HomeNewsSquadThe ClubMatchesTicketsCommercialFeaturesCommunity Football SchemeDons Trust
Latest NewsArchived NewsSearch NewsNews Feeds
This is the old official AFC Wimbledon website, preserved for posterity.
For the current official site click www.afcwimbledon.co.uk
      latest news

Thursday 30 November 2006
dons trust news
We don't like cricket ... ... we love it!

With the Ashes now in full swing, what better time to try and bag yourself an item or two of cricket memorabilia, courtesy of a matchday raffle organised by Paul Jeater and Ray Armfield this coming Saturday at Kingsmeadow ahead of the Horsham game in aid of the Ground Fund.

Prizes on offer are;

A signed and framed colour action photograph of England captain Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff (complete with Certificate of Authenticity)

A signed Surrey County Cricket Club minibat - autographed by members of the Brown Caps 2006 title winning side including Mark Butcher, Mark Ramprakash and Ali Brown.

A boxed and engraved Surrey CCC tankard commemorating the 2000 Championship crown.

'Botham's Century' - a hardback book containing the best of Beefy's sporting memories and anecdotes.

Pictures of the prizes can be found here

See raffle ticket sellers around the ground or at the Dons Trust table in the back bar for your chance to win - with the winning numbers being drawn and announced at half time.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 30 November 2006
club news
Dons Draw results for November

The 27th Dons Draw finally took place today this afternoon at Kingsmeadow.

We would like to thank all the entrants for their considerable patience whilst we changed direct debit provider. As a thank you, the club has kindly donated an extra prize of two President?s lounge tickets to a league game of the winner?s choice (subject to availability).

The winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson, Acting CEO, Clair Richardson and Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer).

The November 2006 jackpot reached a new record high of 920 and the winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of 920 - ticket 1419 ? Tony Wheeler from Carshalton
Second prize of 460 - ticket 2298 ? Dave Chan from SW17
Third prize of 150 - ticket 2618 ? Dave Meschall also from Carshalton Fourth Prize of two president?s lounge tickets 1103 ? Anna Slade from Banstead

Congratulations to all four prize winners!

Two of the winners, Dave Chan and Anna Slade, have been previous winners, but, it is the first time for Tony and Dave Meschall. Tony and Anna joined the draw in October 2005, whilst the two Daves both joined during last year.

The next Dons Draw will take place on around 15 December 2006, with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

If you want a chance of winning future prizes, but, have not yet entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more ticket numbers, then you know what to do!!

To enter the draw you can collect an application at any home game from the back bar. The facility to sign-up online or download an application will also be available from the official site very soon and we will let you know when it is live.

Any questions you may have can be answered by contacting the Dons Draw team at donsdraw@thedonstrust.org or go to here or call the office on 020 8547 3528 and we will arrange to call you back.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 30 November 2006
club news
Kids go free leaflets

There are still some 'Kids Go Free' leaflets left in the office so if you know somewhere they could be distributed or if you have a couple of hours free to distribute them in your area, please call the office before 4pm on Friday on 020 8547 3528.

We are aiming for our highest attendance of the season on Saturday so your help would be greatly appreciated.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 29 November 2006
club news
Volunteers needed to help man the turnstiles

We currently rely on a pool of volunteers to run the turnstiles and would like to increase the number of people able to help in order to take the pressure off of some of the 'regulars'.

Will I need to work every game?
No. Whether you are able to work every game or only occasionally the choice is entirely up to you. We usually email in advance of one or more games and people select the ones that they are able to help with.

Do you need experience?
No, but, it can get very busy as we get towards kick off so a cool head and a good aptitude for numbers is useful.

Will you miss the game?
The turnstiles remain open after kick off and therefore you will miss the start of the game when you help. We close the turnstiles as soon as we can to minimise the pain, so you will generally miss no more than the first five or ten minutes.

Will I be left on my own?
No definitely not. We will explain to you what you need to do and support you directly for the first game. In all but one case the turnstiles operate in pairs anyway.

Is there any reward?
Well.....you do get a free programme. You also get a roll and a drink when you work and of course an invitation to the volunteers' party.

I'd like to help - what do I do next?
Neil Messenbird coordinates the turnstiles operators. He can be reached here or call the office on 020 8547 3528 and we will arrange to call you back.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 28 November 2006
club news
Kingsmeadow Live this Weekend!

Kingsmeadow Live continues this weekend with two more brilliant acts!

Friday 1st November
LONDON CALLING
Price: 7 (advance)/8 (door)
Doors open 8pm, show starts 9.30pm, bar closes 1am

The infamous Clash tribute play Kingsmeadow Live, fresh from performing at some of New York?s top clubs. London Calling recreate the excitement felt during the period that punk rock exploded and have the approval of many people associated with Joe Strummer and The Clash.

?London Calling?. had the punks dancing and they didn?t stop until the third encore?.sound like their heroes?.managed to capture the spirit of The Clash? Bristol Evening Post

Saturday 2nd December
BORN TO BE JOVI
Price: 8(advance)/9 (door)
Doors open 8pm, show starts 9.30pm, bar closes 1am

Up and coming tribute to one of the biggest bands of the last 20 years, Bon Jovi. Cover classics from all three decades such as ?You give love a bad name? and ?Living on a prayer? from the big hair 80?s to hits from the 90?s such as ?Keep the faith? and ?In these arms? right up to modern day classics such as ?It?s my life?.

(Line-ups may be subject to change)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

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



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 28 November 2006
club news
Can you help boost attendances?

This Saturday, AFC Wimbledon is taking part in two of our largest ever promotions, 'Each one, reach one' and 'Kids Go Free', sponsored by TomTom, the satellite navigation firm.

'Each one, reach one' is an appeal to every season ticket holder to bring a guest to the match against Horsham. If the guest signs up to our data base, the season ticket holder will be entered into the draw to win a TomTom. Every non-season ticket holder that comes to the game and signs up to the database will be entered into a separate draw for a TomTom.

'Kids Go Free' is an added incentive to try and attract our biggest crowd of the season by allowing kids under 16 years of age into the match against Horsham for free.

Ivor Heller Commercial Director said "There has been much talk about diminishing crowds this season, I for one am not happy about this and have acted accordingly to try and do something about it. The rest is up to our fans, if our regular fans all bring one adult and one child we will be close to capacity! Please try and react to this and support the day. The knock on effect could be very good for us."

If you have some spare time this week, we still have leaflets that need to be distributed. Please e-mail Keith McGuinness here for details.



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 28 November 2006
club news
Squad for Eastleigh tonight

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's FA Trophy replay at Eastleigh.

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Wayne Finnie; Steve Wales; Chris Gell; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Lewis Cook; Jermaine Darlington; Robin Shroot; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald.

