Leyton Orient

FL125 VOTE

 

  When was Leyton Orient's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1961/62 49%
2 2005/06 35%
3 1962/63 16%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1961/62 - The season which saw Orient get promoted to the first division for the only time in their history is one which will live long in the memory of O's fans, if their memories can stretch that far back!

2005/06 - After a severe lack of success, Orient's 2005/06 season would prove to provide a pleasant upturn in fortunes for the club. An FA Cup run to the fourth round (which included an away win at Premier League Fulham) was coupled with promotion to League 1 in the final minute of the season in a dramatic final game against Oxford.

1962/63 - Despite relegation, the 62/63 season will forever be one of the most historic in the club's history as it is the only time that they have played in England's top flight.

 

  Who is Leyton Orient's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Jimmy Bloomfield 42%
2 Johnny Carey 29%
2 Martin Ling 29%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

Jimmy Bloomfield - Bloomfield became player/manager of the O’s in 1969, winning the Third Division in his second season in charge. After moving on to Leicester in 1971, Bloomfield returned to Brisbane Road in 1977 and led Orient to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in the 1977/1978 season.

Johnny Carey - Joining the O’s in 1961 after a spell with Everton, Irishman Johnny Carey led Orient to the First Division in 1962; the only time the club have reached the top division in their history.

Martin Ling - Martin Ling became permanent manager at the O’s in December 2003. In the 2005/2006 season, Ling guided Orient to an automatic promotion place in League 2, ending an 11-year stint in The Football League’s basement division. In the same season, the O’s would reach the fourth round of the FA Cup which included a historic 2-1 away win against Premier League side Fulham.