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Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons

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Well we go in to this not knowing what to expect. We have had a great season and sit 4th with automatic promotion still acheivable and play-offs guranteed but our form currently would see us in the relegation zone.
3 defeats in a row against Coventry City, Chesterfield and Preston North End have seen us slip a couple of places and cast doubt over our promotion credentials as we seem to be in the midst of our annual second half of the season bottlejob (basically every season since 2008/2009). All this with a game against one of our bogey sides who won 0-3 in the reverse fixture as the next match.
One glimmer of hope is that we have not lost 4 games in a row since December 2009 so you would hope we do not equal that stat after nearly 6 years.
I don't think it will be 4 defeats in a row but I can't see us getting 3 points so a draw seems most likely to stop the rot.

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600 to a game an hour up the road? Gioer!
 

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600 to a game an hour up the road? Gioer!

If we had any sort of form, it would easily be over 1,000. We have taken 1,000 up there a couple of times as you would expect but right now, I would be very surprised to see any more than 600. We took 1,700ish to Coventry but that was only because it was a more attractive away day seeing as we had only been there once before, in contrast to what is probably our 7/8th visit to Walsall. Plus their fans are scary, they bricked our train and our coach on two visits :whistle:
 

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If Baxo and O'Connor start, 3-0 MK. If Forde starts instead of Bax and O'Connor isn't at RB, the score could truly be anything.
 

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Cant see anything other than heavy away win here. You could see at Barnsley last week the players weren't putting one ounce of effort in or a challenge for fear of a muscle strain or injury in the run up to Wembley. With only 1 week to go now they will be strolling around like a sunday league match. Stupid really as a 46 game season far outweighs 1 game at Wembley (as nice as it is) in the overall scheme of things. We could slip into a relegation struggle if we don't watch our backs and this game wont do anything to help us. Truly depressing walking away from Oakwell last week so don't think I'll bother with this and save the money for next week. O'Connor needs to be kept as far away from that pitch as possible!!

I'll go for 0-3.
 

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Win or bust for MK.

If they lose, they haven't a hope in hell of catching Preston.
 

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MK Dons are shit. 1-0 Walsall.

This. We'll probably lose 2-0 unless something miraculous happens or David Martin returns from injury and Robinson isn't talking shit for a change when he says 'he'll be ready for the next match'.

The away attendance is even more depressing, 77 sold so far according to someone on the box office as bemused as me as to just how few we've sold for an easy away trip on the train. I suppose it's 78 now I've got a ticket too but still that is deeply worrying if that's how put off people are by our form, even after most said they enjoyed Coventry away. Walsall is even better for the sheer convenience, yet alone the Saddlers Club pre-match.
 

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Seventy fucking seven!

I've had more people watching me dogging than that
 

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This will be a big round Zero next to our name and literally anything is possible next to the Dons. Poor form or not, our players don't care about this game and literally not one of them will go in hard, stretch, do absolutely anything to risk not being in the squad next week. Form guides or not. Dons will win by turning up here.

0-6 and another confidence dent in the Wembley battle as we head there for a hammering.

3,601.
 

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600 to a game an hour up the road? Gioer!
Surely you are far too 'massive' to be loitering around on a League One forum.

Back to the game, is there really any point?

2-0 Saddlers.
 

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This. We'll probably lose 2-0 unless something miraculous happens or David Martin returns from injury and Robinson isn't talking shit for a change when he says 'he'll be ready for the next match'.

The away attendance is even more depressing, 77 sold so far according to someone on the box office as bemused as me as to just how few we've sold for an easy away trip on the train. I suppose it's 78 now I've got a ticket too but still that is deeply worrying if that's how put off people are by our form, even after most said they enjoyed Coventry away. Walsall is even better for the sheer convenience, yet alone the Saddlers Club pre-match.

No-one should ever take the slightest notice at any of our pre matchday away sales figures. A 2 quid price difference isn't enough to prise the majority of people away from waiting until the day and paying on the gate.
 

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Our season has risen from the dead with the Messiah Dave :woo:

How well timed just before Easter.
 

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Sam Mantom makes his first start of the season, Jordan Cook comes back in and Forde makes the bench. NICE.
 

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Well at least our fans have had something to cheer about before the inevitable capitulation and heavy defeat.

1-0, Bradshaw. 17th of the season.
 

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It all started with that 3-0 defeat to us at home around Christmas time ;).Robinson has to be questioned, the Dons side is easily top 3 material. He's had decent budgets for years and done nothing with the club , it's only his relationship with the owner and some youth production. We sounded like we at least competed and may have won it in the second half. Reports don't suggest we did much though from our own perspective. Least we didn't get hammered.
 

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First half was very 50/50, deserved draw going into the break. 2nd half MK were abysmal, we played very well and Mantom was excellent, we just couldn't get any clear cut chances to finish the game. Should of won on the second half performance but I wouldn't say we deserved to win since all we could create were half chances.

Grigg made a right nob of himself today with that celebration, what was that?! :laugh:
 
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Grigg always does wacky celebrations, his chest shake one is the weirdest followed by the celebrating in front of empty stands.
 

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I thought MK Dons offered very little.

I wouldn't say Grigg was wacky more unprofessional and a bit of a knob. I'd no doubt find it hilarious if I was the fan of Grigg.

Maybe should have won but we didn't carve out many clear cut chances. We seem to make the wrong decisions all the time.


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Darren Potter is suspended for 2 games after picking up another yellow so that is both of our CM's out - Potter and Alli. For duck sake.
I'm looking forward to humiliating you fuckers on the telly box
 

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I'm looking forward to humiliating you fuckers on the telly box

Can't see it. We were ten times worse this time last season, and still won at CG. We'll get something.

Another point nearer the play-offs. Suppose we will have to take that.
 

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Based on what I've seen for the last few seasons I think we could beat Swindon blindfolded, with Grigg in goal and McLoughlin and Martin as a strike duo.
 

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David Martin 'the savior' cocks up 1st game back :fl:
 

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