Wycombe FanZoner Luke Harris is filled with optimism follwoing a club takeover and a number of summer signings.
Wanderers get their club back
Once again it's been a very busy summer at Wycombe Wanderers, but one that marks a historic change.
'Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust' completed the takeover of the club on Friday 30th June 2012 from previous owner Steve Hayes. The takeover gives me and I'm sure the large majority of Wycombe fans a sigh of relief knowing that our club has been saved from a man who may have had good intentions but went the wrong way about it.
My biggest worry this summer was the transfer embargo we were under, which has since been lifted following the takeover. We were seeing teams around us signing a variety of players that may well have been targets. However credit has to be given to our manager Gary Waddock, who despite this, was busy all summer meeting with players and keeping them updated with the situation at the club.
As soon as the embargo was lifted we signed 5 players - Gary Doherty, Matt Spring, Sam Wood, Dennis Oli and Lee Angol, followed by Richard Logan from Exeter City. In my eyes these are fantastic signings for the club and it shows just how much these players want to play for Gary Waddock - considering the embargo we were under for most of the summer.
Gary Doherty, Matt Spring and Sam Wood are the signings that catch my eye, because they could all easily be playing a league above and will be players to watch out for next season.
Looking at the favourites to win promotion this season with the bookmakers, I find it a blessing in disguise that we aren't being looked at seriously. We still have a large majority of the players that got us promotion from League Two, two seasons ago and have still got our talisman Stuart Beavon who scored 25 goals in league one.
Not to mention one of, if not the best goalkeeper in league two, Nikki Bull; his performances last time we were in League Two did not go unnoticed by fans of all teams.
It promises to be a very exciting season and I'm sure there will be twists and turns. I firmly believe that we will be up there and a play-off place will be the very minimum we should be hoping for. We have the experience and the youth. We have a manager that's got promotion from this league before. We've got our club back.
Come on Wycombe!