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Wednesday 31 October 2007
first team news
Fixtures confirmed

The rearranged league away fixture against Tonbridge Angels will now take place at the Longmead Stadium on Tuesday 13 November, kick off 7.45 pm.

Our Surrey Senior Cup away tie against Whyteleafe away will take place on Tuesday 27 November at Church Road, kick off 7.45 pm.


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Wednesday 31 October 2007
u18s news
Video volunteers wanted

As part of the U18 team's continued development, the club would like one or two people to video tomorrow’s game against Tooting and Mitcham. The game will be played at Tooting's ground.

The video will enable the coaches to go through the game with the players at a later date and anyalyse their performance. If you have your own camera and would be able to help, please contact Trevor Williams on 020 8547 3528 or email here.






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Monday 29 October 2007
first team news
Terry on Harlow

Terry Brown was in upbeat mood after Saturday's win at Harlow.

"I am delighted that we managed to score three goals in open play. In particular, Tony Finn scored a very exciting hat-trick.

"Harlow played their part in what was a very entertaining game, with both sides looking to pass the ball on a lovely playing surface. I think the players are beginning to understand the system that we employ and if I was to be honest, whatever system you play, requires one of your forwards to finish a reasonable percentage of the chances. On Saturday, Tony Finn did that.

"Although I am pleased with the progress made over the last couple of weeks, it is still evident that we are short of goalscorers. This is an area that we have been working on addressing for some time and hopefully that work should bear fruit in the next few weeks. I know that fans must be feeling impatient, as we all are, however the next couple of signings will be crucial to the rest of the season so I am not prepared to be rushed into just any signing.

"Bringing Tuesday's game against Harlow forward to Saturday has allowed Stuart and me the luxury of looking at other players during this week. It was also nice to open the Sunday papers and no longer be embarrassed to look at the league table, although we won't be satisfied until we are pushing for a top spot."


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Friday 26 October 2007
club news
Terry on Harlow

Terry Brown was looking ahead to tomorrow's Ryman Premier League game at Harlow Town when we caught up with him earlier today.

"I was fortunate enough to watch Harlow in midweek and although they were disappointed to lose to Brentwood, they played good passing football on a really nice playing surface. Harlow now have a new stadium which is lovely. The new stadium doesn't have a running track around the pitch, so the atmosphere will be much better that it would have been at the old stadium.

"I note that they have signed David Lee, one of my players from Aldershot. If he plays against us on Saturday his passing ability and vision will be something that we need to watch out for.

"I am looking forward to the game as I think it should be entertaining, with both sides looking to play football.

"As far as our players are concerned, we have injury doubts concerning Mark Beard and Jake Leberl. Meanwhile, Marcus Gayle is about two weeks away from being involved and Richard Jolly is making a remarkable recovery and should soon be available for training."


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Friday 26 October 2007
club news
Mascot vacancy for Chelmsford FA Trophy game

Because the Chelmsford FA Trophy game has been arranged at short notice, we have a vacancy for a mascot.

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

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

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

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

To apply, please email Aideen Rochford here

If you'd like to arrange a mascot package but aren't able to do so for this game then please email us anyway and we will add you to the waiting list.


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Wednesday 24 October 2007
club news
A few spaces left on Harlow coach

There are a few spaces on the coach to our game at Harlow on Saturday. The coach leaves The Woodman pub at 11.30 and Kingsmeadow at noon.

Prices are, as usual, £13 for adults and £9 for concessions.

You can book by calling the club office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on 020 8547 3528.


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Tuesday 23 October 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents the return of Boo Hewerdine

Saturday 27 October
Kingsmeadow Live presents…
Boo Hewerdine
With support from Kristy McGee and Mat Martin and Saphirra Gold
Doors 8.00pm, show starts 8.45pm, bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £8 (advance)/ £10 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.

Another great friend of Kingsmeadow Live and AFC Wimbledon returns for his second gig of the year, this time as part of his 2007 tour.
Hewerdine is not only a fantastic solo musician as well as an integral part of ‘The Bible’ but he has also written and produced material for artists such as Eddie Reader, Natalie Imbruglia, Marti Pellow, Paul Young, KD Lang and Melanie Chisholm among others.

‘Hewerdine's delicate songwriting art now has to answer to nothing but itself’ Mojo Magazine
‘The tenderest of English songwriters’ The Independent

For more information, visit here.

For more information on Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin, visit here and here.

For more information on Saphirra Gold, visit here.


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Tuesday 23 October 2007
club news
Comedy & Curry for £10 this Friday

Friday 26 October
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Eddie Brimson, Kevin Coleman, Peter Jonas and Angus Lindsay
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.
Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!


More about this week’s acts…

Eddie Brimson (Closing act)
Eddy Brimson is a familiar face on the UK comedy circuit and is a regular at such prestigious venues as Jongleurs, Banana Cabaret, Belfast Empire and London's notorious Up the Creek. He also performs regularly all over the country. In 2001 Eddy performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the hugely successful Gilded Balloon Midnight Show.
"The crowd loved him" The Guardian
"Quite simply brilliant" Sky Magazine

Kevin Coleman (Opening act)
Kevin has been performing comedy for many years and is widely regarded as one of the best on the South Wales circuit.
Kev has to deal with a lot of s**t and when on stage isn't afraid of telling you all about it. He combines his anger and frustration with laser sharp wit to deliver scathing yet hilarious observations of all those people who make his life more difficult than it should be.
Having worked on his material and delivery for a number of years, Kevin is as professional as they come and regularly leaves audiences wanting more.

