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Luton Town - The Path To Power

Started on 24 April 2014 by Justice
Latest Reply on 19 October 2014 by Justice
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Living In A Dream

Ryan Ferguson has lead Luton Town FC to an outstanding third consecutive league title and promotion! The young miracle-maker is one of the world's best up-and-coming managers, if not the best, and all the big clubs are taking notice. The Scouse-born manager talked to use earlier today to discuss the season gone by.

Ryan Ferguson: "I think we have proven this season that miracles can happen! At the start of the season, the bookies had tipped us to finish twentieth in the league, yet we proved them and everybody else wrong by winning yet another league title. We conquered the leagues before this year, and now we have conquered League One. Right now, myself and the rest of the club, including all the fans, are living in a dream. This season couldn't have gone better for us, I'm so proud!

What made the difference for us this season? There were a lot of factors which defined our season as a successful one, but I suppose the most important factor was the players, without a doubt. Euan Smith, on loan from Hibernian, was obviously the star of the season for us, scoring thirty-six goals in all competitions, and claiming the league's golden boot award for a second season running. We also need to look at the performances of our newer signings, such as Daniel Kearns and Rhys Bennett. These guys have fit straight in to the squad and have made us look a real threat from the very first game of the season. Of course, the players who have been here longer have also been fantastic, especially our captain Ronnie Henry. While he hasn't been playing all too much this season with the arrival of Bennett, he has been a great leader off the pitch, always encouraging his team mates to perform and always motivating the younger players to develop as well as they can. He is a proper Hatter.

The staff and board have been fantastic as well. My argument with chairman Nick Owen at the beginning of the season is well documented but we resolved any issues we had with each other early on and we have a strong working relationship. We all share the one vision and that is what makes us strong and united. We come in to work every day with motivation to achieve our targets, but short-term and long-term, and we are moving towards our vision. We never settle for being second-best in any game or in any other football aspect, we want to be the best in everything. This hunger and desire to be the greatest drives us forward, we want this club to become world-famous one day, and we can achieve that. If we keep moving forward at the same pace, perhaps it will only take a few more years.

I cannot thank the fans enough for their undying support. It is our faithful, electrifying supporters that pay our wages, and we are proud to have them. They have supported us and have never been quiet, from kick-off to full-time every single game, every single week. Liverpool, Dortmund, Galatasaray, Crystal Palace and Real Madrid may all have some electrifying fan-bases, but you have not seen support until you visit a game at Kenilworth Road. These guys are the best fans in the world and I love them to bits!"

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Good luck in the Championship!


You won't need it :))
Exactly what Walter said, you'll boss the Championship.
Walter & Josh_MU, thanks guys :) I don't know about bossing the Championship, it is a very tough league :/
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Luton/Palace Link Terminated

Crystal Palace FC and Luton Town's FC Affiliation has been terminated today following the confirmation that both teams would be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season, which would breach FA regulations that affiliated clubs cannot compete in the same league as each other. The news of the termination was no surprise to fans from both clubs, as Luton Town manager Ryan Ferguson was rumoured to have been ready to force a termination if Crystal Palace were to have avoided relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.

The affiliation between the two clubs was originally agreed and put in place on 25th June 2015, less than a year ago, between the chairman of Crystal Palace, Steve Parish, and the chairman of Luton Town, Nick Owens. There was much controversy over the affiliation as Nick Owens over-ruled his managing director Gary Sweet and manager Ryan Ferguson in order to complete what was a truly failed affiliation. Luton Town's manager Ryan Ferguson did protest with the affiliation in what was an era of true uncertainty for the young manager, and he is sure to be pleased with the termination.

