10.08.13

Leyton Orient’s Slade Attempts To Enforce A Different Sort Of Abstinence

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Leyton Orient advanced in the Johnston’s Paint Trophy (previously known as the LDV Vans Trophy, the Auto Windscreens Shield before that) Tuesday after winning on penalties against Coventry City.  This thrilling development in subterranean cup competition came on the heels of O’s manager Russell Slade (not shown above) banning FIFA 14 from the team bus.  Presumably, Mortal Kombat is still permissible?  From Off The Post’s Rob Parker (no relation, I hope) :

A club spokesman said: “The staff were quick to implement a ‘no Fifa on a matchday’ rule.

“The gaffer suspects several hours playing football on a video game is not conducive to a good performance in the real thing

The League One side had recorded eight wins out of eight before the game’s release, but have two draws from their two games since it hit the shelves.

Manager Russell Slade has ruled that the game cannot be played on the team bus’s PlayStation 3, despite the fact that the game’s makers, EA Sports, are one of their shirt sponsors.

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