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Wednesday 30 May 2007
club news
Last call for ST seat renewals

If you want to be sure you can retain your usual seat for next season then you need to get your application to the office before 4.00 pm on Thursday 31 May. After that date, we are likely to allocate your seat to another applicant.


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Wednesday 30 May 2007
club news
What you missed at last week's Comedy @ Kingsmeadow

Last Friday, top comedian Omid Djalili turned up unannounced at Comedy @ Kingsmeadow to try out some new material.

You can read about it as a feature, by clicking here.


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Tuesday 29 May 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents London Calling this Saturday!

On Saturday night, The Clash tribute London Calling return to Kingsmeadow Live, supported by PunchJudy.

Saturday 2 June
London Calling
with support from PunchJudy (here)
Doors Open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes 1.00am
Admission: 8 (advance)/ 10 (door)

Time to soap up those coxcombs, polish the piercings and get the chains and safety pins out as London Calling, the infamous Clash tribute, play Kingsmeadow Live for a second time. London Calling recreate the excitement felt during the period that punk rock exploded and have the approval of many people associated with Joe Strummer and The Clash. They have recently toured some of the top clubs in New York City and are being brought back to Kingsmeadow Live by popular demand.
?London Calling?. had the punks dancing and they didn?t stop until the third encore?.sound like their heroes?.managed to capture the spirit of The Clash? Bristol Evening Post

Don?t miss this upcoming gig
Saturday 23 June- Undercover Police (Police Tribute) (here)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Tuesday 29 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

Last week saw one of our strongest line-ups ever at Comedy@Kingsmeadow, with a very special guest appearance by none other than Omid Djalili.This week, Comedy@Kingsmeadow continues to bring you the best in live comedy on Friday night headlined by the fantastic Harvey Oliver.

Friday 1 June
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Harvey Oliver, Spencer Brown, Andew Roper and Lou Sanders
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes Midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Harvey Oliver (Closing act)
Having spent the last few years as a television studio warm-up comedian, Harvey decided to get back in to stand-up comedy but with a difference. Instead of doing the so-called mainstream circuit, Harvey decided to write a new act for the comedy club circuit. This meant going out and starting all over again by doing open spots. His first open spot at the Cosmic in Fulham led to a twenty minute paid spot. At Up The Creek, Malcolm Hardee booked Harvey for a paid twenty as a result of a storming open performed to the legendary Sunday night audience. Offers of paid work as a result of a great open also came from the Bearcat and Downstairs At The Kingshead.
Harvey's style can vary from loud and fast to just being downright honest about life and the entertainment business.

Spencer Brown (Opening act)
?Enough energy to power the national grid - you know to expect the unexpected? The Stage
?Nonsense to make Harpo Marx proud? Time Out
?Brilliant: he's so original and exciting? Daily Telegraph
?Cutting Edge, Critically acclaimed and now clean cut: Could this be the future of comedy?? The List

Andrew Roper (Compere)
"Churns out the laughs" Herald Sun
"Slick, polished show?" Beat
"Very funny guy?but gee he can turn" ABC

Lou Sanders (Middle Act)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Monday 28 May 2007
club news
Hail to the workers

Huge thanks to the stalwart volunteers who turned up over a cold, wet holiday weekend to work so hard on cleaning and clearing up our stadium. They filled two skips and have enough to fill two more. Weeds and vegetation were slaughtered, grass strimmed, bricks painted, and rubbish cleared ruthlessly to reveal storage areas we did not even know we had!

Many thanks in particular to Margaret and Tom Adam and the Stadium Management Group who organised the weekend work.

The volunteers even said they enjoyed themselves and offered to turn up again for similar work!


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Sunday 27 May 2007
club news
Deadline for seat renewals is 31 May

Main stand season ticket holders who want to reserve their seat for season 2007/08 have until close of business Thursday 31 May to do so.

Any renewals received after 31 May are not guaranteed to receive the same seat as last year and the seat may be allocated to other applicants.


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Friday 25 May 2007
club news
Dons? squad takes shape

In just over a week since his appointment was announced, Terry Brown has shaped the majority of his squad for next season.

?It?s been a bit frantic here since last week but I am pleased with our progress and now it?s time to sit back and think about the pieces we need to complete the jigsaw? said Terry today.

?Running through the squad, from back to front, we?ve spoken to Andy Little and told him we want him to stay. I?ve not yet had a chance to speak to Paul Smith but will do so soon.

?I said from the beginning that we didn?t want to lose any of a back four that let in only 36 league goals last season. The club had already secured Frankie Howard and Michael Haswell by taking up their contract options but Paul Lorraine wasn?t on a contract so we spoke to him as soon as possible. He is very keen to stay but he does also want full time football, so he is a little bit torn. At the moment, it is looking good for him to stay but we are monitoring the situation.

?Despite the strength of the defence, we wanted to bring in another quality player and we?ve done so in Jason Goodliffe. Jason has played almost all his career in the Conference and he is a natural leader and a great man to have in the changing room, so I?ve appointed him as captain, even though he may not be playing every game. Jason will also be helping with the coaching, obviously focusing on the back four.

?A couple of nights ago we signed Simon Sweeney to a new contract so, subject to that issue about Paul, we?ve achieved our objective of retaining the back four. We needed to offer Simon a new contract because his original contract was for a year plus a year?s option and we?d used them up.