Pete Jonas (Compere)
“A sleek, professional act… the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is spot-on. A rock-solid act guaranteed to entertain.” Chortle
“Brilliant” The Stage
‘Critic’s Choice’ The Evening Standard
“An epic” - ‘Top Ten’ What to See at the Fringe Channel Four Radio
“The execution of this work is perfect…hilariously insightful” The List
“Spot on observations about life in Britain” edfringe.com
“Well-crafted show with natural interplay between the duo and jokes which hit” The Scotsman
“Affable and funny… Sharp and polished… an enjoyable show of consistent quality” Edinburgh Guide
“The audience loved it” Three Weeks

Angus Lindsay (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian


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Tuesday 23 October 2007
club news
Volunteers' party - 7 December

Invitations to the volunteers' party will be sent this week. The party will be held at Kingsmeadow on Friday 7 December.

If you haven't received your invitation by Wednesday 31 October and you have been a volunteer this calendar year, please contact the office on 020 8547 3528 or email here.


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Monday 22 October 2007
club news
Advance sales for the Chelmsford FA Trophy game

Following Saturday's FA Trophy win against Hendon, we have been drawn at home against Chelmsford in the Second Qualifying Round. To order your tickets for the game, please follow these instructions:

Main Stand and President's Lounge

Main Stand season ticket holders can reserve their seats by calling the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on weekdays or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the club office. Season ticket holders whose applications are received by Saturday 27 October will be allocated their usual seats. We are considering arrangements regarding Block A seats but, in the meantime, Block A season ticket holders may apply for their their usual seats. If we need to make a change, we will contact you.

If you are applying by post, please enclose Voucher C, a cheque for the correct amount, a contact phone number and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. From Monday 29 October, any unsold seats will go on general sale.

Postal applications may be made at any time, but seats will not be allocated until after 27 October.

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

Terraces

Terrace tickets are available via the hotline and by post from now. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope as described above. There is no need to enclose a season ticket voucher with your application.

Seat prices

These are: Adults £11, Concessions £6 and Under-16s £3. Terrace prices are £9, £5 and £2 respectively. President's Lounge tickets are £35.


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Monday 22 October 2007
first team news
Paul and Seb move on

Terry Brown today announced two departures from the club.

"Paul Seuke has decided to accept an offer to join Horsham FC. Paul, understandably, felt his chances were limited playing under Andy Little and he believes that he will have more opportunity to play first team football at Horsham.

"Paul is a very dedicated young goalkeeper and we wish him well for the future. This does, however, mean we are in the market for a young, talented goalkeeper to push Andy Little for a place in the first team.

"Sebastian Kneissl has also left the club. Sebastian is a very talented striker who has played very little football over the last 18 months. In a perfect world I would have liked to persevered with Sebastian until he could get fit. However, Sebastian needs to play regular football to get back to full fitness and I am unable to offer that to him at the moment. I fully expect him to join a club that can give him first team football and that he will prove to be an excellent signing for them in time. Sebastian is a lovely man and I'd like to thank him for his time with the club."


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Monday 22 October 2007
first team news
Robin Shroot

The club has given permission for Crewe Alexandra to approach Robin Shroot with a view to him training with them for a week or two, at a time that suits both clubs.

Terry Brown said "Robin is a very talented and skillful young man who can only benefit from an association with Dario Gradi and a club with such a fine track record in youth development."


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Monday 22 October 2007
first team news
Terry on Saturday and the draw

Terry Brown was very happy with the win against Hendon on Saturday.

"I was very pleased with the debut of Mark De Bolla. Like the team, he started slowly but he gradually got better as the game wore on. As you will have seen, Mark is two-footed and likes to get shots away from in and around the box. We have brought Mark here as an attacking midfield player but, as you saw on Saturday, he can play as a second striker, behind a target man.

"Saturday's performance against Hendon again proved to be frustrating as far taking our chances. The situation still remains that we are in need of a twenty-five goals a year striker. As far as the search for a striker is concerned, the board has told me that while there isn't a limitless budget, my job is to find the man I want and we can then see how the land lies. We won't be paying a ransom to get the player we want, but if the right player becomes available at a reasonable price we will go for him. Ideally, we will go for a permanent signing but, in the meantime, if one isn't available, we are willing to look at loan signings.

"We have spread our net from professional clubs down to leagues at a lower level than us and are exploring all avenues. The man we bring in will be critical to our season so we need to get it right and I hope the fans will continue to be patient.

"I have been delighted with our recent performances. I feel we have the nucleus of a very strong squad. The players are working tremendously hard and defensively we are as good or better than any team in this league. Our frustration in front of goal is sometimes quite palpable and, on behalf of all the players, I'd like to say we really do appreciate your patience. I think that Saturday was a case of the players needing to lift the crowd for it doesn't matter how good the supporters are, they need something to cheer.

"Saturday's win put us in the draw for today where we managed to pull out the other top team in our league. It gives me the opportunity to lock horns again with Jeff King and Chelmsford. I know them well from drawing them in in the FA Cup last year when I was at Aldershot. Like us they have a side full of conference-quality players and this should be the pick of the ties for the round, as Geoff's teams always come to play football. I am really looking forward to it.

"But first we need to focus on this Saturday's league game at Harlow. I will be going across to watch their replay against Brentwood tomorrow night to look at their strengths before Saturday."


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Monday 22 October 2007
first team news
FA Trophy draw

We have been drawn at home against Chelmsford for our FA Trophy second round qualifying tie on Saturday 3 November. Match and ticket arrangements will follow shortly.

You can see the whole draw here.



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Sunday 21 October 2007
dons trust news
Loose change collection

The loose change collection held at the FA Trophy Hendon match raised a total of £289 for the Dons Trust's Funds. Many thanks to those who helped in the collection and also to everyone who contributed.


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Saturday 20 October 2007
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for October

The October Dons Draw took place this afternoon at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of David Cox (Dons Trust board member), Anna McMillan and Neil Messenbird (the Dons Draw Treasurer).

The winning ticket numbers and prizes were as follows:

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 2761 – Chris Hanley from Worcester Park

Second prize of £480 - ticket 0697 – Gareth Cook from SE13

Third prize of £150 - ticket 1672 – Michael Richardson from the Isle of Man

Congratulations to all three prize winners!

