Wycombe Wanderers Football Club is based in the town of High Wycombe. Often referred to as The Chairboys and The Blues, the team plays its home games at the Adams Park ground. The club spent the last 40 years bouncing between the third and the fourth tier of English football. It was just last season that they managed to secure the long-awaited promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history. This promotion can be considered as Wycombe Wanderers' most outstanding ever achievement.
In a League One campaign that was cut short, Wycombe was awarded the third spot over Oxford United, Portsmouth, and Fleetwood Town, who all had one point more than the 59 of the Wanderers. The reason was that the Chairboys had a single game less than the other sides. During this bizarre season, it was not the points that ranked the teams; instead, it was the points per game ratio that was determining.
Wycombe Wanderers Transfers and News.
Nathan Tyson from Reading for £140,000 in 2004 – Tyson began his career with Reading, but rose to prominence during his two seasons with Wycombe. After a successful half season-long loan with the Chairboys, both sides agreed to make the move permanent. Acquired for £140,000, Tyson went on to score 39 times in 68 League Two appearances. He was bought by Nottingham Forest in 2005 for £1 Million, setting Wycombe Wanderers' most expensive player record that still holds up to today.
Gareth Ainsworth from Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer in 2010 – Ainsworth signed his permanent contract with the Blues after joining on a month-long loan at first. In his first season at Wycombe, the club suffered relegation to League Two but managed to instantly climb back in the following season of 2010/2011. Ainsworth was instrumental in the promotion as he played in 46 matches and scored 11 goals. The Midfielder's playing career was cut short after he was appointed Wycombe manager following Gary Waddock’s sacking. It looks like Ainsworth was the right man for the job as he is still coaching Wycombe and let them to the historical Championship promotion.
Jordon Ibe to Liverpool for £600,000 in 2011 – Jordon Ibe is the most prominent Wycombe Wanderers youth academy graduate. The winger made seven league appearances for the Chairboys during the 2011/2012 season when he also scored his first professional goal. His campaign with Wycombe was cut short because Liverpool bought him in December of 2011 for £600,000. Ibe's departure is the second most expensive in the Blues history, only behind Tyson's.
Adebayo Akinfenwa from AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer in 2016 – Akinfenwa proved to be a valuable transfer even for the sum of £0. The Striker quickly became a fan-favorite with Wycombe. Featuring regularly in his team’s line-up during the 2019/2020 campaign Akinfenwa became the Chairboys' top scorer with 54 goals. That same season was pivotal for both the player and the club as they got to play in the Championship for the first time in their history. The well-built Englishman is rumored to be on the verge of retiring and becoming a WWE wrestler.
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