Milton Keynes Dons F.C.

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Milton Keynes Dons
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Full nameMilton Keynes Dons Football Club
Nickname(s)The Dons
Short nameMK Dons
GroundStadium mk
Ground Capacity30,500
ChairmanPete Winkelman
ManagerKarl Robinson
LeagueLeague One
2013–14League One, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
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This article is about the club from Milton Keynes, founded in 2004. For information on its origins, see Relocation of Wimbledon F.C. to Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes Dons
MK Dons badge
Full nameMilton Keynes Dons Football Club
Nickname(s)The Dons
Short nameMK Dons
GroundStadium mk
Ground Capacity30,500
ChairmanPete Winkelman
ManagerKarl Robinson
LeagueLeague One
2013–14League One, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
Current season

Milton Keynes Dons Football Club (/ˌmɪltən ˈknz ˈdɒnz/; usually abbreviated to MK Dons) is an English football club based since 2007 at Stadium mk, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The result of Wimbledon F.C.'s relocation to Milton Keynes from south London in 2003, officially it considers itself to have been founded in 2004, when it registered its present name. The team is playing in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system, during the 2013–14 season. The name Milton Keynes Dons was registered on 21 June 2004, nine months after Wimbledon F.C.'s relocation in September 2003. Being in law the same club, MK Dons contested the 2004–05 season in League One, resumed Wimbledon F.C.'s place in the English league structure, and initially claimed the history of Wimbledon F.C., dating back to 1889, as its own. The club officially abandoned its claim to any history before 2004 in October 2006 as part of an agreement with the Football Supporters' Federation, which had previously boycotted the team and its supporters groups; under this deal MK Dons transferred Wimbledon F.C.'s trophies and physical patrimony to Merton Council in south London in 2007.

Starting in League One following Wimbledon F.C.'s relegation at the end of the 2003–04 season, MK Dons were relegated to the fourth-tier League Two at the end of the 2005–06 season. Under the management of Paul Ince, the club won the 2007–08 League Two title, thereby gaining promotion back to League One, and the Football League Trophy during the same year. The team has remained in League One since the 2008–09 season. The club has built a strong reputation for youth development, in its first 10 seasons of existence as MK Dons, it gave first team debuts to 14 local academy graduates.[1][2]


A series of club owners believed that Wimbledon's long-term potential was severely limited by its home ground at Plough Lane, which never changed significantly from the team's non-League days. Extending this dissatisfaction to the stadium's location, Wimbledon chairman Ron Noades briefly explored moving the club to Milton Keynes in 1979. As a new town formed in 1967, Milton Keynes had no Football League club representing it, and moves there were also fleetingly mooted by Charlton Athletic in 1973 and Luton Town in 1982. Wimbledon remained at Plough Lane until 1991, when the club was told to redevelop the old ground by the Taylor Report. The club's owners could not afford to do the necessary work, and so arranged for the club to temporarily share Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park ground, about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Plough Lane, while they sought a new stadium site for Wimbledon in south-west London. They searched fruitlessly over the next decade. Starting in 2000, the Milton Keynes Stadium Consortium, led by Pete Winkelman, proposed a Football League-standard ground in Milton Keynes, partly funded by an attached retail development. This stadium site was offered to Luton, Wimbledon, Barnet, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers. None of these clubs was interested at first, but the introduction of a new chairman at Wimbledon, Charles Koppel, led to more receptive talks. These ultimately led to the club moving to Milton Keynes with the intent of playing on Winkelman's proposed site. It was in financial administration when it did so, and remained in this state until Winkelman bought it in 2004. On buying the team, Winkelman changed the club's name, badge and colours. Milton Keynes Dons initially claimed Wimbledon F.C.'s heritage and history as its own, but renounced this in 2007, soon after its new stadium opened.