This is the first win for both Chris and Gareth, Michael has won before.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after 18 November 2007 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

The first prize is now £1,000 so if you want a chance of winning next month’s jackpot but still haven’t entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more numbers, then you know what to do!

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

The deadline for new entrants to the November 2007 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on Wednesday 31 October.

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


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Friday 19 October 2007
club news
Seat ticket sales for FA Trophy game v Hendon

In a break from our usual practice, seat tickets for the game against Hendon tomorrow will only be on sale from the kiosk in the lobby of the main stand, from about 2.00 pm.

To avoid long queues, please accept the tickets you are offered.


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Friday 19 October 2007
first team news
Harlow game rearranged - coach details and times announced

The away game at Harlow, which was due to be played on Tuesday 30 October, has been moved to next Saturday, 27 October.

Tickets for the fans' coach may be reserved before and after tomorrow's game at the complimentary tickets window, for the usual price of adults £13, concessions £9. Departure times will be 11.30 am from the Woodman pub and noon from Kingsmeadow.


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Friday 19 October 2007
first team news
Terry on tomorrow's game and Mark De Bolla

Terry Brown talked to us about his latest signing today and tomorrow's game.

"Mark De Bolla is a player who I have long admired from his days playing at Grays and Gravesend, when he scored spectacular goals against us at Aldershot for both of those teams.

"Mark was one of the most dangerous attacking players in the Conference and he can both create and score goals. He will be given a licence to attack within any system that we play and he will certainly give us a lot more attacking options.

"I think it is fair to say that we now look very strong defensively and in midfield. However, our inability to create and score goals has cost us up to this point.

"Daniel Webb is fit again and he returns to the squad but we are still looking to supplement our strike force - and of course we have the prospect of the return of Marcus Gayle and Richard Jolly when they have recovered from their injuries.

"Tomorrow sees us playing in the FA Trophy. Following our exit from the FA Cup on penalties, this is the senior cup competition for us and we are approaching it accordingly. In terms of injuries from Tuesday night, Luke Garrard took a nasty knock and is doubtful - he will have a fitness test tomorrow.

"Hendon come to us in second position in the league and they will no doubt be strong. They are a young side, full of energy and pace, especially when going foward. Everywhere they have gone they have attacked teams, so it should be an open and exciting game."


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Friday 19 October 2007
first team news
Mark De Bolla signs up

The club is pleased to announce that Mark De Bolla has joined the Dons in a transfer from Ebbsfleet that was finalised late this morning, just in time to qualify him to play in tomorrow's FA Trophy game against Hendon.

Terry Brown's comments on his latest signing will be published here as soon as possible.


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Friday 19 October 2007
club news
Watch the Rugby World Cup Final at Kingsmeadow

The Rugby World cup final, between England and South Africa, will be shown in the back bar on Saturday. Kick off is at 8.00 pm but the bar will be open straight after the home match against Hendon.

Food will be available in the back bar after the match. There will be a choice of chicken curry or steak and onion baguette with chips for the special Rugby World Cup Final price of only £5.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy this fantastic occasion with your fellow Wombles, watching England attempt to win a second consecutive World Cup on the big screen.

If you have any questions, e-mail here



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Friday 19 October 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust board elections - November 2007

Five elected members of the current Dons Trust Board have completed the maximum 2-year term. There will be elections, to be held in November 2007, to select five members to the Dons Trust Board.

The Nomination Form for use by those wishing to stand as a candidate in these elections has been sent to all Members. Directions for completing and submitting this form are on the Nomination Form. Correctly completed Nomination Forms must be submitted by 2 November 2007.

The Nomination Form and Election Rules Policy that will be used for this election can be found in PDF format below.

If you have any questions about the election process or wish to receive a printed copy of the Election Rules Policy, please send an email to elections@thedonstrust.org or call the office on 020-8547-3528.

Click here to download the Nomination Form.
Click here to download the Election Rules Policy.


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Thursday 18 October 2007
club news
Appeal for help

The commercial department is looking for volunteers to help us spread the word about the club's comedy club and music venue amongst the local business community. This approach has already proved successful but we need help to continue this activity.
We are looking for as many as five volunteers to deliver leaflets to local businesses within a couple of miles of the stadium.
If you have a few hours to spare each week, please e-mail Keith McGuinness here or call 020 8547 3336.



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Thursday 18 October 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow tomorrow night!

Friday 19 October
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Matt Blaize, John Gordillo, Andrew Roper, Ged Butcher
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.
Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!



More about this week’s show…

Matt Blaize (Closing act)
"…Fast talking hard hitting, watch out for him. He's in hot form…" - Time Out
"Smart, good looking confident. You could easily hate Blaize if he wasn't so damn funny. He's got attitude by the bucketful as he demolishes his subjects with elegant, energetic style, and a winning way with words. Blaize has only been around a short while but is making waves in all the right places - and quite right too. He's got naturally funny bones and the talent to make the most of them. Bigger things undoubtedly await." - Chortle.co.uk
"Likeable, he has some great lines". - The Scotsman
"His style is irreverent but never intimidating. And he is one of the few acts to do political material. Its always exciting to spot a new face on the circuit and Blaize is clearly on the up" - Evening Standard/Hot Tickets
"Among the highlights of the second half was charismatic black comedian Matt Blaize" The Daily Telegraph
"He is that increasing rare creature. A comedian who takes on tough topical issues with an expressiveness and lightness of touch that can win round even a rowdily drunken crowd" Time-out
"He's unusual among current stand-us in that there's a strong social content in his set. His delivery is fast and exciting. Though, it's the way he engages with the audience. He can take a delicate subject like race and hit us with funny lines without ever sounding like he is sacrificing honesty for laughs. Its no surprise to learn that he also numbers among the major influences on him hard hitters likes Bill Hicks, Denis Leary and Chris Rock. Skilful, distinctively enjoyable" - Time-out
"New talent comes from sharp-witted Matt Blaize" - BBC London 94.9 FM

