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MK Dons hold off AFC Wimbledon, Doncaster fight back to beat Rotherham

Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey on target for MK DonsLate Ben Whiteman penalty downs RotherhamMK Dons got the better of rivals AFC Wimbledon thanks to goals from Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey. Marcus Forss pulled one back for the visitors but MK Dons held on to …

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MK Dons’ Alex Gilbey holds nerve to knock out AFC Wimbledon in shootout

“We are the resurrection‚“ read a banner in the Chemflow End at Kingsmeadow but it was the false prophets who came away with the victory after Alex Gilbey converted the winning penalty. MK Dons beat AFC Wimbledon after a 2-2 draw in normal time that sa…

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Wimbledon’s Wally Downes: ‘There’s a massive snobbery if you play the ball long’

His club pulled off an extraordinary escape in League One last season and now prepare to meet their bitterest rivals, MK Dons, in the Carabao CupWally Downes has spent almost an hour dissecting moments from an unprecedented six months that will forever…

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League One 2019-20 season preview

Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spotsIt was little solace to a sore Sunderland dressing room at Wembley in May when Jack Ros…

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FA Cup fifth round: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Imperilled Millwall deliver a breath of fresh air, Yves Bissouma shines and Wolves’ old boys offer a platform for the revamp Related: The Dozen: the best FA Cup fifth round pictures Continue reading…

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Murray Wallace and Millwall put an end to AFC Wimbledon’s FA Cup fairytale

Millwall reached their third FA Cup quarter-final in seven years thanks to a resilient victory over AFC Wimbledon.Neil Harris’s side produced a solid performance to survive a physical test against the bottom team in League One, who lacked the wit to su…

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Dyed beards and lucky stones: Crazy Gang lives on at AFC Wimbledon | Barry Glendenning

The successors to the 1988 FA Cup-winning side have revealed the unusual practices they hope will help them beat MillwallWhile his teammate Scott Wagstaff sits in the home dressing room at Kingsmeadow getting his bushy ginger beard dyed bright blue and…

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FA Cup fifth round: match previews for the weekend’s games

The team news for Saturday, Sunday and Monday matches as clubs bid for a place in the quarter-finals Continue reading…

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FA Cup talking points: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Swansea trying to find an on-field distraction, a striker searching for goals and a potential shock at NewportManchester United have lost five times to Chelsea in the FA Cup and the last of United’s eight Cup victories over the Blues came almost exactl…

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FA Cup talking points: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Swansea trying to find an on-field distraction, a striker searching for goals and a potential shock at NewportManchester United have lost five times to Chelsea in the FA Cup and the last of United’s eight Cup victories over the Blues came almost exactl…

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FA Cup fourth round: 10 talking points from the weekend action

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is proving his tactical ability every week but Accrington’s manager could not see the magic of his Cup tieIt was a pity John Coleman saw fit to savage Jon Moss, stealing the headlines when his players’ tremendous performance against…

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Wally Downes believes fear inspired AFC Wimbledon to West Ham upset

• League One’s bottom side into FA Cup fifth round• Downes calls for similar performance at SunderlandWally Downes said the fear of being humiliated on live television inspired his AFC Wimbledon players to a historic FA Cup win against West Ham on Satu…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup fourth roundView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Pellegrini ‘ashamed’ of West Ham team but Arnautovic signs new contract

• Manager refuses to answer questions about Austrian’s new deal• ‘Wimbledon played a team which didn’t have any desire to win’Manuel Pellegrini said he was “ashamed” of his West Ham players after seeing them crash out of the FA Cup to the League One si…

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Scott Wagstaff double sends West Ham packing as Wimbledon relive glory years

Even for a former member of the Crazy Gang, it must have been hard to watch. With his side leading 3-0 five minutes into the second half thanks to two strikes from Scott Wagstaff and another from Kwesi Appiah, Wally Downes saw his side go into the fina…

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AFC Wimbledon v West Ham: FA Cup fourth round – live!

FA Cup updates from the 7.45pm (GMT) kick-off ‘It’s got the feel of the old Wimbledon’: Downes plots FA Cup shockYou can email Ben your thoughts or via Twitter @benfisherj 7.02pm GMT A heartening pre-match tale, courtesy of none other than Jesse Lingar…

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‘It’s still got the feel of the old Wimbledon, like I’ve never been away’

Former Wimbledon teammates Wally Downes and Glyn Hodges hope to summon some of the old Crazy Gang spirit to unsettle West Ham in the FA CupGlyn Hodges admits he still can’t quite believe his luck. “I was just doing a bit of housework and a bit of garde…

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John Scales: ‘I punched a hole in the wall when I had to leave Liverpool’

The former England defender talks of how Alan Sugar and a smoke alarm changed a career that took him from Wimbledon to Anfield to SpursThe Fox and Grapes sits just off Wimbledon Common. Tucked down a side street, it is now a posh gastropub with pints f…

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FA Cup fourth-round draw: Arsenal to face Manchester United test

• Giantkillers Newport travel to Middlesbrough• Barnet v Brentford, AFC Wimbledon v West HamArsenal will face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round while Newport have been rewarded for their exploits against Leicester City with a trip to Middles…

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Kick it Out expresses ‘serious concern’ over Downes’ appointment at AFC Wimbledon

• Manager apologises for mocking Rainbow Laces campaign• Downes takes over from Neal Ardley at KingsmeadowFootball’s anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out has expressed its “serious concern” over some of new Wimbledon manager Wally Downes’ tweets.The…