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    LTFC resurrection - the book

    Posted by Ampthillhat on 14/3/2019, 15:08:05

    Without wanting to get ahead of myself here, the story of how our football club has gone from one that was absolutely punched to its knees by the football authorities, only, galvanised by adversity, to rebuild both on and off the pitch to come back stronger, and play a large part in the regeneration of an entire town, would make a great book.

    Not only would it put on record exactly how we were treated and the somewhat colourful journey weíve been through to come back, but it would act as a blue print as to exactly how a football club should be run and the broader positive impact it can have on the wider community. I'd certainly buy it if someone wrote it!

      Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

      Posted by forever luton on 14/3/2019, 18:18:15, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

      If we go way back that bloke with the squinty eye from Laurel and Hardy could play Bob Hatton and the bloke from Shaft Ricky Hill.

        Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

        Posted by Dublin Tony on 14/3/2019, 17:44:11, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

        Netflix missed a trick much better story than Sunderland .

          Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

          Posted by SKF Clockwatcher on 14/3/2019, 15:48:15, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

          Agree - crowd funder - go.

            Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

            Posted by Suffolk Punch on 14/3/2019, 15:16:02, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

            If you search Desert Island Books, you will find several of interest. Staring into the Abyss and Through the Trapdoor, both by Rob Hadgraft, cover the crop years very well. Both are a good read.

              Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

              Posted by crumpsall on 14/3/2019, 16:36:59, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

              Rob's books are fine as far as they go, but they offer little to no insight into what was occuring behind the scenes. For obvious reasons, I guess, as so much of it was ongoing. So I find them a bit 'this happened, that happened' - and there is a massive story to be told as outlined by the original poster.

              Perhaps he, or someone else, could revisit the whole saga and talk to the people at the heart of it. Gary Sweet, the Brown/e twins, Wilko, the key supporters group people, maybe some of the people who didn't at first go along with it, talking about J10, Bushwood, Mahwinney (spit), C&R, the council, etc. The real drama behind the scenes. And the players and managers, too. Their stories.

              It would be a major project and I don't know if Rob has the time (with all his other books) or the contacts to do it.

              I would but I've got to do my hair....

                Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                Posted by Desperate Dan on 14/3/2019, 17:35:47, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                Spot on mate.
                There is a huge story to be told that many supporters are unaware of. It would take the best part of a year to put all the information together I reckon. The book would thicker than War and Peace.
                There are many unsung heroes in the background who should be recognised for if it wasn't for their collective efforts there would not be a football club.
                RH book was alright but got no where near what the real stories were, how could he/it he never asked the people who knew.
                Its a story worth telling. Perhaps this is something for the likes of RASB to research.

                  Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                  Posted by EastEnder on 14/3/2019, 17:06:48, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                  That was only problem with Rob's books I thought, it was things like "X was quoted in Luton News as saying such and such," but no insight from anyone who was involved.

                    Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                    Posted by crumpsall on 14/3/2019, 17:14:28, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                    I don't think he ever spoke to any of them.

                      Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                      Posted by EastEnder on 14/3/2019, 17:27:58, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                      I think he asked Tiddles and Tiddles said no, think Tiddles told me that, unless my memory is playing tricks on me.

                  Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                  Posted by Jimbo on 14/3/2019, 15:19:42, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                  I have the Abyss- decent read

                    Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                    Posted by Suffolk Pumch on 14/3/2019, 15:17:17, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                    *crap years

                    Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                    Posted by forever luton on 14/3/2019, 15:13:30, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

                    Great idea,then make a film of it or put it on Netflix.

                      Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                      Posted by Sixpence short of on 14/3/2019, 15:13:18, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

                      Would be a bloody weighty tome.

                        Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                        Posted by sloopy on 14/3/2019, 15:13:06, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

                        Once upon a Hatter?

                          Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                          Posted by Ches Fordroad on 14/3/2019, 15:12:58, in reply to "LTFC resurrection - the book"

                          Couldn't agree more, must be someone out there with the time and/or ability to do it?

                          Only caveat - imagine how much better it would be if we did make it to the PL: from Div 1 to Div 4 and back, then from Div 1 to the Conference and back.

                            Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                            Posted by Suffolk Punch on 14/3/2019, 17:14:05, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                            You mean 3rd Div South - Div 1 - Div 4 - Div 1 - Div 4 - Div 2 - Conference - Div3>2


                            I think.

                              Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                              Posted by Nearly a Genius on 14/3/2019, 17:24:12, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                              Sounds about right

                                Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                Posted by Suffolk Punch on 14/3/2019, 23:12:47, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                It is.
                                With a Div 1 - Div 2 - Div 1 thrown in for good measure.

                                Up and down like a #####'s drawers.

                                Or a haw's draws for the linguistically challenged.

                              Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                              Posted by Ampthillhat on 14/3/2019, 15:14:09, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                              We'll have to wait until next year to start writing it then!

                                Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                Posted by forever luton on 14/3/2019, 15:19:59, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                Just imagine it was made into a Hollywood blockbuster!!!! Liam Neesan to play big Mick?Any more ideas which actors could play the rest of the team???

                                  Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                  Posted by The Outsider on 14/3/2019, 18:01:38, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                  Richard Hammond as Gary Sweet.

                                    Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                    Posted by Noddy on 14/3/2019, 16:31:30, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                    Michael sheen as Nathan jones
                                    Gary sweet as Gary sweet
                                    The reanimated corpse of Bob Hoskins as John still
                                    Steve Coogan as nick Owen
                                    Rutger hauer as Janos kovacs
                                    A turd on a stick as Richard money

                                      Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                      Posted by Mahatma Gander on 14/3/2019, 16:59:36, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                      If it was Hollywood they would probably have Tom Cruise playing Jonas Kovacs!

                                        Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                        Posted by forever luton on 14/3/2019, 16:43:09, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                        Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                        Posted by Ches Fordroad on 14/3/2019, 15:26:16, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                        John Pyper could be played by George Clooney or Brad Pitt

                                          Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                          Posted by thethe on 14/3/2019, 16:16:41, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"


                                          that Oakley woman playing Mawhinney, doesnt need make-up, steadfastly denying the facts.

                                            Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                            Posted by Nearly a Genius on 14/3/2019, 15:36:53, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                            Brian Blessed dubbing the voice.

                                            There is another Rob Hadgraft book
                                            Luton Town the Non-League Years
                                            in my possession.

                                              Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                              Posted by laststraw on 14/3/2019, 19:47:28, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                              I've got The non league Years and an older book called "The Luton Town Story 1885-1985" by Timothy Collings.
                                              The later is very good for early stats about games and scorers.

                                                Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                                Posted by Nearly a Genius on 14/3/2019, 20:26:27, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                                Sounds interesting

                                                  Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                                  Posted by Laststraw on 14/3/2019, 21:14:18, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                                  Just looked on eBay and Amazon only have used copies so must be out of print.Maybe one of the Bedfordshire Libraries have a copy, good book worth a look.

                                                    Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                                    Posted by Nearly a Genius on 14/3/2019, 21:49:06, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                                    I'll have a look next time I'm in the library, but it might be reference only.

                                          Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                          Posted by Ches Fordroad on 14/3/2019, 15:16:07, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                            Re: LTFC resurrection - the book

                                            Posted by Malc on 14/3/2019, 19:53:54, in reply to "Re: LTFC resurrection - the book"

                                            Needs to include The Outsiderís bit about organising the fly past banners re the move to MK! So many fantastic stories on here Ask a question about Lutonís history and it all comes tumbling out. Love it!

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