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Wimbledon in the Ryman?

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Not sure if I heard the news right, but a consortium of Wimbledon people have approached the Ryman League with a view of putting in a team.

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I heard it on the radio this morning, they Ryman League are meeting tonight. Because there are only 16 teams in Div 2 there is a good possibility they will join, but they have about 16 days to come up with a ground and finance etc.

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I believe the suggestion is that the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association are looking to form a club called Wimbledon Athletic or some such. They could then go into Ryman div 2 (which would give them something of a culture shock - from watching Wolverhampton to Witham <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> ) Not sure what they plan to do about a ground though as I believe Plough Lane, whilst vacant and available, has been bulldozed.

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And a link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...on_310502.shtml

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Ryan.c

You are correct. Wimbledon fans voted overwhemingly at the Independent Supporters A.G.M. to put the wheels in motion to start A.F.C. Wimbledon and, hopefully, play in the Ryman League next season. I can't wait - League football and the F.A. stink of corruption - do non-leaguer fans drink more beer? Check out www.weirdandwonderfulworld.com

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> do non-leaguer fans drink more beer? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes. AND it's better - it's always a pleasure to go into the clubhouse at Billericay, or one of the away venues and enjoy a good pint of Guinness - the higher up the football ladder you go the more likely you are to get served a lukewarm pint of watered down pishy lager <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" /> By the time you work your way up the pyramid to our level we'll be able to welcome you in our new 8,000 capacity stadium, an idea I'm already looking forward to!

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Simon BTFC:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> do non-leaguer fans drink more beer? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes. AND it's better - it's always a pleasure to go into the clubhouse at Billericay, or one of the away venues and enjoy a good pint of Guinness </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They stopped making "a good pint of Guinness" in 1993. Nowadays it's all nitrokeg!

Just my opinion, of course, but I'd steer clear of the draught stuff and stick to Guinness Original in bottles if I were you.

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I'll be drinking pish-water as long as my club is run by the fans and not thieving billionnaire Norwegians. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" />

By the way, how will the Ryman structure work next season? How long would it take us to get promotion to Division One and beat Milton Keynes F.C.?

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> By the way, how will the Ryman structure work next season? How long would it take us to get promotion to Division One and beat Milton Keynes F.C.? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Asssuming you go into division 2 and that they go with the 3 feeder leagues as opposed to 2 in the restructuring, you would go
Rym div 2 -> Rym div 1 South -> Rym Prem div ->Conference -> Div 3

Of course you'll need to get your ground sorted out to climb the pyramid, do you know where you'll be playing yet?

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Hmmm I wonder how a new club is able to circumvent the laid down pyramid system? I realise its happened before but the Ryman has feeder leagues. Surely those doing it tough in the Essex senior eg get priority or ought to. Wimbledon can do the hard yards first and join the local sunday league and work their way up as every one else has to in my opinion.

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The powers that be in Rymanland pay great attention to the status of clubs seeking membership. Hence Aldershot Town with a good ground and large fan base were fast tracked into Division 3. Would they follow this criteria with AFC Wimbledon who appear to have uncertainties over a home ground? The alternative for AFC Wimbledon would seem to be the Combined Counties League.

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The new division 2 is now at the same level as the feeder leagues - the Ryman league restructure is to bring us in line with the DMs in having 2 levels of the pyramid above the "feeder" leagues. I would guess that div 2 champions would have preferential promotion chances over, for example, the Essex senior league champs so Wimbledon would appear to have made a clever choice!

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I hope u (wimbledon) do join the ryman and i hope u can get up into the our league. the clubs are very friendly and its a very good class of football. (well down at St.Albans it is!)

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Suprisingly Wimbledon were rejected for the Ryman League last night. Apparently they only got 77 of the 88 clubs to agree which is less than the required 95%.

Don't know what that means for them.

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Combined Counties or Surrey Senior?

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Nick Robinson, Secretary of the Ryman League, has recommended that AFC Wimbledon joins the Combined Counties League.

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