As the weekend approaches, I thought I would delve into the archives and recall another of our unsung heroes.
For the latest in this ongoing series, I have chosen our former keeper, Graham Horn.
Horn played for the Hatters when the game was totally different to today, it was an era where only one substitute was allowed, and I cannot recall that substitute ever being a goalkeeper.
As a result, Graham Horn only made 58 league appearances during his four-year career with Luton, often playing second fiddle to the Luton born keeper, Keith Barber.
But when called upon, the Westminster born keeper rarely let the Hatters down.
Horn started his career with Arsenal and spent a loan spell at Portsmouth before signing for the Hatters.
After leaving Luton, Graham played for a variety of clubs including – Brentford, the Los Angeles Aztecs, Charlton Athletic, Kettering Town, Southend United, Aldershot, Torquay United and Barnstaple Town.
My one abiding memory of watching Horn in action came when, as a youngster, I was stood right down the front of the Oak Road terrace, I cannot remember the opposition, but Horn was beaten all ends-up only for the shot to cannon to safety off the post.
Relieved and with the ball cleared, Horn came over to the post and kissed it, spotting the smile on my face, he then winked in my direction and got back on with the game, leaving me with a wonderful memory.
Sadly, Graham passed away on 29-June-2012 whilst living in Torbay, aged 57, RIP Graham, another of the Hatters unsung heroes.
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