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  • "John Scales - Sky Sports News - 2008

    “It’s great to see that they’re (MK Dons) doing well. It’s a real hot bed of football, the fans are coming in numbers and it’s good to see any club doing that. I don’t know the people in Milton Keynes, and while it’s good to see them doing well, it’s AFC that I follow – and they’re doing well too.”

    Whilst Scales is far more of a legend than the other z-list celebs WISA and The Guardian have dredged up so far, I hardly think he's that committed to the anti-MK Dons cause.

    Meanwhile, perhaps The Guardian or WISA or the Surrey Post could explain why over 60% of AFC Wimbledon fans haven't signed the petition?"
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John Scales backs Wimbledon Guardian's DROP THE DONS campaign

John Scales was an England international and played 240 games for Wimbledon FC

John Scales was an England international and played 240 games for Wimbledon FC

First published in Drop The Dons by

Another Wimbledon football legend has come forward in support of our campaign for sporting justice.

John Scales, who played 240 games for Wimbledon FC, including during the club’s historic 1988 FA Cup win over the mighty Liverpool, said he owed it to AFC Wimbledon's fans to support the Wimbledon Guardian’s Drop the Dons campaign.

This newspaper is asking Milton Keynes Dons FC, which was created after Wimbledon FC was moved to Buckinghamshire, to drop the Dons from their name.

Mr Scales, who lives in Wimbledon Village, said: “Football should be about community and, now that AFC Wimbledon is in the Football League, it is only right that MK Dons pursue their own legacy without our history.

“I owe Wimbledon, the club and its supporters, so much because I had some of the best years of my life there.

"Wimbledon made me the player I was and I am so proud to have been part of such a special set up.

“I see it as my duty now to support AFC Wimbledon and stand shoulder to shoulder with the fans.

"I just don’t get why MK would want to hang on to the Dons.”

More than 1,800 people have signed up to the campaign, launched in January, which has been debated in the House of Commons and several TV and radio programmes.

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