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Wasps to Adams Park latest WASPS MOVE A STEP CLOSER
(Thursday 31st January 2002)
The proposed move to bring London Wasps to Adams Park has moved a step closer with the news that QPR and Fulham will sign a deal on Friday 1st February that will see the Premiership side move into Loftus Road next season. See link below for full story. Wasps move to Wycombe is a step closer
CONCACAF Gold Cup CANADA LOSE TO THE USA
(Thursday 31st January 2002)
Mark Rogers didn't play as Canada missed out in a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final when they were beaten in a penalty shoot-out by USA in the S/Final at The Rose Bowl, California. The Canadians shut out the US side in a goalless game. Canada will now play Korea Republic in the Third Place play-off on Saturday with USA taking on Costa Rica for the title.
Lawrie Sanchez SANCH LOOKS FOR A LOAN
(Wednesday 30th January 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez is looking for a loan signing to help out Wycombe's injury crisis according to comments to the press on Wednesday. He said "It's time to get bodies in on loan, particularly in defence. The squad is stronger than it has been but it is still not good enough. We can't let the top-six pull away from us at such a crucial stage of the season."
CONCACAF Gold Cup TED UP AGAINST THE USA
(Wednesday 30th January 2002)
Mark Rogers travelled across to California to play for Canada against the USA in the S/Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena on Wednesday evening (8.30pm local time/4.30am Thursday morning UK time). The Final and Third Place play-off is on Saturday, also at The Rose Bowl.
scoreboard SCOREBOARD IS HERE
(Tuesday 29th January 2002)
Wanderers infamous new scoreboard has finally arrived and will be fully operational for the visit of Bristol City on Saturday 9th February. Delivery of the system has been delayed for nearly six months due to problems with the manufacturers in Wales and component specialists in Germany.
Picture Gallery - first pictures of the new scoreboard
Wanderers Reserves news WANDERERS HELD IN B&B
(Tuesday 29th January 2002)
Wanderers drew 3-3 after extra-time in the Berks and Bucks Q/Final tie with Burnham at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Wanderers lead 3-1 through goals from Stewart Castledine (2) and Steve Brown but late goals by the visitors forced extra-time. The replay at The Gore will be on Tuesday 12th Feb.
Wycombe 3 Burnham 3 - County cup report and pictures
Wasps to Adams Park latest BEES IN WITH WASPS?
(Tuesday 29th January 2002)
The proposed move to bring London Wasps in as tenants to Adams Park has been met with another twist in the tale with the revelation that Brentford Chairman Ron Noades has tabled a bid to buy Wasps current Loftus Road home. See link for full story.
Brentford join the Wasps debate
Injuries COUZ SET-BACK
(Monday 28th January 2002)
Jason Cousins will be out for around a month with an achilles problem suffered in the game with Notts County. Meanwhile the news of Andy Rammell is a little better. Wanderers top scorer had an op at the weekend and is now expected to be back by the final games of the season in April.
Player Hunt WYCOMBE ARE LEGG LESS
(Monday 28th January 2002)
Speculation through the national media that Wycombe have made enquiries about Cardiff City defender Andy Legg are being dismissed. It was claimed that Wycombe assistant Terry Gibson spoke to the 35 year old long throw expert after Wycombe's recent 1-0 defeat to City but as far as COTN understands there is no truth in story.
CONCACAF Gold Cup CANADA TO PLAY USA
(Sunday 27th January 2002)
Mark Rogers is set to play for Canada against the USA in the S/Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California on Wednesday 30th January. A Brian McBride hat-trick in the first 21 minutes set the USA on their way to a 4-0 victory over El Salvador in their Q/Final on Sunday.
Mark Rogers CANADA START FOR ROGERS
(Saturday 26th January 2002)
Mark Rogers made his first start for Canada, scored an own goal and then saw his team beat Martinique on penalties in the Q/Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Miami on Saturday evening. The game ended 1-1 but Canada won 6-5 on penalties.
