All the news stories from September 2013
ROCHDALE 3 WYCOMBE 2|
(Saturday 28th September 2013)
Wanderers went down 3-2 to Rochdale at Spotland after conceeding three times in a disastrous opening 15 minutes. Goals from Matt McClure on 42 minutes and Jo Kuffour on 58minutes put a closer looking margin on the scoreline but Gareth Ainsworth's side were outplayed for the majority of the game and had to rely on several great stops from Matt Ingram to prevent the home side running riot.
Rochdale 3 Wycombe 2 - report and reaction
(Friday 27th September 2013)
18 year old goalkeeper Charlie Horlock has been recalled from his loan spell at Isthmian Premier Division side Hendon. The youngster returns as matchday cover for Matt Ingram after Lee Harrison picked up a calf injury in Tuesday’s Berks & Bucks Cup win at Chalfont St Peter. Horlock made 10 appearances during his six week stay with Hendon.
CHALFONT 2 WYCOMBE 4|
(Tuesday 24th September 2013)
A relatively strong Wanderers side eased through to the Quarter-Finals of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on Tuesday evening following a 4-2 victory at Chalfont St.Peter. Jon-Paul Pitman opened the scoring on 13 minutes when he angled a low shot home into the corner of the net from Jo Kufour's back-heel. Kuffour then doubled the lead three minutes later when he finished from close range after Junior Morais's shot had been parried. Former Watford, Brentford and Wimbledon striker Scott Fitzgerald pulled a goal back for the home side on 30 minutes with a low shot past goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison but Josh Scowen, on his return from injury, fired in on the stroke of half-time to restore the two goal lead. Paris Cowan-Hall made his return from injury during the final 15 minutes and saw Wycombe hit a fourth goal on 82 minutes when Anthony Stewart powered home a header from Matt Spring's corner. Fitzgerald hit his second of the evening in the 88th minute to provide another consolation for the non-League side. Wanderers now await the draw for the Q/F to be played during the middle of November. Wanderers: Harrison, Arnold, Stewart, Dunne, Angol, Spring, Bloomfield (sub 75 Kretzschmar), Scowen, Pittman, Kuffour (sub 75 Cowan-Hall), Morias - subs not used: Ingram, Morgan - Att:142
BACK IN THE B&B|
(Monday 23rd September 2013)
A Wanderers XI will compete in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup at Chalfont St.Peter on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm). The tie takes place following Wanderers' unexplained absence from the competition in season 2012/13 - their first absence for more than 100 years. Wanderers won the competition in 2012/13 having first entered during the 1894/95 season and first won the trophy in 1902. Other ties in this round are; Maidenhead United v Slough Town, Aylesbury United v Thatcham Town, Marlow v Aylesbury FC, Burnham v Didcot Town and Hungerford Town v Milton Keynes Dons. The winners will go through to the Quarter-Finals with last season's winners, Beaconsfield SYCOB and runner-up Chesham United.
WYCOMBE 1 YORK CITY 1|
(Saturday 21st September 2013)
Wanderers had to settle for a 1-1 draw with lowly York City at Adams Park on Saturday and had to come back from a goal down. David McGurk had given the visitors the lead in the 64th minute when he headed back across goal from an unmarked position to beat the dive of Matt Ingram. However, Wanderers responded and were level five minutes later when Matt McClure's shot from the left of the area struck the far post and Dean Morgan was on hand to tap in from close range. Wycombe then looked the more likely side to take all three points but a draw was probably fair on the overall share of the play. Wycombe are now 6th in the table. Wycombe 1 York 1 - report and reaction
PLYMOUTH 0 WYCOMBE 3|
(Saturday 14th September 2013)
Wanderers climbed to fifth place in the League Two table after an impressive 3-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday. All the Wycombe goals came in the final twenty minutes - Sam Wood firing Wanderers ahead on 70 minutes with a 25 yard effort, Dean Morgan made it 2-0 four minutes later, while Billy Knott, fresh from his extending his loan deal with Wycombe, sealed victory with a stoppage time left footer. It was the highest away victory for Wycombe since the 3-0 victory at Morecambe in March 2011.
Plymouth 0 Wycombe 3 - report and reaction
KNOTT LOAN EXTENDED|
(Friday 13th September 2013)
Wanderers have confirmed that Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott has extended his youth loan with the Club until 27th November.
The 20-year-old's initial deal was due to end after Saturday’s clash with Plymouth Argyle, has appeared four times for the Wanderers during his first month with Wycombe. Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth commented to the official website, “Billy typifies what we’re trying to do here. He’s settled in and got into the spirit immediately, and the way he plays makes it evident for all to see just how much he wants to win and how much he wants to be a part of this."
