March 2007 News Archive
All the news stories from March 2007
(Tuesday 27th March 2007)
Wanderers' Manager Paul Lambert took umbrage at comments from the press about the early return of Fola Onibuje from international duty with Nigeria. According to the official website Onibuje was due to miss the game with Boston United on Friday 23rd March but returned early and was named as one of the substitutes. The information was repeated in Secretary's Keith Allen's programme notes but Lambert commented, "Programme notes, it doesn't matter, don't bother reading them then. If it is wrong information why read it?" Full rant on BFP website .
(Wednesday 21st March 2007)
COTN has learnt that Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks is refuting the claims made by Daily Mail columist Charles Sale that he is in favour of the penalty shoot proposals being presented to the Football League Board by Chairman Brian Mawhinney. Beeks and other senior Club officials are understood to be angry at the publication of the story and the potential for controversy amongst supporters and are thought to be contemplating an official response where the The Wanderers Chairman will publically state that he is against the penalty shoot-out proposal but will come out in favour of other ideas such as goal-line technology.
(Tuesday 20th March 2007)
Daily Mail columnist Charles Sale is claiming that Wanderers Chairman Ivor Beeks is backing the proposal to introduce penalty shoot outs at the end of drawn Football League matches. The proposal was discussed at a meeting of the Football League Board, of which Beeks is a member, on Thursday 15th March. Sale claimed in his column, "It has emerged from the meeting of the 72 clubs that four board members out of eight were also in favour to some degree, including Ivor Beeks of Wycombe."
See more on Daily Mail website .
(Saturday 17th March 2007)
Jermaine Easter's tenth yellow card of the season means he receives an automatic two game suspension and will miss the Wanderers home meeting with Bristol Rovers on Tuesday 27th March and away to Peterborough United the following Saturday. Due to international duty with Wales, Easter is also unavailable for the visit of Boston United next Friday (23rd March), so will be available for selection again for the Wanderers when Shrewsbury Town come to Adams Park on Saturday 7th April.
(Friday 16th March 2007)
Fola Onibuje and Scott Golbourne are the latest players in the Wanderers squad to be called up for international duty. Left back Golbourne has been selected for the England U21 squad to play Turkey at Doncaster Rovers new ground on Wednesday 21st March and will join his squad after Wanderers' game with Walsall on Saturday. Meanwhile, striker Onibuje has been called up for the Nigeria U23 side to play Liberia on Saturday 24th March and will, like Golbourne, join his teamates following the game with Walsall but will be unavailable for Wanderers meeting with Boston United at Adams Park on Friday 23rd March.
(Friday 16th March 2007)
David Davies, Chief Executive of ground tenants London Wasps, has given notice of his departure from the Rugby Union Club but says he hopes to confirm the future of Wasps in High Wycombe before he officially departs in September 2007. According to reports in the BFP, Wasps are [still] "expecting feedback from a safety advisory group regarding plans to carry out 5m-worth of upgrades to Adams Park." The latest Travel Plan meeting regarding the situation at Adams Park is due to take place on Thursday 22nd March. See full story on BFP website
(Thursday 15th March 2007)
The Club have confirmed the resignation of General Manager Garry Adamson who will leave to take up the offer of the vacant 'Director of Commercial Services' at Southend United. Adamson joined the Club in June 2005 as 'Operations Manager' following the conversion to a PLC and worked under since departed 'General Manager' John Harrison. This latest change in the backroom staff at Wanderers comes a month after Sales chief Karren Ellis left her post and at a time when Managing Director Steve Hayes is set to take on more day to day duties.
(Thursday 15th March 2007)
Wanderers supporter Chris Perrin completed his 215 mile cycle ride to Torquay in time for Wanderers 'League Two' meeting and raised more than 4,300 in the process. Chris is now hoping that a fundraising lunch before Saturday's game with Walsall at Adams Park will push the total towards the 5,000 target. The cost is 25 to cover the cost of the three course meal, plus a donation of your choice to the good causes. Complimentary entrance to watch the match in an executive box is also included.
