My beloved Dons fans,
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.