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Monday 30 August 2004
first team news
Gibbo signs a two year deal

Dave Anderson is delighted to announce that Steve Gibson has put pen to paper on a two year deal.

The manager confirmed:
"Gibbo signed on after the Walton game. He's on a one-year deal, with an option for a further year after that. So we can keep him here for two years if we want to, and I can't see any reason why we won't. With his ability going forward, he gives us something our other options in the squad don't. He's got an extremely bright future at this club, which is exactly why we've signed him up."


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Monday 30 August 2004
first team news
Leafe squad named and Walton thoughts

Dave Anderson will be taking the same 17-man squad to Whyteleafe this afternoon:
Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Lewis Taylor, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

And the manager was broadly happy with Saturday's win, with a special mention for substitute Sheerin's final goal:

"The first half was an ugly football match to watch, as we expected. To go a goal down wasn?t great, but we know we can deal with that. You must stay patient and not play silly football, but match what you?re up against. From a spectator point of view, that meant it wasn?t a great game to watch, but the game-plan worked and we did well.

"Realistically some people come to Kingsmeadow to nick something and make it difficult for us to play. In the first half we didn?t earn the right to play. We weren?t sharp enough and didn?t pass the ball well. You have to give them credit because they did their job well and stopped us playing for a long time. But good teams know that the game last 90 minutes and we?re not a bad side. As game wore on, we played a little bit more. Joe?s goal was very special, but I always felt 2-1 would be enough.

"I was delighted for Joe, as people could probably see from my reaction to his goal. I?m as big a fan of Joe Sheerin?s as anyone else in the ground. No-one questions his ability, but I?m also more aware of how hard he?s working to be part of this team. He?s still got a little way to go to be competing for a start, but the work he?s already done is what got him to the second touch before the chip, so it was great to see that work rewarded."


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Sunday 29 August 2004
ladies news
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

With Laura Smith still unavailable, manager Graham Newnham has added ex-Everton striker Andi McGrady, and recalled Danni Davies, for today's Premier League, Southern Division game at Brighton & Hove Albion (Withdean Stadium, 14.00).

The full squad is; Rachael Axon, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Julie Bygrave, Lou Cooper, Danni Davies, Kylie Davies, Vicky Elcome, Jo Goodwin, Kerry Knott, Lizzie Laws, Andi McGrady, Lauren Nuttall, Lisa Patey, Keisha Ramos, Michelle Riley and Beth Sims.


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Friday 27 August 2004
first team news
Squad stays the same

Dave Anderson has named the following 17-man squad for tomorrow's match against Walton & Hersham at TFS - KM:
Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Lewis Taylor, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

And the manager is expecting a tough encounter:
"Tomorrow will be our hardest game of the season so far. I've made the players very aware in training that no-one should think they've arrived after four wins. We're expecting a tough test and a tight game."

The match kicks off at 3pm and full details and updates will be published on here, as ever, with live internet radio commentary from RadioWDON.


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Thursday 26 August 2004
first team news
Fixtures news

Please note that the away game against Corinthian-Casuals has been moved from Tuesday 28 September to Wednesday 29 September.

The Bryco Cup (the Isthmian League's cup competition) draw has been made and it has now been confirmed that AFC Wimbledon will host Flackwell Heath on Tuesday 26 October.

Finally, the Dons have been drawn at home to Chessington United in the Second Round of the Surrey Senior Cup, with the tie to be played between 29 November and 14 December. The winners of that match will host the winners of the tie between Whyteleafe and Kingstonian.


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Wednesday 25 August 2004
dons trust news
Get on the pitch for the Cup Final rematch

The Dons Trust are pleased to announce that two places in the re-creation of the 1988 FA Cup final to be hosted at Kingsmeadow on 12 September have been made available for supporters and are now on auction on ebay.

So if you want your chance to line up in the blue shirt of Wimbledon alongside Lawrie Sanchez, John Scales, Alan Cork, Warren Barton, Robbie Earle, Wally Downes, Mick Smith, Brian Gayle and Efan Ekoku and get an earful from Terry Burton at half-time then go here.

The second place is in the Liverpool line-up, which will feature eight of their 1988 FA Cup squad including John Aldridge and Steve McMahon. Bidding for that place is available here.

On the day there will also be a fans/celeb match with the Nos 1-11 available for both Liverpool and Wimbledon fans. The celebrities will be wearing shirt numbers higher than 11.

And the Dons Trust is also pleased to announce that one of the spots in the Wimbledon line-up has been reserved for Dons Draw members (you have sign up to the Draw to qualify), and another will be raffled off on Saturday 4 September.

Full details of the day and the bidding can be found
here.



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Wednesday 25 August 2004
dons trust news
Kids tournament a triumph for Dons

Everyone had a fantastic time at the Radio Jackie AFC Wimbledon six-a-side tournaent last weekend, and the hosts also picked up several of the trophies. Read Ben Canham's write-up here.


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Wednesday 25 August 2004
reserve team news
Extra game for ressies

As the reserves don't have a league fixture this Saturday, a friendly has been arranged against Ashford Town (Middx). Kick-off will be at 11.00am at the training ground: Kingston University Playing Fields, Tolworth.


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Wednesday 25 August 2004
first team news
Anderson glad to make it four out of four.

Dave Anderson was fairly happy with last night's 2-0 victory:
"It's good to keep the winning streak going and Banstead make us work very hard to do that. First off, we kept a clean sheet for the first time and that's always important. Their wide men and front two were good players, so our first job was to stop them scoring and we did that.

"It was a tight game, but we scored two great goals to win it. I was screaming for Ursell to take the free-kick because I always expect him to hit the target from there. And I was delighted for Rands to be able to show the fans what he can do. He's waited well for his chance and came on and scored an excellent goal.

"As I said after Horsham, we had a technical issue to work on with the system, and it seems as though we've now got that right. If someone reminds me at the next Q&A I'll run through what we've changed on the board. But it means we've stopped leaving our wing-backs exposed, which in turn meant both Ryan Gray and Michael Woolner looked like the better players we know they are again last night."




