November 2005 News Archive
All the news stories from November 2005
(Wednesday 30th November 2005)
A Wanderers Reserves XI went down 1-0 to Reading on Wednesday afternoon in a Pontin's Holiday Combination match at Adams Park. The only goal of the game came in the 22nd minute when former Wycombe triallist Aaron Brown sent through Simon Cox who slotted past Frank Talia from the right channel. Talia kept Wycombe in the game with a number of decent saves, while Wanderers went closest to snatching a draw in the final minute when Sergio Torres saw a rasping shot from the left of the six yard box blocked by Ben Hamer in the Reading goal. Wanderers included Arlesey Town midfielder/right sided forward Charlie Henry in their line-up again. There were also first (and possibly last) looks at central defender Lee Grant, formerly with Aston Villa and Idemudia Okojie, a right back from Waltham Forest.
Wycombe: Talia, Okojie (sub 59 Tackley), Martin, Grant, Keogh, Gregory (sub 89 Rice), Torres, Philo, Anya, Henry (sub 86 Savage), Dixon - subs not used: Williams, Giambrone Reserves info
(Wednesday 30th November 2005)
Aldershot Chairman Karl Prentice has revealed that his club have recently had a bid for Wanderers striker Jonny Dixon turned down. Prentice made the revelations at The Shots AGM held on Tuesday 29th November and did not rule out further activity when the transfer window opens in January 2006. Dixon scored 9 goals in 12 appearances whilst on loan with The Shots during the 2004/5 season but despite talks of a permanent move to Aldershot, the player was offered and signed a new contract with Wycombe until June 2006. Jonny Dixon - Player profile
(Wednesday 30th November 2005)
The date for Wanderers trip to Walsall in the Southern Area Quarter-Final of the LDV Vans Trophy has now been confirmed as Tuesday 20th December 2005, with a 7.45pm kick-off. The Saddlers have set the general admission prices for the tie as £10 for adults and £4 for under 16's and senior citizens. The home side are also giving a £2 discount to their season ticket holders and this has now been extended to Wanderers season ticket holders. There are no advance sales but Wycombe supporters should present voucher 'B' from their Season Ticket booklet at the turnstile to get their discount. Walsall - Quick Guide
John Gorman JG - ONE YEAR ON
(Wednesday 30th November 2005)
John Gorman celebrates one year in charge of the Wanderers today (Wednesday 30th November). In that 'season' of games, Wycombe have played 46 'League Two' games, won 19, drawn 18 and lost 9, giving a total of 75 points. In the six cup meetings under Gorman, starting with the defeat to Luton Town on Saturday 4th December 2004, the record is played 6, won 2, drawn 1 and lost 3 - the 'drawn' game was eventually won on penalties at Gillingham. Archive - Nov 2004 - Gorman's appointment
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trusts SAFE STANDING DAY
(Wednesday 30th November 2005)
The Supporters and Founders Trusts, with the backing of the Football Club, have announced that the 'League Two' fixture with Leyton Orient on Thursday 29th December 2005 will be designated "Safe Standing Day". In a joint press release it is suggested that the initiative is designed as "a statement to the footballing authorities that supporters value the choice of whether to stand or sit." The game, which will be shown live on Sky TV, will see fans of other clubs encouraged to join Wycombe's terrace fans in the Valley End for an evening of standing solidarity and profile raising of the various campaigns to promote safe standing on a more wider scale. As a result of the latter, the match has been made 'all-ticket' and the capacity limited to 1,850 - approx 300 under the potential capacity of the terrace. The press release is also likely to raise more questions than it answers by stating, "Supporters are reminded that only fans taller than 1.2m (approx 4 ft) are currently permitted to stand on the terrace." Existing Season Ticket holders affected by this now apparently enforced regulation will be relocated to another area of the ground.
Visit - - to read the full press release
(Tuesday 29th November 2005)
Club officials appear to have taken note of earlier comments on by conceding to take advanced tickets for forthcoming away matches. Supporters planning to attend the Bury game on Saturday 17th December can now save £2 by purchasing their tickets in advance from the Commercial Office at Adams Park, while a similar saving can be made for the away game at Bristol Rovers on Saturday 31st December. However, supporters should note that the game at Bristol has been moved to a 1.30pm kick-off. A statement on the Wanderers official website said, "It has been mutually agreed by both club's that the kick off change due to the nature of the fixture occuring on a day where a number of supporters are likely to have plans in the evening. Bringing the game forward should now allow supporters enough time to arrive home before celebrating the beginning of 2006." However, the comments come despite no consultation with any of the Wanderers Supporters' groups being reported.
