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Odds LEAGUE TWO ODDS 2005/6
(Tuesday 31st May 2005)
Wanderers are amongst the favourites to reach the play-offs in season 2005/6 according to odds released this week by leading bookmarkers. William Hill and bet365, the official betting partner for the Club, both have Wanderers at odds of 12/1 to win the 'League Two' title outright, while Ladbrokes quote 16/1. Favourites this season are Northampton Town. Full odds listing 2005/6
Chelsea CHELSEA TICKET INFO
(Monday 30th May 2005)
The Club have released ticket details for the pre-season friendly with Chelsea scheduled for Wednesday 13th July. Wycombe Wanderers Season Ticket holders for the 2005/6 season will be guaranteed the right to purchase up to two tickets, with adult prices ranging from 10 to 14 and concessions from 4 to 10. Application forms will be sent out to Season Ticket holders from Tuesday 31st May and these must be returned by 24th June. Any remaining tickets will go on general sale from Monday 27th June.
Full details available from the official website
Play Off 2005 SOUTHEND UP VIA PLAY-OFFS
(Saturday 28th May 2005)
Southend United made it to 'League One' following an extra-time play-off final victory over Lincoln City at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. A dour game ended goalless after 90 minutes but extra-time goals from Freddy Eastwood and Duncun Jupp ensured that The Shrimpers, who had finished in 4th in the table and six points clear of Lincoln, deservedly gained promotion. The match was watched by a crowd of 19,653 with the vast majority travelling to follow Lincoln. The Imps have now lost in the play-offs in each of the last three seasons. For Southend it was third time lucky at Cardiff having lost previously in two LDV finals.
Keith Ryan RHINO AGREES NEW DEAL
(Friday 27th May 2005)
Keith Ryan has agreed a one year extension to his player/coach role at Wycombe. It will be the 16th season for Ryan at the Wanderers. The Club report that the deal will see a more active part in the coaching side for the 34 year old. Craig Faulconbridge and Gus Uhlenbeek remain the only players from last season's First Team squad yet to be confirmed as staying or going by the Club. Their contracts in each case run until 30th June 2005.
Mark Philo PHILO INJURY BLOW
(Thursday 26th May 2005)
Mark Philo, who missed the vast majority of the 2004/5 season having broken his right ankle in a pre-season friendly, has suffered another injury set-back. The Club have reported that the 20 year old has been diagnosed with a 'hairline fraction of his left ankle' with the suspicion that it occured during the final day game at Bristol Rovers. Club medical staff are currently investigating the extent of the injury which has come as another massive blow for the former Wanderers Youth Teamer.
Dave Jones OLD FACES RETURN
(Thursday 26th May 2005)
Things are changing at the Club this week with the return of two faces amongst the football backroom staff. Former Sports Therapist Dave Jones has rejoined to work a three day week as a consultant alongside current physio Shay Connolly. Jones quit the Club during the reign of Tony Adams to take a lecturing job at Hertfordshire University. He will continue that role on a part-time basis while at Wycombe. Elsewhere, Terry Evans, also a casualty during the Adams era, made a brief visit to the Club this week to advise players on a weight training programme. Manager John Gorman believes some of his squad need to improve their physical strength and Evans will assist with this task.
Mystery TRIALLISTS ON VIEW
(Thursday 26th May 2005)
John Gorman is using this week's light training sessions to view a number of triallists who are all out of contract with their respective clubs. They include Ronnie Bull, a 24 year old left sided defender from Grimsby Town who originally started his football career with Millwall but has also played on loan at Yeovil Town and Brentford; Will Antwi, a 22 year old former Crystal Palace trainee who has played for Aldershot Town since January 2004 following a move from Swedish club Ljungskile; striker Allan Russell who played last season for St Mirren where the 24 year old scored five times in 25 Scottish Division One appearances; and goalkeeper Lee Worgan who has been released by Rushden & Diamonds. 21 year old Worgan played two games on loan for Wycombe during the 2003/4 season while he was at MK Dons, while Antwi was on trial with Wycombe before back in July 2003 and played briefly during a pre-season friendly with Spurs. Gorman says he will be look at other new faces during a Thursday training session before the playing staff take their close-season break. With Stefan Oakes set to join the Club along with Charlie Griffin, the Wycombe boss has his priorities set on signing another goalkeeper plus an additional forward.
