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News BEST EVER HOLIDAY RETURN
(Saturday 31st December 2005)
Wanderers seven point haul from their holiday programme is a Club record since joining the Football League in 1993/94 and that's with the home game with Macclesfield still to come on Holiday Monday. The previous best efforts came in the 1999/2000 season when Wanderers picked up six points from a weather hit programme of two games, while the same total was achieved in the 2002/2003 season with two victories from four games. In contrast, Wanderers record last season saw just one point picked up out of a possible twelve from the Christmas holiday games.
Matchday ROVERS 1 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 31st December 2005)
Wanderers maintained their lead at the top of 'League Two' with an impressive 2-1 victory in the 1.30pm kick-off at Bristol Rovers on New Year's Eve. Wanderers got off to another flying start with a 4th minute penalty conversion by Tommy Mooney after a Rovers defender had handled Mooney's shot. Mooney was on target again a minute after the restart when he snapped up an effort from six yards after Rovers 'keeper Scott Shearer could only parry a Griffin cross. The home side came back strongly in the latter stages with former Wycombe loanee Richard Walker sending an overhead kick over Frank Talia on the hour mark to set-up an exciting climax to the game but Wanderers held on.
Bristol Rovers 1 Wycombe 2 - Match report and reaction
News ROVERS BOSS ON WYCOMBE
(Friday 30th December 2005)
Bristol Rovers First Team Coach Paul Trollope told the Rovers official website that he was looking forward to the meeting with Wycombe on Saturday. He said, "They're up at the top of the table, so it's a big game, and if you're in football it's these kind of matches you look forward to. Wycombe had a great start to the season, but lately they've lost their unbeaten record and conceded a few goals, so we'll go into it positive and full of confidence." Trollope was at Adams Park on Thursday evening along with Rovers Director of Football Lennie Lawrence and concluded, "They won't have long to recover before Saturday, so maybe the extra 24 hours of rest we'll get will be an advantage."
Richard Keogh KEOGH TO RETURN?
(Friday 30th December 2005)
John Gorman has said that Bristol City defender Richard Keogh is high on his wanted list when the transfer window opens on 1st January. Press reports claim that negotiations have already begun to bring back the 19 year old who impressed in an earlier loan spell at Adams Park. The Wycombe boss is also on the look out for another striker but has been foiled in his attempts to attract Cork City forward John O'Flynn. The 23 year old had four offers from Football League clubs and also trained with 'League One' high flyers Swansea City. O'Flynn, who played as teenager with Peterborough United, had stated through the Irish media he had decided to try his luck again in the English League but then had a change of heart over the Christmas period, culminating in a new two year deal being signed with the Irish League Champions.
Stand up if you love football SAFE STANDING DAY SUCCESS
(Friday 30th December 2005)
Organisers of the 'Safe Standing Day' at Adams Park have branded the event a success after a record number of people for the season stood on the Valley End terrace. 1,406 were officially recorded on the terrace compared to an average of 1,049 prior to the game. The previous high for the season for a League meeting was 1,290 against Grimsby in the 'Kids for Free' game. The event also received widespread coverage through the national media and representatives of the 'Football Supporters Federation' and the 'Stand-up, Sit-Down' campaigning groups were in attendance.
Matchday WYCOMBE 4 ORIENT 2
(Thursday 29th December 2005)
Wanderers reclaimed top spot in 'League Two' with a 4-2 victory over Leyton Orient in the live TV game at Adams Park on Thursday evening. Charlie Griffin, Matt Bloomfield, Stefan Oakes and an own goal helped see the O's fall to their first away defeat in the League this season. Roger Johnson's yellow card picked up in the 86th minute was his fifth of the season and will see him miss the home game with Notts County on 14th January.
