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    onyadon
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    I’ve decided to spruce up the web-site a wee bit (even with our new logo – any comments?). Another new feature is the single thread forum, so you can jump on and have your say, ask a question or just read what is being said. As I always say the forum is only as strong as what you make of it, so I would urge you to contribute and regularly to keep it all worthwhile. BTW, if you want to check something in the old forum it is now archived and the link is below… Okay let’s hear from you …

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    Windlesham Don
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    Great day to be a Womble! Outplayed the diving, cheating and whinging anti-football team that is Wycombe. Throat very sore through screaming at the opposition’s cynical cheating and at the ref (both of them) being completely incompetent. Yet again Wycombe played the officials as much as they played us – pathetic to watch and just as pathetic as the ref(s) fell for it (yet again).

    But justice was served as a dominant performance was rewarded with a fully deserved 3 points. NA finally drafted Tom Elliott back into the starting XI and played 4-3-3, thankfully abandoning the Taylor/Murphy twosome up front. With Taylor and Murphy free to make runs off Elliott’s aerial dominance, we exerted a strangle hold which we very rarely released. As well as scoring, we hit the bar twice and their (unpleasantly gobby) keeper made one excellent save before Wycombe’s first shot on target brought them level.

    But a nailed on penalty, after which only the ref can know why the Wycombe offender didn’t even get a yellow card, despite denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity, returned the natural order.

    838 travelling fans made a superb noise and we have now, with one good performance forced ourselves back into the playoff mix. Sadly, there is probably only one place still up for grabs with about 5 teams going for it, but it is going to be as much down to ‘bottle’ as ability from here on in.

    Down to Devon next Saturday for what will undoubtedly be more of a footballing contest than today’s war. One thing for certain in my mind is that Taylor and Elliott must start. Whether NA is bold enough to go 4-3-3 again to get Murphy into the starting XI is a big call – one I am happy not to be making…

    COYD!!

    #12684

    onyadon
    Keymaster

    Given the circumstances this is a challenging Easter for AFC Wimbledon’s promotion push. The club’s optimism over the Plough Lane ground has been rocked by Boris Johnson’s intervention, putting some measure of doubt over the plans going ahead and that’s before the long trip to Hartlepool for the Good Friday match with the Monkey Hangers. Note the Dons have yet to get anything out of two trips to the Victoria Ground and the Pools are in some sort of form lately under new manager Craig Hignett. Then comes one of the big games of the season for the Dons before the TV cameras against Portsmouth at Kingsmeadow on Easter Monday. Both teams are going after the playoffs, there will be a capacity crowd and really it’s a game the Dons cannot afford to lose. So four points out of these two games could be a terrific spur for the final run-in and a great mood lifter after this week’s boot in the guts from Boris. This will be a really good indication as to how well placed the Dons are this late in the season. Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of the Stevenage sickener in the days after the original Merton Council unanimous vote on Plough Lane back in December. It’s been a good season so far for Wimbledon: it could be an even better one come Monday night… we’ll see.

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    Devon Womble
    Participant

    The calling in of the decision can have nothing whatsoever to do with legitimacy. It can only be due to the stench of Boris currying votes in order to bolster his desire to be the next leader of the Tory party.
    Outrageous, shameful, corrupt… and we think the Americans have a political problem?

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    Colum
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    Actually Liam I am not that surprised, but then maybe I’m better placed to know a thing or two about Boris and UK politics. It is a setback, but not one we should be unduly worried about.

    #12681

    liamwimbo
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    Am currently in London so heard about this almost as soon as it happened. Could not sleep last night and still have mixed emotions of shock and anger. I really thought Boris was just going to rubber-stamp the application, given he is not going to be in the job much longer. Now it seems he is trying to help out his Tory mates in the NIMBY land of Wandsworth. The club have done everything in the right and proper way only for one person to behave in such an appalling manner. Is it because we did not bribe the right people, in the same way the FFA were naïve in the World Cup bid? Nevertheless we must keep fighting for the injustice of 2002 to be put right. In other words “In Erik, We Trust”!

    #12680

    onyadon
    Keymaster

    The Mayor of London regally shafted the Dons on the Plough Lane ground planning application. Despite Merton Council’s unanimous approval and his very own GLA planning department’s advice, Boris Johnson has called in the planning application and will now act as the local planning authority and begin the consultation process again before a decision is made. The problem is by the time that takes place Boris Johnson will no longer be mayor and will have handed it on to his successor after mayoral elections. Earliest indications are that the new application process may not begin until July. Another setback, and one the Dons have frequently confronted and beaten in the past and will have to do so yet again. Nothing has come easy for Wimbledon/AFC Wimbledon. Interested in others thoughts….

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