UK time is: 04:58:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Akinfenwa Secured

Wimbledon will have, potentially, a very tasty strike pairing in the 2014/2015 season following the confirmed arrival of Adebayo Akinfenwa.

The 32-year-old striker was offered a new contract with league 1 side Gillingham, where he was in his second spell, but decided against this as he said he wanted the security of a two-year contract, which I would then assume that Akinfenwa has?

Akinfenwa feels that he and the club will 'fit well', telling the official website: 'I just think that AFC Wimbledon and Akinfenwa fit well together.

'I'm looking forward to it and let's do something great.'

He'll form a pairing with Matt Tubbs, who signed on a season-long loan deal, next season looking to match (ideally better) his record of 10-goals in 34-appearances for Gillingham in league 1 last season.

Neal Ardley tried 'very hard' to sign Akinfenwa last season so is delighted to get his man now with him speaking very highly of him and what his strengths are and how he and Tubbs should work well together.

Ardley added: 'I tried very hard last season to get Adebayo in and I'm very pleased that I've finally got my man.

'He is a striker who gets his fair share of goals, which the statistics prove, but what the statistics don't show is how many goals he plays a part in.

'If you put someone alongside him with the finishing prowess of Matt Tubbs then it is clear what we've been trying to do here.

'Adebayo will probably divide opinions in many ways, but I think it's key to point out that he can play football. He's not just a big man who can win headers.'

If Akinfenwa and Tubbs are able to perform as they are expected to there aren't likely to be many teams in league 2 next season with a better strike pairing!

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: AFC Wimbledon Admin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 21 2014

Time: 6:10PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent AFC Wimbledon Articles

Bulman Relished Oxford Battle (Tuesday November 25 2014)

It's All About Progress (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Stats: Oxford v Wimbledon (Saturday November 22 2014)

Ardley Talks Injuries (Friday November 21 2014)

Team News: Oxford United v Wimbledon (Friday November 21 2014)

Drought Over - Please Let It Rain (Friday November 21 2014)

Response Delights Ardley (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Stats: Wimbledon v York (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Team News: Wimbledon v York City (Monday November 17 2014)

Archived AFC Wimbledon Articles

List All Vital Wimbledon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. @ylgsport 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Accrington 18 8 2 8 -3 26
13. Northampton 18 7 3 8 2 24
14. Stevenage 18 7 3 8 0 24
15. Wimbledon 18 6 6 6 -2 24
16. Cambridge 17 7 2 8 6 23
17. Mansfield 18 6 4 8 -6 22
18. Cheltenham 18 6 4 8 -10 22

Breaking League News

Mansfield : 25/11/2014 21:51:00
A cheeky tenner
Hartlepool : 25/11/2014 21:28:00
Yates Departs Cheltenham
Cheltenham : 25/11/2014 21:12:00
Wycombe Verdict - Yates' Last Act
Cheltenham : 25/11/2014 20:57:00
MIdweek Chimes#1 - Pitch battle ahead.
Portsmouth : 25/11/2014 20:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Oxford MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Shea 0%
Fuller 0%
Barrett 0%
Bennett 0%
Smith 0%
Sutherland 0%
Bulman 0%
Moore 0%
Tubbs 0%
Akinfenwa 0%
Azeez 0%
Sub - Francomb 0%
Sub - Oakley 100%