Wycombe 4 Leyton Orient 2 - match report and reaction
Stand up if you love football SAFE STANDING DAY
(Thursday 29th December 2005)
A final reminder that the game versus Leyton Orient at Adams Park has been designated a 'Safe Standing Day'. The Trust initiated event is seeing as many people as possible being encouraged to show their solidarity for the associated campaigns by standing on the Valley End terrace that evening. However, please note the additional safety measures of making the terrace 'all-ticket' and imposing a height restriction of 4ft. Please read the news releases from wwst.org and chairboys.co.uk for further info.
wwst.org info chairboys.co.uk - news feature
News WYCOMBE LOSE TOP SPOT
(Thursday 29th December 2005)
Wanderers will need to beat Leyton Orient on Thursday evening to reclaim top spot in 'League Two'. Grimsby Town beat Lincoln City 3-0 at Blundell Park on Wednesday evening to lead the table for the first time since October 2005. However, Wycombe, who have already done the double over the Mariners this season, would leapfrog back again with three points against The O's. Going into Thursday's game at Adams Park both Wycombe and Grimsby had played 23 games, with The Mariners on 43 points, one point ahead of Wycombe and with a slightly superior goal difference. At this stage last season, Wanderers had 34 points from 23 games and were lying in 8th position. The leaders were Scunthorpe on 48 points, followed by Yeovil (43 points) and Swansea (42 points).
Stuart Nethercott STU STAYS AT WOKING
(Wednesday 28th December 2005)
Stuart Nethercott looks to have played his last game for Wycombe after his loan with Conference side Woking was extended until the end of the season. Woking announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon via their official website. The 32 year old central defender, whose contract with Wycombe ends in June 2006, joined Woking on loan in August 2005 and has gone on to make 20 starts. Stuart Nethercott - Player profile
Matchday O'S BOSS ON WYCOMBE
(Wednesday 28th December 2005)
Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling has said his side has the way to beat Wycombe ahead of the live TV game on Thursday 29th December at Adams Park. Ling described the meeting with Wycombe as mouthwatering when commenting to the media after their 5-1 victory over Rushden on Boxing Day and added, "We will be tested more at Wycombe than we have done all season. But I think we may have the answers, especially away from home. I know John Gorman very, very well and he only knows how to play one and that is attack. So I think they will come at us and whenever sides have come at us this year we have been able to nulify their attacks and also put our own game on them. I don't think he will change his game for anybody and he certainly isn't going to change his game for me because he would love to beat me more than anybody else I feel." Ling was a player at Swindon Town when John Gorman was Manager at The County Ground.
Matchday TORQUAY 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Monday 26th December 2005)
Wanderers fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Torquay United on Boxing Day. The home side led 2-0 at the break and although Wycombe had numerous chances to get back into the game it wasn't until the 71st minute when Kevin Betsy finished after Tommy Mooney had threaded the ball in from the right that the deficit was reduced. There were just five minutes left on the clock when more good work from Mooney saw a cross delivered that Charlie Griffin headed goalwards only for Torquay defender Alex Lawless to provide the vital touch that took the ball past his own 'keeper to give Wycombe a share of the points.
Torquay Utd 2 Wycombe 2 - Match report
John Gorman BOXING DAY BLUES
(Thursday 22nd December 2005)
John Gorman is hoping that more advanced preparation will help overcome Wanderers' Boxing Day blues as his team goes into the busy holiday schedule. Wycombe have won on just one occasion in ten attempts on Boxing Day (26th December) since joining the Football League in 1993 and will recall a miserable run of results last season that saw just one point claimed from a possible twelve in the holiday games. The Wycombe boss told BBC 3 Counties on Wednesday (21st Dec), "We are making sure the players are taking the right food and getting the right rest and that the training is not too hard or physical. We have got to make sure that we travel at the right time and get the right preperation. We've done that weeks ago and we feel that we've got it right this time. When I came into last year it was a bit quick for me."
Matchday HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Wanderers will play four games in eight days over the holiday period, including two games within less than 48 hours due to the rescheduling of the game with Leyton Orient to accomodate live TV. All four of the opponents will be new to Wanderers this season. The hectic schedule begins at Torquay on Monday 26th December (KO 3pm), before the home game with The O's on Thursday 29th (KO 7.45pm). The game at Bristol Rovers on Saturday 31st December follows (KO 1.30pm) before a return to Adams Park on holiday Monday 2nd January to take on Macclesfield (KO 3pm). Wanderers are then without a game on Saturday 7th January due to Northampton Town's involvement in the FA Cup. The game with The Cobblers has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 31st January.
