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“Mr J.C. Lomax was called upon to give his opinion upon the proposed formation of a Town Club, said he was most emphatically in favour of a proposed Luton Town Football Club, not, however, for the breaking up of any other club.  The reasons he advanced were that the proposed club would give more scope to find out who were really the best players to play in the town matches: it would give them more opportunity of showing what they were as football players; and it would form a good club for the training of young players, who could thus work up to play in the town matches.”

John Charles Lomax, Town Hall, Luton, 11th April 1885

A club committee was elected on 11th April 1885 to run the club.  The committee controlled just about every aspect of running the club including team selection (a manager was not appointed until 1927). 

How the Committee worked

Committee members 1885 -1901

Committee Pen pictures


Drink – players


Transfers – acquiring a player

I am currently preparing articles on the following topics which will be added in due course

Team selection


Poor form

Advertising – games, revenue, vendors

Gatemen and turnstiles

Role of the club secretary

Clashes with the football authorities – Millwall

Clashes with the football authorities – Aston Villa