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Thursday 30 September 2010
dons trust news
New date for the Dons Trust SGM

The Dons Trust Special General Meeting was postponed because of changes to the midweek schedule to accommodate televised matches.

The meeting has now been rearranged for Wednesday 13 October
, in the back bar at 7.30pm. Terry Brown will be with us for part of the evening, so please put this revised date in your diaries.

The meeting will provide an important opportunity to contribute to and influence the Members' Survey, preparations for which were announced at the last AGM.

Papers for the evening have now been sent to members - but if you have not received yours, please contact the Dons Trust Secretary Julian Edwards at info@thedonstrust.org


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Thursday 30 September 2010
dons trust news
Also from the Cambridge programme - 'Any Questions' Dons Trust page

"ANY QUESTIONS

In previous programmes, we have invited questions from Dons Trust members and Marc Jones contacted us. We are pleased to publish his question and the Board’s reply.

“Dear Dons Trust Board,

You asked recently in the matchday programme for questions to be sent
in. I would appreciate an answer published to the following

On April 23 2009 the board proposed the following in their conclusion
to the Strategic Review (started in January 2007),

Community
23. We will invest time and effort into community support on a local
(i.e. Kingston area) basis. Specifically, this will include:
a. Appointing a person into a senior role to take responsibility for
our community activities

The April meeting challenged the notion of basing our Community
Support in Kingston, rightly amending (in my opinion and that of the
majority that voted) the proposal to propose the role be based in
Merton and not Kingston.

Minutes published for the SGM held on 22nd April 2010 reported:

Community liaison
Members had supported appointing a community liaison officer for
Merton a year ago but nothing had happened. David Cox said that this
would be reviewed by the Board."

Here we are now 17 months since this was voted for by members with
seemingly zero progress. Please could the board report back via the
programme what has actually happened and comment on the apparent lack
of focus the board has given to something deemed important enough to
bring to a meeting to vote on yet apparently unimportant enough to
progress and report upon in almost two years.

Marc Jones
Dons Trust member 424”

The collective response of the Dons Trust Board (DTB) is as follows;

“Dear Marc,

Thank you for your recent e-mail, which was circulated to all DTB members following its receipt..

The Strategy Review was announced on the OS back in July 2006 – when you were a member of the DTB yourself – and, at the April 2009 AGM, members voted down the board’s community proposals (along with the section on stadium). The DTB accept that the Community section was primarily rejected because the worded focus of those proposals was on Kingston only.

The meeting supported investment in community work – focussing on both Merton and Kingston, but it did not formally vote for an investment in community work focussed solely on Merton - this would have been at odds with a unanimous and minuted decision taken in respect of ‘Community’ by the DTB (including yourself) at their 7 January 2007 workshop endorsing “efforts to engage with and secure the sympathy and backing of the local and wider community.”

The current board also fully accept and regret that this topic has not been readdressed since the April 2009 AGM, partly due to the stadium aspect also requiring attention (though this is being addressed by the current and ongoing Members survey) and also by the demands of other club matters. We’d also like to thank you for bringing this to our attention once more - and it will be an agenda item for the October DTB meeting.

We have already briefly debated the reintroduction of defined portfolios for future DTB members (after the forthcoming elections) and ‘Community’ is likely to be one such portfolio.

The Dons Trust Board”

ANY (MORE) QUESTIONS?
If you have a question to put to the Dons Trust Board, please contact us at info@thedonstrust.org and we’ll do our best to respond to you via this page in a future programme"

Would members please also note that the full minutes of both the August and September 2010 Dons Trust Board meetings are now available online via the 'Trust', 'Publications' and 'DTB minutes' tabs.






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Thursday 30 September 2010
cfs news
Shoot against a Future Keeper at the Community Fun Day, Prices, and Other Arrangements

We are pleased to announce that the goalkeeper for the penalty shootout will be our very promising Under-14 keeper Billy Bishop. Billy played for the English Championship winning Under-13 side last season. So if you want to test your spot-kick skills (open to adults and children alike), why not pit yourself against our young keeper?

Activities and prices (voucher prices in brackets):

Football Coaching
£6 for an hour and a half
£5 for season ticket holders
(Voucher: £3)

Face Painting
£3 (Voucher: £1.50)

Bouncy Castle
£1 (Voucher: FREE) for 3 minutes

Stocks (Throw a Wet Sponge)
50p (Voucher: FREE) for 3 sponges

CFS Spin the Wheel
50p (Voucher: FREE) per spin

Penalty Shootout
50p (Voucher: FREE) for 3 shots

Accuracy Shooting
50p (Voucher: FREE) for 3 shots

Speed Shooting
50p (Voucher: FREE) for 3 shots

Hoop Shooting
50p (Voucher: FREE) for 3 shots

Mystery Voices
50p (Voucher: FREE) per guess

Spot the Ball
50p (Voucher: 25p) per entry

Cricket (Children Only)
Join in at any time

Tennis
Join in at any time

Tag Rugby (Children Only)
Join in at any time


Vouchers are available to purchase on the day at the following rates:

2+2 Full Voucher – A voucher for All Activities plus Match Tickets for 2 Adults and 2 Children: £30

1+2 Full Voucher – A voucher for All Activities plus Match Tickets for 1 Adult and 2 Children: £18

All Activities – Child Voucher: £10
Entitles the holder to a go on all activities at voucher rates (see above). Match ticket not included.

All Activities after 1.00 pm – Child Voucher: £7
Entitles the holder to a go on all activities at voucher rates (see above), except Football Coaching. Match ticket not included.

Activities – Adult Voucher: £4
Entitles the holder to a go on all activities except Football Coaching, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle. Match ticket not included.

All the voucher options above include 2 x 50p discounts on a burger or hotdog, and 2 x 20p discounts on selected soft drinks behind the bar.

We encourage both adults and children to have a go at the events that will be there on the day. The weather forecast appears to suggest a temperature of 19C and dry until the evening, so with favourable weather conditions looking likely it would be great to encourage as many family and friends down to Kingsmeadow as possible. The event will be opened by Haydon the Womble with first-team management and players at 12.00 noon, and will run until 2.30 pm.

The Community Fun Day event will take up the whole grass area, so there will be no parking available on the grass area on Saturday. Therefore, we encourage supporters to either arrive early or travel using public transport if possible. If you are driving and parking in the surrounding neighbourhood, please park with consideration for residents in mind.



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Thursday 30 September 2010
club news
From the Cambridge United programme

From time to time we reproduce articles which have appeared in the programme but have not otherwise been covered on this site. To read an extract from Erik Samuelson's page in the Cambridge United programme, click on programme features.


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Thursday 30 September 2010
first team news
Terry pleased by Cambridge performance but the injuries rumble on

Earlier today we interrupted Terry Brown's rest day as he relaxed following the recent spate of games. But he was happy to talk about last night's 3-0 win against Cambridge.

"Wednesday night's home encounter against Cambridge saw the players bounce back once again. Having watched the DVD this morning I was very pleased with another good home performance. We created one or two good chances in the first half and should have gone in one up.

"Credit to Cambridge who started the second half brightly and caused us one or two problems at the back. After a shaky start to the second half we eventually got the ball down and started to play our own game and it was once again a case of being patient and hoping to break down what was until last night the best defence in our league.

"Having looked at the pre-season decision to go full time it is quite evident that we have gained at least 10% in levels of fitness and a massive improvement to our set pieces has given us important goals at crucial periods of games. These small margins are sometimes the difference between winning games and losing them. I would find it hard to argue with anyone who said that the five extra points we've gained compared to this time last year is down to going full time.

"On the injury front, better news with Ismail Yakubu compared to what we initially thought. We are hopeful that his injury that meant he had to go off will settle within the next few days. There is less good news with reference to Brett Johnson who unfortunately broke down in rehab today. The club doctor will be having another look at his scan and we live in hope that there is not too much major damage done. There were no other new injuries and we go into Saturday's game in good heart."


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Thursday 30 September 2010
club news
Carvery open this Saturday

Once again, the carvery will be open from 12.30pm in the back bar prior to the Forest Green Rovers match this Saturday.
Following on from the overwhelming demand for the carvery recently, we strongly urge fans who wish to book early to avoid disappointment.

Guests enjoy:

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

Cost: £20

A season ticket for the carvery is also available for £300 (pro rated), which works out at just over £13 per match.

For more information or to book your place please email here
or call 020 8247 9918.



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Tuesday 28 September 2010
dons trust news
Bassey tickets, Minithon applications, loose change

Tickets for the Evening with Simon Bassey (29 October) will be on sale in the back bar before and after the game against Cambridge United on Wednesday. With former captain Joe Sheerin joining Matt Everard as Simon Bassey's special guests for the evening, this event is bound to sell out. So bring £15 along to the back bar to purchase your ticket and make sure of getting a place.

You can also hand in your application forms for the 17 October minithon in the back bar before and after the game. Forms will be available so you can fill one in on the spot if you prefer. An entry fee of £10 (£5 for under-18s) will be required. The deadline for entries is 10 October, so please do not delay.

Finally, loose change boxes are now available on all of the bars at Kingsmeadow. So please be generous in passing on loose change to the Dons Trust, and help to swell the ground fund bit by bit.



