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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