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Terrible southern final -

I wanted Swansea to lose because of Tate

I wanted MK Dongs to lose because of Broughton, Winkleman. and just for being MK Dongs

I guess Swansea were must least un-favourite!! Typical eh!
 

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looking ahead and being geeky, cheering for Grimbo tonight as if they make it, we go there on the bank holiday Monday with the final that coming Sunday, hopefully they will all be Wembley occupied.
 

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So happy for Gallen. He could have been sent off and missed a sitter in injury time but now has a trip to Wembley to look forward to.:rolleyes:
 

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I really did want Swansea to win this, but never mind hopefully the northern boys will win the final. It will be a nice change for a northern team to win a trophy won't it?
 

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Looking forward to this one. Going with MK friends and chance to see new Wembley for the first time. No doubt we'll be getting the usual sanctimonious bollox about MK in this thread.
 

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I actually wanted Swansea to lose, I only hope that either Grimsby or Morecambe beat them at Wembley.
 

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Looking forward to this one. Going with MK friends and chance to see new Wembley for the first time. No doubt we'll be getting the usual sanctimonious bollox about MK in this thread.

It's not sanctimonious b***ocks. When Ron Noades wanted to take us to Woking, the Wimbledon fans stood with us shoulder-to-shoulder as they fought Winkleman's simultaneuos attempts to take Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes. I think some people have very short memories. Unless they want to come clean and say that they thought moving to Woking was a good idea, of course.
 

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Never mind Ed.
You can meet all your chums when AFC play Corinthian-Casuals at Wembley shortly.:rolleyes:
The fact that AFC were chosen ahead of Queen's Park did irk me but there you go.:(
If C-C want to play a meaningless modern club instead of one with a fine history..................:fishing:
 

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It's not sanctimonious b***ocks. When Ron Noades wanted to take us to Woking, the Wimbledon fans stood with us shoulder-to-shoulder as they fought Winkleman's simultaneuos attempts to take Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes. I think some people have very short memories. Unless they want to come clean and say that they thought moving to Woking was a good idea, of course.

I can personally back this up, they were a terriffic bunch of lads.

When we won and they lost, they were on the phone delighted for us.
 

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It's not sanctimonious b***ocks. When Ron Noades wanted to take us to Woking, the Wimbledon fans stood with us shoulder-to-shoulder as they fought Winkleman's simultaneuos attempts to take Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes. I think some people have very short memories. Unless they want to come clean and say that they thought moving to Woking was a good idea, of course.

Well....., the two clubs were not in exactly the same situation at the time. Wimbledon's choice was to move or cease to exist whilst ours was not, as history has shown. Mind you, I am quite capable of loathing particular clubs for historical reasons. I have always disliked Chesterfield since the Alan Mansley incident which is hardly the fault of anyone at that club now so I suppose I can hardly begrudge anyone here a swipe at MK Dons even if I do think the arguments are b***ocks.
 

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Well....., the two clubs were not in exactly the same situation at the time. Wimbledon's choice was to move or cease to exist whilst ours was not, as history has shown. Mind you, I am quite capable of loathing particular clubs for historical reasons. I have always disliked Chesterfield since the Alan Mansley incident which is hardly the fault of anyone at that club now so I suppose I can hardly begrudge anyone here a swipe at MK Dons even if I do think the arguments are b***ocks.

I have to agree with Edmundo. I know alot of the Wimbledon lot and it is true that Charles Koppel did everything he could to dissuade the residents of Merton to drop their support for the stadium that could and should have been built at Plough Lane. If I remember rightly, Koppel was at an important residents' meeting and actually put forward arguments against the stadium plans. If that stadium could have gotten approval, then there is no doubt that Wimbledon would not have had to suffer their appalling crowds that they had to put up with playing at Selhurst Park.
The support that Wimbledon fans gave to our cause, too, was something special. Not often that you get the kind of support that they provided, including sending quiz teams to raise money for BU, walked with us at Woking, chucked in plenty of money when bucketing, and many more. I and a fair few other Bees fans joined the Wimbledon fans on occasions, and our presence was really appreciated. Walking to Selhurst Park from Plough Lane, Watford (away) and the black t-shirt, balloon and sky-writing protest, and getting slapped on the back by around 1000 AFC Wimbledon fans when they played their first game against Sutton. That was true footballing friendship.
 

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they sold 40% of their tickets today, ****erman says he wants 30,000 Dons at Wembley
 

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http://www.mkdons.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10420~1262497,00.html



"The noises are positive"

"Thanks to our supporters for 'cutting us a little slack' on this one."

"I apologise for all the inevitable hiccups that will be caused by such an event, but we did set out to research other Clubs' experiences and apply what worked for them."

"But lots of learnings too - we can cope, but we want to get to a level where our Club is able to take such things in its stride. Respect to all who played their part in this over recent days."

" great respect for keeping the humour and energy levels high throughout

Thank **** we don't have to put up with this b***ocks anymore :sorted:
 

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Wimbledon new or old have never taken that many to a game before. :D :fishing:

From their website

"The Dons meet the Mariners at the home of English football on March 30 in the biggest game in the club's short history"

bigger than the FA Cup Final against Liverpool then lol
 

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From their website

"The Dons meet the Mariners at the home of English football on March 30 in the biggest game in the club's short history"

bigger than the FA Cup Final against Liverpool then lol

Didn't they give AFC their history back so theirs is only a few years?
 

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I thought they gave the trophy replicas etc to Merton Council and agreed to stop claiming Wimbledon's history as their own. Which explains that quote.

:sorted:
 

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Going with my son to this one. Is Wembley market open on event days? I only ask because there was a stall there last time I was there that sold brightly coloured socks and my "lucky" red Brentford socks are reaching the end of their useful life.
 

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:yes:

I thought they gave the trophy replicas etc to Merton Council and agreed to stop claiming Wimbledon's history as their own. Which explains that quote.

They handed some trophies over. It's impossible to give their "history" back. :wave:
 
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