FLT DATE & PRICES SET|
(Thursday 12th September 2013)
The date and prices have been confirmed for the Second Round Football League Trophy meeting with Bristol City at Adams Park. The tie will take om Tuesday 8th October with a 7.45pm kick-off. Ticket prices for all areas (seating and standing) are Adults £12, Seniors (60 and over) £10, Young adults (19-25) £8, Juniors (8-18) £5, Children (7 and under) £1. Like the Leicester City Football League tie, the upper tier of the Woodlands Stand (Frank Adams Stand) will not be open unless demand dictates.
TRUST MEETING REPORT|
(Thursday 12th September 2013)
As promised Wycombe Wanderers Trust have made available the slides and Q&A summary from the meeting held on Wednesday 11th September. 186 Trust members attended the meeting.
Slides download (pdf) Q & A download (doc)
PHILLIPS SELL-ON SHOCK|
(Wednesday 11th September 2013)
Wanderers Chairman Don Woodward has revealed that the Club had sold out early the sell-on clause associated with the transfer of Matt Phillips to Blackpool. Phillips moved to QPR on 23rd August 2013 for a reported £5m fee and it was estimated that Wanderers would bag at least £700,000 in sell on fees. However, Blackpool began negotiations with cash strapped Wanderers in January 2013 to buy out the clause and a £200,000 payment was eventually agreed at the start of August 2013 just days before the QPR move came to light. Woodward revealed the news to shocked Trust members at the meeting on Wednesday evening at Adams Park. Matt Phillips profile
DUNNE FEE £250,000|
(Wednesday 11th September 2013)
The Club have confirmed that the fee received from Blackpool for Charles Dunne was £250,000. Club Chairman Don Woodward revealed the figure at the Trust meeting on Wednesday (11th September) and also confirmed that the deal includes appearance related payments and a sell-on clause but these remain confidential at this stage.
TRUST MEETING THIS WEEK|
(Tuesday 10th September 2013)
A reminder that Wycombe Wanderers Trust are holding a Members meeting this Wednesday (11th September), starting at 8pm in the Vere Suite at Adams Park. The purpose of the meeting has been described by the Trust Board, "..to update you on progress with the financial position, team matters, etc and for you to have an opportunity to ask questions. One of the items covered will be the beer supply arrangements and there will be an opportunity to sample a number of beers (probably six) on the night." The slides and Q&A have been promised on the Trust website shortly afterwards for those unable to attend.
Read the full statement at wycombewandererstrust.com
HARTLEPOOL 1 WYCOMBE 2|
(Saturday 7th September 2013)
Two second-half goals from substitute Max Kretzschmar sent Wanderers on their way to a 2-1 victory at Hartlepool United on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Gareth Ainsworth threw on the former Youth Teamer in place of Nick Arnold and the 19 year old struck on 51 and 69 minutes for his first senior goals. James Poole headed in a late consolation for the hosts as they scored their first goal of the campaign. The win takes Wanderers to 8th place in the table with 10 points from their opening six games.
Hartlepool 1 Wycombe 2 - report and reaction
BRISTOL CITY AT HOME|
(Saturday 7th September 2013)
Wanderers were drawn at home to Bristol City in the
Second Round of the Football League Trophy following the draw made on Saturday morning. The tie will take place at Adams Park during the week commencing 7th October 2013. The two sides last met in August 2004 when City won 1-0 at Adams Park in the First Round of the Football League Cup.
AGENT FEES REPORT|
(Friday 6th September 2013)
The Football League published their annual Agents' Fee report on Friday 6th September 2013.
The report revealed that Wanderers had committed £25,386 to agents during the 2012/13 season for 59 transactions. The total fees for current League Two clubs during 2012/13 was £674,037, with eight clubs spending more than Wycombe - topped by Rotherham United with £106,383 and including League newcomers Fleetwood with £91,445. For clubs, Accrington, Wimbledon, Barnet and Morecambe committed no fees at all. The total fees for all Football League Clubs was £21.5m, with Blackburn Rovers topping the list at just over £3.5m while Blackpool recorded no fees to agents. The full report in PDF format can be downloaded at football-league.co.uk
WYCOMBE 2 EXETER 0|
(Tuesday 3rd September 2013)
Wanderers went through to the Second Round of the Football League Trophy
following a 2-0 victory at Exeter City on Tuesday evening. Gareth Ainsworth made five changes to the starting line-up that had beaten Southend the previous Saturday and saw one of those new faces, Matt McClure, give Wanderers the lead on 30 minutes as he tucked in a Billy Knott reverse pass. Wycombe then went on to stiffle any threat from the home side and wrapped the tie up in the 83rd minute when a Sam Wood corner was partially cleared only for the return to met by a bullet header from Anthony Stewart.
Exeter City 0 Wycombe 2 - report and reaction
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