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Friday 30 November 2007
club news
A few seat tickets available for sale tomorrow after all

Thanks to a late increase in the number of returned season ticket vouchers we have a small number of seats available for sale for tomorrow's game against Chelmsford. The tickets are not under cover and many of them are 'singles'.

The tickets will go on sale from the kiosk at 2.00 pm. No tickets will be sold before that time.

If you have a season ticket, whether for a seat or the terrace, and can't come to the Chelmsford game, please will you send your voucher (or email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk) to give us authority to reclaim the VAT on it? To be valid for a VAT reclaim, we need vouchers or email authorisation before the game - and preferably today, please.

The credit card hotline is now closed and will re-open on Monday 17 December for ticket sales re the Boxing Day game against Carshalton.


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Friday 30 November 2007
club news
Thank You

The club would like to thank everyone who took part in the Winter Wonderland Parade last night in Wimbledon.
Several of the organisers commented about how big a part AFC Wimbledon played in the parade and we also managed to distribute thousands of leaflets promoting both the ‘Kids Go Free Scheme’ and the matchday academy.
Special thanks go to Community Events Group Co-Chairs Nina Smith and Kerry Mander for coordinating the arrangements.



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Friday 30 November 2007
dons trust news
Junior Dons Christmas Party

The annual Junior Dons Christmas Party is taking place on Sunday 9 December at The Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium- Kingsmeadow.

Haydon will be overseeing the fun and party favourite Rockin’ Paddy will be dj-ing and organising the party games. Terry Brown and the players will be there to join in the fun and Father Christmas has even agreed to leave the North Pole for a couple of hours to hand out presents!

The party starts at 1.00 pm and is suitable for children aged 0 to 11 years old (5 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is £8 for Junior Dons and £10 for others and this includes a present and a party buffet.

Please send cheques (made out to the Dons Trust) to the club office for the attention of Nina Smith and include details of the child’s age, gender and any allergies or medical conditions.

For more information, call Nina on 07772 533 451 or e-mail here.


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Friday 30 November 2007
club news
Collect your volunteer party invitations and drinks vouchers

Invitations and vouchers for the party will be available at the complimentary tickets window tomorrow for those volunteers who have told us they are coming. The party will be held next Friday, 7 December.

If you haven't yet replied, or haven't had an invitation and are entitled to one, please call the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on any weekday.


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Friday 30 November 2007
club news
Bids for the silent auction - Friday afternoon update

The bids as at Friday morning for selected items from the list are as follows:

Lot 8 signed John Hartson shirt £230
Lot 3 Haydon at your party £100
Lot 16 Signed Surrey Cricket Shirt £40
Lot 10 signed Wimbledon ball £50
Lot 2 Marcus Gayle coaching session £100
Lot 4 Matchday with Terry Brown £50
Lot 5 Kevin Cooper Hat Trick ball £20
Lot 6 Kevin Cooper gameworn shirt £50
Lot 15 Ian Botham signed book £10
Lot 14 Monty Panesar signed book £10
Lot 18 Cherry Red Records Bag & Books £40
Lot 7 Signed photo of Geoff Hurst's hat-trick goal in world cup £100
Lot 13 FA Amateur cup final replica shirt, signed by Roy Law £100

Online bids will be accepted for all lots until 9.00 am on Saturday morning. Lots can be viewed in the back bar from 12.30pm on Saturday and bids will be accepted until 2.30 pm on Saturday 1 December at Kingsmeadow.

Please note that the matchball sponsorship offer is for one game only in the 2008/09 season.

The full list of items can be found here. Advance bids can be made by email, to paul.jeater@thedonstrust.org.


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Thursday 29 November 2007
club news
Coach travel to away games in December

The club is running fans' coaches to the away games at Maidenhead, on Saturday 15 December, and Ramsgate, on Saturday 22 December.

You can book your place on either of these coaches at the complimentary tickets window, before or after the home game versus Chelmsford this Saturday. Alternatively, book your place by calling the club on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays. As usual, tickets are £13 for adults and £9 for concessions.

Departure times are as follows:

Maidenhead 15 December

The Woodman 12.30 pm
Kingsmeadow 1.00 pm

Please note that parking is very difficult near Maidenhead's ground and, with the Christmas shopping rush at the same time, you are advised to take public transport or the fans' coach if it is at all practical to do so.

Ramsgate 22 December

The Woodman 11.00 am
Kingsmeadow 11.30 am

Horsham and Staines

We will NOT be running coaches to the Horsham game on Saturday 8 December or the Staines game on Saturday 29 December.


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Thursday 29 November 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 on Friday night!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Anthony King. And don’t forget, after every show in December, we will have a DJ playing until 1am. So that’s curry, comedy and dancing for the unbelievable price of £10! (Please book in advance).

Our next gig is the Kingsmeadow Live Christmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness, on Saturday 15 December. Tickets cost £15 and that includes hog roast or paella and admission. Please make sure you book in advance as demand for this gig is already high.

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.




More about this week's show....

Friday 23 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Anthony King, Neil McFarlane, Steel Wallis and Julian Deane
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Anthony King (Closing act)
Anthony King is an outwardly normal looking bloke who turned to comedy after he was disowned by the Catholic Church for confessing in too much detail. Having finally found a use for his twisted sense of humour, Anthony has gone on to perform at all the major comedy clubs across the UK and beyond, including performances in the Netherlands, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
"It's the one-liners that set him apart. Sparse, efficient, unexpected - and often with a delicious twinge of underlying nastiness - each one is an elegant example of perfect joke construction." Chortle
"King of the one-liners" BBC London Live
"They (his one-liners) condense an entire sketch into a single sentence" The Guardian
"Outstanding is Anthony King, an elegantly mournful figure whose timing and delivery of a stream of one-liners and non-sequiteurs are masterly" The Scotsman
"The gags get better and better" The Guardian

Neil McFarlane (Opening act)
Neil McFarlane has been performing on the Scottish comedy circuit for four years, and people are now quite regularly paying him to do so. Otherwise he refuses to vacate the stage. Lately he's also been gigging in the north of England, inspiring widespread panic. He writes all his own stuff (as far as he knows), has never considered dyeing his hair or changing his name, and is still wondering what happened to Level 42.
Relentlessly and unspeakably middle class, Neil has given up claiming in his act that he comes from Glasgow because he actually comes from Bearsden, which is a posh suburb of that city and therefore doesn't count.

Steel Wallis (Compere)
Stunningly silly humour is uttered through the part-Scandinavian charms of comic Steel Wallis. Gigging for nigh on two years now, he's managed to accrue a bewilderingly bashful set full of The World According to… type humour with a dash of wide-eyed cheek.
An engaging and infectious charm-offensive meets his comparing skills with his hot-headed high-energy humour.

Julian Deane (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian




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Thursday 29 November 2007
first team news
Terry looks forward to Chelmsford

We caught up with Terry Brown earlier today and asked him how he sees Saturday's key clash with Chelmsford.

"I am looking forward to the visit of the league leaders on Saturday. Chelmsford are currently 10 points above us in the league and so this can truly be called a six-pointer. We can ill-afford to go 13 points behind them and therefore a win is imperative on Saturday.

