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Matchday STOCKPORT 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 30th November 2002)
Wanderers miserable run continued on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat to Stockport County at Edgeley Park. Wycombe were two down at the break but a late Roger Johnson goal set up an interesting finish. The result sees Wycombe drop to 17th place in the Division Two table.
Stockport 2 Wycombe 1 - Match report
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 30th November 2002)
Two defeats for the Youth Team's at the weekend. The U19's went down 1-0 at Colchester United while the U17's lost 2-1 at home to Southend United. Mark Boland gave the U17's an early lead before two goals in as many minutes shortly before the break turned the game on its head.
Youth Team info 2002/2003
Frank Talia TALIA OFFERED EXTENSION
(Friday 29th November 2002)
Frank Talia has been offered another one month extension to his contract at Wycombe that currently expires on 10th December. The Aussie 'keeper is said to be unhappy at being dropped from the First Team but has always expressed his desire to stay at the club and fight for his place.
Crowds leaving Adams Park TRAVEL PLAN UPDATE
(Thursday 28th November 2002)
Four Wanderers Directors used the Park and Ride scheme from Piddington for the Tranmere game in an effort to publicise the service. A recent Travel Plan meeting also gave an update on progress in other areas. See link for latest report.
Travel Plan full update
Reserves MILLWALL DEFEAT RESERVES
(Wednesday 27th November 2002)
Wanderers Reserves went down 3-1 to Millwall at Buckingham Road on Wednesday afternoon. Craig Faulconbridge gave Wycombe an early lead but after Roger Johnson was red carded for a wild challenge on 65 minutes the visitors went on the score three times to secure victory. Line-up:Talia, Rogers (sub 68 Smillie), Johnson, Thomson (sub 85 Philo), Anderson (sub 55 Parsons), Bulman, Lee, Cook, Dixon, Faulconbridge, Harris - sub not used: Williams, Lynott
Wanderers' Reserves info
News EX-WANDERER AT THE FA
(Wednesday 27th November 2002)
Former Wanderers midfielder Les Reed could be in line to take the vacant FA Technical Director position following the departure of Howard Wilkinson at the end of October. 49 year old Reed is already taking the role on a 'caretaker' basis in addition to his existing Director of Techinical Development position where he coaches the England Under 20's side. Reed played briefly for Wycombe in the late 1970's and eventually moved into coaching with the FA and Charlton Athletic.
Ijah Anderson WYCOMBE TAKE BEE ON LOAN
(Tuesday 26th November 2002)
Wycombe have signed Brentford left-back Ijah Anderson on a month's loan as cover for the injured Chris Vinnicombe. The 26 year old has made close to 250 appearances for The Bees but has been out of favour this season and put on the transfer list. This follows a fallout with Brentford Chairman Ron Noades in the summer over a new contract but Noades says they still want a fee for the former Spurs trainee. The loan lasts up to and including 1st Jan 2003 but Brentford are not allowing him to play in the LDV Vans Trophy tie at Bristol City on 11th December.
Injury Update INJURY UPDATE
(Tuesday 26th November 2002)
Wanderers fans have been stunned this week with the news that Darren Currie is the latest player to be added to injury list. He damaged ligaments in his shoulder during training and could be out for eight weeks. Less than a week ago both Chris Vinnicombe and Ben Townsend were also injured at the training ground.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 TRANMERE 3
(Saturday 23rd November 2002)
Wanderers committed defensive suicide as they conceded two goals in four second-half minutes before finally losing 3-1 to a Tranmere side who hadn't won away from home in the League since the opening day of the season.
Wycombe 1 Tranmere 3 - Match report
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 23rd November 2002)
The U19's went down 1-0 to Leyton Orient at Molins Sports Ground on Saturday morning. Wanderers enjoyed the majority of the play but couldn't find the net. Nathanial Griffiths went closest to equalising in the final minute but his effort was tipped wide.
