Reading FC haven't been able to reach these heights since.
HITC Sport understands discussions have been opened as Orient cannot afford to keep top stars in League Two.
HITC Sport understands there is interest from the Championship and Scotland in Leyton Orient's big-earners Jay Simpson, Darius Henderson and Jobi McAnuff.
The Reds are reportedly interested in signing Jobi McAnuff on a free transfer.
As AFC Wimbledon get ready to face their fiercest rivals in Milton Keynes for the first time ever in the FA Cup this weekend, we take a look back at the careers of the last match-day squad for the former Wimbledon FC; who beat Derby County 1-0 on the 9th May 2004.
Jobi McAnuff was one of Wimbledon's most highly rated young talents, before the team forged itself into a new identity with the MK Dons. 10 years after making his debut he is finally getting a shot at the big time with Reading.