Suspensions SUSPENSION UPDATE
(Tuesday 20th December 2005)
Danny Senda will miss Wanderers home 'League Two' meeting with Leyton Orient on Thursday 29th December following his fifth yellow card of the season picked up in the LDV tie at Walsall. However, Senda will be available for Wycombe's visit to Torquay United on 26th December as the suspension does not take effect until seven days after the offence. Three Wycombe players are currently sitting on four bookings to date this season. They are Clint Easton, Stefan Oakes and Roger Johnson. The cut-off date for suspensions for five yellow cards is 28th February 2006.
Tickets WANDERERS OUT OF LDV
(Tuesday 20th December 2005)
Wanderers were dumped out of the LDV Vans Trophy on Tuesday evening, going down 3-2 at Walsall at the Southern Area Quarter-Final stage. The defeat came after Charlie Griffin had given Wycombe a 6th minute lead when he swept home Kevin Betsy's cross from the right flank. However, the home side hit back with goals by James Constable (17 mins) and Julian Bennett (22 mins) to lead 2-1 at the break. Wycombe then fought their way back into the game and equalised on 83 minutes when Griffin scored his second of the evening - heading home Tommy Mooney's cross from the left. But as the tie looked to be heading for extra-time, it was Jorge Leitao who shattered Wanderers' dreams of getting closer to the final when with three minutes of normal time remaining he sent a right-footed shot into the back of the Wycombe net after Alex Nicholls had laid the ball back.
Walsall 3 Wycombe 2 - Match report
Tony Adams EX-BOSSES PRAISE WYCOMBE
(Sunday 18th December 2005)
Two ex-Wycombe Managers have praised the current team this week. Wanderers legend Martin O'Neill telephoned John Gorman to offer his delight at seeing Wycombe go on their record breaking unbeaten run. Meanwhile, Tony Adams described Wanderers run as "Fantastic" when commenting on a BBC Football Focus feature broadcast on Saturday. Adams went on to say that he had tried to sign Tommy Mooney when he was at the club but commented, "But at that stage I'd done my 800,000. They wanted the budget cut so I couldn't afford him. But now somebody has obviously invested in the Club" He added "John (Gorman) has done really well and pushed the lads forward."
Matchday BURY 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 17th December 2005)
Wanderers record breaking unbeaten run came to an end at Gigg Lane on Saturday despite John Gorman's side leading 1-0 with only three minutes of normal time remaining. Kevin Betsy had chipped Wycombe into the lead in the 21st minute following a through ball by Rob Lee but the home side came back strong in the second half and secured their dramatic victory with goals from Paul Scott and Simon Whaley Despite the loss, Wanderers remain top of the table but Grimsby, Carlisle and Leyton Orient are all four points behind with The Mariners having a game in hand after their visit to Darlington was postponed due to the weather.
Bury 2 Wycombe 1 - Match report and reaction
PLC News GENERAL MANAGER DEPARTS
(Friday 16th December 2005)
The Club have announced the departure of General Manager John Harrison, with the move being described on the official website as, "as per his contractual arrangement". Harrison was appointed by the Wanderers in November 2004 to oversee financial matters at the Club but the agreement is now understood by COTN to have been temporary and that his wages were being funded by sponsors loans.co.uk. Garry Adamson will take over most of Harrison's duties while a new structure is put in place that will include the previously reported newcomer Neil Patterson.
