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Tuesday 31 January 2012
club news
Lee, Ryan and James go on loan

Today has been a busy day for the club secretary, David Charles, with Lee Minshull and Ryan Jackson accepting long term loans and James Mulley taking a short term loan.

Cambridge United have secured a long term loan for Ryan Jackson. Terry Brown said "Ryan will be able to enjoy first team football in a highly successful Conference outfit. Judging by the success of Ryan's previous loan to Fleetwood he should considerably strengthen the Cambridge attack in the run in for the season.

"On behalf of the club I'd like to wish Ryan good luck in the future and I'm sure the hard work he puts into training every day will ensure not only a successful spell at Cambridge but hopefully see him return to the Football League in the not-too-distant future."

Lee Minshull has extended his loan at Newport County until the end of the season. Terry said "Lee has started his spell at Newport very successfully and along with Ryan will be participating in the FA Trophy this weekend. Lee will be matched up against our own Reece Jones on Saturday as Carshalton look to repeat their David and Goliath act against Lincoln City for another Conference Premier opponent. I'm sure that Lee will do a great job for Newport.

Terry added, "James Mulley has also secured a loan, this one for a month to his old club Hayes and Yeading. James will go straight into their starting squad for the home game against high flying Gateshead. James has certainly played his part in our recent success and his pace and versatility will hopefully help to rescue Hayes from a somewhat precarious position they currently hold.

"Finally, Max Porter is making really good progress with the ankle injury he sustained against Swindon Town and should resume full time training within the next couple of days. There has been a lot of interest in Max and as soon as he is ready to start we expect that he too will secure a loan deal."


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Tuesday 31 January 2012
club news
Tonight's game v Corinthian-Casuals to go ahead

We spoke to Corinthian-Casuals officials at 1.00 pm and they told us that there is currently no frost in the pitch and they expect tonight's game to go ahead.

They also asked us to remind fans that parking is extremely restricted near the ground and they recommend using either Jubilee Way or Davis Road to park.

Kick off is at 7.45pm and admission costs £8 for adults and £4 for cocnessions.


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Tuesday 31 January 2012
club news
Dons v Macclesfield on AFC Wimbledon TV

To see the highlights of last week's win against Macclesfield, click on Dons v Macclesfield.


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Tuesday 31 January 2012
dons trust news
Legends 7 & 8

We are pleased to announce a further two former AFC Wimbledon players who will join the “10 years, 10 legends” annual fundraising dinner on Friday 23 March.

Joining AFC Wimbledon after a non-league career with Tooting & Mitcham, Dulwich Hamlet, Banstead and Carshalton Athletic, Keith Ward was instrumental in the Dons' early success. A tough-tackling, inspirational right back, Keith featured (and scored) in the opening Combined Counties League fixture against Sandhurst Town. After an excellent 2002-03 season in the first team, he helped to bring through the young players in the reserves in 2003-04. Never a man to shirk responsibility or give less than 100%, Wardy was given an emotional send-off at his final, cameo appearance against AFC Wallingford in May 2004.

Joining the Dons in March 2006, Luke Garrard is a former Tottenham youngster who rose through the ranks at Swindon Town to make 14 League One appearances for the Robins during his stay at the County Ground. A versatile and energetic player, Luke was equally at home at right back or in midfield. Indeed, on one occasion, Luke played in goal for the Dons, demonstrating considerably greater skill in that position than other Dons outfield players who have pulled on the goalkeeping gloves. Luke played for AFC Wimbledon over five seasons, spanning AFC Wimbledon’s time in the Ryman Premier, Blue Square South and Blue Square Premier leagues and winning the club's Young Player of the Year accolade for 2006-07.

Former players who have previously been announced for the dinner are Kevin Cooper, Matt Everard, Jason Goodliffe, Ben Judge, Andy Little and Jon Main. Watch this space for the identity of the remaining two legends.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at £55 per person, or £500 for a table of ten. To apply for your place at the dinner, please apply to: Mark Davis, Friends of the Dons Trust, 20 Rayleigh Road, London, SW19 3RF, enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors. Please also include: your name, postal address, email address (if possible), telephone number and any special dietary requirements. For any enquires, email here or leave a message for Mark Davis via the club on 020 8547 3528.



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Monday 30 January 2012
club news
Surrey Senior Cup preview

With a week's gap between games Terry Brown is giving a group of senior players an outing in the Surrey Senior Cup against Corinthian-Casuals on Tuesday night, as he explained after training today.

"We have a very strong team for the Surrey Senior Cup game at Corinthian-Casuals on Tuesday night. The defence is Jack Turner, Sam Hatton, Fraser Franks, Callum McNaughton and Chris Bush. This experienced defence will allow some of Marcus Gayle's youngsters to express themselves in midfield, with Frankie Merrifield, Huw Johnson, William Bor and Jake Rose all starting, while up front we have Christian Jolley and Louie Theopanous.

"There are more promising young players on the bench, with Yannick Nlate, Dawayne Campbell, Ade Osifuwa, Bobby Connelly, and Louie Sproson all hoping to get some game time. The team has a nice balance and I am looking forward to seeing how our young players shape up on the night.

"At training today, Luke Moore was unable to take part, having damaged his medial ligaments on Saturday - he will be having a scan within the next couple of days. Also missing today was Jason Euell who went to Charlton to take advantage of their anti-gravity treadmill, something Mike Rayner has not yet added to the array of equipment he uses. No doubt he will be pestering us for one now!

"Jason's results were very positive. He will receive more treatment over the next couple of days and we are hopeful that he will return to training with our first team on Thursday of this week. Meanwhile, Kieran Djilali is still working under the guidance of Mike Rayner and we are hopeful he will be able to resume full training from next Monday.

"As far as our other players are concerned, Brett Johnson, Lee Minshull, Reece Jones and Brendan Kiernan all played successfully for their respective loan clubs at the weekend with good reports coming back on all four players."

Tuesday night's game at Corinthian-Casuals kicks off at 7.45 pm and admission is £8 for adults, with concessions and under 16s £4.


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Monday 30 January 2012
cfs news
February Half Term Football Course at Wimbledon Park

There are now just under 2 weeks until the first CFS Holiday Football Course of 2012, which will take place at Wimbledon Park during the February half term.

AFC Wimbledon football courses offer the opportunity for any child to learn new skills and develop their ability in a fun and enjoyable coaching environment. Any boy or girl aged 4-14 of any ability is welcome to attend and receive quality coaching from our FA qualified coaches.

Our courses are ideal for young players to develop their confidence and talent, with players placed in groups of similar age and ability to ensure the maximum levels of improvement and enjoyment. They will benefit from technique and skills coaching, fun games and competitions across a variety of differently themed sessions, covering all aspects of football development.

Venue:

Wimbledon Park
Revelstoke Road, London, SW18 5NN

Dates:

Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February

Times:

Full Day: 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Half Day: 9.30 am – 12.00 noon

Prices:

£70 Full Week of Full Days
£50 Full Week of Half Days
£17.50 Individual Full Day
£12.50 Individual Half Day

Booking a full week gives you the equivalent of one day completely free! Alternatively, if you cannot commit in advance, you can turn up and pay on the day.

For more information please visit the Community Football Scheme website and download a booking form.

If you cannot wait as long as the half term, we also run coaching sessions every Saturday morning from 10.00 am – 11.30 am at Wimbledon Park (ages 4-14) and at Kings College London Sports Ground – New Malden (school years ‘Reception’ and ‘Year 1’). Once again, for more information please visit the CFS website.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our courses soon!


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Monday 30 January 2012
club news
Catching up with Carl

Carl Leaburn attended Saturday's game and Radio WDon took the opportunity to catch up with him before kick off.

Click on Carl Leaburn to hear the interview.


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Monday 30 January 2012
club news
Aldershot highlights on AFC Wimbledon TV

To see the highlights of Saturday's game, click on Dons v Aldershot.


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Sunday 29 January 2012
dons trust news
WALK FURTHER FOR WIMBLEDON 5:BUMBLING TO BARNET

Another season brings another long-distance walk to help raise funds for the Dons Trust and a range of charities. In this year’s event a group of hardy Dons fans will leave The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 26 April in time to walk the 50 miles to Barnet via the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP) and arrive to watch our game against Barnet on the 28th.

The destination and the date could be very significant: because of Barnet FC’s current impasse with their local council over the lease, our game at Underhill could be the last match held there.

If you would like to join the walkers, please send an email here – otherwise, please keep an eye out for opportunities to sponsor the walkers.



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Sunday 29 January 2012
club news
Gavin Hoyte interview

To hear Gavin after his debut for the Dons, click on Gavin Hoyte.



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Sunday 29 January 2012
club news
Terry after Aldershot

To hear Terry's thoughts on the game, click on Terry after Aldershot.

For an audio-only version click on Terry after Aldershot, audio-only.



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Saturday 28 January 2012
club news
Hawaii 501 darts tournament

We are pleased to announce our first Hawaii 501 Open Darts Tournament will be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Sunday 19 February 2012, followed by ‘An Evening with Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle’.

Registration for the tournament starts at 12.00 with the tournament itself starting at 1.00pm

Doors open for ‘An Evening with Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle’ at 6.00 pm with the exhibition starting at 7.30 pm. The bar closes at 10.30 pm.

