We talk about the buildup to Sunday, we talk about Sunday’s match and we talk about the aftermath of Sunday’s match. But most of all we talk about how much we seem to have annoyed the rest of the world by getting promoted.
We talk about the hugs, the tears, the cheers and the total disbelief at what happened, and we’ll talk about just how much we deserve it, and how great we are. Seriously – very great – that’s how great.
There seriously wasn’t enough time to share all the great stuff that we’d planned, but that was because we spent so much time on Franchise Watch, and that was absolutely the right thing to do.
We got promoted! We’re in the Championship!
Music came from Primal Scream, The Dukes of Uke, Primal Gers, The Thompson Twins and Curtis Mayfield.
The MooCamp Radio Show – you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and we’re all off to Ibiza for the summer, so have a great one, and we’ll see you for the pre-season friendlies.
When we talk of famous matches in our history, we talk of ‘that’ Tranmere match, securing promotion at Stockport and winning the league at Bradford. We talk of winning the JPT at Wembley, drawing at Wycombe with nine men, beating Leeds at home and we talk of the first Kingston match and the Heel of God.
Those matches have etched a place into our collective memories, and Sunday 3rd May 2015 will be a day that will live long in the memories that we are building together. Whatever happens at Stadium:MK and whatever happens in Colchester, we will talk of this match to each other, and to our friends and families for years to come.
If things go our way, then at the final whistle, we will have secured a place in the championship for next season. If things go differently, then we will be moving in to the playoffs in incredible form, and we’ll have done it by playing some of the greatest football that we’ve ever played.
If you’d told me back in August that I’d be looking back on a season where we beat the Kingston lot again, but that it would be nothing more than an afterthought, I’d have doubted your sanity. But that’s exactly what happened – this has been an incredible season.
The feeling of walking into our sold out stadium for the first time was remarkable. Seeing us use that opportunity to destroy Manchester United, and seeing us doing that playing OUR game, in front of the watching world was beautiful. Seeing the entire stadium celebrating each goal with us was sublime.
We’ve scored goals galore this season, and we’ve defended strongly, breaking records at both ends of the pitch. The points tally we’ve accrued going into the last match would have been enough for us to have already gained automatic promotion in the majority of recent seasons.
What’s most significant for me this season isn’t the numbers, however impressive they may be – for me what’s most impressive is the way that we’ve done it. I am genuinely honoured to have watched some of the football that we’ve played this season. There have been many occasions where I’ve struggled to believe that we’re a third division side – it has been beautiful, and I’ll remember it forever.
From the moment we arrive at Stadium:MK tomorrow, we have a job to do as supporters. We need to sing loud and proud from before kickoff right through to the final whistle, whatever happens in Colchester. Wherever you sit in the stadium, make sure that anyone near you who wants to sing will not be singing alone – lead the way and make some noise.
If things go our way, then we’ll party till Tuesday morning :-). If things don’t go our way, then que sera sera – we need to start our playoff campaign from the final whistle. Let the team and Robbo know how great this season has been and let them know that we are behind them.
Whatever happens – let’s puff those chests out, be proud of everything we’ve created, and the history that we’re making.
Come on you Dons.
Episode 37 of the delicious second season of The MooCamp Radio Show, which is either the second from last, the third from last or the fifth from last show of the season. Try getting that sort of info from the Radio Times (other listing magazines are available).
We’ll talk at length about Robinson’s Pirate Army at Rochdale, with added drama and smoke bombs. We’ll briefly look forward to Sunday’s showdown where we’ll be being Yeovil, while wholeheartedly being Colchester till it’s three.
We’ll talk about the Player of the Season awards and how great it was, along with a bumper Franchise Watch, the return of the right voice for the Lexicon, and the most hotly contested roundabout of the week we’ve ever had.
Music comes from Art Brut and McAlmont and Butler, so you can say ‘ciao – that sounds like a lot of money’. Or something.
The MooCamp Radio Show – more nervous than you’d think, but still feeling pretty confident.
We wax lyrically about the mauling of Leyton Orient, and we’ll pause to savour the delight of the destruction of Doncaster Rovers. It’s been a good week for The Dons and we’ll raise a glass to Dele and Patrick for their success at the Football League awards too.
We’ve got an extended ‘Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?’, a delicious list of people who adore our Chairman as much as we do, and we’ll also bring you possibly the finest Franchise Watch so far.