Danny Senda SENDA CONTRACT TALKS
(Friday 16th December 2005)
Danny Senda has told the local press he is now ready to begin new contract talks with the Wanderers. Senda, who is out of contract at the end of this season, was offered a new deal by Wycombe earlier in the season but held back waiting to see what developed. The Wycombe offer remains and Senda told the BFP, "They have offered me a deal so my agent and I will be sitting down with them to talk about that. I would expect the talks to probably go on for about a month and then I'll sit down and make a decision." Senda, now 24 years old and with close to 300 appearances for Wycombe, says he is working well with Kevin Betsy down the right flank and added, "I'm enjoying it and I'd love to stay at this football club." Danny Senda - Player profile
Ian Stonebridge STONEBRIDGE RECALLED
(Thursday 15th December 2005)
Loaned out striker Ian Stonebridge has been recalled early from his spell at Torquay United. Stonebridge hobbled off with an ankle injury 11 minutes into the Gulls recent FA Cup clash with Notts County and has been unable to play since. The 24 year old made six appearances while at Plainmoor, scoring one goal which was a vital late strike that forced a replay against Harrogate in the FA Cup. The Gulls have since progressed to the Third Round where they will meet Birmingham City.
History TOWN SHOP TO CLOSE
(Thursday 15th December 2005)
The Club have confirmed the closure of the 'Wanderers in Town' shop in High Wycombe town centre, giving the reason that it is 'not finacially viable'. It will open its doors for the last time on Saturday 14th January 2006. The Shop moved to its current location on the upper floor of the 'Octagon' shopping centre in June 2004 having previously been situated for ten years on the ground floor close to the bus station. To counteract the loss of a non-matchday merchansdise outlet, the Club intend to open the Club Shop at Adams Park between 9.30am and 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Supporters are also being encouraged to use the online ticketing system which currently offers a 2 per ticket discount over matchday prices.
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trusts SAFE STANDING DAY
(Thursday 15th December 2005)
The Trust initiated 'Safe Standing Day' versus Leyton Orient on Thursday 29th December has attracted the attention of the local and national media. The live TV game will be used to highlight the issues relating to safe standing at football matches in the UK and representatives from campaigning bodies such as 'Stand Up, Sit Down' and the 'Football Supporters Federation' will also be in attendance at the match in an effort to get their message across. chairboys.co.uk takes a look at this and the gradual reduction of standing choice at Adams Park. News feature - read more
History FOOTBALL CLUB AGM
(Thursday 15th December 2005)
The final AGM of the old Football Club (now renamed Trekdream) has now been notified to the 500 or so former members. It is due to take place on Thursday 12th January 2006 and will receive the Financial Statements for a one month period ending 30th June 2005. The final net asset value of the Club is shown as just over 1.3m and this is significant as this would be used to derive the sum of money available to re-launch Wycombe Wanderers in the event of liquidation of the PLC. The net trading loss for the one month period is shown as 126,546 from a turnover of 180,041. Transfer fees paid out for the month are shown as 25,000 compared to 144,500 for the previous 12 months. 5,000 were recieved in transfer fees for the combined period. The first AGM of the PLC is pencilled in for late January/early February 2006.
Youth Team update YOUTHS EXIT CUP
(Wednesday 14th December 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's bowed out of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening, going down 5-0 to an efficient and skilful Tranmere Rovers outfit at Adams Park. Ian Culverhouse's side were 2-0 inside 13 minutes after Luke Holden and Jamie Garry had scored for the visitors. Garry added another on 34 minutes with a beatifully timed volley on the run that flew over Wanderers 'keeper Alex McCarthy and into the far corner of the net. Ikechi Anya went closest for Wycombe a minute later but Rovers confirmed their dominance three minutes into the second period when Craig Curran turned the Wanderers defence down the right of midfield before curling in a shot from all of 30 yards. The scoring for the evening was completed on 69 minutes when Garry claimed his hat-trick when he headed in at the near post after Holden had whipped the ball in from the left touchline.
Wycombe: Alex McCarthy, Roberts Rice, Gary Bunting, Josh Mulvaney, Tom Cadmore (sub 65 Stuart Cattell), Ryan Tackley, Ikechi Anya, Pietro Giambrone, James Faulkner (sub 55 Rashid Kamara), Andy Savage, Sam Tucknott (sub 83 Lloyd Boateng) - subs not used: Dean Thornton, Daryll Ellams - Att: approx 200
Youth Team update COBBLERS GAME OFF
(Tuesday 13th December 2005)
Wanderers scheduled 'League Two' trip to Northampton Town on Saturday 7th January 2006 will have to be rearranged after The Cobblers came through their FA Second Round replay with Stevenage Borough on Tuesday evening by 2 goals to nil. Colin Calderwood's side will now take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the day they were due to face Wycombe. A new date for the League meeting will be advised shortly.
