Marquette, Michigan – January 31, 2021 – mediaBrew Sport Broadcaster Tyler Young came on the 8th Day Radio Show to explain how he became an owner and voter of a United Kingdom AFC Wimbledon soccer/football team in . He discussed the merit system and how it differs greatly from professional sports in the United States, and perhaps there is something to be learned from the community involvement in local sports and community pride.
Tyler’s enthusiasm and knowledge was not only impressive, but inspiring. It’s worth a listen.
Snippet of Context from Wikipedia:
AFC Wimbledon is an English professional football club, based in Merton, London, which has played in League One, the third tier of the English football league system, since winning promotion in 2016. The club’s home stadium is Plough Lane.
The club was founded in 2002 by former supporters of Wimbledon F.C. after the Football Association allowed that club to relocate to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, about 60 miles (97 km) north of Wimbledon. Most of the Wimbledon F.C. supporters were very strongly opposed to moving the club so far away from Wimbledon, feeling that a club transplanted to a distant location would no longer represent Wimbledon or the club’s historic legacy and tradition. Wimbledon F.C. moved in 2003 and formally changed the name of the club to Milton Keynes Dons in 2004.
When AFC Wimbledon was formed, it affiliated to both the London and Surrey Football Associations, and entered the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League, the ninth tier of English football. The club has since been promoted six times in 13 seasons, going from the ninth tier (Combined Counties Premier) to the third (League One).
AFC Wimbledon currently hold the record for the longest unbeaten run of league matches in English senior football, having played 78 consecutive league games without a defeat between February 2003 and December 2004. They are the first club formed in the 21st century to make it into the Football League.
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