2004–05, Stuart Murdoch; 05-06 Danny Wilson[edit]

MK Dons (in white) take on Blackpool at the former England National Hockey Stadium during the 2004–05 season

The first season for the club as MK Dons was the 2004–05 season. At the season's start, the team still being managed by former Wimbledon manager Stuart Murdoch, who was sacked after a long run of bad results, and replaced by Danny Wilson half-way through the campaign. Under their new manager, MK Dons managed to stay in League One on the final day of the season — but only because of Wrexham's 10-point deduction that had been their penalty for going into administration. The following season, MK Dons struggled all year, and were relegated to League Two. Wilson, as a result, was sacked.

2006–07, Martin Allen[edit]

Wilson's successor for 2006–07 was Martin Allen, who had just taken Brentford to the brink of a place in the Football League Championship. With a new manager taking charge of a team in a new division, MK Dons looked more consistent than they had done in either of the previous two seasons. They were in contention for automatic promotion right up to the last game, but eventually finished fourth and had to settle for a play-off place. They then suffered a defeat to Shrewsbury Town in the play-off semi-finals. During the 2007 summer break, Allen left MK Dons to take over at Leicester City.

2007–08, Paul Ince[edit]

For the 2007–08 season, former England captain Paul Ince took over as manager. MK Dons reached the final of the Football League Trophy, while topping the table for most of the season. The final was played on 30 March against Grimsby Town — Milton Keynes Dons won 2–0 at Wembley to bring the first professional trophy to Milton Keynes. The club capped the trophy win with the League Two championship, and the subsequent promotion to League One for the 2008–09 season. Following his successes, Ince left at the end of the season to manage Blackburn Rovers.

2008–09, Roberto Di Matteo[edit]

Ince's replacement was Roberto Di Matteo. In the 2008–09 season, MK Dons missed out to an automatic promotion spot by two points, finishing third behind Peterborough United and Leicester City. They were knocked out of the play-offs by Scunthorpe United, who defeated MK Dons by penalty shootout at stadium mk. Di Matteo left at the season's end for West Bromwich Albion.[3]

2009–10, Paul Ince again[edit]

A year after leaving, Paul Ince returned to manage the Dons in place of Di Matteo, for the 2009–10 season.[4] Ince resigned from the club on 16 April 2010, but remained manager until the end of the season.[5]

2010–present, Karl Robinson[edit]

On 10 May 2010, Karl Robinson was appointed as the club's new manager, with former England coach John Gorman as his assistant. At 29 years of age, Robinson is the youngest manager in the Football League.[6] In his first season in the club MK Dons finished 5th in 2010–11 Football League One. They faced Peterborough United in the play-off semifinals. Although they won the first leg 3–2, a 2–0 defeat at London Road meant they missed out on the play-off final.

The 2011–12 season brought similar results to the previous season with the Dons finishing 5th in 2011–12 Football League One facing Huddersfield in the play-offs. Losing the first leg 2–0 followed by winning 2–1 at The Galpharm saw MK Dons lose 3–2 on aggregate against the eventual play-off winners. The away leg was John Gorman's last match in football after announcing his retirement a few weeks beforehand. Gorman's replacement was announced on 18 May 2012 as being ex-Luton manager Mick Harford along with new part-time coach Ian Wright.

MK Dons experienced their best ever FA Cup campaign in the 2012–13 season by beating a spirited Cambridge City (0–0 and 6–1), League Two AFC Wimbledon (2–1), Championship Sheffield Wednesday (0–0 and 2–0) and Premier League Queens Park Rangers (4–2) to reach the Fifth Round of the competition for the first time ever in their footballing history. Their record-breaking run ended in the Fifth Round at stadium:mk on 16 February 2013, losing 3–1 to Championship side Barnsley.

Following a disappointingly poor end to the 2013–14 season, Karl Robinson made some very shrewd summer signings to take the football club forward in 2014–15, including Danny Green, Kyle McFadzean, Benik Afobe (on loan from Arsenal F.C.), Samir Carruthers, Jordan Spence and Will Grigg (on loan from Brentford F.C.).

