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Modern Football Is Rubbish: MK Dons Release ’50th Anniversary’ Shirt Despite Only Being Formed 12 Years Ago (Photo)

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What you're looking at there is the new, limited edition '50th anniversary' commemorative shirt, as released by the MK Dons recently.

"But wait, MK Dons are a prefab club that were only formed in 2004 as a desperate corporate cash-grab," we hear you cry in unison.

Record Low Attendances And Persistent Rule-Bending Add Up To Another Standard Night Of EFL Trophy Calamity

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Tuesday proved to be another calamitous evening in the Checkatrade EFL Trophy, with record low attendances and general undermining of the competition proving rife once again.

According to BBC Sport, Northampton drew their lowest ever gate to Sixfields, with just 762 fans turning out for their game against West Ham's development team.

Wimbledon & York City Shred The Nerves At The Foot Of League Two

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It is getting to the point of the season at which time starts to run out. The luxury of believing that our teams can afford to drop points starts to fade from view as we reach the home straight, and there are few other places in the whole of English football in which nerves are already in the air than at the bottom of League Two.

Plymouth Argyle And The Devil They Know

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It looks as if the battle to avoid relegation from League Two is going to go to the wire. With eleven games of the season still to play, just six points separate Dagenham & Redbridge in sixteenth place in the table at Wimbledon, who sit at its foot, and in such a tense environment it could be argued that every single iota that could assist a club in avoiding the drop into the Blue Square Bet Premier a division which is, let us not forget, considerably more difficult to escape from in an upwardly direction than it is to fall into in the first place, as a succession of former Football League clubs have found over the years could be critical in preserving that all-important status amongst the "elite" for the want of a better word ninety-two clubs of English footbal.

Never Forgive, Never Forget: The Return Of The Spectre Of The Unwanted FA Cup Match

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Here we go again, then. This afternoons draw for the FA Cup Second Round brought about, for the second time in three years, the distinct possibility of AFC Wimbledon having to play MK Dons in the worlds oldest cup competition and this draw is one that will likely provoke heated debate over the next week and a half or so.

retro

On This Day In 1995: Leeds Legend Tony Yeboah Smacks One In Off The Wimbledon Crossbar (Video)

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Depressing as it may be, it's 21 years to the day that Tony Yeboah thrust his way into Premier League immortality by rattling one in off the Selhurst Park crossbar with his 'weaker'foot.

Just a few weeks after his 'other' scorcher against Liverpool, Yeboah ended a mini-droughtwith a hat-trick in Leeds' 4-2 win over Wimbledon that included this famously monstrous strike.

Millwall vs Crystal Palace vs Wimbledon vs Charlton: South London’s Complex Web Of Derby Rivalry

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Crystal Palace 'keeper Charlie Bumstead dives in vain as Millwall score at The Den, 1951

A crowd of 37,774 turned out for the Fourth Division clash between Crystal Palace and Millwall at Selhurst Park on 31st March 1961 – a figure that remains the record attendance for the fourth tier of English football.

On This Day In 1999: Armani Suits Burnt To Cinders As John Hartson Receives Standard Crazy Gang Welcome

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When Wimbledon paid £7.5million for John Hartson in 1999, the Welsh target man took the mantle of the South Londonclub's record signing.

The hefty fee also instantly made him a target for hisnew teammates, who wasted little time in introducingHartson to the wild ways of the Crazy Gang.

On This Day In 1992: Vinnie Jones Fined £20,000 For Being Too F**king Hard For The FA’s Liking

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"Excuse me referee, sir, but it is with great regret I must disagree with your decision"

It probably seemed like a perfectly good idea at the time: Just provide a bit of colourful commentary over a video of footballers kicking each other up in the air and bank the fee.

However, doing just that cost Wimbledon's Vinnie Jones £20,000 and landed him a suspended sentencewith the potential for a six-month ban.

