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9YRS - EP75 - Taking Stock
January 25, 2017 09:35 PM PST

Nothing. Is. Happening. The 0-0 draw at Chesterfield last week was nondescript; there is no fixture to look forward to in the coming week; we're not signing or selling anyone; and we don't even have a ballot to get antsy about. All in all, it's all very dull. So what can Nick and Stu talk about? Well, PRO-WRESTLING OF COURSE. For a bit, at least. Then it's on to take stock of the season so far, looking at what's gone right and wrong, who's impressed and who's disappointed, and how we think the remainder of the campaign will go.

Mark Hendrikx joins us to discuss the current squad: looking at areas that we might be looking to improve, or players that we think could do with a rest. We're looking at whether we have the strength in depth necessary to maintain our League One status, and how our young players will integrate into the first-team, with an eye to improving our league position, at the same time as developing into players that can consistently perform in the third-tier.

There are top 7 lists to reveal, Poleon Go to play, and possibly the WORST attempt at Two-Word Tango in the history of the game - and that really is saying something. But in reality, the show is all about getting ready for WRESTLEMANIA season. It's The Royal Rumble this weekend, so Nick is very excited ... however, it's Stu that brings the WWE chat to the podcast on this occasion. Who is his favourite WWE Superstar of all time? Your answer might surprise you ... if you care. Which you probably don't. Enjoy!

9YRS - EP74 - Giantkilled
January 18, 2017 09:26 PM PST

It hurts. Defeat to Sutton in our FA Cup Third Round Replay was very hard to swallow for a number of reasons, so Nick and Stu decided to discuss the game in-depth this week, as part of some kind of therapy. We looked at red cards, substitutions, unpunished fouls, defensive lapses, and pitch complaints as our "Friendly Derby" became a most intense, fiercely-contested, and poorly-officiated fixture that, alongside the Bury battering and Curzon comeback, means our 2016-17 FA Cup run will never be forgotten.

We're investigating whether we made the right changes following Paul Robinson's red card, or whether the damage was already done in celebrating a draw on United's artificial pitch, or by the team we chose to start the replay with. There's also TV coverage and ticket concerns that have hung over this tie, as well as the ever-thinning squad that is leaving us short of options during a busy and key period of our season.

It's not all doom and gloom though: we've a game with Chesterfield to look forward to, with the help of Spireites fan Scott Fullwood, as well as the usual features, namely Poleon Go, Two-Word Tango, and Top 7 lists. It's an hour's worth of top quality AFC Wimbledon audio entertainment to banish those Blue Monday blues as, after all, it is the best day of the week: PODCAST THURSDAY~! Which is gonna become a thing, trust us.

9YRS - EP73 - Youth Cup runneth over
January 11, 2017 10:02 PM PST

Following our Under-18s fantastic 3-0 victory over Hull City in the week, Nick and Stu decided to take a look at some of the players making waves in our Academy sides. Having enjoyed a successful FA Youth Cup run last season, and with a place in this season's quarter-finals assured, who and what are driving our young side to outperform their counterparts at clubs higher up the league pyramid: clubs with greater resources and higher-rated status as Academy set-ups.

Toby Sibbick and Jayden Antwi are among those discussed, as well as some of the methods employed by our youth coaches. However, we also must question how strong the pathway extends towards first-team football. Goalkeeper Joe Bursik is a great example of a player making his way through the age groups, but is the final gap - competitive Football League action - the most difficult to bridge, and why?

The FA Cup tie with Sutton also provides a great deal of chat for us this week. Andy Rudge joins us once more for the Sutton view, discussing chances, penalty appeals, atmosphere, and ticketing situations. Two-Word Tango and Poleon Go complete a slightly-longer edition of the show and whilst bigger isn't always necessarily better - Nick has to tell himself that - we think it might just be on this occasion.

January 04, 2017 10:50 PM PST

As we prepare to face Sutton United in the FA Cup, Kris Stewart, Founding Chairman of AFC Wimbledon, joins Nick and Stu on the show to reminisce about the club's very first fixture at Gander Green Lane in 2002. Kris discusses the manic period between the FA Commission's decision and our inaugural game, including getting players and kit, as well as his memories of the evening, from press conferences, radio interviews, delayed kick-offs, pitch invasions, and sharing of gate receipts from the attendance of exactly, *ahem*, 4,657 ...

