Boss unconcerned by previous record on television
Over the course of his stewardship at Kenilworth Road, we have learned that John Still doesn’t believe in luck, that he’s not superstitious and that he will drink out of a West Ham mug over a Luton one 99 times out of 100.
The Town take on Shrewsbury in front of the live Sky Sports cameras tonight aiming to improve on a record in front of the watching nation that has seen the Hatters win one of their last 11 matches on the box, drawing three and losing seven.
Eight of those last 11 matches have come under the current Hatters manager, but you try asking Still to explain the reason why…
“There is a good reason we lost those games: we weren’t good enough to win,” the boss said when asked the question at his Wednesday press conference.
“Things like that never bother me, whether we played good, bad or indifferent: we lost.
“Does that have any bearing on us? Not at all. Does TV being involved make any difference to us? Does it make it any different to the player? No. Does it make us play better? No.
“If we’re good enough and we play well enough, we will give ourselves a chance to win. If we don’t play very well, we won’t give ourselves the best chance.
“I’m not superstitious, I don’t worry about anything like that.”
And that's precisely where controlling the controllables comes in...