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Blueprint | Official Matchday programme of Wycombe Wanderers | Issue 02 | Wycombe Wanderers v Accrington Stanley | Sky Bet League One Saturday 7th August, 2021 | KO 3pm | Adams Park

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wycombe wanderers’ OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME 2021/ 22 | Issue no.2 | £3

v ACCRINGTON STANLEY

07.08.2021 | Kick OFf 3pm


THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF

CHERRY RED

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Unique in depth interviews.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

Adams Park,

Hillbottom Road,

High Wycombe,

Bucks,

HP12 4HJ

THE TEAM:

Chairman: Rob Couhig

Board of Directors: Missy Couhig,

Pete Couhig, Rob Couhig, Tony

Hector, Trevor Stroud

Honorary Company Secretary:

David Smith

President:

Ivor Beeks MBE JP

Chief Operating and Financial

Officer:

Pete Couhig

Club Secretary:

Kelly Francis

Head of Operations:

Neil Peters

Head of Commercial:

Josh Easterbrook

Head of Finance:

Dawn Evans

Head of Media & Marketing: Matt

Cecil

Manager:

Gareth Ainsworth

Assistant:

Richard Dobson

Goalkeeping Coach:

Lee Harrison

Development Team Head Coach:

Sam Grace

Head of Sports Science:

David Wates

Analyst:

Josh Hart

GPS Analyst:

Ben Sayers

Physiotherapist:

Cian O’Doherty

Assistant Physio:

Aly Vogelzang

Rehab Physio:

Isaac Leckie

Safety Officer:

Stephen Copp

Head of Wycombe Wanderers

Sports & Education Trust: Paul Foley

THE PROGRAMME:

Photography: PRiME Media

Images / Rex Features

It gives us great pleasure to unveil

the first full edition of BluePrint, the

club’s new matchday programme for

the 2021/22 season, in partnership

with long-time partners Ignition

Sports Media.

Much has changed around the

club and BluePrint also marks a

new direction for the matchday

programme, which we know

remains an integral part of many

fans’ matchday enjoyment, as well

as keeping supporters informed

of developments around the

club, serving as a collectors’ item,

generating revenue for the club and

exposure for our many partners.

The new cashless facility in place

around Adams Park will change the

way in which BluePrint is sold, and

you’ll now be able to pick it up from

every retail outlet in the stadium.

But we cannot let the opportunity

pass without thanking the team of

volunteers who spent countless

hours each season, in all weather

conditions, selling programmes

for cash around the ground and

playing such an important part in our

team. This band of volunteers was

organised so wonderfully by John and

Sandie Derben, and we will always

be grateful for their efforts and the

legacy they have left at Adams Park.

: NEW ALBUMS : NEW ALBUMS :

LOGIES : DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGIES :

Programme Team: Matt Cecil,

Alicia Povey, Ryan Pelletrat

Programme Design:

Thomas Ridge

REISSUES : CLASSIC REISSUES :

So, on with BluePrint, which is a more

condensed programme compared to

previous years, but remains packed

with content from many different

arms of the club. It’s important to

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showcase what is going on off the

pitch as well as on it, and to give

various branches of Wycombe

Wanderers the opportunity to deliver

their messages far and wide.

The club’s content team is

more committed than ever to

delivering entertaining, engaging

content across many platforms,

predominantly online, and we hope

you’ll stay tuned to the website and

social media channels throughout

the season to keep as close to the

club as you might like.

There may be some features that

are no longer part of BluePrint, as we

continue to evolve the programme

to make sure it’s as relevant as

possible. You won’t, for example,

read biographies of each opposition

player, but you can benefit from

the new state-of-the-art wifi in the

stadium to browse the profiles of

the away club’s website if you’re

interested to learn more about

particular players.

We’ll be bringing plenty of interviews

with the manager and players to the

website and social media channels,

so there won’t necessarily be columns

and interviews in the programme, but

we will endeavour to make BluePrint

as exclusive as possible, with content

you won’t find elsewhere.

So welcome back to Adams Park;

take it all in, and enjoy, because it’s

felt like an eternity without you and

we are so pleased to have you back.

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THE CHAIRBOYS

A LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT 90 MINUTES

FOOTBALL MAY NOT HAVE QUITE ‘COME HOME’ IN THE SENSE THAT

ENGLAND SUPPORTERS MAY HAVE WISHED OVER THE SUMMER, BUT THIS

PARTICULAR CORNER OF THE COUNTRY IS ALIVE AND KICKING WITH EXCITEMENT

FOR THE RETURN NOT JUST OF THE EFL SEASON BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE

SIGHT AND SOUND OF THOUSANDS OF FANS STEPPING FOOT INSIDE ADAMS PARK

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2021.

On March 13th 2020, football

across the country was suspended

for three weeks as a result of the

deepening pandemic, and even

a break of that magnitude was

considered a major, unwanted and

unsettling separation of fans from

their clubs.

Nobody could have envisaged at

that time that Wycombe would win

promotion to the Championship

at an empty Wembley stadium,

or that the first half of the season

would again be played entirely

behind closed doors.

There was a glint of light at the

end of the tunnel when Wanderers

welcomed a small number of

fans back through the gates in

heavily-restricted circumstances

for games against Stoke and

Coventry, but ultimately Gareth

Ainsworth’s men had to enter the

battle against relegation without

their 12th man at their side – and

narrowly missed out on the great

escape despite a herculanean

effort over the final month.

And so here we are today. With

restrictions lifted, thousands

of Chairboys fans – with a few

hundred from Accrington – will

walk back into a stadium which

has undergone more than a

touch of TLC over the past few

months. One of the country’s

most technologically advanced

stadium sits proudly in the heart

of the Chilterns, ready to bring

the hills alive with the sound of

music, cheers, wild applause and

hopefully celebrations long into the

night after a Wycombe victory.

Standing in the way of that

aspiration is an Accrington

side that has always fared well

in HP12, and have history of

dampening the atmosphere – not

least in 2007 with a 1-0 win on

opening day. Their manager John

Coleman and Gareth Ainsworth

hold a close friendship and deep

mutual respect, having enjoyed

countless battles down the years

and overseen meteoric rises

through the divisions, backed by

progressive, innovative and above

all decent owners in the Couhig

family and Andy Holt.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

The new stadium access, food

ordering systems, world-class wifi,

electrifying audio technology, giant

screen, LED advertising boards,

incredible playing surface and

dazzling new kits will all play their

part in a special first day back for

the Wanderers fans, and of course

there are new faces on show

with Sullay Kaikai, Sam Vokes and

Josh Scowen amongst those to

have put pen to paper on deals at

Adams Park over the summer.

