Wimbledon 1 game away from England's pro league

BY foxsports • May 19, 2011

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 division.

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.''

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