Matchday WYCOMBE 3 NOTTS COUNTY 0
(Saturday 26th January 2002)
Wycombe completed a hat-trick of victories over Notts County this season with a 3-0 success at Adams Park on Saturday. Roger Johnson, Jermaine McSporran and Dannie Bulman scored the goals which keep Wycombe in 11th place in Div 2.
Wycombe 3 Notts County 0 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team UNDER 19's LOSE TO COLU
(Saturday 26th January 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team went down 4-3 to Colchester United on Saturday morning in atrocious conditions at Molins Sports Ground. Wycombe scored through Marc Leach, John-Paul Kelly and Matty Warner. See link for report and pics.
Wanderers Youth edged out by Colchester
Wanderers Youth Team UNDER 19's FACE COLU
(Saturday 26th January 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team take on Colchester United on Saturday 26th January at Molins Sports Ground (KO 11am). It will be Michael Forsyth's first game in charge at Wanderers' Youth home and fans are welcome to attend this FREE entry match. See link below for more details.
Wanderers Youth take on Colchester - come on down!
Ivor Beeks SANCH URGED TO SPEND
(Friday 25th January 2002)
Wanderers' Chairman Ivor Beeks is urging Manager Lawrie Sanchez to spend out on new players. Beeks was quoted in the Bucks Free Press as saying "We don't want to waste the good work we put in during the first half of the season". However, there was no indication that any additional funds were being made available to the Wycombe boss.
John Gregory GREGORY GOES AT VILLA
(Thursday 24th January 2002)
Former Wycombe boss John Gregory has resigned as Manager of Aston Villa. Gregory has since sighted differences with Villa Chairman Doug Ellis as the reason for his departure. Gregory joined Villa from Wycombe in February 1998.
From the Archives - Feb 1998- Gregory joins Villa
Carlos Lopez HASTA LA VISTA LOPEZ
(Thursday 24th January 2002)
Virtually unknown Mexican defender Carlos Lopez has left the Club after a month on trial. The 30 year old is claimed to have played for Athletic Bilbao although this has never been proved. Lopez played two reserve games for Wycombe plus a full Football League appearance in the 2-0 defeat at Cambridge.
News NEW CONTRACTS
(Thursday 24th January 2002)
Chris Vinncombe and Gavin Holligan have been given contract extensions by Lawrie Sanchez. Left-back Vinnicombe has been rewarded with a deal until June 2004 while striker Holligan has the option to stay until June 2003.
Wasps to Adams Park latest WASPS MOVE DRAWS CLOSER
(Wednesday 23rd January 2002)
The proposed move to bring London Wasps is drawing to a conclusion according to a statement released by the Wanderers. Meanwhile Wasps are set to release a report on the proposals following consultation with their supporters.
Wasps move to Wycombe draws closer
Mark Rogers CANADA THRO IN LOTTERY
(Wednesday 23rd January 2002)
Canada are through to the Q/Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup despite losing 2-0 to Ecuador in their final group game. The result meant all three teams finished level on points and goals but Canada and Haiti progressed after a lottery. Mark Rogers came on as a 17th minute substitute after Carl Fletcher was injured. Canada now face Martinique in the Q/F on Saturday.
Matchday CAMBRIDGE 2 WYCOMBE 0
(Tuesday 22nd January 2002)
It was no goals and no points as Wycombe went down 2-0 to struggling Cambridge United at The Abbey Stadium. Wanderers were already a goal down when The U's had 'keeper Lionel Perez sent off for handball but despite the one man advantage Wycombe conceded again shortly after the break and never seriously tested stand-in 'keeper Shaun Marshall.
Cambridge United 2 Wycombe 0 - Full match report
Injuries RAMBO SET-BACK
(Sunday 20th January 2002)
Wanderers have received a massive blow to their promotion hopes with the news that Andy Rammell could be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. It's understood that 'Rambo' will need an operation that would keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2001/2 campaign.
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 CARDIFF 1
(Saturday 19th January 2002)
A 67th minute strike from Cardiff City's 1m signing from Stoke City, Graham Kavanagh, was enough to see Wanderers unbeaten home League record come to an end on Saturday. Wanderers remain 11th in the table.
