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Friday 31 December 2010
first team news
Terry opens the transfer window

Terry Brown was delighted to announce his first transfer window signing but first he talked about tomorrow's game against Hayes and Yeading.

"I am looking forward to the New Year's Day fixture with Hayes and Yeading. We are still suffering with several players doubtful due to the ongoing virus. Hopefully we will be able to field two strong enough sides over the weekend period to enable us to continue our recent league form.

"Stuart and I had the opportunity of watching Hayes beat Eastbourne a couple of weeks ago and I think we will be in for a very hard game tomorrow. Saturday's game is the first in a month where we play ten games from 1 January to 1 February and the work load on our squad will be incredibly hard with a game approximately every three days.

"Having sat down with the board prior to the January window I am glad to say that the club is in a position to strengthen during the window. I am pleased to say that the first of our signings was finalised today. We have just signed Kirk Hudson on loan from Brentford until the end of the season including, if necessary, the play offs. I had the pleasure of signing Kirk from Celtic as a young man at Aldershot where he contributed 14 goals in their promotion season and therefore has the winning credentials to help us in our own push for the league.

"Kirk is a very talented forward whose strengths are his pace and his finishing and having worked with the boy I know he will add to what is already a very good dressing room. He will be available for selection tomorrow and although he hasn't played a lot of football recently we look forward to giving him some game time against Hayes.

Kirk said "I am delighted to be joining Wimbledon. I am joining another team which plays attacking football and I just can't wait to be playing again."

Kirk Hudson is a former Conference young player of the season and had a strike record of a goal every five games for Aldershot. He joined Brentford from Aldershot for an undisclosed fee in June 2010.


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Friday 31 December 2010
dons trust news
Fundraising news: Raffle at New Year's Day game

There will be a raffle at the game against Hayes and Yeading. The prize on offer will be a pair of tickets to the Evening with Bobby Gould, our annual fundraising dinner to be held on 11 February - see Evening with Bobby Gould for further details.

Raffle tickets are priced at £1 each, and the result of the draw will be announced at half-time.

Also, if you are available to help sell the raffle tickets before the game tomorrow, please email here.



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Friday 31 December 2010
club news
Matchday arrangements for the Hayes and Yeading game

Seat tickets

There are likely to be some seat tickets available and they will be on sale from about 1.45 pm from the kiosk in the lobby of the Paul Strank stand.

Terrace tickets

Tickets are available for all terraces. Home fans should enter via turnstiles 1, 2 and 3 at the Kingston Road End and turnstiles 4, 5 and 6 at the Tempest End. Turnstiles will open at about 1.45 pm.

Segregation

'Soft segregation' will be in place for the game and Hayes and Yeading fans have been allocated the northern end of the John Smith’s stand (i.e. the end nearest the Kingston Road end) and should enter through turnstiles 7 and 8. These turnstiles are accessed via the residential car park which is, in turn, entered from Jack Goodchild Way.

Food and drink

There is a small number of available places in the carvery to 'walk ups' on a first come first served basis. Full details are set out in the news item dated 29 December

For this game only, there will not be a trailer in the car park before the game but the four burger bars will be operating normally within the stadium.

Hayes and Yeading fans are welcome to join Dons fans in the bars, which will open at noon.

Parking and public transport

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please take care and drive slowly when entering the car park. You can park in some surrounding streets but please do so considerately.

With the game being played on a public holiday, some transport schedules may differ from normal. We understand that a Saturday bus service will operate and that trains from Waterloo to Norbiton will be half-hourly - but you should check for yourself before leaving for the game.

Club shop

The merchandise shop will be open from 12.30 pm and then again after the match.

Programme

In the light of the need to commit to printing programmes at a week's notice while the weather was uncertain, the Football Conference notified clubs that they could produce abbreviated programmes over the holiday period. As a result, tomorrow's four page programme is free.


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Friday 31 December 2010
club news
Half-season tickets still available

AFC Wimbledon half-season tickets are still on sale, covering all the league games until the end of the season. These are for the terrace only - there are no half-season tickets available for seats.

You can see all of AFC Wimbledon’s remaining home Blue Square Premier Bet League matches (including the rearranged game against Luton Town) for only £120 for an adult terrace ticket in the John Smith’s stand and the Kingston Road End. There is also a small number of spaces available in the Tempest End. See the end of this announcement for a full list of prices.

A half-season ticket guarantees your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for the Blue Square Premier League, 2010/11, starting with the home game against Hayes and Yeading on 1 January. Half-season tickets aren't valid for any play off games we might be involved in, but an ST holder is guaranteed access to a home play off game and gets priority for tickets for away games.

You can obtain an application form in any of the following ways:

. collect a form from the complimentary tickets window before or after our home game against Hayes and Yeading tomorrow. (f you apply and pay before the Hayes game, you will be given a terrace ticket for the game and your ST will be forwarded later.)

. download a copy from the club’s web site by clicking on season ticket applications

. call into the club’s office to collect one, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on any weekday.

Prices are:

Adult terrace £120
Concession terrace £60
Young adult terrace £40
Under 16 terrace £13


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Thursday 30 December 2010
dons trust news
An evening with Bobby Gould

The fundraising team would like to wish seasons' greetings to all supporters and to remind you that tickets are still on sale for An Evening with Bobby Gould on 11 February.

So, if your Aunty Joan was kind enough to pop a few quid in your stocking this Christmas, why not spend them on tickets to this year's fundraising dinner and make sure not to miss out on one of our highest profile guest speakers to date, Mr Bobby Gould. With such a career at the top levels of football, this is going to be a very special evening and we are extremely lucky that Bobby has agreed to be with us.

This event is being organised by the Friends of the Dons Trust, with the proceeds to be donated to the Dons Trust.

Tickets are priced at £65 per person or £550 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets, please mail a cheque (payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors)
to:

Mark Davis
Friends of the Dons Trust
20 Rayleigh Road
London
SW19 3RF

Please include with your cheque the following details: your name; address; email address (if you have one); phone number; number of tickets required; any members of the party who are vegetarians (or have other particular dietary requirements).

Sponsorship opportunities are available for what will be a very high profile event in the club’s calendar.

For any enquiries about sponsorship or other aspects of the evening, please click here. For enquiries about purchasing tickets, click here. Alternatively, you can leave a message via the club, in office hours, on 020 8547 3528.


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Wednesday 29 December 2010
club news
Carvery open before Hayes and Yeading game

We still have space in the carvery for the Hayes and Yeading game on New Year’s Day.

The carvery opens in the back bar at 12.00 before the game.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A 3 course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

Cost: £20 (carvery only) or £38 (with a ticket for Paul Strank Stand)



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Wednesday 29 December 2010
club news
Terry talks after the Eastbourne game

Terry Brown's post match interview can be heard by clicking on Terry Brown on Eastbourne.

