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redstickrick
LSU Fan
bawville
Member since May 2019
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You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Wycombe Wanderers are an ancient club in England. They recently got promoted to the Championship (2nd tier of English footy). Heres why you should care, they are owned by 2 South Louisiana investors. Peter and ROb Couhig. Peter is a baton rouge guy and his family still resides in town. Additionally, he is involved in a number of other local business ventures. The club is an absolute underdog story and supporting them also can have an indirect impact on south louisiana. The club plays a uniquely american style and Pete proudly represented Louisiana on his hat throughout the season, even on TV and in interviews after the big match yesterday where they beat Oxford at Wembley to get promoted. Its been cool to see the club fly though the ranks in england the last few years but theyre one good season away from the premiership so they could use the international support now more than ever.

Team site: LINK

Wiki: LINK

Image: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fpetecouhig&psig=AOvVaw0JrxNbYUxQkr-Sr6MxTAz1&ust=1594840162798000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCJic8fO4zeoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAE
This post was edited on 7/14 at 2:16 pm


BlackCoffeeKid
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Mar 2016
6952 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
From what I read, they're probably going to get absolutely smashed in the Championship next season.

But frick it, I'm in. Let's ride.


redstickrick
LSU Fan
bawville
Member since May 2019
38 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Thats correct, the lads only had 9 men show up to preseason training this year and somehow turned it around. Their manager is in a band part-time and they have the smallest stadium in EFL 1 this year which may be the smallest ever in the championship next year.

Their salary cap and options increase significantly next year in the championship so they may be able to sustain themselves if they make the right moves.


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jackwoods4
New Orleans Saints Fan
Nashville
Member since Sep 2013
27354 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Imagine writing this post and not paying any respect to Akinfenwa.


redstickrick
LSU Fan
bawville
Member since May 2019
38 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
hey, gotta leave some content for the replies. but hes a beast of a man


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I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa by way of CLT
Member since Jul 2011
44297 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
quote:

From what I read, they're probably going to get absolutely smashed in the Championship next season.


They were supposed to get absolutely smashed in league one this season

So who knows


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WinnPtiger
TCU Fan
Arlington
Member since Mar 2011
16794 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
quote:

But frick it, I'm in. Let's ride.





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etm512
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Aug 2005
18979 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
That is a cool story and Akinfenwa is a legend (TYFYS)

But can you explain this part of your post?

quote:

The club plays a uniquely american style


redstickrick
LSU Fan
bawville
Member since May 2019
38 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Overseas american soccer is known for its physicality and directness. not a lot of tikataka passing like you will find in latin america and south western europe. Obviously these are generalizations but wycombe plays a very direct and physical style. They were 2nd to last or last in almost every possession statistic but their opponent last night (oxford utd) was 1st in almost every possession statistic but wycombe still won the match. Peter played club ball in baton rouge growing up, helped start the program at catholic high and played at georgetown so the american style is ingrained in him, which is why its so cool to see it implemented in his club now


etm512
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Aug 2005
18979 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Gotcha. I wouldn't call that "uniquely" American which is what tripped me up

quote:

Peter played club ball in baton rouge growing up, helped start the program at catholic high and played at georgetown so the american style is ingrained in him, which is why its so cool to see it implemented in his club now



Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing


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Dawgsontop34
Georgia Fan
Member since Jun 2014
31847 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
I’m all in on Wycombe


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BamaCoaster
LSU Fan
God's Gulf
Member since Apr 2016
2732 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Excellent post.
Saw the dude in a hat that had Louisiana outline on it yesterday.
Love the subbed forward.
Hope they do well in the championship next year.


Ex-Popcorn
Member since Nov 2005
1730 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
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Hope they do well in the championship next year.


I'm rooting them on.
This post was edited on 7/14 at 6:08 pm


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S
Texas Southern Fan
RIP Wayde
Member since Jan 2007
116688 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
I completely forgot about this.

With some cheeky loan signings they could shithouse their way to a decent season.


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Gaston
LSU Fan
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
32065 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
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a uniquely american style


That kick-ball?

Just watched 5 years of youth soccer, I think I’m an expert on how that’s played.


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McCaigBro69
TigerDroppings Premium Member
Member since Oct 2014
39127 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Wycombe have no youth team or academy at all. Favorite fact about them.


McCaigBro69
TigerDroppings Premium Member
Member since Oct 2014
39127 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
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Overseas american soccer is known for its physicality and directness.


This is brexit style football. Burnley plays it. Stop Americanizing the sport.


S
Texas Southern Fan
RIP Wayde
Member since Jan 2007
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re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Neither does brentford


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chalmetteowl
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2008
32351 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
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is brexit style football. Burnley plays it. Stop Americanizing the sport.


is it like Stoke used to play when they were premier league?


Mr Personality
Cal State Fullerton Fan
Bangkok
Member since Mar 2014
22992 posts

re: You should support Wycombe Wanderers if you live in South Louisiana.
Yeah just staying in tGOATpionship next year would be a huge accomplishment


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