I got a bit bored of the hand wringing that was around in the run up to our win over MK Dons. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t like the decision to allow Wimbledon to relocate, nor do I understand how anyone can build a meaningful relationship a club that is such an artificial construct.
And, Peter Winkelman might look like the doorman in a cheap horror porno, but you can’t blame him for protecting his investment by relocating his business from an unviable location to one that might allow it to thrive.
The fans are just buying a product that’s been presented to them. I would find it difficult to support a club that I hadn’t invested lifetime in, but if my football mad son wanted to go and see a live game; and MK Dons was the local option, I might give it a crack.
The FA made a bloody stupid decision, which they now regret. But the practice still goes on, with the support of the footballing purists. Nobody complains when ‘phoenix’ clubs are offered positions in leagues higher than their real status deserves.
If anything AFC Wimbledon have thrived as a result. In their previous incarnation, they were the ugly wart of the Premier League, but now they’re a model of how clubs should be run. Venal chancers have been run out of town and the fans are in charge.