Wall of Fame

Letters of support have been sent to the council from far and wide, including many noteable figures, players past and present, board members and journalists among others. You can read some of the letters received below. We've removed personal details from these letters, but if you're writing to the council, don't forget to include your name, address and the application numbers. Click here for guidelines.

Kelvin Hopkins MP
Member of Parliament, Luton North
Gavin Shuker MP
Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Luton South
Cheryl Smart
Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Raddy Antic
Former Luton Town player, and former manager - Barcelona & Real Madrid
Steve Foster
Former Luton Town captain and Littlewoods Cup winner - 1988
Brian Stein
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup winner, 1988
Shaun Harvey
Chief Executive - EFL
Monty Panesar
England Cricketer
Kingsley Black
Former Luton Town winger, and Littlewoods Cup winner
Jeff Stelling
Sky Sports News Anchorman
Brian Barwick
Chairman, The National League
Scott Oakes
Former Luton Town player
Malcolm Macdonald
Former Luton Town player
Rob Stringer
Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records
Geoff Shreeves
Sky Sports presenter
Nick Owen
Luton Town Chairman and TV Personality
Brian Horton
Former Luton Town player
Wayne Turner
Former Luton Town player
Tim Breacker
Former Luton Town player and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Barry Fry
Hatters Fan and Director of Football, Peterborough Utd
Faye Carruthers
Broadcaster, Radio Personality and Luton Town supporter.
John Hartson
Former Luton Town player
Andre Gray
Former Luton Town striker, now playing in the Premier League for Burnley
Curtis Davies
Hull City FC player and former Luton Town player
Mitchell Thomas
Former Luton Town player
Cauley Woodrow
Fulham FC, and former Luton Town player
Dean Brill
Former Luton Town player
JJ O'Donnell
Former Luton Town player
Alan Smith
Former Arsenal and Leicester City player
Lars Rønnestad
Luton Town supporter from Norway
Nathan Jones
Luton Town manager
Mick Harford
Chief Recruitment Officer, former manager and player at Luton Town and Littlewoods Cup Winner, 1988
Andy Awford
Academy Manager, Luton Town FC
Paul Driver
Head Coach U18
Scott Cuthbert
Luton Town club captain
Josh McQuoid
Luton Town player
Jonathan Smith
Luton Town player
Pelly R Mpanzu
Luton Town player
Craig Mackail-Smith
Luton Town player
Danny Hylton
Luton Town player
James Justin
Luton Town player
Jordan Cook
Luton Town player
Dan Potts
Luton Town player
Olly Lee`
Luton Town player
Isaac Vassell
Luton Town player
Zane Banton
Luton Town player
Danny Green
Luton Town player
Glen Rea
Luton Town player
Jack Senior
Luton Town player
Jack Marriott
Luton Town player
Johnny Mullins
Luton Town player
Cameron McGeehan
Luton Town player
Alan Sheehan
Luton Town player
Tyreeq Bakinson
Luton Town Player
Stephen O'Donnell
Luton Town player
Frankie Musonda
Luton Town player
Christian Walton
Luton Town player
Cameron McJannet
Recently signed for Premier League Stoke City, former Luton Town youth player

 

Barry Fry

Hatters Fan and Director of Football, Peterborough Utd

Dear Sir/Madam

I work for Peterborough United Football Club and have done so for the last 20 years, 10 as manager and the last 10 as Director of Football. I have supported Luton Town for 60 years. I was born in Bedford and have lived there all my life apart from five years in Manchester and three years in Dunstable. From the age of 11 I used to get the train to watch Luton play when the likes of Ron Bainham, Bernard Strettom, Sid Owen, Gordon Turner to name but a few played for the Hatters.

On leaving school and after playing for England schoolboys six times, I joined Manchester United for four years and then joined Bolton Wanderers before signing for my beloved Luton Town as a professional footballer. Unfortunately, I got injured with a haematoma (blood clot) and this brought an early end to my playing career.

At 28, I began my first managerial role at Dunstable Town where I persuaded the great George Best to guest for Dunstable on three occasions, the third of which when the players hadn’t been paid for five weeks and the then Luton manager Harry Haslam brought his team to Greasy Park with all the proceeds of the match going to pay for the players’ five weeks wages.

I then lasted 31 years in management and during that time, I have always supported Luton and seen the ups and downs, none more so when, unfairly in most of the country’s opinion, Luton were kicked out of the Football League. I was at Wembley in their final appearance as a League club with a following of over 40,000 fans witnessing the Football League Trophy final against Scunthorpe United.

Since then the new board of directors were formed and they have done a miraculous job in stabilising Luton financially and running the club correctly with the aim of getting back their league status and continuing to rise in the world of football.

They have done this with magnificent success and now with the planning application for a new ground, which I have seen online and is quite brilliant, they can make the next step. I beg you to grant the planning permission for the new ground so that all the hard work from the directors will bear fruition. Not only that, the community will benefit enormously - I know hundreds of Luton fans, they will use the restaurant, bars and music venues as well as the stadium that they can get to easily by train. They will all support the Hatters at Newlands at Junction 10, not only to watch the football but to utilise all of the facilities. The whole thing looks magnificently designed!

I can’t see a downside on either of these plans, so I would ask the Luton council to do the right thing and give a great town and football club, everything they deserve.

Barry Fry