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Wednesday 25 August 2004
club news
Open meeting and shirts in stock

Don't forget there will be an open meeting before Saturday's game in the back bar. The meeting will run from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and is your chance to raise any questions or concerns with the board. Items already slated for discussion include the experimental smoking ban in the back bar.

Meanwhile, the merchandise team are pleased to announce that more shirts have
arrived. Home shirts in the following adult sizes are now back in stock:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL - all at 35 each.

Children's sizes are also available at 15 each.

Away shirts in the following adult sizes have also been delivered:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL - also at 35 each.

Likewise away shirts are available in children's sizes at 15 each.

Kit will be on sale from approximately 1:30 pm or as soon as the meeting has finished on Saturday.


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Wednesday 25 August 2004
first team news
Disciplinary matter

Following an off-the-ball incident with a member of the opposing team during a pre-season friendly, Jones Bamfo has been suspended from the club for a month for disciplinary reasons, with effect from 20 August. Dave Anderson confirmed last night he will not be involved in any club activity until the conclusion of his suspension on 20 September.


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Tuesday 24 August 2004
first team news
Horsham lessons learned for Banstead

Dave Anderson has named the following 17-man squad for tonight?s game:
Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Lewis Taylor, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

The home match against Banstead Athletic kicks off at 7.45pm at The Fans? Stadium ? Kingsmeadow. Updates, half-time and full-time report will appear on the website, and the RadioWDON team will be bringing you live internet radio commentary.

And the manager is hoping the team will have learned the right lessons from Saturday?s trip to Horsham:
?In all honesty we were really poor in the first-half there. We weren?t getting tight enough to them and we couldn?t argue with being behind. That was the first time we?ve really had to change things round at half-time and I was worried about how well our points would come across ? would people to be able to react and adapt?

?And they did. I thought we created enough chances to have won in the second half long before we actually scored. I also thought we had two good penalty shouts, one in each half, before the one the referee actually gave.

?There was something technical we were getting wrong to do with the way we were picking their full-backs up as they came forward. I?m the manager, so that?s my fault. That left Ryan Gray and Michael Woolner too exposed, but once we sorted it out at half-time we looked much better in the second half and created a lot more.

?As soon as they went to one up front, we pushed Steve Butler into midfield and he slotted in well there. Whilst we know full well that first half wasn?t good enough and there?s a lot for us to work on, it was impossible not to be impressed with the way we kept going.

?Winning is a habit and the players here have that habit. You can criticise aspects of the performance, but you can?t criticise the desire or the way everyone kept going.?

And the manager had a special thankyou for the role the fans played in the victory:
?I thought the fans were absolutely magnificent. We were poor in the first half, but people didn?t get on our backs. And then when we came out for the second half, the roar that greeted us was incredible. Moments like that are so important ? when we?ve been discussing what we need to need to do in the dressing room and then run out to get a reception like that, even though we haven?t been doing well up till then, it really lifts everyone and gives them the belief to go on and win the game. Then, to see that full stand going mad when the winner went in ? well, it was a very special moment. So thanks to the fans ? your efforts make a big difference to us.?


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Monday 23 August 2004
dons trust news
Weird and Wonderful rematch

Details have now been announced for the 1988 FA Cup Final rematch at TFS- KM on Sunday 12 September. Places are up for auction in the celebrities and fans XI for both sides and tickets are now on sale. For further details click here.


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Monday 23 August 2004
reserve team news
Squad named for tonight

Johnny Morris has named the followng squad for tonight's home match against Fleet Town:

Paul Smith, Ben Courtney, Marc Skinner, Darren Dobinson, Lewis Taylor, Ken During, Richard Bayley, Wally Downes, Daniel Llewellyn, Andrew Trefry, Jon-Barrie Bates, Noel Frankum, Martin Randall, Joe Sheerin, Leon McDowell, Aaron McLeish.

The match will be played on the outside pitch at Banstead FC, Merland Rise.


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Sunday 22 August 2004
ladies news
Ladies Day

Graham Newnham has named the following squad for today's first home League match against Portsmouth (Kingsmeadow, 14.00).

Lou Cooper, Lauren Nuttall, Natalie Barette, Kylie Davies, Vicky Elcome, Keisha Ramos, Lizzie Laws, Maria Bertelli, Rachael Axon, Lisa Patey, Beth Sims, Julie Bygrave, Michelle Riley, Kerry Knott and Joanna Goodwin.

The reserves have a friendly fixture at Herne Hill Stadium (14.00) against Greater London League Premier Division side C.E.T.I.


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Friday 20 August 2004
reserve team news
Squad to face Bracknell

Johnny Morris has named the following squad for tomorrow's trip to face Bracknell:

Ben Courtney, Carl Barry, Marc Skinner, Dave Towse, David Pierre, Ken During, Richard Bayley, Noel Frankum, Wally Downes, Daniel Llewellyn, Andrew Trefry, Lewis Taylor, Jon-Barrie Bates, Leon McDowell, James Earp, Aaron McLeish.


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Friday 20 August 2004
club news
Horsham ticket update

Tickets will be on sale from 1.15pm tomorrow. There are still a few Main Stand tickets left, but Horsham advise people to arrive early to get them. Capacity will be 2,500 on the day and over 700 tickets have already been sold in total.

Travelling fans are also reminded that there will be no public car parking at the ground for safety reasons (there is a very narrow access road which has to be used by both pedestrians and vehicles.) Access will be allowed for registered disabled spectators and those holding official passes provided they arrive before 2.15pm. No cars will be allowed in after that time.

There should be sufficient space for supporters to park in the town centre car parks, which are only five minutes walk away (simply find East Street, one of the three main shopping streets, and walk away from the town centre: the ground is just past the railway bridge, opposite the Queens Head pub.) Signs showing the number of vacant spaces in each car park are displayed on all approaches to the town centre.