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trusts TRUSTS MANDATE RESULTS
(Tuesday 29th November 2005)
The Founders' and Supporters' Trusts have published the results from their recent mandate of members regarding the now postponed PLC AGM. 123 responses were received from a combined membership of just over 320, with 56 of these responses being from members of both Trusts. The results gave a mandate to approve resolutions 1 to 3 but oppose resolution 4. If the AGM had gone ahead the Supporters' Trust would have had a voting power of 100,000 shares, while the Founders' Trust would have voted on behalf of the 77 Founder Shares (to date) that have been passed to them since the PLC was formed in August 2004. The Trusts will seek new mandates once any revised resolutions have been tabled by the PLC and a new AGM date set. More details via Visit - - news
(Tuesday 29th November 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's will face a home tie with Tranmere Rovers in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup after Rovers beat Blackpool 3-0 in their Second Round match at Bloomfield Road on Monday evening. The tie will be played on Wednesday 14th December - kick-off 7pm. Wanderers faced Rovers in the FA Youth Cup at the same stage three years ago but were on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat at Adams Park.
Wanderers Youth Team info - 2005/6
(Monday 28th November 2005)
John Gorman has continued his adulation of fans of his former club at Carlisle United. He was quoted in the Carlisle News & Star on Monday as saying, "When we went to Grimsby they had 7,500, but they were nothing like this. Iím not being disrespectful to the Wycombe fans but if we had Carlisleís crowd, we would be battering teams at home. Carlisle have got an extra player with the crowd, and thatís why I played so well here." The game was preceded by a minute's silence for George Best and Gorman recalled lining up against 'Bestie' during his playing days with Tampa Bay between 1979 and 1982. The Wycombe boss commented "I had a few tussles with him when he was at Fort Lauderdale - our local rivals. In fact, Iíve got a great photo at home of me and Bestie having a fight in one game!" But Gorman said he went on to know George quite well, adding ďIíve met him since many times, and what I loved about the man was that he was so humble." Visit Carlisle News & Star - sports section
(Saturday 26th November 2005)
John Gorman, a former player with Carlisle United, apologised to the locals via the media following his celebrations of the winning goal. Gorman had been given a warm reception by the home crowd when he took his place in the dugout prior to the kick-off but that didn't stop him jumping for joy when Roger Johnson grabbed the winner. The Wycombe boss commented to BBC 3 Counties Radio after the game, "They (Carlisle fans) were absolutely magnificent and I had a few lively chats with them near the dug out. One or two weren't too happy when I celebrated (the goal) and they turned against me a bit and I'm sorry to them. I was just so pleased that we scored at the time and of course I was enthusiastic for the team because it's my team now. Carlisle were my team but Wycombe Wanderers are now my team."
(Saturday 26th November 2005)
A goal three minutes from the end of normal time from skipper Roger Johnson secured a 1-0 victory for Wycombe at Carlisle United on Saturday afternoon. The vital strike came after a quick corner by Clint Easton from the left that was stabbed onto the near post by Charlie Griffin before Johnson was first to react to knock in the rebound from six yards for his fifth League goal of the season. The win extends Wycombe's unbeaten League run to 19 games and with Leyton Orient drawing at Macclesfield, the gap to second place is now three points. John Gorman's side now take a ten day break from League action before taking on Boston United at Adams Park on Tuesday 6th December.