News OAKES AGREES TERMS
(Wednesday 25th May 2005)
The Club have reported that Stefan Oakes has agreed terms to sign for Wycombe from Notts County. The 26 year old left footed midfielder will sign a two year deal with the Wanderers when his contract expires with County on 30th June. Oakes joined County from Walsall on a free in February 2004 and went on to make 49 appearances, scoring 6 times while at Meadow Lane. One of those goals was the match winner when The Magpies met Wanderers at Adams Park in February 2005. It was a goal that caught the eye of Wycombe boss John Gorman who originally noticed him during a six year spell with Leicester City.
Martin O'Neill O'NEILL TO STAND DOWN
(Wednesday 25th May 2005)
Martin O'Neill has confirmed he will step down as Celtic Manager in order to help look after his wife Geraldine who is seriously ill with cancer. The former Wycombe boss took charge at Celtic in 2000 and will leave the Club following Saturday's Scottish Cup Final. Assistants John Robertson and Steve Walford, also with O'Neill at Wycombe, will be leaving too. Gordon Strachan will take over the hot seat at Celtic Park. Best wishes to the O'Neill family from all at chairboys.co.uk
News PLAYERS SET FOR BREAK
(Tuesday 24th May 2005)
Wanderers' contracted squad were called in for a four day light training session this week before breaking off for the close season. The squad will return for pre-season training on 30th June and then jet off to Ibiza a few days later for a two game tournament with a local select XI and Oldham Athletic. The first home pre-season friendly is against Chelsea on Wednesday 13th July. The Football League fixtures are released on Thursday 23rd June with the first game scheduled for Saturday 6th August.
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust TRUST TO ELECT BOARD
(Tuesday 24th May 2005)
A reminder that Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust are calling for nominations from their membership to stand for election to the Trust Board and then to subsequently have the option to seek election as the Trust representative on the Board of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club plc. Nominations for the Trust Board must be received on or before Saturday 28th May 2005 and current non-members wishing to stand must also join by this date. Additional information since the orginal story has seen it confirmed that a ballot will not take place unless more than ten nominations are received. However, whatever the situation, a 'meet the candidates' evening will be arranged for Friday 10th June. More information on the process is available by following the link. Direct link to news item on www.wwst.org
Mystery CLARIDGE EYES OPTIONS
(Monday 23rd May 2005)
Steve Claridge looks ever likely to have played his last game for Wycombe after being linked with playing and managerial positions elsewhere. It also comes after the 39 year old rubbished an offer of a deal from Wycombe via his column in the Sunday People. Claridge quipped "I've consulted minimum-wage legislation and to my surprise the first offer I've been given is actually legal. But if I take it, after driving in to training three times a week I would only just break even." Claridge, who says negotiations are on-going at Wycombe, has been interviewed for the vacant Manager's job at Peterborough United where other candidates include Ian Rush and Mark Wright. Most recent reports in the national media have also linked the veteran striker with a playing move to Conference side Exeter City.
News PLAY-OFF UPDATE
(Saturday 21st May 2005)
Lincoln City will take on Southend United in the 'League Two' play-off final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday 28th May. The two sides successfully came through their semi-final second legs with respective aggregate victories over Macclesfield Town and Northampton Town. Lincoln drew 1-1 at Moss Rose to go through 2-1 on aggregate while Southend edged through with a 1-0 victory at Roots Hall after a goalless first leg. Freddy Eastwood got the only goal of the game at Southend via a controversial penalty awarded in the 49th minute.