Looking ahead to the Third Round clash, the show is also joined by Sutton season-ticket holder Andy Rudge, who sheds some light on his team's season so far, and who we should be keeping an eye out for on Saturday. We also discuss Matt Tubbs, Ross Worner, the ticket situation, and why the club have the nickname, 'The Amber and Chocolates'. Yes, Stu really did ask that question.

We're also thinking about who and what we can attract in the January transfer window, with Stu composing a list of players he'd like to see us chase. A review of our games over the New Year period and Poleon Go complete another hour ... ish ... of top quality ... ish ... AFC Wimbledon audio entertainment.

9YRS - EP71 - The 2016 Awards Show
December 28, 2016 04:17 PM PST

Despite there still being one fixture to be played this calendar year, the podcast team have decided to create their honours list for 2016, fairly safe in the knowledge that nothing will happen at Bristol Rovers that could possibly affect any of their choices ... so yes, expect three goal of the season contenders in a 6-4 classic ...

Looking back at the last twelve months, we have selected our goal, quote, signing, performance, match, away day, and manager of the year. In doing so, Nick and Stu revisit some great memories, taking in famous games with Plymouth, Peteborough, and Curzon Ashton; goals against York, Notts County, and Accrington Stanley; and words from Paul Robinson, Neal Ardley, and Tom Elliott. We also make some tough decisions in who to present awards to, whilst actually absolving ourselves of responsibility in awarding others: we need your help for player and most undderrated player of the year, so check Twitter and Facebook to have your say.

A review of the Southend game, a preview of Bristol Rovers, the loan waatch, Poleon Go, and Two Word Tango round-off the 71st edition of the podcast, and the final one of 2016. Hopefully, we do so with a reduction in the level of nonsense we speak ... but we doubt it. Severely.

9YRS - EP45 - The Plymouth play-off preview
May 29, 2016 06:12 AM PDT

In a special BONUS edition of the podcast, Nick and Stu are joined by Radio WDON commentators Rob Cornell and Mikey T, for a comprehensive preview of Monday's somewhat important game against Plymouth Argyle at Wembley. Chris Draper, George Jones, and Paul Raymond also add their opinions on the game.

9YRS - EP44 - Ghosts of play-off past
May 25, 2016 04:16 PM PDT

Five Wimbledon legends, all with different experiences of the play-offs in a Dons shirt, talk exclusively to the podcast. Dave Anderson, Mark Debolla, Terry Brown, Jon Main, and Danny Kedwell share their memories of Ryman League and Conference Premier play-off victories - and defeats - alongside some stories of their time with the club.

Whilst Dave discusses the referee at Bromley in 2007, Jon and Danny explain why they were given a stern telling-off from Terry Brown during our final non-league season. Terry himself discusses his frustrations with Ryman League football, whilst Mark explains why he joined, left, returned, and then departed the club during his one season at Kingsmeadow. Danny also details how he almost returned to the club under Neal Ardley, and explains his reasoning behind not rejoining.

Jermaine Darlington, Tony Blair, Leroy Griffiths, and Jamie Stuart are all discussed, as well as each individual's plans for watching the coming play-off final at Wembley, alongside their thoughts on the current squad. Arguably the most revealing podcast in the history of the show, this is a must listen for all Wimbledon fans.

9YRS - EP43 - The Accy ramble
May 19, 2016 09:35 PM PDT

Somewhat delirious through lack of sleep - and winning, of course - Nick and Stu reminisce about the play-off semi-final, alongside all the regular features including birthdays, stickers, and Stu's name-dropping game.

9YRS - EP42 - Accrington Stanley
May 11, 2016 10:07 PM PDT

Nick and Stu are joined by Paul Raymond, Jane Lonsdale, and Ray Armfield, to look ahead to the play-off semi-final and make some more predictions. Birthdays, stickers, and a review of the Newport game in another busy show~!

9YRS - EP42 - Accrington Stanley
May 11, 2016 09:56 PM PDT

Nick and Stu are joined by Paul Raymond, Jane Lonsdale, and Ray Armfield, to look ahead to the play-off semi-final and make some more predictions. Birthdays, stickers, and a review of the Newport game in another busy show~!

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