On This Day In 1999: Rare Ray Of Light As Sheffield Wednesday Hit Five To Wallop Wimbledon

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gilles De Bilde is challenged by Alan Kimble of Wimbledon (Photo: Ben Radford /Allsport)

It hadn't been a good start to the 1999/2000 Premier League season for Sheffield Wednesday. Over the course of the first nine games of the campaign, the team had failed tochalk up a single win.

Retro Football: The Evening Standard London 5-A-Sides – Competitive Cup Played With First Team Players, 1993

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By Chris Wright

Here's a corking bit of footballing miscellany with footage from the 1993 Evening Standard London 5-a-sides tournament, which saw professional clubs from in and around the capital we're talkingWatford, Millwall, West Ham, Brentford, Chelsea, Leyton Orient, Tottenham, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Wimbledon, Barnet, Fulham, QPR and Luton Town all putting out five-a-side teams made up of first-team/fringe players and squaring off against each other at Wembley Arena, and all before the actual football season had technically finished.

AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon’s soaring success

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This week has been a good one for AFC Wimbledon. After beating Plymouth Argyle 2 -0 on Monday, they have been promoted to League 1. This will be their 6th promotion in their very short existence. AFC Wimbledon has only been around for the past 14 years, and have been quite an underdog in the in industry.

AFC Wimbledon’s soaring success

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This week has been a good one for AFC Wimbledon. After beating Plymouth Argyle 2 -0 on Monday, they have been promoted to League 1. This will be their 6th promotion in their very short existence. AFC Wimbledon has only been around for the past 14 years, and have been quite an underdog in the in industry.

Chelsea close in on deal for AFC Wimbledon ground

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Chelsea have moved a step closer to completing the purchase of AFC Wimbledon's ground at Kingsmeadow.

The deal will raise funds for the League Two club's proposed move to a new stadium at their original home of Merton.

The Blues want to use the Cherry Red Records Stadium to host their youth and ladies' matches.

Chelsea close in on deal for AFC Wimbledon ground

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Chelsea have moved a step closer to completing the purchase of AFC Wimbledon's ground at Kingsmeadow.

The deal will raise funds for the League Two club's proposed move to a new stadium at their original home of Merton.

The Blues want to use the Cherry Red Records Stadium to host their youth and ladies' matches.

Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool: Steven Gerrard is Desperate for FA Cup Glory

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is desperate to lead his side to glory in the FA Cup after inspiring them to victory over a spirited AFC Wimbledon.

The Reds battled into the fourth round of the oldest club cup competition following a 2-1 victory at Kingsmeadow, where their imperious captain scored twice and produced an all-round fantastic performance.

Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool: Steven Gerrard is Desperate for FA Cup Glory

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is desperate to lead his side to glory in the FA Cup after inspiring them to victory over a spirited AFC Wimbledon.

The Reds battled into the fourth round of the oldest club cup competition following a 2-1 victory at Kingsmeadow, where their imperious captain scored twice and produced an all-round fantastic performance.

Getting AFC Wimbledon Fit for The Football League

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[T]oday, we are delighted to welcome back Chris Lines, curator of the long established Narrow The Angle, one of the best football websites in business. Chris is a season ticket holder at AFC Wimbledon and in between mops of his brow with a handkerchief following fellow Two Unfortunates' contributor Jack Midson's nerveless spot kick against Fleetwood, he took time to reflect on Neal Ardley's impact at Kingsmeadow.

AFC Wimbledon Survive The Cut At The Foot Of League Two

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At least, for the supporters of AFC Wimbledon, the task ahead was clear. The way that the fixture calendar fell elsewhere meant that, even though they went into Saturday's final round of matches in League Two in one of the division's relegation places, a win at home against mid-table Fleetwood Town would ensure their survival at the end of a season which has proved to be a struggle for the club that took just nine years to proceed from the Combined Counties Football League to the Football League.

