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Big night in club history

10 December 2015

Planning committee meeting about stadium tonight

A return to Plough Lane would be AFC Wimbledon’s biggest victory since reformation, according to Chief Erik Samuelson, and ahead of tonight’s planning committee meeting we’ve put together the key images of our club history.

Our picture gallery starts with the match at Sutton United on 10 July 2002, before the first competitive match at Sandhurst Town FC when thousands of Dons fans packed into the venue, some watching the game on bales of hay.

Also included our pictures from the our five promotions in nine seasons, most notably the very first one from the Combined Counties League and the play-off final glory at Manchester in 2011. Of course “Survival Saturday” two years later was also of crucial importance.

It’s also been a long process to get to this stage with the planning application and there also images from the public consultations staged in Merton last year.

Speaking yesterday, Erik Samuelson said: “We’ve enjoyed many memorable moments during our remarkable rise of five promotions in nine seasons to get back into the Football League, but getting back to Plough Lane would be our biggest victory yet.”

Tonight’s meeting takes place at Merton Civic Centre at Morden (7.15 pm start) and the club hopes to see plenty of Dons fans in attendance to back the bid.

Meeting Arrangements To view a more detailed article about plans for tonight, click on

For fans who cannot attend, we will be tweeting updates on the progress of the meeting, and you are invited to sign up to the club’s Twitter feed, @AFCWimbledon. A report on the proceedings and reaction from the club and the Dons Trust will appear on our official website as soon as possible after the meeting.

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