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Tuesday 28 September 2010
club news
LLaugh@Kingsmeadow presents John Moloney, Steve Hall, Bob 'Walshy' Walsh and Al Cowie!

Monthly comedy nights return to The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow on Friday 1 October under a new guise - LLaugh@Kingsmeadow

The night will be hosted by our new resident MC, Al Cowie fresh from his exploits at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after performing with comics ranging from Mitch Benn to Paul Sinha.

And Dons fan Bob 'Walshy' Walsh has just been added to the line-up!

Details of our next show are as follows.

Date: Friday 1 October
Price: £10
Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: here

John Moloney (Headliner)
Twice winner of Best Live Performer at The London Comedy Festival - John Moloney is a well-travelled comedian, who has delighted thousands at Festivals around the world. From Melbourne to Edinburgh, from the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin – John has been recognized as a true multi-award-winning comic talent.
Here’s some of the things that the international press has said about one of the UK’s finest comedians….
“A wondrous array of classy gags. Comedy scholars, plus folk needing a right good laugh, can choose from a wide range of quality Moloney originals. Take your pick from droll one-liners; coruscating bits of political satire, absurdist observations; gleeful schoolboy puns and observant re-interpretations of everyday phenomena. In addition, they’re all delivered with a measured dryness and quiet understatement, too. Masterly.”
THE HERALD
“He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a show that has strolling one-liners and relative stories. A natural rapport.” - THE STAGE
The Master of Delicious One Liners." - NZ Herald
"A triumph of Quality over Hype." - The Sydney Herald

Steve Hall (Opening act)
As a solo live performer Steve Hall has provided the support for Russell Howard on his twice extended sell-out national Adventures tour and, after taking his own new solo show Vice Captain Loser to the Edinburgh Festival this year, supported Russell again on Dingledodies, a second national sell-out tour.
A finalist in the BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Steve Hall made his fringe debut in 2003 in the sell out Edinburgh show, Three Men and a Giant. Steve has since returned to The Edinburgh Festival, with four critically acclaimed sell-out shows, as part of the if.Comedy Award nominated sketch group We Are Klang.
The controversial sketch trio has gone on to win huge critical acclaim. With We Are Klang Steve has won a Spirit of the Fringe Award, and been nominated for Chortle's Best Sketch Show Award and Melbourne Festival's Barry Award as well as appearing in Saturday Night Live Again (ITV), Music Hall Meltdown(BBC Four) The Wall (BBC Three) and Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy).
With We Are Klang Steve is currently working on their eagerly anticipated sitcom series for BBC Three.
"This is stand-up as it should be: snappy and smart, occasionally nasty, and always funny"
The List

Al Cowie (MC)
Having shared a bill with acts from Mitch Benn to Paul Sinha, Al is currently in Edinburgh where he is hosting a 40 run show of the absolute cream of the Fringe (over 100 comics from Barry Cryer to Robin Ince, via Nick Helm, Andi Osho, Dan Antopolski and Abandoman). With appearances on both TV and radio, Al is a rising comedic star and a quality compere.
As resident MC at Kingsmeadow, you'll love him, and he'll make sure you'll love the show!
"You were brilliant" - The Rt Hon Sir Richard Needham (expert in all things quality)
"Could do better" - Mr Perry (his maths teacher)





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Tuesday 28 September 2010
first team news
Nearly a full squad available for Cambridge game

Terry Brown was delighted to see almost all of his injured players back and available for selection after training today. But first, he was concerned to emphasise that Cambridge United will be a tough game tomorrow night.

"Having looked at the Cambridge side they certainly possess one of the best squads in our league and as and when they find their form they will certainly be one of the favourites for a play off spot.

"As far as we are concerned, we thankfully appear to have got over the various niggly injuries and flu bugs we have suffered of late and apart from Brett Johnson and longer term injury Lee Minshull, we should have everybody fit. Brett's knee is pretty much better now but he has been suffering from flu lately and I see no benefit in risking him before he is 100% fit.

"Our home record this season has been very good and we shall approach Wednesday's game against Cambridge and Saturday's game against Forest Green in a very positive, attacking manner. The Cambridge goals against record is equal best in the league and therefore we shall have to work hard and be patient to break them down.

"With the return to fitness of Luke Moore, Ismail Yakubu and Christian Jolley I am pleased to say that I have a number of options and one or two difficult decisions to make."

Cambridge United went five games without a win at the start of the season, but they appeared to have slipped into gear as they won two successive home games against Eastbourne and Gateshead, scoring seven goals in the process, without reply. In fact, 12 of their 13 goals this season have come at home, and until the visit of Newport County last Saturday, they were unbeaten at the Abbey Stadium.

United's experienced and well-respected manager Martin Ling will be looking to turn around their poor away form tomorrow night and although they have collected only one point on their travels, only Luton Town have beaten them by more than one goal, which suggests a very tight game as the Dons look to return to winning ways.


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Tuesday 28 September 2010
club news
Please return your season ticket voucher if you can't come to the Cambridge game

As usual, we expect to sell all the seats for Wednesday's home league game against Cambridge United. Therefore, if you aren't planning to come to the game, please consider donating the relevant ST voucher to the club so that we can re-sell the seat.

To do so, email your ticket details to this address ST vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message.

Vouchers for terrace STs are also very welcome as we can reclaim the VAT on those tickets.


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Tuesday 28 September 2010
cfs news
Save £15 this Saturday at Kingsmeadow at the Community Fun Day

Vouchers for the AFC Wimbledon Community Fun Day on Saturday 2 October at Kingsmeadow, the day of the home match against Forest Green Rovers, will be on sale at the CFS table (outside the back bar) between 6.15 pm and 7.15 pm on Wednesday 29 September before the Cambridge United game.

The Community Fun Day starts at noon and features sideshows, sports to join in with, and many other attractions.

There will be an official photographer on the day, giving you the chance to have a professional photograph taken with an AFC Wimbledon player. An 8 by 6 inch mounted photo will cost £8, or two for £12.

A £30 Fun Day voucher includes match tickets for two adults and two children (which together would normally cost £32) for our home match against Forest Green Rovers. In addition it entitles the voucher holder to one free go or a discount (minimum 50%) on every Fun Day activity on offer between 12 noon and 2.30 pm.

For £18 an adult season ticket holder can purchase a voucher that includes match tickets (normal cost £18) for one extra adult and two children, plus free goes or discounts on the activities. Extra child match tickets can be purchased on 2 October for £2 each.

We are encouraging fans to bring family and friends to this match for a fun-filled footballing day out. So remember to speak to your relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues and tell them about a great opportunity to come and watch the Dons in action with all the family and at a fantastic price.

If you cannot attend the Cambridge match, you can call the Community Football Scheme Department on 020 8974 5712 and buy a voucher over the phone.




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Monday 27 September 2010
first team news
Terry on Kidderminster

Terry Brown was philosophical after yesterday's defeat of his young team at Kidderminster.

"After Thursday's euphoric victory against Crawley I suppose it was somewhat inevitable that, football being football, it would soon bring you back down to earth with a bump. I feel somewhat similar to Alex Ferguson who continually claims that a midweek European game has taken the energy out of their following league fixture.

"Looking at our team, they looked totally exhausted and I have to say they never really did themselves justice on the day. It is sometimes difficult as a manager to fully comprehend why sometimes your team doesn't perform and in this particular case I would like to look at the bigger picture and compliment the lads on 22 points from 11 games.

"It would be wrong to point out any individuals who didn't really play as I felt that the whole team didn't really perform on the day. However, I would like to comment that Kiddderminster played really well and thoroughly deserved their victory.

"We came in for a light session today, mainly looking at the injuries and we will be utilising the next couple of days as a rest period. We will run through some tactical information on Cambridge tomorrow and we will try to build the side up to come out firing on all cylinders on Wednesday night.

"On the injury front there has been a gradual improvement among all the injured players and the most likely in my opinion for a recall will be Luke Moore or Christian Jolley. But we will wait until nearer the kick off before making a final decision on them."


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Sunday 26 September 2010
club news
Crawley game highlights

You can see highlights of the Crawley game by clicking on AFC Wimbledon TV.


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Saturday 25 September 2010
club news
Possible disruption to trains to Kidderminster

We have had our attention drawn to notices of possible disruptions to trains travelling to Kidderminster tomorrow.

Fans who are booked on a train from Marylebone, should click on the calendar which can be found on Chiltern Railways.

Fans who are booked on a train from Paddington should check the seventh item down on First Great Western.

If uncertain, we recommend you contact the relevant company.


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Saturday 25 September 2010
first team news
Dons bid to regain top spot

With the Dons playing on Sunday, the team watched as Mansfield continued where they left off against York City, who they beat 5-0 in midweek, by putting a further four goals past Eastbourne Borough, with no reply.

As a result, The Stags took over top spot on goal difference, at least until tomorrow's games have been played. Following Luton's surprise defeat at Gateshead and Tamworth losing at home to York, Fleetwood and Newport County have slipped into play off spots thanks to good wins against Bath City and Cambridge United respectively.

