Posts Tagged "Franchise"

A Few Things About Local Derbies

By on Aug 15, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

What constitutes a local derby seems, on the face of it, to be a question with a pretty obvious answer. However, if we take a couple of minutes to actually examine it, it becomes more nuanced that you might at first think. Derby matches are usually local, but they don’t necessarily have to be. The rivalry between Brighton and Crystal Palace is thirty-odd years...

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A Sensible Transfer

By on Apr 1, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

This morning’s announcement that MK Dons are applying to take over Gretna’s place in the Scottish Premier League shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone. Pete Winkleman knows the value of publicity if nothing else and, as he said himself this morning, “We have an excellent chance of bringing European football to Milton Keynes, which is...

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Easter Shopping Options

By on Mar 19, 2008 in Latest | 14 comments

On the 30th March, Grimsby Town take on Milton Keynes Dons in the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy at Wembley Stadium. Now, if you’ve been reading this site for any period of time, you’ll know my opinion on Milton Keynes and, indeed, the freaks that have started following them, and I’m not going to restate it yet again (my official policy at...

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The Story Of Football In Milton Keynes

By on Oct 4, 2007 in Latest | 7 comments

On Tuesday night, Milton Keynes Dons (and that, I guarantee, is the only time that they will be dignified with the use of their official name on here) won 2-1 at Mansfield Town to continue their (hopefully temporary and much despised) stay at the top of League Two. They moved into their 30,000 capacity stadium during the summer and their crowds have risen...

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