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Monday 31 December 2007
club news
Coach tickets to Maidstone and Tonbridge on sale at Hendon game

You can book your ticket for the Maidstone and the Tonbridge games by calling at the complimentary tickets window before or after the Hendon game on New Year's Day.

As usual, adult seats cost £13 and concessions are £9.


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Monday 31 December 2007
first team news
Terry on Staines and Hendon

Terry Brown was delighted by Saturday's win at Staines but keeping his feet on the ground regarding the Hendon game tomorrow.

"I was particulalry pleased with Saturday's 'must win' result. We are in a position now where draws are no good to us and we need to be making sure that when we play teams above us, we take maximum points.

"Considering the week we had prior to the game, a week full of illness, we had to make five changes to the side which beat Carshalton. Obviously it is pleasing for a manager when the other players in the squad come in with a performance that shows they want to retain their place.

"As far as Saturday was concerned, both Robert Quinn and Danny Knowles got out of sick beds to play in the game and if I had needed to call on Tony Finn or Sam Hatton they weren't 100% fit, with the bug that has been going around. We are hoping that the bug has finished making its way around and everyone should hopefully be all clear for the new year's day fixture.

"I thought the midfield pair won their battle and I thought we took the game to Staines and attacked in a positive manner for the 90 minutes. I wish I could rely on Fergie to come up with wonder goals every week but, as and when he does, it is wonderful to see. I don't think Staines could cope with his direct running style and he caused havoc every time he got the ball.

"Tomorow's game sees the visit of high-flying Hendon who have been the surprise package in the Ryman League this year. Gary's team have continued to perform over and above everyone else's expectations. However, knowing the management team well, they will believe that if they can beat us on New Year's Day we will be out of the running.

"This game will be every bit as important as any other game we will play this season and I see it as an opportunity of gaining three points back on everyone else in the league. I feel confident at this particular moment that, regardless of whoever gets the opportunity of pulling on the blue shirt, we will have a team that is capable of beating anybody in this league.

"We have played them in the cup this season and, although this gives us a good idea of how they set themselves up, I am wary of the fact that we beat Chelmsford in the Trophy prior to our home league fixture - so I can assure you that nothing will be take for granted. They are a team that has the ability to score goals out of nothing and I am sure we will need to score at least a couple to secure the points on New Year's Day."


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Sunday 30 December 2007
club news
Hendon kick off 3.00 pm on New Year's Day

We understand that some TV text services are showing our kick off time against Hendon as being 7.45 pm on New Year's Day.

This is incorrect - the kick off is definitely 3.00 pm, as is correctly shown on both our web site and on Hendon's site.


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Sunday 30 December 2007
club news
Obituary - Ray Goddard

An obituary for Ray Goddard, along with tributes to him from Dickie Guy and Dave Beasant, appeared in a recent programme. For fans who missed them, they are reproduced here.


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Saturday 29 December 2007
first team news
Dons leave Staines on the floor in a 5-2 thriller

Wimbledon's players answered Terry Brown's Boxing Day charge that they needed to show more commitment by scoring five goals, away from home, against one of the league's leading teams. And this after falling behind within the first five minutes when goalkeeper Knowles tried to slide the ball to safety and was judged by the referee to have brought down a Staines player as he did so. Former Don Lewis Cook put the penalty away convincingly.

The Dons came back with power and style and first Beckford and then Beard took their chances well, before Nwokeji equalised to take the game into the break at 2-2.

In the second half, Staines were unable to take advantage of the strong wind and Wimbledon simply brushed them aside with apparent ease. The third and fifth goals were left-footed shots by Ferguson, both of them a contender for goal of the month, with a Jon Main penalty squeezed in between, thanks to a rather dubious decision, apparently made by the assistant referee.

Terry Brown was keeping a level head after the game and said "today we took our chances and we've not done that often enough this season But what really impressed me was that this performance was produced by a team with half of the players struggling from a virus. I'm not giving away which ones they were and I defy anyone watching to work it out as this was a whole-hearted performance and exactly the response I was looking for after the Boxing Day game."


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Friday 28 December 2007
first team news
Terry looks forward to Staines

Earlier today, when we caught up with him, manager Terry Brown was assessing his options before tomorrow's key game against Staines Town.

"Saturday sees us play one of the main title rivals in Staines. I was certainly impressed with the Staines side when they came down to us early in the season. Their FA Cup run suggests that they are capable of beating anybody on their day, as the win against Stockport proved.

"We had them watched against Ashford on Boxing Day where they too had a disappointing performance, against an in-form Ashford side. They are a team where I personally know several of their players. They have great individual flair and strength down the middle in Flitter and Topping. They, like us, have several games in hand on the current leaders. However, as Steve Cordery would tell you, we would both rather have points in the bag.

"Our next two games are vitally important as far as the championship is concerned and we can ill afford to lose either of them. I may well have to shuffle the pack on Saturday as we have several players suffering from a virus at the moment and this will be a great opportunity for one or two of the players who have not been involved recently to claim a permanent place in the side. I envisage having to make several changes to the side that started on Boxing Day. Thankfully we have invested in a strong quality squad and over the next two games we will see the benefit of that.

"I am not looking any further than the next two games as I see them as vitally important to the club. The current campaign to date emphasises the unpredictability of this particular league and, rather than worry about who beats who, my main concern at the moment is ensuring that we score more goals in the new year than we have done in the season to date."


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Thursday 27 December 2007
first team news
Terry on Carshalton

Terry Brown was back in harness today, running an additional training session after yesterday's disappointing performance against Carshalton.

"The Boxing Day fixture against Carshalton proved to be quite a close affair. I thought Hayden Bird's team played with a great deal of confidence and skill and passed the ball round as well as any team has done at Kingsmeadow this season. A below-par performance from ourselves had me sctratching my head for an explanation other than a heavy Christmas. However, since the game I've become aware that four or five players will miss tonight's training owing to a bug going round the club. These are good honest boys and it explains why some of them were saying after the game that their legs felt heavy. It looks like it is a 48 hour bug and we are hopeful that we will have a full, fit squad to choose from on Saturday.

"Looking back on the game, I felt that we lacked the energy and drive that I expect from anyone who puts the blue shirt on. However, the positives for me were Jon Main registering his first home goal and the manner in which he took it suggested that it will be the first of many.

