7 February 1995, Brisbane Road Stadium, East London, United Kingdom
Sitten's Leyton Orient 1-0 down at half-time against Sam Allardyce’s Blackpool in February '95 and exasperated with his team, Sitton sacked defender Terry Howard before offering to fight two of his players, Barry Lakin and Mark Warren. Tirade appeared in documentary, 'Orient: Yours for a Fiver'. Language warning.
I spoke to you the other day about a new contract. About the possibility of a new contract. And all I’m saying is, when it pops out, you’ve got to be crafty, you’ve got to drift off. And when it pops out, you’ve got to establish possession ... for a red shirt.
And all I’m saying to you is get your body ... you is lucky that you go the free kick.
Now don’t be coming back at me, when I’m shouting at ya, above the crowd and above the [inaudible]
Because I’ll run this fucking football club until I’m told otherwise by the fucking circus upstairs. If you come back at me, you’ll be off the field, and you’ll be following Terry down the rope.
You come and see me because you’ve already got a fortnight’s notice, because that performance is the straw that broke the camel’s back! And that will not be tolerated in this dressing room ... while I’m charge, with Chris Turner.
That is the fucking straw that broke the camel’s back, that is typical fucking Leyton Orient,
You sit, ‘you fucking too intense, nobody can talk to you, you’re this your that’. I never fucking followed two good games up with a fucking game like that. The reason I was fucking intense was that I wanted to play well again.
But I’m wasting me breath on some of ya. I’m wasting me breath on some of ya.
What did I say to ya, about good players, they want to be good players all the time? Don’t you know how profound that is, are you’re not examining the fucking words.
Because you’ve had two good performances and you think I’m ‘Bertie Big Bollocks tonight, I’ll fucking play how I like.’
But you won’t play how you like, because if you play how you like, I’ll fucking stick the youth team in. If I’m going to take abuse from a bunch of cockroaches behind me, I’ll take abuse by doing it my way.
And that is fucking conformity, not fucking non conformity.
So you, you little c*** when I tell you to do something and you, you fucking big c*** - when I tell you to do something, do it. And if you come back at me, we’ll have a fucking right sort out in here.
‘And you can pair up if you like. And you can fucking pick someone else to help you, and you can bring your fucking dinner. Because, by the time I’m finished with you, you’ll fucking need it. Do you fucking hear what I’m saying or not?'
[To Terry Howard] You see me in the morning.