All the news stories from February 2015
WYCOMBE 2 STEVENAGE 2|
(Saturday 28th February 2015)
Matt Ingram saved a stoppage time penalty to ensure Wanderers came out with a 2-2 draw against Stevenage at Adams Park. The draw came on a day of mixed emotions for Wycombe who gave debuts to new loan signings Nico Yennaris and Sam Saunders. Defeat would have been cruel for Wanderers but with leaders Burton and Shrewsbury both losing, Gareth Ainsworth will take his side to struggling Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday looking for a result to keep the pressure on the other teams chasing promotion.
Wycombe 2 Stevenage 2 - report, stats and reaction
TWO MORE BEES LOANS|
(Friday 27th February 2015)
Wanderers have returned to Brentford to capture two more players on loan. Sam Saunders and Nico Yennaris have both joined on loan for one month, and will available for the visit of Stevenage to Adams Park on Saturday (28th February). 31 year old Saunders is described as an attacking midfielder and began his football career with the Charlton Athletic youth team but had to wait until a move to Dagenham & Redbridge before achieving his Football League debut after the Daggers were promoted from the Conference in 2007. He moved to The Bees in the summer of 2009 (along with teammates Danny Foster and Ben Strevens) on a free. He has since gone on to make more than 150 First Team apps, scoring 27 goals, although a knee injury in January 2014 interupted his career- returning in November 2014 and subsequently earning a year extension to his contract at Griffin Park. Meanwhile, 21 year old Yennaris is a full-back who made four First Team appearances for Arsenal before signing for The Bees in January 2014 on a two and half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. However, his time at Brentford has been plagued by injuries, restricting him to just seven starts and three sub appearances. Saunders has been allocated the No. 7 in the Wanderers squad, while Yennaris will wear The No.4. The loan deals will expire on 29th March 2015.
TRUST AGM REPORT|
(Friday 27th February 2015)
Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud quashed fears of a takeover bid from within during his report to Members at the 'Wycombe Wanderers Trust' Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 26th February 2015 at Adams Park. Club Chairman Andrew Howard also said that he didn't want to own the Football Club and would love the Trust to keep up their ownership of what he described as 'something quite special'. The business end of the meeting also saw four new Trust Board members elected.
Trust AGM report from chairboys.co.uk
TRUST AGM PREVIEW|
(Thursday 26th February 2015)
A hectic 12 months for the 'Wycombe Wanderers Trust' will culminate in its Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 26th February 2015 at Adams Park. As previously reported there are four places available for election to the Trust Board and seven nominations have been received to replace four retiring Board members. chairboys.co.uk has taken a look back at the past 12 months and what can be expected at the AGM.
Trust AGM - preview from chairboys.co.uk
CARLISLE 2 WYCOMBE 3|
(Saturday 21st February 2015)
Wanderers survived a late scare as they returned to winning ways with a 3-2 victory at 19th placed Carlisle United. Wycombe led 3-0 with 25 minutes remaining through goals from Aaron Pierre, Fred Onyedinma and Matt McClure but then conceeded twice to set-up a tense finish. Wanderers remain 3rd in table but are now two points behind Shrewsbury who lost 2-1 at lowly Tranmere. 4th placed Luton are now four points behind Wanderers after they lost 3-2 at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Burton extended their lead at the top after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Dagenham.
Carlisle 2 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
WANDERERS REMAIN THIRD|
(Tuesday 17th February 2015)
Wanderers remained 3rd in 'League Two' following Luton Town 1-0 defeat at Mansfield Town on Tuesday evening. Victory for The Hatters would have seen John Still's side leapfrog Wycombe in the table. However, they now remain a point behind having played the same amount of games. Meanwhile, The Club released a statement earlier in the day which confirmed the intention to achieve promotion this season. This also followed a lengthy piece in The Telegraph, published on Monday (16th February) where Gareth Ainsworth spoke to sportswriter Henry Winter about his playing career and his development as since he became Wycombe Manager in September 2012.
WYCOMBE 1 NEWPORT 2|
(Saturday 14th February 2015)
Wanderers suffered back to back defeats for the first time in the 2014/15 campaign as they went down 2-1 to Newport County at Adams Park. Fred Onyedinma scored Wanderers goal to level the scores after 55 minutes but Yan Klukowski scored his second of the day on 79 minutes to sneak all three points for the visitors. Despite the loss, Wycombe remain third in the table but are now five points adrift of Shrewsbury and Burton (both on 61 points), while 4th placed Luton are a point behind with a game in hand.
