Fans' great expectations ahead of AFC Wimbledon's new League Two campaign

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The summer signings have fueled excitement among the Dons faithful, as Tim Ashton found out when he spoke to fans outside last week’s meet the manager night.

Dons' next generation of women footballers take lessons from Chelsea stars

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AFC Wimbledon's next generation of women footballers have been taking inspiration from the cream of the Women’s Super League.

Fate brings Akinfenwa to AFC Wimbledon, but will he bring the goals?

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:15am Friday 11th July 2014

Adebayo Akinfenwa almost signed for AFC Wimbledon last summer, and the striker has put it down to fate that he is here now.

AFC Wimbledon's new signings can point the way to a happier home life

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Experience counts for a lot, and AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley agrees saying his summer signings are about more than just goals.

Ardley signs up Millwall defender Smith to the AFC Wimbledon back line

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:44am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AFC Wimbledon have signed left-back Jack Smith after he was released by Championship outfit Millwall.

Alexander hangs up his boots with a great prophecy for AFC Wimbledon fans

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

After a career spanning 10 years, striker Gary Alexander knows a thing or two about scoring goals, meaning his prophecy for next season is great news for AFC Wimbledon.

What's the key behind the AFC Wimbledon's new signings...? Brutal honesty.

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has revealed the secret behind his summer signings – brutal honesty.

Sean is all Rigg-ed up for Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Faith in Ardley: Sean Rigg, left, put pen to paper on the deal to join the Dons as soon as he met the manager

7:00am Monday 30th June 2014

AFC Wimbledon new recruit Sean Rigg is raring to pull on the blue and yellow shirt and reacquaint himself with the Dons faithful.

Ex-Bee Phillips: Akinfenwa can deliver for Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Experienced head: Mark Phillips and fellow Don Alan Bennett is a League Two winning defensive partnership

9:11pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Defender Mark Phillips has backed fellow Kingsmeadow new boy Adeboya Akinfenwa to be a big hit for the Dons – and not just because of his size.

Ex-Bee Phillips: Akinfenwa can be big hit for Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Experienced head: Mark Phillips and fellow Don Alan Bennett is a League Two winning defensive partnership

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Defender Mark Phillips has backed fellow Kingsmeadow new boy Adeboya Akinfenwa to be a big hit for the Dons – and not just because of his size, writes Stuart Amos.

Bassey: There’s a nice smell about AFC Wimbledon now

Wandsworth Guardian: Team work: Neal Ardley and Simon Bassey share a joke on the touchline

6:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

AFC Wimbledon first team coach Simon Bassey has revealed how Neal Ardley is attracting big names to the Cherry Red Records stadium, and it is not just his enthusiasm for the Dons or football – he also smells nice.

Ardley gets his man: Tubbs snubbs the Reds for the Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Welcome aboard: Matt Tubbs,left, has signed a one-year loan deal at AFC Wimbledon after Neal Ardley, right, finally got his man

9:27am Friday 20th June 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s new hot-shot signing Matt Tubbs may have signed a deal for a season-long loan, but there is nothing to say he will not be staying around for longer.

New Premier League and Football League fixtures announced

Wandsworth Guardian: Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League Sunday February 2

9:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Crystal Palace face a tough start with a trip to the Emirates against Arsenal, when the Premier League starts on Saturday, August 16. Brentford v Fulham is on November 22.

AFC Wimbledon draw MK Dons in Capital One Cup

Wandsworth Guardian: Travelling army: Dons fans state their case during the FA Cup defeat at Stadium MK on Sunday             	Picture: MK Citizen

9:49am Tuesday 17th June 2014

It's happened again - AFC Wimbledon have been drawn to play MK Dons in a cup competition for the second time in less than two years.

Dons latest acquisition has a message for the fans... Remember me

Wandsworth Guardian: Memory man: Dannie Bulman scored the only brace of his 16-year career against the Dons in 2011

8:00am Friday 13th June 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s new signing Dannie Bulman already has memories of the Dons, both good and bad, but now he wants to create memories that have Dons fans smiling.

The Dons are in the heart for new man Rigg

Wandsworth Guardian: Faith in Ardley: Sean Rigg, left, put pen to paper on the deal to join the Dons as soon as he met the manager

1:52pm Thursday 12th June 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s first signing of the summer Sean Rigg has revealed his heart was set on joining the club as soon as he met boss Neal Ardley.

All to play for in battle for Plough Lane between AFC Wimbledon and greyhound racing, inspector rules

Wandsworth Guardian: Greyhound racing in Wimbledon

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Exclusive: After months of deliberation an independent inspector has published his findings on the controversial Plough Lane site in Wimbledon.

