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THE ICEMAN’S STREAK

There is a Buckinghamshire man who gets to a few Wycombe games every season

and he did not see a single home defeat between the 4-0 league loss to Stoke City

on 23 rd November 1999, to the FA Cup replay at home to Tranmere, on 20 th

November 2019 - a run of 20 years. We interviewed him about this incredible streak,

but as he did not want to divulge his identity, for fear of changing the odds, we have

utilized his nickname from the old Gasroom…The Iceman.

That is quite an amazing unbeaten run! Were there ever times during the

streak, before the Tranmere game, where you thought it was over? Any last

minute equalisers that preserved the run, or losses you had originally meant to

attend?

We played Darlington in October 2008 and I actually left the game early when we

were losing 1-0. I thought my streak was over at that point. My car was parked on

the hill and as I got into the car, I heard a huge roar. We had equalized! The game

finished 1-1 and the run continued. Then there was Southend last season. We were

losing 3-2 with just one minute left. My streak was seemingly over, but up stepped

Messrs Stewart and Kashket! And finally there was the game I watched from the hill.

Wimbledon, FA Cup 5 th round, 2001. I couldn’t get a ticket and there were a load of

us up the hill watching a third of the pitch. We went 2-0 down and I went home.

When I arrived home it was 2-2!

What was the most entertaining or memorable

game you saw during the streak?

I enjoyed the 1-1 draw with Sunderland the

season before last. We outplayed the big boys

with a superb performance, overcoming a

sickness bug in the camp. Unfortunately,

Sunderland’s last minute equaliser meant I felt as

low as a loss coming home. We were on a

terrible run and luck was not with us. That last

minute goal really sucked us into the relegation

battle. Also the atmosphere was electric that day

– all from the home fans!

What was the best Wycombe goal you saw?

Best goal: Steve Brown

As far as the Adams Park streak goes, I would go

for Steve Brown’s rocket versus Colchester in

2000. That was some strike!

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