Wycombe 1 Newport 2 - report, stats and reaction
TRUST AGM NOTICE|
(Wednesday 11th February 2015)
Members of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust have now been formally advised of the AGM to be held on Thursday 26th February 2015. As previously reported there are four places available for election to the Trust Board and seven nominations have been received to replace the retiring Keith Blagbrough, Matt Clarke, Tim Goode and Reg Rundle. The seven seeking election by ballot at the AGM are John Bignell, Martyn Broughton, Mark Burrell, John Derben, Dale Jenkins, Nigel Kingston and James Sumner. The candidates will be available to speak to in the Vere Suite prior to the game with Newport County on 14th February and they will also address the AGM. The AGM will also cover the proposed Share Scheme and an opportunity for questions and answers. Audited accounts (including the Football Club) were not distrbuted with the AGM notice but are due prior to 31 March.
Read full notice at wycombewandererstrust.com
SENIOR RETURNS TO BEES|
(Wednesday 11th February 2015)
Having been given his pro debut in the midweek meeting with Plymouth, Brentford youth loanee Courtney Senior has returned to his parent club. The 17 year played the final 25 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to the Pilgrims having joined Wanderers a month earlier and subsequently featured in each match day squad. Ose Aibangee, Brentford Academy Director, commented on The Bees official website: "This loan has once again shown the benefits of our link with Wycombe. They have looked after Courtney well and I am sure he will have improved in his month there. I hope we can have further dealings with them in the future."
WYCOMBE 0 PLYMOUTH 2|
(Tuesday 10th February 2015)
Wanderers 12 match unbeaten run came to a crashing halt on Tuesday evening after
a 2-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle at Adams Park. The visitors scored on 19 and 29 minutes to leave Wanderers too much to do. The result sees Wycombe fall to third place in the table, with Shrewsbury the new leaders after they scored twice in second-half stoppage time to win 2-1 at Carlisle. Previous leaders Burton are second after they were held 0-0 at home by Wimbledon. Next Saturday's visitors to Adams Park, Newport County are 6th in the table and travel to Wycombe having recently lost Manager Justin Edinburgh to Gillingham and drawn 1-1 in the week at home to struggling Tranmere.
Wycombe 0 Plymouth 2 - report, stats and reaction
CAMBRIDGE 0 WYCOMBE 1|
(Saturday 7th February 2015)
Hogan Ephraim scored his first goal for the Wanderers as Cambridge United were beaten 1-0 at The Abbey Stadium to take Gareth Ainsworth's side back up to 2nd place in the table. The former QPR man struck on 53 minutes when he curled a free-kick from the left through a crowded box and into the far corner of the net. Cameron McGeehan was sent-off in controversial circumstances twp minutes after Wanderers had scored.
Cambridge 0 Wycombe 1 - report stats and reaction
O'NEILL JOINS - 25 YEARS ON|
(Friday 6th February 2015)
Saturday 7th February 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the day that Martin O'Neill was appointed as Wanderers' Manager. The Irishman stepped in following the 'resignation' of Jim Kelman and came after a three week hunt for a new boss at Loakes Park. Chairboys on The Net takes a look back at the start of what would become an unprecidented period of success for the Club.
25 years on - Martin O'Neill arrives - special feature
LUTON MOVED FOR SKY|
(Tuesday 3rd February 2015)
Wanderers 'League Two' match away to Luton Town scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2015 has been moved to the following Tuesday (27th March 2015) after being picked for live coverage by Sky Sports. This will be Wanderers second appearance live on Sky this season having lost at home to Burton Albion back in November. The previous away live appearance was in February 2013 when a Matt McClure goal secured a 1-0 victory at Gillingham. Wycombe will receive around £10,000 from Sky as the away club, while Luton are expected to pick up around £30,000. Hopefully a good omen for Wanderers will be the previous
live TV appearance at Luton in January 2001 when a second half brace from Andy Rammell secured a 2-1 victory for Lawrie Sanchez's side.
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