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Thursday 28 June 2007
club news
Salmon the Don

Will Salmon signed for Wimbledon this afternoon. Will is a 20 year old right-back who was at Aldershot as a youth team player under Terry Brown. He went on to make a couple of first team appearances before joining Fleet in Ryman Division One South last season.

At Fleet, he was the player of the year and the player's' player of the year. With Terry Brown talking a pre-season break, assistant manager Stuart Cash said "Will is a talented natural right-back who we have worked with before. He loves a tackle and is a no-nonsense defender who can also overlap with great energy. He moved away from Aldershot to get valuable first team experience with Fleet and this will stand him in good stead.

"Will is a youngster but we see him featuring as a regular right-back in the first team this season."

Speaking to Will, he was very excited about playing in front of 2,500 fans this season and said "I'm delighted to have joined a club like Wimbledon and very enthusiastic about getting out there and playing."


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Wednesday 27 June 2007
club news
Have you got a car with a tow bar and a few hours to spare, please?

The club will shortly be moving from the Richardson Evans training ground to a new facility in New Malden.

In order to move the club's portable flood lights we require sturdy vehicles with tow bars. If you have such a vehicle and you might be available to help, could you please contact the club on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday or email here.


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Wednesday 27 June 2007
club news
Last Comedy@Kingsmeadow before our summer break this Friday!

This week we have Comedy@Kingsmeadow on Friday night featuring the hilarious Martin Beaumont.
Please note:
After Friday night, Comedy@Kingsmeadow closes for July and August. Kingsmeadow Live will also close for the same period, apart from Saturday 21 July when the clubseen presents up and coming local boy Darron J Connett.

Don’t miss these upcoming gigs:
Saturday 21st July- the clubseen presents Darron J Connett ( visit here.) with support from the Brights (visit here).

Friday 29 June
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents…
Martin Beaumont, Nick Coppin, Del Strain and Bryan Lacey
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Martin Beaumont (Closing act)
Beaumont appears regularly at London's leading venues and has toured nationally and overseas. TV credits include first, second and 'Best Of' Series 'Comedy Nation' (BBC) and 'The Warehouse' (Carlton TV). Writing credits for 'Comedy Nation' (BBC 2), 2 series of 'Get Up Stand Up' (Channel 4) and ‘Gas’ (Channel 4).

Nick Coppin (Opening act)
"A rapid-fire non-stop act full of energy. His hour went so quick, his charming smile and easy manner had the audience eating out of his hand and wanting more. Go and see him." Stephen Mathew, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
"Coppin sets a new benchmark for international comedy" Ewan Gordon. The Pun magazine, Melbourne
“Charmed our audiences. Scoundrelously funny" Classic comedy club, New Zealand
"There is absolutely nothing to dislike about Coppin as a performer" Chortle.co.uk

Del Strain (Compere)
Hackney New Act of the Year finalist in 2003 and 2004, Laughing Horse New Act of Year finalist in 2005 and Best Act of the Year at the Bedford in 2005. Performed at clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Comedy Café, Banana Caberet and Jongleurs.

Bryan Lacey (Middle Act)

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 26 June 2007
club news
WISA open meeting on Merton's borough plan

We have been asked by WISA to post the following message:

WISA is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, 4 July at Wimbledon Community Centre, St George's Road, Wimbledon, starting at 7.30 pm, to discuss the latest proposals for Merton's new borough plan, aka the long-term development framework (LDF). All fans are welcome, whether or not you're a WISA member.

We'll be joined by Steve Cardis, Merton's planning policy team leader, together with a colleague from the council's leisure services department. The Merton council representatives will give a brief explanation of the plans, then answer questions.

If you've got questions for Steve, whether or not you can come along, please e-mail them here before the meeting.

The LDF provides a huge opportunity to make long-term provision for a possible return of AFC Wimbledon to Merton because it sets out planning policy in the borough for the next 15 years. So it is absolutely crucial that as many of us as possible write in at this latest stage with our comments on the draft. That includes everyone who has already responded at an earlier stage. We've got until 23 July to reply.

WISA will be writing a formal response to the council. But in order to help you make the points which relate to the proposals, we will also be posting up a model letter on our website, here.

