All the news stories from September 2007
BRADFORD 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 29th September 2007)
With loanee Frank Fielding in goal and Jermaine Easter left out at his own request, Wanderers registered a remarkable 1-0 victory at Bradford City thanks to a 7th minute goal from Scott McGleish. Easter didn't even travel to Valley Parade after claiming to be unhappy at the Club blocking a transfer window move to Plymouth Argyle and that..The only goal of the game came after a Russell Martin free-kick was headed home at the far post by McGleish. Wanderers are now seventh in the table and two points off the lead. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin (sub 73 Williams), Johnson, McCracken, Stockley, Bullock, Torres, Holt, Oakes (sub 87 Bloomfield), Sutton (sub 69 Reid), McGleish - subs not used: Boucaud, Kazimierczak - Att:13,530 (away section 226)
TWO KEEPERS SIGNED
(Friday 28th September 2007)
Wanderers attempted to solve their goalkeeping crisis when they signed two youngsters on 'Emergency Loan' deals on Friday afternoon. They are both 19 year olds from Premiership clubs. Blackburn Rovers' Frank Fielding joins on a maximum initial three month loan, while Przemyslaw Kazimierczak has joined for one month from from Bolton Wanderers. 6' Fielding has been given permission to play in the FA Cup and Football League Trophy, while Bolton 6'3" Kazimierczak has only been given the OK to play in the FLT. Fielding, who has represented England at Under 19 level, will be looking to make his senior debut while at Wycombe. Kazimierczak made his senior debut last season during a loan spell with Accrington Stanley where he made eight appearances. Both players will join the Wycombe squad for the first time as Wycombe take on Bradford City at Valley Parade.
(Friday 28th September 2007)
Wanderers were thrown into a goalkeeping crisis on Thursday after Scott Shearer broke an ankle in training just days after deputy Jamie Young had suffered a hamstring injury in the game with Shrewsbury. Young has been ruled out until the new year, while Shearer is also out for several months. Paul Lambert has until 12 noon on Saturday to bring in a loan 'keeper to cover for the trip to Bradford or be forced to play a Youth Teamer. Fulham's Ricardo Batista, previously on loan at Wycombe, is said to be top of the list, with West Ham's James Walker, Everton's Iain Turner and Hull City's Matt Duke having also been considered. The latter two also having spent loan spells at Wycombe.
TRUST ELECTION SOON
(Thursday 27th September 2007)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust have announced the timetable for the voting procedure to appoint its Director to the WWFC PLC Board. Existing rep Keith Blagborough is standing again for election but will be challenged by Reg Rundle. A 'Meet the candidates' evening is scheduled for Thursday 4th October and votes will be taken from members until 6pm on Thursday 11th October. The result will be announced on Monday 15th October. See wwst.org for more details
WYCOMBE 1 SHREWSBURY 1
(Saturday 22nd September 2007)
Scott McGleish scored his first Wycombe goal at Adams Park as Wanderers came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with third placed Shrewsbury Town on Saturday. The Shrews took the lead in the 27th minute when Colin Murdoch headed in a disputed free-kick from the leftbut Wanderers drew level eight minutes later when Russell Martin's cross from the right found an unmarked McGleish who headed past Glyn Garner in the Shrews goal from around six yards. Both sides had chances to win the game in the second period, while Wycombe had to play the latter stages with substutute 'keeper Scott Shearer between the posts after Jamie Young had pulled up with a hamstring problem. Earlier in the game Sam Stockley was also forced off with a calf injury. Wanderers remain 8th in the table and still only three points behine leaders Darlington. Next game, away to Bradford City on Saturday 29th September - the first visit to Valley Parade for Wycombe since September 1995. Wycombe: Young (sub Shearer 67), Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Stockley (sub 41 Williams), Torres, Holt (sub Bloomfield 55), Oakes, Bullock, McGleish (sub 70 Sutton), Easter (sub 82 Reid) - subs not used: Reid, Sutton - Att:4,936 (away section 407) NB:Community Day
LEYTON ORIENT 3 RESERVES 0
(Tuesday 18th September 2007)
