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Matchday OLDHAM 0 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 31st August 2002)
Wanderers stunned their critics on Saturday with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 victory at Boundary Park. Dannie Bulman gave Wycombe a dream start on 4 minutes and substitute Richard Harris wrapped things up in the 85th minute.
Oldham 0 Wycombe 2 - Match report
Lawrie Sanchez DEADLINE CONFUSION
(Thursday 29th August 2002)
The Football League are still awaiting confirmation from FIFA on whether the 31st August transfer deadline will apply to their member clubs. The FL objected to the proposed transfer block that would run until the end of the year. Clubs will continue to be allowed new player registration, including loan signing from Premier League clubs although from Wycombe's point of view, Lawrie Sanchez has said that new signings are unlikely.
Adams Park NEW MATCHDAY CATERERS
(Thursday 29th August 2002)
The Club have announced that they have contracted out the matchday catering at Adams Park in an effort to improve service to the supporters. This follows feedback from recent surveys and the club's novel telephone 'cold calling' idea.
New matchday caterers for Adams Park - Full story
Reserves RESERVES BEAT POSH
(Wednesday 28th August 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves registered their first points Avon Insurance Combination of the season on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over Peterborough United at Buckingham Road. Jonny Dixon (4,26) and an Andy Thomson header (18) put Wycombe in control before Posh pulled a goal back shortly before the break. Richard Harris sealed victory with a goal three minutes from time. Line-up: Williams, Smillie, Townsend, Oliver (sub Hole 66), Thomson, Simpemba (sub Philo 57), Roberts, Lynott, Harris, Dixon, Cook (sub Parsons 84) sub not used: Gott
Matchday WYCOMBE 4 QPR 1
(Monday 26th August 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez's words came true after saying his side had "got to bounce back against QPR". Wanderers ran out 4-1 winners but both sides finished with nine players after referee Rob Styles went red card crazy.
Wycombe 4 QPR 1 - Match report and pictures
Andy Baird BAIRDY JOINS BRACKLEY
(Sunday 25th August 2002)
Former Wanderers' striker Andy Baird has joined Hellenic League side Brackley Town. 23 year old Baird was released by Wycombe at the end of the 2001/2 season and had trials at Exeter City and Aldershot Town before joining the Northants side. Andy Baird - Player spotlight
Matchday BRISTOL CITY 3 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 24th August 2002)
Wanderers slumped 3-0 at Bristol City on Saturday and are still in search of a first League win of 2002/3. Frank Talia made his Wycombe debut after Martin Taylor pulled out at the last minute with a back problem. Keith Ryan returned to the starting line-up.
Bristol City 3 Wycombe 0 - Match report
Wanderers Youth YOUTH TEAM ROUND-UP
(Saturday 24th August 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team's were in action against Gillingham at the weekend. The U19's travelled to Kent and drew 1-1 with Jonny Dixon putting Wanderers ahead but the home side levelled despite being reduced to ten men following a red card. Meanwhile the U17's went down 5-2 at Molins Sports Ground with U15 player James Faulkner on the scoresheet twice.
Youth Team info 2002/2003
John-Paul Kelly SCOTS CALL FOR YOUTH
(Friday 23rd August 2002)
Second-year scholar John-Paul Kelly has been selected for an U18 Scotland squad to take on the full Scottish national side in a behind closed doors friendly at Hampden Park on Monday 2nd September. www.chairboys.co.uk - Youth Team guide
Reserves RESERVES LOSE AGAIN
(Tuesday 20th August 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves went down 3-0 at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday afternoon at Home Park. Argyle took the lead in the 19th minute through Ian Stonebridge and the same player added another from the spot after a handball in the Wycombe penalty area. Marino Keith added a third in the 87th minute. Team: Talia (sub Williams), Parsons, Townsend, Johnson, Thompson, Cook, Ryan (sub Philo), Simpemba, Smillie, Rammell (sub Dixon), Harris sub not used Oliver
Wanderers' Reserves details 2002/2003
One-One ONE-ONE FANZINE
A new issue of the appropriately named One-One fanzine went on sale on Saturday 17th August. The latest issue is No. 17 and it's a one off 'bumper' 40 page special priced at 1.
