Gaining promotion, out of any division, is always a wonderful achievement and one to be admired.
But moving into a higher division always has its pitfalls.
You are moving into a division where the standard of football is higher, and much more is asked of the players.
I have always believed that it is a three-stage scenario that awaits you.
Stage 1 – survive, do not go straight back down.
Stage 2 – consolidate, do not flirt with relegation, earn a mid-table position.
Stage 3 – IMPROVE!
I am of the firm belief that the Hatters have achieved stages 1 and 2.
Despite all the kerfuffle of recent weeks, I would be amazed if we were dragged into a relegation fight.
But what about Stage 3?
If we are to improve and move up the table next season, I am probably not alone in thinking that changes are required.
Indeed, while I was watching the TV last night, I could not prevent my mind from wondering.
This morning I awoke to find a comment from a regular visitor to Vital Luton Town, Chris Winter, who, with one comment, opened-up the can of worms I had been mulling over the previous evening.
Chris, thinking along the same train of thought I had been journeying down, had this to say:
Hi all, well I have been thinking about this since Tuesday’s defeat at home to Cardiff City.
It seems to me that two things need to change. Nathan Jones must either change the system for the rest of the season to keep us up, or no matter where we are next season, if he wants to keep his system then he must clear out this team and rebuild.
Now if he did then for me apart from the young players, he has brought in – Nombe, Adebayo, Osho and Kioso, Then the only players I would keep are the following:
A short list I know but over the season few have done enough to earn the right to be in this division.
I know many will disagree, but it is up for debate and this is a fans forum for fans to say what they think.
So, has Chris hit the nail firmly on the head, has he judged this one perfectly, or would you beg to disagree?
Please feel free to have your say in the comment facility below and, hopefully, we will get a healthy debate going.
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