agora Tag

This “Classy Deal” Just Got Another Touch of Class

beast niel

AFC Wimbledon have officially guaranteed themselves safety in League One! We are over the moon for them. We will be attending the final game of the season on Saturday to present Manager, Neal Ardley with a much deserved bottle of something special. Neal has guided the club since 2012. During this time he has helped to further Wimbledon's position. We cannot think of a better man to take the team forward even more. We will also be playing in Wimbledon's annual Sponsors Football Match on the 8th of May. Hopefully Neal will be able to sprinkle some of his football magic on our staff....

Read More

Wigan v AFC Wimbledon – What a game!

skysports-wigan-v-afc-wimbledon_4293250

AFC Wimbledon held Wigan to a 1-1 Draw this weekend. With the odds stacked against them Wimbledon managed to produce a breathtaking display to hold league leaders Wigan Athletic to a draw at their home ground. All Wigan need is a point to seal the title. We wish AFC Wimbledon luck for their penultimate game on Tuesday night. We will be attending their last game of the season on Saturday. It looks more and more likely that AFC Wimbledon will gain safety. Hopefully we'll be hearing plenty of " The wombles staying up, and the franchise are going down" sung throughout the ground on Saturday!   Image credit Sky Sports  ...

Read More

METRO: Wimbledon just can’t stay away from the ever-willing Kennedy

Metro_(newspaper)_logo.svg

THERE is no getting rid of defender Callum Kennedy — just ask Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley, who has tried it twice. The left-back is back at Kingsmeadow for his third stint — proving that, just like their TV counterparts, the Wombles truly love recycling. Kennedy recalls the first time Ardley gave him the boot, in the summer of 2014 after an injury-plagued season. He said: ‘It was a shock, it was the first time I had been without a club. ‘He said “you are more than welcome to come back to train pre-season to get your fitness up while you looking for somewhere else”.’ It was the wake-up call he needed. ‘I really worked hard that summer. I came back to pre-season firing on all cylinders. The gaffer noticed and offered me another deal. ‘It was weird because he had let me go a few months earlier. But when I came back I think he saw the...

Read More

UK Agora: Follow Our Social Media Accounts

ABC-Social-Media-Hashtag-Taging-

TWITTER, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM As hospitality sponsors of AFC Wimbledon, we're proud that Rivals MK, who relocated Wimbledon FC and took over their league position have been relegated to League Two. In this time AFC Wimbledon have managed to form a new club, rise through the Leagues and surpass them! #COYD UKAGORA.COM...

Read More

Neal praises impact made by Andy Barcham

3500

Neal Ardley has praised Andy Barcham’s return to form after he provided the spark for AFC Wimbledon’s stunning fightback at Walsall on Saturday. Barcham has been on the substitutes’ bench in recent weeks, but the manager unleashed him to devastating effect at Walsall with the flying winger providing evidence that he is back to his best. “Andy Barcham has been one of my most consistent players in the last two or three years,” said Neal. “Barchy is a player who has got that bit of zip in his game, but a few weeks back in training and in games he just looked like he needed to be taken out. Harry (Forrester) was playing well. Barchy is a fantastic lad and he is a bubbly character around the place. I noticed that he was getting that zip back into his game and when he came on in the second-half (at Walsall) he made a...

Read More

AFC Wimbledon complete the signing of winger Lloyd Sam

unnamed

Neal Ardley yesterday bolstered his attacking options by completing the signing of experienced winger Lloyd Sam. The deadline this season for EFL clubs to sign players expired at 5 pm yesterday (Thursday) and Wimbledon also gained international clearance for Lloyd, who spent five years playing in the MLS with New York Red Bulls and DC United. With Cody McDonald ruled out through injury, Neal believes that Lloyd will be a useful addition at a critical time, as Wimbledon seek vital points in the battle to stay up. Neal Ardley said: “Lloyd has been with us for a month or two now, training and getting fit. We wanted to have a look at him and he is a tricky right-winger, an attacking player. Obviously, with us losing Cody we just felt we needed another player. What part he can play until the end of the season, is always tight, but he is on a...

Read More

UNSEEN ANDY WARHOL LABELS RELEASED BY NAPA WINERY

1.-Andy-Warhol-Full-Set-1-640x484

Napa Valley winery Cuvaison has launched a new series of wines with ‘forgotten’ labels designed by Andy Warhol, who once said the original labels were “lousy”. The collaboration apparently began in early 1980s after Warhol was served a bottle of the Napa Valley Cuvaison wine at a dinner party in Switzerland hosted by his friend and the winery’s owner, Alexander Schmidheiny. When Schmidheiny asked what Warhol thought of the wine, Warhol replied, “What a lousy label,” and suggested a redesign. Commissioned by Cuvaison, Warhol took polaroids of grapes in a variety of patterns to create over 50 unique silkscreen prints for Cuvaison labels. The designs, however, were then forgotten about and left in a drawer until now. Thirty-five years on, Cuvaison, in association with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, has released the first limited-edition set of the ‘Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection’. The ‘Series One’ range is now available in Hong Kong and consists of...

Read More

Boom Times for Austrian Wine

aut1-10006531

An unheralded wine-producing region is enjoying the fruits of its labors – and the spotlight. By Natalie Sellers | Posted Friday, 16-Mar-2018 With a booming worldwide wine trade, it can be tough to pick the next big thing – but the central European country of Austria might just be it. Despite a small 2016 vintage, which reduced Austria's normal export volume by 3.3 percent to 46.8 million liters, the quality continued to be markedly high, leading to Austria's greatest export year for wine. A total increase of 7.4 percent was reported by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, translating to a record total of €158.6 million ($195m), the first time Austria has made it past €150m. Austrian wine exports rose rapidly from the end of the 1990s, but hit a plateau in 2004. Three years later, another steep rise saw exports almost double by 2013. Growth halted then for another three years, but looks to be...

Read More

Today at 4 pm: Duo aim to push Dons towards Premier League in Football Manager

Large (1)

A treat this afternoon for fans of iconic computer game We’re all looking forward to the day when the Dons are back in the top-flight, but our friends at Sports Interactive are hoping to take us there first on their world-famous game, Football Manager. Curtis Morton and Tom Davidson, hosts of the studio’s YouTube series The FM Show, are stepping into Neal Ardley’s shoes and attempting to lead the club into the promised land! They’ll also be broadcasting the whole thing live on Twitch. After an opening episode that featured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Norwich in the Carabao Cup and an unbeaten start in League One everything is finely poised ahead of today’s second live stream, so what better time to tune in and lend your support to the boys? Today’s episode kicks off at 4.00 pm. Click on Wombling Free to to be redirected to the Twitch live stream. More episodes will follow every two weeks....

Read More

Why Bother Rating the First Growths?

Boredom_Image1-10006508

By Oliver Styles | Posted Monday, 05-Mar-2018 Even vintage variation can't sway critics from giving surprisingly consistent scores for big-name wines. If you find yourself regularly watching downhill skiing on the television you will, after a few races, understand that you are only watching it for two reasons. Firstly, like most sports, you want to see your country – or your hero – win. Secondly, and quite disturbingly, will come the inescapable realisation that you're waiting for someone to crash. Watching jumpsuit-clad men and women hurtle down a slope registering times that are only tenths and hundredths of a second apart, with no major errors on the way down, is athletically marvellous but, unfortunately, reasonably dull. Watching one or more of them lose an edge on a turn, or get their balance wrong on a jump, is exciting. It's exciting for the wrong reasons – like I imagine watching a gladiator fight would...

Read More