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Matchday WYCOMBE 3 LEYTON ORIENT 2
(Saturday 30th April 2005)
Wanderers' fight to reach the play-off positions in 'League Two' officially came to an end on Saturday despite a 3-2 victory over Leyton Orient. With Darlington drawing at Lincoln and Northampton taking three points away to Chester City, Wanderers best finishing position is now 9th or 10th. The final home League game of the season saw Wycombe race into a 3-0 lead before the break with goals from Matt Bloomfield, Mike Williamson and Gus Uhlenbeek. However, the party atmosphere didn't continue and defensive lapses let in Gary Alexander to make the score 3-2 inside the first five minutes of the start of the second-half. However, Wycombe regained their composure and hung on to complete the home campaign on a winning note.
Wycombe 3 Leyton Orient 2 - Match report and reaction
News CHELSEA PRE-SEASON VISIT
(Saturday 30th April 2005)
Wanderers will open their 2005/2006 pre-season campaign with a visit from newly crowned Premiership Champions Chelsea. The game will take place at Adams Park on Wednesday 13th July and although prices have yet to be set, the Club have announced that Season Ticket holders for the new campaign will be given priority to purchase two tickets each on a first come first served basis. Note that the deadline to purchase Season Tickets at the 'Super Early Bird' rate has now been extended to 14th May. Chelsea ticket prices and details to follow. Ticket price guide
Player of the Season PLAYERS OF THE SEASON
(Saturday 30th April 2005)
Nathan Tyson took the Player of the Season award as voted by supporters through the official website and Bucks Free Press. Tyson narrowly won the vote ahead of Captain Roger Johnson. The winner was revealed before Saturday's game with Leyton Orient along with the A. H. Gillott Memorial Award for First Year Scholar of the Season which went to Ikechi Anya.
Rugby WASPS SORTED WITH 7 DAYS
(Friday 29th April 2005)
COTN understands that the latest estimate on a conclusion to the Wasps tenancy agreement will be "within the next seven days". Wanderers General Manager John Harrison was hoping to have signed a new deal this Friday (29th April) but another series of proposals and counter proposals have pushed the decision into the final week of the season. The new deal is now likely to see a one or two year extension of Wasps' leasehold on Adams Park. Moves will then be made to increase the capacity of the ground, first to the existing physical capacity of 11,000 and then to the Wasps requirement of 12,500. No changes to the Valley End terrace are planned according to sources close to the Club.
Steve Hayes STEVE HAYES TO BECOME MD
(Thursday 28th April 2005)
In a busy week of news off the pitch, the Club have officially revealed that Steve Hayes will take the role of Managing Director of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club. It's understood he will take over the day to day running of the Club but Ivor Beeks will remain Chairman. Senior Club staff and players were informed of the decision on Thursday morning, while a selection of 'investors' were briefed at an informal meeting at the Club on Thursday evening. This along with other initiatives and news will be announced to supporters prior to Saturday's game with Leyton Orient. News extra - Quotes and more on this story
Tickets TICKET SALES GOING WELL
(Thursday 28th April 2005)
COTN understands that Season Ticket sales for the 2005/6 season have already reached the 1,000 barrier with more than a week of the 'Super Early Bird' deadline remaining. Sales last season reached just over 2,400 but the Club hope to entice closer to 3,000 for next season's campaign by offering additional value to the packages available. Full details are hoped to be publicised from Saturday onwards. Ticket price guide
News WATFORD SHARE SPONSORS
(Thursday 28th April 2005)
Watford have officially announced that their shirt sponsors for the next two seasons will be loans.co.uk. Steve Hayes, Chief Executive for loans.co.uk and also Director of Wycombe Wanderers was quoted in the official press release as saying "We feel that any football club, whether it's Manchester United or Watford, sits at the heart of its community and we believe we can play an important role by supporting our local club." Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Hayes' company has extended their shirt sponsorship deal with Wycombe for a further two years.
Aye it's the latest wee issue of One-One on sale this Saturday. NEW ONE-ONE FANZINE
(Thursday 28th April 2005)
The third and final issue of the One-One fanzine for the 2004/5 season will be on sale prior to this Saturday's home game with Leyton Orient. The 28 page issues sells again for 50p and the editorial team are donating all proceeds of sales to the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust. Look out for the sellers along Hillbottom Road as you approach the ground.
