August the 14th marked the twenty-first anniversary of Wycombe Wanderers debut in the Football League, a 2-2 draw away at Carlisle United and as if by magic, the Chairboys first home game of this season is against the Cumbrians.
Checking out the excellent Vital Wycombe match preview this week, the statistics for home wins at Adams Park recently makes for pretty grim reading with just six wins in the league from twenty three matches last season. The results of the last three years at home are the main reason the crowd numbers have dwindled and the club find themselves in a vicious circle as it struggles to sort itself out off the field. Few can argue that the business completed by Gareth Ainsworth has improved the squad and the first two away games back this up, however it is an improvement of the home form that will really breathe life into the club.
Courtesy of the hard work of Don Woodward and the Trust, the club is back in the hands of the fans and is hopefully through the worst of the storm and can now start to look upwards again under a new chairman in Andrew Howard. Tomorrow may be the first home game of this season but for me it is the first step in the next phase of recovery for Wycombe Wanderers. It will be a long road, but hopefully one that eventually leads to the club fulfilling it’s potential once again.
Here are the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth ahead of the home game against Carlisle United…
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This week also contained the tremendous news that Matt Ingram has signed an extension to his contract with the club which sees him committed to Wycombe Wanderers until 2017. Here is a short interview with Matt, discussing the new deal and also THAT kit and the reasoning behind it…
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