Audio only highlights can be heard by clicking on Terry Brown on Eastbourne - audio only.


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Wednesday 29 December 2010
club news
A thank you

Many thanks to the group of volunteers who worked hard for several hours yesterday. shovelling snow away from the touchlines, rolling up and moving the covers, clearing snow away from the emergency gates onto the pitch, and forking the pitch to remove surface water.

As a result of the volunteers' efforts, the game was able to go ahead and the Dons won three points to move further ahead at the top of the table. A delighted Terry Brown asked us to pass on his personal thanks to everyone involved.


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Tuesday 28 December 2010
club news
Eastbourne game on

Today's game against Eastbourne Borough is definitely on. The match at Kingsmeadow kicks off at 3.00 pm.


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Monday 27 December 2010
club news
Please help to get tomorrow's game played

We are optimistic that Tuesday's game against Eastbourne will go ahead.

However, there are a number of jobs we must complete if the game is to go ahead - and we need a lot of help to do them. We need volunteers to help lift and remove the pitch covers as well as to move some of the remaining snow further from the touchline.

If you can help, please come to the club at 9.00 am on Tuesday.

To help us to plan please let us know if you are coming by calling the club's switchboard (020 8574 3528) and leaving a message.

We have a good supply of shovels but if you can bring your own that would be very helpful.


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Monday 27 December 2010
club news
A few places available in the carvery for the Eastbourne game

We still a few spaces available in the carvery for the Eastbourne Borough game on Tuesday.

If you already have a seat ticket (or plan to stand on the terrace) then you can take the carvery-only option for £20. You can just 'walk up' at any time from 12.30 pm - no booking is needed, subject to availability.

If you want the carvery and a seat ticket for £38 then you must book online by clicking here and scrolling down to 'Special Events'.

The carvery comprises:

- A 3 course meal including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

Cost: £20 (carvery only) or £38 (with a ticket for Paul Strank Stand).


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Monday 27 December 2010
first team news
Terry looks forward to playing football again

After the disappointment of missing our Boxing Day fixture with Hayes and Yeading, we got the boys in this morning to do a light training session prior to tomorrow’s game against Eastbourne Borough.

Having looked at Kingsmeadow this morning, I am very hopeful that provided the temperature stays above freezing today and tomorrow, the flat playing surface should allow us to play our first league game for over a month. The boys trained very well today and apart from an illness for Luke Moore and the continuing niggling injuries to Brett Johnson and Ismail Yakubu, I have a full squad to choose from. We also have Lee Minshull back in the squad for the first time following his toe injury and also the return of Delano Sam-Yorke following his return from his loan period at Basingstoke which will give us extra cover.

The recent postponements for most of the teams in our league has necessitated a lot of rearranged games during the next couple of months. January will see us play nine games in 28 days and although this is a big workload it will be the same for all the teams fighting for play-off positions.

I know Stuart, Simon and myself as well as all the players are really looking forward to getting back on the pitch and hope that after all the festivities you the fans will be itching to see some live football, and there will be a great turnout to see us play our last game in 2010.



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Sunday 26 December 2010
club news
Hayes & Yeading off

Today's game against Hayes & Yeading has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1 March, kick off 7.45 pm


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Friday 24 December 2010
club news
Reduced price train tickets to Darlington

Anderson Travel are offering reduced price train tickets for the away game at Darlington on 8 January. Fans can pay on line and will get an e-ticket as confirmation. Each person will receive their rail tickets from Anderson's representative at the station on the day, on presentation of their confirmation.

For more details, click on Darlington train tickets and scroll down the page. The offer is limited to the specific trains referred to on the site.

Anderson's site explains that tickets will be fully refundable until Thursday 30 December - after that time tickets are non refundable and can not be changed.


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Friday 24 December 2010
club news
Newport County game no longer all-ticket

Following discussions with officials at Newport County who in turn have had talks with their local police, it has been agreed that our game in the Blue Square Bet Premier on Monday 3 January will no longer be all-ticket and that it will be possible to pay on the day at the turnstiles.


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Thursday 23 December 2010
club news
Match, Coach and Carvery tickets can still be booked online

Although the club office is shut over the Christmas period it will still be possible for fans to book match, carvery and coach tickets on line using the online ticket shop which can be accessed via the home page of this web site.

Terrace tickets can be bought for our home games against Eastbourne, Hayes & Yeading, Luton Town and Woking. It will also be possible to buy tickets for the away game at Newport County. Any tickets that are bought for that game but not collected will be taken to Newport and can be collected from the turnstiles at the away end.

Coach tickets for the away games at Newport County, priced at £10 and Darlington, priced at £15 are available.


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Thursday 23 December 2010
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for December

The December Dons Draw took place yesterday morning at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson (AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive), Neil Messenbird (Dons Draw Administrator) and Trevor Williams, club founder.

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

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 0907 - Paul Harrrison TW13

Second prize of £500 - ticket 4184 - Erik De Turkheim SW3

Third prize of £250 - ticket 3324 - Hannah Morris CR8

Fourth prize of £150 - ticket 3055 - David Lancaster - RH9

Fifth prize of £100 - ticket 0464 - Jackie Ann - KT4

Sixth prize of £75 - ticket 1201 - Sheila Gould - SW19

Congratulations to all six prize winners..

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

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

If you want a chance of winning one of these prizes, but, still haven't entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more numbers, then why not do so now?

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

The deadline for new entrants to the January 2011 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on 30 December.

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


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Thursday 23 December 2010
club news
Club Office closed over Christmas

The club office will close today at 1.00 pm and will not reopen until Tuesday 4 January at 10.00 am. However, any messages left on the answer phone will be listened to on match days when staff will be in the office.


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Tuesday 21 December 2010
club news
Pitch update - and more help needed, please

Thanks to the hard work of the office staff, plus a number of volunteers, all the snow has now been cleared from the pitch. The pitch is in good condition and could probably have been played on today.

Although more frost and snow may be on the way, we had reached the time when we needed to move the covers to avoid the risk of fungus developing.

We now need to finish removing the covers on Thursday morning so that the groundsman can prepare the pitch for the Eastbourne game. If the weather takes a turn for the worse again, we will then be able to cover the parts that suffer most from frost (basically the Tempest End).

To complete the removal of the covers and to maximise the chances of the Eastbourne game going ahead, we need six strong volunteers to help on Thursday morning from about 10.00 am. If you can help, please call the office switchboard (020 8547 3528) and leave your name and phone number and we will call you back early on Thursday.


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Tuesday 21 December 2010
youth news
Trials for AFC Wimbledon's Youth Academy

Information about academy trials can be seen in this feature.


