The End Of An Era At AFC Wimbledon


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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8 Responses

  1. b says:

    So they’re no different to any other club then.

  2. fwis says:

    Well said…

  3. Alex says:

    Its called ambition, they want to stay a league 2 team and brown has taken them as far as he can. I’m sure it will prove to be a good move.

  4. Geoff says:

    I hope we’re not very different from any other club in footballing terms. Maybe the fact that Terry Brown is rumoured to be with the fans at Wycombe on Saturday makes us just a little different.

  5. Ross says:

    Great article Ian. In addition to his achievements, Terry is a very nice man. Like many Wimbledon fans I feel very sad tonight. The comments that we are just like any other club are interesting. Its actually been clear since last October that Terry’s ‘win by scoring more goals than the opposition’ attitude and Corinthian values meant that we weren’t really competitive in the Football League and poor player recruitment over the summer exacerbated our problems. Terry has admitted that he would have been sacked on six or seven occasions at any other club. Even today he thanked the Trust Board for their support. He has never been booed by the crowd. In that sense the comments are wrong. However, the whole point of AFC Wimbledon was to re-write the wrong of the franchising of our club by regaining membership of the football league – and to do it on a financially sustainable and democratically run basis. Losing our League place will undermine everything we have achieved. So a business decision had to be made. I suppose that does make us like any other club. But right now I just want to hug Terry and thank him for making my life happier over the past five years.

  6. Nathan says:

    “So they’re no different to any other club then.”

    What a bizarre conclusion to come to after reading the article.

    I was not aware that Trust-owned clubs could never change managers.

    You may not be aware that we have had 4 managers since reformation.

    Thanks Terry and Stuart for 3 amazing promotions.

  7. Nathan says:

    Oh, and the Ryman Premier Division only had 22 teams in it in 2007/08 when Terry took us up via the play-offs.

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