2007–08 Luton Town F.C. season

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Luton Town
2007–08 season
Chairman David Pinkney
Manager Kevin Blackwell (until 16 January)
Mick Harford (from 16 January 2008)
Stadium Kenilworth Road
League One 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Football League Trophy Second round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Paul Furlong and
Matthew Spring (12)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2007–08 English football season, Luton Town competed in Football League One.

Season summary[edit]

After a poor start to the 2007–08 season, the club entered administration on 22 November 2007; Pinkney stated he would fund the club's overheads, while ten points were deducted. Meanwhile the FA probe on transfer irregularities dragged on, described by Pinkney as "a storm in a teacup".[1][2] Blackwell was sacked by the administrator on 15 January 2008, to be replaced by former player Mick Harford.[3][4][5] The club subsequently entered the custody of the Luton Town Football Club 2020 consortium.[6] Luton were relegated to League Two on 12 April, following a 2–1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion;[7] Luton finished the season in bottom place.[8][9]

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[10]

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 Dean Brill
3 England DF Alan Goodall
4 Scotland MF Don Hutchison[11]
5 England DF Chris Perry
7 England FW Dean Morgan
8 Republic of Ireland MF David Bell[12]
9 England FW Sam Parkin
10 England MF Darren Currie
11 Canada FW Paul Peschisolido
12 England DF Richard Jackson
14 Northern Ireland MF Steve Robinson
15 England MF Stephen O'Leary
17 England DF Lewis Emanuel
19 England FW Drew Talbot
20 England FW Calvin Andrew
No. Position Player
21 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Keane[13]
22 England MF Richard Langley
24 England DF Paul Underwood
25 England MF Matthew Spring
26 England DF Sol Davis
28 Northern Ireland FW Paul McVeigh
29 England FW Paul Furlong
32 England FW Ryan Charles
35 England GK Marlon Beresford
36 England GK Ross Faulds
37 England DF George Beavan
38 England DF Ed Asafu-Adjaye
39 England MF Harry Hogarth
40 England DF Jake Howells
41 England DF Ryan Smith
42 England DF Richard Ludbrook

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
2 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Foley (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
6 Australia DF Chris Coyne (to Colchester United)
16 Wales MF David Edwards (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
18 Croatia MF Ahmet Brković (to Millwall)
27 England GK Ben Alnwick (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
30 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde (on loan from Cardiff City)
31 Poland DF Jarosław Fojut (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
33 Republic of Ireland MF Marc Wilson (on loan from Portsmouth)
34 England MF Anthony Grant (on loan from Chelsea)

Transfers[edit]

Out[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luton suffer 10-point deduction". BBC. 2007-11-22. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  2. ^ "FA probe 'storm in a teacup' says Hatters chairman". Dunstable Today (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ Hooper, Andy (2008-01-12). "Kevin Blackwell resigns from Luton Town". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Hodges, Vicki; Caroe, Charlie (2008-01-16). "Mick Harford replaces Kevin Blackwell at Luton". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Mick Harford's managerial career". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Owen consortium nears Luton deal". BBC. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Luton 1-2 Brighton". BBC. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  8. ^ Rundle, Richard. "Football Club History Database - Luton Town". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Luton Town 2007-2008 : Results". Statto. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  10. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2007-2008/flone/luton.htm Luton Town squad for 2007–08 season, FootballSquads
  11. ^ Hutchison was born in Gateshead, England, but qualifies to represent Scotland internationally.
  12. ^ Bell was born in Kettering, England, but qualifies to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally.
  13. ^ Keane was born in Luton, England, but qualifies to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally.