Sammy Ameobi - Luton Town
So Sammy Ameobi has finally got himself a job! Lets have a look at the team:
Luton Town were formed in 1885 after a merger between Luton Wanderers and Excelsior. The club was the first Southern team to be fully professional. In 1905, Luton moved to their current home, Kenilworth Road. After WW1, in 1921, Luton were playing in the 3rd division of the Southern League, though 3 players were England internationals. All 3 soon left, but in 1936/37 they were promoted to the Second Division. This season was made famous by striker Joe Payne's incredible feat of scoring 10 times in one match in a 12-0 demolition of Bristol Rovers - a record that still stands today. In the 1950's, one of Luton's strongest ever sides was created with players such as Seamus Dunne, Tom Aherne and George Cummins. In 1955 they reached the top flight for the first time ever, and appeared in the 1959 FA Cup Final. However, by 1964/65 they were back in the 4th Tier.
Just 9 years later they were back in the top flight. They changed from their traditional white colours to an orange strip with white and navy trim. They were immediately relegated, but by the end of the decade they appointed David Pleat as manager. He took them up to the First Division in 1982 and they survived thanks to a goal from Raddy Antic in the last minute of the season. This team was notable for the amount of black players in the squad at a time when most fans were hugely racist against black players. The club reached the League Cup Final twice in the decade, winning in 1988 but losing 3-1 to Nottingham Forest in 1989. In 1992 they were relegated and have not been back since. In 2009, Luton switched back to their old orange colour, but the then League 2 club was docked 30 points for financial irregularities and were relegated to the Conference despite winning the Johnstones Paint Trophy. They stayed there until 2018, after winning the play offs and being promoted to League 2. The Hatters were promoted again after the 2022/23 season having won the playoffs but finished bottom of League 1.
Season Aims: We wish to gain promotion this season. We have a good squad that can only be improved with new signings and it is a young squad too. There is money available and the Luton fans want promotion so let's give them it!