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Matchday INJURY UPDATE
(Friday 28th June 2002)
Jermaine McSporran has told the Bucks Free Press that he could be back in First Team action by Christmas. 'Jocky' was injured during training in April but is now off crutches and could beat the original estimated comeback of February 2003.
News NEW APPOINTMENT AT CLUB
(Wednesday 26th June 2002)
COTN can reveal that the Club have appointed Jon Follenfant into a new position at Adams Park titled Business Development. Follenfont is a former NAAFI work colleague of Wanderers' Chief Executive Simon Monkman. It's understood he will work closely with the Sales and Marketing department, although at the time of this story no official announcement had been made.
Fans CLUB SURVEY THE FANS
(Wednesday 26th June 2002)
The Club have followed up their public surveys in local Shopping and Leisure Centres with a postal questionnaire aimed specifically at fans. In addition to the points raised in the public survey, the postal version asks for comment on matchday facilities, service and satisfaction. All people on the current Club mailing list should receive the questionnaire this week.
Tickets TICKET SALES UPDATE
(Tuesday 25th June 2002)
The Club are reporting that they have sold over 2,200 Season Tickets and banked over 400,000 with just over a week to go before the 'early-bird' deadline. Total Season Ticket sales were around 3,200 last season and it looks like that figure could be matched. Ticket details - 2002/2003
It's a mystery JONES STEPS DOWN
(Monday 24th June 2002)
Former Wanderers loan striker Steve Jones has made a surprise move from Bristol City to Ryman League side Hornchurch. He joins the Essex side on a free transfer and a two year deal with coaching possibilties. 32 year old Jones had a brief spell with Wycombe at the start of 2000/2001 before injury cut short his season. Steve Jones - Player Spotlight
Jason Cousins COUSINS' TESTIMONIAL
(Friday 21st June 2002)
Wanderers' legend Jason Cousins has been forced to cancel his pre-season testimonial against Martin O'Neill's Celtic after being unable to find a suitable venue to stage the game. See link for more details. Celtic Testimonial game shelved
News GOAL OF THE SEASON
Darren Currie has won the chairboys.co.uk online vote for Goal of the Season 2001/2002. See the full results and some table football re-creations by following the link below.
Goal of the Season 2001/2002 - EXCLUSIVE images
Pitch work summer 2002 GREEN GREEN GRASS
(Monday 17th June 2002)
Wanderers' new 'Desso' pitch is now taking shape with a decent covering of grass already showing on the Adams Park surface. See gallery for latest exclusive picture updates
Picture Gallery - Pitch Summer 2002
News CLUBS TARGET LOCAL MP'S
(Monday 17th June 2002)
The ongoing campaign against Carlton and Granada by Football League chiefs has encouraged all 72 member Chairman to write to their local MP's to urge increased pressure on the media giants. Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks is thought to be arranging a meeting with local Tory MP Paul Goodman to discuss the situation caused by the demise of ITV Digital.
News AWAY DAY OPENER
(Thursday 13th June 2002)
The Football League fixtures for the 2002/3 season will see Wanderers play away game at Notts County on the opening day of Saturday 10th August. The Club had requested a home fixture to start the campaign but will be on the road instead.
Adams Park OPENING DAY HOODOO
(Thursday 13th June 2002)
Wanderers will be looking to break an eight year Football League opening day hoodoo when they commence the 2002/3 programme on Saturday 10th August. Wycombe haven't won their opening game of the season since Wanderers' first ever Division Two campaign. Wanderers opening day hoodoo
News CLUB SURVEY THE PUBLIC
(Tuesday 11th June 2002)
The Club have begun public surveys in local Shopping and Leisure Centres. The questionnaire asks for comment on match attendance, pricing, optimism over the next five years, sponsor recognition and public attitude to the recent Wasps deal.
Conference CONFERENCE GET THE VOTE
The long awaited 2up-2down promotion was voted through at the recent Football League AGM. The move was made possible after a 6m funding package from the FA. All Division 3 clubs will now receive 50,000 at the start of the next five seasons while the two promoted clubs will receive 35,000. In addition, parachute payments will be made to the two relegated clubs for one season. A play-off will decide the 2nd promotion spot.
News LOAN SYSTEM CHANGED
(Monday 10th June 2002)
Changes to the player loan system were voted through at the Football League AGM over the weekend. The changes include allowing up to four 'short-term' loan players at any one time plus four 'long-term' loans. Five of these loan players will be allowed in a matchday squad. Clubs can also take up to four players from one club (short or long-term) over the course of the season.
Reserves AYLESBURY DEAL SIGNED
(Saturday 8th June 2002)
It's now been confirmed that the Club have signed a one year deal with Aylesbury United to play Reserve fixtures at their Buckingham Road home. The decision means a 35 mile round-trip from High Wycombe for 'home' games.
Jason Cousins COUZ SIGNS FOR SHOTS
(Friday 7th June 2002)
Jason Cousins has joined Ryman League Aldershot Town where he will team up with former team-mate and long standing friend Dave Carroll. The Shots are now managed by ex-Hayes boss Terry Brown who is on team rebuilding exercise at The Recreation ground. Jason Cousins - Player spotlight
Scotland HIT THE NORTH UPDATE
(Wednesday 5th June 2002)
The Club have confirmed a second game on their pre-season trip to Scotland. They will play Ayr United on Thursday 25th July with a 7.30pm kick-off. The Division One side reached the Scottish League Cup final last season before losing 4-0 to Rangers. Wycombe will play Dumbarton on Saturday 27th July (kick-off 3pm) before flying back south.
Filbert Street SCOREBOARD STORIES
(Tuesday 4th June 2002)
The Filbert Street scoreboard that displayed one of Wycombe's most famous results ever has been brought on the cheap by Mansfield Town. Leicester City auctioned off the scoreboard following their recent move to a new ground and The Stags were the first to move in. Meanwhile, Wanderers own new scoreboard has been sent back to the manufacturers for an 'upgrade'.
News LEAGUE BOARD CHANGES
(Tuesday 4th June 2002)
Preston North End chief executive Tony Scholes and Leicester City chairman John Elsom have been elected to join Wanderers' Chairman Ivor Beeks on The Football League Board of Directors. The vacancies arose after West Brom Chairman Paul Thompson stepped down following his club's promotion to the Premiership and Crewe Alexandra chairman John Bowler, who ceased to be a Division One representative following his club's relegation. Bradford City chairman Geoffrey Richmond has also resigned.
Pitch work summer 2002 PITCH ON TARGET
(Saturday 1st June 2002)
The installation of Wanderers' new 'Desso' pitch and undersoil heating is on target for completion ahead of the 'hand-over' date of 1st August. The heating pipes are in place and the top soil is being prepared for the new surface. See gallery for picture update Picture Gallery - Pitch Summer 2002

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