that Premier League players do not filter down into the bottom two divisions.
Nikki Bull was at Aston Villa before joining QPR.
There is no reason why managers/coaches bring in young players from their previous clubs. It is how football has always worked. There is also no reason why young footballers from the Wycombe district can't still play for their hometown club. It will just be done through a different system than the C of E. Of course many of the players who have come through the C of E in recent years are not from the Wycombe district but from greater London and the home counties.
Where would you have conjured up the £300,000+ it will cost to run the C of E next season? What if doing so threatened the clubs very existence?
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I agree that we can't speculate on other's take on this decision, especially the deceased, but I would've hoped that most people would have been mortified. Sadly I don't elicit any sense that this is ... more