Old favourites remain, with David

Stockdale, ex-Accrington man Joe

Jacobson, Jack Grimmer, Jason

McCarthy, Anthony Stewart, Curtis

Thompson, Alex Samuel and of

course Adebayo Akinfenwa ready

to step out in front of fans once

again, while it’s a first opportunity

for last year’s recruits – Ryan

Tafazolli, Daryl Horgan, Anis

Mehmeti and co – to sample a

proper Adams Park experience.

Last week’s ‘test’ event – on and

off the pitch – against Leicester

City was largely a success, not

least due to the 1-0 result over the

FA Cup winners, but also for the

reintroduction of fans for the first

time. Now we’re doing it for real,

and we couldn’t be more thrilled to

have you back.

Be loud, be proud, and enjoy.

Football is back, and you’re part of

the Park once again.

HEAD TO HEAD

Accrington hold the upper hand

with eight wins from the 23 overall

meetings; six of those victories

have come here at Adams Park, and

Wycombe haven’t won this fixture

since 2008/09. These sides drew

1-1 on the most recent encounter

at Adams Park in September 2019,

but the reverse fixture – scheduled

for the final day of the 2019/20

season at the Wham Stadium

– never took place due to the

suspension of the season.

CONNECTIONS

Joe Jacobson starred for

Accrington in the 2010/11 season

and scored for the Reds in their

victory at Adams Park that year,

on a day where Stanley’s new

recruit Archie Procter was a

mascot for the visitors. Adebayo

Akinfenwa has scored 10 times in

19 matches against Accrington;

he only has a better record against

Cheltenham in the whole of the

EFL (12 goals).

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Charles Breakspear has overseen

14 Wycombe matches in his career,

the first of which came in 2014

with a 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth.

More recently, he was in the middle

for the League Cup clash with

Brentford – showing a straight

red card to Dominic Gape – and

oversaw the 3-1 win over Tranmere

in the last home game before the

pandemic.

AROUND THE DIVISION

MK Dons were rocked by the

departure of boss Russell Martin

and his coaching staff to Swansea

City just a week before the

season, and they begin the season

away to newly-promoted Bolton

Wanderers. There’s a varsity

‘derby’ for another side fresh out

of League 2 – Cambridge United

– who host Oxford United, while

Cheltenham are at Crewe and playoff

winners Morecambe begin their

first ever League 1 season at one of

the title favourites, Ipswich.

The game of the day – aside from

this one here – sees Sunderland

face Wigan in a battle of two

title favourites, particularly with

the Latics’ new investment over

the summer, while Charlton vs

Sheffield Wednesday is a late kickoff

between two sides desperate to

reach the second tier.

There’ll be emotional scenes at

Shrewsbury with boss Steve Cotterill

returning to the dugout after a

prolonged absence due to a serious

case of Covid, while Rotherham

meet Plymouth, Fleetwood take

on Portsmouth, Doncaster host

AFC Wimbledon, and Gillingham

entertain last season’s defeated playoff

finalists Lincoln.

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THE CHAIRBOYS

Try FETCH for

your food order

Fans at Adams Park can order food and drink from

their seat and receive a notification to collect it from

the nearest pick-up point once it’s ready!

It’s really simple - once in your seat, either scan the QR

code on the sticker on the nearest seat, or download

the FETCH app and make sure you select the right

stand that is displayed under the ‘collection’ menu.

Trio join the Blues

Following on from the announcements of new

signings Jack Wakely and Sam Vokes before kickoff

against Leicester last week, the Chairboys have

secured the deals of three more players in time for

the new season.

Goalkeeper Tyla Dickinson arrives from Queens Park

Rangers, while centre-back Max Ram spent time in

non-league last term after leaving Nottingham Forest.

Pacy attacker Tjay de Barr is a Gibraltar international,

playing 24 times for his country and experiencing

Champions League qualifiers with Lincoln Red Imps.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “We’re really pleased

to be growing our squad all the time and bringing in

more and more exciting young talent that we believe

have the potential to enjoy successful careers in the

game.

“Tyla has trained with us throughout pre-season and

shown more than enough to earn a deal, and he’ll

benefit hugely from working alongside Lee Harrison,

David Stockdale and the other young keepers we have

at the club.

“Max will link up with the development squad at first,

but still train alongside the first team, while Tjay has

plenty of experience in senior football with his national

team and his club back in Gibraltar.

“Thanks to the backing of Rob Couhig and the board,

and the fantastic scouting and coaching system that

we now have in place for attracting younger players

to the club, the foundations are in place for us to keep

moving forward on and off the pitch and I’m really

excited for what the future holds.”

You’ll be able to order from a range of food and drink

options, and receive a notification when it’s ready to

collect. You’ll just need to give your order number and

name to verify your collection.

On certain Android phones you may be directed to the

Google Play store to download the full FETCH app.

Adams Park goes

cashless!

Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park home will

be entirely cashless thanks to the brand-new

connectivity throughout the stadium.

Fans will be able to enjoy their matchday experience

inside the ground with simple cashless transactions by

card or via smartphone payment apps, in each of the

following areas:

- Ticket office (you can buy online at any time at

tickets.wwfc.com, or in person at Ticket Office 1)

- The stadium shop

- Chairboys Village fan zone

- All stadium bars (including bar tabs for hospitality

lounges)

- All stadium kiosks (which will now be used primarily

as collection points for orders through the FETCH app,

though it will still be possible to order at the kiosks

themselves)

The new cashless payment scheme is designed to

speed up service times, reduce queues, and limit

contact where possible, as well as providing greater

insights for the club into the fan experience, and

allowing for a more efficient financial operation.

Contactless payments can be made up to £45.

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Try out the new Park and

Ride in West Wycombe

Wycombe Wanderers have teamed up with Motts

Travel to launch a new park and ride shuttle service

from West Wycombe for home matches.

Motts Travel will operate three 30-seater minibuses,

departing Cowleaze Field in West Wycombe every

15 minutes between 1.00pm and 2.45pm for 3pm

kick-offs, and dropping off passengers at the end of

Hillbottom Road.

The shuttle services for the return journey will be

available to board from 4.45pm, and continue as

required until 6.15pm at the latest.

The first shuttles (the inbound 1.00pm service, and

outbound 16.45pm service) will drop off and pick up

outside the Adams Park gates. All subsequent shuttles

will drop off and pick up at the end of Hillbottom Road,

due to traffic along the road to the stadium.

