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Category: AFC Wimbledon

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AFC Wimbledon fans raise over £4m to keep Plough Lane return alive

Supporters closing in on initial £5m target‘It is very likely the club will secure the remainder’AFC Wimbledon supporters have raised more than £4m towards building a new stadium at Plough Lane in an effort to meet an £11m shortfall and maintain the cl…

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Majority of AFC Wimbledon fans oppose private investors in new stadium

60% at Dons’ Trust meeting against external investmentEx-chairman Kris Stewart: ‘We lose control, day one’A majority of AFC Wimbledon supporters have expressed opposition to diluting the club’s landmark supporter-owned structure in return for significa…

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AFC Wimbledon ethos faces challenge over stadium money shortfall

• Meeting will discuss change in supporter-owned structure• Club need extra £11m for construction of new stadiumWimbledon supporters will attend a crucial meeting on Monday evening to discuss a highly emotive proposal to end the club’s supporter-owned …

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The fanatical world of football pin badges

With matchday programmes seemingly in decline, perhaps pin badges will fulfil the collector’s need for a memento By Seb White for MUNDIALThere’s a Russian guy called Vladimir who flies to London every year to watch his beloved Chelsea at the Bridge. Af…

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AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes banned for 28 days for betting breaches

Downes banned until 14 November and fined £3,000 by FAFA says he placed bets on eight games from 2013 to July 2019AFC Wimbledon’s manager Wally Downes has been suspended from all football activity for 28 days and fined £3,000 after he admitted breachin…

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AFC Wimbledon suspend manager Wally Downes after FA betting charge

• Downes alleged to have placed eight bets on football matches• Charge relates to period from November 2013 to July 2019AFC Wimbledon have suspended Wally Downes from first-team duties after their manager was charged by the Football Association over an…

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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…