The proposals are available online here as well as libraries throughout Merton. For a paper copy, please phone 020 8545 3041 or e-mail here.


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Monday 25 June 2007
club news
Second clear up weekend arranged

Despite clearing enough rubble to fill four skips and painting almost everything that didn't move, there is still work to be done to get the stadium ready for the new season. Therefore we have arranged another clear up weekend.

The dates for the work are Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 July. So if you aren't the type to go to pre-season friendly games, or if you can help on the Sunday, please let us know by calling the office on 020 8547 3528 or emailing here so that we can make the necessary arrangements - although we wouldn't turn you away if you just turned up on the day.

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 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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Monday 25 June 2007
club news
Volunteers needed to help fix an awning, please

We have acquired an awning to be erected outside the ground as part of our arrangements for conversion to no-smoking in the function rooms and bars from 1 July.

We now need help to erect it and are looking for a couple of volunteers to help us to do so. If you can help please call the office on 020 8547 3528 or email here.


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Friday 22 June 2007
club news
Terry's end-of-week round up

Terry Brown reflected on a week where there has been a lot of work and a lot of progress but no new signings - indeed, quite the opposite.

"The bad news is that I have to report that Simon Sweeney has told us that he won't be available to play for us next season. As everyone knows, we signed Simon up to a new contract a while ago but, since then, he has been offered a promotion in his day job which will make it impossible to play football and do the job.

"While we are obviously disappointed, this is an opportunity that he feels he can't reject and we fully understand and support his decision. We wish him well and will be cancelling his contract, while retaining his registration in case things change.

"Simon has been very open about this with us about this, so we have had time to seek a replacement. We have made an offer to a right back and he is thinking it over during the weekend, so we hope to be able to make an announcement about him early next week.

"Meanwhile, we have been speaking to three experienced strikers with a view to getting the right target man. The issue is not money, it is that each of them is a quality player and need to be persuaded to step down a division or two, or maybe even three! This is a big decision for any player to make and we need him to be sure it is right for him.

"Finally, we have also made an offer to a centre back and are hopeful that we will get an answer early next week.

"Overall, then, next week is very important as I hope to have finalised all our players by the end of the week. But, in football, you never know what might be waiting round the corner so we will wait and see what comes of our offers."


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Friday 22 June 2007
club news
Meet the manager

Terry Brown, accompanied by Stuart Cash, will be holding his first AFC Wimbledon "meet the manager" session at Kingsmeadow, starting at 7.30 pm, on Friday 13 July, which is the night before our first pre-season friendly game, at Tooting and Mitcham.

Terry said "Stuart and I are looking forward to meeting the fans and talking about our plans, the players and our hopes for the season. And, of course, anything else that the fans want to ask us about!"


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Friday 22 June 2007
dons trust news
Wimbledon village fair, tomorrow, Saturday 23 June

Both the Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon will be present at the Wimbledon Village Fair, this Saturday, 23 June. We have had a very successful presence there for the last four years, promoting the Trust and the club and raising money as well. As in the past, the Trust and our merchandise team will have a stall and the Community Football team will be running some games and coaching, in a separate area.

In previous years, the Fair has provided an excellent day out for supporters. It is always well attended, so it's an excellent opportunity for supporters to wear their colours and remind people that the Dons are firmly established in the locality. We have season ticket and "kids go free" fliers to hand out, while other volunteers may well be promoting fund-raising events, the Dons Trust Bond and Trust membership.

The Merchandise stall has a limited range of stock for sale, but if you would like any particular items, please e-mail here or call the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays with your orders.

There are already quite a few volunteers helping on the day, but there is always room for more. If you can help, even just for an hour or so, please contact Roger Dennis here
or see Roger on the day.

The Fair is held on the part of Wimbledon Common which is at the top of Wimbledon Village, between the War Memorial and Rushmere pond. The nearest roads are Southside Common and The Green.


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Friday 22 June 2007
club news
Volunteers needed to make phone calls

We are looking for two volunteers for up to a day each (not necessarily the same day) to make phone calls to ensure our season ticket database information is up to date and accurate.