Carlisle 0 Wycombe 1 - Match report and reaction
(Saturday 26th November 2005)
Wanderers have been drawn away to Walsall in the Southern Area Quarter-Final of the LDV Vans Trophy. The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday 19th December 2005. The remainder of the Southern Area draw is Swansea City v Peterborough United, MK 'Franchise' v Colchester United and Woking or Cheltenham Town v Oxford United. Walsall and Wycombe have met once before in this competition, with Wanderers on the wrong end of a 5-0 defeat at the Bescot Stadium back in 1995. Walsall - Quick Guide
(Friday 25th November 2005)
Footballing legend George Best died in hospital at 12.55pm on Friday 25th November aged 59 following a long illness related to his alcoholism. For many he will be best remembered for his playing days with Manchester United and Northern Ireland although Wycombe followers may also recall he was part of a Martin O'Neill International XI that took part in the last ever game at Loakes Park on 7th May 1990. Those memories and the many before will stick with those lucky enough to recall his unique playing days. A minute's silence will be held before many games this Saturday (26th November), including Wanderers' game at Carlisle. News and tributes via BBC online
Adams Park WASPS WANT 15,000
(Friday 25th November 2005)
London Wasps have revealed more details on their intentions to raise the capacity of Adams Park to meet Premier Rugby requirements. Wasps Chief Executive David Davies was fielding questions at the recent Travel Plan meeting and said the rugby club had engaged architects to produced plans that would aim to raise the capacity of the stadium to 15,000. Such plans would require a development of similar size to the existing Woodlands Stand although any improvements to access roads were not elaborated on at thi stage. Davies said that although plans would be submitted in the near future, he expected the planning process to last at least eight months, meaning the earliest building could begin would be the summer of 2006. At the same meeting a statement was read out from the Football Club supporting the Council's intentions to remove the pitch and surrounding land from Green Belt. The next meeting was scheduled for March 2006.
(Friday 25th November 2005)
Out of favour 'keeper Frank Talia has turned down a an offer to move to fellow 'League Two' side Chester City. City boss Keith Curle made the enquiry this week but Talia says he is going to fight for his place at Wycombe. He commented to the Bucks Free Press, "I've had a few offers and obviously I'm not happy not playing at the moment but I want to fight for my place. I like it at Wycombe and I really like the manager." Talia, who signed a new two year deal with Wycombe in the summer, added, "I think it is harsh that I have lost my place. I haven't been on the losing side in the league yet and to lose your place when you look at the statistics seems a bit harsh." Frank Talia - Player profile
(Thursday 24th November 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's made it through to the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup having come back from 3-0 down against Bournemouth to finally triumph 4-3 after extra-time. The reward for the Wanderers is a home Third Round match against Blackpool or Tranmere Rovers in a tie to be played before Saturday 17th December. The Blackpool v Tranmere Second Round game is due to take place on Monday 28th November.
Wycombe 4 Bournemouth 3 - FA Youth Cup report
(Thursday 24th November 2005)
Torquay United have extended their loan of Ian Stonebridge from Wycombe for a further month. The deal will now run until the first week of January 2006 but during this second month Wanderers will have an immediate recall option. An agreement has also been put in place that states he will not play against Wycombe in the League fixture between the two clubs scheduled for 26th December 2005. Other player movement news has seen the Club confirm the release of central defender Danny Brown. The former Chelsea youngster originally signed a one month deal with Wycombe having impressed during Reserve games in September. He has remained with Wanderers on a rolling contract but never made a First Team appearance. He has recently turned out for Basingstoke in his quest to play first team football.
(Wednesday 23rd November 2005)
The latest Travel Plan meeting is due to take place this Thursday (24th November) at Adams Park, starting at 7.30pm with the subject of possible capacity increase to Adams Park sure to be highlighted again. London Wasps officials at the previous meeting held on 21st July said their Chief Executive David Davies would attend the next meeting in order to respond to various concerns expressed over their future requirements at the ground. understands that a joint planning application by WWFC and London Wasps is expected to be tabled shortly to increase the capacity of the ground to at least 12,500. This would be achieved by redevelopment of the existing 'Old Main Stand' to a capacity of at least 3,500 and would not have a negative impact on capacities in other areas of the ground. Under current Premier Rugby regulations, Wasps require a minimum capacity of 12,000 (not all seating) before the start of the 2007/8 season. Their tenancy agreement with Wycombe runs until the end of the 2006/7 season although it will be reviewed at the end of this season pending the planning application with the local Council.
(Tuesday 22nd November 2005)
Wanderers made it through to the Southern Area Quarter-Final of the LDV Vans Trophy on Tuesday evening after a dramatic come back in normal time and then a penalty shoot out victory at Gillingham. Strikes from Matthew Jarvis in the 23rd and 27th minutes had given the home side a 2-0 advantage. However, two goals by Charlie Griffin in as many minutes shortly before the break, including one penalty, levelled the scores. The tie ended up 2-2 after 90 minutes and with extra-time producing no more goals it was Wanderers who went on to triumph 3-1 in the spot-kick contest. The draw for the next round is on Saturday morning on Sky Sports Soccer AM and the ties will be played during the week commencing 19th December 2005.
