In fact the tone of the meetings in 04 and 09 was that if you voted against Hayes you wanted Wycombe Wanderers to play on the Rye. Many of us made sensible, impassioned arguments in favour of a no-vote, but were out numbered by people who told us to trust Steve Hayes because 'we can't even get on with people in our own family,' and 'Keith Scott probably wishes he'd played at the highest level of English football.' I'm still scratching my head at those two.
My last memory before i walked out at the end of the 2004 meeting was of people lining up to shake Ivor by the hand. I certainly didn't get the impression that a lot of people were voting yes 'though gritted teeth.'
I agree that the tone from Hayes and the board was that if you voted against him you were a 'flat Earther'. That doesn't in itself say that 'yes' voters swallowed this line, more likely that they... more
If either vote had gone a different way. If there had been a no vote in 2004 maybe Hayes would have walked away and we would have had to cut our cloth a bit sooner. We may not have had the on field... more
for the 2009 vote, you missed out the most probable scenario. That was had the vote gone against Hayes taking ownership, the he would put the club into administration, as was spelled out by the Trust ... more
A noteable feature of the 'movement for change' in both 2004 and 2009 were the explicit threats that without change we were on the way to hell in a handcart. The main issue therefore was whether you... more
For what it is worth, I dont think a coherent alternative was presented for either vote. Much will depend onthe terms of the takeover now, but for what it is worth, my view remains that a reluctant... more
to what the new investor was looking to do, and how much cash would be required in what format. I would seek to assess his background and history and connections with the club. I would then seek to... more