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Matchday WYCOMBE 0 PORTSMOUTH 0
(Saturday 31st January 2015)
Wanderers slipped to 3rd place in 'League Two' after having to settle for 0-0 draw with out of form Portsmouth at Adams Park. New leaders of 'League Two' are Shrewsbury (54 points) who won 1-0 at Newport. 2nd placed are Burton (54 points) who beat Bury 1-0 at home. Wycombe are on 53 points, three points clear of 4th placed Luton who beat Wanderers next opponents Cambridge United 3-2 at home having led 3-0 with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Wycombe 0 Portsmouth 0 - report, stats and reaction
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Friday 30th January 2015)
We have collated a number of 'Extras' from our look back at Wanderers' memorable FA Cup run of 1974/75. These include video, audio and PDF downloads. This also includes, for what we believe is the first time since broadcast, a chance to hear a BBC Radio London phone-in with Brian Lee.
FA Cup run 1974/75 - Extras and credits
Wycombe Wanderers Trust TRUST AGM UPDATE
(Thursday 29th January 2015)
As previously reported, the AGM of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust will be held on Thursday 26th February 2015. One item will be to appoint Directors to the Trust Board, with sufficient nominations received for there to be a ballot. Following feedback from last yearís meeting, the candidates will have an opportunity to address the meeting this year. The Trust are also planning a chance to meet and talk to the candidates informally prior to the home match with Newport County on Saturday 14 February. There will be four positions to fill on the Board with Keith Blagbrough, Matt Clarke, Tim Goode and Reg Rundle all retiring by rotation, having served at least three years, and none seeking re-election. The new nominations will be announced in the formal AGM notice due within the next two weeks.
Chairboys Gas CHAIRBOYS GAS - 25 YEARS ON
(Tuesday 27th January 2015)
Chairboys on the Net continues the digital re-issue of supporters' fanzine 'Chairboys Gas' in order to mark the 25th anniversary of its original publication - this latest download being the issue released in January 1990. Issue No.3 from the 1989/90 season includes features on: Racism in the game, Chairboys in Chorzow, Confessions from the Tannoy Box and another update on the progress of the construction of Adams Park.
Download issue No.3 1989/90
Matchday MANSFIELD 0 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 24th January 2015)
Wanderers remain top of 'League Two' and extended their unbeaten League run to ten games after holding out for a 0-0 draw at Mansfield Town on Saturday. An unchanged starting XI to the one that had drew at Bury the previous week were on the back foot for the majority of the game at Field Mill. Wycombe stay top with 52 points. Shrewsbury are back up to 2nd with 51 points after coming from behind to beat Stevenage. Burton are now third having drawn 1-1 at York.
Mansfield 0 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
Gareth Ainsworth CLUB CONFIRM BOSS DEAL
(Tuesday 20th January 2015)
The Club have confirmed that the new deal signed by Gareth Ainsworth is for five and a half years - running until June 2020. Club Chairman Andrew Howard was forced to make the statement following press speculation the previous day, having originally refused to reveal the length of the deal. He said: "Gareth is the perfect fit for Wycombe Wanderers. Thatís never been in doubt since the day I walked into the Club and he will play a huge part in what we see as being a bright future." Howard claimed that the new deal would give security both to the Club and the Manager, concluding, "There may be ups and downs along the way but we now have a five-year plan Ė survival, security and then success." Read full article at wycombewanderers.co.uk
Gareth Ainsworth AINSWORTH'S 5 YEAR DEAL?
(Tuesday 20th January 2015)
An article published on The Daily Mail online website on Monday (19th January 2015) has claimed that Gareth Ainsworth's new contract with Wanderers is for a five and half year period. Reporter Simon Jones says: 'The deal, which was initially discussed in December but has now been signed, signals a remarkable turnaround for Ainsworth and a substantial show of faith from Wycombe.' The Club originally described the deal as 'long term' and didn't respond to the story after publication on Monday afternoon. If confirmed, the deal would be the longest handed out to a Manager since former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was handed an eight-year extension at St James Park in 2012. The article also claims that Wanderers were aware of Ainsworth becoming a target for other clubs.
