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Promoted: All You Need to Know About MK Dons

We've all heard of MK Dons, but what do we need to know ahead of their debut Championship season?

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In the second of this three part series, have a toot at our MK Dons fact-file.

They might not be a real club, but let's give them at least five minutes of our time eh?

I present MK Dons:


Karl Robinson

Key players:

Dean Bowditch, Kyle McFadzean, David Martin, Dean Lewington and Daniel Powell


Stadium:mk (30,500)


The Dons


White shirt, white shorts and white socks, all with a red trim.

Potted History:

Yeah, right.

Founded as a result of Wimbledon FC's relocation to Milton Keynes in September 2003, the club officially considers itself to have been founded in 2004, when it adopted its present name, badge and home colours. Since 2007 they have played at the soulless 30,500 capacity and bizarrely named Stadium:mk.

Initially based at the National Hockey Stadium, the club competed as MK Dons from the start of the 2004-05 season.

After two years in League One it was relegated to the fourth-tier League Two, where it remained until it won the 2007-08 League Two title under the management of Paul Ince.

MK Dons also won the Football League Trophy that year.

The team remained in League One until the 2014-15 season when it won promotion to the Championship under the management of Karl Robinson. He joined the club in May 2010, aged just 29, and is currently the second youngest manager in The Football League behind Alex Neil of Norwich City

MK Dons have built a strong reputation for youth development—between 2004 and 2014 the club gave first team debuts to 14 local academy graduates

Last Season

As a result of sneaking into the final automatic promotion spot on the final day of the season, MK Dons beat Preston North End into second place - as a result earning their first ever shot at the Championship.

Winning 27 of their 46 games, losing only nine, MK Dons had William Grigg's 20 league goals to thank, as well as the efforts of young star Dele Alli who remained at the club on loan following a £5m sale-and-loan-back deal with Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window. He scored an impressive 16 goals from midfield.

Manager Karl Robinson is another one to watch, being a highly-rated young manager making his way in the game.

Bolton Wanderers misfit Rob Hall spent the latter part of the season on loan at the club, scoring three goals in seven games, although one was an own-goal. Owner of a bizarre high-pitched squeaky voice, the thin-limbed weakling appears to have little to no future at Bolton - all his own fault, I might add.