Luton Town – A Gamble That Failed As Hatters Crash To A Heavy Defeat

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Yesterday, Rob Edwards surprised us all with his team selection including Osho and Lokonga in his starting XI.

I say surprised us all because in his pre-match press conference he played his cards very close to his chest inferring that none of his injured players, apart from Mengi, would be available.

Now, I seem to recall that a few weeks ago the gaffer implied that he may, due to our ongoing relegation fight, have to take a risk or two to influence our fate.

It was always going to be a risk, even more so with each of our last five games being described as a cup final.

Sadly, with expectation levels high ahead of the game, Brentford proved to be the perfect party poopers, taking full advantage of what I would call our poorest performance of the season.

Despite the usual energetic support turning Kenilworth Road into a cacophony of noise, the Hatters just failed to get going, it was almost as if the efforts of recent weeks had sucked the energy levels out of the players.

Once Brentford had opened up a two-goal lead, it was always going to be a matter of how many they scored, indeed, it was, to me, a relief they only scored five!

Playing Osho and Lokonga just didn’t work, neither looked fully fit and as a consequence the teams performance suffered.

Ahead of the game, I suggested I thought the Hatters would need ten points from their remaining five games, I still feel that is the case, but now we need to prodce something of a miracle escape to win three and draw one of those last four games.

It’s not impossible but, in my honest opinion, improbable!


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Wolves to Win!

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A Draw!

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  • Mark Koliasnikoff says:

    It won’t be any of the upcoming fixtures that send us down. It will be failing to beat the Toon when 4-2 up , letting a 3-0 lead against Bournemouth slip, and losing to Sheffield United when they were rock bottom and we were on the up

  • Colin says:

    Yesterday was as poor as it gets we in my opinion have given up the ghost just when it matters most to many injuries to key players and losing to teams around us will be are downfall

  • MATTHEW says:

    First comment about dropped points is, sadly, right. One might add the agonising late, late equaliser from Liverpool and Arsenal’s last second winner 6’30” into injury time. How valuable those points would be right

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