Leyton Orient Supporters Club

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Malcolm McCarthy

Name:  Malcolm Arthur McCarthy – usually Malc (Dad or Grandad Malcolm to some at the club)

 

Where were you born and when?  Mothers Hospital in Hackney – 13 March 1949

 

Where do you live now?  Bethnal Green

 

Do you have a job? What is it?  I am a civil servant working for HM Treasury - though semi-retired

                                                    since the end of March 2009

 

What’s your favourite film?  The Graduate, but also Lawrence of Arabia and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

 

………. music?  Most music but have always been a fan of The Beatles.  More recent stuff: Nanci Griffith, The Beautiful South, The Killers.  

 

……….. book?  Nicholas Nickleby, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice

 

…………painting or picture?   The Haywain

 

What do you enjoy doing, away from work and football?  Theatre, music, being with family and friends and not acting my age.

 

What is your earliest memory?  Christmases at 37 Victoria Park Road – my home till I was five and then my aunt’s home – and my aunt’’s bread pudding on bonfire night.

 

What is your earliest football memory?  Seeing Spurs beat Everton 10-4 in Bill Nicholson’s first game as Spurs manager.  

 

What’s your favourite football moment?  For the sheer importance of the match Oxford v Orient to clinch our promotion, and their relegation, will take some beating.  

 

Who do you remember with affection wearing an Orient shirt?  For sheer ability Laurie Cunningham.

 

Which manager was the best in your time?  Although I started coming to Orient in the sixties I have only really been attending regularly since the eighties and would therefore say Martin Ling.

 

….. and who was worst?  Paul Brush – although he did a good job with the younger players before his promotion to manager.

 

What would you change about Leyton Orient FC?  The family club ethic is great and is to be encouraged.  The club lets itself down at times with poor organisation.

 

When did you join the Supporters Club Committee?  July 2004

 

………… why?  It’s all the fault of my son Matthew who pointed out Dave Dodd’s request for new members and suggested we do it.  I’m grateful to him for this as I thoroughly enjoy it.    

 

What’s best about being a Committee member?  I pretty much enjoy everything about being a Committee member – but in particular meeting so many other Orient supporters and feeling part of the club.  

 

Who’s the joker on the Committee?  Tim, I guess, but some of his jokes leave a lot to be desired.

Malcolm McCarthy