I think it is safe to say that last time The Imps visited Stadium MK to face Milton Keynes Dons, City pretty much-secured promotion and the Sky Bet League Two title, albeit not officially. It was a truly incredible day. The away support, the atmosphere, the performance from the team. It was a truly perfect day. The Imps were backed by 5,556 that day and won 2-0, with goals from John Akinde in the 33rd minute (penalty) and Bruno Andrade in the 2nd minute of added time.
Time for the Q&A. Thank you to Milton Keynes Dons supporter John for answering our questions!
How long have you supported Milton Keynes Dons?
Since March 2005.
Where did you finish last season?
Third, securing promotion on the very last day with a one-nil win against Mansfield. They took it very well.
What do you think of your Manager?
I think he’s fantastic. He’s the anti-Nigel Clough. It’s not difficult to make an effort, and he certainly does that. You’ll never see him on the touchline wearing a club branded tracksuit. Never!
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2019/20 season?
Mid-table obscurity would suit me just fine.
One(s) to watch?
Ryan Harley. He’s our secret weapon.
Who do you think will finish in the top six of League One?
Oxford United, Sunderland, Lincoln City, Ipswich Town, Peterborough United and Portsmouth.
Who do you think will finish in the bottom four of League One?
Bury, if they’re still a going concern that is, Wycombe Wanderers, AFC Wimbledon and Southend United.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
I really like the two managers thing you’ve got going on. You’re like a budget Salford City.
What do you think the score will be?
Two-nil to us.
Random fact about your Club?
Billy Ocean is a massive fan.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Jason Shackell. Because I’ve just googled your squad, and he was the first one I noticed.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Milton Keynes Dons Supporter?
I’m proud, that as an entity, Milton Keynes found it in our hearts to take a homeless club in from the cold and make them our own, and let’s just say that Ipswich away when we were in the Championship wasn’t my greatest day.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Kieran Agard. He scored over 20 goals last season, and the majority of MK supporters thought he was rubbish.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
I’ve absolutely no idea. I wouldn’t have thought so.
Which was your favourite match involving Milton Keynes Dons?
I was going to say when we beat Manchester United 4-0, but I’ve gone for the first time we played AFC. When Jon Otsemobor back-heeled the winner in the dying minutes of the game, it was the greatest feeling I’ve ever felt in all of my 50+ years of football. And I’ve seen Rangers win the league at Parkhead!
Which was your least favourite match involving Milton Keynes Dons?
We played Yeovil on a Tuesday night once. It was boring, cold raining, turgid, and they play in Green and White hoops.
Do you have a Former Players Association at Milton Keynes Dons?
Once again, I’ve absolutely no idea.
What’s the best thing about Milton Keynes?
Stony Stratford. It’s the bohemian heart of the city. There’s 7 pubs, music, poetry, we’re mentioned in both The Doomsday Book and Shakespeare, Queen Eleanor’s body rested here on its journey back to London. The two princes, who were murdered in the tower, were captured in Stony, someone who used to be in Jethro Tull lives close by.
But don’t come. It’s a secret.
How was the Nando’s after our last visit?
We have two chickens, Rosie and Tilly. I’m vegetarian. We grow our own food on our allotment. Don’t eat things that were once alive.
What do you think of AFC Wimbledon’s stance of refusing to acknowledge you as “The Dons”?
I couldn’t care less about what they think about us. As long as they think about us. Which they do. A lot.
A large section of seating in the away section was removed for the Rammstein concert. Rumour is this has not been put back. Is this the case?
It is. Looks a bit weird.
When Arsenal moved from Woolwich to North London it caused a lot of consternation. They lost the ‘Woolwich’ and the rest is history. Milton Keynes Rovers sound good?
It sounds brilliant. Or perhaps MK United, or better still MK City. That has a ring to it. Let’s go with MK City.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) August 20, 2019