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Tuesday 21 December 2010
first team news
Terry welcomes the first Academy graduate to the squad

The weather has led most games to be called off and has prevented normal training but Terry Brown had the squad in today. And there was a new face joining the training in the snow.

"The lads were back training hard today on a grass surface covered with at least five inches of snow. The players were able to participate in running - although unfortunately only in straight lines due to the conditions. However, Simon Bassey concocted a running schedule that beasted them for 45 minutes. After that, and owing to the fact that we weren't able to participate in any football work, Jason, our fitness coach, also took them for a 45 minute gym session.

"Today is probably the only day we are able to work the players really hard and a special well done to Brendan Kiernan, our new young signing. As well as being a fantastic young talent, Brendan certainly showed how quick and fit he is during this morning's session. Brendan is our first ever graduate from the youth academy into the first team squad. He has blossomed under the tutorship of Mark Robinson with several fine displays in the FA Youth Cup and a fantastic second half debut in the recent London Senior Cup win at Dulwich Hamlet. Brendan possesses two great feet and good balance and he will definitely be one to look out for in a Wimbledon shirt over the next year or two.

"On the subject of signing players, I'm always being asked if we will be strengthening in the January transfer window. The answer is that we will be looking at the possibility of strengthening our squad within the New Year and if good enough players become available the club will allow me to strengthen as and when necessary.

"After contacting Hayes today it is apparent that they would clearly love the Boxing Day game to go ahead, as it would be one of their biggest games of the year, being a local derby. The ground staff at Hayes will ensure every measure is taken to try to facilitate the Boxing Day clash and from what they say I think we have a more than average chance of the game going ahead. Every club is in the same position at the moment and we are all in the hands of the weather but we are keen to play and avoid a fixture backlog.

"On the injury front, our two experienced centre halfs, Brett Johnson and Ismail Yakubu, underwent cortisone injections in the knee today in the hope that they will be fit and able to take part in some of the games over Christmas. Our other two injured players, Lee Minshull and Sammy Moore, both completed the running today without any problem and look to be fit and available for selection over the Christmas period.

"I must say I am extremely pleased that we enter the festive period in top position. I have no doubt that to remain there we will have to improve as the hard work and pressure will kick in during the New Year.

"On behalf of Stuart, Simon and myself, I'd like to wish all the fans a very Happy Christmas."


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Tuesday 21 December 2010
club news
Match day carvery open before Eastbourne game

We still have space in the carvery for both the Eastbourne Borough game on Tuesday 28 December and Hayes and Yeading on New Year’s Day.

The carvery opens in the back bar at 12.00 before both games.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A 3 course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

Cost: £20 (carvery only) or £38 (with a ticket for Paul Strank Stand)



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Tuesday 21 December 2010
club news
New date for Wrexham

Our league game against Wrexham which was postponed on Saturday has been rescheduled for Tuesday 22 February 2011, kick off 7.45 pm.


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Monday 20 December 2010
club news
Club Shop, last minute orders – Collection service only

The club shop will not be opening again before Christmas but to help you with your last minute shopping, the merchandise group has volunteered to come in late on Tuesday after work and pick orders. Emailed orders will be ready for collection from the Club Office on Wednesday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

To place your order:

1. View items in stock at club shop
2. Email details of your order to club shop – please give the full item description, colour, size and quantity.
3. Emails must be received by 6.00 pm on Tuesday.
4. Please give your name and contact number in the email so we can call you if there is a problem.

To collect your order:
1. The order will be left in the club office for collection between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Wednesday 22 December.
2. Payment will be by cheque or cash only
3. No additions or substitutions will be possible at time of collection
4. Exchanges can be made at the next home match, if required.
5. We will confirm by email that your order is ready.


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Monday 20 December 2010
club news
Volunteer raffle for Hayes and Yeading match sponsorship

Congratulations to the following volunteers who won the raffle to take part in the match sponsorship group for the Hayes and Yeading game on New Years Day:

Christine Purchas
Gordon Butt
George Williams
Peter Webbe
Regina Hill

Each of the winners has been notified by e-mail.

Hard luck to the rest but we would once again like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work throughout the season.



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Monday 20 December 2010
club news
Reduced ticket prices for the Trophy game

We are again reducing prices for our home FA Trophy tie against Woking on Saturday 15 January: admission is just £10 for an adult terrace ticket and £12 for an adult seat. The game is not all ticket, but season ticket holders have to pay for their ticket. Season ticket holders will have until Thursday 6 January to reserve their usual seat and will need to produce voucher C. Non season ticket holders who wish to buy a seat can apply immediately but will not be allocated a specific seat until after 6 January.

The full list of prices:
• Terraces: Adults £10; Concessions £5; Under-16s £2.
• Seats: Adults £12; Concessions £6; Under-16s £3.

There will be no surcharge for the central blocks of seats and no restriction on the number of tickets that can be bought.

Terrace tickets are now on sale via the online ticket shop, accessed via the front page of the official website. Personal callers will be able to buy tickets from the club office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Postal applicants should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a daytime phone contact number in case we need to contact you about your application. Tickets will be sent at the risk of the applicant – in other words, we cannot issue replacement tickets for any that are lost in the post. If you require secure delivery of your tickets, do not stamp the self-addressed envelope and instead add a payment of £2 for a recorded delivery service, and also state in a covering letter that secure delivery is required.

Tickets will not be sold over the telephone.


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Monday 20 December 2010
club news
Club shop not opening tonight

In view of the condition of the pavements and car park at Kingsmeadow and in the light of the latest weather forecast, we have reluctantly decided not to open the club shop this afternoon/evening.



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Monday 20 December 2010
club news
Luton Town game switched to 12 January

Our rescheduled game against Luton Town in the Blue Square Bet Premier has now been put back one day to Wednesday 12 January and will be shown live on Premier Sports.

This will be our third appearance in front of the Premier Sports cameras with televised games against Gateshead and Crawley Town still to come.


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Saturday 18 December 2010
dons trust news
Dons Draw

The December Dons Draw, which is carried out at the stadium, has been postponed due to the adverse weather.

A new date for the draw will be announced as soon as possible.


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Saturday 18 December 2010
club news
Christmas party and Junior Dons party called off

In the light of the rapidly deteriorating weather we have taken an early decision to cancel tonight's Christmas party and the Junior Dons party tomorrow, Sunday.

We apologise for the disappointment this will cause.


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Saturday 18 December 2010
club news
Official - game off

The referee has just completed the formality of inspecting the pitch and today's game has officially been called off.


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Saturday 18 December 2010
club news
Pitch frozen - club awaiting offical confirmation that game is off

An early morning inspection of the pitch by club officials shows that the extremely low overnight temperatures have defeated the pitch covers and the pitch is frozen.