Updated One-One Issue Guide
News ANNOUNCEMENTS SATURDAY
(Wednesday 27th April 2005)
COTN understands the Club are planning to make a series of announcements regarding next season prior to Saturday's meeting with Leyton Orient at Adams Park. These will include an address to supporters in the Vere Suite (following the live Premiership game at around 2.30pm) where details of Season Tickets packages and other initiatives for the 2005/6 campaign will be revealed. The Club are also looking to hold a Fans Forum in May where they will hope to promote their latest object of becoming "the best run Football Club in the country". These announcements will come at the end of a week where the Club officially confirmed the previously reported two year extension to the shirt sponsorship deal with loans.co.uk.
Reserves RESERVES THRASH BEES
(Tuesday 26th April 2005)
A Wanderers 'Reserve' XI beat Brentford 4-0 in a 'behind closed doors' friendly at The Bees training ground on Tuesday afternoon. Steve Brown took charge of a Wycombe side that included triallist Ludovic Quistin for the first time. The young striker/midfielder is currently on the books of Southern League Premier side Kings Lynn where he has been playing alongside Matt Bloomfield's older brother Danny. The match against a largely Youth Team based Brentford side saw Mark Philo open the scoring early on before Adrian Caceres notched a couple either side of the break. Youth Teamer James Faulkner added the fourth in the 80th minute to complete a comfortable victory. Wycombe line-up: Cronin (sub Williams), Martin, Nethercott, Gradwell, Douglas, Ahmed (sub Anya), Philo (sub Cadmore), Quistin, Dixon (sub Savage), Stonebridge (sub Faulkner), Caceres
Adams Park LEAGUE TWO PITCH AWARDS
(Tuesday 26th April 2005)
The 'League Two' Groundsman of the Year award has gone to Mike Heather of Cheltenham Town. Highly commended were the groundsmen at Rushden and Yeovil Town. Ipswich Town and Colchester United took the honours in the other divisions. The award is influenced by referees reports and marks given by opposing managers before a final inspection by League officials. Wanderers last scooped the award in 2001 and were shorted list last season having being invalid for voting for 12 months following the conversion to a 'Desso' surface in the summer of 2002.
News INVESTORS GET TOGETHER
(Tuesday 26th April 2005)
Wanderers Vice Chairman Brian Kane has organised an informal get together for all those who invested the minimum of 500 in the new Football Club plc launched last summer. Invites are understood to have gone out to an estimated 80 individuals who have collectively put in around 600,000 of new finance, although the vast majority are minor investors of between 500 and 1000. The gathering will take place this Thursday (28th April), a day after the final AGM of the old Limited by Guarantee Club where matters up to the end of the June 2004 will be formally tabled.
News PFA TEAM OF THE SEASON
(Monday 25th April 2005)
Wanderers have missed out on any representation in this season's P.F.A. divisional 'League Two' Team of the Season. The awards are voted by players in the same division but they are not allowed to nominate fellow team members. The winning XI by position were: Chris Weale (Yeovil), Sam Ricketts (Swansea), Adam Barrett (Southend), Andy Crosby (Scunthorpe), Michael Rose (Yeovil), Lee Johnson (Yeovil), Darren Way (Yeovil), Kevin Maher (Southend), Peter Beagrie (Scunthorpe), Phil Jevons (Yeovil) and Lee Trundle (Swansea).
News UPS AND DOWNS
(Sunday 24th April 2005)
Wanderers' League opponents for next season are shaping up as several relegation and promotion issues begin to sort themselves out. However, Cambridge United and Kidderminster Harriers will not be on the list as results saw them both say farewell to the Football League and head for life in the National Conference. Already confirmed as promoted from the Conference are Barnet and they will joined by one other from play-off contenders Hereford United, Carlisle United, Aldershot Town and Stevenage Borough. The top of 'League Two' is still up for grabs with none of the three automatic places yet decided. Yeovil (1st) and Southend (2nd) play each other at Roots Hall next Saturday. Confirmed to be coming down from 'League One' are Stockport County and Peterborough United. The other two relegation spots will be from Wrexham, MK Dons, Torquay United and Oldham Athletic.
