Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Martin Allen Hails The Dons

Martin Allen Hails The Dons

MK Dons boss Martin Allen praises his side despite losing 2-1 To Swindon Town at the County Ground last night.

'I thought we played well, acquitted ourselves well against the top of the league team.

'All the players gave everything they've got for the Club and that's the number one fact for me - that everyone commits to the cause and the team and we certainly did that - they never had any shots at our goal in the second half apart from one penalty.

'We were more than comfortable and playing away from home that's important and then in the last twenty minutes we opened the game out, obviously, because we were losing and then we had quite a few half-chances but the stats will show, I think, that they didn't have one shot.

'Although they got a few crosses in they never looked dangerous we were more than comfortable and we were more than solid as a team. We've had one hour this morning to prepare, fitness tests galore, people playing not fully fit and it's a patched up outfit and they've done us proud.'

'They were hard to see from down here at the side of the pitch - it's a better view up top.

'The first one, not sure; the second one was a penalty I think but I'm not going to comment on the referee's performance because I've been up to the Football Association enough times, I've had enough fines, but that was tough tonight.

'He did handball it, the only thing he didn't do was catch it so that was a definite penalty but, as I say, I can't be dragged into that because I can't keep going up to the Football Association for criticising openly referees.'

'It was a fantastic goal - great header down from Clive and then a great finish and at that point, in those first twenty minutes, we were excellent and even after that they never really got near our goal, never really threatened.

'There weren't any moments where you thought 'Oh my God!', they had a lot of attacks but they weren't getting anywhere near us and in the second half, as I said, they never had a shot at our goal.'

'Well, you can take that thought away with you but we've got to keep out standards. I have a saying that I maintain, that you don't pop the champagne when you win but you don't pop the pills when you lose.

'I do take it quite hard if we ever lose but you don't get that commitment and passion and fire but tonight we showed plenty of that all round the team and the lads that came on all done well and you can't knock them for that.

'Perhaps just a little more quality in the final third, and belief, we would have won the game.'

'It's been like that all season. Even at the end they stayed there and clapped the team, but I know what its like supporting a team when you've paid your money

'You go and see them and you want them to have a go and the Milton Keynes supporters know that our team has a go, they don't lay down, they don't fold, they're not weak and if you pay your money, number one, that is what you want to see and that is what they get with these players we've got.'




SUPPORT THE SWINDON TOWN F.C CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, SIGN UP TO STFC OFFICIAL e-GOLF TODAY

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Wednesday September 13 2006
Time: 5:41PM

Comments

0
wyhat a manager good luck for the rest of the season just hope that the players with injuries come back quickly
the rodge
13/09/2006 22:41:00
0
This was the animated guy who looked like the Persil advert on the touchline .... Much what we expected from him trying to rally his troops. Schoolboy errors are the back cost you that match, little tip upend 'em before they enter the box...
APG_STFC
13/09/2006 22:51:00
0
we where cheated
the rodge
14/09/2006 20:19:00
0
learn to spell, the rodge. Or is that a misspelling of "the todger"?
alan_h
16/09/2006 01:23:00
0
Don't start him off again - or it'll be more of ' wee was cheeted bye the rafferee'
APG_STFC
16/09/2006 14:44:00
0
I think he needs a push to remedial classes, tbh. Must be a feature of Dons "fans".
alan_h
16/09/2006 21:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Safe Standing Takes Another Step

Last weekend the EFL contacted League One and Two clubs and informed them that they had the choice of whether or not to introduce the new 'rail seats' that are a topic...

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 14/3/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of...

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions3%
Playoffs20%
Mid Table32%
Relegated45%
Don't Know0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 38 23 9 6 78 30
2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 1:30PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football