"We go into the game on the back of some good results with three senior players, Mark Beard, Marcus Gayle and Richard Jolly, coming back into contention afer injury. Saturday's game also sees the home debut of Jon Main. Jon is a clinical finisher and also adds pace to the front line.

"I don't think the FA Trophy victory will have much bearing on Saturday's result and I expect it to be a keenly-fought, tight affair. Both managers know each others' players very well and I don't expect the game to be as open as the cup tie.

"The players have set themselves a target during the Christmas period to emphasise the importance of the games we play during that period. The games incorporate fixtures against four of the leading contenders for the title, namely Horsham, Ramsgate, Staines and, of course, starting with Chelmsford. Three of the games are away, so it is vitally imprortant that we win Saturday's game, when we have home advantage."


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Thursday 29 November 2007
first team news
Dons at Winter Wonderland tonight

The Wimbledon "Winter Wonderland" parade takes place tonight, starting at 6.00 pm in Wimbledon High Street.

The club will be represented in the parade by Terry Brown, Marcus Gayle, Jake Leberl, Rob Quinn and, representing the younger members of the team, Luke Garrard! Ivor Heller will be representing the older generation from the club. We are also hoping to see a good representation from the club's youth teams.

See you there!


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Wednesday 28 November 2007
club news
Volunteers' party

We are about to finalise the numbers for the party and so, if you haven't replied yet, please call the club office on 020 8574 3528 or email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk.

If you haven't received your invitation, please let us know and we will make sure you aren't left out.


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Wednesday 28 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Whyteleafe

Terry Brown was in reflective mood after last night's cup exit, following a penalty shoot out at Whyteleafe.

"I was very disappointed to have gone out of the Surrey Senior Cup, as it was a competition I had hoped our youngsters could have done well in. I felt it was a similar scenario to our previous encounter with Whyteleafe, in as much as the youngsters acquitted themselves well and some of my senior players didn't do themselves justice.

"In both games I have played first team players or senior players up front and on neither occasion have they manged to find the net. The pleasing aspect was the performance of Marcus Gayle at centre half and the fact that he got through a full game, plus extra time, of competitive football.

"Marcus feels a lot more comfortable since his orthotic treatment and Mike Rayner is confident that we have solved the major cause of Marcus's hamstring problems. Providing Marcus has no reaction from last night's game, he will be fit and available for the squad on Saturday.

"Unfortunately, my record in penalty shoot outs is second to none as, over the last four or five years, I've lost to Shrewsbury in front of 20,000 people, Carlisle in front of 1,000, Horsham in front of 1,300 and 300 at Whyteleafe. It seems that I am consistent whatever the size of the crowd or the occasion! That is why we have to win the league this season as any penalty shoot out in the play offs is doomed to disaster!"

Terry will be back to talk about Saturday's game tomorrow.


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Wednesday 28 November 2007
dons trust news
Dons memorabilia - latest bids

Tomorrow we will publish some of the latest bids for items at the silent auction, which is being held this Saturday between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm in the Back Bar at Kingsmeadow. So, if you haven't already bid, why not do so now?

There are a variety of lots, including a matchday with Terry and the team, coaching with Marcus, a chance to have Haydon at your kids' party, and many other lots related to AFC Wimbledon and Wimbledon FC, amongst others.

You can see details hereand can bid in advance by email.

Have a look at the lots and join in.


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Tuesday 27 November 2007
club news
TomTom special offer

TomTom, makers of the leading satellite navigation systems on the market and one of the club’s valued corporate partners, are offering a 20% discount on the following systems exclusively to Dons fans:

TomTom ONE UK &ROI
RRP £149.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £120

TomTom ONE Europe
RRP £179.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £144

TomTom ONE XL UK &ROI
RRP £169.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £136

TomTom ONE XL Europe
RRP £199.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £160

TomTom GO 520
RRP £249.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £200

TomTom GO 720
RRP £279.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £224

TomTom RIDER UK & ROI
RRP £349.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £280

TomTom RIDER Europe
RRP £399.99
AFC Wimbledon Price £320

To order, either call 020 8547 3336 or e-mail here.
indicating which product you would like to purchase, your shipping address and your credit card details. Once your payment has been processed, you will be notified regarding the delivery date of your device, delivery is usually within 2 - 5 working days (Delivery costs £5.99).
To take advantage of this offer, you must either be an AFC Wimbledon season ticket holder or you must be able to produce a match ticket for the 07/08 season. Offer ends 7 December 2007. Only 1 purchase per household.



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Tuesday 27 November 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 this Friday!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Anthony King. And don’t forget, after every show in December, we will have a DJ playing until 1am. So that’s curry, comedy and dancing for the unbelievable price of £10! (Please book in advance).

Our next gig is the Kingsmeadow Live Christmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness, on Saturday 15 December. Tickets cost £15 and that includes hog roast or paella and admission. Please make sure you book in advance as demand for this gig is already high.

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.




More about this week's show....

Friday 23 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Anthony King, Neil McFarlane, Steel Wallis and Julian Deane
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Anthony King (Closing act)
Anthony King is an outwardly normal looking bloke who turned to comedy after he was disowned by the Catholic Church for confessing in too much detail. Having finally found a use for his twisted sense of humour, Anthony has gone on to perform at all the major comedy clubs across the UK and beyond, including performances in the Netherlands, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
"It's the one-liners that set him apart. Sparse, efficient, unexpected - and often with a delicious twinge of underlying nastiness - each one is an elegant example of perfect joke construction." Chortle
"King of the one-liners" BBC London Live
"They (his one-liners) condense an entire sketch into a single sentence" The Guardian
"Outstanding is Anthony King, an elegantly mournful figure whose timing and delivery of a stream of one-liners and non-sequiteurs are masterly" The Scotsman
"The gags get better and better" The Guardian

Neil McFarlane (Opening act)
Neil McFarlane has been performing on the Scottish comedy circuit for four years, and people are now quite regularly paying him to do so. Otherwise he refuses to vacate the stage. Lately he's also been gigging in the north of England, inspiring widespread panic. He writes all his own stuff (as far as he knows), has never considered dyeing his hair or changing his name, and is still wondering what happened to Level 42.
Relentlessly and unspeakably middle class, Neil has given up claiming in his act that he comes from Glasgow because he actually comes from Bearsden, which is a posh suburb of that city and therefore doesn't count.

Steel Wallis (Compere)
Stunningly silly humour is uttered through the part-Scandinavian charms of comic Steel Wallis. Gigging for nigh on two years now, he's managed to accrue a bewilderingly bashful set full of The World According to… type humour with a dash of wide-eyed cheek.
An engaging and infectious charm-offensive meets his comparing skills with his hot-headed high-energy humour.

Julian Deane (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian




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Tuesday 27 November 2007
youth news
Youth match postponed

Wednesday's under 19 game at Welling United has been postponed and a new date for this fixture will be arranged in due course.


