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Wednesday 31 January 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live, Friday comedy night and Saturday ska

This week at Kingsmeadow Live sees the start of our weekly comedy club on a Friday night and the first of our monthly Ska nights on Saturday night.

FRIDAY 2 February? 8.00 pm till Midnight? 6 (advance) /8 (door)

COMEDY @ KINGSMEADOW presents?.

Sully O?Sullivan (MC)
"Sully's booming self confidence and no-nonsense delivery refreshed the whole genre." The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Simon Brodkin (On first)
"The Funniest New Act I?ve Seen in Years? Harry Hill

Andy Robinson (Headliner)

?Andy Robinson clearly has what it takes, he's a natural? The Observer

"Robinson is the comedy equivalent of gold dust - pure talent" The Guardian


SATURDAY 3 February 2007, 8.00 pm ? Till 1.00 am Price 5/7 Box Office 020 8547 3335
We present FRAUD SQUAD

Newly formed in 2006, the band consists of members who have worked and still are working with Bad Manners, Neville Staple?s Specials and The Beat.

This uniquely blended band strives to deliver the best in ska music quality and generate the same excitement and exhilaration experienced during the Dance Craze period. A typical set includes such songs as ?Too Much Too Young?, ?Pressure Drop?, ?Rudi?, ?My girl Lollipop? and ?Concrete Jungle?, to name but a few.

KM Live on Saturday also features DJ spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60?s soul, power pop and new wave.

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

To order tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!


Don?t miss these upcoming gigs

Saturday 10 February - The Smyths and Re:Order double bill

Saturday 24 February - Ian Siegal

For more details, visit here


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Tuesday 30 January 2007
club news
Squad for East Thurrock

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's Ryman Premier league game against East Thurrock United, kick off 7.45 pm:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Lee Kersey; Antony Howard; Michael Haswell; Mark Rooney; Casey Mclaren; Wes Daly; Chris Gell; Steve Wales; Luke Garrard; Steve Tyson; Lewis Cook; Robin Shroot; Steve Ferguson; Roscoe Dsane; Stephen Goddard.

"Wes Daly and Roscoe Dsane return following one match suspensions and Andy Little is back from his business commitment last Saturday. Jermaine Darlington is not available as he is back on Thursday.

In addition to losing Darren Grieves for several weeks following his injury on Saturday, we have a number of fitness doubts. Mark Rooney, Simon Sweeney, Steve Goddard and Lee Kersey all face fitness tests just before the game."


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Tuesday 30 January 2007
club news
Coach tickets for Tonbridge on sale tonight and by phone

You can book a coach ticket to Tonbridge tonight at the complimentary tickets window or by phoning the office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday.

Tickets are 12 for adults and 7 for concessions.

The coach departs from the Woodman at noon and from Kingsmeadow at 12.30 pm.


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Monday 29 January 2007
club news
Dave's thoughts on Harrow Borough

Dave Anderson wasn't going overboard even after the Dons scored four goals in a league game for only the second time this season. "I thought it was a competent performance and probably acceptable, given the week we had just had. To go 1-0 down in less than five minutes seemed to epotimise the way the last couple of days had gone. But I always thought we'd get back into it and I was very pleased it was so soon after Harrow scored, as we didn't want them keeping the lead intact for half an hour and settling to their task.

"It was a nicely-struck free kick from Luke Garrard, who had a great game. He can really hit a ball well. It was interesting to compare his free kick with Lewis Cook's. Lewis got the ball over the wall and down again, which is a real skill. But what I would hate about facing him is that he only seems to take one step before hitting it. As a goalie, you like to see the way a player is shaping to take the kick, but with Lewis he has hit it before you can do that.

"And of course Steve Goddard got two more goals. The first was a case of 'right man in the right place at the right time' but the second was the sort of goal you usually see scored by a much more experienced and senior player than Steve. And he has now scored two goals against Harrow with his right foot and two against Chelmsford with his left. He doesn't seem fussed which foot it falls to.

"Talking of young players, it was good to be able to give Casey Mclaren and Steve Tyson a few more minutes at this level. We have got some very good young players coming through and each time they step out for the first team they can learn something new.

"And, after that result, this week in the Ryman Premier League could be very interesting indeed."


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Monday 29 January 2007
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/b 29 January

This week at AFC Wimbledon is now available as a feature, lower down this page or by clicking here.