Remembering 1930-1931 REMEMBERING 1930-1931
(Tuesday 13th December 2005)
It was 75 years ago this week that Wanderers' memorable FA Amateur Cup run of the 1930-1931 season got underway. Chairboys on the Net begins a look back on the series of games that would lead to ultimate success in the Final at Highbury.
75 years on - remembering 1930-1931 - part 1
Matchday WYCOMBE 3 ROCHDALE 0
(Saturday 10th December 2005)
Wanderers took the unbeaten start to the season to 21 games with a 3-0 victory over Rochdale at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon. Wycombe were already two goals to the good via a brace from Tommy Mooney before the visitors had Warren Goodhind sent off for a second bookable offence on 58 minutes. Top scorer Grant Holt followed him down the tunnel on 69 minutes when he was shown a straight red card for a wild lunge on Roger Johnson. The sending offs ended the game as a spectacle and Charlie Griffin capped the victory when he turned the ball home in the 85th minute following a cross/shot from the right by Russell Martin. With results elsewhere going in Wanderers' favour the gap to second place is back to four points. On the negative side the game saw Joe Burnell go off at half-time with a calf injury while Frank Talia played on during the second-half despite a shoulder injury. Both players will have tests on Monday to see the extent of their injuries. Next game is at Bury on Saturday 17th December. Wanderers beat The Shakers 4-0 at Adams Park earlier in the season.
Wycombe 3 Rochdale 0 - Match report and reaction
Ten years TEN YEARS ONLINE
(Friday 9th December 2005)
Chairboys on the Net has clocked up ten years online this week and in special feature we look back at those early days of reporting on Wycombe Wanderers on the internet - including (WARNING) rarely seen archives of the first versions of the site.
Chairboys on the Net - in the beginning - special
History CLUB TO RUN CRESSEX PITCH
(Friday 9th December 2005)
The Club have finalised details on the taking over of the running of the Cressex Astroturf facility. The news has been revealed through the press and official website, with Club Secretary Keith Allen saying in the BFP, "It's a one-off opportunity to have a go at something different which will hopefully be a good revenue stream in an area allied to our core business which is football." Wanderers have been negotiating the deal for more than a year and will pay a token rent to Bucks County Council but will have to cover running costs before sharing in 66% of any profits. The remainder of profits will go to Cressex School who own the land.
John Gorman GORMAN CRITCIAL OF PITCH
(Friday 9th November 2005)
John Gorman has been critical of the pitch at Adams Park while talking to the media following the 1-1 draw with Boston United. The Wycombe boss was disappointed with the state of the surface which had been played on two days previous by tenants London Wasps. Gorman said, "I don't know how this works out but it is not for me. I'm not a rugby man, I'm a football man. I like a carpet to play on." He added, "It's hard and I shouldn't complain because the money from the rugby helps the Club but I want to play on a beautiful pitch every game."
History UNBEATEN LEAGUE RECORD
(Thursday 8th December 2005)
Wanderers' 20 game unbeaten start to the current season is thought to be a record for the current division or equivalent of the Football League. The Football League went to four national divisions for the start of the 1958/59 season with the basement division originally being called Division 4, before subsequent renames to Division 3 and then 'League Two'. Wanderers draw against Boston on Tuesday took them past Millwall's 19 game unbeaten run in Division 4 at the start of the 1959/60 season and chairboys.co.uk believes this to be the previous record. John Gorman's side are also closing in on the longest unbeaten run within a season in this division. Further research shows that Doncaster Rovers (1968/69), Walsall (1979/80), Wigan Athletic (1981/82), Northampton Town (1986/87) and Chesterfield (1994/95), Preston (1995/96) and Hartlepool (2000/01) all went 21 games part way through a season. If you know of any longer runs than please get in touch.
