Posts Tagged "Luton Town"

John Hartson

By on Jul 13, 2009 in Latest | 111 comments

That retirement comes at such a young age is one of the curious contradictions of football. No sooner has a professional player reached his prime than he is sliding down the other side of his career arc. The overwhelming majority vanish quietly into the distance to retrain as sports scientists, run pubs, or do any one of a myriad of other jobs out of necessity after...

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Six FA Cup Semi-Finals

By on Apr 15, 2009 in Latest | 3 comments

It seems almost difficult to believe in this day and age, but there was a time that FA Cup semi-finals mattered. Getting to Wembley was an end to itself. The big day out and the traditions involved with that Saturday in May were so important that getting to the final and being a part of it was almost as good as winning it. Now, of course, it’s an...

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Match Of The Week: Luton Town 3-2 Scunthorpe United

By on Apr 6, 2009 in English League Football | 10 comments

It is fifty years since Luton Town made their first appearance at Wembley, and twenty years since they lost the League Cup final. This weekend, however, in a show of defiance that must even have reddened the faces of the fusty old buffoons of the Football League and the Football Association, they took 40,000 supporters to Wembley for the final of the Football League...

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Match Of The (Mid)Week – Luton 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

By on Feb 19, 2009 in English League Football, Finance | 20 comments

When one thinks of pitch invasions at Kenilworth Road, one might be inclined to think of the infamous mass fight between Luton and Millwall supporters at an FA Cup match in 1985. Last night, there was a pitch invasion at Kenilworth Road but there was no violence involved this time, merely an explosion of anger, defiance and celebration at one of the more unlikely...

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Another Three Years Of “Match Of The Day”

By on Jan 31, 2009 in Latest | 1 comment

The news that the BBC has secured a further three years of Premier League highlights makes for a potentially intriguing situation. In August 2014, a year after their next contract ends, the BBC’s flagship (and, it’s probably fair to say now, only) football show will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, but the new contract will expire in May 2013....

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