Former Millwall captain Alan Dunne signs for Leyton Orient

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FORMER Millwall captain Alan Dunne has signed a two-year-deal with Leyton Orient.

The 32-year-old was released by the Lions last summer after his contract expired, ending a 23-year association with the club where he made 388 appearances and scoring 17 goals.

And the defender joins the London club, who will be playing in League Two this year after being relegated from League One last season.

Orient boss Ian Hendon told the O’s official site: "Alan has been a signing that has been ongoing and has had a lot of interest from other clubs, but he brings a wealth of experience.”

"He can play pretty much anywhere across the back four and can also go into midfield if he is needed to.

“Having spoken to him he is here to play every week and is prepared to battle for his place.

"What has gone on previously with the team and stuff we have done, the lads may feel a bit comfortable in how things have gone, but he is definitely here to give competition.

“He is not ready to sit on the sidelines, he wants to be involved and play every week and that's the type of player I want at this football club."

Meanwhile, Dunne is set to release an autobiography covering his 23 years at Millwall in February of next year, entitled 'Dunne it the hard way.'

Dunne told Millwall's official site: "During my time at Millwall there have been so many stories, so many amusing incidents and I decided I wanted to get them down while I can still remember them!

"I hope people will find the book interesting, and funny. There's a few anecdotes that you won't have heard before I'm sure.

"Good luck to everyone at Millwall for the coming season and I'll look forward to seeing you again very soon."

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33 thoughts on “Former Millwall captain Alan Dunne signs for Leyton Orient

  • July 27, 2015 at 18:03
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    Know one knock him just wish him all the best please.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:04
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    At least it will give him time to get some coaching badges in a 2 year period!
    Good luck Dunney!

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:25
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    good luck dunny!! League 2 will be a good standard for you . Never know might see you against us down the den next season

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:31
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    Good luck Dunney, can't believe how some morons turned against you after Coco The Clown played you at centre half . All the best at the O's .

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:32
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    always gave 100% for us. So good luck dunney.

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    • July 27, 2015 at 19:26
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      @block 28: agree with you on that one..we know hes not the most gifted ..but he definately wasn't what some fans labelled him..

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:37
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    Good luck dunney you always gave 100% unlike some of the clowns last 2 seasons

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:49
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    Great Servant to Millwall wasn't the greatest but Allways gave everything wish you all the best Dunney

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:51
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    He was not a Millwall great but like said above, served us well and gave his all. At least Os fans wont be able to say that they have signed an over age wage thief,he will do them proud I reckon.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:59
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    Dunne did his best for us and at the end of the day that is all we can ask of him and expect from him. Good luck at the Os.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 19:16
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    Best of luck to you Alan,see you in a few years when you come back as a coach.COYL!!!

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  • July 27, 2015 at 19:24
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    Good luck Dunney, don't play CB though, much better at right back

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  • July 27, 2015 at 19:33
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    Good luck dunney and thanks for your efforts.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 20:53
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    regardless of what some say on your skill level you always gave it 110% for the 26 years you was here. never sulked always put ya body on the line! all the best dunney and good luck mate, absolute legend!!!

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  • July 27, 2015 at 21:01
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    Good luck dunny glad you're still playing

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  • July 27, 2015 at 21:13
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    Newsnow says we are putting a bid in to Leeds for Morro, looks like it will happen

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  • July 27, 2015 at 21:24
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    Junior lions Christmas party last year on the back of a 5-1 hammering by middlesborough my 7yr old boy who lives and breathes everything Millwall was still gutted after the performance dreading going into school and all the chelsea/man city/arsenal kids taking the mick (again). Anyway whilst meeting the players Dunney clocked my boy was upset so I told him why, he said to my son not to worry etc, anyway after the autograph session had ended Dunney came and searched us out and had a great chat to my lad, telling him to be proud of his club and telling him stories from his career, and even had a kickabout with him. My boy walked out of there ten feet tall and proudly went into school clutching his Millwall book bag and lunch box. Cheers Alan and good luck, we always hear about the bad side of footballers but never the ones like Dunney, the true pros, who never forget where they came from. I wish him all the best.

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    • July 27, 2015 at 22:57
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      @Still_Wall: great story Still wall!!! My boy is 8 he's been coming past two seasons, he's seen us win about 3 games out of his first 20 or so.... He still loves Millwall, even when we loose he says 'at least we scored one Dad".

      I have taught him, we love Millwall win loose or draw!! We are init together, not like the Chelsea, Man U and Man City's in London who no nothing about their club!!!

      Good luck next season Dunney!!

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  • July 27, 2015 at 22:00
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    Thanks still_wall .... For sharing a positive story about our club.. Good luck Dunney.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 00:26
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    Best of luck Dunney, always a lion and you'll always be appreciated by true Millwall fans......

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  • July 28, 2015 at 06:39
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    dunney a true millwall player, from boy to man millwall ran in his veins, good luck al.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 09:35
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    Dunney will do well in L2, he is probably still a L1 player to be honest. Good luck and I will be watching out for your results.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 09:40
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    Love or hate Dunney he always gave his best for the club, is mfc through and through and would never slate the club or us fans, good luck in your new venture.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 13:50
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    True servant in every sense of the word 388 appearances says it all - been at the club since at toddler.
    Yep think Orient will have done well in getting Dunney - hope we don't have to play Orient as great respect for DUNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Think I think I saw him score a cracker against Everton might have got that wrong but when younger going forward and cutting inside and shooting always a threat. Thanks very much wishing you all the best for the future. Please remember when the season starts you now play for ORIENT and not Wall don't turn up at the wrong team bus or ground if at home - best wishes DUNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY

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  • July 28, 2015 at 18:05
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    Good luck, Dunney. Can't wait to read your autobiography, especially the bits about being managed by Holloway, Lomas and the other clowns you have had to endure.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 18:55
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    Good luck son, could be the time for u to play in the centre of midfield as the os ball winner....

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  • July 28, 2015 at 19:10
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    It seems to me that nearly all ex-Millwall players end up at Orient...Dunne, Lowry, Henderson, Josh Wright, Jay Simpson,

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  • July 28, 2015 at 19:36
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    Good comment from bydy2, Im waiting for orient to take David Forde and Lee Martin....

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