The game can't be called off formally until a local referee has inspected the pitch, but we expect him to call it off. We will update this site as soon as the inspection has taken place.

Our thanks to the volunteers who came to the ground in the hope of making the game happen.


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Friday 17 December 2010
first team news
Preparations for Saturday's game continue as Terry aims to stretch the lead at the top

Wrexham come to Kingsmeadow unbeaten in their last six league games, including an excellent win over promotion favourites, Luton Town. Their goals have been spread around the team, with three players all on four league goals. One of them, Andy Mangan, scored his first goal of the season in the fixture at Wrexham, but is serving a three match ban for a sending off against Mansfield and won't feature tomorrow.

With eight Blue Square Bet Premier games already off tomorrow, including tonight's televised game at Crawley, Terry Brown is hoping to put a further three points between the Dons and the team's nearest rivals tomorrow.

"Hopefully Saturday's game will go ahead. The club has certainly done its part in trying to ensure that this very important league fixture takes place. The players were able to train today and we have had a really good week overall, considering the temperatures.

"Apart from Sammy Moore, Brett Johnson and Lee Minshull, we have a full squad to choose from and if we can get a game in on Saturday when others are not playing it will definitely help alleviate any fixture pile up. Lee was due to play in a reserve game tomorrow but that game is looking doubtful at present and if it is called off then his comeback will be delayed again.

"We have had a light covering of snow on the covers today and we would much appreciate any of our supporters who are able to volunteer to help to clear it and get the game going.

"We know it is going to be a difficult game as Wrexham are undoubtedly one of the best teams we have faced this season. We know we were fortunate to take the points from our visit to The Racecourse Ground and we will need to be on our mettle tomorrow to repeat that result."

Despite a thin layer of snow from this afternoon's flurry, hopes remain high that Saturday's game against Wrexham will go ahead. If enough volunteers can be found to clear the terraces and walkways and remove the pitch covers then there is a very good chance that the game will go ahead.

Thursday night's frost did not penetrate the pitch covers and with similar temperatures expected tonight, they should continue to work. If the game can't go ahead, it will not be from a lack of trying.

Wrexham will be setting off early on Saturday, in the expectation that the game is going ahead. Meanwhile a pitch update, including whether or not a pitch inspection will be needed, will appear on the club's web site as early as possible on Saturday morning.

Fans who are able to help to prepare the stadium should please respond to the item on this site earlier today, asking for volunteers from 9.00 am on Saturday.


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Friday 17 December 2010
club news
Please help to get Saturday's game played

To make sure Saturday's game can go ahead, we need help to clear and sand the walkways and to remove the pitch covers.

We need about 20 fit, strong volunteers, starting at 9.00 am on Saturday.

If you are able to help, please call the club's switchboard and leave a message or email us here. This will allow us to know if we need to call for further volunteers in the morning.

We have snow shovels, brooms and ordinary shovels but if you can bring your own, that would be really helpful.



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Friday 17 December 2010
club news
Prospects for the Wrexham game

We have looked at the pitch early this morning and in our view the covers did their job last night and that if the match was due to be played today it would go ahead. Having spoken to the match referee no pitch inspection is planned for today.

We will be looking at the pitch first thing on Saturday morning and we will give an indication on the website about the possibility of the game going ahead having looked at the overnight conditions and forecast for the day. We will remain in close contact with the referee who will be arriving at the ground early. A final decision on the game going ahead will, of course, be for the referee to make.

We are extremely grateful to Steve Murray, John Kittle, John Mullarkey and Joe Feehely who gave up their time yesterday to help the office staff and players from the senior academy with the covering of the pitch.



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Friday 17 December 2010
dons trust news
Junior Dons' Christmas Party

The Junior Dons' Christmas party takes place on Sunday 19 December at the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium, Kingsmeadow starting at 2.00 pm and ending at 5.00 pm.

The party is completely full and only those who have pre booked can be allowed entry. Because of the popularity of the event it is not possible to just turn up on the day.

For anyone arriving early the club shop will be open from noon to 4.00 pm. The middle bar will also be open for early arrivals and will remain open to show both the Blackpool v Spurs and Chelsea v Manchester United games on the HD screen.

In view of the weather forecast please watch out for any further announcements about the party on this website.


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Friday 17 December 2010
dons trust news
Win a pair of tickets for an Evening with Bobby

Raffle tickets will be on sale before the game against Wrexham on Saturday. First prize will be a pair of tickets for an Evening with Bobby Gould on Friday 11 February.

To find out more about the Evening with Bobby, including how to apply for tickets, please click here or click on the Evening with Bobby Gould button on the right hand side of this page.

Applications for the Evening with Bobby Gould can be handed in at the Dons Trust stall prior to Saturday's game.




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Thursday 16 December 2010
club news
1889 Club 2010/11

The commercial department is pleased to announce a new format for the 1889 Club.

Membership will now run for a calendar year from January to December 2011. Membership benefits up until the end of the 2010/11 season are listed below. We will then announce the benefits for the first half of the 2011/12 season over the summer.

The cost of membership remains at £587 for the year (payable in one instalment or by Direct Debit).

Since turning full time over the summer, every penny counts so commercial income is vital for the club’s continued success. We are relying on the same playing budget this season as we had as a part time club last season, despite the extra costs such as feeding the players, a full time physiotherapist and extended hiring of training facilities. As such, any funds raised by the 1889 Club will contribute to the playing budget.

We would like to encourage fans to seriously consider joining the 1889 Club, not only because it helps generate income but also because the club has established itself as a very enjoyable social forum.


Member’s benefits until May 2011 are as follows:


1) An invitation to three dinners with very special guests:

Wednesday 9 February
Danny Kedwell and Lee Minshull
Lydons Restaurant, Wimbledon Village
Cost: £50 members, £100 guests

Monday 21 March
Terry Brown and Stuart Cash
Lydons Restaurant, Wimbledon Village
Cost: £50 members, £100 guests

Thursday 28 April
House of Lords as guests of Lord Richard Faulkner and Lord Nicholas Stern
House of Lords
Cost: £100 members, £150 guests


2) Four tickets for the carvery, Presidents Lounge and Directors Box will be made available to 1889 Club members for every home match for the discount price of £40 per ticket (£15 discount).
(This offer will be available to members immediately)


3) One complimentary ticket for the club’s annual End of Season Dinner held in May 2011 and a discount ticket for one guest and an invitation to the VIP reception.
(Venue and cost TBC)

For more information, please contact the commercial department by calling 020 8547 3336 or e-mail here.




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Wednesday 15 December 2010
club news
Volunteers required for laying pitch covers

In view of the predicted weather forecast we are doing our utmost to enable Saturday's game against Wrexham to go ahead, and we are grateful for the help we have already received from Paul Strank.

