July 2012 News Archive
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Matchday WYCOMBE 0 QPR 3
(Tuesday 31st July 2012)
Wanderers went down to the second successive 3-0 pre-season defeat after Tuesday's meeting with Premiership Queens Park Rangers at Adams Park. A strong QPR side, backed by a 2,500 plus following, were initially frustrated by a resillient Wanderers defence but eventually broke the deadlock in the 30th minute when Jamie Mackie powered in down the right of the Wycombe penalty area before beating Nikki Bull with a low shot at the near post. Lee Angol came close to equalising for Wycombe three minutes before the break with a low shot but Rob Green blocked in the R's goal. With the West Londoners always looking likely to extend their lead, former Ranger Gareth Ainsworth was introduced to a hero's reception on 64 minutes but it was Shaun Wright-Phillips who sealed the victory for the visitors on 70 minutes when he beat Charles Dunne on the right of the box before rounding Bull and tucking the ball into the Valley End net. Bull then kept out efforts from Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora before making way for Matt Ingram. Wanderers' second choice 'keeper did will to tip over Hogan Eprhaim's effort from the edge of the box but from the resulting corner on 86 minutes, Nedum Onouha sent in a bullet header at the far post to complete Rangers' 3-0 victory. Wycombe: Bull (sub 81 Ingram), McCoy, Dunne (sub 79 Wood), Doherty, (sub HT Basey ), Stewart (sub 83 Hause), Grant, Lewis (sub HT Spring), Bloomfield, Angol (sub 64 Ainsworth), Oli (sub HT McClure), Logan (sub HT Beavon) - Att:3,787
(Saturday 28th July 2012)
Wycombe conceeded two late goals at they went down 3-0 to a relatively strong Fulham side at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon. Mladen Petric gave the visitors the lead in the 17th minute when he fired past Nikki Bull from just outside the penalty area. The Premiership side continued to dominate with Wycombe's best response coming on 35 minutes when Stuart Lewis sent an effort high of the target. Bull denied The Cottagers on several occassions before Bryan Ruiz finally made it 2-0 when he curled home a shot from 25 yards on 85 minutes. Two minutes later Steve Sidwell slid home a Sascha Riether cross to make the final score Wycombe 0 Fulham 3. Wycombe continue their pre-season friendlies on Tuesday evening with a home meeting with QPR. Wycombe: Bull, McCoy (sub 58 Johnson), Dunne (sub 58 Basey), Stewart, Doherty, Oli (sub 77 Angol), Spring, Bloomfield, Wood (sub 58 Lewis), Grant (sub 58 Logan), Beavon - subs not used: Ingram, Hause - Att:1,711
(Wednesday 25th July 2012)
Wanderers drew 0-0 at Conference side Luton Town on Wednesday evening at Kenilworth Road. In warm conditions, Marvin McCoy made his first appearance of the pre-season programme. Wycombe included former Hatters Gary Doherty and Matt Spring in their starting line-up and had the better of the first period without really troubling Town 'keeper Mark Tyler. Meanwhile, the home side included ex-Wanderer Scott Rendell in their starting XI and he presented a chance to Andre Gray on 36 minutes that was headed wide with the goal at the home sides mercy. Town had the better of the second-half until changes by Gary Waddock saw Wycombe cancel out the home pressure and send the game to a goalless conclusion. Wycombe: Bull, McCoy (sub 58 Johnson), Dunne (sub 58 Basey), Stewart, Doherty, Oli (sub 77 Angol), Spring, Bloomfield, Wood (sub 58 Lewis), Grant (sub 58 Logan), Beavon - subs not used: Ingram, Hause - Att:1,619
(Monday 23rd July 2012)
A Wanderers 'Development Squad' beat Windsor 3-1 on Monday evening at Stag Meadow. Wycombe included triallists Karlton Watson and Mahrez Bettache again. New signing Lee Angol put Wycombe ahead in the 9th minute when he finished off after seeing his initial shot blocked by the Windsor 'keeper. Matt McClure and Josh Scowen went close to extending the lead but in a relatively even contest, it was Ben Harris who equalised for the home side on 35 minutes. With the introduction of Gareth Ainsworth during the second period, Wanderers had more of the match and went close again through Olly Taylor and Jesse Kewley-Graham, before the former made it 2-1 to Wycombe in the 81st minute with a good finish from Kewley-Graham's assist. It was then Ainsworth who sealed the victory on 84 minutes when he struck home a Junior Morias pass. Wycombe: Ingram, Ighorae (sub 60 Ehui), Watson, Hause, Basey, Bettache (sub 60 Ainsworth), Scowen, Kewley-Graham, Kretzschmar (sub HT Taylor), McClure (sub 65 Morais), Angol - Att:272
(Saturday 21st July 2012)
