Previous page NNext page  Leyton Orient Division I 1962-1963 The programme for this season remained the same throughout though some did not have the opponents on the cover. This may be because we were about to have the worst winter for decades with matches being arranged over and over again. I will not show the covers only any photo- graphs that appeared within. The only signing in the summer was the return of George Waites from Norwich. 15 August at home to Arsenal. First game of the season. Stan Charlton appeared on the front cover after the Bury match in the game that won us promotion. It cost 6d. Les Grade’s brother Bernard Delfont joined the board. Arsenal’s new manager was Billy Wright and he had just signed Joe Baker from Torino, Italy for £70,000. Vic Groves appeared in the pen pictures but not in the line up. Full page adverts appeared for Senior Service, the Saville Theatre and the Prince of Wales Theatre, Lex Garages, the National Spastics Society, Stratford Express and British Railways whilst local small ads disappeared except for Hackney Gazette and Bent-Marshall Garages. Team in the programme: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Gibbs, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. We lost 1-2. 22 August away to West Bromwich Albion. The programme was half the price of ours and adverts included M&B Export and on the back page one for Mennex Snuff. Cost of travelling to Leyton in a week’s time was 25/6. There was no change in the line up. Again we lost 1-2. 25 August away to Birmingham. Only 4d their programme and featured ads also for M& B Export as well as Ansells (The Better Beer) and Park Drive. Jimmy Bloomfield was not in the line up but may have played according to their manager’s notes. Team in programme: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Foster, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. A 2-2 draw here thanks to Graham and a Dunmore penalty. This sounds familiar, from the West Ham programme “Orient held their lead until that incredible goal by their opponents early in the second half”. Their team photo included Bloomfield and Peter Bullock,  Micky’s elder brother. Came across this on Wiki “ His [Peter] son Simon played for Halifax Town while Mickey Bullock was manager there.” 1 September home to West Ham. After three matches we were five from bottom beneath us were Liverpool, Birmingham and Man City with West Ham in bottom place. Wolves were top.  Team in the programme: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Gibbs, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. Musgrove, Sealey and Woosnam ap- peared in their line up. We won 2-0 thanks to a header from Dunmore and a left-foot special from Graham. 8 September home to Manchester United.  Phil White was not playing due to a cartilage op nor Foster though a thigh injury. George and Bolland replaced Robertson and Gibbs in the programme: George, Charlton, Lewis Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Bolland, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. 12 September home to Everton. The Supporters Club had run out of club badges. Ronnie Foster returned to action in the re- serves 4-1 win at home to Reading thanks to Newman, Gregory 2 pens, Elwood. Robertson returned in goal according to the programme team of: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Bolland, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. 1 October home to Newcastle  Football League Cup 2nd Round Replay. This following a 1-1 draw at St. James’s Park. To quote the one folded sheet programme “After a goalless first half, Gordon Bolland put the Orient one up 4 minutes after the interval with a well taken header from a Norman Deeley cross, but tragedy struck the Orient in the 71st minute when Frank George having his first team appearance for ten months twisted his shoulder and was forced to leave the field. Skipper Stan Charlton took over in goal and remained unbeaten until 3 minutes from time, when the ‘United’ were awar- ded a penalty which levelled the score.” In the Seanglian League Cup section we moved to the top beathing Tundbridge Wells 4-0 thanks to goals from Roger Wedge 2, Mike Hollow and Len Cheesewright. Team in the programme: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Clark, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. We won this one 4-2 after extra time and a floodlights failure. Bolland and Graham put us in the lead ater being a goal down due to an own goal by Lucas after nine minutes. United drew level but Graham scored again and Deeley added a fourth in the second period of extra time. 6 October away to Manchester City. Whilst we were mid table City were bottom. Programme team: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Clark, Lea, Bolland, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. Bishop was out due to an ankle injury sustained against Sheffield Wednesday 22 September and missed the away win at Fulham the following week ending a run of 97 consecutive matches. No local beer ads only one for Carlsberg. 