After The Circus: AFC Wimbledon Return To The Task At Hand

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With a couple of minutes left to play in Milton Keynes yesterday afternoon, a gaping hole suddenly and unexpected in the middle of the home defence, leaving Steven Gregory to bear down on the home goal. His shot dragged inches wide of the post, and a couple of minutes later a shot into the ground from Zeli Ismail was flicked in from six yards out by Jon Otsemobor.

Should AFC Wimbledon Fans Boycott Their FA Cup Tie With MK Dons?

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By Chris Wright

The trulyvacuous 'stadium:mk' in all it's glory

From the moment it was noticed and flagged up as possible it became almost inevitable. For the first time in footballing history well, since 2002 MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon are scheduled to play each other in the FA Cup second round on the second day of December.

Confirmed: AFC Wimbledon & The FA Cup Match They Emphathically Didn’t Want

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In the end, it came about in the most perfunctory way possible. Cambridge City, part-time players from the Premier Division of the Southern Football League, couldn't live with their full-time opposition and the resounding 6-1 win for the home side was proof, as if it were needed, that for all that we like to talk about the romance of football, the pitch is no place for sentiment and money talks louder than anything else.

Wally Downes

Wally Downes interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.19.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Wally Downes, former Wimbledon footballer and now co-author of a new book about Wimbledon FC.

In the interview with Wally, he discusses his favorite stories about Dennis Wise and Vinnie Jones, as well as his opinions regarding whether Wimbledon gets unfairly pigeonholed as a route-one football team.

Wally Downes interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.19.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Wally Downes, former Wimbledon footballer and now co-author of a new book about Wimbledon FC.

In the interview with Wally, he discusses his favorite stories about Dennis Wise and Vinnie Jones, as well as his opinions regarding whether Wimbledon gets unfairly pigeonholed as a route-one football team.

Videos

David Beckham effortlessly catches tennis ball at Wimbledon (video)

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How To Survive The Transfer Window? – for Arsenal-holics!

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End of season survival guide. by Neil S

As the final whistle blew at St James'/LoanShark.com Arena or whatever it's called this week, many Gooners were looking forward to the new season.

With Ivan pretty much ripping off his shirt and banging his chest about Arsenal's 70m transfer fund, we had reason to be hopeful.

FA Cup

Wimbledon vs Liverpool, FA Cup Third Round: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

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Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Wimbledon vs Liverpool (FA Cup), 2:55pm ET, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go

One game today isnot being televised in the US, but where the action can be followed via online radio (talkSPORT, BBC 5 Live orregional BBC radio stations):

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45pm ET

Before, during or after today's matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Wimbledon vs Liverpool, FA Cup Third Round: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

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Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Wimbledon vs Liverpool (FA Cup), 2:55pm ET, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go

One game today isnot being televised in the US, but where the action can be followed via online radio (talkSPORT, BBC 5 Live orregional BBC radio stations):

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45pm ET

Before, during or after today's matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Watch ‘The Crazy Gang,’ the Full-Length Documentary About Wimbledon FC [VIDEO]

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BT Sport recently premiered a brand-new documentary about Wimbledon FC entitled "The Crazy Gang."

The full-length documentary features exclusive interviews with most of the players who were The Crazy Gang and featured for Wimbledon in their famous FA Cup victory in the 1988 final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

Watch ‘The Crazy Gang,’ the Full-Length Documentary About Wimbledon FC [VIDEO]

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BT Sport recently premiered a brand-new documentary about Wimbledon FC entitled "The Crazy Gang."