We now have secured full pitch covers which will need laying on the pitch on Thursday, starting at about 1.00 pm. This will be a physically demanding job and we are looking for eight able-bodied volunteers who will be able to give about three hours of their time on Thursday afternoon.

If you are able to help, please email here or call the office on 020 8547 3528 on Thursday morning.




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Wednesday 15 December 2010
club news
International call up for Academy players

Many congratulations to Brendan Kiernan and Charlie Girdler from the Senior Academy who have been selected for the 18 man squad to represent the English Colleges when they travel to Italy in the New Year to take part in a tournament against other European countries. Brendan and Charlie, who both took part in last night’s first team game against Dulwich Hamlet, were up against 240 boys and underwent a series of trials including three days at Lilleshall.

A more detailed report will appear in the Eastbourne matchday programme.



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Wednesday 15 December 2010
club news
Party with the players!

We are pleased to announce that Danny Kedwell and the rest of the playing squad will be joining us at the Kingsmeadow Live Xmas party from 7.30pm- 8.30pm this Saturday! This is a great chance to enjoy a Christmas drink with the lads and congratulate them on their season so far so make sure you purchase your tickets here.



Sat 18 Dec
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Skalectrix
Doors: 7.30pm- 1.00am
Admission: £10
Tickets: here

Kingsmeadow Live is proud to present our annual Xmas party featuring Skalectrix, following the club's last home game before Christmas against Wrexham!

Skalectrix is not a band but a labour of love. Faithfully recreating the sound of an era, from the roots of Trojan to the anger of the Specials, this high energy group is made up of fans of the Ska scene and will give you the best night you have had in years.

With support from DJ’s spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60’s soul, power pop and new wave.





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Tuesday 14 December 2010
club news
Luton game rescheduled

Our Blue Square Premier league game against Luton Town has been rescheduled for Tuesday 11 January, kick off at 7.45 pm.

The game will remain all ticket and tickets bought for the original game will still be valid. A further announcement will be made about the sale of the remaining tickets for the home terrace.


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Tuesday 14 December 2010
club news
Newport County is all-ticket

Our league game in the Blue Square Bet Premier away to Newport County on Monday 3 January will be an all-ticket match, and tickets are now on sale.

The game is segregated, and Wimbledon fans have been allocated the terrace behind one of the goals as well as a number of seat tickets in Block A of the grandstand, which will not be segregated. Terrace prices are: Adults £13; Concessions and Students with an ID card £9; Under-16s £5; Under-12s £3. Seats are priced at: Adults £14; Concessions and Students with an ID card £10; Under-16s £8; Under-12s £6.

We have been asked to point out that anyone buying a ticket at a concessionary rate will be required to produce evidence at the turnstile.

Because of the number of different prices we will be selling terrace tickets for Adults, Concessions and Students, and Under-16s only via the online ticket shop, accessed from the front page of the official website. All other tickets as well as terrace tickets can be purchased either by visiting the club office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays or by making a postal application.

Postal applicants should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a daytime phone contact number should we need to contact you about your application.

Tickets will be sent at the risk of the applicant – in other words, we cannot issue replacement tickets for any that are lost in the post. Applicants who want more secure delivery of their tickets should not stamp the self-addressed envelope, and instead add a payment of £2 for a recorded delivery service; you should also state in a covering letter that you require secure delivery.

Tickets will not be sold over the telephone.



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Tuesday 14 December 2010
club news
Carvery update

The carvery is sold out for the Wrexham game on Saturday.

However we still have space for both the Eastbourne Borough game on Tuesday 28 December and Hayes and Yeading on New Year’s Day.

The carvery opens in the back bar at 12.00 before both games.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Carvery guests enjoy:

- A 3 course carvery including tea and coffee
- Drinks service direct to the tables
- Sky Sports/ ESPN on the high def screen
- A complimentary match programme and team sheet
- A pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

Cost: £20 (carvery only) or £38 (with a ticket for Paul Strank Stand)



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Monday 13 December 2010
club news
Terry on Braintree, injuries, Dulwich and Woking

After watching the DVD of our FA Trophy game with Braintree Town over the weekend, it is evident that although we played some nice football at times, we need to be more physical and have more of a cutting edge in the midfield area. When Steven Gregory, Ricky Wellard and Rashid Yussuff all play together in that area, we have three players who are very similar.

The good news is that Sammy Moore is recovering well from his groin strain, but it is 50/50 as to whether he will be able to play against Wrexham on Saturday. And Lee Minshull has taken in his first full training session since breaking his toe against Barrow in mid-November. The only other long-term injury doubt is Brett Johnson, who today will be receiving his last shockwave treatment. If this is successful, he should be available for game time over the Christmas period. If it is not, we will have to look again at how to clear up this particularly troublesome injury.

The squad trained very well today, and several of the players who don’t usually start are looking forward to 90 minutes of action tomorrow night against Dulwich Hamlet in the London Senior Cup. It will also be an opportunity for some of the youngsters, including three players from the Under-19 academy who gave such a good account of themselves in the FA Youth Cup this season, to impress. The full squad is: Jack Turner, Wilson Gondwe, Andre Blackman, Ed Harris, Billy Joe King, Reece Jones, Callum Dunne, Karl Douglin, Jon Main, Mark Nwokeji, Ritchie Whittingham, Ali Aksoy, Nathan Gordon, Charlie Girdler and Brendan Kiernan.

The FA Trophy draw made today pitches us against previous winners Woking in a local derby that will be keenly contested and should be an entertaining game for both sets of fans. Their successful FA Cup run, including two games against Brighton & Hove Albion, showed what formidable opponents they can be, and we will need to be at our best to progress to the Third Round. The return of former players Andy Little and Alan Inns will add further spice to the tie.



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Monday 13 December 2010
club news
Dons at home in the Trophy

The Dons have been drawn at home to local rivals Woking in the second Round of the FA Trophy. The game will be played at Kingsmeadow on Saturday 15 January, kick off at 3.00 pm.

Further reaction and details of admission charges will follow later.


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Sunday 12 December 2010
club news
Braintree highlights now available on AFC Wimbledon TV

Highlights of yesterday's FA Trophy game against Braintree Town can be seen by clicking on Dons v Braintree Town.


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Sunday 12 December 2010
club news
Terry Brown after Braintree

Terry Brown's post match interview can be heard by clicking on Terry Brown on Braintree.

Audio only highlights can be heard by clicking on Terry Brown on Braintree - audio only.




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Saturday 11 December 2010
dons trust news
From the Braintree Town programme.....Dons Trust News.