Gillingham 2 Wycombe 2 - match and shoot out report
(Tuesday 22nd November 2005)
John Gorman will have to act quickly if he wants to sign any further players on loan to play for the remainder of the year. The deadline to sign players under the 'Emergency Loan' system is 5pm this Thursday (24th November). After that time no more players can be registered with the Football League until the transfer window opens on 1st January 2006. The 'Emergency Loan' system will then operate again following the closure of the one month window, before closing again on Thursday 23rd March 2006. Gorman has indicated to the media that loan signings may occur but the likelihood is that any serious activity will have to wait until some of the money from Nathan Tyson's transfer to Nottingham Forest is sitting in the WWFC bank account.
(Monday 21st November 2005)
Wanderers have signed Arlesey Town midfielder Charlie Henry on a non-contract basis after the 18 year old impressed in last week's Combination game at Woking. According to the Club he will remain a registered player with the Southern League Division One East side but will train with Wycombe this week and travel with the squad to Tuesday's LDV tie at Gillingham.
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM UPDATE
(Monday 21st November 2005)
Wanderers Under 18's are in action this week when they take on Bournemouth in the Second Round of the FA Youth Cup. The reward for the winners will be a home tie against Blackpool or Tranmere Rovers in a tie to be played before Saturday 17th December. The tie with Bournemouth is on Thursday (24th November) at Adams Park with a 7pm kick-off. Entrance costs are £3 adults and £1 concessions. Meanwhile, the Youth Team's League meeting with Gillingham was postponed on Saturday due to a frozen surface at Molins Sports Ground.
(Sunday 20th November 2005)
Manager John Gorman will return to two of his former clubs this week as Wycombe continue their exploits in the LDV Vans Trophy and 'League Two'. On Tuesday Wanderers travel to Gillingham in the Second Round of the LDV and it's a competition that Gorman is taking seriously. Gorman spent a short spell as Caretaker Manager at Priestfield before joining Wycombe and told BBC 3 Counties after Saturday's win over Grimsby, "(It) is a game where we want to do well because we want to do well in that Cup and we want to win it." Meanwhile, next Saturday (26th November), it's the long haul to Carlisle United to play a team that have won four and drawn won in their last five League outings. Gorman spent six years as a player at Brunton Park in the 1970's.
(Sunday 20th November 2005)
Nathan Tyson impressed on his Nottingham Forest debut as his new club beat Southend United 2-0 at The City Ground on Saturday. The Wycombe striker on loan (with a view to a permanent, etc, etc), sent in a low cross from the left on 51 minutes that Shrimpers defender Che Wilson could only turn into his own net to break the deadlock. Nicky Southall's 70th minute goal sealed the win. Forest boss Gary Megson said after the game, "The crowd will take to anyone who will put the amount of effort in that he did and there is no doubt he is exciting. Because he has so much pace, it opens up more space for others."
(Saturday 19th November 2005)
Wanderers went back to the top of 'League Two' following an impressive 3-1 victory over second placed Grimsby Town at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon. It was Grimsby's first away League defeat of the season and extends Wycombe's unbeaten League start to the season to an amazing 18 games. Next up it's away to Gillingham in the LDV Vans Trophy on Tuesday evening, while next Saturday it's the long trip to in form side Carlisle United. Wycombe 3 Grimsby 1 - Match report and reaction
One-One - November 2005 issue NEW ONE-ONE FANZINE
(Saturday 19th November 2005)
A special ten year anniversary issue of the One-One fanzine went on sale before Saturday's home game with Grimsby Town. It's 52 pages for £1, 'Celebrating 10 dismal years and 25 terrible issues'. Amongst the serious stuff in the issue in an interview with Francis Glenister, Chairman of WWST and David McGee, Chairman of WWFT. One-One - Issue Guide
(Friday 18th November 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust and Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust have issued a joint statement regarding the recent announcement that the Football Club AGM has been postponed due to irregularities in procedures. The Trusts had been calling a mandate from its membership on the four resolutions to be voted on and these will be sought again once a new AGM, along with any revised resolutions, are advised to shareholders. The statement clarifies that although the Trusts' Boards have been calling for Resolution 4 to be rejected, this itself the not the cause of the cancellation of the AGM. The statement also says "The need to cancel the AGM is very regrettable, not least because it delays a shareholder discussion of the trading losses. Nevertheless, assuming that the advice proves to be well founded, the Trusts' Boards support the Board of the PLC in taking this decision." The full statement can be found via this link - comment
(Thursday 17th November 2005)
Wanderers PLC officials have been left with egg on their faces after being forced to postpone their first Annual General Meeting as it would not have met legal company procedures. The problems include voting arrangements with respect to proxy voting and also the omission of the requirement to retire by rotation existing Directors. The AGM, due to held on Wednesday 23rd November, will now be re-scheduled for early in the New Year. All shareholders have been informed by post of the decision which follows a previous correction to the Financial Statements which claimed incorrectly that Founder shares carry no voting rights.
