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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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    onyadon
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    Another rumour doing the rounds is former Peterborough United midfielder Alex Woodyard to sign with Wimbledon.
    He was a first-team regular in his first season at London Road before manager Steve Evans was sacked and replaced by Darren Ferguson, who announced Woodyard was not in his plans, saying at the time: “I’ve looked at the start of the season and had a conversation with Alex and he’s one who can find another club if he gets a move that is right for him.”
    Woodyard was expected to sign with Tranmere Rovers after playing on loan there last season but since Tranmere’s relegation to League Two and the departure of manager Micky Mellon, he is reportedly looking elsewhere.
    Interesting quotes from Mellon at the time of his loan signing last season: “He was at the top end of the players we wanted to bring here. He’s got the right mentality and is the right type of person and he wants to come here and play. He’s a good age, good experience and we will definitely be better off with his qualities in the group. I’m delighted to bring him in.”

    Interested to see how this one plays out if he does land at Plough Lane, although wouldn’t surprise if Evans tries to get him to Gillingham.

    #14760
    onyadon
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    AFC Wimbledon are set to sign former Crawley Town striker Ollie Palmer on a free transfer – recruitment source has told Football Insider.
    Let’s see, shall we?….

    AFC Wimbledon set to sign former Crawley Town striker Ollie Palmer on a free transfer

    #14759
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    Might not eventuate but notice a mention in this local report that apart from interest in Birmingham City goalkeeper Connal Trueman on a season loan, the Dons are also considering former youth product Joe Bursik to fill the important role.

    Here’s the report Birmingham and Stoke keepers are loan targets for AFC Wimbledon

    It would be generally well received by Dons fans IF Wimbledon do land Bursik on loan. The lad is highly regarded as this piece from his loan spell at Accrington Stanley last season conveys.

    Joe Bursik attracts serious interest

    Another factor in a possible link with Bursik and Stoke City is that Glyn Hodges was the Under-23 manager at Stoke for almost five years before he became Wally Downes No.2 at Kingsmeadow in 2018. Hodges would still have contacts at Stoke that he could call on.
    May only be paper talk, but a move for Bursik is not totally out of the question.

    #14758
    onyadon
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    A low-key and anticipated start to Glyn Hodges’ summer recruitment campaign with the signing of right-back Cheye Alexander on a free transfer from non-league Barnet. It is first of what is expected to be two or three signings over the summer with the rest supplemented by loans. Given the tight financial situation AFC Wimbledon is in over running a small budget and building the new Plough Lane stadium this is the reality. The interesting moves by Glyn and Nick Dawes will be who they bring in as loans given the outstanding success in recent seasons of Aaron Ramsdale, Marcus Forss and Steve Seddon. That will define our season. A loan goalkeeper is close to being announced with indications it will be Birmingham City goalkeeper Connal Trueman, 24.

    AFCW’s first summer signing

    #14755
    onyadon
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    Incredible final day in the Championship season and three clubs are down to face Wimbledon in League One next season..

    In the final analysis and looking ahead to playing at Plough Lane next season..

    #14752
    Colum
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    …and in other transfer news, a certain Lyle Taylor has signed for newly relegated Millwall for a reported £80k a week and on a four year contract.

    How can we compete with deals like that?

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