?To make space for this in our budget I am sorry to say we?ve had to release Steve Butler and Lee Kersey.

?The biggest changes are in midfield. We have taken up our options on Wes Daly and Luke Garrard and signed three new players. First, Sam Hatton has joined us from Stevenage. He spent a lot of time last season on loan to other clubs, including Yeading, where he picked up a lot of excellent experience. He did really well there and was in great demand by other clubs, so we?re delighted to have signed him.

?We have signed Robert Quinn from Ebbsfleet (formerly Gravesend and Northfleet). Robert is a holding midfielder, well-known for his tough tackling and he will bring that bite to midfield that all teams need.

?We?ve also signed Kevin Warner. He is a left-sided midfield player who can double up as a left back. He won?t be the biggest player in the squad but he will run through a brick wall for us.

?I like to play wingers so I hope, maybe in the next few days, to sign a right-sided midfielder to give us the width we need. Watch this space!

?Again, to do this we needed to release some players so Steve Wales, Lee O?Leary and Lewis Cook have left the club.

?Up front, Richard Jolly was already signed to the end of this season, given that we signed him late last season. We are hoping that Roscoe Dsane will stay, but we know that he wants full-time football and he is exploring that possibility. I know that if he can?t get full-time football then he will stay here, because he loves it ? but right now we can?t give him what he needs.

?We?ve spoken to Steve Ferguson and said we want him to stay and we will continue discussions with him when he returns from a break. And I expect to re-sign Richard Butler just as soon as we?ve double-checked that he has fully recovered from his pelvic injury from last season. We are still looking for a big target man but, of course, we have Marcus Gayle who can be a target man for us.

?Finally, I?ve been saying that I want a squad of 17-18 with some good young players in support. So we have taken up options on Robin Shroot and Steve Goddard and plan to sign Chris Hussey, a very promising left back with the under 19s last season.?

?I know that fans will be checking the list against the squad and that I?ve not mentioned Chris Gell and Jermaine Darlington. The reason is that we?ve been trying to get hold of Chris for over week now without success and Jermaine is on holiday in Florida. I?ll be talking to both of them as soon as I possibly can.

With Stuart Cash now taking a brief holiday, things will go quiet for a while now although, as you can see, we are still looking for one or two players.?


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Friday 25 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow tonight!

Friday 25 May
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Steve Best, Ivor Dembina, Juliet Myers and Dylan Brey
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Steve Best (Closing act)
TV credits include C5's 'The Big Stage' and BBC1's 'The Stand Up Show'
?In a class of his own? The Times
?Rip-roaringly funny. See him!? The Guardian
?An unholy cross between Steve Martin, in his early days, Lee Evans and Fozzie Bear? Sunday Times
?One of the most original and inventive comics on the circuit. Steve Best's act defies description. One of the great clowns of our time? Newcastle Comedy Festival

Ivor Dembina (Opening act)
Dembina is a London based Jewish comedian who uses the traditional flavour of Jewish humour to tackle tricky subjects.
Previous solo shows include Stand Up Jewish Comedy (1994), a comic critique of his own life as a Jew brought up in north London, SadoJudaism (2001), a close up and peculiarly Jewish view of the worlds of fetishism and sadomasochism. and 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy' (2004), a comic account of his visit to Israel and the Palestine entitled

Juliet Myers (Compere)
?Enjoyable. confidence, good timing and knowledge? BBC Lincolnshire
?Her on -stage likeability and clever puns are a joy? Time Out
?Some clever offbeat thinking to get to the punchline, topped with a smattering of some smart puns.? Chortle
?Devilishly quick and capable of running with the weirdo in the audience, milking any situation for hilarity, keeping the laughter coming consistently? Edinburgh Evening News
?Sparkling stage prescence. stand-up as it should be? Three weeks (4 star review)

Dylan Brey (Middle Act)

Don?t miss these upcoming gigs
Saturday 2nd June- London Calling (Clash Tribute) (See here) with support from Punch Judy (See here)
Saturday 23rd June- Undercover Police (Police Tribute) (See here)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Thursday 24 May 2007
cfs news
Half-term soccer courses

This half term the CFS is running a variety of half day and full day courses at Wimbledon Park and Dundonald Park. The courses are for boys and girls aged 4-14 and include matches, mini tournaments and skills practices. So why not book your child on a course that is packed full of fun? For more information or a booking form call 020 8974 5712 or click here.


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Wednesday 23 May 2007
club news
Please help with the stadium clean-up this weekend

The close-season clean-up in and around the stadium takes place this coming Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 May.

There are plenty of jobs to be done so we are asking for multi-skilled workers to help, with the promise of refreshments and kindly encouragement as your reward.

If you can help on either or both of those days, please let us know by calling the office on 020 8547 3528 so that we can make the necessary arrangements - but we wouldn't turn you away if you just turned up on the day. If you are able to bring your own tools, especially forks, spades, shears, flymo or equivalent, brooms and buckets, that would be even better.


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Wednesday 23 May 2007
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for May

The May Dons Draw took place last night at Kingsmeadow

The winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Sandy Lawrence (Dons Trust board member), Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer) and Lois Smith.

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of 1000 - ticket 1861 ? Peter Davis from Leamington Spa

Second prize of 470 - ticket 3212 ? Julia Moody from Sutton

Third prize of 150 - ticket 2321 ? J Wardell from SW20

Congratulations to all three prize winners!

