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Uncertainty about Chairboys sale


The identity of the prospective new owners of Wycombe Wanderers was not identified at a meeting of supporters yesterday as had been hoped. The club is currently third from bottom in League 2, although five points ahead of Torquay in the first of the relegation places.

Members had hoped the potential purchasers of a 75 per cent stake in Wycombe Wanderers would be available to answer questions from fans at the annual general meeting of the Supporters' Trust. But the Wycombe Wanderers Trust has said it is unlikely the money men will be present - and legal reasons are likely to mean supporters won't be able to find out their names.

Three-quarters of the Trust's 538 Legacy members - those who have been season ticket holders for at least four consecutive years - must vote in favour of the offer, which was made public two weeks ago. But that is unlikely to be achieved until the identity of the buyers is confirmed, with supporters unwilling to hand over the club to an anonymous owner.

The company, described as a UK-based, solid, well-funded organisation who have had involvement with a football club before, can retain its anonymity through the legality of a non-disclosure agreement.

In the event of a sale, the Trust would retain control of the club's home at Adams Park. This is approached through a single road that goes through an industrial estate, but the ground itself nestles in the folds of a verdant Chiltern valley characteristic of 'beechy Bucks' (well, perhaps not so verdant at this time of year).