"Both Mickey and Marcus picked up injuries on Saturday. Marcus's thigh, in particular, may take a few days to get over. The withdrawal of Marcus gave us the opportunity to look at Main and Jolly as a partnership and I felt they combined well on a couple of occasions in the second half. However, the service they had against Carshalton was not the sort of service that these two players would thrive on. I was also delighted with the improved performance of Daniel Knowles, who made a couple of impressive stops that enabled us to take three very valuable points from the game.

"Considering that this was a lacklustre performance, the fans remained very patient and very loyal throughout. This does make a difference, so thanks very much to them for their support."


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Thursday 27 December 2007
dons trust news
December Dons Draw result

The December Dons Draw took place yesterday afternoon before the Carshalton game at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Sandy Lawrence (Dons Trust board member), Jill Stratton (Club Volunteer) and Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer).

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 3352 – R Hurrell from Henfield Sussex

Second prize of £480 - ticket 1346 – Keith Mead from Croydon

Third prize of £150 - ticket 0195 – Joan Ayres from Worcester Park

Congratulations to all three prize winners who have all won for the first time.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after 15 January 2008, with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

The first prize is now £1,000 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 January 2008 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on Monday 31 December.

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


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Wednesday 26 December 2007
first team news
Dons claim unconvincing victory

Two first half goals were enough to see the Dons beat Carshalton Athletic in their Boxing Day derby.

Jon Main opened the scoring after 6 minutes as he beat the advancing keeper following Sam Hatton's through pass. Hopes of a goal glut failed to materialise and the crowd had to wait until shortly before half time for the second goal scored by Marcus Gayle as he tapped home from close range after Hatton's shot was blocked by the keeper and squirmed out to the unmarked Gayle.

After the game Terry Brown questioned the desire of the players.

"I am bitterly disappointed with the performance. It was a lack lustre, below par effort. Energy levels were far from what was required and I have to question whether the players did look after themselves over christmas. Stuart and I have told the players that a vast improvement will be needed for the Staines game on Saturday and the squad will be coming into the club for an extra training session this week."


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Wednesday 26 December 2007
club news
Arrangements for Boxing Day game versus Carshalton

Thanks to a record number of returned vouchers from season ticket holders, there are some seats for sale today for the local derby against Carshalton. These will be available from the kiosk in the main stand from shortly before 2.00 pm. There are plenty of terrace tickets available and the turnstiles will open at 2.00 pm.

Both main bars open at noon and food will be available in the back bar from that time. At 12.15 pm in the back bar we will be showing a short pilot programme from a proposed documentary TV series about the club. It will be repeated a couple of times later in the day.

At 12.30 pm, and again at half time in the televised game, we will be showing the highlights of the Maidenhead FA Trophy game, again in the back bar. The televised game will be shown in both bars.

After yesterday's rain the pitch looks in good condition. Today's game will kick off at 3.00 pm.


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Monday 24 December 2007
first team news
Pre-match food and entertainment on Boxing Day

With the local cafe closed on Boxing Day, our caterers are providing food in the back bar from noon on Wednesday, before the game against Carshalton, kick off 3.00 pm.

If you arrive early you wil be able to see the pilot programme of what we hope will be an extended magazine-style TV documentary about the club. The three-minute pilot was made at the Maidenhead game last week and it will be shown at regular intervals, starting at about 12.15 pm in the back bar.

Also, get there early and you can see highlights from the Maidenhead game itself, shot by our usual cameraman and lasting about fifteen minutes. These will be shown before the televised game (which starts at 1.00 pm) and again at half time in that game.


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Monday 24 December 2007
first team news
Terry on Ramsgate and Boxing Day

Terry Brown was pleased to put the trip to Ramsgate behind him and look forward to the rest of the season.

"We survived the trip to Ramsgate, in what was probably one of the ugliest games of football we will play in this year. Ramsgate make it very difficult to play football against them. I was impressed with them - the formation of one up front, six in midfield and three at the back makes it difficult to work out an effective way to play against them.

"Overall, we were fortunate to come away with a point. I thought we showed character and we didn't give up. Now it is over, done and dusted and we need to concentrate on the rest of what is a hectic festive season for us.

"A major positive to come out of the game was Jon Main's first goal for the club. A goal gives a player confidence and he looked visibly a better player after he put it away, so it is lovely to see him up and running now. After the goal, I thought we saw a glimpse of what we have to come when he turned and beat two players on the edge of the box and hit a beautiful shot that would have been a winner in most games. All credit to Ramsgate's Paul Wilkerson, who pulled off a double save, the second one from Jason Goodliffe.

"I am really looking forward to the visit of Carshalton in what should be a very exciting local derby. This particular league is a very difficult league to predict and every Sunday you pick the paper up and are surprised by at least two or three of the results. Although Carshalton sit at the bottom end of the table at the moment, a couple of wins could put them in reach of a play off spot, so this will be a tight game.

"As for us, the league table makes for difficult reading at the moment and I've just asked the players to focus on the immediate games ahead and not worry about games in hand.

"I hope all the fans have a very enjoyable Christmas and I look forward to hearing them urge the team on, on Boxing Day."


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Saturday 22 December 2007
first team news
Dons come back to share the spoils

The Dons came back from a goal deficit to share the points with Ramsgate. The main action in the first half centred on a 41st minute penalty, taken by Ramsgate’s Steffan Ball, which was scuffed well wide of the post to leave the match goalless at half time.

The home side went ahead on the 54th minute following a break from a Dons corner. The ball was worked out wide to the right and the cross to the far post found Warren Schulz unmarked and his first-time shot gave Danny Knowles no chance. In order to rescue the points Terry Brown made a number of changes, and was rewarded after 75 minutes when Jon Main scored his first goal for Wimbledon, finishing from close range after a move involving Marcus Gayle, Sam Hatton and Tony Finn.

Both teams had opportunities to win the match. Luke Garrard cleared off the line at one end, and at the other, Paul Wilkerson’s double save denied Main and Jason Goodliffe.

A thoughtful Terry Brown was pleased to salvage a point. “This was my first visit to Ramsgate and the experience of the afternoon emphasised everything I had been told to expect. The Southwood Stadium is a very difficult venue to come and win at, and few sides will do so this season. Ramsgate play a brand of football reminiscent of the old Wimbledon, and on a difficult playing surface we found it hard to play our normal game”.

