Jobis

14 Jun 19
DFSilence

As Leo approached the casterbury underground train station he made a left turn on waterbays road, he glanced at his watch ‘we should be there before the first curtain’, he said glancing at the rear-view mirror as he spoke to his wife sitting beside him, he turned left at the first light and right at […]

13 Jun 19
Elena Harbinson

Cambodia, commonly known as home to one of the world’s 7 greatest wonders, is rich in culture and history but there’s so much more to its commercial status. Vibrant in colour and lifestyle we were lucky enough to experience Cambodia not only through the hustle and bustle of daily life but also the serenity of […]

12 Jun 19
talkSPORT
From humble beginnings in Cameroon to the riches of the Premier League – George Elokobi isn’t your average footballer. Unlike many, he didn’t come through an elite club’s academy. But then again, his sole focus was never to be a professional footballer. Instead, his story revolves around a mixture of tragedy and hard work. George Elokobi celebrates scoring for Wolves against Sunderland As a ten-year-old, Elokobi had only just started to come to terms with the death of his father when to compound matters, he then lost his grandad and his uncle. The main male role models in his life were gone in the space of a cruel ten months. Such tragedy meant a young Elokobi had to grow up quickly on the streets of Cameroon, with his mum moving to London to further her studies in a bid to support her son. After completing his GCSEs, Elokobi reunited with his mum when he joined her in Brixton at the age of 16, but the former Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back was terrified by the scenes that greeted him. Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, he said: “I lost my dad when I was ten and at the same time, I lost my grandad and uncle in 1996 in the space of nine months. All the male role models in my life were taken away from me. I had to become a man when I was 10 and 11. “What I always had was hope. I knew better things would come. It was fortunate that my mum travelled to London to further her studies. While I was back in Cameroon, I carried on going to school and once I passed my GCSEs, my mum was able to support us financially. “It was terrifying coming into a new country, a new environment and having no friends. The first six months, I felt like a real stranger but at the same time, I had the guidance of my mum so I kept my head down and didn’t look too far ahead. I didn’t have any friends. “It was a terrifying introduction to the UK especially in London. I was living in Brixton in 2002 and some of the things I saw – crime and gangs – a lot of that was terrifying for a kid that had come from Africa. I was humble, I kept my head down, I wasn’t peer pressured by anyone and I just went to school, came back and slowly, I got into the system. What I have achieved so far is an amazing achievement.” Elokobi joined Colchester in 2004 and spent three and a half years with the club Like many growing up, the centre-back was obsessed by the beautiful game as a youngster. But if his parents had their way, the 33-year-old would never have kicked a ball in the first place. “If anyone knows my parents, when my dad was alive, he never wanted me to kick a ball,” Elokobi explained. “I was a stubborn kid who wanted to play football back in Cameroon and it was the same with my mum when I came over here. When I came over the first thing was that you must study. She said, ‘I don’t want to hear anything about you playing football’, and it got to a point where her colleagues had to convince her to let me play. “She wouldn’t sign the forms when the journey started because she wanted me to study. I respected that and I never disrespected my mum, so I carried on studying and playing in the parks. “Eventually, I was given the green light to join a Sunday league team and that was how the journey started. I knew I was never going to be a professional footballer, as I wasn’t going to be allowed to, but it’s amazing how things click. Before I knew it, within a year and a half of being in the country, I was being scouted by Dulwich Hamlet and that’s how the journey all started.” George Elokobi, in action for Colchester United, beats Peterborough star Aaron McLean to the ball Since that moment, Elokobi has never looked back. He was picked up by Colchester United after impressing in Non-League football for Dulwich Hamlet and four years later, he moved to the Black Country when he was snapped up by Wolves. It was at Molineux where Elokobi become a cult hero, with his dedicated and all-action performances endearing him to supporters. He won both the League One and Championship titles during six years with Wolves and also helped the club establish themselves in the Premier League in their first season back in the top-flight. George Elokobi is challenged by Aaron Ramsey in the Championship A year later, the 33-year-old centre-back cemented his cult hero status when he scored in Wolves’ famous 2-1 win over Manchester United at Molineux, before scoring the third in a 3-1 away victory over Sunderland in April 2011 to put Mick McCarthy’s men well on course for survival. It’s clear to see how highly thought of the centre-back is by Wolves fans and the sentiments are reciprocated from Elokobi as well. He said: “I’m a massive Wolves fan and the Wolves faithful know that. “I want to see them