Leyton Orient returned to the Football League yesterday after a two-year absence.
Relegated in the summer of 2017, Orient secured the title on the final day of the normal season, drawing 0-0 at home with Braintree Town. it was a tense, nervous affair at Brisbane Road, but one which ultimately ended in success for the Os.
When they fell out of the league, it was spectacular. They’d been on the cusp of a Championship play-off, but ended up tumbling down the divisions and out into the wilderness.
Their first season in the National league was all about consolidation, but after a gruelling season in which big-spending Salford and plucky Solihull Moors pushed them all the way, they came out on top.
They’ll be back in League Two next season and as expected, the messages of delight have been pouring in. when attempting to find six or seven for an article one has to wade through over 1000.
There’s clearly delight that Justin Edinburgh’s side are back, with fans of other clubs queuing up to welcome them into the fourth tier of the English game.
We wanted to welcome Leyton Orient back ourselves and have selected a host of messages from fans of other clubs to convey how delighted the football world are to have them back.
We go back a way. Welcome back to the Football League! ?
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 27, 2019
— Guiseley AFC (@GuiseleyAFC) April 27, 2019
— Barnet FC ? (@BarnetFC) April 27, 2019
Well done. We know exactly what that feels like. You could win the Premier League and it wouldn't get better than this.
— LutonTownExile (@LutonTownExile) April 27, 2019
Congrats from the stags!??
— Callum Moakes (@CallumMTFC18) April 27, 2019
Utterly delighted for all O’s fans and Staff, well done to one and all!! ?
— Recruitment (@MotspurPark) April 27, 2019
Delighted for your club. Good luck next season in League 2! forest fan ?⚽️
— Nicola Louise Taylor (@NicolaLouiseTa1) April 27, 2019
Iike many hammers I know delighted to see Leyton orient back in the EFL a club run for the fans – West Ham fans can but dream that our owner “fans” learn a lesson or three in how to behave towards their fellow fans @vinnywhufc @vicsinghb @BigJuiceSparkle
— gantshillhammer⚒ (@gantshillhammer) April 28, 2019
Brilliant! Made up for you, we know that place is hell, the football league is a better place with clubs like you in it
— Prentonpete (@prentonpete) April 27, 2019