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wycombe wanderers’ OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME 2021/ 22 | Issue no.11 | £3

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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

Life Members: Gerald Cox, Lesley

Cox, Alan Hutchinson, Brian Lee,

Graham Peart, Derek Vere

Honorary Company Secretary:

David Smith

President:

Ivor Beeks MBE JP

Chief Operating and Financial

Officer:

Pete Couhig

Club Secretary: Tom Holder

Hospitality & Events Manager:

Kelly Rossiter

Head of Operations:

Neil Peters

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

Programme Team: Matt Cecil,

Alicia Povey, Ryan Pelletrat

Programme Design:

Thomas Ridge

Matchday 17 of the Sky Bet League

1 season brings together Wycombe

and Portsmouth for today’s fixture,

with the Chairboys eager to

recapture the form that saw them

win all six of their opening home

fixtures this term before Ipswich

prevented a magnificent seven 11

days ago.

Thank you for joining us back at

HP12 this afternoon, and a warm

welcome to those travelling here

from Portsmouth this afternoon.

All six previous battles here have

been hotly-contested, and settled

by either a single goal, or resulting

in a draw.

When Pompey won the FA Cup as a

Premier League side in 2008, it was

unthinkable that they’d be travelling

to Wycombe for a League 2 fixture

less than six years later, and their

ascent back up the leagues has been

slower than they’d have wished,

currently playing third-tier football

for the sixth consecutive season.

However, they’ve been in the

promotion shake-up almost

permanently in that time, and would

have been the Chairboys’ opponents

at Wembley in the 2020 play-off final

had fortune fallen in their favour in

the semi-final against Oxford.

NEW ALBUMS : NEW ALBUMS :

GIES : DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGIES :

EISSUES : CLASSIC REISSUES :

Wanderers’ own promotion

aspirations have been tempered

slightly by dropped points at

Fleetwood, and the defeat to

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Ipswich, but 31 points from 16 games

is a commendable effort as we edge

towards the halfway mark of the

season, and they could gain ground

on the leaders with a win today while

12 clubs are out of action.

Today’s game could’ve been

postponed due to the absences

of Daryl Horgan, Sullay Kaikai and

Tjay De Barr on international duty,

but Gareth Ainsworth and his staff

opted to play the game – against a

Portsmouth side missing two key

players for the same reason – and

hopes that decision will be fully

justified by 5pm.

Next Saturday’s edition of BluePrint

will actually be our last; as a club we

are committed to moving further

into the digital world and have

some exciting plans to deliver our

best-ever digital experience to our

supporters, while continuing our

journey towards having a paperless

stadium, playing our part in the

global sustainability efforts.

That’s not to say that we won’t

at times produce special editions

for prestigious occasions, but the

match-by-match programmes will

be placed into retirement.

Thank you for buying and

reading Issue No.11 this afternoon,

and let’s hope the Chairboys can

return to winning ways at the

start of a triple-header of action at

Adams Park this week.

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THE CHAIRBOYS

A LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT 90 MINUTES

A SEE-SAW SCHEDULE OF LEAGUE AND CUP FIXTURES BRINGS ABOUT A LEAGUE 1

ENCOUNTER THAT LOOKED UNLIKELY TO GO AHEAD DUE TO INTERNATIONAL CALL-

UPS, BUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT POINTS ON THE BOARD WHILE OTHER CLUBS

REST UP AT HOME IS ONE THAT BOTH MANAGERS WILL BE EAGER TO GRAB.

Wycombe fell short last time

out at Adams Park, losing their

perfect home record in an

unwanted emphatic fashion as

Ipswich Town left South Bucks

with all three points – the first

away club to do so since Luton

in April.

The 11-day break between

league games caused a couple

of headaches, too, with a

much-changed side – enforced

by illness and injury – held to a

draw at Hartlepool on Saturday,

requiring a replay at Adams Park

on Tuesday night.

The final game of the Papa John’s

group stage saw Wanderers

take on Burton, with both sides

already out of the competition,

and the Brewers’ decision to field

several first-team regulars in a

bid to secure a morale-boosting

victory paid off, as they scored

five times without reply after

the break to condemn a young

Chairboys side to defeat.

So the last fortnight has brought

about a fluctuation in form

compared to this time a month

ago, when the Blues were

formidable at home and steady

on the road, collecting three

successive clean sheets.

But today’s visitors are equally

unpredictable, demonstrating

promotion-winning credentials

with triumphs over Sunderland

and Bolton in recent times, but

also suffering heavy defeats to

Rotherham and Ipswich.

Cups have been a welcome

distraction for Danny Cowley who

lost on his last visit to Adams

Park with Lincoln in his final game

before departing for Huddersfield

in September 2019. They

overcame Harrow in the FA Cup

last weekend, and Crystal Palace

U21s in midweek, to restore that

winning habit and stretch their

unbeaten run in all competitions

to five.

Having taken 10 points from the

first four games of the season,

they’ll feel underwhelmed at

their 14th-place standing after 16

games, but the seven-point gap

to the play-offs can be quickly

bridged, while Wycombe know a

win today would put them level

on points with current leaders

Wigan.

HEAD TO HEAD

Wanderers won 1-0 in the last

encounter with Pompey at Adams

Park, when Adebayo Akinfenwa’s

late penalty separated the sides

on a boiling hot day in September

2019. Pompey won the reverse

fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day.

Portsmouth are just ahead in the

head-to-head rankings, claiming

five wins to Wanderers’ four,

with four draws. It’s all square at

Adams Park, though, with two

wins apiece, and two draws.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

CONNECTIONS

David Wheeler is a former

Pompey man, playing 18 times on

loan in the 2018/19 season. Other

players to have represented both

clubs are Ryan Allsop, Marcus

Bean, Paris Cowan-Hall, Steve

Claridge, Guy Whittingham,

Marlon Pack, John Akinde, Andy

Turner, Paul Hardyman, Bryn

Morris, Andy Thomson, Gary Silk

and Mike Williamson, while Tony

Adams, Gary Waddock and John

Gregory have managed both

clubs.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Tom Nield has taken charge of

four Wycombe games previously,

the most recent being the 3-1

win over Bristol Rovers at Adams

Park in February 2020. He also

oversaw the 2-0 victory against

Bolton that season, a 3-2 defeat

at home to Southend, and 2-1

triumph against Yeovil.

So far this term he’s dished out 63

yellow cards and just one red in

his 14 games this season.

AROUND THE DIVISION

With six games called off due to

the international weekend, there

are 12 teams in action today.

Second-placed Plymouth

face a tricky trip to take on an

inconsistent Accrington, while

Burton – conquerors of Wycombe

in midweek – meet a Charlton

side who’ve found their feet

under caretaker boss Johnnie

Jackson.

Ipswich and Oxford go head to

head at Portman Road, while MK

Dons could move into the top six

if they overcome Cambridge.

Sheffield Wednesday have

threaded together a strong

unbeaten run and are just

behind MK in eighth, and will be

favourites to see off Gillingham at

Hillsborough.

