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I know it's early but I'm excited about this one. Looking at Orients squad I think they have the best squad in the league and fair play to cox for actually staying with you.. Clearly on big wages but shows there is loyality in some players still.

I predict a very close game even though every time I go to Orient they seem to smash us 4-1 and 5-0! No excuses but the game against northampton was purely down to nerves I believe, since then 3 wins and 3 very deserved wins too.. Without sounding to big headed but we should've won 3/4-0 the last 3 games but not quite clinical enough... That's where I worry for this game I'm sure we'll create chances but we need to make sure we take against the top teams.

IF we stay unbeaten are Orient we'll be unbeaten for over a year. All be it most of those are in the conference but still a good record and a big confidence booster.

I predict a 1-1 draw which id be happy with. Someone will get a penalty too!

1,000ish away fans despite the trains being stupid on that day.

Wish Orient all the best this season. Always enjoyed going to your ground and decent set of fans but for saturday I hope you bottle it
 

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As mentioned elsewhere, we really, really don't have the best squad in the league, far from it. Good starting eleven, not much else.

Always liked Rovers as well - it's our most played fixture, I believe - and the two clubs & sets of fans have always got on.

Looking forward to the tactical battle; this will be the first time we have come up against 3-5-2 this season so I'm interested to see what, if anything, Hendon does to combat it.
 

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As mentioned elsewhere, we really, really don't have the best squad in the league, far from it. Good starting eleven, not much else.

Always liked Rovers as well - it's our most played fixture, I believe - and the two clubs & sets of fans have always got on.

Looking forward to the tactical battle; this will be the first time we have come up against 3-5-2 this season so I'm interested to see what, if anything, Hendon does to combat it.
The 3-5-2 has worked outstandingly for us so far, but an injury to our right wing back Dan Leadbitter (typical, he has been in blistering form) means DC may change formation as we have no other right full backs or right midfielders who can play there with quite the same ability. Sinclair could play there, as he did in the second half on Saturday, but he is a much better player in the middle of the park. We may be better served playing someone like Montano or Monakana as an out-and-out winger in a 4-4-2.

Either way, it's much too early for me to offer up a prediction but I am looking forward to the game massively after how we've played in the last few games. Hopefully we'll sell a good number of tickets and make it a good game against the current pace-setters.
 

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Last time I went to orient was for a league cup game . We were 2-0 down in 20 minutes ! Felt like driving straight back . Came back to 2-2 and orient snatched it at the end . Anyway it was a cracking night . I like orient and think they'll go well but I'm going for a gas win 1-2 with yet another late winner ( Ollie clarke thunderbolt :ds:)
 

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Looking forward to this one. Should be a tough game but a good indicator of where we are at present. Our three wins (Yeovil, Barnet, Luton) have been against teams that have had poor starts, but they were good victories. Orient are a different proposition being the only team with an 100% record. Another interesting thing will be our away record. Granted the majority of it being in a lower league but it would be a calendar year unbeaten on the road if we avoid loss against Orient, a result I would probably take. I've got a feeling we're going to lose a narrow game 1-0, but as we do well away from home I imagine it will be kept close until late on.
 

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Looking forward to this one. Should be a tough game but a good indicator of where we are at present. Our three wins (Yeovil, Barnet, Luton) have been against teams that have had poor starts, but they were good victories. Orient are a different proposition being the only team with an 100% record. Another interesting thing will be our away record. Granted the majority of it being in a lower league but it would be a calendar year unbeaten on the road if we avoid loss against Orient, a result I would probably take. I've got a feeling we're going to lose a narrow game 1-0, but as we do well away from home I imagine it will be kept close until late on.

Our two home games so far have been even affairs (the Barnet game dour, the Stevenage one more entertaining) in the first half, before the away sides both ran out of steam from chasing us around the pitch. Then our superior quality shone through in the closing stages. The longer you hang in there, the tougher it'll get, but we're vulnerable early-on. Going to be a good game, I reckon.
 

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Our two home games so far have been even affairs (the Barnet game dour, the Stevenage one more entertaining) in the first half, before the away sides both ran out of steam from chasing us around the pitch. Then our superior quality shone through in the closing stages. The longer you hang in there, the tougher it'll get, but we're vulnerable early-on. Going to be a good game, I reckon.

Push for a 7,000 crowd?
 

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Rovers-Orient games are always good. I'd happily take a point right now
 

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We've played very well in patches in all of our games so far this season, we've also had our fair share of luck which helps as well.

Last week for the first 35mins we played very well, created chances and should've been out of sight. Then we let two in and although we got back in front, we got the little bit of luck you need sometimes.

