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We've got our club back – now lets back the club
Earlier this week the wonderful news was announced that Wycombe's local football team is once again under the control of those who care for it most, namely the supporters.
Let's face it our football team is and always will be a community team which revolves around the fans and local people indeed as we have seen big business and our team just don't mix.
Now the all clear has been sounded and the storm clouds have lifted from above Adams Park I may well venture over to the ground myself and watch a game or two.
In actual fact Wycombe should be proud to be home to such a great team and such a good stadium all be it a little out of the way in Sands.
I guess the future of the team now rests with us, the local people, and unless we back the club and give it our full support it will not flourish.
Once upon a time, when the team were at Loakes park, Saturday match days were very popular as can be seen in this clip from 1956: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8amJ1KnEI&x=.
As a youngster yours truly used to make the pilgrimage to Loakes Park on a Saturday afternoon with my father and grandfather. I can still remember that at half time we would tuck into a pork pies which we had brought from home in our coat pockets.
Sadly the attendances at the games in recent months have not been that great which is a real shame. Why could this be?
Is the ground too far from the town centre, have people been put off by recent events or has televised football meant the fans prefer to stay at home rather than seeing the action first hand?
A regular readers will know I do not own a television however as far as I am concerned football is a sport that doesn't really lend itself to the small screen very well.
In my opinion half the excitement and enjoyment of a football match comes from actually attending the stadium and being part of the crowd in other words its best to see the action live rather than watching it at home in the comfort of your arm chair.
Thankfully it was announced earlier this week that ticket prices will not be raised in order to bolster increase in income the team needs to survive instead the extra cash will be generated through the hiring out of facilities at the stadium.
With the transfer ban lifted five new players were signed in less than twenty four hours so hopefully our team will go from strength to strength and give us some cracking entertainment on the pitch next season.
The big question is will the town get behind the blues? I sincerely hope they do after all the Wanderers are as much a part of our history as the furniture industry was.
Will you be visiting the ground next season? Leave a comment and let us know.
What do you think?
*Don't forget to read my regular column in this Friday's edition of the printed version of the Bucks Free Press!