TODAY’S FIXTURES

All 3pm

ACCRINGTON VS PLYMOUTH

BURTON VS CHARLTON

IPSWICH VS OXFORD

MK DONS VS CAMBRIDGE

SHEFF WED VS GILLINGHAM

WYCOMBE VS PORTSMOUTH

P W D L F A GD Pts

1 Wigan Athletic 16 11 1 4 30 13 +17 34

2 Plymouth 16 9 6 1 28 14 +14 33

3 Rotherham 16 9 4 3 29 12 +17 31

4 Wycombe 16 9 4 3 26 20 +6 31

5 Sunderland 15 9 1 5 25 21 +4 28

6 Oxford Utd 15 8 3 4 26 17 +9 27

7 Milton Keynes 15 7 4 4 27 21 +6 25

8 Sheffield Wed 16 6 7 3 20 15 +5 25

9 Ipswich Town 16 6 5 5 34 25 +9 23

10 Cambridge Utd 16 5 7 4 22 24 -2 22

11 Burton Albion 16 6 4 6 16 21 -5 22

12 Accrington 15 6 3 6 19 25 -6 21

13 Lincoln City 16 5 5 6 20 20 0 20

14 Portsmouth 16 5 5 6 19 21 -2 20

15 Cheltenham 16 5 5 6 20 27 -7 20

16 Bolton 16 5 4 7 22 26 -4 19

17 AFC Wimbledon 15 4 5 6 20 24 -4 17

18 Charlton 16 4 4 8 21 24 -3 16

19 Gillingham 16 3 7 6 15 21 -6 16

20 Morecambe 16 4 3 9 25 30 -5 15

21 Shrewsbury 16 4 3 9 15 22 -7 15

22 Fleetwood 15 3 5 7 26 27 -1 14

23 Doncaster 16 3 3 10 11 29 -18 12

24 Crewe Alexandra 16 1 6 9 12 29 -17 9

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THE CHAIRBOYS

HARTLEPOOL TICKETS

ON SALE

Wanderers will meet Hartlepool United in the Emirates

FA Cup first round replay at Adams Park on Tuesday

16th November (k.o. 7.45pm).

Prices for this game mirror the original tie:

Adults: £15

Seniors (65+): £10

Student: £10

Armed Forces: £10

Under 16: £5

Under 5: £1

There is a £1 price increase for tickets bought on the

day, in line with the same pricing structure for the

game at Hartlepool.

Buy online at tickets.wwfc.com.

Box holders and others with hospitality packages will

be contacted directly to arrange their tickets.

TAF IS CHAIRBOYS’

PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Ryan Tafazolli was presented with the Player of the

Month award for October ahead of kick-off at Adams

Park for the game against Ipswich.

The defender starred during the month, scoring in

the 4-3 win over Morecambe and netting a matchwinning

brace against Crewe, as well as playing his

part in clean sheets against Gillingham, Doncaster

and Rotherham.

Tafazolli received his awards - JBL Audio goodies and

a bottle of bubbly - from guests of Ignite UK, our

Player of the Month sponsors.

BOSS MAKES MANAGER OF

THE MONTH SHORTLIST

Gareth Ainsworth was shortlisted for the Sky Bet

League 1 Manager of the Month award for October.

The Chairboys chief guided his side to 14 points from

a possible 18 in an unbeaten month, which included

three home wins as well as a victory on the road at

Doncaster, and draws at Rotherham and Fleetwood.

He was up against Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe,

Oxford manager Karl Robinson, and Paul Warne of

Rotherham, with Lowe winning the panel’s vote.

REST IN PEACE, REG

The thoughts of everyone at Wycombe Wanderers are

with the friends and family of Reg Turner, who passed

away after attending the fixture against Ipswich Town

at Adams Park last week.

Reg, 89, was a season ticket holder for many years,

and had been a Chairboys supporter going back to

the days when the Wanderers played at Loakes Park.

He passed away suddenly on Tuesday night after

spending the evening doing what he loved - watching

his team Wycombe Wanderers play.

Rest in peace, Reg.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

SOCIALLY DISTANCED

BLOCK AVAILABLE

Wanderers have allocated Block L of the Frank Adams

Stand as a socially-distanced block, following feedback

from supporters who may feel uncomfortable

attending due to their vulnerable health and/or

shielding requirements.

ANDRE MAKES

MAIDENHEAD MOVE

Seats in Block L are available in singles, doubles,

threes or fours, with each group separated by a

minimum of two metres.

Book seats as usual at tickets.wwfc.com.

Andre Burley has moved out on loan to National

League side Maidenhead United for the remainder of

the 2021/22 season.

The 22-year-old, equally capable in defence and

midfield, arrived at Adams Park last October and

made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup first round

tie at Exeter in August, going on to feature against

Stevenage, MK Dons and Burton in subsequent cup

games.

Burley made his debut in the FA Cup last weekend for

Maidenhead, who sit 18th in the National League.

BUY BOLTON TICKETS ONLINE

Tickets for the Sky Bet League 1 game against Bolton

Wanderers at Adams Park are now on sale!

The third game of the spectacular Wonder of

Wycombe series brings about the battle of the

Wanderers at Adams Park on Saturday 20th

November, kicking off at 3pm, and you can now book

your place by logging onto tickets.wwfc.com.

The entertainment kicks off at noon with live sport

and local food and drink served up in the Chairboys

Village, before the action gets underway on the pitch

at 3pm, with fireworks afterwards!

Head to tickets.wwfc.com to buy your tickets; match

tickets can easily be downloaded to your smartphone

wallet, or printed out at home and brought with you.

PLYMOUTH TICKETS

AVAILABLE

Tickets are now on sale for Wanderers’ League 1 fixture

at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday 23rd November (k.o.

7.45pm).

The game will also be shown live on iFollow with a

£10 match pass.

Wanderers have received an advance allocation of

400 tickets - buy online at tickets.wwfc.com.

Prices increase by £2 on matchday.

Tickets are on advance sale until 12pm on 22nd

November. Post tickets will be available until 12pm

on Thursday 18th; collections will be available

from 10am the day after purchase. We ask that all

supporters collect their tickets before the close of

play on Monday 22nd.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

club career!

Which Chairboy has played for

these three clubs?

spot the difference...

Can you spot three differences between these photos of Daryl Horgan?

Q E F X C S W A J

U F O B I T A J A

OUT OF FOCUS

Who’s this Chairboy?

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K A I K A I E K O

B K N O G U L A B

D T O E N W Y S S

V C R A M D L Z O

M E H M E T I I N

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chairboys

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Wakely

Ram

Kaikai

Mehmeti

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THE CHAIRBOYS

The Wanderers welcome back

former players every week to

Adams Park. John D Taylor keeps

us up-to-date with all Wycombe

Ex-Players Association news.

Pompey memory rings

Bayo bell

It was five years ago when

Wycombe beat Portsmouth to

start to a memorable FA Cup run

only ended in the fourth round

after a thriller at Tottenham. Just

five members of that Wanderers

side which won 2-1 at Fratton Park

are still at Adams Park today – Joe

Jacobson, Dom Gape, Anthony

Stewart and Adebayo Akinfenwa

plus player-coach Matt Bloomfield.

Paris Cowan-Hall gave us the lead

midway through the first half.

Gareth Evans equalised for Pompey

early in the second half, before

Bayo scored with a looping header

with six minutes left to seal victory.

The Blues’ line-up that day was:

Blackman; Harriman, Stewart,

Pierre, Jacobson; Gape, O’Nien,

Bloomfield; Cowan-Hall (Weston),

Hayes (Gary Thompson),

Akinfenwa (Bean).

Dennis Edwards links

both sides

Those with longer memories will

remember another link between

Wycombe and Portsmouth

through big striker Dennis

Edwards who played for both

sides. One of our few England

amateur internationals, he made

an incredible impression during

just two seasons at Loakes

Park, scoring 31 goals in only 28

appearances between 1957-59 as

Sid Cann’s side finished second

then third in the Isthmian League.

He scored 12 times in the opening

seven games of the 1958-59

season, including four in the 8-1

thrashing of Corinthian Casuals.

This led to his England call-up

and he won two caps before

turning professional with Charlton

Athletic. In six seasons with them

he made 171 appearances, scoring

61 times.

