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They are a bit hamstrung with having a small ground at the moment

Potential fans have given up probably with

The poor views from terrace at Kingsmeadow
The poor facilities
Lack of ticket availability

That will all disappear in Wimbledon with Plough Lane

BUT as you say

I doubt they will average much more than 6000 once the novelty has worn off
 

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Was a pretty arrogant statement. I’ll be interested to see their average crowds when they move back to their home.

Don't you mean Wimbledon’s (MK Don’s) home?
 

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Used to think AFC were the good guys when compared to the version with MK post code.

Now I just think they both are incredibly arrogant and as bad as each other
 

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They are a bit hamstrung with having a small ground at the moment

Potential fans have given up probably with

The poor views from terrace at Kingsmeadow
The poor facilities
Lack of ticket availability

That will all disappear in Wimbledon with Plough Lane

BUT as you say

I doubt they will average much more than 6000 once the novelty has worn off

Having a sh*t team probably doesn't help.
 
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They're a non league team in the EFL and have done amazingly to somehow get into the third tier and stay there for a while.

Could they learn something from Accrington who have a similar structure but are establishing themselves as a really good and well organised team.

Their recruitment has probably bee far better.
 

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Ian Holloway supposed to be in the frame as their new manager.
 

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Just seen that Wally Downes is the odds-on favourite, for the manager's job.
 
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And his last job was with the Bees ?!!

Was very highly thought off when he first became our manager.

Was Manager of the Month very early in his Brentford career was he not?
 
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Wally had to make bricks without straw and did well initially to get a load of kids and no hopers to play for him but he and they all ran out of steam and we were going to go down until MA arrived.
 

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Wasn’t the total player wage bill c£650k pa under Wally? Some non league teams ( like Telford) had more.
 

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Wasn’t the total player wage bill c£650k pa under Wally? Some non league teams ( like Telford) had more.

And look what happened to them
 

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But it showed how difficult the task was for Wally.
 

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Wasn’t the total player wage bill c£650k pa under Wally? Some non league teams ( like Telford) had more.

Yep. I believe I worked out at the time that was something like £30k pa (yes per annum not week) on average per player. Given some were on a lot more than that it makes you realise how little some were getting.
 

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I like Ollie being a manager of someone else's club. He is very entertaining. Don't think he means to be though.
 

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Wally had to make bricks without straw and did well initially to get a load of kids and no hopers to play for him but he and they all ran out of steam and we were going to go down until MA arrived.

Yep. A real collection of misfits.

I remember feeling immensely proud when we went up to Huddersfield and beat them 2-0 in his first game.
 

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Yep. A real collection of misfits.

I remember feeling immensely proud when we went up to Huddersfield and beat them 2-0 in his first game.

Knew it was the best result all season and it was only the first game of the season
 

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They are SO non league

Apparently acdording to my AFC Wimbledon season ticket holding colleague, one of their better players Anthony Wordsworth, was sent off in the CheckaTrade Trophy on Tuesday evening

Consequently he didn't really train with the team ahead of the match this saturday as he would be suspended, and they gave him a few days off

In a random conversation one of the club members of staff had with a fan, on Friday night , the fan pointed out that any red card suspension for the Checkatrade Trophy only applies to Checkatrade Trophy games and not the league

So they had to put him on the bench on saturday as he wasn't really up to speed with the match game plan or fit enough!!
 

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....i would argue that BFC and AFC have very similar problems at the moment...its easier to scoff....after you've sorted out your own house.
 

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Have we had a player not train because we thought he would be suspended?
 

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....i would argue that BFC and AFC have very similar problems at the moment...its easier to scoff....after you've sorted out your own house.

I would argue we are worlds apart
 

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To be fair you can understand the confusion with that competition. Had he been sent off in the league game before he'd have been suspended for the checkatrade game but it wouldn't count in his overall suspension - so had he got a 3 game ban he'd miss 4 games. The competition is a joke.
 

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To be fair you can understand the confusion with that competition. Had he been sent off in the league game before he'd have been suspended for the checkatrade game but it wouldn't count in his overall suspension - so had he got a 3 game ban he'd miss 4 games. The competition is a joke.

rofl that makes no sense!!
 

