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No family split for Sutton

7 January 2017

Only way is blue and yellow in the Bassey household

His nine-year-old son Josh plays for Sutton United Under-10s every week, but Simon Bassey says there will no split loyalties in his family today!

Our first-team coach signed for the club shortly after AFC Wimbledon’s first game at Sutton United on 10 July 2002, long before Josh was born, and the only colours in the Bassey household are blue and yellow.

Simon said: “We are full steam Wimbledon in my house! Even though my son plays for Sutton Under-10s, he has sworn his allegiance to Wimbledon. It is a fantastic set-up at Sutton and they train on the main pitch once a week. The coaches also do a really good job there. Josh is enjoying it, but he knows where his loyalties lie! He is a left footer and is better on the ball than me. He is really keen to do well there.”

With Simon having effectively been here since the club was reformed, he is proud to have played a part in AFC Wimbledon’s rise and he says that everyone involved should feel a sense of satisfaction at Sutton today.

in League One and having Plough Lane on the horizon, is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved. The people involved should feel really proud about what has been“After the Sutton match back then there was scepticism about how long it would last and people doubted that we could be successful,” added Simon. “To be going back there for an FA Cup tie with us 13

"I was not at the game (Sutton in 2002) that day as I joined the club three weeks later. Windsor & Eton was my first game halfway through pre-season. I was going to retire and not play again, but a friend of mine knew Terry Eames and he sorted it out. I was asked to come and play and I would be close to saying it was the best decision I ever made."

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