We’ve got a surprising amount of texts and tweets given the rather special circumstances, and as usual, you’re more entertaining than we are.
Music came from The Meteors, which had me wrecking in my seat.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s getting close to the end of the season, so enjoy it while you can.
Issue 35 of The MooCamp Radio Show season 2, where we discuss the dullness that was Port Vale, the satisfaction that was Fleetwood and the sheer jubilation that was Gillingham’s equaliser against Preston.
We struggle on bravely in the absence of Young Alby as he owes us a pint, so went out to work/snooker/fight instead. We have a celebratory Glaswegian Lexicon of Chav, your answers to the pressing question of the week, and some great new entries for Franchise Watch.
Music came from Al Wilson courtesy of a Northern Soul driven drive to Port Vale and the occasionally wonderful Mr David Sylvian.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s right where the excitement is, and that’s where it’s going to stay. Probably.
Issue 34 of the difficult second season for The MooCamp Radio Show, and we bring you the excitement from the away demolishment of both Swindon Town and Mark Cooper, along with the total football display that was the first half against Scunthorpe.
We’ve got a double length Franchise Watch, which may or may not be connected to the fact that we beat Swindon at their place. We totally fail to get any of the Duran Duran stuff in, so guess what’s coming up next week? We’ve got a disgruntled Young Alby who hasn’t quite got over Uncle Paul (there’s a phrase that will keep counsellors in couches for years to come) and we’ve got other stuff too.
Music came from Public Enemy and Sonic Youth, which shows how hip and trendy we are.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s like entertainment, but less interesting.
The MooCamp Radio Show issue 2.33 – that’s 33 issues this season, and still going. We talk about the delight that was the Fans Forum, we muse on the upcoming over-priced trip to Swindon, and we mention next Tuesday’s visit of Scunthorpe in passing.
We’ve got Paul Harris live in the studio, which means that the traditional mass of Facebook posts will be missing, but we come out on top by getting ‘Uncle Paul’ to do the Lexicon. Oh the joys
Music comes from Talking Heads and The Stone Roses, which really shouldn’t be grumbled at.
The MooCamp Radio Show – becoming more and more like Channel 5 with every issue.
The MooCamp Radio Show issue 2.32 talks about the recent victory over Notts County, the postponed visit of Doncaster Rovers and anything else that springs to mind.
We bring you answers, sibling rivalry, we bring you the return of the healer himself – Mr Paul Heald, and we hear just why Lieutenant Dan isn’t going to be on the show this week. Along the way we immerse ourselves in the media to get an outsiders perspective on all things Franchise and we generally enjoy ourselves.
Music comes from Sham 69, which brings about the earliest recorded mention of that Man Utd game (4-0 I think) to date, and Blur, which doesn’t.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s like you’ve got a friend, even when you don’t want one, and especially when you don’t need one.
The MooCamp Radio Show brings you issue 31 of this exciting season, where we discuss the draw at Walsall, the victory at Oldham and ask ourselves whether we’re back on track again.
We share someone else’s Tenuous Link, we fail to ask Lieutenant Dan about Oldham and we hear your views on when one is better than none. In amongst all of that, we hear from people who can’t spell Secklow, people who can’t spell Robinson and people who simply can’t spell, but who have a laptop.
Music comes from Adam Ant and Sugar, which wouldn’t have been too bad if Modders hadn’t chosen the Adam Ant song.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s like taking a relaxing bath in the town square on a Saturday afternoon, though we’re not sure exactly why.
The MooCamp Radio Show discusses the disappointment of the MK Dons against Preston, we ask just what’s going wrong at the moment, and we look forward to the trips to Walsall and Oldham. Well we discuss them. We’re not going, so its not all that important really.
We bring you the pick of the MK Dons views, news and shoes (no idea what that means) – we bring you the Franchise Watch, the Roundabout of the Week, we give you the answer and you give us the question, and we bring you all your own texts and tweets and stuff.
Music came from Morphene – just the one tonight, though we did have a bit of Liquidator in the background during Franchise Watch. And Land of Hope and Glory while Gers ranted over the top, which could become something of a theme.
The MooCamp Radio Show – it’s like a relative that you know you dislike, but when you know you’ve got too much in common to ever tell anyone just how much.