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LDV TrophyBRIGHTON 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Tuesday 30th October 2001)
Wycombe crashed out of the LDV Vans Trophy at Brighton. The scores were 1-1 after 90 minutes but the home side scored after 60 seconds of extra-time to go through on the 'Golden Goal' rule. Wanderers made ten changes to the side that drew with Swindon on Saturday.
Brighton 2 Wycombe 1 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTHS THROUGH IN CUP
(Tuesday 30th October 2001)
Wanderers' Youth Team disposed of Canvey Island by 5-2 in the First Round of the FA Youth Cup. A Jonny Dixon hat-trick was complemented by strikes by Billy Harding and John-Paul Kelly. The reward is a home tie against Cirencester Town on Tuesday 6th November.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
Richard Walker NO WALKER APPEAL
(Tuesday 30th October 2001)
On loan striker Richard Walker will not have his red card appealed against. Lawrie Sanchez studied the video and told the Midweek BFP "It was probably the one decision that the referee gave that you couldn't argue with". Walker's three match ban starts on Saturday 10th November and Wycombe will have to arrange a new deal if he's to play for The Wanderers again.
FA Cup CUP TIE TO BE LIVE ON SKY
(Monday 29th October 2001)
Wycombe's FA Cup First Round tie at Hayes has been chosen for live TV coverage on SKY TV. The game will now be played on Friday 16th November with an 8pm kick-off. Both club's will receive 100,000 as a result of the TV coverage. The game will be ALL-TICKET and the ground capacity will be around 4,000.
Hayes v Wycombe chosen for live TV
Wanderers Ladies Team LADIES TEAM UPDATE
Wycombe Wanderers Ladies maintained their 100% league record on Sunday 28th October with a 9-1 victory away to Newport Pagnell. Match report and and link to the WWLFC website via the link below.
Ladies Team latest news and new site link
FA Cup EIRE CALL-UP FOR SIMPEMBA
(Sunday 28th October 2001)
Wanderers' Youth Teamer Ian Simpemba has been selected for the Republic of Ireland Under 19 squad to play in an European Championship Mini Tournament in Cork during November. The Irish team will play Austria, Croatia and Latvia.
Eire Under 19 call-up for Wycombe Youth Teamer
FA Cup FA CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW
(Saturday 27th October 2001)
Wycombe have been draw away to Hayes in the First Round of the 2001/2002 FA Cup exploits. The tie is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday 17th November. Wycombe have a massive incentive to do well again this season with an unprecedented amount of sponsorhip money now available.
FA Cup First Round draw - Wycombe travel to Hayes
Bumper payouts possible in FA Cup 2001/2002
MatchdayWYCOMBE 1 SWINDON 1
(Saturday 27th October 2001)
Richard Walker scored and was later sent-off as Wycombe drew 1-1 with Swindon Town at Adams Park on Saturday. Walker's goal on the stroke of half-time cancelled out Wayne Carlisle's 25 yard strike in the 23rd minute. Wycombe have now extended their unbeaten League run to eight games.
Wycombe 1 Swindon 1 - Full match report
News NEW CLUB SHOP OPENS
(Saturday 27th October 2001)
Wanderers opened a new Club Shop prior to the Swindon game. The Club have had built a large 'portacabin' style unit close to the entry of the ground that will stock a full range of Club merchandise. The existing Club Shop at Adams Park has been branded a 'cupboard' by some cynics and it's hoped the new scaled up version will increase matchday sales significantly.
Wanderers Youth Team UNDER 19's DRAW AT COL U
(Saturday 27th October 2001)
Wanderers' Under 19's side drew 1-1 at Colchester United on Saturday morning. Marc Leach put Wycombe ahead before the current leaders of the Football League Youth Alliance (South-East) equalised. The Under 17's had no game.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM BOSS QUITS
(Friday 26th October 2001)
Wanderers' Youth Team boss Gary Goodchild has quit the Club to return to his adopted homeland of Norway. Goodchild, who is married to a Norwegian, will return around Christmas time after announcing the shock news to First Team boss Lawrie Sanchez. He has cited family commitments as the reason for his decision to leave following 3.5 years with Wycombe.
Wanderers Youth Team boss quits to return to Norway
Injury UpdateINJURY UPDATE
(Friday 26th October 2001)
Ben Townsend's injury has now been diagnosed as 'extensive ligament damage' and now faces a lengthy lay-off. There has also been a scare with the news that Jermaine McSporran left the ground on Saturday on crutches after turning his right ankle. He'll probably miss Saturday's game with Swindon but Jason Cousins should be available after his back injury.
Away End extension 2001SCOREBORED
(Thursday 25th October 2001)
Wycombe's new scoreboard is unlikely to be in operation for the Swindon game on 27th October. The scoreboard was due for delivery from Wales this week but there were no signs of it by Thursday evening. Apparently electronic faults and a power 'safety issue' at Adams Park have held up the installation.