“Ramsgate’s formation is perfectly set up for the pitch they have, with three at the back, six in midfield and one up front. This formation is not as defensive as it appears as they have midfield players who break their necks to get into the opposition’s penalty area. With such a congested midfield it was very difficult to play through that area. We showed character to come back from one-nil down and both sides could have won it in the last 15 minutes. I am delighted that Jon Main scored his first goal for the club and am absolutely sure he will be a great signing”.

So, for the third year running, the Dons came back to secure a draw at Ramsgate. Off the pitch, it was good to see that there were no crowd problems. With additional security staff and nothing more hostile than traditional banter from the home fans, the day went off uneventfully, for which the Ramsgate management deserve credit.

A full match report will appear later.


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Friday 21 December 2007
first team news
Terry looks forward to Ramsgate

As the busy Christmas schedule approaches, Terry Brown is looking forward to the first of the challenges, the visit to Ramsgate.

“I have never been to Ramsgate before but understand it is a difficult and hostile environment. We will need to show character and resolve to come away with all 3 points. We played Ramsgate on the opening day of the season and came away with a hard earned victory. They are a strong and physical side with good aerial ability so I shall be selecting a team who will be able to compete in those areas. However, it is important that we also play our own game.

“The first team had two good training sessions during the week and some of the first team squad played in a friendly on Thursday night against Walton Casuals. I am pleased to report that everyone came through with flying colours.”

Turning to the Christmas programme as a whole Terry said:

“We have a tough programme with a number of games against teams who are pushing for the title or a play off position, and I am pleased that I have a full squad from whom to select. I have emphasised to the players the importance of having a sensible festive season with games on Boxing Day and New Years’ Day and I am quite confident that the squad I have has the strength and character to know what is required.”



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Friday 21 December 2007
club news
Arrangements for Ramsgate game

The following is a summary of some of the arrangements for tomorrow's game at Ramsgate, as forwarded to us by their officials.

The Club has decided not to segregate, but has included certain security measures, including top outside security staff, additional stewards and the presence in uniform of Community Police Officers with direct contact with the Local Police.

There will be room in the ground for the team coach. Please be aware there will be limited car parking on a first come, first served basis, although there is parking available in nearby streets.



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Thursday 20 December 2007
club news
Pilot TV show being aired before the Boxing Day game

The club is discussing the possibility of being involved in an extended magazine-style TV documentary, to be shown in short episodes, each lasting about five minutes. As part of the evaluation of whether to go ahead, a three-minute pilot programme was made at the Maidenhead game last week. This pilot will be shown at regular intervals before the Boxing Day game against Carshalton, starting at about 12.15 pm in the back bar.

In addition, we will be showing highlights from the game itself, shot by our usual cameraman and lasting about fifteen minutes. These will be shown before the televised game (which starts at 1.00 pm) and again at half time in that game.


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Thursday 20 December 2007
club news
This is the last day before Christmas to buy a half season ticket

The office closes for the Christmas period from noon tomorrow, Friday. Therefore, today is the last day you can to buy a half season ticket for use on Boxing Day.

Any half season tickets ordered today will be held for collection before the game on Boxing Day, or they can be collected on Friday morning, 21 December, before noon.

Any orders received after today will be processed when the office re-opens on Wednesday 2 January.


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Wednesday 19 December 2007
club news
Club shop open today

It isn't too late, yet, to get your AFC Wimbledon Christmas presents. The club shop is open today, Wednesday 19 December, from 11.00 am until 2.00 pm and again from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm to allow fans to get their Christmas shopping done early.

The shop will also open for the rest of this week, at the following times:

Thursday 20 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 21 December 11.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 23 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED
Monday 24 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED

Please note that you can design and order a calendar on-line here.


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Wednesday 19 December 2007
club news
Last chance for Carshalton and Hendon tickets

The credit card hotline is open every weekday until Friday 21 December inclusive, but it will not be open next week.

Therefore, if you want to buy tickets for the Carshalton or Hendon games then please do so this week. The hotline number is 020 8546 9582 and it is open between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.


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Wednesday 19 December 2007
club news
Please send us your season ticket vouchers for the Carshalton and Hendon games

At Christmas, quite a few people are away and not using their season tickets. If you are one of those fans, will you please consider sending us your voucher (or emailing us to say we can use it) for the Carshalton game on Boxing Day and/or the Hendon game on New Year's Day.

Demand for holiday games is always high and so your returned voucher will help someone to get a seat and provide the club with extra income. Terrace vouchers are also very welcome as we can reclaim the VAT on them.


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Wednesday 19 December 2007
club news
Book your coach ticket for Ramsgate

There are about a dozen places left on the coach to Ramsgate for the league game this Saturday.

To book one of them, please call the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm today or tomorrow, or between 10.00 am and noon on Friday. Alternatively, you can call into the office at those times to book your place.

Adult places cost £13 and concessions £9. The coach leaves the Woodman pub at 11.00 am and The Cherry Red Records Fans' stadium at 11.30 am.


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Wednesday 19 December 2007
club news
FA Trophy draw clarified

In last night's replayed first round game Tonbridge Angels beat Oxford United 1-0. As a result, the Dons will be visiting Tonbridge for the second round on Saturday 12 January.


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Tuesday 18 December 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live & Comedy@Kingsmeadow 2008!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow has been cancelled this Friday. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.
We would like to thank you for supporting live music and comedy and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
The venue is now closed but we will be back in February with more great live music and comedy.

Coming up in the New Year….

Comedy@Kingsmeadow returns on Friday 1 February and will run on the first Friday of every month with a slightly altered format. For more information on line-ups, keep an eye here. One thing won’t change though- you will still be guaranteed a night of fantastic entertainment for the ridiculous price of £6!

The following gigs have also been confirmed for 2008:
Saturday 23 February- Who’s Who
Saturday 8 March- Skaville UK
Saturday 29 March- The Jamm
Saturday 5 April- The Smyths and Re:Order
Saturday 19 April- The Dualers
For more information, see here.



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Monday 17 December 2007
club news
Food on Boxing Day

On Boxing Day, why not eat at the ground before our local derby with Carshalton? While you eat, and drink, you can also watch the televised match on the big screen to get yourself into the mood for the game.

