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Luton Date and Ticket Prices Set
Thursday, 22nd Jun 2017 13:36

The Blues’ first round Carabao Cup tie against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road has been confirmed for Tuesday 8th August (KO 7.45pm).

Town have been given an allocation of 1,500 allocation tickets. Golden senior tickets (over-75s) cost £10, regular senior tickets (65 to 74) £13, adults (22 to 64) £18, young adults (19 to 21) £13, under-19s £10, under-17s £6 and under-10s £3. 

Town and the League Two Hatters have previously been drawn together in the competition on two occasions.

In November 1987 John Duncan's Blues were beaten 1-0 at Portman Road in the fourth round of what was then known as the Littlewoods Cup with Brian Stein on target. The Hatters went on to win the trophy that season.

Luton were also victorious in a two-legged second round tie between the sides in September 1998, winning the Kenilworth Road match 4-2 - David Johnson and home defender Sol Davis netting for Town and Andrew Fotiadis, Stuart Douglas, Davis at the right end and Marvin Johnson for Luton - after George Burley's Town had won 2-1 at Portman Road when Manu Thetis and James Scowcroft were on the scoresheet for the Blues.

Overall, the Blues have won 11 games (eight in the league) between the sides, Luton 12 (nine) with five (three) having ended in draws.

The teams last met in a pre-season friendly in July 2012 at Kenilworth Road when then-Conference Luton ran out 2-0 winners, defender Janos Kovacs heading a goal in each half.

The most recent competitive game between the teams was back in March 2007 when goals from Alan Lee and Matt Richards saw the Blues to a 2-0 win at Kenilworth Road.

Earlier that season Lee had grabbed his only Town hat-trick in a 5-0 thrashing of the Hatters at Portman Road, Sylvain Legwinski and Jaime Peters having netted earlier goals.

The Luton squad includes former Blues striker Jack Marriott whose only senior start for Town - in addition to two sub appearances in the Championship - came in the same competition having progressed through from the academy.

The 22-year-old joined the Hatters in May 2015 after being released by the Blues. Since his move Marriott has scored 28 goals in 54 starts and 37 sub appearances.

Last year Town were beaten 1-0 at home in the first round by League Two Stevenage, who they have faced in the opening round in three of the last four seasons.

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TR11BLU added 13:53 - Jun 22
An opportunity for Dino to rest his favourites and then concentrate on the League

kizaitfc added 13:59 - Jun 22
£18 to watch the reserves play Luton!!!

jpring89 added 14:00 - Jun 22
No doubt we will lose and Marriot score and everyone will be crying we got rid.

mathiemagic added 14:00 - Jun 22
Another embarrassing exit from a cup by lower league opposition coming up i suspect !

MeenoITFC added 14:16 - Jun 22
Hahaha ^ all of these comment above. Have faith you bores.

itsonlyme added 14:47 - Jun 22
Meenol.... Why are you surprised by the other comments. MM is not interested in cups of any sort, including the one for winning the Championship! Us long suffering supporters have seen it all before... Why WA set money?

itsonlyme added 14:48 - Jun 22
Why waste money. That should say

Radlett_blue added 14:53 - Jun 22
Just up the road from me so looking forward to it!

yungblue added 15:02 - Jun 22
I'm certainly not MM biggest fan, but I am ITFC's. These comments above are awful, we haven't even kicked a ball in pre season yet let alone the championship and there is so much negativity. If Christmas comes and we are in the same boat as last year, then voice your anger. But you have to hold your judgement for the new season until we actually kick a ball.

12th_Man added 15:18 - Jun 22
Bit pricey for a cup game

Paddy39 added 15:26 - Jun 22
TR11BLU why would he want to rest anyone the bl**dy season has only just started. I think he should be playing his best team to get more game time under their belt. Why waste £18 on a reserve match then.

cat added 15:29 - Jun 22
With the best part of 70% of fans wanting the Dino out I completely get where all the negative posts are coming from, and long may they continue until the deed is done!!!. A trip to Luton with our cup record! I think I would rather sit at the end of the runway and count the planes taking off!!! or on another note go and meet Lutons hottest export who goes by the name of Tommy Robinson!! (Lol)

TJS added 15:45 - Jun 22
Here's a novel idea Mick - play a full strength side or we will LOSE...AGAIN !!!!

jas0999 added 17:08 - Jun 22
How much? No thanks.