Fans TRUST FORUM CONFIRMED
(Saturday 21st May 2005)
The date for the joint Supporters' Trust and Founders' Trust Fans Forum has been confirmed as Friday 3rd June. The open meeting has been arranged with the primary intention of canvassing opinion on a variety of supporter related issues at Wycombe Wanderers and hence enable the Trusts to more effectively represent those views to the Club. The meeting will also update the work carried out to date by the Trusts and discuss ways that assistance can be provided to the Club through ideas and strategies from the fanbase. The meeting will take place in the Keen Lounge at Adams Park, with doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Entrance is free although a donation to the Supporters' Trust will be welcome by the organisers.
Rugby POST WASPS DEAL COMMENT
(Friday 20th May 2005)
It appears that the announcement of the extended deal for London Wasps at Adams Park has raised at least as many questions as there were answers in the various press statements. Chairboys.co.uk takes a look at the post press conference comment and debate in another special feature. Read article
News TWO MORE AGREE NEW DEALS
(Friday 20th May 2005)
Goalkeeper Steve Williams and striker Jonny Dixon are the latest Wycombe players to agree new deals at the Club. 22 year old Williams was limited to one substitute appearance for Wycombe last season in the League but was offered a one year deal by John Gorman in order to provide goalkeeping cover during the impending transfer window. That kicks in on the 1st September 2005 and the Wycombe boss is likely to go for third shot stopper before that time. Dixon, now 21, played much of last season on loan at Aldershot where he scored nine goals in twelve appearances and has signed for 12 more months. Elsewhere, Keith Ryan is still weighing up the options on accepting a one year extension to his playing contract. The Wanderers midfielder is understood to be contemplating concentrating solely on the management and coaching side at Adams Park.
Mystery TRANSFER GOSSIP
(Friday 20th May 2005)
The Bucks Free Press claim that John Gorman has spoken to former Leicester City midfielder Stefan Oakes about a possible transfer to the Wanderers. The 26 year impressed Gorman during his appearances for Notts County against Wycombe last season and the press claim the pair were recently seen coming out of a hotel following discussions of a move. The former Leicester trainee spent six years at Filbert Street and will be remembered by Wanderers followers as the City player who handballed a Steve Brown cross during the FA Cup tie there in March 2001. He left City in the summer of 2003 and spent a short time with Walsall before his move to County in February 2004.
News GRIFFIN DEAL CONFIRMED
(Thursday 19th May 2005)
The Club have confirmed the signing of Charlie Griffin on a two year deal. The 25 year old striker becomes John Gorman's first long term signing since arrving at the Club in November 2004. The Wycombe boss was quoted on the official website as saying, "Hopefully Charlie will be the first of many. I've got other players in mind and I'm looking for a number one priority up front. I'm not finished there and I'm hoping we can get somebody."
Fans FANS FORUMS PLANNED
(Thursday 19th May 2005)
chairboys.co.uk understands that the Supporters' Trust and Founders' Trust are planning a forum for all supporters in early June with the intention of gauging feeling on the direction the Trusts should move. Meanwhile, a conventional Fans Forum is planned by the Club during July and is likely to take place the week commencing Monday 11th July. The latter may be tied in with the official unveiling of the new Wanderers 'home' kit.
Tickets SEASON TICKET REMINDER
(Thursday 19th May 2005)
A reminder that existing seat Season Ticket holders have until Monday 23rd May to claim their usual seat, otherwise they will be open to general sale. The 'Early Bird' deadline on reduced prices runs until Saturday 4th June. As part of the promotion campaign the Club are asking for volunteers to meet shoppers in and around the High Wycombe area on Saturday 28th May. Those interested or requiring more details should contact Founders' Trust rep Ian Mather at ian.mather@wycombewanderers.co.uk
News GRIFFIN TO SIGN?
