We return to League 1 action on Saturday when we entertain MK Dons. The table doesn’t really matter at this stage, but with Lincoln and Charlton not having a game, we could end the day ‘languishing’ a few places higher. Consecutive defeats in the cup games not ideal, but the league is all that matters really, whilst the Mansfield game was a bit of a disaster, there were plenty of positives to take from the Fleetwood game.
Head to Head…..
Since we decided to drop down a couple of divisions, we regularly play teams that we’ve not really got any history with. Obviously MK Dons are new to football, we’ve only met 4 times and we’ve won all 4
September 2012…… 2-0
August 2013……. 4-2….Dare to Dream
September 2019….. L1….. 2-1
January 2020……. L1……. 1-0
Played for both…….
As you’d expect there’s not loads of links between the 2 clubs. Tom Flanagan played 45 times for them, there was also a spell where MK was akin to retirement home for our ailing stars, Michael Bridges, Alex Rae, Tore Andre Flo and Paul Butler amassed 39 appearances for the Dons between the 4 of them.
Will Grigg had a successful spell there, scoring an impressive 22 goals in 50 appearances….
AFC Wimbledon fans hate them due to a well published situation. Food chain and all that, but AFC Wimbledon subsequently used Kingstonian as collateral? They bought Kingstonians ground as they needed a medium term home, whilst Kingstonian remained as tenants for a while, they no longer play at their home, with AFC selling it to Chelsea for their Ladies and Academy teams to play there.
“On the leeds side-streets that you slip down, The provincial towns that you jog ‘round”
No one ever wrote a song about Milton Keynes? Thankfully the town has given us weather girl Clare Nasir…..
A game of two halves…..
When we won down there in January, we flew out of the traps after half time. In the last 3 games we’ve emerged for the 2nd half sluggish. It’s hugely important we emerge positive on Saturday, we cannot afford to be careless against the Dons….
SAFCBlog predicts – SAFC 3 vs MK Dons 0
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Proper day out down there in January, really missing it now lads.