The full-length documentary features exclusive interviews with most of the players who were The Crazy Gang and featured for Wimbledon in their famous FA Cup victory in the 1988 final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool at AFC Wimbledon 01.05.15

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3pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 1

Previous Rounds:
Liverpool: n/a
Wimbledon: 1-0 Wycombe (a); 3-1 York (h); 1-1 York (a)

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 Leicester (h); 4-1 Swansea (h); 1-0 Burnley (a)
Wimbledon: 4-1 Exeter (h); 2-0 Portsmouth (a); 0-1 Mansfield (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Gerrard 7; Sterling 6; Lallana 4; Henderson 3; Balotelli, Coutinho, Lambert, Moreno 2; Can, Johnson, Lovren, Rossiter, Skrtel, Sturridge, Suso 1
Wimbledon: Tubbs 15; Akinfenwa 9; Azeez, Rigg 5; Barrett, Francomb, Smith 2; Frampton, Fuller, Goodman, Sainte-Luce, Sutherland 1

Referee: Jon Moss

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Manquillo Skrtel Lovren Moreno
Rossiter Allen
Suso Markovic Borini
Balotelli

I have absolutely no idea how Liverpool will line up or who Liverpool will line up with.

Joe Kinnear

Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear resigns

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Joe Kinnear has resigned from his role as Newcastle's director of football. The former Wimbledon boss had come under increasing criticism from fans having told critics to judge him on his signings and then failed to make a single permanent deal in two transfer windows. The 67-year-old was responsible for transfers, with manager Alan Pardew [.

Newcastle’s Darren Bent deal collapses, Aston Villa striker scared off by Joe Kinnear

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Newcastle's attempts to sign Darren Bent have fallen through. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, the deal broke down after a meeting between Bent, his agent and Toon director of football Joe Kinnear when the former Wimbledon manager made it clear he would only be offering Aston Villa £2m for the England international.

Tennis

End of the Road for Wimbledon Champ Marion Bartoli

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Marion Bartoli spent most of her life fighting to get to the top of the tennis world. Now, one month after her victory at Wimbledon, the 28 year-old French player is walking away from the sport.

The reigning Wimbledon champion made the stunning announcement that she is retiring from tennis following a loss to Simona Halep at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Football's search for Murray magic

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Andy Murray meets Hibs' Keith Wright
Another huge day in the massive career of Andy Murray.

After the nerve jangling five sets against Fernando Verdasco comes the challenge of the giant, big serving Jerzy Janowicz in the Wimbledon semi final.

Serena Stunned at Wimbledon

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The carnage at Wimbledon continues: Top seeds Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova were all ousted in the first week of the tournament. On Monday, it was defending champion Serena Williams' turn.

The overwhelming favourite to lift a sixth Wimbledon title suffered a shock fourth-round defeat when she was beaten 6-2 1-6 6-4 by Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Monday.

Wimbledon and the lure of grass court tennis

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If it is June, then tennis must be making its annual trans-channel migration to fair olde Englande.

Wimbledon officially begins in just under a week and tennis players both the ones you know, as well as the ones you haven't yet heard about are preparing for this greatest of grand slams and the only one played on grass.

The Rest

Fashanu Police: Former Wimbledon Striker Jailed In Nigeria Over Alleged Property Scam

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John Fashanu will have spent time in some real dives while coming up the leagues with Millwall and Wimbledon but nothing quite as dicey as a Nigerian prison.

Incidentally, that's exactly where 'Fash' found himself earlier this month after being arrested on suspicion of "criminal conspiracy" in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja, with claims he duped a friend in the process.

AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool: Possible lineup for the Reds

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AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool: Possible lineup for the Reds - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool take on AFC Wimbledon in an FA Cup tie at the Kingsmeadow tonight. The Reds have already made it to the Semi finals of the Capital One Cup and will be looking to continue their good performances in the domestic cup competitions by securing a win against the Wombles.

FA Cup First Round Week: Coventry City & Wimbledon – A Tale Of Two Cup Winners

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In the second of our series ahead of this weekend's FA Cup First Round matches, we take a look at two of the bigger names in the draw, who are playing each other on Friday night. Please, if you wish to reproduce this article elsewhere, link to it rather than copying and pasting it. Thanks.

In the FA Cup First Round on Friday night, two clubs with something of a pedigree in this competition will meet when Wimbledon play Coventry City at Kingsmeadow.