Leyton Orient’s club assets total £5.5 million. Photo: AFP
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

Megabucks players, not fans, should cough up to save football’s heritage

League Two side Leyton Orient avoided a winding up order this week at the High Court in London with the club £5,512,449 in debt

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Leyton Orient’s club assets total £5.5 million. Photo: AFP
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.