Cowleaze Field is a 20-acre site accommodating up

to 2,000 vehicles, regularly used for car boot sales,

and can be found at HP14 3BA. Cars should arrive at

the Toweridge Lane entrance and follow stewards’

instructions to where to park.

Volunteers thanked

at Adams Park

Wanderers marked EFL Season Launch day on

Tuesday by inviting two groups of volunteers to

Adams Park for a drinks reception with Gareth

Ainsworth, Rob Couhig and Missy Couhig, as a show

of appreciation for their tireless work to prepare the

stadium and training ground for the new season.

A volunteer squad headed up by Alan Hodgson, plus a

team of grounds staff who have helped with watering

the training ground pitches, were brought together

for a chat and a drink with the manager and directors,

and each presented with a coaching top bearing their

name or initials.

Look out for more news of the volunteers’ efforts in

future editions of BluePrint.

Commercial Corner

THE CHAIRBOYs

After a long season away, the commercial

opportunities are back and ever- growing at Adams

Park this year!

This season, we pride ourselves in being one of the

only six football clubs in League One to have pitchside

LED advertising, brightening up the newly laid

pitch and creating the perfect opportunity to display

everything your business has to offer - all season

round.

We, at Wycombe Wanderers, give you the opportunity

to create your own adverts, displaying logos, designs,

and everything in between to best promote your

business. Adverts are displayed throughout the game,

as well as pre- and post-match showing the fans of

Wycombe what you have to offer. The best bits of all

WWFC’s home games are shown on the EFL’s football

highlights programme broadcasted via Quest TV every

Saturday – allowing your adverts to reach far and wide.

Have you seen our brand-new LED big screen? - It’s

back, but this time double the size! Our bigger

and better big screen gives you bigger and better

advertising opportunities, a special touch here at

WWFC. Whether you are looking for the perfect

advertising opportunity or a chance to display a

birthday message to a special fan we’ve got you

covered!

Whilst on the topic of brand-new features coming to

Adams Park this season, our hospitality packages,

opportunities, and features have all been upgraded to

give you the best match-day experience.

Starting with our Woodlands Lounge and Woodlands

Executive Lounge we have re-vamped the rooms,

bringing in new furniture, a new catering team and

a total re brand of the experience. The lounges offer

best seats in the house to watch The Chairboys

entertain us for 90 minutes, as well as opening

two hours before the match and 90 minutes after -

allowing you to take full advantage of the inclusive

buffet and drinks packages. What’s not to love?

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THE CHAIRBOYs

Alan Parry sums up his excitement ahead of the new season.

In more than 40 years of following

the mighty Wanderers, I have

never been so excited about a new

season as I am about this one.

That may sound strange after our

historic 2020-21 campaign in the

Championship, but the season was

tarnished for me by the absence

of fans.

Competing at the highest

level this club has ever reached

should have provided memories

to last a lifetime, but supporters

were denied the chance to

watch history being made

because of lockdown.

I was one of the lucky ones who

got to see games from the media

seats, but it wasn’t the same

without our fans being there to fill

Adams Park with colour and noise.

It was a tribute to the

professionalism of our players that

they produced some outstanding

performances despite the lack

of atmosphere at games, but I

believe we would still be in the

Championship if supporters had

been allowed to attend last season.

Lockdown provided the ultimate

proof of why you – the fans - are

so important and can affect the

outcome of games. I’m convinced

that your support would have

turned draws into wins and defeats

into draws.

Nevertheless, we still came

mightily close to avoiding

relegation thanks to an

outstanding end to the season,

and the belief and confidence

gained from proving that we can

compete at Championship level

should stand us in good stead over

the coming months.

So, I am excited about the new

season for many reasons. Firstly,

because fans will be back inside

Adams Park after such a long

absence, and secondly because

we have the best squad this club

has ever had since entering the

Football League 28 years ago.

I was delighted when we

signed Josh Scowen, one of my

favourite players in his first spell at

Adams Park; thrilled to welcome

the exciting talents of Sullay

Kaikai; ecstatic that we could

attract a striker of the calibre of

Sam Vokes.

On the evidence of their displays

against Leicester City last week,

I also look forward to seeing

more of Adam Przybek, Jack

Wakely and Olly Pendlebury. We

are truly blessed with a wealth

of outstanding players in every

position and the competition for

places is going to be intense.

You will also notice the changes

and improvements to the stadium

itself. Fabulous new floodlights

and a perfect playing surface; state

of the art Wi-Fi, giant screen, and

electronic perimeter advertising;

a much more convenient catering

service; refurbished lounges etc.

Add in the new park and ride

scheme and other improvements

designed to make it easier to get

to and from Adams Park, and the

club’s future both on and off the

field has never looked brighter.

The Couhig era has brought a breath

of fresh air to our club and we should

all be shouting from the rooftops

that if you want fun, entertainment

and excitement, Wycombe

Wanderers is the place to be.

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THE CHAIRBOYS

sam vokes

Wednesday night’s friendly

against Leicester City

saw the unveiling of new

Chairboys number nine

Sam Vokes who joined the

club from Stoke City. Vokes

walked out at Adams Park to

raucous applause from the

fans who had returned to

see the Chairboys beat the

Foxes 1-0.

The Welsh international

was excited to sign for the

Chairboys and as soon as

Gareth Ainsworth picked up

the phone to him, his mind

was made up.

“I’ll be totally honest with

you, he picked the phone up

to me a few weeks ago and

when I got off the phone, I

wanted to sign immediately.

“He instilled what I knew this

group was all about, but our

conversation played a really

big part and it made me want

to come - I’m glad I have.”

As a new signing, Vokes

wasn’t able to form part of

the side that faced Leicester

City, but praised the

Chairboys for their win and

admitted that he can’t wait to

get out there.

“I’m delighted and I can’t wait

to get going now. It’s been

great being here for the last

couple of days in and around

the squad and it was great

to get signed off tonight. It

was great to see the boys win

1-0 and I thought that they

did brilliantly.”

The return of fans was

a highlight of the Leicester

friendly, but the result was

also a statement of intent

for the coming season in

League One.

“It’s nice being in a stadium

full of people and then to be

unveiled as a new signing

was brilliant, but more

importantly, the team put

on a fantastic performance

against a strong Leicester

team - it showed our intent

and what we’re capable of

this year.”