(Wednesday 18th May 2005)
The Club are reporting that Charlie Griffin is set to sign for the Wanderers. It follows earlier news that the striker had been offered an inferior deal by fellow 'League Two' side Mansfield Town. The 25 year old, who scored 17 goals for Forest Green Rovers last season despite their relegation from the Conference, had also been attracting the attention of Darlington. Griffin's likely move to Wycombe will end a five year exile from the Football League. He orginally spent close to two years with Swindon Town following a move from Chippenham Town but returned to non-League football having made 30 appearances (20 from the bench) for The Robins. He went on to play for Woking, Havant & Waterlooville, briefly again at Chippenham and then Forest Green.
News TWO MORE AGREE DEALS
(Wednesday 18th May 2005)
Matt Bloomfield and Mike Williamson have agreed terms on new two year deals with Wycombe. Both players originally joined the Club during the brief reign of Tony Adams. Bloomfield, now 21, joined from Ipswich Town in December 2003, while Williamson, also 21, spent the whole of last season on loan from Southampton. Although the deals have been agreed they are unlikely to be officially signed until towards the end of June.
News TRANSFER GOSSIP
(Wednesday 18th May 2005)
Speculation that Millwall left-back Tony Craig could be joining Wycombe has been put on ice this week after the 20 year old signed a new two year deal at The New Den. The Lions are currently without a Manager following the departure of Dennis Wise and Chairman Jeff Burnige made the decision on a player who spent three months on loan at Wycombe during the 2004/5 campaign. Elsewhere, Charlie Griffin, who trained with Wanderers in the final week of the season, has been offered a deal by Mansfield Town. Stags boss Carlton Palmer was quoted in the Mansfield Chad newspaper as stating, "We've made Charlie an offer. I know Wycombe have also made one - a better one than us. But it would mean him living near London and the cost of living down there is much higher than here."
Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust TRUST ON WWFC LTD ASSETS
(Wednesday 18th May 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Founders' Trust has revealed to its members that it is investigating the final net asset value of the old Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited by Guarantee company. The figure is complicated by the confusion on who will bear the estimated 120,000 costs of converting the Football Club to a plc. The Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust website have reproduced the communication via the link below.
Unfinished business at WWFC Ltd - www.wwst.org
Tickets SEASON TICKET UPDATE
(Monday 16th May 2005)
The Club report they have sold 2,200 Season Tickets up until the end of the 'Super Early Bird' deadline last Saturday. This compares to total sales last season of 2,400. The 'Early Bird' prices now come into effect and run until Saturday 4th June. Existing seat Season Ticket holders should also note that they have until Monday 23rd May to claim their usual seat, otherwise they will be open to general sale. Ticket price guide
Luke Oliver EX-CHAIRBOY JOINS YEOVIL
(Monday 16th May 2005)
Former Wanderers Youth Teamer Luke Oliver has been snapped up by 'League Two' Champions Yeovil Town. Oliver was originally awarded a professional contract at Wycombe by Lawrie Sanchez but failed to impress new boss Tony Adams and was released on a free in February 2004 to Conference side Woking. To the surprise of many he went to become Woking's Player of the Season in 2004/5 and was also picked for the England Semi-Pro side. The 6' 7" central defender is out of contract at Woking this summer but because he is under 24 the Glovers will have to agree a compensation deal for his player registration.
Luke Oliver - Player profile
Conference PLAY-OFF UPDATES
(Sunday 15th May 2005)
Wanderers will return to Carlisle United during the 2005/6 season after the Cumbrians beat Stevenage Borough 1-0 in the Conference play-off final on Saturday evening at Stoke City. The only goal of the game came on 23 minutes from Peter Murphy. Elsewhere, the 'League Two' play-off semi-final first legs got underway with Lincoln City beating Macclesfield Town 1-0 at home on Saturday, while Northampton Town were held 0-0 at Sixfields by Southend United on Sunday. The return legs take place next Saturday (21st May) at Macclesfield (12.05pm KO) and Southend (6.15pm KO). The Final will take place at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday 28th May (3pm KO).
