Official Match Thread: Luton Town v Preston North End Aug 11, 2022 9:45:15 GMT PNE From Afar, Mooney, and 7 more like this
Post by ginagee on Aug 11, 2022 9:45:15 GMT
Luton Town v PNE
Saturday 13th August
Saturday 13th August
Kenilworth Road Capacity: 10,073 (all seated)
Address: 1 Maple Road, Luton, LU4 8AW
In January 2019 the club received planning permission to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium (with an option to increase to 22,500 at a later date), at a site known as Power Court, which is located near to Luton Railway Station.
Known as The Hatters due to Luton's historical connection with the hat making trade, which has been prominent there since the 17th century
Luton played their home games at Dallow Road immediately after their formation but moved to a ground on Dunstable Road for 18 years and, in 1905, came the move to Kenilworth.
In 1985, (PNE followed in 1986) the grass pitch was dug up and replaced with an artificial playing surface until the summer of 1991, as the surfaces were banned from English football.
Main Rivals – Watford
with just a short stretch of M1 between them the Beds-Herts derby is spicy and for the last three or four decades the animosity really flared up as the clubs met in the higher divisions
Away fans are housed on one side of the Oak Road Stand (on the Executive Stand side) at one end of the ground. Around 1,000 fans can be accommodated in this area. This covered all-seated stand is shared with home supporters with an area of tarpaulin, keeping the fans apart.
The entrance to the Oak Stand must be one of the most unusual in the country. After going down a rather small alleyway at the side of the stadium (or down the cordoned off Oak Road), the impression is of queuing to go into someone’s house and then through their back garden and into the stand!
Manager -Nathan Jones is in his second spell as Luton Manager. He is a devout Christian who credits his faith with getting him through bad times. He has several religious tattoos on his body including praying hands and the crucifixion on his left biceps and forearm, Jesus Christ on his right biceps, and Michaelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' across his back. Jones is bilingual, able to speak both English and Spanish
Luton, like us, have 2 consecutive draws in the league so far but changed their entire 11 on Tuesday night and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Newport 2-3
Never an easy place to visit and we need to be on it after the 4 0 thrashing we got there last season
RL will have to give some serious thought to his team selection after some good individual performances in the 4 1 thrashing of Huddersfield. Ali McCann now leading scorer and was fed perfectly from the impressive Alvarez, will Ethan Laird be also in the ranks?
Hopefully Parrot hitting the target will give him confidence and just need Riis to start hitting the net again. The midfield quandary continues:- Browne, DJ, Whiteman, McCann, Ledson
Referee: Dan Whitestone – last season he was main Official in 3 of our games, all PNE wins, including the reverse fixture at Deepdale last October when we were 2 0 winners with Riis getting both
Fans Forum: members.boardhost.com/lutonoutlaws/
35 degrees forecast – hot, hot, hot
Would love a win to break the drawfest but, as long as we keep unbeaten run going, will be happy with a point, not a nice place to go
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