Russell Slade’s powers of motivation helped get Leyton Orient back on track after a recent wobble

The O Zone: Poster power in the propaganda battle for promotion push

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.

Ben Alnwick has joined us after the recall of Eldin Jakupovic by Hull
Kevin Lisbie in action for Leyton Orient

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The Olympic Stadium’s future is still not agreed

Leyton Orient could rent Olympic Stadium - and there's nothing West Ham can do about it, claims Barry Hearn

Orient had wanted to be the anchor tenants of the Stratford stadium

Sean O'Driscoll

Sean O'Driscoll sacked by Bristol City after just 10 months in charge

O'Driscoll oversaw relegation from League One and the Robins have struggled in League Two since

The Crawley Town manager Richie Barker is just 38 but has a catalogue of qualifications

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It is often said a manager learns more in the bad times than the good, in which case Crawley Town’s Richie Barker is currently receiving a fast-track education.

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Now the word is out Poland will be studying videos of him all weekend

The Olympic Stadium in Stratford will undergo drastic changes

Leyton Orient lose latest battle in bid to share Olympic Stadium with West Ham

The League One side tried to take the decision to a judicial review

Fulham were booed off after conceding an injury-time equaliser to West Bromwich Albion, with Martin Jol subjected to chants of 'Jol out'

Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend: Opening day results; Martin Jol takes criticism at Fulham personally; Hatem Ben Arfa can be Newcastle's 'new signing'; Danny Graham needs a break; Christian Eriksen is a steal for Tottenham

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.

Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Capital One Cup: Leyton Orient v Hull match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup second round fixture at Brisbane Road

Chairman Barry Hearn

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

Continuing our weekly column uncovering the reality of football down in the lower leagues

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The new Manchester United manager has deep-seated Christian beliefs

A view of Leyton Orient's ground, Brisbane Road

Barry Hearn wants Leyton Orient to ground share at Olympic Stadium with West Ham

The League One side fear for their existence

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