The Dons can go back to the top by beating Kidderminster at the Aggborough Stadium on Sunday. Terry Brown took the opportunity of a free Saturday to lead the team through a pattern of play session at Kingsmeadow. Ismail Yakubu and Christian Jolley were scheduled for late fitness tests but Terry repeated that he would have no qualms if Ed Harris and Fraser Franks were to continue at centre back, especially after their stunning performances against Crawley on Thursday night. In addition, Andre Blackman is available again after serving a one match suspension.

After taking only four points from their first five games, Kidderminster have gone unbeaten over the next five matches, most recently with a hard-fought draw at Fleetwood. So the Dons are in for a tough test if they are to win back their spot at the top of the league. But after Thursday's magnificent win against Crawley, the team is full of confidence and looking forward to the challenge.


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Friday 24 September 2010
cfs news
Community Fun Day vouchers available to buy before the Cambridge match on Wednesday

Vouchers for the AFC Wimbledon Community Fun Day on Saturday 2 October at Kingsmeadow, the day of the home match against Forest Green Rovers, will be on sale at the CFS table (outside the back bar) between 6.15 pm and 7.15 pm on Wednesday 29 September before the Cambridge United game.

The Community Fun Day starts at noon and features sideshows, sports to join in with, and many other attractions.

A £30 Fun Day voucher includes match tickets for two adults and two children (which together would normally cost £32) for our home match against Forest Green Rovers. In addition it entitles the voucher holder to one free go or a discount (minimum 50%) on every Fun Day activity on offer between 12 noon and 2.30 pm.

For £18 an adult season ticket holder can purchase a voucher that includes match tickets (normal cost £18) for one extra adult and two children, plus free goes or discounts on the activities. Extra child match tickets can be purchased on 2 October for £2 each.

There will be an official photographer on the day, giving you the chance to have a professional photograph taken with an AFC Wimbledon player. An 8 by 6 inch mounted photo will cost £8, or two for £12.

We are encouraging fans to bring family and friends to this match for a fun-filled footballing day out. So remember to speak to your relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues and tell them about a great opportunity to come and watch the Dons in action with all the family and at a fantastic price.

If you cannot attend the Cambridge match, you can call the Community Football Scheme Department on 020 8974 5712 and buy a voucher over the phone. There will also be a CFS presence at Wimbledon Station forecourt tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm, where vouchers will also be on sale.



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Friday 24 September 2010
club news
Blue Square Bet Premier promotion final venue announced

The Football Conference has issued the following press release about this season's promotion final:

The Football Conference is delighted to announce this season’s Blue Square Bet Premier Promotion Final will be held at the City of Manchester Stadium, the home of Manchester City FC.

The final has moved from Wembley Stadium this season after a potential clash with the UEFA Champions League Final. After some consideration, the Football Conference are confident that the venue chosen, with a capacity of 47,715, ticks all the right boxes.

The City of Manchester Stadium, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and the UEFA Cup Final in 2008, has state of the art facilities for fans, excellent corporate facilities, large parking availability and easy access from all parts of the country.

The showpiece, with the ultimate prize of a place in the Football League, will take place on Saturday 21st May 2011.

The Football Conference Chairman Brian Lee said “We are thrilled to have secured a world renowned venue of the quality of the City of Manchester Stadium. Having enquired about several Premier League venues it was unanimously agreed that Manchester City is the ideal stadium for our Promotion Final”

Steve Sayer, MCFC Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “Manchester City is delighted to be able to host the Blue Square Bet Premier Promotion Final this season. This is the showpiece fixture for non-league football and a big prize awaits the winner. The City of Manchester Stadium will deliver a fantastic event for the clubs involved, their players and supporters alike.”

Mike Summerbee, Manchester City’s Club Ambassador said, “It is an honour to host this match at the City of Manchester Stadium. For as long as I can remember the Football Conference has been hugely important, particularly in the North. It provides an invaluable training ground for younger players, and we are very excited to host this event in Manchester.”



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Friday 24 September 2010
first team news
Terry still on cloud nine - and the top of the league

When we spoke to him this afternoon, Terry Brown was still basking in the glow of last night's victory which took his team to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier League.

"I hope you have all recovered from what was a fantastic night at Kingsmeadow and although the result doesn't have a massive significance across the entire season it will still go down as one of those very memorable nights for Wimbledon.

"Prior to the kick off I would have certainly settled for a point against a team that must be one of the favourites to win the title this year. I thought the game was fairly even with both sides having the opportunity of winning. Considering we lost not only a great deal of experience but also a great deal of height and power in Ismail Yakubu, Brett Johnson and Lee Minshull, I thought the young players who came in were absolutely fantastic on the night.

"We sat the boys down at half time to reiterate how well they had done and to gee up Ed Harris in particular as he had played exceptionally well before making the error that led to us conceding a disappointing goal prior to the half time break.

"The timing of the Crawley goal wasn't the best as far as the Dons were concerned. However, full credit to Ed in particular who came out and dominated Brodie in the second half.

"After looking at the highlights today it is evident that Danny Kedwell performed heroics up front against two of the best centre halfs at this level and I would also like to pay particular credit to both Fraser Franks and Chris Bush who came in and played what was undoubtedly the biggest game of their careers to date and acquitted themselves brilliantly on the night.

"The atmosphere last night was as good as anything I've experienced as a manager and to send the vast majority of the crowd home happy gave everybody at the club a great boost. The players showed once again the ability to bounce back after a heavy defeat at Luton and the confidence and character to bounce back against the league leaders after going 1-0 down at the end of the first half.

"The lads have had a well-earned rest day today with only the injured players coming in for treatment. We plan to do a light training session tomorrow prior to Sunday's trip to Kidderminster. Mike Rayner thinks there may be positive news with both Ismail Yakubu and Christian Jolley and both will undergo fitness tests tomorrow morning.

"It is a really lovely position for any manager to be in with several senior players looking to come back into the side. However, I would have no hesitation in playing the youngsters again as and when the opportunity arises.

"My job over the weekend is to ensure that my players' feet are firmly on the ground as I don't expect any favours from Kidderminster. they have, in my opinion one of the best managers in professional football. He took the opportunity to travel down to watch us in person yesterday and will no doubt make life as difficult as he can for us on Sunday.

"The one thing our players must remember is that the reason we have had such a successful start is down to the hard work and effort they have put in as far as the ugly side of the game goes. Pressing of opposition teams, especially those which like to play football, has been very impressive and we need to maintain the defensive strength we have shown if we are to achieve anything this season."


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Thursday 23 September 2010
club news
Arrangements for Crawley game

The top-of-the-table clash against Crawley Town tonight, Thursday 23 September, is not all ticket and we expect there to be plenty of terrace tickets available on the day (see below for more details). Turnstiles will open at about 6.45 pm.

A small number of seat tickets will be available for sale on the night. These will be on sale from the kiosk in the Paul Strank stand from about 6.45 pm.

Pre-ordered tickets can be collected from the complimentary tickets window next to the players’ entrance, from about 6.30 pm.

Segregation

Full segregation will be in place for the game.

Crawley fans will be allocated the northern end of the John Smith’s stand (i.e. nearest the Kingston Road end) and will enter through turnstiles 7 and 8. These turnstiles are accessed via the residential car park which is, in turn, entered from Jack Goodchild Way. There will be signs in place to direct Crawley fans to the correct turnstiles.

Please note that the TV camera trucks will be sited in that car park but there will be a clear thoroughfare for Crawley fans.

Wimbledon fans will enter as follows:

For the Tempest End, Wimbledon fans will enter via turnstiles 4, 5 and 6. Fans may only enter this terrace if they have TE season tickets or pre-bought matchday tickets – as previously announced, all spare TE tickets have been sold.

For the John Smith’s stand, southern end, (i.e. furthest away from the Kingston Road end), Wimbledon fans will also enter via turnstiles 4, 5 and 6.

For the Kingston Road end, Wimbledon fans will enter via turnstiles 1, 2 and 3.

Segregation in the John Smith’s stand

Although we have been given an estimate of the number of away fans, we can’t be certain how many will actually attend. Since we don’t expect a sell out game, and it is not all ticket, this gives us a problem in managing the segregated area.

We have allocated a generous amount of space for Crawley fans. We will deal with the uncertainty in the number of visiting fans by setting a wide ‘sterile area’ behind the dug outs. This will allow us flexibility to narrow the sterile area and create more space for away or home fans, as appropriate, when the numbers of each become apparent.

Please be patient as we adjust to the circumstances on the night – we are trying to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, safely and in comfort.

Parking and public transport

As usual, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please take care and drive slowly when entering the car park.

Because the players' usual parking area has been given up to the TV trucks, there will be even more pressure on sapce than usual in the car park. Therefore, please consider coming by public transport. Fans are advised to check the Transport for London web site Transport for London for tube travel,
and National Rail at National Rail for updates re train services on the day.

Fans may park in some surrounding streets but please do so considerately.

Bars

The bars will open at 6.00 pm and are open to Wimbledon and Crawley fans before the game. A decision will be made on the night about whether or not there will be access to the bars for Crawley fans after the game.

Food

There will be a burger trailer in the car park, opening at about 6.00 pm. The four outlets within the stadium will be operating as usual from 6.45 pm.