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Monday 29 January 2007
first team news
Surrey Senior Cup date confirmed

The Surrey Senior Cup quarter final tie sees AFC Wimbledon visit Egham Town FC. The match will take place on Wednesday 21 February at The Runnymede Stadium, Tempest Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8HX

Ticket prices for the game will be Egham?s usual prices - 5 for adults, 2.50 for concessions and under 16s will be admitted free.



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Monday 29 January 2007
club news
An Evening with Lawrie Sanchez - last few tables remaining

As expected, demand for tickets to our footballing dinner with Lawrie has been high. There are only three entire tables of 9 remaining, priced at 540. If you wish to take one of these, please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

The two tables closest to the stage, where Lawrie will be sitting, are still open for bidding. The highest bid received so far is 1,000.

To find out how to make a booking and how to bid for a table, please click here


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Saturday 27 January 2007
club news
Further club statement

The following is the text of a leaflet handed out before the match at Kingsmeadow this afternoon:

"Club statement re the FA?s decision to remove AFC Wimbledon from the FA Trophy

As many people will know, last week the FA charged AFC Wimbledon with playing Jermaine Darlington in the FA Trophy game against Gravesend without first obtaining an International Transfer Certificate, which is required when a player moves from under the regulation of the Welsh FA to the English FA. We have published statements about this on the club?s website and we also handed out copies at the Chelmsford away game. At that time we were advised to make only the briefest of statements, to avoid prejudicing the hearing in any way.

We believe that we should be as open as possible as soon as possible. Therefore, if you are arriving early for today?s game there is an open meeting in the back bar between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm, to which you are invited. We hope to hold a second meeting, after the game, for those people who don't arrive early. If held, this will be in the main stand immediately following the match. Please listen for announcements during the game.

At a hearing on Thursday 25 January the FA Trophy sub-committee heard the club?s evidence and concluded that the case was proven and that AFC Wimbledon should:
- be removed from this season?s Trophy competition
- repay 7,000 of prize money from earlier rounds when Jermaine also played
- forfeit the 5,000 money from the Gravesend game.

The FA has said that this decision is final and binding. The FA also concluded that AFC Wimbledon did not deliberately act in an underhand way to circumvent the relevant regulations and so no penalty should be imposed. They also confirmed that the club is free to play in the Trophy next season.

The club has also announced that the Ryman League has charged us with a breach of league rule 6.1 for fielding a player without obtaining an international transfer certificate.

After careful consideration of the FA?s decision we believe that removal from the competition is a punishment which is wholly disproportionate to the administrative error that was committed. There was no dishonesty, the player was only ?ineligible? because a technicality had not been complied with, and he was registered. Therefore, we have written to the FA telling them of our wish to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. We are supported in this approach by our counsel who has agreed to work on the case for no fee.

Erik Samuelson
26 January 2007"


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Saturday 27 January 2007
club news
Please help with handouts today

We have produced a short handout to update fans on the situation regarding the FA's decision to remove us from the Trophy on Thursday. If you can help to hand these out, please come to the back bar at about 2.00 pm today.


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Friday 26 January 2007
club news
Lorraine signs up

Dave Anderson has announced that we have secured the signature of Paul Lorraine for at least the rest of the season. Dave said ?I don?t think it is an exaggeration to say that I rate Paul among the best in the division and I know that he is highly rated on the terraces too. I am sure the fans will be pleased to see him as an AFC Wimbledon player and not just as an on-loan Fisher player.

?This is a really good bit of news after what has been a difficult couple of days for all of us. Obviously we talked about the FA decision at training on Thursday night and I am pleased to say that the players have responded well in training. We hope to perform tomorrow but there is no better lift for players than hearing the support of the fans. Let?s hope we can give each other a lift tomorrow. We will be looking to show everyone that this decision has only strengthened our resolve to succeed at AFC Wimbledon.?


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Friday 26 January 2007
club news
Squad for Harrow Borough

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for the Ryman Premier League game against Harrow Borough at Kingsmeadow tomorrow:

Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Michael Haswell; Casey Mclaren; Chris Gell; Steve Wales; Luke Garrard; Steve Tyson; Lewis Cook; Robin Shroot; Steve Ferguson; Darren Grieves; Stephen Goddard.

?I can hardly believe it, but yet again we are missing nine of our regular first team squad. Andy Little has been managing to put off a work commitment for almost a year but now he just has to complete it. Lee Kersey, who played on through illness on Tuesday night, picked up a thigh injury too, but we hope he will be OK for Tuesday. Wes Daly also played while ill. He is not only still ill, he is also suspended.

