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Born: 29 March 1969
Joined Wycombe: August 1989
after being released by Southampton
Wycombe Debut: v Welling (away) - Conference 6 Sep 1989
First Wycombe Goal: v Gravesend (away) - FA Cup 17 Oct 1989
Classic Wycombe Goal: v Runcorn (home) - Conference 15 April 1993
Last Wycombe game: v Preston NE (Wembley) - Play-off 28 May 1994
Returned for a brief spell during the 2004/5 season.
Career summary at Wycombe:
251 apps - 37 goals
16 apps - 1 goal
What we think:
Left wing hero at Wycombe during the 'Martin O'Neill Years'. Was
originally signed by Jim Kelman in 1989 and made more than 250 appearances
for Wycombe before being 'stolen' by Newcastle United in August 1994 for a
paltry £150,000. Moved onto to Port Vale in November of the same year
for £225,000 without even making a senior League appearance under Kevin Keegan.
Eventually tracked down by his old boss in February 1997 when £850,000 was required to take him to O'Neill's Leicester City. Went on to make England Under 21 and B appearances and in October 1999 made his full England debut against Belgium at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
Subsequently picked up again by O'Neill to play at Celtic where he spent 2 and half years as a bit part player. Returned to Leicester in January 2004 but released in the summer of 2004. Spent a brief spell at Leeds United in August 2004 before gaining a short term deal at Stoke City. The unrest in the latter days of his professional career led to rumours of a return to Wycombe but that appeared unlikely with Manager at the time Tony Adams' philosphy of bringing in younger players. However, with Adams departed, Guppy was signed on a short term deal in November 2004 while waiting to take up the offer of playing in the USA. Guppy commented at the time to Club's official website "I am delighted to be here, although they say never come back I am really looking forward to it.With Gary (Smith) and Keith (Ryan) in charge it is a great opportunity to help them and although I have been struggling with an injury it has been a chellenge to get fit. " He added "The crowd have always been very good to me here and I hope I can repay them with a decent performance tomorrow (27th November 2004 versus Bristol Rovers)." He went on the stay with the Club into the new year but eventually took up the offer of playing in the USA for Washington based DC United, leaving Wycombe on 1st March 2005. Commenting on his departure to the official website, he said "I have enjoyed every minute of being back at Wycombe. The supporters have been terrific and very kind to me and I am very grateful for that. If I was able to give them something back then I am very pleased to have done so. Leaving Wycombe last time was a real wrench and it is once again. I am sure the team will do really well under John and that there are more good times around the corner. I would like to thank everyone at the club for making me welcome and will always hold Wycombe Wanderers in high esteem for the time I have spent at the club."
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