Youth Team info 2002/2003
Sean Devine DEVINE MYSTERY
(Thursday 21st November 2002)
Mystery surrounds the absence of Sean Devine from last Saturday's game with Brentford. The striker was due to return after suspension but he was not even included in the squad and there has been no comment from the club or in the local press as to why. It's understood that Devine missed training the previous week due to a family illness but the lack of any official comment from the club has led to wild gossip of a transfer by some Wycombe fans. Sean Devine - Player Spotlight
Simon Garner GARNS BOOK OUT NOW
(Thursday 21st November 2002)
Former Wanderers star Simon Garner has launched a stinging attack on ex-Wycombe Manager Alan Smith in his newly published autobiography entitled There's Only One Simon Garner. See the link for full review.
There's Only One Simon Garner - Book Review
Lawrie Sanchez TACTICS DEBATE II
(Tuesday 19th November 2002)
Lawrie Sanchez has fired up more debate amongst Wycombe fans. He bemoaned the fact that he had been unable to play the 'direct style' of football that Brentford adopted in their 4-2 victory defeat over Wycombe in the FA Cup. He told the local press "Unfortunately in the Buckinghamshire area that type of play is not allowed and we end up being what we are"
Tactics debate continues - full story
FA Cup FA CUP DISASTER
(Saturday 16th November 2002)
Wanderers had a defensive nightmare as they crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday to Brentford. Wycombe conceded twice in the opening eight minutes but after drawing level before the half-hour mark then leaked two further sloppy goals to bow out at the First Round stage and miss out on vital revenue.
Wycombe 2 Brentford 4 - Match report
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 16th November 2002)
There were mixed fortunes for the Wanderers Youth Teams on Saturday. The U19's went down 4-2 at Brentford in a top of the table this after Matt Heggie had gived Wycombe an early lead. But there was success for the U17's at Molins Sports Ground where a late goal from Matty Fox earned a 2-1 victory against another Brentford side. Youth Team info 2002/2003
LDV Vans Trophy LDV SUCCESS
(Tuesday 12th November 2002)
A Golden Goal winner from Wanderers Youth Teamer Lewis Cook nudged Wycombe into the area quarter-finals of the LDV Vans Trophy at Cheltenham Town.
Cheltenham 1 Wycombe 2 - Match report
Reserves B&B EXIT AT SLOUGH
(Tuesday 12th November 2002)
With the First Team at Cheltenham, a very young Wycombe side went down 1-0 at Slough Town the B&B. Martyn Lee made his comeback from injury and came through 90 minutes. The winning goal came on 26 minutes when former Chesham United striker Sammy Winston fired past Steve Williams.Line-up: Williams (sub HT Gott), Townsend, Johnson, Hole, Parsons, Lynott, Lee, Warner, Philo, Dixon, Griffiths subs not used: Smillie, Tungatt, Fox. Att: 265
Suspensions FINE FOR DANNY SENDA
(Tuesday 12th November 2002)
Danny Senda has been fined a week's wages for his red card at Huddersfield. The fine is current Club policy and Lawrie Sanchez hopes he'll learn his lesson. He told the local press "That macho business is a waste of time. The way to show how macho you are is by doing it on the pitch with your tackles" Senda will also miss four game starting 23rd November.
Terry Gibson GIBBO ON REFS
(Saturday 9th November 2002)
Terry Gibson has said that referees are being influenced by home crowds. Speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio after the game at Huddersfield he said "You come to places like this and there's a decent crowd and they get behind their team and they appeal for everything and they put referees under pressure." Both Gibson and Lawrie Sanchez were extremely unhappy with match referee Carl Boyeson after he red-carded Danny Senda. Gibson added "If there's one thing about our crowd at Wycombe we don't put referees under that sort of pressure. But you come to places like this and referees do tend to lean in favour."