The costs are as follows.

Players:
Entry to the Tournament + an Evening with Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle - £23.00 (including food in the evening).
Entry to Tournament only: £5.00

Spectators:
Tournament: FREE
An Evening with Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle: £20.00 (including food in the evening).

To register for the tournament and for tickets for An Evening with Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle please click here or call 020 8247 9918 now.



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Saturday 28 January 2012
club news
Sold out!

As expected, the last of the terrace tickets were sold overnight and there will be no tickets available on the gate for today's game against Aldershot.

Tickets for the Kingston Road End and the John Smith's terraces for our next home game, against Bradford City on Saturday 11 February, are now available on line. We expect that this game will also be a sell out and we advise fans to buy early.


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Friday 27 January 2012
club news
Special beer offer for Aldershot game

A reminder to all fans that AFC Wimbledon and Carlsberg cordially invite all you to come and try the new products in the bar at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

For this coming Saturday only, the bars will open at 11.30am and the following special prices will apply:

Carlsberg £2.00 per pint
Tetley £2.00 per pint

These prices will apply from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.

We will be showing the Liverpool v Man Utd match on our High Definition Giant screen in the main bar and on TVs in the back bar.

We are expecting a sell out crowd on Saturday so why not come early, drink our beer and enjoy the build up to what will be a great game?


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Friday 27 January 2012
club news
Aldershot preview

Wimbledon welcome Aldershot Town tomorrow for a game of massive importance to both clubs. Terry Brown has strengthened his squad further today with the addition of Gavin Hoyte, as he explained just after training finished for the day.

“Training started with the introduction of Gavin Hoyte today. His signing now gives us competition in every starting position in the team. George Moncur completed training today and appears to have got over his chest complaint and apart from Jason Euell, Kieran Djilali and Ricky Wellard we now have a full squad to choose from.

“There is now pressure on every player at the club to perform to a high level and I am pleased to say that we have ore striking options available to us than at any other time since I have been at the club. The boys are in good spirits and trained very well on a lovely winter’s day. We go into Saturday’s important encounter with Aldershot in good spirits hoping to continue our recent improvement in form.

“Having read the report on Aldershot it would appear that they worked very hard last week and were unfortunate not to come away with three points against Accrington and although they haven’t been scoring freely lately the introduction of both Guy Madjo and Stefan Payne should add much-needed firepower to The Shots.

“The atmosphere tomorrow will once again be electric and if we do go in front I hope we can hang on to it this time.”

Both clubs have been struggling of late, as the form book shows - Wimbledon have won only one of the last five home games, while Aldershot have not won any of their equivalent away games; while the Dons have kept a clean sheet only three times in League games this season, Aldershot have struggled to score recently, which is why former Wimbledon FC star Dean Holdsworth has been out in the transfer market to recruit former Dons target Stefan Payne from Gillingham to add to last week’s signing of Guy Madjo from Stevenage.

Aldershot have sold their ticket allocation and Wimbledon expect to sell the 100 remaining tickets (all in the Kingston Road End) very soon, making the game another sell-out. Details of how to obtain tickets were published on this site earlier today. We strongly advise fans to buy as soon as possible to avoid missing out.


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Friday 27 January 2012
club news
Match arrangements - Aldershot Town

Tickets

At the time of writing there are fewer than 100 tickets available for the game - all of them in the Kingston Road End. As a result, the game is certain to sell out and we urge fans who wish to come to buy on line as soon as possible.

Visiting fans

Aldershot fans should enter the stadium via the access road behind the east stand. This is about 100 yards east of Jack Goodchild Way and will be signposted.

Bars

The bars will open at 11.30 am for Wimbledon fans only.

A special offer of reduced price beer will apply until 1.30 pm (see this site for more details).

Please note that the back bar will be shutting at 5:30pm people will be invited to move into the main bar after that time where the Man of the Match presentation will take place.

Parking

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking is available on local streets, but please be considerate when doing so.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets

Fans are reminded that you may be asked to prove your entitlement to a concession or under 16 ticket - if you can't do this, you will be charged full price for admission. It is important that the evidence you provide clearly relates to you and, for example for student cards, is current.

Programme

As usual, the programme is £3 for 68 pages. This week's programme includes a feature on the Velo and Blue team as they prepare to embark on their most demanding adventure to date; an introduction to the under 9s who will be parading before the crowd at the game; part 2 of our feature about our Community Football Scheme; and an interview with former Wimbledon FC hotshot, Dean Holdsworth. Plus all the usual features.


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Friday 27 January 2012
club news
Season ticket vouchers - an appeal

We have had an unusually low number of ST voucher returns for the Aldershot game so, even more than normal, we will be grateful if any fans who are unable to come to the game would please donate their vouchers so that we can offer more spaces to supporters.

To do this, please email your season ticket details to returned vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message with your details.


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Friday 27 January 2012
first team news
Kiernan joins Braintree on loan

Promising young Wimbledon forward Brendan Kiernan has joined Blue Square Premier side Braintree Town on loan for one month.

Talking about the deal Terry Brown said ‘As you know Brendan is in our long term plans and recently signed a new contract. He has come on and made a positive impact for us in the last two matches but it is important he is getting more game time. This move will let him gain experience in what we know is a very strong league.’

Brendan is set to make his debut for Braintree against Barrow tomorrow.


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Friday 27 January 2012
first team news
Hoyte signs for Wimbledon

Terry Brown has today secured the signing of promising young Arsenal defender Gavin Hoyte on loan.

Gavin has joined first team training today and will be available for tomorrow’s game against Aldershot. This signing is expected to complete Terry Brown’s incoming transfer activity for the January transfer window and talking before training today he said ‘Gavin is obviously a very talented young player who is comfortable in either the centre or right back position. Initially this deal is for one month and will ensure we have cover and competition for places in all positions ahead of a very important period of the season’.


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Friday 27 January 2012
club news
Close to a sell out for the Aldershot game

We are close to selling out for Saturday's game against Aldershot. There are about 30 places left on the John Smith's stand and about 150 in the Kingston Road End. The Tempest End and the Paul Strank Stand are both sold out.

You can book tickets in advance in the following ways:

Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office until 5.00 pm today, Friday.

All online ticket sales will be checked for evidence of previous purchases of tickets or merchandise from the club. Away fans trying to obtain tickets for the home terraces will have their applications rejected and run the risk of a wasted journey to try to collect the tickets.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets
Please remember that you may be asked to prove your entitlement to a concession or under 16 ticket when you arrive at the turnstile - if you can't do this, you will be charged full price for admission. It is important that the evidence you provide clearly relates to you (photo id is expected) and, for example for student cards, is current.


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Thursday 26 January 2012
first team news
Brett goes out on loan

Wimbledon have today agreed a deal with Cambridge United for defender Brett Johnson to join the U’s on loan for one month. Brett is set to make his debut for Cambridge in Saturday’s home game against Tamworth.

Terry Brown said ‘We have almost a fully fit squad at the moment and I think this loan deal will be beneficial to both us and Brett as we want him staying fit and playing games. We are confident of finalising a couple of other loan deals for our players in the next few days’.


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Thursday 26 January 2012
club news
FA Amateur Cup winners’ reunion at Bradford game

We are pleased to announce that as part of the club’s involvement in True Volunteer Foundation’s (TVF) project celebrating the history of sport in Wimbledon, several members of the 1963 FA Amateur Cup winning team will be attending the game against Bradford on Saturday 11 February.

We are looking forward to welcoming the following players to the Cherry Red Records Stadium:

Roy Law
Les Brown
John Martin
Bobby Ardrey
Dave Willis
Mike Kelly

Also joining them will be regular attendees from the 1973/4 era Dickie Guy, Ian Cooke and Tom McCready.

All of the players will be guests of honour in the carvery before the game. If you’d like to join them, tickets are still on sale from here.

We expect demand to be high for the carvery so we recommend buying tickets ASAP.

To find out more about TVF’s project, please visit here.



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Thursday 26 January 2012
club news
From the Macclesfield programme - KRE stand update

From time to time we reproduce articles from the programme which have not been reported elsewhere. The linked article appeared in the Macclesfield programme and updates fans on progess on the plans to build a new all-seater stand at the Kingston Road End.

To read it, click on KRE update.


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Thursday 26 January 2012
club news
Carvery open before Aldershot game this Saturday

There are still places available in the carvery before the game against Aldershot this Saturday 28 January.

Tickets are also on sale for all remaining home games this season.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A three course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

The carvery opens in the back bar at 12.00 pm.

Cost: £25 (carvery only) or £45 (including a seat ticket for the Paul Strank Stand)

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

We are also pleased to announce a special package for celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or even divorces! If you book a table of ten, we will give you a complimentary bottle of Champagne or birthday cake. Once you have made your booking, please e-mail here to let us know what kind of event you’re celebrating.



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Thursday 26 January 2012
dons trust news
Raffle on Saturday

The fundraising team will be holding a raffle at Saturday’s match against Aldershot. The prize will be a pair of tickets to the 10 Years 10 Legends dinner on Friday 23 March.

As usual, tickets for the raffle cost £1 and will be available from roving raffle ticket sellers before the game. The draw will be made and announced at half-time, with the prize available for collection by the pre-paid tickets window immediately after the match.

For further details of the 10 Years 10 Legends dinner, see the news item dated 23 January.


