I’m back in the saddle and what a time to climb back aboard after what can only be described as a medical necessity, a holiday!
In what has been the craziest of seasons and with just one game to go, I’d say there is a damn decent chance of Luton Town Football Club retaining their Championship status.
Back in the last days of the reign of Graeme Jones does anyone believe that would have been possible!
Years ago, I can recall glancing at the row of papers adorning the newspapers adorning the newsagents counter looking to see what outrageous headline graced the front page of the now defunct Daily Sport.
My favourite just has to be:
“Double-Decker Bus Found On The Surface Of The Moon”
But if the aforementioned paper was still going back in the dark days of Graeme Jones reign perhaps an equally daft headline may have been:
“Luton Boss Convinced Hatters Can Stay Up”
Thankfully, steps were taken to rid the club of Graeme Jones and Nathan Jones stepped into the vacant seat.
The rest that say is history.
Luton’s form has improved, the team looks confident, there is solidarity about them and the ‘Great Escape’ could well be achievable.
I doubt there has ever been a last day of a season where there are so many connotations relating to who may stay up and who may go down.
The supporters of Hull City, Barnsley, Luton Town, Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic are all set for the most nervous 90 minutes of their lives.
The fact that the last round of games will all be played behind-closed-doors makes the angst even greater, not being there to be able to cheer your side on in their hour of need hurts and it hurts badly.
All we can do is hope Luton can get the win, against Blackburn Rovers, that I believe, will ensure Nathan Jones side will be playing second-tier football next season.
One Game To Go Will Luton Town Stay Up?
Now, back to the opening gambit, did they ever find that double-decker on the surface of the moon?