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CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLES

25 February 2014

Punting perspective for Wrexham visit

Uh oh. That’s all we needed.


Just when we thought there was no stopping the Hatters in their bid to steamroller all before them, Wrexham go and reveal on Monday that they and Andy Morrell had parted company.


That’s not good and you know it. You know the drill. The Red Dragons, without a manager, low on confidence, raise their game and give it their all in the first match since the departure of their former manager. Manager-less Wrexham win against the odds. “Dragons slay the leaders”, roar the headlines.


But Bobby McFerrin sung “Don’t worry, be happy,” and Hatters fans of a nervous disposition should just take Bobby’s ditty to heart with their team top of table, 11 points clear and unbeaten in 23 matches.


Or, they could just repeat “control the controllables” over and over and over. It’s the catchphrase emblazoned on mugs and t-shirts and one which is imprinted at the forefront of every Town players’ mind. You’ll soon be using it in everyday life, passing it onto a loved one or a work-mate.


And on Tuesday it’ll work again. Wrexham might have lost their manager but Luton Town can’t control that. They can only control the controllables, and in this case that is by simply scoring more goals than Wrexham over a 90-minute period.


That’s what should happen, even if Wrexham were the last team to beat the Hatters in the Skrill Premier on that cold, disappointing night 23 games ago. Backing the Hatters at the advised prices won’t make you rich, but you might – just might – fancy Cameron McGeehan to score at any time. Don't worry, be happy.


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