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Thursday 26 January 2012
club news
Jason - 'I'm an old-fashioned centre forward'

To hear Jason's interview, recorded immediately after signing for the club yesteday, click on Jason Prior.


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Wednesday 25 January 2012
first team news
Prior commitment

Late yesterday afternoon, Bognor Regis FC and AFC Wimbledon agreed terms for the transfer of Jason Prior. After agreeing personal terms and successfully completing a medical at The Cherry Red Records Stadium this afternoon, Jason signed a contract committing himself to the club for two and a half years and is now a Wimbledon player.

Manager Terry Brown said "having watched Jason on four different occasions when he scored in every game, I can assure you we have brought a prolific goalscorer into the club. Any doubts about the difference in levels were dispelled when I travelled up to Newcastle to see Jason and Billy Knott, an excursion I came back from determined to sign two very talented players. I am pleased to say we have now secured the second one of our targets.

"Jason is very powerful in the air, a good hold up player and the most important box he ticked was his ability to take chances in and around the box as his record of nearly 100 goals in about 120 games shows.

"I am really pleased that he chose us ahead of other Football League clubs and barring injury he will go straight into the squad on Saturday."

An interview with Jason will follow tomorrow.


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Wednesday 25 January 2012
club news
Special offer for the Aldershot game

AFC Wimbledon and Carlsberg cordially invite all our fans to come and try the new products in the bar at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

For this coming Saturday only, the bars will open at 11.30am and the following special prices will apply:

Carlsberg £2.00 per pint
Tetley £2.00 per pint

These prices will apply from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.

We will be showing the Liverpool v Man Utd match on our High Definition Giant screen in the main bar and on TVs in the back bar.

We are expecting a sell out crowd on Saturday so why not come early, drink our beer and enjoy the build up to what will be a great game?


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Wednesday 25 January 2012
youth news
Youth game off

Today's Under 19 Blues game against Bromley due to be played at Corinthian Casuals has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Under 19 Yellow match against Boreham Wood Academy at Walton Casuals is still on with a 2.00 pm kick-off.


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Wednesday 25 January 2012
club news
Tickets going fast for the Aldershot game

Tickets are selling very fast for the game on Saturday 28 January against Aldershot Town at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Following three successive league wins we expect the game will be a sell out so we strongly urge fans to book tickets in advance.

Please be aware that all seat tickets in the Paul Strank Stand have already been sold for this match. Terrace places are available in the Kingston Road End and the John Smith's stand and you can book tickets in advance in the following ways:

Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

By post
Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to AFC Wimbledon Ltd and be sent to the address set out below. At this stage, all postal applications will be held for collection on the day of the game.

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB




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Wednesday 25 January 2012
club news
Gareth - 'I'm loving every minute of this'

To hear Gareth's post match interview, click on Gareth Gwillim.



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Wednesday 25 January 2012
club news
Terry on AFC Wimbledon TV after Macclesfield

To see Terry's post match interview, click on Terry after Macclesfield.

After watching the interview, fans may wish to take the opportunity to watch the highlights of the Scunthorpe away win in the FA Cup which were recently uploaded.

For an audio-only version of the interview withTerry, click on Terry after Macclesfield, audio only.


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Tuesday 24 January 2012
first team news
Dons make it three in a row

Wimbledon came from behind for the third consecutive match to grab all three points at the Cherry Red Records Stadium tonight.

After an entertaining but goalless first half, Macclesfield took the lead early in the second period when Dwayne Mattice got in behind the Dons defence and finished well. However a stunning goal from Billy Knott just a couple of minutes later bought the Dons level, and then with just two minutes remaining Sammy Moore finished off a well worked move to seal the win and all three points.

Full report to follow


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Tuesday 24 January 2012
club news
Match arrangements - Macclesfield Town

Availability of space in the John Smith's stand

The arrangements for tonight's game are broadly the same as usual but they are set out towards the end of these notes for those fans who are not familiar with them.

There is one significant change from usual, however. Our initial feedback from Macclesfield and the police is that they will be bringing 100-150 fans.

As a result, we have allocated them the smaller area at the north end of the John Smith's stand and this means that Dons fans can take up more of the covered area than usual and spread into the central area.

Tickets

The game is not all-ticket so you can pay to enter on the day.

Online sales of the reduced price adult terrace tickets for £10 ceased at 11.00 am today, as advertised, but visitors to the office may buy them until 4.00 pm at which point the office is closed. We regret that we cannot accept phone orders.

Visiting fans

Macclesfield fans should enter the stadium via the access road behind the east stand. This is about 100 yards east of Jack Goodchild Way and will be signposted

Bars

Visiting fans are welcome in the bars, which will open at 5.30 pm.

Parking

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking is available on local streets, but please be considerate when doing so.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets

Fans are reminded that you may be asked to prove your entitlement to a concession or under 16 ticket - if you can't do this, you will be charged full price for admission. It is important that the evidence you provide clearly relates to you and, for example for student cards, is current.

Programme

As usual, the programme is £3 for 68 pages. This week's programme includes an interview with Mat Mitchel-King about the frustrations of waiting for his long-delayed debut; an introduction to the four new players; a tribute to David Montague, the Wimbledon FC physio who died recently; an introduction to some of the youth system's most talented boys; and the inside story on Jack Midson's hair from Gareth Gwillim! Plus all the usual features.


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Tuesday 24 January 2012
club news
KingsmeadowLive announces two new shows

KingsmeadowLive is pleased to announce two new gigs that have been added to the line-up for 2012.

Saturday 19 May
Boo Hewerdine + support
7.30 pm - 12.00 midnight
Admission: £10

Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a song writing legend, an artist with a musical C.V of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

"In the two decades or so since he first emerged with The Bible, Boo Hewerdine has become one of the movers and shakers in song-writing and production; his name anywhere on an album being a mark of quality"

Saturday 29 September
The Beat
8.00 pm - 1.00 am
Admission: £17.50

Formed in the working class suburbs of industrial Birmingham in England in 1978 The Beat arose at a time of high unemployment and social upheaval. From the outset the band offered messages of hope and peace with an insight into socio-political topics would later alongside The Specials see them heralded as forerunners of the whole 2-Tone Ska movement.

Booking early for these shows is recommended as both are likely to sell out.

Tickets are available now here.


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Monday 23 January 2012
dons trust news
Legends 5 & 6

We are pleased to announce a further two former AFC Wimbledon players who will join the “10 years, 10 legends” annual fundraising dinner on Friday 23 March.

After a rapid turnover of goalkeepers in the early years of AFC Wimbledon, Andy Little joined the club in the 2005/06 season and ushered in a period of stability in the Number One position for the Dons. A vastly experienced ‘keeper, Andy’s previous clubs included Sutton United and Crawley Town. Andy made 147 competitive first team appearances for AFC Wimbledon over four seasons. Andy now plays for Woking Town, currently top of the Blue Square Conference South.

Jason Goodliffe was the captain whose leadership and determination finally secured the Dons promotion from the Ryman League’s Premier Division at the third attempt, earning supporters’ and players’ player of the year awards in the process. Well known to Terry Brown from his nine-year spell at Hayes, Jason’s other clubs included Stevenage Borough, York City and (after leaving the Dons) Sutton United. A former England Non-League International, Jason is now assistant manager to Dave Anderson at Harrow Borough.

Former players who have previously been announced for the dinner are Matt Everard, Kevin Cooper, Jon Main and Ben Judge. Watch this space for the identity of the remaining four special guests.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at £55 per person, or £500 for a table of ten. To apply for your place at the dinner, please apply to: Mark Davis, Friends of the Dons Trust, 20 Rayleigh Road, London, SW19 3RF, enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors. Please also include: your name, postal address, email address (if possible), telephone number and any special dietary requirements.

For any enquires, email here or leave a message for Mark Davis via the club on 020 8547 3528.


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Monday 23 January 2012
first team news
Macclesfield Town preview

The Dons go into the deferred home game against Macclesfield Town in high spirits following two successive away wins, including the astonishing recovery at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday. Manager Terry Brown has to decide whether or not to change a winning side if Jason Euell has recovered from his leg injury and with Christian Jolley's three game suspension now served.

After training today he told us "tomorrow gives us an opportunity to continue our little run and improve our home record. Everyone in the camp is fit and so I've got the classic manager's selection headache of whether to change a winning side and, if I do, where best to fit Jason Euell into the team. And of course Christian Jolley comes back into contention.

"Jason is still a doubt for the game but is hoping to be fit so we will leave it until late in the day to decide. Macclesfield are a good team, as we know to our cost, and this will be a hard game to win. But confidence is high and it's good to be playing again so soon after the elation of Saturday's win.

"It's my job to make sure we don't get carried away with it and to ensure that the team remains patient - as good a team as Swindon struggled to score against them until very late in the game on Saturday so we know it will be a challenge. But I'm confident now, with only Kieran Djilali to come back from injury, we have strength in depth and plenty of options from the bench if we need to change things around.

"Finally, I know I've thanked the fans many times this season for their continuing and patient support but I need to do it again. All 1,163 of them were magnificent on Saturday and the players really appreciated the noise they made, so it was natural to go over and celebrate with them at the end of the game. Let's hope we can give them something to celebrate again on Tuesday night, but maybe not so late in the game this time!"