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup B&B FINAL DATE SET UP
(Sunday 24th April 2005)
The original date for Wanderers' Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Final meeting with Aylesbury United was virtually confirmed on Saturday after The Ducks slumped to a 4-1 home defeat to Hednesford Town in the Southern League Premier Division. The date for the Final would have been moved if United had reached their divisional play-offs but with one game to play they are three points behind and with an inferior goal difference margin of fourteen to make up. Their inevitable failure will be mathematically confirmed next Saturday and will see the final played at Adams Park on Monday 2nd May with a 3pm kick-off. The entrance prices, set by the Berks & Bucks FA, have since been announced as 8 adults and 4 concessions.
Frank Talia FRANK FIGHTS OFF SICKNESS
(Saturday 23rd April 2005)
Frank Talia played on Saturday at Yeovil despite going down with food poisoning the day before the match. John Gorman commented in the post match press conference "I got a phone call on Friday night saying he had gone down with food poisoning but I told him to get on the bus. He had a warm up before the game and said he would give it his best shot. He was magnificent." With two games remaining, Talia is the only Wycombe player this season to be ever present in the League.
Matchday YEOVIL 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 23rd April 2005)
Wanderers survived a second half onslaught from promotion chasing Yeovil Town at Huish Park to come away with a 1-1 draw. Wycombe had initially silenced the home fans when Clint Easton curled in a free-kick on 23 minutes to register his first ever goal in a Wanderers shirt. However, the home side were back on level terms two minutes later when Frank Talia was beaten from 30 yards after Lee Johnson fired into the top right hand corner of the net. The result leaves Wycombe six points from the play-off zone with two games remaining, while Yeovil will be content that results elsewhere shifts them to the top of the table on goal difference. For The Glovers that certainly means 'League One' football for the first time next season while Wycombe can begin thinking of at least another year in the basement division.
Yeovil 1 Wycombe 1 - Report and reaction
Kit ALL-WHITE CHANGE KIT
(Friday 22nd April 2005)
Wanderers' are understood to be close to deciding on an 'all-white' change kit for the 2005/6 season. The Club have to register alternative colours with the League at the start of each season and will most likely launch replica versions at the start of the new campaign. The all-white kit will eventually replace the yellow and red variations currently in use. The new home kit for the next two season is still planned to be previewed in Wanderers' home game with Leyton Orient on Saturday 30th April.
News MARKETING CHANGE
(Friday 22nd April 2005)
Ian Davies has 'resigned' from his position of Corporate Business Development Manager at the Club according to reports in the Bucks Free Press. Davies had only been at the Club since November 2004 but is said to be leaving to take up a three month freelance position. He commented to the press, "I full expected to be here quite a bit longer but it was too good an opportunity to miss." The news comes in the same week that a delay in producing promotional material for 2005/6 Season Tickets forced the Club to back down on the 'Super Early Bird' deadline.
FSF FSF - SURVEY UPDATE
(Thursday 21st April 2005)
The Football Supporters Federation is using an independent website (footballfans.org.uk) to assist in the updating of their "How was it for you?" survey. The site has been developed at the University of Liverpool and includes a number of surveys on supporter related issues, including policing, stewarding, standing up at football grounds, club facilities and travel. A spokesperson for the FSF commented "This is an important initiative and we would ask you to go to our survey section to fill out the new questionnaire." Visit www.footballfans.org.uk
Tickets TICKET DEADLINE CONFIRMED
(Wednesday 20th April 2005)
The Club have now confirmed that the deadline to purchase Season Tickets for the 2005/6 season at the 'Super Early Bird' prices has been extended to at least 7th May 2005. COTN also understands that a promotional pack will be sent to all existing Season Ticket holders detailing the various packages available for next season. Ticket price guide
Reserves RESERVES DRAW AT ORIENT
(Tuesday 19th April 2005)
Wanderers drew 0-0 with Leyton Orient in a 'behind closed doors' played in rainy conditions at Brisbane Road on Tuesday afternoon. Wanderers fielded released Arsenal youngster Luke Webb but his appearance was cut short after what was described as an 'innocuous challenge', saw the player taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle. Elsewhere amongst the Wycombe line-up was Beaconsfield SYCOB defender Liam Patrick who was making another trial appearance. Wycombe: Cronin (sub HT Williams), Martin, Nethercott, Patrick, Ball, Webb, Philo, Fox, Anya, Dixon, Caceres.