Read full article at dailymail.co.uk
Matchday BURY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 17th January 2015)
Fred Onyedinma scored his third goal in as many games as Wanderers salavaged a 1-1 draw at snow covered Bury on Saturday. The match had been in doubt right up to an hour before kick-off due to the combination of snow and muddy conditions at Gigg Lane. It was partly due to the near farcial conditions that The Shakers took the lead in 32nd minute when a low cross from the Bury right saw Alfie Mawson get in a tangle before Danny Mayor slid in at the far post to convert. The equaliser came on 68 minutes when Marcus Bean fed Sam Wood to the left of midfield who then swept the ball into the edge of the box where Onyedinma beat off the challenge of Adam El-Abd before firing home. Bury 1 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
Josh Scowen SCOWEN SOLD TO BARNSLEY
(Friday 16th January 2015)
News was confirmed on Thursday evening (15th January) that highly rated midfielder Josh Scowen had signed for Barnsley on a two and a half year deal in a deal estimated to be worth in excess of £250,000 to the Wanderers. The 21 year old, who made his 100th appearance for Wycombe the previous Saturday, was out of contract in the summer and would have been able to leave for a 'compensation only' deal had the player decided not to sign the new deal he had been offered. Club Chairman, Andrew Howard commented: "The money we have recouped for Josh helps to steady the ship and the long-term security of the club has to be our number one priority."
Josh Scowen - updated profile and reaction
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Tuesday 13th January 2015)
We conclude the 40th anniversary retro of Wanderers' memorable run in the 1974-75 FA Cup by taking a look back at the press reaction to the replay at Ayresome Park on Tuesday 7th January 1975 - a night when 30,000 Boro fans chanted the name of the Wanderers following the final whistle.
Middlesbrough v Wycombe v - quotes and press reaction
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 YORK CITY 0
(Saturday 10th January 2015)
Wanderers consolidated their position at the top of 'League Two' as they reached the milestone of 50 points League points following a 1-0 victory over York City at Adams Park. Like the previous week it was Millwall loanee Fred Onyedinma who netted the only goal of the game but the margin could have been much greater on a day when City debutant 'keeper Bobby Olejnik pulled off a number of impressive saves. The game also marked the 100th First Team appearance for midfielder Josh Scowen.
Wycombe 1 York 0 - report, stats and reaction
??? YOUNG BEE ON LOAN
(Saturday 10th January 2015)
Wanderers announced at around midday on Saturday (10th January 2015) that 17 year old Courtney Senior had joined the Club on a one-month youth loan deal from Brentford. The second year scholar with the Brentford Youth set-up was top appearance last term for the Bees U18 side, making 22 apps and scoring 3 goals but has yet to have been involved in First Team duties for the Champsionship outfit. Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth commented on wwfc.com: "Brentford have entrusted us with another of their young players and we look forward to working with Courtney to aid his development over the coming month. Heís still a very young and raw talent but hopefully he can learn a lot during his time with us." The initial deal runs until 11th February 2015. He has been allocated No.27 in the Wanderers squad.
Marcus Bean BEAN DEAL CONFIRMED
(Friday 9th January 2015)
The Club confirmed on Friday morning the signing of midfielder Marcus Bean on a free transfer from Colchester United. The 31 year old was released by The U's following his recent return from a loan spell with Portsmouth and joins Wanderers on a deal running until June 2016. The deal reunites Bean with Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, who were teammates at QPR - Bean made his QPR debut against Wycombe as a substitute in a 4-1 defeat at Adams Park in August 2002 but was sent-off after only eight minutes for violent conduct. Commenting on the signing, Ainsworth said: "Iím really pleased that Marcus wanted to join us. I know him well from my QPR days and Iíve watched his career progress ever since. Heís always played at a higher level and heíll add another dimension to the midfield.". He has been allocated the No.8 in the Wanderers squad.
??? MARCUS BEAN SET TO JOIN
(Thursday 8th January 2015)
Colchester United midfielder Marcus Bean is set to join the Wanderers according to a report first published in the local media in Portsmouth. The 31 year old has been on loan at Pompey for the past six weeks, scoring once in six appearances. Manager Gareth Ainsworth will know Bean as a former QPR youth teamer, who went on to make more than 150 appearances for Brentford, before joining Colchester in the summer of 2012. The report suggests that Pompey had tabled a contract until the end of the season but Bean is seeking a longer deal and is understood to be finalising a move to Adams Park.
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Wednesday 7th January 2015)
We start to conclude the 40th anniversary retro of Wanderers' memorable run in the 1974-75 FA Cup by taking a look back at the replay at Ayresome Park on Tuesday 7th January 1975. Around 800 Wanderers supporters made the trip north for the historic and proud night for the Club.
