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Take a trip down memory Lane

17 August 2019

Help us pick the most priceless Plough Lane moment of all time!

We want you to recall your favourite memories from when we played in Wimbledon. It seems odd but there’s generations of fans who never experienced football at our spiritual home - even though we were there for 80 years! So let’s remind them!

What are the fantastic, stand-out moments that define our history? What happened at Plough Lane that helped turn it into our fortress and made it such a special place for so many of you?

We all want to return, that’s for sure - which is why we need you to back our crowdfunding campaign so we can move into our new stadium there next season. But what exactly is it that still makes Plough Lane such a treasured, special location for so many fans?

Help us relive our proud history. Tell us what you saw and what you still remember - like it was only yesterday. Maybe it was a spectacular goal - or maybe it was a dramatic last-minute winner at the end of a pulsating match.

Perhaps it was even a moment of footballing brilliance by one of our opponents. We can be grown up about this, after all!

Whatever it was, we want to know about it. After all, there’s nobody better to remind us about Plough Lane - and why we have to get back there - than the fans who were actually there and were part of our great story. Take us back to the days when the terraces were heaving and mighty visitors like Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool quaked at the thought of coming to Plough Lane.

Once all your responses are in, we’ll have a vote and let you chose the No1 Plough Lane memory of all time!

To kick off our search, here’s three golden moments we’ve recalled:

1...Vinnie Jones’ towering header against Manchester United on his home debut in November, 1986. A month earlier he’d been playing non-League football for Wealdstone!

2...Winning the Southern League for the first time in 1974/75. We clocked an incredible 22 successive victories - and even beat First Division Burnley at Turf Moor in the FA Cup! It was an incredible season and the singing and dancing in Wimbledon town centre after the last match was just as legendary!

3...Beating Watford 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final in 1988. We were a goal down and reduced to 10 men but John Fashanu blasted home our winner 10 minutes from time. Plough Lane went wild - and we all know what happened after that…

There, three priceless memories but we all know there are many, many more. So get in touch, dig out any photos, just let us know what home sweet home really means to you after all these years…

Get on social media or simply get in touch via email ploughlane@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk and we’ll share it! Make sure you use #LEADUSHOME when you submit your stories.

 

Don’t forget to get involved in our crowdfunding campaign to help bring us back home to Plough Lane. Visit https://www.seedrs.com/afcwimbledon today!

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