Those goals encouraged Pompey

manager George Smith to splash

a record £15,000 in January 1965

and Edwards made his debut in

front of a massive crowd away at

Southampton. Another milestone

was the final match of that season

when a 1-1 draw in club legend

Jimmy Dickinson’s last game saved

the club from relegation.

Although he scored ten times in

35 games the following season,

Dennis admitted injuries took

their toll. Despite scoring in two

memorable FA Cup ties against

Hull City – 33,107 witnessing a 2-2

draw at Fratton Park - he moved on

loan to Brentford before winding

up his career at Aldershot.

After retiring, he set up a frozen

food business and continued to

live near Portsmouth. He was

a keen golfer and a member of

Waterlooville club for over 45 years

before his death in September

2019 aged 82.

WWEPA ‘crocks’ on the

mend

Although former skipper Glyn

Creaser is still recovering at home

following his shocking cardiac

arrest last month, and Len Worley is

following suit after the unpleasant

surprise of his heart attack, it was

good to see other recent ‘crocks’

Peter Suddaby and Keith Samuels

at this week’s latest WWEPA

Committee meeting. Former player

and manager Suddaby has been out

of action since suffering a stroke

nearly two years ago but happily is

a bit more mobile thanks to a newly

adapted car.

Sammy meanwhile is car-less

after writing off his Range Rover

following a losing argument with

a traffic bollard. Obviously, his

mind was on Wycombe’s 4-1 home

defeat to Ipswich as he left Adams

Park. That and misted-up windows

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THE CHAIRBOYs

meant he collided with the raised

kerb at the bottom of Hillbottom

Road.

Although it was a low speed

incident, Keith was badly shaken.

Blood from his mouth led to

the belief he was suffering from

internal bleeding but it turned

out to be a cut tongue. He also

suffered badly bruised ribs and - as

WWEPA colleague Glyn Creaser

can testify - that can be extremely

painful.

Taken by ambulance to hospital,

he had a series of tests including

an ECG but was cleared to be

taken home by son Kevin at 6am.

Shaken but not stirred, he fared

better than his car.

Our 79-year-old WWEPA

committee member thanks

everyone who has called and left

messages and hopes to be back on

the golf course and in his normal

seat at Adams Park shortly.

Sammy, as he’s affectionately

known, was a regular for the Blues

between 1963-70 and is 15th on

the club’s all-time scoring charts

with 115 goals in 247 appearances.

A founder member of the Ex-

Players Association, he’s a regular

– and vocal – attendee at all the

Wanderers games.

PS: A teetotaller, Keith took the

mandatory breath test and passed

with flying colours!!!

Sounds of The Blues

Ex-players continue to line up for

appearances on the Wycombe

Sounds Thursday night show - the

whole hour from 7pm devoted

entirely to the Wanderers past

and present. Tim Langford, one of

Martin O’Neill’s heroes between

1992-95, was this week’s guest.

Teammates Steve Thompson,

Mickey Nuttell and Paul Hyde were

recent interviewees. Others this

season included Sean Devine and

Dave McCracken from the 2000s

with Colin Bunting, Mike Brown

and Les Merrick representing the

60s. We’ve also had a slightly

different view of times at the club

from former groundsman Rod

Lavers and ex-Bucks Free Press

Blues’ reporter Stuart Earp.

Some good listening there. This

show includes regular interviews

with ex-players from the 1950s

right through to today’s stars.

You can catch this on 106.6FM

or via the website https://

wycombesound.org.uk/

You can also reprise any of the

previous WWEPA interviews in full

via https://podlink.to/TWWS.

Sad farewells

Two sad losses for WWEPA over

recent weeks. The thoughts of all

connected with the club are with

former Reserve team manager Tim

Anning and family after the death

of wife Debbie. Aged 66, she had

been battling cancer for the past

two years but died peacefully at

their Chinnor home. The funeral

took place yesterday.

Arrangements still to be confirmed

after the death of Billy Gallacher at

the age of 76. Earlier in the year he

had returned home after spending

six weeks in hospital with Covid

which delayed a heart pacemaker

insertion. But he still turned up

regularly with grandson Oscar to

watch his beloved Blues including

a last visit to Adams Park for the

victory over Gillingham on October 9.

Living next to the old ground

in Suffield Road, he graduated

from being ball-boy at Loakes

Park in the 1950s to playing. He

became close friends with all

the FA Amateur Cup Final side

especially Paul Bates, then actually

donned a Blues’ senior shirt twice

himself in 1963 after an excellent

schoolboy career with East End

Utd and Hazlemere. But many

more than football followers will

recall his fantastic money-raising

feats – nearly £50,000 donated

to Scannappeal – with his Elvis

Presley silver-suited renditions

at clubs and pubs including a

couple of appearances on stage

at WWEPA events. Our thoughts

are with Christine, sons Andrew

and Paul, daughter Jackie and his

seven grandchildren.

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pompey

THE OPPOSITION

portsmouth

Nickname: pompey – Manager: danny cowley – Stadium: fratton park – Founded: 1898

Problems in front of goal and

lack of consistency have so far

resulted in a below-par start to

the season for Portsmouth, who

have struggled to build on last

season’s play-off push, and travel

to Adams Park this weekend with

an indifferent run of form.

A team who have been trying to

knock on the Championship trap

door for the past four seasons,

Pompey have been a play-off

regular since their return to League

One in the 2016/17 campaign after

a lengthy stint in the lower depths

of the Football League.

Danny Cowley’s side in 2021 boast

a fruitful and talented squad that

produced a 4-0 thrashing over

Sunderland at the beginning of

October, but in the same breath,

a high squad turnover might

be considered to have stunted

progression quite significantly,

as seen in 4-1 and 4-0 defeats to

Rotherham and Ipswich respectively.

As a result they sit 14th in League

One with 20 points; the same

amount as division newcomers

Cheltenham Town, which

highlights Pompey’s need to

rally together and start stringing

together results in the run up to a

busy Christmas period.

In seasons gone by, the

Hampshire-based outfit have

had notable targetmen to rely

upon, with the likes of Jamal

Lowe and Brett Pitman key in their

pursuits of trying to return to the

Championship. The goals have

dried up this term, though John

Marquis has a prolific pedigree

and will be eager to build on his

four goals in 18 outings so far, and

loanee signings Gassan Ahadme

and George Hirst are yet to score.

Their defence has also been an issue

of late, having not conceded in any

of their first four league games.

Since then, they’ve only kept two

clean sheets in the league – both

at home – but on the flip side, their

last four games in all competitions

(all at Fratton Park) have seen them

ship just one goal, demonstrating

some improvement from a run of

conceding 10 times in three games.

Despite Pompey’s difficult start,

there should be no glancing over

the quality they possess, and the

Chairboys should be wary they could

kick into gear in HP12, as was the

case when Ipswich travelled and

took away a 4-1 victory last Tuesday.

Manager: Danny Cowley

In March of this year, Cowley was

brought to Fratton Park to replace

the outgoing Kenny Jackett after a

run of one win in seven games.

Cowley had a run in non-league as

a player before his career ended

in 2007 due to injury. Plying his

trade as a midfielder, the 43-yearold

featured for Boreham Wood,

Hornchurch, Brentwood Town

and Concord Rangers, with the

latter the start of his venture into

management.

He spent seven years in charge

of the Essex-based club, followed

by a brief spell at Braintree before

landing himself in charge of Lincoln

City in 2016, who he returned to

the Football League via a title win,

along with a run to the quarterfinals

of the FA Cup, a stage in the

competition no other non-league

side had managed to reach in over

a century.

