youth system which needs time to attract the right coaches and time to develop the right culture. I think Wycombe had made huge strides in this area and with the appointment of Andy Ritchie last year I believe he would have taken it even further.
From what I could make out, the reputation of the club's coaching set up was attracting some of the 'better' young players in preference to the 'bigger' clubs. Players were really looked after and the holistic approach would inevitably nurture a sense of loyalty for many, because they would feel part of the club as a whole, and in the coming years we would have reaped the benefits of this.
With regards to starting a youth set up in the future, it will take a decade to rebuild what we had.
Since 1997/98 Danny SENDA 315 appearances (247 starts, 68 sub) Roger JOHNSON 182 appearances (169 starts, 13 sub) Andy BAIRD 103 appearances (69 starts, 34 sub) Maurice HARKIN 93 appearances (40... more
How many were registered with the WWFC C of E before reaching the age of 15? I am sure a good few of those listed were actually signed on being released from other clubs. Roger Johnson, Jordan Ibe... more
So 8 who have played over 50 games in 15 years - and only 3 who have started more than 50. I think that highlights that the CoE was most beneficial from a financial point of view to produce talent to ... more
It takes years to develop a successful Coleman603,Sat Jun 9 13:16
We won't be selling these young players anymore. The best always have been cherry picked from us. Now that we won't get financial payback seems little sense throwing money at it. Think about the... more