Phil Spencer helps families make the biggest move of their lives as they relocate to Australia.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Relocation: Phil Down Under - Milton Keynes City F.C. - Netflix
The name Milton Keynes City Football Club (commonly abbreviated to MK City) refers to two defunct English football clubs, both of which were non-League sides based in or around Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The first, Bletchley Town FC, changed its name to Milton Keynes City in 1974, and used the name until its dissolution in 1985. The second, originally called Mercedes-Benz, became MK City in 1998, and retained the name until its own demise in 2003, coinciding with the relocation of Wimbledon F.C. to Milton Keynes.
Relocation: Phil Down Under - First former incarnation (1974–85) - Netflix
The first version was a Southern League team founded in 1956 as Bletchley & WIPAC Football club before changing their name a year later to Bletchley Town. The club changed name again in 1974 to become Milton Keynes City. The club was poorly supported and posted a series of woeful finishes, never reaching the top half of their league. The club's only major achievement was victory in the 1979–80 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup. In 1979, after yet another poor season which saw the club finish second from bottom, Ron Noades, then chairman of Wimbledon, claimed to have entered talks with the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, although this was denied by the Corporation, about the possibility of moving the south London club to Milton Keynes. Noades purchased a controlling interest in Milton Keynes City and installed fellow Wimbledon directors including Sam Hammam, Bernie Coleman and Jimmy Rose as directors on top of their identical roles at Wimbledon, which at that time was still legal under the Football Association's rules. His intention was to merge the two clubs to produce a club based in Milton Keynes using Wimbledon's place in the Football League. This idea was never seriously developed and was abandoned when he sold his interest in Milton Keynes City the following year. Further poor seasons followed with no financial backing and eventually the club was wound up five years later at the end of the 1984–85 season. During their existence, Milton Keynes City were known as 'the Gladiators' played their home games at the City Ground, Manor Field in Bletchley – a stadium with a 4,000 capacity. Colours were tangerine and black. Under their original identity the team twice reached the 4th Qualifying round of the FA Cup in the mid-sixties.
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