All the news stories from August 2013
WYCOMBE 2 SOUTHEND 1|
(Saturday 31st August 2013)
Steven Craig netted his first goal for Wycombe as Wanderers ground out at 2-1 victory over Southend United
at Adams Park. Dean Morgan headed Wanderers into the lead on 7 minutes but United equalised seven minutes later when Freddy Eastwood slotted home. Wycombe went ahead again in the 32nd minute after Craig glanced in a Max Kretzschmar's corner from the left and then held on for all three points during a second half onslaught from the visitors.
Wycombe 2 Southend 1 - report and reaction
MORE PARK & RIDE SCRAPPED|
(Tuesday 27th August 2013)
Two more matchday Park & Ride services have been scrapped by the Club after they claimed, "The numbers that use the Park & Ride from Cressex and Chesham do not support the level of expenditure incurred by the Club and the operator." A short statement from the Club continued, "At present the services are unsustainable and whilst the Club has attempted to trial them again this season, it is once again proving unviable." Last season the Club scrapped the previously popular matchday service from Stokenchurch after usage dropped when the Adult return fair increased from £1 to £4.50. The services were originally introduced as part of the 'Green Travel Plan' relating to the London Wasps tennancy agreement. Supporters are being encouraged to contact the Club to discuss alternative arrangements.
OXFORD UNITED 2 WYCOMBE 2|
(Saturday 24th August 2013)
Wanderers conceeded a goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Oxford United. Dean Morgan gave Wycombe the lead in the 41st minute but saw Charles Dunne red carded five minutes into the second half for an alleged elbow on Alfie Potter - the resulting right wing free-kick from Danny Rose sailing past all and into the far corner of the net. Ten man Wycombe then survived United pressure before regaining the lead on the hour when Morgan converted from the spot after the same player had been adjudged to have pulled back by David Hunt. Wycombe defended again for long periods before finally being undone deep in stoppage time when Johnny Mullins fired home with Wycombe claiming an earlier foul on Sam Wood.
Oxford Utd 2 Wycombe 2 - report and reaction
DUNNE DEAL CONFIRMED|
(Friday 23rd August 2013)
The Club confirmed on Friday afternoon that Charles Dunne had joined Championship side Blackpool for an 'undisclosed fee'. The deal was completed on Thursday (22nd August) with Dunne immediately returning to Adams Park on a season-long loan. Dunne played on trial for The Tangerines during pre-season but an earlier deal fell through. 20 year old Dunne was contracted with Wanderers until the summer of 2014 and the deal is expected to be worth up to £250,000 for Wycombe, with a sell on clause too.
PHILLIPS QPR MOVE SHOULD SPARK CASH WINDFALL|
(Friday 23rd August 2013)
Wanderers are now expected to receive a significant cash windfall after the transfer of former Wanderer Matt Phillips from Blackpool to QPR was confirmed on Friday (23rd August). Phillips moved to then Premiership Blackpool in August 2010 for an initial £325,000, in a deal that included what was described as 'a high sell-on clause'. A transfer fee of £5m is being reported for this deal and with an estimated 20% sell-on clause of any profit, that would mean Wycombe bagging somewhere in the region of £935,000. A significant part of this would be used to reduce the current estimated £1.8m debt owned to previous owner Steve Hayes. Matt Phillips profile
CHAIRBOYS GAS - 25 YEARS ON|
(Thursday 22nd August 2013)
Season 2013-14 will see Chairboys on the Net continue the digital re-issue of supporters' fanzine 'Chairboys Gas' in order to mark the 25th anniversary of its original publication. Season 1988/89, the third season of Chairboys Gas, would be the first full season with Jim Kelman at the helm and saw the Club achieve its best performances to date in the Conference and reach the latter stages of the FA Trophy. Meanwhile, progress was starting on the new ground in Sands. The first issue of 1988/89 contains a lengthy interview with Jim Kelman plus a detailed look at the Club's finances. Download issue No.1 1988/89
BEEKS RETIRES FROM BOARD|
(Wednesday 21st August 2013)
The Club confirmed on the evening of Wednesday 21st August that Ivor Beeks had retired from the Board of the Football Club after 27 years of service - with 25 of those as Chairman. Beeks joined the newly formed Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited in August 1986 and took over as Chairman in the summer 1988 from Brian Lee, after the latter took on the full-time role of managing the move to Adams Park. It was originally revealed in November 2012 that Beeks would step down, having moved to Joint Chairman with Don Woodward following the Trust takeover of the Club in May 2012. Beeks, now 72 years old, commented, "Iíve had an unbelievable 28 (sic) years and I will always treasure them, but itís the right time for me to go"
MIDFIELDER ON LOAN|
(Tuesday 20th August 2013)
Wanderers confirmed today (20th August) the loan signing of Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott on a one-month 'youth loan' from the Premier League side. The 20-year-old former Chelsea trainee made his Black Cats debut as substitute on the final day of the 2012/13 season having previously had loan spells at Wimbledon and Woking. Knot spent the second half of the 2011/12 season at Wimbledon and won their Young Player of the Year award with 3 goals in 20 appearances. The following season he scored 8 times in 20 appearances for Woking in the Conference, with one of those goals (v Hyde United) being nominated for Conference Goal of the Season.
