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Saturday 31 December 2011
club news
Southend game ticket update

After a review of the online overnight sales, we have the following ticket availability for home fans only:

. There are about 20 seats available - these are mainly 'singles'

. There are about 120 places on the Kingston Road End terrace

All other parts of the stadium are sold out.

The seat tickets will go on sale at 1.30 pm from the kiosk in the Paul Strank stand and the terrace tickets from turnstiles 1 and 2.


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Friday 30 December 2011
club news
Arrangements for the Southend United game

Tickets

There are about 200 John Smith's and Kingston Road terrace tickets available only to home fans. We recommend that you buy them on line, either by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected on the day from the pre-paid tickets window.

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

Early on Saturday morning we will review overnight online sales and then decide whether to offer tickets for sale on the day - again to home fans only. Watch this site for more details.

Bars

The bars are open to Wimbledon fans only, from noon. Following our change of supplier, the introductory price offers in the bar continue to be available - for more details, see the article dated 22 December on this site.

Visiting fans

Southend United fans should enter the stadium via the access road behind the east stand. This is about 100 yards east of Jack Goodchild Way and will be signposted - this is a change since the last time you visited our stadium.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets

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

Parking

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis but fans can expect the car park to fill up very early. We remind holders of disabled parking passes that these provide priority but not a guarantee of a space and recommend that you arrive early.

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


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Friday 30 December 2011
dons trust news
Ivor and Simon go on a sponsored slim

After Saturday's match against Southend we will be starting a new fundraising event.

Our first team coach Simon Bassey and Commercial Director Ivor Heller will both be attending the Man of the Match presentations at which there will be a public weigh-in as they start out on a sponsored diet to benefit the Trust.

You can sponsor either of them by sending an email pledge to sponsored diet or you can sign one of the forms that will be available at the ground on Saturday.

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

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

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


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Friday 30 December 2011
dons trust news
Raffle at Southend match - win a play-off winner's shirt!

The fundraising team will be holding a raffle at tomorrow's match against Southend. The prize on offer will be Kaid Mohamed's AFC Wimbledon shirt. This shirt was specially embroidered for the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final against Luton and was the shirt that Mo wore when he scored a hat trick against Fleetwood Town in the play-off semi-final.

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


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Friday 30 December 2011
club news
Southend preview

The Dons go into their final home game of 2011 determined to end the run of defeats in recent games. Manager Terry Brown has almost a complete squad to choose from with two players returning to full training during the week, as he told us yesterday afternoon.

"There is good news as Callum McNaughton and Christian Jolley had full training sessions and felt no after effects. Both are likely to feature over this busy weekend and I am also hoping to see Kieran Djilali back in training within a couple of weeks. This is good news to go with Mat Mitchel-King having made his debut and then playing a full 90 minutes on Boxing Day.

"There has been a little bit of sickness around the camp with Gareth Gwillim and Chris Bush both missing Thursday's training but I expect they will both be ready for Saturday.

"The team is in good spirits and I believe we are much better than our recent form has shown. The breaks haven't gone our way recently but we can't mope about it - we need to keep working hard and show the effort, quality and determination that we showed in the second half against Oxford. If we can do that, our results will turn the corner.

"Southend are a very good team and it will be a tough game, but we will still be aiming for all three points. And with Jolley available again, we are able to introduce another attacking option.

"I know that fans are always highly aware of the opening of the transfer window and I have had sufficient funds made available to me to strengthen the team. I spent time yesterday going through our options with Stuart Cash and Simon Bassey. There are several players who we are interested in but at least one of them is only going to be available if his club does some business of its own. It is always hard to get the balance right - we don't want to miss out, but we know who we want and we need to get this right. I am sure fans are looking for some news but we need to keep our cards close to our chests until any deals are done."

Southend have three players missing through suspension. Striker Liam Dickinson, who has six goals in seventeen starts, was yellow carded in the abandoned game at Aldershot on Boxing Day and although the result doesn't stand the card does, so he serves a one game suspension. Also missing are striker Bilel Mohsni, who has five goals in ten league starts, and defender Peter Gilbert, while there are doubts about the availability of midfielder Lee Sawyer and defender Chris Barker.

Although they are missing two strikers, Southend share the goals around quite evenly and aren't short of back up. They have the highly respected ex-Millwall veteran Neil Harris, goal scoring midfielder and product of their academy Kane Ferdinand, and Ryan Hall, who fans may remember at Bromley in the Dons' promotion winning season from Conference South.

Another bumper crowd is expected, with Southend having sold all their tickets some time ago. However, there are still terrace tickets available for home fans who can buy on line by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected on the day from the pre-paid tickets window.

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


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Thursday 29 December 2011
cfs news
Attention schools: The RESPECT programme and 'What's your goal?' work experience competition

The AFC Wimbledon Community Football Scheme, in partnership with The Football League sponsor npower, are delivering our RESPECT programme and 'What's Your Goal?' Work Experience Competition to local schools in January and February 2012.

This is a major opportunity for pupils in years 5 and 6. To find out more about these programmes, please read the full details on the Community Football Scheme website by clicking on local schools' opportunity.


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Thursday 29 December 2011
club news
Interviews with our five young signings

After they were introduced to the crowd at the Oxford game, we took the opportunity to interview the five development squad players who have signed their first professional contracts with the club.

We also asked Head of Youth Mark Robinson and Development Squad manager Marcus Gayle for their views on the young players' prospects.

To hear the interviews click on development squad signings.


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Thursday 29 December 2011
club news
Southend ticket update

Although the office is closed for Christmas, terrace tickets for both the John Smith's Stand and Kingston Road End can still be bought online by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected on the day from the pre-paid tickets window.

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


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Thursday 29 December 2011
club news
Season ticket vouchers for the Southend United game

Many season ticket holders who can't come to the Southend United game have kindly donated their vouchers to the club and so we have been able to release more tickets for sale to home fans.

If you find you can't come to the game, please consider donating your ST voucher to the club by emailing your ticket details to returned vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message with your name and details of your ST number or seat position.

It doesn't matter whether your ST is for a seat or a space on the terrace - please consider donating your voucher if you can't come to the game.


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Monday 26 December 2011
club news
Arangements for the Oxford United game

Tickets

For the latest news about tickets for this game, see the article on this page, posted earlier today.

Tickets for the league games against Southend United and Swindon Town (away)

Tickets will be on sale for these games from the pre-paid tickets window after today's game.

Bars

The bars will open at 10.15 am and will remain open after the game for as long as there are fans who wish to stay on. We have made a number of reductions in prices and improvements in speed of service - for more details, see the article dated 22 December on this site.