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Friday 20 August 2004
first team news
Squad remains unchanged

Dave Anderson will be taking the same 16 players to Horsham tomorrow that travelled to Croydon Athletic on Wednesday night:

Danny Naisbett, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

Dave is expecting a tough challenge and hopes the fans can continue their vocal support:
"We're very aware this is going to be a tough league. Wednesday proved that and we expect the same tomorrow. We know Horsham are good, but we're focused on doing our job and doing everything we can to win the game. As ever, we respect everyone and fear no-one.

"I thought the support on Wednesday night was excellent - it really lifted the players. There were times when the game was difficult and the support then made the difference. The starting line-up for that game had an average age of 23, so this is a young squad and your fantastic positive support means a lot to the players. It's a big help."

The manager also revealed that there has been one new face at training:
"Nick Roddis, who's been at Hayes, Woking, Aldershot and Crawley Town, has been training with us. He's an experienced midfielder with hundreds of games in the Conference under his belt. He left Crawley Town because of work commitments and I've known him for years, so we've asked him down. He's just training at the moment, and we'll wait to see if it progresses into something more."

Pending the vagaries of the mobile internet connection, match updates and a half-time and full-time report on tomorrow's game will appear on this website.


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Thursday 19 August 2004
first team news
Dave not thrilled with performance

Dave Anderson was circumspect after the win against Croydon Athletic:
"Obviously I'm glad we won, but I wasn't that happy with the performance. I felt we were a little fortunate to be 2-0 up at half-time, but you can't take away the ability of Robert Ursell, who was able to open the door for us with two great goals. I felt we struggled with their passing though. After about half-an-hour we switched our system to what's now known as "the Barnet system" and that seemed to make things better. Realistically after our second we just looked to pick them off.

"The real downside was the goal we conceded, which was just sloppy. And it made the last 20 minutes more tense than they needed to be. So I don't think for a moment that we passed well, or that everyone gets ten out of ten for that game, but we ended up winning well, which is testimony to the way we set ourselves up. I thought Steve Butler was magnificent at the back and Ursell is worth the entrance money - especially when we get end product from him like that as well as the circus act.

"Of course I'd have settled before the games for six points at this stage, and apart from their goal we looked comfortable, so we'll look to build on this start and get better."


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Wednesday 18 August 2004
reserve team news
Squad ready to take on the Beavers

John Morris has named the following squad for the reserves' trip to Hampton & Richmond this evening:

Ben Courtney, Marc Skinner, Aaron McLeish, Ken During, David Pierre, Dave Towse, Lewis Taylor, Daniel Lllewellyn, Darren Dobinson, James Earp, Leon McDowell, Andrew Trefry, Noel Frankum, Wally Downes.


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Wednesday 18 August 2004
u18s news
Nicky names squad

U18s manager Nicky English has named the following squad for his side's first league match, away to Bedfont:

John Fossett, Michael Nicholas, Sam Morgan, Jake Delaney, Charlie Fournier, George Carlin, Antony Myers, Niall Connery, Gary Dennis, Lawrence Palmer, Steve Goddard, Korel Ibrahim, Ross Langton, Lee Carr, Tom Flynn, Jamie King, Chris King.


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Wednesday 18 August 2004
first team news
Squad unchanged

With Richard and Steve Butler both cleared to play, Dave Anderson has named an unchanged squad for tonight's trip to Croydon Athletic:

Danny Naisbett, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

Technology pending, goals, incident updates and a half-time and full-time report will be posted here.


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Tuesday 17 August 2004
first team news
Sully signs off

Andy Sullivan has decided to leave the club with immediate effect. The mercurial winger told the official site:
"This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but I felt I needed to give myself the chance of playing more football. I was extremely unlucky with the timing of my injury at Dagenham and when I spoke to Dave last week, he made it clear I would need another month before I would be in contention for a first team place.

"Of course I understand that. But I have been offered other opportunities, although nothing is finalised yet, so I don't want to say any more in case it falls through. I just felt that I needed to make this decision now to give myself the best chance of playing more football.

"I had an incredible two years here I will never forget and made a lot of great friends. I'd like to thank all the people who supported me and the team and of course wish them all the best. I'm very impressed with what Dave has done and the training and coaching here now, which made it more of a wrench to leave. I fully expect this squad to win the league this season. I'll certainly be keeping in touch and hopefully get back down at some point to see how it's going."

Dave Anderson added:
"We are sorry to see Sully go. It's just one of those unfortunate things that happens in football. He's been working hard to get his fitness back. We had a conversation last week where I told him I felt he needed a couple more weeks to be at the stage where we could look at him properly. He's had offers from a couple of other places and feels, quite rightly, that they might not still be on the table in a few weeks time.

"He wants to move on to play more first team football and I'd like to wish him all the best. As with Seb Favata and Matt Martin, he's gone about everything in the correct manner and he leaves on the best of terms. He'll always be welcome back down here as far as I'm concerned, either to watch or to train if he's between clubs."


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Monday 16 August 2004
first team news
Injury update

Mike Rayner brought us a round-up of the players in and out of the treatment room this week.

Noel Frankum - has worked very hard on strengthening and stretching his left elbow joint following dislocation.The joint is now far more stable. He now has comparable strength in his arm, and his elbow can be virtually straightened to its fullest extent. Following fitness work he has undertaken under myself and Warren's guidance, we are looking to give Noel game time this week in the reserves.

Simon Bassey - his knee had been progressing well and we both felt it would stand up to some game time. However, after 45 minutes for the reserves, and then 45 minutes in the first team (against Ashford last Monday) the knee became stiff and swollen. It is clear that this was a little too much too soon. The area is improving, but we will need Simon just to concentrate on training to consolidate the area for a couple of weeks. We will then aim to reintroduce him into the playing squad.

Jon-Barrie Bates - the calf injury he sustained against Dagenham has all but cleared. But it has been over five weeks since the injury, and with the holiday he now has slightly reduced muscle tone. We are presently working on his fitness and sharpness with a view to getting him some game time when he and I feel he is ready. This should be no more than a week to two weeks.

Paul Quinn - the fat-pad area of Paul's foot seems to be slowly
settling down, although this has been extremely frustrating for him. He has worked hard on his fitness (using low impact based exercises) and we are hopeful this will be resolved very soon.

