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(Tuesday 29th May 2001)
Daley Thompson and Stewart CastledineStewart Castledine is calling on the help of former Olympic star and friend Daley Thompson in a bid to win a regular First Team spot at Wycombe. Castledine, who made just six starts last season, told the Midweek Free Press "The Wycombe fans have been fantastic to me and have been very patient and I want to repay them". He'll be training with Thompson throughout the summer and confirmed he still sees his future at Wycombe "This is a club that's going places. I'm convinced that next season we are going to go up and I want to be a big part of that"


(Sunday 27th May 2001)
BlackpoolWycombe will travel to Blackpool next season in Division Two after The Seasiders beat Leyton Orient 4-2 in the Division Three Play-Off Final in Cardiff on Saturday (26th May).
In Sunday's Division Two Final Walsall game from behind to defeat big spending Reading 3-2 and condemn The Royals to a fourth consecutive season playing alongside Wycombe.

(Friday 25th May 2001)
Ivor BeeksClub Chairman Ivor Beeks has said that "a record amount" of money will be available in the player budget next season. In a statement to the press this week, Beeks said "I can confirm that we'll be investing the extra money we got from our FA Cup run in new players, so Lawrie can finish building a team that will win promotion."
Board pledge money for Sanchez - full story >>>

(Friday 25th May 2001)
The Club will be releasing two videos to help relive the 2000/2001 season. Seven Ties and a Semi-Final will be the title of FA Cup run while Taylor Made documents the League campaign. They will retail for 19.99 and 14.99 respectively but fans can get a 5 discount if they buy both and the Cup video comes with a FREE semi-final programme which sold for 5.
The videos, along with a book containing around 150 photos from the Cup run, will be available around the middle of July. The book will cost around 10.

(Wednesday 23rd May 2001)
Lawrie SanchezLawrie Sanchez has gone away for a well earned holiday but will still be keeping an eye on the transfer situation. After last season's remarkable cup exploits, the Wycombe boss has set his targets for 2001/2002 on the Division Two campaign saying "Next season we are determined to concentrate on our league exploits."
Sanchez sets the targets for next season - full story >>>

(Monday 21st May 2001)
Conference Trophy won by Wycombe in 1993
Fans of non-League sides are heading a campaign called to put pressure on the authorities to increase the promotion from the Conference to the Football League from one club to two. The Football League meet on 7 June to discuss the proposals, with Wycombe Wanderers leading the motion.
Fair Play for the National Game - Wanderers help out >>>

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(Friday 18th May 2001)
Sanchez - banned again - picture Paul DennisLawrie Sanchez has been fined 2,000 and banned from the touchline for two games following his altercation with fourth official Geoff Winter at the FA Cup Semi-Final at Villa Park. Sanchez pleaded not guilty to the charges of using foul and abusive language at an FA hearing on Thursday (17th May) but does not intend to appeal. The Wycombe boss was banned for three games following a similar outburst at the Quarter-Final tie at Leicester.

(Wednesday 16th May 2001)
Reading will play Walsall in the Second Division play-off final at Cardiff after late goals from Martin Butler and Nicky Forster saw them overcome Wigan Athletic in the semi-final second-leg. Walsall got past Stoke City with a 4-2 victory at The Bescott Stadium. In the Third Division play-offs, Blackpool and Leyton Orient came through to earn their trip to the Millennium Stadium.

(Tuesday 15th May 2001)
Season Tickets for the 2001/2002 season are on sale now and there's good news for fans as most prices have been frozen. Prices were released on Friday (11th May) after The Board put off making their decision as they wanted to gauge the level of support right up until the final day of the season. Season Tickets had been available for new applicants since mid March and it was thought that these prices would be typical of the new figures, however, the Board had a rethink after seeing gates rise at Adams Park following the FA Cup run. Fans can get discounts on Season Tickets by buying before 5.15pm on Saturday 7th July.
Advanced matchday prices have also been frozen but the 'sting in the tail' for those that pay on the day will now be a 2 'mark-up' on the advanced prices as opposed to the 1 extra charged in previous seasons.
Season Ticket and Matchday prices 2001/2002 - full listing >>>

(Tuesday 15th May 2001)
The Club have confirmed that Dave Carroll has agreed a new one year deal with Wycombe. It will be Carroll's 14th season at Wycombe and comes after his scoring spree at the tail-end of 2000/2001 season.
Carroll might be joined next season by the forgotten man Sean Devine. There were fresh hopes that Devine might actually kick a ball again after an exploratory operation showed some signs of progress on his problem knee.

