Monday, 12 December 2011
There's a constant theme with Franchise customers that some of them are either extraordinarily forgetful or horribly ignorant of the facts. I've dealt before with the nonsense about Wimbledon fans abandoning the club too early, by pointing out that Franchise FC was intended to start the 2002-3 season in Milton Keynes. Perhaps Franchise customers weren't reading their own local papers when they printed stories like these?...
That's September 2002, with Koppel and Winkelman still trying to get the club in MK before the end of the year. Even that reflects slippage from Koppel's statements up until the Commission in May 2002 that the team would play in MK for the whole 2002-3 season, but it's stark confirmation that Wimbledon fans acted correctly and in a timely fashion to ensure they had a Wimbledon club to watch for the 2002-3 season. Franchise customers may like to indulge in trying to re-write history, but fortunately it's much harder for them to get away with it in the internet age, where their own local paper puts the lie to their nonsense.