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Book hails the Dons story

17 January 2015

Author will be signing copies before today's game

Author Jim Keoghan will once again be signing copies of a book that features the remarkable rise of AFC Wimbledon.

The book called Punk Football charts “The Rise of Fan Ownership in English Football” has been well received by the public, including when it was launched at the club before the Mansfield game.

Jim will today be signing copies of his book outside the club shop from 12.15 pm before the Carlisle game.

Punk Football has touched every part of the game, challenging the private model of ownership that has dominated football for over a century. There have been highs and lows, successes and failures, but through it all the dogged determination of fans to be something more than customers has shone through. This book features supporters who have done just that with a focus on non league FC United of Manchester’s formation and AFC Wimbledon’s rise to the Football League.

Jim Keoghan’s book has had excellent reviews since its publication, including this from The Sports Bookshelf:

“Punk football became the moniker for fan ownership not because the people in charge are anarchists with mohican haircuts and safety pins through their noses but because, just as the original punk rock was do-it-yourself music, clubs such as FC United and AFC Wimbledon and several others besides represent DIY football.

“It is a concept that has become the subject of an extensively researched and well-written book by freelance writer and blogger Jim Keoghan."

The club shop will be open from 12.15 pm until 2.45 pm before the game today.


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