This is the first win for all the winners.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after the 18 June 2006 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

The first prize is now 1000 so if you want a chance of winning next month?s bumper jackpot but still haven?t entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more ticket numbers, then you know what to do!!

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

The deadline for new entrants to the June 2007 Dons Draw is 8.00pm on Monday 31 May.

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


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Tuesday 22 May 2007
dons trust news
Date for your diary

The date of the next SGM has now been set for Wednesday 20 June (7.30 pm, Kingsmeadow). An agenda and papers for the meeting will be distributed to members in due course.


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Sunday 20 May 2007
youth news
Two more for the trophy cabinet

AFC Wimbledon's youth teams had another successful day in the Surrey County Cup winning 3-2 at U15 and 5-0 U16.

Well done boys!


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Saturday 19 May 2007
youth news
Cup finals for the young Dons

AFC Wimbledon will be appearing in two Surrey County Cup finals tomorrow, Sunday 20 May. The U15s face Mole Valley Predators and kick off at 11.00 am. Our U16 teams once again play each other in a the final showdown in their season-long rivalry to scoop up all the honours at their level. This match kicks off at 2.30 pm.

Both matches are at Molesey FC map

Have a great game and good luck boys.


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Saturday 19 May 2007
club news
Watch the cup final at Kingsmeadow

Why not come down to the club to watch today's cup final? It will be showing on the big screen in the main bar, which opens at noon.

So come on down, watch the game and catch up on the latest gossip at Kignsmeadow this afternoon. And perhaps stay on for three live bands at Kingsmeadow Live this evening, featuring AFC Wimbledon fans among them.


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Friday 18 May 2007
club news
Marcus comes home

Terry Brown has clinched his first Wimbledon signing, bringing former Dons legend Marcus Gayle back to the club.

Gayle played 285 games for the Dons scoring 47 times in a seven year spell after Joe Kinnear signed him from Brentford in 1994. During his time with Wimbledon he earned 14 international caps for Jamaica and went to the 1998 World Cup in France before a 900,000 move to Glasgow Rangers. For many his most memorable moment in the yellow and blue came in February 1997 when he headed home emphatically to seal a 1-0 victory over holders Manchester United in the FA Cup 4th Round replay at Selhurst Park.

His move to Glasgow didn't work out, only playing four times before Gianluca Vialli signed him for Watford. It was here that subsequent manager Ray Lewington made use of Gayle's renowned defensive qualities converting him to centre back. The switch was so successful he was voted supporters' player of the year for the season 2002/03. He rejoined Brentford before linking up with new boss Terry Brown at Aldershot in 2006 as Terry explains.

"I signed him this time last year and he genuinely was the first name I wanted to bring here when I knew I had the Wimbledon job. The first time I met him I was absolutely amazed how down to earth he was considering the level of football he has played at all his career. He was a fantastic role model for my younger players, never missed training and was always totally dedicated.

"He is a fantastically gifted footballer and gives you that option to play him left midfield, centre forward or as a centre back. At 37 he may not play fifty games a season but wherever he plays he will do a great job.

"When I spoke to him about rejoining the club, he never asked once about money and to be perfectly honest it was the easiest signing I have ever made. He was delighted with the reception he got at the recent Wimbledon heroes v Chelsea legends match and all he wanted to do was to come home."


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Thursday 17 May 2007
club news
Office closed till Monday

The work involved in upgrading the IT infrastructure at Kingsmeadow has not yet been finished, and so the club office will remain closed till Monday 21May. We regret we will not be able to check email during this period, though we will be able to check the voicemail system periodically and will respond to as many enquiries as possible.

The office will be open to personal callers between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm only.



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Wednesday 16 May 2007
ladies news
Recent success and building for the future

The Girls U15s recently won the Knaphill Tournament by beating Fleet 1-0 in extra time (golden goal). At the same tournament the U12s reached the semi-final where they lost on penalties to Knaphill B (who we have on authority are all Chelsea Academy players). The U14s went out on penalties in the quarter-final. The U13s used the opportunity to look at a number of possible players for next season. This was an extremely successful weekend for our girls and also boosted the profile of AFC Wimbledon and its commitment to women?s football.

The Ladies' and Girls' sections are looking for new players for next season and trials will be held this Sunday 20th May at the club's training ground at Richardson Evans map

The under 16 age groups between 11am and 1pm and the over 16 between 1pm and 3pm. Interested players should turn up on the day.



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Wednesday 16 May 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents Dons Unsigned!

Kingsmeadow Live brings you more of South London?s top unsigned bands, who just happen to support AFC Wimbledon!

