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Just had a look at AFC Wimbledon's fixtures for next season, their first season in the Conference. First up is Luton at home on the 8th August, then on Tuesday the 11th they're away at Eastbourne Borough, pretty local for me, I'll definitely try and make that one. Also in August is Oxford United at home, which could be a bit tasty - maybe a continuation of the hostilities at Wallingford a few years back :D

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Am I right in thinking they have been promoted every season since they formed?

Saw them at Dorking a couple of years ago - great atmosphere - supporter from both teams at the same end with beer in hand - great banter

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Not quite, Keith. Their record so far...

2002/03 - Combined Counties League - 3rd place, narrowly missing out on promotion

2003/04 - Combined Counties League - Champions

2004/05 - Isthmian League Division 1 - Champions

2005/06 - Isthmian League Premier League - lost in the playoffs

2006/07 - Isthmian League Premier League - lost in the playoffs*

2007/08 - Isthmian League Premier League - promoted via the playoffs

2008/09 - Conference South - Champions

2009/10 - Conference National - ???

* = this was the season AFC were deducted 3 points and expelled from two cup competitions over a minor techicality

Also worth noting, AFC Wimbledon had an unbeaten run of 78 League games between 26/2/03 and 27/11/04 - not bad going!

There's normally a terrific atmosphere at their games, home or away and as you say, great banter. Of course, standing on the terraces with a beer in your hand always helps :o

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Sorry for going off-topic, but what happened to that FC United of Manchester(or whatever it was called) that was formed a few years ago? Have they crawled back to Old Trafford after ManU started winning things again, or what's the deal?

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Sorry for going off-topic, but what happened to that FC United of Manchester(or whatever it was called) that was formed a few years ago? Have they crawled back to Old Trafford after ManU started winning things again, or what's the deal?

They finished 6th. in the Northern Premier League last season. AFC still get bigger attendances than them!

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Just to add that the mighty Kingstonian FC, who share a ground with AFC, were also promoted last season and are now in the Ryman Premier, a mere 2 divisions below Wimbledon.

Next season we can look forward to resuming the mutual loathe-fest against Sutton FC.

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Thanks for 'putting me right' Steve

The Crawley match could be a good day out

Yeah, might well be going to that one, it's on 19th December - maybe meet up and have a beer or twelve?

Just to add that the mighty Kingstonian FC, who share a ground with AFC, were also promoted last season and are now in the Ryman Premier, a mere 2 divisions below Wimbledon.

Next season we can look forward to resuming the mutual loathe-fest against Sutton FC.

It'd be good to see Kingstonian back in the Conference again. Weird, my mates who follow AFC Wimbledon absolutely hate Sutton United too - is there any history there? We'll have to meet up for a few beers at a Wimbledon game next season, Mike, maybe take in the scenery in the Peel :tumbleweed:

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  • 1 year later...

And on Saturday 21/05/2011 AFC Wimbledon play Luton again, this time at Eastlands in the Conference playoffs for a place in the Football League. Win or lose it's a remarkable achievement.

Routes to the Final

Second-place AFC Wimbledon had an easy route to the final against fifth-place Fleetwood Town. Goals from Luke Moore and Kaid Mohamed saw them win the away leg 2-0 before thrashing Fleetwood 6-1 at home, helped by a hat trick from Kaid Mohamed. The other scorers were Danny Kedwell, Christian Jolley and James Mulley. Fleetwood’s consolation goal came from Gareth Seddon.

Luton Town finished third in the Conference and faced fourth-place Wrexham in their two-legged semi-final. The Welsh side were never in the contest, losing 3-0 in their home leg thanks to goals from Alex Lawless, Claude Gnakpa and Ed Asafu-Adjaye. With the damage already done, the return leg at Kenilworth Road should have been a formality but an early goal by Wrexham’s Andy Mangan had the nerves jangling. But Zdenek Kroca restored the three-goal advantage halfway through the first half and Jason Walker sealed the 5-1 aggregate victory with 10 minutes to go.

Previous meetings between Luton Town vs AFC Wimbledon

Luton Town were comfortable 3-0 winners when the two sides met at Kenilworth Road in September. Goals from George Pilkington, Zdenek Kroca and Matthew Barnes-Homer did the damage. The return leg at Kingsmeadow in January finished goalless.

The Venue for the Final

The final will be played at Eastlands, home of Manchester City. Also known as the City of Manchester Stadium, it was built as the main venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. After the games finished and some alterations were completed, Manchester City left its Maine Road home for 75 years and moved in. The capacity at Eastlands is 47,000 though that may soon be extended to 60,000.

Football Betting Odds for Luton Town vs AFC Wimbledon

Luton Town are favourites to win the match in 90 minutes with odds of 7/5 being the most common. Odds vary for an AFC Wimbledon victory in the same period with 9/5 being about the best available. A draw is not fancied with 12/5 on offer from a number of bookmakers. If the teams do draw, the match will be decided by extra time and penalties.

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I've been to see AFC Wimbledon a few times, and there's always a great atmosphere. I've just been chatting to my mate who's followed Wimbledon since the 60's, and he was telling me about this weekend - I really wish I could go up there with him. They're expecting to take at least seven or eight thousand up to Manchester, it would have been a lot more if the game was played closer to London.

I'll be doing my best to find a decent stream to watch live on Saturday, really hope they can do it!

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they will be given added incentive after francise fc lost in the play-offs tonight...it means if they win on saturday they will be only one division behind them...i think the gap was seven when they started in 2002

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Really entertaining game so far. Shame two southern sides have had to make the trip up north. I here it was £40 a ticket as well.

I saw Wimbledon at Worcester City a few years ago. Great bunch those wombles. The travelling support was around 900, pretty much doubled the attendance.

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