“I went along to offer support. I’d been sacked by the previous Wimbledon – we’d finished eighth or ninth in the Championship the previous year, they were on the verge of moving and it was an awful year. I despaired for the supporters.
“It was like you saying to your wife ‘I’m going to leave you at the end of the season and run off with the woman next door... but will you stay here cook my food, do my washing for me.’
“The fans came to the matches, they would turn their back on the game, they would chant at the chairman to go. I got to know the song well and was singing it myself by the end!
“How can you take a club away from it’s people?
“I have nothing against Milton Keynes or the people who are there now. It could have gone to, say, Carlisle, it still wouldn’t have made it right. It’s wrong for those fans.
“The FA were wrong, as were the people who owned Wimbledon at the time."