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Issue 2.03 The MooCamp Radio Show – Listen Now

The One Where We Don’t Say 3-1 Quite So Often

Issue three of what has recently been described as “the only Dons Show worth popping in to every now and again” so you really ought to have a listen.

This week we talk about the trip to Posh, we pretend we went to Chesterfield so we can talk about that and we mention the upcoming Man Utd match a few times too. We didn’t have time to talk about Coventry much. Sorry.

We have more from Lieutenant Dan’s excuse of the week, we introduce Tom Hitchcock Presents, we continue to try to make Darren Potter and the Deathly Hellos into something worth listening to, along with loads of input from you, our dear listeners.

Music was provided by Department S, The UK Subs and The Who. Which is good. Honestly.

The MooCamp Radio Show – you know you’d probably miss it if it wasn’t on.

Issue 16 of The MooCamp Radio Show – Download Now!

Issue Sixteen of The MooCamp Radio Show – the Radio fanzine thing for fans of the MK Dons soccer ball team.

It’s new features aplenty this week as we debut Robbo’s Not Fat and Karl Robinson Crusoe, in amongst the return of Roundabout of the Week and the memorial issue of Luke Chadwick’s Beauty Tips. On the footballing side we talk about the Posh defeat, the upcoming trip to Stevenage, the impending visit of Gillingham and we provide a heartfelt salute to Luke Chadwick.

Music this week came from Sparks, Morcheeba and a little bit of ELO. Surely the show with no music will be just around the corner.

Hum it to yourself when you’re at work.

Download Now! Issue 13 of The MooCamp Radio Show

Issue Thirteen of The MooCamp Radio Show – the Radio fanzine thing for fans of the MK Dons soccer ball team.

In this week’s Modders-less issue we’ve got Things More Masculine than Darren Potter’s Tache, Top Ten Footballing Bernards, Robbo’s potential new loan signings, who Winkie is Loved by and much more. On the footballing side we talk about the Oldham Victory, the defeat against Bradford and the upcoming match against Sheffield United.
Music this week came from The Housemartins, Half Man Half Biscuit and The Libertines, which is a pretty damn sexy soundtrack to any football show.

Listen or download or whatever it is you kids do:

Issue 7 – The MooCamp Radio Show – Available Now!

Issue Seven of The MooCamp Radio Show – the audio fanzine thing for fans of the MK Dons soccer ball team.
In this week’s issue you can hear what actually goes on in the team huddle, what Anthony Kay knows about not getting booked, plus loads more of the usual stuff.
Music by request (see – people do listen!) this week came from The Presidents of the United States of America, The Ordinary Boys, Sisters of Mercy and The Beatles.
If I wasn’t in it, I’d still listen, and so should you!

Just what do they talk about in the huddle?

Jeans Lewington

Ever wondered?

Well wonder no more – just listen to The MooCamp Radio Show tonight at 9pm on Secklow Sounds and we’ll tell you.  OK we might embellish the truth a little, or make it up entirely, but I don’t see anyone else being brave enough to discuss it at all – do you?

Anyway, along with seasoned regulars like The Roundabout of the Week, we’ve got newer features like Luke Chadwick’s Beauty Tips, Things that are more masculine than Darren Potter’s tache, and a whole host of other stuff that makes us giggle.  And too much music.  And our thoughts on Shrewsbury, Wigan, the worst pitch invasion in the history of the world and the upcoming trip to Bristol City.

We’ll do all of that for you – you just have to listen in at 9pm on Secklow Sounds and let us know what you think by:

Laters people

Brando.

We’re Back! The MooCamp Radio Show – Tonight at 9pm

Spleen Lewington
Spleen Lewington

Happy Christmas, New Year, 3rd Round and all that.  We’re back!  Having spent the festive period lazing in the sun/driving furiously around the country to see relatives/lying face down in the gutter in an alcoholic stupour (I’ll let you choose who is who there) The MooCamp Radio Show is back tonight at 9pm on Secklow Sounds with all that’s new in the world of the MK Dons.

We’ve got all the excitement of the Christmas fixtures crammed into a single hour, we’ve got new features, old features, stunning music (too much of it of course) and the sort of witty banter that every now and again almost works, so if you want to hear Luke Chadwick’s beauty tips, or learn what’s more masculine than Darren Potter’s tache then tune in at 9pm – www.secklowsounds.org

The question of the week this week is a simple one:

Izale – yes or no?

We want your input, because it means we have to do less pretending, so get in touch and let us know your answer by:

See you later peeps.

Brando.

 

 

Happy Heel of God Day

Happy Heel of God Day

The owner of the Heel of God
The owner of the Heel of God (ta Dan)

There aren’t many days of the year that can be set aside for simple celebration.  Even Christmas Day is becoming just like any other day for many people, but that’s not the case with Heel of God Day.  Heel of God Day is the one day when all followers of the true faith (we worship you oh Franchise) can sit back and smile from the moment they wake to the second their head hits the pillow at night.

On Heel of God Day, we put aside our differences as fans, and together we remember the events surrounding that day.  We remember the shameful bias against us in the media build up.  We remember the dignified manner in which our club, our Supporters Association and our fans behaved during the build up to the match.  We remember the silence from the media once the final whistle blew and they hadn’t got the result they wanted.

We remember the pride we had in our own fans behaviour on that day, and we remember the shameful behaviour of some of the fans from Kingston on that day.  We remember the spitting, we remember the vandalism and we remember them crapping on the floor.

The Heel of God
That Match Poster

We remember the desperate attempts from Kingston as they sought to bribe their own fans not to attend the match.  We remember them offering to buy tickets back from fans in a vain attempt to stop them attending.  We remember the worst boycott in history as they brought many times their usual away following to us – the club they’d encouraged so many to boycott both before and since.

