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#1 29/10/2020 at 16:13

What's the story? Wycombe vs Sheff Wed

The narrative behind Saturday's meeting at Adams Park.

It's a first encounter between the Chairboys and Owls for eight years...

An unlikely friendship
Supporters of Wednesday and the Wanderers developed an affinity which has stood the test of time ever since the 487 away fans in a crowd of 38,028 joined in the party atmosphere at Hillsborough in May 2012, when the Owls secured promotion to the Championship against the already-relegated Blues. The Wycombe faithful were in congratulatory mood and ever since, messages of goodwill from grateful Wednesday fans have been a regular occurrence across social media.

Watch out, Jordan’s about
The Wednesday squad contains a name all too familiar to Wycombe fans, who won’t have forgotten Jordan Rhodes’ hat-trick for Norwich here in 2018, his five goals for Huddersfield in a 6-0 rout at Adams Park in 2012, the one he scored for Huddersfield two years earlier and possibly even the one he netted for Brentford in 2009.

Contrasting moods
While Wanderers came off the field on Tuesday night buoyant after an excellent display against Watford, yielding one point that could have been three, the Owls are licking their wounds from a 3-0 derby loss to Rotherham on Wednesday – their third loss on the spin. Garry Monk’s side began the season well, overcoming Cardiff on day one and collecting eight points from their first five, but setbacks to Brentford, Luton and the Millers have quashed hopes of speedily overturning the 12-point deficit with which they started the season.

Short at the back
Wednesday lost centre-backs Aden Flint and Tom Lees to an injury and red card respectively in midweek, meaning neither will feature at Adams Park, leaving them with one fit recognised central defender.

Former Blues in the ranks
Owls keeper Cameron Dawson played twice for the Wanderers during an emergency loan spell at the start of the 2016/17 campaign, while Kadeem Harris developed through Wycombe’s academy and faces the Blues for the first time since leaving for Cardiff in 2012.

THAT goal
When these sides met at Adams Park for the last time in October 2011, the Blues fielded 15-year-old starlet Jordon Ibe in attack, in the same team as Gareth Ainsworth who had played 116 senior appearances before Ibe was even born. And the teenager stole the show with a phenomenal solo goal – collecting a yellow card for celebrating with his family – but ended up on the losing side as the Owls poached a 2-1 win, with Ainsworth being sent off for receiving two bookings.

The wait for a win
Wycombe haven’t tasted victory in their four previous encounters with the Owls – losing 2-1 and drawing 1-1 in their 2003/04 meetings, as well as the two aforementioned fixtures in 2011/12 – but hope to end that sequence by collecting their first ever Championship win, following the succession of positive performances that finally earned a point in midweek.

Squad strengthening
With no new injuries, Ainsworth’s men are growing in strength with Uche Ikpeazu recently returning to the side and Dominic Gape, Jason McCarthy and Ryan Tafazolli all taking part in training.

https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2 020/october/whats-the-story-wycombe-vs-sh eff-wed/

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#2 29/10/2020 at 17:11

One thing there just cheered me up. I thought they still hadn't got a point. Then another thing depressed me. They haven't beaten us yet.

Hm

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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#3 29/10/2020 at 17:14

“Owls keeper Cameron Dawson played twice for the Wanderers during an emergency loan spell at the start of the 2016/17 campaign”

If only he was playing for them on Saturday

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#4 29/10/2020 at 17:25

See what monk says tomorrow regarding Luongo Iorfa and Brown 

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#5 29/10/2020 at 17:39

We are looking back 16 years to our very first trip to Hillsborough to meet Sheffield Wednesday on 20th January 2004.

We had lost 2-1 at Adams Park earlier in the season. The teams have met on a total of four occasions previously and the one point we gained in the match at Hillsborough has been the only one to date. Back then both clubs were in Division 1; Wanderers were managed by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams, and Wednesday by Chris Turner. At the time of the match Owls were just below half way and the Blues were bottom of the table.

It was an amazing start to a terrific match between two sides looking for all three points. Wanderers surged off right from the start, and after 100 seconds they took the lead, thanks to the bravery of Ian Simpemba.

Owls keeper David Lucas spilt Darren Currie’s free-kick. Simpemba took the ball forward and volleyed it goalwards, it was blocked and Simpemba threw himself forward to try and head the ball home. In doing so he received a very bad blow on the neck from Owls defender Paul Smith, trying to keep the ball out. The clash was accidental, and quite rightly the referee did not take action.

Simpemba was stretchered off and taken to hospital, with what looked like a very serious neck injury. As treatment was dealt with on the pitch it held the game up until he was replaced by Steve Brown. Ian was totally unaware he had scored his first ever goal for the Blues. The 19,596 crowd were absolutely stunned to witness such action inside the first two minutes. 

When the game restarted Danny Senda had a great chance to make it 2-0 but his attempted lob dropped over the bar. The Blues' counter-attacking style caused a lot of problems for the home side, but Wednesday contributed to some good counter attacks as they pressed for the equaliser.

The Owls went close on 25 minutes when former Manchester United striker Mark Robins turned on a sixpence to smash a ferocious shot against the bar from a tight angle. Blues front man Jermaine McSporran used his pace on the break and only a superb one handed save by Lucas kept the score at 1-0 going into half time.

The second half continued in exactly the same fashion, both sides eager to push goal-wards. Wycombe looking to increase their lead while Wednesday searched for an equaliser.

It was Wednesday who struck; they should have been 2-0 behind, but they grabbed the equaliser. Sub Terry Cooke, who came onto the right wing to test Wanderers' teenage defender Andy Reilly, had been on the pitch just four minutes when he collected Derek Geary’s throw in and whipped a cross into the box.  The Owls' top scorer Adam Proudlock survived a challenge by Stuart Nethercott before lashing home his ninth of the season on 62 minutes.

