Wimbledon stalwart says Drop the Dons

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon stalwart says Drop the Dons Wimbledon stalwart says Drop the Dons

A Wimbledon FC legend has given his backing to our Drop the Dons campaign. Alan Kimble, who played for the club 215 times from 1993 to 2002, agreed that MK Dons FC should drop the final part of the name - created after the controversial decision in 2004 to move Wimbledon FC from south London to Milton Keynes.

He said: "The quicker they do that the better for everyone. The quicker we can all move on."

Since September the area has been represented in the football league by fan-owned AFC Wimbledon, and Kimble said they are the true successors to Wimbledon FC.

Former defender Kimble, now assistant manager at Eastbourne Borough, praised AFC's success in climbing from the bottom of football pyramid to League Two. He said: "They have done fantastic to get where they are - and may it continue."

More than 1,700 people have signed up to the campaign, launched a month ago by the Wimbledon Guardian. We have also been featured on radio and tv and been mentioned in Parliament.

In the coming weeks more familiar names signing up as we continue to press for change to right one of football’s biggest wrongs.

Click here to sign up to the petition

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9:45am Fri 17 Feb 12

MK Fan says...

STOP!

You had 1000 signatures after week ONE!

And you've gathered JUST 700 more signatures in the next four weeks!

And you want to be taken seriously?

Some national petitions with more signatories than Drop the Dons:

Ban Chinese Lanterns - 2,808

Protect access to Dungeness Beach - 2,017

It's 100% NOT going to happen. Stop causing embarrassment to your own fans.
STOP! You had 1000 signatures after week ONE! And you've gathered JUST 700 more signatures in the next four weeks! And you want to be taken seriously? Some national petitions with more signatories than Drop the Dons: Ban Chinese Lanterns - 2,808 Protect access to Dungeness Beach - 2,017 It's 100% NOT going to happen. Stop causing embarrassment to your own fans. MK Fan
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9:53am Fri 17 Feb 12

MK Fan says...

Alan Kimble backs your campaign!

Wimbledon News - March 15th 2002

Alan KIMBLE: "The club has to move to Milton Keynes - if it doesn't, it could lead to many more players being sold or released, and that could mean the end."

Alan KIMBLE publicly called for Wimbledon FC to move to Milton Keynes. And you think he is a credible supporter of this campaign!
Alan Kimble backs your campaign! Wimbledon News - March 15th 2002 Alan KIMBLE: "The club has to move to Milton Keynes - if it doesn't, it could lead to many more players being sold or released, and that could mean the end." Alan KIMBLE publicly called for Wimbledon FC to move to Milton Keynes. And you think he is a credible supporter of this campaign! MK Fan
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12:42pm Fri 17 Feb 12

peacedon says...

so another so called supporter of drop the dons discredited. An MP who claimed too much on expenses, Ken Livingstone who made a statement re gays & the tory party!! WISA - everyone knows what they stand for

Maybe its time to campaign for something worth campaigning about
so another so called supporter of drop the dons discredited. An MP who claimed too much on expenses, Ken Livingstone who made a statement re gays & the tory party!! WISA - everyone knows what they stand for Maybe its time to campaign for something worth campaigning about peacedon
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10:56am Tue 21 Feb 12

mitchamdonner says...

Why dont those people in Buckinghamshire change their name to City. There WAS a MK City. Once. Just think, with the money that was spent to acquire Wimbledon FC MK City might have made it to the league in even less years than AFC did. And gained some respect in the process. And I wouldnt have to read all this. Also strange to actually advertise publicly the fact that one would support MK. :/
Why dont those people in Buckinghamshire change their name to City. There WAS a MK City. Once. Just think, with the money that was spent to acquire Wimbledon FC MK City might have made it to the league in even less years than AFC did. And gained some respect in the process. And I wouldnt have to read all this. Also strange to actually advertise publicly the fact that one would support MK. :/ mitchamdonner
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