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(Friday 11th May 2001)
Wanderers' Player of the Season, Martin Taylor was featured in a recent interview for The Wanderer magazine. He spoke of why he stayed at Wycombe when he his contract expired last season and the great memories he has of the 2000/2001 FA Cup run, described by Taylor as the highlight of his career.
Martin Taylor - special feature and interview >>>

(Thursday 10th May 2001)
Beeks - let's see what we can do - picture Chairboys on the Net Wycombe Chairman Ivor Beeks thanked Wycombe fans for their support throughout the season after the final day game with Colchester and then said it would allow Wycombe to "put a few pennies in the pot and see what we can do". The Board meet on Thursday evening to finalise player budgets and ticket prices for the 2001/2002 season.
Final day Message from the Chairman - full story >>>

(Thursday 10th May 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez predicted the proposed merger between his former club Wimbledon and Queens Park Rangers would fail due to pressure from fans. Both Club's have since scrapped the idea but are still looking at ways to solve their financial problems. QPR are in administration and play Wycombe for the first time in League football next season following their relegation to Division Two.
Sanch predicts QPR-Dons failure - full story >>>


(Sunday 6th May 2001)
Huddersfield TownWycombe will travel to Huddersfield Town in Division Two next season after Crystal Palace and Portsmouth made a dramatic last day escape from relegation. Town join already relegated Queens Park Rangers and Tranmere Rovers. Coming up from Division Three will be Brighton, Chesterfield and Cardiff City plus one other from the play-off's.

The coming's and going's from Division Two - full story >>>

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(Saturday 5th May 2001)
Jamie Bates - picture Paul DennisJamie Bates has played his last game for Wycombe after announcing the shock decision to retire from the professional game. The 33 year old told Manager Lawrie Sanchez of his decision before the final League game of the season against Colchester. It was the central defender's 100th appearance for Wycombe since joining on a free from Brentford in March 1999. He's quickly established himself as a firm favourite with the fans and hit a career best of six goals this season as well as featuring in the incredible run to the Semi-Final of the FA Cup.
Batesy calls it a day - full story, picture and tribute >>>

(Saturday 5th May 2001)
Colchester United
Wanderers' remarkable season drew to a close on Saturday afternoon with 1-1 draw with old rivals Colchester United. In front of the biggest league gate of the season at Adams Park (7,516) it was The U's who opened the scoring on 52 minutes when Scott McGleish headed past Martin Taylor from Dean Morgan's nod on. Keith Ryan drew the scores level in the 70th minute and it was Wycombe who finished the stronger side.
Wycombe 1 Colchester 1 - full report and stats >>>
Quick Guide to The U's >>>
Wycombe-Colchester rivalry - what's the deal? >>>

(Saturday 5th May 2001)
Mo Harkin heads the list of players being shown the door at Adams Park at the end of the season after Manager Lawrie Sanchez informed the out of contract players their future with Wycombe. 21 year Harkin is joined by midfielder Matt Brady, reserve 'keeper Mark Westhead, short term contract player and FA Cup goalscoring hero, Roy Essandoh and youngster John Nutter in the end of season clear out by the Wycombe boss. Earlier in the week former Portsmouth striker Guy Whittingham was also told he no future at Wycombe
Mo goes - Brady, Westhead, Essandoh and Nutter too - full story >>>

(Saturday 5th May 2001)
Martin Taylor celebrates with Macca - picture Paul DennisMartin Taylor scooped all the end of season awards prior to Saturday afternoon's meeting with Colchester. Taylor has been ever-present this season and has had, quite simply, a magnificent season. He lined up to pick trophies from the Club plus Official and Independent Supporters' Club's.
Taylor took over 70% of the votes in most polls with central defender Paul McCarthy the most popular second choice.
Martin Taylor - profile >>>

(Saturday 5th May 2001)
The Wanderers Youth Team completed their season on Saturday morning with a 1-0 home defeat to Portsmouth at Molins Sports Ground. The winning goal came in the final minute. The lads have missed out on honours this season but with an intake of promising newcomers plus the continuing development of the Under 17 side, the future looks bright for next season.

