EFL Wycombe just keep going

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In reality could they fund even one season in the championship on the gates they get... better players, (much) higher wages etc etc ?

Wheels will come off sooner or later Imo
 

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In reality could they fund even one season in the championship on the gates they get... better players, (much) higher wages etc etc ?

Wheels will come off sooner or later Imo
Dont they have new American owners?
I am.not sure how wealthy they are?
 

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In reality could they fund even one season in the championship on the gates they get... better players, (much) higher wages etc etc ?

Wheels will come off sooner or later Imo
Why would they need to? The Championship is the new Prem. One season is worth millions. You can come straight back down and pocket a fortune, which you can then invest a bit of to give yourself a chance of bobbing back up until you’re stable enough to try to stay there. West Brom spent a good eight or nine years doing this between the Champ and PL until they stabilised there for years. Worst case scenario you get the one season and set the club up for several years. Stadium improvements, training ground upgrades etc.
 

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New owners, new money, potential for stadium improvements. Those noisy neighbours are becoming a real pest.
 

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Why would they need to? The Championship is the new Prem. One season is worth millions. You can come straight back down and pocket a fortune, which you can then invest a bit of to give yourself a chance of bobbing back up until you’re stable enough to try to stay there. West Brom spent a good eight or nine years doing this between the Champ and PL until they stabilised there for years. Worst case scenario you get the one season and set the club up for several years. Stadium improvements, training ground upgrades etc.
Cheers for putting me right ,@RyanioBirdio :sneaky:
 

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Good manager, and doing well now they’ve got a bit of money. If they lose him the whole thing will probably fall apart, and he may not be so good elsewhere. He needs to stay and take it as far as he can
 

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Weirdly they are still "less likely" for promotion than us based on bookies odds( us being 4th!), despite being 10 points ahead. That tells me they are still seen as not keeping it up.
 

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Weirdly they are still "less likely" for promotion than us based on bookies odds( us being 4th!), despite being 10 points ahead. That tells me they are still seen as not keeping it up.

But we are 7th ?
 

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Why would they need to? The Championship is the new Prem. One season is worth millions. You can come straight back down and pocket a fortune, which you can then invest a bit of to give yourself a chance of bobbing back up until you’re stable enough to try to stay there. West Brom spent a good eight or nine years doing this between the Champ and PL until they stabilised there for years. Worst case scenario you get the one season and set the club up for several years. Stadium improvements, training ground upgrades etc.

Bit of an exaggeration!
Premier League 'solidarity' payments are higher to Championship clubs. So is the TV money. But the difference between Championship & League One is probably of the order 5-6 million.
Then maybe you add 3,000 to the gate for the whole season - let's be generous, add in some extra programs, and call that another 1.5m

So if you get into the Championship, but continue to run on a League One budget - you'll perhaps make 7 million quid extra from a single season there.

Not peanuts, but not a club-changing fortune either. We'd likely burn through that in about three years even if we didn't invest anything more on infrastructure.

Still more than an order of magnitude less than the jump from the Championship to the PL.
 

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Bit of an exaggeration!
Premier League 'solidarity' payments are higher to Championship clubs. So is the TV money. But the difference between Championship & League One is probably of the order 5-6 million.
Then maybe you add 3,000 to the gate for the whole season - let's be generous, add in some extra programs, and call that another 1.5m

So if you get into the Championship, but continue to run on a League One budget - you'll perhaps make 7 million quid extra from a single season there.

Not peanuts, but not a club-changing fortune either. We'd likely burn through that in about three years even if we didn't invest anything more on infrastructure.

Still more than an order of magnitude less than the jump from the Championship to the PL.
Is that the same template for OUFC ?
 

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Is that the same template for OUFC ?
Wycombe and Oxford are very different.
Wycombe disbanded their academy years ago whereas Oxfird have grown and grown theirs.
Wycombe have brought in quite a few older players and good loanees, whereas Oxford have spent on younger pkauwrsxwith resale value.
I am not sure how wealthy Wycombes new owner is and how much they could afford, but with think that Oxfordcwoupd Bevin a better place to have a go at the Championship andctryvand stay there if we could do it.
 

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They are just pace setters. You get one every season, and they are keeping the top spot warm for us. The cream always comes to the top.
 

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I'm not convinced the Championship is a money-spinner. Players' wages go up, there will have been promotion bonuses, transfer fees go up.
 

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