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The FA Cup with fizzy yankee lager
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TOPIC: The FA Cup with fizzy yankee lager

posted 14-11-2012 22:03
I see that the Scabs beat Slough. Bollocks.


i was at that
posted 15-11-2012 07:24
Bizarre Löw Triangle wrote:
TonTon wrote:
"Wish we were" rather than "think we should try to change ourselves into". It's a wistful longing, not a plan.


I wish the country was more like FC United. I guess then our football teams would be too.


Good shout.
posted 15-11-2012 09:53
Sean of the Shed wrote:
There seems to be a theory among many, ie MK, their appeasers and ill-informed commentators and pundits, that this game is going to have a huge cathartic effect, in that MK will be washed clean of all their sins and that Wimbledon will forgive and forget what happened, and that they'll all get together and have a jolly good laugh about it with hearty backslaps all round before closing that particular chapter of the book.
Stupid delusional shit.


This is true. Winkelman:

"I don’t care about the result. I think what's going to be important about this is that the game takes place and we draw that line, so everyone can look to the future."
posted 15-11-2012 10:34
Greenlander wrote:
Am I right in understanding that TonTon is one of the prime movers behind their rise because he was very complimentary about those that were.

Yes. And NHH.
posted 15-11-2012 15:56
frontier psychiatrist wrote:
Sean of the Shed wrote:
There seems to be a theory among many, ie MK, their appeasers and ill-informed commentators and pundits, that this game is going to have a huge cathartic effect, in that MK will be washed clean of all their sins and that Wimbledon will forgive and forget what happened, and that they'll all get together and have a jolly good laugh about it with hearty backslaps all round before closing that particular chapter of the book.
Stupid delusional shit.


This is true. Winkelman:

"I don’t care about the result. I think what's going to be important about this is that the game takes place and we draw that line, so everyone can look to the future."


And Wankleman's revisionist bullshit begins: wise-men-say.com/articles/whos-sorry-now/
posted 15-11-2012 16:02
It appears that this is now being made into a "bubble" game for Wimbledon fans: www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/article/adva...h-travel-488358.aspx
posted 15-11-2012 16:16
posted 15-11-2012 17:00
David Agnew wrote:
frontier psychiatrist wrote:
Sean of the Shed wrote:
There seems to be a theory among many, ie MK, their appeasers and ill-informed commentators and pundits, that this game is going to have a huge cathartic effect, in that MK will be washed clean of all their sins and that Wimbledon will forgive and forget what happened, and that they'll all get together and have a jolly good laugh about it with hearty backslaps all round before closing that particular chapter of the book.
Stupid delusional shit.


This is true. Winkelman:

"I don’t care about the result. I think what's going to be important about this is that the game takes place and we draw that line, so everyone can look to the future."


And Wankleman's revisionist bullshit begins: wise-men-say.com/articles/whos-sorry-now/


Jesus. What a mealy-mouthed arsehole. Lacking in any humility and full of PR bullshit and spin.
  • Harry Truscott
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posted 15-11-2012 18:06
I read the BBC article that the Wise Men blog quotes this morning and still can't think of the following quote with wanting (again) to kick Winkleman's absurd little head in;

"They do have a history of boycotting their team. So I wouldn't be surprised," said Winkelman.
posted 15-11-2012 20:06
Looks as if there may be a hiccup with the bubble game plans:

Plans being revised


In the light of feedback from fans and recent additional information about the match arrangements from Milton Keynes we are re-evaluating our arrangements for the game on 2 December.

We have a safety meeting with the police tomorrow, Friday 16 November. Following that meeting we will complete safety and security arrangements for the game. The timing of this meeting means that we can’t announce finalised ticketing and travel arrangements for a little while longer and we apologise for the delay.
  • Paul S
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posted 18-11-2012 16:33
Wimbledon fans planning are planning to hire a plane to fly over the stadium:

You have been invited by Dave Hambly to join the Wise Men Say community - a fanzine and online community for AFC Wimbledon fans far and wide.

Thank you for your interest! A group of Wombles are getting together to rent a Banner Plane to fly over Stadium MK on the 2nd of December. We have a group within WMS called ‘Up, up and away’ which we invite you to join if you’d like to discuss the project and lend your ideas. We have to come up with the message by next Wednesday, 21st of November.
  • Paul S
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posted 19-11-2012 09:06
How to wind people up bigtime:

Last Edit: 19-11-2012 09:07:29 by Paul S.
posted 19-11-2012 16:34
BBC Website wrote:
An AFC Wimbledon supporters' group has stepped back from a boycott of their club's FA Cup second round match with MK Dons.

The Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association (WISA) claim MK Dons "stole" their club's place in the Football League but have decided against boycotting the fixture.

"After careful consideration, WISA has decided not to formally request a boycott of the fixture by Wimbledon supporters," a statement said.
posted 19-11-2012 20:08
Haha.
  • Harry Truscott
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posted 23-11-2012 13:34
The Wimbledon site reports that they've sold over 2,000 tickets for the Franchise game.
posted 23-11-2012 14:07
So I guess plenty of Wimbledon fans did want this match to happen after all. They'd probably have taken 500 to Northampton or somewhere.

It's a shame Wimbledon fans groups like WISA didn't ask for a formal boycott. Given that they asked that of other fans groups over the last 10 years it would seem like the right thing to do.
  • Harry Truscott
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posted 23-11-2012 14:41
I'm not so sure if it's "wanting it to happen" so much as reasoning that if it's happening and there's no official boycott they want to support the team in numbers.

WISA were in a lose/lose situation with regard to a call for a boycott and they stopped asking supporters of other clubs to do so five years ago, to be fair.
posted 23-11-2012 15:23
I appreciate that there's no official boycott nowadays. However, WISA did ask fans of other clubs to sacrifice watching their own teams for several years and to go to Kingsmeadow to show solidarity. They did so at a point when there was next to no chance of Wimbledon fans having to make the same sacrifice.

It would be nice if, as a symbolic gesture, WISA asked Wimbledon fans to boycott the Franchise and instead go and watch one of the teams whose fans stood with them in solidarity. Because it's the right thing to do.
  • Harry Truscott
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posted 23-11-2012 15:48
I think WISA'S position is pretty clear and fair in their statement :

After careful consideration, WISA has decided not to formally request a boycott of the fixture by Wimbledon supporters. WISA asks Wimbledon supporters to individually reflect on the history of our Club, our achievements and the reasons why the relocation of our Club to Milton Keynes was so distressing, before making their own informed individual decisions.

WISA would like to thank all football supporters, who from 2002-2007 supported the WISA and Football Supporters Federation (FSF) boycott of games played in Milton Keynes, a sacrifice that we haven't forgotten and a key reason why so many Wimbledon supporters will never attend a game in Milton Keynes.
posted 23-11-2012 17:45
Looks like the club, WISA and a large chunk of the fanbase are happy to dance to Winkleman's tune. Enjoy the game, eh.
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