Rovers will pose an interesting test, I reckon they will have enough for a top half finish this season.

They've suffered since Higgs sacked Trollope and dailed to replace him properly, the linkes of Penney, McGhee and Buckle have come and gone. Although when they went down I thought the best thing they could was keep Darrell Clarke on, as it managed in the COnference before with Salisbury.

Crowd will hopefully be around 6k.

We've got to drop points at some point, our games over the last ten years have had goals galore and I expect this one to be no different!
 

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My excitement for the game is growing the closer we get to Saturday. It should be a really interesting match up, as near enough everybody has said so far!

We have thoroughly deserved to win our last three games and it means we head to E10 full of confidence. Whilst anyone can beat anyone in this division, our victories have come against sides who haven't started all that well, so playing a side with a 100% record will be a good test for us.

I don't much care if the game is entertaining or not as long as we win, although I have a feeling it will be a good watch as both sides will go out to win.
 

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My excitement for the game is growing the closer we get to Saturday. It should be a really interesting match up, as near enough everybody has said so far!

We have thoroughly deserved to win our last three games and it means we head to E10 full of confidence. Whilst anyone can beat anyone in this division, our victories have come against sides who haven't started all that well, so playing a side with a 100% record will be a good test for us.

I don't much care if the game is entertaining or not as long as we win, although I have a feeling it will be a good watch as both sides will go out to win.

Just hope everyone gets there on time. Terrible road works and trains!
 

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We've sold 750
 

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O's fans, will we be given the whole of the stand if needed? We'll bring at least 1,000 down many without tickets. Would hate to see another Woking situation.
 

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O's fans, will we be given the whole of the stand if needed? We'll bring at least 1,000 down many without tickets. Would hate to see another Woking situation.

Will you be given the whole 3,500+ seater stand? Er, no. You're not Barceluton.

There's room for about 1,400 of you in the away section, so I wouldn't worry about it 'being another Woking' whatever the hell that means.

Get there early though, as the circus upstairs will probably only open one turnstile.
 

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Will you be given the whole 3,500+ seater stand? Er, no. You're not Barceluton.

There's room for about 1,400 of you in the away section, so I wouldn't worry about it 'being another Woking' whatever the hell that means.

Get there early though, as the circus upstairs will probably only open one turnstile.
We had 200+ people locked out away at Woking last season as they weren't prepared for how many Gasheads turned up. Thankfully that shouldn't ought to happen at your gaff - 1400 is a perfectly adequate allocation.
 
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Off to Colchester tomorrow. Fully expect this to be a tough game. Didn't particularly want Bristol Rovers up last season mainly because I thought they were best equipped to mount a promotion push.

I reckon 1-1, Pritchard to open for us, Taylor to level at the death.
 

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We had 200+ people locked out away at Woking last season as they weren't prepared for how many Gasheads turned up. Thankfully that shouldn't ought to happen at your gaff - 1400 is a perfectly adequate allocation.
As mentioned though, get there early to avoid queues. Heard that the Barnet fans who arrived late struggled to get in quickly.
 

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As we have been the last 4 league games.

We'll probably start off very open, play shit and concede early.

We can't win forever and are due to drop points, I expect us to lose.
 

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Always look forward to orient away, it's been officially voted our best ever away day after the 1-1 fa cup game a few years back. The Gestapo fast great western striking is making it a real pain today, not as many travelling as would have hoped.
Is the Pritchard Alex Pritchard from spurs? I know you have a habit of getting some favourable youngsters..
 

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Big rumours that Tyler Lyttle, youth team RB will be making his debut today in place of the excellent injured Leadbitter at RWB. Big risk but get to keep the same shape in that case. Very talented going forward but might be a risk defensively
 

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Is the Pritchard Alex Pritchard from spurs? I know you have a habit of getting some favourable youngsters..

Ha, no. He's part of Spurs' first team squad this year. It's Bradley Pritchard, the Zimbabwean Zidane. Hopeless whilst shoehorned out wide last term, he's been a revelation sp far in centre mid. Our best player so far this season.
 
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Stat of the day, v Newport Pritchard had the highest pass completion rating (86%) and most touches (can't remember) of any player for Orient or Newport.
 

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So Orient have won every game so far. They haven't conceded at home, we haven't conceded away and haven't lost away since September 6th.

Its going to be interesting!
 

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Yup Tyler Lyttle gets the start, very interesting, heard on Friday he might with him taking all the first team training in the first 11. Good to keep our shape, hopefully he can stand up defensively
 

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Any idea what happened for a penalty there?

Didn't hear any fans call for it, seems the commentators didn't have a clue either?
 

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