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Monday 26 November 2007
club news
Season ticket vouchers for the Chelmsford game

Demand for seats for the Chelmsford game is very high and so, if you can't come, please give us the right to re-sell your seat. You can do this either by replying to the regular email we send to season ticket holders or you can give us your voucher.

If we receive a voucher on the matchday itself, it is usually too late to reissue the seat ticket and someone who would like a seat will miss out. So, please either post your voucher to us or email us at info@afcwimbledon.co.uk to say we can use it and you will enable someone else to sit and also allow the club to increase its income.

For the avoidance of doubt, please don't reply by email and send the voucher - do one or the other.


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Monday 26 November 2007
club news
Junior Dons Christmas Party

The annual Junior Dons Christmas Party is taking place on Sunday 9th December at The Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium- Kingsmeadow. Haydon will be overseeing the fun and party favourite Rockin’ Paddy will be djing and organising the party games. Terry Brown and the players will be there to join in the fun and Father Christmas has even agreed to leave the North Pole for a couple of hours to hand out presents!
The party starts at 1pm and is suitable for children aged 0 to 11 years old (5 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is £8 for Junior Dons and £10 for others and this includes a present and a party buffet.
Please send cheques to the club for the attention of Nina Smith and include details of the child’s age, gender and any allergies or medical conditions.
For more information, call Nina on 07772 533 451 or e-mail here.



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Monday 26 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Northwood, team for Whyteleafe, and Maidenhead

Terry Brown had three cup games on his mind when we spoke to him earlier today.

"I had mixed emotions concerning Saturday's game. Ovviously we were pleased with the result but I wasn't particularly pleased with the performance. I thought Northwood worked hard and were always in the game, right up to the 90th minute. I thought it was a below par performance from us but, in saying that, I don't want to detract from a fine performance by Northwood.

"The win gives us the opportunity to test ourselves against Conference South opposition. Maidenhead is, again, a team where I know the manager and the players well, including, of course, Wes Daly. They possess the type of player capable of excelling on the big occasion, as they have done several times in the past. Several of their players have had cup experience playing against Newcastle. I am sure that Drax, as everyone calls their manager, will be delighted with the draw and I look forward to crossing swords with him.

"Tomorrow night's game at Whyteleafe sees us field a very strong side that allows several of my squad players to stake a claim to play for the first team. The side will be Symons; Gilbert, Hussey, Hatton, Salmon, Gayle, Jolly, Pigden, Goddard, Beckford and Savage. The bench will offer the youngsters an opportuntity for some game time, if possible.

"I hope that this team is strong enough to exact revenge for our league cup defeat at home to Whyteleafe earlier this season."


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Monday 26 November 2007
first team news
Dons away in the Trophy

Wimbledon have been drawn away to Maidenhead United in the first round proper of the FA Trophy. The match will take place on Saturday 15 December.

Further details will follow as soon as they become available.


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Sunday 25 November 2007
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/c 26 November 2007

Today sees the return of this feature, the title of which is self-explanatory.

It can be found here.


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Saturday 24 November 2007
first team news
Dons progress in the cup

Despite a patchy performance the Dons moved into Monday’s draw for the 1st round proper of the FA Carlsberg Trophy.

After the shock of going behind in the first minute of the game, the Dons enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but spurned a number of chances to equalise. However, the second half saw the possession turn into goals with Sam Hatton equalising after 50 minutes when he netted from close range at the far post, and the winning goal coming from Jake Leberl after 67 minutes with a powerful header from Mark De Bolla’s corner.

Terry Brown was disappointed with the way his team played but gave credit to Northwood. “It is always pleasing to win a game when you have performed badly. Northwood played really well and made it very difficult for us.”

A full match report appears here.


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Friday 23 November 2007
club news
Attention Junior Dons!

Winter Wonderland, Wimbledon’s Christmas celebration, takes place on Thursday 29 November.

There will be a wide range of entertainment around Wimbledon Town Centre starting from 5.00 pm, including face painting, live music, street theatre and more. For more information, see here.

As usual, the club will be participating in the parade, starting at 6.00 pm. We would like to invite all the Junior Dons to get dressed up in their club colours and join Haydon, 1st team players and other AFC Wimbledon representatives in the parade.

The celebrations culminate in the turning on of the Christmas lights and a fantastic fireworks display, starting at 6.45 pm.

This is a great opportunity to promote the club to the local community, so we would like to encourage as many Junior Dons as possible to support this event.

For more information, including timing and meeting points, e-mail Joint Chairs of the Community Events Group Kerry Mander here or Nina Smyth here.


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Friday 23 November 2007
club news
What is going on at AFC Wimbledon tomorrow

There is so much going on at the club tomorrow that we thought we'd set out a short summary of it all.

First, however, please note that the matchday academy is NOT operating. It only runs on the days of home league games and so it will return for the Chelmsford game on 1 December.

12.00 middle bar opens

12.30 back bar opens and Newcastle versus Liverpool (kick off 12.45 pm)will be shown in both bars

12.45 Food will be served in the back bar. A full tea bar menu is
available until 2.00pm.

1.30 (approx) Highlights of the AFC Wimbledon v Hornchurch game will be shown (during half time of the Newcastle game) in the back bar only

2.30 (approx) Highlights of the Tonbridge Angels versus AFC Wimbledon game will be shown after the Newcastle game

2.50 Introduction to Jon Main on the pitch.

3,00 AFC Wimbledon V Northwood

3.45 Half time All bars are open On-pitch presentation of Ryman League awards for October to Andy Little and Jon Main

4.45 All bars open.

5.15 Match on TV - Derby versus Chelsea

5.45 Matchday presentations in the middle bar.

6.00. Back bar closes

6.30 Middle bar closes

6.30 President's Lounge is open to all until KML doors open at 8.00pm

8.00 Kingsmeadow Live - Neville Staple

1.00 am Kingsmeadow closes at the end of what promises to be a great day!

Please feel free to join in at any stage of the day but for the brave
there is a marathon. Whilst enjoying your day at the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow, please remember that most of the day is run by volunteers.


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Thursday 22 November 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents the return of Neville Staple!

The rudeboy returns!

Saturday 24 November
the clubseen presents…
Neville Staple of the Specials
With support from DJs spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60’s soul, power pop and new wave.

Doors 8.00 pm, show starts 9.30 pm, bar closes 1.00 am
Admission: £10 (advance)/ £12 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.

Best known for his work writing & composing, the lead singer from The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
Neville's biography and past projects read like a who's who of rock. He has worked with such legends as Elvis Costello (The Specials 1979 – Chrysalis Records), David Byrne (Fun Boy 3 Waiting 1983 – Chrysalis Records), and Ali Campbell (Today's Specials 1996 – Kuff Records/Virgin), to name only a few.

For more information, visit here.


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Thursday 22 November 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents Dan Antopolski this Friday!

This Friday, 23 November, COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Dan Antopolski, Stan Stanley, Del Strain and Pat Burtscher

Doors open & Dinner served 8.00 pm/ Show starts 9.00 pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy - advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.

Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!


More about this week's acts....