If you are willing to help, have an eye for detail and a good telephone manner, please call the club's office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays, or email here


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Thursday 21 June 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents The Undercover Police this Saturday!

On Saturday night, Kingsmeadow Live presents The Undercover Police, the ultimate Police tribute. So if you can’t afford to see them at Twickenham Stadium, come down to Kingsmeadow Stadium for the next best thing!
Kingsmeadow Live will also close in Jul and August, apart from Saturday 21 July when the clubseen presents up and coming local boy Darron J Connett. For more information about this gig, keep an eye on our website or visit here.

Saturday 23 June
Undercover Police
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.30pm, bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £7 (advance) /£9 (door)

For Police fans everywhere this London-based top UK tribute band is a ‘must’, with its faithful and authentic recreation of 80s music from Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
Shut your eyes and you'll be amazed by the accuracy of the sound reproduced by this stunning trio; open them and you'll be astounded by the authentic costumes, movements and characterisation of this talented tribute
All the great hits are here from Can't Stand Losing You, De do do do de da da da, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Every Breath you Take, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Message in a Bottle, Roxanne, So Lonely, Walking on the Moon and Syncronicity. Sit back and watch the show, sing along with your favourites or dance the night away. Whatever your preference you're guaranteed to have a night to remember!
“When I closed my eyes I thought it was The Police!” Hanwell Music Festival

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 21 June 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

This week we have Comedy@Kingsmeadow on Friday night featuring the wacky Jeff Innocent. Comedy@Kingsmeadow continues next week, Friday 29 June, then closes for July and August.

Friday 22 June
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents…
Jeff Innocent, Ivor Dembina, Pete Jonas and Aaron Rice
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Jeff Innocent (Closing act)
"It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny." Evening Standard
"with Eco Worrier he's got a hit on his hands. ..his gags come from his subversion of ethical values by juxtaposing them with his wide-boy charm." Metro 2006 ****
"Clever, honest, funny, hugely likeable comedy. I really loved this show" Kate Copstick, The Scotsman 2006 ****
“He commands the room, hits strong gags with confidence and style and has the audience bending to his every whim. In short, he's one funny man - whatever the environment” Chortle 2006

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

Pete Jonas (Compere)
“A sleek, professional act… the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is spot-on. A rock-solid act guaranteed to entertain.” Chortle
“With a powerful stage manner, Jonas has a knack for building a rapport with even the most hardened of comedy audiences.” TNT Magazine
“An engaging comic whose laid back style is easy to warm to, with a genuine talent at building a rapport with the audience.” The Australian Times

Aaron Rice (Middle Act)

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 20 June 2007
club news
Complete list of pre season friendlies

The latest list of pre season friendlies is as follows:

14 July, Tooting and Mitcham United v AFC Wimbledon

18 July, Raynes Park Vale v AFC Wimbledon XI

21 July, Brentford v AFC Wimbledon

24 July, Woking v AFC Wimbledon

27 July, Cove v AFC Wimbledon XI

28 July, Salisbury City v AFC Wimbledon

31 July, Fisher Athletic v AFC Wimbledon

2 August, Horley Town v AFC Wimbledon XI

4 August, AFC Wimbledon v FC United of Manchester

5 August, Farnham Town v AFC Wimbledon XI, kick off 2.00 pm

7 or 8 August (TBC), Windsor and Eton v AFC Wimbledon XI

11 August, Kingstonian v AFC Wimbledon

11 August, Bedfont Sports v AFC Wimbledon XI


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Wednesday 20 June 2007
dons trust news
Dons Draw winners for June

The June Dons Draw took place this morning at Kingsmeadow.

The winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson (Dons Trust board member), Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer) and Trevor Williams.

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of £1000 - ticket 0661 – Philip Godfrey from Liverpool

Second prize of £475 - ticket 1541 – Elizabeth Clouter from SW19

Third prize of £150 - ticket 0937 – Martin Drake from Croydon

Congratulations to all three prize winners!

This is the first win for Philip and Elizabeth and the second time Martin has won third prize.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after 18 July 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 £1,000 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 July 2007 Dons Draw is 8.00pm on Saturday 30 June.

