Wimbledon 1 game away from England’s pro league
Forget tennis. Anyone for football in Wimbledon?
AFC Wimbledon, a fan-owned football team formed nearly a decade
ago after its predecessor in the southwest London suburb picked up
and abruptly left town, is on the verge of becoming one of
England’s 92 full-time professional football league clubs.
First, though, the team has to beat Luton on Saturday in
Manchester in a playoff match for a spot in the fourth
AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson tells The
Associated Press that ”in the end, if we don’t win on Saturday, we
will still have our football club – compare that to the desolation
we felt nine years ago when it was taken away from us.”