Tag: Wimbledon

The Football League & Wimbledon’s Nickname

It seems to be one of the more immutable rules of life that, for an organisation as hopelessly bone-headed as the “English” Football League, the old adage that it is better to remain silent and considered a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt will usually be ignored with a recklessness that borders upon being cavalier. Friday night’s League One match between Wimbledon and Milton Keynes was almost certainly difficult enough to stomach without the post-match of the body that claims to regulate the seventy-two clubs of the Football League. As it stands, we are left...

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The Xmas Box Set: Football Hurts, Wimbledon 2008

Well, it’s nearly time for Christmas, and that means a welcome break from all of this for a couple of days. Feel free to insert your own jokes at this juncture. We’ll be back on Boxing Day with a but of a run-down of what has been going on over the course of the start of football’s own Christmas rush, but as we’ve done in previous years we’re going to spend the break bringing you some videos from that vast archive of copyrighted material, YouTube, and we’re kicking off today with a trip back in time to that period...

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Wimbledon: Another Corner Turned

Hindsight has twenty/twenty vision, and it’s a story that has been retold more times than most within the world of football over the course of the last decade and a half or so, but yesterday afternoon a further small milestone in one of the few good news stories to occasionally find its way into our consciousness in recent years. Yesterday afternoon at The Kassam Stadium, a three-one win for AFC Wimbledon against Oxford United, coupled with a home loss for MK Dons at home against Port Vale, took Wimbledon above the team from Buckinghamshire for the first time in...

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AFC Wimbledon: For You, Fella

AFC Wimbledon’s promotion to League One on Monday afternoon provided a fitting end to a season that has, perhaps, seen more good news stories than most, of late. However, an argument over who would take a last minute penalty at Wembley caused discomfort for some, and it prompted Charlie Talbot to give consideration to the contrasting departure of two very different players from the club. As an AFC Wimbledon fan, Monday was brilliant, obviously. It was also in a very literal sense overwhelming. The sight of 23,000 Wimbledon fans at Wembley in the the FA’s own stadium – a...

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League Two Play-Offs: AFC Wimbledon Rise Again

That it should have happened on this of all days was probably the most delicious irony of the day. Fourteen years to the day since the club was formed after both the Football League and Football Association failed in their duty to football supporters in the most spectacular way possible, AFC Wimbledon secured promotion to League One, the third tier of the league system. There will be plenty on hand to tell us that this is a fairy tale, but to do so, if anything, does a disservice to so many people who put in so much work over the...

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