Because the local cafe is closed we will be opening a little bit earlier than usual, starting serving from noon.


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Monday 17 December 2007
first team news
Terry on Saturday's win and the Trophy draw

Terry Brown was very positive following Saturday's convincing win at Maidenhead in the FA Trophy, first round.

"I felt Saturday's result was very important for the group of players we have at the club. We went through against a side in the league above us and turned in the sort of away performance that we will need to reproduce over the coming months if we are to gain promotion this year.

"I thought our first half performance was very professional and solid and we gave the home opposition only one sniff at goal. The slope at Maidenhead makes it difficult to get out of your half and we thought that if we could go in with a clean sheet at half time it would enable us to push on in the second half.

"We started the second half very brightly, pushing our full backs on and therefore allowing us to push our forwards up to support a very hard working Marcus Gayle. As soon as we started to release Fergie behind their full back we were rewarded with a fine Marcus Gayle header. I think the game was effectively sewn up with Antony Howard's set-piece header and we continued to look dangerous without ever bringing our scoring boots with us.

"We were also able to introduce Richard Jolly back into the first team and with the addition of a now fully-fit Marcus Gayle, it gives me the sort of interesting headaches that any manager would like. We go into the Christmas with the strongest squad we have had available all year.

"Today's draw unfortunately gives us an away fixture against either Tonbridge Angels or Oxford and I certainly wouldn't rule Tonbridge out of the equation. The competition is starting to get interesting now, with only 32 sides left in it, and several of the top flight conference teams will be playing each other.

"As a club we believe we have the capability of winning this competition (after all we are unbeaten in it for two years) but the game will be a difficult one to negotiate, whoever our opposition may be."


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Monday 17 December 2007
first team news
FA Trophy draw

We have been drawn away to the winners of the Tonbridge Angels and Oxford United replay in the second round of the FA Trophy. The replay is tomorrow night, Tuesday 18 December.


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Monday 17 December 2007
first team news
More re-arranged dates

Two more games have now been re-scheduled.

We will play our home game against Ashford Town on Tuesday 8 January, kick off 7.45pm. Our visit to Billericay will take place on Tuesday 22 January, again with a 7.45pm kick off.

Following our trophy win on Saturday, the game on 12 January against Margate has been postponed and a new date will be announced in due course.


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Monday 17 December 2007
club news
Coach tickets to Ramsgate

There are still spaces available on the Ramsgate coach. You can book your place by calling the office on 020 8547 3528 betweeen 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Thursday, and between 1.00 am and noon on Friday, or by calling into the office at those times.

Tickets cost £13 for adults and £9 for concessions. The coach will leave The Woodman pub at 11.00 am and the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium at 11.30 am


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Monday 17 December 2007
club news
Credit card hotline open for Carshalton and Hendon

Tickets for the home league games against Carshalton and Hendon, on Boxing Day and New Year's Day respectively, are on sale via the credit card hotline from today until Friday. The hotline number is 020 8546 9582 and it is open between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.

Please note that the credit card hotline will be closed after Friday 21 December and will not re-open until 2 January.


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Monday 17 December 2007
club news
Club shop open every weekday this week

It isn't too late to get your AFC Wimbledon Christmas presents. The club shop is open today, Monday 17 December, from 11.00 am until 2.00 pm and again from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm to allow fans to get their Christmas shopping done early.

The shop will also open ever weekday this week, at the following times:

Tuesday 18 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 19 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 20 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 21 December 11.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 23 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED
Monday 24 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED

Please note that you can design and order a calendar on-line here.


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Saturday 15 December 2007
first team news
Dons march on in the Trophy

The Dons moved into the second round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy with a thoroughly convincing display against Maidenhead United.

After a goalless first half which saw Steve Ferguson and Luke Garrard come closest to scoring, the Dons took the game by the scruff of the neck early in the second half. In the 50th minute, Marcus Gayle rose at the far post to head home Ferguson's cross, and five minutes later another header, this time from Antony Howard, put the visitors 2-0 ahead.

The Dons had a number of opportunities to increase the lead, but despite failing to do so, still ran out easy winners.

A very pleased Terry Brown said that he was delighted with the second half performance. "We beat a good side today, although I would like to have seen us take a greater percentage of the chances we created in the second half. I couldn't have written a better script with Marcus Gayle completing 90 minutes and scoring his first competitive goal for the club".

The draw for the second round will be made on Monday at lunchtime and details of our opponents will be made available soon after.

A full report on the match will appear later.




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Friday 14 December 2007
club news
Football Manager Podcast

The Football Manager Podcast is a weekly show chatting about all things football with a little bit of Football Manager thrown in for good measure. A regular top 3 spot in the “hobbies and games” section at Itunes has lead to a promotion to the “sports” section. With the podcast regularly in the top 20, it’s become a fans favourite already and is completely free of charge.

AFC Wimbledon supporter and Wdon commentator Chris Phillips features on the Christmas show, which is now available to download, along with Sports Interactive’s Managing Director Miles Jacobson, former Liverpool legend Ray Houghton and others. Topics for discussion include all the big football stories and a competition to win Football Manager 2008 and a copy of Brown Bread Fred.

To download the Xmas podcast now, all you need to do is open your copy of Itunes and do a search for Football Manager Podcast, and either grab it or subscribe to it – by subscribing, you’ll get the podcast automatically delivered each time there is a new one.


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Friday 14 December 2007
club news
Parking at Maidenhead

For fans travelling to the FA Trophy game at Maidenhead tomorrow, please note that we've been told that parking is very difficult near Maidenhead's ground and that you should try to park in the town centre.

However, with the Christmas shopping rush going on , we suggest that you also consider using public transport to get to the game, if it is at all practical to do so. The ground is only a short walk from Maidenhead train station.


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Friday 14 December 2007
club news
A few spaces left on Maidenhead coach

If you want to take up one of the spaces on the fans' coach for tomorrow's FA Trophy tie at Maidenhead, then please call 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm today.

The coach leaves The Woodman pub at 12.30 pm and the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium, Kingsmeadow, at 1.00 pm. Tickets are £13 for adults and £9 for concessions.


