It seems that ever since the day that Russell Slade and Barry Hearn were no longer a part of the club, Leyton Orient have gone down-hill; at an alarmingly quick rate.
12 months on from when they were one penalty kick away from the Championship preparing to play teams of the calibre and fanbase of Norwich, Derby, and Leeds United – it is now reality that they will face away trips to the likes of Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet and Accrington Stanley.
It really is, from the outside looking in, a very sad demise of what was a club that looked like they could be the next Brentford and Bournemouth-esque success story.
Slade left the O’s on sour terms, when the club turned down an approach from the Welsh giants Cardiff City.
It has to be said, however that it wasn’t from a lack of spending big wages on big name players with the high profile recruits of Jay Simpson, Darius Henderson, Jobi McAnuff and Ex-Liverpool left back Andrea Dossena… So has it been a case of mis-management?
When Slade left, his trusty assistant Kevin Nugent took over and was unable to make an impact. Then came the appointment of the now very unpopular Fabio Liverani the ex- Fiorentina and Lazio midfielder.
Without the ability of speaking English and having never coached in England before, the question has to be asked whether this appointment had the best interests of the club at heart.
Leyton Orient will undoubtedly be one of the favourites to make an instant return to League One. And lets hope that the identity of this once envied club is returned.