‘Only person to blame has to be Winkleman’ – These angry MK Dons fans react to fourth successive league defeat

Bolton Wanderers piled further misery on MK Dons with 1-0 victory at the University of Bolton Stadium yesterday.

Daryl Murphy made amends for his ninetieth-minute penalty miss by finding the net three minutes later in a game of late high drama.

The win moves Keith Hill’s men into positive points for the first time this season after their third win in a row but leaves MK Dons floundering two places above them in the final League One relegation place after their fourth successive league defeat.

MK Owner Pete Winkleman sacked experienced boss Paul Tisdale earlier this month and appointed Russell Martin as his successor, but the former Scotland international defender has been unable to halt an alarming slide that threatens the club’s third tier status won under Tisdale last season.


Martin has lost all three games in charge so far, and while injuries and suspensions, particularly in forward positions, are a contributing factor, the facts of the matter are MK have not won in the league since mid-September. Lack of goals appears to be the root of the problem; they haven’t scored more than one goal in a game since September 7 when they beat Wimbledon 2-1.

MK’s cause certainly wasn’t helped by the dismissal of the usually reliable George Williams for raising his arms and catching Thibaud Verlinden in the face in front of the referee. Still, despite some frantic defending, they were unable to keep a resurgent Bolton at bay.

There is nothing worse for any fan than losing to a late winner, and while there were signs of an improvement in performance, most MK fans were devastated with the result when they took to social media.

Most supporters are now starting to think Pete Winkleman made a colossal mistake in sacking Tisdale and appointing the inexperienced Martin, with the chairman coming in for some severe criticism.

Many feel Martin is out of his depth, and the job is too big for his first shot at management.

Some feel an experienced boss is needed before its too late and MK find themselves back in League Two.

Here is a small selection of their responses to the latest defeat on Twitter.




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