AFC Wimbledon face points deduction for ineligible player

Wimbledon Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham March 2014 David Purday

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: AFC Wimbledon could be deducted points by the Football League after fielding an ineligible player, the club has announced.

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Wimbledon Guardian: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Diversity is not just a dance group

Wimbledon Guardian: Visit: The PFA took time out to talk to us about diversity in the workplace

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

There are two things start to happen at the training grounds of football clubs around this time of year.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Wimbledon Guardian: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Even us footballers find the season run-in exciting

Wimbledon Guardian: Final day drama: Alan Bennett celebrates the opening goal in Dons vital, final day win over Fleetwood Town               SP73108

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The run-in is always the most exciting part of the season. What were the other results? Did they win? Where are we now in the table? Who have they left to play?

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals

Wimbledon Guardian: Among the goals: Jack Midson scored the winner over Cheltenham Town                      Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley – give me the starts, and I’ll give you the goals.

Ardley looks for justice for his hard-working Dons

Wimbledon Guardian: Tough day: Will Antwi is dumped on his back in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers        Picture: David Purday

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Neal Ardley was all about justice after Dons’ 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Striker returns to the north with a ringing endorsement of AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Back home: Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough

6:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Striker Charlie Wyke has returned to Middlesbrough after his three-month loan spell at the Cherry Red Records stadium came to an end.

Dons hit man Midson cannot past the "magnet" Mildenhall

Wimbledon Guardian: Pirate keeper: Steve Mildenhall denied Dons man Jack Midson on at least three occasions on Saturday                      Picture: David Purday

9:36am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon forward Jack Midson described Bristol Rovers’ keeper Steve Mildenhall as "like a magnet"’ in the goalless draw at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday.

Dons settle for a point after an inspired performance by a goalkeeping Pirate

Wimbledon Guardian: Shut-out: Tom Richards and his Dons colleagues shut the door on Bristol Rovers in Saturday's 0-0 draw             Picture: David Purday

9:32am Monday 7th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon secured another vital point towards safety with a 0-0 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

Wimbledon Guardian: AFC Wimbledon launch a charity strikeforce full of New Tricks

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Actor Alun Armstrong and Olympic gold medal winner Sophie Hosking joined community groups from Merton borough at the launch of AFC Wimbledon’s charitable last week.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Recovery at a health spa takes in the scenery, kale and cows

Wimbledon Guardian: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

On the Thursday before the Mansfield game, we were told: "We’re having a nice trip to a spa as a recovery day" - lovely we all thought.

Scunthorpe United recall Collins, leaving Ardley to deliver a rallying call to his troops

Wimbledon Guardian: Off: Michael Collins has been recalled by Scunthorpe United

1:23pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has challenged his squad to deal with the loss of Michael Collins in their remaining League Two matches.

Ardley points the finger at double trouble Dons

Wimbledon Guardian: Mouthy: Sammy Moore will miss two games after being booked for dissent against Mansfield Town 	SP80764

8:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Neal Ardley was in bullish mood after watching his AFC Wimbledon side go down 1-0 at Mansfield Town on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon boss takes Stags defeat on the chin

Wimbledon Guardian: Disappointed: Dons boss Neal Ardley

12:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley will take Saturday's 1-0 League Two defeat at Mansfield on the chin.

Dons boss is not enjoying new Ardley time

Wimbledon Guardian: Get in there: Jack Midson hits the winner as AFC Wimbledon come back from the dead to beat Cheltenham 4-3             All pictures: David Purday

7:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

While the late, late drama of the Dons’ past three games may be sending fans home happy, boss Neal Ardley has admitted he is far from enjoying it.

Dons land Crystal Palace forward on loan for rest of the season

Wimbledon Guardian: On loan: Kwesi Appiah has joined Notts County for a month, but he has also signed an extension to his Palace contract           SP65791

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley has finally got his man after landing Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah on loan for the rest of the season.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Last minute agony and ecstasy

Wimbledon Guardian: Last minute ecstasy: Jack Midson scores the injury time winner over Cheltenham on Saturday             Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Last minute equalisers, it's a rush of pure relief. Last minute winner, it's a rush of pure joy and happiness. Both are incredible feelings.

AFC Wimbledon players are the caring kind, says Ardley

Wimbledon Guardian: We're all friends here: The Dons lads get into the huddle prior to the win over Cheltenham

9:25am Thursday 27th March 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley has hailed his side’s caring side after another drama-filled League Two clash.

Ardley's men show their strength in the face of adversity

Wimbledon Guardian: Get in there: Jack Midson hits the winner as AFC Wimbledon come back from the dead to beat Cheltenham 4-3             All pictures: David Purday

10:54am Monday 24th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley hailed the club's strength in adversity after a dramatic comeback ended in 4-3 win over Cheltenham.

AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley develops a radar for "homer" referees

Wimbledon Guardian: In the ref's ear: Neal Ardley's work on the touchline is about more than organising 11 men on the pitch               SP79028

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley reckons he has developed a sixth sense when it comes to understanding officials, and last weekend it paid dividends.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - After two years, am I the model sports journalist?

Wimbledon Guardian: Will I, won't I: My graduation as a sports journalist will hopefully come in May

9:11am Friday 21st March 2014

The alarm goes off at 6am. I get out of bed. For me this is an absurd hour of the morning to be getting up.

AFC Wimbledon hero Jones cannot rest on his laurels

Wimbledon Guardian: No guarantees: Darren Jones may have hit his first goal of the season at the weekend, but he knows it does not relate to a starting place this weekend                      SP82538

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Darren Jones may be enjoying hero status after his late strike at Burton Albion, but he know it does not guarantee him a starting place this weekend.

Time to make your own decisions, Ardley tells his AFC Wimbledon stars

Wimbledon Guardian: Happy, sort of: Neal Ardley

9:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

The AFC Wimbledon players were called into training on Monday so boss Neal Ardley could tell them to express themselves.

Danny prepares to take on his AFC Wimbledon hero for Sport Relief

Wimbledon Guardian: On your marks for Sport Relief: Danny Wiggins, centre, will take on Haydon the Womble in a race to the centre circle on Saturday - Clive Yelf has the flag all set

10:57am Wednesday 19th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon supporter Danny Wiggins will be taking on his hero Haydon the Womble in a challenge with a difference at half-time during Saturday's home match against Cheltenham Town.

Jones the hero steals a point for AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Late show: Darren Jones popped up with a Dons equaliser at Burton Albion deep into injury time                   SP82538

10:28am Monday 17th March 2014

Darren Jones was an AFC Wimbledon hero on Saturday after his last gasp goal deep into injury time stole a point at Burton Albion.

Francomb’s platform for AFC Wimbledon's end of season push

Wimbledon Guardian: In there somewhere: George Francomb is mobbed after opening the scoring against Chesterfield                         Picture: Tekla Szocs

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

George Francomb reckons Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with the League Two leaders is the perfect platform on which to build the rest of the Dons season.

There may be competition but we're all still friends, says AFC Wimbledon winger

Wimbledon Guardian: Competitive: Chris Arthur is loving the competition for places at Dons            SP81970

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon winger Chris Arthur is adamant that the players are still friends, despite the increased competition for places.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - It's all in the mind, son, it's all in the mind

Wimbledon Guardian: Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - It's all in the mind, son, it's all in the mind

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

"Afternoon", I say as I walk in the door into the hallway.

Bassey: Dons are the best yet

Wimbledon Guardian: Proud: Simon Bassey hailed the current Dons squad as the best yet

1:32pm Thursday 13th March 2014

First team coach Simon Bassey hailed the current Dons squad as the best ever after watching them hold the League Two leaders to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.

AFC Wimbledon hold the league leaders on a night of few chances

Wimbledon Guardian: Goalscorer: George Francomb opened the scoring against Chesterfield with his first League Two for the Dons

9:48pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon's George Francomb scored the side's first goal at the Cherry Red Records stadium for more than 315 minutes of League Two football, but it was not enough to take all three points off Chesterfield.

Ardley slams his under-performing AFC Wimbledon stars

Wimbledon Guardian: Goal: Michael Coulson heads the only goal for York City in the 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon        Picture: David Purday

11:53am Monday 10th March 2014

Not for the first time this season, AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley slammed his players for a lacklustre performance at the Cherry Red Records stadium.

It's time to sort the men from the divers, says AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley

Wimbledon Guardian: Puzzlement on the touchline: Neal Ardley has backed the actions of Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis after the Premier League manager decided to fine two of his stars for diving

10:00am Friday 7th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley believes the diving prima donnas of the football world need to man up and smell the truth.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Recovery is a long, drawn out affair

Wimbledon Guardian: Going to the right way: The route to recovery needs to be well thought out

9:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Recovery. This is a word that has come into football over the past few years.

Ardley's warning to his AFC Wimbledon stars - watch your backs

Wimbledon Guardian: Back: The return of Peter Sweeney and others is good news for the standards Neal Ardley wants to maintain

3:29pm Thursday 6th March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has warned his players there is no room for a drop in standards as competition for places hots up.

