Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

Wycombe: The Opposition View

Wycombe: The Opposition View

Following Wycombe's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth yesterday afternoon, here are some views from Cherries' manager Eddie Howe and a few of their fans.



The Cherries new manager spoke to his club's official website: 'I'm absolutely delighted with all the boys. I thought all eleven and the substitutes were exceptional today and there were some great performances out there.'

'We started the game well but the goal we conceded was a setback. In previous games, conceding a goal has affected us but it didn't today.'

'Brett scored a great free-kick which lifted everyone and then we forced the game and deserved to be in the lead.'

The new boss brought the club's longest serving player, Steve Fletcher, back from Crawley Town just in time to play against Wycombe and he was pleased with the veteran's contribution:

'I thought Fletch was immense and that's why I brought him back to the club. He was on to the other players constantly to keep them working. He wants to get Bournemouth out of trouble because he cares deeply about this club.'

'I'm delighted to get my first win as a manager. The second half seemed to go on forever, but it was thoroughly deserved.'




The Cherries fans were over the moon. The new boss is a former player, another hero returned to the club and played centre forward and to cap it all off, they beat the league-leaders. They didn't think much of us though.

The following extracts are taken from 'Vital Bournemouth', 'Football Forums', 'The Football Forum', BBC606 and 'The Bournemouth Echo'.



GaryafCb wrote:
'It does make the whole football experience a little better when you have a team who are trying. Great stuff today.'



Lord Snooty wrote:
'A fine victory. And as our brave warriors took the plaudits of the crowd, Eddie gathered them in a team huddle. Comradeship, Passion and true team bonding. It made me proud....and as I descended the steps of the East Stand with moist eyes...I saw a wet glint in many an eye. We were superb today.'



fritter wrote:
'In the first half their number 8 ran the game, he was always in space, passes always accurate. It was surprising that no-one sat on him. It was a masterclass in creating space. Second half, we marked him so well they took him off.'



Jimnnina wrote:
'AFCB ran the game, Wycombe were passing for the sake of it, AFCB defended from the front.'



xnoddyx wrote:
'The key thing today was belief, we went behind but got ourselves back in to it and we never ever let Wycombe settle on the ball.'



paul49 wrote:
'I would like to see a replay of the Wycombe goal. From where I was sitting right behind the goal and at the back of the North Stand the ball never looked completely over the line.'



Red-Dez wrote:
'For the free-kick goal, I was watching the wall and remarking that their goalkeeper's position meant he surely couldn't see Brett striking the ball, so he only needed to make sure he hit the target to score.'



mistymountgollum wrote:
'Wycombe had a good spell a couple of times in the second half, playing some very neat, one-touch football but were lucky not to concede more goals. Bournemouth were worthy winners and will now go on an unbeaten run, culminating in winning the play-off final at Wembley in May!'



Pazz AFCB wrote:
'Great performance. Fully deserved the 3-1 win, pressured Wycombe and made them lose the ball a lot. Highlight of the day apart from the result.. Wycombe fans singing 'stand up if you're 1-0 up' and us doing 'stand up if you're 2-1 up' not long after. Faces on their fans - priceless. They were pretty average as a team I thought, might well bottle it but have the ability to stay in the top 3. Best team won on the day.'



AFBC_Nutter wrote:
'We even gave Wycombe a head start and we still never looked like losing. That's the first time in at least 2 years that we've won a game from going 1 down. Wycombe were quite poor, giving the ball away so much. They looked slack at the back and had little imagination to break us down.'



Mark_AFBC wrote:
'How the **** are Wycombe top? we even gave them a goal head start and they still wilted under the pressure we put on them. We could have had a couple more, Wycombe had one shot saved and one or two heart in mouth moments with penalty area pinball, but never put a proper move together to break us down.'



danny b wrote:
'Great to see the lads showing a bit more desire and fight. Have to say though, did we make them look as average as they looked today or is it a measure of the poor standard of the league we are in?'



Chubby_Cherry wrote:
'Has there ever been a more dominant heading display by a striker in a game? If it wasn't for the ref, Fletcher would have won every header.'



And Finally...



Aussie_AFCB wrote:
'Surely the game is worth putting on DVD? Return of Fletch, Eddie`s first game as manager, a thumping win against the league leaders, passion, prideā€¦a box office winner, a best seller guaranteed to make some dosh for AFCB. I`d buy one.'

I Wouldn't.

















Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Len
Date:Sunday January 25 2009
Time: 2:33PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With no games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Clubs Agree To EFL Trophy Extension

The majority of League One and Two clubs have today agreed to keep the Under 23 element of the EFL Trophy for a further two years.

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17

With the curtain coming down on the three Football League tiers, the EFL have released figures showing that more than 18million fans walked through the turnstiles...

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Len
Editor email
Profile
Benny
no email
Profile
Dale Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Cambridge?
Suggested By:
Blackman11%
Harriman16%
Jombati0%
Pierre2%
Jacobson0%
Bean5%
Bloomfield0%
Saunders43%
Kashket5%
Akinfenwa16%
Weston2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football