Middlesbrough v Wycombe v - FA Cup - 40 year retro
Stuart Lewis STU LEWIS DEPARTS
(Wednesday 7th January 2015)
News of another departure from the squad was revealed on Wednesday afternoon with midfielder Stuart Lewis leaving the Wanderers to join Conference side Ebbsfleet United. The 27 year old had totalled 168 appearances for Wycombe since joining from Dagenham & Redbridge in November 2010. He quickly became a regular in the side under both Gary Waddock and then new boss Gareth Ainsworth, where he was made Club Captain. However, opportunities have been limited this season (just one League start) and the player has opted to pursue a new challenge with the Conference South side.
Stuart Lewis - updated profile and reaction
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Wednesday 7th January 2015)
Before we look back at the FA Cup replay with Middlesbrough that took place on Tuesday 7th January 1975, chairboys.co.uk brings you an extensive look at the media reaction to the first game at Loakes Park, including Jack Charlton's threats that Wycombe would be 'murdered' in the replay and that playing on the sloping pitch at High Wycombe was degrading.
Wycombe v Middlesbrough - press reaction special
Wycombe Wanderers Trust TRUST AGM DATE SET
(Tuesday 6th January 2015)
Wycombe Wanderers Trust members have been informed that this year's AGM will be held on Thursday 26th February 2015. One item on the agenda will the election of members to the Trust Board of Directors. It's understood that there will be at least four new places available for election following the retirement of existing Board members. Nominations should be returned to the Trust by Saturday 31st January 2015. Formal notice of the AGM will be issued at least two weeks prior to the AGM.
Anthony Stewart STEWART SIGNS FOR CREWE
(Tuesday 6th January 2015)
Anthony Stewart's time at Wycombe Wanderers was officially over after it was confirmed that he had signed a permanent deal for 'League One' side Crewe Alexandra. The former Youth Teamer at Adams Park had been offered a new contract by The Wanderers at the end of the 2013/14 campaign but the player and his agent appeared to be holding out for a better deal elsewhere. Wanderers retained his registration in order to retain the right to compensation because the player was under 23. A statement from the Club said: "Wanderers have now concluded a satisfactory deal to enable the move to become permanent. The club would like to thank Anthony for his contributions during his time at Adams Park, and wish him every success with his new club." Anthony Stewart - updated profile
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Sunday 4th January 2015)
Our 40th anniversary retro of Wanderers' memorable run in the 1974-75 FA Cup continues with a look back at the 3rd Round Proper meeting with Middlesbrough at Loakes Park on Saturday 4th January 1975. A capacity all-ticket crowd of 12,000 crowd gathered in High Wycombe to see the tie against Jack Charlton's side who were joint leaders of the First Division.
Wycombe v Middlesbrough - FA Cup - 40 year retro
Aaron Holloway TWO MORE STAYING
(Sunday 4th January 2015)
Chairboys on the Net understands that Aaron Holloway and Danny Rowe are set to extend their deals with the Club until the end of the season. Holloway was signed on a 'short-term deal' at the start of the season that is due to expire on 7th January 2015. The 21 year old has been restricted by injury during his stay at Adams Park but starts in recent games against Shrewsbury and Hartlepool have helped to show his potential and earn him a deal until June 2015. Meanwhile, Rowe, whose latest loan deal from Rotherham expired on Saturday (3rd January), is understood to have a agreed a loan extension until May 2015.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 HARTLEPOOL 0
(Saturday 3rd January 2015)
Fred Onyedinma's first senior goal was enough to see Wanderers regain top spot in 'League Two' as they beat basement side Hartlepool United 1-0 at Adams Park. The only goal of the game came on 37 minutes when the ball was threaded through to the Millwall loanee from the left of midfield, who then smashed the ball home at the near post. Wanderers return to the top of the table with 47 points from 24 games - a point ahead of Burton who beat previous leaders Shrewsbury.
Wycombe 1 Hartlepool 0 - report, stats and reaction
Alfie Mawson MAWSON DEAL EXTENDED
(Saturday 3rd January 2015)
Good news for Wanderers was revealed around noon on Saturday (3rd January) when the Club confirmed that Alfie Mawson's loan deal from Brentford had been extended for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign. It was also confirmed that the deal does not include a recall clause and includes the duration of the League Two play-offs, if required.

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