Wimbledon this week set out their stall for Premiership survival with a major signing, the possibility of a second new player joining the Crazy Gang and yet another twist to the stadium saga.

First, manager Joe Kinnear splashed out £1.6m to secure the signature of former England under-21 international Andy Roberts from groundsharers Crystal Palace.

Kinnear has long been looking for someone to slip in to the midfield position vacated by Leo Leonhardsen when the Norwegian departed for Liverpool.

Ceri Hughes looked to have taken over that role until injury struck.

After sewing up the transfer deal the manager said of Kennedy: "What he gives me is a player who is comfortable in several positions.

"He can play in midfield or at the back.

"Andy will be a great asset to us and I am delighted to have him at the club."

And Kinnear intimated that he is still after Liverpool's Irish international Mark Kennedy to boost his playing squad further. The Dons first showed an interest in the player last year.

But the long-term injury to Robbie Fowler has made the Irishman's transfer, which he is said to favour, a little more unlikely as Liverpool remain possible, if unlikely, challengers to Manchester United's Premiership title hopes and the transfer deadline falls later this month.

At the same time it was announced that Ted Buxton, Terry Venables' right-hand man with Tottenham and England and an old mate of Kinnear from way back, is joining the Dons as technical adviser.


Then, just to add to the off-the-pitch excitement, Wimbledon emerged as possible new tenants of Highbury - should Arsenal clinch a deal to play their home games in the new Wembley super-stadium.

Such speculation about a new home for the Dons has become part and parcel of life following the club.

One of these days if someone says in the words of the old song Like Webster's dictionary "We're Morocco Bound", who will disbelieve them?

Morocco or Morden, Dublin or Dubai, Norway or north London - nobody should discount any theory.

At its very lowest, Laurence Lowne of the Wimbledon Independent Supporters' Association - a well-known and sometimes dry observer of the scene commented: "It is an interesting scenario."

And he added: "At least it would mean we'd still be based in London."

Back to the serious business of winning games on the playing area, the Dons face a tough enough task tomorrow as they face Leicester City - quite the most surprise package of the season so far.

The visitors have one of the most formidable away records in the business.

Out of 13 games played they have won five, lost five and drawn three.

Only Manchester United, Leeds and Chelsea can boast anything to match them.

So it could be a tense encounter at Selhurst Park tomorrow.

I would not recommend a bet either way. This could be a nail-biter.

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