"Steve Watson suffered a reaction to his knee on Tuesday night and we hope to get it scanned this week. Mark Rooney came off last Saturday with a tight hamstring which stops him playing tomorrow but might be OK for Tuesday. Roscoe is suspended and Steve Butler was back in training before the Met Police game but needs some match time with the reserves tomorrow. And, unfortunately, Paul Barnes has a back problem again.

"For the conspiracy theorists out there - Jermaine Darlington is away for a week. The explanation is simple; when Jermaine signed for us he put off a holiday and we agreed he would take it later in the season. And when we agreed the dates, there was no Tuesday game planned. That is all there is to it.

?So, Casey Mclaren, Steve Tyson and Robin Shroot are in the squad. I have been saying for a while how pleased I am about the development of our younger players and I have no qualms about involving them tomorrow.

"Finally, one good bit of news is that Richard Butler trained this week with no problems. We are waiting to see if there is any reaction but there has been none so far."


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Friday 26 January 2007
club news
Open meeting before the Harrow Borough game

There will be an open meeting before the Harrow Borough game where Erik Samuelson will explain the background to FA's decision to remove AFC Wimbledon from the FA Trophy. He will also answer questions about the situation, with the caveat that we do not want to say anything that might adversely affect our Ryman League hearing.

The meeting will start in the back bar at 1.00 pm and finish at about 2.00 pm. In addition, we are investigating holding a second meeting, after the game, for those people who can't arrive early. If held, this will be in the main stand immediately following the match.

The WISA meeting that was due to start at 1.30 pm will now start at approximately 2.00 pm.


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Thursday 25 January 2007
club news
Club statement

After an FA disciplinary hearing today, the club has been informed that AFC Wimbledon have been removed from this season's FA Trophy competition and Gravesend & Northfleet have been reinstated. The club will also have to repay 7,000 of prize money from the first round and the third qualifying round.

The committee concluded that further FA sanctions would not be appropriate and therefore there has been no fine imposed and the club is free to enter the FA Trophy in future seasons.

The decision is a consequence of an unfortunate administrative error and AFC Wimbledon is suffering a a result of an FA crackdown on such situations as evidenced by the sanctions imposed on Bury in relation to this season's FA Cup.

The decision is final and binding and there can be no appeal.

The club has also been informed that the Ryman Football League is charging us with a breach of league rule 6.1 in fielding a player before having obtained an international transfer certificate.

The club will make a further statement at a later time.


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Wednesday 24 January 2007
dons trust news
An evening with Lawrie Sanchez

The Dons Trust is delighted to announce that Lawrie Sanchez, ex Dons legend and Northern Ireland Manager, will be joining us at Kingsmeadow for a footballing dinner on Friday 9th March. Proceeds will go towards The Dons Trust?s funds.

The bar will be open from 7pm and the evening starts at 8pm with a three-course dinner. There will be a quiz, games, raffle, a comedian, an auction of quality Dons memorabilia, and of course a chance to hear from the great man himself in a question-and-answer session after the dinner.

There are 17 tables of 9 on sale now for 540 or a single ticket costs 60; to book your table or seat please click here.

We?re also offering two very special tables of 9 to the corporate sponsorship market. To find out more about this and to submit your bids for these tables please click here.

We?re expecting a high demand for tickets so please book as early as you can to secure your place at our special dinner. If you do not have access to the internet, booking forms will be available from the Dons Trust table in the back bar on match days. Dress code is smart casual.


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Tuesday 23 January 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live - including the Sex Pistols Experience this Saturday

Saturday 27 January 2007
This week Kingsmeadow Live presents The Sex Pistols Experience, one of the top tributes on the circuit today. Make sure you come to this one, it is sure to be a wild night!

The Sex Pistols Experience

Doors open 8.00 pm, show starts 9.00 pm, bar closes 1.00 am

6 (advance purchase)/ 8 (door)

The Sex Pistols Experience are the ultimate tribute to the godfathers of punk and one of the most important bands ever featuring all the spit & venom of the heady days of ?77.

?They really are the Sex Pistols!! Splendid!? Steve Jones

Never mind the bollocks usually aimed at tribute bands, this one is not a great rock n?roll swindle? The Daily Star

?I feel like I have been writing about these boys all my life- Fantastic!? Alan Parker (Pistols biographer)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

To order tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!