Saturday's results saw Macclesfield slip to one place below the Dons in the table and they will be as keen to improve their away record as the Dons are to improve their home form. There is no doubt about their quality, however, as the recent 2-2 home draw with Premier League Bolton Wanderers showed.

The Silkmen have brought in Dwaine Mattis in from Chesterfield until the end of the season to bolster midfield. This is in response to the absence of three midfielders - Sam Wedgbury, Ross Draper and Lewis Chalmers, while striker Ben Tomlinson is a doubt. Centre back Nat Brown was sent off at Swindon on Saturday and will miss the game unless the club's appeal against his red card is successful.

The game is not all-ticket but sales have gone well, helped by the discounted adult terrace entry price of £10, so long as tickets are bought in advance. Hundreds of fans have already taken advantage of this special offer, and you have until 11.00 am on Tuesday morning to book through our online ticket shop. All tickets booked online will be held for collection on the night of the game.

This offer applies to home and away fans and is only for tickets booked in advance. Adult tickets purchased on the night of the game will be at the full rate of £15.

Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website. As mentioned above the deadline to book reduced price Macclesfield Town tickets by this method is 11.00 am on Tuesday.


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Monday 23 January 2012
club news
Win two tickets for The Selecter this Saturday!

We are giving one lucky music fan the chance to win two tickets to The Selecter gig taking place this Saturday 28 January (straight after the Aldershot game) at Kingsmeadow Live.

To enter, visit here and join the mailing list and your name will automatically be included in the draw.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday.




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Monday 23 January 2012
club news
Places still available at carvery tomorrow night

There is still space in the carvery before the big home game against Macclesfield on Tuesday 24 January.

Tickets are also on sale for all remaining home games this season.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A three course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

The carvery opens in the back bar at 5.00 pm.

Cost: £25 (carvery only) or £45 (including a seat ticket for the Paul Strank Stand)

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

We are also pleased to announce a special package for celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or even divorces! If you book a table of ten, we will give you a complimentary bottle of Champagne or birthday cake. Once you have made your booking, please e-mail here to let us know what kind of event you’re celebrating.



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Monday 23 January 2012
club news
Season ticket vouchers for the Macclesfield Town game

Tomorrow night is the Dons first home match of 2012 and we are once again experiencing high demand for seat tickets.

If you are a season ticket holder (for seats or terraces) and are not planning to come to the game against Macclesfield, please consider donating the relevant ST voucher to the club so that we can offer more spaces to supporters.

To do this, please email your ticket details to returned vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message.


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Sunday 22 January 2012
club news
Macclesfield and Aldershot ticket update

Macclesfield Town
We are offering reduced price adult terrace entry of just £10 when tickets are booked in advance for this npower League 2 match. The game is likely to see the home debuts of several of Wimbledon's recent signings and follows on from two fantastic away wins.

Hundreds of fans have already taken advantage of this special offer, and you have until 11.00 am on Tuesday morning to book through our online ticket shop. All tickets booked online will now be held for collection on the night of the game.

This offer applies to home and away fans and is only for tickets booked in advance. Adult tickets purchased on the night of the game will be at the full rate of £15.

Aldershot Town
Tickets are selling well for the game on Saturday 28 January against Aldershot Town at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. This is likely to be another close to capacity match so we recommend booking tickets in advance if you wish to secure a place in your preferred terrace.

Please be aware that all seat tickets in the Paul Strank Stand have already been sold for this match.

How to book tickets in advance
Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website. As mentioned above the deadline to book reduced price Macclesfield Town tickets by this method is 11.00 am on Tuesday.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

By post
With the Macclesfield Town game just two days away we would only recommend aplying by post for the Aldershot Town match. Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to AFC Wimbledon Ltd and be sent to the following address:

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB


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Sunday 22 January 2012
first team news
Terry 'I told the players to win it in front of our fans'

Terry Brown was interviewed after the sensational comeback at Gillingham. To hear the interview, click on Terry on Gillingham.

We also caught up with two-goal Jack Midson and his interview can be heard by clicking on Jack Midson.


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Saturday 21 January 2012
first team news
Wimbledon fightback secures all three points

Wimbledon came from behind to beat Gillingham 4-3 today at the Priestfield Stadium.

Jack Midson scored the winner for the Dons with just one minute remaining of normal time in front of over 1000 traveling fans to cap an incredible fightback.

A full report is available on the match page.


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Friday 20 January 2012
first team news
Gillingham preview

Bolstered by the 2-1 win at Port Vale last week, the Dons set off tomorrow for Gillingham, who currently sit in the final play off place.

“After Saturday’s win at Port Vale we have been able to get four days’ training in. It is important to have the group together especially as there are four new signings involved. The new players are all fitting in well and Billy Knott, George Moncur and Callum McNaughton are travelling in together and sharing the driving.

“Meanwhile, Jason Euell has missed most of this week’s training with an aggravated calf muscle injury and he is a bit of a doubt for tomorrow’s game at the Priestfield Stadium. If he is unable to play Mike Rayner expects the injury to clear up over the weekend.

“Apart from that, I won’t need to make too many changes from the Port Vale side and we go into the game at Gillingham looking to start a good run of our own. The only other definite non-starter is Christian Jolley who completes the last match of a three match ban. He should be fit and available for selection against Macclesfield on Tuesday night. It will be good to cross swords with Danny Kedwell again and I am sure they will be looking to exact some revenge from our previous encounter.

“With Christian Jolley unavailable for tomorrow’s match, we have brought Brendan Kiernan into the squad for the game. He has looked very sharp this week and is desperate for some game time. I am also delighted to announce that we have extended Brendan’s contract and he has committed himself to the club for a further two and a half years. He is an extremely gifted young player who needs to gain some valuable game time, via a loan, and we are currently seeking the right club for him to do that.

“In the light of the arrival of Byron Harrison and the imminent return of Christian Jolley and Kieran Djilali, Charles Ademeno has slipped down the pecking order, so we have agreed to cancel his contract. This means that he is now free agent and able to pursue openings at another club. Charles has been a pleasure to work with and is a very talented forward who really needs a run of consecutive games to recapture his form. On behalf of the club we wish him the very best but with a plea not to come back and score against us!

“Finally, I have talked to Paul Dipre, the manager at Carshalton Athletic, who told me he was really delighted at the introduction of Reece Jones into his team.. Reece played in both FA Trophy ties against Lincoln City and acquitted himself very well against a very competitive Conference side. Judging by his form in training today he has benefitted from first team football and he even won the shooting competition today.”

Turning back to tomorrow’s match, the last game between the teams ended in a 3-1 win for the Dons after a flying start, being three goals to the good in 22 minutes, two of them scored by Christian Jolley who is absent tomorrow. One player who featured in that game was former Dons captain and play off penalty shoot-out hero, Danny Kedwell, who is Gillingham’s leading scorer on nine goals so far this season.

Danny broke a rib in the FA Cup game at Stoke City and is said to be a ‘possible’ for the game but his track record at Wimbledon was that he would pull out all the stops to play, so we are expecting to see him feature. Meanwhile, striker Jo Kuffour, who has seven goals in eleven starts and converted his loan to a transfer early in the transfer window, is doubtful as he is still recovering from bronchitis. With Frank Nouble having returned to West Ham United following the expiry of his loan, Gillingham may well turn to Gavin Tomlin, a recent signing from Dagenham, to make his first start.

There is bound to be at least one other change from the team that started for the Gills back in October, with influential midfielder Luke Rooney having been transferred to Swindon Town, after refusing terms for a new contract. Defender Matt Fish looks unlikely to appear but left back Joe Martin can return from suspension.

The Dons look likely to be taking a large contingent of fans to the game and with nearly 700 tickets sold in advance there is likely to be 1,000 or more fans to cheer the Dons on.


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Thursday 19 January 2012
club news
Don't forget - reduced price tickets for the Macclesfield game

To encourage as many supporters as possible to come to the game against Macclesfield Town on Tuesday 24 January we are offering reduced price adult terrace entry of just £10 so long as tickets are booked in advance.

You can book your reduced price terrace tickets as follows:

Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website. Tickets purchased online before 4.00 pm on Friday 20 January will be sent out in the post. Otherwise they will have to be collected from the pre-paid tickets window on the day of the game.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

By post
Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to AFC Wimbledon Ltd and be sent to the following address:

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB

Postal applications received on 20 January will be sent out in the post. Otherwise they will have to be collected from the pre-paid tickets window on the day of the game.

Please note that no tickets will be sold over the phone.

Supporters who have already purchased tickets at the full price for this match can claim a partial refund by calling the club on 020 8547 3528 and quoting their reference number.

This offer applies to home and away fans and is only for tickets booked in advance. Adult tickets purchased on the night of the game will be at the full rate of £15 while all other admission prices are the same as usual, whether booking in advance or paying at the gate.


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Thursday 19 January 2012
cfs news
Community football coach job opportunities

AFC Wimbledon Community Football Scheme is currently seeking to recruit paid football coaches to work in Wimbledon and the surrounding areas to support an increasing amount of after school, evening and weekend work.

Candidates must be enthusiastic and reliable with excellent communication skills and previous experience of coaching children between the ages of 4 -14 years old.

