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??? PLAYER HUNT UPDATE
(Thursday 30th August 2001)
Wycombe are reported to be interested in Blackburn Rovers' former England Under 21 international Marlon Broomes. The 23 year old central defender has struggled to make an impact at First Team level at Rovers, making 39 senior appearances since signing pro in 1994. The 6' player still has one year of his contract to run, so a fee maybe required.
Wanderers Reserves RESERVES LOSE TO BARNET
(Wednesday 29th August 2001)
The Wanderers' Reserves went down 2-0 to Barnet on Wednesday afternoon at Adams Park. Triallists Lee Canoville and Justus Vajanne both played for The Wanderers.
Wycombe 0 Barnet 2 - Reserves report
??? FINNISH STRIKER ON TRIAL
(Tuesday 28th August 2001)
Wycombe are giving a trial to 6'2" Finnish striker Justus Vajanne. The 24 year old Atlantis player was at Adams Park to watch the QPR game and will play for the reserves against Barnet on Wednesday
29th August.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 QPR 0
(Monday 27th August 2001)
A stoppage time goal from Paul McCarthy gave Wycombe a satisfying 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday at Adams Park. It was the first ever senior League meeting between Wycombe and Rangers and attracted a record League gate to Adams Park of 9,217.
Wycombe 1 QPR 0 - Full match report
Darren Currie BLACKPOOL 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 25th August 2001)
A goal eight minutes from time by Darren Currie grabbed Wycombe a point in a 2-2 draw at Blackpool on Saturday. Wycombe were two down inside fourteen minutes but a Steve Brown penalty just before the break gave Wanderers a lifeline.
Blackpool 2 Wycombe 2 - Full match report
Darren Currie CURRIE IS A GEM
(Thursday 23rd August 2001)
After just two home games for Wycombe, summer capture from Barnet, Darren Currie has already won the fans over at Adams Park. Lawrie Sanchez isn't surprised. He said "He's obviously a quality player. He gives us something we haven't got".
Bargain Currie is an immediate hero at Adams Park.
News BRIGHTER NIGHTS AHEAD
(Wednesday 22nd August 2001)
Wycombe turned on their newly upgraded floodlights for the first time against Bristol Rovers. The new lights cost in the region of 40,000 and now meet Division One standards. The lights will shine down on an England Under 16 International in November.
Brighter nights ahead for Wycombe
Worthington Cup WYCOMBE 0 ROVERS 1
(Tuesday 21st August 2001)
Wycombe crashed out of the Worthington Cup on Tuesday evening, losing 1-0 to Bristol Rovers under the newly upgraded Adams Park floodlights. David Hillier scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute.
Wycombe 0 Bristol Rovers 1 - Full match report
Away End extension 2001 VALLEY ENDERS FEAR SEATS
(Monday 20th August 2001)
Wycombe's new 2,000 capacity all-seater 'away-end' opened for business for the first time on Saturday. However, there are fears from fans on the terraces that it could signal plans to make Adams Park an all-seater venue.
Wycombe fans fear Valley terrace could be seated
??? MAHER JOINS CHERRIES
(Tuesday 21st August 2001)
Wycombe target Shaun Maher has signed a one-year deal with Bournemouth with a one-year extension option. Maher had been on trial at Luton Town but the 23 year old Irishman has opted for the South Coast side.
Villa Park EX-PLAYER NEWS
(Monday 20th August 2001)
News of four ex-Wycombe players who have found new clubs recently. Mo Harkin has joined Third Division Carlisle United on a month's loan while 'keeper Mark Westhead is now on the books of Conference outfit Leigh RMI. Meanwhile Keith Scott has moved to another Conference side, Dover Athletic. Ex-Wanderers Youth Teamer Peter Holsgrove has joined Slough Town who now appeared to have solved their financial problems.
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
The Wanderers Youth Team's got their League season off to a flying start on Saturday (18th August) with victories in both games. The Under 19's scored an impressive 3-1 victory at Brighton while the Under 17's beat Gillingham by the same margin. Leeyon Phelan scored twice for the U19's, including a cracking strike from John-Paul Kelly's 40 yard pass. Roger Johnson netted the other goal.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
Matchday WYCOMBE 5 WREXHAM 2
(Saturday 18th August 2001)
Wycombe went goal crazy against Wrexham on Saturday afternoon. Dannie Bulman, Michael Simpson, Paul Emblen, Paul McCarthy and Steve Brown were all on the scoresheet before Wrexham scored two consolation goals.
Wycombe 5 Wrexham 2 - Full match report
Wycombe climb to 8th in latest table
Away End extension 2001 AWAY END OPENS
(update Saturday 18th August 2001)
The newly extended away stand opened on Saturday following the all clear from the safety inspectors on Friday afternoon. Wrexham fans were the first to use the 2,000 capacity stand, however, the new scoreboard probably won't be ready until the visit of QPR on Monday 28th August.
Adams Park improvements - Picture update 15th August
Urgghh, have you read this? FANZINE NEWS
A new issue of Wycombe fanzine One-One went on sale before Saturday's home game with Wrexham. The terrace cynics have kept the price at 50p and the latest issue includes a special 'pull-out' on the new Wanderers' fans website smbu.co.uk.
Chairboys Gas - One-One Guide
Lawrie Sanchez THE SEARCH GOES ON
(Friday 17th August 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez says that his phone has been 'burning hot' with all the calls he has made chasing players. He told the BFP "You would have to be naive not to realise we need another striker". Reports suggest that Wycombe have had at least one bid turned down for an established striker and an improved offer for Chris Greenacre could also be on the cards.