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust TRUST SPONSOR PACKAGES
(Tuesday 19th April 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust are offering places for supporters to attend the Players Sponsors Dinner on Tuesday 3rd May 2005. The packages are available for 99 and include the 'away' shirt for one of seven available players, two places at the Sponsors' Dinner and two tickets for the match vs Leyton Orient on Saturday 30th April. Full info via www.wwst.org
Matchday TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED
(Monday 18th April 2005)
COTN understands that The Club have extended the deadline to purchase Season Tickets for the 2005/6 season at the 'Super Early Bird' prices from 23rd April 2005 to 7th May 2005. The early discount prices are the same as the 2004/5 season with adult prices ranging from 190 in the Valley Terrace to 270 for a seat in the centre block of the upper tier of the Woodlands Stand.
Ticket price guide
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 BURY 2
(Saturday 16th April 2005)
Wycombe all but said goodbye to their hopes of sneaking into the play-offs after going down 2-1 at home to Bury on Saturday at Adams Park. Wanderers eighth home defeat of the season came after Roger Johnson had fired his side into a 10th minute lead with a contender for goal of the season when he came in from the left before sending in a low shot inside the near post. However, Wanderers wasted chances to extend the lead before the visitors equalised on 34 minutes through Simon Whaley. The winner came on 81 minutes when David Flitcroft's cross/shot from the left sailed past Frank Talia who moments earlier had conceded a free-kick for picking up a back pass from Danny Senda.
Wycombe 1 Bury 2 - Match report and reaction
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM BEAT SWANS
(Saturday 16th April 2005)
Wanderers U18's finished their home Football League Youth Alliance merit matches with a 4-1 home victory over Swansea City at Molins Sports Ground on Saturday morning. James Faulkner bagged a hat-trick with goals on 9, 37 and 66 minutes, while triallist Sam Tucknott scored on 54 minutes. Faulkner also missed a penalty in the 35th minute following a handball from an Ikechi Anya cross. The visitors struck on 32 minutes through Steve McNabney but Wycombe always looked the stronger side against a side that lost their 'keeper at the break through injury. Tucknott, a former academy player at Crystal Palace is being lined up as a possible new addition to the apprentice intake for the 2005/6 season. Youth Team info 2004/2005
Mystery TRIAL FOR GUNNER
(Friday 15th April 2005)
Wanderers are giving a trial to be released Arsenal youngster Luke Webb. The 18 year old midfielder, who is the son of former England international Neil Webb, is being released from the Gunners academy at the end of the season and is looking for a new club. He may get a chance to show his worth in a match situation when Wycombe travel to Leyton Orient next Tuesday (19th April) for a friendly. That game kicks off at 2pm and is open free of charge to the public. The Wycombe Management team are also set to look at other triallists in this game having been swamped with requests from other out of contract players.
Kit NEW KIT LAUNCH
(Friday 15th April 2005)
As reported earlier on COTN, Wanderers' new 'home' kit for the next two season will be previewed in the final home game of this season against Leyton Orient on Saturday 30th April. The design will be the traditional light and dark blue quarters but is understood to include white panelling under the arms. The shorts will be dark blue with white shorts being used as an alternative away from home unless there is a clash with the shirts. COTN also understands that the new kit launch will tie in with an annoucement of a two year extension to the shirt sponsorship deal with loans.co.uk while under new Football League regulations, Wanderers will also seek a sponsors name for the shorts. A new second choice kit will be launched later in the year to replace the yellow and red variations currently in use.
