Club President Dickie Guy is 70 today and everyone at AFC Wimbledon wishes him a very Happy Birthday.
Of course, Dickie became a Dons hero back in 1975 when he starred in the club’s remarkable FA Cup run, the goalkeeper helping then Southern League Wimbledon to knock out top-flight Burnley at Turf Moor. Then came that famous penalty save from Peter Lorimer at Elland Road, as Wimbledon earned a replay against a Leeds side that reached the European Cup Final in the same year.
Dickie was appointed as Club President back in May 2004 and he has been a regular at AFC Wimbledon matches, both home and away.
Our Commercial Director Ivor Heller said: “We have made many good decisions at AFC Wimbledon. The very best one was to appoint Dickie as Club President. I am very proud to call one of my boyhood heroes a friend. Dickie represents the club week in, week out, in all parts of the country. We could not wish to be represented in a better way by a better person. Dickie lives and breathes Wimbledon. He is Wimbledon!”
Wally Downes added: “I didn’t play in the first-team with Dickie, but I did when he was in the reserves. He was great fun for the young players coming through and he wasn’t one of those that sulked because he was in the reserves. He embraced it, he was terrific to play with, and he is a great guy.”