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Luton Away/Ticket Requests (Merged)

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We should take a good number to this - fairly easy to get to, somewhere we haven't played in a while and an old school ground that should help produce a lively atmosphere. I much prefer interesting away days like this to places like Barnsley or Preston.

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It’s only a 1000 allocation isn’t it?

If so I fully expect us to sell out, hope to make it although totally dependent on travel prices...

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Crikey, it’s been a while since I’ve been there to watch City. Must have been when Wilson was manager. Not the most salubrious of grounds, but full of character and well worth a visit. If I remember correctly the entrance to the turnstiles looks like to have to go through someone’s house. 

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'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

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11 minutes ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

You're so ******* dull. 

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13 minutes ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

Have you got their 'away support as a proportion of home support' to hand by any chance?

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17 minutes ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

I heard they dropped an atomic bomb on Luton...about 15 quids worth of damage!

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20 minutes ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

You’ve got issues mate.

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2 hours ago, Ciudad Bristol said:

so much so that last time we played them I had to go in the home end.

:laugh: back in the day a load of us ended up in the Family Enclosure. A certain young Andy Cole tore them a fresh one, we won 3-0

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1 hour ago, stoke giiford red said:

 

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Thank you for this photo. 

I used to be a Luton Town fan up until 1977 when we moved back to Bristol.

The Oak Road in my day was the home end. In the old first division days my dad had to pay 90 pence through those turnstiles. I was charged a scandalous 45 pence.

Regarding the small stand that runs along the side of the pitch, it used to be called the Bobbers Stand (named after the cost to get in ie 5 pence in old money).  

 

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1 hour ago, JonDolman said:

I heard they dropped an atomic bomb on Luton...about 15 quids worth of damage!

or £2,000,000 worth of improvements 

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1 hour ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

Mods can we just ban this *** already.

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1 hour ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

WTAF is your problem?

It's a dump. Everyone says so and everyone's right. I'm sure the people are lovely, but it's not the prettiest place.

As for the race comments...**** me.

Oh,  and who's going to be offended? Our massive Luton readership?

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My one and only visit to Kenilworth Road was when, as a schoolboy, a drunken Glasgow Rangers supporter tried to steal my rosette. (Remember rosettes?). Luckily some older City supporters, who looked like characters from a gangster film, came to my rescue  

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2 hours ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

im gonna show the wife "whos the boss" tonight....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gonna put one of me springsteen records on...….

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Been there a few times, mainly positive but.....

One game we got back to my mates RS Turbo to find someone had smashed the steering lock, could have nicked it with a screwdriver, that's how we had to start it.
The other memory is just about to leave the pub only to be told the game was off. Went down to Watford, in with Wolves fans as they won 4-1. I think it was the replay we went back for , which was also called off, in the pub again. Finally lost 2-0 some 17 days later.

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Went to the League Cup match there a couple of years ago (lost 2-3) , had a couple of pints in the Conservative Club, followed by one of the best, and cheapest, curries i've ever had in one of the local restaurants, not so bad.

First visit there was early 70's, we lost 0-3 , Malcolm Macdonald tore us apart, however the Luton Supporters club were happy to serve me cider , age 15, so could have been worse

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3 hours ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

I love it when someone genuinely believes they are intelligent and “above the average football supporter” in terms of IQ.......and then they write the absolute tosh that you have above😂

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3 hours ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

Hooray! Here comes the rugby loving anti-football fascist!*

 

(*What an unintelligent comment...)

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4 hours ago, Sweeneys Penalties said:

my one and only visit to Luton....I think the highlight was some Toff being led out of the chalets on the left following some complaints from City fans about a hand gesture.

Yep remember that well

2 or 3 yuppie types (it must have been late 80's, early90's?) giving it the big un. The boys in blue turned up and removed at least one of them, to much hilarity in the away stand.