Rugby WASPS SAGA CONTINUES
(Friday 15th April 2005)
The latest on the saga of London Wasps' negotiations to stay at Adams Park has them 'exclusively revealing' to the local press that they want a 30 year agreement to remain as tenants of Wycombe Wanderers while at the same time looking at an increase in capacity. Wasps Chief Executive David Davies told the Bucks Free Press "We're talking about how we can raise money to fund the expansion of the stadium and you can't do that on a short-term deal." Wanderers are understood to want a short term deal while they take legal advice and Chairman Ivor Beeks commented to the press "I'm not certain we would want to tie ourselves to 30 years. That's one area that we would need to sit down and talk about." Under current Premier Rugby Limited regulations, Wasps require a 12,500 minimum capacity stadium (with at least 4,800 seats) for the start of the 2007/8 season.
Matchday IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN
(Thursday 14th April 2005)
It's time to reel out the 'must win' phrase ahead of Saturday's meeting with Bury at Adams Park. With just four games remaining and three points behind the play-off zone, even John Gorman is admitting Wycombe (61 points) must take advantage this time around. Saturday will see nearest contenders Northampton (63 points) away to Cheltenham, while Darlington (64 points) visit Mansfield. Meanwhile 6th placed Lincoln take on 5th placed Macclesfield. Commenting to the Wanderers official website, John Gorman said "We really want the fans here. If they want us to get into the Play Offs then this is the game to come to, it's the big one." Wanderers travel to old rivals Yeovil Town the following Saturday and the Wycombe boss is aware that a win against Bury is vital to keep the season going, adding "I think more will come with us to Yeovil if we beat Bury but if we don't then it's not worth it."
Injuries DEVINE OFF DOWN UNDER
(Thursday 14th April 2005)
Former Wanderers striker Sean Devine is quitting English football to join New Zealand Knights as they prepare for their inaugural season in the Hyundai A-League. Devine is out of contract with Exeter City this summer and is unlikely to play for the Grecians again having injured a hamstring in their recent 3-2 defeat to Northwich Victoria. The 32 year old still holds Wanderers' Football League goal scoring record for a season when he bagged 23 during the 1999/2000 season. Devine joins former Wolves player Neil Emblen on the move down under.
Injuries INJURY LATEST
(Wednesday 13th April 2005)
Clint Easton and Keith Ryan both remain doubtful for this Saturday's crucial home meeting with Bury. 'Rhino' is still recovering from a groin strain picked up on the recent visit to Spain, while Easton is nursing a hamstring injury that forced his early departure from the home game with Kidderminster two weeks ago. Easton returned to light training on Monday but Saturday could be too soon for a return for either player. However, a reserve game at Leyton Orient on Tuesday 19th April has been pencilled in where they could get a chance of a come-back.
Rugby ARE WASPS BLUFFING?
(Tuesday 12th April 2005)
London Wasps appear to be pushing their brinkmanship to the extreme with regards to an extended ground tenancy agreement at Adams Park. Wasps officials have been touting comments through the media suggesting there is a "50/50" possibilty of the rugby club returning to Loftus Road for the 2005/6 season and that it has taken "stamping of feet to bring them to the table". But is it all a massive bluff from a rugby club who are desperate to stay in Buckinghamshire? Read more - special feature
Steve Brown STEVE BROWN TESTIMONIAL
(Tuesday 12th April 2005)
Steve Brown's long awaited testimonial game has now been confirmed as being against Aston Villa on Monday 18th July at Adams Park. The game was orginally set for the following evening but was brought forward to tie in with Villa's pre-season plans. Ticket details to follow. Wanderers begin their pre-season campaign on Friday 15th July with a home meeting with Wolves.
