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Keith Ryan RHINO RETIRES
(Thursday 30th March 2006)
Keith Ryan has announced his retirement from professional football. 'Rhino', now 35 years old, has been with the Club for close to 16 years and says that his latest knee injury has forced home the decision. He finishes with a First Team record of 517 appearances and 50 goals. Updated player profile and comment now available. Keith Ryan - player profile
Adams Park WASPS TO REVEAL PLANS
(Thursday 30th March 2006)
The Wanderers PLC Board are understood to be in the process of being presented with drafted plans to extend the capacity of Adams Park by tenants London Wasps. The proposal is to increase the capacity to 15,000 and Wasps CE David Davies says that price rises for rugby matches at Adams Park for the 2006/7 season are necessary to help fund this ambition.
Wasps plan major project - special feature
News RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Thursday 30th March 2006)
Carlisle United extended their lead at the top of 'League Two' after a 1-0 victory over Lincoln City on Tuesday evening at Brunton Park. The Cumbrian side are now six points clear of second placed Grimsby (68 points) and nine clear of Wycombe (65 points) in fifth. Carlisle take a rest from League action this weekend as they play their LDV final with Swansea City. The remaining promotion chasers all have seven games to play with the pick of Saturday's action seeing third placed Northampton Town (66 points) travel to Peterborough (56 points) in seventh. While Wanderers take on Bristol Rovers at Adams Park, ears will be on the results from Leyton Orient's visit to Notts County and Grimsby's home meeting with Wrexham as John Gorman's side aim to creep back into the automatic promotion spots.
Reserves RESERVES BEAT ALDERSHOT
(Wednesday 29th March 2006)
A Wanderers Reserves XI beat Aldershot Town 3-1 in a Combination fixture at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon. Once again Wanderers fielded a side mixed with youth teamers and fringe first team squad members and went two-nil up before the break through Steven Gregory and Charlie Griffin. The visitors pulled a goal back but Andy Savage made it 3-1 late on after Will Antwi had missed a penalty for the Wanderers. Wycombe: Williams, Antwi, Ryan, Grier, Martin, Bunting, Gregory, Savage, Faulkner, Anya, Griffin - subs: Douglas, Giambrone, Boateng, Tucknott, Kamara
Dean BowditchBOWDITCH GOES HOME
(Tuesday 28th March 2006)
The Club have confirmed that Dean Bowditch has returned to Ipswich Town following the completion of his second month on loan from the Suffolk club. Wanderers had the option to extend the deal for another month but are saying the return to fitness of Charlie Griffin and the signing of Jermaine Easter influenced the decision. The 19 year old made nine starts and two sub appearances during his time at Wycombe and scored his only goal in the 2-1 victory at Notts County on 14th February 2006.
News COMMERCIAL APPOINTMENT
(Tuesday 28th March 2006)
Wanderers are understood to be close to announcing yet another addition to their commercial staff. The latest appointment will head up the Sales & Marketing team and is thought to have vast experience with a west country Rugby Union Premiership side. Wanderers MD Steve Hayes mentioned the pending appointment at the Football Club PLC AGM back in February 2006, and added, "What we are trying to do is bring people in of the calibre that we need to get ourselves into the Championship. There is no point in getting to the Championship with people and then find we need to get more people once we get up to there. So we are investing now in getting the right people in the right areas."
John Gorman GORMAN THANKS FANS
(Tuesday 28th March 2006)
John Gorman has thanked Wanderers fans for their support at Leyton Orient on Saturday. Gorman likened the atmosphere to an FA Cup Final and added to Wanderers World, "It showed the fans can really support the team from start to finish. Even though we lost a goal it was non-stop encouragement." He also commented to the Midweek Bucks Free Press, "Our fans made the best noise they have ever made." The Wycombe boss believes a similar atmosphere in the remaining games of the season could have a positive influence on the team. And Gorman stressed the importance of taking three points in the next game, concluding, "Next week we're at home to Bristol Rovers and we've got to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and get back to winning ways."
