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    onyadon
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    The Lounge

    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 …

    Looking for the old forum? You can view the read-only archived version here.

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  • #14897
    onyadon
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    Don’t get the chance to see much of Wimbledon’s games. This highlights package from the Sunderland game clearly shows what problems the Dons have, particularly in defence, park football defending at times.

    Wimbledon-Sunderland highlights

    #14896
    Windlesham Don
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    Amongst an array of disappointing performances this season, yesterday stands out for me as a low point.

    Normally a defeat against a promotion chasing ‘big boy’ such as Sunderland would not be unexpected, but two aspects of yesterday really got to me.
    Firstly, the Black Cats were not very good, IMO the worst Sunderland side we have faced in League 1. They were organised and competitive, yes, but without flair, skill or pace. Workmanlike would be my description and not a patch on Peterborough or Doncaster in my view, yet we let them stroll to victory barely breaking sweat.
    Second, was the complete lack of belief in the team. After the first goal, which involved some awful lily-livered defending, you could almost see the confidence drain from the team – and no one seemed to possess the leadership skills to drag them back.

    None of this is helped by Glyn’s ‘vanilla’ post match interviews, “one game away from three points” is a mantra that is wearing thin after one point from seven games. I appreciate that constant histrionics will not help the players, but at the moment the team is sinking towards inevitable relegation and we can’t afford to go with a whimper.

    It may seem dramatic to say it, but I believe we have two weeks to save our season. The time to the end of the transfer window needs to be used wisely and the unexpected windfall from the sale of Adam Roscrow must be used to strengthen the squad. IMO we need a Paul Robinson, or a Jason Goodliffe figure (even a Jamie Stuart) to organise and ‘crack heads’ on the pitch when it’s needed. In addition, Kalambayi needs to be shipped out, as he is obviously a bad influence in the changing room.

    Personally, I am now resigning myself to relegation. We had the great escape two years ago, followed by the lucky escape last season, this season unless there is a dramatic turnaround I see no escape…

    #14895
    Windlesham Don
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    Important that Glyn gets a performance today ahead of another difficult run of fixtures.

    Our new keeper may discover the size of the task in front of him if our defence maintains its error strewn recent form. Let’s hope he can inspire a solid performance.

    Hopefully we will maintain a back four (not sure we have enough CBs to continue as a back 3!). Also hope that Rudi’s goal in the week will have given him confidence to showcase his many talents.

    A point is all we can reasonably hope for today against a Black Cat side who are performing very well on the road. A clean sheet would be great, but may be too much to hope for.

    I’m plumping for a 1-1 draw, but without much confidence… COYD!!

    #14894
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    The club has confirmed the loan signing of Reading FC goalkeeper Sam Walker for the remainder of the season, with Glyn Hodges saying he is a potential permanent signing.

    We are delighted to have him. He is experienced, a good size, and a good personality. We keep mentioning about the young side we’ve got, so hopefully he will bring his experience to the group. We have a good relationship with Reading, I am friends with their first-team coach, so that helps. Obviously, when you are doing your work and the goalkeeper comes up on your list you do your research and ring around. We had great reviews on Sam and he was a signing that we couldn’t turn down.

    The club also announced that forward Adam Roscrow was leaving and had been signed 13-time Welsh Premier League champions New Saints, with what they say is a record fee (in the region of 50K). Roscrow struggled to make any impact in the big step up from Welsh non-league to League One during his time with the Dons and the move gives him the opportunity to play more football, which he was not getting at Wimbledon.

    TNS smash transfer fee with capture of Adam Roscrow

    And finally, some news on defender Terell Thomas, who is in hospital battling a viral infection.

    #14893
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    TRANSFER WINDOW UPDATE

    Strong mail from Reading FC that goalkeeper Sam Walker is heading to Wimbledon on loan for the remainder of this season following the return of Connal Trueman to Birmingham City.

    Some more information on Walker, who went out on an emergency loan to Blackpool before Christmas ..

    Reading loanee Sam Walker reflects on a crazy few days at Blackpool

    We await any official confirmation from the club..

    #14892
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    TRANSFER WINDOW UPDATE

    Wimbledon may be looking for a new goalkeeper after Connal Trueman was recalled from his loan spell by parent club Birmingham City. At this stage Glyn Hodges can call on Nik Tzanev or Matthew Cox, or look for a more experienced replacement during January.

    Birmingham City view

    As mentioned in the first window post Wimbledon were linked with Cardiff City goalkeeper Joe Day, who had a loan spell at Kingsmeadow a few seasons back. But he has now gone to Bristol Rovers.

    Steve Seddon update
    Portsmouth have indicated their interest in taking Sedds back to Fratton Park.

    Portsmouth interest in Birmingham man

    And here’s an interesting one on Paul Kalambayi from @rezla..
    Where’s PK off to?

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