Dan Antopolski (Closing act)
Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 1998, Dan Antopolski has quickly built himself a reputation for being one of the most inventive, intelligent, edgy and unusual comics to emerge in years. Dan's quick witted mind and surreal flights of fancy have delighted both critics and comedy audiences alike. His Perrier Award nomination at the Edinburgh Festival 2001 followed a Perrier Best Newcomer Award nomination in 2000, and he also received critical acclaim for his part in the Perrier Award nominated Lee Mack's New Bits at the Edinburgh Festival 2000.
Most recently, Dan could be seen starring as Jeffers on BBC2’s Hyperdrive. Other TV credits include The Stand Up Show (BBC1), How To Survive (BBC Choice), Cherry Pop (UK Play) and The Perrier Awards (Channel 4).
"A dazzling stage presence and a great store of one-liners" - The Times
"Undeniably the most imaginative comedian on display" - Time Out


Stan Stanley (Opening act)
"Stan and Deliver! Stan Stanley can shake a crowd with his energetic pace…" The Daily Telegraph
"Smart and shameless the crowd devour his observations on popular culture" The Stage
"With timing Accurist would be proud of" Chortle
"Stan Stanley was the triumph of the night" - Chortle

Del Strain (Compere)
Hackney New Act of the Year finalist in 2003 and 2004, Laughing Horse New Act of Year finalist in 2005 and Best Act of the Year at the Bedford in 2005. Del has performed at some of the top clubs in the UK including Jongleurs, The Comedy Café, The Banana Cabaret and The Comedy Store.

Pat Burtscher (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian


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Thursday 22 November 2007
first team news
Terry's pre-match preview

Terry Brown is looking forward to the FA Trophy game versus Northwood on Saturday.

"I want to tell you, the fans, the same message I will be giving the players before the game on Saturday. This is the most important cup competition that we are still in and it is one that we have specifically targeted to do well in.

"As you know, the competition offers us the opportunity for playing at Wembley and is one that the club excelled in last year - at my expense, I might add! I personally would love to look at our side againat teams from a higher level and I am sure that if we can overcome Saturday's difficult hurdle we will get that opportunity.

"I have watched Northwood personally, in the previous round against Hornchurch, and they progressed after two games against Ryman Premier opposition, so we can't take them lightly. They have several players who could cause us problems going forward. Knowing their manager, Colin Payne, as well as I do, I know his team will be well-disciplined and have a clear plan to beat us.

"We will be without the services of our latest signings, Jon Main and Reggie Savage, who are both cup tied. However, the team so far has scored lots of goals in cup competitions and therefore I look forward to a very exciting and open game.

"I am also pleased to say that Marcus Gayle will be in the squad and I am hoping to give him a run out at some stage. He has had two recent outings with the reserves and will hopefully be able to play a part in the game. As usual, as regards the team I am keeping my cards close to my chest until just before the game. However, I will say that Marcus, Richard Jolly, Reggie Savage and Steve Goddard will be featuring in the game at Whyteleafe on Tuesday, in the Surrey Senior Cup."


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Thursday 22 November 2007
first team news
Make sure you get to the Northwood game early on Saturday

There is lots going on before the FA Trophy game against Northwood on Saturday.

One very good reason to get there early is that record signing Jon Main will be introduced to the fans on the pitch, shortly before kick off. Jon is cup-tied, but he will be at the game to cheer the Dons along before he makes his home debut against Chelmsford in the massive league game next week.

There are lots of other reasons to get to the ground early on Saturday. The bars will be open early (main bar noon, back bar 12.30 pm) to show the Newcastle v Liverpool game, kick off 12.45 pm.

Also, in the back bar only, we will be showing highlights of recent games. The game v AFC Hornchurch will be shown at half time in the Newcastle game, about 1.30 pm, and the thrilling 2-2 draw at Tonbridge will be shown immediately after the final whistle in the Newcastle game.

A full tea bar menu will be available in the back bar from 12.45 to 2.00 pm.

Please note that the Matchday Academy runs on match days for league games only and so it will not be taking place on Saturday.

Terry Brown's pre-match review of the game will follow later today.


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Thursday 22 November 2007
u18s news
Game on

Following a pitch inspection at Banstead FC this morning, tonight's game against Tonbridge Angels will go ahead unless there is any further heavy rain today. Kick off is 7.30pm.


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Wednesday 21 November 2007
youth news
Match Postponed

Due to the heavy rain of the past 2 days this afternoon's under 19 game against Woking has been postponed.

With the weather remaining unsettled fans are advised to check with the office or the web site as to whether Thursday night's under 18 game against Tonbridge Angels will be going ahead. At present the game is still on.


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Tuesday 20 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Hastings

Terry Brown was in very upbeat mood after Saturday's win when we caught up with him this morning.

"I was delighted with the character shown by the team at Hastings. We were battered for about the first half hour as a result of a combination of us starting slowly and them playing very well - in fact as well as anyone has started against us. We conceded an exceptional goal in that period too and we were under pressure. But we regrouped and worked harder and, although I'd rather not have to do it too often, we successfully came from behind to win it.

"I was very pleased with the debuts from both our new boys. Danny Knowles was subjected to a bombardment of crosses but he grew in confidence as the game went on. The lads appreciated his clear, positive calling, as well as his organisational skills and positional sense. Overall, he made a good contribution to a pleasing defensive performance.

"While Jon Main didn't score, he did everything but. He created the first goal for us when we were really struggling to get in the game and was a threat throughout. I think we've got a quality player on our hands - he really goes for goal with venom, which is a joy to see.

"The midfield was under pressure at first from a very lively Hastings midfield and, added to that, Mark De Bolla and Tony Finn are not the best defensively, so we struggled to cope with their extra man. Sam came on in the second half which gave us more energy and he had a hand in our second and third goals. Also, the longer the game went on the more significant was the part taken by Finn and De Bolla. And of course I'm delighted that Danny Webb scored two goals on Saturday.

"I now feel we have potent strike force that can match anything in our division. It is now down to Stuart, Simon and me to devise the system that will bring the best from the talented attacking players in squad. It may mean slightly juggling with the formation over the next couple of weeks. But we want to make sure we make best use of our strengths. And let's not forget we have players coming back. It is great to be in the position of having added Main to the team and still having Marcus Gayle and Richard Jolly coming back very soon."


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Monday 19 November 2007
club news
Winter Wonderland 2007

Winter Wonderland, Wimbledon’s Christmas celebration, takes place on Thursday 29 November.

There will be a wide range of entertainment around Wimbledon Town Centre starting from 5.00 pm, including face painting, live music, street theatre and more.

As usual, the club will be participating in the parade, starting at 6.00 pm. If you would like to be involved, please e-mail here.

The celebrations culminate in the turning on of the Christmas lights and a fantastic fireworks display, starting at 6.45 pm.

This is a great opportunity to promote the club to the local community, so we would like to encourage everyone to go out and support this event.
We are looking for volunteers to hand out fliers, so if you have a couple of hours to spare, please e-mail the commercial department here.


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Friday 16 November 2007
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for November

The November Dons Draw took place this afternoon at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson (Dons Trust board member), David Charles and Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer).

