Stevenage Do Us All A Favour

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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13 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Great article. As a Wimbledon fan I was dreading this match and surely nothing good could have come from it. Also, let’s not forget that the same FA whose “independent” 3 Man Commission sanctioned this move shall also build the MK Muppets a renovated stadium should we win the 2018 bid. There is a strong rumour that should we fail to win 2018 then Winkleman will be off and the club will fold. That’s the preferred option, never play them!

  2. Dermot O'Dreary says:

    “There is a strong rumour that should we fail to win 2018 then Winkleman will be off and the club will fold”

    Not getting the 2018 World Cup would be a small price to pay for such a wonderful result

  3. David says:

    At least now MK won’t be playing against AFC this season.

    David.

  4. Martin says:

    The League place was stolen in 2002, not 2004.

    On the 28th May 2002 to be precise.

  5. -sparky- says:

    Excellent article and summed up what most of our fans were thinking…

    ”…where Stevenage FC snatched a dramatic late equaliser and then won a penalty to book a place…”

    Small point… Stevenage didn’t just win a penalty, they won a penalty shootout!!

  6. “Won a penalty” should be “won a penalty shootout”, non?

  7. admin says:

    Thanks, have updated. Fingers, as ever, too quick for my brain!

  8. Haggis says:

    So the FA are going to build renovated stadia for clubs hosting the 2018 World Cup are they? – some hope. But as usual why let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  9. Dermot O'Dreary says:

    So, Haggis, who do YOU think would pay for the totally unnecessary increase to the Frenziod Wankeydome?

    I suppose you’re also going to tell me that the FA haven’t already been, erm, helping out their favourite pro-soccer franchise.

  10. Haggis says:

    If my memory serves me right, Plymouth, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Milton Keynes are all hoping to be host cities for the WC. The first four plan to build new stadiums and Milton Keynes plan to put on a new upper tier and finish theirs.
    Paul categorically says the FA are going to build MK a ‘renovated stadium’ if England’s bid is successful. The FA cannot possibly favour one club in this situation, they either give money to all five or no one. MK will be treated no differently and whilst all clubs will be rewarded for the use of their grounds it will be up to them to raise whatever funds it is necessary to build their stadium. If they can’t afford it they wouldn’t have spent an estimated £100,000 in submitting their bid.
    Dermot, it is with blatant nonsense like this from Paul together with your spreading a rumour that MK Dons will fold if they don’t host some WC games, that AFC supporters are beginning to alienate themselves from the general football public. OK a mistake was probably made, it wont happen again, let us get on with our own lives now. If you are unable to do that then please support your arguement with true facts.

  11. Rob says:

    @Haggis, as a fan of another team, believe me, the AFC supporters are not alienating themselves from the general football public.

  12. Martin says:

    “MK will be treated no differently”

    Too late! They already have been.

    They are the only town in England to have been given a League place and free stadium all paid for by a supermarket property development.

  13. Dermot O'Dreary says:

    “The FA cannot possibly favour one club”

    Really?

    “MK will be treated no differently”

    Do you SERIOUSLY believe that?

    “a rumour that MK Dons will fold if they don’t host some WC games, that AFC supporters are beginning to alienate themselves from the general football public”

    How so? Most football followers I know will want to have the party to end all parties when the Bletchley Stealers go pop.

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