Vital Football

Latest AFC Wimbledon News

Ardley - Chelsea Defeat Was Harsh

Ardley - Chelsea Defeat Was Harsh

Manager Neal Ardley was utterly delighted with the display by the lads yesterday in the game against Chelsea, but he admitted that he felt defeat at the end was harsh on the team because the least he felt we deserved, even given their improved second half showing, was a draw.

Speaking to the Official Site following the three two loss, he explained.

'We did a lot of work in preparation for this game and I thought for 65 minutes the boys were outstanding. We showed glimpses of what we can do. Matt Tubbs' movement was fantastic and Bayo Akinfenwa's hold up play gave us a point of attack when we needed it. I thought we kept our shape and the one on one defending was good.'

Ardley goes on to say that even though he knows the substitutions broke our flow and did change the momentum in the game, to not see the game out and losing it from two set pieces did 'annoy' him.

'I want to win games and I wanted the boys to come off having won this game because they deserved it with the work they put in.'

That wasn't to be though, and the loss really shouldn't take the shine off a good performance that really does give hope for the coming season.

The gaffer had given winger Sean Rigg, amongst others, a home debut and he added he had plenty of positives from the match, and Rigg was one of them, saying he produced an 'exceptional' display.

More of the same, without the set pieces, hopefully.

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



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday July 20 2014
Time: 7:06AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Wimbledon Articles

League Cup Round 2 Draw Later Tonight

The draw for round two of this year's League Cup competition will take place at around 10pm tonight following the Luton Town v Aston Villa match.

Fatball: how to lose weight with football

In January I started a weight management scheme for men in partnership with Solihull Council called MAN v FAT Football.

Welcome To The Checkatrade Trophy

Well this season's changes to the EFL Trophy keep on coming don't they...it now has a new headline sponsor.

League One Value For Money In 2016/17

With season ticket prices announced for League One clubs in 2016-17, here's how each club rates alongside their league opposition.

Archived Vital Wimbledon Articles

Vital Wimbledon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wimbledon
Write For Vital Wimbledon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play-Off Final - Wimbledon v Plymouth
Suggested By:
Wimbledon win59%
Plymouth win41%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Bolton 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Bradford 5 3 2 0 11 4
3 Scunthorpe 5 3 1 1 10 6
4 Port Vale 5 3 1 1 10 4
5 Millwall 5 3 1 1 10 2
6 Gillingham 5 3 1 1 10 -1
7 Peterborough 5 3 0 2 9 5
8 Fleetwood 5 2 2 1 8 3
9 Charlton 5 2 2 1 8 2
10 Chesterfield 5 2 1 2 7 1
11 Swindon 4 2 1 1 7 0
12 MK Dons 5 2 1 2 7 -1
13 Oldham 5 1 3 1 6 -2
14 Bury 5 1 2 2 5 0
15 Northampton 5 0 5 0 5 0
16 Walsall 5 1 2 2 5 -1
17 Bristol Rovers 4 1 1 2 4 -2
18 Oxford 5 1 1 3 4 -3
19 Southend 5 1 1 3 4 -3
20 Sheff Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
21 Shrewsbury 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Coventry 5 0 3 2 3 -3
23 Rochdale 5 0 2 3 2 -3
24 Wimbledon 5 0 2 3 2 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent AFC Wimbledon Results (view all)

AFC Wimbledon Fixtures (view all)