The 2014–15 season began well. The highlight event of the season's first month was being drawn against Manchester United in the League Cup second round (having dispatched A.F.C Wimbledon in the first). The Dons recorded a stunning 4–0 victory over United in front of a sell out crowd at stadiummk. After the game, MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson stated: "I'm a little in shock. It's the stuff dreams are made of."[7]



The South stand of Stadium mk is known as the Cowshed by Dons fans, as Milton Keynes is known for its Concrete Cows. This nickname was also used for the home end at the Dons' previous ground in Milton Keynes, the National Hockey Stadium, now demolished. It is where both of the clubs ardent fans stand.


MK Dons biggest rivals are considered to be Peterborough United: they have vied for promotion to the Championship, the rivalry between the two cities exists in other sports (e.g., there's also a MK Lightning-Peterborough Phantoms rivalry in ice hockey), and they are both (substantially) New Towns. Wycombe Wanderers are the only other professional team in Buckinghamshire, and therefore contest the Bucks Derby. Northampton Town and Luton Town are also considered rivals due to geographic proximity, though neither has been in the same League as the Dons for some years.

Vs AFC Wimbledon[edit]

MK Dons fans have a rivalry with AFC Wimbledon, who they pejoratively call AFC Kingston, due to the fact the new team has not played in Wimbledon since its inception but in Kingston-upon-Thames.[8] MK Dons fans reiterate that Wimbledon F.C. and MK Dons were legally the same entity. The chairman, Winkelman was unequivocal when answering readers' questions in FourFourTwo magazine in November 2004: "MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon share the same heritage, but we're the real child of Wimbledon", he wrote.[9] One reader asked if Winkelman agreed that, in light of his "renaming and thorough rebranding of the relocated club", AFC Wimbledon now carried "the true spirit of Wimbledon"; Winkelman replied that AFC Wimbledon's founders had betrayed their club, and had "left their team before their team left them". In another answer, he poured scorn on suggestions that he might give Wimbledon F.C.'s trophy replicas to AFC Wimbledon, writing that the fans had "abdicated their right to it when they all walked away."[9] "The fans who have continued to support us from London—they're the ones who've had to put up with this shit for so long", he concluded.[9]

The first fixture between the two sides took place in the second round of the 2012–13 FA Cup, where they were drawn to play each other at stadium:MK. MK Dons won the match, held on 2 December 2012, by two goals to one, with a winner scored in injury time, scored by Jon Otsemobor and dubbed by the MK Dons fans as "The Heel of God" (a spoof of the Hand of God).[10] In the second game when Kyle McFadzean scored the opening goal with his heel it was immediately dubbed "The Heel of God II".


The most popular chants include "Can't Help Falling in Love", "No one likes us, we don't care", "When The Dons Go Marching In", "We're the real Wimbledon", "We're the Dons", "We all follow the MK", "Wimbledon!", "MK Army" and a modified version of "the Barmy Army". Most chants are footballer specific, and almost the entire squad has a chant attributed to each player sung to popular tunes, for example club hero Dean Lewington has a song named "We love you Lewie" to the tune of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".

Supporters' club recognition[edit]

On 4 June 2005, at the 2005 Football Supporters' Federation "Fans' Parliament" (AGM), the FSF refused the MK Dons Supporters' Club membership of the FSF in a debate that, among other arguments, questioned why the Football League had yet to introduce any new rules to prevent the "franchising" of other football clubs in the future.[11][12] In addition, the FSF membership agreed with the Wimbledon Independent Supporters' Association that the Milton Keynes Dons Supporters' Association should not be entitled to join the FSF until they give up all claim to the history and honours of Wimbledon FC. With this in mind, the FSF began discussions aimed at returning Wimbledon FC's honours to the London Borough of Merton.

