After The Circus: AFC Wimbledon Return To The Task At Hand


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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4 Responses

  1. NRP says:

    Great article

  2. Ron Ipstone says:

    Yes, congratulations to both teams on a very exciting cup tie in which all three results were possible until the dying seconds of the game.

    Unfortunately for AFC a good cup result, which a defeat by a single goal to the MK Dons must be regarded, can precede relegation out of the Football League. Shrewsbury knocked Everton out of the Cup in the year the former exited the League; my team, Macclesfield Town, knocked Hull City out of the League Cup and held Bolton Wanderers to a 2-2 draw at Moss Rose before tumbling down and out of League 2.

    The Wombles of south London (not yet returned to their spiritual home of Wimbledon) should concentrate on their own club and leave the Dons of Bucks to their own devices.

    BTW, am I the only one who does not have fond memories of Wimbledon FC? A rather brutal long-ball team with little to commend it. I was glad to see that both its successors tried to play the beautiful game in the right spirit.

  3. JamPot says:

    Whilst like probably most of the AFCW fans who supported WFC before 2002 I did not go to the game, or watch it but I hope the performance will encourage the belief – which is at the end of the day the only real difference between success and failure when you are a professional footballer – that we can rise above our current position, starting at Barnet.

    It would be a tad ironic if the performance on Sunday turned our to be THE beginning of a new phase that helped push us on from here, up into a higher leagues in the not too distant future.

    I might even consider thanking someone if that arose ;-)

  4. Arlu says:

    Its really rather hard to take this “Ron Ipstone” seriously. Honestly, does anyone other than a Daily Mail lifestyle journalist attempting their first ever article about football refer to it as “the beatiful game”? Makes my teeth grind so minus 500 points for lazy cliché usage, Mr Ipstone. His memories of Wimbledon FC appear limited to a to brief five year period when route 1 was their favoured attacking option and most exciting it was too, if a tad unsubtle.

    His trite “all well that ends well” view is one that either indicates any lack of genuine lack of interest in the subject, in which case one has to wonder why he’s bothered to commentat all, or more likely an MK apologist trying to normalise their club.

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