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Royals Get MK Dons In Next Round

11 August 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

After Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in round one, Reading will play MK Dons in the second round of the League Cup. The game will take place at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 23 August. The League One side were 3-2 away winners against Newport County in their first round game, thanks to a last minute winner, and like the Royals, have started the season with two straight wins.

Last season MK Dons were relegated from the Championship - but they managed to keep two clean sheets against the Royals while picking up four points. Reading drew 0-0 at the Madejski but lost 0-1 away from home in two poor quality games.

Recent Meetings With MK DONS

16 January 2016 Championship MK Dons (Away) L: 0-1 Read report...
22 August 2015 Championship MK Dons (HOME) D: 0-0 Read report...


Discussion On This Story:


» 10 Aug 2016 14:21

I'd like us to get Accrington or Morecambe or any one of those sides left who we have never played or haven't played for years and years...


» 10 Aug 2016 14:34

For purely selfish purposes Cambridge or Peterborough away please


» 10 Aug 2016 14:50

I'd gladly take Blackpool, Oldham, Rochdale, Blackburn, Crewe or Fleetwood/Leeds, in the next round.


» 10 Aug 2016 14:53

Oxford please


» 10 Aug 2016 15:23

Who wouldn't want Oxford ?


» 10 Aug 2016 15:28

Oxford (A)
Northampton (A)
Cheltenham (A)
Chelsea (A)


» 10 Aug 2016 15:33

I didn't think they came into it until R3 because of European foot.... Oh

 savage 4 england

» 10 Aug 2016 15:55

Palace, Chelsea, Oxford or Swindon away

 Royal With Cheese

» 10 Aug 2016 17:24

If I could be really selfish I'd take Lisburn Distillery away.


» 10 Aug 2016 17:59

Good evening all. It's always a joyous occasion when the Royals make it through to the next stage of the cup! Such anticipation. Such expectation. So many dreams and so many teams to compete with.

Please do feel free to share your favoured opponents in the next round.

Have a lovely evening and take care.

 The Cube

» 10 Aug 2016 18:36

There's a definite problem with the seeding for this draw. Cardiff should be a seed if they beat Bristol Rovers, but Bristol Rovers should not be a seed if they beat Cardiff. And the problem is that that game takes place after the draw. So it seems pretty certain that the winner of that tie will be seeded.

If Aston Villa, Leeds and QPR all win tonight then they will all be seeds and Reading will miss out. If any of the three go out, then Reading will be a seed. Except.... what if Villa win in 90 minutes and one or both of the other two go into extra time? No way would Sky Sports hold up the draw, So again, the winners of any games still going on would have to be seeded.

And all this could be avoided by either:
(a) not having seeds, because it is after all a very stupid system, or
(b) holding the draw after the round has finished.

Note also that Liverpool will play their game away even if drawn at home. They will also pay extra money to their opponents. So Reading as a non-seed and away to Liverpool will suit me.

Edit: Got the "not waiting" bit very badly wrong....

 Ian Royal

» 10 Aug 2016 21:33


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