Dons Unsigned presents...
The Comcomcommas, JC?s Flatline Junkies and Carmelite
Saturday 19th May
Doors 8pm, show starts 9pm, bar closes 1am
Admission: 5 (advance)/ 7 (door)

The Comcomcommas
New to the South London music scene but already causing a stir, The ComComCommas have all the ingredients of a great band: A 4ft tall singer, a posh drummer, a bassist with excellent taste in tshirts, and a guitarist from Middlesbrough.
They have an infectious onstage presence, spitting out songs of guilt and frustration from the stage, like angry drunks in the park, leaving you on the dancefloor cutting serious shapes to their unique sound.
You will love The ComComCommas, you just don't realise it yet. They already have a massive fan base, and it's only a matter of time before the secret's out.
To find out more about the band, visit here

JC?s Flatline Junkies
The JC's Flatline Junkies take a variety of different music styles making each their own, combining original lyrics with a band sounding like they were born to perform together.
To find out more about the band, visit here

Carmelite
Carmelite is alternative rock duo from London whose sound is a fusion of art rock and folk, with elements of European cabaret interwoven. Critically acclaimed by artists as diverse as Camille O'Sullivan and Terrafolk, they are fast becoming favourites of the South London acoustic scene.
To find out more about the band, visit
here



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Wednesday 16 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday

Friday 18th May
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Scott Capurro, Mark Maier, Liam Speirs and Nick Hodder
Doors open 8pm, show starts 9pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Scott Capurro (Closing act)
TV credits include BBC1?s The Stand-Up Show and Channel 4?s The Staying In Show. Festival appearances at Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Sydney Mardi Gras.
?Enthralling... electric ... deliciously catty? The Guardian
?Breathtaking... incandescently witty? The Scotsman

Mark Maier (Opening act)
?A multi-talented, mercurial comedian? The Independent
?It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own? The Guardian
?Talent to burn? Mail On Sunday 2005
?Pathos, poignancy, wit and wisdom? Evening Standard 2005
?His delivery sparkles with wit, pathos and invention? The List 2004 * * * *

Liam Speirs (Compere)
?Great fun...I had a blast *****? edfringe.com
?Very funny ***? ThreeWeeks

Nick Hodder (Middle Act)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Tuesday 15 May 2007
club news
Feature on the new management team

Matt Rickard attended this morning's press conference for us and you can read his thoughts, and the views of the new management team, in a new feature.


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Tuesday 15 May 2007
club news
Office closure extended

The work involved in upgrading the IT infrastructure at Kingsmeadow has not yet been finished, and so the club office will remain closed on Wednesday 16 May. We regret we will not be able to check email during this period, though we will be able to check the voicemail system periodically and will respond to as many enquiries as possible.

The office will be open to personal callers between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm only.

We hope to be up and running again on Thursday.


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Tuesday 15 May 2007
club news
Dons announce new manager

AFC Wimbledon are delighted to announce the appointment of Terry Brown as first-team manager.

Terry Brown has managed at the highest level of non-league football, with successful spells at Hayes and Aldershot Town, and joins the Dons with immediate effect. He brings with him his assistant from Aldershot, Stuart Cash, who will act as assistant manager.

A press conference is currently being held at Kingsmeadow. Keep an eye on the OS features section for more information and comments from Terry and Stuart later today.


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Sunday 13 May 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board minutes

The minutes of Dons Trust Board meetings from December 06 to April 07 can now be found here.

The Board apologies for the delay and realises that feedback from meetings should be available sooner.

Starting immediately the Board will trial posting a "summary of discussion" as soon as practicable after each meeting. The edited minutes of each meeting will still be posted once agreed.


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Sunday 13 May 2007
dons trust news
DT Board meeting - 10 May 2007

At May's meeting the main points of interest discussed by the Board included:

The Process and timescale for appointing a new first-team manager
An update on the Strategy Review
Outside investment in the club
Pitch refurbishment and training grounds
The June SGM and the proposal for the safeguarding of the Club

Details of the proposal for safeguarding of the Club, developed by the Board in conjunction with Supporters Direct's Dave Boyle (who attended the meeting for this discussion), will be circulated very soon with the papers for the forthcoming SGM (scheduled for 20 June at Kingsmeadow). The minutes of the meeting will be posted onto the website once they are approved by the Board.


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Saturday 12 May 2007
youth news
Title decider

Sunday 13 May will see a title showdown between the AFC Wimbledon U16 teams in their final game of the West Surrey Youth League Premier Elite season. Nick Mason's boys trail Paul Braben's by a single point so there is everything to play for. The league table can be found here

For the talent spotters amongst you a number of the boys playing are likely to be moving on to AFC Wimbledon U19 next season, so here is an opportunity to pick your stars of the future.

If you want to catch the action Sunday's game is to be played at Colliers Wood United map
with a 12.30 pm kick-off.

Whatever the result one of the teams will be looking for a league and county cup double next weekend when they meet again in the Surrey Cup final.


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Saturday 12 May 2007
club news
Office closed on Monday and Tuesday 14 & 15 May

Due to major upgrades to the club's IT/server the AFC Wimbledon office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. We hope to be up and running again by Wednesday but please check the AFC Wimbledon website for details.

We regret we will not be able to check email during this period. The office will be open to personal callers between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.


