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Vice looks at MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon
   July 9, 2013 (1:15 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

This has nothing to do with any Americans, but I found this to be an interesting watch.  I have expressed my love for Vice Magazine/TV in the past and Howie once posted this five-part doc that they did on the Old Firm, but they decided to look at the first ever game between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon from 2012 in the FA Cup.

For those of you out of the loop, there once was a club called Wimbledon FC (founded in 1889), which was dissolved in 2004 and moved 60 miles north to Milton Keynes despite opposition from majority of the fans.  MK Dons was formed that summer and initially took on the club’s history from Wimbledon, which obviously annoyed the original fans.  The Wimbledon supporters then founded their own club, AFC Wimbledon, and watched as the club moved its way up from the ninth tier in England to League Two in 2011-12.

This is about 15 minutes long and does contain some colorful language (there is your warning for those of you at work).

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3 Responses to “Vice looks at MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    The Old Firm doc is a great one, one of the best I’ve seen concerning football rivalries. It manages to be interesting even for non-soccer fans because it does not focus so much on the gameplay, but on the social and political aspects.

    I also love VICE.

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  3. Jeffrey says:

    I agree that the old firm doc was great but this one seems to really be more about sour grapes. It’s a bunch of angry kids that most of which aren’t even old enough to remember WFC’s win over Liverpool. The simple fact is if they had had fans this devoted in the early 2000s when they finically started to slip they would never have left Wimbledon. If you don’t go to the games the club cannot stay open, so when you start your own you’ll have to start from the bottom.

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