Youth Team update FA YOUTH CUP 4th ROUND
(Thursday 8th December 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's side will travel to Crystal Palace or Colchester United in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup should they overcome Tranmere Rovers in their Third Round tie at Adams Park on Wednesday 14th December. Kick-off for the tie with Tranmere is 7pm with entrance costs set at 3 for Adults and 1 juniors and senior citizens. Wanderers will have Rashid Kamara available again after the 17 year old resolved registration issues. He has now signed a deal with Wycombe until May 2006. Wanderers Youth Team info - 2005/6
PLC News 'INVESTMENT' DELAYED
(Wednesday 7th December 2005)
Club Managing Director Steve Hayes has said that the planned additional outside investment in the Club will be delayed until issues with the PLC 'Articles' are resolved. Hayes was speaking at the recent Founders' Trust AGM where he also revealed that the Club had taken on board a new Financial Director/Manager in the form of Neil Patterson. No formal announcement has been made yet but the appointment of Patterson will put into doubt the future of General Manager John Harrison at the Club who was specifically brought in to deal with the Club's finances. Hayes also revealed that his search for a Sales and Marketing Manager continues. He said "We are trying very hard to get that person in. We've had 8 or 9 interviews.... and they are just not good enough for this Club." Hayes added "It's an absolute key role. They are out there and we will get them but I don't think there is any point in us taking second best. We want just the right person. It cannot be replacing this person in 3 to 6 months time"
News FOOTBALL CLUB AGM NEWS
(Wednesday 7th December 2005)
Club officials are hoping to re-arrange the first Annual General Meeting of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club PLC for some time in late January/early February 2006. Company Secretary Keith Allen said he met with a Corporate Solicitor in central London on Wednesday 23rd November to review the current 'Articles' and the suggested changes will be proposed in the AGM notice that will be sent to Shareholders within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, it's also understood that the final AGM of the old Football Club (now renamed Trekdream) is planned for mid January 2006. Here the final month's (July 2004) audited accounts will be presented to those who were members of the Club at the time of the conversion to PLC in the summer of 2004 (approx 500 people). The final figures are significant with respect to them being used to derive the sum of money available to re-launch Wycombe Wanderers in the event of liquidation of the PLC.
News BOSTON BOSS BLASTS REF
(Wednesday 7th December 2005)
Boston United boss Steve Evans has criticised referee Steve Dorr for his handling of his side's 1-1 draw at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Evans told BBC Radio Lincolnshire after the game, "I've got to be really careful what I say about the referee because with Christmas coming up and children I can't afford to give the Football Association any more money. But why don't the Football Association have a look at that video? They can always watch that video instead of 'Game for a Laugh', couldn't they?" Evans claimed skipper Stuart Talbot was booked for saying to the referee 'What's that for?' The same player was then red carded for a second bookable offence. Evans added, "Granted the second is a yellow card and we've got no dispute with the second one. And he's given decisions one way for the rest of the evening and it's really difficult to play against that." Evans said he thought the decision cost his side victory, "We would have taken a point on the way down here but in the game after 20 minutes you are looking at a three point victory, possibly a 2-0 or 3-0 victory. We were that much better than them. Granted second half we are down to ten and we've got to do a lot of defending, they got a lot of space and they looked like Real Madrid. But you've got to question how many clear cut chances they had. Probably the only one was where the referee adds five minutes on."
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 BOSTON UTD 1
(Tuesday 6th December 2005)
Wanderers remain unbeaten in 'League Two' but had to settle for a point after coming from a goal down to draw 1-1 with a Boston United side reduced to ten men in first half stoppage time. United had taken a 21st minute lead when Francis Green was allowed to meander through from the right channel before stabbing the ball home from around 12 yards past Frank Talia. It was Pilgrims skipper Stuart Talbot who saw red when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence and it prompted the visitors to adopt extreme defensive tactics for the remainder of the game. Matt Bloomfield finally managed to equalise in the 71st minute when he picked his spot through a crowd of players. Wycombe remain top of the table but are now only a point in front of Grimsby Town who came from a goal down to beat Rochdale 4-1 at Blundell Park. Rochdale visit Adams Park on Saturday (10th December) as Wanderers aim to hit 21 League games unbeaten.