Programme

As usual, we are publishing a 68 page programme for £2.50. The contents for this game include an interview with Lee Minshull, a report on the Youth Academy day, an item on unsung supporters Terry's badges, plus all the usual rounds ups and feature pages.


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Thursday 23 September 2010
club news
Please donate unused ST vouchers for the Crawley game

Seats are in great demand for Thursday night's televised game against Crawley Town, so if you aren't planning to come to the game, please consider donating the relevant ST voucher to the club so that we can re-sell the seat.

To do so, email your ticket details to this address ST vouchers or phone the office on 020 8547 3528 and leave a message.

Vouchers for terrace STs are also very welcome as we can reclaim the VAT on those tickets.


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Wednesday 22 September 2010
first team news
Terry looks forward to the Crawley game

Terry Brown oversaw a training session this morning before coming into the club's offices to complete the paperwork for Chris Bush, as reported earlier on this site.

"Today's training went very well, with new addition Chris Bush slotting in for the suspended Andre Blackman. We have one or two injury doubts for tomorrow night's game and they will have fitness tests prior to the game. Definitely out of contention will be Brett Johnson, Lee Minshull and Luke Moore.

"Brett's medial ligament injury has responded very well and we are hopeful he will be fit and available for selection for the Cambridge game next week. The results of Lee Minshull's scan have shown a serious medial ligament injury which will take up to eight weeks recovery time. Although this is desperately disappointing news for Lee we are, however, grateful that it appears that the preventative work Mike has undertaken has stopped it from being much worse, as we feared at first.

"Luke's ankle ligament injury, sustained in his comeback reserve game, has seen the bruising come out fully this week and we are hopeful that he should start full training next week. And, of course, Andre Blackman is suspended from this game.

"With a very hectic schedule already upon us, I expect we will need to draw extensively upon what is now a 22-strong squad. The players are looking forward to bouncing back after Friday night's defeat and what better way of motivating ourselves than trying to displace top-of-the-table Crawley.

"Having read Saturday's match report, Crawley play open and attacking football and we should therefore be treated to a fantastic game of football."

Following the Dons defeat at Luton last Friday, Crawley grabbed their opportunity to step into the league leadership but Thursday night's game gives the Dons an immediate chance to retake top place with a win.

Crawley haven't lost since an unlucky home defeat in the first game of the season and are brimming with expensive signings, giving them strength in depth. Meanwhile, one player they couldn't capture in the transfer market, Dons captain Danny Kedwell, will be looking to resume his place as the leading scorer in the Blue Square Bet Premier and lead his team mates to victory.

Although the game is not all ticket, there has been unusually strong demand for tickets, especially on the terraces, and all available places in the Tempest End are already sold. If any seats become available from returned season ticket vouchers they will be put on sale at about 6.45 pm from the kiosk in the lobby of the Paul Strank Stand.

With the TV cameras in attendance, the players have been displaced from their usual parking area in the small car park behind the Kingston Road end and this will add pressure on spaces in the main parking area. Fans are asked to travel by public transport if at all possible and, as usual, fans with disabled parking badges are urged to arrive early, as these badges give priority, but not a guarantee of a space.


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Wednesday 22 September 2010
first team news
Terry adds Chris Bush to the squad

Although the deal has been trailed for some time, it was only at lunchtime today that the paperwork was completed for Chris Bush to join the Dons as a work experience player.

Chris Bush is 18 and is in this third season as a Brentford player, having joined them from Thurrock where he impressed in a game against the Bees. Last season he went on loan to Salisbury where he played a dozen games, including coming on as a substitute in the FA Trophy semi final.

Following appearances in pre-season games for Brentford, Chris was loaned out to Woking tp get competitive games under his belt. But with Andre Blackman suspended Terry Brown was keen to fill the left back spot and acted promptly to secure him.

"I've watched him a couple of times and so we were already aware of what he can do. Chris is 6' 2" tall and strong, good in the air and with good touch and pace. He is also very level headed and while some players might be daunted by being pitched straight into a game against the league leaders, I am sure he will acquit himself well tomorrow."


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Wednesday 22 September 2010
club news
LLaugh@Kingsmeadow presents John Moloney, Steve Hall and Al Cowie!

Monthly comedy nights return to The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow on Friday 1 October under a new guise - LLaugh@Kingsmedaow

The night will be hosted by our new resident MC, Al Cowie fresh from his exploits at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after performing with comics ranging from Mitch Benn to Paul Sinha.

Details of our next show are as follows.

Date: Friday 1 October
Price: £10
Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: here

John Moloney (Headliner)
Twice winner of Best Live Performer at The London Comedy Festival - John Moloney is a well-travelled comedian, who has delighted thousands at Festivals around the world. From Melbourne to Edinburgh, from the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin – John has been recognized as a true multi-award-winning comic talent.
Here’s some of the things that the international press has said about one of the UK’s finest comedians….
“A wondrous array of classy gags. Comedy scholars, plus folk needing a right good laugh, can choose from a wide range of quality Moloney originals. Take your pick from droll one-liners; coruscating bits of political satire, absurdist observations; gleeful schoolboy puns and observant re-interpretations of everyday phenomena. In addition, they’re all delivered with a measured dryness and quiet understatement, too. Masterly.”
THE HERALD
“He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a show that has strolling one-liners and relative stories. A natural rapport.” - THE STAGE
The Master of Delicious One Liners." - NZ Herald
"A triumph of Quality over Hype." - The Sydney Herald

Steve Hall (Opening act)
As a solo live performer Steve Hall has provided the support for Russell Howard on his twice extended sell-out national Adventures tour and, after taking his own new solo show Vice Captain Loser to the Edinburgh Festival this year, supported Russell again on Dingledodies, a second national sell-out tour.
A finalist in the BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Steve Hall made his fringe debut in 2003 in the sell out Edinburgh show, Three Men and a Giant. Steve has since returned to The Edinburgh Festival, with four critically acclaimed sell-out shows, as part of the if.Comedy Award nominated sketch group We Are Klang.
The controversial sketch trio has gone on to win huge critical acclaim. With We Are Klang Steve has won a Spirit of the Fringe Award, and been nominated for Chortle's Best Sketch Show Award and Melbourne Festival's Barry Award as well as appearing in Saturday Night Live Again (ITV), Music Hall Meltdown(BBC Four) The Wall (BBC Three) and Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy).
With We Are Klang Steve is currently working on their eagerly anticipated sitcom series for BBC Three.
"This is stand-up as it should be: snappy and smart, occasionally nasty, and always funny"
The List

Al Cowie (MC)
Having shared a bill with acts from Mitch Benn to Paul Sinha, Al is currently in Edinburgh where he is hosting a 40 run show of the absolute cream of the Fringe (over 100 comics from Barry Cryer to Robin Ince, via Nick Helm, Andi Osho, Dan Antopolski and Abandoman). With appearances on both TV and radio, Al is a rising comedic star and a quality compere.
As resident MC at Kingsmeadow, you'll love him, and he'll make sure you'll love the show!
"You were brilliant" - The Rt Hon Sir Richard Needham (expert in all things quality)
"Could do better" - Mr Perry (his maths teacher)





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Wednesday 22 September 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust fundraising news: A special guest for the Evening with Simon Bassey

The fundraising group is delighted to announce that one of Simon Bassey's special guests on 29 October will be AFC Wimbledon legend Matt Everard.

Tickets for the evening, including a buffet supper, cost £15. To be sure of getting a place come along to buy your ticket at the game against Crawley on Thursday. Tickets will be on sale in the back bar after the game and, we hope, before the game too.

While you are buying your ticket, you can also drop off (or complete on the spot) applications for the minithon on 17 October - see minithon for further details.


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Tuesday 21 September 2010
club news
Update on supporters' coaches

There are still places available on the supporters' coaches going to Kidderminster on Sunday for our rearranged league game. They will leave The Grove at 10.00 am and Kingsmeadow at 10.30 am and the cost is £10.

Seats can be reserved by calling the club office on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays or by visiting the complimentary tickets window before or after the game against Crawley Town on Thursday.

If there are any fans who pre-booked non refundable train tickets for the original date of the fixture and want to take advantage of the free coach travel the club is running can they contact the club office as soon as possible.


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Monday 20 September 2010
club news
Carvery open before Crawley game on Thursday

Once again, the carvery will be open from 6pm in the back bar prior to the Crawley match this Thursday. Following on from the overwhelming turn-out for the carvery for the live screening of the Luton game last Friday night, we strongly urge fans who wish to attend the carvery before the Crawley match to book early to avoid disappointment.

Guests enjoy:

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

Cost: £20

A season ticket for the carvery is also available for £300 (pro rated), which works out at just over £13 per match.

For more information or to book your place please email functions@afcwimbledon.co.uk
or call 020 8247 9918.



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Monday 20 September 2010
club news
Payment system now working

We are pleased to say that the earlier problems with Worldpay have now been fixed and it is now possible to make payment for purchases made on the on-line shop.


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Monday 20 September 2010
club news
Payment system temporarily unavailable for on-line shop

Worldpay are currently experiencing problems with their systems and, as a result, we are temporarily unable to take payments for purchases made on the on-line shop.

