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Matchday FRANCHISE 4 WYCOMBE 3
(Saturday 26th November 2011)
Two superb goals from Stuart Beavon and well taken goal from loanee debutant Marcello Trotta were not enough to prevent Wanderers going down down 4-3 at 'Franchise' on Saturday. Gary Waddock's side starting well and could have gone ahead when James Tunnicliffe's header was grabbed on the line by MK 'keeper David Martin. However, lapse defending show Wycombe fall behind in the 14th minute when former Wanderers loanee Dean Bowditch netted from the right side of the penalty area after Stephen Gleeson had squared. The home side then had further chances to extend their lead but Wanderers kept the deficit down to one goal at the break despite losing Martin Rowlands to a hamstring injury on the half-hour. Wycombe then clawed themselves back into the game after the break with two goals in a minute. First on 51 minutes Beavon fired into the top corner from the edge of the box from Scott Donnelly's assist and just over a minute later Fulham loanee Trotta converted in style into bottom right corner to put Wycombe 2-1 in front. However, MK drew level on 55 minutes with Bowditch's second goal of the day and completed their comeback by taking the lead on 66 minutes through Jabo Ibehre. Four minutes later Mathias Doumbe made it 4-2 and although Beavon pulled a goal back for Wycombe in the stroke of 90 minutes with another clean strike from 20 yards, their was no fairy tail ending for Wycombe this time around and Wanderers are now well and truly in a relegation battle - lying one place off the bottom of the table with just 13 points from their opening 19 games. Wycombe:Bull, Foster (sub 74 McCoy), Tunnicliffe, Winfield, Basey, Harris, Rowlands (sub 22 Donnelly), Lewis, Grant (sub 81 Ibe), Beavon, Trotta - subs not used: Bloomfield, Strevens - Att: 9,701 (away 1,228)
News DOUBLE LOAN MOVE
(Thursday 24th November 2011)
Gary Waddock made a double swoop into the loan market on deadline day with the signing of MK 'Franchise' winger Anthony McNamee and Fulham's young striker Marcello Trotta. 28 year old McNamee is a former Watford youngster with close to 250 senior appearances to his name, including 32 under Paul Lambert at Norwich as the Canaries won consecutive promotions to gain Premiership status in May 2011. He joined 'Franchise' in the summer but has been limited to substitute appearances and will see his time at Wycombe as a chance to regain First Team football. His loan spell at Wycombe will begin after Wanderers travel to MK in a League One fixture and end on 7th January 2012. Meanwhile, 19 year old Trotta joins on a one month Youth loan deal having yet to make a senior appearance since signing for Fulham in September 2009. However, he has been prolific for Fulham reserve side this season, scoring five goals against Bolton in August (including a 15 minute hat-trick) and four against Norwich in October. Italian born Trotta will wear No.25 at Wycombe while London born McNamee will wear No.34.
Matchday WYCOMBE 0 BOURNEMOUTH 1
(Saturday 19th November 2011)
Wanderers were left rueing a penalty miss as they went down 1‑0 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday. A Wanderers side with four changes to the starting line-up that had lost at Fleetwood the previous week, went a goal down on 23 minutes after Marc Pugh had tapped in at the far post following a low ball in from the left by Wes Fogden. Previous to that Grant Basey had kept the scores level on 10 minutes with a headed goalline clearance from Fogden's shot. Wanderers rarely troubled the visiting defence but were given the chance to level the scores on 35 minutes after Joel Grant's stepover run into the Cherries box on the right forced Scott Malone to pull him down but Stuart Beavon blasted the resulting spot-kick high and wide of the right hand upright and into a delighted travelling support in the Adams Park away end. Grant proved to be Wanderers only faint hope of forcing a draw during the second period. On the hour mark he ran in from the left but his final shot with just the 'keeper to beat lacked the necessary power. Grant also got on the end of a cross from the right by substitute