Vinnie shocker

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 February, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 February, 1997, 12:00am

WIMBLEDON hardman Vinnie Jones has threatened to quit the club he loves after their most successful season.

Jones is set to walk away from Selhurst Park if club owner Sam Hammam cannot come up with a satisfactory cash offer to make him stay.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who has been with the Dons on-and-off for 11 seasons, wants a new three-year contract and 'a few more noughts on the bottom line'.

But Jones is determined to give his all to take the Crazy Gang to Wembley in either the League or FA Cup - or both. Then he may quit.

'It will break my heart to do it, but I have two families - one here and one at home.

'The one at home is more important. I must look after them first.

'My position is simple. I am fitter than I have ever been and playing the best football of my carer. I am also a current international with Wales. At the moment, what the club has offered does not reflect that.' Wimbledon, the only Premier club capable of a clean sweep of trophies this season, face Arsenal at Highbury tomorrow in the next step of their congested fixture list which includes a League Cup semi-final second leg tie with Leicester at Selhurst Park and a quarter-final FA Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

'I believe I deserve to be rewarded for 11 years service on and off the pitch. There is no one who loves or feels for this club more than me but I will go elsewhere if the contract is not right,' an emotional Jones said.