Saturday, May 06, 2006

Milton Keynes are relegated

Football isn't generally any kind of morality play, good things don't always happen to good people and vice versa. But it did today. The most disliked team in England were finally relegated to the 2nd division. Why are they disliked? They uprooted the club and moved it across the country to Milton Keynes from South West London. This may be a common occurrence in the US, but franchising of clubs here has never happened here in the past. Why do I care? If they had been successful then they may have been the first of many clubs moving just to get a few more bums on seats and to hell with the club's fans. Not only that, but the club set up by the fans, AFC Wimbledon, is ten minutes down the road from our house. Unfortunately they missed out on promotion this year, but they are still one division closer to their nemesis.

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