Candidates will need to have a minimum Level 1 FA coaching qualification, and current up to date Child Protection and 1st Aid certificates. In addition a clean CRB must be obtained as well as satisfactory references as part of the recruitment process.

A driver’s license and access to a car would be highly desirable but not a necessity.

To apply please post or email a copy of your CV to:

Paul Foley
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422A Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB


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Thursday 19 January 2012
club news
Coach travel to Gillingham

We have now had sufficient interest to run a second supporters coach to the game against Gillingham this Saturday.

Places are filling up quickly so if you would like to secure your seat please call the club offices on 020 8547 3528 between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm today or tomorrow.

The coach will leave the Grove (opposite South Wimbledon Underground Station) at 11.30 am and the Cherry Red Records Stadium at 12.00 pm. The cost is just £10.


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Wednesday 18 January 2012
club news
Carvery open before Macclesfield game

There is still space in the carvery before the big home game against Macclesfield on Tuesday 24 January.

Tickets are also on sale for all remaining home games this season.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A three course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

The carvery opens in the back bar at 6.00 pm.

Cost: £25 (carvery only) or £45 (including a seat ticket for the Paul Strank Stand)

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

We are also pleased to announce a special package for celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or even divorces! If you book a table of ten, we will give you a complimentary bottle of Champagne or birthday cake. Once you have made your booking, please e-mail here to let us know what kind of event you’re celebrating.



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Wednesday 18 January 2012
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents The Selecter!

Tickets are flying out for The Selecter gig at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday 28 January. For your chance to see the seminal Two Tone band at this warm- up show for their ‘Made in Britain’ tour, get your tickets now from here or by calling 020 8247 9918.

And after the band have finished, lead singer Pauline Black will be doing a signing session of her Amazon top 50 book and anything else you care to bring along.

Doors open at 8.00 pm there is also a top Ska DJ to keep you on the floor until 1.00 am. All that for just £17.50… You can’t go wrong.

Here is a little reminder of all the other events taking place at The Cherry Red Records Stadium over the next couple of months:
Saturday 11 February – Soul & Ska night
Saturday 11 February – Poker Tournament
Saturday 18 February – Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave) and his band with special guest Wee Willie Harris
Sunday 19 February – Open darts competition (daytime) followed by an Evening with and a chance to play Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle
Saturday 3 March – Soul & Ska night
Saturday 10 March – The Sex Pistols Experience + Rebel Truce (Clash tribute) + Long Tall Shorty
Saturday 24 March – After the Fire + Blackheart
Saturday 31 March – The Dualers

Tickets and info on all these events can be found at here.
We recommend that you book in advance for the events to avoid disappointment on the night.

If more information is required please call Jim in the Commercial office on 020 8247 9918.


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Tuesday 17 January 2012
club news
Design the new AFC Wimbledon kit

AFC Wimbledon are pleased to launch the 2012/2014 Design the Dons Kit competition. The winner will see AFC Wimbledon run out in a kit designed by them next season. If that wasn’t enough, your prize will include your very own full replica kits.

Full information can be found here.

The closing date for entries is Saturday 18 February at 5.00 pm.


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Tuesday 17 January 2012
club news
Gillingham tickets remain on sale

Tickets remain on sale for our npower League 2 game against Gillingham, on Saturday 21 January, kick-off 3.00 pm.

The game is not all-ticket, but we have already sold over 500 tickets in advance from our initial allocation of 1,000 tickets. Tickets for Wimbledon supporters are in the all-seated but uncovered Brian Moore Stand. These are allocated seats.

Prices if tickets are bought in advance are:

Adults: £17

Senior Citizen (Over 65): £16

Young Adult (16-21): £13

Juvenile (Under 16s): £9

Under 12: £6

If tickets are bought on the day of the game they will cost:

Adults: £20

Senior Citizen (Over 65): £19

Young Adult (16-21): £16

Juvenile (Under 16s): £11

Under 12: £7

Supporters in wheelchairs should call the club on 020 8547 3528


Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

Online

Because of the number of different prices we will be selling tickets for Adults, Senior Citizens and Under-16s only via the online ticket shop, accessed from the front page of the official website. All other tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays.

Tickets purchased online up to five days before the match were sent out in the post (up to order 20046). Any tickets ordered online now will have to be collected from the AFC Wimbledon club offices during opening hours or from the away turnstiles on the day of the game.

In person

Tickets can be purchased from the club offices between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays.

By post

We would not recommend applying by post this close to the date of the game.


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Tuesday 17 January 2012
dons trust news
Sponsor Ivor and Simon's diet

Our first team coach Simon Bassey and Commercial Director Ivor Heller are a couple of weeks into their sponsored diet to benefit the Trust. Both tell us it is going well and the naturally competitive nature of the two men is starting to emerge as they compare progress to date!

You can sponsor either or both of them by sending an email pledge to sponsored diet or you can use one of the forms to sign and recruit other sponsors by downloading it from here.

The sponsorship should be an amount per pound lost. The final weigh-in will be after our last home match of the season against Shrewsbury.

There will be regular weigh-ins at home matches between now and the end of the season to monitor their progress.

Ivor has previously said " I am desperate to lose a few pounds and the humiliation of a public weigh-in was all the motivation to do the necessary, I am aiming to lose 20 lb. More would be a bonus and I will be trying really hard to do so. I cannot think of a better way to do myself some good and at the sametime raise funds for the Trust".


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Tuesday 17 January 2012
dons trust news
Two more legends

Following last week’s announcement that Kevin Cooper and Matt Everard would be two of the former AFC Wimbledon legends attending this year’s fundraising dinner, we are pleased to announce a further brace of special guests, both from a more recent era of AFC Wimbledon’s history.

Jon Main set a club record transfer fee when he joined AFC Wimbledon from Tonbridge Angels in the 2007/08 season. Forming part of a prolific strike partnership with Danny Kedwell, Jon’s 33 league goals in 2008/09 were a major factor in AFC Wimbledon winning promotion from the Blue Square South at the first attempt. Following AFC Wimbledon’s promotion to League Two, Jon returned to Tonbridge Angels.

Ben Judge joined AFC Wimbledon on the last day of the 2007/08 transfer window, following a career with Croydon, Crawley Town (where he was joint player-manager) and Bromley. Over the following two seasons, he was at the heart of the Dons defence and made over 70 first team appearances, until a knee injury intervened. Like Jon Main, Ben is now at Tonbridge Angels.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at £55 per person, or £500 for a table of 10. To apply for your place at the dinner, please send your application to: Mark Davis, Friends of the Dons Trust, 20 Rayleigh Road, London, SW19 3RF, enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors. Please also include: your name, postal address, email address (if possible), telephone number and any special dietary requirements. For any enquires, email here or leave a message for Mark Davis via the club on 020 8547 3528.


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Monday 16 January 2012
club news
Gillingham coach update

We have now filled the first supporters' coach travelling to Gillingham this Saturday and will be running a second coach should we have sufficient interest.

To make a provisional booking on the second coach please call the club offices on 020 8547 3528 between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

The coach will leave the Grove (opposite South Wimbledon Underground Station) at 11.30 am and the Cherry Red Records Stadium at 12.00 pm. The cost is just £10.


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Monday 16 January 2012
club news
New Zumba class launches - First class is free!

AFC Wimbledon will be re-launching our Zumba class on Thursday 19 January at 7.00 pm.

And we will be ‘kicking off’ with a free class!

If you’ve ever heard of Zumba and wanted to try it, now is the time. Brilliant world music and a professional team will make this exercise class the most fun you’ve ever had.

The class isn’t limited to Wimbledon fans so feel free to bring friends, neighbors and anyone else that might be interested.

After the relaunch, the fabulous Fiesta Fitness team will be bringing the party to the main bar at The Cherry Red Records Stadium every Thursday at 7.00 pm.

Try it, there’s nothing to lose…except the weight!

For more info, call Nicola on 07960 093054 or visit here.


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Monday 16 January 2012
club news
Mascot Opportunity

We are looking for a mascot for our home game against Macclesfield Town on Tuesday 24 January, kick-off at 7.45. This game will mark the home debut of the recent new signings that Manager Terry Brown has made.

If you wish to find out more about the mascot package and what is involved please call the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm by Wednesday 5.00 pm.


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Sunday 15 January 2012
club news
Terry - 'we got stronger as the game went on'

Terry Brown was interviewed after yesterday's win at Port Vale. To hear the interview, click on Terry on Port Vale.


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Sunday 15 January 2012
club news
Entry to the Macclesfield match for just £10

Following yesterday's great win at Port Vale, we are looking to create a fantastic atmosphere for our next match at The Cherry Red Records Stadium against Macclesfield on Tuesday 24 January. To encourage as many supporters as possible to come we are offering reduced price adult terrace entry of just £10 when tickets are booked in advance.

Operations Director David Charles said ‘Our supporters have been fantastic so far this season and have continued to back the team through our recent spell of results. This is a small way of saying thank you and will hopefully also create a terrific midweek atmosphere for this important league match’.

How to book reduced price terrace tickets:

Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website. Tickets purchased online before 4.00 pm on Friday 20 January will be sent out in the post. Otherwise they will have to be collected from the club on the day of the game.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

By post
Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to AFC Wimbledon Ltd and be sent to the following address:

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB

If you would like your tickets to be sent by special delivery, please say so in a covering letter and enclose a further £5.

