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JPT RETURN: WHY YOU SHOULD COME TONIGHT...

7 October 2014

Why should you come to the game tonight?

The Hatters are back in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after five seasons away and John Still’s side take on Crawley Town tonight.

Umming and ahhing whether to make the trip to Kenilworth Road tonight? Here’s five good reasons why you should get down to the ground this evening.

WE’RE THE HOLDERS
Remember Wembley in 2009? Remember being a part of a 40,000-strong all-singing, all-dancing mass of happiness after Claude Gnakpa’s winning goal in the JPT Final against Scunthorpe? There’s no getting away from the fact it was a blooming marvellous day out and now, as the holders following five seasons in the Conference, the Town are back and ready to defend it.

YOU’LL GET TO SEE VANISHING SPRAY IN THE FLESH
Among the goals, the saves and 10,000 images of disconsolate Brazilians, arguably the most exciting interesting addition to the World Cup this summer was the introduction of vanishing spray. Used by referees to mark out the correct position of a defensive wall, the new concept saw the world’s best whistlers struggle to dispense the white foam from their uber-cool hip-canisters. Referees would forget their graffiti-spraying lessons of their teenage years and do their worst to cover innocent back-tracking defender’s boots in white foam. The JPT got the green light to use the spray in this season's competition so you'll get to see it at first hand at Kenilworth Road tonight.

A STRONG TEAM IS GUARANTEED
Competition rules in the JPT stipulate that managers must pick six players who started the last game or either six players who have played the most amount of matches this season in their starting XI in JPT ties. It means John Still will be unable to call upon Mr X of row Q of the Main Stand, but, thankfully, the rules means the boss will, instead, go with the usual back four, Jonathan Smith, Nathan Doyle, Luke Guttridge, Jake Howells and Paul Benson in the starting XI.

IT’S KENILWORTH ROAD ON A TUESDAY NIGHT
A floodlit Kenilworth Road on a breezy autumnal evening? The slight chill in the air. What’s not to like? There’s nothing on the telly keeping you in (unless Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners floats your boat [Channel 4, 8pm if does.]) Just use tonight as preparation for similarly cold Tuesday night league fixtures, like the one against Dagenham coming up in two weeks’ time.

ADMISSION IS REDUCED
Everyone likes a bargain, don’t they? Given the strength of the Hatters team, the admission prices of £10 adults, £7 young adults and seniors, £5 golden seniors, £3 youths, £1 under-10s represents pretty good value, don’t you think? Admission can be on the turnstile or from the ticket office, and with it being unreserved seating you can pick your spot in the ground.

There you go, five great reasons to watch the Town tonight. John Still “loves the games”. We do too. Do you? See you later.

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