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Football: Is This a Dagger That I See Before Me?

This article was originally published on The Match web site in late October 2014.

The latest batch of leagues games have resulted in Luton reaching the top spot in League 2 with two thirds of the season yet to be played. Last year, we reached the top of the Conference in December and stayed there for the rest of the season. This time around, we’re hoping that we haven’t peaked too soon but are happy to be there none-the-less.
The unbeaten league run is now up to nine, with one draw and seven consecutive wins contributing to the points haul. Most Luton fans would agree that we’re not yet playing as consistently as we know we can, but it’s the ability to grind out results that wins promotion and championships. You can’t play well for 90 minutes and you can’t do it every game. At the moment, we’re resilient and have a few purple spells during games that are enough to win us the points.

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Football: Rivalries Renewed and Deja Vu

This article was originally published on The Match web site in October 2014.

It might not yet be on a par with the unbeaten run of last season, but thirteen points out of fifteen and just one goal conceded is a good little run in anyone’s book. It’s even more impressive when you consider that we’ve had to endure a number of injuries, players playing out of position and a bout of sickness along with the usual day-to-day problems faced by any professional football club. Do we use these as excuses? No. We use them to fuel the kind of dogged determination that got us back into the football league in the first place.

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Football: It’s Pre-Season… Season

This article was originally published on The Match web site in late July 2014.

Anyone who has supported a football club for any significant length of time can nod wisely when pre-season comes around, because you learn over the years that pre-season is not a reliable barometer for how your season will turn out. Like our last few managers have said, don’t get too carried away with the victories and don’t get too despondent at the defeats.

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Football: Gray Days and Drury Lanes

This article was first published on The Match web site in July 2014.

There was an open top bus parade for the Skrill Premier Champions (inaugural and unique as it turns out!) a few weeks after the 2013/14 season finished. On the erected stage in St. George’s Square in Luton and under the basking hot May Bank Holiday weekend sunshine, Andre Gray was casually asked if he was going to be at Luton next season. He laughed somewhat nervously, and avoided answering the question in front of twelve thousand Hatters fans. At that moment, the tongues started wagging, the texts started texting and the unthinkable became… thinkable.

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