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 feared the consequences of the club going into administration and then maybe liquidation more than giving Hayes free rein. Certainly that was what the national press surmised at the time. I have to say that at the meeting I attended there was very little constructive said in opposition other than an appeal to our past and nobody had a clue what would happen if Hayes was voted down. Small wonder therefore that over 80% voted in favour.
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... 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