Raddy set off David Pleat’s antics
HE may have managed superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid, but Luton Town are just as strong in the heart of Raddy Antic.
It was back in the early 1980s that Antic played for the Hatters, famously scoring the goal at Manchester City that kept Luton up in 1982-83 and inspired manager David Pleat’s, pictured inset, ecstatic run on to the pitch that’s gone down in folklore.
The former Hatters midfielder has now taken time out to support the club’s bid to move to a new home at Power Court, writing to Luton Borough Council on their behalf.
The 67-year-old said: “I played for Luton Town in the 1980s, scoring a goal against Manchester City to keep us in what was Division One. I know my good friend David Pleat really enjoyed it! Even though I am one of only two men to have managed both Barcelona and Real Madrid, my time playing for Luton at Kenilworth Road was a period I loved. “But, even in the 80s, you could see the stadium was old….Luton Town needs a new home and for that reason I say you need to let it happen.”
LEGEND: Raddy Antic