An afternoon with the Wombles: Burton Albion 3 AFC Wimbledon 2

“It only took nine years”, they sing. There is a mixture of pride and defiance in the delivery, the words not hurled towards the Pirelli Stadium pitch or the Burton Albion supporters in the stands but instead bounced around the away end. A short, bald man in his forties turns to grin at his mates as he sings. As football supporters go, these look pretty content with life. And AFC

Delving deeper: Attempting to analyse League Two

Deeper down in the Football League, writes Aaron Smith from The Washbag, there are no Opta stats or endless TV analysis of every minutiae covering completed passes, interceptions, animated shot graphics and tactical analysis to name but a few. Unless a full 90 minute video of all games was available to analyse, and even then the time to waste, we’ve only really got our eyes and the Press Association

The Not So Secret Footballer: Cliques, shakes and welcome breaks

It has been a little while since we last heard from our man on the inside of the professional game. It seems that we picked well – no player in League Two has more goals so far this season than AFC Wimbledon striker Jack Midson, who began his occasional column back in the summer when he was still looking for a club. Jack has nine league strikes this season,

The Not So Secret Footballer and the So Solid singalong

Fines, fruits and riots – Jack Midson reveals all about AFC Wimbledon’s first few weeks in the Football League.


We have had a mixed start to the season. We had some very good away wins at Dagenham & Redbridge and Plymouth but then slipped up quite convincingly at Macclesfield and left Aldershot with a draw after they scored a late equaliser. Our first home win of the season came against …

Media Week: Following Northampton’s fortunes via local radio

“He’s running towards goal, and did the referee bring him down? It’s a foul, well done Marlon Jackson there”

30 seconds later…

“He’s given a penalty Geoff.”

“Has he? Oh yes, he has, it’s a penalty to Northampton Town here.”

These quotes can only really be taken from one place: local radio.


At the time of writing, the commentators on BBC Radio Northampton’s coverage of ten-man Northampton’s attempt to hold …

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