Samuelson and co will not take their seats in the directors' boxes at Stadium mk

Wimbledon Guardian: Making a stand: Dons chairman Erik Samuelson and his board colleagues will not be accepting the hospitality of MK Dons Making a stand: Dons chairman Erik Samuelson and his board colleagues will not be accepting the hospitality of MK Dons

AFC Wimbledon chairman Erik Samuelson says the board will snub the hospitality offered by the directors of MK Dons.

After this week’s replays confirmed the sides would meet, Samuelson said the  board met this morning to consider its stance on the issue.

He said: “Some time ago the Dons Trust board debated what to do if we were drawn away at Milton Keynes. 

“It decided that neither the DT board nor the football club board would accept hospitality or a place in the directors’ box.

“When the recent FA Cup draw was made, the DT board revisited that decision and agreed that it should stand.

“Individual board members are free to choose whether or not to go to the game alongside other fans who decide to go.”

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4:02pm Wed 14 Nov 12

stony bloke says...

I'm surprised he's going to the match. I thought MK Dons didn't exist in his eyes. Simon Wheeler of WISA has said he isn't going. I'm afraid the real character of AFC is going to be exposed in the coming weeks over the coming historic FA Cup tie.
I'm surprised he's going to the match. I thought MK Dons didn't exist in his eyes. Simon Wheeler of WISA has said he isn't going. I'm afraid the real character of AFC is going to be exposed in the coming weeks over the coming historic FA Cup tie. stony bloke

5:39pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Craig C says...

What a very mature thing to do Mr Samuelson!
What a very mature thing to do Mr Samuelson! Craig C

6:54pm Wed 14 Nov 12

NathanJones says...

Where does it say the Erik and other members of the board are going or not you clueless franchise cretin?
Where does it say the Erik and other members of the board are going or not you clueless franchise cretin? NathanJones

11:35am Thu 15 Nov 12

MKDonsandproud says...

So your club is drawn into the biggest game it'll ever have, it's on ITV1 which will never happen again and you snub us and the supposed face of AFC Simon Wheeler is taking his girlfriends mother to the garden centre?
It was asked yesterday who will sing The Dons the loudest. We will, because MK's fans care and will go anywhere and do anything to support their team.
Stonybloke is right, it will show AFC for what they really are.
So your club is drawn into the biggest game it'll ever have, it's on ITV1 which will never happen again and you snub us and the supposed face of AFC Simon Wheeler is taking his girlfriends mother to the garden centre? It was asked yesterday who will sing The Dons the loudest. We will, because MK's fans care and will go anywhere and do anything to support their team. Stonybloke is right, it will show AFC for what they really are. MKDonsandproud

1:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

little smiff says...

Nice to see the Olympic legacy of sport for the sake of sport is uppermost in the minds of Wimbledon supporters old and new. Grow up the lot of you. It is, after all, only a game. Slagging each other off means you all lose what little respect any neutrals may have for either team. Let's face it unless the winning side continues to get the luck of the draw you'll both be out of the competition by the end of January.
Nice to see the Olympic legacy of sport for the sake of sport is uppermost in the minds of Wimbledon supporters old and new. Grow up the lot of you. It is, after all, only a game. Slagging each other off means you all lose what little respect any neutrals may have for either team. Let's face it unless the winning side continues to get the luck of the draw you'll both be out of the competition by the end of January. little smiff

3:36am Fri 16 Nov 12

GlasgowRangers says...

Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are.
I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed.
Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them.
Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC.
Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are. I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed. Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them. Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC. GlasgowRangers

3:41am Fri 16 Nov 12

GlasgowRangers says...

GlasgowRangers wrote:
Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are.
I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed.
Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them.
Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC.
Oh and by the way. My name GlasgowRangers has nothing to do with the football club. I am not a supporter of Glasgow Rangers It's just a name that was on a page i had open at the time .
[quote][p][bold]GlasgowRangers[/bold] wrote: Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are. I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed. Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them. Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC.[/p][/quote]Oh and by the way. My name GlasgowRangers has nothing to do with the football club. I am not a supporter of Glasgow Rangers It's just a name that was on a page i had open at the time . GlasgowRangers

7:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

MKDonsandproud says...