One-One Fanzine - updated Issue Guide
Rugby at Adams Park WASPS KO AT ADAMS PARK
(Sunday 18th August 2002)
London Wasps kicked off their two year tenure at Adams Park on Sunday with a 33-27 'friendly' victory Irish side Connacht. A crowd of 1,789 turned out to see the first ever Rugby match held at Adams Park. Their first 'home' League game is on 8th Sep.
Matchday WYCOMBE 3 MANSFIELD 3
(Saturday 17th August 2002)
A late headed goal by Paul McCarthy salvaged a draw against Mansfield Town on Saturday at Adams Park in a game that Wanderers could have won with ease. Goals from Sean Devine and Craig Faulconbridge put Wycombe 2-1 ahead but the visitors hit back after the break.
Wycombe 3 Mansfield 3 - match report
Wanderers Youth YOUTH TEAM KICK-OFF
(Saturday 17th August 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team's began their League campaign's at the weekend. The U19's drew 1-1 with Portsmouth at Molins Sports Ground with Matty Warner scoring a late equaliser. Meanwhile a weakened U17 side lost 4-0 at Peterborough.
Wycombe U19 line-up: Gott, Smillie, Warner, Fox, Hole, Oliver, Heggie, Hollaway (sub 62 Boland), Philo, Griffiths (sub HT Gordon), Kelly
Scoreboard SCOREBOARD SAGA
Wycombe have spent 10,000 on installing two new scoreboards similar in design to the original one at the corner of the Valley End and Woodlands Stand. The infamous 'hi-tech' scoreboard that was ditched after just a few games last season is now the subject of 35,000 legal battle.
Reserves RESERVES LOSE TO SWINDON
(Wednesday 14th August 2002)
Wanderers' Reserves began their 2002/2003 Avon Insurance Combination campaign with a 3-0 'home' defeat to Swindon Town on Wednesday afternoon at Aylesbury United's Buckinham Road ground.
Wycombe Team: Talia (subs 46 Williams), Smillie, Townsend, Thomson, Johnson, Oliver, Simpemba, Lynott, Dixon,(sub 70 Warner), Philo, Cook
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 NORTHAMPTON 1
(Tuesday 13th August 2002)
Wanderers drew 1-1 with Northampton at Adams Park in a game held up by a thirty minute delay due to floodlight failure. When play resumed Darren Currie gave Wycombe the lead on 47 minutes but Jamie Forrester equalised on 69 minutes.
Wycombe 1 Northampton 1 - match report
TV deal ITV TO GRAB HIGHLIGHTS
(Tuesday 13th August 2002)
In what would be one of the biggest compromises in their history, the Football League look set to award ITV companies Granada and Carlton with a goal highlights package to show on its regional stations. The BBC and Channel 5 were also in the running but the League look likely to go for a deal worth around 6m over three years with its courtroom buddies.
Travel Plan TRAVEL PLAN UPDATE
(Tuesday 13th August 2002)
With the Football League season underway, Wanderers' fans are waiting with interest on how far the Club have faired in the implementation of a much publicised 'Travel Plan'. Click the link below for a comprehensive round-up of the situation.
Matchday Travel Plan update
Matchday NOTTS COUNTY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 10th August 2002)
A late goal from Craig Faulconbridge was just enough to see Wanderers scrape a draw from this opening day encounter at Notts County. Martin Taylor took his place between the sticks after declaring himself fit enough to play.
Notts County 1 Wycombe 1 - match report
Suspensions NO SWEARING PLEASE
(Friday 9th August 2002)
Players will have to be on their best behaviour this season following the introduction of tighter laws regarding foul and abusive language during games. Any such behaviour directed at the Referee or other officials will result in a straight red card.