win the Premier League; that’s the dream. I will probably be the first one invading the pitch if that happens! “I feel part of the gold and black family. I say sometimes that if you cut me, I will bleed gold and black. Wolves gave me a lot. As a football club, that is where everyone took notice of George Elokobi. Yes, Colchester gave me the platform to come into the professional scene but Wolves was the making of George Elokobi. Elokobi outmuscled many Premier League opponents “I wasn’t the most technically gifted player but when it came to desire, hard work and commitment, I gave them 110% every single day of my life and I’m sure fans appreciate that. It’s not just a football club but it’s a family for me. They are my family.” Elokobi has also looked on from afar with great delight after the current Wolves side, managed by Nuno Espirito Santo, claimed a superb seventh place finish in the Premier League and secured Europa League football. “Since Nuno took over in the Championship, they had an identity,” he added. “Wolves have been playing some incredible football and they did that and won the Championship. “I know in the Championship, there were times when people said they were buying the Championship. To buy the players and get them to play how you want them to play and to settle these players in, it is incredible what Nuno and his coaching staff have done. Can Nuno Espirito Santo get Wolves into the top six next season? “Wolves are playing some of the best football I’ve seen from a team that has just come up and in the Championship they were incredible. In the Premier League, at times, they were mind blowing. They fear no one and stick to their philosophies whether they are losing or winning and it’s incredible to see them finish seventh.” Upon leaving Wolves, the Cameroonian defender returned to Colchester for a second stint before dropping down to the National League to link up with Leyton Orient in 2017, another club he represented so diligently. Elokobi’s infectious character off the pitch endeared him to O’s’ supporters and he initially helped Orient stabilise in the National League despite a rocky start to their first campaign outside of the Football League for 112 years. Elokobi celebrates a win with Nottingham Forest in 2012 This season proved to be more difficult for the 33-year-old, who struggled with injuries and lost his place in the side to Marvin Ekpiteta, which resulted in him being released in January after initially being placed on the transfer list. However, Elokobi certainly had a role in Leyton Orient’s resurgence and paid tribute to the late Justin Edinburgh, who he worked with at Brisbane Road, following his tragic death on Saturday. He said: “My time at Leyton Orient was exceptional. As a club, I’m so pleased they are back in the Football League. It’s a club that has history behind it and they shouldn’t have found themselves in the National League. [bc_video video_id=”6046426169001″ account_id=”6023583704001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”George Elokobi pays tribute to former manager Justin Edinburgh “] “It was a two-year plan to get out of the National League and they did that which is fantastic. It’s brilliant to see them back in the Football League because those fans have gone through so much in the last three to four years. “Justin was great with me. You knew what his philosophies were every day. It was about coming in and working hard and it was all about Leyton Orient. “As an individual, he was a fantastic man manager. He got on really well with the boys at Leyton Orient. “When it came to the business side of things, he wanted perfection. That’s what makes a great manager.” Jobi McAnuff and Justin Edinburgh helped Leyton Orient win promotion to League Two last season Currently without a club after a brief stint with Aldershot Town, Elokobi has no intention of hanging up the boots anytime soon and is currently using his spare time to set up a motivational speaking business. “It excites me to talk about GE3 Ltd,” Elokobi continued. “That is the business I’ve opened not long ago. “It’s a public speaking and mentoring company which offers personal coaching. It symbolises me and the life I’ve lived and is to help whoever wants to grow into life, not just in sports but in general. “Anybody who knows George Elokobi knows how passionate I am about succeeding, not just in football, but in life as well. I am a very passionate guy inside and the fire is always burning. Elokobi in his second spell with Colchester United in 2015 “I’m obviously without a club at this moment in time but I don’t panic. I trust my own ability and there are too many clubs out there if I want to carry on playing or if I want to stop playing, there are other things I may fall into. “It’s all about listening to what is out there, speaking to whoever is interested and not knocking anyone down because of their level or status in the game.” Having proved the doubters wrong throughout his career, you wouldn’t bank against Elokobi enjoying further success in the future, either.
11 Jun 19
Component Planet

Orient captain Jobi McAnuff says players and fans sharing their grief over the death of boss Justin Edinburgh can help them deal with their loss. from BBC News – London https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48589713 from Blogger http://componentplanet.blogspot.com/2019/06/justin-edinburgh-leyton-orient-fans-and.html

