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  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 1 week ago

    Wally has given the first indications of his summer team rebuilding with confirmation that club captain Deji Oshilaja, Tom Soares and Andy Barcham will not be retained. All were expected to go, no surprises there.

    Kwesi Appiah is on the retained list, indicative of the contract he…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    ** Tom Soares (not Sanchez)

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    After 189 days in the bottom four, and extricating themselves in the penultimate game, Wimbledon saved their season on goal difference: three goals separated the Dons and Plymouth Argyle from the fourth and last relegation spot. That’s how close it was. The Dons scraped over the line after being marooned in last spot and 10 points from safety in…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    What a position to be in leading into the final game of the season: Wimbledon require at least one point to beat the drop at Bradford City on Saturday. The Dons emerged from 189 days in the bottom four to climb to 19th after a gritty 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers at KM last Saturday. A double from Joe Pigott (he also missed a penalty) was enough…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    One of the major moments of the season when the Dons snatched an equaliser through Steve Seddon deep in stoppage time to deny league leaders Luton Town of all the points. It signalled absolute mayhem in the away end. I was amongst them, 733 Dons fans singing their hearts out for the entire match and rewarded with this brinkmanship.…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months ago

    It felt more like a loss than another valuable point in the Great Escape bid. Joe Pigott’s impressively taken goal off a sweet Anthony Hartigan pass had the Dons in front at HT and in control, yet they were outplayed in the second half by Bristol Rovers and it was a matter of time before they equalised with a cracking goal 12 minutes from time. It…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months, 1 week ago

    Some of my twitter reflections on the Oxford…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months, 1 week ago

    The Dons were fortunate to leave Oxford with a precious point in a scoreless draw. It was down to Aaron Ramsdale with a couple of outstanding critical saves against a better Oxford team that earned the Dons the point. In my first of five games over here, it is plain to see how important Rambo is to Wimbledon’s survival hopes. The 532 formation put…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Plenty to be optimistic about our survival chances after the great win at Scunthorpe. With six games left Wimbledon are only in the bottom four on goal difference, with some winnable games coming up. I make it that the Dons need 9 points out of the remaining 18 to stay up.
    Given that the Dons have won 5 of their last eight games and are 4th on…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 4 months ago

    I think we can take it after three straight wins (all clean sheets) that the Great Escape is ON… it may not take us over the finish line, but it is with great relief and delight to write that the Dons are giving it a huge crack.
    Look at this video to realise this new-found fighting spirit within the ranks. Toby Sibbick sprints around 30m to…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 5 months, 1 week ago

    Think we’re cooked. The latest loss – the 10th at home this season – leaves the Dons stranded nine points from the second-bottom team and 10 from the relegation zone. Wimbledon have lost five of their last six (the other drawn) as teams around them eke out points. It was the manner of the…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Where did that come from? Listened to the TalkSport call (not bad either) and was astonished and thrilled to hear the Dons score FOUR times to tonk the Premier Leaguers West Ham. You could obviously sense that Wally/Glyn had them up for the challenge, the Hammers were not wanting it as much (particularly for the first hour) and when that fourth…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Early days, but the last-minute 3-2 win over Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup has considerably lifted spirits in and around the club. The Dons are into the 4th round for the first time in their AFC Wimbledon guise and several notable things have happened in the Wally Downes/Glyn Hodges managerial takeover. There are more opportunities for the…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 7 months, 1 week ago

    Think we can take it as read Wally will be doing some shopping in the transfer window and expect a substantial team overhaul with many, if not all, the loan players being returned to their parent clubs. Maybe the club might also try to offload Deji Oshilaja to raise some much needed cash for recruitment. The 0-2 defeat at Charlton more or less…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s been a shitfest so far (at least on social media), but expect some clarity on the announcement of the new manager, hopefully early this week.
    Close friends have shed some light as fans (on social media) get wound up over the delay and make wild assertions….

    And this from long-time…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Little sign of turning the corner in the undistinguished last gasp 1-0 FA Cup win over Haringey Borough, 18th in seventh tier Isthmian League Premier Division, but a positive: £67k TV + £36k prize money + 1/3 of last night’s gate (2,710) to go with £10k for progressing in the Checkatrade Trophy. Don’t know if Neal Ardley will be around then but…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Martin,

    I have checked the Saturday morning (AEDT) TV listings, BeInSports and ESPN and it is not scheduled, so suspect no FA Cup coverage in Australia. (Maybe a blessing!)

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    There is a dangerous drift permeating our club. Six straight defeats, players accused by coaching staff of letting down their manager, an inexorable slide into the relegation zone amid fears of being cast adrift from the rest of the league and the manager seemingly helpless to arrest the slide. And then there’s the emotional toll it’s leaving on…[Read more]

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 9 months ago

    Most disturbing if true and in context….

  • onyadon replied to the topic The Lounge in the forum WDSA Forum 9 months ago

    Think it’s now a matter of when not if Neal Ardley is replaced as manager after yet another horrible yet predictable result to fellow relegation rivals Bristol Rovers. There were reports of a tearful Ardley after the match, heightening speculation that he was about to quit, but a subsequent interview on BBC London didn’t back that up. Basically,…[Read more]

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