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THE CHAIRBOYs

“ OUR CONVERSATION PLAYED A

REALLY BIG PART AND IT MADE ME

WANT TO COME - I’M GLAD I HAVE. ”

Vokes isn’t a stranger to

the Chairboys side, having

come up through the Welsh

international system with Joe

Jacobson, as well as playing

against Wycombe in the

Championship last season.

“It’s a squad I know quite well.

Obviously I played against the

squad a few times last year. I

know JJ very well - I’ve known

him for years now. I’ve been

in touch with him for the last

couple of weeks, especially

when things started to

happen. It was 12 or 13 years

ago that we played together

for the Wales Under-21s but

it’s nice to meet up again.”

The new number nine is

looking forward to getting off

the mark with his season goal

tally, and noted that Horgan’s

goal against Leicester didn’t

come as a surprise.

“That’s what I expected from

the boys as that’s the way

we play – forward attacking

football which is exciting to

watch.

“The balls that were c

oming into the box are the

ones that you want to get on

Factfile

Age: 31

Caps: 64

Goals: 11

Signed

From:

Goals: 17

Goals: 60

Goals: 17

the end of so I’m hoping to

do that soon!”

After a tough few seasons

at both Stoke and Burnley,

Chairboys fans will be willing

the new signing to return

to previous goal scoring

prowess, and no one more so

than the man himself.

“It has been frustrating over

the last couple of years as I

have been desperate to play

football so on a personal

note, I put pressure on myself

to come in and do well, but,

I’ve got an overall feeling of

excitement to get going now.”

Vokes could make his debut

today against Accrington

Stanley and it’ll be fantastic to

see him pull on a Chairboys

shirt for the first time.

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THE reds

THE OPPOSITION

accrington stanley

Nickname: Stanley/reds - Manager: John Coleman - Stadium: Wham stadium - Founded: 1978

One of the EFL’s greatest success

stories of the 21st century,

Accrington Stanley continue to

more than hold their own in the

third tier despite being dwarfed

in size and resource by many

League 1 rivals, and remain one

of the most admired clubs across

the land for the shrewd business

operation led by chairman Andy

Holt, and on-field recruitment and

achievement by long-serving boss

John Coleman.

Stanley stormed to the League 1

title in 2017/18, and were followed

into League 1 that year by the

Chairboys, and finished a creditable

14th in their first season, following

it up with 17th and 11th placings

which more than demonstrate

their capability at this level.

Key to their recent success has been

the frontline pairing of Dion Charles

and Colby Bishop, whose goals have

filled the void of much-loved striker

Billy Kee who moved into nonleague

after starring for the Reds

during their rise from League 2.

Creative forward Sean McConville

has been a regular thorn in the

side of the Chairboys, and he’s

been joined this summer by the

returning John O’Sullivan, with ex-

Colchester and Cheltenham man

Harry Pell bringing experience,

height and a combative approach

to the midfield.

Club captain Seamus Conneely and

defender Michael Nottingham also

help to form the spine of a side

which is becoming renowned for

sourcing young talent from nonleague

or local academies who go

on to prosper at first-team level,

and boss Coleman will hope for

similar success from new recruits

Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Ben Pleavin,

Dylan Moonan, Matty Carson,

Josh Woods, Joel Mumbongo and

Archie Procter, who is the nephew

of Stanley hero Andrew Procter

and was mascot for Stanley in a

Wycombe-Accrington fixture way

back in 2011.

Their pre-season saw the record an

eye-catching victory over Blackpool

and a 1-1 draw against Preston,

while they also claimed victory

over Warrington before slipping to

defeat in their final friendly against

Bradford last weekend.

Coleman’s men started last season

in spectacular fashion, seeing

off eventual promotion-winning

Peterborough on day one, and will

hope for a strong August as they

take on sides who won’t necessarily

feature high in the bookies’ odds

for promotion, meeting Cambridge

in their first home game and also

coming up against Doncaster,

Crewe, MK Dons and Shrewsbury in

the early weeks.

Talking of opening days, they

spoiled a party at Adams Park

on the first day of the 2007/08

campaign when Paul Lambert’s

much-changed Wycombe side

slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Coleman’s

men, and they’ve left their last

nine visits undefeated, including

a stunning 4-0 win in their

promotion-winning campaign.

In charge: John Coleman

Coleman became Accrington

manager for a second time when

he succeeded James Beattie in

September 2014. He’d previously

enjoyed a long period at the helm

between 1999 and 2012, during

which time he guided the club

up three divisions and into the

Football League for the first time

since their reformation.

After just under year managing

Rochdale, the Liverpudlian had

short spells in charge of Southport

and Irish top flight outfit Sligo

Rovers, before returning to Stanley.

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opposition view

We spoke to Accrington Stanley fan Kirsty

Maynard ahead of today’s fixture about what

can be expected from the Reds.

How has the off season gone

for Accy? Talk us through your

preseason fixtures.

Our preseason has gone well, with

a good 3-1 result over Blackpool

in a behind closed doors game,

and a very good 1-1 home draw

with Preston. We finished with

a 2-0 defeat to a good Bradford

side but won against local teams.

We’ve had news that a new training

facility and work at the Wham

Stadium on the main stand has

seen widespread changes, many

thanks to our great chairman Andy

Holt.

You’ve made some new signings

ahead of the season. What impact

do you think those players will

have in the side?

Our business in the transfer market

has been very good and the

permanent signings have made

us stronger in squad depth. John

O’Sullivan returning to the club

is a big boost on the right-hand

side. We’ve made some good loan

signings, notably James Trafford in

goal on loan from Man City. Harry

Pell is a very good addition to add

to our midfield and Mumbongo on

loan from Burnley is highly rated

from our Lancashire neighbours.

Liam Coyle and Josh Woods are

exciting youth players who will get

their chance to prove their ability

over the season.

Accrington placed a very

respectable 11th place last season

in League One. What will be the

target for this season?

The target for this season will

be to improve on last season’s

finish, and even push for play offs.

We struggled with COVID/other

postponed games last season

and injuries last season so if that

doesn’t happen, we could surprise

a lot of teams in this division! We

won’t worry about relegation,

and we are capable of beating

any side in the division. We enjoy

upsetting the big guns, and teams

won’t enjoy coming to the Wham

Stadium.

Who are the key Accrington

players that Wycombe should

watch out for?