Trust newsletterJOINT TRUST NEWSLETTER
(Monday 27th March 2006)
The Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust and Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust have jointly produced a newsletter that has been mailed this week to all their members. The newsletter covers various topics that have come to light in recent weeks and includes a feedback form for members to return. The newsletter can also be read online via links at www.wwst.org
News RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Sunday 26th March 2006)
The race for promotion to 'League One' took a new twist following Saturday's results. Wycombe are fifth with 65 points and Leyton Orient fourth with 66 but Northampton's 2-0 home victory over Notts County saw them jump to third spot on goal difference. Second placed Grimsby Town remain on 68 points following a 5-0 reverse at now seventh placed Lincoln City while leaders Carlisle United consolidated their position as championship favourites with a 4-2 victory at home to Boston United. Cheltenham Town are now four points behind Wycombe after a 3-1 success over relegation threatened Rushden & Diamonds. Carlisle are at home to Lincoln on Tuesday evening which will leave all the the promotion contenders with seven games to play come next Saturday's full 'League Two' programme.
Matchday ORIENT 1 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 25th March 2006)
Wanderers dropped to fifth place in the 'League Two' table following a 1-0 reverse at Leyton Orient. The only goal of the game came in the 6th minute when Paul Connor followed in Gary Alexander's original shot from the left of the box. Team news had seen John Gorman favour Stefan Oakes in the left back role ahead of Clint Easton. Elsewhere Kevin Betsy returned in a three man midfield following his two match ban and Ian Stonebridge started in a front three in favour of Jermaine Easter. Joe Burnell and Sergio Torres were still both ruled out with their respective injuries. Torres is understood to be another two weeks away from a comeback but Burnell returned to training on Friday. John Gorman had hoped to bring in at least one outfield player on loan ahead of the Thursday deadline but a deal didn't come to light and he'll now have to work with what he has already got, recomencing next Saturday with the visit of Bristol Rovers to Adams Park.
Leyton Orient 1 Wycombe 0 - Match report and reaction
Shuan Allaway KEEPER SIGNED
(Friday 24th March 2006)
The Club revealed late on Friday afternoon that former England U19 'keeper Shaun Allaway had signed a 'non-contract' deal with Wycombe. The 23 year old is currently playing for Staines Town in the Isthmian Premier League and will remain with the Surrey side unless injuries or suspensions to Frank Talia or Steve Williams force the need to provide cover in First Team matches. Allaway, who appeared for Wycombe reserves in a Combination match at home to QPR back in January 2006, started his football as a trainee with Reading, before moving to Leeds United in a 200,000 deal. He then had loan spells with Grimsby Town and Walsall but dropped down to non-League football with Slough Town and then Staines having failed to make any First Team appearances at Football League level.
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM NEWS
(Friday 24th March 2006)
The Club have released details of the Youth Team players being retained for the 2006/7 season. Of the 2nd year apprentices, Dean Thornton and Craig Roberts have been granted a third year scholarship, while Tom Cadmore and James Faulkner have signed one year pro deals. The remaining apprentices from that year, Wesley Douglas, Ryan Tackley, Gary Bunting and Andy Savage, have all been told they will be released. Third Year Steven Gregory is being offered a further one year deal but Liam Grier has been released. This news comes after First Year Lewis Christon signed a pro deal until June 2008. The new apprentivce intake for 2006/7 is still be finalised but as well as midfielder Josh Mulvany, is understood to include centre-half Elliott Braithwaite who was spotted while playing for Hertfordshire schools.
John Gorman GORMAN ON TRIP TO ORIENT
(Friday 24th March 2006)
John Gorman wants Wycombe to be in control of their own destiny after Saturday's potentially crucial visit to Leyton Orient. The O's will leapfrog the Wanderers in the table should they win and Gorman commented to the Bucks Free Press, "This is not just another game. Both sides know how important it is for each other." Gorman and Club MD Steve Hayes are reported to have called a meeting with the playing squad following last Saturday's defeat to Torquay in order to push home the importance of achieving the season long aim of promotion. Gorman added, "It's now all about the team that has got the most bottle. We have got to show character and bounce back from week's defeat. We have done it before and we can do it again."