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Thursday 13 December 2007
reserve team news
Volunteer required

If you are not going to the first team game at Maidenhead on Saturday are you able to help out at the reserve game taking place that day at Croydon Athletic's ground.

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with the matchday duties which will require you to be at the ground from 1.45pm to 5.30pm. If you are interested and would like more details please contact the club secretary, David Charles, on the office number 020 8547 3528 on Friday.




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Thursday 13 December 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness!

Come and celebrate the festive season at Kingsmeadow Live’s Christmas Party!

Kindly sponsored by The Killoughery Group (for more information, see here)

Saturday 15 December
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness!
Doors open & Dinner served 7.00pm/ Show starts 9.30pm/ Bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £15 (includes dinner and admission)

The fun starts at 7.00pm with a delicious hog roast or paella thanks to our friends at Wimbledon Hideaway (here). Our house DJ will kick things off from 8.00pm with Ultimate Madness, one of the UK's top Madness tributes, on stage at 9.30pm. Our DJ will be back again after the band to finish off the night, with the bar open until 1am!

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



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Thursday 13 December 2007
club news
Comedy, Curry and Disco for £10 this Friday!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Paul Foot. And don’t forget, after every show in December, we have a DJ playing until 1.00am. So that’s curry, comedy and dancing for the unbelievable price of £10!

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 14 December
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Paul Foot, Tiernan Douieb, Alexis Dubus and Bobby Carroll
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Paul Foot (Closing act)
"The missing link between Ross Noble and Frankie Howard." London Evening Standard
"Choice silliness which no other comic could deliver anywhere near as effectively." Time Out Magazine
"Rarely, if ever, has this reviewer seen an audience laugh as hysterically hard or long." The Scotsman
"Brilliant… very original." The Daily Star
"Foot is Kenneth Williams on acid, a hilarious camp combination of pedantry, bluff and surreal non sequiturs." The Scotsman
"Mr Foot’s camp and slightly surreal act won universal praise." The Daily Telegraph
"Brilliantly delivered material." Time Out
"Mr Foot's camp and slightly surreal act won universal praise. TV stardom surely beckons." Daily Telegraph

Tiernan Douieb (Opening act)
"…Uplifting and light hearted….Douieb was energetic, fast paced and his humour was full of kitsch appeal" BBC
"Top class…. Always watchable." Chortle.co.uk
"You'll search far this Fringe to find a better fat, bearded twat than Douieb" The Scotsman
"Unashamedly unafraid to push the boundaries of taste… Recommended." The List
"Genuine comedy gold" The Metro

Alexis Dubus (Compere)
“A good line in effervescent banter and one-liners …a solid stock of material with perfect timing, particularly articulate with topical observational humour … an intelligent and well-delivered set.” Paramount Comedy
“Surrealistic, irreverent and brilliant.” The Scotsman
“Puppy-eyed and floppy-haired, with relaxed patter, stage charisma and something I can only describe as a kind of winningly tangible eagerness to please, you not only giggle but kind of wanna be in his gang.” www.paramountcomedy.com

Bobby Carroll (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 13 December 2007
club news
Arrangements for the Trophy game

Officials from Maidenhead United have provided the following information about the FA Carlsberg Trophy game on Saturday which is taking place at York Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SF.

Directions: By road, leave the M4 at Junction 8/9 and follow the signs for Maidenhead town centre. Go under the railway bridge, and follow the one-way system round to the first roundabout. Take the fourth exit, and take a left at the cinema along Broadway. Go down the hill, and the second road on the right is a car park. York Road is a short walk across the road. There is no street parking around the ground and supporters are advised to park in the local car parks with Sainsburys (near the police station) 5 minutes walk from the ground.

By Rail, York Road is a short walk from Maidenhead train station. On exiting the station, cross the one-way system and walk to the end of Bell Street.

Admission Prices: Adults £9.00; Concessions £5.00; Children £2.00.
There is a seated stand for which there is no additional charge. The ground also has a disabled viewing area.

Turnstiles will open at 12 noon. Stripes Bar will also open at that time showing the live premiership game. There is a capacity of 100 and admittance will be on a first come first served basis.



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Thursday 13 December 2007
club news
Ray Goddard

Ray Goddard, who made 143 appearances in all competitions for Wimbledon between 1978 and 1981, sadly passed away on 11 December following a stroke after suffering a fall at his home on the Costa del Sol, Spain. He was 58.

Although a goalkeeper by trade, he will probably be best remembered by Dons fans for two penalties he scored, one to win a League Cup shootout against his former club Orient in 1979, and the other during his final Football League game against Bury in 1981, when he sent a youthful Neville Southall the wrong way from the spot.

On a recent visit to the UK, Ray took in a Dons match at Kingsmeadow to catch up with his many friends at the club. Everyone at AFC Wimbledon sends their condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

A full obituary for Ray will feature in the matchday programme for the Boxing Day game against Carshalton Athletic.



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Wednesday 12 December 2007
first team news
Rearranged games

Dates have now been agreed for two of the four games that needed to be rescheduled.

We will visit Horsham on Tuesday 12 February, kick off at 7.45pm and will entertain Wealdstone the following Tuesday, 19 February, again with a 7.45pm kick off.

We hope to announce new dates for the away game at Billericay and the home game to Ashford in the near future.


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Wednesday 12 December 2007
youth news
Game off

Today's Under 19 game against Fisher is now off.


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Tuesday 11 December 2007
first team news
Dons progress in London Senior Cup

On a cold and frosty night in South East London, the Dons ran out comfortable winners in their fourth round tie against Dulwich Hamlet.

In what was an open and entertaining game, the result was never really in doubt once the Dons had raced to a two goal advantage in the first 15 minutes. A Mark De Bolla penalty and a screamer from Steve Ferguson gave the visitors the start they needed and the game was wrapped up when Robert Quinn headed home from a corner in the second half.

The home side were rewarded for their efforts two minutes from time, when substitute Billy Chattaway netted from close range, but it was just a consolation.

A happy Stuart Cash, taking charge of the team in the absence of Terry Brown, said he was delighted with the all round performance. He added "the work rate and attitude were just what was required for this fixture and it puts us in good heart for the Trophy game on Saturday against Maidenhead United"

In the quarter final, the Dons will travel to Bromley.

A full report will appear later.


