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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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  • #14569
    MacWomble
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    A good result against Peterborough, a team I have always measured ourselves against – benchmark team of sorts. Let’s hope the new year continues the change in fortunes on the field for AFC.

    #14568
    Windlesham Don
    Participant

    Still keeping my fingers crossed for all you guys living in blaze stricken areas – hang in there!!

    This afternoon we start the new year with a biggie. Southend have been dreadful this season (as proven by us netting 4 times at their place) but they have started to improve in the last few matches, so I am expecting another tough encounter.

    Our opponents had a rest on Sunday and so they will be fresher than us. They have been scoring freely, but defensively they have been leaking goals all season. We will need to be on it from the start and keep a team with little confidence under the cosh.

    Unsurprisingly there is no sign of Wordsworth or Wagstaff yet and so we will need to go with the same inexperienced line up – assuming that Forss is not recalled by Brentford, of course. There is an injury concern over Terrell Thomas, who had to come off on Sunday, and with the likelihood that Delaney will have been recalled by Rochdale (foolish of them if they don’t) we could be particularly weak in the heart of defence.

    Breaths will be held waiting for the starting XI today…

    Although we should be targeting a win today, I believe that this match will be tougher than many expect. I’m going for a score draw, which would not please many fans, but at least would keep Southend from making up any ground…

    COYD!!

    #14567
    onyadon
    Keymaster

    That was a nice little surprise for Christmas, wasn’t it? Only the Dons’ second win in eight visits to the Mem and only their second away league win of the season at 6th-placed Bristol Rovers.

    Wimbledon came from behind to win, Pigott and Forss getting the second-half goals. Great to see Forss keep scoring during his loan spell, but can’t help but feel a little melancholy at the thought he may have just one more game for us (against Oxford United at KM on Saturday) before the opening of the transfer window, and the strong likelihood that he will be recalled by Brentford or shipped off to another club. Forss has been galvanising for the Dons.

    The thought of just Pigott and one other leading the Dons line for the rest of the season frankly fills me with dread. I am not expecting the Dons to be bringing many (if any) reinforcements in during the transfer window, given the club finances and the uncertainty over the ongoing Plough Lane funding.
    An interesting stat for the Dons team under Glyn Hodges. They are the youngest team in L1.

    Home-grown midfielder Jack ‘Rudi’ Rudoni made his full first team debut at Bristol Rovers and so far this season there have been nine players 21 or under to start this campaign. That’s one of the big pluses for me this season…

    #14566
    MacWomble
    Participant

    Merry Christmas everyone. A great result yesterday. We are eight points ahead of where we were last season. We have a promising new manager. Our home and away attendance is up. And, given our penchance for relying on one striker to get most of the goals, it seems that even this is being delivered. As for the stadium, I’ll need to read more, but I do find it odd that a no outside investment stance would be taken. It kind-of goes against how the world works. I wonder if all our houses were bought without outside investment. Everything over a certain value has outside investment.

    #14565
    Colum
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    Wishing all Wombles down under, up and over, or just in SW19 a peaceful and happy Christmas. Here’s to a fundraising effort to end all fundraising efforts in 2020.

    …and hoping any Wombles in the Sydney area aren’t too badly affected by the 40 degree temperatures and bush fires. Climate change? What climate change?

    #14564
    Colum
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    From the latest update on the Seedrs campaign…

    “Everybody is committed to building the stadium as described during our crowdfunding campaign, with an initial 9,000 capacity, a showpiece fans’ zone and bar, plus vital income-generating facilities such as executive boxes, along with banqueting and conference suites. In fact, recent photographs on our own website clearly show such a stadium starting to take shape.”

    Is this even true? The answer depends on what we manage to raise ourselves. If we can’t raise £11m, I’d say the majority are against external investment, and therefore a reduced scope for the stadium and non-league football.

    I also take issue with the last sentence. It is designed to show we’ll have the finished stadium. Those pictures just show the shell of the west stand, which is all we’ll get if we don’t raise the full £11m. Whoever came up with this statement needs to think carefully before coming up with anything else.

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