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


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Monday 18 June 2007
club news
Roscoe's dream comes true

AFC Wimbledon have announced that striker Roscoe Dsane has signed a 12 month full-time contract with Accrington Stanley.

The club would like to thank Roscoe for all his efforts and wish him every success in his return to full-time football.

Roscoe was named Junior Dons' Player of the Year last season and bagged 21 goals in 46 appearances.

Check the features section later this week to read Terry Brown's thoughts on this latest development to his squad and the imminent return to training


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Thursday 14 June 2007
club news
Mascot places available

We are still taking applications for mascots for next season.

The mascot package is for children aged 13 and below. It costs £120 and includes:

-Seat tickets for the mascot and two guests, including access to the President's Lounge and a programme for each person
-A full home kit for the mascot
-A signed photograph with the player of your choice
-A signed AFC Wimbledon football
-An option to buy a further two tickets, with access to the President's Lounge, for £25 each (but see below)

The mascot can normally enter the first-team changing room, and gets to join in the warm-up on the pitch and meet Haydon the Womble.

In place of the option to buy two further President's Lounge tickets, the standard mascot package can be extended to a second family member for an additional £60, i.e. a total cost of £180. This is available for two mascots and 3 guests, giving a total group size of five. Each mascot gets a home kit, a signed AFC Wimbledon football and a signed photograph. Please note that, should you take this option, we are unable to make available any further President's Lounge tickets to you.

To apply, please email Aideen Rochfordor call the club's office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays. Please send the following details:

- The mascot's name and age
- Your preferred dates

The fixture list will not be published until July so please indicate which month you prefer. Some times of the year are particularly popular so please be prepared to accept a different date.

Matches will be allocated to successful applicants within two weeks of the fixtures being published, so it’s important to be contactable during that time.


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Tuesday 12 June 2007
dons trust news
Date for your diary

The date of the next SGM has now been set for Thursday 28 June (7.30 pm, Kingsmeadow).

An agenda and papers for the meeting have been distributed to members and can also be found here.



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Tuesday 12 June 2007
first team news
Terry adds to the squad

Terry Brown was delighted today to complete the signing of midfielder Karl Beckford. “Stuart and I both know Karl well as a player and know that he’s capable of being the goal threat from midfield we need. In his last full season in the Conference South he got 18 goals for Lewes and this season we’re setting him a target of 15.

“Karl is naturally an attack-minded player. He has the ability to go past people and create as well as score goals.”


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Tuesday 12 June 2007
club news
It's Carnival time again

AFC Wimbledon and the Dons Trust will be at the Mitcham Carnival this Saturday, 16 June. The Carnival runs from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm and is held at Three Kings' Piece, Commonside West, Mitcham. In addition, there is a parade at 12.30 from Figges Marsh, London Road, Mitcham, to Three Kings' Piece. Previous Carnivals have provided something for all the family and the AFC Wimbledon/Dons Trust presence has always been very successful.

John Smith is organising our presence at the Carnival and Roger Dennis is organising our participation in the parade. More volunteers are needed for both.

People are needed to help with our stall and games, including the football speed game, maybe help sell club merchandise or hand out leaflets and generally promote the club and Trust. No one has to stay for the full five hours and volunteers from 2.00 onwards would be most welcome. If you can help, please email John Smith at johnsmithafc@yahoo.co.uk or phone him on 07925 374911.

We also need supporters to take part in the Carnival parade from Figges Marsh to the Carnival site. The parade starts at 12.30 and takes about half an hour. Lots of people line the route, so we want to make a big impression. Those taking part in the parade should assemble, in colours, at 12.15. Once the parade has finished, marchers can look round the Carnival or help out at the stall. If you plan to take part in the parade, contact Roger Dennis at roger.dennis@thedonstrust.org, or 07984 189027 or simply turn up on the day.


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Friday 08 June 2007
club news
Accountant needed at AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon is looking for a part-qualified accountant on a part time basis (three days per week), to manage all aspects of the accounts of this £1.2m turnover business.

