2006–07 Luton Town F.C. season

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Luton Town
2006–07 season
Chairman Bill Tomlins (until 11 April)
David Pinkney (from 13 April)
Manager Mike Newell (until 15 March)
Brian Stein (caretaker)
Kevin Blackwell (from 2 April)
Stadium Kenilworth Road
Championship 23rd (relegated)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Vine (12)
All: Vine (14)
Average home league attendance 8,580
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2006–07 English football season, Luton Town competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

A successful start to the season saw Luton fifth after thirteen games, sparking hopes that Luton could challenge for a return to the top flight. However, defender Sol Davis suffered a stroke on the team bus on the way to play Ipswich Town.[1] The event clearly shook the Luton side, who lost 5-0 at Portman Road.[2] Six straight losses after the match at Ipswich dragged Luton down to 20th, and by the end of February, Luton, by now a shadow of the side that had won promotion to the Championship only two years before, were hovering perilously close to the relegation zone.[3]

Newell was sacked on 15 March 2007, and two directors, Martin King and Liam Day, resigned from the board as a result.[4][5] Brian Stein lasted just one game as caretaker boss before Kevin Blackwell was announced as Luton's new manager.[6][7] 11 April saw chairman Bill Tomlins resign his position following an investigation by the Football Association into irregular payments made by the Football Club's parent company, and confirm that illegal payments had been made to incoming players' agents.[8][9] David Pinkney was confirmed as new Chairman two days later, also acquiring a controlling interest in the club's holding company.[10] Luton's relegation was confirmed a week later in a 1-0 defeat away to Derby County.[3][11][12][13]

Kit[edit]

Diadora became Luton's new kit manufacturers after the club chose not to extend the previous deal with Xara. Electrolux became the new kit sponsors.

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 27 7 12 76 47 +29 88
P 2 Birmingham City 46 26 8 12 67 42 +25 86
P 3 Derby County 46 25 9 12 62 46 +16 84
  4 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 10 14 81 55 +26 76
  5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 22 10 14 59 56 +3 76
  6 Southampton 46 21 12 13 77 53 +24 75
  7 Preston North End 46 22 8 16 64 53 +11 74
  8 Stoke City 46 19 16 11 62 41 +21 73
  9 Sheffield Wednesday 46 20 11 15 70 66 +4 71
  10 Colchester United 46 20 9 17 70 56 +14 69
  11 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 16 13 63 62 +1 67
  12 Crystal Palace 46 18 11 17 59 51 +8 65
  13 Cardiff City 46 17 13 16 57 53 +4 64
  14 Ipswich Town 46 18 8 20 64 59 +5 62
  15 Burnley 46 15 12 19 52 49 +3 57
  16 Norwich City 46 16 9 21 56 71 -15 57
  17 Coventry City 46 16 8 22 47 62 -15 56
  18 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 11 21 54 68 -14 53
  19 Leicester City 46 13 14 19 49 64 -15 53
  20 Barnsley 46 15 5 26 53 85 -32 50
  21 Hull City 46 13 10 23 51 67 -16 49
R 22 Southend United 46 10 12 24 47 80 -33 42
R 23 Luton Town 46 10 10 26 53 81 -28 40
R 24 Leeds United 46 13 7 26 46 72 -26 36 A

A Deducted 10 points for administration entrance.

Results[edit]

