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garethwrexy
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I don't want this thread to turn int world war 3 but here goes, went mk dons 1-4 Bradford with mate last Saturday, come evening in pub talking away, AFC Wimbledon come up in confession, my mate thinks during there non league time they were arrogant, it's also view I share myself, AFC Wimbledon fans seem to think non league football owes them somthing it doesn't,



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went mk dons 1-4 Bradford with mate last Saturday, come evening in pub talking away, AFC Wimbledon come up in confession, ,


Your mate a Priest?



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garethwrexy
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Oct 12, 2017, 7:16 PM

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Meant conversation!



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scottywalds
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Oct 12, 2017, 7:38 PM

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AFC Wimbledon are not a non-league club.. wrong section Wink


garethwrexy
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Oct 12, 2017, 8:03 PM

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They were non league club once,,,,



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What are you on about? What could non-league owe them - a return visit perhaps ?


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AFC Wimbledon are not a non-league club.. wrong section Wink

Not at all - it's directly about their history as non-league.

I could understand their fans thinking they've done non-league a favour - big crowds going to small clubs on their way up the pyramid and an interesting story to tell people who are not into non-league.


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Oct 13, 2017, 2:20 PM

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went mk dons 1-4 Bradford with mate last Saturday, come evening in pub talking away, AFC Wimbledon come up in confession, ,


Your mate a Priest?

Maybe his name is Steve that would be Sweet


garethwrexy
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Oct 13, 2017, 5:43 PM

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Do not think there arrogant?



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Do not think there arrogant?

fans of phoenix clubs do seem, to me, to see their club as 'too big' for the first few leagues they play in



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Do YOU not think theY're arrogant?


Who - the club and officials? the players? the fans?

I don't think much about them at all in fact - they're not my club and they've never bothered me in any way.
Maybe if I was a Kingstonian fan I'd feel different...but I'm not.

I still don't know what you mean by saying that they feel that non-league owes them something; do you ?


garethwrexy
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Oct 13, 2017, 7:32 PM

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What mean by owes something, AFC Wimbledon then and know thought big chiefs and ruled non league football, really there were small fish in big pond



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What mean by owes something, AFC Wimbledon then and know thought big chiefs and ruled non league football, really there were small fish in big pond


Small fish can be dangerous, especially Dover solesSmile


garethwrexy
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AFC Wimbledon carry bit of arrogance



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What mean by owes something, AFC Wimbledon then and know thought big chiefs and ruled non league football, really there were small fish in big pond

Small fish can be dangerous, especially Dover solesSmile

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 Most League clubs were non-league once upon a time were they not?


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Not more AFC Wimbledon angst and haven't they been
done to death already?

I've a feeling if I'd have posted this it would have been locked by now.....



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You should know that Gareth rarely does new topics, so expect this to go down a "fighting in a Wetherspoons in/near Wimbledon" kind of route Cool


petermiller36
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Oct 13, 2017, 9:09 PM

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Thought I'd raise my head above the parapet.

The Wimbledon fans I know and go to games with speak very fondly of our days in non-league; both in the amateur days and since the creation of AFC. The warmth of non-league clubs, terracing, swapping ends at half time etc. League football has its bonuses of course, but many Wimbledon fans loved the CCL days and experiencing new clubs during the rise.



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Richard Rundle
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I'd have thought the more arrogant ones were club that have come down from the Football League to non-league. A certain team in North Wales springs to mind.


garethwrexy
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Oct 13, 2017, 9:19 PM

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Depends if act pillock on this thread,,,,,Smile



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garethwrexy
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Oct 13, 2017, 9:21 PM

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Stereotyping,,,,,



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leohoenig
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Oct 14, 2017, 9:56 AM

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Let's not let the thread degenerate. Please respond to the posts, rather than comments on any posters record on other threads. I agree with the later who days that when in non-league, AFC fans did not tend to arrogance out a belief that the non-league game owed them anything. There was a powerful sense of injustice. Currently, I do believe some fans overestimate their club a a power for good and have a one sided view on some incidents where the club could be criticized.

Clubs that have dropped out of the football league appear to be more arrogant with the feeling they are too good for the level they find themselves at. This was true with the social media comments of some fans at my own club. We, of course thoroughly deserved to be relegated, and the return had to be earned



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garethwrexy
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Oct 14, 2017, 10:08 AM

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I am certainly not anti AFC Wimbledon to be honest !



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Sale Holmfield
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Oct 14, 2017, 10:33 AM

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Besides supporters of some, but certainly not all, relegated clubs, you can encounter arrogance from certain reporters of nouveau riche clubs, at least until the money runs out, when those fans disappear.

As Leo hints, the problem with many "fans' clubs" is the hypocrisy when many of their supporters find it incomprehensible that anyone can disagree with their actions or objectives, rather than arrogance. For example, AFC Wimbledon happily buying and selling Kingstonian's former ground, while being formed from the injustice of being forced out of their own home town, or FC United having protests when away games are rearranged, but amending home games for TV money or because Manchester City are at home and expecting visitors to fall in line.

For what it's worth, I have never seen any signs of arrogance from Wrexham supporters, and have always found the Racecourse a welcoming place to visit.

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