Matchday O'S BOSS ON BIG GAME
(Thursday 23rd March 2006)
Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling has branded Saturday's meeting with Wycombe at Brisbane Road as 'must win' for his side. He commented to the Romford Recorder, "We are not thinking about losing. We don't even want to go there." Wanderers will be looking to complete the double over The O's having beaten them 4-2 in the live TV game at Adams Park in December 2005 but Ling added, "We owe Wycombe one as we lost there earlier in the season. The game was on Sky and I think it put us under a bit of pressure. They were the better side on the night, but now we have the chance to put the record straight and there will be no better time than to do it on Saturday, that's for sure."
Adams Park TALKING FRANK
(Thursday 23rd March 2006)
Wanderers' Media Manager Alan Hutchinson has become the latest Club official to pay tribute to Club benefactor Frank Adams. Hutchinson, whose association with the Club dates back close to 50 years, was quoted in a recent Bucks Free Press 150th year anniversary feature as saying, "Frank Adams was the most important figure this Football Club has ever had. He was a lovely man and used to give the team talks to get them going." Adams handed over the ownership of Loakes Park to the Club in 1947. Just over 40 years later it was sold to fund the move to Sands.
What others said about Frank - chairboys.co.uk archive
News RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Wednesday 22nd March 2006)
Northampton Town climbed to fourth place after a 1-0 victory at Boston United on Wednesday evening. The Cobblers now have 63 points, two points behind Wycombe and on the same number of games. The previous evening Grimsby Town missed the chance of going top of 'League Two' when they conceded a last minute goal to draw 2-2 at Rochdale. The Mariners remain in second place on 68 points and also having played the same amount of games as the Wanderers. Leaders Carlisle United also have 68 points but have a game in hand. Meanwhile, Saturday's full programme of League games will see Wycombe play their crucial game at fifth placed Leyton Orient (63 points) while Carlisle host Boston, Grimsby travel to Lincoln, and Northampton meet Notts County at Sixfields. The rest of the chasing pack sees Cheltenham (6th, 58 points) at home to Rushden & Diamonds and Peterborough (7th, 56 points) travel to struggling Oxford Utd.
Reserves RESERVES BEAT CRAWLEY
(Wednesday 22nd March 2006)
A Wanderers Reserves XI beat Crawley Town 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon in a Combination fixture at Adams Park. Ikechi Anya and Charlie Griffin put Wycombe two goals up before the break with Will Antwi and substitute James Faulkner completing the scoring after the visitors had pulled a goal back just after the interval. Once again Wanderers fielded a side mixed with youth teamers and fringe first team squad members. Keith Ryan played 70 minutes in a week where he says that his fitness problems are making him seriously consider his future as a player beyond the end of this season. The match with Crawley is the first of three consecutive Wednesday home Reserve fixtures for Wycombe. Next week Aldershot Town are the visitors followed by Gillingham seven days later. Wycombe line vs Crawley: Williams, Douglas, Bunting, Antwi, Ryan (sub 70 Cattell), Henry, Giambrone, Gregory, Anya, Griffin (sub 62 Faulkner), Savage - subs not used: Mulvany, Grier, Tucknott
News LOAN DEADLINE THURSDAY
(Tuesday 21st March 2006)
The deadline to sign players on 'Emergency Loan' for the remainder of the 2005/6 season is 5pm this Thursday (23rd March). New loan signings after this date can only be made in 'exceptional circumstances', such as injuries to all recognised goalkeepers at the club. Activity on what has previously been known as 'Transfer Deadline day', has been fairly low key at Wycombe in recent seasons. Last season John Gorman brought on Adrian Caceres while there were no incoming signings in both 2004 and 2003. Andy Thomson and Richard Harris were signed in 2002, while Guy Whittingham and Chris Marsh came in on the equivalent day in 2001. This season Wanderers only movement is likely to be extending the loan of Dean Bowditch from Ipswich for one final month. His current loan period expires on Tuesday 28th March 2006 and Wycombe have until then to extend this for a third month running until Saturday 29th April 2006.
John Gorman GORMAN SLATES PITCH AGAIN
(Sunday 19th March 2006)
John Gorman has bemoaned the state of the Adams Park surface again. The Wycombe boss took a training session on the pitch on the Thursday prior to the home meeting with Torquay in an attempt to get used to the bobbly surface but it proved to no avail as his side went down 1-0. Speaking to BBC 3 Countues Radio after the game, Gorman said, "We didn't play like we can play and the pitch is shocking. I'm being honest and I think it's so hard to play the type of football we've played all year and now it comes to the vital stage of the season." The Wycombe boss added "It's nobodies fault. The groundman is doing his best, it's just took too much use." The pitch will have to take in two Reserve matches and one London Wasps fixture before Wanderers' next home 'League Two' game against Bristol Rovers on Sat 1st April.
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 TORQUAY 1
(Saturday 18th March 2006)
Wanderers went down 1-0 at home to relegation threatened Torquay United on Saturday afternoon but remain in the automatic promotion places after Leyton Orient and Northampton Town both lost. The only goal of the game came in the 57th minute when Wanderers lost possession in midfield and Tony Bedeau finished off from 12 yards following a pass from Martin Phillips. The closest Wycombe came to equalising was in the 82nd minute when Stefan Oakes' free-kick was tipped onto the woodwork by Gulls 'keeper Andy Marriott and two follow-ups were then cleared off the line in amazing goalmouth scramble. Next match for Wycombe is next Saturday when it's off to Leyton Orient. Wycombe 0 Torquay 1 - Match report and reaction
Travel TRAVEL PLAN MEETING
(Thursday 16th March 2006)
The latest Travel Plan meeting took place on Thursday evening at Adams Park with both Wanderers and Wasps officials reporting a relative success with the Park & Ride schemes now operating on match days. Wycombe said that numbers had increased to around 150 per game while Wasps reported usage of up to 500 per game. Wasps CE David Davies also reported that an estimated three months of consultation would take place before plans of a capacity increase to Adams Park would be submitted to the local council. Plans are near completion and will be shown to the Wanderers Board and the Safety Advisory Group before comments are asked from the public. Davies said the plans would include a 'Travel Plan' aspect but a Council rep confirmed that discussions had yet to take place. Meanwhile, Wasps have issued Season Ticket prices for next season and will confirm shortly that they will stay at Wycombe for at least one more year.
Reserves RESERVES LOSE AT READING
(Wednesday 15th March 2006)
A youthful Wanderers Reserves XI went down 2-1 at Reading on Wednesday afternoon in a Combination fixture played at The Madejski Stadium. After playing extra-time and penalties on Monday evening in the B&B, Wycombe had their resources stretched for this game and picked a side chosen mainly from the Youth Team squad. However, it was Wycombe who went ahead in the 13th minute with a long range effort from Pietro Giambrone. But after the home side saw a 34th minute penalty saved by Steve Williams, the Royals came strong in the second period to secure a narrow victory with strikes on 55 and 63 minutes through Conor Sinnot and Jonathan Hayes. Included for the first time with the Wanderers reserves were first year apprentices Stuart Cattell and Sam Tucknott plus non-contract player Allan Massey. Coach Keith Ryan appeared as substitute for the final 20 minutes. Wycombe: Williams, Douglas, Bunting, Cattell, Massey, Gregory (sub 56 Rice), Giambrone, Mulvany (sub 70 Ryan), Tucknott, Griffin (sub 67 Savage), Faulkner - subs not used: Thornton, Boateng
Jonny Dixon DIXON INJURED WITH SHOTS
(Tuesday 14th March 2006)
Jonny Dixon returned to Wycombe on Monday for treatment to a hamstring injury sustained on Saturday while playing for Aldershot Town against Dagenham and Redbridge. Initial thoughts are that he will out for a month. Shots boss Terry Brown said the injury had come as big disappointment, adding to their official website, "Jonny is a player that I want to keep beyond the end of the season and it is a big blow for us". Dixon, now 22 years old, is on loan to Aldershot for the remainder of the season at which point his current contract with Wycombe also expires.
Reserves THRO TO B&B FINAL
(Monday 13th March 2006)
Wanderers 'keeper Steve Williams ended the centre of attention after Wycombe scraped through 6-5 on penalties to overcome Beaconsfield SYCOB in the semi-final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on Monday evening at Adams Park. The tie had ended 0-0 after normal time before two minutes into extra-time Williams brought down a SYCOB player in the box and although the ball ended up in the net the referee pulled play back to award a penalty. Williams added to SYCOB's frustration when dived to his left to save Jason Bowler's spot-kick. The tie was still goalless at the end of extra-time before the penalty shoot out saw both sides score their first five spot kicks. Then in sudden death Williams saved Adrian Sear's kick before stepping up himself to score the winning kick past Julian Taylor in the SYCOB goal. Wanderers will now play MK Dons in the final that will be held at Adams Park on Monday 1st May, kick-off 3pm.
Wycombe v Beaconsfield - B&B report and pictures
Lewis Christon CHRISTON SIGNS PRO DEAL
(Monday 13th March 2006)
First Year Apprentice Lewis Christon has signed a professional contract with Wanderers tieing him to the Club until 30th June 2008. The central defender has come through the Wanderers Centre of Excellence and has regularly attracted the attention of England Youth scouts. Now 17 years old, he also made his Reserve team debut for Wanderers earlier this season.
COTN archive - apprentice info 2005/6
Aidan Collins COLLINS RETURNS TO IPSWICH
(Monday 13th March 2006)
Ipswich Town have reported that Wanderers have opted not to retain their defender Aidan Collins when his second month on loan at Adams Park ends on Wednesday (15th March). The 19 year old joined Wycombe in January as cover for the suspended Roger Johnson but after scoring on his debut at home to Notts County has had limited chances due to the consistent form amongst Wanderers' permanent squad members. Collins is out of contract with Town this summer and has already been told by Joe Royle that he won't be offered a new deal. His record at Wycombe saw him make three starts and two substitute appearances. All these appearances came in the first month. Collins has since joined Stockport County on loan.
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 SHREWSBURY 0
(Saturday 11th March 2006)
Wanderers scored a confidence boosting 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Adams Park on Saturday to maintain second place in the table on goal difference behind Carlisle United. Matt Bloomfield put Wycombe into the lead in the 15th minute when he angled in a shot from the right channel after Tommy Mooney's cross field pass from the left wing. The visitors offered little resistance, apart from a spell mid-way through the second period, before substitute Russell Martin secured the three points for Wycombe in the 73rd minute when he thumped home Mooney's headed knock down after Ian Stonebridge had delivered from the left flank. Next 'League Two' game for the Wanderers is at home to Torquay United next Saturday (18th March).
Wycombe 2 Shrewsbury 0 - Match report and reaction
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Saturday 11th March 2006)
First half goals from Lewis Christon and Andy Savage saw Wanderers U18 side beat Portsmouth 2-0 in the Football League Youth Alliance on Saturday morning at Molins Sports Ground. It's the third consecutive League victory for Ian Culverhouse's side having won at Northampton Town and QPR in recent weeks. The meeting with Pompey saw Andy Savage play alongside younger brother Eddie as Wanderers look at the youngster with a view to taking him on following his release from the Reading Academy.
Youth Team info 2005/2006
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters TrustTRUST SECURE SHARES
(Saturday 11th March 2006)
Wycombe Wanderers' Supporters' Trust has formally announced its purchase of 100,000 shares in the PLC which also secures the Trust's representation on the board of directors of the PLC. A presentation of the 50,000 second instalment on the Trust's shareholding will take place on the pitch ahead of the match against Shrewsbury on Saturday. Fund raising efforts and membership campaigns have taken the total raised to more than 65,000 since the Trust was formed in August 2004, with the remainder of the share purchase being funded by an interest free loan of 35,000. Read the press release at www.wwst.org
Andy arrives at Cheltenham ANDY - ONE LAST WALK
(Saturday 11th March 2006)
Not content with walking 70 miles to Cheltenham, Andy Worboys made one lap of the Adams Park pitch during the half-time interval against Shrewsbury on Saturday to give people the last chance to make donations or show their appreciation towards his recent charity effort. Over 4,000 has been raised to date for both Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust and the fund that has been established in memory of Mark Philo. Donations can be given to Andy on Saturday or made on line via wwst.org
Adams Park ADAMS PARK BACK AGAIN?
