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Danny Senda - picture Paul DennisSENDA AND MACCA BACK
(Wednesday 29th November 2000)
The Wanderers Reserve XI registered only their second victory in the Avon Insurance Combination this season with a 3-1 success over Cambridge United at Adams Park. Paul McCarthy, Roger Johnson and Steve Brown scored the goals for Wycombe (all from set-pieces) and there was more good news with the return of Danny Senda after his toe injury. Unfortunately Martyn Lee picked up a dead-leg and will miss
the game with Bournemouth. Left sided defender John Nutter played his second game for Wycombe. The 19 year old was previously at Blackburn and is on trial at Wycombe.
Wycombe 3 Cambridge 1 - reserves report >>>

WHERE IS CREASER?
(Tuesday 28th November 2000)
Glyn Creaser - picture Paul Lewis The call has gone out to find former Wanderers Captain Glyn Creaser ahead of a players reunion at Keith Ryan's testimonial bash on Saturday 2nd December. Former Bucks Free Press sports reporter Pete Lansley, now a freelance journalist, reported in The Times on Thursday 23rd November, that 'Rhino's team-mate Steve Guppy is looking to bring together Martin O'Neill's team from the 1990's for Saturday's get together.
Where is Creaser? - Brownie set to DJ - more >>>

THOMPSON TRIAL EXTENDED
(Monday 27th November 2000)
Canadian triallist Niall Thompson has been given another month to prove his worth to Manager Lawrie Sanchez. The 26 year old played the last game of his initial trial period at Colchester on Saturday but Sanchez has taken the sensible option having only seen him play in three First Team games. The new deal extends up to and including the Swansea game on 23rd December.

Colchester United Football ClubGOALLESS AT LAYER ROAD
(Saturday 25th November 2000)
It was goalless in wind and rain swept conditions at Layer Road. Martin Taylor was in top form again with two more stunning saves while the talking point of the afternoon would probably have been the mass brawl that occurred after United substitute Tony Lock clattered Alan Beeton into the advertising boards. Lock was shown the red card as a dozen or so players got involved in front of the main stand.
Colchester 0 Wycombe 0 - match report >>>

MEMBERS ASKED FOR CASH
(Friday 24th November 2000)
Adams ParkMembers of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited have been asked to loan the Club money to help aid the Club's future. The loan would take the form of a ten year interest free 'loan note' with a minimum of 1,000 being asked for. This money, together with the reported 500,000 being loaned in a similar manner by new Board members, is being seen as vital in taking the Club forward. In a letter to members, Club Chairman Ivor Beeks wrote "These funds will certainly help our progress towards strengthening Lawrie's playing squad and completing a number of projects which will, in themselves, make a positive contribution towards our future success"
News Archive - AGM Special Report - "The Future is bright" >>>

Baird out until the new yearWYCOMBE GET CHELSEA STRIKER ON LOAN
(Thursday 23rd November 2000)
Wycombe completed the loan signing of 19 year old Chelsea striker Sam Parkin on Thursday as direct cover for the injured Andy Baird. The deal was struck after a specialist deemed that Baird's ankle injury had not recovered enough to resume training. Baird will now be out for another three or four weeks.
6' 2" Parkin went straight into the squad
for the game at Colchester on Saturday 25th November where Niall Thompson played the last game of his trial period before Lawrie Sanchez had to make a decision on the Canadian's future at Wycombe.
Parkin IN - Bairdy OUT - read more >>>

DANNIE IS BACK
(Wednesday 22nd November 2000)
Dannie Bulman - back in action at last! - picture Paul LewisDannie Bulman returned to action on Wednesday afternoon as a very young Wanderers side lost 4-0 at Adams Park to Cheltenham Town. Bulman came through 90 minutes against the ex-Conference side and gave hope to the onlooking Lawrie Sanchez that his fiery midfielder will be available for selection against Colchester on Saturday. Bulman has been missing since injuring a toe joint in the game with Notts County on 6th October and has had special insoles in his football boots manufactured that allowed him to return to training
on Friday (17th November).
Wycombe 0 Cheltenham 4 - Reserves report - 22nd Nov >>>

