Nickname: The O's
Year formed: 1881
Ground: Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NF
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2008/09 average: 4,691
For visitors: 1,000 in the Main Stand
- 1 MATCHDAY RECAP: Dowell stunner puts City on cusp of promotion
- 2 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Canaries' spirited 1-0 Championship win against Derby County
- 3 Premier League here we come for City chief Farke
- 4 EFL announce revised schedule to avoid Prince Philip funeral clash
- 5 Farke makes a pact with City squad
- 6 'Our only concern' - Farke reveals City's promotion roadmap
- 7 Farke on Canaries records, Rooney and respecting the Rams
- 8 Spud Thornhill: Early days, but can City break that promotion record?
- 9 City boss too busy to worry about his contract at the moment
- 10 Dowell the difference at Derby as City close on promotion
Position last season: 14th in League One
Manager: Geraint Williams (February 2009)
Player to watch - Adrian Patulea: The Romanian frontman was brought into English football at Lincoln City after turning up at the club for a trial. And after finding his feet, proved to be a revelation. Tricky and quick, Patulea has bags of talent with the ball at his feet and has the knack of being in the right place at the right time.
Record transfer fee paid: �175,000 (Paul Beesley, Wigan, 1989)
Record transfer fee received: �600,000 (John Chiedozie, Notts County, 1981)
Ticket office: 0871 310 1883
Official website: www.leytonorient.com
Distance: 106 miles
Journey time: 2 hrs, 4 mins
For directions to the ground go to www.pinkun.com/content/pinkun/norwich-city/away-guide/Map.aspx
Pub: Not the easiest to find, but worth looking for, is the Birkbeck Tavern (45 Langthorne Rd, London, E11 4HL) behind Leyton tube station. Serves the popular bitter Rita's Special. Other pubs include the Coach and Horses at 391 High Road Leyton, London, E10 5NA and Three Blackbirds at 640 High Road Leyton, London, E10 6RN.
Last league meeting: Norwich City 4, Leyton Orient 0 (29 September, 2009): Four goals in the final quarter of an hour earned the Canaries their first win in five games. Orient had held out manfully, but the loss of JJ Melligan for a nasty foul on Adam Drury early in the second half finally took its toll as the legs tired - and City exposed their weakness. Chris Martin set the ball rolling on 75 minutes and Grant Holt added a second three minutes later, before Michael Spillane scored his first Norwich City goal after another three minutes. But perhaps the player who will benefit the most is Jamie Cureton, who scored his first Norwich goal since February in time added on. Had it not been for keeper Jamie Jones, it could have been much, much worse for the visitors.
City connection: Keeper Stuart Nelson made 33 appearances for Orient in 2007-08, Andrew Cave-Brown and Ryan Jarvis are City Academy products, Danny Granville a former City loan player.