Visiting fans

Oxford United fans should enter the stadium via the access road behind the east stand. This is about 100 yards east of Jack Goodchild Way and will be signposted - this is a change since the last time you visited our stadium.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets

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

Parking

With a tube strike, no overground services and a Sunday bus service, most fans will be travelling by car. As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis but fans can expect the car park to fill up very early. We remind holders of disabled parking passes that these provide priority but not a guarantee of a space and recommend that you arrive early.

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


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Monday 26 December 2011
club news
Late returns means seats for sale for Oxford game

Thanks to a late surge in returned season ticket vouchers we are able to offer the following tickets for sale for the Oxford United game, kick off 12.15 pm:

Seats

There are at least 45 seats and, depending on overnight returns, possibly in excess of 50 available for sale to home fans from the kiosk in the lobby of the Paul Strank stand from 10.30 am. These seats can only be bought from the kiosk and are not available on line.

Terrace

There are about 60 terrace tickets available, mainly in the Kingston Road End. These may be bought on line by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected from the pre-paid tickets window from about 11.00 am onwards.

As there are so few left, we do not plan to sell terrace tickets at the turnstiles for this game - they may only be bought on line.


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Saturday 24 December 2011
first team news
Oxford preview

The Dons face Oxford United in a televised game on Boxing Day with the early kick off time of 12.15 pm.

Following an improved performance at Rotherham last week, manager Terry Brown will probably not be making many changes. Sammy Moore is available again following a one match suspension but fitness doubts mean that other options are not open to him, as he explained when we spoke yesterday.

“As far as training this week, we have worked the players harder than normal, especially today, Friday, owing to the fact that we don’t play Oxford until Boxing Day. Unfortunately, Christian Jolley has not done enough work this week to declare himself fit enough to start on Monday. However, apart from Kieran Djilali and Callum McNaughton we have a full squad to choose from.

“I don’t envisage too many changes from the Rotherham side as I thought we performed very well on the day and should have come away from the game with at least a point. The players will be off on Saturday but they are coming in for an overnight stay on Christmas night as we look to prepare for the live Sky game on Monday.

“Oxford United’s push for play off spot will ensure an exciting end to end game and we are due to exact some revenge for previous defeats when we were in the Conference. They possess a real threat up front in Constable, Craddock and Potter but as we have proved this season, if we get our game going we are more than a match for anyone.

“I haven’t really set a target for the players over the Christmas and New Year period. However, we always look for three points in every game – especially at home.

“On behalf of the management team and the players, I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and an exciting New Year.”

Wimbledon will be looking for a little bit better luck than the last two games against Oxford United, in the team’s first season in the Football Conference national division. Despite an excellent performance at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, they lost 1-0 to a Jay Conroy own goal and a rare penalty miss by Danny Kedwell sealed the team’s fate. Conroy was also at the centre of things in the away fixture when the ten-man Dons were well beaten – Conroy being sent off after coming on as a substitute.

This season, Oxford had a magnificent run of form in September and October when seven wins and two draws in ten games saw them into a promotion place, but a series of injuries led to a miserable November, with five straight defeats. With injured players returning, they seem to have turned the corner with a recent draw at Morecambe and a win against Northampton. The Dons are looking for a similar turnaround in fortune and the game is likely to be very tight.

The last time the teams met, both goals were scored by James Constable who is in good goal-scoring form with eight so far this season – but that’s three fewer than Dons striker Jack Midson who has been having an excellent season with eleven to his name so far. Midson will no doubt be looking to add to his tally against his former team.

There are still some home terrace tickets available for the game, as explained in a news item published earlier today.


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Saturday 24 December 2011
club news
Ticket sales for the Southend and Swindon games

Southend United, 31 December 2011

There is good ticket availability for all the home terraces for the Southend United game on 31 December, kick off 3.00 pm.

Although the club's offices are closed over the holiday period, tickets may still be bought as follows:

Following the Boxing Day game against Oxford United

Tickets will be on sale for about 30 minutes from the pre-paid tickets window, immediately following the Oxford United game.

Online
Tickets can be bought through our online ticket shop by supporters who have previously used this method and are therefore on our database. Season Ticket holders past and present, Dons Trust members and supporters who have made purchases from the online merchandise shop also appear on the database. The system will allow other supporters to purchase tickets, however you will be contacted regarding a refund should you not appear on our database.

The online shop can be accessed by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected on the day from the pre-paid tickets window.

Swindon Town, away

Tickets for our game against Swindon Town at the County Ground on Monday 2 January 2012 (kick off 3.00 pm) will be on sale for about 30 minutes from the pre-paid tickets window, immediately following the Oxford United game.

The game is not all-ticket but if you are planning to go to the game we recommend buying in advance to take advantage of the reduced prices for additional tickets, as explained below. These reduced prices are not available on the day of the game.

Prices are as follows:

Adults £25
Senior Citizens (Over 60) £19
Students (with NUS card) £19
Young Adults (16-18) £17
Juniors (Under 16) £12

AFC Wimbledon fans buying their tickets in advance may each buy one extra ticket at a reduced price in the same age group. These additional tickets cost £8 for juniors and £15 for all other age groups.


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Friday 23 December 2011
club news
The future's bright - five development players sign professional contracts

The club’s youth development took another major step forward this week when five young players, three of them graduates of our youth development scheme, signed their first professional contracts.

Youth and Community Director Nigel Higgs said “I am delighted these players are signing first team contracts. They have earned it through their hard work, discipline and talent. For those who have come through the football club’s development programme it’s further indication that we are doing the right things and doing them very well. This is only the start for these young men and they now need to continue to progress and make themselves contenders for first team selection.”

Terry Brown said “During the last four months I have been able to see the development and growth of these five lads and feel it is now time to raise them to the next level where they will have more involvement with the first team squad. Several of the boys took part in the recent development squad game at Crystal Palace and they more than held their own against a strong Palace side. I look forward to seeing them forcing their way into contention for the first team.”

All the players who signed will be introduced to the crowd at half time during the Oxford United game on Boxing Day and also at the man of the match presentation following the game. Meanwhile, here’s Marcus Gayle(Development Squad manager) and Mark Robinson (Head of Youth) giving a brief introduction to them.

Frankie Merrifield joined our youth team at 16 after getting through our trial process. Although he had only played local football, it was clear that this two-footed midfielder from Hackney was a real talent. After a few months he moved up to Conference Youth Football and soon showed that he could dominate games from midfield. He has stepped up to the Development Squad a year early where he is continuing to further his football education.