Ferguson added 17:23 - Jun 22
Reckon it'll be on Sky too........

No pressure then.

tractorintheloft added 17:24 - Jun 22
Yungblue - appreciate the sentiment but MM approach to this competition has been very poor in terms of results and team selection so comments are justified. We are all ITFC supporters and that's why it hurts so much. We are in a pickle with the way football has moved on in England in terms of £££ and we have choice it would appear, try and survive in Championship with MM pragmatic tactics or gamble with something completely different. Both choices could end up like Coventry. Sad times.

cat added 18:52 - Jun 22
@tractorintheloft - very well said and most posters with an ounce of footballing nouse will get where your coming from. I actually reckon we might have more chance of staying up next season with McCarthy in charge, as when the sh!t hits the fan he can always revert back to his 'ULTRA' negative tactics (instead of the normal negative tactics) as displayed last Feb/March when we had that remarkably dull run of uninspiring draws, although looking back, that was probably our most productive part of the season. Personally, we are without doubt a Championship club and I have no problem with that, yes I crave the Premiership days but I will have to live in hope that we can over-achieve and sneak in though the back door. Should we go down next season, then let's go down with a 'fight' i.e. ATTACK & ENTERTAIN FFS!!!

McCarthy (DINO) out

Currie10 added 05:47 - Jun 23
Ah a new season Dino comments etc, jesus.

For what it's worth, Mick should be able to field many a various different combination of players for a game against a side two divisions down.

With 3 games in 8 days to kick us off, give me 6 points in the league over being in this cup.

That said, I'd like us to win but if the likes of Dozzell, Emmanuel, Bishop, Benyu and McDonnell for instance all play and we lose 2-1, I won't be having a nervous breakdown.


Brownie added 07:08 - Jun 23
Currie 10 - I get your point re the moaning. I want MM out but even I get fed up when every subject on TWTD is turned to the same debate!
However the point re the cups under MM is why do we bother to enter? He has said on many occasions he isn't interested so why should the fans & players be interested. His team selection reflects that thought.
I will be going to the game - working nearby that week - but at £18 & a team that you can guarantee will be very weak I question my own sanity in deciding to attend.

At least it's not Stevenage again..


Dissboyitfc added 07:08 - Jun 23
Yungblue....people were saying last year," give it until christmas" How many more times are we going to give it till christmas? We will get to Christmas and some people will say, "lets see how he does in the transfer window, we are only a couple players short of being a decent team" The truth is we are only a good manager short of being a decent team!

I along with many other Fans are totally gutted the man remains at our club. McCarthy needs to get out of our club before i can feel anything positive about ITFC!

DINO OUT!!!!!!!!

woohoo added 07:54 - Jun 23
The negative posts on here are quite understandable given our cup history under MM.

"Hope for the best and plan for (expect) the worst' would appear to be the only way with him still in charge.

I hope to be proven wrong....


TR11BLU added 08:17 - Jun 23
@ Paddy39


But he will, as he does every single season in the cups

Dino Out Now

Radlett_blue added 08:55 - Jun 23
For those complaining about ticket prices, I guess they have been set by the home club. Yes, Mick won't play his strongest stating XI. I hope, however, that he plays just a few who are close to starting and not a reserve XI & the inevitable defeat.

runningout added 11:25 - Jun 23
£18 ticket £15 fuel £3 programme £9 foodage = £45 to watch a Luke Chambers howler and another sad cup defeat

thechangingman added 13:32 - Jun 23
Personally, I am in a bit of a dilemma with Town at the moment...

On the one hand, I totally sympathise with those fellow-fans who feel that we should get behind the club and not continually criticize and moan.

On the other hand, we are in the midst of a somewhat dire period with little sign or hope of progress (to say the least!!)

Overall, therefore, I feel that given the current situation and McCarthy's complicity in it, I want and need to register my dissent.

I will continue to shout loudly for McCarthy to leave or be ousted, as I feel this represents a tangible and positive way forward. I contend that this doesn't make me either disloyal or negative, but rather says that I care deeply about Town and what is in its best interests to be a progressive, positive, creative and, of course, successful football club.

Each to their own, of course, but for me it'll continue being MICK OUT, until he IS out!!

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