Worldpay are working on the problem and as soon as the payment facility is available again we will announce it on this site.


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Monday 20 September 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust fundraising news – More ways to take part in the minithon...

With the AFC Wimbledon minithon now just four weeks away, the fundraising group is pleased to announce more ways of taking part.

· If you are based in Manchester, Merthyr, Los Angeles, Boston or Sydney, then you can run as an AFC Wimbledon participant in those locations by entering the minithons being organised by FC United of Manchester (and its supporter groups) and Merthyr Tydfil FC (NB Merthyr’s minithon is on 24 October)

· If you cannot take part at Morden Park or any of the other locations, then you will be able to sponsor Haydon, Terry Brown and other members of the first team management staff, all of whom are taking part in the minithon.

We caught up with Terry about this. He said:

“Cashy, Bass, Mike Rayner, Jason Moriarty and Robin Bedford and I are looking forward to taking part in the minithon. We're all in fine physical shape but will be putting in some extra training so that we'll be there or thereabouts at the end of the course. I have banned any post match drinking after the game against Gateshead and expect the others in my team to have an early night so they are ready for the challenge. It's great that we'll get the chance to pit ourselves against Karl Marginson and his boys from FC United. So far, our record against FC United is won three, lost one, and I'm looking to extend our winning run.

"On a more serious note, I'm delighted the club is holding this event - not only raising money for the club but supporting two highly worthwhile charities - Macmillan Cancer Support and the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust. This is a great way of showing that well run football clubs can put a lot back into their local communities and beyond. I really hope our supporters turn out in their hundreds on 17 October."

A sponsorship web page for Terry and the management team will go live over the coming days and (along with other information about the minithon) will be accessible here.


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Sunday 19 September 2010
first team news
Terry on Luton

When we spoke to Terry Brown on Sunday afternoon he was turning his thoughts to the Crawley game next Thursday, and looking to make sure the lessons were learned from the defeat at Luton last Friday night.

"Speaking after watching the DVD of Friday's game, on reflection Luton were good value for their win. From a managerial point of view, I was very disappointed with our defending on all three goals.

"Having seen the match report of Luton's previous game it was obvious to us that they would be a major threat on corners and long throws. Their method of swamping the box with orange shirts makes it extremely difficult either to man mark or zonally mark. We chose to do it with man marking and unfortunately for us our two strongest headers of the ball were beaten on the first and second goals.

"In some ways the third goal was even more disappointing as not only was it a very poor goal defensively but it effectively wrapped the game up early in the second half.

"The positives as far as I was concerned were the manner in which we approached the game and played without any fear. We moved the ball around the park patiently and created enough chances on another day to have scored at least three goals, testimony of which was the fact that their goalkeeper made three outstanding saves on the night.

"Although it was a disappointing result and it takes us off the top of the table, I am still more than delighted with the start the players have made this season and we go into the top of the table clash with Crawley in good spirits.

"We will know a lot more about the injuries to Sammy Moore and Lee Minshull later in the week, with both currently doubtful for Thursday. Also, Andre Blackman's fifth booking makes him unavailable as he will be suspended for one game.

"With a full complement of forwards available we decided to offer Delano Sam-Yorke a chance of first team football at Basingstoke. According to his manager, Frank Gray, he acquitted himself well on Saturday but unfortunately at the end of the game he was sent off. We will wait to hear more about the incident before deciding what action, if any, to take."


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Saturday 18 September 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust fundraising news: An evening with Simon Bassey

The fundraising group is delighted to announce that Simon Bassey will be hosting an evening at Kingsmeadow on Friday 29 October.

Simon came on as a substitute in AFC Wimbledon's first ever league game and is now a crucial member of Terry Brown's first team coaching staff. He is therefore uniquely placed to give an insight into how the club has developed since the journey began at Sandhurst Town back in August 2002.

Food for the evening will be provided as a hot buffet and there will also be an exhibition of some of the club's memorabilia.

Tickets for what is sure to be a fascinating and entertaining evening are priced at £15 and can be purchased in the back bar before our home matches with Crawley Town on 23 September and Cambridge United on 29 September. If you cannot make it to these games to purchase tickets, then please email the fundraising team here (giving your name and contact details) or leave a message via the club on 020 8547 3528.

Watch this space over coming days and weeks for announcements about Simon's special guests for the evening.


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Saturday 18 September 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board - precis of September board meeting

On 13 September the board reviewed action points from the August meeting, involving lengthy and informative discussions concerning the Members Survey, DTB priorities and targets, matchday space for displaced members following the introduction of the Carvery in the back bar area, an implementation plan for the Communications Strategy and a proposal from the Fundraising committee to purchase an inflatable speed cage for use at Community Football Scheme and other club-related events.
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In his monthly report, Chief Executive Erik Samuelson summarised:
• The current situation with the Premier Sports TV deal, prompting a general discussion about the potential rearrangement of future fixtures and resulting revenue remuneration to clubs.
• Urged both Trust and Board members to support the October ‘Minithon’ event
• The current position regarding actual Season Ticket sales against projected forecasts

Other items discussed included a brief, initial discussion concerning protocols and the use of internet forums by DTB members and the topic of co-ordinating responses to members queries, questions and complaints – though these issues and the topics of smoking on the terraces – will be debated in more detail at the October meeting.

The next board meeting in scheduled for Monday 11 October, by which time the agenda for that meeting and the full minutes of the September board meeting should be published. Any input that members wish to make can be passed to any board member in person or by e-mail to info@thedonstrust.org



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Saturday 18 September 2010
club news
Magic minute winning tickets

In the absence of a penalty goal in the Luton game, the winning Magic Minute as indicated on the match score here is:

Other Goal: 23

In total 230 Magic Minutes were sold generating a prize kitty of £115 to be shared by three winners, making each ticket worth £38.33. The winning ticket numbers are:

143, 209, 226

Winners can present their ticket and collect their prize from the club office at the Crawley game. If prizes are unclaimed after one calendar month they will be donated to charity.

This trial run of the Magic Minute has generated £115 that will contribute toward a fully-badged AFC Wimbledon gazebo for use by the club at fêtes, fairs and a range of other community events. Thanks to all of you that bought a ticket and we will be evaluating the trial run for other possible away matches.


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Friday 17 September 2010
club news
Next televised games

The next batch of matches to be televised live on Premier Sports TV have been announced as follows:

Thursday 28 October - Southport v Kidderminster ko 19.45
Thursday 11 November - Wrexham v Luton Town ko 19.45
Thursday 18 November - Rushden & Diamonds v York City ko 19.45
Thursday 25 November - Histon v Bath City ko 19.45
Thursday 2 December - Tamworth v Newport County ko 19.45
Thursday 16 December - Crawley Town v Mansfield Town ko 19.45
Monday 3 January - Darlington v Barrow ko 16.00
Tuesday 25 January - Luton Town v Grimsby Town ko 19.45

We have also received confirmation from Altrincham that our league game will take place on 9 November as scheduled.


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Friday 17 September 2010
first team news
Dons ready for the biggest test of the season

Terry Brown's team sets off this afternoon for what is easily their biggest test to date when they play Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in front of the TV cameras. After three games both teams were the only ones with 100% records and while this didn't last, Luton's hiccough went on longer that Wimbledon's and a four game winless run only ended on Saturday with a win at home to Cambridge.

With the Dons enjoying the view from the top they go into tonight's game hopeful that they can stretch their lead to five points, but aware that Luton will be close to full strength, with only midfielder Pavel Besta likely to be unavailable, although key players Kevin Keane and Matthew Barnes-Homer face fitness tests which they are expected to pass.

Terry Brown has a couple of injury worries too, as he explains below, but he is keeping his cards close to his chest on the subject.

"Yesterday's training went without a hitch although a couple of players were unable to train and will have fitness tests this morning. Normally I'd say who it is but I don't particularly want to tell Luton so I am very sorry but I will have to leave you all in suspense about their identities.

"Nonetheless, we go into tonight's game in a confident mood after a very good display against Bath on Saturday. Having looked at Luton's report against Cambridge in their 2-0 win and we should therefore look forward to an open and exciting encounter tonight.

"For several of our players it will be one of the biggest games they have played in to date and it will be interesting to see how they rise to the occasion. The position we find ourselves in league-wise will hopefully allow us to feel confident enough to express ourselves and play our normal game as we have absolutely nothing to fear with regards the result."

Tonight's game will be televised and for fans who wish to watch it on the big screen the main bar will be open from 6.00 pm.


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Thursday 16 September 2010
club news
Corporate hospitality at Luton Town tomorrow

Luton Town are offering the following hospitality package for the game tomorrow:

- Seat in executive box
- Reserved parking space (1 per 4 tickets)
- Match programme and team sheet
- Pre match buffet
- Sky TV in box
- Half time tea, coffee and biscuits
- Fridge that can be stocked with drinks of choice
Cost: £55 per person

To book, please call 01582 411622 or e-mail david.hoskins@lutontown.co.uk.