John Gordillo (Opening act)
"A superb comedian" London Evening Standard.
"Brilliantly intelligent, often inappropriate" London Lite
"Back on the circuit after a few years’ hiatus, John Gordillo remains a refreshing performer, with a canon of intelligent, provocative material. He picks away obliquely and relentlessly at his subjects to find fresh jokes, taking comedy away from tried-and-tested formula into more unexpected terrain - yet always aware that cleverness comes a clear second to funniness" Chortle
"Inspired" Edinburgh Evening News

Andrew Roper (Compere)
"Churns out the laughs" Herald Sun
"Slick, polished show…” Beat
"Very funny guy…but gee he can turn " ABC
"Excellent writer and Fantastic performer " Australian Radio Network

Ged Butcher (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian.



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Thursday 18 October 2007
first team news
Hendon replay arrangements - if needed

If we draw with Hendon in the FA Trophy on Saturday, the replay will be at Claremont Road on Wednesday 24 October, kick off 7.45 pm.


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Thursday 18 October 2007
dons trust news
Loose change

The Dons Trust are relaunching the loose change collection boxes at Saturday's game against Hendon.

Members of the Dons Trust will be at turnstiles and in the bars to collect loose change and to distribute collecting boxes. We would urge all fans to bring in any loose change that might be in jars, bottles or tins at home, and donate it to the Stadium Fund.


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Thursday 18 October 2007
club news
New club secretary announced

Dave Charles has been appointed as the new AFC Wimbledon club secretary. Dave is well-known and respected within the club, as he has been our reserve team secretary for the last 5 years, which will help him to settle into the role quickly. He is retiring from his current full-time job to take on the club secretary role and will be starting on Monday 12 November.

The recruitment process was conducted in accordance with our usual procedures and included interviewing seven candidates, with second interviews for three. Dave was the unanimous choice of the board.

Dave said "I am delighted to have been appointed to the role and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I have enjoyed my time as reserve team secretary and am very grateful to Trevor Williams for the help and advice he has given me over the years."


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Thursday 18 October 2007
first team news
Goddard ban reduced

The club's appeal was held at the FA yesterday against the 70-day ban on Steve Goddard. The ban was imposed by the London FA following his dismissal and alleged refusal to leave the pitch in a Suburban League game at the end of last season.

Following the hearing, the ban was reduced to 35 days, starting from Monday 22 October. Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said "the hearing was fair and our case was listened to attentively. Steve is a player at step 3 in the pyramid and we argued that if he had been sent off in a Ryman League game his ban would almost certainly have been six games. Therefore, after allowing for possible extra matches in the period starting on Monday, the day-based ban has now been adjusted to what amounts to the equivalent of a six-match ban. We therefore feel that the result is very fair to the club and to Steve."


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Wednesday 17 October 2007
club news
Rugby World Cup Final at Kingsmeadow- Update

Food will be available in the back bar after the match. There will be a choice of chicken curry or steak and onion baguette with chips for the special Rugby World Cup Final price of only £5.

Admission is free and the bar will be open until midnight, so make sure you stick around to enjoy the big match with your fellow Wombles!


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Tuesday 16 October 2007
club news
Watch the Rugby World Cup Final at Kingsmeadow

The Rugby World cup final, between England and South Africa, will be shown in the back bar on Saturday. Kick off is at 8pm but the bar will be open straight after the home match against Hendon.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy this fantastic occasion with your fellow Wombles, watching England attempt to win a second consecutive World Cup on the big screen.
Keep an eye out for further updates later in the week.
For more information, e-mail here



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Tuesday 16 October 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

Friday 19 October
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Matt Blaize, John Gordillo, Andrew Roper, Ged Butcher
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.
Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!



More about this week’s show…

Matt Blaize (Closing act)
"…Fast talking hard hitting, watch out for him. He's in hot form…" - Time Out
"Smart, good looking confident. You could easily hate Blaize if he wasn't so damn funny. He's got attitude by the bucketful as he demolishes his subjects with elegant, energetic style, and a winning way with words. Blaize has only been around a short while but is making waves in all the right places - and quite right too. He's got naturally funny bones and the talent to make the most of them. Bigger things undoubtedly await." - Chortle.co.uk
"Likeable, he has some great lines". - The Scotsman
"His style is irreverent but never intimidating. And he is one of the few acts to do political material. Its always exciting to spot a new face on the circuit and Blaize is clearly on the up" - Evening Standard/Hot Tickets
"Among the highlights of the second half was charismatic black comedian Matt Blaize" The Daily Telegraph
"He is that increasing rare creature. A comedian who takes on tough topical issues with an expressiveness and lightness of touch that can win round even a rowdily drunken crowd" Time-out
"He's unusual among current stand-us in that there's a strong social content in his set. His delivery is fast and exciting. Though, it's the way he engages with the audience. He can take a delicate subject like race and hit us with funny lines without ever sounding like he is sacrificing honesty for laughs. Its no surprise to learn that he also numbers among the major influences on him hard hitters likes Bill Hicks, Denis Leary and Chris Rock. Skilful, distinctively enjoyable" - Time-out
"New talent comes from sharp-witted Matt Blaize" - BBC London 94.9 FM

John Gordillo (Opening act)
"A superb comedian" London Evening Standard.
"Brilliantly intelligent, often inappropriate" London Lite
"Back on the circuit after a few years’ hiatus, John Gordillo remains a refreshing performer, with a canon of intelligent, provocative material. He picks away obliquely and relentlessly at his subjects to find fresh jokes, taking comedy away from tried-and-tested formula into more unexpected terrain - yet always aware that cleverness comes a clear second to funniness" Chortle
"Inspired" Edinburgh Evening News

Andrew Roper (Compere)
"Churns out the laughs" Herald Sun
"Slick, polished show…” Beat
"Very funny guy…but gee he can turn " ABC
"Excellent writer and Fantastic performer " Australian Radio Network

Ged Butcher (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and prove he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian.