Wycombe 0 Cardiff City 1 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH'S WIN AGAIN
(Saturday 19th January 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team complete a successful week as both age groups registered victories in the Football League Youth Alliance. The Under 19's won 2-1 at Gillingham with Lewis Cook and Jonny Dixon on the scoresheet. The game saw the return after injury for Leeyon Phelan. At the Under 17 level an own goal saw Portsmouth beaten 1-0 at Molins Sports Ground.
Mark Rogers ROGERS PLAYS FOR CANADA
(Saturday 19th January 2002)
Mark Rogers came on for the final 25 minutes of Canada's 2-0 victory over victory over Haiti in their opening game at the 2002 Gold Cup in Miami. Canada are now favourites to progress to the Quarter-Finals on Saturday 26th January.
Wasps to Adams Park latest MORE RUGBY TALKS
(Friday 18th January 2002)
Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks is due to meet with officials of Wasps Rugby Club next week to try and resolve the proposed 'groundshare' at Adams Park. Wasps have been consulting their fans this week and are due to issue a special report.
Police HUGE BILL FOR CARDIFF
(Thursday 17th January 2002)
The Club will face Police costs of close to 5,000 for Saturday's clash with Cardiff City at Adams Park. The media hysteria surrounding the trouble at City's recent FA Cup clash with Leeds United has prompted Thames Valley Police to draft in special cover for this game which will include mounted forces.
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH'S THRO ON PENALTIES
(Wednesday 16th January 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team created club history on Wednesday evening when they progressed to the 5th Round of the FA Youth Cup for the first time. The tie with Norwich City ended 2-2 after extra-time but Wanderers went through after a dramatic penalty shoot out. See the links below for report and 5th round details.
Wycombe defeat Norwich to make Youth Cup history
Wanderers Youth to face Barnsley in 5th Round
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH CUP PREVIEW
(Wednesday 16th January 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team were in cup action when they took on Norwich City in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup at Adams Park. Our match preview appears below.
Wycombe v Norwich - FA Youth Cup preview
Wanderers Youth Team CHIEF EXEC DECISION SOON
(Wednesday 16th January 2002)
Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited are set to announce the appointment of their first ever Chief Executive. The Club advertised the position in December and received close to 200 applications for the position. These were whittled down to a short list of 20 and interviews were concluded on Friday 11th January.
Wanderers Youth Team ADAMS PARK HOSTS FA FINAL
(Wednesday 16th January 2002)
Adams Park has been chosen as the venue to host this season's AXA sponsored Womens FA Premier League Cup. on Sunday 17th March. The finalists are Birmingham City and Fulham and the game will be shown live on SKY TV.
Terry Gibson GIBBO FENDS OFF PRESS
(Tuesday 15th January 2002)
Terry Gibson was left to deal with the media after the FA Cup defeat at Craven Cottage. Lawrie Sanchez was shunned by his Fulham counterpart, Jean Tigana, at the final whistle after the Premiership side claimed bullyboy tactics. See the link below for full story and links to national media reports.
Gibson proud of Wycombe after defeat at Fulham
FA Cup FULHAM v WYCOMBE
(Tuesday 15th January 2002)
Wanderers bowed bravely out of the FA Cup on Tuesday evening, holding Premiership Fulham until the 69th minute when Barry Hayles capitalised on a Steve Brown error before slotting past Martin Taylor. Jason Cousins was sent off in the 75th minute for a second bookable offence.
Fulham 1 Wycombe 0 - Full match report
FA Cup 10K FOR RADIO COVERAGE
(Tuesday 15th January 2002)
Wanderers will pick up a cheque for 10,000 as a result of media rights from full match commentary of the FA Cup replay at Fulham. The game is being covered by Capital Gold (1548AM), with commentary by Jonathan Pearce.