Shortly afterwards, following heavy criticism for allowing the move, the Football League announced new tighter rules on club relocation.[13]

At its AGM on 5 June 2006, the FSF again considered a motion[14] proposed by the FSF Council to allow MK Dons Supporters Association membership if the honours and trophies of Wimbledon FC were given to the London Borough of Merton. In October 2006, agreement[15] was reached between the club, the MK Dons Supporters Association, the Wimbledon Independent Supporters' Association and the Football Supporters Federation. The replica of the FA Cup plus all club patrimony gathered under the name of Wimbledon F.C. would be returned to the London Borough of Merton. Ownership of trademarks and website domain names related to Wimbledon F.C. would also be transferred to the Borough. The Borough subsequently transferred all trademarks to AFC Wimbledon. As part of the same deal it was agreed that any reference made to Milton Keynes Dons FC should refer only to events subsequent to 7 August 2004 (the date of the first League game of Milton Keynes Dons FC). As a result of this deal, the FSF announced that the supporters of Milton Keynes Dons FC would be permitted to become members of the federation, and that it would no longer appeal to the supporters of other clubs to boycott MK Dons matches.[16] On 2 August 2007, MK Dons transferred the replica trophies and all Wimbledon FC memorabilia to the London Borough of Merton.[17]

Famous supporters[edit]

The Dons' most famous non-football related supporter was Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, who were one of the earliest shirt sponsors.[18] Dan Wheldon was also reported to be keeping fingers crossed for the Dons before his tragic death,[citation needed] after which a minute's silence was held in a game against Scunthorpe in his honour.[19] June Whitfield was a Wimbledon F.C. supporter and continues to support the MK as well as AFC.[18][not in citation given] Former cricketer and talkSport radio presenter Darren Gough, despite being a Barnsley F.C. fan attends Dons games from time to time, as he lives nearby, and also frequently speaks fondly of the Dons when presenting on the radio.[citation needed]


stadium mk's East Stand in 2007

The club's first stadium was the former England National Hockey Stadium, which was temporarily converted for football for the duration of the club's stay. Their lease on this ground ended in May 2007.

On 18 July 2007, the club's new 22,000 seater, stadium mk in Denbigh hosted its first game, a restricted entrance event against a young Chelsea XI.[20] The stadium was officially opened on 29 November 2007 by Queen Elizabeth II.[21] The stadium features an open concourse at the top of the lower tier, an integrated hotel with rooms looking over the pitch and conference facilities

The complex was to include a 3,000 seat indoor arena, where the MK Lions (now London Lions) basketball team would be based. The completion of this arena was delayed due to deferral of proposed commercial developments around the site,[22] leaving the Lions to find a new home away from Milton Keynes.

In May 2009, the stadium was named as one of 15 stadia put forward as potential hosts for the unsuccessful England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid. Plans were announced to extend the capacity to 44,000.[23]

In May 2013, the organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2015 announced that they had selected this stadium to be one of thirteen to host the tournament.[24]


Through the work of MK Dons SET (Sport and Educational Trust), the club works locally (Milton Keynes and the neighbouring towns) in the fields of education, social inclusion, participation and football development.[25] It works with schools, has 14 disability teams playing in regional or national competitions, works with BME (black and minority ethnic) community groups and runs many activities for women and girls. MK Dons also supports the Football v Homophobia initiative (one of only 25 premiership and football league clubs supporting the programme in 2012 and only 30 in 2013).[26]

MK Dons' work in the community was recognised by the award of Football League Awards Community Club of the Year for London and the South East for 2012, and in the award of an honorary doctorate to chairman Pete Winkelman by the Open University in June 2013.[27]

League history[edit]

Only seasons played by Milton Keynes Dons are given here. For a statistical history of Wimbledon F.C., see List of Wimbledon F.C. seasons.
Statistics are correct as of 21 August 2014.[28]
SeasonLeagueFA CupLeague
Other competitionsTop scorerAverage
2004–05League One4612151954675120thR3R2Football League TrophyR2SIzale McLeod184,896
2005–06League One4612142045665022ndR3R1Football League TrophyQFSIzale McLeod185,619
2006–07League Two46259127658844thR2R3Football League TrophyR2SIzale McLeod246,033
2007–08League Two46291078237971stR1R2Football League TrophyWMark Wright159,456
2008–09League One46269118339873rdR1R2Football League TrophyR2SAaron Wilbraham1610,550
2009–10League One461972060686012thR3R1Football League TrophyFSJermaine Easter2010,290
2010–11League One46238156760775thR1R3Football League TrophyR2Sam Baldock148,512
2011–12League One462214108447805thR3R3Football League TrophyR1Dean Bowditch158,794
2012–13League One461913146245708thR5R3Football League TrophyR1Dean Bowditch
Ryan Lowe
2013–14League One461792063656010thR3RR2Football League TrophyR2Patrick Bamford149,007
2014–15League One148332916276thR2R4Football League TrophyR2Benik Afobe147,966