Huw Johnson joined our youth team after being released by Brentford. The West London lad is, like Frankie, a two-footed midfielder with a wonderful technique whose talent was obvious from the start. Huw started his second year at youth level fantastically well, but unfortunately he suffered a serious knee injury and missed the rest of the season. But we saw enough of his talent to take him into the Development Squad, where he has continued to impress and consequently earned his contract.

Dawayne Campbell joined our youth team after he was released by Wycombe Wanderers and spent time out of football recovering from a back injury. This ball-playing centre-half from South London had obvious talent and after much hard work on his part he started to enjoy his football again. He is now in the Development Squad, working hard on the physical demands and domination a centre-half needs if he is to progress to first-team football.

Louie Theophanous, who had started out at Millwall at the age 13, wrote to the club requesting a trial, and we liked what we saw. To date Louie has scored 17 goals in as many games for the Reserves, Development Squad and the first team in county cup matches. With continued hard work it will be only a matter of time before he scores in the league for the first team.

Adetayo Osifuwa came to us by chance when someone turned up to watch the Fulham Academy at the wrong training ground! We gave him the right directions and he asked if we would be interested in looking at a defender in training. So along came Ade, a right-back who can also play as a centre-back, whose youth career started at Arsenal and continued at Southend. He is very, very quick and attacks the ball extremely well wherever it is to be won. He is a defender who takes a pride in not being beaten by his opponent and is a good outlet going forward.

We wish them all every success in their careers with the Dons and we're sure that all Dons fans will be watching their progress with great interest.


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Friday 23 December 2011
club news
Club shop closes for Christmas at 2.00 pm today

Today. Friday 23 December, is your last chance to buy Dons merchandise before Christmas.

The club shop is open from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, with the usual range of goods on offer.

We are now able to take credit and debit cards.


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Thursday 22 December 2011
club news
More tickets released for Oxford United game

Thanks to the generosity of season ticket holders who are unable to attend the Oxford United game on Boxing Day and have returned their vouchers, we have been able to release more terrace tickets for sale, including some for the Tempest End.

At the moment there are about 10 tickets left in the John Smith's stand, about 50 in the Tempest End, and about 120 in the Kingston Road End.

With the club's offices now closed for the Christmas break, the only way these tickets can be bought is via the online shop, which can be accessed by clicking on the 'Buy tickets online here' button on the left hand side of the home page of this site or by clicking on online ticket shop. Tickets can be collected on the day from the pre-paid tickets window.

Please note that although the online shop will initially accept applications for tickets, we then check all details against our database of previous purchasers - if you do not appear on that list you will not be allocated tickets and you will be contacted regarding a refund.


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Thursday 22 December 2011
club news
Last chance for Dons Christmas shopping

Fans have two more chances to buy that last minute present from the club shop before we close for the Christmas break. The shop is open at the following times:

Today, Thursday 22 December, from 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm, and

Friday 23 December, from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Credit and debit card facilities are available in the club shop.


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Thursday 22 December 2011
club news
All change in the bars!

We are delighted to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Carlsberg to be our supplier of beers and ciders for the next two years. We are making the change in time for the Boxing Day game.

To get the launch off with a bang, as an introductory offer we are reducing prices on our standard beer and lager, which will be Tetley Bitter and Carlsberg Lager, to £2.95p each, and on our one of our premium lagers, Carlsberg Special, to £3.30.

We will be offering two other premium lagers, Staropramen and San Miguel plus, of course, Guinness and a range of real ales. These will be sold at prices similar to the present ones.

And to improve the speed of service, we are installing extra taps at the point of sale.

The bars open at 10.15 am on Boxing Day and will remain open after the game for as long as there are fans who wish to stay on. We hope that you will like the improvements in prices and speed of service and that you will continue to use our bars and support the club.


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Tuesday 20 December 2011
dons trust news
Dons Trust News: 10 years, 10 legends

The fundraising group is pleased to announce that this season’s fundraising dinner will take place on 23 March at The Cherry Red Records Stadium. By then, the Dons Trust will have passed its 10th birthday and we will be approaching the end of AFC Wimbledon’s 10th season. So, to commemorate 10 years of the Trust and AFC Wimbledon, we are inviting 10 AFC Wimbledon playing legends to be our special guests at the dinner. The line-up, covering a host of popular names from the club’s non-league years, will be announced over the coming weeks.

As the previous dinners have shown, these events are tremendously enjoyable and very popular. So we urge you to get your applications in as soon as possible. Tickets are priced at £55 per person, or £500 for a table of 10.

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

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


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Monday 19 December 2011
club news
Season ticket vouchers for the Oxford United game

With the game against Oxford United close to selling out we are asking fans who can't come to the game to consider donating the relevant ST voucher to the club so that we can offer more spaces to Dons fans.

To do this, please email your ticket details to returned vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message with your name and details of your ST number or seat position.

It doesn't matter whether your ST is for a seat or a space on the terrace, please consider donating your voucher if you can't come to the game.


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Monday 19 December 2011
club news
Final call for tickets for the Oxford United game

We are down to the last few tickets for the Oxford United game on Boxing Day, with only 200 terrace tickets left, including fewer than 30 for the John Smith's terrace. We regret that there are no seats available for this game.

Tickets are available for purchase in the following ways:

Online
Tickets can be bought through our online ticket shop by supporters who have previously used this method and are therefore on our database. Season Ticket holders past and present, Dons Trust members and supporters who have made purchases from the online merchandise shop also appear on our database.

Orders placed up until 4.00 pm today, Monday 19 December, will be sent by first class post at the buyer's risk. After that time they will be held for collection on the day of the game - please bring your order confirmation with you.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club offices between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays up to and including this Wednesday, 21 December. Please note that the office is closed after that date until the day of the game.

By post
We strongly recommend that you do not try to buy tickets by post but, instead, buy them by visiting the club's offices or on line.

Seats
All seats in the Paul Strank Stand have now been sold for this game.

Away fans’ tickets for the game are being sold by Oxford United. Visiting fans who attempt to buy tickets online in the home end will not be on our database and so they will have their applications rejected.


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Monday 19 December 2011
club news
Final times for pre-Christmas shopping

With Tuesday 20 December the last day for posting before Christmas, if you want to be absolutely certain you can get your club merchandise in time we recommend that you visit the shop. It is open four days this week, at the following times:

Tuesday 20 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Wednesday 21 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Thursday 22 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Friday 23 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Credit and debit card facilities are available in the club shop.


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Saturday 17 December 2011
club news
Reserve game off

Today's reserve game against Woking has been postponed because of the unfit state of the pitch.


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Friday 16 December 2011
club news
Wednesday deadline for half season tickets that qualify for the Oxford United game

With well over sixty half season tickets already sold it's clear that they are proving a very popular Christmas present for fans.

