Tag Archives: BBC Three Counties

The Lowdown On Alex Samuel

Wycombe Wanderers have signed forward Alex Samuel on a six month contract. The 22 year old free agent was released by Stevenage at the end of last season, after making 22 appearances during an injury hit campaign.

Chairboys manger Gareth Ainsworth admitted the low key signing was “unlikely to trouble the Sky Sports ticker tape” but he will be hoping Samuel can replicate the success of Scott Kashket who signed a similar deal at Adams Park in 2016.

So who is Alex Samuel? To find out more about him I spoke to BBC Three Counties summariser for Stevenage, Deano Thompson: 

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Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Wycombe Wanderers were made to pay the price for a slow start against their old friends, Bristol Rovers. Two first half corners led to the Chairboys conceding two cheap goals and they had a mountain to climb in the second half. The comeback looked very unlikely until a late Scott Kashket goal provided some hope for the home fans but it was too little, too late.

After the game I spoke to Wanderers manager, Gareth Ainsworth, for BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Three second half goals from Doncaster Rovers were enough to see off Wycombe Wanderers at the Keepmoat Stadium. The defeat was the first loss on the road in 2018 for the Chairboys and after the game I spoke with Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:

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“We never lose. We either win or we learn.”

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Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Blackpool

Wycombe Wanderers got their first point of the season after an entertaining scoreless draw against Blackpool at a sun kissed Adams Park.

The Chairboys had the better of the chances from open play but crucially failed to convert any of them with Paris Cowan-Hall guilty of spurning the best opportunity with two minutes on the clock.

However, it was Blackpool that came closest to breaking the deadlock with an excellent first half free-kick from Chris Taylor that struck the angle of post and bar, with Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop beaten.

Overall, it was a solid performance and a clean sheet for the Chairboys with the only cloud in the clear blue skies being the red card for right back Michael Harriman for two yellow cards, the second of which looked very harsh indeed.

After the game, I spoke to the Wanderers manager, Gareth Ainsworth, for BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Commentary highlights: Chesterfield v Wycombe Wanderers

Here are the BBC Three Counties Radio commentary highlights from Wycombe Wanderers clinching promotion at Chesterfield on Saturday:

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Is Ainsworth heading for the ZZ Top?

Five games to go and Wycombe Wanderers are currently occupying an automatic promotion place. Ahead of the trip to Yeovil, I caught up with Gareth Ainsworth, where amongst other things, we talked about his beard:

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Beard today. Wycombe fans will be hoping it won’t be gone tomorrow

Landing planes in tricky conditions and haunted houses – Luke O’Nien talked me through the recent Chairboys squad development day, plus Harry Kane’s dubious goal and the location of his last away goal:

I also spoke with Marcus Bean about the run in, pep talks for Jabo Ibhere and what could happen if he scores another pivotal goal this season:

If you aren’t making the trip to Huish Park, join me for full match commentary on BBC Three Counties Radio 630/1161MW and on iFollow.

 

 

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Crewe Alexandra 2 – 3 Wycombe Wanderers

3-2 to the Wanderers against Crewe for the second time this season and with both games providing injury time winners.

Here’s the story of the game (including a brief retrospective of the winner at Adams Park earlier in the season):

 

It was all too much for the home manager, David Artell, who was sent off for his protests as the Chairboys went 2-1 up on ’82 minutes, after what looked to be an obvious handball in the build up.

Crucially, both the referee and his assistant didn’t see it and the bespectacled Crewe manager was dispatched to the stands after going over the top in his protestations.

His glasses would have been steaming up again ten minutes later as after Crewe had scored on ’88 minutes, it looked like they were on for their first draw in 25 league games.

It was not to be, as a defensive horror show opened the door for Craig Mackail-Smith to score his ninth goal of the season and snatch the winner for the Chairboys deep into injury time.

Wild celebrations erupted in the away end as the win made sure Wycombe Wanderers remained hot on the heels of the top three in League Two.

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It had been a sad week for the club and the game overall, with the sudden death of former player and pioneer, Cyrille Regis.

Football has a strange habit of throwing up poignant little statistics and just prior to the impeccably observed minutes silence for Cyrille before kick off, the PA announcer informed us all that the last time Wycombe had won a league game at Gresty Road was in 1994, and Cyrille scored the winner that day.

Football can be a funny old game sometimes.

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After the game, I spoke with Chairboys manager, Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties:

 

 

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RIP Cyrille Regis

Football remembers the great Cyrille Regis

 

 

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Nathan Tyson and Craig Mackail-Smith enjoy the moment with the fans

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