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Are there any opposition players or goals that stand out?

I don’t remember any!

Are there any other memories from the streak that stand out?

There was an amusing incident that happened to me at Adams Park in September

2008. The match was Wycombe v Dagenham and Wycombe won 2-1. I was sitting in

the front row of the family stand for this game and Wycombe had a player sent off. In

spite of this we still managed to go ahead. The ball came out into touch just by me

and a Dagenham player retrieved the ball. As he turned to take the throw right in

front of me, I noticed the name on the back of his shirt was NURSE. Very unlike me,

but because I was still upset about the sending off, I yelled out “You don’t need a

nurse – you need a doctor!” The player turned round and came towards me, shouted

at me to shut up and then resumed his throw in. That was pretty embarrassing and I

did feel a bit bad, although on reflection I think he was out of order, as players should

be able to take a bit of lighthearted banter.

The streak may be over, but the league streak is still intact.

That one’s still safe! 20 years and counting!

Any final thoughts on the streak, the teams and the managers over that

period?

I am really proud of the team we have at present. They are my favourite Wycombe

team by a long way. I think it’s a tight call between this group and the team of

1994/95 as to which team is the best. I may have felt more confident watching the

94/95 side, but in fairness this current squad have now achieved more at a higher

level.

As for best manager, it’s also a close one between O’Neill and Ainsworth. Up until

July 13 th 2020, I would probably have gone, marginally, with O’Neill, but on

achievement and battling against the odds, it goes to Gareth. How he’s done what

he has with such a low budget is beyond me and the way he conducts himself is

exemplary. I am thrilled for Gareth to have the title now, but how lucky we have been

to have both.

Finally, I’d just like to say that following Wycombe Wanderers was not a choice for

me. This was my hometown, and this was the local club. It was a given. But how

lucky I have been to follow this club from the amateur days of the Isthmian League to

the dizzy heights of the 5 th biggest league in the world! There can’t be a bigger

fairytale in football, surely. On top of that, we are blessed today with so much superb

coverage, from the club’s media team through to ‘Ringing The Blues’, through to

Chairboys Central. The content of these is already Premier League!

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