Match Of The Week: AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Bristol Rovers

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Matt says:

    I’m a Rovers supporter who has just got back from the game.
    AFC Wimbledon deserve a huge amount of credit for what they’ve achieved in a few years.
    The welcome and atmosphere at the ground today was far better than many much more established clubs could manage.

    I hope the rest of their season goes better than today (except our return match)

  2. fwis says:

    Funny reading this back after the season we’ve had:

    “Twenty minutes into the new season, Wimbledon supporters might have been forgiven for wondering what might become of them this season.”

    We had this feeling quite a few times in the first twenty minutes of matches. We conceded a lot goals during this time period.

    “their comeback from two goals down suggests that there is a strength of character within this team that will seek them okay over the next nine months or so”

    Giving the opposition a one or two goal start most weeks meant the players were forced to draw on their character. While frustrating most of the time, fans did at least get to enjoy an improbable late 4-3 win at Gillingham and a creditworthy 3-3 at Crewe as season highlights.

    “Manager Terry Brown will obviously – and rightly – be concerned at the individual errors that shipped all three of his team’s goals this afternoon…”

    Hmmm, concerned maybe, but spent most of the season trying to bring in attacking midfield players and strikers. Teams simply didn’t have to earn their goals against the Dons and regardless of how good the Dons attack may / may not be, they’re not going to score 3 or 4 every week.

    “there was little – individual mistakes nothwithstanding – on display today to suggest that they will struggle this season.

    Ah, but the mistakes just kept on coming! ;)

    “It may just be that there is no such thing as “just another season” for this particular club.”

    Well, if a few lessons have been learnt on and off the pitch, we’ll find ourselves closer to the feel of a normal football club than we ever have before.

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