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of £1000 - ticket 1545 – David Cunningham from Worcester Park

Second prize of £480 - ticket 0601 – Gareth Cook from SE13

Third prize of £150 - ticket 2101 – Richard Foot from SW19

Congratulations to all three prize winners!

David and Gareth have both had previous wins, but it is the first win for Richard

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after 15 December 2007 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

The first prize is now £1000 so if you want a chance of winning next month’s jackpot but still haven’t entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more numbers, then why not enter now?

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

The deadline for new entrants to the December 2007 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on Friday 30 November.

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


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Friday 16 November 2007
first team news
Danny joins the Dons

Wimbledon have signed goalkeeper Danny Knowles from Grays Athletic on loan until 1 January.

Danny is 22 and has featured in the Grays first team this season. He was formerly at Welling and started his career at Gillingham. He will be starting the game at Hastings United tomorrow.


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Thursday 15 November 2007
u18s news
U18 match postponed

The under 18 match against Leatherhead on Thursday 15 November has been postponed.


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Thursday 15 November 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 this Friday!

This Friday, 16th November, COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Dougie Dunlop, Ray Crawford, Stuart Wilde and Kurt Driver

Doors open & Dinner served 8pm/ Show starts 9pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.

Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!


More about this week's acts....

Dougie Dunlop (Closing act)
Highly talented observational comic, Dougie Dunlop, effortlessly gets audiences laughing and sharing his unique take on life.
His precision humour is delivered with great warmth, and he’s been selected by many high profile comics, both old school and new, to support them on tour.
"All the composure of a Tiger Woods' putt" The Scotsman
“Dougie has a rare ability to tell jokes about ordinary things and be hilarious!” Edinburgh Evening News
"Relaxed style big laughs" The Scotsman
"Natural born funny man" The List
"Effortlessly funny" Chortle
"Charming punters with his blend of mimicry and observational humour" The Scotsman

Ray Crawford (Opening act)
Ray is a very talented comedian with a distinct Australian flavour.
He has worked at some of the top venues in World comedy including the Comedy Store in LA and Sydney, the Variety Arts Theatre in LA, the Sit Down Comedy Club in Brisbane and Seagulls on the Gold Coast.

Stuart Wilde (Compere)
"Among the highlights of the show were Stuart Wilde" Lincolnshire Echo
"Five days later, I'm still cracking up thinking about his Timmy Mallett gag” Derby Evening Telegraph
"Commanding stage presence, with some great material. Gets huge laughs. A breath of fresh air" Leicester Mercury

Kurt Driver (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian



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Wednesday 14 November 2007
club news
Coach to Hastings - last few spaces

There are about half a dozen spaces left on the coach to the Hastings game on Saturday. If you want to book one (subject to availability), please phone the office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Thursday or Friday.

The coach leaves The Woodman Pub at 11.30 am and Kingsmeadow at noon. Tickets cost £13 for adults and £9 for concessions.


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Wednesday 14 November 2007
club news
Arrangements for the Hastings United game

Officials from Hastings United have provided the following information about the game on Saturday:

Car Parking: To ease parking problems, the car park to the north of the ground will be made available. It can be accessed via the track running between the present ground at Pilot Field and the old St Leonards ground up the hill and will be clearly signposted. Supporters must not park in the Elphinstone Sports and Social Club and are reminded that it is an offence to park on any verge or kerb. Police officers will be in the area to deal with any cars parked illegally.

Ground access: Two turnstiles will be open to the north of the ground and can be accessed via the same track as the car park. They will open at 1.30pm. At least 3 turnstiles will be open at the main entrance to the ground in Elphinstone Road and they will open at 1.00pm. Tickets will not be on sale for ground admission in advance. The main Pavilion Stand provides a maximum of 400 free seats, and tickets will be issued on the access steps to the stand on the day of the game. Supporters must retain their ticket as re-entry to the stand will only be allowed on production of that ticket.

The bar will be open from 1.00pm and food will be available from 1.15pm.

Hastings United Football Club takes Health & Safety seriously and enforces Ground Regulations to help maintain the safety of everyone inside the ground. They operate a similar policy to us and have asked us to point out that a person can be arrested by a police officer if they attempt to enter the ground or are in the ground, whilst drunk or are in possession of any intoxicating liquor, bottle, can or other portable container which could cause damage or personal injury.

Bags may be searched when entering the ground.




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Wednesday 14 November 2007
club news
The Main man comes to Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon has signed Jon Main from Tonbridge Angels. Jon will train with the squad tomorrow night and will feature in Saturday’s game at Hastings.

Following the transfer formalities being completed this afternoon, Terry Brown said “I am delighted to have signed Jon. He has been our target since my appointment as Manager. His goal scoring record of 52 goals in 57 appearances is second to none. Jon will provide pace in behind defences and he has already set himself a target of 20 goals to add to the 17 he has scored for Tonbridge. Jon will definitely be in the starting line up for Saturday”

Jon Main said “I’m very sad to leave Tonbridge after having had a great time there but really looking forward to playing for AFC Wimbledon in front of their big crowds. Their overall aim and mine is to obtain promotion this season and eventually play in the football league.

AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said “I am absolutely delighted that we have signed Jon. We first approached Tonbridge Angels about him two weeks ago. Since then we’ve been in discussions and, late on Sunday night, we agreed a fee with Nick Sullivan, the Tonbridge chairman. We met Jon after last night’s game and agreed terms with him. The two clubs have a very strong relationship and I’d like to thank Tonbridge, and Nick Sullivan in particular, for the professional and open way they have dealt with this transfer. It has been a pleasure to deal with them.”



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Tuesday 13 November 2007
first team news
Dons sign goalkeeper on loan

Wimbledon have signed 19 year old goalkeeper Corrin Brooks-Meade on loan from Fulham for four weeks. He goes straight into the squad for the Ryman League game at Tonbridge Angels tonight.

Corrin has played in most Fulham reserve games this season and has recently returned from a loan spell at Darlington.



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Tuesday 13 November 2007
club news
Volunteer needed for painting

If you are an experienced painter and can spare a couple of days to help with a specific job - you can choose the times - then will you please call us on 020 8547 3528 or email here.


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Monday 12 November 2007
dons trust news
Election manifestos revealed

The manifestos of the three members who put their names forward for election to the Dons Trust board are now available for download in pdf format

Tom Adam
Erik Samuelson
Kris Stewart



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Monday 12 November 2007
first team news
Wombley fixture

We have accepted an invitation to play a friendly game against Corinthian-Casuals at Wembley Stadium. While details are yet to be finalised, the current proposed date for the game is Sunday 13 April.

More details will be published here very soon.


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Monday 12 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Hornchurch and tomorrow

"Saturday's win against Hornchurch continued our recent good run of results and defensively there is no doubt we are certainly looking the part. The injury to Andy Little is a big blow for both Andy and the club - three fingers were affected, with two broken and two dislocated. The hospital has put his whole hand in plaster. The extent of his injuries means we will have to take a senior 'keeper on loan and we are actively looking to do that today.

