BFP turned away from Wanderers forum

BFP turned away from Wanderers forum

BFP turned away from Wanderers forum

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THE Bucks Free Press has tonight been denied entry to a fans' forum at Adams Park discussing the proposed takeover of Wycombe Wanderers.

It was announced last week the Wycombe Wanderers Trust had agreed a deal in principle with an unnamed company to sell a controlling interest in the club, with the forum being called to provide further information to fans about the deal.

The Free Press was under the impression it was invited to attend the meeting and sent along two reporters to bring fans who were unable to attend news on the proposals.

However, the reporters were refused entry at the door.

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8:43pm Tue 18 Feb 14

evenflo says...

I dont blame the club for turning the BFP reporters away do you Mr Alan "are they still Wycombes Wanderers " Feldberg
I dont blame the club for turning the BFP reporters away do you Mr Alan "are they still Wycombes Wanderers " Feldberg evenflo
  • Score: 17

9:48pm Tue 18 Feb 14

norma stitz says...

Come on BFP are you really surprised.
You treat the football club deplorably even though it is by far and a way the most important sports club in the area.
Wasps are a transient rugby club who have settled, for the time being, in Wycombe soon to disappear to pastures a new yet they continually hog the back pages of your paper.
Come on BFP are you really surprised. You treat the football club deplorably even though it is by far and a way the most important sports club in the area. Wasps are a transient rugby club who have settled, for the time being, in Wycombe soon to disappear to pastures a new yet they continually hog the back pages of your paper. norma stitz
  • Score: 26

10:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Marginalised Chairboy says...

They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.
They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join. Marginalised Chairboy
  • Score: 18

10:32pm Tue 18 Feb 14

djwyc14 says...

I assume the BFP sent a Trust member or members along to a member-only meeting?

If not then you can't be complaining by stirring it up with this article, surely?

I think we should be told!!

In any case, their cab fare home probably cost more (£10) than it costs to join the Trust for a year!!

Classic!
I assume the BFP sent a Trust member or members along to a member-only meeting? If not then you can't be complaining by stirring it up with this article, surely? I think we should be told!! In any case, their cab fare home probably cost more (£10) than it costs to join the Trust for a year!! Classic! djwyc14
  • Score: 15

10:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

NoethWWFC says...

Bucks Free Press, when I was a young lad the Bucks Free Press was the best way to follow the club of OUR town. Since then the Internet has taken over and you have failed to continue to keep pace. Then you demoted WWFC off the back page and replaced it with a rugby club. If it had been High Wycombe Rugby Club then I wouldn't have minded much but I don't think they even get a mention in your paper. You then began employing more and more lazy amateur journalists (presumably like the two you sent tonight) who cannot always spell the name of the football club, let alone be bothered to promote a fair and balanced article. You, Bucks Free Press, are a joke! An absolute joke!
Bucks Free Press, when I was a young lad the Bucks Free Press was the best way to follow the club of OUR town. Since then the Internet has taken over and you have failed to continue to keep pace. Then you demoted WWFC off the back page and replaced it with a rugby club. If it had been High Wycombe Rugby Club then I wouldn't have minded much but I don't think they even get a mention in your paper. You then began employing more and more lazy amateur journalists (presumably like the two you sent tonight) who cannot always spell the name of the football club, let alone be bothered to promote a fair and balanced article. You, Bucks Free Press, are a joke! An absolute joke! NoethWWFC
  • Score: 25

11:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Marginalised Chairboy wrote:
They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.
Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community?
[quote][p][bold]Marginalised Chairboy[/bold] wrote: They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.[/p][/quote]Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 17

11:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

The Free Press was under the impression it was invited to attend the meeting …


How did an august organ like the BFP get that impression?
[italic] The Free Press was under the impression it was invited to attend the meeting …[/italic] How did an august organ like the BFP [italic]get[/italic] that impression? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 8

12:02am Wed 19 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Like a lot of BFP reports of WWFC dealings one gets the impression they are not giving you the full picture.

I remember the reporting of the club and its doings in the great days of Mr Hayes - why were you refused entry this evening BFP people?
Like a lot of BFP reports of WWFC dealings one gets the impression they are not giving you the full picture. I remember the reporting of the club and its doings in the great days of Mr Hayes - why were you refused entry this evening BFP people? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 7

12:05am Wed 19 Feb 14

Marginalised Chairboy says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Marginalised Chairboy wrote:
They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.
Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community?
Exactly/ The very fact that the reporter who covers the club isn't a Trust member speaks volumes. The fact that they wouldn't part with a tenner tonight, but would rather publish an inflammatory article, is even more revealing.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marginalised Chairboy[/bold] wrote: They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.[/p][/quote]Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community?[/p][/quote]Exactly/ The very fact that the reporter who covers the club isn't a Trust member speaks volumes. The fact that they wouldn't part with a tenner tonight, but would rather publish an inflammatory article, is even more revealing. Marginalised Chairboy
  • Score: 12

2:57am Wed 19 Feb 14

evenflo says...

