October 2014 News Archive
All the news stories from October 2014
(Tuesday 28th October 2014)
Wanderers will travel to Barnet in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after The Bees disposed of Chelmsford City 4-1 in the replay at The Hive on Tuesday evening. Former Wanderers John Akinde netting. The First Round tie has since been confirmed for Saturday 8th November with a 3pm kick-off. Wanderers have been allocated around 800 tickets available from Adams Park in advance at a £3 discount for Season Ticket holders.
Wanderers' complete record in the FA Cup proper
(Tuesday 28th October 2014)
News in on Tuesday saw Wanderers confirm the signing of former Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder Hogan Ephraim. The 26 year old, who played for Wycombe in a pre-season friendly at Chesham, has agreed a deal until the end of the current season. Originally with the West Ham United accademy, Ephraim made his mark as a team mate of Gareth Ainsworth with QPR, totally more than 100 appearances, although only scoring on 8 occasions. Rangers rise to the Premiership for the 2011/12 season saw him lose his place in the First Team and he spent spells with Leeds United, Charlton Athletic (playing alongside Gary Doherty and Paul Hayes), Bristol City and Peterborough United before being released by The R's in the summer of 2014. He has been allocated No.31 in the Wanderers squad.
(Monday 27th October 2014)
Wanderers learnt that they will travel to either Barnet or Chelmsford City in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after the draw was made on Monday evening. Conference National runaway leaders Barnet were held to a goalless draw by their South section counterparts in the 4th Qualifying Round tie in Essex on Saturday. The replay is due to take place in Tuesday (28th October) with the resulting tie with Wycombe due to take place on the weekend of 8th November. Wycombe have previously met both sides in the FA Cup - most recently beating Chelmsford 3-1 at Adams Park in November 2010, while the last meeting with Barnet was back in December 1996.
Wanderers' complete record in the FA Cup proper
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 DAG & RED 1
(Saturday 25th October 2014)
A Peter Murphy goal on 83 minutes rescued a point for Wanderers as they drew 1-1 with Dagenham & Redbridge at Adams Park. Wycombe fall the 2nd place in the table, with Luton Town the new leaders after they registered their seventh consecutive victory. The visitors took the lead on 63 minutes when Jamie Cureton converted from close range after poor defending from the the Wanderers. The Daggers then appeared to sit back and allowed Wycombe to grab a point late on.
Wycombe 1 Dag & Red 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 25th October 2014)
Wanderers will discover their opponents in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup when the draw is made live on BBC2 on Monday evening between 7pm and 7.30pm. Winners in the First Round tie, that will played on the weekend of 8th November, will receive £18,000 in sponsorship money. Last season Wanderers were knocked out in the Second Round at home to Preston North End. News of the draw can be found at
Wanderers' complete record in the FA Cup proper
(Thursday 23rd October 2014)
Wanderers' 'keeper Matt Ingram was awarded with The Football League’s Young Player of the Month Award for September. The 20 year old, who signed a new deal with the Club in August, was surprised to pick up the award at the team's training session on Thursday morning. Commenting on the official website, he said "The award was a great surprise. I didn't know anything about it until before training on Thursday. We came up for a team meeting and the gaffer said 'Matty's won this award'". The player also gave an interview to BBC Sport where they highlight Ingram's 77 consecutive game run in the First Team. The local born player still has a bit go to catch up on the records of three other 'keepers during Wanderers' Football League time at Adams Park - Paul Hyde made 119 consecutive First Team appearances for Wycombe between August 1993 and September 1995 - Nikki Bull made 109 between August 2010 and September 2012, while Martin Taylor made 97 consecutive apps between January 2000 and October 2001, Taylor also made 115 consecutive Football League appearances in a run lasting until August 2002.
News £1,000 FA FINE
(Wednesday 22nd October 2014)
Wanderers and Northampton Town have been fined £1,000 each by the FA for the charge brought to them for failing to conduct their players in 'an orderly fashion' in the 'League Two' game on Saturday 4th October. Wycombe had three players booked following their stoppage time equaliser, while The Cobblers had five players booked, including three in stoppage time.
