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Dave Carroll CARROLL SCORES ON DEBUT
(Saturday 30th March 2002)
Dave Carroll scored on his debut for Aldershot Town as his new club came back from 3-1 down to draw with Heybridge Swifts at The Recreation Ground. Carroll headed in the goal to make it 3-3 and after the game Shots boss Terry Brown said "Dave Carroll was a different class in the midfield"
Dave Carroll - Player spotlight
Matchday POSH 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 30th March 2002)
Wanderers went down 2-1 at London Road on Saturday but didn't really start playing until the introduction of substitutes Richard Harris, Gavin Holligan and Stuart Roberts. Sean Devine missed a first-half penalty when the score was 1-0. Wanderers goals was an own goal from Posh 'keeper Mark Tyler.
Peterborough 2 Wycombe 1 - Full report and pics
Leeyon Phelan PHELAN CONFIRMED GONE
(Friday 29th March 2002)
As revealed on COTN last week, it's been confirmed that Leeyon Phelan has left the Club. There's been no official statement from the Club but it's understood the 1st Year Pro walked out after a backroom bust-up involving the coaching staff.
Leeyon Phelan - Player profile
Andy Thomson DEFENDER SIGNED
(Thursday 28th March 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has brought in Bristol Rovers central defender Andy Thomson on a free transfer. The 28 year old joins on a two year deal. His playing career also includes time with Swindon Town and Porstmouth. He made 127 League appearances for Rovers after joining them in January 1999.
Andy Thomson - Player profile
Wasps to Adams Park latest RUGBY FIGHT GOES ON
(Thursday 28th March 2002)
Wanderers Chief Executive Simon Monkman says that he still hopes London Wasps to be "a long term part of Wycombe Wanderers" despite the decision by Wycombe District Council to rule that rugby cannot be played at Adams Park . Wasps owner Chris Wright also says they will appeal. See link for full story. Wanderers and Wasps to fight on for Rugby deal
Wasps to Adams Park latest COUNCIL SAY NO TO RUGBY
(Wednesday 27th March 2002)
Wanderers' officials were left stunned after Wycombe District Council voted against the lawfulness of playing Rugby at Adams Park in a lengthy Development Control Committee meeting on Wednesday evening. See link for full story.
Council say no to Wasps coming to Wycombe
News LEE LOANED OUT
(Wednesday 27th March 2002)
Midfielder Martyn Lee has been loaned out to Cheltenham Town until the end of the season. Robin's boss Steve Cotterill is an old friend of Lawrie Sanchez and the Wycombe boss has decided to lend out a player he has given only four starts to this season. Martyn Lee - Player Spotlight
News NEW SPONSORS AGREED
(Tuesday 26th March 2002)
The Club are set to announce a lucrative new three year shirt sponsorship deal. Chairboys on the Net can reveal that the company is a High Wycombe based software company that has its main headquarters outside the UK. It's also understood that the company has a well known investor amongst their ranks.
Dave Carroll JESUS DEPARTS FOR SHOTS
(Tuesday 26th March 2002)
Wanderers' legend Dave Carroll has left the Club after nearly 14 years to join Ryman League Aldershot Town. The man known as 'Jesus' by the Wycombe fans played 602 First Team games for Wycombe and scored exactly 100 goals.
Wanderers legend leaves after 14 years
Reserves RESERVES WIN AT LAST
(Tuesday 26th March 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves registered their first victory of the year with a 3-2 success over Brentford on Tuesday afternoon at Adams Park. New signing Richard Harris was on the scoresheet along with Gavin Holligan and Paul Emblen. Click link for report.
Wycombe 3 Brentford 2 - Reserves report
News HARRIS SIGNS FROM PALACE
(Tuesday 26th March 2002)
Wycombe have signed 21 year old striker Richard Harris from Crystal Palace until the end of the season. The former Palace junior scored a hat-trick against Wycombe Reserves last week and has joined Wycombe with a view to a longer deal.
Richard Harris - Player Spotlight
It's a mystery WYCOMBE TAKE TRIALLIST
(Tuesday 26th March 2002)
It's understood that Wycombe are due to take a look at non-League striker Vinnie John on a short term trial. The 26 year old former Wimbledon junior has scored close to 70 goals at Ryman League Bishops Stortford during the past two seasons and recently returned from a trial at Torquay United.