In 2019 he left the Imps and set

up post at Huddersfield Town,

where another dismissal came a

year later. His brother Nicky has

been his assistant since their days

at Concord, and continue to work

together at Portsmouth.

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pompey

opposition view

Ahead of today’s League One clash, we spoke

to Sam Stone from PO4CAST about what the

Chairboys can expect.

Pompey currently sit 14th in

the League One table, with two

losses, two draws and a win from

their last five games. Can you

talk us through some of those

most recent results?

Five matches ago Pompey

demolished league leaders at

the time Sunderland 4-0 at

Fratton Park. This was Pompey’s

first win since August and felt,

to many, like a turning point in

our stop-start season. Pompey

deserved the three points after

an electric first-half display. This

was somewhat continued into

the next fixture at Rotherham

United. Despite being 1-0 down

at half-time, Danny Cowley’s side

looked more than a match for Paul

Warne’s serial League One ‘escape

artists’. After Marcus Harness had

equalised for Pompey, the three

points appeared there for the

taking. What followed, yet again,

plunged Pompey’s campaign

back into disarray. Three goals

in seven minutes from the hosts

exposed the soft underbelly of

this Portsmouth team that was,

yet again, laid bare in the following

home fixture against Ipswich Town.

Paul Cook’s side running out 4-0

winners in what has been labelled

by some as the worst performance

ever seen at Fratton Park by a

Pompey side. The reaction at

Accrington was positive, but again

frustrating as Pompey had to settle

for a draw, despite dominating

throughout; conceding soft goals,

yet again, stifling Cowley’s side.

Since then, an unconvincing 1-0

win against a free-falling Bolton

and a timid 1-1 draw at home to

Cheltenham Town have hardly

ignited much optimism.

You seem to be struggling with

injuries at the moment - how do

you think that’s been affecting

recent results?

Danny Cowley has been

unfortunate with injuries. Centrehalf

and captain Clarke Robertson

started his Pompey career with

three clean sheets and was rock

solid alongside Sean Raggett.

The fixture against MK Dons

saw Robertson pick up an injury

which won’t see him return until

next month. Consequently, the

next four fixtures saw Pompey

adapt to a makeshift 3-4-3 and

concede eight goals, highlighting

the importance of Robertson

to the side. Other notable

absences include an injured Ellis

Harrison; this has resulted in no

competition for John Marquis

up-front and some sub-par

performances from the onceprolific

frontman.

Considering those injuries, who

will be the key players in the mix

to take on the Chairboys?

Pompey will be without standout

performers Irish international

Gavin Bazunu and accomplished

midfielder Joe Morrell for this

weekend’s clash. The absence

of Morrell will guarantee a start

for Louis Thompson in midfield.

Thompson’s performances have

been a positive after being eased

into action after a career plagued

by injuries. The former Norwich

man has already shown, from his

minimal game time, that he has

the quality, pace, and physicality

to perform at a higher level. In a

season of sub-par performances,

Marcus Harness’ recent scoring

exploits also make him a player to

keep an eye on.

Danny Cowley has also hinted

that youngsters Harry Jewitt-

White, Harvey Hughes and Izzy

Kaba have been in and around

first team training. Do you think

they’d be good additions for

Saturday’s travelling squad?

Injuries to Robertson, Harrison

and rumours of further injuries

picked up over the week, mean

they simply have to be training

with the squad. None of these

youngsters have been near

starting in League fixtures, with

the Papa John’s Trophy the only

stage to show their worth. The

lack of an effective reserve or

under-23 side has hindered

numerous academy graduates

at Pompey and is something

that needs to be resolved. In

the case of Jewitt-White, there

have been rumours of clubs

further up the pyramid looking

at the midfielder. It wouldn’t be a

surprise to see the 17-year-old on

the bench Saturday to make up

the numbers.

Finally, what’s your score

prediction?

It will be a battle. Pompey have

struggled to put together any

sort of attacking fluency in recent

weeks and Wycombe like to fight

to the very end. Pompey will

need to show some grit if they

want to gain anything at Adam’s

Park. I don’t think this will be

one for the footballing purist.

An early Pompey goal wouldn’t

be a surprise, but it’s a question

of whether they can stand firm

amidst the eventual Wycombe

onslaught that will follow. 1-1

would be my prediction and an

excellent result for Pompey.

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The Big Picture

ADEBAYO AKINFENWA CELEBRATES HIS LATE

WINNER IN THE LAST MEETING BETWEEN THESE

SIDES AT ADAMS PARK.


THE CHAIRBOYS

2021/22 season

Your Chairboys

2

Jack Grimmer

3

Joe Jacobson

4

Dominic Gape

5

Anthony Stewart

6

Ryan Tafazolli

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 12 0 75 0

2021/22: total:

Apps:

21

gls:

2

Apps:

323 40

gls:

2021/22: total:

Apps:

7

gls:

0

Apps:

179 gls:

3

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 17 2 267 18

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 14 4 35 6

The Scottish defender arrived

in 2019 after leaving Coventry

and has become a regular

feature in the Chairboys’

backline.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Christine Barry

Away: Arran White

Training: Gina Clarke

Junior Blue: James Govan

Set-piece king Jacobson

signed for the Blues in 2014

and has been virtually everpresent

in defence, scoring

countless vital goals.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Piledesigns

Away: Robertson’s Estate Agents

Training: Ceri Saunders

Junior Blue: Stanley Lavender

Gape joined from

Southampton in January 2017

after a successful loan, and

scored the goal that sealed

promotion from League 2

in 2018.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Alan & Mike Sunderland

Away: Christine Barry

Training: Gina Clarke

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

Youth team product Stewart

made his debut for the club

in January 2012 and returned

from a year at Crewe in 2015.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Risboro’ Fish

Away: Karen Adams

Training: Karen & Cliff Mooney

Junior Blue: Cian Moore

Powerful Iranian defender

Tafazolli joined the Blues

from Hull in 2020 and starred

in the second half of the

Championship season.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Jorja & Toby

Away: Keith & Shirley Blagbrough

Training: Liam O’Rourke

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

7

David Wheeler

8

Curtis Thompson

9

Sam Vokes

10

Matt Bloomfield

12

Garath McCleary

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 13 1 93 8

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 18 1 131 2

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 18 4 18 4

2021/22: total:

Apps:

1

gls:

0

Apps:

547 43

gls:

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 14 5 47 9

Former Exeter and QPR man

Wheeler arrived at Adams

Park in July 2019 and has

proved his versatility in many

attacking positions.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: WWISC

Away: Michael van de Vyver

Training: Owen Butler

Junior Blue: Jake Lavender

Thompson first signed on

loan from Notts County

in January 2018 and later

made his move permanent,

winning the Player of the Year

prize the following year.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Chiltern Historics & Luke Saunders

Away: Chris Harvey & John Clegg

Training: Available

Junior Blue: James Foster

Capped 64 times

by Wales, Vokes landed at

Adams Park in July 2021

after leaving Stoke City, with

plenty of Premier League

experience behind him.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Owen Barnes and Mabon Wilcox

Away: Available

Training: Harry & Peter Goodacre

Junior Blue: CIAN MOORE

Club legend Bloomfield

signed for the Chairboys in

2003 and has made close to

600 appearances, also taking

up a coaching role this year.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Reuben & Sara Cox

Away: John Vipond

Training: Louise, Reta & Anthony Stone

Junior Blue: Owen Butler

The Jamaican winger

has plenty of experience

in the top two tiers with

Nottingham Forest and

Reading, and joined the Blues

in November 2020.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: John Palmer

Away: Michael van de Vyver

Training: Liam Cracknell

Junior Blue: Cian Moore

HOW TO SPONSOR a chairboy

Sponsor a player’s home or away shirt for £580, or take up the training kit for £120.