Wanderers came from behind to defeat Staines Town 2-1 at Wheatsheaf Park on Saturday afternoon, with new signing Richard Logan notching his first goal in a Wycombe shirt. The hosts took the lead in the 6th minute when Reece Hall sent an overhead kick past Matt Ingram in the Wanderers goal. Logan went close to equalising on a couple of occasions during the remainder of the first half before the former Exeter City striker finally found the net five minutes into the second period with a powerful header past Jack Turner in the Staines goal from Grant Basey's cross. Gary Waddock introduced five substitutes just after the hour mark but it was the impressing again Josh Scowen who grabbed the winner for Wycombe on 82 minutes when he headed home from another Basey delivery. Wycombe included Karlton Watson and Mahrez Bettache as 'unnamed' triallists in the team. 20 year old Watson is a former Nottingham Forest trainee who made five appearances for Lincoln City during the 2011/12 season before being released in the summer. Meanwhile, Bettache is an 18 year old Algerian born midfielder who left Fulham in the summer after reportedly rejecting a new contract offer. Wycombe: Ingram, Ehui, Basey, Johnson (sub 61 Hause), Watson, Scowen, Bloomfield (sub 61 Bettache), Kretzschmar, Oli (sub 61 Ighorae), Morias (sub 61 Angol), Logan (sub 61 Taylor) - Att:326
(Wednesday 18th July 2012)
Wanderers played out a goalless draw with Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday evening. An even contest saw Wanderers have first half chances through Stuart Beavon and Gary Doherty, while the hosts went close through former Wanderer Magno Vieira. Minutes after the break new signing Richard Logan sliced a shot wide, while Vieira headed wide moments later at the other end. Wanderers substitute Josh Scowen cleared a header off the line, while sub 'keeper Matt Ingram made two decent saves to keep the game goalless. Scowen sent a late effort high of the target as Wycombe head to Staines Town at Saturday to continue their pre-season programme. Wycombe: Bull (sub 59 Ingram), Stewart, Dunne (sub 52 Hause), Winfield (sub 59 Scowen), Doherty (sub HT Basey), Grant (sub 71 Ainsworth), Lewis, Spring (sub 59 Kewley-Graham), Wood, Beavon (sub 57 McClure), Logan (sub 57 Ehui) - Att:382
(Tuesday 17th July 2012)
Wanderers will play Queens Park Rangers in a pre-season friendly at Adams Park on Tuesday 31st July, kick-off 7.45pm. The meeting will see Gareth Ainsworth reunited with the side where he spent seven seasons and made close to 150 appearances. Tickets are priced at £12 adults, £5 seniors and students, £3 for under 16's.
(Saturday 14th July 2012)
Stuart Beavon scored twice as Wanderers opened their pre-season programme for the 2012/13 campaign with a 2-1 victory at Conference South side Farnborough Town. With transfer speculation surrounding the future of Beavon, Wanderers' top scorer for the 2011/12 season opened the scoring in the 5th minute when he finished with a low shot into the far corner of the net after youngster Max Kretzschmar's effort had been blocked. The home side drew level on 13 minutes when Phil Page knocked in a rebound after his initial effort had been cleared off the line by Gary Doherty. But Wanderers grabbed what turned out to be the winner in the 24th minute with a sublime finish from Beavon who chipped Boro 'keeper Craig Bradshaw from the edge of the box. Former Fulham reserve striker Ismael Ehui played on trial for the Wycombe during a second period when Gary Waddock made wholesale changes to the lineup. 25 year old Ehui is a Frencn born player who signed for Fulham in 2004 but failed to make a First Team appearance although did make 3 League appearances while on loan at Scunthorpe United during the 2005/2006 season. Has more recently played for Belgium side R.R.F.C. Montegnée where he scored 30 times in 41 appearances. He may get another chance to impress Gary Waddock in Wednesday's friendly at Forest Green Rovers. Wycombe first half: Ingram, Stewart, Dunne, Hause, Doherty, Grant, Kewley-Graham, Spring, Kretzschmar, Beavon, McClure. Second half: Ingram, Stewart, Dunne, Winfield, Johnson, Ighorae, Lewis, Scowen, Wood, Ehui, Logan (sub 72 Kewley-Graham) - Att:362
(Tuesday 10th July 2012)
Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Ltd annual accounts for the year ending 30th June 2011 have now been filed with Companies House and made available via the Trust website. The accounts confirm an 'Operating Loss' of £1.22m during the 2010/11 'League Two' season compared to £1.17m the previous season in 'League One'. These figures take into account a profit on the sale of players of £510K for the 2010/11 season compared to £523K the previous campaign. Meanwhile, turnover for the year was £4.5m compared to £4.9m the previous season, while the operating costs dropped to £6.38m from £6.84m.