Ivor Beeks BEEKS ELECTED TO FL BOARD
(Monday 25th March 2002)
Wanderers' Chairman Ivor Beeks has been elected by Division Two clubs to join The Football League Board of Directors. He will replace Notts County's Peter Storrie. See link for full story.
Wycombe Chairman elected to Football League Board
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 COLCHESTER 0
(Saturday 23rd March 2002)
Wycombe and Colchester played out a rather uneventful 0-0 draw at Adams Park on Saturday. The visitors thought they had won the game in the 80th minute but it was ruled out for offside. Wycombe remain 11th in the Division Two table.
Wycombe 0 Colchester 0 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM ROUND-UP
(Saturday 23rd March 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Leyton Orient on Saturday morning in their fourth Youth Alliance Merit match. Meanwhile The Under 17's concluded their season with a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham at Molins Sports Ground. That result means that the Under 17's finish fifth in the table with 30 points from 20 games.
Sanchez LATEST TRANSFER SPIN
(Friday 22nd March 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has told the Bucks Free Press that he hopes to bring in a player on a month's loan before next Thursday's transfer deadline. The player is said to be a youngster playing for a Division One side. The story goes that Sanchez wants to take a look at him before committing to a longer deal.
Taylor may stay but who's going? SUMMER CLEAR-OUT
(Thursday 21st March 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez is set for another massive summer clear-out of players as he starts planning for the 2002/3 campaign. Eight of the current First Team squad are out of contract in the summer and only Martin Taylor is likely to be kept on.
Sanchez set for summertime clear-out
TV Deal TV DEAL TO STAND
(Thursday 21st March 2002)
The Football League say that they expect ITV Digital to honour their contract of sponsorship payment for the next two seasons. Media talk suggested that ITV Digital would push through a reduced deal but the League say it's a non-starter. Wycombe have already taken an advance of 445,000 from the deal.
Ian Simpemba SIMPEMBA GETS A MINUTE
(Wednesday 20th March 2002)
Ian Simpemba came on for the final minute of the Republic of Ireland's Under 19 UEFA qualifier against Holland in Rotterdam on Wednesday 20th March. The Wanderers Youth teamer entered the action just as Tranmere Rovers midfielder Sean Thornton had given the Irish a vital 2-1 lead. The 2nd leg is in Cork on 10th April. Ian Simpemba - Player Profile
Reserves RESERVES THRASHED
(Wednesday 20th March 2002)
A relatively strong Wanderers' Reserve XI went down 6-1 to Crystal Palace at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon. Gavin Holligan gave Wycombe an 11th minute lead but following a Stewart Castledine own goal it was Palace who ran riot.
Wycombe 1 Crystal Palace 6 - Reserves report
News CE TO HOST FANS FORUM
(Tuesday 19th March 2002)
Wanderers' new Chief Executive Simon Monkman has said that he is looking forward to hosting a 'Fans Forum' in April. He says the aim of the forum is to "communicate, consult and get involved with Wycombe Wanderers fans so that we quickly get on the same wavelength". See link for full story.
Wanderers Chief Executive to arrange fans forum
Sanchez SANCH'S SUMMER PLANS
(Tuesday 19th March 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez will call his players in for summer training just two weeks after the current season ends. The two day a week workout will procede the normal full training programme as Sanchez aims to get the edge on the opposition. Sanchez is also thought to be planning a low-key pre-season with no games at Adams Park prior to the League start on 10th August. Numerous weekend tour destinations are also being considered.
Know your history! - Click here to find out more 30 YEARS AGO TODAY
(Monday 18th March 2002)
Long standing Wycombe fans on the terrace at Brentford on Saturday may recall the previous occasion it was inhabited with Wanderers followers. It was 30 years ago today when Wycombe went down 2-1 to Hendon in the Semi-Final of the FA Amateur Cup. Wycombe fans made up most of the 9,210 crowd but after Johnny Hutchinson equalised for The Blues it was Peter Deadman who spoiled the day with a disputed winner.
Matchday BRENTFORD 1 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 16th March 2002)
Wanderers went down by a goal to nil at Griffin Park on Saturday. The vital goal came as early as the 6th minute from Bees defender Ivar Ingimarsson. Paul McCarthy and Andy Rammell returned to the Wycombe side after recent injuries. Wycombe remain 11th in the Division Two table.
