Tag: Wycombe Wanderers

11 August 2012-League Cup First Round, Watford 1 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (After Extra Time)

Screen Shot 2018-09-28 at 17.48.30Scan 2Scan 3Scan 4Scan 5Scan 6Scan 7Scan 8Scan 9Scan 10Scan 11Scan 12Scan 13Scan 14Scan 14aScan 15Scan 16Scan 17Scan 18Scan 19Scan 20Scan 21Scan 22Scan 23Scan 24Scan 25Scan 26

BBC SportChris Iwelumo scored in extra-time as Watford beat League Two Wycombe in the Capital One Cup in Gianfranco Zola’s first competitive match in charge.

BHappy imageBHappy report: Well that was more eventful than expected.  The summer I mean… not the game, obviously, we’ll get to that.  But doesn’t that Middlesbrough win seem an awfully long time ago.  Little suggestion then of the upheaval that was to follow (and  which still continues, I don’t think we’ve anything like finished yet…); if the long-term ownership of the club was in question there was certainly no indication that August would see us under a new manager (why would we?) or with a whole shedload of new players (how could we?).  Turbulent, unnerving and also (and let’s be absolutely clear about this) to the unquestionable benefit, ultimately, of the football club.  But quite possibly leaving a few disassociated, with nothing familiar to hold on to.  So thank heaven and earth for the First Round of the League Cup (sponsored by whoever).  Even today, a balmy Saturday afternoon instead of a cool Tuesday night.  It never disappoints, never fails to sap the start of season excitement from the marrow, grounds us, reminds us what it’s all about.

Screen Shot 2018-09-28 at 17.54.23

7th September 1997- New Division Two, Watford 2 Wycombe Wanderers 1

BSAD imageBSAD report: There’s been a lot of talk about “putting football in perspective” during recent days, most of it well-intentioned but misguided. I doubt if any of us have so many moments of unbridled joy in our lives that we can afford to pick and choose – those occasional flash-gun instants of ecstasy that football can produce amid the monotony are not devalued by context.

Scan 37
Taken from the programme on 16th September 1997- League Cup Second Round First Leg, Watford 1 Sheffield United 1

Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 21.37.04Screen Shot 2018-09-16 at 21.36.39