Don?t miss these upcoming gigs

Saturday 3 February - Fraud Squad

Saturday 10 February - The Smyths and Re:Order double bill

Saturday 24 February - Ian Siegal

For more details, visit here

And starting in February?.

Comedy@Kingsmeadow becomes a weekly event! That?s right, Kingsmeadow Live brings you the top comedians on the circuit every Friday night, starting on Friday 2 February! Keep an eye on the website for details about the comedians.


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Tuesday 23 January 2007
club news
Tonight's squad

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's Surrey Senior Cup game against the Metropolitan Polce at Imber Court:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Steve Wales; Lee Kersey; Wayne Finnie; Steve Tyson; Casey Mclaren; Jermaine Darlington; Luke Garrard; Lewis Cook; Wes Daly; Steve Watson; Robin Shroot; Jake Galbraith; Chris Hussey; Paul Barnes; Steve Goddard; Darren Grieves.


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Monday 22 January 2007
club news
Dons Draw results for January

The 29th Dons Draw took place tonight at Kingsmeadow.

The winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Tom Adam, Matthew Breach (both Dons Trust board members) and Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer).

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of 930 - ticket 1050 ? John Mulligan from Wimbledon Park

Second prize of 465 - ticket 1259 ? Peter Hudson from Worcester Park

Third prize of 150 - ticket 0959 ? Alan Milne from Medstead, Surrey

Congratulations to all three prize winners!

This is the first win for all the winners and all three joined the draw in late 2004.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after the 16 February 2006 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

The jackpot next month will be at least the same as this month as we move towards a 1,000 first prize! So if you want a chance of winning next month?s bumper jackpot but still haven?t entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more ticket numbers, then you know what to do!!

You can sign up online to the Dons Draw here or download an online application here.

The deadline for new entrants to the February 2006 Dons Draw is midnight on 31st January 2007.

Any questions you may have can be answered by contacting the Dons Draw team here or by going here.


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Monday 22 January 2007
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/b 22 January

This week at AFC Wimbledon is now available as a feature, lower down this page or by clicking here.



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Monday 22 January 2007
club news
Tickets for FA Trophy game against Rushden & Diamonds

We have previously announced that the FA has charged the club with fielding an ineligible player in the FA Trophy. The hearing is to be held this Thursday. The FA has stated that the possible outcomes include replaying the Gravesend tie or being ejected from the Trophy (as well, of course, of the Gravesend result standing).

For this reason, we are not accepting applications for tickets for the Rushden match. We will make any necessary announcement when the hearing is concluded and the decision is known.


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Monday 22 January 2007
club news
Seat tickets on sale for Harrow Borough and East Thurrock games

Seat tickets for the Harrow Borough and East Thurrock Ryman Premier League games go on sale today and every weekday via the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.


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Sunday 21 January 2007
club news
Dave's thoughts on Chelmsford

Understandably, Dave Anderson was delighted following Wimbledon?s best away win of the season at title-chasing Chelmsford.

?It was a great performance and it was not only Chelmsford?s first home league defeat of the season, it equalled their biggest defeat too. What it showed was that we learned from the first game. We felt that pace would challenge them and it did. Steve Ferguson was a big part of this and I felt he had a bright game.

?Of course, Steve Goddard?s goals were critical. He showed great composure for the first one. From where we were standing I could see that he couldn?t hit it low but he hit it perfectly - right into the stanchion. Great placement. And the second was a real cracker. Steve is turning out to be a real find.

?If you?d asked me last Saturday, I?d have happily accepted four points from these two games and we got them. But we did it the hard way. However, after the Gravesend game I knew Tuesday would be hard and so it proved to be. So I am delighted that the dressing room showed such a great reaction to Tuesday night?s result, where we conceded a goal so late in the game.

?Overall, we?ve never struggled against the top sides. Now it is time to rectify our performances against the teams in the bottom half of the division.?

We asked why Paul Barnes went off. ?Barney has a problem with his back. At half time we decided to give him another five to ten minutes but even before I was back in the dug out it was clear that he couldn?t continue. Mike Rayner will be in touch soon with an assessment, but we won?t know any more until then.?


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Friday 19 January 2007
club news
Club statement

Late this afternoon, the FA notified the club that we are being charged with fielding an ineligible player in the FA Trophy game against Gravesend & Northfleet. The hearing will be on Thursday 25 January and it is likely, but not certain, that the result will be announced the same day or on the following day.