(Thursday 17th November 2005)
Three Wycombe players are just one booking away from receiving an automatic one match ban. Clint Easton, Stefan Oakes and Danny Senda are the players walking the tightrope having picked up four bookings each in the opening three months of the season. Meanwhile, Captain Roger Johnson has three yellow cards to his name this season. Despite these worries, Wanderers have a relatively good disciplinary record this season with 21 yellow cards in their 17 League games to date this season and no red cards. This compares to Boston United who are the 'League Two' bad boys with 36 yellow cards and 4 red cards to date.
(Wednesday 16th November 2005)
A brace from substitute Moses Ashikodi helped England Under 19's beat Switzerland 2-0 in the friendly international on Wednesday evening at a chilly Adams Park. The West Ham youngster struck inside the box on 68 and 83 minutes. The attendance for the game shown live on Sky Sports was 2,649.
England team: Ben Alnwick (Sunderland) [sub HT Joe Hart (Shrewsbury Town)], Billy Jones (Crewe) [sub HT Nathan Doyle (Derby County)], Ben Parker (Leeds Utd), Gary Roberts (Crewe) [sub HT Gavin Rothery (Leeds Utd)], Micah Richards (Manchester City), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Nathan Dyer (Southampton) [sub 86 Levi Porter (Leicester City)], Anthony Grant (Chelsea), Joe Garner (Blackburn Rovers) [sub 59 Moses Ashikodi (West Ham)], Mark Noble (West Ham) [sub 72 Richard Stearman (Leicester City)], Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough)
(Wednesday 16th November 2005)
Arlesey Town triallist Kaan Fehmi scored for a Wanderers Reserve XI as they overcame Woking 2-0 at Kingfield on Wednesday afternoon in the Pontin's Holiday Combination. Both goals came in the first with Charlie Griffin the other name on the score sheet. Wycombe also included Arlesey midfielder Charlie Henry in their line-up. Also on Tuesday afternoon a Wanderers Youth and triallist mix XI lost 4-2 to a Chelsea under 18 side at the Premiership side's training ground. The game was arranged as part of Sky TV's Football Icon series which has Chelsea looking for new talent. Other reserve team news has seen the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Quarter-Final tie with Aylesbury United confirmed for Tuesday 17th January 2006 at Adams Park with a 7.00pm kick-off.
Wycombe line-up: Williams, Grier, D. Brown, Grant, Martin, Anya, Fehmi, Rice (sub 4 Henry), Giambrone, Dixon (sub 72 Boateng), Griffin (sub 72 S.Brown)
(Tuesday 15th November 2005) has prepared a special news feature compiling the reaction to the recent departure of Nathan Tyson to Nottingham Forest. The transfer, officially described as a "loan with a view to a permanent move", was revealed at around 3pm on Friday 11th November. Follow the link below.
Tyson to Forest - comment and reaction in the media
(Tuesday 15th November 2005)
The Club have confirmed that midfielder Stefan Oakes has broken his arm as a result of his hefty challenge on Ryan Valentine in Saturday's game at Darlington. The former Notts County and Leicester City player underwent further scans on the injury on Tuesday which revealed the break. It's likely he'll be out for at least a month and will more probably miss Wanderers' Christmas and New Year holiday programme of games.
(Monday 14th November 2005)
Speculation over the fee Nathan Tyson will eventually transfer to Nottingham Forest for is likely to continue until the transfer window officially opens in January 2006. The Football League put in place a FA backed 'Emergency Loan' system this season in order to cover the exceptional circumstances created by FIFA regulations restricting any transfer of professional players. Tyson was quoted in The League paper as saying, "They agreed the fee and that was it. For the moment, I'm only on loan with a view to a permanent signing in January." However, understands that a binding agreement has been put in place between the two clubs that will seal the deal in January 2006 no matter what other circumstances come to light. As for the fee, press speculation range from £625,000 to £750,000 with the most likely scenario seeing this paid in installments over the next two and half years. Wycombe will also have to pay 25% of any profit they make from the deal to his former club Reading.
