Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We were upset to hear the news today that AFC Wimbledon Club President Dickie Guy was in hospital following a serious heart attack.

A true Wombles legend, Guy made over 600 appearances for Wimbledon between 1967 and 1978, when they were a non league side. He also played a handful of games for them once they joined the Football League in 1977, but decided not to give up his day job and become a pro footballer.

He once made 275 consecutive appearances for the club and gained national acclaim in the Dons 1975 FA Cup run, where they eventually fell to Leeds after a fourth round replay, but not before knocking out First Division Burnley (the top flight at the time).

Dickie has always been a huge champion for the Wimbledon cause and was particularly outspoken at the Milton Keynes move by Franchise FC. This fight, along with his legendary status, made Dickie the natural choice to become the Club President of the recently formed AFC Wimbledon in 2004, a position he still holds to this day.

He has seen the new Dons rise up through the Leagues and so close to regaining their League status for a second time.

All at AFTN wish him a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.

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