COWAN-HALL INJURY NEWS|
(Tuesday 20th August 2013)
Paris Cowan-Hall is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks after scans revealed the winger strained a medial ligament in his left knee during the game with Mansfield on Saturday. Manager Gareth Ainsworth commented to the official website, "Heís strained some ligaments in his knee. Itís a big blow for us because heís started the season very well, very exciting. He didnít get too much ball on Saturday but weíve watched the video back and Paris gives everything. His attitudeís first class."
WYCOMBE 0 MANSFIELD 1|
(Saturday 17th August 2013)
Wycombe went down to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Mansfield Town on Saturday at Adams Park. The only goal of the game came in the 78th minute when a free kick from the right of midfield saw John Dempster head against the left hand upright before Ollie Palmer knocked in the loose ball. The defeat came after Gareth Ainsworth had made five changes to the side that had lost at Wimbledon seven days previous.
Wycombe 0 Mansfield 1 - report and reaction
EXETER AWAY IN FLT|
(Saturday 17th August 2013)
Wanderers will travel to Exeter City in the First Round of the Football League Trophy after the draw was made on the morning of Saturday 17th August. The date for the tie has since been set for Tuesday 3rd September with a 7.15pm kick-off. The result will be decided without extra-time. If the scores are level at 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to penalties. Last season Wanderers received a bye at the First Round stage before winning at Portsmouth in the Second Round and then going out at Yeovil in round three. Wycombe and Exeter met at the same stage of this competition back in the 2000/01 season, with Wanderers winning 1-0 at Adams Park.
TRIO LOANED TO HENDON|
(Saturday 17th August 2013)
Wanderers youngsters Junior Morias, Lee Angol and Charlie Horlock have all joined Isthmian (Ryman) Premier Division side Hendon on loan. Morias and Angol, who also had loan spells with the Greens last season, have moved to on 28-day deals, while 'keeper Horlock has signed until 2nd January 2014. 18 year-old Morias scored five times in eight games during his first stint at Hendon, while Angol, 19, scored three goals before an ankle injury saw him return to Adams Park. The former Isthmian rivals of the Wanderers now play at Earlsmead, home of Harrow Borrough FC, having sold their former ground at Claremont Road in 2008 and switched ownership to a Supporters Trust in 2010.
1993-94 - 20 YEAR RETRO|
(Wednesday 14th August 2013)
As the 20 year anniversary of Wanderers' debut in the Football League passes on 14th August 2013, chairboys.co.uk takes another look back on an historic season for the Club. This time around we plan to reproduce match reports from every First Team game (the first time on the internet), to compliment the retro articles first published during the 2003/4 season.
1993-94 - more memories from chairboys.co.uk
BLOOMS RETURNS IN BCD|
(Tuesday 13th August 2013)
Matt Bloomfield made his comeback from injury in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening at Wanderers training ground. The midfielder, who has been out of action since a pelvic shear in August 2012, played the first half of Wycombe's 5-0 victory. Gary Doherty and Matt McClure also returned from injury to play 90 minutes. Match action saw Lee Angol open the scoring on 40 minutes when he slotted under the 'keeper and the same player made it 2-0 a few minutes in the second-half when he fired home from 12 yards. McClure scored with a bullet header around the hour mark before Tom Fletcher's deflected cross made it 4-0 on 68 minutes. Reading loanee Nick Arnold completed the scoring on 87 minutes with a curling shot in the bottom right-hand corner from 15 yards. Wanderers: Horlock, Arnold, Hause, Fletcher, Doherty, Kewley-Graham (sub 70 Trialist), Bloomfield (sub HT Trialist), Kretzschmar, Morias, Angol, McClure
BACK IN THE B&B|
(Monday 12th August 2013)
Wanderers return to compete in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup this season with an away tie at Chalfont St.Peter on Tuesday 23rd September. The tie will take place following Wanderers' unexplained absence from the competition in season 2012/13 - their first absence for more than 100 years. Wanderers won the competition in 2012/13 having first entered during the 1894/95 season and first won the trophy in 1902.
WIMBLEDON 1 WYCOMBE 0|
(Saturday 10th August 2013)
Stuart Lewis was sent off as Wycombe went down 1-0 at Wimbledon on Saturday. The Wycombe midfielder saw red in the 34th minute for a high challenge on George Porter and the hosts took full advantage three minutes later when Luke Moore headed home Callum Kennedy's cross. The goal came after The Dons had dominated the first period and although Wycombe improved after the break they never did enough to really test home 'keeper Ross Worner. Team news saw Wycombe revert back to the XI that started against Morecambe.
Wimbledon 1 Wycombe 0 - report and reaction
IRELAND CALL FOR DUNNE|
(Saturday 10th August 2013)
It was confirmed on Saturday that Charles Dunne has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad for their European Championship meeting with the Faroe Islands. The 20-year-old defender, who has been connected with a move to Championship side Blackpool, will fly out with the squad on Sunday ahead of the Group Six fixture in Toftir next Wednesday (14th August).
INCE DENIES PHILLIPS MOVE|
(Wednesday 7th August 2013)
Blackpool Manager Paul Ince has denied press speculation that former Wanderer Matt Phillips is set to join QPR and thus enable an estimated £735,000 in sell-on fees. Ince told the Blackpool Gazette, "Thereís nothing in it, as far as I know. Matt Phillips has not even started training yet. I knew there was interest from some clubs a couple of weeks ago. But look at our squad. Unless they come in with a major bid heís a Blackpool player. Unless the chairman has accepted a bid which I donít know about, which I doubt, then thereís nothing in it. Heís a Blackpool player and thatís how it will stay." It appears the original story originated from a Daily Mail article by John Drayton published on 2nd August 2013. It's estimated that Phillips will be out of action for a further two months having suffered a broken arm in pre-season training. Matt Phillips profile
WYCOMBE 1 LEICESTER 2|
(Tuesday 6th August 2013)
Wanderers conceeded a heartbreaking stoppage time goal to go down 2-1 at home to Championship Leicester City in the First Round of the Football League Cup at Adams Park. David Nugent gave the visitors the lead from the spot on 14 minutes but Jo Kuffour equalised with a stunning strike seven minutes later. Wycombe more than held their own for the remainder of the tie and extra-time looked on the cards until Sean St Ledger snatched it in the fifth minute of added time.
Wycombe 1 Leicester 2 - report and reaction
PHILLIPS WINDFALL DUE?|
(Monday 5th August 2013)
Wanderers would be set to receive a significant cash windfall should a reported transfer of former Wanderer Matt Phillips from Blackpool to QPR be confirmed. Phillips moved to then Premiership Blackpool in in August 2010 for an initial £325,000, in a deal that included what described as 'a high sell-on clause'. A transfer fee of £4m is being suggested by the Bucks Free Press. With an estimated 20% sell-on clause of any profit, that would mean Wycombe bagging somewhere in the region of £735,000. Around 50% of this would be used to reduce the current estimated £1.8m debt owned to previous owner Steve Hayes.
Matt Phillips profile
WYCOMBE 1 MORECAMBE 0|
(Saturday 3rd August 2013)
Debutant Paris Cowan-Hall scored the only goal of the game as Wanderers got off to winning start in their 2013/14 'League Two' - defeating Morecambe at Adams Park on Saturday. The former Plymouth striker managed to get a far poster header to a 7th minute left wing cross from Dean Morgan to set-up an impressive debut. Wycombe now look forward to the visit of Leicester City on Tuesday in the First Round of the Football League Cup.
Wycombe 1 Morecambe 0 - match report and reaction
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