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust TRUST TO ELECT BOARD
(Sunday 15th May 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust are calling for nominations from their membership to stand for election to the Trust Board and then to subsequently have the option to seek election as the Trust representative on the Board of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club plc. Nominations for the Trust Board must be received on or before Saturday 28th May 2005 and current non-members wishing to stand must also join by this date. A list of nominees and postal voting paper will then be sent to all members along with the notice for the Trust's first AGM provisionally arranged for Thursday 30th June 2005. It's understood that a 'meet the candidates' evening is also planned for Friday 10th June where members will have a chance to quiz those standing. The result of the subsequent postal ballot will be announced at the AGM. The election for plc Board rep has been pencilled in for later September/early October and the candidates will come from any Trust Board member at the time. More information on the process is available by following the link below.
Direct link to news item on www.wwst.org
News CONTRACT NEWS
(Friday 13th May 2005)
First Teamers with contracts ready to expire on 30th June 2005 but yet to agree terms are Gus Uhlenbeek, Keith Ryan, Jonny Dixon, Matt Bloomfield, Craig Faulconbridge and Steve Williams. Despite earlier reports, chairboys.co.uk understands that to date not all these have been offered new terms. However, it looks likely that Mike Williamson will sign permanently for Wycombe when his current contract at Southampton expires at the end of June. Meanwhile, Steve Claridge and Rob Lee were both on 'match to match' contracts last season and will be offered similar terms at best. John Gorman has stated that he will be in the market for at least three new players this summer, with a striker at the top of his list. Speculation is rife that Nathan Tyson will be poached during the close season, with Cardiff City the latest Club linked to Wanderers' top scorer in the past two seasons.
News CACERES RELEASED
(Friday 13th May 2005)
Adrian Caceres has been released by John Gorman after failing to impress the Wanderers Manager in the short time he was at the Club. The Argentinian born with Australian nationality made just one start for Wanderers following his 'match to match' contract move to Adams Park in March 2005. Earlier in the season he had been released by Yeovil Town before a short spell with Woking. The 23 year old has returned to Austrailia for the summer. Adrian Caceres - Player profile
Rugby WASPS DEAL CONFIRMED
(Thursday 12th May 2005)
As expected London Wasps have now confirmed their extended ground tenancy agreement at Wycombe. In a statement on Thurdsay morning Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks commented, "We are delighted to have reached agreement with Wasps. The supporters of Wasps I am sure will be extremely pleased to know Premiership Rugby will be played here next season." Wasps chief executive David Davies added, "Our long term aim is to form a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, Wycombe Council and the local community to establish [Adams Park] as a vibrant centre for business and sport." Full updated story and quotes
News TALIA AND PHILO SIGN-UP
(Wednesday 11th May 2005)
Frank Talia and Mark Philo have become the first out of contract players to agree terms to stay with the Club. Wanderers announced on Wednesday afternoon that both players were due to sign deals running until the summer of 2007. Talia, who will be 35 in July, will spend the close season visiting his land of Australia. Meanwhile, Philo, who is not yet 21, will be working on regaining full fitness having missed the vast majority of last season through injury. Elsewhere, 19 year old Russell Martin is set to sign a two year deal having been at the Club on a month to month contract since July 2004. Wanderers First Year Apprentice 2004/5 Ikechi Anya is also said to be signing a two year professional contract as reward for his progress this season.
Tickets DEADLINE APPROACHING
(Wednesday 11th May 2005)
The Club have sold in the region of 1,500 Season Tickets for the 2005/6 season with just a few days of the 'Super Early Bird' deadline remaining. Sales over the whole of 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. The deadline for the Super Early Bird prices is Saturday 14th May. Ticket price guide
Rugby WASPS DEAL DELAYED
(Tuesday 10th May 2005)
The long awaited announcement of the extension to London Wasps' ground tennancy agreement at Adams Park was delayed again at the weekend according to local media. The problem this time is understood to be issues surrounding severance payments with Wasps' former landlords at QPR. It's expected to be resolved this week but the last minute hitch resulted in embarassed Wasps officials having to remove a page from their matchday programme versus Sale that announced Season Ticket details at Wycombe for next season. The deal is still thought to be for an initial two years with a longer term lease of up to 20 years if capacity issues at Adams Park are resolved in the interim period.
