New ground vital for club's future
PUBLISHED: 10:51 26 April 2007 | UPDATED: 20:01 01 June 2010
WISBECH Town co-manager Dick Creasey has warned that the club will disappear if public opposition scuppers a move to a new ground. As reported in the Wisbech Standard last week, the opposition to a new football ground on Lynn Road has forced the Fenmen to
WISBECH Town co-manager Dick Creasey has warned that the club will disappear if public opposition scuppers a move to a new ground.
As reported in the Wisbech Standard last week, the opposition to a new football ground on Lynn Road has forced the Fenmen to go back to the drawing board and redesign their plans.
And Creasey, pictured, believes that the club MUST succeed in moving to the new site. He said: "The move to the new ground simply has to go ahead or there will be no football club in Wisbech - it's as simple as that.
"Fenland Park is falling apart and we can't afford to maintain it - there is only one way out and that is to move."
He added: "If we fail to finalise the ground then the club would disappear and that would be disastrous for the town."
Creasey has also been involved in important talks with the Wisbech Town board of directors. He explains: "We were looking ahead to next season and outlining ideas on how the club should be moving forward.
"I have made it clear that we must be challenging for the Ridgeons Premier title next year and to do that we need to have the budget to bring the right players to the club.
"I have already begun to talk to players who are interested in joining Wisbech next season but football at this level is becoming as cut-throat as it is at higher levels.
"Players are looking for more money and it is getting harder and harder to run a successful team."
He added: "The board have been brilliant and supported me all the way. They don't get a lot of credit for the work they are putting into the club.
"I know it is important that the club manages its finances carefully but if we are going to be winners we need a budget to match."
On the pitch, Creasey is hoping that his players put in a good performance in their final home match of the season on Saturday, when they entertain Lowestoft Town.
He will be looking for a similar display to last Saturday when the Fenmen came from behind to beat Ipswich Wanderers 2-1.
The home side took an early lead but a penalty from Luke Kennedy and a fine free kick from Andy Lodge put Wisbech ahead at the break.
They held onto their lead and Creasey was pleased with the performance: "We were unfortunate to go behind because we were playing the better football.
"But I was pleased how we responded and we deserved to lead the game. We weren't as good in the second half but that is the story of our season - inconsistency."
He added: "The fans deserve a performance on Saturday and I am desperate to get it for them."
Yet again, Creasey has fresh injuries to worry about. Lewis Cook and Stuart Cobb picked up knee and calf injuries respectively on Saturday and are major doubts for the Lowestoft game.