Bio Reading Luton Town Football Club 23rd April

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I started the day driving towards the football club with the music “Crazy Horses “ by the Osmonds  which was being played on Radio 2. Realising the possible link between the instrumental whaaa whaaa from crazy horses and that of the siren sound from “Kill Bill (written-directed by Quentin Tarantino). I was then bombarded within my mind of scenes that combined the football club, kill bill ninja moves and footballer giving roundhouse kicks and blood everywhere! What was today going to behold, hopefully not that !

My excitement started to make me a bit nervous, I had been surrounded by football as a little girl and being taken to the local football  and social club most my childhood. I do know the offside rule but that's about it. I watch football when England plays and I don’t have a team to support. I have never attended a football match in full swing, but have heard the supporters  from the centre of town!  The sound was mental,  it came in waves with chants that distorted into a rhythmical pulse of life permeating through the town. 

On arrival to the stadium, I found myself at the back entrance, where the public enter by the turnstyles.  This was interesting but rather looked in need of some visual attention ! I moved to the other side of the building for guests. This is a much nicer entrance but not for the general public.  invite only!!  A wall to the left was made up of ceramic tiles with peoples' messages  embossed on them. I was told that you could buy a tile from the club and have your message put onto this for a fee. Which seemed remarkably cheap and it would be then placed on this wall for all invited guests and visitors to see. What a great way to be part of this building, I think I may even get one done myself ! And it's not just for people who have died as it can be any message. So let me think of what I might say?! if you ever get invited to the club you might just see my message on the brick wall!

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I was taken into the club house, past the main reception up into the entrance onto the pitch, two doors, one said : Hospitality and members and guests, I went through this door . The other one said Directors and guests , Vice Presidents and guests Row A-F 

What a view, the pitch was wonderful and bright vibrant green. A gardener's dream to have such well kept and flat grass. The grounds men work maintaining the pitch between matches. One of the grounds men, informed me that the pitch is re-laid every year, the ground is gouged out and taken away at the end of the season. The grass is then regrown and set for the following year. This grass is a living organism and  is well looked after throughout the year, it is rolled, cut, scarified, sprayed, reseeded  and generally nurtured to keep it in an outstanding condition. The care and dedication needed to maintain this grass is immense. Move over Monty Don, these boys know their stuff and by the looks of the equipment mean business!

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I did get to stand on the grass, but was accompanied by a grounds man,. I must admit that I tiptoed, as I was in my DMs, and didn't want to get into any trouble with the dedicated fans. 

The green vibrant grass was too much to just look at, so off with the shoes and bare feet it is

I feel very honoured, to look behind the scenes and view many of these places that most people don’t get chance to see. The Eric Morecambe Lounge was a real treat , I can remember watching the Morecambe and Wise show as a young girl at my grandparents house. I never knew he was a supporter of Luton Town Football club. Plaques on the stands seats for loved ones, their seat to remember them by, moments of reflection. 

Today Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child. It is also Shakespeare’s birthday  today and surprisingly he unfortunately also died on the same day he was born, isn’t that odd! Just like one of his own play endings, you an never really predicted how it will end. 

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The Football Club is situated in the middle of Bury Park, predominantly the inhabitants are from  a range of different ethnic backgrounds. The main streets are full of wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables stores, fabric stores and jewellers. I only look at the delicious sweet shops as I have a very sweet tooth and this would only lead me to having another filling. So I decided to have a take away lunch. I chose to have a mixed kebab, with salad and cool sauce (mint but it had spice, so good). It was delicious the flat slightly sweet bread was warm and the kebab was a mixture of vegetable and meat, with chilli to keep all airways open! So nice that I didn’t need dinner later and with drink cost £3.40 or £3.10 can’t remember, but well worth it. There are so many great places to eat with such great tastes and aromas, well worth a trip. 

 

PRAYER FOR YOUR TEAM TO WIN ! 

 LIFE / LOVE/ HONOUR/ PRIDE / DEDICATION / REHEARSAL / TICKETS / TAKE A SEAT ITS JUST ABOUT TO BEGIN. 

THEM , US , FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

COME ON YOU HATTERS !

ONE VOICE / MANY VOICES  

MAKE IT , BREAK IT , TAKE THE CHANCE , SCORE THE GOAL, LIFT THE PRIZE, BE A CHAMPION.

BETRAYED BY THE FA 2008 

FOR JUST 30 POINTS TAKING US DOWN

BUT NOT OUT  

WE TOOK THE PAIN AND DUG DEEP 

WE MADE THE GRADE 

AND ROSE TO DEVISION 1 

WE CAN AND WILL FLY AGAIN 

COME ON YOU HATTERS!!

OLE OLE OLE OLE WE ARE THE TOWN WE ARE THE TOWN .

OLE OLE OLE OLE WE ARE THE TOWN WE ARE THE TOWN .

AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND PRAY! 

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So onto the question everyone is asking, new stadium or not? I have heard it might be moved to Jn 10  on the M1, then to the town centre but now I haven’t heard a thing. What is going on ? Can anyone tell me.?  I have read this report by the BBC news  : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-38265078

And still no answer. Do we or don’t we have a stadium that is better equipped, as this one is in need of some serious cash injections to improve the building's structure. In my view, MK Dons who I think are in League 1 can have such a great stadium, then why can’t Luton Town Football Club, as we too have just been promoted to League 1. Well done to everyone. 

So not only did I have an outstanding day I also have become a supporter and I can say that Luton Town Football Club is my Team. Can’t wait to watch a match soon! Until then I only have one thing to say! 

Thanks to the lady footballer I met today, as she helped me to understand the league table, until then I had no idea and finally, “come on you hatters ! “