No tickets will be sold over the phone.

Supporters who have already purchased tickets at the full price for this match can claim a partial refund by calling the club on 020 8547 3528 and quoting their reference number.

This offer applies to home and away fans and is only for tickets booked in advance. Adult tickets purchased on the night of the game will be at the full rate of £15 while all other admission prices are the same as usual, whether booking in advance or paying at the gate.


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Sunday 15 January 2012
first team news
Dons back in winning ways

A 2-1 wn at Vale Park saw Wimbledon break their dispiriting run of form and take three points for the first time since October.

Terry Brown started all four new signings for the game and all made a contribution, albeit for only 40 minutes for returning Dons legend Jason Euell, who went off 'as a precaution' after taking two heavy tackles to an ankle.

The Dons went behind after 31 minutes when Marc Richards converted a Sean Rigg cross and then weathered heavy pressure before Jack Midson equalised from close in, following a ball slipped to him by George Moncur, the ball just squeezing its way over the line.

The winner came from a great left foot shot by substitute Luke Moore, again after good work by George Moncur. While Terry Brown admitted that the Dons had the run of the ball, he must have been pleased with all four debutants, Byron Harrison getting stronger as the game went on, and Billy Knott, who went off after also taking a knock, looked very composed in midfield.

This win means the Dons will no doubt go into next Saturday's tough game at Gillingham with a spring in their step.


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Saturday 14 January 2012
club news
Listen to the Port Vale game live this Saturday in the middle bar

This is to remind fans who can't travel to today's game at Port Vale but want to feel and hear the atmosphere and the excitement from Vale Park, we will be broadcasting the game live in the Main Bar at the Cherry Red Records Stadium via Radio WDON.

All the new signings will be making their debuts so it’s an exciting time for the Dons.

Kick off is 3.00 pm. The bar will be open from 2.00 pm.


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Saturday 14 January 2012
club news
Dons Fly the Flag in the Heart of the Park!

Those supporters who have enjoyed the Tempest End flags painted by local schoolchildren will be in for a treat, starting tomorrow. The National Trust have agreed to host an exhibition of photos, film, drawings and flags from our recent ‘Flying the Flag for Haydon’ community arts project that will run from 12.30 pm Sunday 15 January to Friday 10 February 2012.

The exhibition will take place in the recently opened ‘Heart of the Park’ space in Morden Hall Park, a prestigious and exciting development based in the recently renovated and developed stable block. The AFC Wimbledon display will be the first public exhibition held in the space and will provide an opportunity for supporters and the public alike to enjoy drawings, photographs and flags from the last few years as well as providing an opportunity for local schoolchildren to compare their flags.

The park also contains a number of craft stalls, garden centre, second hand book stall and an excellent café making it well worth a leisurely visit. Haydon the Womble will be in attendance for the grand opening.

Flying the Flag for Haydon is part funded by the Football Conference Community Club Development Fund.


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Friday 13 January 2012
first team news
"There's a new spirit in the camp" as the team sets off for Port Vale

With new players signed the team's spirits have been lifted and there is a renewed optimism in the camp, as manager Terry Brown told us while travelling to the team's overnight stop.

"There has been a lot of activity this week both on and off the pitch with four new signings coming on board, also television crews from Sky TV interviewing both Jason Euell and me, concerning Jason's return to Wimbledon and the obvious comparison with Paul Scholes and Thierry Henry returning to playing for their respective clubs.

"I'd like to think that Jason will have a similar impact but what I do know is tha he has had a very positive impact on the morale at the training ground. Jason's versatility gives us several options in the ways we can use his quality and experience and we are looking to start him tomorrow in an advanced position.

"The other three newcomers have also trained very well and they should all get some game time tomorrow. One of the points I've reiterated to our existing players is that the four newcomers are not giving us a magic wand to solve our problems. We need to get more out of our existing players and I am hoping that the new blood within the dressing room will revitalise the current players too.

"But we feel we are on an upward trajectory and we travel to Port Vale today in a confident mood - and as always we will be going to try to gain maximum points and looking to play off the front foot as much as possible.

"Regarding injuries, we don't have any major concerns at present. The longest term injured player, Kieran Djilali, has returned from Lilleshall. After extensive rehabilitation at this superb facility he has progressed very well and will now be able to return to training under the watchful eye of Mike Rayner. If his recuperation continues on track, he will probably be available again in two to three weeks.

"Finally, everyone I've spoken to says that the lift in the players' spirits is echoed among the fans and that we are probably taking a couple of hundred more fans to Port Vale than might otherwise have been the case. We've had fantastic support this season and I'm hoping that tomorrow will see the fans, who've been very patient, seeing a good performance and three points. They deserve it for their support."

As Terry indicated, a late surge of interest means that there are no spaces available on the fans' coach tomorrow.

There are still spaces available on the coach for the game at Gillingham on 21 January. The cost is £10. The Gillingham coach will leave the Grove at 11.30 am and the Cherry Red Records Stadium at noon.


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Friday 13 January 2012
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for January

The January Dons Draw took place today at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of David Charles (Operations Director), Neil Messenbird (Dons Draw Administrator), Chris Atkinson (AFC Wimbledon administration assistant) and Phil Clark (Safety Office).

The winning ticket numbers and prizes for this draw were as follows:

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 3239 - Graham Wiley - SE9

Second prize of £500 - ticket 0089 - Maxine Feehely - GU21

Third prize of £250 - ticket 1045 - John Mulligan - SW18

Fourth prize of £150 - ticket 0548 - Richard Augood - SW19

Fifth prize of £100 - ticket 0796 - Claus Wagner - KT2

Sixth prize of £75 - ticket 3055 - David Lancaster - RH9

Congratulations to all six prize winners.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or around 15 February 2011 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

We are again paying out a massive £2,075 this month in prizes!

If you want a chance of winning one of these prizes, 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 numbers, then why not do so now?

You can sign up online to the Dons Draw or download an application here or to increase your tickets email us here.

The deadline for new entrants to the February 2011 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on 31 January.

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


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Friday 13 January 2012
first team news
Lee and Reece go on loan

Lee Minshull and Reece Jones have joined Newport County and Carshalton Athletic respectively, on loan, initially for a month.

Both players will be making long trips to make their debuts for their loan clubs tomorrow in the FA Trophy - Lee will be playing at Worksop Town and Reece at Lincoln City.

Terry Brown said "the boys need to be playing and what better way to start at a club than the challenge of a cup tie? We all wish them well tomorrow and we'll be looking out for their results."


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Friday 13 January 2012
club news
Introducing Byron, George and Billy

We spoke to the club's three new recruits after training yesterday, as they prepared for their debuts for the Dons.

To hear the interviews, click on Byron Harrison, George Moncur and Billy Knott respectively.


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Thursday 12 January 2012
club news
Jason Euell "I'm looking forward to playing for the Dons again"

With everyone delighted at the news that Jason Euell was returning to Wimbledon, we took the opportunity to interview him after his first day of training today.

To hear the interview, click on Jason Euell.




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Thursday 12 January 2012
club news
Places available for Macclesfield carvery

There is still space in the carvery before the big home game against Macclesfield on Tuesday 24 January.

Tickets are also on sale for all remaining home games this season.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A three course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

The carvery opens in the back bar at 6.00 pm.

Cost: £25 (carvery only) or £45 (including a seat ticket for the Paul Strank Stand)

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

We are also pleased to announce a special package for celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or even divorces! If you book a table of ten, we will give you a complimentary bottle of Champagne or birthday cake. Once you have made your booking, please e-mail here to let us know what kind of event you’re celebrating.



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Thursday 12 January 2012
club news
‘LATE KICK OFF’ RETURNS TO BBC ONE FOR THIRD SERIES

The third series of Late Kick Off, the Football League magazine show that takes fans inside their local Football League clubs, returns to BBC One later this month.

The series starts on Monday, January 16 at the regular time of 11.05 pm, making Monday nights ‘access all areas’ to the week’s top news stories, backroom reports, interviews, discussion and match analysis of England's 71 League clubs.

More than just a highlights programme, it’s the only Football League show that gets to grips with what fans are talking about and what matters to them most. Late Kick Off will be there following all the ups and downs, on and off the pitch, as the Football League season builds to its dramatic climax.

The programme has seven regional editions that cover the whole of England. Familiar BBC sports presenters and guests who really know their local football scene will bring their own sporting knowledge and expertise to the programme.

From exclusive interviews to strong features ranging from ownership of local clubs to the effect of the Premier League clubs on youth development, Late Kick Off will examine current issues within local clubs, review weekend action and kick-start lively debate about the week’s hottest football topics. There will also be regular features each week taking viewers behind the scenes of local clubs, bringing local football to life.

Fans won’t have to miss a thing, as all seven programmes will also be on BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer for seven days after transmission.

David Holdsworth, Controller BBC English Regions says "It’s great to have Late Kick Off back. With high quality sports journalism and all the goal action Late Kick Off will bring fans will the top stories and they’ll hear the latest behind the scenes information about what’s going on at their local club.”

Late Kick Off London & SE will be following the fortunes of the 14 Football League clubs in our region, namely AFC Wimbledon, Barnet, Crawley, Dagenham & Redbridge and Gillingham from League Two, Brentford, Charlton, Leyton Orient and Wycombe Wanderers from League One and Brighton, Crystal Palace, Millwall, Watford and West Ham from the Championship.

