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News 3,500 PLUS FOR CHARLTON
(Tuesday 28th November 2006)
More than 3,500 Wanderers supporters will travel to The Valley on Tuesday 19th December for the League Cup Quarter-Final with Charlton Athletic. Tickets remaining from Wanderers' initial allocation of 3,420 in the Jimmy Seed Stand (South Stand behind the goal) went on general sale on Monday morning (27th November) and the Club reported on Tuesday afternoon that these had sold out and further supplies were being requested from the Premiership club. Subsequently an extra 1,200 seats have been allocated for Wanderers followers in blocks A,B and C of the East Stand and are now on general sale. The total allocation of around 4,600 represents the maximum 15% of the total capacity that away teams can claim for in Cup competitions.
Accounts PLC POSTPONE AGM
(Saturday 25th November 2006)
Wycombe Wanderers Football Club PLC have informed shareholders that the AGM planned for Thursday 7th December has been postponed due to "an unfortunate fundamental error in the wording of Resolution Number Four". Company Secretary Keith Allen has apologised unreservedly for the error. Last year the first AGM of the PLC was postponed because it would not have met legal company procedures. The AGM will now take place in the New Year and a notice will be issued shortly.
News REPRIEVE FOR HUTCH
(Saturday 25th November 2006)
Wanderers Media Manager Alan Hutchinson has been given a reprieve from his impending departure from the Club thanks to the intervention of Manager Paul Lambert. Wanderers' PLC Chiefs plan to replace his position but Lambert expressed his desire to keep a role at the Club for 'Hutch' due to the excellent working relationship they have built up since Lambert arrived at the Club. It's now understood that 'Hutch' will carry out many of his media duties from the Training Ground. 'Hutch' expressed his gratitude to Lambert via the Wanderers World subscription service.
News CLUB APPOINT PR HEAD
(Friday 24th November 2006)
Wanderers are set to reveal the appointment of Catherine Asprey as the Club's 'Head of PR and Communications'. COTN reported that the position was being advertised nationally back in September and it's been understood that 'Media Manager' Alan Hutchinson will leave his current position following the home game with Barnet on Saturday 9th December. Hutchinson has been media chief at the Club since the early 1990's having previously been associated with the Club through various positions, including Club Secretary and Youth Team Manager.
1986-87 remembered 1986-87 REMEMBERED
(Friday 24th November 2006)
The current season represents the twentieth anniversary of Wanderers' memorable 1986/87 campaign and Chairboys on the Net is dragging out the archives again for another nostalgia trip that will run throughout the current season. Part Three looks back on the month of October 1986 when Wanderers had mixed fortunes on the playing side, while off the field Chairboys Gas was published for the first time. 1986-87 remembered - Part 3
Founders Trust FOUNDERS' TRUST AGM
(Wednesday 22nd November 2006)
The Wycombe Wanderers Founders' Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd November in the Vere Suite at Adams Park, commencing 8pm. In addition to the required business of the Trust's AGM, Dave Evans, WWFC Head of Football in the Community, and Gary Karsa, WWFC Youth Development Officer, will give presentations on the Club's community and youth departments. This will be followed by a Question & Answer session. All supporters are welcome to attend the AGM and presentations, but only Founders' Trust members will be able to partake in the Trust AGM voting.
FA Youth Cup YOUTHS TO MEET GUNNERS
(Tuesday 21st November 2006)
Wanderers' Under 18 side will face Arsenal away in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup following a 3-0 victory over Gravesend & Northfleet 3-0 at Adams Park on Tuesday evening in Round Two. All the goals in clash with 'The Fleet' came in the first half, with former Arsenal Academy player Lloyd Boateng scoring twice inside the first thirty minutes before substitute George Daly added a third shortly before the break. The tie with Arsenal will take place at Barnet's Underhill ground on a midweek date before Saturday 16th December.