A Wanderers reserve XI went down 3-0 to Leyton Orient on Tuesday afternoon at Brisbane Road. The home side included former Wanderer Michael Simpson in their line-up and were generally too strong for a Wycombe side that saw Will Antwi play the full 90 minutes as he continued his recovery from injury. The O's goals came through Jabo Ibehre (10 mins), Efe Echanomi (54) and Charlie Daniels (83). Wanderers gave a reserve outing to 17 year old first year apprentice Calum Botham who was top scorer for the Under 18's last season. Next reserve outing is on Tuesday 16th October at home to QPR - kick-off 2pm at Adams Park. Wycombe: Adam Holloway, Robert Rice, Jack Obersteller, Will Antwi, Lewis Christon, Leon Crooks, Matthew Phillips, Andre Boucaud, Cherno Samba, Calum Botham, Derek Duncan - subs not used: Stuart Cattell, Jamie Turley, David Pearce, George Daly
MACCLESFIELD 1 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 15th September 2007)
Second-half goals from Scott McGleish and substitute Reuben Reid set Wanderers on their way to a 2-1 victory at Macclesfield on Saturday afternoon. The home side had the better of the opening period but with the game goalless at the break it was Wanderers who went on to take advantage in the second 45 minutes. The opening goal came on 65 minutes after former Silkman Martin Bullock sent in a low cross from the right that McGleish slid in from close range at the far post but picked up an injury in the process. Reid, making his First Team debut for Wycombe, struck from 12 yards in the 89th minute after a ball in from John Sutton richocheted to the Plymouth striker, who finished with style. Gary Evans scored in stoppage for the home side with a volley from just inside the box but it was too late to stop Wanderers registering their first victory on the road since February 2007. Next game, home to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday 22nd September. Wycombe: Young, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Stockley, Bloomfield (sub 43 Torres), Holt, Oakes, Bullock, McGleish (sub 70 Sutton), Easter (sub 82 Reid) - subs not used: Shearer, Williams - Att:2,173 (away section 193)
NO CAP FOR EASTER
(Wednesday 12th September 2007)
Jermaine Easter was an unused squad member for Wales as John Toshack's side beat Slovakia 5-2 in Trnava on Wednesday evening. The Wycombe striker was left out of the list of substitutes after Craig Bellamy made a late return to the squad. Next chance for Easter with Wales will come when they take on Cyprus in Nicosia on Saturday 13th October, followed by a trip to San Marino the following Wednesday (17th October). Wales then complete their Euro 2008 qualifying fixtures with a home game with Republic of Ireland on Saturday 17th November and away to Germany on Wednesday 21st November 2007.
RESERVES 1 WATFORD 2
(Tuesday 11th September 2007)
Will Antwi returned for Wanderers Reserves as the second string went down 2-1 to Watford at Adams Park on Tuesday afternoon. Antwi played the first 45 minutes, while new signing Reuben Reid made his first official appearance in a Wycombe shirt since his loan move from Plymouth Argyle. Fellow Argyle striker Cherno Samba also made a substitute appearance having been given permission to train with Wanderers. It was Reid who opening the scoring on 21 minutes when he converted a low cross from the right from Robert Rice. However, Wanderers conceeded an equaliser on 31 minutes when Steve Kabba beat the offside trap to run on and score past Adam Holloway in the Wycombe goal. Reid continued to lively in the second period but it was the visitors who grabbed the winner with twelve minutes remaining when Alessandro Campana headed home. Next reserve outing is on Tuesday 18th September away to Leyton Orient - kick-off 2pm. Wycombe: Adam Holloway, Robert Rice, Craig Woodman (sub 75 Jack Obersteller), Will Antwi (sub HT Stuart Cattell), Lewis Christon, Leon Crooks, Matthew Phillips, Andre Boucaud, John Sutton (sub 59 Cherno Samba), Reuben Reid, Derek Duncan - subs not used: Jamie Turley, James Reading
EASTER WELSH CALL
(Monday 10th September 2007)
Jermaine Easter has been called into the Welsh squad to travel to Slovakia for the Euro 2008 qualifier in Trnava on Wednesday evening. The Wycombe striker has been selected as cover for Craig Bellamy who missed Wales' defeat to Germany on Saturday due to spending time with his new born daughter. Bellamy has since made himself available for the game and will also find fierce competition for an appearance from Robert Earnshaw who played the second-half versus Germany. Easter gained two Caps for Wales last season, making his debut in a friendly versus Northern Ireland in February 2007 and then making a brief appearance against Ireland at Croke Park in March 2007.
