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Does anyone know the deal or have any opinions about Wimbledon next season

Wimbledon's chairman has just moved the club 50 miles to Milton Keynes - to play at a hockey club. Will they still be called Wimbledon? does anyone think many HOME fans will actaully turn up to watch them.

I just think its very odd - I don't support Wimbledon (Chelsea)- but live quite locally to both of the teams. The fans of Wimbledon have been totally ignored - in fact a large proportion of them want to start up a new amateur club AC Wimbledon (in the lower depts of the Ryman League) .

Soem members of the local council also want Wimbledon to change their badge - part of the crest is the arms of Wimbledon. They don't see why their " arms" are relevant to this new franchise team
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Wimbledon have to move. That is obvious. This said, they don't need to move to Milton Keynes. I don't see what they see in the area. The National Hockey Stadium only holds 4,000 people at the moment (temporary stands will boost it to 10,000 for next season), Milton Keynes does not have a large population akin to South London, and the club's name says it all - they're from Wimbledon, not Bedfordshire.

Personally, I think they should move to a site in South London, Essex, or Kent. Unfortunately, there are no stadia available in these areas, and so only a groundshare would do, and they already have a groundshare with Crystal Palace.

Maybe, therefore, they shouldn't move until they get the fans on their side. If they move against the wishes of the Wimbeldon Supporters' Club, then the club will go under.
 

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It's a shame for the die-hard fans. As Bastin says, the club deffo need a move and I agree they should stay in the London area.

If they do move and it's looking likely they will there's no way they will get as big a support as they do now. The club will struggle both on & off the pitch IMO & they will regret the decision big-time.
 
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