(Sunday 13th November 2005)
Tresor Kandol has revealed that John Gorman made a late attempt to sign him prior to Saturday's meeting with Darlington. The 24 year old Dagenham & Redbridge player said he was tieing up a two month loan deal with Darlington when the Wycombe boss made an approach on Thursday morning in response to the imminent departure of Nathan Tyson to Nottingham Forest. Kandol, who has scored seven times for Dagenham this season, eventually chose Darlington and made his Quakers debut against Wycombe on Saturday. He told the Darlington official website "They (Wycombe) were a good side but we matched them really. They were fast, they were strong, they passed the ball and their movement was great, that's why they are up there in the league."
(Saturday 12th November 2005)
John Gorman said he was proud of his team for the display at Darlington on Saturday and now believes they have what it takes to finish in the promotion places. Speaking to BBC 3 Counties Radio after the 1-1 draw had extended the unbeaten League run to 17 games, Gorman said "I was proud of the boys today. I thought we were magnificent from start to finish and in the end we should have run out worthy winners." The Wycombe boss was also disappointed that Wycombe had two penalty appeals waved away but added "I believe now after today that we will definitely be up there at the end of the season."
(Saturday 12th November 2005)
John Gorman told goalkeeper Frank Talia to take the day off at Darlington in order to 'get his head' right. Gorman brought in his second loanee 'keeper of the season on Saturday and Gorman admitted after the game that the Aussie 'keeper had been upset with the decision. Gorman told BBC 3 Counties Radio,"Obviously he was a wee bit upset that he's been left out, so I just said get your head right and come in Monday rather than come (to the game) and not feel part of it. I'd rather he just gets his head sorted out and thinks about things because he was disappointed that I'd brought in another goalkeeper and I understand that."
(Saturday 12th November 2005)
Wanderers came from a goal down to maintain their unbeaten League start to the season as they began life without Nathan Tyson in a 1-1 draw at Darlington on Saturday afternoon. Tommy Mooney fired in an equaliser on 66 minutes after Richard Keogh had deflected a header into his own net to give the home side the lead on 36 minutes. Results elsewhere saw Wycombe fall to third place in the table behind Leyton Orient and leaders Grimsby Town. The Mariners visit Adams Park next Saturday.
Darlington 1 Wycombe 1 - Match report and reaction
(Friday 11th November 2005)
Just when most people thought the Nathan Tyson saga had died down until the Janaury transfer window, news came in at around 3pm on Friday of the striker's loan move to Nottingham Forest. Initial reports on the respective official sites of each Club reveal no financial details other than to say a loan had been agreed until 3rd January, "with a view to a permanent move". It was less than two weeks ago that Tyson said he had no interest of joining Forest and shortly before that he turned down a £750,000 move to 'Championship' strugglers Sheffield Wednesday. Manager John Gorman commented to the Wanderers official website "Although we didn't want to lose him, this is a financial move that everyone has to understand." Meanwhile, Forest boss Gary Megson told the Forest site "I'm convinced that Nathan, once he settles in, will be a big hit." Tyson will not be considered for Forest's meeting with Bournemouth on Saturday and is ineligible for Monday's F.A. Cup first round replay at Weymouth having been cup-tied playing for Wycombe against Northampton in the First Round meeting at Adams Park. His Forest debut is now likely to be on Saturday 19th November against Southend United at The City Ground.
