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This month has been a topsy-turvy one. We started with three straight defeats, which was a completely unfamiliar feeling this season. Results determine the mood of the whole club and, though it is never an unpleasant place to work, we feel a bit less comfortable when defeats kick in. It many ways it’s when the manager, Russell Slade, needs to earn his money most as a “wobble” can soon become a “crisis” if it is managed badly, but thankfully  he has turned things around by staying positive and having a slight spring clean.

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Opening day results can be misleading – look at Villa

When Aston Villa won 3-1 at the Emirates on the opening day, Arsène  Wenger was castigated, Arsenal written off, and Villa talked of as top 10 material. Three games later, Arsenal are top and Villa loiter nervously above the relegation zone.

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Behind the scenes at Leyton Orient: What’s it like working for Barry Hearn? You find he soon has you figured out

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