Fans' backlash at fine sees petition set up

Fans' backlash at fine sees petition set up

Fans' backlash at fine sees petition set up

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN ONLINE petition calling for a £10,000 fine handed to Wanderers this week to be rescinded has been set up by angry supporters.

The Football Association announced yesterday the club were to be slapped with a £10,000 fine and given a warning over their future conduct for breaching regulations involving player agents.

The punishment was handed out in relation to the transfer of former player Matt Phillips to Blackpool.

He moved in 2010 and fans setting up the online protest believe the fine is unfair as it punishes the Wycombe Wanderers Trust, who had no dealings with the transfer.

The petition, aimed at FA chairman Greg Dyke and his deputy Roger Burden, says Wanderers are "a club which has limited resources and is still trying to run a viable financial model after many years of mis-management and incurred debt run up under previous regimes".

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2:33pm Thu 22 May 14

13arnesy says...

Please, please, please sign the petition.. The fine is wholly unfair on the Trust who had no involvement in the transfer.

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Please, please, please sign the petition.. The fine is wholly unfair on the Trust who had no involvement in the transfer. https://www.change.o rg/en-GB/petitions/g reg-dyke-rescind-the -10-000-fine-imposed -on-wycombe-wanderer s-fc-for-the-previou s-owners-indiscretio n 13arnesy
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6:38pm Thu 22 May 14

billsheppard says...

As a WWFC fan for almost all of my 28 years, I can only say that the fine is justified as the club (under the control of Steve Hayes) broke regulations that are there to prevent money from being leached out of football by agents and other third parties. We'd want any other club guilty of this to be punished, so we must take the bullet, as annoying as it is that a previous owner was responsible.
The petition should be aimed at the aforementioned previous owner to either return the money in cash or deduct it from the money still owed to him by the club rather than the football authorities at least trying to do something to stop money from leaving the game in dodgy dealings.
As a WWFC fan for almost all of my 28 years, I can only say that the fine is justified as the club (under the control of Steve Hayes) broke regulations that are there to prevent money from being leached out of football by agents and other third parties. We'd want any other club guilty of this to be punished, so we must take the bullet, as annoying as it is that a previous owner was responsible. The petition should be aimed at the aforementioned previous owner to either return the money in cash or deduct it from the money still owed to him by the club rather than the football authorities at least trying to do something to stop money from leaving the game in dodgy dealings. billsheppard
  • Score: 6

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