Matchday GRIMSBY 0 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 9th April 2005)
Wanderers missed a golden opportunity to push even closer to the play-off zone after playing out a goalless stalemate at Grimsby Town on Saturday. It was Wycombe's first 0-0 scoreline in 56 League games but that run could have continued and victory claimed if Nathan Tyson had converted any of two good chances, Jonny Dixon a close range effort with four minutes left on the clock or Mark Philo a shot in stoppage time. Once again results elsewhere mean Wycombe are now only three points from the play-off places but with just four games remaining, time is running out. Grimsby 0 Wycombe 0 - Match report and reaction
Conference Champions BARNET RETURN
(Saturday 9th April 2005)
Barnet reclaimed Football League status at the weekend after results saw then secure promotion via the Conference Championship. Goals from Ben Strevens, Simon King and Giuliano Grazioli earnt The Bees a 3-1 home win over Halifax Town while nearest challengers Carlisle United went down 1-0 at home to Forest Green Rovers. It's been four years since The Bees were relegated, while their second Conference Championship comes 14 years after Barry Fry took them into the League for the first time. Barnet - Quick Guide
Kit SHORT CHANGE FOR GRIMSBY
(Saturday 9th April 2005)
Wanderers will wear white shorts with the traditional light and dark blue quartered shirts for Saturday's away game at Grimsby. It will be the first time in close to ten years that this combination has been used and comes after criticism of the Club's policy of changing the entire kit when there is a percieved clash of colours away from home. The new shorts were delivered on the morning of the game by kit suppliers ProStar. Meanwhile, the new 'home' kit to be introduced for the next two seasons is being targeted for launch in Wanderers' final home game of this season against Leyton Orient on Saturday 30th April.
Rugby MORE WASPS TALKS
(Friday 8th April 2005)
London Wasps have again turned to the press to add their latest spin to the ground tenancy problems at Adams Park. It's understood that the rugby club have been knocked back by Wycombe's stance on ground ownership and are using the threat of returning to Loftus Road as a lever in discussions. The rugby club's Chief Executive David Davies was quoted in the BFP on Friday 8th April as saying, "For me, it is still 50/50. We had a couple of sessions with Wycombe but talks have also progressed with QPR and there is potential for a deal with them." Davies is now suggesting a decision will be made by next Tuesday as he says the priority of selling Season Tickets for next season is becoming a major issue with Wasps supporters. Meanwhile, Wanderers held a Board meeting on Thursday (7th April) where the subject will have been top of the agenda. To date, neither Club have made any official statement.
Matchday ALL TO PLAY FOR
(Thursday 7th April 2005)
There is still all to play for this season with at least ten teams chasing the three automatic and one from four play-off promotion places. Going into the weekend fixtures all teams had five games to play with Wycombe on 60 points, four points off the play-off zone. Wanderers remaining fixtures after Saturday are home to 19th placed Bury, away to Yeovil (2nd and jittering), home to Leyton Orient (13th) and finishing up at Bristol Rovers (17th).
News TESTIMONIAL GAME
(Thursday 7th April 2005)
Maidenhead United are reporting that a Wycombe Wanderers XI will play The Magpies at York Road on Sunday 1st May in a testimonial game for long serving United defender Brian O'Connor. The provisional Wycombe squad is said to be; Paul Hyde, Dave Carroll, Keith Scott, Jason Cousins, Simon Stapleton, Simon Garner, Dennis Greene, Steve Brown, Steve Thompson, Lewis Cook, Mark West, Steve Guppy and Keith Ryan. United, who are currently managed by Dennis Greene, will have former Magpie Alan Devonshire in charge of team affairs for the day. Entry will be 5. More details to follow.
News WILLIAMSON TO SIGN
(Thursday 7th April 2005)
The Club have announced they are close to agreeing a deal to bring defender Mike Williamson to Wycombe Wanderers on a permanent basis from Southampton. It's understood that The Saints have agreed to a free transfer but with a sell-on clause. The final stage of the deal will see the player, his agent and John Gorman meet to finalise the terms of the contract.
