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Richard Dobson DOBSON NEW ASSISTANT
(Thursday 30th June 2011)
Wanderers' Head of Youth Richard Dobson has been confirmed as Gary Waddock's new First Team Assistant. The 35 year old originally took on the role on a temporary basis following the resignation of Martin Kuhl towards the end of April 2011 but has now accepted the offer of a permanent post while still retaining his duties with the Youth side which he has held since January 2008. Commenting on the appointment via the official website, Gary Waddock said "He was my number one choice for the role and I've really enjoyed working with him. He fitted in extremely well with the first team at the end of the season and I think this is the right role for him at this time in his career. He's done an outstanding job with the youth department and we have an excellent relationship. I also think it will be good for the players to be working with a familiar face." Dobson joined Wanderers in 2007 as part of the Centre of Excellence team, the former Brentford player also took temporary charge of the First Team on Peter Taylor's departure in October 2009.
New Stadium STADIUM PRESENTATIONS
(Tuesday 28th June 2011)
Steve Hayes, along with others from his Wycombe Sports Development Limited company are due to meet with Wycombe District Council officials on Tuesday (28th June 2011) to 'set out the latest plans for the proposed Sporting Village' at Booker. The meeting will be followed by an invitation only meeting for 'stakeholders' at Adams Park, starting at 8pm, where according to a statement from WSDL, "[WSDL] wants to give you a full and clear picture of what the proposals mean for you, the club and the town. You will hear the same information as is shared with the Council. WSDL want to give you the facts so you have the full information to hand." Further meetings for supporters of both Wanderers and London Wasps will take place on 4th and 5th July. Online registration is required for all the meetings. Meanwhile, protest group GASP are planning to hold a demonstration on the Rye on Saturday 16th July, prior to a seemingly crucial Council Cabinet Meeting on Monday 18th July.
COTN - Stadium Timeline 2011
News TUNNICLIFFE CONFIRMED
(Wednesday 22nd June 2011)
Wanderers are have confirmed the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion's 22 year old central defender James Tunnicliffe on a free transfer. He joins Wanderers on a one year deal. Commenting on the transfer to the official website, Manager Gary Waddock said "James is a talented young centre-back with experience of playing at this level. He's a footballing defender who can play out from back. A lot of clubs were interested in him and it's taken a little longer than we would have liked, but we're delighted we've been able to add him to the group."
News LOCAL LAD ON LOAN
(Monday 20th June 2011)
Wanderers have signed High Wycombe born striker Elliot Benyon on a season long loan from Swindon Town. The 23 year old slipped through the local Wanderers scouts to begin his football career with Bristol City but after failing to break into the First Team at Ashton Gate, eventually made his mark after moving to then Conference side Torquay United in 2007. Scored 46 times for The Gulls in 144 apps before switching to Swindon in January 2011 on a two and a half year contract for an undisclosed fee. Made 12 Football League apps before the end of the 2010/11 campaign, scoring once, as Town were relegated to League Two.
News FIXTURES OUT
(Friday 17th June 2011)
Wanderers will begin the 2011/2012 campaign with a home meeting with Scunthorpe United on Saturday 6th August 2010, following the release of the fixture list at 9am on Friday. The first away game takes place the following Saturday when Gary Waddock's side travel to Colchester United just four days after taking on the Essex side in the Football League Cup. During the Christmas holiday programme, Wanderers will host Exeter City on Monday 26th December, followed five days later by a home game with Stevenage. Holiday Monday 2nd January will see Wanderers make the trip to Bournemouth. Wanderers are scheduled to finish the regular League season on Saturday 5th May 2012 with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
See BBC Sport Online for full First Team fixture list 2011/12
News BRIGHTON DEFENDER SIGNS
(Thursday 16th June 2011)
Wanderers are set to sign Brighton & Hove Albion's 22 year old central defender James Tunnicliffe on a free transfer. Originally a trainee with Stockport County, he made his Football League debut aged 16 before eventually signing for Brighton on a three year deal in the summer of 2009 under then Albion Manager Russell Slade. However, he was to lose his place in the Brighton side under new boss Gus Poyet and part of the second half of the 2009/10 season on loan to MK Dons. The 2010/11 season saw Tunnicliffe agree a season long loan deal with Bristol Rovers where he made 25 League appearances during a season where The Pirates were relegated from League One.
Football League Cup COLU AT HOME IN LEAGUE CUP
(Thursday 16th June 2011)
Wanderers have been drawn at home to Colchester United in the 1st Round of the Football League Cup - the tie will take place at Adams Park on Tuesday 9th August (KO 7.45pm). Wanderers were one of 18 unseeded clubs in the southern half of the draw. Wanderers have not gone past the First Round stage since reaching the semi-finals against Chelsea during the 2006/2007 season. In the following seasons they have lost to Plymouth, Birmingham City, Peterborough United and last season, 2-1 away to Millwall after extra-time.
News HALLS SIGNED FROM SHOTS
(Monday 13th June 2011)
Gary Waddock has made the well trodden path back to Aldershot Town to sign right back John Halls. The 29 year old was signed by Waddock at The Shots in the summer of 2009 from Brentford. Halls started his football career as a Youth Teamer with Arsenal where he made a handful of First Team apperances in the Football League Cup prior to an eventual permanent move to Stoke City in December 2003. Made more than 60 apps for City before a 250,000 move to Reading but failed to command a First Team place following The Royals promotion to the Premier League and after loans spells with Preston, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United, moved to Brentford in September 2008. He has signed a one year deal with The Wanderers.
Scott Donnelly DONNELLY SIGNS ON LOAN
(Monday 13th June 2011)
As expected Swansea City midfielder Scott Donnelly has signed a season long loan deal with the Wanderers. Donnelly joined Wycombe on loan in the January 2011 transfer window and made 18 League apperances before the end of campaign - scoring three times. He is currently contracted with the Welsh side until June 2013 but following Swansea's promotion to the Premiership has been allowed to join Wycombe in 'League One'.
Leon Johnson LJ GRENADA DEBUT
(Tuesday 7th June 2011)
Leon Johnson made his full debut for the Grenada national side on Monday but saw his side suffer a 4-0 defeat to Jamaica in a USA hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup game played at the home ground of LA Galaxy. Grenada also included former Wanderers Anthony Straker and Delroy Facey in their line-up but were outplayed by the Jamaicans. Grenada play their next game on Friday (10th June) versus Honduras in Miami.
News EX-PLAYER NEWS
(Tuesday 7th June 2011)
Two released Wanderers players have found new clubs. Former Youth Teamer Dan Fitchett has joined Salisbury City ahead of their first season in the Conference South. The 20 year old scored twice for the Wiltshire side last season during a loan spell from Wycombe. Meanwhile, midfielder Keiran Murtagh has joined Conference National side Cambridge United ahead of competition from Conference South side Woking. Murtagh made 10 First Team appearances for Wanderers during the 2010/11 campaign but also spent time on loan at Woking.
New Stadium STADIUM REVIEW UPDATE
(Friday 3rd June 2011)
Wycombe District Council have announced a new date for their Cabinet to review the 'Community Stadium' project. The business plan was due to be reviewed at a meeting on 14 June but this has now been moved to 18 July to give more time for information to be gathered. In a press release, WDC said, "They [the Cabinet] will consider the strategic outline business case, which will examine the potential for the Council's continued involvement with the Project, along with recommendations about how the Council could protect itself against the risks associated with being involved." The agenda for the meeting is due to be available publicly by Thursday 7 July. COTN - Stadium Timeline 2011

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