Steve Watson was released from hospital on Saturday but is likely to be unavailable for about two weeks. However, Chris Gell has declared himself fit and is added to the squad, while Jermaine Darlington, Steve Butler, Antony Howard and Steve Wales all face fitness tests tonight.

Dave said "we are under no illusions about tonight and it will be a difficult game with Eastleigh much more successful at home than away this season. Facing a team from a higher league with our injury record will be a hard task, but we are up for it.

"Add to that the huge carrot of a next round tie against Aldershot and this is a game we are very keen to win. We will give it our all, that is for sure."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 27 November 2006
first team news
Shots await winners

The winners of Tuesday evening?s FA Trophy replay have been drawn away to Aldershot Town in the first round proper of the competition.

The tie is to be played on Saturday 16 December.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 27 November 2006
club news
A few spaces still available on the coach to Eastleigh

There are still a few spaces available on the coach to the Eastleigh game Tuesday. The coach will leave the Woodman at 4.30 pm and Kingsmeadow at 5.00 pm.

An adult ticket is 12 and a concession 7. You can book by calling the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm today or tomorrow.



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 26 November 2006
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/b 27 November

This has been published as a feature, lower down the home screen.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 24 November 2006
club news
News on the debt

Earlier today, we received confirmation from Mr Khosla that he had received a bank transfer that settles our debt to him.

Three years ago, in June 2003 when we purchased Kingsmeadow, we started with a debt of 2.4m. Since then the debt has been repaid from the proceeds of the PLC share issue; through substantial fund raising by the Dons Trust fundraising group; and by replacing the debt with other, lower interest, debts (for example Dons Trust Bond holders were owed approximately 300k at 30 June this year) and with the Barclays loan.

Clearing the debt to Mr Khosla is a big step in our progress, but we still owe substantial sums of money to Barclays and to Bondholders. Therefore, fundraising remains a matter of major importance to us; it is possibly more important than ever, since the requirement to make regular repayments to Barclays imposes a discipline upon us that was not there with the debt to Mr Khosla.

Erik Samuelson, acting chief executive of AFC Wimbledon, said "this is a significant milestone for us. I am absolutely delighted that a major bank has been willing to lend money to a football club when most clubs struggle to obtain finance. This shows great faith in us as a club and also in the concept of fans-owned clubs."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 24 November 2006
club news
Squad for Eastleigh

With Dave Anderson taking to his sick bed, Jon Turner announced the squad for tomorrow's FA Trophy game against Eastleigh. It is:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Wayne Finnie; Steve Wales; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Lewis Cook; Jermaine Darlington; Steve Watson; Robin Shroot; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald.

Jon added "Chris Gell and Luke Garrard will definitely miss the game. After last weekend, Chris thought he would be OK for Tuesday's game but he suffered a late reaction which needs more rest. Luke Garrard has had an x-ray on his injured foot and it revealed that he has broken a bone and will be out for 6 - 8 weeks.

"Also, Lee Kersey, Simon Sweeney and Jermaine Darlington will have fitness tests, but we hope they will be available. The good news is that Lewis Cook returns to the squad after injury.

Jon went on to say "this is going to be a different sort of game, as it always is when you face opposition from a higher league. Naturally, we've had Eastleigh watched and they are a very talented side which deserves to be a lot higher in the league than their current position. However, we think we can give them a good game and if we are on form this is a winnable game."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 24 November 2006
dons trust news
Manifestos and hustings

The Election Steering Group is pleased to announce that a candidate surgery will be held for Dons Trust members to meet candidates who are standing in the forthcoming DT elections at 12.30pm on Saturday 25th November in the back bar at Kingsmeadow.

Manifestos and ballot papers will follow by mail over the next week but can be downloaded now (see below). The deadline for return of ballots has been extended to allow maximum participation and to reflect the delay in issuing papers. A further announcment will follow to confirm that ballots have been issued and the closing date for their return.

Attached are the manifestos for the candidates standing in the upcoming Dons Trust Board elections.

To download the manifestos as an MS Word document click here (920kb)

To download the manifestos as a PDF file click here (140kb)

Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or higher version is need to view this .pdf document. Download the latest version here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 24 November 2006
club news
Kingsmeadow Live this Friday and Saturday!

Kingsmeadow Live continues this weekend with another of our fantastic comedy nights and a performance from a true legend!

Friday 24/11

Comedy@Kingsmeadow
Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9pm, Bar closes 1.00 am
7 (Advance)/ 8 (Door)

Featuring Mark Olver (Compere)
"Vocally and bodily fluent, he juggles a quick thinking with student-friendly empathy" - Venue Magazine

Simon Brodkin (On first)
?The funniest new act I?ve seen in years? Harry Hill

Ian Stone
"Seriously funny" The Guardian


Then, on Saturday 25/11 we are delighted to present:

Neville Staple
The rude boy returns! Former Specials front man and Fun Boy Three founder Neville Staple brings his catalogue of big songs to Kingsmeadow Live!

Also features DJ's spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60?s soul, power pop and new wave.

Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9.30pm, Bar closes 1am

11 (advance)/ 12 (Door)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

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

(Line-ups may be subject to change)


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 24 November 2006
club news
Kids go free for the Horsham game

We need people to help to distribute leaflets for the Kids Go Free promotion for the match against Horsham on Saturday 2 December. If you are able to distribute them in schools, bars, shops etc, they will be available for collection from the comps window on Saturday before the Eastleigh game.

We are aiming to have our highest attendance of the season for the Horsham match so please help us by distributing these leaflets around local schools and clubs and among your friends.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 23 November 2006
club news
Don't forget to get your Worthing/Eastleigh coach ticket

Coach tickets for the game at Worthing on Tuesday 28 November are on sale now. You can buy yours by calling the club on 020 8547 3528.

If we draw our Trophy game on Saturday the replay will be on Tuesday. Any ticket bought for the Worthing game will be valid for Eastleigh if needed.

The Worthing coach will leave from The Woodman at 4.00 pm and from Kingsmeadow at 4.30 pm. If we are playing at Eastleigh, the coach will leave no earlier than these times.

Tickets are 12 adult and 7 concession.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 23 November 2006
club news
Shop early for Christmas and help the club!

Do all your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home and make money for the club at the same time!

Visit our webshop at www.buy.at/afcwimbledon (or click on the "Christmas Shopping" link on the right hand side of this page) and for every purchase you make from one of the retailers listed, the club earns commission! For example, subscribe to Sky Digital and the club earns 50, or make a purchase from HMV and the club earns 7% of what you spend.

There are over a hundred retailers to choose from, including some of the most well known high street brands such as Marks and Spencers, John Lewis, Game and Waterstones. To see a full list of shops, check the website.