8 October home to ADO (The Hague) in a friendly. There were numbers in the ADO line up but no names. O’s team in the pro- gramme: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Clark, Lea, Deeley, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald.Bolland,  Dunmore, Graham, McDonald.  17 October home to Chester Football League Cup 3rd Round. The reserves recorded their fifth run of four goals a game at Watford. Team: Cochran, Taylor, Deeks, Gibbs, Russell, Gregory, Waites, Foster, Newman, Elwood and Wedge. Goals came from Gregory, his seventh of the season, Waites, Elwood and Wedge. 12 November home to Charlton Football League Cup 4th Round. John Sewell was in their line up and ours was Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas Bishop Lea, Deeley, Gregory,Dunmore, Foster, McDonald. We went through to the next round after winning 3-2. A goal down after five minutes we equalised through Foster and then went further ahead through Gregory and Foster again before Athletic got a second ten minutes from half time. There was a fine defencive display in the second half. 24 November home to Wolves. The previous week we lost 5-0 at Anfield to remain bottom of the division. On the injury front Hollow broke a bone in his foot in October. White had been out with a leg injury but fit again. Lewis had a nasty chill. Changes were made in the programme team listed as: George, Charlton, Lewis, Gibbs, Bishop, Lea, Dunmore, Taylor, Gregory, Lucas, Deeley. We lost this one 0-4. 1 December away to Blackburn. Dutton’s Special and OBJ were the “two good honest beers”  Thwaites Ales & Stout, “Today’s thirst for thought” for the programme. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Gregory, Dunmore, Taylor, McDonald. We drew 1-1 and “got an equaliser in the 71st minute following a free kick taken by Cyril Lea, awarded after a foul on David Dunmore. The ball ran to Norman Deeley, who pulled it back into the centre from the bye-line for Graham to gain possession and score”.  3 December home to Bury Football League Cup 5th Round. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Gregory, Dunmore, Taylor, McDonald. We went out of the cup 0- 2. 8 December home to Sheffield United. The reserves had beaten Brighton 3-0 with goals from Wedge and two from Foster. Team: Pinner, Clark, Lewis, Gibbs, Bishop, D. Webb, Waites, Foster, Bolland, Scott, Wedge. Waites was then transferred (30 Nov) to Brighton and Foster to Grimsby (1 Dec). We were bottom of the division with 11 points, two points above us were Fulham. Dunmore was top scorer with six goals from 20 games followed by Deeley on four from 20 and Graham four from 15. 15 December away to Arsenal. John Sneddon was in the Arsenal team and ours consisted of Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Gibbs, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald, though Dunmore did not play as like Lucas he had an ankle injury. Bolland played in Dunmores place as we lost 2-0 going a goal down after ten minutes. 22 December home to Birmingham.  Jimmy Bloomfield was in the Blues line up and the centre page was devoted to the Championship side of 1955- 56. Programme team:  Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. 26 December away to Leicester. Leicester were fourth in the table and we lost 5-1. Malcom Musgrove had been signed from West Ham but there was no mention in the programme and the team appeared as: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Graham, Musgrove. Alf Ramsay had just been appointed as the England manager. The return match in Leyton three days later was postponed and so began the season of postponements. Which may be the reason my next programme was from February. At the start of the season the fixtures from this date were: Leicester H, FA Cup 3rd Round, West Ham A, Manchester Utd A, FA Cup 4th Round,Burnley H, Sheff Wed A. None of these were played. 16 February home to Fulham. Dave Metchick appeared in the Fulham Pen Pictures having played 19 league games for them last season though he was not in the line up. Programme team: George, Charlton, Lewis, Gibbs, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Graham, Musgrove. Supporters Club Chairman FW Dunn wrote “Once again, these notes are written hoping that the weather will permit their publication. The last time we had the privilege of talking to you through medium was Dec. 22 last.” 23 February home to Manchester City. They were four points and three places above us. Programme team: George, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Elwood, Musgrove. 