FA Cup COTTAGE MEMORIES
Wanderers' trip to Craven Cottage for the replay in the Third Round of the FA Cup has re-kindled memories of dramatic cup tie between Fulham and Wycombe back in the 1993/94 season. Wycombe triumphed that night after a penalty shoot-out. See the link below for story plus link to match report and pictures.
Fulham and Wycombe memories from 1994
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH'S DRAW WITH O'S
(Saturday 12th January 2002)
Michael Forsyth's first game in charge of The Wanderers Youth Team ended in a goalless draw at Leyton Orient on Saturday morning. 'Bruce' selected a team close to that will play Norwich City in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday. The Under 17's were without a game.
Matchday WREXHAM 0 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 12th January 2002)
Wanderers injury and suspension hit side drew 0-0 at struggling Wrexham but still managed to climb two places in the Division Two table to ninth. The one positive from an otherwise gloomy second-half performance from Wycombe was the return of Sean Devine as a 76th minute substitute.
Wrexham 0 Wycombe 0 - Full match report
FA Cup CALL UP FOR ROGERS
(Friday 11th January 2002)
Mark Rogers has been called up for the eighteen man Canadian squad to play at the 2002 Gold Cup in Miami and Pasadena from 18th January to 2nd February and could miss up to four games for The Wanderers. Full story via the link below.
Canadian call up for Mark Rogers
NEWS FIXTURES RE-ARRANGED
(Thursday 10th January 2002)
The Club have announced three ammendments to the fixture list. The home game with Blackpool will now be played on Tuesday 19th February instead of Tuesday 12th February. This is because Blackpool are playing in the LDV Trophy on the original date. The postponed away game with Chesterfield is now on Tuesday 12th February while the home game with Huddersfield is on Tuesday 12th March. All games kick-off at 7.45pm and any orginal tickets are still valid.
Devine DEVINE STRIKES AGAIN
(Wednesday 9th January 2002)
Sean Devine scored twice as Wanderers beat Ryman League side Maidenhead United 3-0 in an unofficial friendly at Adams Park. Gavin Holligan scored the other goal from a Ryan Parsons cross. Match report and photos via the link below.
Devine and Baird continue comeback in friendly
News CLUB SEEK NEW SPONSORS
(Wednesday 9th January 2002)
Wanderers are looking for new sponsors after it was revealed that Verco Furniture, main sponsors of the Club for 13 years, will not be renewing their contract at the end of the 2001/2 season. New sponsors will mean another change in the replica shirts.
Press statement from Official website
FA Cup WYCOMBE 2 FULHAM 2
(Tuesday 8th January 2002)
Wanderers were denied another FA Cup scalp when Steve Marlet headed home an 88th minute equaliser for Fulham in the Third Round tie at Adams Park. The replay will take place at Craven Cottage on Tuesday 15th January.
Wycombe 2 Fulham 2 - Full match report
Dave Carroll 600 UP FOR CARROLL
(Wednesday 9th January 2002)
Dave Carroll's substitute appearance against Fulham in the Third Round FA Cup tie at Adams Park saw another landmark reached for The Wanderers legend; It was Carroll's 600th First Team appearance for Wycombe. Full story via the link below.
Carroll makes it 600 vs Fulham
FA Cup IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN
(Tuesday 8th January 2002)
The Wanderers were in the media spotlight against Fulham as close to 100 press reporters and photographers descended on Adams Park. Highlights of the game were also shown on a special edition of Match of the Day. See the link below for full story and a selection of national media links.
Wycombe hit FA Cup headlines against Fulham
Danny whatshisname TRANSFER TARGET NEWS
(Monday 7th January 2002)
It's understood that Swindon Town have turned down a 200,000 bid from Blackpool for former Wycombe transfer target Danny Invincibile. Another player on Wycombe's wanted list, Mansfield's top scorer Chris Greenacre, has also been the subject of a substantial bid from Wigan Atheltic.
FA Cup FOURTH ROUND DRAW
(Sunday 6th January 2002)
Wycombe will have an away tie with Grimsby Town or York City if they manage to overcome Fulham in the Third Round of the 2001/2 FA Cup. The date of the Fourth Round is the weekend of Saturday 26th January.
