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JG Faulkner

John Faulkner

John Gilbert FAULKNER

‘Maxie’, to all at Kenilworth Road decided to qualify as a Quantity Surveyor and play non-League for Sutton United rather than join Charlton.
A commanding performance at centre-half against Leeds in the F.A.Cup saw him succumb to temptation and join the professional ranks at Elland Road but in only his second start he broke a kneecap.
With Luton Town selling Chris Nicholl a vacancy arose at Kenilworth Road in March 1972 and John accepted the offer with both hands and with it over 200 League appearances, a promotion to Division One and cult status amongst the Hatters fans.
A spell in the USA followed before he returned to Luton as youth team coach and then first team coach under Jim Ryan. After Ryan’s departure, John went to Norwich under Mike Walker and later scouted for, amongst others, ex-Town star Danny Wilson.
John sadly passed away in December 2017.

Player

Appearances

League appearances

209

Non-League appearances

0

FAC appearances

12

FLC appearances

15

Other

3

Total

239

Goals

League goals

6

Non-League goals

0

FAC goals

0

FLC goals

1

Other

0

Total

7

Related Matches

Luton Town

2

Bolton Wanderers

1
1977/1978 Football League
Match Report

Luton Town

4

Blackpool

0
1977/1978 Football League
Match Report

Fulham

1

Luton Town

0
1977/1978 Football League
Match Report
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