The job includes:

Production, presentation and analysis of monthly management accounts and KPIs
Preparation and management of annual budget
Processing day-to-day transactions
VAT returns
General ledger journals and general ledger accounts reconciliations
Ledger control and reconciliations
Payroll
Accounts queries and correspondence

The successful candidate will:

Be an all round accountant (part qualified CIMA or ACCA)
Be a self-starter
Preferably be interested in football
Have management accounting experience
Have good communication skills (both oral and written)
Have strong Excel skills
Be highly numerate

If you meet the above criteria, please forward your CV here

AFC Wimbledon is an equal opportunities employer.


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Friday 08 June 2007
club news
Terry looks back on the week and a late signing

At the end of a busy week, Terry Brown was very pleased with progress. “It is important to me that we’ve secured the services of two of our youngest and most talented players, Chris Hussey and Richard Butler, in a week that has seen the squad take shape, with only two to three vacant positions yet to be filled. I’m delighted with the progress that we’ve made over the last three weeks and we can now focus on those outstanding positions.

“We have also offered an improved contract to Wes Daly and I am delighted to say that he has accepted it. We have managed to maintain the nucleus of last year’s talented young squad, with twelve having signed or re-signed and with Roscoe Dsane yet to decide over the coming days. It looks increasingly unlikely that we will be able to retain him, however. We’ve made him a vastly improved offer but whether that will be able to match the lure of full-time Conference football is doubtful.

“As well as signing new players it falls upon a manager’s shoulders to release them. Unfortunately we have had to release two talented and hard-working players this week, in Jermaine Darlington and Chris Gell. Again, I would like to thank them for the valuable contributions they made to the club’s success over the last couple of seasons.

“The latest news is that we have just signed Tony Finn. At the end of a long week we signed Tony at 6.30 pm today. We were determined to sign him today because he is a wonderfully talented and exciting winger who being pursued by two Conference and Conference South teams. Tony has the ability to create and score goals and I am sure that the fans will love watching him.”

Tony was at Metropolitan Police last season and wore the number 11 shirt against the Dons in the subsequently redundant game in the Surrey Senior Cup. He was a free agent at the end of the season and was being pursued by several clubs. Tony said “I am delighted to sign for AFC Wimbledon – it is a dream come true for me.”

Terry concluded “finally, we made an offer to a goal-scoring midfielder a couple of days ago. He is taking a few days to think things over. He was very impressed with the club and the facilities so I am hopeful that he will join us.”


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Thursday 07 June 2007
club news
Support our involvement in community events

The Community Events Group are participating in the following events over
the summer:

. Corpus Christi school fair (a local primary school, in New Malden) on Saturday 9 June

. Mitcham Carnival on Saturday 16 June. We are also participating in the Parade

. Wimbledon Village Fair on Saturday 23 June. Haydon will also be in attendance for part of the day

. Burlington School Fair on Sunday 24 June. Burlington is another primary school in New Malden who are very supportive of The Dons

Please come along and support the club at these events.

As always we are also looking for volunteers to help on these days - if you can help please email John Smith or phone him on 07925 374911.


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Thursday 07 June 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow continues this week, headlined by the hilarious Kevin McCarthy.

Our next gig is not until Saturday 23 June but it is a big one-Police tribute The Undercover Police play Kingsmeadow Live. For more information, be sure you to check out here.

Friday 8 June
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Kevin McCarthy, Cole Parker, Erich McElroy and John Rietberg
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Kevin McCarthy (Closing act)
Once seen never forgotten, Kevin McCarthy is one of the biggest acts on the UK comedy circuit. With an ever changing act, and the ability to find humour in any subject, Kevin's cuddly personality and utterly relaxed stage persona puts the audience instantly at ease. An accomplished stand-up comedian, and burgeoning talent as a comic actor, he's a real coup for any comedy club or corporate event

''The Ad Lib Expert' - The Stage

Cole Parker (Opening act)
"Quite simply, the finest alternative comedian there is" Ian Cognito
"Consistently funny?." The Independent
"Wonderful, upfront, hilarious?'" Evening Standard

Erich McElroy (Compere)
"An epic" - 'Top Ten' What to see at the Fringe Channel 4 Radio
"Where avuncular Yank Bill Bryson took a look at us Brits and made us feel good about ourselves through his observations, stand-ups American Erich McElroy and Australian Pete Jonas achieve the opposite?brilliant?" The Stage