Adams Park improvements - Picture Gallery
LDV TrophyLDV TICKET INFO
Tickets are on sale now for Wanderers' 2nd Round LDV Vans Trophy tie at Brighton on Tuesday 30th October. The game is ALL-TICKET for ALL FANS due to planning regulations at the Withdean Stadium. Wycombe's reserve game at Cheltenham the following day has been postponed.
LDV 2nd Round full draw - Brighton v Wycombe info
MatchdayCOLU 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Tuesday 23rd October 2001)
Wycombe extended their unbeaten in Division Two to seven games with a 2-2 draw against Colchester United at the old scrapping ground of Layer Road. All the goals came in the first half with Wycombe coming from behind on two occasions. Wanderers remain 6th in the Division Two table.
Colchester 2 Wycombe 2 - Full match report
Welsh WWFCROBERTS IS READY
(Monday 22nd October 2001)
Wanderers' Welsh capture Stuart Roberts has spoken out briefly about Swansea City Chairman Tony Petty and how he's ready for his new challenge at Wycombe. Roberts branded Petty "an absolute disgrace" after he 'sacked' seven players at The Vetch Field and put others on reduced contracts. But he now says he's ready to give Wycombe 100%.
Ex-Swansea player ready to give 100% for Wycombe
Super simmOSIMMO SUSPENDED
(Saturday 20th October 2001)
Michael Simpson will serve a one match ban against Tranmere on Saturday 3rd November after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Saturday's game at Ashton Gate.
Click here for full Wanderers League stats for 2001/2002
MatchdayBRISTOL CITY 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 20th October 2001)
Jermaine McSporran's goal on 54 minutes saw Wanderers extend the unbeaten run in the League to six games and move up to 5th place in the Division Two table. The kick-off was delayed for 30 minutes after Wycombe's team coach was delayed due to massive tail backs on the M4.
Bristol City 0 Wycombe 1 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 20th October 2001)
It was a good weekend for both Wanderers' Youth Teams in The Football League Alliance. A Jack Smillie header saw the U19's beat Leyton Orient at Molins while the U17's came back from 3-1 down to beat Leyton Orient 4-3 at Brisbane Road.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
Stuart RobertsCHAIRBOYS GET A BARGAIN
(Thursday 18th October 2001)
Reaction from Swansea on Wanderers' capture of their star winger Stuart Roberts has been unanimous - at 100,000 Wycombe have got an absolute bargain! The Welshman is in London today for a medical and is expected to be given the all clear before signing on Friday morning.
Wanderers have a bargain from Swansea
Away End extension 2001SCOREBOARD IS COMING!
(Thursday 18th October 2001)
Wycombe's new and ill fated scoreboard is set for delivery from deepest Wales next week (hopefully). It could be in operation above the recently extended 'away end' in time for the Swindon game on 27th October. Electronic faults and a power 'safety issue' at Adams Park have held up the installation.
Adams Park improvements - Picture Gallery
LDV TrophyWYCOMBE 1 BRENTFORD 0
A Paul Emblen goal on 69 minutes was enough to see Wycombe eliminate Brentford in the First Round of the LDV Vans Trophy. Emblen was one of eight changes in the Wanderers' line-up from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. Wycombe will travel to Brighton in Round Two on 30th October.
Wycombe 1 Brentford 0 - Full Match report
LDV 2nd Round full draw- Wycombe travel to Brighton
Stuart RobertsROBERTS TO SIGN FRIDAY
(Tuesday 16th October 2001)
Swansea City winger Stuart Roberts will sign for Wycombe this Friday subject to a medical. The 21 year old was at Adams Park on Tuesday and agreed terms on a three year deal following a meeting with Lawrie Sanchez. Wycombe will pay 100,000 for the Welshman.
Wycombe to sign Swansea winger
AccountsMEMBERS ATTEND CLUB AGM
(Tuesday 16th October 2001)
Members attended the Football Club AGM on Tuesday evening at Adams Park where they heard of a net profit of just over 150,000 for the 2000/2001 season. Approximately 1m of 'unbudgeted additional revenue' came as a result of the remarkable run to the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Wycombe Wanderers AGM 2001 - special report
Wanderers Ladies Team LADIES TEAM UPDATE
Wycombe Wanderers Ladies maintained their 100% league record on Sunday (14th October) with a 6-1 victory over Mansfield Road. The team are also pleased to announce the launch of their new independently run website.
Ladies Team latest news and new site link
MatchdayWYCOMBE 1 BOURNEMOUTH 1
(Saturday 13th October 2001)
Wycombe extended their unbeaten run to five games when they drew 1-1 with Bournemouth at Adams Park on Saturday (13th OCtober). Lawrie Sanchez stuck with the same starting line-up that had put together that sequence and had Andy Rammell to thank again for scoring in the 73rd minute after Bournemouth had taken a first half lead through Derek Holmes
Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 1 - Full match report
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 13th October 2001)
Wanderers' Under 19's were out of action on Saturday (13th October) but the Under 17's drew 2-2 at home to Cambridge United. Billy Harding and Mark Philo scored the Wycombe goals but Philo missed a penalty to make the score 3-1.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
Lawrie Sanchez150 UP FOR SANCHEZ
(Saturday 13th October 2001)
Lawrie Sanchez took charge of his 150th competetive match with Wycombe when his side drew 1-1 with Bournemouth on Saturday (13th October). COTN brings you two special features.
