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Let us kick start the stadium dream again
9:41am Friday 30th March 2012 in News
WHAT on earth is the matter with you people that live in the High Wycombe area?
You had a golden opportunity for having one of the biggest and best sporting villages in the country on your doorstep.
You had the opportunity to help with the unemployment and the housing problem in the area.
You had a chance of having a more successful football club but a minority of locals and a handful of Wycombe district councillors have tried to destroy this and have shown no interest in going forward.
They don’t like their lives inconvenienced and if they had their way we’d still be living in caves.
The village would have consisted of affordable housing, world-class sporting and leisure facilities, business facilities, workshop and retail space, summer camps, hotel and conference facilities, public spaces for people to relax, adult education resources and new jobs for the young.
There would have been four roads going in and out of the village, one of these roads going direct to the motorway, hence no traffic problems.
Was this not enough? What more do you want? I know for a fact that the majority of people that live in the Wycombe area support this project but you won’t stand up and be counted.
My question to you is how badly do you want this?
If you miss this chance you won’t get another one. It will be gone forever.
Please don’t let that happen.
My question to the supporters of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club is what sort of club do you want?
Do you want a club that has 3,000 supporters and plays non-league football and whose biggest game will be the first round of the FA Cup against a league side?
Or do you want a club that has a chance and I say a chance of playing in the championship in a 17,000 stadium consisting of 6,000 Wycombe supporters and the 5,000 that the big clubs in that division will bring with them.
Another question.What has Steve Hayes done wrong?
He’s pumped his own money into the club and he’s never going to get it back.
It’s his money that has paid for the four on-loan players that have changed our fortunes around and given us a chance of avoiding relegation. If he wanted to bankrupt the club he could do it today but he’s still pumping money in. I wouldn’t blame him if he sold the club, the way he’s been treated.
So my request to everyone who lives in the Wycombe area, whether you’re interested in football or not, is to please, please send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), a letter, a carrier pigeon to the Bucks Free Press supporting this venture. If we get enough people doing this we can kick-start it again and give the High Wycombe area a town to be proud of, for us, our children, our children’s children and for generations to come.
Look forward to hearing from you all.
Eric Buckle, Stokenchurch
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