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Tuesday 11 December 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness!

Come and celebrate the festive season at Kingsmeadow Live’s Christmas Party!

Kindly sponsored by The Killoughery Group (for more information, see here)

Saturday 15 December
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness!
Doors open & Dinner served 7.00pm/ Show starts 9.30pm/ Bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £15 (includes dinner and admission)

The fun starts at 7.00pm with a delicious hog roast or paella thanks to our friends at Wimbledon Hideaway (here). Our house DJ will kick things off from 8.00pm with Ultimate Madness, one of the UK's top Madness tributes, on stage at 9.30pm. Our DJ will be back again after the band to finish off the night, with the bar open until 1am!

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



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Tuesday 11 December 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 this Friday!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Paul Foot. And don’t forget, after every show in December, we have a DJ playing until 1.00am. So that’s curry, comedy and dancing for the unbelievable price of £10!

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 14 December
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Paul Foot, Tiernan Douieb, Alexis Dubus and Bobby Carroll
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Paul Foot (Closing act)
"The missing link between Ross Noble and Frankie Howard." London Evening Standard
"Choice silliness which no other comic could deliver anywhere near as effectively." Time Out Magazine
"Rarely, if ever, has this reviewer seen an audience laugh as hysterically hard or long." The Scotsman
"Brilliant… very original." The Daily Star
"Foot is Kenneth Williams on acid, a hilarious camp combination of pedantry, bluff and surreal non sequiturs." The Scotsman
"Mr Foot’s camp and slightly surreal act won universal praise." The Daily Telegraph
"Brilliantly delivered material." Time Out
"Mr Foot's camp and slightly surreal act won universal praise. TV stardom surely beckons." Daily Telegraph

Tiernan Douieb (Opening act)
"…Uplifting and light hearted….Douieb was energetic, fast paced and his humour was full of kitsch appeal" BBC
"Top class…. Always watchable." Chortle.co.uk
"You'll search far this Fringe to find a better fat, bearded twat than Douieb" The Scotsman
"Unashamedly unafraid to push the boundaries of taste… Recommended." The List
"Genuine comedy gold" The Metro

Alexis Dubus (Compere)
“A good line in effervescent banter and one-liners …a solid stock of material with perfect timing, particularly articulate with topical observational humour … an intelligent and well-delivered set.” Paramount Comedy
“Surrealistic, irreverent and brilliant.” The Scotsman
“Puppy-eyed and floppy-haired, with relaxed patter, stage charisma and something I can only describe as a kind of winningly tangible eagerness to please, you not only giggle but kind of wanna be in his gang.” www.paramountcomedy.com

Bobby Carroll (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 11 December 2007
first team news
Home game on New Year's Day

The postponed home fixture against Hendon will be played at The Cherry Red Records Fans' stadium, kick off 3.00 pm.

Advance ticket sales will start next Monday, i.e. at the same time as the sales for the Boxing Day game against Carshalton.


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Tuesday 11 December 2007
club news
Spaces on the coach to Maidenhead

There are about ten spaces left for the coach to Maidenhead this Saturday. You can book your place by calling 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm any day this week, or by calling into the office during those times.

The coach will leave from the Woodman pub at 12.30 pm and Kingsmeadow at 1.00 pm. Tickets are £13 for adults and £9 for concessions.


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Tuesday 11 December 2007
club news
Half season tickets - an ideal Christmas present

Stuck for an idea for a Christmas present? Why not buy an AFC Wimbledon half-season ticket? It is even more of a bargain as, following recent postponements you can now see ALL AFC Wimbledon's post-Christmas thirteen home Ryman Premier League matches for only £85 for an adult terrace ticket. For other prices see below.

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), Wealdstone and Ashford Town (Middlesex).

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 £85
Concession £45
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 £60
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 11 December 2007
club news
Office closure dates at Christmas

The club office will close for the holiday period at noon on Friday 21 December and will re-open on 2 January.

Although the club will be open for games over the holiday period, tickets will only be on sale on matchdays.

The club shop's last opening times before Christmas will be from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm on Friday 21 December. The shop will also be open for the Boxing Day game.


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Monday 10 December 2007
club news
This week at AFC Wimbledon, w/c 10 December 2007

This week at AFC Wimbledon can be found here.


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Monday 10 December 2007
first team news
Terry on Dulwich

Terr Brown is looking forward to getting back into action tomorrow at Dulwich in the London Senior Cup.

"Owing to the fact that we haven't played a game since the Chelmsford fixture, I feel it is important that several of my first team players received a run out tomorrow night at Dulwich. The team will be: Knowles; Salmon, Haswell, Quinn, Howard; Beckford, Hatton Beard, Ferguson; Gayle, Main. The substitutes will include Webb, Finn and De Bolla. In addition, Richard Jolly has been away with 'flu but we hope he will be sufficiently recovered to play a part in the game. It is a strong side and it gives us an opportunity to bounce back after the Chelmsford defeat.

"Saturday's game against Maidenhead will offer us the opportunity to play against a side from the Blue Square South. We had them watched on Saturday when they lost in a very muddy affair at Bath and I am sure that Drax will be looking for an improvement at home this Saturday.

"Saturday's game will also offer us an opportuity to play against Wes Daly and Lee Kersey, who will no doubt be looking to put one over against their old club. This particular Maidenhead side consists of several players who have known great success in cup football with Yeading, including their famous game against Newcastle. They are a team who have proved in the past that they can rise to the occasion and we will no doubt be treated to a very exciting cup tie. They have particular threats in Manny Williams and John Hastings. They also possess, in Dwane Lee, one of the most talented players in non-league football."


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Sunday 09 December 2007
club news
Club shop open today

The club shop is open today from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm to allow fans to get their Christmas shopping done early.

Opening times after today are as follows:

Thursday 13 December 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Sunday 16 December 11.00am – 4.00pm
Monday 17 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Tuesday 18 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 19 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 20 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 21 December 11.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 23 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED
Monday 24 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED


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Saturday 08 December 2007
club news
More games postponed

Today's reserve game and tomorrow's ladies' game have both been called off. Harefield's pitch is waterlogged and the ladies' opponents are involved in a rearranged cup tie.