Luton Town's score comes first[14]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August 2006 Leicester City H 2-0 8,131 Barnett, Edwards
8 August 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-0 22,613 Emanuel
12 August 2006 Norwich City A 2-3 23,863 Vine, Morgan
19 August 2006 Stoke City H 2-2 7,727 Barnett, Langley (pen)
26 August 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 19,378
9 September 2006 Crystal Palace H 2-1 9,187 Edwards, Vine
12 September 2006 Colchester United H 1-1 7,609 Parkin
16 September 2006 Cardiff City A 1-4 14,108 Vine
23 September 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 2-2 9,332 Vine (2)
30 September 2006 Barnsley A 2-1 10,175 Edwards, Brković
14 October 2006 Birmingham City H 3-2 9,275 Vine (2, 1 pen), Bell
17 October 2006 Hull City A 0-0 14,895
21 October 2006 Leeds United H 5-1 10,260 Edwards (2), Vine, Bell, Heikkinen
29 October 2006 Ipswich Town A 0-5 20,975
31 October 2006 Burnley H 0-2 7,664
4 November 2006 Preston North End A 0-3 13,094
11 November 2006 Queens Park Rangers H 2-3 9,007 Brković, Boyd
18 November 2006 Derby County H 0-2 9,708
25 November 2006 Southampton A 1-2 20,482 Perrett
28 November 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 0-1 9,965
2 December 2006 Preston North End H 2-0 7,665 Vine, Edwards
9 December 2006 Sunderland A 1-2 30,445 Morgan
15 December 2006 Southend United H 0-0 7,468
23 December 2006 Coventry City H 3-1 8,299 Brković, Vine, Morgan
26 December 2006 Colchester United A 1-4 5,427 Vine (pen)
29 December 2006 Birmingham City A 2-2 24,642 Vine, Feeney
1 January 2007 Cardiff City H 0-0 8,004
12 January 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 2-3 19,927 Keane, Feeney
20 January 2007 Barnsley H 0-2 7,441
30 January 2007 Coventry City A 0-1 18,781
3 February 2007 Leicester City A 1-1 20,410 Morgan
17 February 2007 Stoke City A 0-0 12,375
20 February 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-2 8,011 Runström, Spurr (own goal), Talbot
24 February 2007 Crystal Palace A 1-2 16,177 Hudson (own goal)
27 February 2007 Norwich City H 2-3 8,868 Runström, Talbot
3 March 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-3 10,002 Emanuel, Barnett
10 March 2007 Leeds United A 0-1 27,138
13 March 2007 Hull City H 1-2 7,777 Talbot
17 March 2007 Ipswich Town H 0-2 8,880
31 March 2007 Burnley A 0-0 11,088
7 April 2007 Southampton H 0-2 9,171
9 April 2007 Queens Park Rangers A 2-3 14,360 Coyne, Bell (pen)
14 April 2007 Plymouth Argyle H 1-2 7,601 O'Leary
20 April 2007 Derby County A 0-1 28,499
28 April 2007 Southend United A 3-1 10,276 Andrew, Spring, Idrizaj
6 May 2007 Sunderland H 0-5 10,260

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 10,064 Vine, Feeney
R3R 23 January 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 1-0 7,494 Rehman (own goal)
R4 27 January 2007 Blackburn Rovers H 0-4 5,887

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 22 August 2006 Bristol Rovers A 1-1 (won 5-3 on pens) 2,882 Boyd
R2 19 September 2006 Brentford A 3-0 3,005 Morgan, Feeney, Vine
R3 24 October 2006 Everton A 0-4 27,149

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Marlon Beresford
2 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Foley
3 England DF Sol Davis
4 Australia DF Chris Coyne
5 England DF Russell Perrett
6 England DF Paul Underwood
7 England MF Matthew Spring
8 Northern Ireland MF Steve Robinson
9 Sweden FW Björn Runström (on loan from Fulham)
10 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney
11 England FW Dean Morgan
14 England MF Michael Leary
15 England MF Stephen O'Leary
16 England DF Lewis Emanuel
17 England MF Richard Langley
18 Croatia MF Ahmet Brković
No. Position Player
19 England FW Sam Parkin
20 England FW Adam Boyd
21 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Keane[15]
22 England FW Danny Stevens
23 Austria FW Besian Idrizaj (on loan from Liverpool)
24 England DF Shaun Ross
25 England DF Leon Barnett
26 Finland DF Markus Heikkinen
27 England MF Peter Holmes
28 Republic of Ireland MF David Bell[16]
29 England FW Calvin Andrew
30 England FW Drew Talbot
32 England DF Ed Asafu-Adjaye
33 England GK Dean Brill
34 England GK Zac Barrett
35 England DF Chris Pendleton

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Trinidad and Tobago MF Carlos Edwards (to Sunderland)
9 England FW Rowan Vine (to Birmingham City)
No. Position Player
23 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Kiely (on loan from Portsmouth)
31 England DF Clarke Carlisle (on loan from Watford)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[17]