Wimbledon failed to build upon their club-best finish of sixth place which had been achieved the previous season, but a ninth place finish was still an excellent showing for the only Premier League club without their own home, and also with the smallest resources and fan base at this level. Joe Kinnear's men maintained their reputation as one of the hardest Premier League sides to beat, and finished above many big-spending, well-supported clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday and Everton.
Wimbledon's need to sell their biggest assets was highlighted in the close season when they sold full-back Warren Barton to Newcastle United for £4million - the most expensive defender signed by any British club. But many of their other key assets - Dean Holdsworth, Robbie Earle and Hans Segers included - were retained for the new season to give Dons fans hope of another season giving the big boys a run for their money. Early in the 1994/95 season, long-serving striker John Fashanu departed to Aston Villa for £1.35million, only to retire at the end of the campaign. In Fashanu's place, Wimbledon bought Efan Ekoku from Norwich City and he was the club's leading goalscorer with nine league goals. [wiki]
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