Please note, if you want the club to benefit from your shopping, it is vital that you make the purchase after clicking through to the retailers' website from our webshop. If you return at a later stage to make the purchase, the club will not earn any commission.

For more information, e-mail commercial executive Keith McGuinness here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 23 November 2006
club news
Have you got a projector we can borrow, please?

We need to borrow a projector that can be connected to a laptop computer for a presentation to take place next Monday evening 27 November. If you are able to help then please call the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message for Nigel Higgs or email Nigel Higgs here


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 22 November 2006
club news
Come and join AFC Wimbledon at the Winter Wonderland

We would like to remind everyone that the club is once again taking part in tomorrow's Winter Wonderland festival in Wimbledon. This is a great opportunity to remind everyone that football in Wimbledon is alive and well so make sure you turn up on the night to show your support.

Representatives of the men?s, ladies and youth teams will be marching in the parade through Wimbledon town centre and the Christmas lights will be turned on just before a firework display.

The running order is as follows:

5pm ? Event starts with children?s rides, live music from MeMu, carol singing and face painting

5.15pm- Everyone marching in the parade, including volunteers to distribute leaflets, meet at St Mark?s Church hall

5.45pm- Parade starts, featuring African drum & Dance company Odehei, storm troopers, Santa Claus and AFC Wimbledon among others

6.30pm ? From the rooftop of Centre Court, celebrity guests Bobby Davro & Sarah-Jane Honeywell will switch on the Christmas lights, followed by the fireworks display

We are also aiming to distribute several thousand leaflets on the night so if you have a couple of hours to spare to help, please call commercial executive Keith McGuinness on 020 8547 3336 or e-mail here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 22 November 2006
club news
Raynes Park Vale game postponed

Tonight's squad game against Raynes Park has been postponed due a waterlogged pitch.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 22 November 2006
youth news
U19s postponed

This afternoon's U19 game against Woking has been postponed.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 21 November 2006
club news
Tonight's squad for Ashford Town (Middlesex)

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's game against Ashford Town (Middlesex):

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Wayne Finnie; Steve Wales; Chris Gell; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Jermaine Darlington; Steve Watson; Robin Shroot; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald.

There are a few injury doubts. Steve Watson is doubtful following his injury on Saturday and Simon Sweeney faces a fitness test on his thigh. While Mark Rooney faces a scan this week and Luke Garrard may have an x-ray on his foot, there is good news about Chris Gell. His foot injury has cleared up faster than expected over the weekend, so he is back in the squad.

Andy Little has been suffering from a virus that was troubling him over the weekend but should be OK to start. Lewis Cook played 90 minutes for the reserves on Saturday with no reaction and will play in tomorrow's friendly at Raynes Park Vale.

"We are looking to come forward again and score goals" said Dave. "Our sincere wish is that if we do concede goals they are better ones than we conceded on Saturday. We are in touch with things and we want to stay in and around the top places. This period is asking questions of us because of our injuries but that's why we've extended our squad this season to be able to deal with this."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 19 November 2006
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/b 20 November

This week at AFC Wimbledon is now presented as a feature and the events for the week beginning 20 November have now been posted


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 19 November 2006
club news
Dave's thoughts on Tonbridge

Dave was in philosophical mood as he reviewed yesteday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Tonbridge. "I said we?d be more adventurous in getting forward and we felt we did that. It might sound odd to say this but, outside the result, I was pleased with lots of things that happened. I thought we played better in our 3-2 defeat than we did in our 3-2 victory in the Trophy a couple of weeks ago.

"The turning point in the game was when Roscoe hit the inside of the post when, if he'd scored, it would have been game over. But it didn?t go in and we ended up conceding two goals to lose 3-2.

"I said that there were lots of pluses from the game but for me the main one was Jermaine Darlington?s performance in the first half. I just didn?t want it to end as he was creating havoc every time he got the ball. We need to bring him on carefully and not overstretch him, but everybody saw what an asset he can be to the team, no question."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Saturday 18 November 2006
club news
2007 calendar on sale today

The club calendar has arrived and will be on sale in the shop today for a bargain 5, including an envelope in case you want to mail it to a friend. It is also available on-line in the shop section of the official site.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Saturday 18 November 2006
club news
Volunteer party tickets available for collection today

If you are coming to the volunteers' party next Friday, then please collect your tickets and drinks vouchers today. They will be available from the kiosk in the main entrance (which will also be selling seat tickets) from about 1.45 pm until 3.00 pm and from the complimentary tickets window after the game.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Saturday 18 November 2006
dons trust news
Silent Auction today - don't miss it!

Just a final reminder that the Silent Auction takes place today at Kingsmeadow in the Back Bar. Check out here to see details of all the Lots.

Make sure you arrive in good time as the auction takes place from 1200 - 1430. Payments need to made before the game if possible, by cash or cheque, so bring your cheque books with you.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 17 November 2006
reserve team news
Reserve squad for Merstham

The reserves visit Merstham tomorrow in a league fixture and John Morris has named the following squad:

Elliot Ransom, Ken During, Casey Maclaren, Jon Boswell, Wayne Finnie, Jake Galbraith, Freddie Myers, Jack Johnson, Steve Tyson, Joe Paris, Dwayne Williams, Lewis Cook, Byron Harrison, Mark King, Steve Goddard and Niall Connery


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 17 November 2006
club news
Squad for Tonbridge Angels and Jermaine agrees terms

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

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Steve Wales; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Jermaine Darlington; Steve Watson; Robin Shroot; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald.

"We've got a few injuries" said Dave. "Richard Butler has been told to rest but there isn't yet a timescale for his recovery. We are sending him to another specialist to try to get a clearer picture of the recovery period. Mark Rooney, Chris Gell and Luke Garrard are all on the injury list too, but there is good news in that Lewis Cook will be playing for the reserves tomorrow, as his recovery progresses. Wayne Finnie will also be playing for them tomorrow to keep up his match time.

"We have included Robin Shroot in the squad for tomorrow. And there is good news about Jermaine Darlington. I spent some time with him last night and am delighted to say that we've agreed terms. We've been taking our time over this process but Jermaine was happy to be here and we are happy that he is here. So this makes us both a little bit more committed to each other than we were. If things go the way we both want, he will be here at least until the end of the season.

"As for the game, we have spent time this week focusing on attacking play. We feel that we should be scoring more goals and we worked on this in training last night. Our defensive record is one of the best in the league but the goals scored tally isn't where it should be. So, fans should find that we are going to take a few more risks than before, as we move to being more attack-minded.

"Tonbridge's record show they score goals and concede them too, so let's hope all this means a good, open game tomorrow."

