LU­TON TOWN 1981-82 DI­VI­SION TWO CHAM­PI­ONS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Neil Fissler

CLIVE GOODYEAR agrees he couldn’t have wished for a bet­ter sea­son to be­come a reg­u­lar in the Lu­ton Town first team than when they raced to the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ti­tle.

Goodyear spent the first ten games look­ing on from the side­lines, but an in­jury to Mick Saxby gave him a chance he seized with both hands.

The Hat­ters had started the sea­son bid­ding for pro­mo­tion back to Di­vi­sion One after seven sea­sons away.

The sea­son be­fore they had nar­rowly missed out, fin­ish­ing fifth and two points be­hind third­placed Swansea City with 48 points from their 42 league games.

They started the new cam­paign on fire, win­ning their open­ing three games against Charl­ton Ath­letic, Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wan­der­ers.

After a small glitch dur­ing Septem­ber they hit the top after a 3-0 win at Ori­ent and be­tween Oc­to­ber 1 and May 17 they were only off the top for a week.

They were the high­est scor­ers in the top three di­vi­sions with 86 goals thanks to front run­ners Brian Stein (21) and Steve White (18), while David Moss scored 15 .

Goodyear says:“I came into the team after the first ten games through Mick Saxby’s in­jury and stayed from there.

“It was a ter­rific squad of play- ers. David Pleat was a bril­liant young man­ager and coach, and after I got into the side I think we only lost four games.

“We were very con­sis­tent and didn’t use very many play­ers.Win­ning breeds con­fi­dence and we were a very con­fi­dent team.

“We knew that with our abil­ity we could score goals most weeks and we played a very good brand of en­ter­tain­ing, at­tack­ing foot­ball.

“We knew that if we played well we were go­ing to be in the team the fol­low­ing week. That was a con­fi­dence boost, es­pe­cially to my­self be­ing a young fella.”

1. Steve White: Lives in Old Sod­bury. Di­rec­tor of foot­ball at Southamp­ton’s academy, moved on to to man­ager Chip­pen­ham Town and is now scout­ing for Southamp­ton.

2. Mal Don­aghy: Re­turned to his na­tive North­ern Ire­land where he has worked for the Ir­ish FA and is cur­rently their dis­abil­ity foot­ball de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer

3. Clive Goodyear: Re­turned to the Hat­ters as physio and also worked for Ch­ester and Cardiff. He is now run­ning a pri­vate prac­tice in Bletch­ley.

4. Jake Find­lay: An As­ton Villa sea­son ticket holder who has been as­sis­tant-man­ager of Stour­port Swifts and works as a driv­ing in­struc­tor in Birm­ing­ham.

5. Mick Saxby: Works in the ad­ver­tis­ing depart­ment of the Not­ting­ham Evening Post and is ra­dio sum­mariser at Mans­field.

6. Alan Judge: He be­came a goal­keeper coach at Ox­ford and

Swin­don. Now lives in Bices­ter, Ox­ford­shire and runs a driv­ing school.

7. Mark Aizlewood: A for­mer tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor for the Welsh FA he lives in Chep­stow. He is an ed­u­ca­tion con­sul­tant and man­ages Carmarthen Town.

8. Godfrey In­gram: He is liv­ing in San Diego and has founded sev­eral ven­ture cap­i­tal firms, in­clud­ing Bluemax Ven­tures Inc and Land­mark Capi­tol.

9. Wayne Turner: He has man­aged Steve­nage, run a prop­erty business, scouted for Le­ices­ter and Crys­tal Palace and is now head of youth for the Hat­ters.

10. David Coates: Went into scout­ing and worked for a num­ber of clubs in­clud­ing Ply­mouth Ar­gyle, Sun­der­land and New­cas­tle United be­fore re­tir­ing.

11. Kirk Stephens: Was man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of build­ing and civil en­gi­neer­ing business Wals­grave Con­trac­tors. He is now di­rec­tor of an ar­chi­tect de­sign company on the Costa del Sol.

12. Lil Fuc­cil­lio: Man­aged Peter­bor­ough United. He has been chief scout at Swansea, New­cas­tle, As­ton Villa and now Craw­ley Town after a spell at Bris­tol City.

13. Ricky Hill: He worked for Sh­effield Wed­nes­day then man­aged Lu­ton be­fore coach­ing at Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur and in Trinidad. He is now coach­ing Tampa Bay Row­dies.

14. Brian Hor­ton: After man­ag­ing Hull, Ox­ford, Man City, Hud­der­s­field, Brighton, Port Vale and Mac­cles­field (twice), he is as­sis­tant-man­ager of Don­caster Rovers.

15. David Pleat: Went on to be man­ager of Tot­ten­ham, Le­ices­ter, Lu­ton again, Sh­effield Wednes- day and was di­rec­tor of foot­ball at White Hart Lane. He also works in the me­dia.

16. Raddy An­tic: He has man­aged two of the big­gest club sides in the world: Real Madrid and Barcelona as well as Ser­bia. His last club was Shan­dong Luneng Tais­han in China.

17. David Moss: Went on to hold a num­ber of coach­ing posts and is now chief scout for Liver­pool’s Academy.

18. Brian Stein: Be­came re­serve team boss and as­sis­tant-man­ager at Lu­ton, then went to Grimsby as chief scout and first team coach.

19. Trevor Hart­ley: As­sisted Pleat at Tot­ten­ham and man­aged Malaysia, and then held many coach­ing and scout­ing posts, later be­com­ing a sup­ply PE teacher in Ampthill, Bed­ford­shire.

NOT PIC­TURED

Mike Small: Has man­aged Haringey Bor­ough and Kings­bury Town and has worked for a pub­lish­ing company in the City. He lives in Buck­hurst Hill, Es­sex.

Billy Jen­nings: Lives in Brent­wood, Es­sex and has be­come an agent run­ning Premier Man­age­ment In­ter­na­tional and has had prop­erty in­ter­ests.

Frankie Bunn: Is now re­serve team man­ager at Hud­der­s­field Town after be­com­ing com­mu­nity of­fi­cer at Old­ham and coach­ing at Rochdale and Coven­try City.

Richard Money: Has held a num­ber of man­age­ment posts in­clud­ing one at Lu­ton and is now in charge of Cam­bridge United, hav­ing led them to pro­mo­tion last sea­son from the Con­fer­ence.

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