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

Retiring board member Ray Armfield has the details of the votes cast in the recent Dons Trust board election and of two vacancies that exist for other Trust positions.

DONS TRUST BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
The results of the election for the Dons Trust Board were announced on Monday 29th November and appear below. Further details are on the official website and in due course a report from the 2010 Election Steering Group (headed by Geoff Seel) will be published.

Results
The number of votes received by each candidate were as follows:
Iain McNay 486 votes (elected)
Sean McLaughlin 459 votes (elected)
Matthew Breach 408 votes (elected)
Kate Terriere 405 votes (elected)
Simon Bath 382 votes (elected)
Zoe Linkson 347 votes
Mike Richardson 309 votes
Chris Gibbs 235 votes
Stephen Crabtree 208 votes

Congratulations to Iain, Sean, Matthew, Kate and Simon who will all serve for two years. They join existing members Tom Adam, David Growns, Nicole Hammond and Kris Stewart, who were elected in 2009.

Commiserations to the candidates who were unsuccessful on this occasion and thank you for standing and making it a well-contested election. Thanks also to all those who assisted in the running of the election.

VACANCY FOR DONS TRUST SECRETARY
The secretary is responsible to the members of the Trust and to its Board. The key role is to protect the members' interests and ensure that the Trust is properly run, according to its own rules and the law.

The primary tasks of the role include:

- ensuring that members have all the necessary information before and after meetings

- arranging for external expert advice – including legal advice – to be taken, where she or he deems this necessary to protect the interests of members

- liaising with the Chair to arrange meetings and prepare agendas

- publishing minutes from board and members’ meetings

- ensuring the Trust's records are kept up-to-date and that regulatory reports are filed accurately and on time

- co-ordinating the work involved in taking minutes of meetings of members and board meetings.

A good Trust secretary will be methodical, reliable, decisive, resilient and tactful, acting with discretion and confidentiality. He or she will need the ability to summarise and explain complex information, have strong negotiation and delegation skills and be able to plan and co-ordinate the work of others. It is likely that they will have some experience of a similar role, either professionally or on a volunteer basis.

There is preparatory work to do before each monthly board meeting, after which minutes are produced and agreed. Members' meetings are at least three times a year and each requires the preparation and distribution of papers to members, with some post-meeting work. We believe that the post requires at least four to five hours per week dedicated to the role.

If you feel you have the qualities and experience required, and would like to help - or if you would like further information - please contact David Growns Vice-Chair of the Trust Board on david.growns@thedonstrust.org


NEW MINUTE TAKER NEEDED
The Dons Trust needs a minute-taker, for board meetings and general meetings of members.

The board usually meets once a month, often on a Monday evening, at the stadium. The meetings start at 7.30 and are scheduled to finish at 10.00 pm, although they can extend beyond that time. General meetings of members are held three times a year, usually on a Thursday evening, with similar timings.

We need an experienced minute-taker to attend these meetings, minute them, and provide draft minutes to the board within three days of the meeting. If you have the right experience, are available for one or two evenings plus a few hours each month, and would like to help out, please email your details to David Growns at david.growns@thedonstrust.org







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Saturday 11 December 2010
dons trust news
Have your say in the Trust survey

Following feedback received during October and November, the latest version of the survey has been sent to Dons Trust members.

However, this stage of the survey is open to all, and you can download the document by clicking on survey briefing papers. The associated ballot paper is available by clicking on survey ballot paper.

They will also be available from the Dons Trust table before home games. The deadline to return your ballot paper is 1 January. Please take a few moments to participate and help to decide priorities for the club and the Trust.

Remember, while you can make your opinion known via the ballot this time, when the survey moves to its final stage in 2011, only members of the Dons Trust will be able to vote.


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Saturday 11 December 2010
club news
Arrangements for today's game against Braintree

Terrace admission is free today for under 16s. Other tickets will be on sale, as follows.

Seat tickets

Seats tickets will be on sale from 2.00 pm from the kiosk in the lobby of the Paul Strank stand. Except for the Directors' Box and Press Box, seat places are unallocated - first come, first served.

Terrace tickets

Tickets are available for all terraces. Home fans should enter via turnstiles 1 and 2 at the Kingston Road End and 5 and 6 at the Tempest End. Turnstiles will open at 2.00 pm.

Segregation

'Soft segregation' will be in place for the game and Braintree fans have been allocated the northern end of the John Smith’s stand (i.e. the end nearest the Kingston Road end) and should enter through turnstiles 7 and 8. These turnstiles are accessed via the residential car park which is, in turn, entered from Jack Goodchild Way.

Parking and public transport

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please take care and drive slowly when entering the car park. You can park in some surrounding streets but please do so considerately.

Club shop

The merchandise shop will be open from 12.30 pm and then again after the match.

Bars

The bars will open at noon and are open both to Wimbledon and Braintree fans before the game. A decision will be made on the day about whether or not there will be access to the bars for Braintree fans after the game.

Food

There will be a burger trailer in the car park, opening at about 12.30 pm. The four outlets within the stadium will be operating from 2.00 pm.

Programme

We are publishing a 36 page programme for £2.00.


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Saturday 11 December 2010
club news
Game on

The higher temperatures overnight have seen off the last of the ice on the pitch, which is now in perfect condition. Therefore the game will be going ahead as planned, kick off 3.00pm.


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Friday 10 December 2010
club news
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas party returns!

Sat 18 Dec
Kingsmeadow Live Xmas Party featuring Skalectrix
Doors: 7.30pm- 1.00am
Admission: £10/ £15 (with dinner)

Tickets: here

Kingsmeadow Live is proud to present our annual Xmas party featuring Skalectrix, following the club's last home game before Christmas against Wrexham!

Skalectrix is not a band but a labour of love. Faithfully recreating the sound of an era, from the roots of Trojan to the anger of the Specials, this high energy group is made up of fans of the Ska scene and will give you the best night you have had in years.

With support from DJ’s spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60’s soul, power pop and new wave.





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Friday 10 December 2010
club news
Terrace admission is free for under 16s for the Braintree game

Don't forget that terrace admission to the FA Trophy game against Braintree Town on Saturday is free to under 16s.

There is no need to book in advance, but please note that fans under the age of 11 will not be allowed admission unless accompanied by an adult. Anyone claiming free entrance to the terraces must provide proof of age (such as a photocard) if asked to do so.

Full prices are as follows:

Seats
Adults £14
Concessions £7
Under 16s £3

Terraces
Adults £12
Concessions £6
Under 16s Free admission


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Friday 10 December 2010
dons trust news
Ticket applications for an Evening with Bobby Gould

Supporters wishing to attend the Evening with Bobby Gould on 11 February can bring their applications to the Dons Trust stall before Saturday's match against Braintree. To apply for tickets, you will need to bring a cheque (payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors) together with contact details, number of tickets required and details of any special dietary requirements. For further details click here for what promises to be a very popular and enjoyable evening. Proceeds raised from the evening will be donated to the Dons Trust.