(Saturday 5th May 2001)
Mo Harkin is sponsored by friends of Chairboys on the Net - click here for more details
Congratulations to Philip Saich who won the Chairboys on the Net shirt sponsors draw for 2000/2001. Philip collected Mo Harkin's away red and white shirt after Saturday's game with Colchester. Harkin's new away tangerine shirt got an airing in the game at Bristol Rovers even though Harkin didn't play. Martyn Lee wore Harkin's shirt after manufacturers ProStar omitted Lee's shirt No.25 from the initial order.
Mo Harkin's shirt sponsors for 2000/2001 >>>
Spotlight and complete Wycombe stats on Mo Harkin >>>
Mo Harkin Picture Galley >>>

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(Wednesday 2nd May 2001)
Bristol RoversWycombe sent Bristol Rovers into the basement division for the first time in their history on Wednesday evening as second half goals from Danny Senda and Dannie Bulman stunned the locals during a 2-1 victory for the Chairboys. Wycombe were without Steve Brown (suspended) and Dave Carroll (injured) but Lawrie Sanchez returned to the bench after his three game touchline ban to see his side register their sixth away League victory of the season.
After the game Lawrie Sanchez said he took no pleasure from see Rovers relegated "I saw Rovers on Monday when Port Vale put three goals past them and they were finding it hard to get goals themselves that night. It took a quality goal for us to beat them and we take no joy in sending Rovers down even if their fans spent the second half pelting my keeper with coins. Relegation isn't about one match, it's about results through a season. They decide your fate and we just delivered the coup de grace."
Bristol Rovers 1 Wycombe 2 - match reports >>>

(Wednesday 2nd May 2001)
Mine looks alright - I'm going to score - No I'm going to score - No it was I'm wearing Mo's shirt! Tangerine Dream Team - picture Paul LewisWycombe played their final away game of the season at Bristol Rovers in the new ProStar tangerine 'away' kit. The kit got off to a bright start as Wycombe won 2-1 to send Rovers into the Third Division.
Fans will be able to buy the kit after the end of the season while the new 'home' kit will also get its first League outing for Saturday's visit of Colchester United. The home kit is already on sale from Wanderers in Town and the Online store via the link below.
New shirt released - updated story >>>


(Wednesday 2nd May 2001)
Stewart Castledine scored Wycombe's consolation goal as The Wanderers Reserves lost 5-1 in their final game of the season at Peterborough United. With the First Team at Bristol in the evening, Youth Team boss Gary Goodchild took charge of the side again and Castledine was the only 'old-head' amongst a very young line-up for The Wanderers. Posh were 2-0 up inside two minutes and five goals to the good before Castledine scored with ten minutes left on the clock.

(Tuesday 1st May 2001)
There will be no return for former Wanderers' hero Keith Scott on Saturday when Wycombe take on Colchester United in the final game of the season. 33 year old Scott was released by the Essex club on Monday after failing to impress during his second spell at Layer Road. He originally joined The U's on loan from Reading in October but he's now been released on a free.

Keith Scott career record and spotlight >>>

(Tuesday 1st May 2001)
After reaching his century of goals at Bury, Dave Carroll is set to be offered a new deal with The Wanderers. Lawrie Sanchez now hopes to sit down with the 34 year old during the summer to discuss a deal that would take him into his 14th season with The Wycombe. Carroll told the Midweek BFP "I love the club and I don't want to leave. I've been here 13 years and feel I've still got something to offer Wycombe". Sanchez sees Carroll as a squad player and isn't expecting him to play week in, week out. However, the Wycombe boss knows that he can still play a vital contribution "He's a great player to have around. He hasn't got the legs he once had but his experience gets him into areas and situations other people at the Club can't get into"
Dave Carroll career record and spotlight >>>

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APRIL 2001
All off to Villa Park, FA Cup Dream is over, Rhino signs up, Brownie banned again, Civic reception for cup heroes, Ton up for Davey at Bury, Smith sacked at Palace >>>

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