GlasgowRangers wrote:
GlasgowRangers wrote: Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are. I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed. Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them. Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC.
Oh and by the way. My name GlasgowRangers has nothing to do with the football club. I am not a supporter of Glasgow Rangers It's just a name that was on a page i had open at the time .
Someone give this man a gold star! Somehow I fear the media spotlight will continue until the game is over.
[quote][p][bold]GlasgowRangers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GlasgowRangers[/bold] wrote: Jeez, What a bunch of old fishwives these AFC Wimbledon fans are. I have followed many of the posts with regards to AFC and MK Dons and quite frankly find it very childish indeed. Your grunts and groans should be with your council and the FA etc etc. Nothing is going to change so instead of moaning get to grips with the game of football. Boycotting the game will make no difference to MK Dons and their supporters and the only ones losing out will be the AFC Wimbledon fans. Simon Wheeler's a bit soft in the head and says " I would rather take my girlfriend's mother to the garden centre than go to that game" Good on him then. Go look at plants with your G/F's Mother as we will all be enjoying the good old game of Football. Maybe AFC will win and if they do that's one for you all to dance too just bloody enjoy it and move on.You all may see MK Dons as a plastic club etc etc etc but nobody in MK cares really. They enjoy the game and have good average attendances in comparison to some clubs in the same division. These attendances will only get better and better. There are still staff at MK Dons that came with Wimbledon and still some fans who travel to see them. Anyway i am just getting bored bored bored with the people who are ignoring the true reason why Wimbledon ended up in MK and just stirring the crap. Nobody stole your Club that's a fact so read the politics of your clubs demise and have a look at your fans behavior at that time . You have a good history of boycotting so why not another. Grow up , move on and enjoy the great game of Football. If you come to stadium MK you can even get something to eat at Franchise McDonalds or franchise KFC.[/p][/quote]Oh and by the way. My name GlasgowRangers has nothing to do with the football club. I am not a supporter of Glasgow Rangers It's just a name that was on a page i had open at the time .[/p][/quote]Someone give this man a gold star! Somehow I fear the media spotlight will continue until the game is over. MKDonsandproud

3:11pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Football lover says...

MKDonsandproud wrote:
So your club is drawn into the biggest game it'll ever have, it's on ITV1 which will never happen again and you snub us and the supposed face of AFC Simon Wheeler is taking his girlfriends mother to the garden centre?
It was asked yesterday who will sing The Dons the loudest. We will, because MK's fans care and will go anywhere and do anything to support their team.
Stonybloke is right, it will show AFC for what they really are.
"The biggest game the club will ever have?" What is this nonsense. Our list of biggest games could never include playing the Franchise. Have you forgotten you lost the tie that would have allowed you to play Wimbledon the last time. We played the team that beat you.Our biggest recent game was against a real club- Luton Town, to get back into the league i.e. our 5th promotion. Of course promotion is something you know nothing about. On the point of big games - When Dave went up to get the FA cup we were there - where were you?
[quote][p][bold]MKDonsandproud[/bold] wrote: So your club is drawn into the biggest game it'll ever have, it's on ITV1 which will never happen again and you snub us and the supposed face of AFC Simon Wheeler is taking his girlfriends mother to the garden centre? It was asked yesterday who will sing The Dons the loudest. We will, because MK's fans care and will go anywhere and do anything to support their team. Stonybloke is right, it will show AFC for what they really are.[/p][/quote]"The biggest game the club will ever have?" What is this nonsense. Our list of biggest games could never include playing the Franchise. Have you forgotten you lost the tie that would have allowed you to play Wimbledon the last time. We played the team that beat you.Our biggest recent game was against a real club- Luton Town, to get back into the league i.e. our 5th promotion. Of course promotion is something you know nothing about. On the point of big games - When Dave went up to get the FA cup we were there - where were you? Football lover

3:26pm Fri 16 Nov 12

MP Baz says...