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Monday 15 October 2007
first team news
Prices for Horsham replay

Horsham have told us that entrance prices for our FA Cup replay on Tuesday night are £9 for adults; £4.50 for senior citizens, students and under 18s; £2 for under 16s. Transfer to the seats is £1.

Please note that Horsham have told us that there is no street parking near the ground. They advise using car parks in the town centre and walking to the ground. Kick off is at 7.45 pm.

The winners of the replay will meet Chippenham Town FC in the fourth round qualifying on Saturday 27 October.


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Monday 15 October 2007
club news
There’s Only One Wayne Matthews!

Win another family ticket for four people to see There’s Only One Wayne Matthews! at Polka Theatre!

Wayne Matthews wants to be the greatest footballer in the country; there’s only one problem – he’s rubbish! Yes, there is only one Wayne Matthews – he’s a dreamer, an artist and the proud owner of a head full of football trivia but none of that means anything if you can’t kick a ball. Wayne wishes he could just be a little bit more like Carl Wilkins – the most popular boy in the school and the star of the school team.

Set in late 70s London, this fast action-packed new play has been written for Polka by one of the UK’s leading playwrights, Roy Williams (writer of hit shows such as Sing Yer Heart out For the Lads and episodes of the BBC’s Babyfather.) It’s the perfect football-themed theatre treat for anyone aged 10 and over.

Following the 2pm performance on Saturday 6 October, Paul Canoville will be giving a free post-show talk for show ticket holders about his experience as the first black footballer to play for Chelsea FC and his work with the Let’s Kick Racism Out Of Football campaign. And after the 2pm performance on Saturday 13 October, ticket holders can hear writer Roy Williams talk about his writing career and what inspired him to write this play.

Tickets are £9 for all performances (£6 for concessions) and can be booked online at www.polkatheatre.com or by calling the Polka Theatre Box Office on 020 8543 4888.

To win the tickets, simply e-mail commercial@afcwimbledon.co.uk with your name and contact details to be entered into the draw. The winners will be announced at the Ashford Town match on Tuesday 16th October.


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Sunday 14 October 2007
first team news
Horsham replay on Tuesday - Ashford Town game postponed

Following Saturday's draw with Horsham in the FA Cup, the replay will be at the Atspeed Stadium, kick off 7.45 pm.

Horsham officials have asked us to emphasise that there will be no parking near the stadium. They strongly recommend that drivers park in the town centre and walk to the ground.

As a result of the replay, our home Ryman League game against Ashford Town (Middlesex) has been postponed. A new date for the game will be announced as soon as possible.


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Friday 12 October 2007
cfs news
Matchday academy

Due to the early kick off time there will be no Matchday Academy before the Horsham FA cup game. The Academy will return before the Hendon game next weekend.



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Friday 12 October 2007
club news
Club shop opening times

The club shop will be open before the FA Cup third qualifying round fixture v Horsham on Saturday 13 October from 11.00 am until 12.45 pm.

Due to the televised international between England and Estonia at 3.00 pm, the club shop will not be open after the match on Saturday.

Next Tuesday 16 October, the Club Shop will be open from 6.00 pm until 7.30 pm.

Normal Saturday matchday opening hours resume next Saturday, 20 October, for the FA Trophy match v Hendon from noon until 2.45 pm and post-match from 4.50 pm until 5.30 pm.


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Friday 12 October 2007
club news
Arrangements for tomorrow's FA Cup game v Horsham

For tomorrow's game, which kicks off at 1.00 pm, the following arrangements apply:

Tickets and programmes

Seat tickets for blocks A - E will be on sale from the kiosk in the main entrance. Blocks F - K will be on sale from turnstile 3. Please accept the tickets you are offered, which will be thte best available unsold seats. We regreat that there is insufficient time on a matchday to search for specific seating requests.

The programme will be 36 pages and will cost £2.

Bars

. The main bar will open at 11.00 am
. The back bar will open at noon

Both bars will remain open for the England v Estonia game, which will be shown live on the big screen, starting at 3.00 pm.

After the England game, fans who want to stay on for Kingsmeadow Live can retreat to the President's Lounge. Later in the day you can watch the England v France world cup rugby match, which kicks off at 8.00 pm, on the new large flatscreen TV in the President's Lounge, before going on to watch The Dualers in the back bar.


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Friday 12 October 2007
first team news
Terry on Horsham

Terry Brown was looking forward to tomorrow's FA Cup game with Horsham when we spoke to him earlier today.

"Firstly, I am really excited and looking forward to our first FA Cup home tie. The players worked hard last night and are very up for the game. We have had Horsham watched and they are probably one of the most exciting open teams in the league. I think it will be unlike most of the games at Kingsmeadow in that they will come and play open attractive football.

"Horsham have a potent strike force and have managed to find the net on more occasions than we have of late. The FA Cup for us this year has been a competition in which we've scored a lot more goals than in the league and I expect it to be the case on Saturday.

"On the injury front, Luke Garrard trained well last night and should be fit and available for selection. The rest of the injured players look unlikely to play a part on Saturday but Sebastian Kneissl is back from overseas. We have also recalled Chris Hussey from a very successful loan period at Windsor - he comes straight into the squad for Saturday's game.

"I am also glad to report that Andy Little has recovered from his stomach upset but Mark Beard is unavailable through a one-match suspension - he will be available for Tuesday's game."


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Thursday 11 October 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents The Dualers!

Planning to watch the rugby before the gig on Saturday? Come and watch it in the Presidents Lounge on the club's new 40 inch LCD TV from 8pm!