Finally, Dave announced that Scott Curley, who was put on the transfer list last month, has signed release forms from AFC Wimbledon and he is now in advanced negotiations to join another club.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 17 November 2006
dons trust news
Dons Trust news

The Dons Trust board elections have been launched, with 12 candidates putting themselves forward for the seven Dons Trust board places to be filled this time round.

They are: Matthew Breach, Stephen Butterick, David Cox, Ivor Heller, Nigel Higgs, Paul Jeater, Dennis Lowndes, Sean Mclaughlin, Iain McNay, John Owen, Geoff Seel and Xavier Wiggins.

Members of the Dons Trust will be receiving their ballot papers shortly and the results will be announced at the AGM on 18 December. A candidates? hustings and surgery event will take place in the back bar before the Eastleigh match next Saturday, 25 November - check the website for more information.

Meanwhile, the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC AGMs are to be held this year on Monday 18 December, rather than the 11 December date previously advised. In making the announcement, the boards apologised for any inconvenience caused by this change in date and acknowledged the preferences of members and shareholders not to hold these meetings so close to Christmas. However, the earlier date would have made it impossible for the necessary information to be ready in time for the mail-out. The boards have invited shareholders and members who come to the meeting to join them for a mince pie and a glass of something festive.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 16 November 2006
club news
Kingsmeadow Live this Friday and Saturday!

Kingsmeadow Live continues this weekend with the opportunity to front your own band and our first theme night! For more information, please see below.

Please note, to pay the cheaper ticket price, you must now book tickets in advance. To book tickets, you can either e-mail info at Kingsmeadow Live here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig.

Friday 17/11

One Night Stand Bandeoke

Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9pm, Bar closes 1am

5 (Advance)/ 6 (Door)

Your opportunity to sing live with a band backing you! One Night Stand Bandeoke is karaoke taken to a whole new level where you get the chance to front a band and be a star for a night! If you want to sing, make sure you book in advance as we expect demand to be high for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Special offer

For every 5 tickets you buy for, you get one free!

Singers- Register in advance to be in with a chance of winning 4 free tickets to either the Born to be Jovi or Coldplace gig in December!


Saturday 18/11

Slyde and 70's Disco

Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9.30pm, Bar closes 1am

11 (Advance)/ 12 (Door)

The ultimate Slade tribute band play Slade and glam rock classics followed by the ultimate 70's disco!

Special offer
Tickets cost only 8 for anyone with a Tonbridge Angels match ticket!


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 15 November 2006
dons trust news
Haydon joins the auction

At this Saturday's silent auction - before the Tonbridge game - you will even have the chance to book our very own Haydon the Womble for your kids party.

Haydon was very excited about the auction and keen to take part. His furriness said: "I have lots of fans in the ground, and if one of them wants me to come to their party, as long as they have enough tasty food, I'll be there. But make sure you bid for me or you'll miss out. I might bid myself, a fur trim at Headmasters ... hmmmm!"


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 15 November 2006
club news
Got a van. Thanks for helping

Earlier today we put this advert on the site and within half an hour we had several offers of help. We've accepted one of the offers; many thanks to everyone who offered to help.

"The club has been offered a fridge freezer but we need help getting it to the ground. We need help, please, from someone with a van and two people to move it.

"If you can help, please email here or call the office after 10.00 am on 020 8547 3528."



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 15 November 2006
dons trust news
Revised AGM date

The Dons Trust and AFCW PLC AGMs are to be held this year on Monday 18 December, rather than the 11 December date previously advised. The boards apologise for any inconvenience this change in date causes and understand the preferences of members and shareholders not to hold these meetings so close to Christmas. However, the earlier date would have made it impossible for the necessary information to be ready in time for the mail-out. The boards look forward to DT members and AFCW shareholders coming along to join us for a mince pie and perhaps a glass of something festive on Monday 18 December.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 14 November 2006
club news
Drinks samples at the England game at Kingsmeadow tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, the Holland v England game, kick off 7.00 pm, will be showing in the main bar.

Why not come along and try the Quinns (fruit based vodka drink) sampling that is on offer that evening?


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 14 November 2006
club news
Collect your tickets and vouchers for the volunteers' party

We are planning to have the tickets and drinks vouchers for the volunteers' party available for collection before the Tonbridge game this Saturday.

If you've not yet replied to your invitation please do so urgently as we need to be able to plan the amount of food and the number of Comedy Night tickets we need to reserve. You can reply by emailing here.

Please remember to say if you wish to bring a guest, which costs 10.

If you've done some voluntary work for the club or Trust in this calendar year and have not been invited, please tell us as soon as possible. We know that our lists are not perfect and some people may have been inadvertently omitted. Either email the address above or call the office (020 8547 3528) between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday and give us your details. But hurry!


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 14 November 2006
first team news
Dave names squad

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's Westview Cup game against Tooting and Mitcham:

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Lee Kersey; Steve Tyson; Wayne Finnie; Robin Shroot ; Steve Wales; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Steve Watson; Darren Grieves; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald; Stephen Goddard.

"We?re nursing a few knocks and bruises - Frankie?s groin is still a bit tight after Saturday so he?s being rested as a precaution. Jermaine hasn?t suffered any reaction but after 2 games in 3 days we thought it was wise to not overwork him at this stage and so we've given him the night off. Gelly, Luke and Paul Barnes all picked up injuries on playing on Saturday, which may keep them out for a week or so. We?ve added Stephen Goddard, Steve Tyson and Robin Shroot to the squad as well; they all looked sharp in the reserves on Saturday.

"We know it?s going to be a tough game. Tooting are on a good run of form at the moment and beat Bromley last week. It?s a local derby so both sides will be up for it. We know how much it means to the fans as well. It?s a competition we want to do well and go a long way in."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 14 November 2006
club news
It?s party time again for the Junior Dons

Once again, Nina Smith and others will be organising the Junior Dons' Christmas party on Sunday 10 December. Last year?s party was generally reckoned to be the best one yet and Nina and her team of helpers aim to repeat the success this year. They have already made some important early signings: Father Christmas has agreed to hand out the presents; and Rockin? Paddy will again be the entertainer, having done such a brilliant job last year. Haydon will also be there, helping to make sure the children have a good time. The next step will be to line up Dave and the players for their usual appearance at the party, hopefully after a win the day before. There will also be party games, a disco and buffet food. All for 8.00, the same price as last year.

The main details are:
? 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm on Sunday, 10 December 2006, at The Fans' Stadium ? Kingsmeadow;
? For children aged 0 to 11: non JDs welcome (children under 5 to be accompanied by an adult);
? Tickets: 8.00 per child. Cheques to be made payable to The Dons Trust.