Nathan Tyson - Player spotlight
(Friday 11th November 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust and Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust are both breaking new ground by asking for a mandate from its membership ahead of the Football Club AGM to be held on Wednesday 23rd November. A joint letter has been sent to members of both organisations with explanations on the four resolutions to be tabled at the AGM. A spokesman for the Trusts commented to, "As responsible Trusts, we are providing our memberships with guidance on how to vote but in the end the membership must decide." The most contentious resolution appears to be the proposal to dis-apply pre-emption rights for existing shareholders. This would affectively prevent existing shareholders being given the chance to maintain their % shareholding during any new share issue. Further detail on this and other background material relating to the AGM can be found via the following link on - article
(Friday 11th November 2005)
BBC Three Counties Radio aied an hour long special feature on the Wanderers broadcast on Friday 11th November. Three Counties sports' reporter Ian Stringer travelled with the team to the recent away game at Lincoln and recorded what went on pre and post match. You can listen to the show along with comments and pictures via the link. BBC 3 Counties website feature
(Wednesday 9th November 2005)
Shortly after the news of Iain Turner's arrival, comes news of a further loan signing in the form of Bristol City central defender Richard Keogh. Both players will join the Club for training on Thursday and go straight into the squad for Saturday's visit to Darlington. 19 year old Keogh joined City in the close season following his release from Stoke City but he's made just three starts for the Ashton Gate side this season and has been farmed out by City Manager Gary Johnson in an effort to give him First Team experience. He is a former trainee with Stoke City who also spent time on loan playing with Vikingur Reykjavi in Iceland during the 2004/5 season. Like Turner, his loan with Wycombe will run until up to and including Saturday 10th December. Later press reports suggested that Keogh was John Gorman's second choice loanee defender behind Bristol City teammate Clayton Fortune. The 23 year old opted to join Port Vale on a two month loan.
(Wednesday 9th November 2005)
With all the recent speculation centred around the possible acquisition of another central defender, the Club announced on Wednesday morning the signing of Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner on an initial one month loan deal. The 21 year old, 6'4" 'keeper has played for Scotland at Under 16,18 and 21 levels having moved to Everton in January 2003 from Stirling Albion in a £50,000 deal. He has yet to make a First Team showing for Everton but spent two months on loan at Chester City during their Conference promotion season of 2003/4 - playing 12 games and conceding 12 goals. Turner also spent the tail end of last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers where he made eight 'League One' appearances but conceded 14 goals. His loan with Wycombe will run until up to and including Saturday 10th December.
Youth Team update FA YOUTH CUP VICTORY
(Tuesday 8th November 2005)
A stoppage time goal from Peitro Giambrone saw Wanderers Under 18's edge through their FA Youth Cup First Round tie with Gravesend & Northfleet at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. The game, played in sometimes torrential conditions, looked to be heading for extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes before Giambrone volleyed in from close range much to the delight of his team mates. Ian Culverhouse's side will now host Bournemouth in a Second Round tie to be played on Thursday 24th November.
Wycombe 1 Gravesend & N 0 - FA Youth Cup report
(Tuesday 8th November 2005)
Following on from the weekend revelations that John Gorman is on the look out for central defensive cover, the local press have thrown a few possibilties into the hat. Clayton Fortune (Bristol City, 22 years old, 6'3" tall), Russell Perret (Luton Town, 32, 6'1") and Marc Joseph (Hull City, 28, 6') are three names mentioned by the Midweek Free Press. All three players have failed to hold down regular First Team spots for their respective teams this season, with just 13 starts between them. It's also understood that Gorman has continued to keep an eye on two youngsters from Newcastle United. 18 year old David Edgar was reported to being tracked by Wycombe earlier in the season. Gorman has sent out assistants Steve Brown and Keith Ryan on scouting missions this week with a view to make a permanent or loan signing before next Saturday's trip to Darlington.
(Monday 7th November 2005)
John Gorman has conceded that he needs to bring in another central defender to the Club. The Wycombe boss praised stand-in Russell Martin for his performance in Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Northampton but added to BBC 3 Counties radio "It's only because Russell (Martin) is a full-back, in all honesty. But we do need a bit of cover now because we've been lucky in some ways that we've got away with Roger (Johnson) and Mike (Williamson) without injuries. It's a crucial position and maybe we've overlooked it and got away with it a little bit. I've kept looking for people and it's been difficult to get people in but it seems now that it's a definite that we have to try and get somebody in that position." Williamson injured his knee in training and Gorman fears the player could be out for an extended period. Gorman also explained that the farming out of Ian Stonebridge to Torquay could free up funds for a loan signing. Stonebridge scored a late equaliser for The Gulls in their 1-1 FA Cup draw with Harrogate.
(Saturday 5th November 2005)
Wanderers were left counting the cost of missed first half chances as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, losing 3-1 to Northampton Town at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon. Wanderers could have been leading at the break with Tommy Mooney, Nathan Tyson, Sergio Torres and Roger Johnson all going close. But the visitors scored on 57 minutes through Chris Doig and four minutes later via Martin Smith to leave Wycombe looking for another dramatic comeback. Scott McGleish's breakaway goal on 80 minutes effectively ended Wycombe's chances and Joe Burnell's near sided header from Clint Easton's left wing corner in the final minute was merely a consolation for John Gorman's side.