Stefan Oakes CONTRACT NEWS
(Friday 17th November 2006)
The Club confimed on Friday that Paul Lambert has secured contract extensions on three more of his existing squad. Central defenders Will Antwi and Mike Williamson have signed deals until June 2009, while midfielder Stefan Oakes has agreed a deal until June 2010. All three players were due to see their current contracts expire in June 2007. It is also understood that Lambert is close to tying up new deals for Kevin Betsy and Tommy Mooney. Those remaining in the squad with contracts ending next summer are; Ikechi Anya, Jonny Dixon and Ian Stonebridge.
Accounts MORE HEAVY LOSSES FOR PLC
(Thursday 16th November 2006)
Wycombe Wanderers Football Club PLC announced annual losses of 1.872m in their Financial Statements issued this week. The staggering loss follows on from the 1m lost the previous season but also during a period when the Club reported a profit of 480,000 on the sale of players and an increase in the average attendance at Adams Park. The losses stem from massive increases in operating costs both on and off the pitch. On the playing side, the budget stepped up by around 500,000 and behind the scenes, infrastructure costs have rocketed, with the number of administration staff now above 40, compared to the playing side of 50. To counteract the losses, Managing Director Steve Hayes now has loans totally 2.9m compared to 395,000 in 2005. Fellow Directors Ivor Beeks and Brian Kane now have loans of 45,000 each. The AGM is due to take place on Thursday 7th December. The official Club take on this
Comment from Supporters Trust via wwst.org
FA Cup STOCKPORT NOW FRIDAY
(Wednesday 15th November 2006)
Wanderers fans hoping to support their side on a regular Saturday afternoon at the FA Cup tie at Stockport were dealt a blow when it was confirmed by County, that due to pressure from their ground owners Sale Sharks RUFC, that the tie with Wycombe had now been agreed to be played on Friday 1st December with a 7.45pm kick-off. The apparent reason for this, amongst all the spin and counter spin from officials from both clubs, is that Sale have a live game on BBC on Saturday afternoon and the alternative date of Friday was chosen over Sunday because it would give players from both Wycombe and Stockport more rest prior to the League Two fixtures arranged for the following Tuesday. The switch seemingly goes against the Football League ruling that states that member clubs should have primacy of tenure on their ground, thus giving them first option on when games are played. Stockport County - Quick Guide
League Cup LEAGUE CUP Q/F DATE
(Tuesday 14th November 2006)
The date for Wanderers' League Cup Quarter-Final tie with Charlton Athletic has been confirmed as Tuesday 19th December with an 8 pm kick-off. Wycombe fans will be housed in the Jimmy Seed Stand at The Valley which is behind the goal. The initial allocation is around 3,400 but Charlton have made provision to allow up to 6,000 supporters in the away section. Prices have been agreed at 15 for Adults, 10 seniors and under 18's 5. Distribution details are available from the Club.
FA Cup STOCKPORT AWAY IN FA CUP
(Sunday 12th November 2006)
Wanderers will travel to fellow 'League Two' side Stockport County in the Second Round of the FA Cup following the draw made on Sunday afternoon. The tie is likely to mean a return to former club for Jermaine Easter who joined Wycombe from County in January 2006 as is currently leading scorer at Adams Park. Easter was suspended for Saturday's victory over Oxford United in the First Round. Stockport County - Quick Guide
FA Cup WYCOMBE 2 OXFORD UTD 1
(Saturday 11th November 2006)
A dramatic 86th minute goal from Stefan Oakes gave Wanderers a 2-1 victory over Conference leaders Oxford United in the First Round FA Cup tie at Adams Park on Saturday. The goal came less than 60 seconds after Gavin Johnson had equalised for The U's from a free-kick and the 1,800 strong travelling support were still celebrating when Oakes angled in a shot from the left of the penalty area following a right wing delivery from Kevin Betsy. In a game of few chances, Wanderers finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute when Will Antwi side-footed home from close range following Oakes' ball across from the left. That goal looked to be the winner until the late drama left Wanderers fans with bragging rights at the final whistle. Wycombe: Young, Stockley, Antwi, Williamson, Martin, Palmer, Grant (sub 64 Gregory), Bloomfield, Oakes, Betsy, Mooney (sub 89 Dixon) - subs not used: Christon, Cadmore, Anya - Att: 6279 (1835 away end) - Yellow Cards: Antwi, Grant (5th yellow, suspended 18th Nov v Grimbsy)
League Cup LEAGUE CUP DRAW
(Saturday 11th November 2006)
Wanderers have been drawn away to Charlton Athletic in the Quarter-Final of the Football League Cup following the draw made on Saturday morning. The tie will take place during the week commencing Monday 18th December. Full draw: Tottenham Hotspur v Southend United, Liverpool v Arsenal, Newcastle United v Chelsea, Charlton Athletic v Wycombe Wanderers
FA Youth Cup FA YOUTH CUP PROGRESS
(Thursday 9th November 2006)
Wanderers' Under 18 side are through to the Second Round of the FA Youth Cup following a 3-0 victory at Redbridge on Wednesday evening. Ian Culverhouse's side will now entertain Gravesend & Northfleet at Adams Park in the next round in a tie that will be played on Tuesday 21st November. Wanderers met Gravesend at the First Round stage last season and went through thanks to a stoppage time goal from Peitro Giambrone. Wycombe went on to beat Bournemouth in the next round before crashing out 5-0 at home to Tranmere Rovers in Round Three.
League Cup WANDERERS IN Q-FINAL
(Wednesday 8th November 2006)
Wanderers' feat of reaching the last eight of the Football League Cup is the first time a team from the basement division has gone this far since Doncaster Rovers in the 1975/76 season. However, Wycombe will be hoping for better luck than Rovers, who crashed out 7-2 at Spurs. No team from the fourth tier of English football has ever won the competition, with the best efforts coming when Rochdale reached the final in the 1961/62 season and Chester City made it to the semi-finals in the 1974/75 campaign.
League Cup NOTTS COUNTY 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Tuesday 7th November 2006)
Wanderers made it through to the Quarter-Finals of the League Cup after a tense 1-0 Fourth Round victory at Notts County on Tuesday evening. In an even game, where both sides had numerous chances, the vital goal came in the 49th minute when Jermaine Easter forced the ball home following a left wing cross from Scott Golbourne that County 'keeper Saul Deeney couldn't hold. Meanwhile, Wanderers 'keeper Ricardo Batista kept Wycombe ahead with two late saves. The draw for the Quarter-Final will take place this Saturday (11th November) shortly after midday during Sky's Soccer Saturday programme. The ties will be played the week commencing 18th December.Wycombe: Batista, Stockley, Williamson, Martin, Golbourne, Bloomfield, Grant, Oakes (sub 84 Palmer), Betsy, Easter, Mooney - subs not used: Young, Gregory, Dixon, Anya - Att: 7,395 (away end 843) - Yellow Cards: Martin
Suspension update SUSPENSION UPDATE
(Monday 6th November 2006)
Will Antwi will miss Tuesday evening's League Cup tie at Notts County due to the immediate one match ban imposed as a result of his red card at Shrewsbury on Saturday (4th November). Meanwhile, Jermaine Easter's fifth yellow card of the season means he will miss next Saturday's FA Cup tie with Oxford United at Adams Park but will be available for the tie with Notts County as the one match suspension does not take effect for seven days. Wycombe are already without Tommy Doherty (suspended), Ricardo Batista (International duty and refused permission by Fulham), Stephen O'Halloran (refused permission by Aston Villa) and Scott Golbourne (refused permission by Reading) for the tie with Oxford United.
FA Cup LOANEES OUT OF FA CUP
(Thursday 2nd November 2006)
On loan Ricardo Batista, Stephen O'Halloran and Scott Golbourne will be unavailable for the FA Cup tie with Oxford United as they have all been denied permission to play by their parent clubs (namely Fulham, Aston Villa and Reading). Batista is also ruled out because he has been called up for the Portugal Under 21 side to play the following Wednesday. Tommy Doherty will also be missing due to a four match ban stemming from his sending off against Boston United. The Club had appealed against the dismissal but this was rejected following an FA hearing on Tuesday (31st October). The four match ban, rather than three, is because it is Doherty's second red card this season having been sent off in a pre-season friendly while playing for his club Queens Park Rangers. Doherty will be available again for the home game with Grimsby Town on Saturday 18th November.

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