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Thursday 09 December 2010
first team news
At last, some football to look forward to

Terry Brown is keen to get the season going again after the enforced lay off due to the weather. With the pitches frozen, the team has been making use of artificial pitches which were booked sometime ago, as a precaution.

"After a good week's training it is nice to look forward to playing once again. The FA Trophy game against Braintree Town sees the visit of a side in top form. Braintree sit proudly at the top of the Blue Square Bet South and judging from the only report we have of them playing recently. they are more than capable of causing an upset on their day. Cup football should be about desire and passion and we need to ensure that we match theirs on Saturday.

"Long term injuries to Brett Johnson and Lee Minshull rule them out of Saturday's game. Lee hasn't had the best of luck and suffered a heavy cold earlier in the week but we hope to see him feature in the London Senior Cup game next week, while Brett is just coming to the end of the additional treatment to his knee. We also have Ed Harris suspended for his sending off against Stevenage and we have an injury doubt concerning Sammy Moore with an aggravated groin strain.

"I have been asked regularly this week how important we consider the Trophy to be in our list of targets this season. As far as I am concerned it is a competition that the club has never won and would dearly love to. I will therefore be picking our strongest side - regardless of the result there will be no excuses as we are trying to win it. We are only six games from Wembley and it is their only their chance of getting to Wembley this season since if we reach the play off final it is in Manchester!"

Braintree are currently top of the league, ahead of Bromley on goal difference. A major part of the reason for their success this season is their away record where they went until late October before conceding an away league goal. That was at Dorchester where the single goal they conceded cost them their only away league defeat so far. However, in their last game before the weather led to postponements, they went completely out of character and drew 4-4 away at Staines.

The overall message, however, is that manager Rod Stringer has built a well-organised team which defends very effectively and which will take some breaking down by the young Dons team.

With Christmas looming, prices have been reduced for Saturday's game and terrace admission has been declared free for under 16s - subject to proof of age if requested. Please note that under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.


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Wednesday 08 December 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board meeting, Monday 6 December

The Dons Trust Board met on Monday evening, for the first time including new members Kate Terriere and Simon Bath. The initial business was the election of DTB officials - Matthew Breach (Chair), Dave Growns (Vice-Chair) and Sean McLaughlin (Treasurer) were all unanimously elected.

Chief executive Erik Samuelson then gave his monthly report, speaking in detail about a range of topics including the Club's official website, the CFS (community football scheme) and the benefits of our cup run.

Other items that the Board discussed included a debate about smoking on the terraces, the structure of the AFC Wimbledon board and a healthy and lively debate regarding the activities and aims for the DTB for the next year.

At the close of the meeting the Board formally recorded their thanks for the commitment and hard work of Ray Armfield and David Cox, who both stood down from the Board at the last election.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10 January, with an extra session dedicated to discussing the structure of the DTB and ManComm to be held on 23 January.

Don't forget that this year’s AGM is to be held on Thursday starting at 7:30 in the back bar. This is a good chance for all Dons Trust members to put any questions you may have directly to the Board. Any non-members will have the chance to join; membership is £25 for the year!


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Wednesday 08 December 2010
club news
Train tickets to Darlington away game

Anderson Travel are offering reduced price train tickets for the away game at Darlington on 8 January. Fans can pay on line and will get an e-ticket as confirmation. Each person will receive their rail tickets from the Andersons representative at the station on the day, on presentation of their confirmation.

For more details, click on Darlington train tickets and scroll down the page. The offer is limited to the specific trains referred to on the site.

Andersons' site explains that tickets will be fully refundable until Thursday 30 December - after that time tickets are non refundable and can not be changed.


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Wednesday 08 December 2010
club news
Half-season tickets on sale

AFC Wimbledon half-season tickets are on sale now.

You can see all twelve of AFC Wimbledon’s post-Christmas home Blue Square Premier Bet League matches (including the rearranged game against Luton Town) for only £120 for an adult terrace ticket in the John Smith’s stand and the Kingston Road End. There is also a small number of spaces available in the Tempest End.

These half-season tickets guarantee your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for the Blue Square Premier League, 2010/11, starting with the home game against Eastbourne Borough on 28 December. For a small additional charge you can add in the home game against Wrexham on 18 December – please enquire at the office for details.

You can obtain an application form in any of the following ways:

. collect a form from the complimentary tickets window before and after our next home game (currently scheduled to be Braintree Town on 11 December)

. download a copy from the club’s web site by clicking on season ticket applications

. call into the club’s office to collect one, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on any weekday.

To see all the prices for half-season tickets, click on season ticket prices.


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Tuesday 07 December 2010
club news
Live FA Cup action on the big screen

FC United of Manchester’s FA Cup 2nd round replay against Brighton and Hove Albion will be shown live on the big screen in the middle bar at the Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium tomorrow night (Wednesday 8 December).

The bar opens at 6.00 pm and kick off is 7.45 pm.


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Tuesday 07 December 2010
club news
Under 16s go free on the terraces for Saturday’s FA Trophy game

Following the huge success of our reduced price admission for the FA Cup tie against Ebbsfleet, we have decided to make another special offer for the Braintree game. We have:

• Reduced terrace adult prices to £12
• Reduced adult seat prices to £14, with no premium for the central blocks

We know that December is a very expensive month for families. To make the game as affordable for fans of both clubs to attend, and in addition to the reduced prices described above, we have declared this game to be free terrace access for under 16s.

There is no need to book in advance, but please note that fans under the age of 11 will not be allowed admission unless accompanied by an adult. Anyone claiming free entrance to the terraces must provide proof of age (such as a photocard) if asked to do so.

Full prices are as follows:

Seats
Adults £14
Concessions £7
Under 16s £3

Terraces
Adults £12
Concessions £6
Under 16s Free admission


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Monday 06 December 2010
club news
Attention volunteers!

A generous individual, who would like to remain anonymous, has sponsored the Hayes and Yeading match on Saturday 1 January in recognition of the fantastic efforts of the club’s volunteers each season.

As in previous seasons, this means we have 5 sets of tickets to raffle off amongst the volunteers for this game.

As part of the match sponsorship package, each guest enjoys the following:

• Access to the President’s Lounge and Directors Box
• Complimentary matchday programme for each guest
• Welcome drink on arrival
• 3 course carvery before the match
• Half- time refreshments
• Choose ‘Man of the Match’ and present the award
• Commemorative photo of the occasion

To enter the raffle, please e-mail commercial@afcwimbledon.co.uk by Friday 17 December, indicating which team leader you volunteer with. The winners will be notified on Monday 20 December.


