Sunday, 14 September 2008

Wombling free

Ok, so it wasn't actually free to get in, but I happily parted with a tenner today to watch AFC Wimbledon play Maidenhead United in Kingston. Having not been to a football match in ages it was great to be back on the terraces.

Little bit of back history...AFC Wimbledon was formed in 2002 by a bunch of Wimbledon FC supporters who were rightly disgusted by the fact that the FA gave permission for their beloved team to relocate to Milton Keynes. The vast majority of fans severed all links with the club, and consequently, soon after moving, Wimbledon went bust and became MK Dons.

Interestingly, the 'AFC' bit doesn't officially stand for 'association football club', or anything in particular, although some argue it should stand for 'a fan's club'. This would make sense - for a non-league club to attract over 3,000 supporters to each match is no mean feat and they are currently top of the Conference South division after a 3-1 victory today. And I very much liked their cool Womble mascot...

2 comments:

garyandrews said...

Ooh, let me know if you head to AFC again at any point as I've been meaning to go to watch them since I moved to London!

Incidentally, if you fancy coming to watch Barnet v Exeter next month, let me know. Should be a group of us going!

Dunners said...

Hey Gary! Will definitely go there again in the near future so will keep you posted. Tidy little ground, decent atmosphere and a direct bus ride from Tooting Broadway - perfect!

What's the date of the Barnet match again? Certainly up for it if I'm around, but I am in Dubai for a week from the 16th Oct...