Send cheques to 43 Montacute Road, Morden, SM4 6RJ by 2 December at the latest or visit the Dons Trust table in the back bar between 1.00 and 2.30 on Saturday home fixtures. Any further queries? ? please contact Nina Smith on 020 8685 9063, 07878 426277 or by e-mail ? nina.smith@thedonstrust.org



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 14 November 2006
dons trust news
Silent auction on Saturday

This Saturday, between 12.00 and 14.30 in the Back Bar at Kingsmeadow, the Dons Trust are holding a Silent Auction. There are a variety of lots including the chance to spend a matchday with Dave Anderson and the team, coaching with Roscoe, a chance to have Haydon at your kids party, and many other lots related to AFC Wimbledon, WFC, Juventus, Chelsea and Liverpool. There are items for everyone including expensive sets of Mens and Ladies perfume kindly donated by Elys, a round of Golf for four at Coombe Wood, Go-karting at Sandown Park, a fancy haircut by Headmasters and even an invitation to the Mayor of Merton's Ball. You can see details here
and can bid in advance by email. Have a look at the lots and join in.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 13 November 2006
club news
Update on Dons Draw direct debit arrangements

As many of you are aware, our direct debit provider, Debitwise, was unable to process the usual direct debit payments as scheduled this month and has now ceased providing this service.

We are pleased to confirm that we have been able to obtain an alternative provider - 1st Capital Cashflow - who have agreed to take over our processing with immediate effect.

Due to time constraints this month's direct debits will show 1st Capital Cashflow as the originator, on your bank account statement, along with your usual Dons Draw reference number i.e. DDIDWL-AFCW-012345.

We expect that bank accounts will now be debited on the 23 November. From December we are hoping to revert to debits on the 10th day of each month. If your bank advises you that your existing Direct Debit has been cancelled, this is fine and is part of the transfer process.

We expect that the draw for November can now take place around the 28 November. Future draws will return to the usual time frames.

In the meantime if you have any concerns please contact Neil Messenbird at here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 13 November 2006
club news
Can you help with our season ticket survey?

On Friday, we need two volunteers to help to stuff envelopes with a survey letter to former season ticket holders. Ideally, you will be available from about 10.00 am to 1.00 pm but later on Friday will be fine if that suits you better.

If you can help, please call the office on 020 8547 3528 or email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 13 November 2006
club news
Dave's interview with Chris Philips

You can hear Dave Anderson's post match interview with Chris Philips here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 12 November 2006
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon

Starting from today "This week at AFC Wimbledon" will appear as a feature, so that it remains on screen for the whole week.

At the same time, we are introducing a new feature. For a selection of news items and features we will post a link for you to give feedback on the item in question. This will normally be here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 12 November 2006
club news
Dave on Harrow

"I have to say that we were awful in the first half yesterday" said Dave Anderson. "We let Harrow dictate the tempo and our application and desire were just not good enough. So we talked about this at half time and nothing else to be honest - it wasn't about tactics, it was about getting these things right.

"From then on I thought we dictated the game and the chances came, especially as the game got a bit stretched towards the end. The goal was a great build up and all credit to Paul Barnes. Before he joined us he was used to being the sole striker and so we've been working on him for a while to have a quick look up when he is cutting in at an angle. And he did just that and slipped a lovely weighted pass to Roscoe.

"So, while the first half was very frustrating it ended well and, so far as I can tell, with no injuries. However, we'll be checking Jermaine Darlington to see if he has had any reaction. I hope not, because he gave us something extra and he is not yet fully fit. On a difficult surface his control and touch were special, as you'd expect from someone used to playing at a much higher level, but it was still good to see, wasn't it?"

Chris Philips's intereview with Dave will follow later.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 12 November 2006
club news
Come and see Haydon in Wimbledon later today

Out and about in Wimbledon later today?

Haydon the Womble will be in Centre Court from 2.00 to 4.00. Anthony Howard, Richard Butler and Lee Kersey, will also be there from 1.30 pm helping to launch the "Revive" chain of juice bars.

And we will be handing out leaflets advertising the 'Kids Go Free' promotion for the match against Horsham on Saturday 2nd December.

So come on down, either to join in the fun, or to help to leaflet everyone.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 12 November 2006
club news
It?s party time again for the Junior Dons

Once again, Nina Smith and others will be organising the Junior Dons' Christmas party on Sunday 10 December. Last year?s party was generally reckoned to be the best one yet and Nina and her team of helpers aim to repeat the success this year. They have already made some important early signings: Father Christmas has agreed to hand out the presents; and Rockin? Paddy will again be the entertainer, having done such a brilliant job last year. Haydon will also be there, helping to make sure the children have a good time. The next step will be to line up Dave and the players for their usual appearance at the party, hopefully after a win the day before. There will also be party games, a disco and buffet food. All for 8.00, the same price as last year.

The main details are:
? 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm on Sunday, 10 December 2006, at The Fans' Stadium ? Kingsmeadow;
? For children aged 0 to 11: non JDs welcome (children under 5 to be accompanied by an adult);
? Tickets: 8.00 per child. Cheques to be made payable to The Dons Trust.

Send cheques to 43 Montacute Road, Morden, SM4 6RJ by 2 December at the latest or visit the Dons Trust table in the back bar between 1.00 and 2.30 on Saturday home fixtures. Any further queries? ? please contact Nina Smith on 020 8685 9063, 07878 426277 or by e-mail ? nina.smith@thedonstrust.org



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Saturday 11 November 2006
club news
Late change to squad

Paul Smith is unavailable for today's game and so Danny Andrews, who we signed from Walton Casuals when Josh Lennie left, is on the bench today.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 10 November 2006
club news
Squad for Harrow

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

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Luke Garrard; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Lee Kersey; Steve Wales; Byron Bubb; Wes Daly; Jermaine Darlington; Steve Watson; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane; Scott Fitzgerald.

Dave added "Mark Rooney's injury is lingering on a bit and he will be out for another week or two. Lewis Cook trained last night and will train again tomorrow before the game, but he is not yet ready for game time. However, we are pleased to welcome Frankie Howard back after his one-game suspension.

"Jermaine Darlington completed 80 minutes for the reserves yesterday and is feeling a little bit of tightness in his hamstring but, if it eases, he will face a fitness test and may well be on the bench. Chris Gell, Wayne Finnie and Robin Shroot will be playing for the reserves as they need the game time.

On returning to league action, Dave said "Harrow have started the season well and it won't be easy. But it is good to get back to the league and it would be even better to take three points tomorrow. We are certainly up for it and feeling confident that we can give a good account of ourselves."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 10 November 2006
club news
The Dons are going back to Merton

We are very pleased to announce that we have secured the exclusive use of three pitches at Richardson Evans Memorial Sports ground, just off the A3 - in Merton. The pitches will provide training and playing facilities sufficient for most of our current needs. As a result, we have given notice to Kingston University that we will not need the Tolworth training facilities in future, although we plan to continue playing some games there.