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Friday 07 December 2007
club news
Design your own AFC Wimbledon calendar

Create your own unique, personalised A3 AFC Wimbledon Official Calendar for just £14.99 including postage and packing (to UK mainland addresses - overseas delivery available at extra cost).

• Choose your own start month

• Select 12 photographs from our exclusive library of over 100 images

• Personalise dates for special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries

• AFC Wimbledon matches pre-entered

• Euro2008 fixtures pre-entered

• Preview, assemble and order your AFC Wimbledon Official Calendar here.

• OR Buy our version of the Calendar with our choice of images from the Club Shop (personal callers only) on Sunday 9 December from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm for the special introductory price of £10.00.


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Thursday 06 December 2007
first team news
Steve and Robin on loan, Reggie goes to Bromley

Terry Brown talks about three players who are moving elsewhere, two of them on loan to fellow Ryman League clubs.

"Today we have extended the loan of Robin Shroot to Harrow Borough, to take him through into Febraury. Robin is a very talented young player who wants and needs to be playing regular first team football. He is enjoying his spell at Harow and playing on a regular basis. I am keen to ensure Robin returns to us with an opportunity of playing regular football here.

"At this moment in time there are too many forwards ahead of him in the pecking order and therefore it suits both parties to continue the loan. We are well aware of Robin's progress and were pleased for him that he scored the winner against Tonbridge on Tuesday.

"Stephen Goddard started a month's loan today at Kingstonian and will hopefully make his debut for them against Cray Wanderers on Saturday. Stephen's stop-start season will finally get going and I feel that he has progressed to the stage where he needs regular first team football. As he will be playing at Kingsmeadow, which is local both to the player and the management staff, it will be easy to keep an eye on him."

"Reggie Savage has signed non-contract forms for Bromley. Reggie has been unfortunate during his spell here as, owing to the arrival of Jon Main and the return to fitness of Marcus Gayle and Richard Jolly, his opportunities have been severely limited. These circumstances dictated that Reggie wasn't really given an opportunity to show his best here. However, he needs and wants to play regular first team football. He is an enthusiastic and talented young man and we will be tracking his progress in future. We wish him well."


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Thursday 06 December 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Ronnie Edwards. Please note that due to the volunteers party, curry WILL NOT be served tomorrow night.

Next week is our last show before Christmas and 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, kindly sponsored The Killoughery Group (for more information, see here), 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 30 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Ronnie Edwards, Marc Lucero, Mike Manera and John Soffe
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes 1am
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Ronnie Edwards (Closing act)
Ronnie Edwards brings a message of pure fun to his stand-up comedy and acting. A former railway porter and reggae musician who sold all his musical equipment to get into comedy, he has kept audiences "feeling irie" for nearly 15 years. His stage act is a high-energy combination of physical comedy, impressions and observations from his West Indian background, and even some music. It's never hostile, aggressive, or mean-spirited.
In the UK, building on his vast experience of playing most of the major venues in Canada, America and the Caribbean, Ronnie is featuring at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs and is now seeking to bring his exuberant and individual comedy to many other venues.
"A master of zany, rapid-fire and sophisticated physical comedy. He's generous and open with crowds, cracking them up with a vast arsenal of wordplay, sight gags and impressions designed to elevate the human spirit." - Now Magazine

Marc Lucero (Opening act)
"A laugh a minute" The Times
"The brilliant Marc Lucero" Daily Mirror
"Brilliantly inventive gags, comic master" Chortle
"Persuasively funny, a damn fine evening, two stars" Evening Standard
"Really funny... the audience had a great night out" BBC Radio London
"Sharp and funny... plenty of laughs 3 stars" The Scotsman

Mike Manera (Compere)
"You will still be talking about this guy weeks after seeing him" NME
"Funny, charming and a wiz with the ladies. A star in the making" Dan Willis, former Perrier panellist
"Don't expect the usual comedy gumpf… Funny, original and thought provoking" 3 Weeks
"A comedy force" Time Out
"There is something very charming yet menacing about him which I like greatly. A must-see" Cecelia Smart, chortle.co.uk

John Soffe (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 06 December 2007
u18s news
Another postponement

Tonight's Under 18 game against Worthing has been postponed as the pitch is waterlogged.


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Wednesday 05 December 2007
dons trust news
DT Board Meeting on Monday 3 December

At this meeting the main items of discussion were:

* possible elements for a renewed campaign to retain and attract members
* ways of improving and speeding communication between the Board and members
* the postponement of the AGM to Saturday 26 January
* the 2007 elections and handling the disappointing outcome where only 3 candidates came forward to fill the 5 vacancies (another statement on this will follow in due course)
* the perimeter lease
* the management accounts of AFCW PLC

The minutes of this meeting will be placed on the Trust pages of the OS site when they have been approved by the Board.


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Wednesday 05 December 2007
club news
Programme extracts in "features"

From time to time we will reproduce pages from the club's programme on this site, when we believe that the pages contain news that may not have been released anywhere else or where a feature appears to be of particular interest.

The first one may be found here.


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Wednesday 05 December 2007
youth news
Match postponed

Today's Under 19 game against Fisher Athletic in the Football Conference Youth cup had been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The game will now be played on Wednesday 12 December and the league game scheduled for that date will be re-arranged in due course.


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Wednesday 05 December 2007
club news
Last call for the volunteers' party

The volunteers' party is on Friday night. If you want to come and haven't yet replied or if you've decided that you would like to bring a guest (which costs £10), please call the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm or email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk


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Tuesday 04 December 2007
first team news
Horsham game postponed

The Ryman League has informed us that it has agreed to postpone our league game this Saturday against Horsham, to give Horsham the best possible support for their FA Cup second round replay on Monday.


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Tuesday 04 December 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Ronnie Edwards. Please note that due to the volunteers party, curry WILL NOT be served tomorrow night.