As of 1 July 2014.[29]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

1EnglandGKDavid Martin
2Northern IrelandDFLee Hodson
3EnglandDFDean Lewington (captain)
4Northern IrelandDFTom Flanagan
5EnglandDFKyle McFadzean
6EnglandDFAntony Kay
7EnglandMFDanny Green
8Republic of IrelandMFDarren Potter
9EnglandFWDean Bowditch
10Northern IrelandMFBen Reeves
11Northern IrelandFWWill Grigg (on loan from Brentford)
12EnglandDFJordan Spence
13EnglandMFCarl Baker
14EnglandMFDele Alli
15EnglandMFMark Randall
16Republic of IrelandGKIan McLoughlin
17EnglandFWDaniel Powell
18EnglandMFGeorge Baldock
20EnglandMFGiorgio Rasulo
22Republic of IrelandMFSamir Carruthers
23EnglandFWBenik Afobe (on loan from Arsenal)
24EnglandFWBen Tilney
25EnglandDFHarry Hickford
26EnglandMFWill Summerfield
27EnglandFWKabongo Tshimanga
29EnglandGKCharlie Burns

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

19EnglandFWTom Hitchcock (on loan at Fleetwood Town)

Former players[edit]

For a list of all Milton Keynes Dons players, past or present, see Category:Milton Keynes Dons F.C. players.

Notable players[edit]

Dean Lewington, the present captain of MK Dons, has played more matches for the team than any other player. Pictured in 2011, he is also one of only two former Wimbledon players left in the club's squad.
This list contains players who have made 100 or more league appearances. Appearances and goals apply to league matches only; substitute appearances are included. Names in bold denote current MK Dons players.
Statistics are correct as of 13 May 2014.[30]
NameNationalityPosition[A]MK Dons
Baldock, SamSam Baldock EnglandForward2006–1110233
Chadwick, LukeLuke Chadwick EnglandMidfielder2008–201421017
Edds, GarethGareth Edds AustraliaMidfielder2004–0812210
Guéret, WillyWilly Guéret FranceGoalkeeper2007–111350
Gleeson, StephenStephen Gleeson IrelandMidfielder2009–201417416
Lewington, DeanDean Lewington EnglandDefender2004–43016[B]
Leven, PeterPeter Leven ScotlandMidfielder2008–1111322
McLeod, IzaleIzale McLeod EnglandForward2004–07
O'Hanlon, SeanSean O'Hanlon EnglandDefender2006–1115715
Platt, CliveClive Platt EnglandForward2005–0710227
Wilbraham, AaronAaron Wilbraham EnglandForward2005–1117850
Martin, DavidDavid Martin EnglandGoalkeeper2004–06
Kouo-Doumbé, MathiasMathias Kouo-Doumbé FranceDefender2009–201312111
Powell, DanielDaniel Powell EnglandForward2008–14625
Williams, ShaunShaun Williams IrelandDefender2011–201410819
Potter, DarrenDarren Potter IrelandMidfielder2011–1156
Bowditch, DeanDean Bowditch EnglandWinger2011–10322

Technical staff[edit]

Karl RobinsonFirst-team manager
Richie BarkerHead of Coaching
Paul HealdGoalkeeping coach
Damien DoyleFitness coach
Simon CramptonHead of sports medicine
Andrew SansonKit manager
Mike DoveDirector of youth/Under-18s manager
Dan MiccicheAssistant academy manager
Karim SulemanHead academy physiotherapist
Joe AylettHead groundsman
Dr Martin CaveClub doctor
Dr Turab A SyedAcademy doctor
Dr Gary D JacksonChiropractor


Paul Ince, pictured in 2006, managed the club over two spells between 2007 and 2010.

