700 MILES LESS IN 2009/10
(Monday 26th May 2009)
Wanderers will travel over 700 miles less for their League fixtures for the 2009/10 season compared to 2008/9 after the make up of 'League One' was confirmed following the play-off finals over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th May. The northern bias of 'League Two' is replaced by a more even spread around the country for 'League One'. The total round-trip mileage for 2009/10 will be around 5,800 miles compared to just over 6,500 in 2008/9. Ten away games will be one way trips of less than 100 miles, compared to seven in 2008/9.

The shortage trip remains fellow promoted Brentford (29 miles), while the longest trip of Darlington (247 miles) is replaced by the long haul to Carlisle United (288 miles), the venue for Wanderers first ever Football League game back in August 1993. Hartlepool (263 miles) is the only other League fixture for the Wanderers with a one way trip of more than 200 miles.

The closer proximity of many of Wanderers opponents, coupled with the added attraction of four former Premier League teams, should also ensure increased attendances at Adams Park. Top of the attraction list will be the once mighty Leeds United who will visit Adams Park having won the top flight of English football as recently as the 1991/92 season, the same season that Wanderers missed out on promotion to the Football League on goal difference to Colchester United. Leeds went on to reach the Semi-Final of the European Champions League in 2001 but after financial meltdown, they were relegated from the top flight at the end of the 2003/4 season and then after being forced into administration and suffering point deductions, were relegated to the third tier at the end of the 2006/7 season.

Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic will meet the Wanderers at League level less than three years after they lost to Wycombe in the Quarter-Finals of the League Cup as Premier League side. For Southampton it will be their first ever meeting with the Wanderers at competitive level, while Norwich City will take on Wycombe in the Football League for the first time but will recall a visit to Adams Park in the FA Cup in January 1994 when Chris Sutton scored twice in a 2-0 victory for The Canaries.
Teams and Mileage from High Wycombe
Brentford          29
Gillingham         89
Brighton	   85
Bristol Rovers	  105
Carlisle United	  288
Colchester United 103
Exeter City       180
Hartlepool United 263
Huddersfield Town 186
Leeds United	  197
Leyton Orient	   60
Millwall	   37
MK Dons	           60
Oldham Athletic	  190
Southend United	   83
Stockport County  190
Swindon Town	   65
Tranmere Rovers	  195
Walsall	          104
Yeovil Town	  125
Southampton	   70
Norwich City	  149
Charlton Athletic  54

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