Luton Town Football Club has secured promotion back to the English Football League Championship Division. Following years and years in the lower tiers of English Football, even spending multiple seasons in the Non-League Conference, the mighty Hatters have returned to the Championship.
The Supporters of Luton have a thrilling last day of the season to look forward to, to see who will top the table as champions, Luton Town faces local rivals Oxford United at Kenilworth Road whilst title contenders Barnsley are away to Bristol Rovers.
*GET BEHIND THE BOYS AND GO ORANGE THIS SATURDAY*
Luton Towns Website has said “This season, more than any before you have helped to turn Kenilworth Road into a fortress, with the lads unbeaten at home in the League all since the 2018-19 season. And you will, without doubt, have a massive part to play on Saturday as the season reaches its climax.
On Saturday, we’re asking you to help us create a festival of colour and noise in Kenilworth Road to celebrate this unforgettable year. Get involved, and come dressed in your brightest orange gear, dig out those old scarves and flags and raise your voices to fill our home with deafening sound of our Town.
Jubilant Scenes from Last Year when the Hatters secured promotion to League 1-
The Hatters Fans attending this weekend’s game at Kenilworth Road will be hoping for similar scenes as above by taking the victory and securing the Title. One fan said –
“This is as good a comeback as Tyson Fury against Wilder… The powers of football tried to bury our club but the passion and determination of this great club has powered us back where we belong “
Another life long fan tearfully said – ” I can not believe it, a few years back I thought my club had gone. Now we are back in the Championship and we finally have a new stadium plan approved… This is exciting times for the Hatters fans out there”
Throw Back Tuesday
Below is picture of Luton Town securing promotion to the Top Flight in 1982 on this very day.
Lutons History –
Luton Town Football Club (/ˈluːtən/) is a professional association football club based in the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England, that competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1885, it is nicknamed “the Hatters” and affiliated to the Bedfordshire County Football Association. The team plays its home matches at Kenilworth Road, where it has been based since 1905. The club’s history includes major trophy wins, several financial crises, numerous promotions and relegations, and some spells of sustained success. It was perhaps most prominent between 1982 and 1992, when it was a member of English football’s top division, at that time the First Division; the team won its only major honour, the Football League Cup, in 1988.
The club was the first in southern England to turn professional, making payments to players as early as 1890 and turning fully professional a year later. It joined the Football League before the 1897–98 season, left in 1900 because of financial problems, and rejoined in 1920. Luton reached the First Division in 1955–56 and contested a major final for the first time when playing Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final. The team was then relegated from the top division in 1959–60, and demoted twice more in the following five years, playing in the Fourth Division from the 1965–66 season. However, it was promoted back to the top level by 1974–75.
Luton Town’s most recent successful period began in 1981–82, when the club won the Second Division, and thereby gained promotion to the First. Luton defeated Arsenal 3–2 in the 1988 Football League Cup Finaland remained in the First Division until relegation at the end of the 1991–92 season. Between 2007 and 2009, financial difficulties caused the club to fall from the second tier of English football to the fifth in successive seasons. The last of these relegations came during the 2008–09 season, when 30 points were docked from Luton’s record for various financial irregularities. Luton thereafter spent five seasons in non-League football before winning the Conference Premier in 2013–14, securing promotion back into the Football League.