The first manager of Milton Keynes Dons was Stuart Murdoch, who had previously been manager of Wimbledon.[31] Murdoch only lasted three months before being sacked[32] — his assistant, Jimmy Gilligan, managed the club for a month before Murdoch's replacement was revealed to be Danny Wilson.[32][33][34] Wilson managed to keep the team up during the inaugural 2004–05 season,[28] but failed to repeat this feat during the next season.[28] Following relegation,[28] Wilson was shown the door and replaced with Martin Allen.[35] After Allen's team fell at the play-offs,[28] he left to manage Leicester City.[36] Paul Ince was appointed manager for the 2007–08 season,[37] and proved to be a shrewd appointment as MK Dons won the League Two championship as well as the Football League Trophy.[28] Ince too left after only a season, to become manager of Blackburn Rovers.[38] Former Chelsea player Roberto di Matteo was then appointed in July 2008,[39][40] and left after a season to manage West Bromwich Albion.[3] Ince was reappointed in his stead on 3 July 2009.[4] Paul Ince resigned as Manager on 16 April 2010, stating "a reduction in funds for next season was the reason behind his decision to leave", although he will remain with the club until the end of the 2009–10 season.

Karl Robinson was appointed manager of League One team Milton Keynes Dons on 10 May 2010, having previously been the club's assistant manager under previous boss Paul Ince.[41] At 30 years of age, he was the youngest manager in the Football League and former England coach John Gorman was named his number two. He was also the youngest person to ever acquire a UEFA Pro Licence at the age of 29. At the end of the 2011–12 season Gorman retired and was replaced by former Luton player/manager Mick Harford. At the same time, ex-Arsenal and former England international Ian Wright was also enlisted in a part-time role to provide assistance with coaching duties.

In January 2013, Robinson turned down an offer to manage Blackpool FC, a well established Championship and former Premier League team, in favour of his continuing commitment and loyalty towards MK Dons, something which has endeared him to the fans of MK Dons.[42]

Statistics are correct as of 27 May 2013.[40]
NameNationalityFromToMatchesWonDrawnLostWin %Notes
Murdoch, StuartStuart Murdoch England7 August 20048 November 200421551123.8[31][32][C]
Gilligan, JimmyJimmy Gilligan England8 November 20047 December 2004420250.0Caretaker[33]
Wilson, DannyDanny Wilson Northern Ireland7 December 200421 June 20068125322430.9[34]
Allen, MartinMartin Allen England21 June 200625 May 2007462591254.3[35][36]
Ince, PaulPaul Ince England25 June 200721 June 2008553511963.6[37][38]
di Matteo, RobertoRoberto di Matteo Italy3 July 200830 June 2009402271255.0[3][39]
Ince, PaulPaul Ince England3 July 200910 May 2010442241850[4]
Robinson, KarlKarl Robinson England10 May 2010Present22198527144.3


2007–08 Champions[43]
2007–08 Winners[44]

Club records and achievements[edit]

Football Trophy: League Two Title & Trophy 2007[citation needed] Record Home Attendance: 26,969 vs Manchester United, Capital One Cup, 26 August 2014 (stadium:mk)[45]
Youngest League Manager: Karl Robinson (b. 13 September 1980) May 2010 – Present[citation needed]
Longest Serving Manager in all Football Leagues[citation needed][clarification needed]
Most appearances playing for MK Dons : Dean Lewington 500+ League One/Two matches with MK Dons[46][better source needed]
Best FA Cup progression : Fifth Round, 2013 (lost 3–1 to Barnsley on 16 February 2013)[citation needed]
Youngest player: Giorgio Rasulo – 15 years and 10 months[47]

See also[edit]


A. ^ For a full description of positions see Football Positions.
B. ^ Dean Lewington had previously played for Wimbledon before the club's renaming. 7 August 2004 is the date of Milton Keynes Dons's first league match, and so is given as the date on which Lewington ceased to play for Wimbledon and began to play for Milton Keynes Dons.
C. ^ Stuart Murdoch had previously managed Wimbledon before the club's renaming. 7 August 2004 is the date of Milton Keynes Dons's first league match, and so is given as the date on which Murdoch ceased to manage Wimbledon and began to manage Milton Keynes Dons.


