Strange to think of it now, but in the late 70s, Chelsea were a West London yo-yo club who regularly made the short trip across the capital to Leyton. Of the 13 times the two teams met between 1971-2 and 1981-2, five ended in wins for Orient, five in wins for Chelsea, while the other three were drawn. This game, played on 25th February, saw Chelsea storm into a 2-0 lead, until Orient pulled one back through Phil Hoadley on the stroke of half time. A tense second half ensued until Orient took advantage of some terrible defending to register one of the great cup shocks of all time – on one of the worst pitches! Other Orient greats featured include Ray Goddard, Peter Allen, Barry Fairbrother and Ian Bowyer. Chelsea legends include Peter Bonetti, Ron Harris, John Hollins, ex-O David Webb, Steve Kember, Peter Osgood, Alan Hudson and Peter Houseman.
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@sheena1625 Aye but compare their transfer window spendings to that of Chelsea etc
@lufcfamilyguy12 Hang on, is that the same Aston Villa that’s owned by an American multimillionaire? And the same Fulham that were languishing in the bottom division until Mohamed Al Fayed took them over? Check your history.
I just wondered how he was doing I went out with him when I was 14!
@smoolet Bobbie is living in Australia near to Barrie,
I was Barries best mate and knew Bobby well I will contact Barrie if you send me your deatils and see if we can put you in touch
@EssexBoy696969 I am Barries best mate from those days. At that game, boy did we get p……d that night. Barrie is well and living in Australia. i will phone him and see if he will post something
Remember this game well I was only 12 at the time, every away game in London for a year after the chant of Orient! went up……………..LOL all these years later we can laugh at it all now. I even remember some of the Chelsea fans running on to the pitch to get the game abandoned.
@wwsheriff we had the most vocal fans in english football. there’s no chance u would have run your mouth off like that at the shed end in those days. silly little prick
It’s great supporting a club like Orient. Fantastic real ales and great bars in the ground, and unlike supporting a prem team you don’t have to join a que for an hour to catch a train or buy a burger. Much better match day experience than the over hyped premiership and thats coming from someone who has been to number of prem games, but never enjoyed myself as much as down the O’s.
You can’t say every Prem club buys sucess
Aston Villa have done well out of fuck all and so have Fulham.
This was my first Season as an 8 y.o. and it was fantastic to be at this match with my Dad.
Without his supreme guidance, I may have ended up supporting West Ham – I owed him until he died!
Absolute screamer by Hoadley and a winner by my all time hero Barrie Fairbrother.
Christ would I love us to beat Chelsea now – I despise every Premiership team and their money grabbing, prima dona players, and armchair, plastic ‘supporters’.
COME ON YOU O’S !!!!!!!!
No I am his daughter in law,sorry Phil hates computers.He loves Orient he went back last year I think it was a Testimonial.Watch this space as we have two sons already mad on footie.!
I’m guessing you’re his daughter born a couple of years before this game ? I just thought as there were people commenting who say they new the players it would be interesting to hear about the game from a players point of view. especially as your old man scored what must have been the most memorable goal of his career in this match. Hell probably just say, I looked up hit the ball and it went in ! ! Anyway wish him all the best from us old O’s fans though he’s probably more of a Palace man.
Phil is very much still with us, very happily married with 2 sons a daughter and 7 grandchildren.Why do you want him to get in touch.
Let these millionaires play on this bog!
bet my dad was at this he went too every chelsea game home and away for 27 years
ooh, I’m trembling here, you’re fucking tough hiding behind threatening e-mails you paper hat. You’d probably hurt your hand anyway you pussy. Looks like I’ve touched a nerve though?
wot a tosser you fucking knob cheese fuck i would smash your fucking face so hard given half the chance. view it for the great historical value instead of twatty comments like that.
Ha Ha great stuff, I remember it well but it is still great to see and what about the Chelsea fans singing between 1.32 – 1.40 “Wembley Wembley here we come” even the fans they had then were wankers, granted not as bad as the cunts that follow them now and at least the players then took it on the chin unlike Terry, Drogba and co.
Steady on, sleeping yes giant no.
Anyone know where Bobby fairbrother is? Barries brother, I would love to contact him knew him at school.
The O’s new gaffer has done a fantastic job. Bazza Hearn should be looking towards promotion next season.
The sleeping giant is about to awaken.
would phil hoadleys nephew and the bloke who new fairbrothers brother get in touch with their mentioned connections and get barrie and phil to post something, assuming they are still with us.
fuck chelsea…gay cunts!!!!
I fear relegation this season for Orient.
Go on you O’s…
Like many of you, I was there. My brother and I were about 30 rows up behind the goal where Bonetti made a valiant attempt to save Hoadley’s drive. What a game! There were Chelsea fans all around us too, but when it was all over, they applauded the O’s as well as their own team. Leyton High Rd was solid with supporters after! Although I am a Man Utd Fan and my brother is a Gooner, we lived close to Leyton, so we would go and see games there. What a day though, what an absolutely amazing day!