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Monday 06 December 2010
club news
New date for York City

Our away fixture with York City in the Blue Square Bet Premier, which was postponed on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1 February, kick off 7.45 pm.


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Sunday 05 December 2010
dons trust news
Tickets for an Evening with Bobby Gould

Former Wimbledon manager Bobby Gould returns to the club as this season’s special guest for the annual fundraising dinner. The event is to be held on Friday, 11 February. Tickets are priced at £65 per person or £550 for a table of ten.

This event is being organised by the Friends of the Dons Trust, with the proceeds to be donated towards the Dons Trust’s fundraising budget.

To purchase tickets, please mail a cheque (payable to Kidd Rapinet Solicitors) to:

Mark Davis
Friends of the Dons Trust
20 Rayleigh Road
London
SW19 3RF

Please include with your cheque the following details: your name; address; email address; phone number; number of tickets required; any members of the party who are vegetarians (or have other particular dietary requirements).

Bobby was of course the manager of our victorious FA Cup campaign of 1987/88 - undoubtedly the club's most successful season - when the Crazy Gang upset the Culture Club of Liverpool FC at Wembley.

Bobby arrived at Wimbledon in 1987, on the back of an exciting playing career including Coventry City, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, West Ham and Bristol Rovers and (since 1979) a management career covering three of his former clubs as well as a caretaker role with Chelsea. His managerial career subsequent to Wimbledon includes not only a string of clubs but also four years managing Wales.

With such a career at the top levels of football, this is going to be a very special evening and we are extremely lucky that Bobby has agreed to be with us.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for what will be a very high profile event in the club’s calendar. For any enquiries about sponsorship or other aspects of the evening, please click here. For enquiries about purchasing tickets, click here.

Alternatively, you can leave a message via the club, in office hours, on 020 8547 3528.




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Saturday 04 December 2010
dons trust news
December Dons Trust Board meeting agenda

The next Dons Trust Board meeting is on Monday 6 December and the agenda is reproduced below. If you have any comments or questions please e-mail them to a member of the Board (their contact details are on the Dons Trust Board section of this website) or to the secretary at secretary@thedonstrust.org

1. Apologies
2. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
3. Minutes and matters arising from previous meetings
4. Chief Executive’s Report
5. Activity Checklist
6. Management structure proposals
7. Appointments to PLC Board
8. DTB and on-line forums
9. Smoking on the terraces
10. Carbon footprinting
11. Any other business





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Friday 03 December 2010
club news
Match sponsorship available for FA Trophy tie

The club is looking for a match sponsor for the FA Trophy tie against Braintree Town on Saturday 11 December. Due to the short notice, this package is available at a significant discount.

The match sponsorship package includes the following:

• 10 tickets for the President’s Lounge and Directors Box
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Pre- match buffet in Presidents Lounge
• Half- time refreshments
• Complimentary matchday programme for each guest
• Company name and logo on front of match day programme
• Full page colour advert in programme
• Editorial on central pages of the programme
• Several P.A. mentions during the match
• Choose ‘Man of the Match’ and present the award
• Commemorative photo of the occasion

Cost: £500

Match sponsorship is a fantastic way of showing your support for the club while enjoying the hospitality in the Presidents Lounge and mingling with the players and coaching staff after the game.

For more information, please call the commercial department on 020 8547 3336 or e-mail here.



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Friday 03 December 2010
club news
Club Office is closed on Friday 3 December

The club office is closed today, Friday 3 December. It will reopen on Monday 6 December at 10.00 am and any messages left on the answer phone will be responded to immediately.


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Thursday 02 December 2010
club news
York City match postponed

We have just heard from York City that Saturday's game in the Blue Square Bet Premier has been postponed.

An announcement about the new date for this fixture will be made in due course.


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Thursday 02 December 2010
club news
LLaugh@Kingsmeadow cancelled

Due to the adverse weather conditions and the resulting condition of the car park, LLaugh@Kingsmeadow has been cancelled tomorrow night, Friday 3 December.


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Thursday 02 December 2010
club news
Further update on York prospects

We have again spoken with York City this morning who are keeping us up to date with the weather situation in Yorkshire.

They have had further snow overnight and the outlook for playing on Saturday is extremely bleak. When the weather threatens the postponement of games there are league and FA procedures that need to be followed but York hope to be able to make a definitive announcement by the close of play today.


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Thursday 02 December 2010
club news
Ticket prices and selling arrangements for the FA Trophy tie against Braintree Town

In the FA Trophy First Round we have been drawn at home to Braintree Town of the Blue Square Bet South and the match will be played at Kingsmeadow on Saturday 11 December, kick-off 3.00 pm.

We want to make the game as affordable as possible for fans of both clubs to attend and therefore we have agreed with Braintree Town that we will reduce our usual prices for this game. This means that admission to the game is only £12 for an adult terrace ticket and £14 for an adult seat. The game is not all ticket but season ticket holders are required to pay for their ticket.

The full list of prices is as follows:

Terraces: Adults £12, Concessions £6 and Under 16s £2

Seats: Adults £14, Concessions £7 and Under 16s £3

There will be no surcharge for the central blocks of seats and all seats will be unallocated. There will be no restriction on the number of tickets bought. At these prices we aim to generate a traditional cup-tie atmosphere for this important game.

Terrace tickets are now on sale via the online ticket shop, accessed via the front page of the official website. You can also purchase seat tickets for this game by clicking standard ticket.

In addition, personal callers will be able to purchase tickets from the Club Office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday and as usual postal applications can be made ensuring a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the correct remittance is enclosed.

Tickets will not be sold over the telephone.




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Wednesday 01 December 2010
club news
York game update

We spoke to York City officials this afternoon.

They have had a further five inches of snow since we last reported, which must put the game in very serious jeopardy. We will speak to them again tomorrow.

As soon as there is any more news we will publish it on this site.


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Wednesday 01 December 2010
club news
Leopold Road Christmas Evening in aid of St Ann's School

Join Haydon the Womble at the Leopold Road Christmas Evening for some festive cheer and to help raise some much needed funds for St Ann’s School for children with severe learning difficulties in Morden.

This year’s event takes place on Leopold Rd in Wimbledon on Tuesday 7 December between 6.00pm-8.30pm.

Highlights of the evening include:
- Choirs from St Mary’s Church, Bishop Gilpin Primary School and Richards Lodge High School
- Kids activities including face painting, Father Christmas in his grotto and a variety of games
- Refreshments and snacks courtesy of the local traders
- A raffle with prizes donated by local traders (in aid of St Ann’s)

We would like to encourage as many fans as possible to attend this event as it is supporting a very worthwhile cause.




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