  1. ^ MK Dons' Dele Alli has the makings of next Steven Gerrard – BBC Sport, 19 September 2014
  2. ^ Small is beautiful at Milton Keynes... and it could make us play like Brazil – Daily Mail, 6 February 2013
  3. ^ a b c "Baggies confirm Di Matteo as boss". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Ince reappointed as MK Dons boss". BBC. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Paul Ince announces that he will leave MK Dons at the end of the season
  6. ^ "Dons spring surprise by appointing Robinson as new boss". BBC. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Turberville, Huw (26 August 2014). "MK Dons v Manchester United, Capital One Cup: as it happened". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b c "Interview & Comment: Pete Winkelman". FourFourTwo (London: Haymarket Group). November 2004. 
  10. ^ "MK Dons 2–1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Football. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  11. ^ FSF Annual Report for 2005 Motion 1 on pages 6
  12. ^ FSF Annual Report for 2006 minutes pages 44/45
  13. ^ "Rule changes from League's AGM". The Football League. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  14. ^ FSF Annual Report for 2006 Motion 6 (pages 6)
  15. ^ Accord on patrimony of Wimbledon FC MKDSA website.
  16. ^ FSF press release "MK Dons agree to return Wimbledon trophies to Merton – and sanction amendments to football statistics"
  17. ^ Merton given back Dons trophies
  18. ^ a b
  19. ^
  20. ^ Dons open stadium against Chelsea. BBC. 19 July 2007.
  21. ^ The Queen visits Milton Keynes. BBC. 30 November 2007.
  22. ^ Winkelman can't guarantee arena! – MK Citizen 26 November 2008
  23. ^ Milton Keynes in dreamland after being selected for World Cup bid The Times, 17 December 2009
  24. ^ World Cup 2015 will use only two traditional club rugby grounds  – The Guardian, Thursday 2 May 2013
  25. ^ MK Dons SET
  26. ^ Football v Homophobia
  27. ^ MK Dons chairman receives Honorary Doctorate from The Open University The Open University June 6th, 2013
  28. ^ a b c d e f Richard Rundle. "Football Club History Database – Milton Keynes Dons". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  29. ^ "Profiles". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  30. ^ "Soccerbase – The Internet Soccer Database". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  31. ^ a b "Murdoch takes reins". BBC. 25 June 2002. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  32. ^ a b c "Murdoch axed by Dons". BBC. 8 November 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  33. ^ a b "Farewell to Jim and Martyn". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 22 December 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  34. ^ a b "Wilson named Milton Keynes boss". BBC. 7 December 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  35. ^ a b "Dons appoint new manager". BBC. 27 June 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  36. ^ a b "Allen named new Leicester manager". BBC. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  37. ^ a b "Ince unveiled as new MK Dons boss". BBC. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  38. ^ a b "Blackburn appoint Ince as manager". BBC. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  39. ^ a b "Di Matteo appointed MK Dons coach". BBC. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  40. ^ a b "Manager History for MK Dons (formerly Wimbledon)". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  41. ^ "MK Dons appoint Karl Robinson, 29, as their new manager". London: Daily Mail. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  42. ^ "MK Dons reject Blackpool approach to speak to manager Karl Robinson". Press Association. 16 January 2013. 
  43. ^ "Bradford 1–2 MK Dons (Match Report)". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. 
  44. ^ Mitchener, Mark (30 March 2008). "Grimsby Town 0–2 MK Dons (Match Report)". BBC Sport. 
  45. ^ "MK Dons 4–0 Man United". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 August 2014. 
  46. ^ Dean Lewington
  47. ^

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