Marginalised Chairboy wrote:
Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Marginalised Chairboy wrote:
They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.
Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community?
Exactly/ The very fact that the reporter who covers the club isn't a Trust member speaks volumes. The fact that they wouldn't part with a tenner tonight, but would rather publish an inflammatory article, is even more revealing.
This is the story! I have an alternate banner headline for the BFP
"TENNER-GATE" PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BFPs EDITORIAL BIAS"
[quote][p][bold]Marginalised Chairboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marginalised Chairboy[/bold] wrote: They were refused entry because you weren't Trust Members. Even then, they could have paid £10 on the door to join.[/p][/quote]Why didn't they pay £10 and then claim it on expenses and why aren't BFP Sports reporters Trust Members to start off with as part of their work in the local sporting community?[/p][/quote]Exactly/ The very fact that the reporter who covers the club isn't a Trust member speaks volumes. The fact that they wouldn't part with a tenner tonight, but would rather publish an inflammatory article, is even more revealing.[/p][/quote]This is the story! I have an alternate banner headline for the BFP "TENNER-GATE" PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BFPs EDITORIAL BIAS" evenflo
  • Score: 13

8:32am Wed 19 Feb 14

Welwyn Dowd says...

I thought it was an open secret. The controlling interest has been sold to the fast food guy. Large pepperonis with stuffed crusts all round!
I thought it was an open secret. The controlling interest has been sold to the fast food guy. Large pepperonis with stuffed crusts all round! Welwyn Dowd
  • Score: 0

10:34am Wed 19 Feb 14

eureka19 says...

Get your facts right, BFP. It was not a 'Fans Forum'. It was a meeting of the members of Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust. Did you send members of the Trust along? If not, why not? Perhaps you hadn't done your homework.
Do you know whether Blues next game is at home or away? You've failed in the past. Can we read a report of the Boxing Day game between Blues and Newport County anytime soon? BFP fit for purpose? You're aving a larf.
Get your facts right, BFP. It was not a 'Fans Forum'. It was a meeting of the members of Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust. Did you send members of the Trust along? If not, why not? Perhaps you hadn't done your homework. Do you know whether Blues next game is at home or away? You've failed in the past. Can we read a report of the Boxing Day game between Blues and Newport County anytime soon? BFP fit for purpose? You're aving a larf. eureka19
  • Score: 15

11:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

s_j_b says...

And rightly so! You were turned away from a Members Meeting, not a Fans Forum. If you can't even report the event correctly what hope would we have had of the true facts of the meeting being reported?

Like other media outlets wait for the official release to the press from the Club and then ensure that is printed in their words - not the words of a biased, anti-football reporter.
And rightly so! You were turned away from a Members Meeting, not a Fans Forum. If you can't even report the event correctly what hope would we have had of the true facts of the meeting being reported? Like other media outlets wait for the official release to the press from the Club and then ensure that is printed in their words - not the words of a biased, anti-football reporter. s_j_b
  • Score: 15

1:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Dr Truth says...

No doubt these words will be copied and pasted into a future BFP "report" but you can follow the story via a reputable media outlet here http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/26
256644
No doubt these words will be copied and pasted into a future BFP "report" but you can follow the story via a reputable media outlet here http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/26 256644 Dr Truth
  • Score: 7

2:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

geoffW says...

BFP likes Wasps (lots of nice "Hospitality") and dislikes Wanderers (no nice "hospitality" since Hayes left.) The fact that they never bothered to investigate what Hayes was really up to and decided to publish only things that saw him in a positive light, speaks volumes.
BFP likes Wasps (lots of nice "Hospitality") and dislikes Wanderers (no nice "hospitality" since Hayes left.) The fact that they never bothered to investigate what Hayes was really up to and decided to publish only things that saw him in a positive light, speaks volumes. geoffW
  • Score: 9

4:06pm Wed 19 Feb 14

norma stitz says...

Oh dear I do hope the editor reads the comments on this forum.
I get the impression that not many people are enamoured with the BFP.
Time for a rethink me thinks Mr Feldberg.
Take a leaf out of the Maidenhead Advertiser to discover how to cover local sport.
Oh dear I do hope the editor reads the comments on this forum. I get the impression that not many people are enamoured with the BFP. Time for a rethink me thinks Mr Feldberg. Take a leaf out of the Maidenhead Advertiser to discover how to cover local sport. norma stitz
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Gerry47 says...

Shock News, non Supporters Trust members turned away from a Trust members only meeting.
Shock News, non Supporters Trust members turned away from a Trust members only meeting. Gerry47
  • Score: 6

8:22pm Wed 19 Feb 14

M40 says...

If the B F P joined local organisations it would no longer be a FREE press.

What have Wycombe Wanderers Football Club got to hide, so much secrecy from a club that lost it's soul as far back as the turn of the century at a time Ivor Beeks was calling the shots.

Gone are the days of 6/7000 Conference attendances the small club syndrome does not appear to be working.