Scott Donnelly but his downward header was again comfortably collected by Darryl Flahaven in the Cherries goal. But it was the visitors who finished the stronger side, with Pugh going close and Thomas heading against the post in the closing minutes. This latest defeat leaves Wycombe stuck firmly in the relegation zone with only goal difference separating Gary Waddock's side from current bottom club Chesterfield. Next game away to MK 'Franchise' on Saturday (26th November). Wycombe:Bull, Foster, Johnson, Tunnicliffe, Basey, Grant, Lewis, Bloomfield (sub 65 Donnelly), Strevens (sub 87 Rendell), Ibe (sub 55 Harris), Beavon - subs not used: Harding, McCoy - Att: 5,350 (away end 862)
Rugby at Adams Park HAYES IN WASPS SALE TALKS
(Wednesday 16th November 2011)
Wanderers' ground tenants London Wasps could be sold to Middle-Eastern investors according to a report in the London Evening Standard on Tuesday (15th November). The report claims that London Wasps owner Steve Hayes has started talks with four different groups of investors, including one from the Middle-East, with the aim to conclude a deal before the end of the season. Hayes revealed in October 2011 that he had begun the search for a buyer for the Rugby Club after Wycombe District Council threw out proposals for a new 'Community Stadium' in Booker that would be shared with Wanderers. Hayes took full ownership of London Wasps in December 2008 and has since overseen losses estimated at close to 9m and with a Director's loan account reported as 8.45m as of June 2010.
Adams Park TERRIERS SWITCH FOR LIVE TV
(Monday 14th November 2011)
Wanderers scheduled home League One fixture with Huddersfield Town on Saturday 7th January has been brought forward to Friday 6th January 2012 with a 7.45pm kick-off in order to cater for live transmission on Sky TV. The original date of the tie is 3rd FA Cup day but with both clubs knocked out at the First Round stage this is currently one of few League games scheduled for that weekend to be unaffected. This will be the third occasion that a Wycombe/Huddersfield game will be shown on live TV. Back in September 2001 a 2-1 defeat of the Wanderers at Huddersfield was shown on ITV Digital. More recently in November 2009, Wanderers suffered a 6-0 reverse in West Yorkshire before a Saturday early afternoon kick-off on Sky TV. The Terriers beat Wycombe 3-0 on home soil earlier this season and have since go on to extend their unbeaten run in the Football League to a record equally 42 games. The game at Adams Park could be their 50th in that sequence.
FA Cup FA CUP EXIT v FLEETWOOD
(Saturday 12th November 2011)
Wanderers wimpered out of the FA Cup on Saturday at Fleetwood Town, going down 2-0 to the Conference side despite playing against ten men for the majority of the tie. Wycombe were missing Gareth Ainsworth and James Tunnicliffe through injury and had Marvin McCoy and Kevin Betsy away on international duty but they will have little complaints about losing this tie. Team news saw Dave Winfield return after his sickness bug and Wycombe started quite brightly against their Lancashire opponents - Stuart Lewis and Scott Donnelly both going close inside the opening four minutes. However, the home side saw a free-kick from Jamie Milligan tipped onto the post in the 6th minute and they eventually took the lead in the 25th minute when Andy Mangan swept the ball home from the left side of the penalty with Wanderers claiming offside. It was always going to be hard for Wanderers from this point and the home side could have gone further ahead when Richard Brodie crashed a header against the Wanderers crossbar. There were further problems for Wanderers two minutes before the break when Martin Rowlands was forced off with a hamstring problem and replaced by youngster Jordon Ibe. However, there was a seeming lifeline for Wycombe on the stroke of half-time when Richard Brodie elbowed Leon Johnson and was shown straight red card. Unsurprisingly the homeside seemed happy to defend their lead after the break but Wanderers still struggled to create any real clear cut openings. The hard working Ibe went close with a shot from the left byeline before Gary Waddock changed things around by first