THE GREATEST XI: Focus on the nominated Right-Backs

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The Club are looking to enhance the Legends Lounge experience, and the winning XI will be part of a commemorative display next season. Supporters can vote for the entire eleven here, and by voting you can win hospitality for four in the 1881 suite for a home league match next season as well as a signed shirt.

Over the course of June and July, we will regularly be looking in detail at the players nominated for each position, continuing with the right-back…


Matthew Joseph

Joseph joined the O’s on 22nd January 1988 for £20,000 from Cambridge United. Standing at 5ft 8in, he proved to be an effective right wing-back with tenacious tackling, aerial ability and good ball control. Joseph spent seven seasons with the O’s and won the Player of the Year award on more than one occasion, whilst earning two international caps with Barbados in 2000.


Terry Howard

An apprentice at Chelsea, Howard joined the O’s in March 1987 for £10,000 after loan spells with Crystal Palace and Chester City. He made over 300 league appearances for the club, and 100 consecutive league appearances starting in January 1990 and finishing on the final day of the 1991-92 season. Howard stood at 6ft 1in possessing good control and passing accuracy. Famously, he was sacked by joint manager John Sitton during half-time of the O’s home match with Blackpool on Tuesday 7th February 1995 after nine seasons service to the club.


Bobby Fisher

Fisher was brought to Orient by his uncle Mark Lazarus in August 1971 signing as an associate schoolboy. After making his first full appearance against Bolton Wanderers in September 1973, Fisher established himself in the team for eight seasons. He was sounded out for a midfield role but switched to full-back when David Payne broke his leg in April 1974. He stayed for ten years in total and was one of only ten players to make more than 300 league appearances for the O’s.


Mick Jones

Jones joined Orient for £3,000 at the end of February 1966 and put in some first-rate performances at full-back for the seven seasons he was with the O’s. The 5ft 8in fan favourite was a popular figure due to his attitude and brilliant attacking overlaps down the right-wing. Interestingly, with the club short of strikers he moved up front and scored a hat-trick against Doncaster Rovers in April 1967.

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