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O's To Spend More Time On The Road In 2014-15

4 June 2014

O's the only London side in League 1 for the first time in a decade

Orient supporters will be without a London derby to look forward to in League One next season in what will be a year in which the division has been dominated by northern sides.

Brentford’s promotion to the Championship last season means that the O’s will be the only side representing the capital in League One in 2014-15 for the first time in 10 years.

Although Russell Slade’s side will no longer need to endure clock-consuming journeys to the likes of Carlisle, Tranmere and Shrewsbury next year, all seven new sides joining the division in 2014-2015 are located over 150 miles* from the Matchroom Stadium.

A 516 mile* round journey to Fleetwood Town’s Highbury Stadium will represent Orient’s longest trip of the season, whilst lengthy trips to the likes of Rochdale, Preston and Oldham will all also ensure that the O’s travelling contingent are regularly topping up their tanks.

Indeed, only four teams in the division are located further south in the country than Brisbane Road, with Orient’s shortest journey of the season coming from the 70 mile* round trip to Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium.

As a result, this means that the O’s total distance of travelling for the forthcoming season will be approximately 6,886 miles*, 60 miles more than last season.

The full list of round journey distances can be found below. *All distances are approximates taken from Brisbane Road using Google Directions.

Fleetwood Town: 516 miles
Preston North End: 472 miles
Oldham Athletic: 454 miles
Rochdale: 450 miles
Bradford City: 412 miles
Crewe Alexandra: 372 miles
Barnsley: 362 miles
Port Vale: 356 miles
Scunthorpe United: 354 miles
Sheffield United: 350 miles
Doncaster Rovers: 338 miles
Chesterfield: 328 miles
Yeovil Town: 310 miles
Walsall: 278 miles
Bristol City: 276 miles
Notts County: 274 miles
Swindon Town: 198 miles
Peterborough United: 180 miles
Coventry City: 168 miles
MK Dons: 140 miles
Colchester United: 120 miles
Crawley Town: 108 miles
Gillingham: 70 miles


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