Gary Megson reflects on his luck in getting someone to take Morrison off his hands....thought he'd be happier than that !
This is my second post of the day ! Wow ! That nearly makes me prolific although I'm sure you can think of better adjectives to describe my output !
MK Dons have now added the delightful Clinton Morrison to their ranks alongside fellow on-loan Wednesdayite, Mark Beevers. Morrison said on joining that Dons were the best passing team in the league. We're in for a treat tomorrow then. I have little doubt that the irritating Morrison will score tomorrow, I'm not too fussed as long as we win.
Ex-Addick Charlie McDonald is a Don too having joined when their star striker Sam Baldock left for the Hammers just prior to the transfer deadline. However, Charlie's been injured of late following a bright start to his time with them. I think we may be pleased if he's absent tomorrow, he knows his way around the third tier.
The postponment of this fixture looks to have helped us as the Dons were on a good run when the fixture was originally scheduled. Of late they've drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 3 league games and suffered defeat in the league cup late on to Burnley last week.
Having won every game on the road this season there's every cause for optimism but this is Charlton ! I noticed in the second half on Saturday that we weren't looking to play out from the back much with Hamer booting mostly up the pitch. I do hope we try to do more of the former tomorrow night as we have the players capable of doing so and you've more chance of retaining possesion.
As a Milton Keynes resident this is the shortest journey for a game and I managed to secure tickets via the Sun offer ( 2 for £19.50 ) so all good news. Needless to say I've been there for all our previous games at Stadium MK. It would be nice if the fixture computer would deliver a Saturday fixture. Last season and this even the home games are on a Tuesday !
Stadium MK is a decent if somewhat remote ground. Plenty of legroom on very comfortable seats. The ground is too big for the usual attendances and therefore, lacks any atmosphere. For fellow lovers of fine food there is a McDonalds plus a KFC at the stadium. There is also an ASDA right next door.
The nearest pubs are in Bletchley ( not recommended ) or Fenny Stratford, a better option, which is a bit further afield. If you're getting up to MK early then a trip to one of the Wetherspoons in Central MK ( the one opposite Chiquitos is best ) just up from Central MK train station is recommended. You would need to cab it to the match from there or get a train to Bletchley though.
The nearest train station is Bletchley but beware that is still a good 15 to 20 minute walk to the gound.
There's plenty of parking at the stadium for a fiver but you can park on one of the nearby industrial estates for nowt.
A win tomorrow night would ease the pressure on Saturday's game as well as enhance our position atop the table. Let's hope our excellent road trip continues !
Come on you reds !