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Football Documentary – Sold for a Fiver Part 4

In part 4 of 5 of this Football Documentary “Sold for a Fiver, Leyton Orient play a vital game against Blackpool at home. John Sitton is in charge of the dressing room row with the players, where he unceremoniously sacks one of his players after what John considers a gutless performance.

During his dressing room “analysis” of the game, there is a great quote from John where he says “I’m not in the game to make friends” Well it’s safe to say he achieved that objective!

The pressure is building as famous boxing and now Snooker and Darts promoter Barry Hearn takes an option to buy Chairman Tony Woods shares and rides to the rescue!!Barry conducts his first press conference, in his unique style as the new Majority share holder and Chairman.

On a bright sunny Spring day and in new Chairman Barry’s first match in charge, the crowd viciously turn against John Sitton in particular as Orient are humbled in a 4 – 1 defeat at home to Crewe. The crowd chant “Sitton Out” Is the writing is on the wall for the inexperienced joint managers?

Strangely and remarkably, despite the increasing pressure and the crowd reaction, John manages to hold it all together in the dressing room after the game.

Sold for a Fiver Part 4

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