This Saturday, Kingsmeadow Live is proud to present The Dualers, easily one of the most high profile bands to have played at the venue with TWO top 30 hits and regular airtime on local radio stations.
For more information, see below.

To order tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!

More about this week’s gig…

Saturday 13 October
The Dualers
With support from DJ’s spinning bluebeat, ska, two-tone faves with a side order of real deal 60’s soul, power pop and new wave.
Doors 8.00pm/ show starts 9.30pm/ bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £10 (advance)/ £12 (door)

The Dualers first came to the attention of the nation in October 2004 when they became the world’s first street performers to enter the UK singles chart. Debuting at number 21 with self-penned Kiss on the Lips, they sold more records that week than established artists such as Duran Duran, the Scissor Sisters, Ronan Keating, Girls Aloud, and Natasha Bedingfield. No small feat given the lack of backing and publicity.
In November 2005, The Dualers released their second single, Truly Madly Deeply, another chart hit, entering at number 23 ahead of Bananarama, Jamiroquai, and Corrine Bailey Rae. Following the release of a third single, Don’t Go, their debut album, The Melting Pot, was unleashed on the nation on July 3rd, 2006.
The band is fronted by mercurial brothers Si and Tyber Cranstoun. Their musical preferences were heavily influenced by their father, Bill, who helped to introduce ska and soul music to the capital as aprt of the Savoy Sound System.

'These local superstars are inching towards fame' The Independent
'When you start dancing to these guys, it's impossible to stop' The Sun
‘The Dualers soulful harmonising has admirable echoes of Bob Marley and Sam Cooke' Q Magazine

For more information, visit here..

Don’t miss these upcoming gigs:
Saturday 27 October-Boo Hewerdine with Kirsty McGee/ Mat Martin
Saturday 10 November- The Sex Pistols Experience
Saturday 24 November- Neville Staple
Saturday 15 December- Kingsmeadow Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness
For more information, visit here.



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Thursday 11 October 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow this Friday!

This week, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by the hilarious Owen O’ Neil, who you will probably recognise from Television. For more information on the rest of the line-up, see below.
Don’t forget, you can now get a curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of £10 (advance bookings only)!
To book tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335.


More about this week's show...


Friday 12 October
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents…
Owen O’ Neill, George Egg, Gareth Richards and Brett O’ Shaunnessy
Doors open & Dinner served 8.00pm/ Show starts 9.00pm/ Bar closes Midnight
Admission: £10 (curry and comedy- advance bookings only)
£6 (advance) /£8 (door)

Owen O’ Neill (Closing act)
Owen O'Neill has established himself as a comedian, writer and actor. He made his TV debut on Saturday Live in 1985 and since has performed on numerous TV shows including his own TV Stand-up special for the BBC.
As a stand-up he has performed Worldwide, taking in Hong Kong, China, Melbourne, Frankfurt Toronto, Los Angeles, Singapore and Lisbon. He is a regular on the London Comedy circuit and has performed on The David Letterman and Conan O'Brien shows.
He is an annual visitor to the Edinburgh Festival where his one-man theatre shows have won awards including a Perrier nomination in 1998 and the Edinburgh Critics award for best comedy in 1999.

George Egg (Opening act)
Wildly brandishing the worlds' second largest briefcase containing a battery of ridiculous props, George bounds onto the stage to perform one of the most original, interesting, innovative, and sweetly whimsical comedy performances you are ever likely to see. He has been hailed as 'a Tommy Cooper for the twenty first century' and through tears of laughter you'll see why. A true cross between alternative stand-up comedy and music hall variety.
"A hugely entertaining variety turn" The Guardian

Gareth Richards (Compere)
Gareth Richards did his first stand-up comedy gig aboard "The Wibbly-Wobbly Boat" a notoriously rowdy venue in South London in 2005. Since then he has performed all over the UK pedaling his own unique brand of edgily surreal Jokes and one-liners, and stories based on true events.
"You really made me laugh!" Frank Skinner

Brett O’ Shaunnessy (Open spot)
Another new act gets 10 minutes on stage to try and he has what it takes to make it as a stand up comedian.



And we now bring you 2 new ways of enjoying the top comedy club in Kingston:

Birthday Party Package
Celebrating a birthday? Have your party at Comedy@Kingsmeadow!
The birthday party package includes:
- 10 x tickets covering admission and dinner
- 1 x glass of Bucks Fizz for everyone in your party
- 1 x reserved table
- 1 x birthday cake
- Special mention from MC
Cost: £100 (additional tickets available for £10 each)

Sponsorship Package
Looking for a great night out to entertain clients or for a staff party?
Trying to build up your business profile in the local community? Then you should consider sponsoring a Comedy@Kingsmeadow show!
The sponsorship package includes:
- 30 x tickets covering admission and dinner
- 3 x complementary bottles of house wine
- 3 x tables reserved for your party
- Logo and editorial (max 25 words) on e-mail newsletter sent to over a thousand recipients twice each week
- Presence on the Kingsmeadow Live website (www.kingsmeadowlive.com)
Cost: £300 + VAT



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Wednesday 10 October 2007
u18s news
FA Youth Cup tonight

Following their exciting extra time win against Dulwich in the previous round, AFC Wimbledon's youth team plays Leyton tonight in the FA Youth Cup.

The game will be played at Leyton's stadium in Lea Bridge Road, kick off 7.45 pm. Admission prices are £3 for adults and £1 for concessions and under 16s.


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Tuesday 09 October 2007
club news
There’s Only One Wayne Matthews!

Win another family ticket for four people to see There’s Only One Wayne Matthews! at Polka Theatre!

Wayne Matthews wants to be the greatest footballer in the country; there’s only one problem – he’s rubbish! Yes, there is only one Wayne Matthews – he’s a dreamer, an artist and the proud owner of a head full of football trivia but none of that means anything if you can’t kick a ball. Wayne wishes he could just be a little bit more like Carl Wilkins – the most popular boy in the school and the star of the school team.