One of the very first uses of the pitches will be this Sunday, 12 November, when three girls? games kick off simultaneously at 10.30 am. This is most appropriate as it was Toby Crisp, the under-15 girls? team manager, who initiated the project that led to us obtaining the pitches and he also carried out the early negotiations.

We have also secured a home base for the boys? mini-soccer section at Nursery Road, South Wimbledon. Two pitches have been marked up for our use by the London Borough of Merton and we will be using them on Saturday mornings until the end of the season.

Training at Richardson Evans would not be possible without additional floodlights and we are indebted to Mike Richardson who has donated 25,000 to allow us to purchase three new lights. As soon as these are delivered we will transfer our training to our new pitches.

Nigel Higgs, AFC Wimbledon Youth and Community Director, said "to have training and playing pitches available for our own use, where we can bring together all the sections of the football club, is a very positive move. It?s been great to work with the folks running the girls section to achieve this. I look forward to seeing the girls play there on Sunday and to getting the floodlit training up and running. There will undoubtedly be challenges along the way as we bed the facility in; but this is a really encouraging step and demonstrates the willingness of all the football sections to work towards common goals.?

Erik Samuelson, acting chief executive, added "we can only do this thanks to a combination of the energy of Toby Crisp, who spent a long time seeking out suitable pitches, and the extraordinary generosity of Mike Richardson, who has provided the funds to buy the lights we need. This club is very fortunate indeed to have such supporters as Toby and Mike."

If you'd like to comment on this story, please do so here.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 09 November 2006
club news
Scott returns as Richard is out for a while

Scott Fitzgerald is to rejoin the Dons for a further four weeks? loan from Brentford.

Dave Anderson explained: ?we have just had the results of the scan on Richard Butler and he has a pelvic injury that requires rest. In the next few days, Mike Rayner, the club doctor and I will meet to discuss treatment options and to decide what to do to help Richard back to full fitness. While we are sure he will recover fully we can?t yet say how long it will take. So we must assume it will take some time.

?When you add to this the fact that Roscoe pulled up during the game last Saturday and Paul Barnes was feeling some reaction after the game, we feel we need another striker. So, we?ve taken Scott on loan again and we will talk to him at the end of the four weeks. Meanwhile, we are still looking but this gives us a breathing space and it also allows Scott to remind us what he can do.?


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 09 November 2006
club news
A few spaces still available on the coach to Harrow

There are still a few spaces available on the coach to the Harrow Borough game on Saturday. The coach will leave the Woodman at 12.30 pm and Kingsmeadow at 1.00 pm.

An adult ticket is 12 and a concession 7. You can book by calling the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Weekdays.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 08 November 2006
club news
FA Youth Cup squad for tonight

The squad for the FA Youth Cup match against Thatcham Town tonight is:
Elliot Ransom , Liam Poupart, Harrison Dunk, Jordon Cheadle, Stevie Gilbert, Luke Pigden, Dan Dein, Jack Holmes, Matt Farrell, Antony Giglio, Matt Martin, Aaron Reid, Aaron Snelling , Nicolas Ogeanufe, Stefan Small, and Tommy Hutchings.

The game kicks off at 7:45 pm and the bar is open from 6:00

FA regulations require that we charge for entry to the game. This will be 3 for adults and 1 for concessions and under-16s. Entrance to the game will be via the main lobby.



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 08 November 2006
club news
WISA steps in to support fans? coaches

Earlier this season, we undertook to take a fans? coach to all away games except Hampton and Staines (the latter of which is under review). The level of coach bookings has varied from exceptional, for Exeter, to low for one or two other games, leading us to make losses on some trips.

We believe that it is important that we continue to provide this facility and are delighted to announce that WISA has agreed to underwrite the costs of fans? coaches for the foreseeable future. This enables us to guarantee that fans? coaches will run until the end of the season; we would like to thank WISA for offering to support fans in this way.

The next coach, and the first one to which this applies, is for the Harrow game on Saturday 11 November. The coach will leave the Woodman at 12.30 pm and Kingsmeadow at 1.00 pm. There are still spaces available for 12 adults, 7 concessions and under-16s. Tickets can be booked by calling the club?s offices on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays.

WISA membership forms can be found here


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 08 November 2006
club news
Help us to promote KM Live please

We are looking for help to distribute leaflets for Kingsmeadow Live as the company we commissioned to do this now finds that it can't do so.

If you are able to help, starting immediately, please e-mail Keith here or call him on 020 8547 3336.

We are aiming to deliver 14,000 leaflets in the local area by Friday and we are willing to pay the going rate (although we'd prefer volunteers, of course!).


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 08 November 2006
dons trust news
Minutes posted

Agreed minutes from the SGM held on 29 June 2006 and the SROB meeting held on 9 October 2006 are now available from the Dons Trust / Publications section of the website.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 07 November 2006
club news
Ticket arrangements for the Eastleigh FA Trophy tie

Following Saturday's win against Tonbridge, we have been drawn against Eastleigh in the FA Trophy third qualifying round on Saturday 25 November.

Tickets are on sale for that game with immediate effect by post, and from Monday 13 November on the credit card hotline, as follows:

Main Stand and President's Lounge

Main Stand season ticket holders can reserve their seats by calling the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on weekdays, starting from Monday 13 November. Postal applications are being accepted now; send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the club office. Hotline and postal applications received by Saturday 18 November (including those handed in at the Tonbridge league game that day) will be allocated their usual seats. If applying by post, please enclose Voucher G, a cheque for the correct amount, a contact phone number and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. From Monday 20 November, any unsold seats will go on general sale.

Postal applications may be made at any time, but seats will not be allocated until after 18 November, the deadline for season ticket applicants.

Block A season ticket holders may reserve their usual seats.

Tickets for the President's Lounge are available only to existing season ticket holders until Saturday 18 November and after that date they are on general sale, if available.

Terraces

Terrace tickets are available by hotline from Monday 13 November and by post immediately. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope as described above. There is no need to enclose a season ticket voucher with your application.

Seat prices are Adults 11, Concessions 6, and Under-16s 3. Terrace prices are 9, 5 and 2 respectively. President's Lounge tickets are 35.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 07 November 2006
club news
Volunteers' party - have you replied yet?

Don't forget that the volunteers' party is on Friday 24 November.

If you've not yet replied to your invitation please do so urgently as we need to be able to plan the amount of food and the number of Comedy Night tickets we need to reserve. You can reply by emailing here.

Please remember to say if you wish to bring a guest, which costs 10.