Call 01494 472100 option 2 or email commercial@wwfc.com to book. See wwfc.com for more details.

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THE CHAIRBOYs

13

David Stockdale

16

Sullay Kaikai

17

Daryl Horgan

18

BRANDON hanlan

19

Anis Mehmeti

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 18 6 39 14

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 14 0 14 0

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 16 1 58 2

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 16 4 16 4

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 13 0 42 3

Ex-Fulham and Brighton

man Stockdale is the club’s

first-choice keeper, signing

a permanent deal in 2019

having previously enjoyed a

short loan spell.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Nick & Peter Lerner

Away: Alicia Kennedy

Training: Miriam Payne

Junior Blue: Cian Moore

Exciting forward Kaikai helped

Blackpool win promotion in

2021 and switched to Adams

Park that summer, soon after

earning his first cap for Sierra

Leone.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Mike & Kathy Locke

Away: AVAILABLE

Training: AVAILABLE

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

Ireland international Horgan

signed for Wycombe in

August 2020 and scored on

his debut, providing attacking

flair across various positions.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Neil Jewsbury

Away: AVAILABLE

Training: Liam Cracknell

Junior Blue: Mollie Raraty

Former Charlton youngster

Hanlan arrived at Adams

Park in August 2021 after

impressing at League 1 level

for Gillingham and Bristol

Rovers most recently.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Robertson’s Estate Agents

Away: AVAILABLE

Training: Liam O’Rourke

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

The former Norwich

youngster arrived in

September 2020 and won

Young Player of the Year

in his first season, earning

Albania under-21 caps.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: John Vipond

Away: WWFC Trust

Training: Elaine Norman

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

20

Adebayo Akinfenwa

22

Nick Freeman

23

Jordan Obita

26

Jason McCarthy

28

Josh Scowen

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 15 3 226 58

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 4 0 130 7

2021/22: total:

Apps:

22 gls:

0

Apps:

31

gls:

0

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 12 0 135 8

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 18 0 118 3

The ‘Beast’ is known

worldwide for his immense

strength and is the club’s

record goalscorer in the EFL

era, having signed in 2016.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Tina & Charlotte Davis

Away: Chris Moore

Training: The Isaac Family

Junior Blue: Cian Moore

Freeman signed for

Wycombe in 2016 after

impressing on trial, having

worked his way up the nonleague

ladder previously.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Rose Family

Away: Wendy Laidler

Training: Emily Isaac

Junior Blue: Lily Vipond

Talented left-sided player

Obita signed from Oxford in

January 2021, after spending

most of his career with

Reading.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: John Vipond

Away: AVAILABLE

Training: Alex & Phil Mullis

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

Attacking wing-back

McCarthy was Player of the

Year in his first spell with

the club, and rejoined on a

permanent deal from Millwall

in 2020.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Arran White

Away: The Booth Family

Training: available

Junior Blue: lucas owen

Combative midfielder Scowen

rejoined the Blues in July 2021

after leaving Sunderland,

having developed through

Wycombe’s academy prior to

spells with Barnsley and QPR.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Alan Parry

Away: Margaret & Alan Hodgson

Training: Graham Sloper

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

29

Tjay de barr

31

adam przybek

33

oliver pendlebury

M

GARETH AINSWORTH

A

richard dobson

2021/22: total:

Apps: Apps: 4 1 4 1

2021/22: total:

Apps:

5

cs:

0

Apps:

5

cs:

0

2021/22: total:

Apps:

8

gls:

2

Apps:

8

gls:

2

Gibraltar international de

Barr burst onto the scene

at Wycombe, scoring a

last-minute equaliser in

the Carabao Cup win at

Stevenage.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: Jeremy Boyd

Away: AVAILABLE

Training: Gina Clarke

Junior Blue: AVAILABLE

Former West Brom and

Ipswich keeper Przybek

signed for the club in July

2021, making his debut in

the Carabao Cup win at

Stevenage.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: available

Away: Robertson’s estate agents

Training: available

Junior Blue: available

Pendlebury signed for the

Chairboys in July 2021 from

Reading FC, scoring a brace

in the win at Cheltenham in

August.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: The Abbis Family

Away: available

Training: Ryan Isaac

Junior Blue: available

Blues boss Ainsworth

joined the club as a player in

2009 and took the reins as

manager in 2012, guiding the

club from League 2 to the

Championship.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: James Sumner

Away: Lisa Bowker

Training: Ben Prior-Wandesforde

Junior Blue: cian moore

Former youth team boss

Richard Dobson arrived at

Adams Park in 2007 and

stepped up to the position of

assistant manager in 2011.

PLAYER SPONSOR:

Home: OWWSA

Away: Keith Sleight

Training: Cheryl Kipping

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THE CHAIRBOYS

We’re handing over our matchday advertising to local

businesses like Cheshire’s Chest around the UK

Cheshire’s Chest are a family-run eBay business

based in Aylesbury. They specialise in gifting

and personalisation products with their state-ofthe-art

in-house laser engraving machine!

Over the last two and a half years, founders

Nikki and Conchita have used their shared NHS

and eCommerce experience to develop unique

products including their medical jewellery

range - with 10% of all sales going to charity.

When you buy from Cheshire’s Chest, you’re

doing your bit for the community as well as

bagging yourself a one-of-a-kind piece of bling!

They started as a small eBay business and have

continued to grow with an incredible reputation.

So, for all things customisable and gifting, check

out Nikki and Conchita’s Cheshire’s Chest.

Throughout the season, eBay are shining a light

on local businesses by handing over advertising

space in stadiums up and down the country

so they can once again have their voice at the

heart of football.

eBay Cheshire’s Chest

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

Commercial manager Harry Gadd provides an update

Welcome back to Adams Park on what promises to

be another bustling afternoon at Adams Park.

Last Tuesday’s match against Ipswich drew in 6,943

fans under the lights of Adams Park, with only six spots

remaining in The Whites Beaconsfield Terrace. To see

fans from the surrounding areas of High Wycombe

coming to cheer us on was fantastic and we are

continually looking to grow our connection with local

residents and get them along to watch the Chairboys.

A big thanks to SHUFL Capital who supported the

game as match sponsor and well done to Brandon

Hanlan who was chosen by SHUFL Founder, Simon

Webster, as the game’s man of the match, presenting

him with a bottle of champagne in the Ignite Tunnel

Club after the game.

For today’s game we welcome 3B Hire, local car and

van hire company and the club’s Official Automobile

Partner. 3B Hire are the region’s largest independent

vehicle rental company and fans may have seen their

branding across our Twitter page, via their away

day quiz or on the back of the club’s fleet of vehicles

provided to us by the family run business. We’re

pleased to welcome Ross Batting and his guests for

today’s game and we thank them for their support of

the club.

Elsewhere in commercial news, we’re delighted to

welcome a new addition to our growing portfolio of

partners. Troo are an energy broker from the northeast

of England and have recently implemented

new energy suppliers at the ever-expanding training

ground. They have sourced competitive prices from

several energy suppliers and will provide business

energy management through their Troo Assure

service. Their branding will appear across the back

of the away stand as well as across a variety of

the club’s social media channels. We look forward

to meeting their team as match sponsors for the

Sunderland game and to seeing the partnership grow

over the coming years.

With Christmas right around the corner (and

temperatures getting lower and lower!), there’s no

better time than now to treat the family to some

winter hospitality. We will have a Christmas menu

on offer for our game against AFC Wimbledon on

December 11th and a traditional Boxing Day feast

on the December 26th, so why not bring along the

family to enjoy the game in style. Please contact

commercial@wwfc.com for more information and to

get booked in – spaces are filling up!