We remember their pleading with people at the concessions not to buy.  We remember the vast sums taken in our concessions from the ‘fans’ who’d told the world that they weren’t going to spend any money once they got here.  We remember  Beavis (or was it Butthead?) appearing in every media outlet clutching the program that none of them were going to buy.

We remember the little plane with it’s rather quaint little banner that they’d spent so much cash on.  We remember that even their own fans were ignoring it after the second journey overhead.

We remember Potter to Lewie to Williams to Gleeson, and the screamer from Gleeson that put us ahead.  We remember Dave Martin keeping us in it at 1:1 in the 89th minute.  We remember Semi running to the corner flag and winning the corner.  We remember Bowditch taking the corner, it coming back out to Ismail and then Ismail putting the ball back int0 the box.

But most of all, we remember The Heel of God.  We remember the elation we felt when fate looked down on us at that moment and smiled – when Jon “Heel of God” Otsemobor stuck a heel out and flicked the ball over the outstretched Sullivan and our fans erupted.

Happy Heel of God Day – We Know What We Are!

Brando

Episode 1 – The MooCamp Radio Show

The MooCamp Radio Show - It's Like an MK Dons Fanzine for your ears
It’s Like a Fanzine For Your Ears, but with too much music

Well that was fun!

Episode one of The MooCamp Radio Show went out on www.secklowsounds.org earlier this evening and, while it was a little chaotic at times, we had some fun.  Thanks to those who listened live, thanks to those who got involved by text/phone/email/tweet and thanks to those who took the time to take the piss out of us afterwards – that’s what makes the it all worthwhile.

If you weren’t able to listen live, either due to technical problems, or due to the fact that you’ve got a life, then you can download or listen to it below. If you did listen live and you want to listen to it again, then I guess that’s ok too, though I’ll probably judge you.  But just a little.

Walsall Away – 8th September 2012

Well that’s not how it was supposed to happen

Walsall – always one of my favourite aways, and always one that I look out for when the fixture list comes out.  We usually take quite a few (for us of course) we usually do ok there, and with the possible exception of the time when they bricked our supporters coach, they’re usually pretty good hosts.  The sun was shining.  It was relatively close, so we didn’t even need to leave home till gone 1 and even Mrs Brando seemed relaxed and happy and looking forward to the trip.  Nothing could go wrong.

Except for the match of course.

It wasn’t a bad match to be honest – it was entertaining, if a little frustrating, but it wasn’t the feast of football that we’d like to become accustomed to, and that on occasions we look like we’re about to start delivering.  We started brightly and had a few good chances early on, but it needs to be said that this is the best Walsall side I’ve seen in recent seasons, and they defended fantastically throughout the match.  We had something like 20 shots, and while the keeper had to make a couple of saves, we really didn’t trouble him enough – everything we threw at them was blocked by a guy in a red shirt throwing himself in front of it.

We’re still working out our formation and I’m not sure Robinson knows what his best side is just yet, but I think we’re starting to settle as a team.  It’s difficult not to be a little bit nervous at our lack of threat up front, but we’ll have to trust in Robbo – we scored loads of goals last season (more than at any time in our illustrious history 😉 ) and that was without the standard 20 goal a season striker, but it’s the lack of clinical finishing in matches like this that could prove to be critical come the end of the season.

Anyway, the best way to sum up the match is as follows:

  • We huffed and puffed a lot but didn’t often look likely to score
  • Even though we had loads of shots
  • and hit the post
  • The ref was, imho remarkably one-sided.  We picked up five yellows and I’d suggest that most of those challenges wouldn’t have been worthy of a card in most matches, and it seemed to my admittedly biased eyes that similar if not worse challenges were going unpunished from the Saddlers

I’ve come away from the match nervous about Charlie McDonald’s state of mind – he looks nervous of the ball, and seems so scared of making a mistake that he’s playing like another midfielder, looking to create chances for others rather than looking to shoot.  If we’re going to be playing with just the one up front, then he needs to get his confidence back before we play him again.  This is one of the downsides to not having a reserve side anymore – we can’t stick him in the reserves until he’s got a few goals under his belt, so perhaps a stint out on loan to a lower division club might give him what he needs.  It was a strange decision to bring Lowe off to replace him with Charlie in a like for like swap – I’d have rather we switched to 4-4-2 at that point and played them both together, or brought Jabo on – he’s got a good record against Walsall, so I was surprised he didn’t get on the pitch.  It was really only once we switched to 4-4-2 that we started to look like scoring, and that was primarily due to Alan Smith throwing himself into everything like a madman.

On a more positive note, I’ve come away from this match recognising David Martin for the genuine entertainer that he is – his walkabout in the first-half was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years topped only by the sheepish grin he had on his face when the danger had passed.  The fact that he did it again in the second-half, albeit less dramatically, makes him all the more special.  With him and Jimmy Bullard together in the squad, we’re looking good for the season :-).

Things I noticed this week:

  • The hill up to the away carpark is looking tatty – I have no idea why this is relevant
  • Something really upset my stomach this weekend, and I’ve got the pre-kickoff pasty as a prime suspect
  • Robinson needs to learn to shut up about referees – they’re hardly going to be looking to give us the benefit of the doubt in any situation if he’s off calling them all bastards at the end of each match
  • David Martin is a comedy genius
  • I love the Walsall accent
  • The guys in the programme aren’t as funny when they’re not taking the piss out of us

We should be looking to pick up points in matches like these, but a much improved Walsall side deserved the points.  Bring on Yeovil.

Brando