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Recent results give Waddock's Wycombe a good start

Recent results give Waddock's Wycombe a good start


With just over a third of the season gone, Wycombe Wanderers' recent results have turned a disappointing start into one of the best since the club joined the football league.

Things looked grim when Gary Waddock's newly-relegated side collected only 9 points from their first 8 league games. A solitary win, six draws and one defeat might have indicated that the Blues were hard to beat, but at just over a point a game it certainly wasn't promotion winning form.

Turning draws into victories was the the order of the day, and that's exactly what Wycombe did, with a remarkable haul of 19 points from their next 8 games, courtesy of six wins, one draw and one defeat.

Put the two together and you arrive at their current position - 28 points from 16 games - a start which has been bettered only four times in the eighteen seasons Wycombe have competed in the football league.


The following table shows how many points Wycombe have collected after 16 games in every season since they joined the football league, what position they were in at the time, and where they eventually finished up.


2008/09 - 34 points (1st) - (Fin 3rd with 78 pts) - Taylor

2006/07 - 32 points (3rd) - (Fin 12th with 62 pts) - Lambert

2005/06 - 30 points (2nd) - (Fin 6th with 71 pts) - Gorman

1994/95 - 30 points (5th) - (Fin 6th with 78 pts) - O'Neill

2010/11 - 28 points (4th) - Waddock

1995/96 - 28 points (4th) - (Fin 12th with 60 pts) - Smith

1993/94 - 28 points (5th) - (Fin 4th with 70 pts) - O'Neill

2007/08 - 26 points (8th) - (Fin 7th with 78 pts) - Lambert

2000/01 - 25 points (6th) - (Fin 13th with 59 pts) - Sanchez

2001/02 - 25 points (7th) - (Fin 11th with 64 pts) - Sanchez

2002/03 - 22 points (11th) - (Fin 18th with 52 pts) - Sanchez

1999/00 - 22 points (12th) - (Fin 12th with 61 pts) - Sanchez

2004/05 - 21 points (16th) - (Fin 10th with 65 pts) - Adams/Gorman

1997/98 - 20 points (14th) - (Fin 14th with 60 pts) - Gregory/Smillie

2003/04 - 11 points (23rd) - (Fin 24th with 37 pts) - Sanchez/Adams

1996/97 - 11 points (24th) - (Fin 18th with 55 pts) - Smith/Gregory

1998/99 - 10 points (24th) - (Fin 19th with 51 pts) - Smillie/Sanchez

2009/10 -- 8 points (24th) - (Fin 22nd with 45 pts) - Taylor/Waddock

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Writer:Len
Date:Tuesday November 16 2010
Time: 12:21PM

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