February 8, 2020
Kev, James and Tony are back for the first episode of the Luton Town
Supporters' Trust podcast of the new decade and they are once again
joined by LTST honorary life member Reg Harper to reflect on the latest
goings on of all things Luton and beyond!
The lads reflect on the sad news of the passing of Nigel 'Santa' Martin
before recapping the excellent news that the final hurdle for Newlands'
Park has been overcome. The chaps then look back on the matches that
have been played since Christmas and discuss some key moments in each.
Our player focuses this episode are the returning Glen Rea and the
exciting Kazenga LuaLua before the boys have a frank discussion on
Graeme Jones. There is then a chat about the ins and outs in the
transfer window, with special homage paid to the departing Alan Sheehan
before the episode ends with a look ahead to six huge upcoming matches
for the Town.
December 31, 2019
Kev, Tony and James return for part 2 of the December podcast, joined again by Luton fan Reg Harper. And as the decade is coming to a close, the boys debated the best players that had pulled on a Hatters shirt between 2010-2019, to come up with a combined podcast Team of the Decade. And, with so many ups and downs, the fellas reminisce about some of their favourite memories.
December 24, 2019
Kev, Tony and James return to discuss all things Hatters, and they're joined by Luton fan Reg Harper for a discussion about the state of play around Newlands Park after Capital & Regional’s application for a judicial review was thrown out by High Court judges.
Also on this episode, the boys also discuss:
- December's run of results
- Player focus on Ryan Tunnicliffe
- Player focus on Harry Cornick
- Luton protests in front of The Mall
- Reflections of Gary Sweet's BBC interview about football finance
- Luton Town Supporters' Trust update
November 23, 2019
Kev, Tony and James return to discuss all things Hatters, and they're joined by Loyal Luton member Kevin Rouse for a discussion about the state of play around Newlands Park after Capital & Regional applied for a judicial review.
Also on this episode, the boys discuss:
- Last 5 matches - Bristol City, Fulham, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and Reading
- Season so far
- Graeme Jones
- Nathan Jones return?
- Player focus on Harry Cornick
- Upcoming matches up to and including Preston away
- Trust update
November 8, 2019
Kev went down to the training ground earlier this week to catch up with the Town right-backs James Bree and Luke Bolton to catch their thoughts on a wide range of things.
He got their views on the season so far and how they are enjoying life at Kenilworth Road. The pair chat working under famous managers and players at their parent clubs, the advancement of the right-back position itself and what their role entails as well as their favourite positions.
Kev also caught their thoughts on Saturday's match at Reading as well as what we can expect for the remainder of the season.
October 19, 2019
Kev, James and Tony are back for a bumper new episode to review the latest goings on at Luton Town FC and the wider community.
The boys start off this episode discussing the wonderful news of the Section106 agreement being signed* before reviewing the last month on the pitch.
The focus then switches to the goalkeeper situation with thoughts given on Simon Sluga in particular as well as player focuses on Izzy Brown and Jacob Butterfield before the gang have their say on the James Collins vs Steve Howard debate which was opened up on social media.
We then look at the matches to come over the next month before the podcast ends with a passionate discussion around racism in the game in light of the shocking scenes in the Bulgaria vs England match. We pay homage to the good work done by Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out and what can be done to counter this ghastly occurrence.
*This episode was recorded before the letter confirming C&R will be pushing for a Judicial Review became public
September 14, 2019
In this latest edition of the Luton Town Supporters' Trust Podcast, recorded during the international break Kev and James are joined by special guests, Luton Town Ladies strikers Dionne Manning and Bex Wilson-Kane to discuss the women's game.
The team also talk about Town's first hectic month in the Championship, which ended with two wins on the spin. Three if you add in the Carabao Cup win over Cardiff to set up a home tie with Leicester City and a chance for James Justin to return to his home town.
We also look back on the international break in which James Collins made himself an instant hero, netting on his Republic of Ireland debut, while Luke Bolton set up a late winner for England U20s and Simon Sluga joined the Croatia national team, but didn't feature.
And we look ahead to the September's Championship fixtures away to QPR and Blackburn and at home to Hull, plus that League Cup third round tie.
August 23, 2019
Kev, James and Tony are joined by Town fan Reg Harper to look back at the Town's opening four Championship games of the season and the Carabao Cup victory over Ipswich.
The chaps go through how competitive the Town have been in those Championship matches despite the results and give their opinions on a number of the major players from the campaign so far.
The boys reflect on the big talking points and tactical decisions and enjoy an exclusive chat with manager Graeme Jones.
They get the lowdown on Jones himself, his expectations for the campaign and his memories of being the only British man for 53 years to have won a World Cup medal.
There is also a feature on the Luton Town Ladies FC team who are desperately trying to raise enough cash to compete this season. The JustGiving link discussed in the podcast is https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dionne-manning-lutontownladies. We hope you can afford something for these wonderful girls.
August 1, 2019
Luton Town FC are back in the Championship and we are back with season 3 of the Luton Town Supporters’ Trust podcast!
Kev, James and Tony are joined by Town fan Kev Steptoe to preview the upcoming campaign, one which will see Luton playing in the second tier for the first time in 13 seasons after that momentous League 1 title success last term.
The boys reflect on the previous campaign and the joys it brought, as well as the departures from the squad in that time, with particular focus given to the losses of arguably the two most important cogs in the wheel in James Justin and Jack Stacey, who have left for Leicester City
and AFC Bournemouth respectively.
At the date of recording, seven men had joined the Hatters for the new season and each one is focused on individually, as are the new members of the management setup – Graeme Jones and Gary Brabin.
Finally, there is a taster of what we think Luton fans can look forward to over the next nine months, with the boys giving their prediction of what the Town will finish, as well as which players could surprise over the course of the campaign.
The episode concludes with the latest news from your Supporters’ Trust, including the recently announced takeover of SoLYD as well as the appointment of a new secretary.
Championship football. Bring. It. On!
June 20, 2019
On January 10th 2019, a legend was asked to step into the managerial breach after the shock departure of the former manager. It was initially thought that, moving from his role as head of recruitment, Mick Harford would be an interim appointment.
On January 26th the former star striker, coach and manager led Luton Town to the top of League One and, as records tumbled, there they stayed until the final day of the season in May when Harford guided the Hatters to the league title. The "proudest moment" of his career.
For him it was redemption after he was at the helm ten years ago when, burdened by a never matched points penalty by the game's governing body, Town slipped out of the Football League for the first time in 89 years. No-one blamed Harford but the pain of those dark days stayed with him, only relieved when he lifted silverware above his head at a packed Kenilworth Road. He'd heard his name sung there on many occasions, but the reception he got that day still gives him shivers down his spine.
Kevin and Tony met up with Mick a few weeks after that memorable weekend to get his thoughts on one of the best campaigns in Hatters history. He talks about:
- how taking charge was an offer he couldn’t turn down
- his first game in charge, taking Town to his boyhood team Sunderland and claiming a memorable draw on a “special, special day” complete with applause from two sets of fans.
- how he realised Luton could get promoted after a last-gasp 3-2 winner at home to Portsmouth
- Luton making history by going 28 games unbeaten
- where the team of 2018/19 ranks in his 35 years at Kenilworth Road
- the elation of the final day
- the promotion celebrations including going to the Bricklayer’s Arms and Painter’s Arms in High Town with CEO Gary Sweet and board member Paul Balantyne
- the impression that new Luton manager Graeme Jones has made on him and how he think he’ll do in the hotseat as Town return to the Championship after 12 years away.
- his return to his recruitment process and what that means this summer