150 games up for Sanchez at Wycombe
Sanchez urges Wycombe fans to be realistic
Lawrie SanchezSANCHEZ STILL CAUTIOUS
(Thursday 11th October 2001)
Having secured Aston Villa striker Richard Walker for another month on loan, Lawrie Sanchez is continuing with his cautious approach in the transfer market. Speaking at a recent supporters' forum Sanchez said "If it takes a season to find them, then it takes a season. I'm not going to rush out and spend money just to keep everybody happy"
Sanchez still cautious over transfer dealings
Wanderers Reserves - click here for results, fixtures and report linksRESERVES WIN AT BRISTOL
(Wednesday 10th October 2001)
The Reserves continued their good start to the season with a 2-0 victory at Bristol Rovers on Wednesday evening in the Avon Insurance Combination. A strong Wanderers side claimed the points with a 7th minute header from Gavin Holligan and a 30 yard shot from Paul Emblen with five minutes left on the clock.
Wycombe Team: Osborn, Parsons, Townsend, Johnson, Cousins, Bulman, Ryan, Carroll, Lee, Holligan, Emblen
Richard WalkerWALKER LOAN EXTENDED
(Tuesday 9th October 2001)
Aston Villa have agreed to extending the loan deal with Richard Walker for another month. The current deal would have ran out after Saturday's home clash with Bournemouth at Adams Park and Sanchez wants to see more of the striker before considering a permanent deal.
Wanderers Youth Team YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
Wanderers' Youth Team have been drawn away to Canvey Island in the First Round of the FA Youth Cup. The tie will take place on Wednesday 24th October, kick-off 7.30pm. Last season the team made a disappointing First Round exit to Brighton after reaching the Fourth Round the previous season.
Youth Team results, scorers and fixtures for 2001/2002
MatchdayNOTTS C 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 6th October 2001)
Andy Rammell's fourth goal in six games was enough to see Wycombe secure their first away win of the season and at the same time end County's unbeaten home record. After the game Lawrie Sanchez said "We dominated the game from start to finish and there's no doubt we deserved to win"
Notts County 0 Wycombe 1 - Full match report
TrainingTRAINING GROUND DELAY
(Friday 5th October 2001)
Wanderers return to their new training facility at Booker has been delayed after Lawrie Sanchez wasn't happy with the state of the newly laid pitches. Sanchez has refused to let his players onto the pitches which have been renovated at a cost of 50,000 and it could be months before they meet the Managers' approval. Wycombe will now have to head back to RAF Halton following a short spell at Molins in Monks Risborough.
MaccaNO MACCA APPEAL
(Thursday 4th October 2001)
Wycombe can not appeal against the sending-off of Paul McCarthy at Bury. There is no appeal process for the one match ban applicable in this case. Lawrie Sanchez studied video evidence after the game and commented "Having a different angle on it I can see why the ref made the decision he did". 'Macca' will serve his ban against Brentford in the LDV tie.
Wanderers Reserves - click here for results, fixtures and report linksDUCKS AWAY IN B&B
Wycombe have been drawn away to Aylesbury United in the opening round of this season's Berks and Bucks Senior Cup. Last season Wycombe were forced to withdraw due to fixture congestion caused by the FA Cup. A date has yet to be arranged for a tie that Wycombe will regard as a reserve run-out.
Roy EssandohROY JOINS BARNET
(Wednesday 3rd October 2001)
Wanderers' FA Cup goalscoring hero, Roy Essandoh, has signed a short term contract with Barnet. He joins the Bees due to their injury crisis and scored on his debut in their 3-2 home defeat to Yeovil on Tuesday (2nd October). The goal was a 90th minute header! Roy Essandoh profile and stats
Mo HarkinMO ON TRIAL WITH GILLS
(Wednesday 3rd October 2001)
Former Wycombe midfielder Mo Harkin is on trial with First Division Gillingham. Harkin impressed for The Gills 2nd XI in their 0-0 draw with Luton Town last Wednesday (26th September) and local reports indicate he will given further chances. Earlier in the season, Harkin had an uneventful trial with Carlisle United. Mo Harkin profile and stats
MatchdayBURY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Tuesday 2nd October 2001)
Wycombe drew 1-1 at Gigg Lane on Tuesday evening after seeing Paul McCarthy sent off in the 16th minute for a 'professional' foul. Ten minutes earlier Steve Brown has given Wycombe the lead but Paul Reid equalised from the resulting spot-kick for The Shakers. Wanderers go 10th in the table.
Bury 1 Wycombe 1 - Full match report
Bury 1 Wycombe 1 - Minute by minute from Gigg Lane

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