Chris Gadsby takes a look at our opponents for the 2015/16 season in the Sky Bet Football League 2, starting with AFC Wimbledon.
Association Football Club WimbledonFull Name:
The Dons, The WomblesNickname:
Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames (Capacity: 4,850 of which 2,265 are seated)Ground:
Played 8, Won 4, Drawn 3, Lost 1, Goals For 19, Goals Against 13Record against County:
15Last Season:th- AFC Wimbledon had a mediocre season last year, staying in mid-table for the majority. They were in the playoff positions for two games in August before dropping to thirteenth by September, and it was this position that they spent most of the season, with the occasional deviation to eleventh or twelfth. Their low point of the season saw them drop to seventeenth after a 2-0 defeat away to Northampton Town, but they were never in any danger as they were eight points clear of the bottom two at that point. Despite all this, last season was still the best in their history, one place higher than the sixteenth place they achieved on their return to the football league four seasons ago.
Adebayo Akinfenwa – the strongest player in the world according to FIFA has recently signed a new contract with the Dons despite interest from America and League 1. He scored 15 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions last season, three of which came against Newport. Key Player:
19Fixtures:thDecember (H) 7thMay (A)
Significant signings would need to be made over the summer for Wimbledon to make a serious challenge for promotion as they rely too much on Akinfenwa to find the net. However the side is still stronger than others in the league and another mid-table finish appears to be on the cards for the London club. Prediction: