The 2009-10 squad
Opponents CompResultScorersAttPos
Sat 8 AugHartlepool UnitedHFL10-0 8,96514th
Tue 11 AugSwindon TownHFlC1-4Easter4,812FLC
Sat 15 AugSwindon TownAFL10-0 6,69215th
Tue 18 AugTranmere RoversAFL11-0Ibehre5,7448th
Sat 22 AugColchester UnitedHFL12-1Easter, Carrington8,6336th
Sat 29 AugExeter CityAFL12-1Easter (2)5,3333rd
Tue 1 SepDagenham & RedbridgeHJPT3-1Lewington, Easter (2)4,413JPT
Sat 5 SepHuddersfield TownH FL12-3Johnson, Easter9,7725th
Mon 14 SepNorwich CityH FL12-1Puncheon, Leven10,3545th
Sat 19 SepWycombe WanderersA FL11-0Kouo-Doumbé6,1274th
Sat 26 SepLeeds UnitedH FL10-1 16,7134th
Tue 29 SepOldham AthleticA FL11-2Brill (o.g.)3,6305th
Sat 3 OctBrighton & Hove AlbionA FL11-0Easter6,4195th
Tue 6 OctSouthend UnitedHJPT2-0Doran, Carrington4,792JPT
Sat 10 OctWalsallH FL11-0Easter8,9194th
Sat 17 OctGillinghamH FL12-0Easter, Wilbraham11,7643rd
Sat 24 OctSouthamptonA FL11-3Puncheon21,3874th
Sat 31 OctBristol RoversH FL12-1Leven, Puncheon9,7113rd
Sat 7 NovMacclesfield TownH FAC1-0Gobern4,868FAC
Tue 10 NovNorthampton TownHJPT QF3-1Wilbraham, Baldock (2)8,886JPT
Sat 14 NovCharlton AthleticA FL11-5Wilbraham17,1884th
Fri 20 NovSouthend UnitedA FL11-2Baldock6,9574th
Tue 24 NovCarlisle UnitedH FL13-4Baldock, Chadwick (2)9,4596th
Sat 28 NovExeter CityH FAC4-3Baldock (2), Devaney, Easter4,867FAC
Tue 1 DecMillwallA FL12-3Easter (2)7,88310th
Sat 5 DecYeovil TownH FL12-2Baldock, Leven8,96510th
Sat 12 DecLeyton OrientA FL12-1Morgan, Quashie3,9598th
Tue 15 DecHereford UnitedAJPT SF4-1Baldock, Puncheon, Wilbraham, Easter1,367JPT
Sat 19 DecBrentfordH FL10-1 9,52010th
Sat 26 DecStockport CountyH FL14-1Easter, Quashie, Puncheon (2)9,6616th
Mon 28 DecHuddersfield TownA FL10-1 16,0869th
Sat 2 JanBurnleyH FAC1-2Morgan11,816FAC
Sat 16 JanHartlepool UnitedA FL15-0Easter, Liddle (o.g.), Leven, Baldock, Puncheon3,2118th
Thu 20 JanSouthamptonHJPT F10-1 7,918JPT
Sat 23 JanTranmere RoversH FL11-0Puncheon9,4387th
Tue 26 JanColchester UnitedA FL10-2 3,6018th
Sat 30 JanExeter CityH FL11-1Baldock8,7409th
Sat 6 FebStockport CountyA FL13-1Easter, Wilbraham, Townsend3,7208th
Tue 9 FebSouthamptonAJPT F21-3Randall29,901JPT
Sat 13 FebCarlisle UnitedA FL10-5 4,9308th
Sat 20 FebSouthend UnitedH FL13-1Carrington (2), Townsend9,8018th
Tue 23 FebMillwallA FL11-3Wilbraham10,6108th
Sat 27 FebYeovil TownA FL10-1 3,8449th
Sat 6 MarLeyton OrientH FL11-0Carrington14,3239th
Tue 9 MarSwindon TownH FL12-1Wilbraham, Tunnicliffe8,7648th
Sat 13 MarBrentfordAFL13-3Wilbraham (2), Easter5,2099th
Sat 20 MarSouthamptonHFL10-3 10,5709th
Sat 27 MarGillinghamAFL12-2McCracken, Easter5,46510th
Sat 3 AprCharlton AthleticHFL10-1 10,86910th
Mon 5 AprBristol RoversAFL10-1 10,86910th
Sat 10 AprNorwich CityAFL11-1Wilbraham24,88810th
Tue 13 AprOldham AthleticHFL10-0 8,52810th
Sat 17 AprWycombe WanderersHFL12-3Wilbraham (2)10,56110th
Sat 24 AprLeeds UnitedAFL11-4Lewington25,96411th
Sat 1 MayBrighton & Hove AlbionHFL10-0 12,02311th
Sat 8  MayWalsallAFL11-2Powell4,77212th
01 July 2009 Jabo IbehreWalsallFree
14 July 2009 Jemal JohnsonFree agentFree
14 July 2009 Jermaine EasterPlymouth ArgyleUndisclosed
17 July 2009 Stuart SearleFree agentFree
21 July 2009 Richie PartridgeFree agentFree
21 July 2009 Mark CarringtonFree agentFree
04 August 2009 Jason PuncheonPlymouth ArgyleLoan to 3 Jan 2010
06 August 2009 Sol DavisFree agentFree
07 August 2009 Darren PowellFree agentFree
08 August 2009 Michael BridgesFree agentFree
28 September 2009 Dean MorganFree agentFree
05 October 2009 Aaron DoranBlackburn RoversLoan to5 Nov 2009
24 November 2009 Nigel QuashieWest Ham UnitedLoan to 3 Jan 2010