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Wednesday 15 September 2010
club news
Wimbledon players back from England C game

All three Dons members of the England C squad played in the friendly international against their Welsh counterparts last night at Newtown. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Wimbledon manager Terry Brown and his staff have spoken to the players since last night and to England C manager Paul Fairclough who was very happy with their performances. Terry said "first I'd like to congratulate Seb Brown and Sam Hatton on joining Steven Gregory in gaining international recognition. I understand that Steven was subbed at half time in a pre-arranged change, and on a similar basis Seb came on for the second half; Sam played the full 90 minutes.

"I'd particularly like to congratulate them all for not getting injured and therefore being available for Friday's night's clash with Luton Town. It seems that they all really enjoyed themselves and I'm sure they will have learned from the experience.

"Meanwhile, I watched the reserves lose their unbeaten record last night in a 3-1 defeat to Eastleigh. The good news was that Jon Main took his goal very well, but Luke Moore suffered a knock and was in for treatment this morning. The squad will be back in again tomorrow for training and preparation for the Luton game and we will see how he looks then."


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Wednesday 15 September 2010
club news
Luton game - pre match carvery is going ahead

With over 50 bookings already taken for the carvery on Friday night, we are pleased to confirm that it is going ahead. There is plenty of space for more bookings but we need to finalise numbers by 1.00 pm on Thursday to enable the chef to arrange the right number of staff etc. In response to a number of enquiries, please note that there is a vegetarian option.

So, if you want to join fellow fans at a pre-match, eat-as-much-as-you-like, meal at a cost of £15 per person, then please e-mail here or call 020 8247 9918 as soon as possible. Payment must be made in advance.

The carvery will open at 6.00 pm. For fans who don't want to eat, but do want to watch the game on the big screen, it will also be shown in the main bar, which will also open at 6.00 pm.


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Wednesday 15 September 2010
dons trust news
September Dons Draw results

The September Dons Draw took place this morning at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Erik Samuelson (AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive), Neil Messenbird (Dons Draw Adminstrator) and Chris Atkinson.

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

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 0489 - Robin Phillips SW19

Second prize of £500 - ticket 2756 - Duncan Worsfold KT4

Third prize of £250 - ticket 0178 - Caroline Smith KT3

Fourth prize of £150 - ticket 0411 - Mike O'Shaughnessy SL6

Fifth prize of £100 - ticket 0741 - Stephen Godfrey SO21

Sixth prize of £75 - ticket 1876 - Matthew Hewison KT19

Congratulations to all six prize winners..

The next Dons Draw will take place on or around 15 October 2010 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

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

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

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

The deadline for new entrants to the October 2010 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on 30 September.

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


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Tuesday 14 September 2010
club news
Fancy a carvery on Friday night for the Luton game?

Following an approach by a number of fans we are investigating whether there is enough interest to make it viable to open the carvery on Friday night, when we will be showing the Dons at Luton in our Blue Square Premier Bet game.

We need 50 people to sign up to justify opening and we are already half way there. So, if you want to register your interest at a cost of £15 per person for all you can eat, please e-mail here or call 020 8247 9918 as soon as possible.

The game will also be shown in the main bar, which will open at 6.00 pm.


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Tuesday 14 September 2010
club news
Blue Square Goodwood Racecourse Ticket Offer

League Sponsors Blue Square invite fans to an afternoon of racing at Goodwood Racecourse in Sussex on Sunday 10 October. The ‘Blue Square Season Finale’ marks the end of the 2010 Racing Season at Goodwood. The end of the season is always keenly contested as jockeys and trainers fight it out to win the title of Top Jockey and Top Trainer of the Year. Gates Open at 11.30 with the first race at 14.00.

Blue Square and Goodwood are delighted to offer supporters an amazing half price ticket offer for the Gordon Enclosure for this event. That is £10.50 per person as opposed to the regular price of £21. To take advantage you need to use promo code BLUESQ10 and tickets can be booked online here .

To activate the discount simply select the required number of tickets, add to the basket and then at check out choose ‘promotional code’ from the drop down list. Deadline for booking tickets is Friday 8 October.




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Tuesday 14 September 2010
first team news
Terry Brown to watch three strikers tonight

Terry Brown was still basking in the warmth of Saturday's four goal win when we spoke to him this morning.

"I have had the pleasure of viewing Saturday's DVD against Bath City and I was very pleased with our passing and movement, especially in the first half. We are starting to score goals from all areas of the pitch, including set pieces, and this will hopefully make a crucial difference to our goals for tally.

"This week's training has been somewhat disjointed with the call up of four of our young players, Sam Hatton, Steven Gregory and Seb Brown for the England C team, and Reece Jones for Wales U19s. I hope I have a little bit more luck that Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger had with their international players and that all our lads return safely.

"The players who were here for training have worked harder than usual because we have no midweek fixture this week. We will not be able to decide the starting line up for Friday's game until after training on Thursday. Regardless of whoever picks up an injury we have sufficient squad members to be able to step in to every role, at the moment.

"Three non-starting forwards from the weekend, Jon Main, Mark Nwokeji and Luke Moore, are taking advantage of the chance of a midweek run out tonight at Walton Casuals, as our reserves entertain Eastleigh, kick off 7.45 pm. I'll be there tonight, hoping that all three of them are able to get on the scoresheet as Marcus's successful young team continues to set the Suburban League alight."


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Monday 13 September 2010
youth news
Youth kick off

On 5 September the Youth development Programme completed its preparations for the new season by hosting the first ‘Academy Open Day’ for the YDP players, families and coaches. The day centred on taking professional photos of the teams and players; but we took the opportunity to explain more about the club, its history and ambitions whilst providing other activities and entertainment to fill up the spare moments.

Nigel Higgs, Ivor Heller and Terry Brown opened proceedings by briefing the invited audience from the pitch in front of the Paul Strank Stand. This was followed by a busy programme of briefings on our coaching philosophy from the Head Coaches of the Academy sections Mark Robinson and Jeremy Sauer and the photo shoots. In the car park there were stalls, including bouncy castle, wet sponge and stocks, bungee run and more. Burgers and Hot Dogs were prepared by the club’s chef and volunteer team.

All the feedback received from parents and participants has been positive. Many thanks should go to all who helped and attended on the day but especially to the organising committee of Jeremy Sauer, Claire Robinson and Dan Stevens who put it all together in less than 4 weeks.

This has all set up the new season which started yesterday. For a reminder of how our Sunday Youth Teams fared last season see this feature which appeared in the pre-season friendly match programme.


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Monday 13 September 2010
youth news
From the Histon programme

In the programme for the Histon game Erik Samuelson wrote about non-League sides’ youth players being poached by so-called scouts from Premier and Football league clubs. The article is reproduced here.


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Monday 13 September 2010
club news
Watch the Luton game live on TV this Friday!

The club’s game against Luton Town, which is being broadcast live on Premier Sports, will be shown in the main bar at the Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium on Friday night. Doors will open at 6pm.

In addition, we were very pleased to be approached after the Bath City game by fans who asked if we would open the carvery on Friday. In the light of this, we will open the carvery at a cost of £15 per person so long as 50 fans commit to this by the middle of the week to make it financially viable.

To express an interest, please e-mail here or call 020 8247 9918 as soon as possible.




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Monday 13 September 2010
club news
Advance sales for Luton game

Fans who wish to buy tickets in advance for this away game (which kicks off at 7.45 pm on Friday) may do so by visting the club's offices between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays. The game is not all ticket.

Ticket prices are all for for unreserved seating and are as follows:

£18 Adults
£13 Seniors (aged over 65) and young adults (aged 17 - 21)
£8 Youths (aged 10 - 16)
£10 Golden seniors (aged over 75)
£5 Juniors (aged under 10)

Please note:

. you may be asked for proof of qualification for discounted prices when entering Kenilworth Road for the game

. any postal applications are made at your risk and we cannot offer a refund for tickets which don't arrive in time

. we are unable to offer online ticket sales due to the number of different prices

. wheelchair disabled tickets should be bought directly from Luton's ticket office, 01582 416976. The ticket cost is £13 and a carer's ticket is complimentary


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Sunday 12 September 2010
club news
From the programme

From time to time we reproduce articles from the progamme on this site where they cover matters that haven't been covered elsewhere.

Two such articles, one each from the Newport County and Bath City progammes, are reproduced in one feature. To see them, click on From the programme.


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Saturday 11 September 2010
dons trust news
Members' survey update - from the Bath City programme

Dons Trust Board member Nicole Hammond has a progress report on the Members Survey and asks all Dons Trust members to continue to play their part in shaping it.

As usual, items republished from the programme are included as a feature and this one can be found by clicking on Members' survey update


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Saturday 11 September 2010
first team news
Dons secure convincing victory

Another good performance from the Dons saw them comfortably beat Bath City to remain in top position.

Terry Brown was able to name the same eleven who had started against Kettering Town last Saturday but made a number of changes on the bench with Jon Main and Mark Nwokeji making the dugout. The Dons opened the scoring in the 18th minute when a Steven Gregory shot was half-blocked and it fell invitingly to Sammy Moore to steer home with his left foot. With the Dons playing good football there was no surprise when the second goal came after 35 minutes. The nature of the goal was particularly pleasing as it came from a Sam Hatton corner which was headed home powerfully by Ismail Yakubu.