Morris mystery has AFC Wimbledon stumped, but he is on the comeback trail

Wimbledon Guardian: Ankle issue: Aaron Morris limped out of the Fleetwood game in the first half with a mystery injury

10:22am Wednesday 5th March 2014

In trying to get Aaron Morris back into action this weekend, the AFC Wimbledon medical team has been struggling to solve a mystery.

Dons claim a point at Fleetwood Town

Wimbledon Guardian: Happy, sort of: Neal Ardley

10:23am Monday 3rd March 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley watched his side keep only their eighth clean sheet of the season, and declared they “were a team”.

Ardley: Lay off Sheringham, the lad is quality for AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Proving his worth: Charlie Sheringham has earned praise off Dons boss Neal Ardley

12:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley wants the boo-boys to lay off Charlie Sheringham after the striker bagged his first goal of the season.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Getting that coaching badge is no mean feat

Wimbledon Guardian: The wider view: Benno has been working hard to attain his level 2 coaching badge

9:00am Friday 28th February 2014

This week, the Dons skipper considers his coaching talents, and those of his more senior team-mates

Dons Hylton cannot get one over his old team-mates

Wimbledon Guardian: No this time: Danny Hylton failed to score against his old employers on Saturday     SP81976

2:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

AFC Wimbledon forward Danny Hylton was left frustrated after failing to score against his former club in Saturday’s defeat to Bury but remains confident the Dons can turn the corner.

Collins can see that AFC Wimbledon possess that Iron spirit

Wimbledon Guardian: Losing start: Michael Collins and his new Dons team-mates went down 1-0 at home to Bury    SP81976

10:57am Monday 24th February 2014

New AFC Wimbledon signing Michael Collins believes there is not a huge difference in quality between the squad at the Cherry Red Records Stadium and the one he left behind at high-flying Scunthorpe United.

Ardley: Don't call AFC Wimbledon unlucky

Wimbledon Guardian: Tough day: Neal Ardley's side went down to a last-gasp winner at home to Bury on Saturday      SP81976

9:37am Monday 24th February 2014

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley refused to call his side unlucky after they went down to a 94th minute winner at home to Bury.

Last-gasp heartbreak for AFC Wimbledon as they are left dead and Bury-ed

Wimbledon Guardian: Heads up: Charlie Wyke challenges Bury's Pablo Mills              SP81976

8:53am Monday 24th February 2014

AFC Wimbledon suffered injury-time heartbreak to extend their worst run of the season at home, going down 1-0 to relegation strugglers Bury.

Skipper Bennett to continue keeping Dons secure at the back

Wimbledon Guardian: One chance, one goal: Portsmouth’s Ryan Taylor rises highest to score the decisive goal at  Fratton Park, sending Dons home with nothing except a third consecutive League Two defeat 		                    Picture: Joe Peppler

9:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Alan Bennett will be marshalling the AFC Wimbledon defence for another season at least after triggering a year-extension clause in his contract.

New columnist: AFC Wimbledon skipper Alan Bennett talks "Inside the box"

Wimbledon Guardian: Welcome: Alan Bennett will be putting fingers to the keyboard for the Surrey Comet from now until the end of the season

10:00am Friday 21st February 2014

AFC Wimbledon skipper Alan Bennett starts his new column for the Surrey Comet here, with his thoughts on positive mental attitude...

Dons boss Ardley watches League Two play-off hopes slip away

Wimbledon Guardian: Losing battle: Ardley's hopes for a shot at the League Two play-offs are fading away

9:03am Friday 21st February 2014

Neal Ardley has admitted AFC Wimbledon are fighting a losing battle to reach the League Two play-offs.

AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley says it with stats

Wimbledon Guardian: Shadow: Sammy Moore chases down Pompey's Marcos Painter in the 1-0 defeat at Fratton Park                Picture: Joe Pepler

11:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

Neal Ardley was a happier manager last weekend despite a third consecutive League Two defeat.

AFC Wimbledon sign up Collins to bolster midfield options

Wimbledon Guardian: Don deal: Michael Collins has joined the Dons on loan until the end of the season

10:52am Thursday 20th February 2014

AFC Wimbledon have signed Scunthorpe United's Michael Collins on loan until the end of the season.

AFC Wimbledon sign up former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder

Wimbledon Guardian: New start: Jake Nicholson has signed for AFC Wimbledon

2:14pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jake Nicholson is making a fresh start in English football after siging for AFC Wimbledon.

Dons put pen to paper on a new kit deal with Admiral

Wimbledon Guardian: Iconic: Kevin Keegan leads out the England team with a lovely perm and an Admiral shirt

8:44am Tuesday 18th February 2014

AFC Wimbledon will have a new kit design next season after signing a four-year deal with Admiral Sportswear Limited.








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