Frank Talia LOAN KEEPER BROUGHT IN
(Thursday 8th August 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has moved in to bring in 6'1" Australian 'keeper Frank Talia on a three month contract. The 30 year old has been brought in as cover for the injured Martin Taylor. He's a former Blackburn, Swindon and Wolves man but has not played League Football since a spell at Sheffield United during the 2000/1 season. Last season he was on Reading's books.
SwanFM SWAN FM CONTINUE
(Thursday 8th August 2002)
SwanFM will be continuing with live matchday commentary from all Wycombe home and away League games this season. The station formerly known as 1170am can be found on 107 FM in the the South Bucks area.
Matchday WIGAN KO MOVED
(Thursday 8th August 2002)
As expected the kick-off time of Wycombe's League game at Wigan Athletic on Saturday 7th September has been moved to avoid clashing with England's game with Portugal on the same afternoon. The game will now kick-off at 2pm to suit those intending to hang around to watch the England 4pm KO.
Lawrie Sanchez SANCH & GIBBO SIGN AGAIN
(Wednesday 7th August 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez and Assistant Terry Gibson have agreed new deals with The Wanderers running until July 2005 according to reports on the official website. It has also been revealed that an unnamed Division One Club had made an approach for Sanchez during the summer but this was turned down following discussions with Chairman Ivor Beeks.
Mark Rogers ROGERS' SCOTTISH HOPE
(Tuesday 6th August 2002)
Mark Rogers will be hoping to add to his Canadian caps when his home country take on Scotland in a full international friendly in October. The game is due to take place in Edinburgh at Easter Road, home of Hibernian on Tuesday 15th October.
TV deal LEAGUE CHIEFS RESIGN
(Tuesday 6th August 2002)
Football League Chairman Keith Harris and Chief Exectutive David Burns have both resigned over the ongoing situation following the collapse of ITV Digital. Ironically Burns was not on the Board at the time the deal was struck. Wanderers' Chairman Ivor Beeks is thought to have been at the meeting in London when the resignations were announced.
Martin Taylor 'KEEPER QUANDARY
(Monday 5th August 2002)
Wanderers have a goalkeeping quandary ahead of the Football League opener at Notts County next Saturday keeper. Martin Taylor will return to light training this week but it must be touch and go if he will be ready. It's understood that 6'6" traillist Ian Feuer has been ruled out due to his wage demands, meanwhile 2nd choice 'keeper Mark Osborn has gone on a season long loan to Farnborough Town and cannot be recalled.
Matchday GOAL FEST AT BARNET
(Saturday 3rd August 2002)
Wanderers went down 5-4 in their final pre-season game at Barnet on Saturday. Craig Faulconbridge, Sean Devine, Mark Rogers and Martyn Lee scored the goals. See link for full match report and pictures. Barnet 5 Wycombe 4 - match details
Wanderers Youth YOUTH TEAM GO WEST
(Friday 2nd August 2002)
Wanderers' Youth Team Squad have gone to Cornwall for an outward bound activity session. It's part of a team building exercise prior to the start of their League campaign. Earlier in the week an Under 18 Wycombe side beat Aylesbury United Youths 4-1. Youth Team info 2002/2003
Mark Osborn OSBORN JOINS FARNBORO
(Thursday 1st August 2002)
Wanderers second choice 'keeper Mark Osborn has joined Conference side Farnborough Town for a season long loan. The 21 year old had a short spell with the Hampshire side towards the end of last season and the move adds speculation to Wycombe's move to bring in a more experienced cover for Martin Taylor. Mark Osborn - Player Profile
TV deal LEAGUE LOSE OUT IN COURT
(Thursday 1st August 2002)
The Football League has lost its High Court battle to claim the 131.9m still owed by Granada and Carlton from the collapsed ITV Digital deal. The three day hearing ruled that the contracts were not binding. The League are now considering whether to appeal or even take their own legal advisors to court.

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