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On This Day in 2011
Seb Brown saved two Luton penalties to set Danny Kedwell up to complete the Blue Square Premier play off final shoot out by blasting the Dons into the Football League. "I took my daughter to the play-off final and we were both nearly in tears when Danny Kedwell scored that penalty," supporter Barry Faust recalled. "I was happy for so many people. Not just the club or myself, but for Ivor Heller and the others who started it all. I was thinking about them with tears in my eyes, I wanted to thank them and all the players for making a dream come true."
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21st Mar 2022 10:13:01 
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Thank you to everyone who has supported the first ten years of The Historical Don. Copies of still available back issues plus the three volume pictorial history of the club will be on sale from outside the club shop before the Accrington match. Come and grab anything you are missing. If you would like a free sample copy of the fanzine, please just ask. We will be back with a new edition at the start of next season.
6th Mar 2022 20:57:36 
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On sale outside the club shop at home matches for £2. Also available, It Only Took Nine years - the third part of a pictorial history of the Dons.
RK a couple of years ago I deleted my grandfather’s Facebook account because they were spamming his email so much. They made it so difficult that there’s no way a chap of his age could ever have navigated it - and towards the end they showed photos of people he had engaged with most on the platform saying “x will miss you if you go.” These are not good people.
21st May 2022 10:15:35 
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I learned right back in the early days that Amazon are a distinctly evil corporation and haven’t given them a single penny for over 15 years now.
I don't particularly care when we get information, it comes when it comes. The problem is the one that is obvious to some of us and that Doobs is clearly fighting against is the belief of some in the DTB that there are lots of subjects they don't need to communicate on. The approach to everything should be "Is there a compelling reason (commercial confidentiality, personnel privacy) for not sharing this with the owners? If not we share it."
21st May 2022 09:17:27 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
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Carsh steering clear of a beach holiday. What about your tan?
21st May 2022 09:08:56 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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I deleted my Arsebook account yesterday. They make you go through zillions of hurdles then grugdingly inform you that the "deactivation" will only apply after 30 days during which period, if you log on, the process is aborted and your Arsebook account reactivated
21st May 2022 08:55:03 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
I guess those Meta types get off on having xbn users, many of whom are deceased or disinterested?
Thank you for that, Kentish.
21st May 2022 08:52:11 
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As a non-Facebook type.
Can I just point out that I merely listed the things we're waiting to hear about. I made no comment on whether I thought the club should have already updated us on these. I agree that there are understandable reasons why we're waiting on some news, though I do think it's possible sometimes to give intermediate updates so we know where we are in the process.
21st May 2022 08:49:46 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
oxford don
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It’s Lac Leman Carshalton Womble 😉
21st May 2022 08:49:14 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
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Silk- couldn’t agree more re the verbal diahorrea, also if you don’t release info fans today are obsessed that it’s a conspiracy and that we must be doing worse than other clubs, chill out and enjoy the summer, I’m off on a boat trip on Lake Geneva shortly, nice to have a break from AFCW
21st May 2022 08:41:45 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
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Remarkable to think we had excellent close season comms as a non-league team with the weekly WHAKs that came out every Friday but as a league team we basically abandon regular comms every summer.
21st May 2022 08:41:20 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
oxford don
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Oxford - you do realise these may be things that haven't been decided or enacted on yet? For example, we may not have spoken to the players yet about being released. JJ has only been in the job a week and has had to ask the staff's opinions. I would imagine Eddie may be his sounding board so may not have left. It will come when it is done - probably some time next week.
21st May 2022 08:23:17 
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The need for constant information is a modern thing. I remember when you would wait a week between issues of NME and not care that there was no info and unless you rang Clubcall and listened to rubbish they put on there you were not bothered about the goings on in the club. IMO there is too much pointless comms today not too little. Do I care that 1700 STs have been sold - not really. But it is part of the verbal diarrhea spouted from all clubs these days.
