Daily Archives: May 27, 2009

The General Specific (Wednesday 27th May ’09)

For the love of God, won’t somebody somewhere sign something! I’m getting sick of rumours, counter-rumours, and educated, uneducated, or just plain dumb guesswork.

Anything will do. Club agrees terms to sign a new lawnmower. Marcus Gayle spotted in the Bentall Centre signing autographs. Danny Kedwell sends his gran a birthday card. Literally anything in terms of hard news will do right now.

Oh, hold on. Someone has signed. It looks like good news for AFC Wimbledon Ladies, as ex-Don Adel Hinder has agreed to take the managerial hotseat to hopefully try and guide the Dons back up the pyramid into the South East Combination and beyond. Adel played for Millwall and the all-conquering Arsenal, as well as having a spell in Sweden, and was on the fringe of the England squad. She cut her coaching teeth at Crystal Palace Centre of Excellence, so hopefully the contacts she has acquired will allow her to attract some decent players to help us progress.

The Ladies setup has been dragging behind where the Trusts objectives originally saw them, so I like that a hungry ex-player has been appointed, rather than for example the men’s sides kitman (although it didn’t do Arsenal any harm…).  There has been precious little commentary on the Ladies team on this particular blog (in fact across most Dons sites), they must be feeling pretty unappreciated, so this particular Don has made a vow to make regular visits next season to update the doubting majority of their progress.

Ok, to be honest I was hoping for some breaking news to come in while I typed this, but no luck so far. There’s only so much guestbook debate I can take over whether we should focus on moving back to a non-existent ground in Wimbledon or stick with Kingsmeadow (which I’m fully confident we can get the council onside to develop into at least an 8k capacity when we are prepared to make those improvements… plus if we created access to Berrylands Station it could be even more).

Anyway… here’s hoping.

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