Saturday's game gave Mike two main areas of concern:
Richard Butler - received a heavy blow to the muscle bulk on the front of his arm in the first half. This caused bleeding in and around the biceps muscle where the fibres had been torn. It was clearly uncomfortable for him. Following ice and compression to the area, it eased off slightly. He was taken off as a precaution, but by the time he had showered following the game, the area was looser and a lot less painful.

Steve Butler - fell awkwardly on his back, near the end of the first half. He was able to continue, but was withdrawn in the second half with the game safe, again as a precaution. Home advice to keep the back mobile and supported were given following the game, although Steve felt the initial soreness had eased considerably.

Providing there is no further reaction to either injury, both will be available on Wednesday.


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Sunday 15 August 2004
dons trust news
Geraldine joins the board

Chair Tom Adam writes:
The Dons Trust Board is pleased to announce that Geraldine Messenbird has been co-opted on to the Board until the next Dons Trust election in December this year to fill the vacancy that arose from the resignation of Lou Carton-Kelly.

Geraldine is an active member of the Dons Trust. She provides support to Board on various occasions, as well to the Club, where on home match days she often works on turnstiles or with the finance team.

As a senior manager in London Underground, she brings to the Board a wealth of business experience with particular experience in business organisation, human resource management and heath & safety. These are all areas the Board is keen to strengthen and therefore the Board is delighted that Geraldine has agreed to take on this challenge.


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Sunday 15 August 2004
dons trust news
The Crazy Gang versus the Culture Club - again

AFC Wimbledon and Liverpool FC will recreate the 1988 FA Cup Final on Sunday 12 September to help raise funds for AFC Wimbledon and the victims of Hillsborough.

Original members of the Liverpool and Wimbledon teams from the game, including goalscorer Lawrie Sanchez, Ireland striker John Aldridge and the man that thwarted him from the penalty spot Dave Beasant, will play an exhibition match at Kingsmeadow.

The 60-minute game will form the centrepiece of a day of celebration to mark the glorious history of Wimbledon FC that still thrives at AFC Wimbledon.

Other players already confirmed include Alan Cork, Steve McMahon, Robbie Earle, Ray Houghton, John Scales, Neil Ruddock, Warren Barton, Nigel Spackman, Andy Thorn, Jan Molby, Efan Ekoku, Paul McGee, Wally Downes and Ronnie Rosenthal. The Wimbledon side will be managed by Terry Burton.

In addition to the big match, a second 60-minute match featuring celebrities and supporters of the two clubs will take place. The Fans Game will allow 11 Wimbledon and 11 Liverpool fans to bid for the chance to play in the match and be profiled in the programme, alongside a host of celebrities including the likes of Frank Skinner, Jonathan Ross, DJ Spooney, members of Westlife as well as stars of TVs Eastenders and The Bill. AFC Wimbledon legends Trigger and Kevin Cooper will be managers.

The whole celebration has been arranged by the Dons Trust to help raise funds for the AFC Wimbledon ground campaign with a donation given to the Hillsborough fund. Ticketing arrangements will be announced in due course with priority given to Dons Trust members - details will be published on this website as soon as they are known.


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Saturday 14 August 2004
first team news
Ashford reaction - VIDEO STORY

Following the opening day victory over Ashford Town, Dave Anderson looked back on a good first day at the office and Richard Butler talked about getting off the mark on his debut.

You can view the interview here. The file is approx 9 MB. Just click to view it in your browser, or right-click to download.


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Saturday 14 August 2004
club news
Full matchday service - LIVE COMMENTARY AND UPDATES

With the Dons' Ryman League campaign kicking off today against Ashford Town, don't miss out on the action.

Goals, substitutions, incidents and half-time and full-time reports will appear here.

And the Radio WDON team will be commentating on the action live - find them here.

We hope to bring you the thoughts of Dave Anderson after the match as part of our new experimental WDONtv service.

And for those of you heading down to the ground, make a day of it with the Tottenham v Liverpool and Middlesborough v Newcastle matches being shown in the bar.


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Saturday 14 August 2004
dons trust news
Sponsor a seat and Dons Draw schemes launched

The Dons Trust is pleased to announce several new initatives to coincide with the start of the 04/05 season. For more information on these schemes and how you can join in and help contribute to the ground fund please click here


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Friday 13 August 2004
club news
Croydon Athletic seat tickets

The remaining unsold seat tickets for next Wednesday?s away game against Croydon Athletic will be on sale at the Complimentary Tickets window AFTER tomorrow?s game against Ashford Town.

Seat ticket prices for this game are:
Adult 10
Concession 6
U-16 5



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Friday 13 August 2004
first team news
Horsham seat update

We understand that advance ticket sales for the Horsham FC away game on Saturday 21 August are going well but that some seat tickets remain for sale at 10 each.

These tickets can only be obtained by postal application to Horsham Football Club Ltd, Queen Street, Horsham RH13 5AD to arrive by Wednesday 18 August. Applications should be accompanied by a self addressed envelope and a cheque for the cost (made payable to Horsham FC).

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Friday 13 August 2004
club news
Programme tender awarded

As you may be aware, on Tuesday 6 July we invited tenders for the production of the AFC Wimbledon match programme for the 2004-05 season. A detailed brief was published as well, which you can find at progpro.html

By the deadline of 14 July we had received six quotations. All of those tendering showed they had read and understood the brief properly.

The next step was to go through all quotations and the procedure we have followed with Nicole Hammond - Wimbledon supporter, Dons Trust member and Chair of WISA - who agreed to cast an independent eye over the process in a personal capacity.

Having done this, we have now decided to award the contract for the season to Marc Jones, whose tender stood out as being by some distance the lowest-priced. Nicole is happy with that decision and the selection process by which it was reached. We would like to thank Nicole for her time in helping with this process and for her suggestions about formalising the tendering process for future situations which we are happy to take on board.

Thanks are also due to all those who tendered, and congratulations to Marc, with whom we look forward to working again this season.


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Friday 13 August 2004
reserve team news
Saturday squad announced

With Simon Bassey unavailable following an adverse reaction to his initial comeback last week, Paul Quinn and Noel Frankum still recovering from injury and Lee Sidwell absent through work commitments, Johnny Morris has named the following squad for tomorrow's morning kick-off against Chessington United:

Ben Courtney, Ken During, Lewis Taylor, Dave Towse, Marc Skinner, Aaron McLeish, Daniel Llewellyn, Wally Downes, Andy Sullivan, Andrew Trefy, James Earp, Jones Bamfo, Leon McDowell, David Pierre.


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Friday 13 August 2004
first team news
First league squad named

Dave Anderson has named the following squad for tomorrow's season opener against Ashford Town:

Danny Naisbett, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

The manager added:
"We will have a specialist keeper on the bench this season. I think it's important because everyone knows it's harder to play in goal than out on pitch! As far as the starting XI goes, I need to finish my argument with JT before that's 100% certain."

And there will be a change of captain. Dave explained:
"I had a long discussion with Joe Sheerin and we agreed it would be better for him to be free to concentrate on his own game. He's not quite where he needs to be yet, but he's working ever so hard and in three or four weeks I think will be proving what a great player he is. So in the meantime he needs to be focusing on that.

"I've made Danny Naisbitt captain. The reason is simple: he's the most experienced player in the team, having played in both the Football League and the Conference. I know some people have theories about what position the captain shuld be in, but I don't see that as an issue. In all honesty, there should be 11 captains out there anyway - just one of them wearing the armband."

Joe Sheerin added:
"We had a chat and I agreed it made sense for me and the team for someone else to take over as captain. As people know, it wasn't ever something I sought out particularly, although of course I was proud to do it. It won't make any difference to the way I play and I'm looking forward to the challenge of this season."

The manager is looking forward to tomorrow's kick-off:
"It's been quite a week. I feel nervous, excited, scared, confident - every emotion really. I expect lots of the supporters feel the same. But I know that we are mentally and physically prepared and can't wait to get the season underway. You always get a buzz as pre-season ends, but I have to admit that this week is giving me the kind of excitement I last had as a 17-year-old in the Glentoran first team."

Fans are reminded that owing to an athletics meeting tomorrow, car park spaces will be extremely limited. The day will also mark the launch of several new Dons Trust initiatives and more volunteers are always required to help with this - pop along to the DT gazebo from 12.45pm onwards and get involved.


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Thursday 12 August 2004
club news
Boys or ladies - you decide

A reminder there are two AFC Wimbledon fixtures this evening:

The Ladies team take on Charlton at Tolworth with a 7pm kick-off, while Nicky English's Under-18 side kick off against Crystal Palace at 7.30 pm at The Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow.



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Thursday 12 August 2004
dons trust news
Doing it for the kids

The Youth Academy is hosting a youth six-a-side tournament and summer football festival at the training ground, Kingston University, Tolworth on weekend of 21/22 August 2004.

This has the potential to be a big money earner for the academy and we would like it to become an annual event that contributes a substantial slice of the income needed to sustain and grow the club. At the last count over 90 teams have entered.

Please support this and help make the academy staff, players, parents and supporters feel part of AFC Wimbledon and the Dons Trust.

Plans are well advanced, but we would still like assistance with any or all of the following:

Bouncy castles,
Portaloos,
Trophies,
Burger van,
Marquees,
?Celebrity?appearances
Any other suggestions.

The back page of the tournament programme is also available for sponsorship.

If you would like to get involved, email Paul Bentley. And put the date in your diaries, come down and join in the fun.


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Thursday 12 August 2004
first team news
Ever ready

With the final training session before Saturday's Ryman League kick-off this evening, Matt Everard told the official site that the squad can?t wait for the season to start:
?Everyone?s fit and raring to go. That?s more pre-season games than I?ve ever played in before but it was good for me personally coming back from missing a couple of weeks with injury. It?s been good practice but we all know the real thing starts on Saturday.?

And the centre-back is settling into the back three with his new playing partners:
?I have to admit I was sceptical to start with as I?d not really played it before ? the less said about the time we played it last year the better! But my role is fundamentally similar as I pick up one of the centre forwards. And there?s not too much ball playing, which some might think is a good thing for me.

?We look fairly solid at the back and we?re gelling well ? we?ve kept some clean sheets against some decent sides. The understanding is coming together nicely. Danny?s a good talker, and Buts [Steve Butler] and Frankie [Antony Howard] talk through the game as well, so we?re communicating well and defending as a unit, which is what you want.?

And the Caveman is impressed with the new arrivals:
?Obviously the players brought in were going to be good additions. We knew that. You only have to look at the level they?ve come from to know they?re going to be decent. The only unknown quantity before Banstead and Barnet was Ursell and look what he?s done!?

Mr Combined Counties is looking forward to saying goodbye to the CCL as he steps into the Ryman League:
?Will I miss it? No, to be honest. I?ve playing in it for seven years, since I joined Ash in 1997. It?ll be nice to go to grounds with proper changing rooms and pitches. I can?t see there being any easy games this season. No disrespect to the likes of Cove and Chessington, but there won?t be games like that this year, where you could be at 60 or 70 percent and still win. We need to get a good start and get the campaign underway well. Everyone knows about us and everyone will be desperate to end our unbeaten run.?

And the old hand has been speaking to the new players about the reception they can expect on Saturday:
?Buts and I were talking about this other day. I was explaining that the pre-season games are good and you get a good crowd, but there?s nothing like a league game and the atmosphere you get at home with the support we have. I think a few of them might still be a bit shocked on Saturday. I can?t wait to see the place nearly full and buzzing again.?



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Wednesday 11 August 2004
club news
Saturday's kids

This Saturday sees the return of the Junior Dons Matchday Academy for children between five and 15 years old. So come on down early for a session with the qualified coaches, including new arrival Danny Naisbitt.

Registration is at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start. The session lasts an hour and half and is on the Astroturf pitches at the athletics stadium.The cost is 4 for season ticket holders and 5 for non season tickets holders, who will get a free terrace ticket.