Proudlock should have had his second three minutes later when he raced forward but lashed his shot into the side netting.

Blues front man Nathan Tyson, who had just agreed a month’s loan from Reading, was twice denied by keeper Lucas as Wanderers hunted for all three points. Wednesday also had chances, Mark Wilson drilling his shot just wide of the post with only three minutes remaining.

After a highly entertaining encounter, Tony Adams commented: “We did not perform like a bottom of the table side. We have set our standards now. I am disappointed to only get a point; we should have won. I feel sorry for the lads, they worked hard and showed what they are capable of. We shall battle right to the last. There are 17 games to go and we shall take one at a time. My battlers can avoid the drop.”

The good news was that Ian Simpemba was able to travel back on the team coach and after treatment was in much better shape. At the end of the match Wanderers were still bottom of the league and nine points adrift from safety.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Lucas, Geary, Paul Smith, Dean Smith, Barry-Murphy, Haslam, Ndumba-Nsungu (Cook 58), Wilson, Quinn, Proudlock, Robins.

Not used: Pressman, Bromby, Armstrong, Shaw.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS: Bevan, Senda, Reilly, Nethercott, Marshall, Currie, Bulman, Simpemba (Brown 6), Simpson, Tyson, McSporran.

Not used: Williams, Faulconbridge, Holligan, Bloomfield.

https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2 020/october/flashback-first-meeting-with- the-owls/

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#6 29/10/2020 at 17:48

Now that was a Wednesday team from Hell.  

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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#7 29/10/2020 at 18:42

Yes but we've got it much worse nowCry

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#8 29/10/2020 at 18:44

“Owls keeper Cameron Dawson played twice for the Wanderers during an emergency loan spell at the start of the 2016/17 campaign”

If only he was playing for them on Saturday
harryspeakup, 29/10/2020 at 17:14

I’ve got a feeling he’ll be their best player this weekend. 

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#9 29/10/2020 at 19:05


I’ve got a feeling he’ll be their best player this weekend.
Sam, 29/10/2020 at 18:44


It's Monk, he's snidey so full expect Joe in net and throw Dawson under the bus to save himself.

We'll still lose 

2019/20, the promotion party starts now!!!! 

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#10 29/10/2020 at 19:46

SnideyBigsmile

Problem is that he is.

I've described him as that myself 

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#11 29/10/2020 at 21:16

If we lose my father in law will have enough ammunition to take the piss for years. Bad enough that the step father in law is a Luton fan  

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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#12 29/10/2020 at 21:23

The decision to play Dawson or not should be taken out of his hands.

However I've a feeling Monk won't want to scapegoat him if he's not making anymore unforced changes and Dawson won't tell him he's mentally unfit even if he was.

And he'll be fine in training and laughing and he'll be ok in the warm up. Then the whistle will go and that first should I shouldn't I moment will happen and it will all come down to that 

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#13 29/10/2020 at 21:34

Bloke I work with is a wycombe fan. I'm dreading it  

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#14 30/10/2020 at 04:14

Wycombe Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00)
KEITH STROUD
Matthew McGrath and Carl Fitch-Jackson
Fourth Official : Sam Lewis

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/keith-str oud/profil/schiedsrichter/566


Last season he did Cardiff and Brentford away and the QPR away FA cup game.

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#15 30/10/2020 at 04:19

Injury updates on Aden Flint, Massimo Luongo, Izzy Brown and Dominic Iorfa ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s crucial Wycombe trip

To think that after the deadline day signing of Aden Flint, many suggested that Sheffield Wednesday had too many centre-halves on the books.

But heading into a trip to second-bottom Wycombe Wanderers only nine games into the season, Garry Monk finds himself down to only one available and fully-fit senior centre-half after Tom Lees saw red and Aden Flint went off with a hamstring injury in midweek defeat at Rotherham.

Out-of-form German Julian Börner is the last man standing, with the likes of youngster Osaze Urhoghide and full-backs Liam Palmer and Moses Odubajo able to step in if required. Reigning player of the year Dominic Iorfa, out for over a month with a hamstring injury, could be in-line for a comeback.

“We have to deal with it like we have been,” Monk said after the game.

“We’ve been short in personnel in that area. We managed to get Tom back but he was sent off. Dom’s back in training and should be back. It’s needs must.

“We’ll assess the squad over the next 24 hours or so and see who is available for the next game.”


Asked on the fitness of Cardiff loanee Aden Flint, who has impressed in his short Owls career so far, Monk said:

“I don’t know. He felt a tightness in his hamstring. Whether he’s pulled it or not, how badly he’s injured, we’ll see over the next 24 hours.


“We’ll see, I don’t know at this point. In these last two games, everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong.”

There is no real concern over the fitness of Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who was seen hobbling and holding his hamstring towards the end of the 3-0 defeat, with Monk reporting signs of cramp in the youngster.

Massimo Luongo, out with a knee injury, will not feature this weekend but the club are hopeful he will be able to return to training this week. Izzy Brown (knee) is back training and is another who Monk said may fall into the ‘needs must’ category in terms of selection this weekend.

On Chey Dunkley (broken leg), expected back after the international break, Monk said: “Chey is still a little bit away, but with the others we’ll see.

“It might well be a situation of needs must in certain areas.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thestar. co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/ injury-updates-aden-flint-massimo-luongo- izzy-brown-and-dominic-iorfa-ahead-sheffi eld-wednesdays-crucial-wycombe-trip-30190 44%3famp

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