If you would like to join us and experience all that

Wycombe Wanderers has to offer, please get in

touch at commercial@wwfc.com. Whether it be

programme advertising, LED minutes or corporate

hospitality and match sponsorships, we have

opportunities for companies of all sizes, so please

get in touch to discuss how we can add value to your

business.

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Match Report: Caversham 0 -

5 WWFC U18’s

Wycombe Wanderers restarted

their league campaign after a

2 week break with a bang to

celebrate fireworks weekend!

The game had everything;

penalties at each end, an own

goal, near misses and spectacular

shots.

Wycombe arrived at Clayfield

Copse wearing their brand-new

kits with pride. The game started

brightly with plenty of attacking

play and it wasn’t long before Jess

Fuller put the Chairgirls ahead,

1:0. Caversham were not to be

underestimated and fought back

strongly and before long won a

penalty. Sophie Carter showed no

fear in goal, she stood firm and

calm to make the save sending

the ball over the bar for a corner.

Caversham were denied.

Wycombe regathered, fired up

again and pressed forward. Naomi

Tilley was working her magic

down the left-hand side but was

chopped down just inside the box

with a clumsy challenge. Ruby

Paish stepped up to take the

penalty and there was never any

doubt that she would put it away,

2:0 to Wycombe at half time.

The second half started with

Wycombe hungry for more

Photos by

Sheena

Booker

THE CHAIRGIRLS SAW THE U18S BACK IN ACTION

AFTER A TWO WEEK BREAK WITH A 5-0 VICTORY OVER

CAVERSHAM. THE RESERVES OVERCAME AYLESBURY

UNITED WITH A CLEAN SHEET AND A MEGA 8 GOALS

BEING SCORED.

goals. A well struck corner from

Chloe Mackay put the Caversham

defence under pressure

unfortunately for them turning

the ball into their own net. 3-0

Wycombe.

Caversham worked hard in defence

with some strong tackling, but

Wycombe were passing beautifully

making runs down both sides and

displaying versatility amongst

the players, whereby a number

featured in several positions. A

well worked move down the righthand

side between Lenis Cook

and Jess Fuller saw the goal of the

game. Lenis struck a powerful right

footed shot on the edge of the box

leaving the keeper stranded as it

looped over her, 4:0 Wycombe.

Molly Carter, always with a keen

eye for goal capitalised on a tired

Caversham scoring the fifth and

final goal. Another great team

performance from each and every

player.

Women’s Football Weekend

This weekend is Women’s Football

Weekend. This weekend, our

teams are playing away with the

first team playing at Oxford City

and the reserves take a trip to

Eversley.

Our teams have regular home

games with the firsts playing

at Buckinghamshire College,

Flackwell Heath and our Reserves

& U18s playing at Lane End Playing

Fields.

With last season behind closed

doors for many months, any

support for the Chairgirls is hugely

appreciated by the staff & players

at Wycombe Wanderers.

U18s sponsorship

Our U18s have another sponsor

on board for the season and so a

partnership has been formed with

Franchi Plc.

Franchi have a reputation in the

DIY industry with products and

services ranging from key cutting,

to tools & builders materials.

Owner Guerrino Franchi

established the business in 1970

and this year, celebrates 50 years

in the industry. The business is

family run with other members

also joining in on the venture.

For further information on Franchi,

please visit their website: https://

www.franchi.co.uk.

Recent Results

U18s: Wycombe 5-0 Caverham

Goals: Fuller, Paish, Caversham

OG, Cook & Carter

Reserves: Wycombe 8-0 Aylesbury

United

Goals: Gilbert (4), Bray, Creighton,

Norfolk & Savage

Upcoming games

First Team: Oxford City (A); Sunday

14th November, 2pm.

Venue: Oxford City FC, OX3 0NQ

Reserves: Eversley & California

(A); Sunday 14th November, 2pm.

Venue: ECFC, Fox Lane, Eversley,

Hampshire, RG27 0NS

U18s: Stanford in the Vale

(A); Saturday 20th November,

10.30am.

Venue: Stanford, SN7 8HX

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THE CHAIRBOYS

Welcome back to Adams Park,

Chairboys fans, and a massive

Buckinghamshire welcome to

all the players, staff and fans

from Portsmouth Football Club.

And a special welcome to our

counterparts from ‘Portsmouth

in the Community’, Pompey’s

charity partner.

We’d like to say a massive thank

you to just over 500 of you who

came out for the midweek fixture

against Burton Albion. Among

them were our special guests,

Luker Rowe, chartered insurance

brokers with more than 30 years’

experience, who are based just

down the road in Amersham.

A massive thank you to Luker

Rowe President Chris Luker for

the continued support, and to

Marketing Consultant Cathy Sears

for helping organise the evening.

The result wasn’t ideal, though,

as Burton Albion ran out 5-0

winners on the night. A young

Chairboys side put up a good

fight for the majority of the

match but were eventually

overrun by a strong Burton side.

But, to make the best of this

result, we are going to look at five

fabulous things that are going on

here at the Wycombe Wanderers

Sports & Education Trust.

#1 Our Santa Fun Run

in Marlow!

We are pleased to announce that

members of our team will be

participating in the Marlow Santa’s

Fun Run to raise funds for our

charity. Not only that but we’ll also

be joined on the day by club mascot,

Bodger, who will lend his support by

pounding the streets with us!

The 5km run, organised by the

Rotary Club of Marlow and takes

place on Sunday 5th December

2021, and is aiming to raise over

£60,000 for local charities via the

participant entrant fees as well as

the sponsorships that each of the

runners will try to raise for their

chosen charity.

Like the vast majority of charities,

WWSET’s finances were adversely

affected by Covid-19 meaning

our fundraising efforts moving

forward have to be prioritised,

especially considering that local

need has also grown during the

pandemic and there’s now more

local people requiring support

than there was pre-pandemic. If

you are in a position to donate

to our fundraising appeal, nomatter

how much or how little,

come across to our social media

channels where we have pinned a

link to donate.

#2 Our Half Term Camps

After a week of fun-filled football

delivery, our October soccer

schools, based at Cressex

Community School in High

Wycombe and The Beaconsfield

School over in Beaconsfield,

came to an end on Friday 29th

October. The sessions were

delivered by our fantastic Sports

Participation coaching team

and saw 81 unique participants

visit us over the course of the

week, which resulted in 2,025

hours of football activity being

undertaken.

Apart from a brief spell of

torrential rain on the last day,

we were largely unaffected by

any bad weather and were able

to enjoy ourselves out on the

football pitches. Our October

Soccer Schools were booked

with the added back up of having

indoor space to utilise in the

event of bad weather but, with

the week being fairly dry, we were

able to maximise our time out on

the grass!

Activity Programme Manager,

Andy Homent said, “we enjoyed

a massively successful week over

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both venues with even more new

faces coming to visit us for the

first time! We were delighted to

welcome them all and they had a

fantastic time!“ And we’re doing

it all again over Christmas, with

places going fast. We are SOLD

OUT for Cressex, but there are

a handful of places still available

at our Beaconsfield camp, so

move quickly if you want to join

us. Details on how to sign up are

on our website. We did see the

return of our highly successful

Saturday Morning club last week

too, and details of how to join are

on our website too.

#3 The launch of our

Equality Action Plan.

Our Equality Action Plan

was created by the WWSET

EqualiTeam which was formed in

March 2021 when we recognised

that we needed to be more

proactive in demonstrating

our commitment to Equality,

Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)

throughout the charity.

WWSET is committed to creating

a culture that has equality,

diversity and inclusion at its core.