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rofl that makes no sense!!

I know, but that is the rules for it. I had to read up on the rules a few months back and it took me a while to get my head around it as i thought I was reading it wrong as it just made no sense to me.
 

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To continue the Non League Theme

Their revised plans for New Plough Lane

Only includes a Roof on TWO of the Four Stands

Wow !!!
 

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To continue the Non League Theme

Their revised plans for New Plough Lane

Only includes a Roof on TWO of the Four Stands

Wow !!!

The original plan, as I understood it from about 6 months ago, was they were only building the main stand. The other 3 were to be temporary stands until such time as they had the finance to build permanent structures. Initial capacity was indeed 10,000 with 20,000 as the ultimate target. Might have changed though.
 

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Spoke to some Kingstonian fans yesterday and apparently AFCW have only coughed up £400k of the £1m hush money they promised K's for their eviction.
 

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Spoke to some Kingstonian fans yesterday and apparently AFCW have only coughed up £400k of the £1m hush money they promised K's for their eviction.

****s
 

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It's afc Wimbledon what do you expect only marginally better than the oystons
 

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Spoke to some Kingstonian fans yesterday and apparently AFCW have only coughed up £400k of the £1m hush money they promised K's for their eviction.
Funny, but I thought it was Chelsea FC* who evicted K's, not AFCW.

And that it was the Khoslas who screwed K's in 2003, not AFCW, they having bought the ground after K's went into administration.

Which itself followed the club's members decision to sell off their real home at Richmond Road in the 1990's, to stave off the (very real) threat of the club going out of business imminently.

All of which would suggest to me that for all their place in non-league fans' affections, K's have actually been a badly run club for decades.

But hey ho, maybe it is AFCW's fault, not least for making them an ex gratia payment of only £400k....


* - For their womens' and youth teams
 

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Funny, but I thought it was Chelsea FC* who evicted K's, not AFCW.

And that it was the Khoslas who screwed K's in 2003, not AFCW, they having bought the ground after K's went into administration.

Which itself followed the club's members decision to sell off their real home at Richmond Road in the 1990's, to stave off the (very real) threat of the club going out of business imminently.

All of which would suggest to me that for all their place in non-league fans' affections, K's have actually been a badly run club for decades.

But hey ho, maybe it is AFCW's fault, not least for making them an ex gratia payment of only £400k....


* - For their womens' and youth teams

AFCW chose to sell the lease to Chelsea to fund their new stadium.

AFCW were lauding it as they made their way up the leagues. They paid £2.5m for the lease on Kingsmeadow when it was valued by the administrators at £400k (all of which went to the Kosla's). I understand they also took all matchday income from the bar and food on Kingstonian matchdays, painted the ground blue, removed the majority of Kingstonian signage. They gave the impression they didn't want K's there from teh moment they moved in.

Just because a club has been badly run, that doesn't give another club the rights to laud over them or mean they deserve what has happened to them. You should know we've had our fair share of bad owners.

Oh and I also hold Kingston Council equally responsible along with the ex-leader and property developer Kevin Davies.
 

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AFCW chose to sell the lease to Chelsea to fund their new stadium.

AFCW were lauding it as they made their way up the leagues. They paid £2.5m for the lease on Kingsmeadow when it was valued by the administrators at £400k (all of which went to the Kosla's). I understand they also took all matchday income from the bar and food on Kingstonian matchdays, painted the ground blue, removed the majority of Kingstonian signage. They gave the impression they didn't want K's there from teh moment they moved in.

Just because a club has been badly run, that doesn't give another club the rights to laud over them or mean they deserve what has happened to them. You should know we've had our fair share of bad owners.

Oh and I also hold Kingston Council equally responsible along with the ex-leader and property developer Kevin Davies.
Be careful what you say in print Hobbsy.
 

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So why are they building a stadium they can't afford to pay for.
 

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Seems like a responsible way of doing things, whether it will work or not is another matter. My only question is why didn’t they start this years ago? Seems strange to have got this far and then decide you need a massive fundraising effort.
 
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