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9 Years Podcast
On This Day in 1974
Wimbledon made it through to the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history by beating Southern League rivals Kettering Town 2-0 in front of nearly 6,000 fans at Plough Lane. Ian Cooke's superb fourteenth minute header put the home side on their way but nervous supporters had to wait another 25 minutes for the dominant Dons to double their lead. "Wimbledon? That's where they play tennis, isn't it", Jimmy Adamson, the boss of First Division Burnley, quipped when he heard news of the third round draw the following Monday. - historicaldons.com
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WUP 4 The Cup - The fanzine itself has been limping along for some time now, but this is the ideal opportunity to get another issue out, raise funds for the Club's community based projects (or simply help keep this place running) and provide several sheets of expensive toilet paper once you've finished reading it. BUT we need articles. Nobody has ever accused us of being fussy, anything that will fill a page or four will be considered. So get writing folks, and send in your missives to Bert at afc-wimbledon@blueyonder.co.uk please and thankyou.
4th Dec 2017 23:53:53 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
WUP rides again?
He is a politician after all.
14th Dec 2017 14:50:34 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
A Don since 74.
Basingstoke - probably realised there were votes in being pro-AFCW
14th Dec 2017 14:46:38 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
SM4
Nice touch that Stephen Alambritis and Joe Sheerin are both guests of honour on Saturday. I seem to remember having an email exchange with Mr Alambritis when he was a councillor circa 2004 and he was quite anti-AFCW. It was about the time that Fulham were alll over Merton with their community stuff. Great that he has changed his mind and I'm sure hard work by some good people have made that happen. I look forward to shaking his hand and reminding him that Fulham are sh**e. ;)
14th Dec 2017 14:43:36 
[84.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD - ah yeah. Just read your site from yesterday. Quality write-up
14th Dec 2017 14:35:36 
[198.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Interesting theory Tudor. I suppose in 20 years' time the post-PL Selhurst-raised generation will be in their late 40s-60s. How far outnumbered by youngers they are by then will arguably be testament to the success (or otherwise) of our fan-owned model, at least as far as fan base growth is a metric of success.
14th Dec 2017 14:34:09 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
kt2
Realise not everyone necessarily wants our fan base to grow. I'd like to see us selling out NPL (@10K) every week eventually.
Sidney B - only the one from yesterday
14th Dec 2017 14:32:46 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
Would love to see a couple more. Preferably with players looking like they know what they're doing this time...
Love the company name, now invite the 3 man commission to the opening. Go on, you know you want to really.
14th Dec 2017 14:31:31 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD - is there a more recent mock up of the ground (or are these the ones replicated all over the media yesterday with Kwesi/Deji on the pitch)?
14th Dec 2017 14:31:10 
[198.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Nice interview on PM radio 4 last night as well wasn't it. Although slightly restrained about the franchise imo :-)
14th Dec 2017 14:30:42 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Powerdon - definitely!
14th Dec 2017 14:28:52 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
WTID
Repd - I hope you enjoyed writing it as much as we all enjoyed reading it. :-)
14th Dec 2017 14:26:55 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
A Don since 74.
If we're lucky, it'll be 30 years or so. By which time I'll be too busy running around the outside of my canadian cottage in my underpants (brandishing a shotgun at the family of raccoons, with whom I have by now developed a longstanding feud) to care.
14th Dec 2017 14:26:44 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
get off my land space
KT2 - oddly, it didn't really sink in (or register) until I saw the latest mockup of inside the ground...
14th Dec 2017 14:22:07 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
Could say I quite enjoyed writing it
Ambadad - check out Oxford Don's link at 16.13 yesterday and Erik talks about the new company name from about 3.35 into the interview.
14th Dec 2017 14:21:55 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
A Don since 74.
Tudor - not disagreeing with your logic, especially for new new fans but I hope that there will be enough children of battle-scarred veterans that will keep fan ownership and our other important values from being forgotten or ignored.
14th Dec 2017 14:21:06 
[131.lo.gg.ed] 
I'm certainly sure my two boys will!
Cheers REPD, that's a relief. Enjoyed your write up yesterday btw, euphoric. Maybe because you clearly loved writing it, maybe because I had to pause half way through to watch BBC London News's piece on the s106 signing, or maybe because I was on my third beverage.
14th Dec 2017 14:19:48 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
kt2
Probably all of the above. All felt very real all of a sudden.
Can I propose Dominic Grieve, Stephen Hammond and Anna Soubry for the DT Board then Tudor so the executive know they have to behave reasonably?
14th Dec 2017 14:19:11 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
kt2 - I see it as layers, so it's 'divides' plural: but you'll already have those already joining who weren't around for Sandhurst, let alone Selhurst. Where the protests are just some blokes exaggerating for effect down the pub. The disconnect will, long term, slowly increase, where all the bullshit we've gone through is just theory, until you reach tipping point and the "this time is totally different" comments overrule those who experienced it first time. I'm not saying it'll happen soon. Maybe 15-20 years I can see the perfect storm - depending on factors like who is installed as CEO at that time, and how effective the DTB are (and what kind of people are elected to it) etc and so forth.
14th Dec 2017 14:13:25 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
kind of like Brexit, where the younger generation are actively willing the older citizens die off quickly so they can give away as much as possible for their brave new world ;P
KT2 - anyone a year younger than yourself ;)
14th Dec 2017 14:08:01 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
Oh goody - off to Brizzle City on Saturday rather than Brentford...
Tudor, at what age does the womble generational divide lie in your view?
14th Dec 2017 13:52:10 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
kt2
Keen to know if I'll be responsible for fucking it all up or not ;)
FTR I think it's a cracking name for the holding company. Even more so because some people find it sooo crass. :P
14th Dec 2017 13:47:37 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
bathing in the salty tears of my enemies winky smiley
KM being owned by the plc was merely the implied justification for the shareholding issue. There's no reason why NPL should not be owned directly by the Dons Trust. But as long as it can't (easily) get hived off when the next generation of Wombles lose their fucking minds, in the desire for Premiership/UEFA football or something, IDNGAF.
14th Dec 2017 13:45:38 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
that said the nexy womble generation will find some way of fucking it all up: the wonderful circle of life and all that :)
Company names are in the end frequently of minor importance, if that name makes some people who have done a load of work happy then it would be rude to object.
14th Dec 2017 13:41:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
ps I see BBC Sport final caught up.
14th Dec 2017 13:26:20 
[51.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Does the new company employ the FA? Or are they....
14th Dec 2017 13:22:46 
[51.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU