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Danny Senda SENDA ON CONTRACT
(Friday 30th September 2005)
Danny Senda has spoken to the press about his contract that expires at the end of the current season. It's understood the 24 year old has been offered a new deal by the Club but the player says he won't discuss the matter until the New Year. Senda was quoted in the Bucks Free Press as saying "I'm not going to say I'm going to sign and I'm not going to say I'm not. I don't want to talk about it now. I want to get on with playing football and getting results." He added "I want to see how things go. I haven't ruled anything out. I'm very happy with the way things are going but I'm an ambitious person. I'm not aware of there being any interest out there for me and I'm not too concerned about that to be honest."
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust SUPPORTERS' TRUST NEWS
(Thursday 29th September 2005)
Thanks to those who attended The Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust fund raising 'Race Night' on Thursday 29th September in the Vere Suite at Adams Park. Remember other Supporters' Trust related news is available via the link below.
Latest news via www.wwst.org
John Gorman GORMAN ON BBC SPORT
(Thursday 29th September 2005)
Wycombe boss John Gorman has been featured in an interview on the BBC Sport website. With Wanderers being the only team in the Football League still unbeaten this season, it's been Gorman's attacking style that has brought the most comment. He says in the interview, "We actually go out and we want to win the match, our philosophy is to attack as much as we can. OK, we've lost goals - but at the minute we're unbeaten because of our approach which is not negative in any way." He adds "People tend to think 'oh they've lost goals'. But if you try to win matches, you'll win a lot more than you lose or draw." Read the full article
Mystery RUN OUT AGAINST THE SHOTS
(Wednesday 28st September 2005)
A Wanderers XI played another 'behind closed doors' friendly on Wednesday afternoon at the Training Ground, this time drawing 2-2 with Conference side Aldershot Town. Wanderers included no new faces in their line-up, although triallist Danny Woodards was given a further chance to impress and short term contract defender Danny Brown also played the full 90 minutes. Ikechi Anya opened the scoring for Wycombe in the first half before goals from Jinadu and Blaz put the visitors ahead. Woodards then equalised in the dying minutes from a Rashid Kamara cross.
Line-up: Williams, Woodards, Martin, Cadmore, Brown, Gregory (sub HT Kamara), Grier (sub HT Douglas), Savage, Anya, Stonebridge, Dixon
History UNBEATEN RUN RECORDS
(Wednesday 28th September 2005)
Wycombe are closing in on the Club record of unbeaten League games at the start of any League campaign. The current run of 11 games has already wiped aside the previous best in the Football League of six made at the start of the 1993/94 and 2000/2001 seasons. It also beats the ten game run at the outset of the promotion winning 1992/93 campaign. The longest unbeaten starts remain for the time being the 13 game runs at the start of the 1970/71 and 1958/59 Isthmian League seasons. Meanwhile, the longest unbeaten Football League run within a season for Wycombe is 14 during the early part of the 1995/96 season.
Matchday WYCOMBE 4 WREXHAM 1
(Tuesday 27th September 2005)
Wanderers romped to a 4-1 victory over Wrexham at Adams Park on Tuesday evening to remain in second spot in the table. Nathan Tyson bagged two more goals with Kevin Betsy and Tommy Mooney also on the scoresheet. Next game for John Gorman's side is at home to Chester City on Saturday (1st October), with current leaders Grimsby Town visiting Shrewsbury Town. Wycombe 4 Wrexham 1 - report and reaction
History TED POWELL - RIP
(Tuesday 27th September 2005)
Ted Powell, the former Wanderers player and Manager, died aged 67 on Thurdsay 22nd September following a long illness with Alzheimers disease. Powell spent the 1970/71 and 1971/72 seasons at Wycombe where he was virtually ever present during consecutive Isthmian League Championship season's. He totalled 97 appearances for Wycombe before returning to his former Club Sutton United. However, he later had a brief spell as Manager of Wycombe during the 1976/77 season before moving into coaching with the Malawi national side. He also went on to work for the FA and Tottenham Hotspur where he earnt great respect with those who had contact with him. His funeral will take place in his home town of Exmouth on Thursday 6th October. The Club have announced that a minutes silence will take place prior to Saturday's match with Chester City as a mark of respect. Sympathies to his family and friends from all at chairboys.co.uk
Adams Park "THINGS ARE CHANGING"
(Tuesday 27th September 2005)
The Club have continued their 'Things are changing" policy by advertising for two further full-time positions within the back room staff at Adams Park. The latest jobs up for grabs are a 'Sales & Marketing Manager' and an 'Operations Administrator'. The latter would work closely with 'Operations Manager' Garry Adamson who is currently overseeing the implementation of the 'CRM' system. This includes a new online ticketing system at www.wwfctickets.com which is still awaiting its launch two months into the new season. Elsewhere, the Adams Park conferencing and banqueting website has been totally revamped, including a virtual tour section. visit www.adamspark.co.uk
Adams Park GROUND GREEN BELT ISSUE
(Monday 26th September 2005)
Wycombe District Council are proposing that the site of Adams Park stadium, including the land used for car parking to the north, is removed from Green Belt. The proposal is included in the Council's 'Core Strategy' for the area that is currently in a further consultation process until 4th November 2005. The Council give reasons of anolamies in the existing Green Belt boundary but add "Such a proposal in no away dilutes the need to find long term solutions to the transportation and parking problems associated with the stadium." A revised Draft Core Strategy will be formally submitted to the Government in April 2006 before an independent public examination and adoption in mid 2007. The 'Core Strategy' also includes reference to a new Sports Centre and athletics track for the Town and the "Stadium needs of Wasps/Wycombe Wanderers." Read more at www.wycombe.gov.uk
Youth Team update YOUTHS CUP VICTORY
(Saturday 24th September 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's got off to a winning start in their Football League Youth Alliance campaign with a 3-2 victory away to Exeter City. Ian Culverhouse's side also had to come back from a goal down having conceded a penalty mid-way through the first-half. However, Sam Tucknott levelled matter moments before the break and two second-half goals from Tom Cadmore put Wycombe in command. The home side pulled a goal back with three minutes remaining but Wycombe held on to take all three points from this Southern Section Group 1 game. Wanderers are at home to Plymouth Argyle in the next group game on Saturday 1st October - kick off 12 noon at Molins Sports Ground.
Youth Team info 2005/2006
Matchday MANSFIELD 2 WYCOMBE 3
(Saturday 24th September 2005)
Kevin Betsy scored a first half hat-trick as Wanderers won 3-2 at Mansfield Town to go 2nd in the table. But the victory didn't come without a scare. Wanderers led 3-0 at the break after Betsy had notched his first competitive goals for Wycombe in the 1st, 15th and 43rd minutes. The came a dose of the second-half jitters as Richard Barker converted a 66th minute penalty and ten minutes later Simon Brown slid home The Stags second. The home side then rallied as former Wanderer Gus Uhlenbeek gave the Wycombe defence the run around but John Gorman's side hung on desperately for all three points and the unbeaten League run remains intact. Victory in Tuesday evening's home meeting with Wrexham could take Wycombe to the top of the table if Grimsby lose at home to Notts County the same day.
Mansfield Town 2 Wycombe 3 - Match report and reaction
News CLUB SHOP TO GO
(Saturday 24th September 2005)
The Club have been refused permission to continue using the 'temporary' Rova Cabin Club Shop at the ground beyond the end of the 2005/6 season. A Wycombe District Council meeting on 14th September 2005 voted against the request to extend the permission for a further two years on the grounds it was not consistent with the use of land within Green Belt and AONB. However, at the same meeting further temporary permission was granted for the marquee at the ground 'for sale of beer at rugby matches only', although changes in licensing laws at football matches have seemingly allowed Wanderers to make use of the marquee at their games this season. Plans for a new Club Shop are understood to be included in draft proposals for an extension to the 'Old Main Stand' at Adams Park.
Steve Hayes HAYES REBUKES OWLS
(Friday 23rd September 2005)
Wanderers Managing Director Steve Hayes has described Sheffield Wednesday's conduct during their bidding processing for Nathan Tyson as 'unacceptable'. Responding to stories earlier in the day, Hayes told the Wanderers official website that Clubs were entitled to bid for Tyson but added, "I don't want to go into too much depth about it but we're a professional football club and we don't need deals to be done through the use of websites and newspapers. For a club such as Sheffield Wednesday to release facts and figures in the way they have is unacceptable."
Nathan Tyson WEDNESDAY BID REJECTED
(Friday 23rd September 2005)
Wanderers have beaten off the increased from Sheffield Wednesday for Nathan Tyson according to reports on the official Owls website. Owls Chief Executive Kavan Walker commented on swfc.co.uk "Yesterday morning I had a long conversation with Wycombe where they indicated the value they would accept." He added "I spoke to our chairman and manager and we made an offer at that valuation - £500,000 and a further £100,000 based on performance. Late last night I received a telephone call from Wycombe's managing director and Wycombe have rejected that offer, stating that they want £750,000 for him. We believe that is well above our valuation of Nathan at this moment in time."
Nathan Tyson TYSON SICK OF TALK
(Friday 23rd September 2005)
Nathan Tyson has said he is sick and tired of the constant speculation of his future at Wycombe Wanderers. He was quoted in the Bucks Free Press as saying "It is getting boring now. I'm fed up with all the talk about me. I would sooner be kept in the dark until something happens. I don't even want to think about it until then. I just want to get on with what I'm doing - scoring goals for Wycombe." Meanwhile, John Gorman has said he doesn't want to lose the player and that he shouldn't rush for a move, adding "Premiership clubs have big squads these days and I think he could go to a Premiership club".
Nathan Tyson WEDNESDAY UP TYSON BID
(Friday 23rd September 2005)
Sheffield Wednesday have upped their bid for Nathan Tyson according to speculative reports in the local media in both Sheffield and High Wycombe. A figure of £500,000 has been thrown into the melting pot and The Wanderers Board are understood to be considering the matter having turned down two lesser bids earlier in the week. According to The Sheffield Star, Wednesday are said to have increased their bid on the understanding that Tyson would join The Owls on loan with the proviso that he signs permanently when the window opens in January 2006. Meanwhile, Wanderers boss John Gorman has tried to dampen the transfer talk by saying "The best plan for everyone is to wait until January and see what happens then. In the meantime we're getting on with business as usual."
Tickets LDV TICKET INFO
(Thursday 22nd September 2005)
The Club have announced the ticket prices and ground opening details for the 1st Round LDV Vans Trophy meeting with Dagenham & Redbridge at Adams Park on Tuesday 18th October. The Woodlands Stand, including the lower tier (Family Stand) will NOT be open with the only seating for home supporters opposite in the 'Old Main Stand'. Away supporters will be housed as usual in the 'all-seater' Hillbottom Road end stand while home supporters will be able to use the Valley End terrace. Prices for seats are £10 (adults), £5 (Students and over 65's), £3 (under 16's) - terrace £8, £4, £2 respectively. It will be the first meeting between the two sides for more than twelve years.
History HISTORY MADE v VILLA
(Thursday 22nd September 2005)
Wanderers 8-3 defeat to Aston Villa in the Carling Cup equalled the Club record of the most goals conceded at home in a competitive senior match. There have been three previous occasions when Wycombe have leaked eight goals at home, the most recent being on 4th October 1941 when Oxford City returned an 8-4 victory at Loakes Park in the war time only Great Western Combination. Previous to that on 28th January 1928 there was an 8-3 home defeat against Cambridge Town in a FA Amateur Cup 2nd Round replay, also at Loakes Park. The Club record home defeat remains the 8-0 reverse to Reading in a FA Cup 3rd Qualifying tie on 28th October 1899. This historic match was played at Wycombe Abbey Park as Loakes Park was being levelled (or to be strictly accurate, made more level).
Mystery MORE TRIALLISTS
(Wednesday 21st September 2005)
The Club have reported that a Wanderers XI went down 2-1 to Cardiff City on Wednesday afternoon in a 'behind closed doors' friendly at the Training Ground. The game was used as a further opportunity to view triallists. The latest selection included goalkeeper Rami Shaaban, right back Danny Woodards, Watford left back Lee Harrington, Charlton Athletic youngster Alex Marney, Celtic midfielder Ross Harris and ex-Gillingham youth teamer Ashley Dumas. Danny Brown also played and signed a one month deal with Wanderers after the game. Marney scored Wanderers' goal late on after the visitors had taken a 2-0 lead through Joe Jacobson and Jonathan Kift. Line-up: Shaaban, Woodards, Harrington (sub HT Dumas), Gregory (sub 60 Kamara), Brown (sub HT Douglas), Martin, Harris, Brown, Marney, Stonebridge (sub HT Faulconbridge), Grier
Nathan Tyson TYSON AGAIN
(Wednesday 21st September 2005)
The Nathan Tyson saga trudges on with Sheffield Wednesday reporting via their official website that they have made "..two substantial offers to Wycombe Wanderers for Nathan Tyson, with a view to signing the striker in the January transfer window. However, those offers have both been rejected." Last week in the South Wales Echo it was reported that Cardiff City were considering upping their offer to £600,000 following the rejection of their initial £300,000 bid. Tyson limped off during Wanderers defeat to Villa on Tuesday with a deadleg and but should make his usual quick recovery in time for Saturday's visit to Mansfield.
3-8 WYCOMBE 3 VILLA 8
(Tuesday 20th September 2005)
Wanderers conceded seven second half goals as they crashed to an embarassing looking 8-3 home defeat to Aston Villa in the Second Round of the Carling Cup. The amazing stat for the night was that Wycombe led 3-1 at the break after an exhilarating half of attacking football where goals from Nathan Tyson, Roger Johnson and Tommy Mooney had put John Gorman's side in the driving seat. However, after Milan Baros had pulled one back on 48 minutes, disaster struck when James Milner's shot on 64 minutes was deflected past Frank Talia to level the scores. Five minutes later Clint Easton knocked the ball past his own 'keeper to put the visitors ahead for the first time. On 72 minutes Danny Senda was adjudged to have fouled Baros in the box and Gareth Barry was glad to convert. Barry (77), Milner (86) and Steve Davis (91) added further goals as the scoreline reached a farcical level and one never seen before at Adams Park.
Wycombe 3 Aston Villa 8 - Match report and reaction
Mystery DANNY BROWN TO SIGN
(Tuesday 20th September 2005)
The Club are reporting that they intend to sign former Chelsea youngster Danny Brown on a month long contract. The centre-half impressed in last week's reserve meeting with Brighton and Wanderers will take another look at him in a behind closed doors with Cardiff City on Wednesday afternooon. Brown, who was recommended to John Gorman by Steve McMahon, has most recently been playing in Australia having moved down under following a back injury while at Chelsea. Gorman is also likely to take a look at two or three more triallists in Wednesday's game with the Club linked heavily with Nathan Tyson.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 BARNET 0
(Saturday 17th September 2005)
Wanderers made hard work of beating Barnet at Adams Park with Nathan Tyson's 21st minute strike being the only goal of the first ever Football League meeting between the two sides. The victory moves Wycombe to sixth place in the table and with Notts County losing at Shrewsbury it leaves John Gorman's side as as not only the only unbeaten team in 'League Two' but all divisions of the Football League. Next game for Wycombe is the visit of Aston Villa on Tuesday evening in the Carling Cup.
Wycombe 1 Barnet 0 - Match report and reaction
Youth Team update YOUTHS HELD BY SEAGULLS
(Saturday 17th September 2005)
Wanderers Under 18 side continued their unbeaten start to the season following a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Training Ground on Saturday morning. In a game of limited chances it was Wycombe who took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Tom Cadmore's free-kick pin-balled around in the box before Liam Grier finally smashed the loose ball into the roof of the net. The visitors hit back on the hour mark when a low cross from the right was tucked in at the far post and they nearly grabbed a winner in the final minute but Ryan Tackley was on hand to clear the ball off the line. Youth Team info 2005/2006
LDV LDV DRAW
(Saturday 17th September 2005)
Wycombe have been drawn at home to Conference side Dagenham & Redbridge in the First Round of the LDV Vans Trophy.Speaking to BBC 3 Counties before the draw, John Gorman said of the competition "We are taking it very seriously and we want to win it. The further we go in this tournament the better." Last season Wanderers reached the Third Round stage before bowing out away to Bristol Rovers. Full Southern Section draw Wycombe v Dagenham, MK Franchise v Exeter, Peterborough v Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury v Cheltenham, Brentford v Oxford, Leyton Orient v Yeovil, Swindon v Stevenage, Torquay v Swansea, Bournemouth v Aldershot, Gillingham v Crawley, Northampton v Notts County, Barnet v Bristol City, Rushden v Southend, Woking v Nottm Forest, Byes for Walsall and Colchester. The ties will take place in the w/c 17th October.
Mystery GORMAN GUZUMPED
(Friday 16th September 2005)
On the same day it was reported that John Gorman had been keeping tabs on West Ham striker Petr Mikolanda, Northampton Town have stepped in and signed the 6'4" 21 year old on a month's loan. Cobbler's boss Colin Calderwood saw Mikolanda score in the Hammers midweek 4-0 reserve team victory over Ipswich Town and then acted quickly to sign the player who moved to Upton Park in the summer from Viktoria Zizkov.
News ON THE LOOK OUT - CASH
(Friday 16th September 2005)
The Club appear to have re-opened the opportunity to investment in the plc according to General Manager John Harrison. Commenting at the recent Fans Forum, Harrison said, "Anybody is still entitled to apply for shares at the Club. The minimum investment is £500 but payment can be made in two instalments." Around £1m of shares were subscribed to prior to the closure of the initial offer in February 2005 compared to the maximum total share capital allowable of £4m. New investment would allow those currently on the maximum 25% threshold to increase their shareholding but still remain within the 25% ruling. Harrison went on to suggest that interested parties should contact Company Secretary Keith Allen for more details.
Mystery ON THE LOOK OUT - PLAYERS
(Friday 16th September 2005)
John Gorman was at West Ham United's reserve game on Wednesday evening where it's understood he was looking at Czech Republic under 21 international Petr Mikolanda. The striker turned 21 this week and is on a list of potential candidates for Gorman to use as an 'Emergency Loan' should circumstances dictate. Two Charlton Athletic youngsters have also been training with the Club this week and two more from Newcastle United are expected next week with a view to building up inter-club relationships ahead of any potential loan or permanent transfers. A goalkeeper with Premiership and Champions League experience also trained with the Club on Thursday but the Club are keeping the name close to their chests.
News FANS FORUM - REPORT#2
(Thursday 15th September 2005)
This is the second part of the report from the Fans Forum held on Tuesday 6th September 2005. This part concentrates on comments from Manager John Gorman who says he will not compromise playing style for the sake of grinding out results.
Fans Forum report#2 - The Boss
Reserves RESERVES BEAT BRIGHTON
(Wednesday 14th September 2005)
Jonny Dixon notched a second-half hat-trick as Wanderers Reserves overcame Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon in the Pontin's Holidays Combination. As usual Steve Brown took charge of a side that was made up of a mixture of fringe First Teamers, triallists and Youth Teamers. Triallists getting an outing for Wycombe included Nathan Simpson, Danny Woodards, Danny Brown (Australian), Steve Brown (former Wanderers Youth Team player) and Ashley Dumas who comes from the Gillingham Youth set-up.
Line-up: Williams, Martin, Simpson (sub 70 Dumas), Danny Brown, Bloomfield (sub 65 Faulconbridge), Gregory, Woodards, Torres, Dixon (sub 76 Steve Brown), Stonebridge, Anya - subs: Douglas, Grier
News FANS FORUM - REPORT#1
(Wednesday 14th September 2005)
This is the first of two reports from the Fans Forum held on Tuesday 6th September 2005. The first part concentrates on the Club's finances. Managing Director Steve Hayes revealed that additional investors are likely to be revealed within the next 6 to 8 weeks which will help counteract Wanderers' debts which have risen from £2.2m to £2.7m since the conversion to a plc in the summer of 2004. Fans Forum report#1 - Finances
Carling Cup VILLA IN CUP NEXT TUESDAY
(Wednesday 14th September 2005)
A reminder that tickets for next Tuesday's meeting with Aston Villa at Adams Park in Second Round of the Carling Cup are now on general sale. Tickets bought in advance attract a £1 discount for adults and £2 for juniors - meaning that advance Family Stand or terrace prices are £13 adults and just £4 for juniors. Tickets available from the usual outlets. Wanderers have never progressed beyond the Second Round since joining the Football League in 1993 but John Gorman believes the Premiership side are beatable, commenting at the recent Fans Forum "I think it will be a great game and a game that will bring the best out of us."
Youth Team update YOUTHS STILL UNBEATEN
(Saturday 10th September 2005)
The Wanderers Youth Team are still unbeaten in their 2005/6 Youth Alliance campaign following a 2-1 victory at Brentford on Saturday. Sam Tucknott and Andy Savage got the Wycombe goals that take the team to the top of the South East Conference table with ten points from four games. Wanderers entertain third placed Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday (17th September) in another League match. The game will take place at the training ground with a 10.45am kick-off. Youth Team info 2005/2006
Matchday STOCKPORT 3 WYCOMBE 3
(Saturday 10th September 2005)
Wanderers' inability to turn greater possession and the better chances into victories came home to roost again on Saturday in an incident packed and entertaining 3-3 draw at Stockport County. Nathan Tyson bagged a hat-trick and Wycombe should have been celebrating their first ever victory at Edgeley Park having lead on three occasions. The missed chances were made to look costly when an 80th minute penalty conceded after a rash challenge by Frank Talia on Matt Hamshaw allowed Jermaine Easter to convert from the spot. Wycombe are now 8th.
Stockport County 3 Wycombe 3 - Match report and stats
Injuries INJURY NEWS
(Saturday 10th September 2005)
Wanderers injury news ahead of the game at Stockport saw Matt Bloomfield return to the squad after his recent layoff. However, it will still be several weeks before Will Antwi, Mark Philo or Keith Ryan come close to a return. Meanwhile, Charlie Griffin is understood to be a week or so from action following his head injury suffered in the pre-season friendly at Oxford City.
Nathan Tyson TYSON SAGA GOES ON
(Friday 9th September 2005)
Having failed to sign Nathan Tyson on a permanent deal prior to the transfer deadline, Cardiff City are looking to use the 'emergency loan' system to intice the striker to Ninian Park according to reports in the South Wales press. The maximum loan period for such a deal would be three months with City looking to agree a permanent deal when the transfer window opens again in January 2006. However, Manager John Gorman has rubbished the idea, commenting through the Bucks Free Press, "There's no way that would happen. It's not even considered. As far as I am concerned it's time to move on from this now. Nathan is a Wycombe player until January at least."
Mystery LOANS TO BE USED
(Friday 9th September 2005)
John Gorman has said he will use the 'Emergency Loan' system to cover any eventualities of injuries within his squad. The Wycombe boss was responding specifically to comments about the lack of cover in defence. Meanwhile, reports earlier in the week in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported that Gorman had asked Newcastle United if 18 year old central defender David Edgar would be available for a loan move to Adams Park. Steven Taylor made a similar move to Wycombe during the 2003/4 season and Glenn Roeder, the head of youth development at St James' Park, commented "Steven came on leaps and bounds at Wycombe before coming back but as far as David is concerned it's only the manager Graeme Souness who can decide."
News FANS FORUM
(Wednesday 7th September 2005)
A gathering of around 200 turned out for the first Fans Forum of the season on Tuesday evening. Garry Adamson (Operations Manager) and Francis Glenister (Supporters' Trust Chairman) gave presentations of their relevant activities, while the question and answer session saw John Gorman (Football Manager), Steve Hayes (Managing Director), John Harrison (General Manager) and Ian Mather (plc Director & Founders' Trust rep) add to the debate. Hayes revealed that additional investors are likely to be revealed within the next 6 to 8 weeks which will help counteract Wanderers' debts which have risen from £2.2m to £2.7m since the conversion to a plc in the summer of 2004. Reports here.
Reserves RESERVES LOSE AT QPR
(Tuesday 6th September 2005)
Wanderers reserves went down 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday afternoon in their second Pontin's Holiday Combination match of the season. Steve Brown took charge of a side that included former Wanderers striker Craig Faulconbridge on the bench. The released player was being given a chance to play in order to prove his fitness and possibly find another club. Elsewhere in the Wanderers side, Crystal Palace traillist Nathan Simpson played at left-back, while released Chelsea youngster Danny Woodards appeared in midfield. Wanderers First Year apprentice Lewis Christon was set to appear in the centre of defence. The winning goal came in the 73rd minute from Rangers youngster Shabazz Baidoo. The hosts included Richard Langley, Steve Lomas, Aarron Brown and Dean Sturridge in their line-up. Wanderers' best chances came from Sergio Torres and substitute Liam Grier but on each occasion Jake Cole in the Rangers goal made good saves. Line-up: Williams, Martin, Simpson, Cadmore, Christon, Gregory, Woodards (sub HT Steve Brown), Torres (sub 80 Grier), Anya, Dixon, Faulkner (sub 60 Faulconbridge) - subs not used: Douglas, Boateng
Youth Team update YOUTHS DRAW WITH HATTERS
(Saturday 3rd September 2005)
The Wanderers Youth Team continued their encouraging start to the season with a battling 1-1 draw with Luton Town at Molins Sports Ground on Saturday morning. In very warm conditions it was the visitors who had the better of the first half before taking the lead on 65 minutes when Stuart Richardson claimed the goal after a ball in from the left wing evaded the Wanderers defence and sailed into the far corner of the net. However, Wanderers hit back five minutes later when Tom Cadmore powered in a header from Robert Rice's corner from the right. It was then Wycombe who look the side more likely to take all three points but a draw will be seen by most as a fair result. Line-up: McCarthy, Roberts (sub 72 Tackley), Douglas, Grier, Christon, Cadmore, Tucknott (sub 78 Shulton), Gregory, Faulkner, Savage, Rice Youth Team info 2005/2006
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 NORTHAMPTON 1
(Friday 2nd September 2005)
Wanderers had to settle for a point for the third consecutive game after a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town at Adams Park on Friday evening. Once again Wanderers dominated for large spells of the game but it was the visitors who took the lead on 31 minutes when a 25 yard effort from David Hunt left Frank Talia having nightmares after the Wycombe 'keeper could only help the ball into the net. Sergio Torres was introduced at the start of the second-half and was immediately in the spotlight when he was the victim of a horror tackle from Cobblers defender Pedj Bojic who was given a straight red card by referee Clive Penton. Wanderers eventually made their possession count on 58 minutes when Danny Senda's free-kick from the right was headed home by Mike Williamson at the far corner of the six yard box.
Wycombe 1 Northampton 1 - Match report and reaction
Nathan Tyson DEADLINE DAY AFTERMATH
(Friday 2nd September 2005)
Nathan Tyson has spoken to the press about his aborted move to Cardiff City and says he is unlikely to sign another contract with Wycombe. An 'exclusive' in Friday's Bucks Free Press quoted the Wycombe striker as saying "Iím not signing a new contract no matter how much money they throw at me. After this season thatís it for me. I want to play Championship football. Itís not about money, itís about ambition.Ē Tyson says he is expressing himself honestly and was overwhelmed that so many at Wycombe wanted him to stay but added, "I hope Wycombe get their chance to sell me in January because if I donít go then I walk out for free in the summer and I donít think thatís fair on Wycombe, the fans, the directors and the people who paid who paid to bring me here in the first place.Ē Cardiff made their bid for Tyson on Tuesday evening and although agreeing personal terms could not match Wycombe's asking price, reported as £500,000 in the South Wales Echo. The same paper also reports that a sticking point in the negotiations was an alleged 30% sell-on clause Wycombe would have to pay to Reading. Meanwhile. Manager John Gorman commented, ĒNathan has accepted the decision of the Club like a true professional. His attitude has been absolutely fantastic. He knows he is here until January at least and he is determined to carry on doing his best.Ē
Mysytery STILL LOOKING
(Friday 2nd September 2005)
30 year old former Stockport County, Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town and Darlington striker Alun Armstrong trained for Wanderers one day last week and Manager John Gorman says he will talk to him again next week about a possible move to Adams Park. Armstrong, who was released by Darlington at the end of last season, is also understood to have been training with Oxford United and Colchester United. Also training with Wanderers this week has been Crystal Palace youngster Nathan Simpson. Gorman is looking at the former Palace Academy player as possible cover in the left-back position.

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