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Pre-order "This is Our Time"

9 July 2012

Order Niall Couper's book

At 5.44 pm on 21 May 2011, Danny Kedwell turned to his team-mates gathered on the half-way line at the City of Manchester Stadium. The scores were tied at 3-3 on penalties.  His kick would send AFC Wimbledon into the Football League. The Dons captain said four words: “This is our time.” The rest is history.

Those four words provide the title of Niall Couper’s new book, published this September by Dons patrons Cherry Red Books. The follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Spirit of Wimbledon’, this new tome documents the club’s rise from the ashes of Wimbledon FC through to our first season in the Football League, and recounts all of the club’s key stories, as told by those directly involved.

Read about the FA Commission,Terry Burton’s plot to oust Charles Koppel, the MacAnthony takeover bid, WISA going face-to-face with Winkelman and the Jermaine Darlington affair. Relive Matt Everard’s last-minute winner at Herne Bay, the 2-1 win over Crawley with a defence with an average age of 19, the Staines play-off final, and the two cup finals at Woking. Read the opinions of Dons legends past and present from Shane Smeltz to Jon Main, and from Dario Gradi and Dave Bassett to Lawrie Sanchez and Marcus Gayle. And just about everything else in between.

‘This Is Our Time’ also features an extended players' view of the play-off final at the City of Manchester Stadium, and reveals the name of the Football League club that was offered to the Dons Trust back in 2002.


By arrangement with the author and Cherry Red Books, we can offer fans the exclusive opportunity to be included in the book!

Anybody who pre-orders directly from the club website before midnight on 27 July will be invited to provide, in twenty words or fewer, their favourite memory of the AFC Wimbledon era for inclusion in a special ‘fans' eye view’ chapter of the book. It can be anything you like, on or off the field, and the collected memories should make for fascinating reading, and a unique record of this, our time!

To order your copy now, click on">Pre-order. The book retails at £15 but is available for a special reduced price of £12 for fans who pre-order online. 

Once you have ordered your copy, please email and insert a subject heading 'Personal memory'.

If you have already pre-ordered 'This is Our Time' you will be contacted by the club and offered the opportunity to submit your personal memory for inclusion in the book.

Fans who would prefer to collect the book should send a cheque to the club for £15 made out to AFC Wimbledon, along with your 20 word quote and contact details.  Please watch this site for details of when you can collect the book.

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