**** Broadway Baby
**** "Funny from the start" Edfringe.com
"Well-crafted show with natural interplay between the duo and jokes which hit" The Scotsman
"The execution of this work is perfect." The List

John Rietberg (Middle Act)

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 07 June 2007
club news
Butts signs up while Terry continues the search for goals

Terry Brown has announced that he has today re-signed Richard Butler. "I am absolutely delighted that Richard has agreed to a new contract" said Terry, early this afternoon. "He is a quality player, experienced, a proven goalscorer and yet he is only just 22. And, of course, he is a great crowd favourite."

Meanwhile, Terry continues his search to increase the goals-for tally next season. He said "Stuart is back from holiday and we've been assessing where we've got to with the squad. We felt we needed a few more goals from midfield this season and so this afternoon we held detailed talks with a goalscoring mid-fielder. I'm not saying who he is, as we've not reached agreement yet, but the meeting went well and he has gone off to think about what we said."


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Wednesday 06 June 2007
club news
Chris Gell moves on

Manager Terry Brown spoke to Chris Gell yesterday, immediately following Chris's return from holiday in Cancun.

"I informed Chris that we were releasing him for similar reasons that I explained regarding Jermaine Darlington. I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the club, to thank Chris for his contribution over the last few seasons. Chris is a talented and whole-hearted player who I am sure will soon be fixed up with another club."


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Tuesday 05 June 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow continues this week, headlined by the hilarious Kevin McCarthy. Our next gig is not until Saturday 23 June but it is a big one- Police tribute The Undercover Police play Kingsmeadow Live. For more information, be sure you to check out here

Friday 8 June
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents?
Kevin McCarthy, Cole Parker, Erich McElroy and John Rietberg
Doors open 8.00pm, show starts 9.00pm, bar closes midnight
Admission: £6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Kevin McCarthy (Closing act)
Once seen never forgotten, Kevin McCarthy is one of the biggest acts on the UK comedy circuit. With an ever changing act, and the ability to find humour in any subject, Kevin's cuddly personality and utterly relaxed stage persona puts the audience instantly at ease. An accomplished stand-up comedian, and burgeoning talent as a comic actor, he's a real coup for any comedy club or corporate event
''The Ad Lib Expert' - The Stage

Cole Parker (Opening act)
"Quite simply, the finest alternative comedian there is" Ian Cognito
"Consistently funny?." The Independent
"Wonderful, upfront, hilarious?'" Evening Standard

Erich McElroy (Compere)
?An epic? - ?Top Ten? What to see at the Fringe Channel 4 Radio
?Where avuncular Yank Bill Bryson took a look at us Brits and made us feel good about ourselves through his observations, stand-ups American Erich McElroy and Australian Pete Jonas achieve the opposite?brilliant?? The Stage
**** Broadway Baby
**** ?Funny from the start? Edfringe.com
?Well-crafted show with natural interplay between the duo and jokes which hit? The Scotsman
?The execution of this work is perfect.? The List

John Rietberg (Middle Act)

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 05 June 2007
club news
Terry moves closed to finalising the squad

Last night, Terry Brown signed Chris Hussey. Terry said "Chris is a young, talented left-sided player who did very well for the under 19s last year. He will no doubt be pushing for a first team berth this season. With Robin Shroot and Stephen Goddard, this means that we've now signed up three extremely talented young players, all of whom made great progress with the club last season.

"Whenever a new manager joins a club there will be difficult decisions to make that involve popular players. One particularly difficult decision has been to release Jermaine Darlington, who is a very talented player. However, as the manager I have to look at the long term picture as well as the immediate future of the club.

"I've already brought in some experienced Conference players and I felt I needed to balance that with some young legs around them. On behalf of the club, I'd like to thank Jermaine and all the other players who we've released for the contribution they've made towards the club's progress over the last few years."


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Tuesday 05 June 2007
dons trust news
DT Board minutes

The minutes of Dons Trust Board meetings from April and May can now be found here.


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Monday 04 June 2007
dons trust news
DT Board meeting - 4 June 2007

Terry dropped in and was introduced to the Board who wished him all the best for the season ahead.

