That's ASDA Price

By london_dan Last edited 170 months ago
That's ASDA Price

Saturday sees London versus Ex-London, as Brentford take on the club formerly known as Wimbledon. Or to put it another way, the club that was awarded Wimbledon's place in the Football League. Or to put it another way, a completely despicable franchise that should be hounded out of existence by every right-minded football fan in the country.

Yes, it may well have happened over two years ago, when a panel of three decided 2-1 to allow this travesty to happen, but it still grates. And so it should. If it's history then what about Wimbledon's history? That FA Cup Final victory? Their sheer bloody-minded rise up to Division One? The football may have been rather basic, but in these days of Sky Super Sundays, Thierry Henry on every other TV advert, and the general nasty Premier-sheen that covers football, wouldn't you just love another Wimbledon to happen?

It won't of course (probably), but this ex-Wimbledon, this monster should never have happened. Bees fans have a choice on Saturday, sing and shout for your boys against the WalMart/ASDA Property Deal Franchise, or boycott the game altogether and get yourselves over to Leatherhead to support AFC Wimbledon's rise up the non-league pyramid back to it's rightful place in the Football League.

Away from politics, there's a proper all-London tie in Division Two, with Millwall at home to QPR. Both teams have a very good chance of getting into the playoffs, and therefore the Premiership, which will be music to the ears of their respective chairmen, and strike fear in the hearts of their fans. Ask any West Brom fan which season they're enjoying most - this season or last?

Of course, either team might do a Crystal Palace and have a small hope of avoiding the drop straight back to Division Two. The Eagles take on Bolton at Selhurst Park (kick-off 12:45pm) hoping for three points to take them further away from the relegation zone.

Over at White Hart Lane, not-quite-good-enough-for-Europe Tottenham take on not-quite-bad-enough-for-relegation Portsmouth. Spurs have been busy in the transfer window, splashing out £8m on Andy Reid and Michael Dawson from Division Two's relegation favourites Nottingham Forest.

On Sunday in West London, Chelsea will have a comfortable, if boring victory against Man City (kick-off 4pm, live on Sky).

Back into Division Two, West Ham won't have it easy against an in-form Cardiff City at Upton Park (Sunday, 1pm), while Watford, now finally concentrating-on-the-league will realise they're rather too close to the relegation zone for comfort and will need to take three points off Gillingham at Vicarage Road.

Last Updated 03 February 2005