The most notable player would be

Dion Charles. Our top scorer from

last season and capped by Northern

Ireland for the first time in the

summer, he has bags of pace and a

great eye for goal. His strike partner

in Colby Bishop is a dangerous

player on his day! We have a strong

defence, Michael Nottingham

and Ross Sykes are old-fashioned

defenders who are dangerous in

the air. Sean McConville and John

O’Sullivan will provide pace and

width out wide and will cause any

full backs in this league problems.

Matt Butcher is a technically good

midfielder who alongside Joe

Pritchard will help the front two in

causing issues in the box.

What sort of style will manager

John Coleman want to play against

Wycombe on Saturday?

We will look to play a counter

attacking but passive type of game,

we like to play the ball on the floor

and deliver crosses from wide areas,

but we aren’t afraid to mix it up and

go long! Dion Charles and Colby

Bishop are a dangerous partnership

and Joe Pritchard will be dangerous

in providing from midfield! We’ve

taken a risk by signing Tommy Leigh

from Bognor Regis, however this is

a typical Stanley signing. Coleman

likes getting players from non-league

and giving them an opportunity at

Football League level, and we have

had great success of doing this over

the years.

Finally, what’s your score

prediction?

1-1. Vokes for Wycombe and

Charles for Stanley. Coley will

however go for the win; he won’t

sit back and take a draw. He trusts

his team to go for goals, so it

wouldn’t surprise me if we won 2-1,

with a late winner.

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Calling all Chairboys and Chairgirls who have a disability.

Working in close co-operation

with the Football Club, Wycombe

Wanderers Trust has set up the

WWFC Disabled Supporters

Association (DSA). It is there to

make sure that your voice is heard

and that your concerns are listened

to, in order to make your matchday

experience as good as it possibly

can be.

You are welcome to join the DSA

whatever your disability may be.

Whether you have difficulties with

mobility, or with seeing, or with

hearing, the DSA is for you. We

know that there are many people

with so-called “hidden disabilities”

too, and we work for you as well.

We don’t ask questions about your

disability, but if you want to tell us

about your own experiences as a

WWFC supporter with a disability,

we want to hear you.

The DSA has already organised a

“walk and ride” around Adams Park,

putting together an inventory of all

the things that could be improved

in order to better the experiences of

our supporters who have disabilities.

These range from improving

disabled toilets, to clearer signage,

to providing ramps and levelling

uneven surfaces. We know that the

Football Club does not unlimited

funds to make these changes

overnight, but we are starting to see

things happening.

We will be planning a series of

social events through the season

and are taking time to understand

what our members are looking

for. Even if you would prefer

not to come to meetings, we

welcome your emails and texts

with comments and suggestions.

We’ve already set up a WWFC DSA

Facebook Group, and there will

be more opportunities to follow.

Looking outside of Wycombe

Wanderers, we’re making links with

other Football Clubs’ DSAs, and

with Level Playing Field, the charity

for disabled sports fans, who have

been incredibly helpful to us.

The DSA was set up by Wycombe

Wanderers Trust as part of its

Community Plan and will be

influential in the wider All Quarters

project, jointly with WWFC and

WWSET, which aims to ensure

equal opportunity for all WWFC

supporters, existing or potential.

We have had superb co-operation

from the Football Club in our first

few months, in particular from

Steve Copp, WWFC’s dedicated

Safety Officer / Disability Access

Officer, and from Matt Cecil,

WWFC’s energetic Head of Media

and Marketing. They will tell you

that although the DSA benefits

from excellent relations with the

Club, it is not afraid to challenge

where necessary, and to ask the

occasional awkward question.

So, how do you join the DSA? It

couldn’t be simpler. Just send an

email to dsa@wwfc.com. And

that’s all! Membership is free, and

if you have a carer or personal

assistant, they are very welcome

to join too. You will be added to

our mailing list and will receive

regular updates from the DSA. We

maintain complete confidentiality

and whatever you choose to tell

the DSA about yourself and the

issues that you face, remains with

the DSA and goes no further.

So, the WWFC Disabled Supporters

Association looks forward to

hearing from you and to counting

you within our ranks. Please pass

the word on about us, too. If

you are reading this and know of

someone who might be interested

in joining us, please let us know.

Peter Lerner,

Wycombe Wanderers Trust

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Giving Football Back to

Small Business

At eBay, we know small business and

football clubs used to be like chips and

gravy, two peas in a pod – a match

made in community heaven.

Ironmongers, ship workers, spring

makers and cobblers, all formed clubs

which decades later are still prospering.

But nowadays, you’d think it was all

eyewatering transfers, Super Leagues

and mega sponsors, detached from the

humble origins of our historic clubs.

That’s why eBay are proud to support

300,000 small businesses who help

power EFL clubs nationwide. We’ll be

donating our advertising space to a lot

of these businesses – on match day

hoardings, around grounds and beyond –

throughout the coming season, to ensure

they can continue to thrive in our local

communities. So, join us in giving your

support to Small Business Power, because

today, they need us more than ever.

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The phenomenon continues to grow

Summer has been as busy as ever for the Worldwide

Wycombe Wanderers Phenomenon as we’ve

prepared for the return of fans and the opportunity

to welcome international visitors to Adams Park.

We were delighted to welcome Eton Travel as the

club’s first ever International Travel Partner, with the

local travel agency offering package holiday options

to our local fanbase as well as facilitating the visits of

international fans to High Wycombe. To launch the

partnership, Eton Travel have offered a £200 travel

voucher to the winning entrant that signs up via

email at wwfcleisure@eton-travel.co.uk with their full

name and address (chosen at random).

Another initiative with a view to welcoming more

fans from far and wide is the introduction of

international ticketing agents - Champions Travel

and GoSport Travel. Operating in the Irish and

Scandinavian markets respectively, the agencies will

promote Chairboys fixtures to their users and we look

forward to welcoming them to games this season.

Finally, avid Wycombe Wanderers social media

followers may have seen posts about a group of

footballers in Kenya who were big fans of the club.

We reached out to them and sent a selection of

Chairboys kit and footballs for the team to use ahead

of their new season. Wycombe Wanderers FC Kenya

have now played two games in yellow strip from our

promotion winning campaign and we’re excited to

see the team continue their progress.

The club’s Worldwide Programme continues to

grow at an impressive rate, having reached 1,600

international members from 65 different countries

in our first year as well as 20 international fan

groups that have emerged on social media. Whilst

the flags that previously adorned The Whites

Beaconsfield Terrace have moved to accommodate

the returning fans, we hope it isn’t long until we see

representatives from each country here in person.

