Luton Town

Luton Town Football Club (/ˈluːtən/) is a professional association football club based in the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England, that competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1885, it is nicknamed 'the Hatters' and affiliated to the Bedfordshire County Football Association. The team plays its home matches at Kenilworth Road, where it has been based since 1905. The club's history includes major trophy wins, several financial crises, numerous promotions and relegations, and some spells of sustained success. It was perhaps most prominent between 1982 and 1992, when it was a member of English football's top division, at that time the First Division; the team won its first major honour, the Football League Cup, in 1988. Luton Town have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Watford.

The club was the first in southern England to turn professional, making payments to players as early as 1890 and turning fully professional a year later. It joined the Football League before the 1897–98 season, left in 1900 because of financial problems, and rejoined in 1920. Luton reached the First Division in 1955–56 and contested a major final for the first time when playing Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final. The team was then relegated from the top division in 1959–60, and demoted twice more in the following five years, playing in the Fourth Division from the 1965–66 season. However, it was promoted back to the top level by 1974–75.

Luton Town's most recent successful period began in 1981–82, when the club won the Second Division, and thereby gained promotion to the First. Luton defeated Arsenal 3–2 in the 1988 Football League Cup Final and remained in the First Division until relegation at the end of the 1991–92 season. Between 2007 and 2009, financial difficulties caused the club to fall from the second tier of English football to the fifth in successive seasons. The last of these relegations came during the 2008–09 season, when 30 points were docked from Luton's record for various financial irregularities. Luton thereafter spent five seasons in non-League football before winning the Conference Premier in 2013–14, securing promotion back into the Football League. More success soon followed, with Luton being promoted from League Two and One in successive seasons in 2017–18 and 2018–19, meaning Luton now play in the Championship, for the first time since 2006–07.

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Luton Town
mirror.co.uk
14 October 2021, 10:27
Arsenal academy chief Per Mertersacker outlines club's plan for Charlie Patino
Arsenal academy chief Per Mertersacker outlines club's plan for Charlie Patino
goal.com
4 October 2021, 20:53
Solanke challenges Zemura and Cahill for Bournemouth award
Solanke challenges Zemura and Cahill for Bournemouth award
sportsmole.co.uk
30 September 2021, 17:47
Preview: Luton Town vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Luton Town vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups
sportsmole.co.uk
30 September 2021, 16:12
Preview: Coventry City vs. Fulham - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Coventry City vs. Fulham - prediction, team news, lineups
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29 September 2021, 22:06
Nathan Jones hails Coventry thrashing as his best performance as Luton manager
Nathan Jones hails Coventry thrashing as his best performance as Luton manager
sportsmole.co.uk
29 September 2021, 21:03
Result: Elijah Adebayo and Harry Cornick both score twice as Luton thrash Coventry
Result: Elijah Adebayo and Harry Cornick both score twice as Luton thrash Coventry
mirror.co.uk
29 September 2021, 20:46
Football supporters rally around Coventry fan who was taken ill at Luton
Football supporters rally around Coventry fan who was taken ill at Luton
sportsmole.co.uk
27 September 2021, 14:59
Preview: Peterborough United vs. Bournemouth - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Peterborough United vs. Bournemouth - prediction, team news, lineups
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27 September 2021, 12:02
Preview: Luton Town vs. Coventry City - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Luton Town vs. Coventry City - prediction, team news, lineups
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25 September 2021, 17:38
Scott Parker praises character of Bournemouth players following Luton victory
Scott Parker praises character of Bournemouth players following Luton victory
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25 September 2021, 16:13
Result: Bournemouth climb to top of Championship table with narrow victory over Luton
Result: Bournemouth climb to top of Championship table with narrow victory over Luton
sportsmole.co.uk
25 September 2021, 05:05
Saturday's Championship predictions including Bristol City vs. Fulham
Saturday's Championship predictions including Bristol City vs. Fulham
sportsmole.co.uk
24 September 2021, 16:09
James Justin sidelined for further five weeks?
James Justin sidelined for further five weeks?
sportsmole.co.uk
23 September 2021, 15:31
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups
sportsmole.co.uk
23 September 2021, 11:38
Preview: Swansea City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Swansea City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups
sportsmole.co.uk
22 September 2021, 20:37
Result: Aaron Connolly at the double as Brighton sink Swansea
Result: Aaron Connolly at the double as Brighton sink Swansea
sportsmole.co.uk
21 September 2021, 13:05
Tariq Lamptey set for long-awaited comeback in Brighton's tie with Swansea
Tariq Lamptey set for long-awaited comeback in Brighton's tie with Swansea
mirror.co.uk
21 September 2021, 10:01
Arsenal wonderkid Patino at heart of England vs Spain international battle
Arsenal wonderkid Patino at heart of England vs Spain international battle
mirror.co.uk
18 September 2021, 21:55
Liverpool loanee Rhys Williams allegedly racially abused during Swansea vs Luton
Liverpool loanee Rhys Williams allegedly racially abused during Swansea vs Luton
sportsmole.co.uk
18 September 2021, 20:34
Racism allegations mar Saturday's Championship action
Racism allegations mar Saturday's Championship action
goal.com
18 September 2021, 18:20
Luton's Henri Lansbury escapes red card for brutal kick on Swansea's Ryan Manning
Luton's Henri Lansbury escapes red card for brutal kick on Swansea's Ryan Manning
sportsmole.co.uk
18 September 2021, 16:18
Result: Swansea pull off stunning comeback from three goals down to draw at Luton
Result: Swansea pull off stunning comeback from three goals down to draw at Luton
talksport.com
17 September 2021, 13:08
Who is Charlie Patino? The Arsenal wonderkid who could feature against Burnley
Who is Charlie Patino? The Arsenal wonderkid who could feature against Burnley
sportsmole.co.uk
16 September 2021, 20:19
Preview: Luton Town vs. Swansea City - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Luton Town vs. Swansea City - prediction, team news, lineups
sportsmole.co.uk
15 September 2021, 22:03
Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson frustrated by Dan Bentley's costly error
Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson frustrated by Dan Bentley's costly error
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15 September 2021, 21:37
Result: Luton leave it late as substitute Danny Hylton clinches point at Bristol City
Result: Luton leave it late as substitute Danny Hylton clinches point at Bristol City
sportsmole.co.uk
15 September 2021, 05:05
Wednesday's Championship predictions including Birmingham vs. Fulham
Wednesday's Championship predictions including Birmingham vs. Fulham
sportsmole.co.uk
14 September 2021, 20:54
Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers
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13 September 2021, 11:30
Preview: Bristol City vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Bristol City vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups
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12 September 2021, 22:52
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Derby County - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Derby County - prediction, team news, lineups
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12 September 2021, 18:33
Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. Hull City - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. Hull City - prediction, team news, lineups
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12 September 2021, 18:18
Preview: Sheffield United vs. Preston North End - prediction, team news, lineups
Preview: Sheffield United vs. Preston North End - prediction, team news, lineups
sportsmole.co.uk
11 September 2021, 17:42
Hatters' character delights Nathan Jones after spirited comeback at Blackburn
Hatters' character delights Nathan Jones after spirited comeback at Blackburn
mirror.co.uk
11 September 2021, 16:39
5 EFL talking points as Blades seal joy of six and Ipswich woes continue
5 EFL talking points as Blades seal joy of six and Ipswich woes continue
sportsmole.co.uk
11 September 2021, 16:25
Result: Late Luke Berry goal earns Luton a point at Blackburn
Result: Late Luke Berry goal earns Luton a point at Blackburn