Video: Cup hero urges you to write now
Wimbledon resident and 1988 FA Cup hero John Scales has backed a campaign by fans to complete the club’s “incredible journey”.
to view this interview with WDON’s Rob Cornell.You TubeBring The Dons Home aims to return the club back to its spiritual home and Scales spoke passionately about doing his bit to raise awareness during a video interview. Click on
There’s still a chance for local residents and Dons fans to complete letters to Merton council in support of the club’s stadium bid. Visithttp://bringthedonshome.org/ for more details.
John Scales said: “Wimbledon gave me everything after I joined from Bristol Rovers and, of course, the cup final was incredible for everyone connected with the club. I have an emotional attachment to the club. However, the whole stadium plan is very well thought through and tackles all the major issues robustly. I’m so happy to support AFC Wimbledon because of the work in the community. The club has a commitment to understand that role and it therefore means so much to so many people.
“On the playing side the club got back into the Football League in 2011, but the rest of the journey is still to be completed with a return home. I spoke to Erik Samuelson and I felt compelled to do my little bit and offer support. I’ve just been raising awareness as much as I can. It’s at a critical stage with the planning application having been submitted.
“The important message I’ve got involved with is to urge local residents and fans to write to the council in support of the plans. AFC Wimbledon is the epitome of what a football club is all about because it is fans-owned. I live in Wimbledon Village and I would be very proud to see the club come back home to Merton.”