Half season tickets can be bought up to 5.00 pm on Wednesday 21 December. Even if you aren't using it as a gift, please remember that we are likely to sell out for the Boxing Day game against Oxford United and this is one way to guarantee access to that game, as well as all the other home games until the end of the season.

Including the Oxford game, you can see all twelve of AFC Wimbledon’s post-Christmas home Football League matches for only £135 for an adult terrace ticket in the John Smith’s or Kingston Road End terrace. Concessions are £80; young adults are £40 and under 16s are £15.

These half-season tickets guarantee your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for Football League 2 in 2011/12. They also give priority for booking for any play off games that the club is involved in.

You can collect an application form by calling into the club’s office to collect a form between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm until Wednesday 21 December, or you can download a copy by clicking on half ST application form.

We strongly recommend that you also read the Q&A and the terms and conditions, which can be downloaded by clicking on Questions and answers and Terms and conditions respectively.

If you would like to pay in monthly instalments by direct debit, please contact the office for details (020 8547 3528).


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Friday 16 December 2011
club news
Oxford United tickets - fewer than 300 left

As the Boxing Day game against Oxford United gets closer, ticket sales are accelerating and there are now fewer than 300 terrace tickets left, including only about 80 for the John Smith's terrace. We regret that there are no seats available for this game.

Terrace tickets still available for purchase in the following ways:

Online
Tickets can be bought through our online ticket shop by supporters who have previously used this method and are therefore on our database. Season Ticket holders past and present, Dons Trust members and supporters who have made purchases from the online merchandise shop also appear on our database. The system will allow other supporters to purchase tickets, but you will be contacted regarding a refund should you not appear on our database.

Orders placed up until 4.00 pm on Monday 19 December will be sent by first class post at the buyer's risk. After that time they will be held for collection on the day of the game - please bring your order confirmation with you.

In person
Tickets can be purchased from the club offices between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays up to and including Wednesday 21 December. Please note that the office is closed after that date until the day of the game.

By post
So close to Christmas, we recommend that you do not try to buy tickets by post but, instead, buy them by visiting the club's offices or on line.

Seats
All seats in the Paul Strank Stand have now been sold for this game.

Away fans’ tickets for the game are being sold by Oxford United. Visiting fans who attempt to buy tickets online in the home end will have their applications rejected - see above for details.


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Friday 16 December 2011
first team news
Rotherham preview

Terry Brown has at least one change forced upon him for tomorrow's game at The Don Valley Stadium as Sammy Moore, who has had an outstanding season, is absent due to suspension. With Christian Jolley not yet ready to return and Kieran Djilali unlikely to be in contention until the New Year, the manager has been looking hard at his options for the game.

"We have had a mixed bag in training this week. The good news is that Mat Mitchel-King is fit and available for selection and generally the squad is fit and raring to go, with the exception of Christian Jolley and Kieran Djilali. Unfortunately Saturday's game will see Sammy Moore missing owing to a suspension and so Lee Minshull, Mat Mitchel-King and Fraser Franks and Chris Bush will all come into the squad.

"We are travelling up early today, hoping to miss most of the bad weather and giving ourselves every opportunity to turn in a solid performance at Rotherham. It is important that we bring something back from Rotherham and set ourselves up for what will be a very testing and exciting Christmas period.

"Rotherham's manager, Andy Scott, has a great track record and in particular was very successful at Brentford where he took them to promotion from League 2 at his first attempt. He builds winning teams and has a very strong squad, with the very impressive striking trio of Alex Revell, top scorer Lewis Grabban and Brett Williams, who we watched when he was at Eastleigh but who is now on loan from Reading. They will be a handful. Saturday is a real challenge but we know that on our day we will be a handful for them and we will, as always, be looking for three points, not one."

There are still places left on the fans' coach, which will leave the Grove at 8.30 am and The Cherry Red Records stadium at 9.00 am. You can book a place by phoning the office on 020 8547 3528 until 5.00 pm today, Friday.


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Thursday 15 December 2011
club news
Youth product wins England Colleges Under 19 squad place

After last season’s success of Brendan Kiernan making the England Colleges U19 squad and then going on to win England’s player of the tournament in Italy, Emmanuel Akioutu and William Bor spent the weekend at Lilleshall trying to earn a place in the final squad of 18.

After being successful at two previous trials William and Emmanuel had been shortlisted from well over 200 boys and made the final 18 boys from the South of England. At Lilleshall they faced the best 18 boys from the North of England. After three hard days England manager Simon East reported back to Mark Robinson that William Bor had performed extremely well and narrowly missed out on a spot in the squad after being pipped by a more experienced midfield player.

However, he was pleased to say that Emmanuel had been exceptional in the trials and was by far the best right back on show. Emmanuel has come through the club's schoolboy teams so obviously we are extremely proud of him.

He will now play a few friendly games against Wales and professional Academy Clubs before travelling to Italy to face the hosts as well as countries such as Romania and Croatia. Obviously we wish him luck and will report back on his progress.


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Thursday 15 December 2011
club news
Reminder - club shop opening times

There is still plenty of time to buy your club merchandise in time for Christmas and to help make it easier to get the goods you want, the club shop is open at the following times:

Friday 16 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Sunday 18 December: noon - 4.00 pm

Tuesday 20 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Wednesday 21 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Thursday 22 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Friday 23 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Credit and debit card facilities are available in the club shop.


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Thursday 15 December 2011
youth news
U16 Centre of Excellence Trials

AFC Wimbledon Youth Development Programme (YDP) are holding trials for this seasons U16s age-group (current Year 11s at school) in January 2012.

Applicants must be of the highest standard only and have already had experience at a professional club or have played regular county level football. Please only proceed if this applies to you.

The first trial will be held in the New Malden area on Wednesday 25 January 2012. With the final invite only trial being held a Wednesday week later.

Following the trials, successful applicants will be asked to join our Centre of Excellence U16 age-group for the remainder of the season. The aim from this group is to receive a Football League scholarship into our U18s in season 2012/13 and players will need to demonstrate that potential at the trials

You can request an application form by contacting the YDP office here or download a pdf by clicking here.



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Thursday 15 December 2011
club news
New date set for Macclesfield

As a result of Macclesfield's win over Chelmsford in last night's FA Cup replay they will now be playing Bolton in the 3rd Round on 7 January, the date we were scheduled to play them in the league at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

That game has now been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday 24 January, kick off 7.45 pm.


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Wednesday 14 December 2011
club news
Brunch before Oxford game on Boxing Day

We will be serving brunch in the back bar prior to the Oxford game on Boxing Day from 10am.