10 Jun 19
Football News And Cup Today | Cup News

[ad_1] Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff (left) and goalkeeper Dean Brill (right) laid shirts in the dugout at Brisbane Road on Sunday Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff says players and fans sharing their grief over the death of boss Justin Edinburgh can help them deal with their loss. Edinburgh died on Saturday aged 49, five […]

10 Jun 19
cricet news

Orient captain Jobi McAnuff says players and fans sharing their grief over the death of boss Justin Edinburgh can help them deal with their loss. from BBC Sport – Football https://bbc.in/2I6skxT

10 Jun 19
High Velocity Sport

Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient fans and players share grief over late manager https://bbc.in/2I6skxT Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff (left) and goalkeeper Dean Brill (right) laid shirts in the dugout at Brisbane Road on Sunday Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff says players and fans sharing their grief over the death of boss Justin Edinburgh can help […]

10 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

Ultimate Figure of the Tottenham of the 1990s, Justin Edinburgh died on Saturday, June 8 at only 49 years after suffering a heart attack. The former side had just brought Leyton Orient back to the professional world table as a coach. Bone. Justin Edinburgh is in the middle of his soldiers, in a silent, but […]

10 Jun 19
NATION AND STATE

Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has died at the age of 49, days after suffering a cardiac arrest. Edinburgh, who guided the team back into the Football League last season, passed away on Saturday, June 8 after he was rushed to hospital on June 3. Leyton Orient made the announcement in a statement on Saturday. […]

10 Jun 19
Sport Archives

Gareth Southgate steered England to a second successive penalty shoot-out success in as many summers as victory over Switzerland saw them finish third in the Nations League. There were also victories for Phil Neville’s England side at the Women’s World Cup, England’s cricketers and Steve Clarke in his first game as Scotland boss. Here, Press Association Sport […]

09 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
LEYTON ORIENT are to offer all of their players and staff counselling as they struggle to come to terms with the death of Justin Edinburgh. The O’s manager died on Saturday aged just 49 after suffering a heart attack last Monday. Fans began laying tributes to the manager on Sunday Edinburgh is survived by his wife Kerri, son Charlie and daughter Cydney His shock passing — just weeks after leading the East End minnows to the National League title and promotion back into the EFL — has devastated the whole club. Orient chiefs have arranged bereavement therapy for all playing and non-playing staff should they want it. O’s stars and fans were in tears at their stadium yesterday as they paid tribute to their manager, who took charge in 2017. They laid out flowers, football shirts and scarves outside the ground and also in the dugout. Heartfelt tributes were left in the home dugout Goalkeeper Dean Brill was among those at Brisbane Road on Sunday Fans paid their respects to the 49-year-old Keeper Dean Brill was in tears as he left a floral tribute to his boss. On it, a message read: “RIP Gaffer. Thank you for everything. You are a true hero and inspiration. You believed in us all. Rest well, Love ‘Goalie’.” Ex-Tottenham defender Edinburgh also bossed Newport, Gillingham and Northampton before joining Orient and taking them up this term. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Football news” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] A video posted online showed an emotional Edinburgh praising his players in the dressing room after their promotion — and highlighted the togetherness he had forged with his squad. Skipper Jobi McAnuff said: “I’m glad that video was captured because I think it sums up the gaffer and our relationship. “He was a big believer in the part families play and it helped strengthen the bond we all shared.” McAnuff left a message of his own when laying his shirt among the tributes [bc_video video_id=”6046252908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tearful fans leave flowers and scarves for manager Justin Edinburgh at Leyton Orient “]