Brentford 1 Wycombe 0 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM ROUND-UP
(Saturday 16th March 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team beat Northampton Town 1-0 on Saturday morning at Molins in their third Youth Alliance Merit match; Jonny Dixon got the goal. Meanwhile The Under 17's drew 1-1 at Cambridge United with triallist Robert Tungatt scoring the goal. Joe Mudd saved a second half penalty.
Wasps to Adams Park latest WASPS SPEAK ON MOVE
(Friday 15th March 2002)
Wasps Rugby Club have issued a brief statement regarding their proposed move to Adams Park. Earlier in the week Wanderers Chief Executive and Lawrence Dallaglio have also commented on the move via other media oulets. See link for story.
Wasps issue statement on move to Wycombe
Mark Rogers ROGERS GIVEN 3 MORE YEARS
(Friday 15th March 2002)
Mark Rogers has signed a contract extension until June 2005. Rogers was contracted until the end of the 2002/3 season but has been rewarded for his consistent displays this season. Rogers was one of the first players signed by Sanchez when he joined the Club in 1999. Mark Rogers - Player Profile
Wanderers Ladies Team LADIES GAME OFF
Wanderers Ladies game with Stocklake set for Sunday 17th March at Adams Park (KO 2pm) was postponed due a waterlogged pitch. It's hoped to arrange the game for sometime in April. The two sides are locked together at the top of the table and when played the match is sure to be the title decider. Wanderers Ladies crucial game is called off
Steve Brown BROWNIE TO STAY
(Friday 15th March 2002)
Steve Brown has signed a one year extension to his contract following discussions with Lawrie Sanchez. The 35 year old who joined Wycombe in 1994 told the BFP "I'm delighted to be staying. I couldn't imagine playing for anyone else now and I wouldn't want to" Steve Brown - Player Profile
Paul Emblen EMBLEN GONE
(Thursday 14th March 2002)
The Club have announced that Paul Emblen will be released at the end of the season on a free transfer. Wanderers would have had to pay Charlton Athletic another 10,000 if he made one more appearance and Lawrie Sanchez has decided to let the goalscoring hero at Lincoln City in May 1999 depart.
Paul Emblen - Player Profile
Reserves RESERVES LOSE TO READING
(Wednesday 13th March 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves travelled to Newbury on Wednesday afternoon to play Reading in the Avon Insurance Combination but went down by a goal to nil. Frank Talia was making his debut for The Royals in goal but he was rarely tested. The only goal came on 27 minutes from Joe Gamble.
Wycombe Team: Osborn, Townsend, Parsons, Simpemba, Leach, Lee, Roberts (sub HT Lynott), Holligan (sub 88 Harding), Emblen, Castledine, Cook (sub 81 Dixon) Subs not used: Smillie, Hole
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 HUDDERSFIELD 4
(Tuesday 12th March 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez described football as a cruel game after seeing his side beaten with two stoppage time goals at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Wanderers had fought back from two goals down to draw level with just five minutes remaining but were then hit with two sucker punches in the dying moments.
Wycombe 2 Huddersfield 4 - Full match report
Ian Simpemba SIMPEMBA CALL-UP AGAIN
(Tuesday 12th March 2002)
Wanderers Third Year Scholar Ian Simpemba has been called up again for the Republic of Ireland Under 19 squad. Simpemba, who scored on his last outing with the Irish, has been selected for the UEFA qualifier against Holland that will take place in Rotterdam on Wednesday 20th March. Player Profile
Ticket news CE WANTS SOME FEEDBACK
Wanderers' new Chief Executive wants feedback from the fans on any aspect of the club. Simon Monkman is requesting fans to send in their points via post or e-mail and he hopes to set up a Fans' Forum if the response is sufficient.
Injuries MACCA AND RAMBO UPDATE
(Monday 11th March 2002)
Andy Rammell and Paul McCarthy are edging back to fitness and returned to training on Monday (11th March). There is now talk from the Club that McCarthy could be back as early as Saturday's game at Bretnford, while Rammell will be given more time. The question is, will Lawrie Sanchez want to risk them?
