[tabbed_content] [handlers] [handle to=”tab_1″]Ramble[/handle] [handle to=”tab_2″]Podcast[/handle] [/handlers] [tab_contents] [tab name=”tab_1″] What a couple of days! Feel the sincerity of that exclamation mark. I’m so pumped, I could go as far to say that I’ve never felt quite so jubilant about the club.

Hang about, that might not actually be true, but even so – we have a our team back. Everything we took for granted, then felt so prevalently when we lost it, is back.

Of course it won’t be long before the football takes over again and gives us the highs, lows and multiple frustrations – but at least it’s back.

And I know there are still many fans out there who remain more concerned about Sisu being in control of the club than the team being returned to the Ricoh – but at least it’s back. We’re back. We’re bloody back. Back, back, back.

The Coventry City Football Club that was wretched from us is home, and what an occasion to celebrate. Prepare yourselves MK Dons, it’s Sky Blues party time!

How are they getting on?

Two wins out of three in the league is a good start for them, although that was close to being our record at the weekend so don’t read too much into that. It’s impossible to make any genuine comparison between the two teams this early on.

They defeated AFC Wimbledon in the League Cup, which we won’t talk about, but lost to Peterborough in the league the week before that. They’ve also got a tasty home tie against Man Utd coming up, so with our lot bringing fousands, and then the red invasion on Tuesday, it’s going to be quite a few days for the club with the fancy seats.

They’re the top scorers in the league with 7 in 3, one more than us, so hopefully we’re in for some fun and games this afternoon.

Who could cause us trouble?

While this doesn’t mean anything, my overriding memory of playing MK Dons is their wide players. Not that they have the same ones any more, but you tend to find managers prefer a similar type of player, so I’ll keep my eyes open for that. For no real reason.

People-wise, Will Grigg is a name all League One clubs will be aware of as he seems to prove his ability (and beard-growing prowess) whoever he plays for.

Arsenal youngster Benik Afobe has arrived on loan, grabbed a goal or two and is now looking to shake off the rustiness of pre-season (his words). Watch out for him.

Defender Kyle McFadzean has also had a good start to the season sneaking in with a couple of goals.

Goals, goals, goals. Even from a defender. That’s all I care about.

Sky Blues team news

Danny Pugh is likely to still be out, but probably couldn’t oust Ryan Haynes even if he was fit, what with our flame-haired lefty’s form since he came into the side.

New boy Simeon Jackson’s got some time on the pitch in the last game and also had some minutes for the under 21s during the week so may well be fit enough for a more impactful involvement.

Other than that, the team is starting to look more settled, and with the occasion being what it is, they’ll all be desperate to get out there and show the fans just how good they can be for us.

Predictions

After three home games we now begin a stint of three away games before our long-awaited return. It’s going to be a tough stretch, but everything is starting to go our way, and there’s no better time for the lads to ride a crest of positivity and transfer the support they have from the fans into solid gold points.

Neil: MK Dons 0 – 3 Coventry

Joey: MK Dons 1 – 3 Coventry

Paul: MK Dons 1 – 2 Coventry

Andy: MK Dons 2 – 2 Coventry

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Episode 71 – The Nii Lamptey Show

This week: You know exactly what. We’re home!

The excitement is definitely too much for the Niis as they attempt to cram a weekly podcast and all the hoopla about the Ricoh return into a single episode.

This is bumper. So maybe break it up with a cup of tea, trip to the loo, or a jigsaw puzzle.

If there’s any issue with sound quality, just blame our delight. This podcast contains DELIGHT.

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