Reserves RESERVES v MILLWALL
(Wednesday 6th April 2005)
Wanderers went down 1-0 to Millwall in an unofficial friendly at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon. The winning goal came around the 30 minute mark when Marvin Elliot forced home a header from a corner. Triallists Anton Smith and Liam Patrick started for Wycombe with Palace striker Smith impressing the most. Lee Craig came on as a second-half substitute with Adrian Caceres shifting to a forward role. Mark Philo continued his comeback from injury with an encouraging performance in midfield. Line-up: Cronin, Ball, Martin (sub 78 Gregory), Patrick, Gradwell, Fox, Philo, Ngongo (sub HT Craig), Dixon (sub HT Faulkner), Caceres, Smith
Tickets TICKETS FOR AWAY GAMES
(Tuesday 5th April 2005)
The Club have received advanced ticket allocations for the away games at Yeovil Town on Saturday 23rd April and at Bristol Rovers on Saturday 7th May. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and priority is being given to Season Ticket holders until Friday 15th April. Yeovil tickets are standing only at 12 adults, 7 seniors and students and 4 under 16's. Rovers tickets are standing 11 and 5 seniors and under 16's, seating 13.50 adults and 6.50 seniors and under 16's (no discount for students). Neither game has yet been designated all-ticket and prices on the day will be 2 more than advanced sales. General sale of tickets will be from the Bury game on 16th April.
News AYLESBURY IN B&B FINAL
(Tuesday 5th April 2005)
Wanderers will face Aylesbury United in the Final of the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup after The Ducks overcame Chesham United 2-1 in the semi-final at Buckingham Road on Tuesday evening. The Final is due to take place at Adams Park on Monday 2nd May but Aylesbury could be involved in Southern League promotion play-offs the day after the final and the date of the final may be reviewed. Suggestions in the local press by Steve Brown that Wycombe could make the final a 'free' game can also be ruled out. The Berks & Bucks FA set the admission charges and are in effect hiring the ground for the day.
Reserves TRIALLISTS V MILLWALL
(Tuesday 5th April 2005)
Wanderers are set to field three more triallists in Wednesday's reserve friendly with Millwall at Adams Park. They are Anton Smith, a highly rated striker who is in his final year with the Crystal Palace academy; Lee Craig, a released left-back from QPR who is the 17 year old younger brother of Tony who played for Wycombe on loan from Millwall earlier in the season; and Leon Hibbert a 22 year old former Watford trainee who has been playing in midfield for Berkhamsted Town this season. New signings Lance Cronin and Adrian Caceres are also likely to play.
The FA FA OPEN STRUCTURAL REVIEW
(Tuesday 5th April 2005)
The Football Association has launched a 'Structural Review' and is inviting all those involved in football to take part. Lord Burns will be acting as independent Chair for the review that is "designed to ensure that organisation is "fit-for-purpose" to govern the game in the 21st century." Follow the link to view more information and download documentation. The consultation period will last until 6th May and a report is due to be published in July 2005.
FA Structural Review - read more on www.thefa.com
Injuries EASTON OUT FOR GRIMSBY
(Tuesday 5th April 2005)
Clint Easton is unlikely to be fit enough to face Grimsby Town on Saturday following his hamstring injury against Kidderminster at the weekend. The midfielder succesfully converted to left-back earlier this year and won the Player of the Month for March following a series of solid performances. Meanwhile, Joe Burnell is expected to be OK for the trip to Grimsby. Burnell received a blow to the head in the meeting with Kidderminster and was forced off with blooded vision with a few minutes remaining.
Matchday WYCOMBE 3 KIDDERMINSTER 0
(Saturday 2nd April 2005)
Another Nathan Tyson hat-trick kept Wycombe's promotion hopes alive after a relatively comfortable 3-0 victory over Kidderminster Harriers at Adams Park on Saturday. In the end the winning margin could have been greater but there will be few complaints and with results elsewhere, Wycombe are now four points from the play-off zone with five games remaining.
Wycombe 3 Kidderminster 0 - Match report and reaction
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM STALEMATE
(Saturday 2nd April 2005)
The Wanderers Under 18 Youth Team drew 0-0 with Gillingham on Saturday morning at Molins Sports Ground in their latest Merit Division Youth Alliance fixture. Gary Smith's side had the better chances to win the game with James Faulkner and triallist Said Isse going closest to breaking the deadlock. It was the team's first game for two weeks. On Saturday 19th March Swansea City pulled out of their fixture with Wycombe claiming they could not raise a side. This was followed a week later by Wycombe having to cancel their fixture at Hereford after four of the squad were involved in a car accident when returning from training the previous Friday. Injuries were not too serious, although it's understood that Gary Bunting will miss the remainder of the season. The Swansea game has since been rearranged for Saturday 16th April. Youth Team info 2004/2005

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