The Development team beat Cheltenham 3-1 this afternoon. Andy Barcham, Jake Jervis, and Kwesi Appiah scored our goals in a comfortable win at Merstham FC, in which the under-18 duo of right-back Huseyin Biler and centre-half Reuben Collins earned praise for the quality of their performance. Deji Oshilaja and Tyler Burey, our correspondent’s pick for man-of-the-match, also featured in a side captained by Tom Soares.
Will Nightingale wants to impose a new Crazy Gang era at the club. Speaking to The League Paper, Will says: “There is a bit of that old spirit here … the aura and the way they look at things and think has rubbed off.”
The Dons Trust tweeted a photo of works at the new stadium site. The tweet says that more photos will be shown to attendees at tomorrow night’s Trust SGM at Kingsmeadow (7.30pm start).
The 12th Man web site spoke to AFC Wimbledon fan Lee Woodcock about the season. In a brief interview, Lee expressed his frustration with our campaign, but is hopeful for the future under Wally Downes. The 12th Man site was established by first year students at the University Campus of Football Business Wembley.
Barnsley have lodged an official complaint to the EFL and FA about Joey Barton’s alleged altercation with Daniel Stendel. This is a step toward more serious repercussions for Barton who, as a result of this incident, could find himself out of a job come the end of the season.
Coventry are reported to have two ground-share options for next season. Talks are ongoing between the Sky Blues and Birmingham City, whilst The Times has reported that the Butts Park Arena, home of Coventry Rugby, is also being considered. The Arena has a limited capacity of just 4,000 however, and therefore would not appear suitable.
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ON THIS DAY – 1994. The Dons defeated double-chasing Manchester United 1-0 at Selhurst Park, avenging a 3-0 FA Cup fifth round defeat at the same venue two months earlier. John Fashanu netted the winner midway through the first half, bundling the ball home after United ‘keeper Peter Schmeichal fumbled a Gary Elkins cross. Wimbledon survived a second-half onslaught from the visitors to remain unbeaten at ‘home’ since New Year’s Day, and add United to their list of defeated league leaders, having despatched Newcastle (4-2) and Blackburn (4-1) earlier in the season. Highlights of this game are available on YouTube.
MC, ND, MH, GJ