The Wanderer - issue 119 - http://www.wwisc.co.uk/

The Wanderer - issue 119 - Online - WYCOMBE WANDERERS INDEPENDENT SUPPORTERS CLUB - http://www.wwisc.co.uk/

The Wanderer - issue 119 - Online - WYCOMBE WANDERERS INDEPENDENT SUPPORTERS CLUB - http://www.wwisc.co.uk/


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Wait! The people in the back didn’t hear me…

Wycombe is in the Championship!

A year later and I’m still basking in the warm glow of our Wembley glory. And why not?

Many fans of lower league clubs go their entire lives without seeing their team win a major

honour, or compete higher than the bottom two divisions, so we should absolutely savour

that incredible moment in our history and be thankful we were there to witness it, even if

we did have to settle for watching it in our living rooms, as opposed to Wembley Stadium.

We were lucky enough to witness Wycombe Wanderers win the League One Playoff Final,

lucky enough to see Joe Jacobson’s penalty hit the back of the net, lucky enough to see Matt

Bloomfield hold the trophy aloft and lucky enough to see Wycombe Wanderers compete in

the Championship for the first time in our history. Who cares if that meant we had to watch

it all on a screen? Many loyal fans of other clubs will never get to see their team reach such

dizzying heights - I’d previously feared I was going to be one of them. Having missed out on

the Martin O’Neill glory days of the early nineties, the only silverwear I’d seen a Wycombe

captain lift was the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup in 2012 and as the years passed, I had begun

to wonder if beating Chesham United on penalties was as good as it was ever going to get

for me. Even now, twelve months on, I still worry that this is all a dream and I’m going to

wake up to find it’s the 14 th of July 2020 and Oxford won 3-0.

I personally haven’t been to a live game since Bolton away on 15 th February 2020 and I can’t

even remember the last time I sat down to write an editorial. It’s been an extraordinary

eighteen months and we still don’t know when we’ll all be able to get back into Adams Park

to cheer on our beloved Chairboys. This also means we don’t as yet know when we’re next

going to be able to bring out a copy of The Wanderer. I never thought I’d say this, but what I

wouldn’t give to be standing out on Hillbottom Road in the rain, with people coming up to

me and asking ‘is that the matchday programme?’ In the meantime, we’ve put together this

special promotion issue (only a year late!) to celebrate our historic achievement and pay

tribute to our Wembley heroes. Please spread the word to your fellow Chairboys that there

is a free online edition. If they’ve never read The Wanderer before, now is their chance to

enjoy a free sample before we hopefully return to normal sometime soon.

Our first ever season in the second tier may have ended in relegation, but we can hold our

heads high for how well we played and how valiantly we battled. I have full confidence we

will find our way back into the Championship and when we do, we can look forward to all

watching it happen together, as it should be. We may not have the best players, the most

fans, the richest owners, or the biggest stadium, but I believe there is no-one in the Football

League who can match us for desire, commitment, team spirit and togetherness. The future

looks incredibly bright for Wycombe Wanderers. This isn’t the end of something, it’s the

beginning; The Chairboys are coming - and the people at the back are going to hear us.

Forever Chairboy.



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