My Best Eleven

My Best Eleven

Hosted by Luton Town Legend Marvin Johnson and Media Pundit Andrew McMellon. We interview ex-professionals (players, managers, officials) as well as celebrities and find out who would get into their ultimate Best Eleven Players they ever played with. They tell us about the formation, starting line up and select the best manager they have worked with or seen On the way, we find out stories and comical moments from their career as well as find out what they are doing now.


October 13, 2021 73 min

Joe Allon's My Best Eleven is one of the funniest and best for stories both from the pitch and behind the scenes.

The ex Newcastle, Swansea, Hartlepool, Chelsea and Brentford striker names the best 11 players he has ever played with.

The man is a true Geordie and speaks also about the takeover and what he loves and loathes about football in 2021.


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This week we have ex US international goalkeeper Juergen Sommer on. He played for clubs including Luton, QPR, New England Revolution and Colombus Crew

Juergen does something different as a one off by selecting the best 11 players he ever played against in a competitive game. This covers lots of countries, competitions and eras We also apologise for the poor audio for some of this podcast


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September 29, 2021 72 min

Ex Northern Irish international, Spurs, Sunderland, Luton, Burnley and Nancy striker Phil Gray joins us to tell us the best 11 players he has played with.

He opens up on his time at Sunderland and also his moves to Nancy (Fra) as well as Fortuna Sittard (Ned). 

Phil also explains how and why he always seems to find himself in the middle of mischief, even some which meant he had to swap North London clubs as a youngster.


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September 22, 2021 74 min

This week, we are joined by Marv's ex boss (at Kettering), Lee Harper who played for Arsenal, QPR, Northampton, Walsall, MK Dons and Kettering Town.

Lee talks through the move from non league football straight to Arsenal and playing with the likes of Seaman, Adams and Wright. 

He recounts the challenging times at QPR and then Northampton but how it made him a better player and leader. Then how he has used this knowledge to se...

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September 15, 2021 86 min

Ex England international Paul Walsh played for teams such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Luton, Portsmouth and Man City. He was a striker that many a manager loved and relied upon to get goals and make those memorable runs. 

Paul talks through some amazing team mates to make his Best 11 (as well as a number of honourable mentions). 

He talks through his England caps, moves between clubs as well as his love of the game he still has toda...

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September 8, 2021 60 min

David talks about the best 11 players he has ever managed at teams such as Luton, Leicester, Tottenham and Sheffield Wednesday.

He has some great stories about buying and selling players plus his opinion on football being played the right way. David Pleat is a man who loves to talk about football and it is clear that the passion and pride is there for all the players he helped in their careers (including our own Marvin Johnson).


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August 25, 2021 69 min

This weeks guest is an ex Australia international and a man who is loved wherever he went. He started his career at West Ham in the youth set up and then moved to Dundee. From there, he moved to Luton Town where he had 2 promotions during Joe Kinnear and then Mike Newell's reign.

He finished his career at Perth Glory after some fun times at Colchester United but he explains his reasons for leaving England and returning back to...

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August 18, 2021 69 min

This week Matthew Spring (ex Luton, Watford, Leeds, Leyton Orient, Sheff Utd, Charlton and Wycombe) talks through his long career.

He has a huge depth of talent to pick from and selects players from a wide range of clubs to make his best 11.

He talks about the highs of promotions and playing in the Premier League as well as the lows of injuries. Matthew talks openly also about how he moved away from purely football now he has ret...

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August 11, 2021 87 min

Paul Buckle speaks about his time as a player at Brentford, Exeter, Torquay, Colchester, Aldershot and Weymouth. He talks about the great memories and stories from his time in the west country especially

He also talks through his managerial career including his time Torquay, his move to Bristol Rovers and subsequent spell at Luton Town

Paul talks openly and honestly all things football and sport in general as well as his decision...

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August 4, 2021 82 min

Ex Chelsea and Leicester City fan favourite picks the best 11 players he has played with. Frank has played for many clubs throughout his career and tries to pick players from a range of teams in his Best 11. 

He talks through his time working under Glenn Hoddle, playing in the 1994 FA Cup Final and representing Jamaica at World Cup 1998. He speaks fondly about his playing days and also how he enjoying passing on some wisdom to his...

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July 28, 2021 98 min

Wayne Turner, ex Luton, Coventry, Barnet, Lincoln and Brentford midfielder joins us this week. He talks through the best eleven players he played with at all of these clubs including playing with some legends of the game in the 80's

He imparts the experience he has gained over years of coaching and managing across the country and gives his opinion on youth team players as well as how best to bring and coach youngsters today (s...

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July 21, 2021 63 min

Ex Luton, Brighton, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Oxford centre back Steve Foster joins us to talk through his best eleven players he has played with.

He recounts leading Luton to 1988 League Cup Final, getting his England caps as well as some brilliant stories along the way from his time at all clubs

Steve talks through all of these players are Marv and Andrew (really badly this week), guess the players and honourable mentions


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July 14, 2021 95 min

This week we have Nathan Jones (Current Luton Town manager) to talk through his playing career at teams such as Merthyr Tydfil, Luton Town, Numancia, Southend, Brighton and Yeovil

He talks through playing in Spain, working under different types of managers including David Pleat to Micky Adams.

He also talks through some goings on at Luton at the moment, pre season, the obsession with management and briefly about the move to Stoke...

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We have a one off special before England's first Euro 2020 game against Croatia where Andrew and Marv present the team that YOU, the fans, have voted for on Social Media

We come up with our teams and opinions based on the same formation and set of players you had to chose from

Have a listen and give us some more feedback

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June 9, 2021 72 min

This week we have Enoch on talking about his career, his rise from having trials galore and ending up at Luton Town under Mike Newell. 

He talks through his call up for Nigeria as well as how he gradually changed from being a ball playing midfielder/attacker to ending his career as a target man

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June 2, 2021 77 min

This week we are joined by Warren Feeney (current Pirin Blagoevgrad- Bulgaria manager). Warren has played for clubs across England and Wales most notably Leeds, Luton, Bournemouth, Plymouth and Cardiff as well as playing 46 times for Northern Ireland


Warren recounts stories in the Leeds team with the likes of Kewell, Milner, Ferdinand and Gary Kelly as well as having to clean the boots of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. 


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May 26, 2021 64 min

This episode Vinny Samways talks through his best 11 players he played with. He gives a real mixture of Spanish and English players throughout his time playing.

Vinny retells his love of Spurs and how he has ended up living and settling in Spain.

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May 19, 2021 84 min

This week we have the myth and fan favourite from the 80's at Luton Town. Emeka was a Nigerian international during the 1980's working his way up from being a youngster in Non League in London

Emeka tells lots of stories and passes on a lot of wisdom about how youngsters and young pros should play and appreciate football in its modern form

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May 12, 2021 64 min

Ex Charlton, Middlesbrough, Bradford, Luton, Grimsby and Cardiff manager joins us to name his best 11 players he has ever MANAGED. This weeks episode is different with not team mates but those who he picked and did not why!

He goes through some great tales including why he left Bradford, how he managed Charlton through clever investment and the truth about whether he felt Luton were punching above their weight


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May 5, 2021 98 min

Alec is nothing short of a Watford legend. He played for 10 years for the club and won numerous titles with them. He also won trophies at Sunderland and Everton (Charity Shield and Premier League promotion). 

Alec talks about his time at Luton, Watford and Colchester as well as being the reserve keeper for Chelsea and Liverpool. 

He recounts his memories and also how he feels the Luton v Watford derbies are something he was glad ...

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