As our regulars know, we closed iPloughLane at the end of last season whilst holding out the possibility of it being resurrected in some form. We're delighted to report that Silverback Internet Services have been working over the summer to try to make that happen. You can read their statement and catch a preview of the future below.

Competition time

The result of our vote over what to do with the money we had left over was to give it to the club as a match sponsorship.

So, on January 18th we will be proud sponsors of the home game against Peterborough.

There will be a draw for those who had season tickets for iPloughLane to be part of that sponsorship group free of charge. Further details will be announced shortly.

Silverback is owned by life-long Wimbledon fans and we were saddened to see the end of iPloughLane after having only recently discovered it. As a web development company we felt we were ideally placed to create a replacement virtual stadium for fans and are really pleased to be able to develop a new website. We will be running the website in the same spirit of the original iPloughLane, whereby we will ask for donations and any additional funds will be donated back to the club in some way.

We will be re-branding iPloughLane’s website as donshub.com – when the domain name is live, you will also be able to keep up to date with the official feeds from the club’s Twitter and YouTube accounts, as well as a custom feed of tweets by those who have used popular hash tags relating to the club.

The website experience has been completely redesigned and is now also mobile-friendly. We will be using automated football score feeds to make sure that the amount of manual involvement during a game will be reduced. For the match commentary, we will be reading in the official Twitter feed from the club. There will be a need for some trusted volunteers to moderate the match-day chats and would love to hear from anyone who may be interested: please do get in touch by emailing info@silverback.is.

While we have been working very hard on this new website, it is with regret that we have not been able to launch it during the pre-season games. We need to make sure that when we put the web app into production, it is done so correctly and in a scalable way. This has been a huge challenge for us, but we are getting much closer. We hope that we will have the new website launched in some form within the next couple of weeks.

If you would like to get updates on the new website, you can join our brand new mailing list for the Dons Hub by clicking here: http://send.silverbackmail.com/h/i/C9F967EA2392F3EB.