As I wrote on the other thread that I thought was this thread
"Sitting here at home in NJ...and what do I see coming up in 10 minutes on Fox Soccer Channel...
..but AFC Wimbledon vs York City.
So go Wombles."
Not a true Rt 1, but a header behind the defense that Strutton ran onto leaving the announcer screaming "He has put the STRUT in Strutton !"
Pretty good level all around. York City was slightly better, and you would've been confused when you heard that they were a man down and not Wimbledon, but the back four played well and Strutton was incredibly dangerous.
He nearly had a hattrick when a York City defender was on his arm and he said "SIDDOWN CLOWN" and pushed his ass to the turf. Couldn't finish it however.
Nice stadium, much better than it looks on the net. Looks good on tv as well.
Ah fuck - so with apologies to Ton Ton and other AFCW fans on this board, the nightmare is nearly upon us. Hopefully Cambridge City will do what is truly right and win, but somehow I doubt it.
So let the history whitewash commence, the griining, gurning piece of shite called winkleman with his glib use of "historic", "brilliant". "what the fans wanted", and ITV/ESPN put a total front on the scanario and not let the real truth of how Franchise came to be put in front of a live TV audience. Will there be a spokesman from the FA answering real questions about the real issues be there? Will there fuck. It'll be a total and utter lovefest - which ex-Womble will they wheel out to legitimise it all - Sanchez, Fashanu?
It makes me fucking sick this Franchise shit, may they rot and burn forever scum.
No Cassidy and no Palmer for tonight as part of the deal that brought them to Rovers on loan from Wolves and Sheff Wed respectively. Cassidy’s impact has been prominent and Palmer’s presence has coincided with Rovers’ dream start, given that he has developed a crucial understanding with Wallace.
I’d be inclined to rest Wallace for Friday’s game against Franchise and give the splendidly named Max Power a crack along with Danny Harrison in the middle of the park, but Ronnie won’t want to lose in front of the cameras, though I feel Rovers just might.
Hell it’s only on ITV4 and it’s on in the Sweeney/Minder slot. By rights Dennis Waterman should make a special appearance and sing the theme choon…
So let the history whitewash commence, the griining, gurning piece of shite called winkleman with his glib use of "historic", "brilliant". "what the fans wanted", and ITV/ESPN put a total front on the scanario and not let the real truth of how Franchise came to be put in front of a live TV audience.
It's small consolation, but Radio 5 did at least acknowledge last night that it's a game that Wimbledon fans certainly do not want.
Fox Soccer Channel aired a somewhat inspirational documentary about how the fans started the club before the game and the announcer said Wimbledon fans don't recognize Franchise and consistently said how they were not looking forward to it. The pregame announcer, however, was making it out as a 'tantalizing derby.'
ESPN certainly didn't, at one point the commentator said it was a "delicious" prospect for Wimbledon.
The fact that ESPN included Wimbledon folk in the broadcast team but no York representation, and the general press-box frenzy over it I think show precisely where the media stand here - they're desperate for the nightmare tie.
As for the game? Meh, bit of a disappointment. With the chances City had, Wimbledon should have been dead and buried by half-time, and even a man short we still managed to be on top for decent periods. No complaints though - if you miss so many easy chances you don't deserve to win. Best of luck to Wimbledon in the next round, let's hope it's against Cambridge.