Leyton Orient no longer dispute West Ham United move to Olympic Stadium

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The Premier League has confirmed Leyton Orient no longer dispute the decision to allow West Ham United to move to the Olympic Stadium. 

Orient chairman Barry Hearn wanted the O's to share the Olympic Stadium along with the Hammers. 

Hearn launched a judicial review into the process which saw London Legacy Development Corporation select West Ham as preferred bidders. 

But the Premier League today released a statement which said: "The Premier League and Leyton Orient are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement of a dispute regarding the future use of the Olympic Stadium on terms which are confidential.

"Leyton Orient confirms, however, that it no longer disputes the validity of the Premier League’s decision to allow West Ham United to occupy the Stadium."

Orient are currently in talks with Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti over a possible takeover. 

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10:16am Wed 2 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

"The Premier League and Leyton Orient are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement of a dispute regarding the future use of the Olympic Stadium on terms which are confidential. " -
Hopefully Barry Hernia OBE has agreed a generous financial compensation package for the club. West Ham London United's move was against premier league regulations that state that any move "would not adversely affect Clubs (or Football League clubs) having their registered grounds in the immediate vicinity of the proposed location".
Lord Alan Sugar's assistant Karen Brady CBE has stated many times that they will be giving away hundreds of thousands of free tickets each year which will shirley have a negative impact on Orient. I fear that Saturday afternoons at Westfields shopping centre will be like a scene from "Green Street - stand your ground" with hardened football hooligans fighting a turf war with the shoplifters, muggers and pickpockets who consider the place their turf.
Ray Winistone should do a promotional film urgent the fans saying "Don't be nauggghttyy boat races, I'm the daddy naaahhh" in the style of his much loved gambling advertisements.
"The Premier League and Leyton Orient are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement of a dispute regarding the future use of the Olympic Stadium on terms which are confidential. " - Hopefully Barry Hernia OBE has agreed a generous financial compensation package for the club. West Ham London United's move was against premier league regulations that state that any move "would not adversely affect Clubs (or Football League clubs) having their registered grounds in the immediate vicinity of the proposed location". Lord Alan Sugar's assistant Karen Brady CBE has stated many times that they will be giving away hundreds of thousands of free tickets each year which will shirley have a negative impact on Orient. I fear that Saturday afternoons at Westfields shopping centre will be like a scene from "Green Street - stand your ground" with hardened football hooligans fighting a turf war with the shoplifters, muggers and pickpockets who consider the place their turf. Ray Winistone should do a promotional film urgent the fans saying "Don't be nauggghttyy boat races, I'm the daddy naaahhh" in the style of his much loved gambling advertisements. jonny mash
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11:58am Wed 2 Jul 14

mdj says...

'Becchetti EnergyGroup's ...core business is in the production of renewable energy through the planning, production and managing of hydroelectric plants and systems for the collection and processing of urban waste, in Italy and abroad.'

I'm not disputing either Mr Hearn's or Mr Becchetti's genuine love of football, or wish to make their mark in the game; but business is business, and ever since the council gradually disposed of its interest in the site (on strangely generous terms to the lucky recipients), it's been wise to ask what other uses could be made of it if the club's fortunes suffer.

It's interesting to see that, as usual, there's no hint of any intention to sell shares to the supporters, or even more depressingly no movement from the fans to buy them.
Only committed ownership can preserve the certain continuance of the club - or any other entity, come to that.
'Becchetti EnergyGroup's ...core business is in the production of renewable energy through the planning, production and managing of hydroelectric plants and systems for the collection and processing of urban waste, in Italy and abroad.' I'm not disputing either Mr Hearn's or Mr Becchetti's genuine love of football, or wish to make their mark in the game; but business is business, and ever since the council gradually disposed of its interest in the site (on strangely generous terms to the lucky recipients), it's been wise to ask what other uses could be made of it if the club's fortunes suffer. It's interesting to see that, as usual, there's no hint of any intention to sell shares to the supporters, or even more depressingly no movement from the fans to buy them. Only committed ownership can preserve the certain continuance of the club - or any other entity, come to that. mdj
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