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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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  • #12565
    liamwimbo
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    Just spoke to a good friend in the UK, who is off to the game today. He is quite upbeat about our chances today. The team is in good form. In the past we have blown such opportunities but this time we seem to be a much stronger unit. My friend’s theory for our turnaround is the game at Newport. At 2-0 down at half-time, he thinks some senior players initiated a frank exchange of views with Ardley. Since then, team spirit has improved dramatically and we now have that momentum behind us that winning brings. Let us hope that continues tonight.

    #12564
    Windlesham Don
    Participant

    Another important match for us, with the chance for an AFC Wimbledon league record of 5 wins on the spin. The manager has tried to dampen expectations, but we all know that expectations will be sky high come 15:00!

    We should have enough to beat an improving Yeovil, but as NA rightly pointed out there is very little between most of the teams in League 2 and we will need to be on our game to take the 3 points.

    A concern for me is the news that we have a few knocks, as well as Bully and Francomb injured – we cannot afford to lose any more key players and still keep up the recent level of performance.

    Of course, three points in this division are determined by many factors, not least the standard of refereeing and Lady Luck. If we can get off to a fast start and get ahead early, then our confidence and momentum may carry us to a comfortable victory. However, a slow start may lead to the normal home tension amongst the fans which could transmit to the players.

    My prediction, without any confidence is a hard fought victory.

    COYD!

    #12563
    Devon Womble
    Participant

    I would agree it will be time for BMO to move on and possibly Rigg at the end of the season, but Bulman for me is as evergreen as Fuller. I’d almost leave the decision to Bulman to make for himself. The remainder work for me if we go up or simply remain in League 2. The dilemna I see is that in our current run of form, I can’t see NA risking upsetting the flow by giving chances to the very individuals we need to in order to invest in our future… e.g. Kaja et al. Somehow we need to find out if they are the solution to League 1, or even sound replacements for those we might expect to leave if we remain in League 2. As for Meades, yup Mr Versatile, but I’m so glad I put my money on Taylor…

    #12562
    SydneyDon
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    Now, I know this is looking waaaay too far ahead, but if we did go up to League 2, you’d think we’d have about an extra GBP 400K in the budget, especially if we go up via the playoffs.

    Let’s assume we keep the squad pretty much the same size and that we upgrade a few of the players’ deals.
    Who would we be looking at?

    I’d be saying an additional CB, an additional RB, three midfielders (replacing Rigg, Bulman and Beere) and a striker (replacing BMO).

    We’d probably also want to upgrade a few of the existing contracts albeit with relegation clauses.

    #12561
    SydneyDon
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    Would have to be up there for signing of the year with Taylor.

    Actually, NA’s permanent signing record is pretty good. Look at Azeez who everyone at WUP poked fun at last year, he is now a valuable member of the squad. I guess it should be one of his strengths given his youth background but where every penny counts it is a huge asset.

    #12560
    MacWomble
    Participant

    I have been away for a few days. What has gone right at AFC? Did the Gaffer at last find the spinach? The giddy heights of 7th place. Marvellous stuff. I wonder if the management team really believe that promotion is a possibility? We are in the zone now, so the fans will be expecting some sort of effort to retain a play-off position. Whatever happens it looks like the Gaffer has done enough to buy himself another season, especially amid the good vibes of the progress towards SW19. After a few unconvincing seasons, it almost looks like the only way is up. Somewhere, somehow, in some part of the World, a hibernating Womble is stirring. Bring back Bonnie Langford. Bring back the Crazy Gang. Bring back Reo-Coker. Bring on The Yeovil!

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