My Story:

This is the Mitre Revolve club issued version used by Leyton Orient in the 2008/2009 English Football League One season. The Football League logo carries the ‘Coca Cola League 1’ wordings.

According to Wikipedia: Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football club in east London. They are known to their fans as the O’s.

Leyton Orient have spent one season in the top flight of English football, in 1962–63. In 1978, Orient reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the only time in their history, under the management of Jimmy Bloomfield, but were beaten 3–0 by Arsenal. Between October 1993 and September 1995, Orient did not win a single away game in the league, leaving them bottom of Division Two in 1994–95.

Leyton Orient’s home ground Brisbane Road is officially known as the Matchroom Stadium after club chairman Barry Hearn’s sports promotion company. Hearn became chairman in 1995 after the club was put on sale for £5 by then-chairman Tony Wood whose coffee-growing business in Rwanda had been destroyed in that country’s civil war. The period of the club’s near-closure was covered by the television documentary Orient: Club for a Fiver (made by Open Media for Channel 4).

Russell Slade was appointed manager of the club in 2010 and has been successful in maintaining the club’s League One status. During his reign, form and results have varied dramatically and been inconsistent. The combination of sequences of good results and prolonged spells of bad form has lead to a steady continuation of the club’s respectable League One standing.


The Official Story:

I have not seen one yet since this is a club issued ball.  The story for the generic Mitre Revolve should be good enough.


Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 219.Q0E

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