Wimbledon announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with the Milton Keynes Stadium Consortium to move to a new home ground in Milton Keynes.
Subject to the necessary planning and regulatory consents being obtained, the club intends to be playing in the new stadium in the 2003/2004 season.
Our goalkeeping coach Hans, who played over 300 games for the Crazy Gang between 1988-96, was not too surprised on hearing the latest twist in the Wimbledon tale.
“I heard the news this morning and I must admit to thinking that nothing is impossible at that football club,” he said.
“The club wants to go from strength to strength and if that means going to Milton Keynes, the club must have looked at all the aspects of it and that’s the decision.
“It’s a shame because a lot of the real supporters will be very disappointed by the decision.
“The move away from Wimbledon to Crystal Palace was already a tough one but you saw the benefits of it. To now move out of London to the middle of the country is totally is amazing but nothing surprises me at that club.
“I think they have looked at the possibilities out in Milton Keynes. There is no Premiership club there and a big potential fan base there, they could have 30-40,000 there and if that’s the way forward, that’s it.
“It’s a shame for the supporters and I don’t know what they will do, boycott the club or travel all the way to Milton Keynes. It is tough for them.”
Hans Segers says he can understand why his former club Wimbledon want to relocate to Milton Keynes — but feels desperately disappointed for the Dons’ loyal fans.