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Time for Milton Keynes to drop the Dons

Time for Milton Keynes to drop the Dons

AFC Wimbledon won the rights to Wimbledon's history and now it's time for MK Dons to drop the "Dons" from their name, according to Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson.

Having moved the original Wimbledon to Milton Keynes they were eventually renamed MK Dons, so AFC Wimbledon were formed in 2002.

Samuelson, as he told Sky Sports, has no intention of much talk with MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman and believes that he should remove the Dons name and just call themselves Milton Keynes: 'If he offers me his hand, as long as it's got a letter in it saying that they agree that what they did was wrong and that they're going to drop the name Dons, I'll shake it. Otherwise, I think we'll just move on.

'It's up to them. I think it reminds them and everybody of how they originated. They really don't have much to do with Wimbledon but it's their decision, not mine.

'I'm not going to agitate for it, I think it would be the better thing to do but that's for them to decide.'

The two sides of course meet in the FA Cup next month, which will be the first meeting between the two sides.

These sides were on course to meet in the FA Cup a couple of years ago but a replay defeat by MK Dons stopped this from happening. At the time it was reported that AFC Wimbledon were going to boycott the fixture, this is something that Samuelson has denied though.

Samuelson knows "emotions are running high" but he wants his side to go about it the right way: 'Our job is to get the game played and over with - and hopefully win.

'This is a chance to show the footballing world just how proud we are of what we've achieved.'

Hopefully this can go off without any problems, there is always the fear this might not be the case.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday November 14 2012
Time: 4:20PM

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