Football Focus presenter Dan Walker hosts the show and will be joined by Mark Bright and a different guest every week.

This Monday's show will include a feature on AFC Wimbledon and of course all the weekend's Football League highlights.


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Thursday 12 January 2012
club news
New Zumba class launch - the first class is free!

AFC Wimbledon will be re-launching our Zumba class on Thursday 19 January at 7.00 pm.

And we will be ‘kicking off’ with a free class!

If you’ve ever heard of Zumba and wanted to try it, now is the time. Brilliant world music and a professional team will make this exercise class the most fun you’ve ever had.

The class isn’t limited to Wimbledon fans so feel free to bring friends, neighbors and anyone else that might be interested.
After the relaunch, the fabulous Fiesta Fitness team will be bringing the party to the main bar at The Cherry Red Records Stadium every Thursday at 7.00 pm.

Try it, there’s nothing to lose…except the weight!

For more info, call Nicola on 07960 093054 or visit here.


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Wednesday 11 January 2012
club news
Dons make short trip in Surrey Cup

In the third Round of the Surrey Senior Cup the Dons will visit Corinthian- Casuals on Tuesday 31 January, kick-off 7.45 pm.

Details about admission prices will be announced when known.


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Wednesday 11 January 2012
club news
Knott's Landing

Terry Brown has continued his transfer window dealings, completing the loan signing of attacking midfielder Billy Knott from Sunderland.

We caught up with Terry after confirmation of the deal and he said, "Billy has a great range and weight of passing and will give us a goalscoring threat from outside the box."

Knott joined Sunderland after leaving Chelsea in 2010 and impressed last season, earning a call-up to the England Under-20 squad for the World Cup in Colombia. He is available for selection for Saturday's trip to Port Vale.


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Wednesday 11 January 2012
club news
David Montague

David "Monty" Montague, who was the Wimbledon FC physiotherapist for 17 years, passed away on 1 January aged 81.

Monty was recovering well from a major operation but died very suddenly. He was a much respected physio, and in a long and distinguished career was employed by the England cricket team, Surrey County Cricket Club and the Royal Ballet.

He also ran a private practice, treating people from business, commerce and entertainment in his Mayfair surgery. Tributes have come in from many football and cricket players, and an obituary will appear in the Aldershot programme.

For details of the funeral, contact Mick Pugh


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Wednesday 11 January 2012
dons trust news
Dons Trust News: 10 years, 10 legends

The fundraising group is pleased to announce the first two of ten special guests for this season’s fundraising dinner on 23 March.

Kevin Cooper and Matt Everard were stalwarts of the AFC Wimbledon side that took the Combined Counties League by storm. Coops notched over 100 goals for the Dons in his two seasons at the club and broke Eddie Reynolds’ record for goals in a season, scoring 66 goals in total in 2003-04. Matt ‘Caveman’ Everard was a towering presence in central defence and a prolific scorer of goals from set-pieces. He turned down the opportunity to move to Terry Brown’s Aldershot side and went on to win Player of the Year in 2003/04.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at £55 per person, or £500 for a table of 10. To apply for your place at the dinner, please send your application to: Mark Davis, Friends of the Dons Trust, 20 Rayleigh Road, London, SW19 3RF, enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount, made payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors. Please also include: your name, postal address, email address (if possible), telephone number and any special dietary requirements. For any enquiries, email here or leave a message for Mark Davis via the club on 020 8547 3528.

The Friends of the Dons Trust will donate the proceeds of the evening to the Dons Trust.


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Tuesday 10 January 2012
first team news
AFC Wimbledon pay record fee for Byron Harrison

Late this afternoon the club signed Byron Harrison from Stevenage FC.

Byron has committed himself to the Dons for two and a half years. Terry Brown said "we tried to sign Byron when he was at Ashford Town and we've kept an eye on him since then. We are delighted to have finally got our man. He will bring goals and pace up front and he will be starting on Saturday. He has cost us a record fee but I am sure he will prove to be a great investment for the club."

An interview with Byron will follow in due course.


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Tuesday 10 January 2012
club news
Jason Euell is returning to Wimbledon.

We spoke to Terry Brown this afternoon as he drove home from a scouting expedition and he said “I am really pleased to announce today the signing of Jason Euell, initially on a five week loan. Jason will bring with him Premier League quality and Premier League experience.

“Jason also gives us fantastic variety in the positions he plays as he can play anywhere in midfield and anywhere up front. I am sure the welcome he receives from the Dons faithful will quickly remind him of the fans’ admiration for him and his achievements with Wimbledon in the past. Jason will come straight into the side for the first of two tricky away fixtures at Port Vale and Gillingham.

“I know this signing will give the fans a lift but I am also sure it will give our players a great lift. He will join us for training on Thursday and I know the coaching staff are looking forward to working alongside a true Wimbledon legend.”

Jason Euell is a graduate of the Wimbledon FC academy and played 141 games, scoring 41 goals before being transferred to Charlton Athletic for a fee of about £5m in 2001. Only just over a year ago he was playing in the Premier League for Blackpool before he re-joined Charlton Athletic in August 2011.



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Tuesday 10 January 2012
club news
Entry to the Macclesfield match for just £10

With some crucial npower League 2 home games still to come this season we will be looking to create a fantastic atmosphere for our next match at The Cherry Red Records Stadium against Macclesfield on Tuesday 24 January. To encourage as many supporters to come as possible we will be offering reduced price adult terrace entry of just £10 when tickets are booked in advance.

Operations Director David Charles said ‘Our supporters have been fantastic so far this season and have continued to back the team through our recent spell of results. This is a small way of saying thank you and will hopefully also create a terrific midweek atmosphere for this important league match’.

How to book reduced price terrace tickets:

Online
Tickets can be bought from our online shop, which can also be accessed through the front page of our website. Tickets purchased online before 4.00 pm on Friday 20 January will be sent out in the post. Otherwise they will have to be collected from the club on the day of the game.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.

By post
Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to AFC Wimbledon Ltd and be sent to the following address:

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB

If you would like your tickets to be sent by special delivery, please say so in a covering letter and enclose a further £5.

No tickets will be sold over the phone.

Supporters who have already purchased tickets at the full price for this match can claim a partial refund by calling the club on 020 8547 3528 and quoting their reference number.

This offer is only for tickets booked in advance, tickets purchased on the night of the game will be at the full rate of £15.


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Tuesday 10 January 2012
club news
Coach travel update

The club will be running supporters' coaches to games against Port Vale on 14 January and Gillingham on 21 January.

Port Vale
The coaches will leave The Grove at 9.00 am and pick up from The Cherry Red Records Stadium at 9.30 am. The price for this game is £15.

Gillingham
The coaches will leave The Grove at 11.30 am and pick up from The Cherry Red Records Stadium at 12.00 pm. The price for this game is just £10.

Seats must be booked in advance. Bookings can be made for both games by contacting the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm during the week.


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Monday 09 January 2012
reserve team news
Reserves in cup action again tonight

The reserves have their second cup outing in three days as they face Cobham in the quarter final of the Surrey Premier Challenge Cup on Monday night.

Marcus Gayle's young team play their game at Cobham's ground, The Leg O' Mutton Field, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, KT11 1AA. Kick off is at 7.45 pm.


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Monday 09 January 2012
dons trust news
Dons Trust board meeting, Thursday 5 January

Last Thursday the regular monthly meeting of the Dons Trust Board (DTB) took place at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

The meeting began by thanking Kris Stewart for his long and valued contribution and welcomed Zoe Linkson.

The first item on the agenda was the Football Club Board report. This section of the meeting was dominated by the first team performance. The Dons Trust Board heard a thorough report from Erik regarding his discussions with Terry, plans for the team, changes in playing personnel, activity in the transfer market and other actions that are being taken. The board was assured that sufficient funds are available to strengthen the team in line with Terry’s objectives. The Dons trust Board is confident that a comprehensive plan is in place and that every avenue has been explored.

In other FCB Business, significant matters to note included:

- Merchandise annual sales budget achieved by end of December
- Girls Cup and Kids Cup held at the Athletics Stadium were a great success
- Planned visit to another football club to see their CRM in action
- Master plan for longer term training ground needs being developed
- Five development squad players who signed their first professional contracts as previously announced
- We are taking steps to spread the risk on our cash deposits
- Planning permission has been received for the KRE stand
- The shortlisted candidates for the Comms Exec role will be re-interviewed this week.

Other topics covered during the meeting included:
- Work on the DT Action Plan to assign owners to actions and to produce plans to complete the actions
- A short discussion on branding
- Plans to commemorate the forthcoming 10th anniversaries of the Dons Trust and the football club
- Further work on the publication of a gift register/declarations of interest
- Feasibility/desirability of broadcasting DT general meetings online
- Progress on the provision of an awning

Members of the Dons Trust Board can be contacted by email via the official site here or at the Dons Trust Stall on any Saturday home game.


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Monday 09 January 2012
club news
Moncur signs on loan

As Terry Brown continues his search for new signings he has tied up a deal to sign promising young West Ham Midfielder George Moncur on loan.