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Photos by

Sheena

Booker

After a heavily disrupted 2020/21 season, Wycombe Wanderers

Women’s teams will kick off their new campaigns at the end of August.

Summer has seen the women’s section of the club expand for the

second season running, with the first team and under-18s side now

joined by a newly created reserves side which will provide a stepping

stone to help younger players break into the first team.

First team

The first team’s 2020/21 season

saw the side sitting in third place

before the season was curtailed in

early March. Two wins out of three

in the Southern Region Premier

League, with an emphatic 9-1 win

against Newbury before Christmas

showing just what the side were

capable of. A run in the Women’s FA

Cup also saw the first team reach

the 2nd Round Qualifying, where

a depleted squad fell to a strong

Fulham side 1-0, despite creating

the better chances in the game.

Dave Ward continues to manage

the side along with goalkeeping

coach Natalie Morris and new

first team coach Ashley Murphy

has joined the set-up following

the departure of Jack Wells.

The 2021/22 season will be

about re-building following an

unprecedented stop-start season,

but the Chairgirls first team

have still got their sights set on

promotion to the FA Women’s

National League. It will be a tough

ask, with sides like Moneyfields

and Abingdon United, who sat

at the top of the table alongside

Wycombe last season, also vying

for the single promotion spot.

There’ll also be a few unknown

challenges in the Prem as

Abingdon Town and Eastleigh

come into the division following

successful applications.

The first team has seen sweeping

changes to the playing personnel

over lockdown and the pre-season

period. Top scorers Lindsay Pinker

and Stephanie Mobbs departed the

club, while injuries have meant that

the recruitment push has been

even more vital. Sadly, striker Caz

Bisson has been forced to retire

from playing due to an ongoing

back injury and long serving

midfielder Christina O’Connor

has also been forced to hang up

her boots following another ACL

injury. Skipper Charlotte Bagshaw

is awaiting an ACL reconstruction

operation whilst Jordanne

Hoesli-Atkins is recovering from

a complicated ankle break back

in December. The core of last

season’s squad has remained,

but Ward has had to act quickly

to bring in some new additions

to compliment the group. New

additions so far are Kara Howes

and Emma Kern, two youngsters

who have made a positive impact

during pre-season and both Sarah

Harrison and Chante Innis have

returned to the club. Wycombe

stalwarts such as Katie Hudson,

Alicia Povey, Emma Newbury,

Samantha Jackson and Emma

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Dean all continue their tenure at

the club. Last season’s additions

Charlotte Parrett and Rae Roberts

have stayed on, along with both

Amy Leach and the experienced

Bobby Lynch who are here for their

third season as Chairgirls.

Reserve team

The newly formed reserve team

consists of mostly last season’s

under-18s side who are now taking

their first steps into senior football.

Last season’s under-18 manager,

Lisa Starling steps up to manage

the reserve team supported by

coaches Stuart Foster and Ed

Tarlton. This squad finished fifth

in the Thames Valley Counties

Women’s Football League under-

18s division last season, winning 7

out of 14, losing only once when

the season resumed in April, seeing

the young squad begin to gel.

Although unconfirmed, it’s most

likely the reserves team will

begin their senior careers in the

Thames Valley Counties Women’s

Football League Division Three

East. Despite its location at the

lower end of the football pyramid,

the league will be no walkover -

with reserve sides from Southern

Region teams Ascot United and

Abbey Rangers, as well as highflying

Thames Valley side Woking

competing for the title.

The reserve team provides a

perfect stepping stone between

youth and first team football, and

last season saw young players

Kiyana Fryer and Maddie Woods

both make first team appearances

whilst Amy Whale cemented her

place as first team goalkeeper as

well as playing for the under 18’s.

Under-18 team

The under-18 side, who have

moved across as a squad from

local side Marlow, will enter the

same league as last year - Thames

Valley Counties Football League,

Under-18s division - and will look

to better last season’s fifth place

finish. The team is managed by

Christian Price supported by Rob

Sage and Andy Robinson.

Similar to the way that the reserves

team will feed into the first team,

there will be opportunities for

talented under-18s to progress into

the reserve team and beyond.

Recent results

FIRST TEAM

Wycombe Wanderers 8-1 Alton

(pre-season friendly)

Goals: Lynch, Kern, Howes, Povey

(2), Fryer (2), OG

RESERVE TEAM

Wycombe Wanderers 5-1 Taplow

United (pre-season friendly)

Goals: Norfolk (2),

Grimm (2), Sanders

Upcoming fixtures

FIRST TEAM

MK Dons Reserves vs

Wycombe Wanderers

Fairfield Sports Hub, MK11 4BA,

12:00 KO

RESERVE TEAM

Wargrave Women vs

Wycombe Wanderers

Bishopswood Sports Ground, RG4

9BT, 14:00 KO

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Updates from the Sports &

Education Trust

First and foremost, a massive

WELCOME BACK to this

magnificent Adams Park Stadium

to all awesome Chairboys fans

who have missed this place over

the last 18 months or so! Fans

are the heart and soul of football,

and it really hasn’t been the same

without you!

It was hugely unfortunate for

everyone that fans had to miss

out on the majority of Wycombe

Wanderers’ first season in the

Championship. I say ‘first season’

because you only have to look

around this place to see that

improvements have been made

both on and off the field. From

marquee player signings to

stadium infrastructure, the team at

WWSET would like to congratulate

the club on the giant strides that

have been taken. Giant strides

befitting a club that deserves to

back in the second tier of English

football. There is definitely a buzz

in the air, and now that you’re

back, this is something you can’t

escape as you await kickoff against

Accrington today.

For those of you who don’t

know us, please allow us to

reintroduce ourselves. We are

Wycombe Wanderers Sports &

Education Trust (WWSET), and

we are absolutely honoured to be

the official charity of Wycombe

Wanderers Football Club. Our

aim is to extend the Wycombe

Wanderers brand throughout the

local community, and to motivate,

educate and inspire through the

power of sport.

Simply put, our focus is to be in

the heart of the community and

run activities that improve the lives

of those who engage with any of

our four key departments: Health

and Wellbeing, Education and

Employability, Social inclusion and

Cohesion, and Sports Participation.

Like so many businesses in the

UK, we are not ashamed to admit

that the Covid-19 pandemic was

really tough for us, and we had

to face many challenges in the

delivery of these activities and

projects. As most of our projects

are face-to-face with people, they

were put on hold indefinitely, most

of our fundraising activities were

cancelled and most of our staff had

to endure a period of furlough.

