It sounds like he’s joking about feeling nervous or superstitious during those matches, perhaps suggesting that he doesn’t want to jinx anything by watching them directly. It’s a humorous way to express the tension of being a fan or involved in the team.

Luton boss Rob Edwards joked that he might spend this afternoon in a dark room to avoid watching Town’s chances of Premier League survival potentially swing one way or another.

Last night’s 1-1 draw against Everton saw Town move level on points with fourth bottom Nottingham Forest, albeit with a hugely inferior goal difference of nine. The Reds now go to already relegated Sheffield United at 3pm today, knowing a victory would almost surely end the Hatters’ realistic hopes of staying in the top flight, Edwards’ side then needing four points at least from their last two matches, and that’s without a successful appeal from the City Ground against their points deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules.

Luton are also looking over their shoulders too, with Burnley just two points adrift, the Clarets hosting Newcastle United at Turf Moor, a win also giving their chances a huge shot in the arm. With Vincent Kompany’s side entertaining Nuno Espirito Santo’s charges on the final day, then as long neither pick up a victory, it will still give Town a huge opportunity of staying up, as they go to West Ham next weekend, when Forest host Chelsea and Burnley are at Spurs, before entertaining Fulham on the final day.