Matchday HUDDERSFIELD 0 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 9th November 2002)
Danny Senda was sent off in controversial circumstances as Wanderers played out a goalless draw at Huddersfield on Saturday. Senda saw saw red in the 82nd minute for retaliating and will now miss four games starting with the home game with Tranmere Rovers on Saturday 23rd November.
Huddersfield 0 Wycombe 0 - Match report
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM REMAIN TOP
(Saturday 9th November 2002)
Wanderers U19's retained their place at the top of Youth Alliance South East Conference table with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at Molins Sports Ground on Saturday morning. The goals came from Nathanial Griffiths (24 mins) and Matty Fox (57 mins). Billy Harding and a Brighton player were sent off for violent conduct with 18 minutes remaining.
Youth Team info 2002/2003
Rugby at Adams Park WASPS COULD SETTLE AT AP
(Thursday 7th November 2002)
Local press reports plus the uncertainty over the return of Fulham to Craven Cottage could be prompting London Wasps to start looking at a longer term deal at Adams Park. Fulham's groundshare at QPR forced Wasps out to Wycombe for an initial two year deal starting last May but an extended agreement and a bigger say in running the stadium are the rumoured scenarios.
FA Youth Cup YOUTHS WIN THRO IN FAYC
(Tuesday 5th November 2002)
Wanderers Under 18's won through to the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cirencester Town at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Both goals came in the first half with Mark Philo and Stuart Hole on target.
Wycombe 2 Cirencester 0 - FAYC report.
Frank Talia TALIA AGREES EXTENSION
(Saturday 2nd November 2002)
Frank Talia has agreed a one month extension to his contract at Wycombe. The 'keeper is now contracted at Wycombe until 10th December. The Club say that "current financial circumstances" prevent a longer deal being offered at this stage.
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 SWINDON 3
(Saturday 2nd November 2002)
A goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time by former Wanderers loanee striker Sam Parkin saw Swindon Town snatch all three points from an end-to-end encounter at a rain lashed Adams Park on Saturday.
Wycombe 2 Swindon 3 - Match report
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 2nd November 2002)
Wanderers Youth Teams registered excellent League victories prior to the FA Youth Cup meeting with Cirencester next Tuesday at Adams Park (KO 7pm). Pat Lynott came off the bench to score the winner for the U19's in a 1-0 victory at QPR while the U17's won 2-0 at home to Cambridge United with Will Stockwell and a Leon Gordon penalty securing the points.
Youth Team info 2002/2003
Crowds leaving Adams Park NEW PARK AND RIDE
(Saturday 2nd November 2002)
A new Park and Ride scheme was launched for the game with Swindon. Supporters are now able to park at The Dashwood Arms at Piddington and then catch a bus leaving at 2pm for Adams Park. The return cost is 2 adults and 1 concessions. This scheme is in addition to the Park and Ride facility at the Cinema complex at Cressex. Travel update
Keith Ryan RHINO WAS SET TO LEAVE
(Friday 1st November 2002)
It's been revealed that Keith Ryan had been set to join Conference side Woking on loan after 'Rhino' became unhappy at not playing First Team football. However, Wanderers dip in form meant the long serving player was recalled and he's developed a new lease of life. He told the BFP "I'm pleased with the way it's worked out. I don't want to play anywhere else"
Keith Ryan - Player Spotlight
Dave Carroll JESUS LEAVES SHOTS
(Friday 1st November 2002)
Wanderers legend Dave Carroll has left Aldershot Town in a quest to seek regular First Team football. Carroll joined The Shots last April on a non-contract basis and was free to leave at any time. It's understood he's talking to a couple of Club's at the moment with Hayes and Woking being strong possibilities.
Dave Carroll - Player Spotlight
Ian Simpemba SIMPEMBA STAYS AT WOKING
(Friday 1st November 2002)
Wanderers' 19 year old defender Ian Simpemba will stay for at least another month on loan at Woking. The Irish born player grabbed his first taste of senior First Team action when he joined the Surrey side at the beginning of October.
Ian Simpemba - Player Spotlight

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