2 March away to Blackpool. Their intro read “WELCOME BACK TO LEAGUE FOOTBALL!” Then went on “ It’s been a long time since Bloomfield Road last staged a First Division match, el- even weeks to be exact and that just about represents the length of the close season.” Their postponed matches included home to Blackburn, Aston Villa, West Ham and Burnley and away to Wolves, Blackburn, and Manchester City. Beers of the programme were Dutton’s OBJ and Special (On sale in all the best bars) and C&S X-L Ale from Catterall & Swarbricks Brewery Blackpool. History lesson, the Blackpool brewery was built in 1927. Acquired by United Breweries in 1961 (see Hammond's United Breweries Ltd) with 104 public houses. Closed 1971. Programme team: George, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Elwood, Musgrove. Blackpool were four points and four places above us. 9 March home to Aston Villa. Phil Woosnam was in the line up and this was his second visit of the season having been with West Ham earlier. This from the programme “You just can‘t stop rumours. And rumour has it that Orient are not making any sort of effort, or attempt, to strengthen the side to avoid relegation. What utter rubbish and nonsense. First and foremost, the right sort and type of players are not easily found, and secondly the exorbitant size of transfer fees being de- manded these days does tend to add to the complication. Sad to say, and it is no secret, Orient are not in that happy position of being able to fork out indiscriminately large sums of money on new recruits. When a purchase is contemplated it has to be, as far as possible, £.s.d. well and wisely spent. For instance, a fee of, say, £30,000 could be paid for a player only to find after all he does fit into the Orient pattern of things, or that he is not a great deal better than the man he is supposed to displace in the team. Some clubs can af- ford to do this, and not miss it. It is not like that with Orient. Orient’s management is fully aware of the weaknesses and the deficiencies. It’s as simple as that, but it is not so simple when hard cash has to be spent in the best way possible. The recent freeze-up badly hit the finances of many League clubs up and down the country. Orient was no exception. No matches means no gates, and that means no re- ceipts. During that long and bleak spell some noble and magnificent sacrifices were made in this club, and those concerned should be warmly applauded and admired. Orient’s Board of Directors do, and will, give Manager Johny Carey all the support they can, and be- lieve me, he is an appreciative and patient man, always trying to do what is the best for Orient, so quash those rumours now ! At least three times last week Orient were in contact with Burnley regarding their Irish international inside-forward. Jimmy Mcllroy.  At the time of writing developments were expec- ted. This, however, is only one player about whom Orient have shown interest during these past few weeks. To say the club is turning a blind eye on what is going on, is, as I said, an injustice.” Note: McIlory was allowed to leave for Stoke City for a cut price £25,000 in 1963 and scored 16 goals in 98 apps before moving to Oldham two years later a team he later managed. Programme team: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Elwood, Musgrove.  Though new signing from Chelmsford Bobby Mason replaced someone. We lost 0-2 in half-a-gale and driving rain. 16 March home to Leicester City FA Cup 5th Round. Programme team: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Bolland, Dunmore, Elwood, Musgrove. We went out to a goal in the seventh minute. 23 March home to Notts Forest. Dates returned to the front of the programme for the first time since 22 December. Passage from the programme “I wish to quote a passage from a letter sent to me by Mr. A. E. Ravenhill, of Forest Road, Walthamstow, after Orient’s defeat a fortnight ago by Aston Villa in a League match : “ . . . . Today O’s were again defeated, so it would seem a good time for a moan, but believing in Orient and the management I would like to offer a word of praise, humble as I am, to the Orient players today and recently for their all-out efforts, and to prove I am confident in their splendid efforts I shall join the 0’s Supporters Club at the next match, something I have been unable to do yet this season because of unemployment. You know ten years ago people would have laughed at the thought of 0’s in Division One, but only Ipswich achieved as much as 0’s of the Division Three (South) in the iifties, so if 0’s do go down they have still done darn well over the last 10 years or so ..... Thank you, Mr. Ravenhill ; true loy- alty costs nothing. Congratulations, to Malcolm Musgrove, who has been elected Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association, and to tall Eddie Heath, who used to “father” the Orient colts, as Orients. chief scout.” Alan Ravenhill would later co- write the history of the O’s. Len Julians and Le Flem appeared in the pen pictures but not the line up. Programme team: Robertson, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Mason, Dunmore, Bolland, Musgrove. 