Get your Dons transfer cash out, and the vice president will match it

Wandsworth Guardian: Transfer fund: The Dons kitty has helped sign up players such as Jake Nicholson

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A lifelong AFC Wimbledon fan is hoping to provide Dons’ boss Neal Ardley with a boost to his transfer kitty.

Settled Nicholson is looking for a bright future with AFC Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian: Much to tell: Jake Nicholson is at the centre of a points deduction furore at AFC Wimbledon

8:00am Friday 6th June 2014

AFC Wimbledon striker Jake Nicholson is in a peaceful state of mind, helped no end by the faith shown in him by boss Neal Ardley.

Ardley knows the odds are stacked up against the kids

Wandsworth Guardian: Realist: Dons boss  Neal Ardley	             SP84889

8:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

Last week, AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley pulled no punches in telling his young London Senior Cup winning heroes they faced a tough path to a professional life in football.

Sheringham and AFC Wimbledon part company

Wandsworth Guardian: Off: Charlie Sheringham has been released by AFC Wimbledon            Picture: David Purday

4:03pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Charlie Sheringham has left AFC Wimbledon after boss Neal Ardley confirmed the striker will not be offered a new contract.

Ardley swoops for winger to kick off summer signings

Wandsworth Guardian: Ardley swoops for winger to kick off summer signings

2:56pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has made his first signing of the summer with the signature of Oxford United winger Sean Rigg.

Nomad Jones finally puts his family and life beyond football before AFC Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian: Looking to the future: Darren Jones is returning to Wales after almost 10 years on the road                  SP82538-08

6:30am Thursday 22nd May 2014

AFC Wimbledon defender Darren Jones has lived the nomadic life of a footballer for too long, so now he is returning home to Wales.

He scored at the franchise, and kept Dons in League Two, but Midson insists...I’m no Wombles legend

Wandsworth Guardian: Lest we forget: Jack Midson is mobbed after scoring possibly his most famous goal in a Dons shirt, getting one past the franchise

7:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Jack Midson does not deserve the moniker of AFC Wimbledon legend, or so he says.

The young Dons face a long path to glory

Wandsworth Guardian: Long path ahead: Tom Beere is mobbed after scoring for the Dons’ U21s in the London Senior Cup final, but will he make the grade as a second-year professional?	      SP84890

10:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s U21 players may be riding high as London Senior Cup champions, but chances are they will reach no higher.

Don Ardley is doing it for the kids of the next generation

Wandsworth Guardian: Winners: Will Nightingale, George Oakley, Chace Jacquart and Tom Beere all featured in last week's London Senior Cup triumph over Met Police                   SP84890

8:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

Neal Ardley wants to create a conveyor belt of young talent from the U21s who will forge the future of AFC Wimbledon.

Promotion winning keeper signs off at AFC Wimbledon with London Senior Cup triumph - Brown’s fond farewell

Wandsworth Guardian: Goodbye: Carshalton-born Seb Brown has packed his Dons bags

10:32am Friday 9th May 2014

Seb Brown has vowed to remember the good times after signing off his five-year spell at AFC Wimbledon with silverware.

Dons hero striker leaves after three years of goals and drama - Jack out the box

Wandsworth Guardian: Off: Jack Midson leaves AFC Wimbledon with at least two career-defining moments under his belt

8:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Jack Midson had a feeling the axe was going to fall on his AFC Wimbledon career at the end of the season, and he was not wrong.

AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley resists the urge to "curl up and die"

Wandsworth Guardian: The camera never lies: A disappointed Neal Ardley thanks the Dons fans           SP81984

9:48am Thursday 8th May 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has admitted he could easily "curl up and die" after an exhausting season.

AFC Wimbledon legend Midson is released to open up funds

Wandsworth Guardian: G'bye now: Jack Midson says goodbye to the Dons fans after the Morecambe defeat                    SP81984

5:44pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

AFC Wimbledon striker Jack Midson is among eight first team names released by the club in its summer clear out.

AFC Wimbledon season ends is defeat and under-achievement, but Ardley has a promise

Wandsworth Guardian: Looking ahead: AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley             SP81976

9:27am Tuesday 6th May 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley believes this season has been progressive but ultimately frustrating and vows to do better next year.

Ardley: It's the same Dons, different day

Wandsworth Guardian: The camera never lies: A disappointed Neal Ardley thanks the Dons fans           SP81984

8:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Neal Ardley bemoaned another case of deja vu after his Dons side failed to make the most of a good start, and fell to sloppy mistakes.

