Monday, 21 February 2011

Barry hits the jackpot

I don't normally stray away from snooker on this blog.

But I think I can make an exception to pay congratulations to snooker supremo Barry Hearn and his heroic Leyton Orient Football Club.

On Sunday, they held Premier League big boys Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road, to prove the magic of the FA Cup is still very much alive.

It's always great in any sport to see the underdog enjoy success, but it seems like anything Hearn touches at the moment turns to gold.

The transformation he's made to snooker over the past nine months or so has been nothing short of phenomenal. The game is now a shadow of what is was just last season.

Leyton Orient can probably say the same about their football club too now.

A replay at Arsenal's 60,000 Emirates stadium will bag Orient a whopping £1 million. That money will help the club build a squad capable of winning promotion out of League One, and even taking West Ham United to the courts for the Olympic Stadium they should have won hands down in my opinion.

Well done Barry!

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