18-year-old Moncur is an England Under-19 International and has been in fine form for West Ham’s development side so far this season. He has joined in with first team training today and will be available for Saturday’s trip to Port Vale.


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Saturday 07 January 2012
reserve team news
Reserves in action today

If you are missing your weekly football, why not come to see Marcus Gayle's development team play their Suburban League Cup game against Hanworth Villa today?

The game will be played at Walton Casuals Waterside Stadium, Waterside Drive, Walton upon Thames, KT12 2JP. Kick off is at 3.00 pm and entry is free for Dons fans who show their season ticket.


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Friday 06 January 2012
club news
Callum stays with the Dons

Terry Brown this morning completed his first signing of the January transfer window when Callum McNaughton committed himself to the Dons for 2 and a half years.

Callum has been on loan with the Dons from West Ham since September and has impresssed Terry Brown. "I am absolutely delighted that Callum has now signed a permanent deal with us. He had made great progress in the time he has been with us and will only improve over the coming years. I have no doubt he will have a long and successful time with us.

"I am very optimistic that we will be able to announce further signings early next week."


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Thursday 05 January 2012
club news
Beat the January blues with Kingsmeadow Live

Need something to give you a boost after the excesses of Christmas?
The Sound of the Underground, Kingsmeadow Live’s ska and soul night, returns on Saturday 14 January.

If you like Motown, Northern Soul, Ska, Blue Beat and Two Tone then this is the perfect night for you. We’ll also have related clips playing on the big screen.

Admission is only £5 and the doors are open from 8.00 pm until 1.00 am.

Can we top that? Yes we can!

The Selecter, featuring the first lady of Two Tone Pauline Black, make their Kingsmeadow Live debut on Saturday 28 January. This is a warm up gig before they embark on their ‘Made in Britain’ tour.

Tickets cost £17.50 and are available here.

Don’t miss this chance to see one of the icons of the Two Tone revolution on the stage at KingsmeadowLive!

All profits go directly to the club so support the team by supporting the club.


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Thursday 05 January 2012
club news
Terry makes changes

Dons manager Terry Brown has today made the following players available for loan or permanent transfer:

Charles Ademeno

Ryan Jackson

Max Porter

Lee Minshull

James Mulley

After speaking to each of the players in turn, Terry Brown said “this has not been an easy decision and I would love to have kept faith with the whole squad for at least a season. Unfortunately, our results dictate that we have to react to our recent form and the club has to make room for new signings that we will be bringing into the club over the next week, prior to the Port Vale fixture. We felt we needed to act early in the transfer window to give each player the best possible opportunity to find another club.

“These players have made a massive contribution to the success over the last two years and we would like to wish them every success in their future careers.

“We are seeking to strengthen the squad and, so far as new signings are concerned, we have made considerable inroads regarding at least four players. We hope to finalise those deals early next week.”



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Thursday 05 January 2012
club news
A Plan prize draw

Corporate partner A Plan Insurance are running a prize draw this season, giving Dons fans the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

As many fans will know, A Plan is a nationwide insurance company with a branch on Wimbledon Hill Road.

This is the second season that A Plan has sponsored the club and they have a fantastic incentive for Dons fans to sign up for a policy - they pay the club an extra £25 per policy! This was worth a significant amount of income last season and we would like to build on that this season.

The prizes on offer are as follows:
- Two season tickets for the 2012/13 season
- A framed shirt signed by the 2011/12 squad
(Winner to be announced at last match of 2011/12 season)

You can enter the draw by clicking here or call the Wimbledon branch on 020 8944 4121.


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Wednesday 04 January 2012
club news
Reduced prices for Tickets bought in advance for Gillingham

Tickets are now on sale for our npower League 2 game against Gillingham, on Saturday 21 January, kick-off 3.00 pm.

The game is not all-ticket, and an initial 1,000 tickets in the all-seated but uncovered Brian Moore Stand have been made available to us. These are allocated seats.

Prices if tickets are bought in advance are:

Adults: £17

Senior Citizen (Over 65): £16

Young Adult (16-21): £13

Juvenile (Under 16s): £9

Under 12: £6

If tickets are bought on the day of the game they will cost:

Adults: £20

Senior Citizen (Over 65): £19

Young Adult (16-21): £16

Juvenile (Under 16s): £11

Under 12: £7

Supporters in wheelchairs should call the club on 020 8547 3528


Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

Online

Because of the number of different prices we will be selling tickets for Adults, Senior Citizens and Under-16s only via the online ticket shop, accessed from the front page of the official website. All other tickets can be purchased either by visiting the club office between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays or by making a postal application.

Tickets purchased online up to five days before the match will be sent out in the post. Tickets will be mailed at the buyer’s risk and no replacements can be offered. If you wish to have your tickets sent by special delivery you should order by post (see below).


In person

Tickets can be purchased from the club offices between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays.


By post

Applications should include an SAE and a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to “AFC Wimbledon Ltd” and be sent to:

Ticket Office
AFC Wimbledon
The Cherry Red Records Stadium
422a Kingston Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 3PB

If you would like your tickets to be sent by special delivery, please say so in a covering letter and enclose a further £5.



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Tuesday 03 January 2012
club news
Researcher needed for Football Manager

Sports Interactive (SI), the club's official sponsors and the makers of Football Manager, are looking out for a Football Manager fan with a huge passion for and knowledge of AFC Wimbledon to research the team for the next version of the game, Football Manager 2013.

The task involves giving as-accurate-as-possible ratings to every aspect of each player’s game, plus keeping SI up to date of all transfers at the club, as well as the financial position.

The work involves thorough working through of the data file three times a year, using a downloadable editing package that is simple to use.

During the rest of the year, SI need to be kept up to date with transfers and contract news, as well as info on the club debts/finances, so that every bit of information that Football Manager uses about AFC Wimbledon is as accurate as it can be.

So, it will be the researcher's call as to how Seb Brown’s handling, or Christian Jolley’s crossing attribute reads in FM 2013. We would prefer the researcher to be a local to the town, to be best positioned to attend as many games as possible and to keep in touch with the club grapevine!

Please e-mail here to discuss this role further, including details of why SI should choose you to do the job.




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Monday 02 January 2012
club news
Terry - "we need to get some experience in"

Terry Brown was interviewed for AFC Wimbledon TV after today's game against Swindon Town. You can see the interview by clicking on Terry after Swindon.

An audio-only version can be heard by clicking on Terry after Swindon, audio-only version.


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Sunday 01 January 2012
club news
Dons v Southend on AFC Wimbledon TV

Highlights of the game against Southend United can be seen by clicking on Dons v Southend.


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Sunday 01 January 2012
first team news
Terry to ring the changes for Swindon

With various injuries and one or two players needing a rest, Terry Brown made it clear there will be changes for tomorrow's game at Swindon.

"Looking at the squad, we have some changes we have little or no choice about, and some we feel are really needed. First, Christian Jolley is not available for three games following his red card, while Luke Moore has concussion and can't be considered.

"We always planned to rest Mat Mitchel-King for one of the games over the New Year weekend. He has done really well over the last three games but we need to remember that he hasn't played for over six months and if we overdo it we might lose him for another run of games, so Callum McNaughton will step in. Jamie Stuart is one of several players who took knocks on Saturday and he has scarcely missed a game all season, so we may well rest him.

"I am not going to publish my team until just before the game tomorrow, but there are others who will be given a much-needed break as the accumulated knocks they've suffered are taking their toll and two games in 48 hours is going to be too much for them. So this is a great chance for players who have been banging on my door, saying they should be playing to show us why they really need to be starting games.

"I had hoped to be announcing a new striker in time for tomorrow's game, but we've gone from being confident we were going to get a deal, to suddenly not getting our calls returned. That's a shame but we need to move on and so I regard that deal as gone.

"There are several other players we are equally interested in and we will be progressing our enquiries as fast as we can. However, some of them involve other clubs saying "I can't let him go until I get another one in", so we have to play a waiting game for those players. But we are continuing to make enquiries about other players and I'm hopeful that a couple of these will come to fruition soon. There are always hurdles to any signing and we must get over them and make sure that we sign players who will make a definite improvement to the team.

"We go to Swindon with good energy and a positive outlook in the squad - and a determination to get a good result. The fans have been magnificent during this poor run and we are aiming to give them something good to shout about tomorrow."


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Sunday 01 January 2012
club news
Mat Mitchel-King after the Southend game

Mat Mitchel-King was interviewed in a rather windy stand after yesterday's game. To hear the interview click on Mat Mitchel-King.


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Sunday 01 January 2012
club news
Terry Burton on AFC Wimbledon TV

For those who missed it, Iain McNay recently did an in-depth interview with former Wimbledon FC manager Terry Burton about his time with the club.

You can find the interview by clicking on the Terry Burton story.


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Sunday 01 January 2012
first team news
Terry Brown after Southend

Terry Brown was interviewed for AFC Wimbledon TV after Saturday's game against Southend United. You can see the interview by clicking on Terry after Southend.

An audio-only version can be heard by clicking on Terry after Southend, audio-only version.


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Sunday 01 January 2012
dons trust news
Raffle at Southend match

The winning raffle ticket at Saturday's match against Southend United was yellow ticket number 32.

The prize, Kaid Mohamed's shirt, has been claimed. The raffle raised over £750 for the Dons Trust's funds. Many thanks to all who participated.


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