Away fan view: Wimbledon cursing refereeing decisions after a slow start


Wimbledon fan Ray Armfield (@KentWomble) says his side have been left cursing poor refereeing decisions in the opening month of the campaign. Here’s the lowdown on tomorrow’s hosts.

How do you assess Wimbledon’s start to the season?

It Could have/should have been better but for at least three very questionable referring decisions. We were denied blatant penalties in two consecutive home games against Coventry and Sunderland that if converted would have yielded four more points and an ‘offside’ goal at Barnsley that was later shown as onside, cost us another two.

Results haven’t been too great so far but I read a few Barnsley fans saying you looked a decent outfit. Are you worried by your side’s current form and are there signs you will turn things around?

Only Burton and to a lesser extent Walsall have looked better than us so far.

What are the aims for the club this year?

The aim is to stay out of relegation trouble, look to push on for a top ten finish and maybe an FA Cup tun too. We’d also like to see our new Plough Lane stadium start to take shape.

How is Mitch Pinnock doing? There were rumours suggesting we were put off by his wage demands in the summer.

Mitch Pinnock has started well. He looks the part and has showed excellent delivery. He is perhaps still adjusting fitness-wise to the demands of League One, but I think we’ve picked up a bargain there.

You lost Lyle Taylor to Charlton, but Joe Pigott seems to be weighing in with a few goals. How big a miss will Taylor be this year?

Any team in this division would miss a striker of Lyle Taylor’s quality and it’s with a heavy heart that he is no longer a Don. But we move on and hopefully Joe Pigott can help fill the void. We need the midfield to start chipping in with a few overdue goals as well.

Ex Iron’s Andy Barcham and Liam Trotter are still with you. How are they getting on?

Andy Barcham has competition from both Pinnock and Scott Wagstaff now, but remains a hard-working, skilful and popular winger. It’s taken a while, but Liam Trotter is increasingly winning over his initial doubters (me included!)

What sort of style of play can we expect from Wimbledon tomorrow?

Hopefully you’ll see the playing surface at Kingsmeadow is excellent (thanks mainly to Chelsea’s groundstaff) and we can mix a high tempo passing game with a bit of Route One when needed.

Have you got a prediction for us?

I’m hoping if we can get our noses in front, we might sneak it 2-1.

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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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