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On This Day in 1951
Nearly 10,000 fans saw the Dons finally dispose of neighbours Tooting and Mitcham United in a third replay of a long running FA Amateur Cup third round tie. Bob Parker had fired the Terrors in front with just two minutes on the clock but the Dons fought back and two goals in five minutes, early in the second half, put the hosts in control. Jimmy Smith's third with just moments remaining eventually settled a contest that had lasted 420 minutes and been watched by more than 42,000 spectators.
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Yet another request for donations, this time from the lovely Book Don of this parish. Together with a group of 23 others, she is walking the equivalent to every ground of the Euro 2020 (played in 2021) raising funds for the AFC Wimbledon Foundation. If you find yourself with a few spare bob on yourself, here's the link where you can pledge. [Link]
24th Feb 2021 15:00:05 
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Go on. You know it makes sense.
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The latest part of the Dons story is now ready for fans to view. Covering every game of Wimbledon FC's final season in 2001-02, 'Gone for Burton' captures all the action in words and pictures alongside the memories of manager Terry Burton, midfield man Neal Ardley and lead protester Kris Stewart as 113 years of history came to an end. We would love to record your recollections of that momentous year as well as what you thought of the fledgling AFC Wimbledon's chances of success.
19th Feb 2021 20:17:46 
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Please email stephecrab@gmail.com for a copy
Anything less than a 2-0 defeat tomorrow is good then we go into a March that will make or break our season.
26th Feb 2021 19:16:01 
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Peter Lorimer in a hospice with brain cancer, brings back memories of the penalty in 1975
26th Feb 2021 19:15:41 
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When you’re using Keane as an example you’re already in the back foot. He’s a classic example of someone who would be shot by his own soldiers.
26th Feb 2021 19:11:03 
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Interesting discourse. I’m totally with REPD on how smarter management can move up us the table towards the heady heights of Gillingham (or some other similarly mediocre midtable third division club) regardless of budget.
26th Feb 2021 18:54:10 
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Some have bought into the budget thing far too much. Obviously it’s a significant factor but Wimbledon has always tweaked the economic nipple
With Nightmaregale enjoying the "breath of fresh air" from Robbo lets hope we see it in his performances rather than the shite we've seen so far
26th Feb 2021 18:40:23 
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changing man
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Repd - ah interesting. Tbh I’d stopped listening to what he had to say very early on in his reign. Noticed club interviews where very short and with little passion so ignored him tbh
26th Feb 2021 17:54:56 
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Anyway, hopefully tomorrow won’t be an opportunity for people to bash Robbo if we lose - Hull may be falling away slightly from their earlier form, but they will be desperate to get back into the automatic spots. I’d love to think our players will be given the chance to show what they can do, have a little freedom of expression on the pitch without huge pressure - you never know what might happen..... 🤞
26th Feb 2021 17:42:09 
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Personally I think as a manager you are only as good as the players at your disposal. The quality in players signed has rapidly decreased since our promotion. Budget / poor recruitment to blame. I think even Merlin the magician would struggle to get this lot going so fair play to Robbo. Maybe he's got more of a rapport with the youth players he coached in past and Glyn wasnt able to get a tune out of them. Strange as we looked ok up until the Charlton game. Bang average but I was happy with that and then it all fell apart.
26th Feb 2021 17:20:52 
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I'll be ever grateful for the roller coaster Wally and Glyn put us all on. What a ride that was making it an unforgettable season. West Ham anyone!
Silk - players can still be managed these days. It's just not the same as yelling at them and calling them useless cunts out loud.
26th Feb 2021 17:20:45 
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They're a bit "smarter" these days, most have gone through Academies and the way a manager gets through to them needs to be different.
The problem with management is you cannot manage footballers anymore - both Wally and Roy Keane told crap and lazy players they were crap and lazy and both paid the price for their impertinence.
26th Feb 2021 17:11:59 
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Although I think both Wally and Roy would have knuckled down and tried to get better if they were told they were crap and lazy. How times change
Interesting that Twitter have added a new model in their app where you can charge people to look at your content. Would anyone really do that? Pay money to see someone's Tweets?
26th Feb 2021 17:09:09 
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Should have also added "if they want to remain in football after they've retired".
26th Feb 2021 17:04:50 
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Quite a few players don't, apparently.
Lurker - there is that aspect, of course, although I believe the PFA does help with other career paths. To be fair, if you've been in a particular profession all your life, and there's plenty of opportunities to remain in it, you'll want to take them
26th Feb 2021 17:01:16 
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Even so, you do have to have a special mentality to be a manager, let alone a successful one.
Oo er missus!
Dazzer, as we all know the further up the food chain you are the more resource is available for managers media engagement, scripted questions, getting your narrative out etc. That’s not L1. Ffs, look at the errr, errr, errr media voice and assistance we offered to Ardley, Walter, Hodges! I do read your stuff Dazzer and know you are not digging Glyn out.
26th Feb 2021 17:00:28 
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Might be time for someone at the club to get a narrative out on Glyn’s behalf. Despite the snide shit thrown at him he endured a fuck awful time. I’ll say no more on it (hooray!)
REPD how many of them actually have anything they can do? I'd guess coaching, management is what a lot of them get into cos there's nothing else they know?
26th Feb 2021 16:55:14 
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In balance to Alice's problem, this week I had a parcel arrive which although my name and address was on it, was not ordered by me. I had something else on order and suspected they'd mucked it up whilst packaging/labeling. Got onto them via Ebay, sent picture of package, content, and couriers note. The following day the package I'd ordered arrived. Let them know. They said keep the first one. Anyone want a roll of non-slip tape?
26th Feb 2021 16:50:11 
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profit
Dazzer - I think very few managers who don't enjoy it enough stick around, but it amazes me how many ex-players want to be one
26th Feb 2021 16:46:10 
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Guess they can't keep away from the dressing room.
Rob - absolutely it must take it our of you - but like in any job if you don't actually enjoy what you do you won't put 100% into it
26th Feb 2021 16:42:59 
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MAD - yeah lack of ego - I don't see MR talking about himself much & my other comments were aimed at football management in general - and for the record I loved Wally & Glyn as players - the great escape was fantastic & wouldn't have happened without - nothing personal from me here
26th Feb 2021 16:39:54 
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Dazzer - there are more British managers starting to come through the highest levels again, albeit slowly, and I think they've had to learn from the foreign bosses. I guess being a manager must take it out of you regardless.
26th Feb 2021 16:37:09 
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Saveloy - let's hope his interviews are as interesting a year down the line. Though he does seem the sort to change it if it's going stale.
Lack of ego? Ok. On the Hodges theme we seem to be a bit quick to slot a very personable guy who had to suffer a lot of family upheaval to be part of a double act that saved our bacon. We got off to a flier this season with a primark squad and Glyn having to use the bloke who was bought in to set up a data base to assist him and the coach and loans manager (Robinson). Tbh, the bloke deserves a bit more respect.
26th Feb 2021 16:34:07 
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I recall our erudite last on off skipper calling Walter a breath of fresh air too.
REPD - Robbo also seems the sort of person that would listen to a player as well
26th Feb 2021 16:31:54 
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probably the first time AFCW have had that
Alice. Christine has had a scam email as well. Apparently a lot of people on Facebook have also had one.
26th Feb 2021 16:30:02 
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It's interesting Rob - the 3 you listed as positive are all foreign managers with no prior links to the English game - I seriously think that managers / coaches that have been in or around Prem/League football all their lives don't actually enjoy it - I have heard on a number of occasions that a manager doesn't enjoy a win it is more of a relief that they got something right - how can you motivate somebody when that is the way you feel
26th Feb 2021 16:27:38 
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I never used to listen to our manager interviews, seemed to be a bunch of uninspiring cliches, but I find Robbo very different and look forward to his new videos and am excited to see how it pans out for him. He certainly seems more open about what he is trying to do and how.
26th Feb 2021 16:26:35 
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Which probably says more about me than it does whether he's a good manager or not.