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Thursday 10 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday

Friday 11th May
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Pierre Hollins, Nick Doody, Joy Carter and Paul F Taylor
Doors open 8pm, show starts 9pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Pierre Hollins (Closing act)
?An unsung hero of comedy. don't miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny? Time Out
?A crowd favourite with a stage presence and delivery style that is the envy of many of his peers? Hong Kong Times
?Wild and wonderful? Venue
?A 'must see' Guardian
?Hugely talented, hugely experienced, comedy maestro? Komedia
?Should be made the Mayor of a small village? Shanghai City Weekend
?Comedy rock and roll heaven? Hot Tickets

Nick Doody (Opening act)
?The new Denis Leary? Galway List
?Doody's physicality reminds us how important the visual dimension can be. It's an area that all too many stand-ups seem to ignore? Time Out
?Sick, silly and cerebral? Swindon Advertiser
?Very impressive ? unfailingly good punchlines ? intelligent and funny ? comes with the chortle seal of approval? Chortle

Joy Carter (Compere)
Nominated for the 2004 EMMA (Ethnic, Multicultural, Media, Award) in the category best Comedy/Comedian.
?Her northern Scunthorpe twang and honest style I really warmed to her. She was spontaneous, eccentric and a true individual unafraid of enjoying herself and being different? www.bbc.co.uk

Paul F Taylor (Middle Act)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Wednesday 09 May 2007
club news
Reserves look for silverware

This Friday sees John Morris's and Simon Bassey?s reserve side take on Hayes in the final of the Suburban Challenge Shield. AFC Wimbledon?s reserves have had a successful season so far finishing second in the league and securing promotion to the Suburban Premier league.

The young AFC Wimbledon squad has done well to get to this stage of the competition, beating Suburban Premier sides Carshalton 8-2 in the group stages and Corinthian Casuals 5-0 in the quarter final. Last week?s tough semi final away at Tonbridge was a thriller, with the Dons winning 4-2 after being 3-0 up at half time.

If you want to support the lads, the Cup final takes place at Walton Casuals FC, Waterside Drive, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2JP kick off is 7:30 pm. Prices are 4 Adults 2 Under 16s and Over 60s.


And, after the game, why not come on back to Kingsmeadow for the end of season party?


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Wednesday 09 May 2007
club news
Kingstonian friendly date

Our annual pre-season friendly against Kingstonian will again be held on Saturday 11 August, a week before the season starts. Kick off will be 3.00 pm.

This game completes our Saturday schedule of PSFs.


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Wednesday 09 May 2007
club news
End of season party tonight!

Don't forget that the end of season party at Kingsmeadow is tonight, Friday, 11 May.

There will be a free disco in the main bar and fans with season ticket books will gain free access to the comedy night in the back bar. All other fans will get reduced price access at 3.

The evening starts at 7.30 pm and the comedy starts in the back bar at 9.00 pm.


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Tuesday 08 May 2007
youth news
Mixed fortunes for the youth teams

There were mixed fortunes for our youth teams in Sunday's Surrey Cup Finals at Chipstead F.C. The Under 11s never recovered from early goals and going into half-time 0-3 down they came back strongly in the second half but eventually lost 4-1 to Tooting and Mitcham.

The Under 13s had more success, scoring an early goal and going on to lead 2-0 and 3-1. Despite conceding a late second goal and surviving a spirited rally from opponents Tooting and Mitcham they came though to win 3-2.


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Sunday 06 May 2007
club news
Special arrangements for tomorrow's Heroes v Legends game at Kingsmeadow

At tomorrow's Wimbledon Heroes v Chelsea Legends game we have made special arrangements for the middle and back bars to be linked by audio visual equipment so that, whichever bar you are in, you can see and hear the pre-match interviews, starting at 2.00 pm.

The auction will also be linked in this way and will start as soon as possible after the game.


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Sunday 06 May 2007
club news
Unclaimed raffle prizes from the Family Fun Day

If you bought a blue ticket with the number 403 or 434 then you won a prize today.

Please contact the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday to arrange to collect your prize.


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Sunday 06 May 2007
club news
AFC Wimbledon is seeking a first team manager

AFC Wimbledon is a Supporters? Trust owned club, playing in the Ryman Premier League. We are seeking to appoint a First Team Manager.

The successful candidate will:

? be able to demonstrate a track record of success in the game

? have excellent motivational and people management skills

? have a clear vision of how they can deliver success on and off the pitch for the club

Applicants should send a cv, together with a letter of application and the names and addresses of two referees, to Erik Samuelson, Chief Executive, AFC Wimbledon, The Fans? Stadium ? Kingsmeadow, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3PB or by email to erik.samuelson@afcwimbledon.co.uk. Applications will be treated in confidence.

We intend to move quickly and anyone wishing to express an interest is advised to do so by phone, on 020 8547 3528.


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Saturday 05 May 2007
club news
Salisbury pre-season friendly

The club has announced another pre-season friendly.

The Dons are playing away at Salisbury City on Saturday 28 July. All our planned Saturday July fixtures are now settled, there currently being no game on 7 July.


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Saturday 05 May 2007
youth news
Cup finals for the young Dons

AFC Wimbledon will be appearing in two Surrey County Cup finals tomorrow Sunday 6 May. Both sides face local rivals Tooting and Mitcham United. The U-11s kick off at 11 am and the U-13s kick off at 2.30pm.

Both matches are at Chipstead FC map

Have a great game and good luck boys.



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Saturday 05 May 2007
youth news
Under-10s success

AFC Wimbledon's Under-10 squad has just won their third trophy in as many weeks.

Firstly, the C team won the Epsom and Ewell first division. Then the A team won the Epsom and Ewell Premier League. Finally, the A team won the League Cup last Saturday to complete the double.

Our congratulations to all the players and management of the teams for this superb achievement.


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Friday 04 May 2007
club news
Auction to play open for one more day, while Bass joins the Heroes

There is still time to bid for a place to play with the Wimbledon Heroes or the Chelsea Legends. We are auctioning one place in each squad for the match between the two teams on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May.