The package will include the following:

- Full English breakfast with tea and coffee
- Drinks service directly to table
- Watch the pre-match build-up live on the big HD screen
- Complimentary programme and team sheet
- Pre-match briefing by Terry Brown

Cost: £15

To purchase tickets, click here.



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Wednesday 14 December 2011
club news
Coach travel to Rotherham United

There are still some spaces left on the coach travelling to Rotherham United on Saturday 17 December.

The coach will leave The Grove at 8.30 am and pick up from The Cherry Red Records Stadium at 9.00 am. The price for this game is £15 and seats can be booked by calling 020 8547 3528 during office hours.


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Wednesday 14 December 2011
dons trust news
Special deal for AFC Wimbledon Christmas disco & karaoke party

Tickets are still on sale for this Saturday's Christmas party, to be held in the main bar at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. We are pleased to announce that tickets for this event will be on sale on the door on Saturday, with a special deal for supporters who have attended the away match at Rotherham. Tickets are priced at £10 each (including a light buffet as well as entry). However, a reduced price of £5 will be charged to those paying on the day who present their ticket from the Rotherham match (please note that we will retain tickets presented for this concessionary price).

Doors open at 8.00 pm and the event continues until 1.00 am to allow plenty of time for those travelling to Rotherham that day to join in the fun upon their return. A number of former Dons players will be in attendance, including Ben Judge, Jon Main, Mickey Haswell and Elliott Godfrey.

Tickets can also be purchased online (today only) via the online ticket shop.



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Wednesday 14 December 2011
dons trust news
December Dons Draw results

The December Dons Draw took place today at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson (AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive), Neil Messenbird (Dons Draw Administrator) and David Charles (Operations Director).

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

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 0758 - Anna Rowatt - KT8

Second prize of £500 - ticket 2664 - David Bitner - KT10

Third prize of £250 - ticket 1961 - Barry Akid - SW19

Fourth prize of £150 - ticket 1776 - John Day - SM4

Fifth prize of £100 - ticket 2226 - Denis Nicholls - DA7

Sixth prize of £75 - ticket 1192 - Douglas Slade - SM7

Congratulations to all six prize winners.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or around the 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 29 December.

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


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Tuesday 13 December 2011
club news
New exclusive holiday deals from Thomas Cook

We are pleased to announce the following exclusive offers from Thomas Cook, our official holiday club partner.

These offers are only available from the Wimbledon and Kingston Upon Thames branches of Thomas Cook. You can book either by phone or by dropping into the branch.

And please remember to mention AFC Wimbledon when you book so the club earns a referral fee!

1. Fuerteventura - Wintersun (Canaries)
04 Jan 2012
From £395 per person
7 nights Half Board.
Based on two people sharing
Flights from Gatwick

2. Ski Deal to Italy
07 Jan 2012
From £383 per person (including lift pass)
7 nights Self Catering
Based on 4 people sharing
Flights from Gatwick

3. Paris break for Valentines Day
13 Feb 2012
From £199 per person
2 nights
Based on 2 people sharing
Eurostar from St Pancras

4. Family Holiday to Majorca.
05 Jun 2012
From £1599 per family
7 nights Self Catering
Based on 2 adults 2 children sharing
Flights from Gatwick

5. London 2012 Olympic Games Break (Men’s football final)
11 Aug 2012
From £329 per person
1 night
Based on 2 people sharing.

Terms and conditions: All deals are subject to availability on the dates specified and include AFC Wimbledon supporters discount.

Thomas Cook Sport has been the Official Travel Partner of The Football League since December 2004, and is now partner to over 60 clubs across The Championship, League 1 and League 2.

Branch details

Thomas Cook Wimbledon
Address: 6 Wimbledon Hill Road London SW19 7NS, United Kingdom
Phone: 0844 335 7766

Thomas Cook Kingston
Address: 4 Church Street Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RJ, United Kingdom
Phone: 0844 335 7400




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Tuesday 13 December 2011
club news
Ticket arrangements for Swindon Town

Tickets for our game against Swindon Town at the County Ground on Monday 2 January 2012 are now on sale by post and from the club offices between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays.

Prices are as follows:

Adults £25
Senior Citizens (Over 60) £19
Students (with NUS card) £19
Young Adults (16-18) £17
Juniors (Under 16) £12

AFC Wimbledon season ticket holders buying their tickets in advance may each buy one extra ticket at a reduced price in the same age group. These additional tickets cost £8 for juniors and £15 for all other age groups.

By post
Applications should include a SAE, a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to ‘AFC Wimbledon Ltd’ and be sent to:

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

Please also include your season ticket number should you wish to buy a second ticket at a reduced price.

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

Future home games

Tickets for the Swindon Town match will also be on sale at the Oxford United and Southend United home games. A further announcement with more details will be made nearer the time.

On the day

The match is not all-ticket, and tickets will be available for purchase at the County Ground on the day of the game, but the special offer will not then apply.



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Monday 12 December 2011
club news
The Christmas Crack!

Show some seasonal cheer and support the club as we bring you Comedy@ Kingsmeadow in association with Crack Comedy this Thursday 15 December.

GEORGE EGG (‘a hugely entertaining variety turn’ according to the Guardian)replaces Pete Firman as headliner for our special Christmas Comedy night with able support from impressionist and beatboxer Stefano Paolini (BBC 2's Double Take and on Radio 4's Dead Ringers). Your MC for the evening is Steve N Allen.

Doors open at 7.00pm and admission is £15 including food. There will be a DJ playing after the comedy and the bar is open until midnight.

You can purchase tickets here or by calling 02082479918



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Monday 12 December 2011
club news
From the Accrington Stanley programme

From time to time we reproduce articles from the programme that haven't been published elsewhere. Today, and as mentioned at the Dons Trust agm last Thursday, we are publishing an article from the Accrington Stanley game on 12 December.

To read the article, click on from the programme.


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Monday 12 December 2011
club news
James Mulley and Ricky Wellard after the Accrington game

James Muley and Ricky Wellard were interviewed after the Accrington Stanley game. The interviews can be heard by clicking on James Mulley and Ricky Wellard respectively.


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Monday 12 December 2011
club news
Accrington Stanley game on AFC Wimbledon TV

Highlights of Saturday's game against Accrington Stanley can be seen by clicking on Dons v Accrington.


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Sunday 11 December 2011
club news
Terry on Accrington

Terry Brown's post match interview after the home defeat against Accrington Stanley can be heard by clicking on Terry after Accrington.