We celebrate and value people’s

differences and will always strive

to learn and develop when it

comes to ED&I matters. By doing

this we hope to continually ignite

understanding, opportunities,

respect, empowerment and

allyship within our work place

and wider community.

#4 We are expanding

our team!

We are on the lookout for

two enthusiastic and creative

young people, who will be aged

between 18 and 24, to fill the

roles of ‘Community Health

& Wellbeing Activator’ and

‘Education Support Officer’.

Both positions offer paid

employment and an opportunity

to pick up valuable, transferable

skills and experience. Your

personal development will

be supported through your

time with us via additional

training and mentoring as well

as supporting your eventual

pathway into further employment

or education post-placement.

More information on both

opportunities as well as details

on how to apply can be found on

the WWSET website under the

‘Vacancies’ tab.

#5 We were joined by the

Mayor at our Walking

Football session.

We were delighted to be joined

at our walking football session

last week by the Mayor of High

Wycombe, Andrea Baughan, as

we moved the sessions from

outside in the cold at Lane End

Playing Fields to our warm, inside

pitch at Wycombe Leisure Centre.

Head of Health, Simon Wears,

joined Colin Bezley live on the

multi-award winning Wycombe

Sound during the session to talk

about it.

Walking football offers a

multitude of health benefits to

older people such as reducing the

risk of cardiovascular disease and

stroke, whilst helping to improve

blood pressure. Walking football

also gives an often isolated

section of the community the

chance to become involved in

something they really enjoy and

make new friends.

There’s a lot going on as always

here at WWSET, and we’d love

you to be involved! Whether

it’s joining us for one of our

upcoming sessions (there are

a couple of announcements

coming up on this), taking part in

one of our upcoming fundraising

events, or simply supporting us

by liking and sharing our social

media channels, we’d love to hear

from you. Our inbox is always

open at community@wwfc.com.

Finally, we are delighted to

launch our ‘Pre-Apprenticeship in

Football Coaching’ programme

today, where we are working

with Bucks Council and their

Virtual Schools department. The

course will offer young people

the chance to learn about the insand-outs

of football to help them

aspire to work in the industry

when they are old enough to

qualify for an apprenticeship.

Areas covered include coaching

and media work, as well as the

broader principles of teamwork,

planning and organisation. There

will be more to follow on this as

it gets underway, but we’d like

to thank you Maria Seth from

Buckinghamshire Council for

working with us on this incredible

project.

We hope you enjoy the game

today, let’s get back to winning

ways and grab another three vital

points. Adams Park was rocking in

the last league game here against

Ipswich so sing your support loud

for the boys! Come on you Blues!

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

AUGUST 2021

SAT 7 15:00 SBL1 H Accrington Stanley 4,551 Breakspear W 2-1 Stockdale McCarthy Grimmer Stewart Jacobson

TUE 10 19:45 CCup A Exeter City 2,555 Rock W 0-0* Stockdale Grimmer Burley Jacobson Freeman

SAT 14 15:00 SBL1 A Cheltenham Town 3,860 Boyeson W 3-1 Stockdale Kaikai Grimmer Stewart Jacobson

TUE 17 19:45 SBL1 A Wigan Athletic 8,671 Backhouse D 1-1 Stockdale Kaikai Grimmer Stewart 1 Jacobson

SAT 21 15:00 SBL1 H Lincoln City 5,030 Bell W 1-0 Stockdale Freeman Grimmer · Stewart Jacobson

TUE 24 19:45 CCup A Stevenage - Bourne W 2-2** Przybek Ram Tafazolli Jacobson · Kaikai

SAT 28 15:00 SBL1 A Sunderland 29,344 Busby L 1-3 Stockdale Grimmer Tafazolli Jacobson Kaikai

TUE 31 19:00 EFLT H Aston Villa u21 1,409 Howard L 1-3 Przybek Wheeler Thompson McCleary Hanlan

SEPTEMBER 2021

SAT 11 15:00 SBL1 A Oxford United 9,082 Sarginson D 0-0 Stockdale Grimmer Stewart Tafazolli Jacobson

SAT 18 15:00 SBL1 H Charlton Athletic 5,832 Wright W 2-1 Stockdale Grimmer Stewart Tafazolli Jacobson

TUE 21 19:45 CCup A Manchester City Jones L 1-6 Stockdale Stewart Tafazolli Jacobson Gape

SAT 25 15:00 SBL1 A Milton Keynes Dons 9,355 Oldham L 0-1 Stockdale Grimmer Stewart · Tafazolli Jacobson

TUE 28 19:45 SBL1 A Shrewsbury Town 4,510 Joyce W 2-1 Stockdale · Grimmer · Stewart · Tafazolli 1 Jacobson 1

OCTOBER 2021

SAT 2 15:00 SBL1 H Morecambe 4,161 Reeves W 4-3 Stockdale McCarthy Stewart Tafazolli 1 Jacobson

TUE 5 19:00 EFLT A Milton Keynes Dons 1,320 Pollard L 1-2 Przybek McCarthy Obita Grimmer Jacobson

SAT 9 15:00 SBL1 H Gillingham 4,992 Friend W 2-1 Stockdale McCarthy Stewart Tafazolli Jacobson

SAT 16 15:00 SBL1 A Doncaster Rovers 6,134 Stockbridge W 2-0 Stockdale Stewart 1 Tafazolli Jacobson McCarthy

TUE 19 19:45 SBL1 A Rotherham United 8,104 Madley D 0-0 Stockdale Stewart Tafazolli · Jacobson McCarthy

SAT 23 15:00 SBL1 H Crewe Alexandra 4,813 Martin W 2-1 Stockdale Stewart Tafazolli 2 Jacobson McCarthy

SAT 30 15:00 SBL1 A Fleetwood Town 2,657 Kitchen D 3-3 Stockdale Grimmer Jacobson · Stewart Tafazolli ·

NOVEMBER 2021

TUE 2 19:45 SBL1 H Ipswich Town 6,943 Swabey L 1-4 Stockdale Jacobson Gape Stewart Tafazolli

SAT 6 15:00 FA C A Hartlepool United 4,271 Drysdale D 2-2 Przybek Jacobson 1 · Gape Wheeler Thompson

TUE 9 19:00 EFLT H Burton Albion 593 Speedie L 0-5 Przybek Burley Forino Ram Parsons ·

SAT 13 15:00 SBL1 H Portsmouth

TUE 16 19:45 FA C H Hartlepool United

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

* Wycombe won on penalties 4-3 | ** Wycombe won 5-4 on penalties

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

SUBSTITUTES

Obita Pendlebury Horgan Scowen McCleary 2 Vokes Akinfenwa 61’, Mehmeti 69’, Freeman 81’, Bloomfield, Kaikai, Samuel, Przybek

Thompson Bloomfield Obita Kaikai Mehmeti · Samuel Pendlebury 45+5’, Horgan 45’, McCarthy 45’, Vokes 62’, Stewart, De Barr, Przybek

Obita Pendlebury 2 Mehmeti Scowen Vokes 1 McCleary Freeman 75’, Akinfenwa 76’, Thompson 90+2’, Samuel, De Barr, Przybek, Burley

Obita · Pendlebury · Scowen Mehmeti McCleary Vokes Thompson 59’, Horgan 60’, Akinfenwa 73’, Freeman, Samuel, Przybek, Burley

Obita Thompson · Horgan Scowen Vokes · 1 McCleary Kaikai 63’, Mehmeti 84’, Akinfenwa, Samuel, Przybek, Pendlebury, Burley

Burley · Pendlebury · Obita Samuel Mehmeti Akinfenwa 1 Stewart 45’, Horgan 66’, De Barr 71’ 1, Vokes, Kashket McCleary, Dickinson