Next week is our last show before Christmas and 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, kindly sponsored The Killoughery Group (for more information, see here), 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 30 November
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Ronnie Edwards, Marc Lucero, Mike Manera and John Soffe
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes 1am
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Ronnie Edwards (Closing act)
Ronnie Edwards brings a message of pure fun to his stand-up comedy and acting. A former railway porter and reggae musician who sold all his musical equipment to get into comedy, he has kept audiences "feeling irie" for nearly 15 years. His stage act is a high-energy combination of physical comedy, impressions and observations from his West Indian background, and even some music. It's never hostile, aggressive, or mean-spirited.
In the UK, building on his vast experience of playing most of the major venues in Canada, America and the Caribbean, Ronnie is featuring at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs and is now seeking to bring his exuberant and individual comedy to many other venues.
"A master of zany, rapid-fire and sophisticated physical comedy. He's generous and open with crowds, cracking them up with a vast arsenal of wordplay, sight gags and impressions designed to elevate the human spirit." - Now Magazine

Marc Lucero (Opening act)
"A laugh a minute" The Times
"The brilliant Marc Lucero" Daily Mirror
"Brilliantly inventive gags, comic master" Chortle
"Persuasively funny, a damn fine evening, two stars" Evening Standard
"Really funny... the audience had a great night out" BBC Radio London
"Sharp and funny... plenty of laughs 3 stars" The Scotsman

Mike Manera (Compere)
"You will still be talking about this guy weeks after seeing him" NME
"Funny, charming and a wiz with the ladies. A star in the making" Dan Willis, former Perrier panellist
"Don't expect the usual comedy gumpf… Funny, original and thought provoking" 3 Weeks
"A comedy force" Time Out
"There is something very charming yet menacing about him which I like greatly. A must-see" Cecelia Smart, chortle.co.uk

John Soffe (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 04 December 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust AGM postponed to 26 January

Despite the best efforts of our auditor, the Board is not going to receive audited accounts in time for an AGM in December. Our auditor traditionally completes the audit of AFCW PLC, which is a subsidiary of the Dons Trust, prior to completing the Dons Trust audit. The audit of the PLC has been delayed and this has had a knock-on effect to the Dons Trust's audit. The PLC audit is substantially complete and the auditor has assured us that there is nothing in the PLC results that is a matter of concern to members and shareholders – the delay is simply due to time pressure.

The Board could have gone ahead and called the AGM in December but then adjourned the meeting until some point in the New Year when the accounts were ready. We did not think that it would have been a good use of members' time to come to a meeting where a key document for that meeting would not be ready for them. Instead, the Board has decided to postpone the AGM into the New Year.

The AGM will now be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday 26 January before the home game against Tonbridge Angels.

We fully appreciate that postponing our 2007 AGM into next year is not ideal. But we think it is now the best option open to us and we have chosen a time that gives us the best chance of a good turn-out. We will get out all the papers, including a set of audited accounts just as soon as possible.

We asked Supporters Direct for advice on this matter and they have agreed that our suggested course of action is the one which protects members' rights the best. We have also spoken with the Financial Services Authority, the regulatory body for organisations like the Trust, and they are happy for us to take this course of action so long as the AGM is held no later than 31 January.

The Board would like to apologise to all the members of the Trust for this unfortunate delay.


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Monday 03 December 2007
first team news
Chris goes back to Windsor

Chris Hussey has rejoined Windsor and Eton on a further month's loan.

Manager Terry Brown said "Chris had a very successful loan spell at Windsor recently and they were keen to get him back again. Chris wants and needs first team experience and, right now, I can't guarantee him that. So, at the moment, this arrangement suits all the parties. As before, we will be monitoring his progress closely."


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Monday 03 December 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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Monday 03 December 2007
first team news
Terry looks back on Saturday

Terry Brown was in reflective mood after the home defeat against Chelmsford.

"I don't think there is any way that we can or should try to disguise that Saturday's result was a blow. I think it was a game that we could and should have won and it was a game that we needed to win.

"Congratulations must go out to Chelmsford who certainly nullified our attack on Saturday and limited us to very few scoring chances. Neither keeper was really tested on the day. It was a typical game between two well-matched sides where basically both systems negated each other. I always felt there would be one goal in the game and Chelmsford took their chance very well.

"The tendency after any disappointing result is to make wholesale changes. However, I feel that our results over the last couple of months mean that I have to do some fine-tuning our new strike force, rather than over-react.

"I am, however, aware that our goalscoring record is nowhere near good enough. This is the first opportunity I have had to look at a fit Marcus Gayle, Richard Jolly and Jon Main. There are several permutations that will fit around not just those three, but all the players. And as I said in my programme notes on Saturday, it may take a week or two to settle into a winning formation.

"I am pleased not to have a game this week as it gives us two sessions to work with my players prior to the vital clash with Horsham. This is an important month for us and will undoubtedly have a bearing on our championship aspirations because we have 26 games and 78 points left to play for.

"Finally, an injury update. Both Jon Main and Luke Garrard picked up dead legs on Saturday but hopefully both will be fit for selection on Saturday."


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Monday 03 December 2007
club news
Reminder - shop opening hours for Christmas

As usual, the shop will be open for additional dates and times during the run up to Christmas. The specific days and times that we are open are as follows:

Sunday 9 December Children’s Christmas Party 11.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday 13 December 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Sunday 16 December 11.00am – 4.00pm
Monday 17 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Tuesday 18 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 19 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 20 December 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 21 December 11.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 23 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED
Monday 24 December KINGSMEADOW STADIUM CLOSED


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Saturday 01 December 2007
first team news
Dons fall to late winner

A goal from substitute Kezie Ibe nine minutes from time saw Chelmsford increase their lead over the Dons to 13 points. In a game dominated by defences, chances were few and far between and neither goalkeeper was really troubled. The windy conditions made it difficult for controlled football, especially with the ball spending a lot of time in the air.

The Dons enjoyed territorial advantage but any threat was quickly thwarted with Chelmsford taking no prisoners, as shown by the four bookings. The goal,when it arrived, came out of the blue but was well taken as Ibe coolly shot home. The Dons threw everything forward and were denied a deserved equaliser when Jason Goodliffe’s shot cannoned off the post and back into play.

A disappointed Terry Brown said “I thought it was a very tight game and am obviously disappointed at the loss of the 3 points. I thought Chelmsford did well to nullify our attackers but, even so, feel we should have tested their keeper more”

A full report on the game can be found here.



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Saturday 01 December 2007
club news
Bring a guest to the volunteer party

Now that we have received all the replies to invitations to the volunteer party, there are spaces for some guests. The cost to bring a guest is £10.

If you would like to bring a guest to the party, please either call the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday, or email info@afcwimbledon.co.uk with your name and the name of your guest.


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