An audio-only version of the interview can be heard by clicking on Terry after Accrington - audio only


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Saturday 10 December 2011
club news
Club shop opening hours

The shop will be open as follows in the run up to Christmas:

For the home FA Cup match v Accrington Stanley on Saturday 10 December 2011, from 12.15 pm until 2.45 pm and again after the match for 30 mins. Additional Christmas opening hours will be as follows;

Sunday 11 December: noon - 4pm

Wednesday 14 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Thursday 15 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Friday 16 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Sunday 18 December: noon - 4.00 pm

Tuesday 20 Dececmber: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Wednesday 21 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Thursday 22 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Friday 23 December: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Credit and debit card facilities are available in the club shop.


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Saturday 10 December 2011
dons trust news
Dons Trust AGM

The 2011 Dons Trust AGM was held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 8 December. The first part of the meeting concentrated on the formal requirements for running the Trust (an Industrial and Provident Society) and AFCW plc (the company through which the Dons Trust owns AFC Wimbledon). As part of this the Club and Trust accounts were accepted unanimously by members.

The next section of the meeting included a lively debate over two resolutions which were for and against taking part in promotional campaigns run by The Sun newspaper. The discussion covered issues such as the way football fans were portrayed in The Sun's reporting of the Hillsborough disaster, whether such decisions should be left to individuals to make for themselves rather than decided at DT level, and what constitutes a football issue, an ethical issue or a political issue.

At the end of the debate both resolutions failed to achieve enough votes to be passed and an indicative show of hands was significantly in favour of allowing the Football Club Board to decide on which deals to take part in on a commercial basis, whilst being sensitive to any appearance of taking a political stance.

After a break attendees were able to collect handouts of the updated Strategy document, the DTB's Action Plan and a paper raising the issue of "what should we call ourselves?", which are also available via the links in this article. Each paper was discussed and the DTB invite feedback via email (info@thedonstrust.org), in person at the DT gazebo on match days or by post to the Club address (for the attention of The DTB Chair, Matthew Breach).

The evening was then closed out by a Q&A session with Erik Samuelson providing updates on the Kingston Road End project and the new Stadium project - the main points of which can be found in the Accrington programme. The article will also appear on this site shortly after the game.

The papers can be found by clicking on the relevant link:

Strategy

Action plan

What do we call ourselves


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Friday 09 December 2011
club news
Arrangements for the Accrington game

Tickets

The game against Accrington Stanley is not all-ticket so fans can pay at the gate. The turnstiles will open at 1.30 pm and there is space in both the home and away sections of the John Smith's stand, as well as the Kingston Road End. For this game all fans under the age of 16 will get free admission to the terrace.

Please note however that all seats have been sold in the Paul Strank Stand.

Tickets for the league games against Oxford United and Southend United

We are expecting our two League games over the Christmas period against Oxford and Southend to sell out and we strongly advise fans to buy tickets as soon as possible. Tickets for those games will be on sale before the game from the booth in the main entrance and after the game from the complimentary tickets window.

Visiting fans

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

Accrington fans are also welcome in the club's bars before the game.

Proof of eligibility for reduced price tickets

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

Bars

The bars will open at noon and are open to all fans.

Parking

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

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


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Friday 09 December 2011
dons trust news
Christmas Party tickets still available

There is now just one week to go before the return of the AFC Wimbledon Christmas Party in the main bar on Saturday 17 December.

Presented by the Friends of the Dons Trust in association with AFC Wimbledon, this will be a disco and karaoke night with no formal dress code.

Tickets cost £10 and include admission and a cold buffet. Doors open at 8.00 pm and the party goes on until 1.00 am to allow plenty of time for those travelling to Rotherham that day to join in the fun upon their return.

Tickets can be purchased online here under ‘Special Events’ or in person prior to and after tomorrows match either from the Dons Trust Table or from roving sellers.



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Friday 09 December 2011
club news
Terry looks forward to getting back to winning ways

Tomorrow we welcome Accrington Stanley to the Cherry Red Records Stadium for what is our first home league game for three weeks. It is also the last home game before Christmas.

Accrington are one of only two sides who have yet to pick up a win away from home this season, although they have shown they can frustrate opposition on their travels with hard fought draws in seven of their nine away games including Crawley Town, Macclesfield Town and Oxford United. They have now gone four league matches unbeaten but have not played for a fortnight after sitting out last week’s FA Cup second round.

Young striker Jayden Stockley extended his loan deal with Stanley earlier this week and will be available to play tomorrow if required. However influential midfielder Ian Craney will still be missing after breaking his leg six weeks ago.

After training this morning we spoke to Terry Brown who was looking forward to the game but first reflected on the past week. “This week’s training included a midweek friendly against Millwall at our training ground. Unfortunately, Kieran Djilali picked up a hamstring injury which will rule him out for three weeks. This is quite a set back as disappointingly the injury is to the other leg and not the one he first injured. On a positive note Mat Mitchel-King came through a good 90 minutes and will be available for selection tomorrow.

We will however be without the services of Christian Jolley, Rashid Yussuff, Brett Johnson and Kieran Djilali. Fortunately the size of the squad allows us to juggle with team selection and we look forward to fielding a strong team as we battle for three very important points and to get over the disappointment of the defeat at Bradford City last weekend. Our home form of late has not been very impressive and we need to start getting some wins on the board.

We have extended the loan of Callum McNaughton until 4 January which will see us through our run of difficult games over the Christmas period and would like to thank West Ham for their assistance".



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Friday 09 December 2011
dons trust news
Midnight deadline for silent auction

The fundraising group's traditional pre-Christmas silent auction culminates before the game against Accrington Stanley on 10 December. But the online bidding deadline is 23.59 today, Friday, so make sure you get your bids in early, especially if you can't get to the game on Saturday.

To view the range of items on offer please click on silent auction. Once online bidding ends at 23:59 hours tonight, Friday, there is a final opportunity to have a look and bid for the lots themselves in the back bar area ahead of the Accrington home game. Simply turn up, write down your bid next to your preferred item(s) and at 2.30 pm if your bid(s) are the highest - you win!

This year's collection includes items and events that will appeal not only to supporters of AFC Wimbledon but also features some of the biggest names in sport such as Lionel Messi, Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy This is an ideal opportunity to take care of Christmas presents for your loved ones early without venturing into the high street. As ever, the proceeds will go to the Dons Trust funds

You can now see the auction items and bid online here. Remember, the closing date for online bids is Friday 9 December at 23:59:59 hours


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Friday 09 December 2011
club news
Children’s meal deal available tomorrow

Tomorrow’s match against Accrington Stanley at the Cherry Red Records Stadium is Kids Go Free so everybody under the age of 16 will get free admission to the terraces.