See for more details and news from the ride
(Wednesday 14th March 2007)
BBC Five Live reported on Wednesday evening that The Football League board is to consider a proposal to scrap draws in Football League fixtures and decide matches by penalty shoot-outs. It's understood that the idea will be discussed by Football League chairmen and chief executives at a board meeting on Thursday (15th March). Reports that they have nothing better to do have yet to be confirmed. see BBC Sport online for fulls story
(Tuesday 13th March 2007)
The Club confirmed on Monday that Mike Williamson has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament damage to his left knee. The central defender picked up the injury in the closing stages of the game at Mansfield Town on Saturday 24th February. The news comes as a further blow to Wanderers' defensive problems this season. Fellow defender Will Antwi is also recovering from a groin strain and loanee defender Adrian Pettigrew is now expected to make his Wanderers debut against Walsall on Saturday after sitting out the 3-0 reverse at Torquay.
(Monday 12th March 2007)
Jermaine Easter has received his second call-up by John Toshack for the Welsh squad despite not making a start in a Wanderers shirt since he made his Wales debut in the 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast on 6th February 2007. This time the striker will be vying for a place in the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Ireland at Dublin's Croke Park on Saturday 24th March and against San Marino in Cardiff on Wednesday 28th March. Easter's inclusion in the Welsh squad will see him miss Wanderers 'League Two' fixtures at home to Boston United on Friday 23rd March and at home to Bristol Rovers the following Tuesday (27th March). Easter is currently on nine yellow cards for Wycombe, with one further booking by 14th April resulting in an automatic two game ban from domestic fixtures.
Full squad: Danny Coyne (Burnley), Paul Jones (QPR), Darren Ward (Sunderland), Gareth Bale (Southampton), Danny Collins (Sunderland), James Collins (West Ham United), Richard Duffy (Portsmouth - on loan at Swansea City), Steve Evans (Wrexham), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham United), Craig Morgan (Peterborough United), Lewin Nyatanga (Derby County - on loan at Barnsley), Sam Ricketts (Hull City), Andrew Crofts (Gillingham), Arron Davies (Yeovil Town), Simon Davies (Fulham), David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town), Carl Fletcher (Crystal Palace), Jason Koumas (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Ledley (Cardiff City), Carl Robinson (Toronto), Craig Bellamy (Liverpool), David Cotterill (Wigan Athletic), Jermaine Easter (Wycombe Wanderers), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Chris Llewelyn (Wrexham), Paul Parry (Cardiff City)
(Friday 2nd March 2007)
Paul Lambert has increased his squad by a further two with the addition of 20 year old Chelsea reserve central defender Adrian Pettigrew on loan and the transfer of striker Matthew Barnes-Homer from Willenhall Town. Both deals run until the end of the current season. 21 year old Barnes-Homer is a former Wolves trainee and signs after a trial period this week training with the squad. Meanwhile, Pettigrew arrives after an earlier attempt by Wycombe to sign the youngster was put on hold due to an injury.
Kit 2007/8 KIT DECIDED FOR 2007/8
(Friday 2nd March 2007)
Wanderers have revealed the first team shirt designs for the 2007/8 season following an online 'vote' by more than 1,000 participants. The first choice shirt will be the traditional light and dark blue quarters with the addition of white panelling under the sleeves. The change kit will be red and white quarters. The new kit will go on sale towards the end of the season when the Club will announce new shirt sponsors following the likelihood that current sponsors will concentrate their affairs with Watford. COTN also understands that the PLC Board are looking to tempt ground tennants London Wasps shirt sponsors 'Magners' as the new shirt sponsor for the Wanderers. A major attraction for the Irish marketing orientated cider producer would be the increased advertising potential at Adams Park.
(Thursday 1st March 2007)
The Club revealed today that Wanderers striker Ian Stonebridge had been forced to retire from professional football due to a condition that causes his joints to swell. The 25 year old was informed by medical staff that his chances of playing in the future would be limited and the player also wants to protect his long term health. Stonebridge signed for the Wanderers in the summer of 2004 from Plymouth Argyle and finished with a record of 8 goals from 88 appearances. Ian Stonebridge - Player profile

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