News DOWN FROM 'LEAGUE ONE'
(Monday 9th May 2005)
Wanderers will play Torquay United in 'League Two' next season after the Gulls were relegated following defeat at Colchester in the final game of the 2004/5 campaign. They join already relegated Wrexham, Peterborough United and Stockport County in the basement division. MK Dons survived thanks to a 2-1 home victory over a Tranmere Rovers side already guaranteed third spot in the table. Oldham Athletic beat Bradford City at Boundary Park to ensure their 'League One' status for another season. Wanderers have not played Torquay at League level since the 1993/94 season when the sides met in 'Division Three'.
News UP FROM 'LEAGUE TWO'
(Monday 9th May 2005)
It's goodbye to Yeovil Town, Scunthorpe United and Swansea City from 'League Two' after the trio clinched automatic promotion on the final day of the season. Yeovil ended as Champions in their second season in the Football League having amassed 83 points. The final promotion place will come via the play-offs where Southend United (4th) will play Northampton Town (7th) and Macclesfield Town (5th) take on Lincoln City (6th) for the right to contest the final in Cardiff on Saturday 28th May.
Conference CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
(Monday 9th May 2005)
Carlisle United will take on Stevenage Borough in the Conference play-off final after they overcame Aldershot Town and Hereford United respectively in the two legged semi's last week. The final will take place on Saturday 14th May at Stoke City's ground with a 7.30pm kick-off. The winners will join Conference Champions Barnet in 'League Two' next season. Wanderers will recall memorable meetings with Carlisle during the 1993/94 season but have never met Stevenage Borough, who are managed by ex-Wanderer Graham Westley, at senior League or Cup level.
Matchday DEFEAT IN FINAL GAME
(Saturday 7th May 2005)
Wanderers ended the 2004/5 campaign with a defeat, going down 1-0 at Bristol Rovers. The result sees Wycombe finish 10th in the table, missing the play-off zone by seven points having taken just nine points from the final nine games of the season. The only goal of the game came in the 12th minute when ex-Wanderers loanee Richard Walker headed home a cross from the left.
Bristol Rovers 1 Wycombe 0 - Match report and reaction
???? CONTRACT TALK
(Friday 6th May 2005)
It's that time of year again when contract talk is in the air and John Gorman has claimed that he has made written offers of deals to all those out of contract this summer. The Wycombe boss told the Wanderers World subscription service "If they're greedy, then they're off. If they are nice and sensible, they stay." Excluding Youth players, those out of contract at the end of June 2005 are Frank Talia, Gus Uhlenbeek, Keith Ryan, Jonny Dixon, Matt Bloomfield, Craig Faulconbridge, Mark Philo and Steve Williams. In addition Mike Williamson has still to finalise his move from Southampton, while 'match to match' contract players Steve Claridge and Rob Lee are likely to be offered a similar deal for next season. Gorman added "We feel we've got a good squad. We've not complained about the players and we don't want to get rid of players and say off you go. We want to keep the players but they have now got to be sensible and agree terms. To be fair they all want to stay. They're all banging the door asking to stay and that's great news for the Club." Squad listing
Martin O'Neill 10 YEARS ON
(Friday 6th May 2005)
The 6th May 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of Martin O'Neill's final game in charge of the Wanderers. On a hot day in London Leyton Orient were beaten 1-0 with a goal from Cyrille Regis. Wycombe finished 6th in Division Two (still the highest placing to date) but missed out on a place in the play-offs due to restructuring of the higher divisions. A disillusioned O'Neill left the Club a month later to take up the Manager's position at Norwich City. It ended a remarkable five year spell at the Club by the Irishman. Archive - O'Neill's continued success
Youth Team SCHOLARS FOR 2005/6
(Thursday 5th May 2005)
Wanderers will take on five players into their First Year Youth Team system for the 2005/6 season. Last season Wanderers took on eleven new names. However, with Clubs only allowed a maximum of 18 players on Youth Scholarships at any one time, the five new players brings Wycombe back towards this maximum figure. Spotlight on Youth Team intake for 2005/6
???? STRIKER TRAINS WITH TEAM
(Wednesday 4th May 2005)
The Club have revealed that Forest Green Rovers striker Charlie Griffin has been training with the team in the final two weeks of the season. The 25 year old, who scored 17 goals for Forest Green Rovers last season despite their relegation from the Conference, had also been attracting the attention of Darlington. Griffin orginally spent close to two years with Swindon Town following a move from Chippenham Town but returned to non-League football having made 30 appearances (20 from the bench) for The Robins. He went on to play for Woking, Havant & Waterlooville, briefly again at Chippenham and then Forest Green.