Fuller gets the plaudits but he demands more from the under-achieving Dons next season

Wandsworth Guardian: All action: Barry Fuller has caught the fans' eye in a season of disappointment                Picture: David Purday

7:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon player of the year Barry Fuller has enjoyed his first season at the club but hopes to push on towards the League Two play-offs next term.

AFC Wimbledon chief executive reveals the story behind points deduction

Wandsworth Guardian: Ineligible: Jake Nicholson was not registered when he played against Cheltenham on March 22

10:44am Tuesday 29th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson has revealed that illness was behind the administrative error that led to a three-point deduction.

Ardley disappointed with "sloppy" Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Glum: Neal Ardley salutes the crowd at the final whistle last weekend            SP81984

3:24pm Monday 28th April 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley was disappointed with his side’s final home game of the season but admits a tough week has taken its toll on the club.

AFC Wimbledon deducted three points for fielding ineligible player

Wandsworth Guardian: Jake Nicholson: Put into the wrong place at the wrong time

1:36pm Monday 28th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon will be deducted three points and fined £5,000 after being charged with fielding an illegible player, Jake Nicholson, in the League Two match against Cheltenham on March 22.

AFC Wimbledon's experiment is undone as League Two home campaign ends in defeat

Wandsworth Guardian: Final nail: Dons concede a late goal in the 3-0 defeat at home to Morecambe                  SP81984

9:28am Monday 28th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon went down to a quick-fire double on the stroke of half time and a late penalty as relegation fighters Morecambe United secured their place in League Two for another year.

Ex-Don Jolley welcomed home

Wandsworth Guardian: Welcome back: Christian Jolley was touched by the reception he got from the Dons faithful last weekend               KT70392

3:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

Former AFC Wimbledon star Christian Jolley admitted he was apprehensive about returning to the Cherry Red Records stadium last week, but was blown away by the reception he was given.

AFC Wimbledon's Nicholson makes a different point

Wandsworth Guardian: Much to tell: Jake Nicholson is at the centre of a points deduction furore at AFC Wimbledon

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Jake Nicholson is not an author, but he could easily pen a novel about his time as a footballer, and that’s not even including being at the centre of a points deduction furore at AFC Wimbledon.

Fulham's loan ranger Richards is loving his Dons life

Wandsworth Guardian: Living the quiet life: Tom Richards

3:27pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Dons on loan defender Tom Richards has moved out of home – but not to live the bachelor life, rather he needs some peace and quiet.

AFC Wimbledon face points deduction for ineligible player

Wandsworth Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham March 2014 David Purday

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: AFC Wimbledon could be deducted points by the Football League after fielding an ineligible player, the club has announced.

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Wandsworth Guardian: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Wandsworth Guardian: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals

Wandsworth Guardian: Among the goals: Jack Midson scored the winner over Cheltenham Town                      Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley – give me the starts, and I’ll give you the goals.

Ardley looks for justice for his hard-working Dons

Wandsworth Guardian: Tough day: Will Antwi is dumped on his back in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers        Picture: David Purday

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Neal Ardley was all about justice after Dons’ 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Striker returns to the north with a ringing endorsement of AFC Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian: Back home: Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough

6:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Striker Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough after his three-month loan spell at the Cherry Red Records stadium came to an end.

Dons hit man Midson cannot past the "magnet" Mildenhall

Wandsworth Guardian: Pirate keeper: Steve Mildenhall denied Dons man Jack Midson on at least three occasions on Saturday                      Picture: David Purday

9:36am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon forward Jack Midson described Bristol Rovers’ keeper Steve Mildenhall as "like a magnet"’ in the goalless draw at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday.

Dons settle for a point after an inspired performance by a goalkeeping Pirate

Wandsworth Guardian: Shut-out: Tom Richards and his Dons colleagues shut the door on Bristol Rovers in Saturday's 0-0 draw             Picture: David Purday

9:32am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon secured another vital point towards safety with a 0-0 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

Wandsworth Guardian: AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Actor Alun Armstrong and Olympic gold medal winner Sophie Hosking joined community groups from Merton borough at the launch of AFC Wimbledon’s charitable last week.

Scunthorpe United recall Collins, leaving Ardley to deliver a rallying call to his troops

Wandsworth Guardian: Off: Michael Collins has been recalled by Scunthorpe United

1:23pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has challenged his squad to deal with the loss of Michael Collins in their remaining League Two matches.








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