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Barry on signing new deal

1 June 2016

Captain joined by John Green for Dons Player interview

Barry Fuller said that captaining AFC Wimbledon to promotion was the highlight of his career – and he’s delighted to extend his stay with the Dons.

Fuller talked passionately about the club he has spent three years with during an interview for Dons Player in which he was joined by John Green, our valued sponsor and world-renowned author.

Speaking to WDON’s Rob Cornell, Fuller said: “Signing a new deal means that hopefully I will be here for many more years to come. I’ve loved every minute of my time here and words cannot describe what it means to have captained the club to promotion. It means so much to me, my family, the players, staff, and supporters. When I signed for this football club I knew a little bit about it as I’m a friend of Danny Kedwell, but since I’ve been here the history of this club has gripped me and my family.

“I was fortunate enough to captain Gillingham when we got promoted at Wembley, but this club feels a part of my family. I was at Gills for a long time and it was my local club from when I was a kid, but I’ve loved it here even more.

“My family and kids have never been so excited and enthusiastic about coming to football! They know it’s a family club and they love it. I think the whole AFC Wimbledon story grips people. Everyone has a soft spot for the club. This means a lot to me and I think captaining the club to promotion stands up as the highlight of my career.”

Fuller is pictured holding the League 2 Play-Off trophy with John Green (centre) and Jake Reeves.

Green flew in with family and friends to be at Wembley after attending the Indianapolis 500 less than 24 hours earlier.

“We went to a few pubs before the game and then went to Wembley, but I did not dream that Wimbledon would win,” said John. “I still cannot believe it! I am so grateful to Barry and everyone at the club. They have all bought into the values of this club and I think that’s why they’ve been so successful.

“They have been so improbably successful. The players have bought into what Neal has said, but also the history of the club and what makes it so special. In the stand I was hearing fans singing about players who were playing for the club in 2005, 1978 and 1988! They are going to be singing about Barry in years to come.”

The full interview with Barry and John is on Dons Player.


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