"We do have cover in Benjamin Symons who we signed on Saturday but wasn't available to play on the day. Benjamin is a talented young goalie who is looking to gain some experience in the coming year. He will get that in the midweek cup games when we can have a good look at him in action and he will also serve as cover in all first team fixtures.

"The dressing room was a pretty sombre place at halftime when the news filtered through that Andy was not only unable to continue but he had a serious hand injury. Looking round the changing room it was obvious that the senior players like Jason Goodliffe were not too happy with the prospect of having no conventional cover and, I must admit, nor was I.

"When I looked round the dressing room there was only one smiling face and it belonged to Luke Garrard. Anyone that has been in a dressing room with Luke will realise that he is the original hyperactive kid. Whilst the thought of Luke going in goal filled some hearts with trepidation it was obvious that he was looking forward to it! It took him two minutes to change into his all-green gear plus Andy's gloves and you just knew by looking at him that he was destined to become man of the match. Luke showed now only his dedication to the club and love for the game with a typically brave and eccentric performance in goal - being Luke he was starting to play the fool at the end, much to the annoyance of his manager!

"After the departure of Paul Seuke we had been actively tracking several young replacement goalkeepers and during this interim period Paul Priddy, our goalkeeping coach, has been taking Luke on training sessions on Thursdays. Both Paul and Andy agreed that Luke has a safe pair of hands and, as he proved on Saturday, the character to perform in goal.

"Although the performance and the result were pleasing, the fact that we were unable to convert more than one of the twenty one attempts we had on goal. This is indicative of our season so far. Had I been writing this report after three or four games I might think we were unlucky in front of goal. However, a third of the way into the season, I have to say we are not clinical enough in front of goal. Therefore, I think it is more important now than ever to bring a quality finisher into the squad.

"I would say, however, that we have been a little unlucky with injuries this year. The fact that Marcus Gayle and Richard Jolly have hardly been able to pull on a shirt has not helped. However, both of them are nearing fitness now.

"I spoke to the players on Saturday about how vital the forthcoming seven days are. We set them a target of nine points from the three games and although the next two away games will be difficult, there is no reason why we can't gain maximum points. The mood in the camp is very buoyant and we are all aware of the need to continue to the run we have embarked upon."


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Saturday 10 November 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents the Sex Pistols Experience tonight!

Didn’t manage to make it to the Sex Pistols Reunion? Never mind, come to the next best thing- The Sex Pistols Experience at Kingsmeadow Live on Saturday night!

Saturday 10 November
The Sex Pistols Experience
Doors 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £8 (advance)/ £10 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.


The ultimate tribute to the godfathers of punk and one of the most important bands ever make their second appearance at Kingsmeadow Live.
The band have all the spit & venom of the heady days of the 77' period, blended with a look and ability of the seasoned musicians of the reformed band of the 96' & 2003 tours. They recreate the same electric atmosphere & awesome wall of sound, always giving the impression that anything could happen, and always leaving the crowds wanting more.

‘They really are the Sex Pistols!! Splendid!’ Steve Jones
‘Never mind the bollocks usually aimed at tribute bands, this one is not a great rock n’roll swindle’ The Daily Star
‘I feel like I have been writing about these boys all my life- Fantastic!’ Alan Parker (Pistols biographer)

For more information, visit www.sexpistolsexperience.co.uk


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Friday 09 November 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board Elections

The Dons Trust recently announced the 2007 Dons Trust Board elections and that there were five vacancies. Regrettably only three nominations were received - Tom Adam, Erik Samuelson and Kris Stewart.

This is fewer than the number of vacancies and so members will not be asked to vote in a formal election process. The existing DT Board will now decide how to proceed with filling the remaining vacancies at the next DT board meeting in December.

This will almost certainly involve appointing new board members to fill 'Casual Vacancies', so as to ensure that the new board has 12 members by election or appointment.

As a consequence of there being no voting process, there will be no 'meet the candidates' session before the AFC Hornchurch game tomorrow.


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Friday 09 November 2007
club news
Coach bookings

Fans who wish to book a place on the coach to Hastings for the game on 17 November can do so by at the complimentary tickets window before or after the game versus AFC Hornchurch tomorrow.

The coach will leave The Woodman pub at 11.30 am and The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium at noon. An adult booking costs £13 and concessions cost £9.

Please note that we are not running a fans' coach to Tonbridge on Tuesday 13 November.


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Friday 09 November 2007
club news
Northwood FA Trophy bookings can be made at tomorrow's game

Fans who want to book in advance for the FA Trophy tie on Saturday 24 November may do so at the complimentary tickets window before and after tomorrow's game against AFC Hornchurch.

Booking details for the game can be found in the news item dated 5 November.


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Friday 09 November 2007
club news
HAYDON the Womble, our mini-mascot, has arrived

The merchandise team is delighted to annnounce that our mini-mascot is now on sale. The mini replica plush toy of HAYDON the Womble, our mini-mascot, is 10 inches high, wearing a football kit in home colours, with his name printed on the back of the shirt. Price £12.00

Look out for a special feature in the programme (AFC Hornchurch edition).

HAYDON is available from 12.30 pm exclusively from the Back Bar before tomorrow's game against AFC Hornchurch. (Online sales will follow soon, subject to availability.)

There are limited stocks, so buy early to avoid disappointment. Cash or cheques with cheque card only.

To see the mini Haydon visit the features section.


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Friday 09 November 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry £10 tonight

Friday 9 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Paul B Edwards, John Robbins, Scott Denyer and Smurf Docker
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.

Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!


More about this week's acts....

Paul B Edwards (Closing act)
Paul B Edwards is one of the most sought after comics on the circuit. His genial combination of jokes, songs, poetry ("sometimes a bit childish, sometimes a bit rude") make him a great compere, a strong support and a rocking headline act. Some of his songs have become cult hits with audience members shouting requests, in particular his moving tribute to Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and his ability to get whole audiences to sing along is quite something.
"His act is a treasure chest packed to bursting with little gems" Deadpan Magazine
"Pretty damn funny" Scottish Daily Mail
"The terrific Rock'n'Roll Poet, Paul B Edwards" Southern Cross Magazine
"If talent still plays a part in stardom, Paul B Edwards will be huge" Jester Magazine

John Robbins (Opening act)
“The pinnacle of the show…Robins was worth the ticket price alone” ThreeWeeks
"Brave c**t" Tony Law
"Fresh and Original" BBC

Scot Denyer (Compere)
"Excellent. Just got better and better. You get the impression that he could have carried on all night. Great stuff." Grinreaper.co.uk
"He's bloody good, isn't he?" Ricky Gervais
"I agree." Stephen Merchant

Smurf Docker (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian.


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Thursday 08 November 2007
first team news
Terry looks forward to Hornchurch

Before going off to training tonight, Terry Brown reflected on the forthcoming game against AFC Hornchurch.

"This week seems to have been a fairly long one, since we played Chelmsford. As you would expect, the atmosphere around the team has been very buoyant and the players are really looking forward to Saturday's game against Hornchurch.