Set in late 70s London, this fast action-packed new play has been written for Polka by one of the UK’s leading playwrights, Roy Williams (writer of hit shows such as Sing Yer Heart out For the Lads and episodes of the BBC’s Babyfather.) It’s the perfect football-themed theatre treat for anyone aged 10 and over.

Following the 2pm performance on Saturday 6 October, Paul Canoville will be giving a free post-show talk for show ticket holders about his experience as the first black footballer to play for Chelsea FC and his work with the Let’s Kick Racism Out Of Football campaign. And after the 2pm performance on Saturday 13 October, ticket holders can hear writer Roy Williams talk about his writing career and what inspired him to write this play.

Tickets are £9 for all performances (£6 for concessions) and can be booked online at www.polkatheatre.com or by calling the Polka Theatre Box Office on 020 8543 4888.

To win the tickets, simply e-mail commercial@afcwimbledon.co.uk with your name and contact details to be entered into the draw. The winners will be announced at the Ashford Town match on Tuesday 16th October.


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Tuesday 09 October 2007
first team news
Game on ...

Following the heavy rain today, the pitch is very wet but playable.

We have not asked the referee to arrive early and, unless there is a genuinely torrential downpour immediately prior to kick off, we are confident that the game will go ahead tonight.


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Monday 08 October 2007
club news
The postal strike and Horsham tickets

Although we originally said we would post tickets bought in advance for the Horsham game, we now feel that it would be more certain for fans if they collected them from the club.

Tickets can be collected from the club office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays, from the complimentary tickets window before tomorrow night's game against Folkestone and, of course, from the comps window before the Horsham game on Saturday.

To minimise queues we recommend that you collect your advance purchase tickets before Saturday if you possibly can.


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Monday 08 October 2007
first team news
Terry on Maidstone

"I thought Saturday's game was a very important one for us, more with reference to gaining valuable points than in the performance alone.

"I took the opportunity to start Robin Shroot on Saturday in a positional role that I thought would suit Robin's particular attributes. I was very pleased with his work rate and discipline in a side that was struggling to play the fluent football we would all like to see.

"I think I have stated in the press that I have yet to formulate a system that suits our current playing squad. This is my problem to wrestle with, and not the players. I felt in the first half that we struggled to understand, as a team, the particular formation I wanted. After a brief half-time chat we emphasised the need for our strike force to make more penetrating runs and look to get in and behind the big and solid Maidstone defence. I felt that both Richard and Robin achieved that in the second half.

"The game was certainly disrupted with the first half injuries to Daniel Webb and Luke Garrard, both of whom are doubtful for Tuesday night's game.

"Although we had to reshuffle the back four, I was particularly pleased with the defensive qualities of the side which restricted Maidstone to one worthwhile chance. I hope you can see the reasoning behind the acquisition of Mark Beard. He gives us energy and bite in our midfield area.

"Saturday also saw the best and the worst of Tony Finn. In a game where the full back had kept him relatively quiet, he still has the ability to win a game with the sheer quality of the chip - a goal worthy of winning any game. On the discipline front, Tony let himself down with his reaction to a crude foul. However, I was delighted with the reaction of the rest of our players who immediately defused the situation by removing our own player rather than getting involved with the opposition.

"My overall conclusion on Saturday is a gradual improvement. We appear to be a more solid and difficult to beat side than we were at the start of the season but of course we need to improve in the final third.

"Tomorrow night's game offers us the opportunity to move up the table if we can gain another valuable three points. I personally watched Folkestone last week in a very exciting game against Billericay. Folkestone possess two or three very talented players in midfield and up front and on the day will cause anybody problems. They have a fantastic away record, possibly the best in the league, with four wins in five games on their travels, so we know we are going to be in for a difficult and exciting night."


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Friday 05 October 2007
club news
Watch England on the big screen

England's Rugby World Cup quarter final v Australia will be shown in the bars before tomorrow's game.

The Rugby kicks off at 2pm.



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Thursday 04 October 2007
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow headlined by Dons fan Geoff Norcott!

This Friday, Comedy@Kingsmeadow is headlined by AFC Wimbledon supporter and Nuts TV presenter Geoff Norcott.

You can get a delicious curry and admission to the comedy for the fantastic price of only £10! (Advance bookings only)

To book tickets, either e-mail hereor call 020 8547 3335.



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Thursday 04 October 2007
first team news
Terry looks back at a busy week at the club

"After Saturday's FA Cup game we were all eager to find out who our opponents in the next round would be. We have drawn a very exciting side in Horsham. They are second in the league and have one of the most potent strike forces in our division. The game should be a real FA Cup tie.

"Obviously the priority this season will always be promotion to the Conference South. However, the club is also competing in five different cup competitions and there is a need for us to prioritise the FA Cup and Trophy above the other county and league cups. There is also a need to ensure that our squad players gain sufficient match practice to enable them to play if and when called upon.

"Tuesday's game against Whyteleafe gave me the opportunity to blood several of our talented players from the Under-18s. Although the overall performance and result were not good enough, I felt that all the youngsters acquitted themselves well. It was interesting to note that in the Under-19 game the next day, the players who had run out with the first team looked very confident and certainly benefited from their first taste of senior football.

"We now enter a period where our home form will become vital. We have games in which we have the opportunity to progress in the FA Cup, FA Trophy and, most importantly of course, the league. If we can put a winning run together it will stand us in good stead for the remainder of the season.

"Saturday's game against Maidstone will not see many changes from the line-up at Debenham LC, although I still haven't settled on our best formation. Saturday's game will therefore be vitally important in terms of the performance as well as the result.

"The fans' patience during what has been a difficult start to the season has really been appreciated, and their encouragement in the future will be a major element in the team's future success."


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Wednesday 03 October 2007
first team news
Kick off time confirmed

The FA Cup third qualifying round game at home to Horsham will kick off at 1pm on Saturday 13 October.