NO STANDING AT MACC
(Monday 10th September 2007)
Ironic that in the week that Wanderers hosted a 'Safe Standing Day' at Adams Park, that next opponents for Paul Lambert's side, Macclesfield Town, are planning to force Wanderers travelling support to sit, while the 'away' terrace will remain closed. It's claimed that Silkmen officials are not opening the terrace because they have been told to expect less than 400 Wycombe fans and want to save money on staffing the 1,500 capacity terrace, housing all away fans in a seated area along the side of the pitch. Meanwhile, Macclesfield fans will still have the option to stand opposite the seated area on the 1,300 capacity London Road terrace, or at the Star Lane End, where there are 800 standing places. Wanderers fans wishing to contact Macclesfield Town on this matter can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, where according to their Customer Charter they are obliged to respond within five days. Note that under 16's can gain entry for £5, while acompanied under 12's are admitted free.
WYCOMBE 1 BRENTFORD 0
(Sunday 9th September 2007)
An 82nd penalty converted by Jermaine Easter was enough to snatch Wanderers all three points against Brentford in the live Sky game at Adams Park on Sunday. An even game where both sides had chances to break the deadlock was eventually swung Wycombe's way in the 76th minute when Brentford's Sammy Moore was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for what the referee later confirmed as persistant 'simulation'. The spot kick was awarded after Martin Bullock's run into the area from the right flank was ended by a trip from Grant Basey. After five games Wycombe are now 12th in the table with seven points. Next game, away to Macclesfield on Saturday 15th September. Wycombe: Young, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Williams (sub HT Torres), Stockley, Bloomfield, Holt (sub 69 Oakes), Bullock, McGleish (sub 69 Sutton), Easter - subs not used: Shearer, Reid - Att:4,711 (away end 827)
SWANSEA AWAY IN FLT
(Saturday 8th September 2007)
Wanderers face another long distance cup journey this season after being drawn away to Swansea City in the Second Round of the Football League Trophy. Wanderers were given a bye in the First Round but where handed the long trip to South Wales when the Second Round draw was made on Sky TV on Saturday. The tie will most likely be played on Tuesday 9th October or alternatively the following evening. It will be Wanderers second trip to Swansea's new ground having beaten them 3-2 after extra-time in the First Round of last season's Football League Cup.
DOHERTY DEAL ON HOLD
(Thursday 6th September 2007)
It's been reported that Wanderers turned down the chance to sign QPR midfielder Tommy Doherty on deadline day because the west London club had asked for a fee of £50,000. Paul Lambert was quoted as saying to the Bucks Free Press, "It's a pity. They wanted money and we couldn't do it. It's a shame that we couldn't do it because I think he is well out of the picture at QPR. We worked on it as late as we could, it went right to the wire but they wouldn't budge." COTN understands that the two clubs had agreed a similar fee before the player was forced out of action during July due to an appendicitist.
MORE SALES STAFF
(Thursday 6th September 2007)
Wanderers have added to their bulging Sales and Marketing team by taking on two faces in the guise of 'Sales & Marketing Executives'. The two names are Jessica Ireland and Chris Witts who are working for Sales & Marketing Manager Karen Murphy who was appointed during the summer. The Sales team are currently promoting a special dinner at Adams Park on Thursday 20th September that will see Martin O'Neill appear as guest speaker. Individual tickets are priced at £65 but Season Ticket holders can buy for £40. Tables for 10 are £500.
CHESTERFIELD 2 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 1st September 2007)
Wanderers slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Chesterfield on Saturday afternoon
following a slight scare prior to the kick-off when Tom Williams was forced to withdraw from the starting line-up after complaining of stomach pains. Fortunately Williams recovered sufficiently to sit on the bench during the game and saw his replacement, Sam Stockley, as the only change in the starting line-up from the side that beat Bury seven days previous.
Scoring at Saltergate saw Wanderers concede a minute before the end of the first half when Derek Niven volleyed home from 20 yards. The home side secured their victory on 74 minutes when Jack Lester struck with diving header from 12 yards. Next game, home to Brentford on Sunday 9th September - kick-off 1.30pm. Wycombe: Shearer, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Stockley, Bloomfield (sub 66 Oakes), Holt (sub 70 Sutton), Bullock, Torres, McGleish, Easter - subs: Young, Boucaud, Williams - Att:3,757 (away end 241)
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