09 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
LEYTON ORIENT are to offer all of their players and staff counselling as they struggle to come to terms with the death of Justin Edinburgh. The O’s manager died on Saturday aged just 49 after suffering a heart attack last Monday. Fans began laying tributes to the manager on Sunday Edinburgh is survived by his wife Kerri, son Charlie and daughter Cydney His shock passing — just weeks after leading the East End minnows to the National League title and promotion back into the EFL — has devastated the whole club. Orient chiefs have arranged bereavement therapy for all playing and non-playing staff should they want it. O’s stars and fans were in tears at their stadium yesterday as they paid tribute to their manager, who took charge in 2017. They laid out flowers, football shirts and scarves outside the ground and also in the dugout. Heartfelt tributes were left in the home dugout Goalkeeper Dean Brill was among those at Brisbane Road on Sunday Fans paid their respects to the 49-year-old Keeper Dean Brill was in tears as he left a floral tribute to his boss. On it, a message read: “RIP Gaffer. Thank you for everything. You are a true hero and inspiration. You believed in us all. Rest well, Love ‘Goalie’.” Ex-Tottenham defender Edinburgh also bossed Newport, Gillingham and Northampton before joining Orient and taking them up this term. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Football news” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] A video posted online showed an emotional Edinburgh praising his players in the dressing room after their promotion — and highlighted the togetherness he had forged with his squad. Skipper Jobi McAnuff said: “I’m glad that video was captured because I think it sums up the gaffer and our relationship. “He was a big believer in the part families play and it helped strengthen the bond we all shared.” McAnuff left a message of his own when laying his shirt among the tributes [bc_video video_id=”6046252908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tearful fans leave flowers and scarves for manager Justin Edinburgh at Leyton Orient “]
09 Jun 19
The Sun
LEYTON ORIENT are to offer all of their players and staff counselling as they struggle to come to terms with the death of Justin Edinburgh. The O’s manager died on Saturday aged just 49 after suffering a heart attack last Monday. Fans began laying tributes to the manager on Sunday Edinburgh is survived by his wife Kerri, son Charlie and daughter Cydney His shock passing — just weeks after leading the East End minnows to the National League title and promotion back into the EFL — has devastated the whole club. Orient chiefs have arranged bereavement therapy for all playing and non-playing staff should they want it. O’s stars and fans were in tears at their stadium yesterday as they paid tribute to their manager, who took charge in 2017. They laid out flowers, football shirts and scarves outside the ground and also in the dugout. Heartfelt tributes were left in the home dugout Goalkeeper Dean Brill was among those at Brisbane Road on Sunday Fans paid their respects to the 49-year-old Keeper Dean Brill was in tears as he left a floral tribute to his boss. On it, a message read: “RIP Gaffer. Thank you for everything. You are a true hero and inspiration. You believed in us all. Rest well, Love ‘Goalie’.” Ex-Tottenham defender Edinburgh also bossed Newport, Gillingham and Northampton before joining Orient and taking them up this term. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Football news” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] A video posted online showed an emotional Edinburgh praising his players in the dressing room after their promotion — and highlighted the togetherness he had forged with his squad. Skipper Jobi McAnuff said: “I’m glad that video was captured because I think it sums up the gaffer and our relationship. “He was a big believer in the part families play and it helped strengthen the bond we all shared.” McAnuff left a message of his own when laying his shirt among the tributes [bc_video video_id=”6046252908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tearful fans leave flowers and scarves for manager Justin Edinburgh at Leyton Orient “]
09 Jun 19
Component Planet

Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff pays tribute to late boss Justin Edinburgh and says the club will continue to build on his legacy. from BBC News – London https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48572124 from Blogger http://componentplanet.blogspot.com/2019/06/justin-edinburgh-leyton-orient-captain.html

09 Jun 19
talkSPORT
Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has paid tribute to late manager Justin Edinburgh. The O’s boss, 49, tragically died on Saturday, five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. Jobi McAnuff and Justin Edinburgh helped Leyton Orient win promotion to League Two last season The former Tottenham defender saved Orient from back-to-back relegations after being appointed in November 2017, before guiding the club to a National League title as they regained their place in the Football League last season. McAnuff, who was a regular starter under Edinburgh, told talkSPORT 2: “We were in a bit of a bad state as a club, heading in the wrong direction and we needed that direction and Justin, from the moment he walked through the building, gave us just that. “He had a real presence about him, a real aura, and positive energy. Every day he came to work and demanded 100 per cent from everybody and that showed on the pitch. “That [promotion] will be something we do look back on fondly and take with us in the future. This video shows how much the Leyton Orient players loved Justin Edinburgh. He died just weeks after this. RIP. pic.twitter.com/NrLcmMe1sC — talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 8, 2019 “I’m glad that we shared those times and had those moments, they’re very, very rare. I couldn’t have asked to share them with a better bloke.” A video has been shared on social media of Edinburgh passionately talking to his players following their National League triumph. It showed the togetherness between himself and Orient’s stars, with McAnuff insisting it is the best dressing room he has been a part of in his 19-year career. [bc_video video_id=”6046426361001″ account_id=”6023583704001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Bob Mills pays an emotional tribute to Justin Edinburgh “] [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”recent” /] The 37-year-old said: “I’m glad that video was captured because I think if anything, it sums up the gaffer and our relationship. “He had a real knack of finding the balance between the banter, but when it was time to work, he had that switch and that fearlessness. For me that’s something I’ll always take with me, the fun times we shared and the passion. “He really brought the group together, I’ve been in football for a long time now and it’s one of the best environments I’ve been in, in terms of getting the families involved. “He was a big believer in how big a part the families play. He made a real big point of making sure the wives and children were part of the club and it really helped strengthen the bond we all shared. “As you can see in that video, it’s all real. I have a deep affection for Justin and all the family. The players are just heartbroken for all of them at this terrible time.”
09 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
A MASS of tributes have been laid at Leyton Orient after the shock death of their much-loved manager Justin Edinburgh aged 49. Flowers were left by tearful fans as others tied Orient scarves to railings outside Brisbane Road following Edinburgh’s death five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. Scarves, flowers and messages have been laid outside Leyton Orient after Justin Edinburgh’s shock death A framed photograph of the Orient boss was placed in Edinburgh’s seat in the Brisbane Road dugout A young Orient fan leaves a heart-wrenching message of thanks to the late boss Emotional messages were laid outside the ground after Edinburgh died five days after suffering a cardiac arrest Orient keeper Dean Brill breaks down in tears after laying his shirt in the dugout Brill wrote: ‘RIP GAFFER. Thank you for everything. You are a true hero and inspiration’ Club captain Jobi McAnuff also paid tribute to the manager at Brisbane Road McAnuff laid his jersey alongside Brill’s with a message of thanks to the manager A woman adds a bunch of flowers to the mass of tributes outside the ground A tearful man embraces a woman outside Brisbane Road the morning after Orient announced Edinburgh’s death A Tottenham fan laid a Spurs flag outside the ground thanking the club’s former defender who won the FA Cup in 1991 Edinburgh guided O’s back into the Football League last season Written messages of thanks and memories of the popular boss have been pinned to the wall outside the ground this morning. One, written by a six-year-old fan called Jacob, said: “Thanks for making me an Orient fan. R.I.P.” The former Tottenham defender, who guided Orient back into the Football League last season, had been to the Champions League final in Madrid a week ago. Another message written on a Spurs flag read: “Hugged you in Madrid, at the CL final and saw you play many, many times. [quote credit=”Tottenham fan’s tribute”]You’ll be truly missed by everyone at Spurs. The world is a sadder place without you.[/quote] “Thank you for the FA Cup 1991 and the League Cup in ’99. You’ll be truly missed by everyone at Spurs. “You did such a good job at all the clubs you’ve managed, most recently LOFC. The world is a sadder place without you.” After returning from Spain, Edinburgh he was taken to hospital unwell and did not recover from his illness. Last night, the O’s confirmed the news that Edinburgh had suffered a cardiac arrest and had passed away. He leaves behind wife Kerri and their two children Charlie and Cydnie. Club captain Jobi McAnuff and Dean Brill travelled to Brisbane Road and laid their jerseys in the dugout with messages of thanks. Goalkeeper Brill broke down in tears after leaving his shirt which described Edinburgh as a “true hero and inspiration”. Orient chairman Nigel Travis said: “We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy. Fans laid bunches of flowers and jerseys in the dugout where Edinburgh used to sit Tributes lined the front of Brisbane Road the morning after Edinburgh’s death was announced Fans wrote memories and thanks in a book of condolences at Leyton Orient An emotional fan fights back the tears as he takes in the tributes to Edinburgh An Orient fan shows a tattoo on his forearm that includes Edinburgh “All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments. “The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.” Tributes instantly began pouring in for the man who was left back at White Hart Lane for a decade. Spurs tweeted: “We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh. TRIBUTES POUR IN “Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terribly difficult time as well as everyone that worked alongside Justin at Leyton Orient.” Gary Neville, whose Salford City side were pipped to the Conference title by Orient this season, tweeted: “My sincerest condolences to all your family Justin and to everyone at Leyton Orient. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” term_id=”12726″ posts_number=”8″ /] “You’re a Champion that managed a team that played with your spirit.” Former Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett said: “I can’t believe the news regarding Justin Edinburgh I am in complete shock. I was only talking to him on the phone less than a week ago. “We laughed and joked and talked football. My thoughts go out to his family. He will be sorely missed. RIP my man xxx.” Fans continue to flock to the Leyton Orient ground to pay their respects A woman takes in all the tributes to the club’s late boss Jerseys from various clubs were left outside the ground as a message of unity to Orient and Edinburgh’s loved ones [bc_video video_id=”6046058879001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Justin Edinburgh dead at 49: Tributes pour in for Leyton Orient manager and Spurs legend after he passes away from short illness”]
09 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
A MASS of tributes have been laid at Leyton Orient after the shock death of their much-loved manager Justin Edinburgh aged 49. Flowers were left by tearful fans as others tied Orient scarves to railings outside Brisbane Road following Edinburgh’s death five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. Scarves, flowers and messages have been laid outside Leyton Orient after Justin Edinburgh’s shock death A framed photograph of the Orient boss was placed in Edinburgh’s seat in the Brisbane Road dugout A young Orient fan leaves a heart-wrenching message of thanks to the late boss Emotional messages were laid outside the ground after Edinburgh died five days after suffering a cardiac arrest Orient keeper Dean Brill breaks down in tears after laying his shirt in the dugout Brill wrote: ‘RIP GAFFER. Thank you for everything. You are a true hero and inspiration’ Club captain Jobi McAnuff also paid tribute to the manager at Brisbane Road McAnuff laid his jersey alongside Brill’s with a message of thanks to the manager A woman adds a bunch of flowers to the mass of tributes outside the ground A tearful man embraces a woman outside Brisbane Road the morning after Orient announced Edinburgh’s death A Tottenham fan laid a Spurs flag outside the ground thanking the club’s former defender who won the FA Cup in 1991 Edinburgh guided O’s back into the Football League last season Written messages of thanks and memories of the popular boss have been pinned to the wall outside the ground this morning. One, written by a six-year-old fan called Jacob, said: “Thanks for making me an Orient fan. R.I.P.” The former Tottenham defender, who guided Orient back into the Football League last season, had been to the Champions League final in Madrid a week ago. Another message written on a Spurs flag read: “Hugged you in Madrid, at the CL final and saw you play many, many times. [quote credit=”Tottenham fan’s tribute”]You’ll be truly missed by everyone at Spurs. The world is a sadder place without you.[/quote] “Thank you for the FA Cup 1991 and the League Cup in ’99. You’ll be truly missed by everyone at Spurs. “You did such a good job at all the clubs you’ve managed, most recently LOFC. The world is a sadder place without you.” After returning from Spain, Edinburgh he was taken to hospital unwell and did not recover from his illness. Last night, the O’s confirmed the news that Edinburgh had suffered a cardiac arrest and had passed away. He leaves behind wife Kerri and their two children Charlie and Cydnie. Club captain Jobi McAnuff and Dean Brill travelled to Brisbane Road and laid their jerseys in the dugout with messages of thanks. Goalkeeper Brill broke down in tears after leaving his shirt which described Edinburgh as a “true hero and inspiration”. Orient chairman Nigel Travis said: “We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy. Fans laid bunches of flowers and jerseys in the dugout where Edinburgh used to sit Tributes lined the front of Brisbane Road the morning after Edinburgh’s death was announced Fans wrote memories and thanks in a book of condolences at Leyton Orient An emotional fan fights back the tears as he takes in the tributes to Edinburgh An Orient fan shows a tattoo on his forearm that includes Edinburgh “All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments. “The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.” Tributes instantly began pouring in for the man who was left back at White Hart Lane for a decade. Spurs tweeted: “We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh. TRIBUTES POUR IN “Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terribly difficult time as well as everyone that worked alongside Justin at Leyton Orient.” Gary Neville, whose Salford City side were pipped to the Conference title by Orient this season, tweeted: “My sincerest condolences to all your family Justin and to everyone at Leyton Orient. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” term_id=”12726″ posts_number=”8″ /] “You’re a Champion that managed a team that played with your spirit.” Former Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett said: “I can’t believe the news regarding Justin Edinburgh I am in complete shock. I was only talking to him on the phone less than a week ago. “We laughed and joked and talked football. My thoughts go out to his family. He will be sorely missed. RIP my man xxx.” Fans continue to flock to the Leyton Orient ground to pay their respects A woman takes in all the tributes to the club’s late boss Jerseys from various clubs were left outside the ground as a message of unity to Orient and Edinburgh’s loved ones [bc_video video_id=”6046058879001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Justin Edinburgh dead at 49: Tributes pour in for Leyton Orient manager and Spurs legend after he passes away from short illness”]