Originally Posted by Jay T
I am, but I still watch the MK Dons - Especially given they're my local team.
Wimbledon is to blame for its own death - Pete Winkelman made a stadium and offered a place in Milton keynes as a home for any team that wanted it.
Wimbledon took the offer, and eventually sold out to Winkelman who renamed the team MK Dons (Given they were a Milton Keynes side, that made sense). That's not killing them.
The history was wanted preserved by the Milton Keynes fans, something we ALL respected, but the AFC Wimbledon that came about demanded the history. A team that didn't exist wanted the history of a team they had NO connection to, apart from a shared name.
Milton Keynes offered this stadium to many teams, and Wimbledon accepted the offer.
The Wimbledon fans turned on their own club. MK Dons USED TO BE Wimbledon, and changed their name - I'd say that's less insulting than keeping on a name which the Original Wimbledon fans demanded, the EXACT same fans that in the moment their team re-homed, for better or for worse, turned their backs on it. They turned their backs, and fought against the very club that was struggling and faced hardship. They turned their backs on their team because it made a decision they didn't like, a decision no-less that gave them a chance to move to London's overspill town, a diverse place which is less than an hour away and the chance to move into a greater stadium and a place to start a new. They turned their backs on everything their club had done for them, because they weren't able to meet in the middle.
So they got their history. MK Dons are MK Dons. Wimbledon are now AFC Wimbledon. MK Dons did NOT kill Wimbledon - The Wimbledon fans did.
If you want to point fingers, look at Koppel...Don't blame the people that tried so desperately to preserve and bring from the ashes a club which was on its last leg.
I don't expect you to like MK Dons, I don't expect you to respect the decision of a name change, but in the exact same tongue you would curse this team, then curse the fans who were too selfish to support the club when they needed it most.