The biggest game of our history ever was against Luton Town in Manchester it will NEVER be a big game against MK City sorry that should read dons but you are not dons really are you? When will any of you learn that until that made up excuse of a club has gone bust NOBODY will like you or want you anywhere near them I surprised clubs have not already smashed your crappy little **** hole up already..http://goba
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The biggest game of our history ever was against Luton Town in Manchester it will NEVER be a big game against MK City sorry that should read dons but you are not dons really are you? When will any of you learn that until that made up excuse of a club has gone bust NOBODY will like you or want you anywhere near them I surprised clubs have not already smashed your crappy little **** hole up already..http://goba rbra.com/hit/new-cda ef91934141ef3454e8cb 887f07593 MP Baz

3:30pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Football lover says...

It’s amazing how Franchise supporters, having pariah status poured on them from all over the football world have to rescrape their excuses barrel where they only ever find one left. It’s the excuse that continues to expose them for what they are but they cannot see it’s a problem. Basically it says that Wimbledon deserve to have their league place transported to an area where people would give up their allegiance to other teams to support this transplant in their stead. Wimbledon fans did not turn up in sufficient numbers during the years when their team, already playing in someone elses ground, drifted away as the plans hardened to move them to Dublin or MK. So its morally acceptable then is it to find a particular fan number below which its OK to move a team. To ignore this is to see football and the franchise principle as appropriate as it is in the US. i.e. a business decision made by people who really can profit from business like Winkleman though the MK fans commenting here are just filling Pete’s wallet. These people are not fans or supporters, they are ‘customers’. AFC Wimbledon make history. MK buy it.
It’s amazing how Franchise supporters, having pariah status poured on them from all over the football world have to rescrape their excuses barrel where they only ever find one left. It’s the excuse that continues to expose them for what they are but they cannot see it’s a problem. Basically it says that Wimbledon deserve to have their league place transported to an area where people would give up their allegiance to other teams to support this transplant in their stead. Wimbledon fans did not turn up in sufficient numbers during the years when their team, already playing in someone elses ground, drifted away as the plans hardened to move them to Dublin or MK. So its morally acceptable then is it to find a particular fan number below which its OK to move a team. To ignore this is to see football and the franchise principle as appropriate as it is in the US. i.e. a business decision made by people who really can profit from business like Winkleman though the MK fans commenting here are just filling Pete’s wallet. These people are not fans or supporters, they are ‘customers’. AFC Wimbledon make history. MK buy it. Football lover

3:53pm Fri 16 Nov 12

stony bloke says...

NathanJones wrote:
Where does it say the Erik and other members of the board are going or not you clueless franchise cretin?
The answer is in the text. Samuelson has only said he will refuse the hospitality, not that he isn't going. It's Wheeler who isn't going.
[quote][p][bold]NathanJones[/bold] wrote: Where does it say the Erik and other members of the board are going or not you clueless franchise cretin?[/p][/quote]The answer is in the text. Samuelson has only said he will refuse the hospitality, not that he isn't going. It's Wheeler who isn't going. stony bloke

3:54pm Fri 16 Nov 12

seanf says...

Well done Erik and the rest of the board why the hell should we give an attention seeking scumbag like Winkleman good press with the handshake that he wants to validate his franchise frankesteins. Oh and since he stole our club the least he could do is not lie about the facts he and the then owners of the club sought to move Wimbledon FC to MK from 2001 onwards, they signed a deal to do so and got a binding ruling from the FA on 28th May 2002 long before the club went into admin. This was in spite of 95%+ of fans being opposed. I have travelled thousands of miles watching my team over 33 years (including 1300 in a week york, exeter, york) but I wont set foot in Stadium MK on 2nd December. I need no lectures on football support from Winkleman or any of the sheep who go to watch them thanks. Watched weimbledon from the 4th division to premier league and from their to the ccl and back
Well done Erik and the rest of the board why the hell should we give an attention seeking scumbag like Winkleman good press with the handshake that he wants to validate his franchise frankesteins. Oh and since he stole our club the least he could do is not lie about the facts he and the then owners of the club sought to move Wimbledon FC to MK from 2001 onwards, they signed a deal to do so and got a binding ruling from the FA on 28th May 2002 long before the club went into admin. This was in spite of 95%+ of fans being opposed. I have travelled thousands of miles watching my team over 33 years (including 1300 in a week york, exeter, york) but I wont set foot in Stadium MK on 2nd December. I need no lectures on football support from Winkleman or any of the sheep who go to watch them thanks. Watched weimbledon from the 4th division to premier league and from their to the ccl and back seanf

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