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and yet more: http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/sport/11776727.Axing_the_academy_was_worst_mistake_Blues_ever_made/
The idea that the Trust could have just offloaded the big earners without huge financial penalty, given that they were on contracts, is nonsensical.
Exactly right @MarlowChairboy
I seem to remember a Trust representative hinting at a meeting that it was a choice between the Academy or WWFC to survive, due to its significant loss making.
So perhaps Brownie isn't as fine tuned on the goings on at the club as he thinks.
I wish Steve Hayes would just clear off to Milton Keynes where I am sure his loans would be more than welcome.........Oh hang on. Pete W*nkleman got there before him.
Important history news on old gasroom now.
Whilst Brownie might not be realistic regarding the youth team I think it's dangerous to assume that the course we took was the only possible option.
The trust clearly has the long term interests of the club at heart and I feel optimistic under their stewardship. However, there have been moments where the board have made decisions they have proved short sighted in hindsight. The Matt Phillips sell on fee debacle is one example of this.
“The plan changed direction for some reason or he allowed other people to influence him, but it went off plan and it never recovered.”
Who could that be ? Mr Dallaglio ??
Are Mr Hayes and Lorenzo Bruno Nero still busom buddies ?
And another attributed to Steve,
"The club had planned to utilise their successful academy but Brown questioned whether the increased revenue from the Chairboys’ run to the League Cup semi-final in 2007 influenced Hayes’ decision to sign more experienced, and expensive players."
That semi final squad contained Mooney,Easter,Oakes who had all been enticed from other clubs for an increased pay packet.
Mr Hayes was already over spending, long before that cup run came along.
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