"I have personally watched Hornchurch twice over the last two weeks. I have to say I saw two different performances. First I saw a good workmanlike performance against Ashford Town where they gained a well-earned three points against a good footballing Ashford side. In the second game, Hornchurch played a lot more football against Northwood and must have been very disappointed not to come away with a win.

"The two games saw three quality goals from Kris Lee and he is obviously a danger we must be aware of. Colin's sides are always well-organised and committed and I am sure he will be looking to bounce back with a good result on Saturday at Kingsmeadow.

"On the injury front, both Richard Jolly and Marcus have joined in training this week. I am hopeful that Marcus will play a part in the reserves game at Fleet on Saturday and Richard should take part in the next available reserve game after that.

"Mark Beard is currently undergoing treatment to cure an Achilles problem and is unavailable for at least a couple of weeks. Stephen Goddard has resumed full training after his injury and we are targeting the Whyteleafe game for his comeback, this one being the first available after his 35 day suspension ends."


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Thursday 08 November 2007
first team news
Robin to Harrow

Terry Brown added to today's transfer activity with the news that Robin Shroot is going on loan to Harrow Borough.

"We've allowed Robin to go on a month's loan. He is a talented young forward who has only been able to start a small number of games for us this year. He needs more time on the pitch and, while he is developing, he has the opportunity to help Harrow beat other teams at the top of the table! I hope Robin does well during his month and we should gain the benefit of his experience when he returns."


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Thursday 08 November 2007
first team news
Buts becomes a saint and the Dons get Savage

Terry talked about Richard Butler, who signed for St Albans today.

"I'd like to thank Richard Butler for all his efforts for the club. In the short time I've known him, I've found him a pleasure to work with, on and off the park. I know he will be missed by our fans. Richard's strengths are there for everybody to see and I am sure that he will do well with Dave at St Albans and quickly help them climb up the league.

"Richard has been a very valuable player to Wimbledon over the last three seasons and has helped the club to progress to where we are now. We are in the process of changing our playing style and I am looking for a different type of player in that particular position. Richard is not the sort of player who likes to sit on the bench and always wants to be involved in the action. So, for all of these reasons, we are letting him go somewhere where we know he will thrive. A small fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

"On behalf of everyone at the club I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to Richard and wish him well at his new club. Let's hope we get to meet him next year in Conference South.

"We are taking this opportunity to have a good look at Reggie Savage. Reggie is currently the leading goalscorer in Ryman Division One South with 16 goals in all competitions and 14 in the league. "Reggie is quick and nimble, with a good eye for goal and a terrific leap. He will be joining the lads for training tonight and will be involved in Saturday's squad."


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Wednesday 07 November 2007
first team news
Trophy opponents finalised

Following their 2-1 win in the second round qualifying replay last night, Northwood FC will visit the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium in the next round.

The tie will be played on Saturday 24 November, kick off 3.00 pm. Advance ticket sales arrangements are explained in the news item dated 5 November.


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Tuesday 06 November 2007
club news
Fans' coach to Hastings game on 17 November

Fans who wish to book a place on the coach to Hastings for the game on 17 November can do so by calling the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday. Alternatively, places may be booked at the complimentary tickets window before or after the game versus AFC Hornchurch this Saturday.

The coach leaves The Woodman pub at 11.30 am and The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium at noon. An adult booking costs £13 and concessions cost £9.


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Tuesday 06 November 2007
club news
Half-season tickets on sale

Looking for ideas for a Christmas present? Why not buy an AFC Wimbledon half-season ticket?

You can see ALL AFC Wimbledon's post-Christmas eleven home Ryman Premier League matches for £80, with half-season tickets on sale now. Matches covered by the tickets start with the local derby against Carshalton Athletic on Boxing Day and include the visits of promotion challengers Horsham and Margate plus the rearranged game with title challengers Hendon (fixture date yet to be announced).

These half-season tickets guarantee your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for the Ryman Premier League 2007/08.

Terraces

Half-year season tickets are available for adults, concessions, young adults (aged 16 - 21) and under-16s.

Prices:
Adult £80
Concession £40
Young adults £25
Under-16 access to the terrace is free, so we are not promoting these season tickets. However, if you would like to be able to give a season ticket book as a present then please contact us

Main stand seats

There is a limited number of seats available in the Main Stand.
Adult £110
Concession £55
Young adults £35
Under-16 £20

Please note that these seats are unlikely to be under cover.

To apply for a half-year season ticket, call the club office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday - Friday, on 020 8547 3528 or email here.


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Tuesday 06 November 2007
first team news
Andy wins an award

Andy Little has won the Ryman League ‘Golden Gloves’ monthly award for October. Andy won it for a month when he conceded only three goals in six matches in all competitions and, more importantly for this award, he conceded only one goal in three league games. Our congratulations to Andy for winning this award, which he also won last season.

Among the other awards, former Don Dean Holdsworth won manager of the month for his success with Redbridge FC in Ryman Division One North.


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Monday 05 November 2007
club news
Advance sales for the FA Trophy third qualifying round versus Northwood FC or AFC Hornchurch

Following Saturday's FA Trophy win against Chelmsford, we have been drawn at home again in the third qualifying round on Saturday 24 November. While we don't yet know exactly who our opponents will be, tickets are on sale now.

We strongly recommmend that you book seats in advance as, on the day of the game, there is too much time pressure on our staff to enable them to respond to requests for particular seats.

To order your tickets for the game, please follow these instructions:

Main Stand and President's Lounge

Starting on Tuesday 6 November, main stand season ticket holders can reserve their usual seats by calling the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on weekdays or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the club office. Season ticket holders whose applications are received by Saturday 17 November will be allocated their usual seats. Please note that block A season ticket holders may apply for their usual seats.

Fans who are not season ticket holders may also apply now but they will not be allocated specific seats until after 17 November.

If you are applying by post, please enclose Voucher D, a cheque for the correct amount, a contact phone number and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. From Monday 19 November, any unsold seats will go on general sale.

Tickets for the President's Lounge are available only to existing season ticket holders.

Terraces

Terrace tickets are available via the hotline and by post from now. 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

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


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Monday 05 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Chelmsford, the Trophy draw and next Saturday

Terry Brown was a very happy man after Saturday's 4-0 win over Chelmsford.

"This was another good step forward in our progress. Make no mistake, Chelmsford are a very good team and this was a terrific result against a team that played a lot of good football. Jeff's teams always play football but we took a high proportion of our chances, which was the difference between the teams on the day.

"What was particularly pleasing was that we managed to keep a clean sheet. Chelmsford have the best attack in the league - but we have the best defence and, on the day, we came out on top. But it was hard work and I expect that the league game in four weeks' time will be a tough one,

"The draw for the next round has pitched us against AFC Hornchurch or Northwood. When I saw the draw I started to wonder if this was the Ryman League cup not the Trophy, what with us having drawn Hendon, Chelmsford and now Hornchurch or Northwood. But first they meet in a replay tomorrow night and that too will be a very difficult game.