(Monday 9th July 2012)
Gary Doherty was announced as the new Club Captain for the 2012/13 season on Monday. The 32 year old signed from Charlton Athletic the previous week, takes armband following his impressive loan spell at Adams Park during the second half of the 2011/12 campaign. Matt Bloomfield has been named as Vice-Captain. Doherty takes over the Captain's role from Gareth Ainsworth who will now concentrate on the coaching side.
News SQUAD NUMBERS 2012/13
(Thursday 5th July 2012)
The Club confirmed the First Team squad numbers for the 2012/13 season on Thursday (5th July). They are as follows:
1.Nikki Bull (GK) 2.Danny Foster 3.Grant Basey 5.Dave Winfield 6.Leon Johnson 7.Gareth Ainsworth 8.Stuart Lewis 9.Matt Spring 10.Matt Bloomfield 11.Sam Wood 13.Matt Ingram (GK) 15.Dennis Oli 16.Richard Logan 17.Joel Grant 18.Charles Dunne 19.Marvin McCoy 20.Stuart Beavon 25.Lee Angol 26.Jesse Kewley-Graham 27.Anthony Stewart 28.Josh Scowen 29.Matt McClure 30.Gary Doherty 31.Max Kretzschmar 32.Junior Morias 33.Olly Taylor 34.Kortney Hause 35.Georges Ehui 37.Emmanuel Ighorae
(Tuesday 3rd July 2012)
Exeter City striker Richard Logan became Gary Waddock's sixth signing within 36 hours of Wanderers' transfer embargo being lifted, after the 30 year old joined on a one year deal on Tuesday afternoon. Logan was controversially released by The Grecians at the end of last following a five season stay where he scored 48 times in just over 200 appearances as thet rose from the Conference to League One and then back down to League Two with Wycombe at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
(Monday 2nd July 2012)
Gary Waddock moved swiftly following the lifting of Wanderers' transfer embargo to add five new players to his squad for the 2012/2013 season. Charlton defender Gary Doherty has re-joined the Club on a permanent basis, singing a two-year deal. Experienced midfielder Matt Spring has also agreed a two-year deal following the 32 year old's release from Leyton Orient. Left sided winger Sam Wood is another addition on a two year deal, the 28 year old joining on a free from Brentford. Striker Dennis Oli has signed a a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months. The 28 year old joins from Gillingham and is connected with Waddock having spent time together at QPR. Completing this first batch of signings is 18 year old winger Lee Angol who has agreed a one-year deal following his release by Tottenham Hotspur. All five will join the squad for that start of training on Tuesday. Meanwhile, speaking at the Trust meeting on Monday evening, Waddock added that he hoped to sign a centre forward with the next day or so.
(Monday 2nd July 2012)
Another busy day for the Wycombe Wanderers Trust on Monday as they held a Press Conference and then a Members meeting in order to communicate more details of the takeover of the Football Club. Key news from a football point of view was that the Annual Accounts for the 2010/2011 season have now been filed with Companies House and the Transfer Embargo placed by the Football League has since been lifted. The accounts will show a 'trading loss' of around £1.5m but the net loss will be reduced due to £1m income from player sales. The revised Football Club Board will see Don Woodward take on the role of 'Joint Chairman' alongside existing Chairman Ivor Beeks. The members meeting attracted an audience of close to 200 people. A further meeting for non-members is arranged for Tuesday (3rd July).

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