MillwallMILLWALL GAME SWITCHED
(Tuesday 21st November 2000)
Wycombe will travel to Millwall in the Second Round of the FA Cup on Sunday 10th December - kick-off 1pm after the police stepped in to change the fixture. The Met insisted the fixture was switched because Charlton are entertaining Man United on the Saturday and do not have enough resouces for both fixtures. Wycombe officials would have been hoping for a another SKY live game but the media giants have gone for Walsall/Barnet on the Friday and Blackpool/Yeovil on the Sunday.
Millwall beat Leigh RMI 3-0 at The New Den on Sunday with goals from Neill Harris (pen), Mark Bircham and Paul Moody to grab their Second Round place.
Full FA Cup Second Round draw >>>
Quick Guide to The Lions >>>

EXETER AT HOME IN NEW TROPHY
The LDV Vans TrophyWycombe will play Exeter City at home in the newly sponsored LDV Vans Trophy, the competition sponsored last season by AutoWindscreens. The tie will take place at Adams Park on Tuesday 5th December - kick-off 7.45pm.
AutoWindscreens pulled out of the competition when they claimed that the League were asking too much money to continue the sponsorship and with no Wembley final they opted out. Eight Conference sides have been included in the competition for the first time this season.
LDV Vans Trophy First Round - full draw >>>
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BATES AT THE DOUBLE AGAIN
(Saturday 18th November 2000)
FA CupWycombe came through their First Round FA Cup tie with Ryman League Harrow Borough with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Adams Park. Jamie Bates struck twice again and Michael Simpson netted from the spot to prevent any cup problems in the Basingstoke or Oxford City style. Borough pulled a massive publicity stunt during the game by bringing on 48 year old Barry Silkman. The former Orient star played for Wycombe back in the 1986/87 season and has been helping out behind the scenes at Borough.
Wycombe 3 Harrow Boro 0 match report >>>
Before the game Lawrie Sanchez said he would be taking the FA Cup very seriously as the Club look for an extended run to boost funds.  Writing in Wycombe's matchday programme Sanchez said "The FA Cup holds tremendous memories for myself and Terry Gibson and along with the team, will be doing our utmost to have a long run in the competition this season."
Sanchez up for the Cup - read more >>>

Mark Rogers - Another Canadian call-up - picture Paul DennisNO CAP FOR ROGERS
(Thursday 16th November 2000)
Mark Rogers was not involved for Canada as his home country drew 0-0 with Mexico in The Varsity Stadium, Toronto on Wednesday evening. Rogers has hoped to add to previous three minutes of international experience but was left sitting on the bench as a crowd of 6,564 braved temperatures only just above freezing.
The Canadians lined up as follows Canada: Pat Onstad, Daniel Imhof, Mark Watson, Tony Menezes, Carl Fletcher, Jason Bent, Marc Bircham, Nick Dasovic, Carlo Corazzin, Garret Kusch, Jim Brennan.
Rogers is now likely to have to wait until next spring for his next international chance when Canada prepare for the Confederation Cup that takes place in June.

LAWRIE'S FAITH RE-PAID
(Saturday 11th November 2000)
Dave Carroll - welcome return on Saturday - picture Paul DennisBury - click here for Quick GuideLawrie Sanchez had his faith in his existing squad re-paid as a late Jamie Bates header grabbed the points against Bury. Despite ten of his First Team regulars missing through injury or suspensions, the loan option was put on hold by the Wycombe boss.
In came triallist Niall Thompson to partner Andy Rammell up front while there was another chance for Stewart Castledine in midfield. Jason Cousins stepped into the defence again while there was the first appearance of the season for Alan Beeton. The biggest surprise of the day was the inclusion of Dave Carroll on the bench. Carroll had been hoping to play in the week for the reserves at Colchester but that game fell foul of the weather. The Wycombe legend was given one of the biggest cheers of the day when he came on as substitute with twelve minutes remaining.
Wycombe 2 Bury 1 - match report >>>

SKY GO FOR LUTON-WYCOMBE
(Wednesday 8th November 2000)
Luton Town - click here for Quick GuideThe Division Two game with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday 13th January 2001 has been shifted to the Friday evening for live coverage on SkyTV. The Wanderers will pick up 10,000 from the deal with The Hatters getting 30,000. The two clubs drew 1-1 at Adams Park earlier in the season and maintained The Hatters unbeaten record against Wycombe since the first meeting in September 1996.

