AFC Wimbledon End Of Term Report: In Need Of A Batman-Style Reboot

While just being in League Two is an achievement in itself, AFC Wimbledon need to re-discover the pride in the shirt that defined their meteoric rise to the Football League.
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While just being in League Two is an achievement in itself, AFC Wimbledon need to re-discover the pride in the shirt that defined their meteoric rise to the Football League.

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The ‘I f*cking love this game’ highlight of the season?

Bradford away in the FA Cup. Ran a coach, my brother's birthday, both our sons came (16 years old). Got into the Fighting Cock pub and started it on the good foot. We got battered 3-1, I spent the match under the stand drinking whilst my son texted me the scores. We sang non-stop all the way home and the coach driver said as we got off: "thank f*ck I never saw you after a win".

The season ticket shredding moment?

Accrington Stanley at home. Stumbling into Christmas like a brandy-fuelled department store santa with yet another powderpuff performance and a defeat to a team we should have sent home smarting.

Moment that just about summed it all up?

Beating an already promoted Shrewsbury last game of the season. Safe in the league after the 9-year climb from the bottom of the pack and obviously giving more than a couple of players a send off to their Dons' career.

We sang non-stop all the way home and the coach driver said as we got off: "thank f*ck I never saw you after a win".

Got the right manager?

Ask me at Christmas next season. Will be interesting to see what the gaffer does having had his first taste of league football.

Player of the season?

Jack Midson scored for fun in a side that struggled at times but midfield pest Sammy Moore was consistently lively and rightfully swept the board.

What would you change next term if you were the gaffer?

Take the whole squad to a Royal Marine training camp pre-season and make them work til they puke. Worked just fine for Harry Bassett's lot. We need a reboot just like Batman got. We. Are. Wimbledon. Didn't look like it at times last year.

Which player would you like to sign
?

The beast that is Adebayo Saheed Akinfenwa.

Best goal?

Jamie Stuart's opening day header (we rarely score them) in our first league game as AFC Wimbledon. Hope, heart and satisfaction that we'd finally made it to the league.

We need a reboot just like Batman got. We. Are. Wimbledon. Didn't look like it at times last year.

Biggest tosser?

Steve convicted fellon and all round (literally) w*nkerdog Evans.

Best away pub?

No contest - Fighting Cock, Bradford. Went twice last year and won't miss another chance next season.

Best pie?

Port Vale's cheese & onion number. I was smashed and I think I ate about 7.

Best chant?

The 2 hour long Just Can't Get Enough/Lip Up Fatty/Sloop John B/The Entertainer Bradford coach mash-up medley.

Player’s tweet of the season?

Jamie Stuart's "f*ck off you lot" followed closely by his "sorry, I just get a bit passionate" apology the following day.

Best laugh you had all season?

Bradford booze bus and Port Vale were highlights. The local retard in the jester hat gesticulating at us at Crawley was also good value.

How do you plan to get through the summer without football?

I actually enjoy the first half of it as a break from the mayhem, by the first few friendlies I will be frothing appropriately. (oh yeah, that and the usual BBQ and beer England capitulation interlude).

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