The Dons started sloppily in the second half with the visitors enjoying far more of the possession. However two goals in the space of three minutes put the result beyond doubt. First a long throw by Ryan Jackson was flicked on by Danny Kedwell and Christian Jolley volleyed home at the far post. Kedwell then got on the score sheet himself, latching onto a misplaced shot and fired into the back of the net.

Terry Brown was very pleased with the performance, especially in the first half. “The first half was probably the best we have played all season. I thought credit should go to Bath City who came to Kingsmeadow to play football and not pull everyone back behind the ball. We didn’t reassert ourselves after the half time interval and started off very slowly, which gave our visitors the chance to get back into the game.

“In the end, the four-nil result did not flatter us and I was particularly pleased that two goals were scored from set pieces, which is a benefit from being full time and having the opportunity to practice. All the teams at the top have again won and we now face in our next two games two of the biggest challenges. I will know a lot more about our team and our chances for the season ahead after those two games.”



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Saturday 11 September 2010
club news
Call up for Seb Brown

Having been on stand by for the England C squad we have heard that Seb Brown has now been drafted into the 16 man squad and will travel to Wales with Sam Hatton and Steven Gregory for the game against Wales on Tuesday 14 September.


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Saturday 11 September 2010
dons trust news
Wimbledon Common open day and iDons appeal

This Sunday sees the annual Wimbledon & Putney Common Stables Open Day held at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common. AFC Wimbledon will be represented by the Merchandise team, the Community Football Scheme, and the iDons stall on what will no doubt be a fun day out for everyone. As the weather forecast is looking good why not come along and see us?

For more details, click on Wimbledon Common open day

The iDons stall is always on the look-out for cds, dvds and computer games especially before an event like the Open Day. If you do have any to donate, please have a search through your collections and bring any donations along to the Bath City game. They can be left at the office where they will be collected after the game and they'll then be on sale raising funds for the Trust within 24 hours!


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Saturday 11 September 2010
club news
Tickets on sale for Luton away game

Please note that the Blue Square Bet Premier game at Luton on Friday 17 September is not all ticket. However, fans who wish to buy tickets in advance may do so:

. from turnstiles 1 and 2 after our home game against Bath City

. by visting the club's offices between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays.

Ticket prices (which are all for for unreserved seating) are as follows:

£18 Adults
£13 Seniors (aged over 65) and young adults (aged 17 - 21)
£8 Youths (aged 10 - 16)
£10 Golden seniors (aged over 75)
£5 Juniors (aged under 10)

Please note:

. you may be asked for proof of qualification for discounted prices when entering Kenilworth Road for the game

. given how soon the game is to take place, any postal applications are made at your risk and we cannot offer a refund for tickets which don't arrive in time

. we are unable to offer online ticket sales due to the number of different prices

. wheelchair disabled tickets should be bought directly from Luton's ticket office, 01582 416976. The ticket cost is £13 and a carer's ticket is complimentary


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Friday 10 September 2010
dons trust news
Minithon on 17 October

On Sunday 17 October, the Dons Trust will be holding a sponsored minithon in Morden Park. This is for supporters of all ages, shapes and sizes: if you can run, walk or crawl three miles, then you can take part. And if you can’t do any of those things, then you can volunteer to help on the day, provide sponsorship or just come along and enjoy the fun. For further details see minithon.


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Friday 10 September 2010
first team news
Terry hoping to take Bath

With the Dons sitting on top of the Blue Square Bet Premier and the famous curse of the Manager of the Month lurking in the background, Terry Brown is being very cautious about tomorrow's game against Bath City.

Gateshead's last minute winner against Southport on Tuesday night lifted them out of the bottom four and left Bath with only Altrincham below them at the foot of the table. But scouting reports suggest that this is a false position and that Bath, who are big and strong in defence, will take some breaking down.

Still adjusting to life in the top division of the Conference, manager Adie Britton hopes to have brought in Bristol City defender Joe Edwards on loan in time for the game, while releasing long-serving defender Matt Coupe. One player we may well see is former Dons favourite Danny Webb who has been an ever-present this season. He will be hoping not to repeat last season's experience for Salisbury when he ended up in goal after goalkeeper James Bittner was sent off and went on to concede three goals in twenty minutes

Bath's only victory so far this season has been at the expense of the one team to have beaten the Dons, Rushden and Diamonds, which shows how tight the league is this season.

Terry Brown said "we wanted to have a close look at one or two players' fitness at training today before finalising the squad for tomorrow's game. After these late checks, we have only two players out for this game. Brett Johnson is making rapid progress but is not ready for tomorrow - we expect he will be back in full training on Monday and so we hope he'll be available for the Luton game. Ed Harris was a very able stand-in at Kettering so we'll be looking for the same from him again.

"The other player who is unavailable is Luke Moore who has been suffering from a stomach upset. However, Ismail Yakubu is now fully recovered from a similar bug and he has trained all week. Jon Main has recovered from a chest infection and Mark Nwokeji is also fit again so both are available for selection tomorrow. This gives me a nice problem re team selection and we will be able to put out a very strong side on Saturday.

"Bath come on the back of a fantastic season that ended in promotion via the play offs. They will no doubt set up stall in a resolute and disciplined way. Our job is to be patient and look to break them down over the 90 minutes so, once again, I hope that the fans can show similar patience and cheer us on to another three points."


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Friday 10 September 2010
club news
Kingsmeadow Live announces Unsigned Showcase on Saturday 18 September

After our summer break, Kingsmeadow Live is proud to announce the line-up for our unsigned night showcasing five, local, talented acts on Saturday 18 September. Come along and show your support!

Doors: 7.30pm – bar closes at midnight

Price: £3

Tickets can be purchased here

Full line-up as follows:

1) Charlie Swift and the Plants

2) The Retrobates

3) Dec and His Diagrams

4) Club L’Endevour

5) Kings of Crazy Town


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Friday 10 September 2010
club news
Travel to the away game at Kidderminster

A number of fans have written to us to complain about the late changes to the dates of forthcoming Blue Square Bet Premier games as a result of live broadcasts by Premier Sports TV.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to fans by these changes, especially to those now unable to attend any of these games, and to those who booked non-refundable train tickets for travel to the Kidderminster Harriers away game on Saturday 25 September, the original date for the fixture.

For fans who have bought such tickets to Kidderminster, we are offering free coach travel to the game, which will now take place on Sunday 26 September. Fans who wish to take advantage of this offer should do one of three things:

• Call the office (020 8547 3528) between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on a weekday to ensure that your place is reserved. You will be asked to provide proof of purchase by sending your ticket or receipt to the club
• If you bought on the internet, forward your email acknowledgement to Kidderminster coach with “Kidderminster travel” as the subject line
• Bring proof of purchase to the complimentary tickets window before or after the Bath City or Crawley Town home games.

So why is the Kidderminster game being moved? With the Crawley game put back to Thursday 23 September for showing live on TV, the team would have had to play three games in six days. After consulting Terry Brown we agreed that this would be too onerous a schedule for the players, and with the consent of the other clubs it was agreed that the both the Kidderminster away game and the Cambridge United home game would be played a day later. We will now play Cambridge at home on Wednesday 29 September. The home fixture against Forest Green Rovers goes ahead as originally scheduled, on Saturday 2 October.

The first few games for live TV coverage were moved at short notice because the TV deal was finalised late in the day, and as a result there was no time for the usual scheduling process. Fans have also expressed concern that they don’t know whether to buy discounted train tickets for games later this season in case any of those games are also moved. In some cases the tickets go on sale soon or are already on sale.

We have passed these concerns to Premier Sports, and we understand that fixtures for the remainder of 2010 are currently the subject of detailed discussions. Until the televised fixtures are announced, fans may wish to defer purchases of non-refundable tickets for forthcoming away games. Once the next schedule of televised games is announced, fans will be able to plan their travel with confidence.

Fans have also pointed out that we will lose money from the games being moved, as crowds will be smaller, with consequent drops in programme and bar sales. We do expect crowds to be lower for any games moved from a Saturday to a Thursday, but not so much for games moved from a Tuesday to a Thursday.

At first, for games rescheduled at short notice, such as the Crawley game, the crowds could be lower. But we expect the match fee from Premier Sports to broadly cover any loss in income, and there are opportunities for other income arising from the deal, both centrally, on behalf of all Conference teams, and for individual clubs.


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Thursday 09 September 2010
club news
Carvery open this Saturday

Once again, the carvery will be open from 12.30pm in the back bar prior to the game against Bath City on Saturday.

Following the sell-out at the Newport game, we strongly advise fans to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Carvery guests enjoy:

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

Cost: £20

Don't forget, we are also offering a season ticket for the carvery for only £300 (pro-rated), which works out as only £13 per match!

For more information or to book, please e-mail here or call 020 8247 9918.



