Raddy set off David Pleat’s an­tics

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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

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