Monday, April 17, 2017
By Organic Bull
Leyton Orient could drop out of the Football League today if they fail to defeat Hartlepool.
And, according to Oliver Holt writing in the Daily Mail, much of the blame will be put on owner Francesco Becchetti.
"He has exhibited a callous disregard for the hopes and fears of the loyal fans of a club with a proud 136-year history," says Holt.
But clubs do rise up again, for example Hereford FC.
'So if Orient go down, they will find it is less of an ending and more of a new beginning. Non-League is not a void at all. Non-League football actually represents a rich and vibrant part of our football culture and as the Premier League moves out of the reach of many ordinary people, non-League offers a welcome glimpse of the way the game used to be.
'Look at teams like Lincoln City and how they are rising again. Look at success stories like FC United and Salford City. Look at the emotion and the community spirit that has fired the rebirth of Hereford United as Hereford FC and the way the club are rising through the divisions.