Re: Maidenhead Advertiser, that newspaper has always outshone the B F P for sporting excellence.
If the B F P joined local organisations it would no longer be a FREE press. What have Wycombe Wanderers Football Club got to hide, so much secrecy from a club that lost it's soul as far back as the turn of the century at a time Ivor Beeks was calling the shots. Gone are the days of 6/7000 Conference attendances the small club syndrome does not appear to be working. Re: Maidenhead Advertiser, that newspaper has always outshone the B F P for sporting excellence. M40
  • Score: -5

8:48pm Wed 19 Feb 14

M40 says...

Phil Catchpole
Wycombe commentator for BBC Three Counties Radio POSTED.
"The large crowd - almost 300 - were understandably disappointed that the identity of the buyers was not disclosed for legal reasons.

"Seventy-five per cent of just over 500 Trust Legacy members need to approve the sale and I think it's a very high target. The fans are naturally very suspicious based on past experience but the Trust has confirmed it is satisfied the bidders have funds and that Adams Park is not part of the deal.

"However, once their identities are revealed they will need to make a compelling case stating their motives to stand any chance of getting the votes.

"Either way, for the club to start reaching its potential it requires more capital from somewhere."
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The last sentence says it all, attracting more spectators is a no no the prices are double that one would expect to pay for the standard of football on offer.
Phil Catchpole Wycombe commentator for BBC Three Counties Radio POSTED. "The large crowd - almost 300 - were understandably disappointed that the identity of the buyers was not disclosed for legal reasons. "Seventy-five per cent of just over 500 Trust Legacy members need to approve the sale and I think it's a very high target. The fans are naturally very suspicious based on past experience but the Trust has confirmed it is satisfied the bidders have funds and that Adams Park is not part of the deal. "However, once their identities are revealed they will need to make a compelling case stating their motives to stand any chance of getting the votes. "Either way, for the club to start reaching its potential it requires more capital from somewhere." -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- The last sentence says it all, attracting more spectators is a no no the prices are double that one would expect to pay for the standard of football on offer. M40
  • Score: -4

9:08pm Wed 19 Feb 14

M40 says...

Wycombe Wanderers: Fans wait on takeover offer identity

By Chris Osborne
BBC Sport
Wycombe Wanderers supporters will have to wait until next week to find out the identity of their proposed new owners.
Members of the the club's current owners, Wycombe Supporters' Trust (WST), met on Tuesday to learn more about an offer from an unnamed company.
But the potential buyer will remain anonymous until the annual general meeting on 26 February, as part of a non-disclosure agreement.
The organisation propose to purchase a 75% controlling stake from WST.
The Trust would retain ownership of the club's home at Adams Park and all memorabilia.
But 75% of the Trust's 538 Legacy members - those who have been season ticket holders for at least four consecutive years - must vote in favour of the sale.
It was revealed that the buy-out offer emerged while the Trust was looking into an Enterprise Investment Scheme to generate investment through a share offer.
The Trust took ownership of Wycombe in June 2012, at a time when the club was losing £1.6m a year.
Those yearly losses have been reduced but dwindling crowd numbers and lower corporate income continue to put pressure on the club's finances.
The potential buyers were described to fans as a UK-based, solid, well-funded organisation who have had involvement with a football club before.
It was also suggested that a fans' favourite would be returning to Adams Park in an advisory role.
While many believe it to be former boss John Gorman, the Scot has told BBC Sport he has not been offered a position, but has been asked to hold an informal conversation with manager Gareth Ainsworth.
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NO MENTION of the door being open to the possibility of other interested bidders or is it slammed firmly shut for that to happen.
Wycombe Wanderers: Fans wait on takeover offer identity By Chris Osborne BBC Sport Wycombe Wanderers supporters will have to wait until next week to find out the identity of their proposed new owners. Members of the the club's current owners, Wycombe Supporters' Trust (WST), met on Tuesday to learn more about an offer from an unnamed company. But the potential buyer will remain anonymous until the annual general meeting on 26 February, as part of a non-disclosure agreement. The organisation propose to purchase a 75% controlling stake from WST. The Trust would retain ownership of the club's home at Adams Park and all memorabilia. But 75% of the Trust's 538 Legacy members - those who have been season ticket holders for at least four consecutive years - must vote in favour of the sale. It was revealed that the buy-out offer emerged while the Trust was looking into an Enterprise Investment Scheme to generate investment through a share offer. The Trust took ownership of Wycombe in June 2012, at a time when the club was losing £1.6m a year. Those yearly losses have been reduced but dwindling crowd numbers and lower corporate income continue to put pressure on the club's finances. The potential buyers were described to fans as a UK-based, solid, well-funded organisation who have had involvement with a football club before. It was also suggested that a fans' favourite would be returning to Adams Park in an advisory role. While many believe it to be former boss John Gorman, the Scot has told BBC Sport he has not been offered a position, but has been asked to hold an informal conversation with manager Gareth Ainsworth. ----------- NO MENTION of the door being open to the possibility of other interested bidders or is it slammed firmly shut for that to happen. M40
  • Score: -4

2:28pm Thu 20 Feb 14

s6blr says...

No mention of the hostility the BFP regularly displays to the club, just a poor us- we were locked out.

Result !!!!
No mention of the hostility the BFP regularly displays to the club, just a poor us- we were locked out. Result !!!! s6blr
  • Score: 6

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