Review ruling in two weeks

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ON ORIENT chairman Barry Hearn expects to hear within two weeks whether a judicial review into what he perceives to be a breach of rules regarding West Ham’s tenancy of the Olympic Stadium is successful.

The 64-year-old feels his club has a legal right to groundshare with the Hammers, who have so far rebuffed his requests to discuss the matter.

Hearn, who has also pledged 1,500 free season tickets to students, said: “We have enough resources to take this fight well into the next decade.

“There’s no reason for us not to share unless it transpires West Ham have done a deal with the mayor’s office to be the only football club to play in the Olympic Stadium.

“We will be looking for full disclosure of all the paperwork to ensure it was above board.”