(Tuesday 21st October 2014)
Wanderers remained top of 'League Two' despite a 2-1 defeat at in form side Exeter City. Peter Murphy headed Wycombe into a 7th minute lead but despite having the better of the on the opening exchanges, Wanderers were pegged back on 26 minutes through a David Wheeler equaliser. Tactical changes by The Grecians swung the game in favour of the side and they grabbed the winner on the hour mark when Scott Bennett was first to react to a loose ball in the box. Wycombe now host Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday looking to regain their encouraging form. Wanderers now have 28 points from their opening 14 games. Last season it took 24 games to reach 28 points. Gareth Ainsworth's side remain top after 2nd placed Bury lost 5-0 at Shrewsbury. Burton are now 2nd, on the same points as Wycombe, while Luton are third on 27 points having won their last six League games.
Exeter City 2 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Saturday 19th October 2014)
Our 40th anniversary retro of Wanderers' memorable run in the 1974-75 FA Cup continues with a look back at the 3rd Qualifying Round tie away to Chesham United on Saturday 19th October 1974. The home side were enjoying a decent start to the first professional campaign in the second tier of the Isthmian League and with a 4-0 victory over Oxford City in the previous round, Wanderers knew they had to be on their best form to avoid an upset. Chesham v Wycombe - FA Cup - 40 year retro
(Saturday 18th October 2014)
Second-half goals from Josh Scowen and Sam Wood saw Wanderers remain top of 'League Two' following a workman like but hugely impressive 2-0 victory over Wimbledon at Adams Park. Team news saw Aaron Pierre declared fit following his head injury at Morecambe the previous week. The only change to the starting XI saw Steven Craig favoured for Max Kretzschmar, while on the bench there was a return for loanee Danny Rowe.
Wycombe 2 Wimbledon 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 18th October 2014)
News was confirmed just prior to the home game with Wimbledon that Rotherham defender Danny Rowe has returned to Wanderers on another loan deal. Rowe, who will be 19 on 24 October 2014, was recalled by The Millers because of injury problems for Steve Evans' side. However, despite being named as substitute on several occasions, has yet to make a Football League appearance for The Millers and returns to Adams Park on a new deal running until 3 January 2015. News of the deal was kept away from the media as Wanderers didn't want to reveal the injury situation regarding Aaron Pierre's suspected concussion in the game at Morecambe the previous Saturday.
(Wednesday 15th October 2014)
Wasps will play their final game at Adams Park as early as December 2014 after they confirmed their first game in Coventry will take place on 21st December 2014. Their final game in High Wycombe will be a European tie against Castres Olympique now confirmed for Sunday 14th December 2014. The Rugby club are contracted to play at Adams Park until the end of the 2014/15 season but it's not been made public whether Wanderers will receive compensation for their early departure. In addition to a cut in match day income, Wycombe receive around £20,000 per match that Wasps play at Adams Park but have to factor in staff and running costs for the stadium.
(Wednesday 15th October 2014)
Morecambe midfielder Jamie Devitt had his red card from Saturday’s League Two game against Wanderers rescinded following an appeal to the FA from the Lancashire club. Devitt lashed out at the back of the neck of Wycombe's Peter Murphy five minutes into the second-half. Shrimps Manager Jim Bentley said “We felt very strongly at the time that the offence did not warrant a red card - and after studying a video of the incident closely we felt it was right and proper to appeal the decision." Devitt was a teammate with Murphy during a loan spell at Accrington Stanley from Hull during the 2011/12 season.
(Saturday 11th October 2014)
Wanderers went to the top of 'League Two' after a 3-1 victory at Morecambe coupled with a defeat for previous leaders Bury at Wimbledon. Goals from Sam Wood and Paul Hayes gave Wycombe a 2-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes but the hosts pulled a goal back in first half stoppage time to set up a tense second-half. However, a red card for Shrimps dangerman Jamie Devitt on 50 minutes swung the balance of play in favour of Wanderers who sealed victory on 72 minutes with long range goal from Joe Jacobson - his first goal for Wycombe. Next game, home to Wimbledon next Saturday (18th October).