As last season, the academy will take place before every Saturday home game of the season.



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Wednesday 11 August 2004
club news
Park life at TFS-KM

During the coming season we may experiment with different ways of managing car parking. Please be patient if we are trying a new approach ? car parking is probably the area that causes us most headaches on a matchday and we are working hard to find a solution. The problem is made worse because we can spare very few stewards to manage the car park.

For the first few matches of the season, we are reserving spaces in two areas:

- We have set aside one row of 16 spaces for disabled permit holders. These spaces are marked out by cones.

- We have reserved the first, smaller parking area for away officials and players, supporters? coaches, matchday officials, the police, the team doctors and as an overflow for disabled parking, since there are more than 16 permit holders.

All other parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We accept that parking can be very frustrating but please help us to look after our opponents and disabled supporters by not seeking to park in the two areas we have set aside.



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Wednesday 11 August 2004
club news
FA Cup tickets now on sale

The FA Cup match versus Ashford Town on 4 September is not all ticket. However, seat and terrace tickets are available in advance, as follows:

Main Stand and President?s Lounge
Main Stand season ticket holders who wish to reserve their usual seat should send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to arrive at the AFCW offices no later than Monday 23 August. Please enclose Voucher A and a cheque for the correct amount.

Main stand season ticket holders who apply after 23 August may not get their usual seats, but they will have priority to purchase a seat until Saturday 28 August. From Sunday 29 August, seat tickets are available to all season ticket holders and Dons Trust members. Seat applications from DT members and terrace season ticket holders will be regarded as being received on 28 August or the actual date received, if later.

Any unsold seats will be available to all fans for purchase in the main bar at Kingsmeadow on Thursday 2 September from 7.00 pm until 9.00pm.

We would like to remind season ticket holders in Block A that they are not able to reserve their usual seats.

Tickets for the President?s Lounge are available only to existing season ticket holders.

Terraces
Terrace tickets are available by post for season ticket holders only. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope containing Voucher A and a cheque for the correct amount.

Terrace tickets will also be available for advance purchase in the main bar on Thursday 2 September as above.

Prices
Prices are as follows:

President?s Lounge:
Adult 35

Main Stand:
Adult 10
Concession 5
Under-16s 3

Terraces:
Adult 8
Concession 4
Under-16s 2



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Tuesday 10 August 2004
first team news
All's Wells that ends well

We received the following update today from Ashford Town (Midx) after their goalkeeper Tony Wells was stretchered off in last night's game:

"Thanks for the enquiry and also for everyone from AFC Wimbledon who helped last night when the injury happened. Tony was released from hospital round about midnight after having been checked by a specialist. Fortunately it would seem that everything is OK and he should be back in action shortly. He's got a bit of a headache though!"


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Tuesday 10 August 2004
reserve team news
Squad named for Police clash

With Sam Elliott and Rob Hill sidlelined through injury, Johnny Morris has named the following squad for tonight's trip to Imber Court to take on Met Police:

Micky Fernandes, Ben Courntey, David Pierre, Ken During, Dave Towse, Aaron McLeish, Wally Downes, Daniel Llewellyn, Marc Skinner, Andrew Trefry, Lewis Taylor, Andy Sullivan, Jones Bamfo, Leon McDowell, James Earp, Joe Hill.

The match kicks off at 7pm and admission will be 2 for adults and 1 for concessions.

Don't forget that an extra reserve friendly has been scheduled for this Saturday against Chessington United at River Lane, with an 11.30am kick-off.




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Tuesday 10 August 2004
first team news
Dave's happy and ready for the season (VIDEO STORY)

Following the final game of the Dons? pre-season against Ashford Town (Midx), Dave Anderson pronounced himself happy with the way the team was shaping up.

He told the official website after the game:
?I?ve been impressed with us because, apart from playing trialists at Horsham YMCA, we?ve done well over the other nine games. That tells us it wasn?t a fluke. We?re ready for the season now. We?re fit enough and our shape?s good. The squad are eager and the players have gelled. This game showed that ? we used that many players tonight without looking disjointed. Now we have to go and do what we?re here to do.

?We?ll be working on Thursday on that. Yes, the players have done well in pre-season, but we don?t have any points yet. While it?s nice to beat teams from higher leagues, I?m much more concerned with what we do on Saturday. Who knows, we could come here and fall flat on our face. But I really don?t believe we will.

And the manager admitted he has a headache selecting his first line-up:
?I?m very impressed with my squad, they?re all trying to be good enough to play and you can?t ever knock that. They?ve shown they?ve got good experience, fitness, organisation, and passion - all the things we need to be a good football team and a good club. Realistically I probably know six or seven now of the 11. I?ll speak with Jon and Warren for our usual lively debate. We?ll agree on a team after that and see what happens.

?I?ve said to the players that this season won?t be about 11 players, it?s about a squad. Everyone of those 18 ? 20 players wants to start on Saturday and wants to be involved in the first game, but it?s about a campaign and if they all stay, and I believe they will, they?ll be involved through that.?

And Dave is excited at the prospect of the first big crowd of his AFC Wimbledon career:
?At this stage of pre-season, no manager can wait for the season to start. It?s going to be very different for JT, Wozza and me. I?ve been in non-league football 15 years and played in front of three thousand people two or three times. Now hopefully it?ll be a regular occurrence. The atmosphere, crowd and environment were what made me apply for this job, so of course I?m looking forward to it.?

We are currently trialing the use of video on the site - you can view the full interview here. The file should stream in Windows Media Player and the clip is about six minutes long.

The manager also confirmed last night that Jamie Taylor, Jones Bamfo and Lewis Taylor have agreed terms for the forthcoming season.

He added:
?That?s pretty much it for where we?re at now. The lads returning from injury will be able to get fit and we?ll judge them after that. I don?t want them rushing back and I want them to know they?ll be judged fairly once they?re fit.?


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Monday 09 August 2004
reserve team news
Police charge reserves

Met Police will be charging admission for tomorrow night's reserve team trip to Imber Court. It will be 2 for adults and 1 for children and concessions.