The lucky winner will enjoy the full matchday experience with the squad, which will include access to the changing room, participation in the warm-up, sitting in on the team talk, playing at least 20 minutes and then joining the teams in the President's Lounge for the post-match hospitality.

This is a fantastic opportunity to share the pitch with some of the best players of the last 20 years from both teams, including Warren Barton, Efan Ekoku, Scott Fitzgerald, Alan Cork and Marcus Gayle for Wimbledon and Kerry Dixon, Ray Wilkins and Graham Le Saux for Chelsea.

To bid for both places, visit here and here

The money raised from this auction will go to three very worthwhile causes: The Isabel Hospice, Friends of Chelsea Children's Hospital School and The Dons Trust. Bidding ends just after 9.30 pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile Simon Bassey has joined the Heroes squad for the game on Monday. "I'm delighted and privileged to be invited to join a squad with such famous Wimbledon names" said Simon earlier today.


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Friday 04 May 2007
club news
If you missed out on a programme at the Leyton away game...

Leyton FC sold out of programmes very early at the rearranged fixture on 27 March.

They have since produced another batch for us. These will be available from our Club Shop during the Family Fun Day and at the Wimbledon Heroes v Chelsea Legends match, subject to availability.

Cover price is 1.50.


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Friday 04 May 2007
club news
Wimbledon Heroes squad

The following squad has been announced for the Wimbledon Heroes for the match against the Chelsea Legends on Monday 7 May. Don't forget, if you would like the chance to mingle with the players after the match, the match sponsorship package is still available. Fore more details, e-mail the commercial department here.

Steve Allen

Warren Barton

Dave Beasant

Kevin Cooper

Alan Cork

Robbie Earle

Efan Ekoku

Scott Fitzgerald

Marcus Gayle

Dickie Guy

Dean Holdsworth

Roger Joseph

Alan Kimble

Joe Sheerin

Glen 'Trigger' Mulcaire

Keith Ward

We are expecting to add more names over the weekend so keep an eye on this website for more information.


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Friday 04 May 2007
dons trust news
Sunday is Family Fun Day

This year's Family Fun Day is almost upon us! It takes place at Kingsmeadow this Sunday, 6 May, starting at 11.00 am and finishing at about 4.00 pm. Entrance is free.

This year's attractions include:

Police Dog displays
Owl Sanctuary
Taekwonda demonstration
Bouncy castle/assault course
Football speed game
Haydon the Womble
Children's games
Face Painting
5 a side football (free)

A new attraction at this year's Family Fun Day will be a stall at which football stickers can be bought or swapped.

There is still time to volunteer to help to man stalls and games, so that all the helpers can have a break.

If you are able to help, even if only for a short time, please e-mail here or phone John Smith on 07949 355033.


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Friday 04 May 2007
club news
Play with the Heroes and Legends!

Have you ever dreamt of playing with some of the Wimbledon heroes or Chelsea legends? If so, here is your chance!

We are auctioning one place in each squad for the match on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May on ebay with the proceeds going to three very worthwhile causes:
The Isabel Hospice
Friends of Chelsea Children's Hospital School
The Dons Trust
The auction ends on Saturday so make sure you get those last minute bids in!

The lucky winner will enjoy the full matchday experience with the squad, which will include access to the changing room, participation in the warm-up, sitting in on the team talk, playing at least 20 minutes and then joining the teams in the President's Lounge for the post-match hospitality.

This is a fantastic opportunity to share the pitch with some of the best players of the last 20 years from both teams, including Warren Barton, Efan Ekoku, Scott Fitzgerald and Marcus Gayle for Wimbledon and Kerry Dixon, Ray Wilkins and Graham Le Saux for Chelsea.

To bid for both places, visit here and here




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Thursday 03 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday

Kingsmeadow Live is deservedly developing a reputation for bringing in some of the top acts in the UK, both for Comedy@Kingsmeadow and live music. Last week, Milton Jones told about 150 one liners in his 40 minute set and brought the house down and the week before, Neville Staple put on one of the best shows yet.
This week, Comedy@Kingsmeadow, our weekly comedy club, is headlined by the hilarious Dougie Dunlop. Our next gig is our second indie night on Saturday 19th May, featuring The Comcomcommas, JC?s Flatline Junkies and Carmelite.

Don?t miss these upcoming gigs
Saturday 19th May- The Comcomcommas, JC?s Flatline Junkies and Carmelite
Saturday 2nd June- London Calling (Clash Tribute)
Saturday 23rd June- Undercover Police

More about this week?s comedy?