Doobs, couldn’t you do a more official weekly roundup that is released in a couple of places. You’re saying similar things on FB, Twitter, ProBoards, here, secret guestbook
21st May 2022 08:23:14 
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Surely an area on DTB website to do a weekly roundup. More of [Link] and less fire fighting would surely be more efficient for u
Slow down everybody....The first thing we have to do ... is NOT go through the trap door!! Believe me it’s not difficult and bigger clubs than us have done it!! I’d imagine our budget to be around 12-15th (even going back to my time playing it was never higher and normally lower!!). Lots of rebuilding to do ... getting rid of the stench of relegation is critical. The start of my 1st (only) season was very difficult as we had to build again with our bigger contributors having left in the summer. And we hadn’t won in 10 games, although I could see us improving. Give JJ 4 windows to build a side he can put his name to...and then assuming we have stabilised..we must be getting money in from the stadium by then to say “Here you go JJ we like what you’ve done, we can see what you are doing..here is a budget where you can succeed...!!”Until then all we can do is support his decisions, and get behind the club. Stop driving each other mad with selections of players and tactics on here.. Managers manage. Coaches Coach. Players Play. Supporters..... Support!!! Critics ... fuck off!! Now pull together fellas.
21st May 2022 08:21:28 
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Wally Downes
kentish_don
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Things we're waiting for comms on: Retain/release list; backroom staff - what's happening to Tuvey, JOP etc; new CEO/management structure going forward; future of transfer committee; pre-season friendlies.
21st May 2022 07:54:48 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
oxford don
Oh and also still waiting for the club to announce the departures of Vaughan Ryan, Stuart Douglas and Eddie N.
Morning Wombles.
21st May 2022 06:57:55 
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spartanwomble
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I thought we were getting better but, recently, I think we’ve got a whole lot worse KD. It’s a bit embarrassing at times tbh. I hope we will get better at it again.
21st May 2022 05:23:15 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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It’s great that Doobs pops up to answer questions on various forums but that’s not really what DT communications is about. The DT is desperately poor at communicating to the fanbase about what it does, how, when, who and why in a timely, accessible way. We don’t really need a running commentary on managerial recruitment. We do need to know the DTB is doing the strategy & oversight thing effectively - and frankly I have little confidence it is.
20th May 2022 23:14:37 
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And poor communication is absolutely part of that
I bet Everton get away with with this rules breaking: [Link]
20th May 2022 22:24:19 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
£372m in the red over the last 3 years.
Maybe we need to be in the metaverse so we can communicate body language and emojis to ensure things come across appropriately 😊👌🤗
20th May 2022 22:12:03 
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In case you need any further proof of how well Brexit is going, my father Stanley Johnson has just become a French citizen.
20th May 2022 21:54:36 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Boris Johnson
biggles
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Quoting doobs earlier, we are a club not a movement. The reason that I didn't vote for certain folk in the past trust elections was because they supported a movement.
20th May 2022 21:50:44 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
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Unfortunately the club statements always seem to feel like we are being talked down too. At least the Dons trust star man comes on here and try to explain in his cool calm way, a real Red Adair for the board.cheers doobs,
20th May 2022 21:47:43 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
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My view on comms - no one likes to be vulnerable so they don’t put anything out until it’s definitely right or won’t come back to bite them. I think it’s what, 80% of messaging is body language? A lot of shite we put out in digital format will be misunderstood.
20th May 2022 21:45:12 
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Got to embrace the discomfort at some point and I think those that come in here are doing that with a lot of credit.
Oo er missus!
Doobs I agree with your stance. It just suggests to me that some element of the club is not ‘reading the room’. If I were an apologist I’d say the club is under resourced so people are just struggling to maintain a decent comms plan. If I wasn’t I’d say some people are disinterested in the impact it may cause.
20th May 2022 21:40:36 
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Experience is expensive to acquire. We can’t afford top whack so maybe everyone learns their mistakes here before moving on to bigger and better things. I think 99% always want to do a good job and probably 95% could do so.
The worrying thing is people on the DTB arguing that there are lots of subjects where there is no need to communicate.
20th May 2022 21:39:33 
[212.lo.gg.ed] 
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Carshalton - I was just agreeing with what Doobs said about putting more information out about all sorts of things, not specifically the budget in detail. But a DTB member linking to a newspaper article looks like his ideas aren't being listened to. More power to Doobs!
20th May 2022 21:34:45 
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collins
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