Matchday TUTTLE GOES BACK TO LIONS
(Monday 11th March 2002)
On loan central defender David Tuttle has returned to Millwall after just two weeks with Wycombe. Tuttle missed Saturday's meeting with Stoke City due to a groin strain and Lawrie Sanchez has said that he won't play for Wycombe again.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 STOKE CITY 0
(Saturday 9th March 2002)
Wanderers ended a losing sequence of three successive games and a goal drought lasting over seven hours when they beat Stoke City 1-0 at Adams Park on Saturday. A Jermaine McSporran goal on 83 minutes brought Wycombe the three deserved points. Wycombe remain in 11th place.
Wycombe 1 Stoke City 0 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM ROUND-UP
(Saturday 9th March 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team drew 0-0 at Plymouth Arygle on Saturday afternoon in their second Youth Alliance Merit match. Meanwhile The Under 17's continued their good run with a 2-1 victory at Northampton Town with James Rogers and Nathanial Griffiths scoring the goals.
Click here for Youth Team result and fixture update
Wasps to Adams Park latest WASPS ON THEIR WAY
(Thursday 7th March 2002)
Wycombe District Council are set to give the green light to the request for Wasps Rugby Club to play at Adams Park. The news was expected to be officially released this week but it has since been delayed until the end of March. See link for story.
Council to give green light on Wasps move to Wycombe
Shut those bloody drums up!!!!!!! DRUMMED OUT
(Thursday 7th March 2002)
Wanderers' infamous drummers were to told to rap it up at Brighton on Tuesday following moans from local residents. The Seagulls complaints hotline received an unprecedented 15 calls during the game and stewards moved in to mute the suspects. Rather strangley they were unable to pick out Brighton's own drummer and the instigators of the fire display after every goal.
Reserves RESERVES LOSE AGAIN
(Wednesday 6th March 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves lost 1-0 at home to Bournmouth on Wednesday afternoon in the Avon Insurance Combination. The winning goal came on 24 minutes when Amos Foyewa scored from the spot after Stuart Hole had tripped Gary McManus.
Wycombe team: Osborn, Townsend, Parsons (sub 65 Warner), Hole, Baird, Smillie, Lee (sub 75 Kelly), Castledine, Simpemba, Holligan, Dixon (sub 46 Harding) - subs not used Gott, Cook
Matchday BRIGHTON 4 WYCOMBE 0
(Tuesday 5th March 2002)
Wanderers crashed to their third successive defeat as they went down 4-0 to promotion favourites Brighton at The Withdean Stadium. A makeshift Wycombe side had more than held their own for the opening 39 minutes before the home side took control. Brighton v Wycombe - Full match report
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 BURY 2
(Saturday 2nd March 2002)
Wanderers sorry run of results continued on Saturday when the they crashed to a 2-0 defeat to trouble torn Bury at Adams Park. An own goal from Mark Rogers under pressure from Gareth Seddon and a strike from Michael Nelson gave the visitors a deserved victory. Wycombe remain 11th.
Wycombe 0 Bury 2 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team UNDER 19's BEATEN 3-1
(Saturday 2nd March 2002)
Wanderers' Under 19 Youth Team were well beaten by Bristol Rovers in their first 'merit' match on Saturday morning at Molins Sports Ground. The Wanderers trailed 3-0 at half-time before Leeyon Phelan pulled a goal back on 76 minutes.
Line-up: Gott, Sudheimer (sub HT Parsons), Cook, Leach (sub HT Smillie), Hole, Oliver, Phelan, Simpemba, Harding (sub HT Kelly), Dixon, Warner
The Under 17's had a better day with a 1-1 draw at Brentford, James Rogers getting the Wanderers' goal.
Wasps to Adams Park latest WYCOMBE ON WASPS DEAL
(Saturday 2nd March 2002)
Wycombe have broken their silence on the moves to bring Wasps Rugby Club to Adams Park. Club Director Alan Parry wrote at length on the topic in his programme notes for the game with Bury on Saturday (2nd March). See link for full story.
Wanderers break silence on Wasps deal
Taylor TAYLOR WANTS CONTRACT
(Friday 1st March 2002)
Martin Taylor wants a new three year contract with Wycombe. The Wanderers 'keeper suffered a family bereavement recently but unknown to fans he played through his personal grief. He has since revealed he was also considering quitting the game but the 35 year old told the BFP "I'm out of contract at the end of the season but I'm looking for a new one".

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