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Monday 09 August 2004
first team news
Squad ready for final friendly

Dave Anderson has named the following squad for tonight?s clash against Ashford Town (Middlesex) at TFS-KM:


Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Michael Woolner, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ken During, Lewis Taylor, Simon Bassey, Andy Sullivan, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor, Joe Sheerin, Jones Bamfo, Martin Randall.

The manager added:
?Darren Dobinson is off on an anti-terrorism training course, but otherwise nearly everyone else is available. Fans should be aware I?ll be using this last game to make sure everyone in the squad has some game time. So people who played a full ninety on Saturday won?t figure that strongly ? we?ll make sure the rest of the squad and the lads on their way back from injury get some minutes in.?



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Friday 06 August 2004
reserve team news
I love the smell of Raynes Park in the morning

Johnny Morris has named the following squad for tomorrow's 11.30 kick-off aganst Raynes Park at Grand Drive:

Paul Smith, Ben Courtney,Ken During, Lewis Taylor, Dave Towse, Marc Skinner, Darren Dobinson, Andy Sullivan, Daniel Llewellyn, Andrew Trefry,Simon Bassey, Aaron McLeish, Leon McDowell, Jones Bamfo, Jame Earp, Wally Downs.




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Friday 06 August 2004
first team news
Bognor squad announced

Dave Anderson has named the following squad for Bognor's trip to The Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow tomorrow:

Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Michael Woolner, Ryan Gray, Darren Dobinson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor, Joe Sheerin.

Martin Randall will be included subject to a fitness test and seeing the doctor.

Dave added:
"Andy Sullivan and Lewis Taylor will get full games for the reserves down the road in the morning and Darren Dobinson and Paul Smith will get a half there as well. Simon Bassey will play for the reserves for as long as he feels he can on his first game back. Paul Quinn may well have to have an injection, we'll be speaking to the doctor about that, and Jon-Barrie Bates will train if fit. Finally, Lee Sidwell is away for two weeks with work commitments, which I fully understand - it's been cleared with the club."

And the manager was pleased to be back at work:
"I kept in touch every day by phoning JT and I got updates on the games. So it was a working holiday, but it's good to be back. Paul Smith and Steve Butler have both agreed terms for next season and I'll be speaking to a couple more people tomorrow. We'll be monitoring the players that are just getting back fit from injuries and seeing how they're going before discussing things with them."

And the manager is looking forward to a good game:
"I know the supporters like to see us get the ball down and play it and we're trying to do that the majority of the time. I arranged the Bognor game because I've got a lot of respect for their manager Jack Pearce and because of the way his team plays. They'll pass the ball about for fun. So I hope the supporters enjoy the way they go about their business and way we compete with them."


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Thursday 05 August 2004
club news
Ask the club, tell the world

Got something you want to get off your chest? Got a query about anything at the club you?d like us to find the answer to?

Then the brand new Soapbox feature in the match programme wants to hear from YOU!

Whether you just want to tell us how great a Dons goal was, sing the praises of one of the players, explain why you think your tactics are better that Dave Anderson?s or take the opportunity to ask something about any part of the AFC Wimbledon organisation, drop us a line.

And if you send us a question, we?ll lock the relevant AFCW or DT board
member in a darkened room until they answer.

Email editor@afcwimbledon.co.uk and we?ll do the rest, or drop off your thoughts or questions to the WISA table in the back bar on a matchday.

Only submissions with a name will be published. Please remember that the programme is a family publication and moderate your language accordingly!


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Thursday 05 August 2004
first team news
Horsham ticket news

We have received the following ticket information from Horsham FC before our trip there on Saturday 21 August:

The ground has a maximum capacity of 2,500 and this number cannot be exceeded. Althought the match is not all ticket, tickets will be on sale from 12 August and, given that there is every chance of a capacity crowd, supporters cannot rely on being able to get into the match by simply turning up on Saturday morning. They must therefore buy tickets in advance to be certain of entry.

Tickets are priced at 6.50 for adults, 3 for Seniors (over 60), students carrying valid student cards and youths under 18, and 2 for children under 14. There will be very limited access to seats in the stand, which will be priced at 10 (including ground admission)

Tickets may be purchased by post from Horsham Football Club Ltd, Queen Street, Horsham RH13 5AD to arrive by Wednesday 18 August and accompanied by a self addressed envelope and a cheque for the cost (made payable to Horsham FC). Latest information on tickets will be regularly updated on 01403 252310.

The two sets of supporters will be segregated. Both areas will have access to separate toilets and catering. The clubhouse is very small and can only accommodate about one hundred people. For this reason, and because it stands within the area designated for home supporters, the police have advised Horsham that they should not allow access before or during the game to visiting supporters. Horsham hope that AFCW fans understand and fans can, of course, enjoy a drink at one of the nearby pubs in the town before the match. No alcohol or soft drinks may be taken into the ground. Anybody carrying bottles or cans will be asked to deposit them in the bins at the entrance.

There will be no public car parking at the ground for safety reasons (there is a very narrow access road which has to be used by both pedestrians and vehicles.) Access will be allowed for registered disabled spectators and those holding official passes provided they arrive before 2.15. No cars will be allowed in after that time.
There should be sufficient space for supporters to park in the town centre car parks, which are only five minutes walk away (simply find East Street, one of the three main shopping streets, and walk away from the town centre: the ground is just past the railway bridge, opposite the Queens Head pub.) Signs showing the number of vacant spaces in each car park are displayed on all approaches to the town centre.

Horsham station is less than ten minutes walk away. Turn right at the top of the steps from the platform, right again at the Bedford pub and then right into New Street. Cross the main road at the end, turn right and then immediately left into the ground


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Wednesday 04 August 2004
reserve team news
Squad named for Kew game

Johnny Morris has named the following squad for tonight's reserve team match aganst Kew Association:

Paul Smith, Ben Courtney, Marc Skinner, Aaron McLeish, Ken During, Sam Elliott, Dave Towse, Daniel Llewellyn, Joe Hill, Andrew Trefry, Jones Bamfo, James Earp, Leon McDowell, Joe Sheerin, Andy Sullivan.