(Friday 10th March 2006)
Wanderers' stadium looks likely to return to its original and spiritual name of Adams Park in the summer after the Club revealed on Friday morning that the naming rights deal with Causeway Technologies will not be renenewed when the contract expires in June 2006. However, the debate over whether another sponsor should be allowed is set to surface again after suggestions from Club MD Steve Hayes that they are hoping to find a new sponsor. Hayes was quoted as saying that the Club wouldn't be rushing into anything soon and added, "Any deal that is made will be long term because as a club we don't want to be changing the name of our ground every couple of years."
Read more via the chairboys.co.uk special news feature
John Gorman BOSS BACK FOR SHREWS
(Wednesday 8th March 2006)
John Gorman will return to the forefront again as Wycombe Manager when Shrewsbury Town are the visitors to Adams Park on Saturday. The Wycombe boss has now returned to the Club on a daily basis since the passing of his wife and his duties this week have already included speaking to a possible loan signing and watching the Reserves game at Millwall. Saturday's meeting with Shrewsbury is the first of two consecutive home games for Wycombe as the season enters a vital period.
News MORE PLANNING APPS
(Wednesday 8th March 2006)
The Club have applied once again for extensions to the temporary planning permission to use both the marquees currently in the Club car-park. The marquees were originally erected in 2004 and have been used in the main for beer sales on rugby matchdays, with the original permission granted for use for rugby only. Wanderers started using one of the marquees for beer sales to away fans earlier this season but this has since ceased for unpublicised reasons. Wanderers also claim to justify their use through community activities. A similar application for temporary permission was rejected in January of this year after council members considered the marquees to have a detrimental impact on the visual amenities of the site, a negative effect on parking in the local area, as well as adding to the proliferation of temporary structures around the ground. These latest applications are likely to be heard at a council meeting in April or May of this year.
Danny Senda HIBS LINKED WITH SENDA
(Tuesday 7th March 2006)
Hibernian have become the latest club to be connected with interest in Wanderers wing-back Danny Senda. Skysports.com suggest, "The Scottish Cup semi-finalists are prepared to look in the lower divisions in England for up-and-coming talent and Senda has crossed their radar." Senda, who will be 25 in April, has so far turned down the offer of signing a new contract with Wycombe and could leave on a free in the summer when his current contract expires. Wanderers rejected an offer for Senda from Luton Town during the January transfer window and the player has since moved past the 300 appearance mark for the Wycombe since making his Wanderers debut in March 1999.
Reserves RESERVES BEAT MILLWALL
(Tuesday 7th March 2006)
A stoppage time goal from newly signed Youth Teamer Josh Mulvany saw a Wanderers Reserve XI beat Millwall 2-1 at The New Den on Tuesday afternoon in the Pontin's Holiday Combination. The Lions, unbeaten at home in the Combination in 2005/6 before the game, took the lead through Ali Fuseini on 14 minutes but Wycombe were level six minutes later when Stefan Oakes curled a shot home. 16 year old Mulvany was introduced as substitute with ten minutes remaining and bagged the winner when he converted a Charlie Griffin cross. Griffin, along with Will Antwi, used the game to continue their come back from injury but the meeting with The Lions came too early for Joe Burnell who was due to return to training on Monday. Sergio Torres also remained absent from the Wycombe team through injury and is understood to be doubtful for Saturday's 'League Two' meeting with Shrewsbury Town at Adams Park. There were no new triallists are in the line-up, although non-contract player Charlie Henry got another outing. Wycombe line-up: Williams, Martin, Collins, Antwi, Bunting, Henry (sub 80 Giambrone), Anya, Gregory, Oakes (sub 80 Mulvany), Stonebridge, Griffin - subs not used: Faulkner, Savage, Ryan
Travel TRAVEL PLAN UPDATE
(Tuesday 7th March 2006)
The latest Travel Plan meeting is due to take place next Thursday (16th March) at Adams Park, starting at 7.30pm. The major topic at the previous meeting held on 24th November 2005 was the capacity requirements of London Wasps. The rugby club have yet to put in a planning application but are understood to be discussions with the Wanderers Board and the local council.
Remembering 1930-1931 REMEMBERING 1930-1931
(Tuesday 7th March 2006)
Chairboys on the Net continues its look at Wanderers' memorable FA Amateur Cup run of the 1930-1931 with details from the Semi-Final tie against Woking on 7th March 1931. The article, compiled with help from GasRoom regulars 'Che' and 'Floyd the Barber', saw around 4,000 Wanderers fan travel to the game at Ilford.