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8 hours ago, swampy said:

'Despite being an absolute dump'  Why do supporters always have to try and start a row?  It might be true but it's not your fault where you are born.  The film 'Blinded by the Light' was based there and it was a half-decent movie.  And they're a well supported side if you take the average crowd/population statistic.  Using that figure, Burnley are the best supported side in England along with Shrewsbury.  Great Bristol with a 750k population and combined attendances of 35k comes out very badly.  Went to Luton many decades ago before that daft low level stand with its executive boxes and little else ... but as posters have said, a good old-fashioned ground.  And supporters will no doubt (predictably) start a row with some sort of chant about them being just a 'small town in Asia' ... a reflection of the average football 'supporter's' IQ.  

Are you and @1bristolcity a double act?

 

....or a married couple maybe?

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13 hours ago, formerly known as ivan said:

Remember going there a while ago be leaving at half time as we were 5-0 down!

Dinning had just made his loan spell permanent from what I can recall.

It was 3-0. But hey, 5-0 sounds better. 

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12 hours ago, SecretSam said:

:laugh: back in the day a load of us ended up in the Family Enclosure. A certain young Andy Cole tore them a fresh one, we won 3-0

My one and only visit to watch a game there but I did play on the pitch when they had that astroturf. Bleeding horrible experience. Literally. Shredded my leg going in for a sliding tackle as in the heat of the moment I'd forgotten what surface I was playing on. 

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12 hours ago, Sweeneys Penalties said:

my one and only visit to Luton....I think the highlight was some Toff being led out of the chalets on the left following some complaints from City fans about a hand gesture.

3-0 city win  that day? Rosenior and Cole playing if i recall correctly.

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Haven’t been since Nov 2000 when we beat them 3-0. We started that season quite badly but had really got our act together by this game so it was a pretty easy for us.

Walked absolutely miles before the game to find a pub after being dropped off outside the ground. Seem to remember our fans belting out ‘there’s only one Danny Wilson” for about 20 minutes straight in the 2nd half.

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Haven't been there since Nov.75. Special train iirc.

0-0 draw, only highlight being Jimmy Mann thwacking the bar at our end with typical languid ferocity from about 30 yards.

Plus brawling when Luton fans came into our end which was an open terrace in those days.

 

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41 minutes ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

Haven't been there since Nov.75. Special train iirc.

0-0 draw, only highlight being Jimmy Mann thwacking the bar at our end with typical languid ferocity from about 30 yards.

Plus brawling when Luton fans came into our end which was an open terrace in those days.

 

Luton had a nasty following back in the '70's, seem to remember a stabbing at AG

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13 minutes ago, Galway Red said:

Luton had a nasty following back in the '70's, seem to remember a stabbing at AG

Yep, meat cleaver of all things iirc., in the open end over an hour before the game.

Rumour going round during the game that the City fan had died, very tense atmosphere.

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4 minutes ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

Yep, meat cleaver of all things iirc., in the open end over an hour before the game.

Rumour going round during the game that the City fan had died, very tense atmosphere.

I remember seeing a Spurs fan in the open end with an axe, crazy days the 70's

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It IS a dump without a doubt, with the first rows of "seats" below pitch level [like the old Filbert Street] with leg room that makes Loftus Road or whatever its called nowadays seem roomy and spacious unless you're double jointed of course. Let's hope its not a nil nil draw [unlikely] as the majority of away fans will be limping out especially if your knees have been stuck in an unusual position for over 90 minutes.

On a personal note, on my last visit to the delightful place I do recall that I had two gashes on my shins because we had the temerity to score a couple which is the rim of the seat in front of me. Those gashes took ages to heal.

Despite having those quirky greenhouses running down the side of the pitch, it hasn't got any tents and a lot more seats but it is the closest we'll get to Chernobyl this season, broadly speaking 

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2 hours ago, Galway Red said:

Luton had a nasty following back in the '70's, seem to remember a stabbing at AG

Wasn't a five pointed star thrown onto the pitch? Each point had a pen knife blade attached.

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