Wycombe 1 Northampton 3 - Match report and reaction
(Thursday 3rd November 2005)
Striker Ian Stonebridge has agreed to join fellow 'League Two' side Torquay United for an initial one month loan period according to the Devon side. The former Plymouth Argyle player is due to complete the deal on Friday morning and Wanderers have agreed for the 24 year old to play in The Gulls FA Cup tie with Harrogate Town on Saturday. Stonebridge joined Wycombe under Tony Adams in the summer of 2004 on a three year contract but has since scored just 5 goals in 57 apps. This season he has made four starts and nine substitute appearances with his only goal coming in the 3-1 victory at Swindon Town in the League Cup. Ian Stonebridge - Player profile
Youth Team update YOUTH TEAM NEWS
(Thursday 3rd November 2005)
The Wanderers Youth Team will be at home again if they get through their First Round FA Youth Cup tie with Gravesend & Northfleet at Adams Park next Tuesday (8th Nov KO 7.30pm). Winners of the tie will host Bournemouth or Tiverton Town in a tie to be played before Saturday 26th November. Meanwhile, the U18's play their penultimate Football League Youth Alliance Cup group game this Saturday when they travel to Swansea City. The final group game is at home to Newport County on Saturday 12th November. Youth Team info 2005/2006
(Wednesday 2nd November 2005)
Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' and Founders' Trust's and the Football Club itself are urging all supporters to consider offering feedback to Wycombe District Council with regards to the recently publicised planning options for High Wycombe. The proposals included one option of offering a new site for the Football ground in Abbey Barn South. More information and details of how to offer feedback, which must be returned by Friday 4th November, can be found on the following link on the Supporters' Trust website. Visit for more info
(Wednesday 2nd November 2005)
The Club have finally launched their new online ticketing system and as an incentive users can claim up to £2 discount for forthcoming matches at Adams Park. The system is part of the Club's ongoing CRM implementation and users are required to telephone the Club to register before using the internet only based system. A £2 discount is being offered for all adult tickets compared to the £1 offered for non-internet advanced sales. Wanderers' Operation Manager Garry Adamson told the Club's official website "We want fans to use this system and that is why we have offered further discount on matchday prices for tickets booked online." Initial teething problems have meant that buying tickets for the Family Stand is not currently possible. You can access the site securely via
(Tuesday 1st November 2005)
The First Annual General Meeting of the PLC has been notified to shareholders of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club. The AGM will take place on Wednesday 23rd November and will table Financial Statements for an eleven month period ending 30th June 2005 that reports losses of close to £1m compared to just over £400K the previous year. The statements also confirm new loans taken out to the value of £595,000 while new investment for the period raised just over £600K. The increased losses were put down to a decrease in turnover of £600,000 to £3.8m - with commercial activities down by £342K and gate receipts down £186K. The net debt of the PLC is calculated at £2.2m, including an overdraft of £1.1m.
Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust FOUNDERS' TRUST AGM
(Tuesday 1st November 2005)
With the Football Club AGM announced for 23rd November, the Founders' Trust have now set the date of their first AGM for Thursday 1st December 2005. As previously reported, the meeting will include a Fans Forum where major shareholders and PLC Directors Ivor Beeks, Steve Hayes and Brian Kane are due to be in attendance. The meeting will be open to all Founder Shareholders regardless of membership of the Founders' Trust. However, only Founders' Trust members will be entitled to vote in the AGM elections. More information about the AGM is available via the Founders' Trust website. Visit -
(Tuesday 1st November 2005)
Jonny Dixon scored a hat-trick as a Wanderers XI beat Rushden & Diamonds 4-1 in a hastily arranged friendly at one of the training picthes at the Northants side Nene Park facility. The match saw Mark Philo continue his comeback with a second appearance since his return from injury. Amazingly the game was goalless at half-time but 3-0 to Wycombe within six minutes of the restart. Charlie Griffin headed Wycombe into the lead shortly after the half got underway before Dixon got his first on 49 minutes when he ran through to score. 60 seconds later it was 3-0 when Dixon finished well again. The striker had to wait until the 66th minute to complete his hat-trick before Aaron Jepcott scored a consolation for the home side. Wycombe team: Williams, Grier, Martin, Brown, Cadmore, Gregory, Philo, Anya, Stonebridge, Dixon, Griffin

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