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Monday 06 September 2010
dons trust news
SGM and next Board meeting

Because the home game against Crawley Town is now being played on Thursday 23 September, we will be moving the Dons Trust Special General Meeting (SGM) to another day. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The next DTB meeting is on Monday, 13 September and you can see the agenda below. If you have any comments or questions please e-mail them to a member of the Board (their contact details are on the Dons Trust section of this website) or to the secretary here


1. Apologies

2. Minutes and matters arising from previous meetings

3. Chief Executive's Report (including commercial update)

4. Communications: - use of OS and on-line forums
- co-ordinating replies to correspondence

5. Member survey: draft 'options'

6. Election planning: draft amendments to election rules

7. Updates on website development, SGM

8. Any other business - smoking on the terraces


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Monday 06 September 2010
dons trust news
A little bit of change

Starting this Saturday, there will be loose change boxes on the bars in the middle and back bars on matchdays, so that supporters can contribute any loose change they are willing to donate to the Dons Trust ground fund.

Any contributions are gratefully accepted. To put this in context, if 200 supporters give 20 pence of their change from the bar at every single home league game in a season, then that amounts to over £900 of funds per year towards the Trust's fundraising.


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Monday 06 September 2010
cfs news
AFC Wimbledon Community Fun Day

The fun-filled AFC Wimbledon Community Fun Day will be taking place on Saturday 2 October, 12.00 noon until 2.30pm at The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium, Kingsmeadow prior to AFC Wimbledon’s Blue Square Bet Premier Division match against Forest Green Rovers. The activities available on the day will include football coaching, speed shooting, players in stocks and a chance to try other sports such as Tennis, Cricket and Rugby to name just a few. A bouncy castle and face painting ensure there is enjoyment for the youngest of children, whilst adults are welcome to pit themselves against the kids in events such as the penalty shootout.

We are offering a group voucher for this event, priced at £30, which includes two adult and two child terrace tickets for the AFC Wimbledon Vs Forest Green Rovers match, plus either a free go or discounted rate on every activity. An area in the stadium will be set aside for these ticket holders, with a ‘kids only’ section to guarantee a great view. Haydon the Womble and AFC Wimbledon first-team players and management will open the event at 12.00 noon and will be available for photos and signings.

More information on this event, with details on how to purchase vouchers, will appear on the community page of our website.



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Monday 06 September 2010
club news
Book early for carvery on Saturday

Once again, the carvery will be open from 12.30pm in the back bar prior to the game against Bath City on Saturday.

Following the sell-out at the Newport game, we strongly advise fans to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Carvery guests enjoy:

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

Cost: £20

Don't forget, we are also offering a season ticket for the carvery for only £300 (pro-rated), which works out as only £13 per match!

For more information or to book, please e-mail here or call 020 8247 9918.



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Saturday 04 September 2010
first team news
Dons regain top spot

The Dons earned a hard-fought victory as they came away from Rockingham Road with all three points, and top position in the league.

With Andre Blackman and Danny Kedwell successfully coming through pre-match fitness tests, Terry Brown did not have to make as many changes as he had feared. Ryan Jackson and Ed Harris started league matches for the first time and Lee Minshull also came into the starting line up. The match was packed full of incident, with Sam Hatton giving the Dons a 13th minute lead when his free kick breached the defensive wall and caught out Nathan Abbey in goal.

The lead though was short lived as, five minutes later, Iyseden Christie shot from the edge of the box and with the aid of a deflection from one of the Dons’ defenders, the ball changed direction and gave Seb Brown no opportunity to save. Both teams had opportunities to take the lead but it was not until the second half that what turned out to be the winning goal was scored. A fine pass by Christian Jolley found Kedwell who cut in past the defender and unleashed an unstoppable shot.

Despite Kettering’s pressure, Seb Brown was rarely called into action and the Dons missed several opportunities to put the game to bed.

Terry Brown was thoroughly delighted with the victory, having had a number of injury scares before the game. “A large amount of credit must go to Ismail Yakubu who had been ill since the Newport match and had been unable to keep down any food during the week. He was keen to play despite the obvious weakness and put in a great display of defence for 90 minutes. Some of the football we played today was particularly pleasing, with a number of good flowing moves. We should have wrapped up the game long before the end, and if we are going to be successful we must learn to kill off the opposition.

“It was an important win at Kettering and returning to the top of the league puts us in great spirits for next week’s home match against Bath City.”



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Saturday 04 September 2010
club news
Special opening of the Club Shop

The club shop will be open on Sunday 5 September from 12 noon until 1.00 pm prior to the Newport County v Wrexham gane in the Blue Square Bet Premier which will be shown live on the TV in the middle bar at Kingsmeadow.


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Friday 03 September 2010
club news
Supporters' coach to Luton Town

As a result of our game against Luton Town being rescheduled to Friday 17 September we have rearranged the times that the coaches will be leaving The Grove and Kingsmeadow.

The coach will now pick up at The Grove at 3.30 pm and from Kingsmeadow at 4.00 pm. The club will be contacting fans who have already booked the coach to check their availability for the new arrangements.


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Friday 03 September 2010
club news
Breakfast at The Grove

The Grove will be serving breakfast from 9.00 am on Saturday, before the coach departs for Kettering at 10.00 am.

Fans can also use the pub's car park at a cost of £5 for the day, although this fee is waived for anyone who buys breakfast.



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Friday 03 September 2010
first team news
Terry defers his selection until the last minute

Terry Brown, fresh from his award as Blue Square manager of the month, was facing selection uncertainties before tomorrow's game at Kettering.

"Looking forward to Saturday's game against Kettering, it is always a difficult place to go. We have good memories from last year which will hopefully see us go into the game in a positive frame of mind.

"This week's training has been disrupted somewhat by several experienced players suffering illness or knocks. We will have a roll call tomorrow morning prior to departure and however that pans out we will definitely be going into the game with an energetic and robust young side.

"Definitely not available tomorrow will be Mark Nwokeji, who hopes to turn out for the reserves on Monday night at Beaconsfield, and Brett Johnson who is recovering from a medial ligament injury and should hopefully be fit and available for training prior to the Luton game. The results of his scan proved positive in that for once a knee injury hasn't turned out to be a cruciate ligament problem but according to Mike Rayner it will take another couple of weeks before he is back to full fitness."


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Friday 03 September 2010
club news
Crawley game on TV and other games moved

Our home league game in the Blue Square Bet Premier against Crawley Town which was to be played on Tuesday 21 September has been rescheduled for Thursday 23 September, kick off 7.45 pm and will be broadcast live on Premier Sports TV.

This would have resulted in the club having to play three games in five days. As a result, the away game against Kidderminster Harriers will now be played on Sunday 26 September, kick off 3.00 pm and our home game against Cambridge United will take place on Wednesday 29 September, kick off 7.45 pm.

We appreciate that a number of fans will already have booked non refundable train tickets for the game at Kidderminster and the club will be offering free coach travel as a way of compensation. Full details of how this work will be announced shortly.



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Friday 03 September 2010
club news
Latest highlights now available on AFC Wimbledon TV

You can see the latest Dons highlights by clicking on Rushden.


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Thursday 02 September 2010
club news
Luton Town game brought forward for TV

Our Blue Square Bet Premier league game against Luton Town which was scheduled to be played on Saturday 18 September has been brought forward to Friday 17 September and will be televised live on Premier Sports TV.

Kick off will be 7.45 pm and ticket arrangements as well as details of the rescheduled supporters’ coaches will be made tomorrow morning.



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Thursday 02 September 2010
club news
Watch Newport vs Wrexham live at the stadium on Sunday!

The club is pleased to announce that the Blue Square Bet Premier game between Newport and Wrexham, the second game to be broadcast by the league’s new TV broadcaster Premier Sports, will be shown live in the middle bar this Sunday, 5 September at 1pm.

The bar will open at 12pm and there will also be a barbecue set-up outside the middle bar selling burgers and sausages.

This will coincide with the club’s first ever Academy Open day to introduce AFC Wimbledon to the players and familes of the Youth Development Programme's teams. We are expecting up to 500 people to attend this event so please note that parking may be limited.

This may be the first opportunity for many fans to experience a Premier TV broadcast so why not come down and enjoy it with fellow Dons fans?



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Thursday 02 September 2010
club news
Recognition for Terry and Reece

Terry Brown has today been named as the Blue Square Bet Premier Manager of the Month following the Dons great start to the season. The award will be made at one of the forthcoming home games.

Following the selection of Sam Hatton, Steven Gregory and Seb Brown for the England C team, Reece Jones has been selected for the Wales Under-19 friendly game away to Liechtenstein on Tuesday 14 September.

Congratulations to Terry and Reece.


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Wednesday 01 September 2010
club news
Ticket prices for Kettering Town

A reminder that terrace ticket prices for our game against Kettering Town on Saturday 4 September are £10 for Adults and Concessions and £1 for Under 16s.







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Wednesday 01 September 2010
dons trust news
Dons Trust Special Meeting

The next Dons Trust Special General Meeting will be held on Thursday 23
September, at Kingsmeadow. Terry Brown will be joining us for part of the
evening. The other main item will be the next stage of the members'
survey which will be your chance to say what matters most to you as the Club sets its priorities for future development.

Please put the date in your diary.




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Wednesday 01 September 2010
club news
Dons trio honoured by England

England C Manager Paul Fairclough has selected his squad for the friendly game with Wales to be played at Newtown FC on Tuesday 14 September.

Steven Gregory and Sam Hatton are included in the 16-man squad while Seb Brown has been put on stand by for the game.

Our congratulations to all three players.


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