14 January 2010 Andros TownsendTottenham HotspurLoan to 5 Mar 2010
11 February 2010 James TunnicliffeBrighton & Hove AlbionLoan to 1 Mar 2010
01 July 2009 Nathan AbbeyReleased
01 July 2009 Tore André FloReleased
01 July 2009 Ali GerbaReleased
01 July 2009 Jemal JohnsonReleased
01 July 2009 Miguel LleraReleased
01 July 2009 Alan NavarroReleased
19 January 2010 Danny SwailesReleased
19 January 2010 Richie PartridgeReleased
PBrighton & Hove A462811785404595
3Huddersfield Town462512977482987
PPeterborough U 46231013106753179
5MK Dons46238156760777
7Leyton Orient461913147162970
10Colchester United461614165763-662
12Carlisle United461611196062-259
13Charlton Athletic461514176266-459
14Yeovil Town461611195666-1059
15Sheffield Wed461610206767058
16Hartlepool United461512194765-1857
17Oldham Athletic461317165360-756
18Tranmere Rovers461511205360-756
19Notts County46148244660-1450
RDagnhm & Red 461211235270-1847
RBristol Rovers 461112234882-3445
RPlymouth Arg 46157245174-2342
RSwindon Town 46914235072-2241
Jermaine Easter4519
Aaron Wilbraham4312
Sam Baldock2810
Jason Puncheon328
Mark Carrington245
Peter Leven344
Dean Lewington502
Dean Morgan102
Luke Chadwick442
Andros Townsend92
Mathias Kouo-Doumbé361
David McCracken441
Jemal Johnson181
Lewis Gobern211
James Tunnicliffe91
Jabo Ibehre101
Mark Randall181
Daniel Powell21
Aaron Doran51
Martin Devaney71
The season's transfers
EFL1: How they finished
No. Player
2 Jude Stirling
3 Dean Lewington
4 Mathias Kouo-Doumbé
5 David McCracken
6 Sean O'Hanlon
7 Stephen Gleeson
8 Jermaine Easter
9 Aaron Wilbraham
10 Jemal Johnson
11 Sam Baldock
12 Willy Guéret
13 Mark Carrington
No. Player
14 Lewis Gobern
16 Richie Partridge
16 Jason Puncheon
16 James Tunnicliffe
17 Stuart Searle
19 Jabo Ibehre
20 Sol Davis
22 Peter Leven
24 Dean Morgan
25 Danny Swailes
26 Luke Chadwick
27 David King
No. Player
28 Adam Chicksen
29 Oscar Gobern
29 Nigel Quashie
29 Mark Randall
30 Daniel Powell
31 Tom Flanagan
33 Aaron Doran
35 Charlie Collins
35 Martin Devaney
35 Andros Townsend
39 Alex Rae
This was manager Paul Ince's single season in charge of the club during his second spell as manager, after he replaced Roberto Di Matteo who had moved to become manager at West Bromwich Albion. 
   Ince resigned in April 2010 blaming proposed budget cuts as a reason for his departure.  Ince's assistant manager Karl Robinson replaced him as manager on 10 May 2010.
   Top scorer for the season was Welsh striker Jermaine Easter, with 19 goals.
   A season total of 236,663 people watched 
the team play their 23 home League One
games giving an average attendance of 10,290 per match,  7th highest in the league.
   The Dons finished in 12th position in League One, 20 points outside of the play-off
positions, after a long injury list and a poor disciplinary record undermined their chances
of success.
   Although in fifth place and in the play-off places on Boxing Day, 2009, following a 4-1 win against Stockport County, they lost their next game at Huddersfield Town, and did not
regain a place in the play-off positions for the rest of the season, falling away towards the end of the season and failing to win any of their last 11 games.
   The Dons reached the Third Round of the
FA Cup before being beaten 2-1 at home by Burnley.
   They were eliminated in the First Round of the League Cup beaten 1-4 by Swindon Town. They reached the Southern Area Final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy before being
beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Southampton.



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