HEARN: OWN­ERS NEED TO LEARN FROM MIS­TAKES

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

WITH as many wins as man­agers this sea­son head­ing into the week­end, it hasn’t been smooth sail­ing at Ley­ton Ori­ent.

But for­mer chair­man Barry Hearn be­lieves things are fi­nally look­ing up and that O’s fans must re­main pa­tient with the new owner.

Hearn sold the club to Francesco Bec­chetti in the sum­mer and Rus­sell Slade, Kevin Nu­gent, Mauro Mi­lanese and cur­rent boss Fabio Liverani have all held the reins at some point since.

But the 66-year-old in­sists Bec­chetti and co. have now come to grips with how things work at Ori­ent.

“I think it is a learn­ing curve they have got to go through and they have got to ad­just their think­ing as they go for­ward,” said Hearn.

“We should just wish them luck, watch and main­tain our support for the club. There are dis­ap­point­ing re­sults at the mo­ment but there are signs that per­haps the worst is over.

“We all make mis­takes in life and we all take time to learn what com­mu­nity foot­ball is all about.

“I made mil­lions of mis­takes when I started with Ori­ent and I learnt from them.

“The new own­ers are gen­uine peo­ple who have bought the club, but clearly they have got a lot to learn as well.”

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