Just In Case You Thought That They Actually Cared…


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. dotmund says:

    Given the inevitability of their relegation out of the football league at the end of next season, isn’t there a reasonable case for Luton to take control of their destiny here, resign their place from the league and try to make a fresh start, building from the bottom? It would seem to be the more dignified solution than continue to deal with the flak from a league whose opinion on them could not have been made more clear.

  2. admin says:

    There is certainly a case for saying “fuck it”, closing the club down for a season in liquidation and starting afresh. Not existing for a season might well push their suddenly abandoned supporters into the tentacle-like grip of MKD now, though.

  3. Michael Oliver says:

    A sad story. As your picture at the top of the article highlights, it wasn’t that long ago that Luton were in the top flight and challenging for honours.

    Has Nick Owen, their celebrity fan, not been involved in any way?

  4. Albert Ross says:

    Is there some Russian/Thai “angel” waiting in the wings to help out. Perhaps they could throw in the Luton Girls Choir as an incentive?

  5. Albert Ross says:

    On a more serious note here in Australia, Rugby League is likely to undergo the same sort of crisis as UK football – ie. not enough revenue to cover the costs of the players’ wages. A player with a great 5 year deal has walked off to an even more lucrative deal with a French RU club. The club is seeking an injunction and seizure of his assets. His defence is likely to be that the League’s salary cap breaches anti-competition legislation. If that argument is upheld then we will see the demise of RL and probably RU as the competitions will become lopsided – as yours has with only 10 or so clubs with any chance of top honours (ie league places that secure entry into Europe),

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