Fixture release day is one of the best days on the footballing calendar.
It’s not just about looking to see when you can get revenge for something that happened last year, or planning what date you’ll seal the title or be safe from relegation. It’s also about being able to look back at games in the past against opponents that you haven’t played against in some time.
Luton Town will certainly come under that category for a number of fans, having been relegated from the Championship back in 2007, they are back in the second tier for the first time since.
When Nottingham Forest fans think of games with Luton Town, there’s one game that has stayed long in the memory, and it involves a certain Des Walker. The man recently voted in a poll by fans in the Nottingham Post as the best centre back to ever grace the City Ground only scored one goal in his career, and it came against the Hatters on New Years Day in 1992.
So when the club decided to tweet out a reminder about that famous goal, Forest fans couldn’t help but get emotional about that day. It was the very definition of a ‘once in a lifetime’ moment, and for anyone who was there, it’s something they’ll never be able to forget.
Last game with my dad before he passed away and first time in the old Trent End. You’ll Never Beat Des Walker
— Duncan Lovely (@madcyril78) June 20, 2019
— nathan wakeman (@wakeo) June 20, 2019
Remember this game ☺️
— Jon (@jonrileynffc) June 20, 2019
I was there as a 13 year old stood at the front of the Bridgford Stand just to the side of the goal. There was a bloke stood next to me who moaned throughout the entire game and left early. I bet he still claims to have been there for it!
— Matt Taylor (@matt2taylor) June 20, 2019
One of my favourite moments ever standing in trent end watching that goal
— Keith kantans (@kantans_keith) June 20, 2019
One of my top 10 “I was there” moments
— Simon Plackett (@longtallsally19) June 20, 2019
Terrible game, but one of the most magical moments for me supporting the club. All that season he was threatening to do that and against Steve Sutton in the luton net must have made it even more special for Des.
— Matthew Fletcher (@redfletch83) June 20, 2019
I was there…Colwick Road terrace#NFFC ⭐????
— Chris North (@1_NewarkOutlaw) June 20, 2019