Friday 20 April
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Dougie Dunlop, Dave Lemkin, Michael Fabbri and Evie AndersonDoors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes Midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Dougie Dunlop (Closing act)
TV credits include LBC?s Through the Night, BBC Choice?s Beat Room,
STV?s Loud TV, BBC Scotland?s Live Floor Show, BBC Radio Scotland?s Velvet Cabaret.
?All the composure of a Tiger Woods' putt? The Scotsman
?Dougie has a rare ability to tell jokes about ordinary things and be hilarious!? Edinburgh Evening News
?Relaxed style big laughs? The Scotsman
?Natural born funny man? The List
?Effortlessly funny? Chortle
?Charming punters with his blend of mimicry and observational humour" The Scotsman

Dave Lemkin (Opening act)
'A natural raconteur, displaying an hilarious range of characters and voices' - Time Out Magazine
'Excellent' The Independent
'Ingenious' The Stage

Michael Fabbri (Compere)
?Looking like a long lost member of Blur, his set ranged from some physical nonsense with the microphone to?well, at this my notes and memory are no help because I was too bust laughing? Virtual Brighton Magazine
'His future is Bright' Chortle

Evie Anderson (Open spot)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Winners of the volunteer raffle for the Cafe Royal

Congratulations to the following volunteers who have won 2 tickets to the end of season dinner at the Cafe Royal:

Sandra Lowne

Hazel Browne

Julie Skone

Roger Hobkinson

Martin Drake

This table has been kindly sponsored by TomTom and we would like to thank them for this generous gesture once again.


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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Psst, want some tickets for Wembley?

We have been allocated tickets for the FA Cup and the FA Trophy finals. In particular, we expect to receive about 20 Trophy tickets because we won performance of the round. Also, thanks to a generous donor, we may have some tickets for each of the play offs (this is to be confirmed).

We have decided to put the tickets into a draw which is open to all volunteers who have done work for the club this season (including members of the various boards).

Volunteers can enter the draw by emailing here
before 5.30 pm on Monday 7 May. Please give a phone number and indicate which tickets you are interested in. You can apply for all three types of ticket but you can only be successful in one draw (we will make the draw for the FA Cup first).


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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Alan Cork joins the Wimbledon Heroes squad

We are pleased to annnounce that Alan Cork will be playing in the Heroes v Legends game next Monday.

Alan is the latest recuit to a list that now also includes Warren Barton and Marcus Gayle, who recently confirmed their availability for the game on public holiday, Monday 7 May


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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Chelsea squad for Heroes v Legends game

The Chelsea squad for the Wimbledon Heroes v Chelsea Legends game is currently as follows:

1 Jason Cundy

2 Nigel Spackman

3 Dave Beasant

4 Ray Wilkins

5 Gareth Hall

6 David Lee

7 Trevor Aylott

8 Colin Pates

9 Gary Stanley

10 Ian Britton

11 Peter Rhoades-Brown

12 Steve Finnieston

13 Graham Stuart

14 Scott Minto

15 Ray Lewington

16 Keith Dublin

17 Paul Cannoville

18 Alec Stewart

19 Gary Chivers

20 Graham Wilkins

21 Tommy Langley

22 Kerry Dixon

23 Ralf Little

24 Graham Le Saux

25 Steve Mckim

News on the Wimbledon squad will follow later.


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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Dave Anderson leaves

Dave Anderson has left the club today.

Chairman Erik Samuelson said ?after yesterday?s game, Dave and the board sat down and had a conversation where we all agreed that it is beneficial for everyone to make a change; that means, of course, that Dave will be leaving.

?Dave has done a tremendous job for us at AFC Wimbledon where he has introduced a thoroughly professional approach throughout the club and improved it from top to bottom. In his three years here, he has taken us to a championship, won the Surrey Senior Cup and taken us to another final, plus two play-offs. However, after long, hard thought, we?ve reluctantly concluded that it is time for a change. The board thank Dave and his team for all their hard work over the last three years.?

Dave Anderson said ?It?s been an absolute pleasure to manage AFC Wimbledon. I?ve enjoyed the ups and even the downs. I?ve worked closely for two chairmen and got on very well with them. I think the club is in very good hands.

"Looking back, I am satisfied that I am leaving a much better club than I joined. Last night the fans? support was fantastic, and I want to thank them very much for all my time here. I wish the club every success in future except when I play the Dons again! Finally, I want to thank my staff, players and everyone else around the club who have helped me over the last three years.?

Assistant manager Jon Turner and first team coach Warren Kelly are also leaving today.


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Wednesday 02 May 2007
club news
Wimbledon Heroes vs. Chelsea Legends match sponsorship

The match sponsorship package is still available for the Wimbledon Heroes vs. Chelsea Legends match taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May.

The match sponsorship includes 10 tickets for the Presidents Lounge and Directors' Box, giving the group the opportunity to mingle with some of the stars from years gone by, including Robbie Earle, Warren Barton, Efan Ekoku, Scott Fitzgerald and Marcus Gayle for Wimbledon and Kerry Dixon, Ray Wilkins and Graham Le Saux for Chelsea.

The match also presents a fantastic opportunity to raise money for three very worthwhile causes: The Isabel Hospice, Friends of Chelsea Children's Hospital School and The Dons Trust.

With this in mind, the commercial department will accept bids for this package. As a rough guide, match sponsorships for an AFC Wimbledon league match cost 1,000.

For full details of these packages, please visit here. If you would like to make an offer or if you have any questions, please e-mail the commercial department at here or call 020 8547 3336.


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Tuesday 01 May 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday

Kingsmeadow Live is deservedly developing a reputation for bringing in some of the top acts in the UK, both for Comedy@Kingsmeadow and live music. Last week, Milton Jones told about 150 one liners in his 40 minute set and brought the house down and the week before, Neville Staple put on one of the best shows yet.
This week, Comedy@Kingsmeadow, our weekly comedy club, is headlined by the hilarious Dougie Dunlop. Our next gig is our second indie night on Saturday 19th May, featuring The Comcomcommas, JC?s Flatline Junkies and Carmelite.