If you've done some voluntary work for the club or Trust in this calendar year and have not been invited, please tell us as soon as possible. We know that our lists are not perfect and some people may have been inadvertently omitted. Either email the address above or call the office (020 8547 3528) between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday and give us your details.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Tuesday 07 November 2006
club news
It?s party time again for the Junior Dons

Once again, Nina Smith and others will be organising the Junior Dons' Christmas party on Sunday 10 December. Last year?s party was generally reckoned to be the best one yet and Nina and her team of helpers aim to repeat the success this year. They have already made some important early signings: Father Christmas has agreed to hand out the presents; and Rockin? Paddy will again be the entertainer, having done such a brilliant job last year. Haydon will also be there, helping to make sure the children have a good time. The next step will be to line up Dave and the players for their usual appearance at the party, hopefully after a win the day before. There will also be party games, a disco and buffet food. All for 8.00, the same price as last year.

The main details are:
? 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm on Sunday, 10 December 2006, at The Fans' Stadium ? Kingsmeadow;
? For children aged 0 to 11: non JDs welcome (children under 5 to be accompanied by an adult);
? Tickets: 8.00 per child. Cheques to be made payable to The Dons Trust.

Send cheques to 43 Montacute Road, Morden, SM4 6RJ by 2 December at the latest or visit the Dons Trust table in the back bar between 1.00 and 2.30 on Saturday home fixtures. Any further queries? ? please contact Nina Smith on 020 8685 9063, 07878 426277 or by e-mail ? smithy_nl@hotmail.com


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 06 November 2006
club news
Dave's thoughts on the Tonbridge game

"I thought we put on an indifferent performance on Saturday", said Dave Anderson today. "It was always going to be a difficult day, post Exeter, and Tonbridge Angels are a good side.

"So, I wasn't surprised by the performance, although I wasn't pleased either, and I told the team at half time that we were fortunate to be 2-0 up. Maybe I should give up my half-time talks because within 10 minutes we'd conceded two goals and were level!

"But from then on, we were a lot better. We dug in and got the winning goal; last year, I think we'd have lost after being pulled back from 2-0 by a team of their quality. As I've said before, winning is a habit and, Exeter excepted, it is a habit we seem to have acquired."

We asked about injuries. "They seem to come in bunches and that is what has happened this time. Roscoe came off with a lower back/hip problem that surfaced at training on Thursday and returned after about 25 minutes. The real worry about that sort of injury is that it isn't really clear what it is.

"Also, Andy Little picked up a knee injury, Paul Barnes had some reaction in his knee and Byron has a back problem. When you add that Mark Rooney is out for a couple of weeks, we are still waiting for Richard Butler's scan result, and both Simon Sweeney and Michael Haswell played with knocks, I think you'll understand why I thought it best to give Saturday's players the night off from training tomorrow.

"On the plus side, Wes is hopeful for a return this Saturday, which eases the pressure. Mike Rayner returns from holiday tomorrow. He will have a look at the walking wounded and we can see where we are. Only then can we start planning for Saturday's game at Harrow."

We asked Dave for his view on the Trophy draw. "Eastleigh are a better team than their league position suggests and we will pay them the utmost respect. But if you draw a team from the league above at home, you are entitled to think you've got a chance - and I do think that. But it won't be easy. But let's think about them nearer the time; we've got a league game to play this Saturday, just for a change!"


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Monday 06 November 2006
club news
FA Trophy draw

AFC Wimbledon has been drawn at home against Eastleigh (from the Conference South) in the FA Trophy third round qualifying. The tie is to be played on Saturday 25 November.

Details of ticketing will follow.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Sunday 05 November 2006
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon

EVERY WEEKDAY: You can buy coach tickets to the Harrow game next Saturday by calling the office between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm on weekdays, paying by credit card. See the news item on this site, dated 3 November, for details of times and prices

MONDAY: Following our win against Tonbridge Angels, we are in the draw for the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The draw remains regional while the Conference South teams enter at this stage. If you can?t wait to hear who we?ve drawn, it will be announced on the FA site at about noon, or find out on this site shortly afterwards

Ticket or travel arrangements will be announced on this site tomorrow. With the next round being held on 25 November and no home league game until the return of Tonbridge Angels on 18 November, it is unlikely that we will operate the credit card hotline this week. Watch this site for details

WEDNESDAY: It is FA Cup time again, this time with the youth team at home to Thatcham Town in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup, being played at Kingsmeadow, 7.45 kick off. The previous rounds have seen some exciting, quality football. So, with no midweek game for the first team, if you are missing your fix of football then come and see some of the players who may well feature for the first team in future

Wednesday is also the deadline, at 2.00 pm, for receipt of candidate nominations for election to the Dons Trust board. For details, see the news item which appeared on this site on 23 October 2006

THURSDAY: Another chance to watch football is the Ladies? game against Brighton & Hove Albion. This was to be played on Wednesday but it has been confirmed it will now be played on Thursday.

On the same day, the reserves are at home to Sutton United reserves at Croydon Athletic?s ground, kick off 7.45. The reserves have been playing some great stuff recently so they too are well worth a look

FRIDAY: After two terrific shows so far, Comedy@Kingsmeadow continues with:
Sully O' Sullivan (Compere)
Quincy (On first) - ?An act to watch out for? Time Out
Ian Moore (Headliner) ? Ian has recently appeared at the pinnacle of all comedy festivals - Montreal's 'Just For Laughs' festival
Entry is 7 or 8 depending on whether you are registered with Kingsmeadow Live

SATURDAY: The first team is away in a Ryman League game (remember them? They are the games that we fit in between cup games). This is at Harrow Borough?s Earlsmead Stadium, kick off 3.00 pm. See the top of the page for details of how to book a place on the coach

On the same day, the reserves are away to Tooting & Mitcham reserves, kick off 3.00 pm.

Saturday also brings you live music with Ian Page and the Affair, when the mod legend plays Kingsmeadow Live. The evening also features DJs spinning real deal 60s soul/ska/max r?n?b/power pop/new wave
Entry is 11 or 12 depending on whether you are registered with Kingsmeadow Live

SUNDAY: The Ladies are at home to Bristol City ladies at Kingsmeadow, kick off 2.00 pm, in a FA Nationwide Women's Premier League, Southern Division game

Alternatively, come and see the players and Haydon at Centre Court from 1.00 pm as the club helps to launch Revive Juice bars. Keep an eye on this site during the week for further details


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 03 November 2006
reserve team news
Reserve squad for Camberley

Having dropped their first points of the season with last week's draw against Lewes, the reserves aim to return to winning ways when they entertain Camberley Town on Saturday. John Morris has named the following squad:

Danny Andrews, Ken During, Dominic Worthington, Casey Maclaren, Jake Galbraith, Charlie Bunce, Jack Johnson, Peter Hinks, Joe Paris, Steve Tyson, Freddie Myers, Jason Finnigan, Mark King and Niall Connery.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 03 November 2006
club news
Josh and Simon move on

Josh Lennie and Simon Sobihy have moved on from AFC Wimbledon. Dave Anderson said "they both signed release forms a little while ago and Josh played for Harrow last weekend. Speedo has decided he wants to chill out for a little while and think over what he wants to do.