We are, however, one of the

very fortunate businesses who

were able to weather the storm,

although we certainly did have

to undergo something of an

evolution. In late April this year,

amid the restrictions, we were able

to tentatively restart some of our

projects when we were able to take

certain projects online and take the

necessary steps to make sessions

socially distanced and safe.

And by the end of May, we were

able to have the majority of our

courses back up and running in

some capacity. We have had to

persevere, but we got there in

the end, overseen by our Head of

WWSET, Paul Foley, who somehow

managed to keep his head whilst

all around him were losing theirs!

To give some idea of this evolution,

you need look no further than our

Health department, led by Claire

Hawes and ably assisted by Gee

Grou, who managed to move a

full program of Yoga, Indian Clubs

and Mental Health support online

via Zoom, whilst still making the

sessions engaging and beneficial.

Our Sports Participation team led

by Kirk Williams, Lewis Bloom and

Andy Homent also had stringent

government rules to follow with

regards to player safety at their

football sessions whilst also having

to procure the appropriate PPE

and sanitising equipment which

all took meticulous planning.

Our Education team, led by Mark

Heath, had similar challenges in

the schools we work with.

But we came out strong, and

continuing to roll out all summer

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long is our ‘Premier League Kicks’

programme which is a flagship

Premier League campaign set up

to inspire young people to achieve

their potential and improve their

wellbeing, which is run by our

own resident superwoman, Clare

Bassett. This is in addition to our

‘Play Into Space’ youth club, a new

girls summer sports camp and our

array of football summer camps,

the details of which can all be

found on the WWSET website.

Additionally, we have worked

hard to be as inclusive as we

possibly can be. We launched the

‘EqualiTeam’ in February, which

is an internal working group that

meets fortnightly. The aim is to

hold ourselves accountable and

to make sure that we are being

inclusive of all people in our

activities and that our internal

and external communications are

representative of the community

we serve. We have also overseen

the launch of the ‘All Quarters’

project which engages with

people from four traditionally

underrepresented groups in order

to help the WWFC family improve

the match day experience at

Adams Park for existing and new

supporters.

Our Fundraising efforts are finally

back in full motion too, and we

are planning a sponsored National

3 Peaks Challenge, a sponsored

Skydive, and a 150-mile sponsored

Bike Ride to Burton Albion’s Pirelli

Stadium which are all in the works

for 2022.

Our ‘Friends of WWSET’

programme that saw its inaugural

season last year, is back and better

than ever! In return for a donation

to our cause, our friends enjoy

matchday tickets, including a VIP

experience in an executive lounge,

as well as advertising space on the

LED pitch side banners, access

to the Adams Park Business Hub,

regular promotion on our social

media channels and newsletters,

a framed, personalised shirt which

is presented at Adams Park and

much more besides.

The full Friends of WWSET package

can be viewed on our website. Or

if you would like more information,

please contact our Head of

Fundraising & Communications,

Mark Fawkes, on mark.fawkes@

wwfc.com.

The first to sign up as a Friend

of WWSET for the upcoming

season are the Buckinghamshire

Council Adoption and Fostering

teams, who recruit, assess,

train and support prospective

adopters and foster families in the

Buckinghamshire community.

Most children who require

adoption have left their families

of origin in difficult circumstances

and the courts will have been

involved, making the decision that

they cannot safely return to the

care of their own families. Before

the court makes this decision

dedicated foster families care for

these children and sometimes

beyond until early adulthood.

Their experiences will have almost

certainly impacted on their

emotional, social and behavioural

development and may well have

long term implications for their

future development. This makes

the work of the Buckinghamshire

Council Adoption and Fostering

teams absolutely crucial, and at

WWSET, we are pleased that we

are able to use the power of the

Wycombe Wanderers brand to help

them reach as many pairs of eyes

as possible and help them recruit

prospective new families to adopt

and foster; and help local children

reach their potential. To find out

more, visit buckinghamshire.gov.