"Of course, we play AFC Hornchurch in the league on Saturday. It will be nice to get back to the league and to try to add three points to our total for the season. I've watched Hornchurch recently and also I know their manager, Colin McBride, very well. He always puts together sides with real passion and commitment, so this will be a test, no doubt about it. But we have no midweek game this week so there are two training sessions to spend time with the lads before the game and we will be ready, no question about it."


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Monday 05 November 2007
first team news
FA Trophy draw

AFC Wimbledon have been drawn home against AFC Hornchurch or Northwood in the FA Trophy third round qualifying to be played on Saturday 24 November, kick off 3.00 pm.



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Friday 02 November 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents the return of Omid Djalili tonight!

Friday 2 November 2007
Admission £6 (advance)/ £10 comedy & curry)/ £8 (door).
Doors open 8.00 pm, show starts 9.00 pm, bar closes midnight

Please book tickets in advance to guarantee entry. Either e-mail here or call 020 8547 3335.
Please note, due to the fireworks, there will be no parking available at the stadium.

Fresh from his appearance chairing "Have I got news for you" last Friday, Omid Djalili is booked for Comedy@Kingsmeadow tonight. He is one of the funniest, freshest and most original comedians in Britain today.

His movie credits are extensive, including Alien Autopsy with Ant and Dec, Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones, Notting Hill with Hugh Grant and The Mummy. TV credits include Little Britain, They Think Its All Over, Lead Baloon, Annually Retentive and in June 2004 he recorded an HBO special in New York, the first British comic to do one since Eddie Izzard.

In 2005 he was invited to perform at the televised Tsunami Benefit alongside comedy luminaries Jonathan Ross, Lee Evans, Johnny Vegas, Dawn French and Alistair McGowan to name but a few. He also performed a half hour special on 'Jack Dee Live At The Apollo' for BBC One at the end of 2004 which was repeated in 2005.

Also in 2005, Omid brought his most successful show to date, 'No Agenda', to the Edinburgh Fesitival with record breaking sales on the fringe totalling 16,500. The show then transferred to a total sell-out nationwide 36 date tour, including 2 shows at the London Palladium in 2006.

'Omid Djalili is simply magnificent' - Daily Mail

'Hilarious and painfully funny, Omid Djalili is unmissable' - Independent

'By far the most entertaining comedy night' -The Times
'His jokes are remarkable' - The Daily Telegraph

'Djalili blows you away with a blizzard of gags' - The Observer


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Thursday 01 November 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust board meeting held on Monday 29 October

At this meeting, the main items discussed included:

* Fundraising
* The emerging options for upgrading Kingsmeadow in accordance with the planning permissions
* The perimeter lease
* The preparations for the AGM on 6th December

The minutes of the meeting will be posted onto the website once they are approved by the Board.

The approved minutes of previous meetings can be found here.


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Thursday 01 November 2007
club news
Watch Arsenal versus Man Utd before the Chelmsford game

The Arsenal versus Manchester United game kicks off at 12.45 pm on Saturday and can be seen on the big screens in both bars before our FA Trophy game versus Chelmsford, kick off 3.00 pm.

Food will be available in the back bar from noon onwards, so why not come down to eat, drink and watch the day's two big games here at The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow?


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Thursday 01 November 2007
first team news
Terry on Chelmsford

Terry Brown was excited about Saturday's FA Trophy game when we spoke to him earlier today.

"Saturday's game against Chelmsford gives us an oppportunity to lock horns with the current leaders of the Ryman Premier League. Personally, it gives me an opportunity to face one of my old adversaries, Jeff King. Jeff is a manager I greatly respect and his teams always play open, attractive football.

"They have started the season in a very positive manner and currently are sitting some ten points above us in the table. This, however, will count for nothing on Saturday. The FA Trophy is a competition that Jeff and some of his players have won before and there will be no need for additional motivation by either manager on Saturday.

"Having watched Chelmsford this year, I don't think there will be much to choose between the sides. Both sides play in a similar manner and I think that goals will be at a premium on Saturday. The nucleus of their playing squad has been together now for a considerable time and I am fully aware of their strengths. We will need to be at our best if we are to gain progress to the next round.

"The FA Trophy is a cup that our squad has targeted this season. It is a competition that we can, and hopefully will, do well in. And, as Jeff has proved in the past, it is winnable by a Ryman League club.

"I don't envisage too many changes on either side, as both teams' form has been good of late. There is not quite so much pressure on both sides to secure three valuable points so let's hope we see an open and entertaining game between two sides that will hopefully both be playing in a higher division next season.

"Stuart and I were hoping to have added to our strike force prior to Saturday's game. We have made positive enquiries concerning two forwards and expect to be able to speak to one of them next week. I am hopeful that we can secure the services of at least one of them sooner rather than later."


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Thursday 01 November 2007
club news
Volunteers needed

The commercial department is looking for six volunteers to help distribute information promoting several aspects of the club at the annual fireworks display held at the stadium tomorrow, Friday 2 November. There will be several thousand people at the stadium so this is a great opportunity to build up the club's profile.
If you have a couple of hours to spare, please e-mail here
Each volunteer will be given a ticket for free dinner and entry to Comedy@Kingsmeadow, being held in the back bar after the fireworks.



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Thursday 01 November 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 this Friday

Friday 2 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Rex Boyd, Kevin Coleman, James Everett and Michael Marsland
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.
Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!




More about this week’s acts…

Rex Boyd (Closing act)
American comedian and former street performer Rex Boyd is a highly sought after act on both the national and international comedy circuits. Often likened to a cross between Lee Evans and Jim Carrey, due to his manic physicality, Rex is brilliant crowd pleaser and a slicker-than-slick stand up. He has performed all over Europe and the States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and Dhubai.
"Rex Boyd can bombard any room into an hilarious state of frenzy" Jon Reed, The Other Side Comedy Clubs
"This is the second time he has been here in six months and still utterly brilliant. I think you could watch this act over and over again and still find it funny. He is definitely in the top 5 funniest acts who have ever appeared at this club" Martin Mullaney, Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club
"It's a refreshing change to see an act that dares to be so different from peoples expectations, truly breaking the proverbial mould and doing it with such style and confidence that only the most humourless among us could possibly be left unimpressed." Funny.co.uk

Kevin Coleman (Opening act)
Kevin has been performing comedy for many years and is widely regarded as one of the best on the South Wales circuit.
Kev has to deal with a lot of s**t and when on stage isn't afraid of telling you all about it. He combines his anger and frustration with laser sharp wit to deliver scathing yet hilarious observations of all those people who make his life more difficult than it should be.
Having worked on his material and delivery for a number of years, Kevin is as professional as they come and regularly leaves audiences wanting more.

James Everett (Compere)
James Everett's style is ironic and surreal. His off-beat and eccentric persona is definitely on the higher side of the audience brow, however, his interactive energy and lively performance based material provide him with a very versatile appeal; definitely one to look out for.
He is a previous winner of the People’s Choice Award - Riviera New Act Competition.

Michael Marsland (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian.




Don’t miss these upcoming gigs:
Saturday 10 November- The Sex Pistols Experience
Saturday 24 November- Neville Staple
Saturday 15 December- Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness




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