Kenny Jackett’s first home game in charge of Leyton Orient may not have produced any goals, but it was a memorable occasion nonetheless, as West Ham could not find a way through during a 0-0 stalemate on Tuesday night.
That game took place on the same evening that the Hammers’ squad was split into two – with the other half taking on and beating Northampton Town –
but experienced pros such as Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio were all on show against Jackett’s side.
The result comes after Leyton Orient were put to the sword 3-0 by Dundee during their first friendly encounter of pre-season, and Jackett was understandably upbeat after holding the Europa League side – albeit a heavily altered one – to an impressive draw on home soil.
Orient will be taking on Maidenhead United, Gillingham and Heybridge Swifts before their League Two campaign kicks off next month, and after managing to secure an 11th-placed finish last term, the top half is not an unrealistic expectation for Jackett’s troops.
Out with the old Portuguese, in with the new one for Tottenham Hotspur. Daniel Levy was frustrated time and time again in his search for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho, and it seemed like Ryan Mason would still be in control of the reins for a short while.
However, following the appointment of Fabio Paratici as the club’s managing director, Tottenham finally whittled down their list of remaining
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available candidates to secure the signature of Nuno Espirito Santo following his somewhat surprising exit from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The former Porto goalkeeper’s final season at Molineux may not have been a memorable one, but having helped transform Wolves from a Championship team to a European-chasing Premier League outfit, there are plenty of reasons for optimism ahead of the new campaign