FA Cup 4th Round - Comment and Full draw
FA Cup X-PLAYER FILES
(Sunday 6th January 2002)
Former Wycombe midfielder Mo Harkin has joined Nuneaton Borough and made his debut in the Conference side's 2-1 victory over Stevenage on Saturday (5th January). Meanwhile Roy Essandoh has made his debut for Dr Martin side Cambridge City following a brief spell with Barnet.
Mo Harkin - Player spotlight and Wycombe stats
News SUSPENSION UPDATE
(Sunday 6th January 2002)
Wycombe will now be without three players for the Division Two game at Wrexham on Saturday 12th January. Danny Senda will begin his three match ban that day, while Chris Vinnicombe will also serve a one match ban after reaching five yellow cards with his booking at QPR. Paul Emblen completes the trio as he is due to complete his three match ban.
FA Cup GAME OFF
(Saturday 5th January 2002)
A Friday night thaw in High Wycombe couldn't save the game against Fulham after Match referee Graham Barber called the game off after a lengthy pitch inspection. With the covers and heaters in place, plus ground staff working hard to keep the pitch clear of frost, there were high hopes the game would be played but fans will now have to wait until Tuesday 8th January.
Fanzines SANCH ON COMMITTEE
(Saturday 5th January 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has been invited onto the League Manager's Association Committee. The Wycombe boss will replace former Chesterfield John Duncan who has returned to teaching. Sanchez joins names such as Howard Wilkinson, Alex Ferguson, Dave Bassett and David Pleat who discuss policies and other matters relating to the game.
FA Cup FA CUP 3rd ROUND
Wycombe picked up 30,000 for beating Notts County in the previous round and will collect a further 50,000 should they overcome Premiership Fulham. Lawrie Sanchez has said "It is there for us to get through to the Fourth Round and draw a TV game" FA Cup 3rd Round draw - Full draw and comment
Wasps to Adams Park latest WASPS MOVE HITS SNAG
(Thursday 3rd January 2002)
The proposed move to bring London Wasps in as tenants to Adams Park has hit a snag. Wanderers director Graham Peart revealed to the Bucks Free Press that Wasps are not happy with the amount of rent Wycombe want to charge them and that they want to 'alter the figures substantially'. Full story below.
Wasps move to Wycombe hits snag
Wanderers Reserves news DEVINE AND BAIRD RETURN
(Wednesday 2nd January 2002)
As expected Sean Devine and Andy Baird both turned out for Wycombe Reserves in the Avon Insurance Combination game at QPR. The game ended in a 4-1 defeat for the Wanderers but Devine got on the score sheet with a penalty. Wycombe's team also featured Mexican triallist Carlos Lopez.
QPR 4 Wycombe 1 - Reserves report and pictures
Lawrie Sanchez SANCH INCREASES FINES
(Tuesday 1st January 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has increased the fine system on any of his players who are sent-off. Sanchez has seen eight players red-carded this season and was quoted in the BFP as saying "There's got to be an end to it because it is affecting our chances of reaching the play-offs." Full story below.
Sanchez increases fines on Wycombe players
Matchday WYCOMBE v HUDDERSFIELD
(Tuesday 1st January 2002)
The New Years Day game with Huddersfield Town at Adams Park was called off at 10am by match referee Andy Hall. The pitch had been covered since last Friday but it was unable to deal with the freezing conditions currently affecting High Wycombe. The Club had rather optimistically said the game would be "definitely on" just 24 hours earlier but an overnight drop in temperature to -11°C left the surface rock hard.
Matchday CLUB BEATEN BY FREEZE
(Tuesday 1st January 2002)
Wycombe could have climbed as high as 6th place in the Division Two table if they had beaten Huddersfield at a icebound Adams Park. The only games in Division Two that took place were at Reading and Stoke thanks to the undersoil heating at both grounds. Stoke took advantage by beating Blackpool 2-0 and jumping to the top of the table.

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