bringing on the returned loanee Scott Rendell for Kadeem Harris and then replacing defender Winfield with Elliot Benyon. But the changes didn't bring a change of fortune and Wanderers cup exit was confirmed in the 80th minute when Jamie Vardy finishing cooly from the left of the penalty after picking out a through ball from Mangan. Fleetwood go on to entertain Yeovil Town in the Second Round while Wanderers will attempt to dig themselves out of the relegation zone starting with a home game with Bournemouth on Saturday 19th November. Wycombe:Bull, Foster, Johnson, Winfield (sub 60 Benyon), Basey, Grant, Rowlands (sub 44 Ibe), Donnelly, Lewis, Harris (sub 54 Rendell), Strevens - subs not used: Harding, Bloomfield, Tunnicliffe, Stewart - Att: 2,711 (away sections 300 approx)
Jordon Ibe IBE FA CUP RECORD CHANCE
(Thursday 10th November 2011)
Wanderers youngster Jordon Ibe will have a chance to set more records should he be selected to play in Wanderers' FA Cup First Round encounter at Fleetwood Town on Saturday. By playing he would become the youngest ever Wanderers player to appear in the FA Cup but if he scores he would become the youngest ever in the competition. Ibe FA Cup record chance - read more
Gaerth Ainsworth AINSWORTH OUT FOR A MONTH
(Wednesday 9th November 2011)
The Club have reported that Wanderers Club Captain Gareth Ainsworth is expected to be out of action for 'up to four weeks' having undergone surgery on a broken thumb last Thursday (3rd November). It's been revealed that the 38 year old picked up the injury prior to being sent-off during the 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 29th October. The injury means he is unlikely to be available for selection before the visit of Chesterfield to Adams Park on Saturday 10th December.
Scott Rendell RENDELL RETURNS INJURED
(Tuesday 8th November 2011)
Loaned out striker Scott Rendell has returned early from his time with Bristol Rovers after aggrivating an existing groin injury during his spell with the League Two side. Rendell joined Rovers towards the start of October and made six appearances without finding the net. The 25 year old could now find himself in the Wycombe squad to travel to Fleetwood on Saturday.
News WORLD CUP CALL FOR McCOY
(Tuesday 8th November 2011)
Wanderers right-back Marvin McCoy has been called up by Antigua & Barbuda for their World Cup qualifier with Haiti on Friday (11th November). McCoy jetted off on Tuesday to join the squad ahead of the clash with Haiti at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. A victory for the Caribbean side would see them progress to the semi-final of the World Cup qualifying competition, where they would face USA, Jamaica and Guatemala. The call-up for McCoy means he will miss the FA Cup First Round clash at Fleetwood on Saturday.
Andy Sandell ANDY SANDELL DEPARTS
(Tuesday 8th November 2011)
It was confirmed on Monday that Andy Sandell had departed the Club after his contract was 'terminated by mutual consent'. The defender had been loaned out to Conference National side Forest Green Rovers on a three month deal in the second week of October and had spoken openly about how he had 'fallen out of love with the game'. However, the player was reported to say Forest Green's style of play did not suit him and he agreed to cut short the loan deal and return to Wycombe where he agreed a termination of his contract with Manager Gary Waddock. The 28 year old was signed by Gary Waddock in the summer of 2010 from Aldershot Town and went on to make 38 appearances and scoring 7 times in his debut season. He made a further 12 appearances this season before being injured in the game at Rochdale on 1st October and replaced by loanee Grant Basey.
Chairboys Gas CHAIRBOYS GAS - 25 YEARS ON
(Tuesday 8th November 2011)
COTN continues the digital release of 'Chairboys Gas' to mark the 25th anniversary of publication. Issue No.2 was released in the first week of November 1986 and came with a now ever so slightly embarrassing name change due to confusion caused at the time of the original title. Issue No.2 recalls the arrival of Barry Silkman at the Club, an excellent victory at Slough Town and a shock defeat to VS Rugby in the FA Cup.