30 March away to Wolves. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Mason, Dunmore, Graham, Musgrove. 3 April home to Leicester City. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Mason, Dunmore, Graham, Musgrove. 12 April home to Bolton. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Deeley, Mason, Dunmore, Bolland, Musgrove. Some kind sole has written in the programme replacing Bolland with Graham. 15 April away to Bolton. From the programme “Faced with a goalkeeping problem earlier this season, Johnny Carey followed Matt Busby’ s example in turning to Mike Pinner, the brilliant England amateur goalkeeper, for assistance. Mike Pinner first appeared for the Amateur XI against Wales in 1953-4 season whilst studying at Cambridge University. Since then he has missed only three matches ‘(when Harry Sherratt, a predecessor, and young Tony Waiters, now professional with Blackpool, deputised). Pinner has had spells with Pegasus and Hendon in amateur circles, and since 1955 has answered the call of several Football League clubs faced with goalkeeper “ emergencies.” Queen’s Park Rangers, Aston Villa, Manchester United, and now Leyton have found Mike to be among the top ten keepers. He has also played for the Royal Air Force and attained the rank of Flying Officer. “  Looking at their fixture list they played Spurs on 8 Dec and next game was Arsenal 16 Feb. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Lewis, Lucas, Bishop, Gibbs, Deeley, Mason, Dunmore, Graham, Musgrove. 20 April home to Blackburn Rovers. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Mason, Dunmore, Musgrove, Graham, Elwood. 26 April away to Sheffield United. A whole page was devoted to LEYTON’S RISE AND FALL. Tennants had a small ad for their Gold Label whilst the back page was full of an advert for Wardonia razor blades. 15/- for the Devon Set. A razor holder, and ten blades in an ivory plastic case. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Mason, Dunmore, Musgrove, Graham, Elwood. 2 May home to Liverpool. After getting three points from a possible six over Easter we kept the same (Programme) team: Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Mason, Dunmore, Musgrove, Graham, Elwood. 4 May away to Sheffield Wednesday. Tennants Gold Label barley wine Scores Every Time we were told. Nearly two pages were devoted to us with the title PLAGUE BY A GOAL- FAMINE. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Mason, Dunmore, Musgrove, Deeley, Elwood. 7 May home to Burnley. My and the, last programme of the season. Programme team: Pinner, Charlton, Taylor, Lucas, Bishop, Lea, Mason, Dunmore, Musgrove, Deeley, Elwood. 16 May friendly at Romford.  Their programme summed up our predicament admirably This season has been a disappointing one for Leyton Orient, who are at present bottom of the First Division, and will be playing Second Division football again next August. Last Saturday, the Orient lost 0-2 at Upton Park, against their near neighbours West Ham United, and complete their league programme next Saturday, when they travel to meet Cup Finalists Manchester United. It is expected that the Leyton Orient Eleven today will include goalkeeper George who was a regular member of their first team until the arrival of Pinner. Norman Deeley formerly of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Eddie Lewis. Terry McDonald and Gregory are also expected to play here tonight. On 11th April 1960, Leyton Orient visited Romford for the first time, and deservedly won their way into the Essex Professional Cup Final, with a 2-1 victory. Tom Johnston and Joe Elwood scored for the Orient, with Buddy Holmes replying for Romford. The attendance figure was 4,969.”  Team in the programme:George, Russell, Lewis, Scott, Clark, Webb, Wedge, Deeley, Hollow, Gregory, McDonald. Next page. 
George Waites Signed from Harwich & Parkeston  in Dec 1958 playing 43 games scoring 9 goals. Signed again in July 1962 making a further 2 appearances. Ronnie Foster March 1957-Dec 1962 72 league apps 17 goals. Back row L-R:Lucas, Charlton, George, Bishop, Lewis, Lea, . Front row: White, Foster, Dunmore, Graham, McDonald. Back row L-R:Lucas, Lea, Bishop, Robertson, Graham, Lewis. Front row: Deeley, Dunmore, Charlton, Gibbs, McDonald. This photo minus caption appeared in the home programme v Sheffield  United FA Cup 3rd Round home to Hull City 11 February 1963 1-1. We won the replay eight days later 0-2. April 13
These two pictures seem to be taken on the same day and the one on the right has been coloured in. Derek Gibbs in the photo is in fact Ronnie Foster.