We will be showing the England v Estonia game in both bars at 3pm.

If you would like to order your tickets for the game, you can do so now:

Main Stand and President's Lounge

Main Stand season ticket holders can reserve their seats by calling the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on weekdays or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the club office. Season ticket holders whose applications are received by Saturday 6 October will be allocated their usual seats. If you are applying by post, please enclose Voucher A, a cheque for the correct amount, a contact phone number and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. From Monday 8 October, any unsold seats will go on general sale.

Postal applications may be made at any time, but seats will not be allocated until after 6 October, the deadline for applications from season ticket holders.

We expect that demand for this game from away fans will not be high, so Block A season ticket holders may reserve their usual seats.

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

Terraces

Terrace tickets are available via the hotline and by post from now. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope as described above. There is no need to enclose a season ticket voucher with your application.

Seat prices are Adults £11, Concessions £6 and Under-16s £3. Terrace prices are £9, £5 and £2 respectively. President's Lounge tickets are £35.



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Tuesday 02 October 2007
club news
Kingsmeadow Live presents Under The Kosh, The Pressure Drop and Pokerfac/d

Kingsmeadow Live is back on Saturday with another of our KML Unsigned nights, featuring the best local indie bands, headlined by Under The Kosh and with support from The Pressure Drop and Pokerfac/d.
For more information, see below.

To order tickets in advance, either e-mail here or call our booking line on 020 8547 3335. Don't forget, when you order 10 tickets, you get one free!

Don’t miss these upcoming gigs:
Saturday 13 October- The Dualers
Saturday 27 October-Boo Hewerdine with Kirsty McGee/ Mat Martin
Saturday 10 November- The Sex Pistols Experience
Saturday 24 November- Neville Staple
Saturday 15 December- Kingsmeadow Xmas Party featuring Ultimate Madness
For more information, visit here.




More about this week's gig...

Saturday 6 October
Under The Kosh
With support from The Pressure Drop and Pokerfac/d
Doors 8.00pm/ show starts 9.00pm/ bar closes 1.00am
Admission: £5 (advance)/ £7 (door)

Under The Kosh
Under the Kosh are a local 5 piece band that play music to listen, dance and sing to. Their first single, a Double A side featuring ‘No friend of mine’ and ‘Fez’ is being released at the end of July on Eat With Your Eyes Records.
For more information, visit here.

The Pressure Drop
Another local band who have been gigging in and around South London, the Pressure Drop are a 4 piece band that like making noise and turning heads.
For more information, visit here.

Pokerfac/d
Pokerfac/d are a South London 5-piece that play Rock/Blues/Indie music and have performed at some of the top venues on the London circuit including ULU, Nambucca, 93 Feet East and The Brixton Windmill.
For more information, visit here.



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Tuesday 02 October 2007
dons trust news
Dons Trust Board Meeting held 1st October

At its October meeting, the DT Board discussed:

• The current position and possible future developments at the Greyhound Stadium site and agreed that the Stadium Working Group should consider the practical steps needed to appoint a project leader who would be able to concentrate on examining and pursuing the possibility of a return to Plough Lane.

• The way ahead on concluding the Strategy Review.

• The low turn-out at the SGM on 27 th September and various ways of stimulating greater participation in Trust and Club business, including the possibility of cutting back on SGMs that tended to be devoted to the conduct of formal business that did not generate much interest amongst the general membership.

• The rules and timetable for the forthcoming elections to the Board when five vacancies are to be filled. The key date to note at this stage is that the closing date for nominations is 22 October.

• The date of the AGM and agreed that the business that needed to be done ahead of that meeting made it prudent to put back the date to 7:30pm on Thursday 6th December.

The minutes of the meeting will be posted onto the website once they are approved by the Board.


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Tuesday 02 October 2007
first team news
Dons in cup action

Terry looks forward to tonight’s League Cup game against Whyteleafe

“Games like tonight are a welcome opportunity for me to give my first-team players who didn’t start on Saturday 90 minutes of competitive football against a good side, and it also gives me a good chance to look at some of the promising youngsters we have at the club. Despite tonight’s changed line-up, we will, as always, be looking for a win. The players involved know that this is their opportunity to stake a claim for a regular first-team place.”

Among the players expected to feature tonight are Will Salmon, Sam Hatton, Richard Butler, Sebastian Kneissl, Guiliano Grazioli and Robin Shroot.

The game kicks off at 7:45pm prices are £6 for adults, £2 for concessions and Under 16s - seated or standing.



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Monday 01 October 2007
first team news
FA Cup

Following Saturday's FA Cup win against Debenham LC, we have been drawn at home against Horsham in the Third Qualifying Round. We are aware of the clash with the England game and are currently in discussions with Horsham about the date and kick-off time of the match. Among the options being discussed are an earlier kick-off on Saturday or switching the game to Sunday. We hope to have the details confirmed by Wednesday morning.

If you would like to order your tickets for the game, you can do so now:

Main Stand and President's Lounge

Main Stand season ticket holders can reserve their seats by calling the credit card hotline (020 8546 9582) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on weekdays or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the club office. Season ticket holders whose applications are received by Saturday 6 October will be allocated their usual seats. If you are applying by post, please enclose Voucher A, a cheque for the correct amount, a contact phone number and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. From Monday 8 October, any unsold seats will go on general sale.

Postal applications may be made at any time, but seats will not be allocated until after 6 October, the deadline for applications from season ticket holders.

We expect that demand for this game from away fans will not be high, so Block A season ticket holders may reserve their usual seats.

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

Terraces

Terrace tickets are available via the hotline and by post from now. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope as described above. There is no need to enclose a season ticket voucher with your application.

Seat prices are Adults £11, Concessions £6 and Under-16s £3. Terrace prices are £9, £5 and £2 respectively. President's Lounge tickets are £35.



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