Chairboys Gas - 25 years on - Read more and download
Matchday NOTTS COUNTY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 5th November 2011)
A stoppage time goal from substitute Joel Grant earned Wycombe a well deserved point from a 1-1 draw at 6th placed Notts County on Saturday. A Wanderers side with five changes to the starting line-up that had lost to Sheffield Wednesday the previous week, had to fight back after conceeding a controversial goal after less than a minute. County forced a corner on the left inside the opening ten seconds but Alan Sheehan's resulting outswinging kick went at least a foot out of play before Ben Burgess headed home at the near post. Unfortunately for Wycombe, the protests to the referee and assistant (on the far side) fell on deaf ears and the goal stood. Leon Johnson and Ben Strevens both could have done better with chances to equalise before the break, while the recalled Scott Donelly saw a header well saved before the home side should have doubled the lead on the stroke of 45 minutes when Lee Hughes sliced an effort wide with just Nikki Bull to beat. The second period followed a similar pattern until the introduction of first Grant and then in the spotlight youngster Jordon Ibe. The pair saw a lot of the ball in the closing stages but as the officials indicated five minutes of stoppage time it looked more likely that Martin Allen's County would hold on. It was two minutes into stoppage time when Grant picked up the ball on the left channel. His low shot from just outside the penalty area didn't look like it had enough to beat home 'keeper Stuart Nelson but from some reason Nelson chose to swing a leg at the shot, but missed and could only watch in horror as the ball nestled in the back of net and thus sending the Wycombe players and travelling contingent into delight. The result keeps Wycombe just one place of the bottom of the League One table with Fleetwood Town the next opponents in the FA Cup next Saturday (12th November). Next League game, at home to 16th placed Bournemouth on saturday 19th November. Wycombe:Bull, McCoy, Foster, Johnson, Basey, Donnelly, Rowlands, Lewis (sub 65 Grant), Harris, Beavon, Strevens (sub 73 Ibe) - subs not used: Harding, Bloomfield, Stewart - Att: 7,664 (away section 334)
Grant Basey BASEY LOAN EXTENDED
(Friday 4th November 2011)
Left-back Grant Basey has extended his loan deal at Adams Park until the end of the year. The 22 year old moved to Wycombe from Peterborough United during October and has been ever present in Gary Waddock's starting line-up ever since. It was later reported that Basey has been cleared to play for the Wanderers in this season's FA Cup campaign. The new deal will run up to and including the game with Stevenage on 31st Dec.
FA Youth Cup YOUTHS DUMPED OUT OF CUP
(Wednesday 2nd November 2011)
Wanderers Under 18 Youth Team were dumped out of the FA Youth Cup at the First Round stage on Wednesday evening, going down 5-1 at Crawley Town. A Wanderers team that didn't include spotlight youngster Jordam Ibe were 4-0 down at the break following goals from Joseph Osieyemi (9 mins), Jote Smith (13), Louis John (37) and Smith again a minute before the interval. Wanderers replaced 'keeper James Halsall with Luke Midwinter at the start of the second-half and got a glimmer of hoper when Oliver Taylor headed home a corner on 59 minutes. Then on 70 minutes Wycombe had a chance to pull the score back to 4-2 after Romario Redley was fouled in the area but Taylor saw his spot kick saved by Crawley 'keeper Jack Eden. Wycombe's misery on the night was concluded in the final minute of normal time when Smith completed his hat-trick - converting a penalty following a foul on Dan Millard. Youth Team info 2010/11 Wycombe:Halsall (sub HT Midwinter), Webbe, Herbert (sub 57 Mavilla), Gray, Thomas, Redley, Ishorae, Kelly (sub 88 Ehui), Taylor, Laurent, Twum
FA Cup FLEETWOOD AWAY IN FA CUP
(Wednesday 2nd November 2011)
Wanderers will travel to Fleetwood Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after the Lanchashire side secured an emphatic 5-0 victory over Mansfield Town in their 4th Qualifying Round replay on Tuedsay evening. A crowd of 1,159 at their Highbury stadium saw goals from Richard Brodie, Sean Clancy, Jamie Milligan, Gaerth Seddon and Andy Mangan brush aside the former League side and set up the the tie with Wanderers on Saturday 12th November. The Trawelermen, managed by former West Brom, Blackpool and Burnley midfielder Micky Mellon, include former Wanderer Magno Vieira in their ranks and had their best run in the FA Cup during the 2008/09 season when they reached the Second Round before going down 3-2 at home to by Hartlepool United in front of a record crowd of 3,280. Ticket details for the tie at Fleetwood's 5,500 capacity ground are expected to be announced later this week.
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