The FA has written a letter to Gravesend & Northfleet and to Rushden & Diamonds, with a copy to us, explaining the situation so that they can plan for all possible eventualities. Their letter says that there are three possible outcomes:

. The result stands
. The game is ordered to be replayed
. We are ejected from the competition and Gravesend and Northfleet are re-instated.

We will be making no further statement on this matter until the hearing is decided.


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Friday 19 January 2007
club news
Public transport, parking and facilities etc at Chelmsford

This is the second part of the announcement sent to us by Chelmsford City. It includes information on the bars, non-smoking policy, burger bars, parking and public transport access.

"Wimbledon fans will NOT be able to access the club?s bar facilities, so if you wish to have a pre-match drink, it is recommended that you do not get to the ground too early and that you visit one of the local public houses instead (a search on yell.com using ?public houses? and ?CM1 2EH? will produce those pubs nearest to the ground). Conversely, you don?t want to be turning up too close to kick-off time, so please allow yourselves plenty of time to get to the stadium.

The whole of the away area is designated as non-smoking and this will be strictly enforced at the game. If you are found to be smoking, you will be asked to put out the cigarette immediately. If you refuse or are seen smoking again, you will be escorted from the ground. It is a condition of the football club?s lease that no smoking takes place in this area of the ground. And besides, we?re helping you to improve your health. We?re nice like that.

CCTV cameras are in operation both outside and inside the stadium and can be used to identify and record behaviour by individuals or sections of the crowd as appropriate. So remember to smile.

There will be a burger-van situated in the away section, as well as a snack-hut where you will be able to purchase soft drinks and confectionery. There is also a toilet-block (obviously) available for your exclusive use.

Litter. Like you lot, we hate it, so please use the bins provided. Our hard-working volunteers get home earlier if there?s not much rubbish to clear away.

Car-parking - unless you get here by around 12.30pm, no chance. There are around 80 or so spaces available outside the stadium but these tend to get filled very quickly. If you HAVE to bring your cars anywhere near the stadium, please do not park inconsiderately. We like to think we get on well with the local residents and we?d like to keep it that way.

The lack of car-parking spaces leads us nicely onto trains and buses. Trains regularly run from Liverpool St to Chelmsford (every half-hour or so on Saturdays) and the journey should take around 35 minutes (but don?t count on it). Once you?re in wonderful Chelmsford, there is a brand-spanking-new bus-station right outside the railway station and numbers 54 & 56 run to Melbourne Avenue, which is a short walk to the Stadium (the bus journey takes about 15 minutes). Alternatively, there is a taxi-rank right outside the railway station - a cab to the ground will cost you around a fiver or so. If you?re feeling incredibly healthy, you could walk to the ground from the station, which will take you anything from 25 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how many pubs you stop in at on the way.

All that remains to say is enjoy the day, cheer on your team, sportingly clap the opposition (that?s us) and have a safe and pleasant journey home."


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Friday 19 January 2007
club news
Chelmsford information

We have been sent the following information about tomorrow's game by Chelmsford City. We've broken it down into two separate posts, to make it more manageable. This post includes general information, access, segregation, prices and gate opening time.

"Watching football at the Chelmsford Sports & Athletic Stadium can seem a little strange if it is your first time. We as a football club are subject to certain conditions as part of our lease with the Council that may appear at first glance to be a little draconian or OTT. However, everything is done for a very good reason (primarily because we play at an Athletics Stadium) and we ask you to please humour us! None of the rules and regulations in place should detract from your enjoyment of the day (we?re just hoping that the performance on the pitch does that!)

With the above in mind, please find below details for Saturday that will hopefully inform and enlighten you.

The match will be segregated, with AFC Wimbledon supporters having access to the ground from turnstiles 1 & 2, and home fans from turnstiles 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Wimbledon fans have been allocated the whole of the left side of the stadium (as you enter the ground) and the far-end terracing behind the goal. The remainder of the stadium will be allocated to home supporters.

Admission prices for Wimbledon fans are 9 adults, 6 concessions (OAPs and full-time students) and 3 for under 16s (ID may be required to prove eligibility for the last two rates). These rates apply regardless of whether supporters wish to stand or sit. For home supporters, the prices are the same but they have to pay an extra pound to sit down, so lucky you!

The turnstiles will open at 12.45pm."


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Friday 19 January 2007
club news
Squad for Chelmsford

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tomorrow's game against Chelmsford:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Steve Watson; Lewis Cook; Luke Garrard; Mark Rooney; Chris Gell; Jermaine Darlington; Roscoe Dsane; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Stephen Goddard; Steve Ferguson.