News WREXHAM RELEGATED
(Wednesday 4th May 2005)
Wanderers will hope to renew acquaintances with Wrexham next season after the Welsh club were relegated from 'League One' following a 2-1 home defeat to Brentford on Tuesday evening. The Robins had ten points deducted earlier in the season as punishment for entering administration. They are still in serious financial problems with debts estimated at 4m and could face an eviction order from the Racecourse Ground by owner Alex Hamilton in the summer. The Club will need to give evidence before the Football League AGM on 10th June that they have a secure home for at least another 12 months to avoid possible expulsion from the League. Wrexham - Quick Guide
Rugby WASPS TO SIGN 2 YEAR DEAL
(Tuesday 3rd May 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers and London Wasps plan to make a joint statement later this week officially confirming an extension to the ground tenancy agreement. COTN understands that a two year deal has been agreed. As reported last Friday (29th April), this will give time to work on capacity issues at Adams Park and move to a longer term agreement of between 10 and 20 years. Commenting in Saturday's matchday programme, Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks said "The last three years have been exciting for Rugby fans in this area and Wycombe Wanderers and Wasps have enjoyed being neighbours. It would be an excellent result for the the town to have two championship teams, we are working on both, but the deal has to be right for us all."
More on this story following the official announcement.
Season Tickets SEASON TICKET PROMOTION
(Monday 2nd May 2005)
Wanderers are set to launch a free short promotional DVD video to help the push for Season Ticket sales for the 2005/2006 season. Supporters in the Vere Suite prior to Saturday's game with Leyton Orient were shown the six minute professionally edited production which includes backing music by indie group Feeder. The DVD will be mailed along with a new Season Ticket brochure to those on the Club mailing lists. A dedicated website (www.wwfctickets.com) has also been developed specifically for the Season Ticket promotion and it's understood that the promotional video will be made available for download in the future. see www.wwfctickets.com for details
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup winner 2004-2005
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup BERKS & BUCKS VICTORY
(Monday 2nd May 2005)
Wanderers won the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup for the first time since 1990 after a 3-2 victory over Aylesbury United in the Final at Adams Park on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. All the goals came in the second-half with Russell Martin opening the scoring for Wycombe in the 53rd minute. Wanderers went 2-0 ahead in the 62nd minute when Kieron Gradwell converted from close range before Drew Roberts pulled one back for the visitors three minutes later. A bizarre incident followed in the 82nd minute when Jonny Dixon played a drop ball back from the half-way line to Aylesbury 'keeper Jack Rashid only to see the ball drop into the back of net. Wanderers then sportingly allowed Drew Roberts to walk the ball in from the resulting kick-off and with no further goals it left Wycombe 3-2 victors and Captain Stuart Nethercott to lift the Cup. Wycombe 3 Aylesbury 2 - Match report and pics

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