Don?t miss these upcoming gigs
Saturday 19th May- The Comcomcommas, JC?s Flatline Junkies and Carmelite
Saturday 2nd June- London Calling (Clash Tribute)
Saturday 23rd June- Undercover Police

More about this week?s comedy?

Friday 20 April
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Dougie Dunlop, Dave Lemkin, Michael Fabbri and Evie AndersonDoors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes Midnight
Admission: 6 (advance) /8 (door)

Dougie Dunlop (Closing act)
TV credits include LBC?s Through the Night, BBC Choice?s Beat Room,
STV?s Loud TV, BBC Scotland?s Live Floor Show, BBC Radio Scotland?s Velvet Cabaret.
?All the composure of a Tiger Woods' putt? The Scotsman
?Dougie has a rare ability to tell jokes about ordinary things and be hilarious!? Edinburgh Evening News
?Relaxed style big laughs? The Scotsman
?Natural born funny man? The List
?Effortlessly funny? Chortle
?Charming punters with his blend of mimicry and observational humour" The Scotsman

Dave Lemkin (Opening act)
'A natural raconteur, displaying an hilarious range of characters and voices' - Time Out Magazine
'Excellent' The Independent
'Ingenious' The Stage

Michael Fabbri (Compere)
?Looking like a long lost member of Blur, his set ranged from some physical nonsense with the microphone to?well, at this my notes and memory are no help because I was too bust laughing? Virtual Brighton Magazine
'His future is Bright' Chortle

Evie Anderson (Open spot)

For more information, make sure you visit our website here

Please take note of our advance bookings ticket policy:
To obtain the cheaper ticket price, you must book tickets in advance. You can book tickets either by e-mailing here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. You can still pay for the tickets on the night of the gig. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!



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Tuesday 01 May 2007
club news
Accounting help found, thank you

We have had several offers to help with the reconciliation project and have now withdrawn the request.

Thanks to everyone who replied - we will respond shortly after the play offs are over.


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Tuesday 01 May 2007
club news
Play with the Heroes and Legends!

Have you ever dreamt of playing with some of the Wimbledon heroes or Chelsea legends? If so, here is your chance!

We are auctioning one place in each squad for the match between the two teams on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May.

The lucky winner will enjoy the full matchday experience with the squad, which will include access to the changing room, participation in the warm-up, sitting in on the team talk, playing at least 20 minutes and then joining the teams in the President's Lounge for the post-match hospitality.

This is a fantastic opportunity to share the pitch with some of the best players of the last 20 years from both teams, including Warren Barton, Efan Ekoku, Scott Fitzgerald and Marcus Gayle for Wimbledon and Kerry Dixon, Ray Wilkins and Graham Le Saux for Chelsea.

To bid for both places, visit here and here

The money raised from this auction will go to three very worthwhile causes: The Isabel Hospice, Friends of Chelsea Children's Hospital School and The Dons Trust. Bidding ends on Saturday.



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Tuesday 01 May 2007
club news
Collection of tickets for the Bromley game

Tickets bought by credit card can be collected from the club's office until 3.30 pm today.

After 3.30 pm, uncollected tickets will be taken to the ground. They can be collected from a table which will be set up to the right of the turnstiles. You will be asked for proof of identity.

Please arrive early and allow plenty of time as there are a great many tickets to be collected. Arriving early will also give time for any queries to be rersolved

Also, please note that the table will be manned by volunteers until about 7.30 pm. After that time, any remaining uncollected tickets will be passed to a steward or turnstile operator. In the event of any queries, they are far less likely to be able to resolve them, so it is in your best interests to arrive early.


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Tuesday 01 May 2007
club news
Squad for tonight

Dave Anderson has announced the following squad for tonight's play off semi-final.

Andy Little; Paul Smith; Simon Sweeney; Paul Lorraine; Chris Hussey; Steve Butler; Antony Howard; Matt Fish; Jermaine Darlington; Michael Haswell; Wes Daly; Steve Wales; Luke Garrard; Lee O'Leary; Chris Gell; Robin Shroot; Lewis Cook; Steve Ferguson; Richard Butler; Richard Jolly; Roscoe Dsane; Stephen Goddard.

Chris Hussey has been added to the squad as cover for Michael Haswell who faces a fitness test. "We've been delighted with Chris's performances for the reserves so I had no hesitation in adding him to the squad.

"I expect tonight to be tense and frantic to begin with and then hopefully it will settle down to a proper football match at some stage, because both teams like to play football.

"We will give them the resepect they deserve but we are reasonably happy with the way we are playing, so we go into the game in good spirits. Given the nature of the teams, I'd be very surprised if this game ended 0-0.

"I was at the Chelmsford v Billericay game last night, watching the game alongside Colin McBride, the Hornchurch manager. When Chelmsford took the lead in the 82nd minute, with Billericay down to 10 men, we looked at each other and said "game over". I left early to beat the traffic and was on the road home when I heard that Billericay had equalised. We'd forgotten the old football adage that "it isn't over until it's over", so I'll be talking about that to the team tonight, to make sure we concentrate right up until the final whistle.

"We are all looking forward to tonight because this sort of game is why we play or manage or watch football. It will be a fantastic atmosphere and we will be giving it everything we've got."


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