The match is being played at the training ground, Tolworth, and kicks off at 7 pm.


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Tuesday 03 August 2004
first team news
Rayner writes

Having had time to take stock of the situation, physio Mike Rayner brought us this update on the players he has treated so far:

Since my first hectic introduction at Banstead, we have managed to stabilize the injury list somewhat and get people back where they should be - playing games. There has been little treatment time available (six games in 14 days), but myself and the players have utilised the time we have had very well. They have all worked very hard outside of being with me and been very disciplined with what I've advised them to do. I've been very pleased with the application and commitment of the players I've worked with to date.

- John Barrie-Bates - received a heavy blow to his calf early in the Dagenham game. This became very swollen and painful. After initial treatment at Banstead, the bruising started to disperse and was much easier on light weight-bearing activities three days later at Brentford. John is due back from his holiday next week, but should require little or no treatment to resume playing again.

- Simon Bassey - following a cartilage operation on the lateral aspect of his left knee, has been working hard at his rehabilitation. Specific strength and stability work has been introduced following seeing him at Banstead, and he has been progressing well. He joined in a moderate training session last Thursday. It is now over six weeks since the op, and further progressions in running and stability should see Simon getting some game time within the next week to two weeks if there is no subsequent reaction.

- Noel Frankum - dislocated his elbow late last season. He is free to join in running activities, but until he can further straighten his arm and strengthen it (to provide the joint with stability) then he will not be in contention to play.

- Matt Everard - following a training session, Matt's left knee became very swollen. Initial assessment at Banstead revealed no muscle, ligament or cartilage damage. Progressive exercises, with the introduction of basic stability and balance work (which he required attention to), has enabled Matt to start gradually training and playing again.

- Gareth Graham - overuse injury to his 'kicking' muscle in the week starting at Banstead. This was aggravated against Barnet where he had to be subbed. A week of active rest and rehab, with a fitness test on Saturday, saw him play the last 30 minutes at Harrow without reaction. We will be working on this in the near future to ensure there is no recurrence.

- Paul Quinn - following a heavy landing on his left heel three weeks ago, has had pain on the lateral aspect of the fat pad on his heel. It has slowly settled, and light running work was attempted last Thursday at Bedfont. Unfortunately there was a reaction to this the following day. I am presently discussing this with the club doctors to see if an injection may settle the area. This will not be taken lightly, but the area remains a concern.

- Martin Randall - following a collision against Harrow on Saturday, had to be stretchered off the field of play with a head injury. Although unaware of his surroundings and fighting to stand up and remain playing, I was relieved he wasn't unconscious and that there was no neck injury. Following initial checks, he came around well in the dressing room and there appeared to be no sign of any facial fractures, but I always worry about somebody like that when he's quiet! I spoke with him on Sunday and his head felt a lot clearer with no subsequent feeling of sickness or dizziness. He certainly won't be in contention for tomorrow though. I'm going to get our doctors to give him an assessment Tuesday evening, so it'll be their call as to when he plays again.

- Joe Sheerin - had a treatment session the Friday before the Banstead game. His lower back had become progressively more painful during the day. Joe was found to have very tight hip musculature and general muscle imbalance around the pelvis. Following the advice, Joe has worked hard to correct this and we have gradually increased the running work. Last Thursday he played 45 minutes against Bedfont. He followed this with 85 minutes for the reserves on Saturday. Other than feeling very stiff and tired, there was no reaction to this. We will aim to give Joe further rehab to keep him playing throughout the season.

- Lee Sidwell - injury to top of right foot due to impact from tackle. This has taken a couple of weeks to settle, but Lee is back running without reaction. Where the localised tenderness remains, this gives discomfort on ball striking. I am confident this will settle within the next week to two weeks, but before then he will be working hard on his fitness.

- Andy Sullivan - pulled up within the first few minutes of the Dagenham game with a tear to his left calf muscle. Progressive exercises from seeing him at Banstead saw him gradually resume and progress running activities. Following a full training session last Thursday without reaction, a fitness test at Harrow saw him play the last 20 minutes of the game against Harrow.

Once pre-season settles down, I will be getting to know all the players and their medical history to ensure the players are not carrying knocks throughout the season and that any long term issues may be resolved.


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Tuesday 03 August 2004
first team news
Just seventeen

Jon Turner has named the following squad for tonight's match against Kingstonian at The Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow:

Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Steve Gibson, Lewis Taylor, Darren Dobinson, Chris Gell, Gavin Bolger, Gareth Graham, Andy Sullivan, Robert Ursell, Jamie Taylor, Richard Butler, Joe Sheerin.


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Monday 02 August 2004
first team news
Kingstonian game details

The Dons take on Kingstonian at TFS-KM tomorrow night in an away fixture, with prices for admissions as follows:

Stand: 8 Adults, 6 OAPs & Students, 3 Children;
Terracing: 6 Adults, 4 OAPs & Students, 2 Children.

We also understand that the funds from the game will be held in escrow and passed on to the new owner, Jimmy Cochran, once his takeover is complete."


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Monday 02 August 2004
dons trust news
Play for the Dons

The Dons Trust Football team are looking for players for their second season.
Dons Trust FC play in a UK league of supporters' teams where the ethos is to 'build bridges with rival sets of supporters' and where games are always friendly and ability isn't a requirement.

DTFC will have training this coming Sunday (August 8) followed by four weeks of friendly games before their league action begins - and anybody is welcome to join in - sex, age and ability should be no barrier.

If you're interested in representing the Dons, or for more information about the team, please contact Warren Harvey on 078 43478 116 or by e-mail on warren.harvey@sainsburys.co.uk


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Sunday 01 August 2004
ladies news
Ladies Kick Off

Just a quick reminder that the ladies kick-off their season at Kingsmeadow today with a double header of friendly games.

At 10:30 the reserves take on one of the top local sides, Carshalton Athletic and at 14:00 last season's double winners, Arsenal, provide the sternest possible test for the first team.

Entry to both matches is free, and spectators for both games are more than welcome.


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