??? WYCOMBE MISS OUT AGAIN
(Thursday 16th August 2001)
Wycombe have missed out on the chase to bring Hibernian central defender Martin McIntosh to England. First Division newcomers Rotherham have stepped in leaving Lawrie Sanchez with more headaches trying to fill the central defender role left by the retirement of Jamie Bates.
Wycombe lose out to Rotherham on Hibernian defender
??? FORMER GUNNER ON TRIAL
(Wednesday 15th August 2001)
The hunt for a central defender at Wycombe goes on with the news that former Arsenal trainee Lee Canoville has been taken on trial. The 20 year old played ninety minutes for Wycombe in the reserve game at Swindon.
Wycombe take ex-Arsenal defender on trial
Wanderers Reserves RESERVES OPEN WITH WIN
(Wednesday 15th August 2001)
Wycombe began their Reserve team programme on Wednesday afternoon with a satisfying 3-1 victory over Swindon Town. Wycombe's goals came from Keith Ryan, Paul Emblen (pen) and Leeyon Phelan. Full match report now available.
Swindon 1 Wycombe 3 - Reserves off to a flyer
Wanderers' Reserves fixtures 2001/2002
??? HIBS DEFENDER INTEREST?
(Tuesday 14th August 2001)
Wycombe are thought to be interested in Hibernian central defender Martin McIntosh according to reports in the Scottish Mail. The 30 year old is struggling to make the First Team at Easter Road and it's understood that a three month loan spell at Adams Park is being muted.
Wycombe look at Hibernian defender
Matchday CARDIFF 1 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 11th August 2001)
Wycombe went down 1-0 to big spending Cardiff on the opening day of the season but it wasn't an easy ride for Sam Hammam's boyos. The only goal of the game came in the 14th minute from Daniel Gabbidon in front of a 17,000 plus gate at Ninian Park.
Cardiff 1 Wycombe 0 - Full match report
Jermaine McSporran JOCKY RARING TO GO
(Friday 10th August 2001)
Jermaine McSporran is raring to go for the new season after missing the last seven months through injury. 'Jocky' came through a tough 'friendly' at Aldershot just seven days before the start of the Football League season.
McSporran raring to go for Wycombe
??? PERRETT OPTS FOR LUTON
(Friday 10th August 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez has missed out on trying to tempt defender Russ Perrett to Wycombe after seeing him in action for Luton Town. The 28 year old was on trial at Kenilworth Road after being transfer listed by Cardiff City but has since signed a three year deal with The Hatters
Sanchez misses out on Cardiff defender to Luton
NEWS RADIO RADIO - HOME & AWAY
(Friday 10th August 2001)
Local radio station 1170am will broadcast ALL League games this season, home AND away. Blues News, previously on Thursday evening, will now be a pre-recorded version to be broadcast on Saturday's. BBC Three Counties Radio have also announced coverage of Wycombe for the first time.
Improved radio coverage for Wycombe
Gavin Holligan HOLLIGAN SET FOR CARDIFF
(Wednesday 8th August 2001)
Wycombe have completed the signing of West Ham cast-off Gavin Holligan on a one year contract. Holligan, who was 21 on Sunday 5th August, passed his medical on Tuesday and is now set to make his full Wycombe debut at Cardiff on Saturday.
Ex-West Ham striker commits to one year with Wycombe
??? PLAYER HUNT LATEST
(Wednesday 8th August 2001)
Wycombe target Shaun Maher lasted just 39 minutes for Luton Town before picking up an injury and being substituted in The Hatters' friendly with Spurs on Tuesday evening.
Wycombe target injured playing for Luton v Spurs
Cardiff City CARDIFF READY TOO?
(Tuesday 7th August 2001)
First day opponents Cardiff City continued their pre-season build-up with a 2-0 victory at Bath City on Tuesday evening. More than 10,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's clash with Wycombe at Ninian Park.
Cardiff finish pre-season with a victory
Lawrie Sanchez WE'RE ABOUT READY FOR IT
(Tuesday 7th August 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez says that his team are 'about ready for it' following last Saturday's work-out against Aldershot. "I wanted a performance and a win and I got both" said Sanchez to the Midweek Bucks Free Press.
'We're about ready for it' - says Sanchez
Matchday ALDERSHOT 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 4th August 2001)
The Wanderers finished their pre-season programme with a 1-0 victory at Ryman League Aldershot Town. Andy Rammell and Jermaine McSporran made a welcome return after injury and it was 'Rambo' who scored the only goal of the game.
Aldershot 0 Wycombe 1 - Match report
??? PLAYER HUNT
(Friday 3rd August 2001)
Mansfield have rejected a 200,000 bid for striker Chris Greenacre according to reports in the Bucks Free Press. Meanwhile Bohemian defender Shaun Maher is also being tracked by Luton Town.
Mansfield reject Wycombe bid for Chris Greenacre
Lawrie Sanchez SANCH ON DONS TO MK
(Thursday 2nd August 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez doesn't believe that Wimbledon will pull off their proposed moved to Milton Keynes. "It's a bold, bold move and whether it actually comes off ... I'd be surprised" said Sanchez on Sky Sports news.
Sanchez on Wimbledon move to Milton Keynes
OWWSA SUPPORTERS LATEST
(Thursday 2nd August 2001)
The Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association have announced two new bus services to help fans get to Adams Park on matchdays.
Extra matchday travel added for Wycombe fans.
Villa Park EX-PLAYER NEWS
(Wednesday 1st August 2001)
News of two ex-Wycombe players on the move. Cup goalscoring hero Roy Essandoh is currently on trial at trouble torn Carlisle United. Meanwhile, Steve Guppy is now heading back to his old boss Martin O'Neill at Celtic instead of Coventry.

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