DAILY UPDATE: WED 17 APRIL

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Joe Palmer is the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. Joe has been Chief Operating Officer for the past 18 months, and it was expected he would take on the role of CEO once Erik Samuelson stepped down. In a statement on The Dons Trust web site, Joe said: “I always knew this club was different but it was only when I actually came here that I realised just how special it was.”

There is a Dons Trust Special General Meeting this evening. Scheduled for a 7.30pm start at Kingsmeadow, topics on the agenda include: meet the manager sessions; the museum at the new stadium; the new badge; and a stadium update, with images of what the ground will actually look like. We will have updates on key topics on Twitter @9yrspodcast.

The EFL has released key dates for next season. Fixtures will be announced on Thursday 20 June, with our first game of the season set to be on Saturday 3 August. The full list is available on their official web site.

The value of all League One squads has been released. AFC Wimbledon have the third lowest value, with Aaron Ramsdale’s market worth a surprising figure. The full list was published by the Coventry Telegraph newspaper.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers says the Blues will be viewed as a scalp by other clubs next season. In the interview with the Ipswich fan site TWTD, the Tractor Boys captain admits that they’re already going to be viewed as favourites for automatic promotion next season.

Chertsey Town have been crowned Combined Counties League champions. Chertsey are managed by former Dons boss Dave Anderson, and their title win was confirmed with a 3-1 win over Hayes last night. They hope to complete a league and cup double when they head to Wembley for the FA Vase Final: they play Cray Valley Paper Mills on May 19.

Note that there will not be any Daily Updates over the Easter weekend. You can receive email notifications for when the update is available: email 9yrs@may14.co.uk with the subject line, “Daily Update Notification” and you will be contacted as soon as the update is published. As always, any comments, suggestions, or criticisms are welcome: please comment below or email the above address.

ON THIS DAY – 2004. Wimbledon hammered Merstham 6-0. Having been crowned Combined Counties champions on the Easter Monday prior, the Dons headed to the cheese roll factory (if you know…) and demolished their hosts, with four goals in 17 minutes just prior to half time effectively ending the game as a contest. With more than a sense of a victory parade in the air, this was to be the 40th game of our record-breaking 78-game unbeaten streak.

CD, ND, MH, GJ

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