Wycombe 1 Boston Utd 1 - Match report and reaction
News TURNER RECALLED
(Monday 5th December 2005)
Everton have recalled loanee 'keeper Iain Turner a week ahead of the end of his initial month long deal at Wycombe. The Merseyside side club made the decision after first choice 'keeper Nigel Martyn was replaced at half-time in their 2-0 win at Blackburn on Saturday having pulled up with a groin strain. Everton's next game is on Sunday (11th December) against Manchester United at Old Trafford. With the loan transfer window closed until January 1st 2006, Frank Talia is now likely to return in goal for Tuesday's meeting with Boston United at Adams Park.
Matchday FREE WEEKEND
(Monday 5th December 2005)
Wanderers were without a game at the weekend due to the early FA Cup exit but Manager John Gorman brought his squad in for extra training on Saturday before taking on Boston United at Adams Park on Tuesday (6th December). Wanderers will be aiming to make it 20 League games without defeat and will take on a Boston side who lost a home FA Cup Second Round tie with Doncaster Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Boston did the double over Wycombe last season in the first ever Football League meetings between the two teams and it's understood that the Lincolnshire side requested Wycombe to move the game to the Wednesday evening to aid their recovery but this was refused.
News STONEBRIDGE INJURED
(Sunday 4th December 2005)
Loaned out striker Ian Stonebridge hobbled off with an ankle injury 11 minutes into Torquay United's FA Cup clash with Notts County at weekend. The Gulls went on to win the tie 2-1 and will face Birmingham City at home in the Third Round. The injury is not thought to be serious but Torquay will have to extend the loan deal from Wycombe if they want Stonebridge to be available for the meeting with Birmingham which takes place on Saturday 7th January 2006. Meanwhile, Wanderers will have to wait for the outcome of the Northampton/Stevenage FA Cup replay on Tuesday 13th December before knowing if the 'League Two' visit to Sixfields on Third Round day will go ahead. If The Cobblers win through to a away trip to Crystal Palace in Round Three then the meeting with Wycombe will be re-arranged for a later date.
News KEOGH TO BE RECALLED
(Friday 2nd December 2005)
Bristol City Manager Gary Johnson has said that he has spoken to John Gorman and told him that he will be recalling central defender Richard Keogh when his one month loan with Wycombe expires following the game with Rochdale on Saturday 10th December. It's understood that Gorman was planning to keep the 21 year old for at least another month but Keogh's departure will now leave Wanderers with no options to obtain specialised cover in the centre of defence until the transfer window opens in January. Everton loanee 'keeper Iain Turner will also see his time with Wycombe expire following the game with Rochdale, leaving Gorman with the dilemma of attempting to extend the deal or returning Frank Talia between the sticks.
Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust FOUNDERS' TRUST AGM
(Thursday 1st December 2005)
The second AGM of the Wycombe Wanderers Founders' Trust took place on Thursday evening (1st December) in the Vere Suite at Adams Park. In addition to the formal matters, there was a question and answer session with a panel that included major shareholders and PLC Directors Ivor Beeks, Steve Hayes and Brian Kane. Topics raised included the lack of consulation over kick-off time changes, an update on further investment in the Club, clarity on the Nathan Tyson transfer, marketing of the Club and the possible merger of the two trusts. Further debate with the Founders' Trust board raised issues over mounting Club debts, the ground tenancy agreement, possible plans to relocate and/or increase capacity at the present location and membership criteria of the Founders' Trust. The Trust elections saw the existing Board re-elected without opposition, along with one new face in the form Karen Treacher whose duties include the adminstrative side of the Trust. More information about the Founders' Trust can be found on their website wwft.co.uk. Visit - wwft.co.uk

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