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Number 28: our history

1 June 2014

Countdown to the kit launch

The club’s new Admiral kits will be launched on Sunday, June 29, and we continue our countdown to the day by remembering a key event in Wimbledon’s history.

Compiled by Ray Armfield, number 28 in the list recalls a dark day in Wimbledon’s history, but one that led to the rebirth of the club and its subsequent rise again.

28 (28 May, 2002)

A memorable day in May, but obviously not for the right reasons. Hundreds of Wimbledon supporters gathered outside the Football Association offices in Soho Square to learn the fate of their club, which was being decided by a three-man commission set-up to examine the merits (or not) of moving to Milton Keynes. We all know the verdict, but as Dons fans worldwide commiserated, licked their wounds, and wondered what they would be doing on the opening day of the new season in August, the phoenix of AFC Wimbledon was about to rise from the ashes. And the rest is history. Our history.

The picture above shows Matt Everard and Joe Sheerin, left and right respectively, with the Combined Counties Premier League trophy in 2004. 

 .Your AFC WimbledonIn association with Admiral Sportswear Limited, supporters will be able to see the club’s new home, away and third kits, along with training wear, for the first time, on 29 June, at Centre Court Shoping Centre. To view our previous announcement about this, click on 

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