I do believe they have the potential to move up to the Football League proper. They have ascended the Football League System rapidly since they first started, and with the heritage of Wimbledon FC behind them they are a force in non-league football. They're currently semi-pro, but I think AFC Wimbledon will be more than happy to turn fully professional if they make it to Blue Square Premier. They're currently second in Blue Square South, just 6 points off the top with two games in hand and I think they can be promoted this season.
Attendance-wise, according to King's Lynn FC, AFC Wimbledon attracts an average of 2936 fans to their home matches, that's a 12.79% increase from last season and also makes them better-supported than seven League Two clubs. With such a fanbase in Level Six of English football I think they can easily attract 4 to 5,000 fans if they play in League Two. With such a fanbase, merchandise can be sold easily, raising money, and facilities can be improved to attract better players, helping them push for higher-quality football.
Based on these, I feel it is inevitable that AFC Wimbledon will make it to the Football League. I'll be looking forward to the return of Wimbledon FC, in the disguise of AFC Wimbledon, to the Football League, as well as possible league matches with Milton Keynes Dons.
· 1 decade ago