"Paul Lorraine is available again following his brief midweek recall by Fisher, where the game wasn't actually played, but he needs a fitness test. Other players who are doubtful are Roscoe Dsane, Mark Rooney and Lewis Cook and they will all have tests tomorrow.

"I am delighted to say that Steve Wales played 90 minutes for the reserves with no significant reaction and got back into the swing of things by laying on a goal. He needs more game time so he will go with the reserves tomorrow rather than re-join the squad.

"This is a big game and we are looking forward to it. I was disappointed with Tuesday's result and even more so the performance. Maybe it was a bit of a reaction to the Gravesend game but, whatever the reason, not to hold out was very disappointing. The players know this and we are looking for a positive response from them. In some ways, playing Chelmsford so close to the first game is good for us as they will certainly need no extra motivating - they are well up for it and looking to reverse the result at Kingsmeadow."


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Thursday 18 January 2007
club news
Club statement

We have been asked by the FA for clarification of the status of one of our players in the recent FA Trophy match against Gravesend. We have replied today giving them full answers to their queries and we have offered to give any additional information they may require.


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Monday 15 January 2007
club news
Ferguson joins the Dons

Steve Ferguson has joined the club, initially on a one month loan deal from Woking.

Steve started his career at East Fife before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in late 2000 for a fee variously reported as 100,000 and 250,000. Although he scored many goals for the youth and reserve teams at Spurs he didn?t find favour with Glenn Hoddle and spent some time on loan at Motherwell before joining Woking in August 2003. He was top scorer for Woking in the 2003/04 season and was voted supporters? player of the year last season.

Dave Anderson said ?Steve is a good team player who is very keen to join us. He has real pace and is what I call a comfortable finisher ? he doesn?t snatch at chances. And his record at Spurs and Woking shows that he is a goal scorer. Recently, he has been playing out wide for Woking but I see him back in the role of a main striker for us.?


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Monday 15 January 2007
club news
FA Trophy draw

We have been drawn at home against Rushden & Diamonds of the Conference in the third round of the FA Trophy. The game will be played on Saturday 3 February.

Ticket arrangements will be published on this site in the next few days.


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Sunday 14 January 2007
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/b 15 January

This has been posted as a feature, and can be read here.


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Sunday 14 January 2007
club news
Dave's thoughts on Gravesend

Dave Anderson thought yesterday's win against high-flying Conference team, Gravesend, was "a massive performance".

"We did our homework and our game plan worked perfectly. The players applied themselves well and gave us their total commitment. Overall, the performance was a credit to our fitness and application, as well as our ability to set the side up to win the game."

We asked Dave about Jermaine Darlington's goal-line clearance. "At the time I wasn't sure whether it was in or not but I've since watched it a few times on the match video and I am pretty sure it wasn't over the line."

As for injuries, Dave is waiting for his Monday report from physio Mike Rayner but he believes that, subject to "the usual bumps and bruises", there was no new major injury on the day.

Dave took the opportunity to explain the situation regarding Scott Fitzgerald. "As everyone knows, we were trying to find a way to work out a deal to keep Scott until the end of the season but it couldn't be done and so he has returned to Brentford. However, we are hopeful that we will be able to announce a new loan signing on Monday."


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Sunday 14 January 2007
club news
Coach to Worthing

We will be running a coach to Worthing for this Tuesday?s game. To allow us to book the correct sized coach please book your seats by phoning the club office this Monday on 020 8547 3528.

Tickets will the usual price of 12 for adults and 7 for concessions. The coach will leave from the Woodman pub, Wimbledon at 5:15pm and Kingsmeadow at 6:00pm.

If you wish to make the return journey only the price is 8 but you will need to book on the coach by contacting the club office in the normal way.

The return journey by train after the game takes two hours with trains not arriving at Clapham Junction until after midnight.


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Friday 12 January 2007
first team news
Trophy squad announced

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for the Gravesend and Northfleet game tomorrow:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Wes Daly; Chris Gell; Lewis Cook; Luke Garrard; Mark Rooney; Jermaine Darlington; Roscoe Dsane; Darren Grieves; Stephen Goddard; Paul Barnes.