We are delighted to announce that in conjunction with this the catering outlet outside the stadium will also have some special children’s meal deals for one match only.

The following deals will be available:

Children's sausage and chips with a 500ml bottled cold drink £3.80

Childen's burger and chips with a 500ml bottled cold drink £4.50

Chicken nuggets and chips with a 500ml bottled cold drink £3.80


We would like to thank DRS Catering for helping support the Kids Go Free day with these offers.


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Thursday 08 December 2011
club news
A Plan prize draw

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

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

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

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

You can enter the draw by clicking here or call the Wimbledon branch on 0208 944 4121.




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Thursday 08 December 2011
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board meeting on Monday 5 December

Monday evening (5 December) saw the regular monthly meeting of the Dons Trust Board (DTB) at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

After the usual formalities, the first item of business was the FCB report from which the following issues were noted:

- Interviews for the Communications Executive role start this week

- The Winter Wonderland Participation was a huge success

- The Kingsmeadow Live Website is now live

- Future commercial events are gathering pace well, such as the upcoming Poker tournament

- Work on the CRM project is ongoing

Three month AFC Wimbledon Management accounts were presented to the DTB. These were presented in a new, more detailed format. The DTB commented on how significantly better and easier to follow the reports were and thanked Erik for his undertaking in this matter. The action to determine the way ahead for defining the senior financial role within the Club was held over to allow Erik further time to consult with Simon Roberson, our independent advisor who has been assisting in this area.

Other topics covered during the meeting included:

- Work on the DT Action plan has nearly finished and both it and the strategy document will be completed in time for the AGM

- Work on finding a feasible solution to providing the back bar awning continues

- Agreement to revive the register of interests for the DTB and the FCB, and to consider the introduction of a gifts register.

The meeting closed at 10:20 pm

The DT Board would like to remind everyone of the Annual General Meeting that is taking place tonight (Thursday 8 December) from 7.30 pm.


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Thursday 08 December 2011
club news
Last day for special half season ticket offer

If you apply for your half season ticket today, you will get free entrance to Saturday's game against Accrington Stanley.

In addition to Saturday's game, a half season ticket enables you to see all twelve of AFC Wimbledon’s post-Christmas home Football League matches for only £135 for an adult terrace ticket in the John Smith’s or Kingston Road End terrace. Concessions are £80; young adults are £40 and under 16s are £15.

These half-season tickets guarantee your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for Football League 2 in 2011/12. They also give priority for booking for any play off games that the club is involved in.

You can collect an application form by calling into the club’s office to collect a form between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays, or you can download a copy by clicking on half ST application form.

We strongly recommend that you also read the Q&A and the terms and conditions, which can be downloaded by clicking on Questions and answers and Terms and conditions respectively.

If you would like to pay in monthly instalments by direct debit, please contact the office for details (020 8547 3528).


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Wednesday 07 December 2011
club news
Oxford and Southend ticket update

Tickets are selling well but are still available for the matches against Oxford United on Boxing Day, kick off 12.15 pm and Southend United on 31 December, kick off 3.00 pm. With games over the holiday period being traditionally very popular, supporters are strongly advised to book early.

Terrace tickets still available to purchase in the following ways:

Online
Tickets can be bought from Wednesday through our online ticket shop by supporters who have previously used this method and are therefore on our database. Season Ticket holders past and present, Dons Trust members and supporters who have made purchases from the online merchandise shop also appear on the database. The system will allow other supporters to purchase tickets, however you will be contacted regarding a refund should you not appear on our database.

If you wish to have your tickets sent by special delivery you should order by post (see below)

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

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

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

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

Seats
All seats in the Paul Strank Stand have now been sold for both matches.

Away fans’ tickets for these two games will be sold by Oxford United and Southend United respectively.



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Wednesday 07 December 2011
club news
KingsmeadowLive! Xmas party this Saturday

It’s party time KingsmeadowLive style!
KingsmeadowLive are holding our Xmas party this Saturday featuring live music from SKAlectrix ably supported by DJ Joe.
SKAlectrix are one of the country’s leading purveyors of full on SKA. Their repertoire includes everything from 60’s Blue Beat and Trojan through to 70s/80s Two Tone sounds.
Tickets cost £10 and doors are open from 7.30pm until 1.00am. Click here to purchase tickets or call 020 8247 9918.
It’s time for some Christmas Ska….



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Wednesday 07 December 2011
dons trust news
Dons Trust Election Result

Voting closed in the Dons Trust Elections on Monday, and the votes were counted yesterday. The results were:

Nicole Hammond - 693 (Elected)
David Growns - 584 (Elected)
Zoe Linkson - 579 (Elected)
Tom Adam - 522 (Elected)
Kris Stewart - 412

Congratulations to the successful candidates.

Thanks to all those who stood, helped with the promotion and organisation of the election and who voted - with 793 members voting, it was at the highest poll for over 5 years.

A fuller breakdown of results can be viewed here, and you can download the raw data from the online count here.


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Tuesday 06 December 2011
club news
Kids Go Free this Saturday!

The club is pleased to announce that all fans under the age of 16 will get free admission to the terrace at the Accrington game on Saturday 10 December.

All you have to do is print off this leaflet and bring it with you on the day.

Please note, this offer is subject to availability on the day of the game and the holder may be asked to show proof of age at the turnstile.



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Tuesday 06 December 2011
dons trust news
Silent auction at the Accrington game on Saturday - bid now

The fundraising group is pleased to launch its traditional pre-Christmas silent auction, which culminates before the game against Accrington Stanley on 10 December

To view the range of items on offer please click on silent auction. Once online bidding ends at 23:59 hours on Friday 9 December, there is a final opportunity to have a look and bid for the lots themselves in the back bar area ahead of the Accrington home game. Simply turn up, write down your bid next to your preferred item(s) and at 2.30 pm if your bid(s) are the highest - you win!

This year's collection includes items and events that will appeal not only to supporters of AFC Wimbledon but also features some of the biggest names in sport such as Lionel Messi, Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy This is an ideal opportunity to take care of Christmas presents for your loved ones early without venturing into the high street. As ever, the proceeds will go to the Dons Trust funds

You can now see the auction items and bid online here. Remember, the closing date for online bids is Friday 9 December at 23:59:59 hours.


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Monday 05 December 2011
club news
Thursday deadline for half season ticket offer

AFC Wimbledon half season tickets are now on sale.

A half season ticket enables you to see all twelve of AFC Wimbledon’s post-Christmas home Football League matches for only £135 for an adult terrace ticket in the John Smith’s or Kingston Road End terrace. Concessions are £80; young adults are £40 and under 16s are £15. And if you buy your half season ticket by Thursday 8 December then the Accrington Stanley game is included at no extra cost.