"They have both been great assets to the club and I am sorry to see them go. But we have to be honest with players and I couldn't see either of them getting much first team action so I told them, because players need to know where they stand.

"We wish them every success in future and thank them very much for their time here."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 03 November 2006
club news
Squad for Tonbridge Angels

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

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Luke Garrard; Simon Sweeney; Michael Haswell; Steve Butler; Lee Kersey; Chris Gell; Wayne Finnie; Steve Wales; Byron Bubb; Jermaine Darlington; Steve Watson; Robin Shroot; Darren Grieves; Paul Barnes; Roscoe Dsane.

The squad has been hit by injuries and several players are missing. Antony Howard has a groin injury, but is suspended for one game so he would have missed out anyway. Wes Daly's injury is not as bad as first thought but he is out for another week or so, while Mark Rooney's is worse than it seemed and he is probably out for another two weeks.

Meanwhile, Lewis Cook is still out and may need a scan if there is no sign of improvement this week, while the club is waiting for feedback on Richard Butler's scan that was taken earlier this week.

There are also some doubts for tomorrow as Roscoe Dsane suffered a spasm in his hip last week and Steve Wales also suffered a knock at Exeter. Together with Michael Haswell they will undergo fitness tests tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Dave has added two names to the squad, Jermaine Darlington and Chris Gell. "Jermaine isn't quite 100% yet re fitness but he looks sharp and we may well have him on the bench tomorrow. And I am very pleased to welcome Chris Gell back into the squad. He has been close to full fitness for a while now, so it is good to have him back" said Dave.

"With all these injuries and uncertainties it is hard to predict our starting line-up" said Dave. "It isn't surprising that there are quite a few injuries as when players are fatigued they tend to get them more easily. And anyone who was at Exeter will have seen the effort that the lads put into it, so this is the price we pay, I'm afraid."

"But we had a great day at Exeter and a great journey back. We had hired the team coach from Grays Athletic and the Grays chairman rang me to say that his driver had been so full of praise for how we conducted ourselves that he felt he had to call to pass it on. That's nice and it's a credit to the team and the club to get that sort of feedback.

"But now we need to get FA Cup-itis out of our systems and get our feet back on the ground. Tonbridge are a good team who score a lot of goals and we will need to be back at our best. One player we will be looking out for is Andrew Martin, who played for us two seasons ago and has put six goals away already this season. We'll be doing our best to make sure he doesn't add to his tally tomorrow.

"In the end, the aim is to be in the hat for the next round and even with these injuries I am sure we can do it."


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 03 November 2006
club news
Coach to Harrow Borough

We will be running a coach to the Harrow Borough game on 11 November, leaving The Woodman at 12.30 pm and Kingsmeadow at 1.00 pm.

As usual, prices are 12 for adults and 7 for concessions and U-16s.

Tickets can be bought from the complimentary tickets window at the Tonbridge game or by calling 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Friday 03 November 2006
club news
Excel expertise found, thanks

In the fastest response to a request for help we have ever had, we have now got several volunteers who have offered to help with our Excel problem and we will be in touch with them early next week.

If you are interested, the original request was as follows (but please don't reply, we are sure we have enough already!)

We need someone with Excel expertise to help to produce a standard report from a complex Excel spreadsheet. If you think you can help, please email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk for more information.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Thursday 02 November 2006
club news
Kingsmeadow Live

Following a successful first full month of gigs, Kingsmeadow Live continues this weekend with performances from cover band CoStar and tribute band Oasist. See below for further details about these gigs.

To avail of the cheaper ticket price, you must now book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing info@kingsmeadowlive.com or by calling our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig.

If you are at the FA Trophy match against Tonbridge Angels on Saturday and you buy a ticket for the Oasist gig on Saturday night, you can join us in the Presidents Lounge for pre-gig snacks from 7.30pm.

Friday 3rd November
CO- STAR
Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9pm, Bar closes 1am
Tickets: 8 (on the door)/ 7 (when booked in advance)
Please note- Anyone attending the fireworks show at Kingsmeadow can get in to this gig for 5
Co-Star are a female-fronted rock/pop covers band whose extensive set list covers five decades of great music, bringing you all the classics from The Beatles to Britney. The band brings together four of South London's finest musicians, who have previously performed for the BBC, Channel 4's Popworld, ITV?s CD:UK, as well as the Williams & Renault F1 Teams!

Saturday 4th November
OASIST
Doors open 8pm, Show starts 9.30pm, Bar closes 1am
Tickets: 11/ 10 (when booked in advance)
A brilliant live tribute to the kings of indie pop, Oasis. The stunning Oasist are one of the most popular up and coming tributes in the UK today, performing all the Oasis hits with the attitude, sounds and looks of one of today?s biggest bands. ? Hit after hit?there all here?.? ?Noel and Co. would be proud?? ?Fantastic! you simply have to see this band?? ?as well as presenting a visually ands sonically accurate tribute Oasist are a technically brilliant band in their own right?.?

The full line-up for November is up on the website so visit www.kingsmeadowlive.com for more information. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter to take advantage of special ticket offers for gigs in November.



Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 01 November 2006
club news
Squad for tonight

The following squad has been named for tonight's game against Sutton Utd. Paul Smith, Danny Andrews, Steve Butler, Freddie Myers, Ken During, Charlie Bunce, Casey Maclaren, Wayne Finnie, Jake Galbraith, Robin Shroot, Chris Gell, Joe Paris, Jermaine Darlington, Peter Hinks, Darren Grieves and Niall Connery.


Click to open full itemback to top of page

Wednesday 01 November 2006
dons trust news
Dons Draw news

We have received notification from our direct debit provider, Debitwise, that due to unforeseen problems (at their end) it is unlikely that they will be able to claim Dons Draw direct debits until at least 20 November.

This has two implications. Dons Draw direct debits will leave your account later this month and the draw for November cannot be held until all monies are received. At this stage we will look to hold the draw on around 28 November, but, once we have firm information, we will let you know.

Obviously we are really concerned by these developments and will look to make alternative arrangements in the future if required. In the meantime if you have any concerns please email the Dons Draw treasurer Neil Messenbird at donsdraw@thedonstrust.org


Click to open full itemback to top of page