"Steve Watson is suspended but Wes Daly is available again after serving his ban. Paul Barnes is back in the squad after playing an hour for the reserves yesterday with no reaction. He scored 2 goals and looked very sharp, that?s down to the hard work he and Mike Rayner have put in over the last month. Scott Fitzgerald?s loan has finished, we can?t extend it any further but we?re still working on a deal to bring him to the club till the end of the season. Jermaine Darlington, Mark Rooney and Darren Grieves will all face fitness tests.

Looking back on Tuesday we lost the game in the first 15 minutes. You can?t give a team like that a 2 goal start and expect to get anything out of the game but we battled well after the opening quarter of an hour and nearly got a point out of it. I was pleased with the spirit we showed. The players were very disappointed but they can?t wait till the return game next weekend.

Tomorrow is a huge test, to go to the club sitting fourth in the Conference and get a result is a big ask of the players ? but we can do it.

I know the fans can re create the atmosphere we had at Aldershot and the players can play as well as they did the second half.

The players, the staff and myself are really looking forward to it?



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Thursday 11 January 2007
reserve team news
Reserves at Kingsmeadow tonight

The reserves face Walton Casuals at Kingsmeadow tonight with a 7:45 KO.


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Tuesday 09 January 2007
first team news
Chelmsford squad announced

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight?s game:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Steve Watson; Lewis Cook; Luke Garrard; Robin Shroot; Mark Rooney; Chris Gell; Jermaine Darlington; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald; Darren Grieves; Stephen Goddard.

"Wes Daly misses out through suspension but we get Chris Gell back after his one match ban. Simon Sweeney is back after missing the trip to Ramsgate with a cold. Steve Watson, Jermaine Darlington and Scott Fitzgerald will face fitness tests.

"We know it's important tonight, it's night?s like this you get into football for ? big game, big crowd, big atmosphere. The squad are buzzing and up for it.

"The crowd can play a huge part; they showed at Aldershot they can make a difference. I know they will perform tonight and be at their best and loudest.?



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Monday 08 January 2007
club news
Arrangements for Gravesend and Northfleet

There are no advance tickets sales for the FA Trophy tie this weekend.

Segregation will be in place and AFC Wimbledon fans should enter via the Car Park end. Fans needing seats will be able to gain entry to the main stand from that end of the ground.

Ticket prices are:
Adults 12
Concessions 6

The cost of upgrading to seats is 2 for adults and 1 for concessions.

If a replay is required it will be on Tuesday 16 January, replacing the away game at Worthing.


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Friday 05 January 2007
first team news
Squad for Ramsgate

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for the game against Ramsgate tomorrow:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Wes Daly; Steve Watson; Lewis Cook; Luke Garrard; Mark Rooney; Jermaine Darlington; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald; Darren Grieves; Stephen Goddard.

"Chris Gell is suspended but Antony Howard comes back into the squad. Robin Shroot and Casey Maclaren will play for the reserves tomorrow as they need to get some game time. Steve Watson and Scott Fitzgerald will face fitness tests following knocks received at Bromley on Wednesday.

We expect it to be a tough game. They?ve done very well this season and Southwood is a hard place to go but we?re very confident and in a rich vein of form, so we will be going there looking to get a result.?




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Friday 05 January 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live

Kingsmeadow Live is taking a break this week but our next gig sees Boo Hewerdine return to Kingsmeadow.

We expect there to be a high demand for tickets so make sure you book in advance. Tickets will also be on sale on Tuesday night.

Date: Saturday 13th January 2007
Time 8pm ? Till 1am
Price 5 (advance) /7 (door)

Boo Hewerdine and Guests

Come and break in the New Year nice and gently with one of the most talented acoustic artists in the UK. Hewerdine is not only a fantastic solo musician as well as an integral part of ?The Bible? but he has also written and produced material for artists such as Eddie Reader, Natalie Imbruglia, Marti Pellow, Paul Young, KD Lang, Melanie Chisholm among others.

?Hewerdine's delicate songwriting art now has to answer to nothing but itself? Mojo Magazine

?The tenderest of English songwriters? The Independent


Don?t miss these upcoming gigs
Saturday 27/1- The Sex Pistols Experience
Saturday 10/2- The Smyths and Re:Order
Saturday 24/2- Ian Siegal (UK blues legend)
Saturday 31/3- Everstrong supported by Last Chance Sunday and Mexico

For more information, make sure you visit our website, here.

To order tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Thursday 04 January 2007
club news
Dons win award

AFC Wimbledon have been awarded the FA Carlsberg Trophy Team of the Round Award for their victory at Aldershot Town in the First Round Proper of the competition

The club will receive an engraved presentation plaque and complimentary tickets for the FA Trophy final.