INJURY HELL CONTINUES
(Tuesday 7th November 2000)
Paul McCarthy - injury not too bad - we hope - picture Paul DennisDanny Senda is latest player to be added to Wycombe's frightening injury toll. It's been revealed that the 19 year old striker broke a toe in the game at Swindon and will out for several weeks. Wycombe had already been dealt another massive injury set-back when both Chris Vinnicombe and Paul McCarthy are picked up injuries in the 1-1 draw at The County Ground.
The players have since had tests on their injuries, with mixed news. Left-back Vinnicombe is laid up with torn ligaments in his left ankle with a lay-off estimated at eight to ten weeks. Meanwhile, central defender McCarthy, who was thought to have torn his calf muscles, should be back within a couple of weeks..
Of his 29 First Team squad members, Lawrie Sanchez has just 14 outfield players available for the game with Bury at Adams Park. Steve Brown, Jermaine McSporran and Paul McCarthy were suspended with nine other players in the Adams Park treatment room.

TOUGH TIME FOR BOARD
(Tuesday 7th November 2000)
The Board of Directors at Wycombe Wanderers will have to gamble with limited resources to prevent Wycombe's season turning sour after such a bright start. A catalogue of injuries and suspensions is threatening to hold back the gradual improving process on the pitch, while off the pitch the influence of three new Board members is eagerly awaited by followers of the Club. At the Club's Annual General Meeting in October Financial Director Graham Peart told members he hoped that the Club would "transform the culture of the football world by setting a cutting edge example". It's those words that supporters will hope are put into action as the Club enter a testing time on and off the pitch.
Read more - AGM Special Report - "The Future is bright" >>>

SAME OLD STORY AT SWINDON
(Saturday 4th November 2000)
Swindon Town - click here for Quick GuideWycombe were left lamenting a series of missed chances and yet more injury problems as they conceded a 90th minute goal to draw 1-1 at struggling Swindon Town. It was Andy Rammell, with his sixth League goal since joining Wycombe in September, who gave The Chairboys an eighth minute lead but after seeing Chris Vinnicombe carried off with an injury to his left ankle, Wycombe were running on empty. A 61st minute red card for Swindon 'keeper Bart Greimink seemed to inspire the home side more than Wycombe and it was Swindon Captain Alan Reeves who got one over Lawrie Sanchez, his former reserve boss at Wimbledon.
Swindon 1 Wycombe 1 - match report >>>

LAWRIE TO SPEAK TO BOARD
(Friday 3rd November 2000)
Lawrie Sanchez - picture Paul DennisLawrie Sanchez says he will be speaking to the new Board of Directors about their future plans for the Club and may look to bring in loan players to jump start Wycombe's forward line in action. Sanchez was bitterly disappointed after the 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City when The Wanderers had enough chances to win the game. 
The hope of bringing in a Youth Team player for a 'cameo' role at Swindon on Saturday was also put on hold after the youngsters put in a nervous display in front of Assistant Manager Terry Gibson in the FA Youth Cup replay on Tuesday 31st October - losing 2-0 at Adams Park to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Lawrie to speak with Board - Read more >>>

Mark Rogers - Another Canadian call-up - picture Paul DennisROGERS GETS CALL AGAIN
(Thursday 2nd November 2000)
Mark Rogers may get a chance to add to his three minutes of International fame following a second call up for the Canadian International side to play Mexico at the Varsity Stadium in Toronto on Wednesday 15th November.
Rogers will be available for the home game with Bury on Saturday 11th November, when Wycombe will have a triple suspension problem. Rogers has been relegated to the subs bench for the last two League outings and will see that game as a chance to show his worth before jetting off to his home country. He would also hope to return in time for the FA Cup game with Harrow Borough on Saturday 18th November.
News Archive - Rogers make Canadian debut >>>

Niall Thompson THOMPSON ON SHOW
(Wednesday 1st November 2000)
Triallist Niall Thompson scored during his first appearance in a Wycombe shirt as he got his chance to show Lawrie Sanchez his talents during the Wanderers' Reserve side clash with Southend United at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon (1st November). Southend stepped into the fixture after Cheltenham Town pulled out claiming they couldn't field a side. Wycombe led 2-0 with just eleven minutes left but The Shrimpers pulled the score back to 2-2 with late strikes. Another new face in a Wycombe shirt, Marcus Richardson, scored The Wanderers other goal.
Wycombe 2 Southend United 2 - reserves report >>>

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OCTOBER 2000
Wycombe in the record books, International honours for Harkin and Rogers, Baird injured, Emblen injured, Members meet for AGM, new contract for Sanchez, Youth Team exit FA Youth Cup >>> 

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