Q&A Special - MK Dons Fan on Robert Hall

  • June 04, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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After achieving success in League One, a MK Dons supporter tells us about Robert Hall's time on loan at stadium:mk.

Hall spent the closing weeks of the season on loan with Karl Robinson's side, helping them win promotion to the Championship on the final day of the campaign.

In our latest edition of Q&A, Dons supporter Dan Long (@DanMKDons) shares his views on Hall's new lease of life, a first senior hat-trick, as well as why reports of a permanent transfer may be wide of the mark but not something he would be against.

Q: After joining MK Dons in March, Robert Hall made seven appearances and scored his first senior hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Leyton Orient in April 18. How would you sum up his time at the club?

A: Better than expected, actually. I can't really remember his first spell here and, going by his record at Bolton, it didn't seem that great. This wasn't to say I was particularly disappointed with the signing, as I was intrigued to see how he'd do back here.

As it turned out, he was a great loan signing. As stated in the question, he scored a great hat-trick, including a rather stunning volley from outside the box!

I also remember when we played Port Vale away, which was a good chance to catch up with Preston North End, but in the end a rather dire game in which we were quite fortunate to get a point. In this game Hall came on and was such a quick and exciting player, and looked the most likely to score. He really impressed me.

Q: Hall has struggled to establish himself at Bolton and rapidly earned a reputation of an immature youngster, who has been eclipsed by a player who only signed professional forms last month - Tom Walker. Did Dons supporters experience any of this, or do you feel we may have a case of a frustrated player just waiting for an opportunity?

A: In his first spell it did seem as though it was more of a case of an immature youngster. However, since his return it really does feel like the latter.

He seems to have really enjoyed his time here, playing with the likes of Dele Alli and Lewis Baker. He got a good amount of game time and looked as though he was dedicated to the club and helping us get promoted.

Q: Hall has 12 months remaining on his contract at Macron Stadium, but appears to have fallen out-of-favour under Neil Lennon. A fee of around £400,000 will reportedly be enough to land the former West Ham United midfielder, but would you like to see him return for a spell in the Championship?

A: This I'm not so sure. For some reason, lots of people have this myth that we have loads of money and a massive budget - we don't! £400,000 is a lot of money to us.

If money was no object then yes, I think he would be a welcome addition to our squad in the Championship, going by his loan spell here.

I think he likes the club and is obviously familiar with the manager and how we play, which would always help, but I'm not sure we could justify spending that amount of money, especially if we sign Will Grigg on a permanent deal from Brentford.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Dan for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @DanMKDons.

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