Hatters boss not affected by ‘silly season’

John Still
John Still

Hatters chief John Still admitted he wasn’t getting affected by ‘silly season’ as Town’s poor start to the League Two season continued with a 3-2 defeat at Yeovil Town yesterday.

It had looked like Luton would be on their way to a welcome first win, leading 2-0 after just 18 minutes, but for the second Saturday running, they squandered that advantage.

“I know it’s silly season and I don’t really get affected by it, I don’t.”

John Still

The result took Town’s record to two draws and two defeats in a season they were heavily tipped as one of the main promotion contenders, but Still said: “I looked at the opening games and did I think we would win all of them? No, but I believed we would get something from all of those.

“As someone pointed out to me, it’s silly season. Portsmouth were 3-0 down at home (to Morecambe, drawing 3-3) and Cambridge got beat at home (to Crawley), but I know it’s silly season and I don’t really get affected by it, I don’t.

“I always look at if after eight or nine games, but I have to say that regardless of starting a bit slow which my teams usually do, that team didn’t particularly didn’t slow, that team was in a winning position and never played well enough to see it out and that’s disappointing.”

When asked just why his side had failed to garner their first victory at Huish Park, a mystified Still continued: “I sort of talk to myself when games are going on and when games are over, figure of speech talk to myself by the way.

“I ask myself questions and I try to answer those questions. This particular moment, I couldn’t answer that question.

“We have people that I think are solid defenders, we had two players who can cross and supply, energy in midfield, Cameron (McGeehan) and Smudge (Jonathan Smith). Someone that can hold the ball upfront and someone who can run in behind and score goals, but it wasn’t a team.

“I can’t explain it better than that, it wasn’t a team at all. I thought the last game we played at home against Bristol Rovers it wasn’t a team.

“I’m never one at the start of the season to be disappointed with what I see, but I was disappointed.”