the day.


In the top three oppo performances I've ever seen at BR. Probably in the top one. The other two that spring to mind are Matt Jarvis for Gillingham in 2006/07 and the late Ernie Cooksey when Rochdale tore us a new one 4-1 with Holt and Lambert up front.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Chief crazy horse » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:47 pm

Timmo wrote:I have heard some people say they saw Sir Stan Matthews play in E10
for either Blackpool or Stoke. Can anyone confirm this?

Almost certain Matthews never played at Brisbane Road in a competitive game. ( maybe a show biz game?) But he did play against the O's in our promotion season 61/2 at Stoke.
1-0 to the Orient that day, a Dunmore special.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Timmo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:00 pm

Thanks CCH. I'm sure a lot of people would have remembered it
if he had have played here.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Ocontraire » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:17 pm

1 Gordon Banks
2 George Cohen
3 Ray Wilson
4 Nobby Stiles
5 Jack Charlton
6 Bobby Moore
7 Alan Ball
9 Bobby Charlton
10 Geoff Hurst
16 Martin Peters
21 Roger Hunt

As far as I know they all played at Brisbane Road apart from Bobby Charlton who was injured when Man U came the year we were in Div 1. He did come later as manager of Preston though. ;)
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Timmo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:56 pm

Ocontraire wrote:1 Gordon Banks
2 George Cohen
3 Ray Wilson
4 Nobby Stiles
5 Jack Charlton
6 Bobby Moore
7 Alan Ball
9 Bobby Charlton
10 Geoff Hurst
16 Martin Peters
21 Roger Hunt

As far as I know they all played at Brisbane Road apart from Bobby Charlton who was injured when Man U came the year we were in Div 1. He did come later as manager of Preston though. ;)

Can't argue with the above line up. Reckon if they had all played together they could have won something !
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by tuffers » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:53 pm

Tony Currie , Stan Bowles , Bruce Rioch , Archie Gemmel,
Stev Claridge ( Always scored against us , a bit like Tony Kellow )
Rodney Marsh , Martin Buchan Lou Macari , Ian Porterfield ,
Alan Clarke , Graeme Souness , Chris Woods , Evertons entire squad ( who were Champions a year or 2 before the League Cup round .

Damn so many great players have played on our little patch of grass
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by tuffers » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:57 pm

Tony Mac wrote:Just for a bit of fun, what would be your best-ever combined visiting XI?

Select the best opponents you have seen play at Leyton Orient down the years and combine them together to form a team.

If you go back as far as the first and second division days, you could select a star-studded international class line-up, including the likes of:

George Best, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, John White, Bobby Moore, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Johnny Byrne, Phil Woosnam, Ray Wilson, Alan Ball, Peter Osgood, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Macdonald, etc.



when did George Best Play at the O's ?
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Bruce Banner » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:35 pm

For Fulham
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by tuffers » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:17 pm

During the 70s ?

He didnt play for Fulham against us .
He was put down as Ill But really was just hungover .
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Timmo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:38 am

No, he did play tuffers. I have vivid memories of it and
got his autograph afterwards. It was a 0-0 draw, the closest
we came to scoring was a Tony Grealish thunderbolt that
nearly broke the crossbar.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Eddie von Sphincter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:10 am

I'm sure he played as a beer gutted beardo against us for Torquay or Bournemouth in the Cup in about 1984.
I remember my Dad telling me he was once the greatest player in the world,and me thinking nah.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by TerryB » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:17 am

Eddie von Sphincter wrote:I'm sure he played as a beer gutted beardo against us for Torquay or Bournemouth in the Cup in about 1984.
I remember my Dad telling me he was once the greatest player in the world,and me thinking nah.

:D it happens
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Eddie von Sphincter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:17 am

I might have made it up though
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by EH16 (formerlyE17) » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:40 am

y o y o y wrote:
Tony Mac wrote:George Best, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, John White, Bobby Moore, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Johnny Byrne, Phil Woosnam, Ray Wilson, Alan Ball, Peter Osgood, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Macdonald, etc.


Great players indeed,but the one visiting player sticks in my mind is Cyrille Regis .He received a standing ovation when subbed towards the end of the match v Chester City


Agreed. I well remember Cyrille Regis in that game. Top class. Dunno how old he was then but streets ahead of anyone else on the pitch.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by tuffers » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:00 pm

Timmo wrote:No, he did play tuffers. I have vivid memories of it and
got his autograph afterwards. It was a 0-0 draw, the closest
we came to scoring was a Tony Grealish thunderbolt that
nearly broke the crossbar.


I remember it vividly too
was severly pi55ed off he didnt play .

Also got his autograph after the game
He was 1 of my earliest heroes but that started to change after that day

He played 42 games for fulham that season
including both games for Swindon in the fa cup
a 3-3 draw & a 5-0 defeat .

1 of the league games he missed was us .

I specifically recall it as my dad & me were in the players bar
& being i was from belfast & my old mans beat was pretty much his neck of the woods they had a wee chat . Hed been on the lash all night .
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by TheBestFred » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 am

This thread seems heavily weighted towards the 60's and 70's. In recent years I'd put Alex Song, Tomas Rosicky, Rickie Lambert, and Lloyd Dyer in there.

Also as far as players who have single handedly torn us a new one - Lee Steele and Gary Taylor Fletcher spring to mind.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by Il Commissario Montalbano » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:29 am

TheBestFred wrote:This thread seems heavily weighted towards the 60's and 70's. In recent years I'd put Alex Song, Tomas Rosicky, Rickie Lambert, and Lloyd Dyer in there.

Also as far as players who have single handedly torn us a new one - Lee Steele and Gary Taylor Fletcher spring to mind.


Lee Trundle is another to have single-handedly destroyed us in a game.

Although it was an away game, Nathan Ellington for Bristol Rovers in a Boxing Day game in the early 2000s absolutely ripped us to shreds. One of those occasions where everything a player does is several levels above every other player on the pitch.
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Re: Best-ever Visiting XI

PostPosted by HARVEY T DENTON » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:31 am

I recall a game v Rotherham in the 90s and Imre Varadi ran the show, after a naughty tackle on someone, the crowd and the Os team could only focus on him and he reveled in it.
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