75 years on - remembering 1930-1931 - part 6
Ikechi Anya ANYA TAKES AWARD
(Monday 6th March 2006)
Ikechi Anya picked up the 'Top League Two apprentice' prize at the inaugural Football League Awards ceremony held at the London Hilton on Sunday evening. The award comes after Anya became the youngest ever player to represent Wycombe in the Football League when he appeared at the age of 16 years and 279 days in a game at Scunthorpe in October 2004. He was subsequently awarded a two year professional contract that will run to the end of his apprenticeship with Wycombe in May 2007. There were no other direct awards for Wycombe at the event although Stefan Oakes won goal of the year for an effort against Yeovil Town while he was still with Notts County. Oakes' strike beat off competition that included Tommy Mooney's goal against Carlisle United on the opening day of the 2005/6 season.
Womens Final CHARLTON WIN AT WYCOMBE
(Sunday 5th March 2006)
It was Charlton Athletic who triumphed over Arsenal in the Women's Premier League Cup Final held at Adams Park on Sunday afternoon. Goals on 28 and 45 minutes from England international Eniola Atuko put the Addicks 2-0 up at the break and although Julie Fleeting pulled one back for the Gunners on 76 minutes, it was the South London side who collected the Cup. The attendance of 3,506 was a record for the final of this competition and more than double the attendance when Wycombe last hosted in the final in 2002.
Matchday CHELTENHAM 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 4th March 2006)
Wycombe missed the chance to go back to the top of 'League Two' after slumping to a last minute 2-1 defeat at Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon. Wanderers led the game 1-0 with 18 minutes remaining but disaster struck when first Gavin Caines swept the ball home from inside the penalty area and two minutes later Kevin Betsy was shown a red card for what is understood to have been foul and abusive language aimed at the Assistant Referee. The day got worst for Wycombe in the final minute when Steve Gillespie's shot deflected past Frank Talia to send the home contingent wild. Wanderers next game is at home to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday 11th March. Kevin Betsy will serve a two match ban for his red card, missing the Shrewsbury game and the following week's home match with Torquay United.
Cheltenham 2 Wycombe 1 - Match report and reaction
Andy arrives at Cheltenham ANDY COMPLETES WALK
(Saturday 4th March 2006)
Andy Worboys completed his 70 mile sponsored walk to Cheltenham on Saturday and did one lap of the pitch before taking a well earned rest in his seat in the stand. The walk has seen sponsorship pledges go over the 4,000 mark by Friday and Andy was hoping to reach his target of 5,000 with further donations in the lead up to Saturday's game. He set off on the charity walk from Adams Park on Wednesday, arriving in Oxford on Wednesday, Burford on Thursday and Charlton Kings on Friday. He received radio media coverage through BBC 3 Counties Radio on Friday evening and through TalkSport and BBC Radio Gloucestershire on Saturday where he gave valuable exposure to the joint causes he was walking for.
Visit wwst.org for sponsorship details
Tickets ORIENT AWAY ALL TICKET
(Wednesday 1st March 2006)
Wanderers away 'League Two' game at Leyton Orient on Saturday 25th March has been designated all-ticket for 'away' supporters. Like last season, Wycombe supporters will be housed in the East Stand but the allocation this time is 1400 tickets as opposed to the 500 limit imposed while construction work was being carried out at Brisbane Road. Tickets will go on sale at Adams Park from 9.15am on Friday 3rd March to Wanderers Season Ticket holders, with general sale commencing on Saturday 11th March. Ticket prices are 16 for adults, 10 OAP's and students, and 5 under 16's. Those under 9 have the option of claiming free entry but need to fill in an application (available from Wycombe) that will be sent to Leyton Orient in advance of the game. Wanderers won 2-1 at Brisbane Road last season in game where Keith Ryan took temporary charge of team matters prior to the appointment of John Gorman. Wycombe will also be looking to complete the double over The O's having beaten them 4-2 in the live TV game at Adams Park in December 2005. Leyton Orient - Quick Guide

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