Do any old Wimbledon fans support MK Dons?
There are fans of the old Wimbledon who followed the team and support MK and the number of these is probably higher than people think, it’s around 300-400 which isn’t a massive number but as a percentage of both MK Dons and AFC’s gates is a fair proportion.
Is AFC Wimbledon MK Dons?
AFC Wimbledon were held to a 1-1 draw by Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday afternoon in a match that was filled with plenty of suspense and entertainment.
Are Wimbledon and MK Dons rivals?
AFC Wimbledon have regularly failed to acknowledge MK Dons’ full name — seeing ‘Dons’ as an appropriation of Wimbledon’s south London roots. In 2017 they shortened their rivals to ‘MK’ on their Kingsmeadow scoreboard.
Why are AFC Wimbledon called the Dons?
A group of supporters, appalled by the decision, responded by forming a new club, AFC Wimbledon, to which many Wimbledon fans switched allegiance. Wimbledon F.C. played their first match in Milton Keynes in 2003 and changed their name to Milton Keynes Dons in 2004.
Why are Milton Keynes called dons?
This is because the Dons nickname is derived from the word Wimbledon, which is controversial for many Wimbledon fans because they think that it is a thinly-veiled attempt to claim part of the heritage of the original club.
Is AFC Wimbledon owned by the fans?
Welcome to the official website of AFC Wimbledon AFC Wimbledon Limited is 100 per cent owned by AFCW PLC. Wimbledon Football Club Supporters Society Limited, a supporters’ trust generally known as The Dons Trust, owns 74.1% of the total shares in AFCW PLC and 83.6% of the votes in AFCW PLC.
Why did AFC Wimbledon move to Milton Keynes?
Origins. Wimbledon Football Club relocated to Milton Keynes in September 2003, 16 months after receiving permission to do so from the Football Association on the basis of a two-to-one decision in favour by an FA-appointed independent commission.
Is AFC Wimbledon fan owned?