Thompson Scowen · Obita Mehmeti Horgan Vokes Wheeler 69’ 1, De Barr 74’, Akinfenwa 74’, Dickinson, Przybek, Pendlebury, Burley

Pendlebury Burley Ram Linton Forino Parsons 1 Dickonson, Jacobson, Kaikai, Obita, Clark

Thompson · McCleary Obita Scowen Hanlan Vokes Horgan 71’, Akinfenwa 73’, Wheeler 88’, Kaikai, McCarthy, Przybek, Pendlebury

Thompson McCleary 2 Scowen Obita Vokes Horgan Akinfenwa 76’, Kaikai 81’, Hanlan 84’, Gape, Wheeler, McCarthy, Przybek

McCarthy Wheeler Kaikai Obita Akinfenwa Hanlan 1 Vokes 65’, Horgan 68’, Scowen 75’, Grimmer, Thompson, Przybek

Thompson McCleary Scowen Obita Vokes Horgan Hanlan 73’, Akinfenwa 73’, Wheeler 79’, Gape, Kaikai, McCarthy, Przybek

McCarthy Scowen Thompson Kaikai · Vokes Hanlan Wheeler 70’, McCleary 82’, Akinfenwa 87’, Horgan, Mehmeti, Obita, Przybek

Thompson 1 McCleary Scowen Obita Vokes 1 Horgan 1 Hanlan 71’, Mehmeti 88’, Wheeler 90+5’, Grimmer, Kaikai, Akinfenwa, Przybek

Gape Pendlebury Mehmeti Parsons Hanlan 1 Wheeler · De Barr 67’, Thompson 90+2 ·’, Dickinson, Stewart, Tafazolli, Vokes

Thompson McCleary 1 Scowen Obita Hanlan 1 Vokes Mehmeti 84’, Akinfenwa 84’, Wheeler 88’, Grimmer, Gape, Przybek, Parsons

Scowen Thompson Obita McCleary Akinfenwa 1 Hanlan · Wheeler 62’, Horgan 77’, Gape 83’, Grimmer, Kaikai, Mehmeti, Przybek

Gape Scowen Obita Horgan McCleary Vokes Kaikai 71’, Hanlan 76’, Thompson 90+5’, Grimmer, Wheeler, Mehmeti, Przybek

Thompson Scowen Obita McCleary Vokes Hanlan Gape 68’, Kaikai 75’, Akinfenwa 82’, Grimmer, Wheeler, Horgan, Przybek

Thompson Vokes 1 Horgan Hanlan 1 Akinfenwa 1 Scowen · Obita 56’, Wheeler 65’, Mehmeti 79’, Przybek, Gape, Kaikai, McCarthy

Wheeler 1 Vokes Hanlan · Obita McCarthy Scowen · Akinfenwa 76’, Horgan 76’, Kaiakai 76’, Przybek, Grimmer, Thompson, Mehmeti

Vokes Kaikai Horgan · Obita · McCarthy Forino 1 Mehmeti 70’, Scowen 70’, Hanlan 84’, De Barr 90+2’, Pendlebury, Parsons

Obita Pendlebury Leathers Mehmeti Hanlan Linton Clark 45’, Wakely 45’, Anderson

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NEWS FROM WYCOMBE WANDERERS TRUST

Thanks to all our members

as we exit renewals season,

and fast approach our Annual

General Meeting.

I’m excited to share some more

details of the AGM including the

profiles of those standing to be

Trust Directors. You will be able

to join us in person at Adams

Park, and by Zoom for those who

this suits better.

Date:

Thursday, 18th November 2021

Time:

Meeting commences 7pm, but

please arrive earlier (see below)

Location:

In person the Caledonian Suite,

Adams Park from 6:30pm

Virtually: To pre-registered

members via Zoom from 6:45pm

We would really appreciate our

members’ participation in this

year’s Trust AGM; in the past

two years we have seen highs

and lows (but mainly highs) on

the pitch, and we have seen the

role of the Trust transform from

running the club, to helping to

represent the voice of the fans

and supporting our valuable 25%

share of the club and ownership

of Adams Park. Hearing directly

from fans week in week out at

matches and at the AGM really

helps us represent our members

more effectively.

In accordance with the Trust’s

Rules, one third of the current

Trust Board is required to retire.

Nigel Kingston, Peter Lerner, Bob

Massie, and Trevor Stroud are

therefore retiring from the Board.

All four are offering themselves for

re-election and Jon Workman is

seeking election for the first time.

To see the candidate election

addresses you can visit the

Trust website.

Voting in the Board Election

Each fully paid up member has

four votes in the election of

Board Directors, you can vote in

three different ways:

1. In person at the AGM - details

will be shared on the night

2. Via Zoom at the AGM - an

email will be sent at least 7 days

before the AGM allowing you

to pre-register. Each registered

member will be able to vote, so

if you live in a household with

more than one member you will

each need to register and join the

Zoom meeting.

3. By email in advance. You can

vote by emailing secretary@

wycombewandererstrust.com

subject line “Directors VOTE”.

Your email must be received by

midday on November 18th, 2021

and those emailing a vote in

advance will not be able to vote

again at the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you in

the Caledonian Suite, or on Zoom!

Join the Trust!

Wycombe Wanderers Trust

retains 25% ownership of

Wycombe Wanderers Football

Club and is the sole owner of

Adams Park. We continue to

provide 2 of the 5 Board Directors

at the club, and have a good

working relationship with all key

members of staff at Adams Park.

Having sold a controlling stake

of the club in 2021, our most

important role is now to represent

the views of supporters and ensure

that fans will continue to have a

say in the way the Club is run.

That is why we are urging

everyone to join, and encourage

friends and family to join too.

We’ve made a few changes to the

Trust membership scheme this

year, which improves benefits

for members and will we hope,

attract more younger members

to the Trust.

Prices have been frozen, or in

some cases reduced, and as ever

you can pay monthly or annually,

to help ‘support the quarter’.

Thank you for your continued

support for the Trust…

and the Blues!

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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

Garath McCleary 12

David Stockdale GK 13

Sullay Kaikai 16

Daryl Horgan 17

Brandon Hanlan 18

Anis Mehmeti 19

Adebayo Akinfenwa 20

Jack Wakely 21

Nick Freeman 22

Jordan Obita 23

Adam Leathers 24

Jason McCarthy 26

Josh Scowen 28

Jean-Baptiste Fischer 27

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

Connor Parsons 39

Next Up @ Adams Park

portsmouth

Manager: Danny Cowley

1 Gavin Bazunu GK

3 Lee Brown

4 Clark Robertson

5 Haji Mnoga

6 Shaun Williams

7 Gassan Ahadme

8 Ryan Tunnicliffe

9 John Marquis

10 Marcus Harness

11 Ronan Curtis

13 Kieron Freeman

14 Jayden Reid

15 Mahlon Romeo

16 Connor Ogilvie

17 Ellis Harrison

18 Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

19 George Hirst

20 Sean Raggett

21 Joe Morrell

22 Liam Vincent

23 Louis Thompson

24 Michael Jacobs

26 Paul Downing

27 Miguel Azeez

32 Adam Payce

33 Alfie Bridgman

34 Issiaga Kaba

35 Alex Bass GK

36 Toby Steward GK

37 Dan Gifford

38 Harry Jewitt-White

40 Elliott Simpson

41 Harvey Hughes

43 David Setters

44 Jamie Howell

Jay Mingi

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Kick Off 7.45pm

Today’s MATCH OFFICIALs

Referee: Tom Nield

AR1: Geoffrey Russell

AR2: Anthony Da Costa

Fourth Official: Sam Purkiss

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