Morecambe 1 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
(Wednesday 8th October 2014)
The FA confirmed on Wednesday (8th October) that both Wanderers and Northampton Town have been charged with failure to conduct their players in 'an orderly fashion'. The charge relates to the incident that followed Wanderers' stoppage time equaliser in the game on Saturday 4th October. Wycombe had three players booked following the goal. However, Wycombe's disciplinary record this season has been one of the best in the Football League. Prior to the match with Northampton, they had picked up 16 cautions from 13 games - with only four clubs in the division having a better record. Both clubs have until Friday 17 October 2014 to respond to FA regarding the charge.
(Tuesday 7th October 2014)
Wasps Rugby Club are set to leave as tenants at Adams Park after Coventry City councillors unanimously agreed just after 5pm on Tuesday to sell Ricoh Arena operating company ACL to Wasps RFC. They have been given a 250-year lease to operate the venue but the council will retain the freehold of the site. The decision has sparked controversy with both Wasps and Coventry City Football Club followers. For Wanderers it will end a 12 year association with the previously London based rugby club. The deal with the Wanderers has been fraught with problems and financial mystery. Wasps held a press conference on Wednesday (8th October) to explain the deal in more detail.
(Monday 6th October 2014)
Samsung 'Win A Pro Contract' deal winner Nathan Evans has been loaned to Scarborough Athletic having failed to break into the First Team with the Wanderers. The 20 year old winger signed up for Wycombe in the summer having won the competition associated with Wanderers' previous shirt sponsors. He featured in some of Wycombe's pre-season friendlies but then failed to even win a place on the bench in the subsequent Football League campaign. Evans, who spent six years with the Newcastle United academy, lives in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, and joining 'Boro (who currently play in Bridlington) will provide him with the opportunity to get match time closer to home with the Northern Premier (Evo-Stik) League Division One North side. Evans went on to make his Boro debut when they travelled to Spennymoor Town on Tuesday (7th October).
(Saturday 4th October 2014)
Substitute Aaron Holloway salvaged a point for the Wanderers in a 1-1 draw against Northampton Town after heading home more than five minutes into stoppage time. The goal sparked unsavoury scenes in front of the Valley End as both sets of players clashed to conclude a scrappy game that saw referee Pat Miller book eight players and send off Cobblers' Gregor Robertson in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence. The visitors had taken the lead in the 31st minute when Ryan Cresswell headed home. Wycombe remain 2nd in the table. Bury are the new leaders, with Burton dropping to third after losing at home to Cambridge.
Wycombe 1 Northampton 1 - report, pics, stats, reaction
1974-75 FA Cup retro 1974-75 FA CUP RETRO
(Saturday 4th October 2014)
Our 40th anniversary retro of Wanderers' memorable run in the 1974-75 FA Cup continues with a look back to the 2nd Qualifying Round tie home to Milton Keynes City on Saturday 5th October 1974. The visitors had changed their name from Bletchley Town during the summer of 1974 to reflect their proximity to the developing new town of Milton Keynes.
Wycombe v Milton Keynes - FA Cup - 40 year retro
(Friday 3rd October 2014)
News came in on Friday that the Football League had concluded its investigation into the complaint made by Bristol Rovers relating to an alleged infringement by Wycombe Wanderers of League regulations prohibiting third-party interests in players. The statement reads, "Having fully investigated the matter, it is our view that the financial transaction in question did not amount to third party investment or influence over players. Instead, it was a re-organisation of Wycombe’s corporate structure that saw the Club reduce its debt to its previous owner. Nonetheless, League regulations require such agreements to be disclosed and approved by The Football League Board before they are concluded. It is clear that this did not happen, although it is equally clear that the Board would have approved this particular arrangement had it been given the opportunity to consider it. Having co-operated fully with the investigation throughout, Wycombe Wanderers have admitted this breach of League regulations. The Club has been issued with a reprimand that will remain on file for two years, as well as a warning as to its future conduct." Read full statement and comment from the Club

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