uk/ care-children-and-families/

adoption or /fostering

So as you can see, there is a lot

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THE CHAIRBOYS

DATE K/O COMP H/A OPPOSITION ATT. REF RES STARTING XI

AUGUST 2021

SAT 7 15:00 SBL1 H Accrington Stanley

TUE 10 19:45 CCup A Exeter City

SAT 14 15:00 SBL1 A Cheltenham Town

TUE 17 19:45 SBL1 A Wigan Athletic

SAT 21 15:00 SBL1 H Lincoln City

SAT 28 15:00 SBL1 A Sunderland

TUE 31 19:00 EFLT H Aston Villa u21

SEPTEMBER 2021

SAT 4 15:00 SBL1 H Ipswich Town

SAT 11 15:00 SBL1 A Oxford United

SAT 18 15:00 SBL1 H Charlton Athletic

SAT 25 15:00 SBL1 A Milton Keynes Dons

TUE 28 19:45 SBL1 A Shrewsbury Town

OCTOBER 2021

SAT 2 15:00 SBL1 H Morecambe

TUE 5 19:00 EFLT A Milton Keynes Dons

SAT 9 15:00 SBL1 H Gillingham

SAT 16 15:00 SBL1 A Doncaster Rovers

TUE 19 19:45 SBL1 A Rotherham United

SAT 23 15:00 SBL1 H Crewe Alexandra

SAT 30 15:00 SBL1 A Fleetwood Town

NOVEMBER 2021

TUE 9 19:00 EFLT H Burton Albion

SAT 13 15:00 SBL1 H Portsmouth

SAT 20 15:00 SBL1 H Bolton Wanderers

TUE 23 19:45 SBL1 A Plymouth Argyle

SAT 27 15:00 SBL1 A Sheffield Wednesday

DECEMBER 2022

TUE 7 19:45 SBL1 H Burton Albion

SAT 11 15:00 SBL1 H AFC Wimbledon

SAT 18 15:00 SBL1 A Bolton Wanderers

SUN 26 15:00 SBL1 H Cambridge United

WED 29 19:45 SBL1 A Ipswich Town

JANUARY 2022

SAT 1 15:00 SBL1 A Charlton Athletic

SAT 8 15:00 SBL1 H Sunderland

SAT 15 15:00 SBL1 H Oxford United

SAT 22 15:00 SBL1 A Morecamber

SAT 29 15:00 SBL1 H Milton Keynes Dons

FEBRUARY 2022

SAT 5 15:00 SBL1 A Cambridge United

TUE 8 19:45 SBL1 H Shrewsbury Town

SAT 12 15:00 SBL1 A Lincoln City

SAT 19 15:00 SBL1 H Cheltenham Town

TUE 22 19:45 SBL1 H Wigan Athletic

SAT 26 15:00 SBL1 A Accrington Stanley

MARCH 2022

SAT 5 15:00 SBL1 A Crewe Alexandra

SAT 12 15:00 SBL1 H Rotherham United

SAT 19 15:00 SBL1 A Portsmouth

SAT 26 15:00 SBL1 H Fleetwood Town

APRIL 2022

SAT 2 15:00 SBL1 H Doncaster Rovers

SAT 9 15:00 SBL1 A Gillingham

FRI 15 15:00 SBL1 H Plymouth Argyle

MON 18 15:00 SBL1 A AFC Wimbledon

SAT 23 15:00 SBL1 H Sheffield Wednesday

SAT 30 15:00 SBL1 A Burton Albion

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THE CHAIRBOYs

KEY: HOME GAMES ARE IN BOLD | GOALSCORER 1 | BOOKED · | SENT-OFF · | STARTING XI | FIRST SUB | SECOND SUB | THIRD SUB | OWN GOAL ‡

SUBSTITUTES

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NEWS FROM WYCOMBE WANDERERS TRUST

One of the many benefits of being

a Wycombe Wanderers Trust

member is access to exclusive

events – like the thoroughly

entertaining Q&A with Manager,

Gareth Ainsworth, the night after

the 1-0 win at home in the preseason

friendly against Leicester.

You can watch the full interview

by joining the Trust today. In the

meantime, here’s a taste of what

happened.

Nigel Kingston (Chair): So, it was a

great start last night, really, wasn’t

it? I mean, we won, so you must

have some interesting thoughts

about the coming season.

Gareth: Yeah, I mean it’s preseason

still, so, over the years, we

know that we can’t take anything

for granted off pre-season results

but it was a good showing from the

boys, the organisation and some

of the young boys coming in, the

new signings that we’ve got. I think

they’re they’ve added to the squad

again. I think we’ve improved this

squad again this season from last

season. And thank Rob (Couhig);

he’s helping that and Andrew

Howard is back involved, and

Pete Couhig and Missy, obviously,

behind the scenes working. So,

it’s a better club than we were last

year, even though obviously we’re

down a level, but we’re definitely a

better outfit.

The training ground and stadium I

think is evidence, for everyone to

see and hopefully on the pitch as

well, we can do the business. So,

yeah, it excited me last night what

we showed on the pitch – really

well organised and some exciting

prospects for the future.

NK: How much does it mean to

you having fans back for the first

time in over a year?

GA: The first question they (the

reporters) asked me was “What

a great result” and I said, “Forget

the result, look at the fans being

back, hearing the sound of the

cheers and that’s probably about

16 months of iFollow coming out

in frustration over 90 minutes.”

It was brilliant to see them all

back – familiar faces, new faces...

we’ve got this group now that I

haven’t seen before coming up

with shirts on, teenagers, which

you’re thinking ‘is this is now the

start of of a new generation of

Wycombe fans coming through?’. I

think there’s a great feeling around

the town, not just the Club but the

town as well. I used to walk round

the town when I first signed here

and nobody knew who I was, and

now I can’t NOT get stopped ten

times in Wycombe if I walk round.

I’m not saying it’s not great, I love

that, don’t get me wrong, but it’s

great for the football club that

people are actually taking notice

now and we’re finally on the map

and I’m just not allowed to call this

club a little club any more. We are

this big club in League One and we

want to be a contender.

Join Wycombe Wanderers Trust

and show your support for the

Blues. Wycombe Wanderers Trust

is the ‘Voice of the Fans’ ensuring

we all have a say on the future

of the Blues by protecting the

‘supporter quarter’ and keeping

Adams Park 100% fan-owned.

Enjoy discounts, priority tickets

PLUS many more benefits.

Meanwhile, £2,220.80 is how much

these Wycombe fans have won on

the Trust’s new Quarters Ball Club.

Steve Dell (£500), Elaine Marshall

£531.20), Colin Gray (£581.60) and

Trevor Cox (£608) have all WON

BIG in the monthly Quarters Ball

Club draw, which raises money

for the Trust. Be like them and

you could WIN BIG too. A possible

£1,300+ is up for grabs in this

month’s draw – an estimated £600

PLUS a £700 bonus if the magic

quarters ball is drawn first. To join

the QBC, scan the QR code.

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Wycombe Wanderers

Manager: Gareth Ainsworth

Jack Grimmer 2

Joe Jacobson 3

Dominic Gape 4

Anthony Stewart 5

Ryan Tafazolli 6

David Wheeler 7

Curtis Thompson 8

Sam Vokes 9

Matt Bloomfield 10

Scott Kashket 11

Garath McCleary 12

David Stockdale GK 13

Sullay Kaikai 16

Daryl Horgan 17

Anis Mehmeti 19

Adebayo Akinfenwa 20

Jack Wakely 21

Nick Freeman 22

Jordan Obita 23

Alex Samuel 25

Jason McCarthy 26

Josh Scowen 28

Tjay de Barr 29

Tyla Dickinson GK 30

Adam Przybek GK 31

Curtis Anderson GK 32

Oliver Pendlebury 33

Andre Burley 34

Max Ram 35

Malachi Linton 36

James Clark 37

Chris Forino 38

Next Up @ Adams Park

accrington stanley

Manager: John Coleman

1 James Trafford GK

2 Harvey Rodgers

4 Cameron Burgess

5 Ross Sykes

6 Matt Butcher

7 John O’Sullivan

8 Harry Pell

9 Colby Bishop

10 Joe Pritchard

11 Sean McConville

12 Michael Nottingham

14 Joel Mumbongo

15 Archie Procter

16 Liam Coyle

17 Dylan Moonan

18 Tommy Leigh

19 Joe Hardy

20 Tom Scully

21 Harry Perritt

22 Dan Martin

23 Matty Carson

24 Stephen Sama

25 Rhys Fenlon

26 Lewis Mansell

27 Ben Pleavin

28 Seamus Conneely

30 Liam Isherwood GK

31 Luke Stowe

32 Dion Charles

33 Oliver Patrick

34 Kevin Spinelli

37 David Morgan

39 Josh Woods

40 Toby Savin GK

Saturday 21st August 2021

Kick Off 3pm

Today’s MATCH OFFICIALs

Referee: Charles Breakspear

AR1: James Vallance

AR2: Nicholas Cooper

Fourth Official: Samuel Ogles

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