Leyton Orient Supporters Club

E10 5NF 


Tim Haydon

Name: Timothy Laurence Haydon - Tim


Where were you born and when?  19 October 1953

                                                               in Hackney Hospital


Where do you live now?  Lauriston Road in Hackney


Do you have a job? What is it?  Two jobs: a local gardening round;

and at the Drapers Livery Company in the City, where I look after

the silverware, antiques and paintings.


What’s your favourite film?  Southern Comfort – because

it depicts the frailty of the human condition better than any other film I’ve seen.

Also Kind Hearts and Coronets.


………. music?  Beatles and 50’s rock and roll


……….. book?  Orient’s Best Ever Team by Tony MacDonald


…………painting or picture?  The Light of the World by Holman Hunt


What do you enjoy doing, away from work and football?   Cycling. I’ve just retired from playing cricket at Cockfosters Cricket club and am now getting involved in coaching and umpiring.


What is your earliest memory?  Being pushed into school screaming on my first day.


What is your earliest football memory?  Seeing Spurs beat Notts Forest early in the sixties.


What’s your favourite football moment?  The whole of season 69/70


Which manager was the best in your time?  I don’t have a favourite – they all deserve a degree of respect.


What would you change about Leyton Orient FC?  I’d reintroduce terracing in order to make the game feel less like a night at the opera.


When did you join the Supporters Club Committee?  I joined in 2004 in answer to an appeal in the programme.


What’s best about being a Committee member?  Being surrounded by O’s supporters in a social atmosphere.


Who’s the joker on the Committee?  Keith Underwood – his jokes are much worse than mine!