Crystal Palace have been relegated to the Sky Bet Championship after finishing in a disappointing eighteenth position in the Barclays Premier League under much lover manager Tony Pulis, who was sacked just minutes after Palace's marching orders from the Premier League were confirmed. However, the club is in a very strong financial position and are favourites to win the Sky Bet Championship and climb straight back up the Barclays Premier League under new manager Kenny Jackett. Wayne Hennessey, Ryad Boudebouz, Ryan Babel and Abel Hernández will play key roles in achieving Palace's targets for this season. They have the squad of a strong Premier League team, and they want to bring Premier League football straight back to Selhurst Park.

Luton Town have been the revelation of the Football League over the past couple of years and under talented, young manager Ryan Ferguson, anything looks possible for the side which won the Sky Bet League One title last season. However, their top goalscorer from last season, Euan Smith, was only at the club on loan and has returned back to Hibernian where he will be playing Scottish football. It is Daniel Kearns, Grant Adam and Callum Tapping who Luton Town will be relying on next season in order to survive in the Championship. With a rumoured war chest of just under one million pounds, Ryan Ferguson is expected to splash out to bring in some talented players, with moves for Euan Smith and Cauley Woodrow expected to be on top of the priority list.

It will be very interesting to see how the team tipped to finish first next season contrasts to the team predicted to finish last next season. Who will be the team that steals the show, league favourites Crystal Palace or Championship newbies Luton Town?

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amazing graphics! good update also
I love that graphic. Good riddance to Palace xD.
Nice graphics and good luck in the Championship!
fzemdegs, Josh_MU & ZapdosTheGreat, thanks guys :)
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We Want Euan Smith Permanently

Hibernian striker Euan Smith is Luton Town's top priority target this transfer window, having spent the last two seasons on loan at the club based just an hour's drive from England's capital. Hibernian are said to be reluctant to sell, but Euan might push the move forward himself as he now has the chance to play in the Sky Bet Championship for a club he holds close to his heart with a manager who he greatly respects.

After failed loan spells at Arbroath and Colchester, Euan Smith's career was in doubt. However, Luton Town's manager Ryan Ferguson made the decision to loan him in 2014/2015, when the club had just been promoted to the Sky Bet League Two. Nobody else seemed to see much ability in Euan Smith, but Ferguson worked his magic and helped Euan Smith produce a thirty-two goal season, where Luton Town won the league in incredible fashion. In the span of one season, Euan Smith turned from being a failed Hibernian youth to one of their most promising players, thanks to his loan spell at Ferguson's Luton Town.

Euan pushed through another loan to Luton Town the following season, where they faced much sterner competition in the Sky Bet League One. Euan continued to grow and prosper under Ferguson's tuition and he fired thirty-six goals in a campaign which saw Luton win the league yet again, against all the odds! Euan Smith was finally being spoken about as a potential future striker for the Scottish national team, all thanks to Ryan Ferguson. With Euan returning to Hibernian after his second loan spell, Luton have confirmed that they are prepared to spend big to lure the striker back to the place where he discovered the goal scoring ability which was once buried deep inside of him.

Ryan Ferguson: "Euan Smith has been an absolutely sensational player for us over the past two seasons. He showed great character from day one and his ambition and drive has helped him to improve significantly as a footballer, and as a person. He has been a key part of this club over the past two years, even if he was only here on loan. We want to sign Euan Smith permanently, and we hope that he will join us on our conquest of the Sky Bet Championship next term.

He fits our system perfectly, and he has the experience of playing in it too. He might cost quite a bit of money but I believe that he is worth whatever we pay for him, although we will not spend a ludicrous fee on him. The board shares a similar ambition to sign Euan Smith, and we are trying our hardest to seal the deal before next season. Can it be done? I really do hope so, because he already is an iconic Luton Town player!"

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Good Luck signing Smith you will need him in the championship.
I hope you get him, he'd be the best signing you could ever make! Just hope that the price is reasonable for him.
You signed him, we know :/
cfcmarkt, yeah he's a fantastic player :)

Josh_MU, he won't be bought for a ridiculous price, of course :)

Pauker, whut? :/

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