These half-season tickets guarantee your entry to the matches that will determine the promotion and play-off places for Football League 2 in 2011/12, starting with the home game against Oxford United on 26 December. They also give priority for booking for any FA Cup and play off games that the club is involved in.

You can collect an application form by calling into the club’s office to collect a form between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays, or you can download a copy by clicking on half ST application form.

We strongly recommend that you also read the Q&A and the terms and conditions, which can be downloaded by clicking on Questions and answers and Terms and conditions respectively.

If you would like to pay in monthly instalments by direct debit, please contact the office for details (020 8547 3528).


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Monday 05 December 2011
club news
Last few spaces for Accrington carvery

There are only a few spaces left in the carvery before the game against Accrington this Saturday.

You can also buy tickets for both the Oxford and Southend games which are selling out fast.

Carvery guests enjoy:

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

The carvery opens in the back bar at 12 noon.

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

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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



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Monday 05 December 2011
cfs news
AFC Wimbledon nPower girls cup & nPower kids cup winners

Congratulations to Phoenix High School who won the AFC Wimbledon nPower Girls Cup on Monday 28 November and to St Mary’s School from Carshalton who won the AFC Wimbledon nPower Kids Cup on Thursday 1 December. Both winning teams will go on to represent AFC Wimbledon at the regional stages of the competitions.

Both tournaments were played in a fantastic spirit at Kingsmeadow Athletics Centre, with 20 teams entering our Girls Cup and 21 teams in the Kids Cup. Phoenix won their final with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cheam High School, whilst it took a golden goal in extra time to separate Kids Cup winners St Mary’s from the very impressive Collis School in another 1-0 scoreline. The full set of results from the knockout stages and a few photos from both the tournaments will be added to the CFS website later this week.

As always, more can be found on the Community Football Scheme website - click on CFS - and if you are on Twitter we encourage you to follow the CFS @afcwimbledoncfs.


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Sunday 04 December 2011
first team news
Brendan Kiernan interviewed after Bradford City

Brendan Kiernan spoke to us after yesterday's game.

To hear the interview click on Brendan Kiernan.


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Sunday 04 December 2011
club news
Terry - "they didn't have to work hard to break us down"

A bitterly disappointed Terry Brown gave a forthright assessment of the FA Cup defeat at Bradford City yesterday.

To hear the interview click on Terry on Bradford.


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Sunday 04 December 2011
first team news
Dons crash out of FA Cup

AFC Wimbledon's defensive frailties lost them yet another game at Bradford City and with the defeat went the chance to be in the third round draw with the hope of landing a top club.

The Dons started in a way that has become familiar lately, with good pressure and looking comfortable on the ball, before losing an early goal - or two in this case. After ten minutes a speculative punt into the penalty area was headed down by James Hanson into the path of Ross Hannah, who had lost his marker and slipped the ball home easily.

Only five minutes later the back four were caught flat footed as Ricky Ravenhill broke through. His effort might have been going wide but Chris Bush got himself in a tangle while trying to clear and helped the ball into the net.

With Bradford doubling up on Christian Jolley every time he got the ball the Dons had few chances in the first half. One well-worked move set Luke Moore clear at an angle to the goal but he pulled his short horribly wide.

The Dons looked sharper in the second half and Jack Midson returned to the score sheet for the first time since October with a well-hit strike after the best move of the game. With the Dons now on top, an equaliser looked possible until Jamie Stuart wrestled Nahki Wells to the floor right in front of the referee. Craig Fagan gave Seb Brown no chance.

Wimbledon almost got back in the game within a minute of Bradford's third goal but Ricky Wellard couldn't get any power into an effort from a couple of yards out and the ball was chested away.

And so this season's FA Cup exploits came to a disappointing end. Now Terry Brown must look to the Accrington game to get the season back on track.


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Friday 02 December 2011
first team news
Bradford City preview

Shortly after noon, we spoke to Terry Brown on the team bus, en route to the team's overnight stay near Bradford. He was very careful to ensure that the team stays focused on Saturday's game, instead of dreaming of possible third round opponents.

"Saturday's game is a wonderful opportunity for AFC Wimbledon to reach the third round of the FA Cup for the first time, but being realistic we face a very difficult game at the Coral Windows Stadium. The fact that we won there in the league earlier this season goes out of the window when it comes to a cup tie. You only need to look at Bradford's cup successes - they have beaten both Sheffield teams, Huddersfield and Rochdale this season - to see that they are a formidable force to be reckoned with.

"Nonetheless, we go into the game in excellent heart and confident. It's a cliche but still true that the main thing is to ensure that we are in the draw on Sunday and to do that we will need to put in a top quality performance.

"As usual, I won't be announcing the team until just before kick off but after their performances on Tuesday night both James Mulley and Brendan Kiernan are pushing hard for a place in the team. I've made it clear to the players who aren't currently in the team that the local cup games and the development games are their opportunities to convince us that they should be playing. James and Brendan obviously heard the message and gave strong and energetic performances on the night.

"We are taking a very strong squad and, of course, we will have seven substitutes which gives us plenty of options. Two players who won't be travelling are Mat Mitchel-King and Kieran Djilali, who are both on the road to recovery and likely to play in a development squad game against Millwall next week, as the next stage of their respective recoveries.

"When we were at Bradford in September our fans were brilliant and I'm hoping for the same level of support and noise tomorrow. All everyone wants is to be watching the draw on Sunday on tenterhooks, waiting to see who we get - but first we've got to get there."

The club's reduced price fans' coach means that a third coach is very nearly full as Dons fans set off tomorrow hoping for more FA Cup glory.


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Friday 02 December 2011
club news
Terry Burton reminisces for the fans

Former Wimbledon FC manager Terry Burton was interviewed recently by Cherry Red TV.

Fans who would like to see the interview should click on Terry Burton talks to Cherry Red TV.




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Friday 02 December 2011
club news
Kids Go Free at Accrington game

The club is pleased to announce that all fans under the age of 16 will get free admission to the terrace at the Accrington game on Saturday 10 December.

All you have to do is print off this leaflet and bring it with you on the day.

Please note, this offer is subject to availability on the day of the game and the holder may be asked to show proof of age at the turnstile.



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Friday 02 December 2011
dons trust news
Voting closes on Monday

Dons Trust members have until Monday to vote in this year's elections. Voting closes at 5.00 pm, so either vote before then by email, or get your ballot papers to the club office.

If you have any problems with your vote, or haven't received one, please contact elections@thedonstrust.org

Candidate's statements can be viewed here and a debate was held last Sunday on radio WDON which you can listen to here



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