Second place Hull City visit Le Stad MK at the weekend and Tom secured the services of Tigers fan 25-year-old Ant Northgraves (Pictured Below) to answer our questions. Many thanks to Ant for your answers we wish you all the best for the season and we hope we don’t get “Mauled by the Tigers”, as we have experience in dealing with large cats.
Tell us a little-known fact about your club?
We were involved in the first ever Penalty shootout against Manchester United, we lost, obviously.
What impact has Covid 19 had on your club, do you worry for its future if this continues?
As much flack as we give our owners, the recent player sales have left our club financially secure. Our profit margins mean we’re still fairly comfortable and we’re still due millions that are owed for players. Hopefully, we aren’t in League One too long, so it’ll be back to the better financial benefits of Championship football.
What has your club done to compensate fans on season ticket sales?
Nothing much really. If you continue with your membership, you get to stream the home matches for free and you get the Club Reward points added to your account for discounts on merchandise.
What were your expectations for your club pre-season, and have you changed your mind on what you have seen so far?
After the horrible end to last season, I thought we were just sliding down a never-ending slope. But with 5 wins from 6, including 5 clean sheets, I’ve managed to rediscover my optimism again and believe we could be looking at Play Offs as a minimum!
Who has been your breakout player this season?
Keane Lewis-Potter is an exceptional young talent who we all believed should have had more game time last season, but George Honeyman has upped his game tremendously and has become undroppable and the first name on the team sheet, adding goals and assists to his already impressive energy levels.
Who should Dons fans watch out for as a game changer?
Mallik Wilks is our danger man. When he feels up to it, he would terrorise any back 4 in this League and the League above. With a confident swagger and impressive flair, he is our main goal threat cutting in from the wing.
What’s your opinion on IFollow?
Wasn’t too impressed with the games I’ve watched. I suppose it’s hard to find that happy medium without being able to attend, but the weirdly close up camera zoom and shoddy connection, you begin to question if you get your money’s worth.
We always make hard work of games we (on paper) should be winning, and I’m not expecting us to steamroll our way to a win at all. I’d expect a narrow win where MK Dons make us work for it. 2 – 1 Hull.
Who is a good tip for promotion and relegation?
Ipswich look good, Lincoln are the surprise package, and you’d assume Sunderland would be in the mix. I’m going to say Ipswich and Sunderland top 2, Hull play off winners. I expect Northampton, Oxford, Rochdale, and Wigan to struggle at the other end.
Where do you think the MK Dons will finish up this season?
Haven’t actually seen much of them this season, but MK Dons never seem to be too far from a distant play off charge, I’m going to say a safe mid table finish.