Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

If I Lose, That's It, Says Hearn

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

If I Lose, That's It, Says Hearn

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Byline: James Olley

LEYTON ORIENT chairman Barry Hearn today claimed he will stop his pursuit of a ground-share with West Ham in the Olympic Stadium should he lose a judicial review into the bidding process, writes James Olley.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is on the verge of awarding West Ham a 99-year tenancy for the stadium and the club, owned by David Gold and David Sullivan, hope to move in for the start of the 2015-16 season.

Hearn is trying to block the move but if the case goes against him he will not take it any further.

"[If we lose] that's it," he said.

"It must stop -- I can't do anything else. I have fought a really good fight. I've cost people a lot of money and spent a lot of money myself but I don't regret it because I think I am in the right. But I think I am going to get beaten in the end and that's the sadness. …

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