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Stat Attack: Notts County vs. MK Dons

Joe Jones

If we take into account that the Milton Keynes Dons began their history in 2004, then Notts County have faced the club just 12 times. The first fixture took place in 2006, which was won by the Dons 3-2.

Its predecessor, Wimbledon, was around for over 110 years, but nonetheless, Notts have only played six games against them.


A depressing statistic: out of 18 games between the Magpies and both Dons incarnations, we’ve only won once. The last game, in March 2014, was a 3-1 defeat at Meadow Lane.

The Buckinghamshire-based outfit has been the subject of much controversy since its former incarnation, Wimbledon, moved from London to Milton Keynes, discarded its previous history and became the Milton Keynes Dons. Many feel aggrieved that such a move was allowed to take place.


A new club was then created called AFC Wimbledon that, in the space of less than a decade, rose through the leagues to reach League Two. Fate has drawn the two teams together on the pitch three times in two years, with MK winning twice and losing once.

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 that match 2-1, with a winner scored in injury time by Jon Otsemobor and dubbed by the fans as "The Heel of God”.


In the second game when Kyle McFadzean scored the opening goal with his heel it was immediately dubbed "The Heel of God II".

The town of Milton Keynes, about 56 miles (90 km) north of London in Buckinghamshire, was established as a new town in 1967.

It is comically known for its statues of concrete cows and many, many roundabouts (300, or if you count painted bumps, over 1000!).


Notts should have an unchanged squad for the visit of MK Dons. Liam Noble serves the final match of his suspension, while Jake Cassidy and Mustapha Dumbuya are still sidelined.

Second-placed MK Dons have no new injury worries following their 7-0 thrashing of Oldham on Saturday.

Ben Reeves could return after missing that match with a hamstring injury, but full-back Lee Hodson and midfielder Mark Randall are set to miss out.

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I didn't realize our record against them is so woeful, if I was Shaun Derry I'd be tempted to tell them about it and attempt to install belief that we can win.

Hopefully we play well, I'd take a draw but predict a loss.

Thanks JJ

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