Wimbledon owner made no attempts to soften the image of his team in a year that had multiple incidents of players, crowd and staff misconduct at Wimbledon. In a week where Wimbledon’s crowd was investigated for throwing stones at opposition team staff, he wrote in his programme notes ahead of their replay against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

Sam Hammam said “Football is war, we take nothing from nobody – and give it to everybody, always.”

Sam Hammam, a controversial businessman moved to the area for his love of his tennis and ended up buying Wimbledon who had seen four promotions in nine years under his stewardship.

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By Saumil Dave

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