The main points of interest discussed by the Board included:

Membership - including the introduction life membership.

An update on the Strategy Review.

Training pitches.

Continuing sponsorship of the Morden Girls League.

The June SGM - Because we are still awaiting legal advice on the proposals for the safeguarding of the Club, it was agreed that the SGM scheduled for 20 June would have to be postponed by a week. Once this advice is received, the papers for the meeting can be finalised and will be issued to members. The revised time and date of the SGM will be posted immediately on the OS.

The next regular monthly meeting of the Board will be on 2 July. The agenda will include ladies football, fundraising in 2007-08, commercial developments and how the DT's funds are currently spent. Should any member want to feed in comments or ideas on any of these items, please feel free to contact any member of the Board - see the Trust pages and Contact Us for e-mail addresses.


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Monday 04 June 2007
club news
Terry continues to work on the squad

Terry Brown is aiming to resolve the situations of five players this week. "I am speaking to Jermaine Darlington, who is just about back from holiday around now, but I continue to search Chris Gell with no success to date.

"Later this week, I will be talking to Roscoe Dsane and Wes Daly to try to clarify their positions, as the club really needs to know if they want to stay or if we should look elsewhere.

"Richard Butler is due back from holiday this week and we'll be bringing him in to talk when he returns.

"Meanwhile, we still have an offer outstanding for a Conference central midfielder player and, of course, we are still searching for that elusive target man."


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Friday 01 June 2007
club news
Strategy update

The strategy exercise continues alongside all of the end of season activities and the comings and goings.

Collecting reports from the various groups has taken longer than hoped but a draft overall report is now being prepared and should be available for consideration by the strategy review group in early June. No doubt some revision and refinement will then be necessary but we hope to have a document for Dons Trust members to consider by the end of the summer.

In the meantime, the Stratchat site is still available for ideas and discussions here.


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Friday 01 June 2007
club news
Squad update

Paul Lorraine has signed for Woking FC. Paul signed on loan from Fisher Athletic in December, making his debut as a substitute in the away win at Heybridge Swifts. After a successful loan period, Dave Anderson snapped him up on a permanent basis but Paul refused a contract, since he always said he wanted to be available to switch to full time football.

He quickly became a fans' favourite with his no-nonsense play and his obvious commitment to the Dons' cause. "Obviously, we didn't want to lose Paul but while he made it clear he loved it here, and would have liked to stay, we couldn't offer the one thing that he wanted most, namely full time football", said Terry Brown today.

We spoke to Paul just after the announcement and he said "I loved my time at AFC Wimbledon and I think the fans liked me. It is a real wrench to leave but I've always said that I wanted full time football and unfortunately you can't offer me that. But I will be back to visit and will always look out for our results."

Meanwhile, Terry Brown has re-secured the services of Steve Ferguson who has signed a new contract. "Steve has the sort of pace that terrifies defenders and, along with his obvious skill, he is someone I really wanted to keep", said Terry. "He is also versatile and, on a relatively small squad, that adds to the attraction."

During his visit to Kingsmeadow to sign the contract, Steve said "I'm delighted to sign. I was mad keen to stay at the Dons and I'm looking forward to scoring 20 goals or more this season!"

Terry is now quite close to completing his squad and said "we have made a bid for a player and are awaiting a reply, but I am hopeful. No, he isn't the big target man we are still seeking - we did speak to one yesterday who would have set the place alight, but he wasn't quite ready to move from full to part time.

"We are monitoring the situation with Roscoe, who has also said he wants to go full time and Wes Daly, who has similar ambitions but, unlike Roscoe, is contracted to us and not a free agent.

"Finally, I've agreed terms with Paul Seuke to give us real competition with Andy Little for the goalkeeping spot. Paul started last season at Carshalton and then spent time at Yeading so he has the right sort of experience to push Andy Little all the way."


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Friday 01 June 2007
club news
Help needed to complete the tidy up

Following the club's spring clean last weekend, we need two volunteers to help load the last of the rubbish into the skips.

If you can help for an hour or two tomorrow, Saturday, please call the office on 020 8547 3528 today befor 4.00pm.


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