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Thursday 04 January 2007
first team news
Dave's thoughts on last night

Dave Anderson reflects on last night?s game

?I thought we were excellent. It was a good committed performance by the players. We scored a great goal, were playing well and probably had the better of the first half even before the sending off.

"We told the players at half time that we didn?t just want to just protect the lead, we wanted to go and try to kill the game off. In the second half their keeper made four or five outstanding saves and kept them in it. When they got the goal with five minutes to go we had to be careful but we were still encouraging the players to push on for the third and it was a very well taken goal by Steve Goddard that settled it.

"Steve was eye-catching all night and as a manager it?s great to have players like him coming through the reserves.?



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Thursday 04 January 2007
club news
Ramsgate arrangements

Ramsgate FC have asked us to pass on the following details regarding Saturday?s game:


The clubhouse will be open from 12 noon and the turnstiles at 1.30pm.

Admission prices are 8 Adults, 5 Senior Citizens & Under 16s, and 2 Under 12s (if accompanied by an adult).

The match will be segregated, with each set of fans having access to half of the covered stand as well as refreshment and toilet facilities. Alcoholic drinks, glass bottles and unopened cans will not be permitted in the ground.

The club has arranged for additional stewards on the day and the police will be present with their CCTV unit before, during, and after the game.

The clubhouse will remain open during the first half of the match but will not serve drinks after the half-time interval until 15 minutes after the final whistle. Drinks cannot be taken out of the clubhouse.

Parking is extremely limited within the ground and the car park is likely to fill up quickly. Any blue badge holders requiring a reserved parking space should contact the stadium manager prior to 12 noon on Saturday.



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Wednesday 03 January 2007
club news
Bromley squad announced

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for the game against Bromley this evening:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Wayne Finnie; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Chris Gell; Casey Maclaren; Wes Daly; Steve Watson; Lewis Cook; Luke Garrard; Mark Rooney; Jermaine Darlington; Robin Shroot; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald; Darren Grieves; Stephen Goddard.


?Antony Howard, Chris Gell and Lee Kersey are all suffering from heavy colds so we will make a decision about them before the game.

?Walton was pleasing after a poor start. Errors like that from Frankie are collectors' items. I think we dominated the game after that - Scott got three and could have had six. I thought we were going to go on and get a few more after that but when the rain came it made it hard to play. I haven?t seen rain as heavy as that in a long time and I was pleased the way the pitch held up when you consider Watford isn?t far away and their game was abandoned.


"Tonight?s game will be tough we know that but we are up for the game and looking forward to it. It?s a real boost to have people like a Mark Rooney and Luke Garrard back playing. The fans can play their part as well anyone who was at Aldershot knows that.


"We have a very hard January coming up but we know we need to use our games in hand to pick up points and put ourselves back in the mix at the top of the league.?



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Tuesday 02 January 2007
club news
Bromley arrangements

Bromley FC have asked us to pass on the following details regarding Wednesday evening?s game:

Admission prices will be 8 Adults, 4 Senior Citizens & Under 16s, 2 Under 12s if accompanied by an adult.

Seats in the stand will be reserved for families and senior citizens and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The turnstiles will be opening at 6 pm. Please note that the bars can only be accessed from inside the ground so there will therefore be no entry into the bars before this time.

We will be operating self-segregation with stewards available just inside the turnstiles to direct supporters to the appropriate areas. Bromley fans will have the Norman Park end, AFC Wimbledon fans the car park end. There will be no changing ends at half time. AFC Wimbledon fans will have use of the downstairs bar. Bromley fans will have use of the upstairs bar. Both sets of supporters will have access to cover and toilet and refreshment facilities.

The bars will serve until shortly before kick off although drinks may not be taken outside. Both bars will recommence serving at the final whistle.

Traffic restrictions will be in place to ensure minimum congestion on the evening. There will be no parking in Hayes Lane, which will be coned off. As we anticipate the car park filling up quickly you may wish to consider traveling by public transport. Any blue badge holders requiring a reserved parking space should contact the Club prior to the game.


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Tuesday 02 January 2007
club news
Ticket news

Tickets for the home game against Chelmsford on Tuesday 9 January are on sale today. To book tickets phone the credit card hotline on 020 8546 9582 this week between 11 am and 1 pm.


If you want to book on the coaches to Ramsgate or Gravesend please call the club office on 020 8547 3528 with your credit card details.


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