UK time is: 13:09:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

It's a big game for battered and bruised Blues


Wycombe Wanderers entertain Bournemouth on Saturday in their 18th league game of the season.

The league table currently shows Wycombe in 23rd place with 13 points and Bournemouth in 16th spot with 19 points, both sides having played 17 games.


B'mouth's Away Record......W 3 - D 3 - L 3 - Pts 12...Ppg 1.33 (Rank-10)

Wycombe's Home Record...W 1 - D 2 - L 5 - Pts 5.....Ppg 0.63 (Rank-24)


Bournemouth arrive at Adams Park hoping to extend their unbeaten away record to seven league games.

In a dismal start to the campaign, the Cherries lost six of their opening seven games to occupy 23rd spot and look a pale imitation of the side that reached the play-offs last season.

Since then manager Lee Bradbury has steadied the ship by picking up four wins and four draws from ten games to propel his side to the heady heights of 16th.

Bournemouth getting their act together is bad news for Wycombe, but their last two outings might offer some encouragement to the Blues.

Losing 6-0 at Brentford in the JPT will have dented their confidence, and letting a two goal lead slip to draw 3-3 at home to Gillingham in the FA Cup wasn't the best response.

Still, at least the Cherries remain in the Cup and had some form to lose in the first place. Not so the Blues.

Were it not for a fortuitous goalkeeping blunder in stoppage time at Notts County, Wycombe would be coming into this game on the back of five consecutive defeats.

Their most recent setback against ten-man non-league Fleetwood Town was witnessed not only by the few hundred supporters who made the long trip north, but also by a large contingent of regulars who were unfortunate enough to find a live stream on the internet.

Anyone who didn't catch it live had ample opportunity to watch 'top of the bill' ITV highlights which neatly encapsulated everything that's been wrong with Wycombe this season. Keystone Cops finishing, ponderous defending, a lack of invention in midfield, and worst of all, the hangdog look of perpetual losers.

It was a woeful performance which really touched a nerve with the Wycombe fans.

The local paper ran an online poll asking if Gary Waddock should resign, and the message boards left the casual observer in no doubt that the manager's long honeymoon period is over.

It's only the middle of November and all that's left is a six month relegation battle. To be honest that's all most Wycombe fans expected this season, what they didn't expect was to watch their team roll over and have its tummy tickled quite so readily.

We're told that the management team have this week made a concentrated effort to address the current problems. Whether that will change anything on the pitch remains to be seen.


Here are some stats…


Bournemouth's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Colchester (A)........Drew 1-1

Lg1: Preston (A)..............Won 3-1

Lg1: Scunthorpe (H)........Won 2-0

JPT: Brentford (A)............Lost 0-6

FAC: Gillingham (H)........Drew 3-3



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Oldham (A)................Lost 0-2

Lg1: Charlton (H)...............Lost 1-2

Lg1: Sheff Wed (H)............Lost 1-2

Lg1: Notts County (A).......Drew 1-1

FAC: Fleetwood (A)............Lost 0-2



Bournemouth Goal Stats (23 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)............Lg: 21...Cups: 16...Total: 37

Goals Conceded (Total)........Lg: 26...Cups: 16...Total: 42

Goals Scored (Away)...........Lg: 13...Cups: 0.....Total: 13

Goals Conceded (Away).......Lg: 13...Cups: 6.....Total: 19

Clean Sheets.......................Lg: 4....Cups: 1.....Total: 5



Wycombe Goal Stats (22 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..............Lg: 17...Cups: 8.....Total: 25

Goals Conceded (Total)..........Lg: 27...Cups: 13...Total: 40

Goals Scored (Home).............Lg: 8.....Cups: 8.....Total: 16

Goals Conceded (Home).........Lg: 13...Cups: 11...Total: 24

Clean Sheets.........................Lg: 1.....Cups: 0.....Total: 1



Bournemouth's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Marc Pugh..................8

Wesley Thomas..........7

Harry Arter................4 (inc 2 pens)

Scott Malone..............3

Two other players have each scored 2 goals.

Nine other players have each scored 1 goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon...........8

Scott Donnelly...........5 (inc 2 pens)

Joel Grant.................3

One other player has scored 2 goals.

Six other players have each scored 1 goal.



Bournemouth Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Marc Pugh.............29 on-target...24 off-target...0 against woodwork

Wesley Thomas.....20 on-target...16 off-target...0 against woodwork

Harry Arter...........13 on-target...11 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Stuart Beavon........21 on-target.....4 off-target...0 against woodwork

Scott Donnelly........13 on-target...11 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant..............11 on-target...10 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

B'mouth........86 on target...79 off target...2 against w'work (Rank-18)

Wycombe......64 on target...80 off target...3 against w'work (Rank-22)



Most Assists

B'mouth - Marc Pugh...........9

Wycombe - Andy Sandell.....3



League Form Guide

All Season


B'mouth......Pld: 17...W: 5...D: 4...L: 8.....Pts: 19...Pts per game: 1.12

Wycombe....Pld: 17...W: 3...D: 4...L: 10...Pts: 13...Pts per game: 0.76



Last Five league Games

B'mouth.......DLDWW - 8 points (Rank-6)

Wycombe.......WLLLD - 4 points (Rank-18)



Last Five League Games (Away)

B'mouth......WDDDW - 9 points (Rank-5)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Wycombe.......WLDLL - 4 points (Rank-20)



Against Top Half Opposition

B'mouth........Pld: 9...Pts: 8...Pts per game: 0.89...(Rank-13)

Wycombe......Pld: 9...Pts: 7...Pts per game: 0.78...(Rank-16)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

B'mouth........Pld: 8...Pts: 11...Pts per game: 1.38...(Rank-17)

Wycombe......Pld: 8...Pts: 6.....Pts per game: 0.75...(Rank-24)



Previous Meetings

In 23 previous meetings there have been 11 wins for Bournemouth, 6 for Wycombe and 6 draws.

In Wycombe the tally is 4 wins for the Cherries, 3 for the Blues and 5 draws.

1974/75 Fac: Wycombe 0 Bournemouth 0

1980/81 Fac: Wycombe 0 Bournemouth 3

1994/95 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 1

1995/96 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 2

1996/97 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 1

1997/98 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 1

1998/99 Lg1: Wycombe 0 Bournemouth 2

1999/00 Lg1: Wycombe 2 Bournemouth 1

2000/01 Lg1: Wycombe 0 Bournemouth 3

2001/02 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Bournemouth 1

2003/04 Lg1: Wycombe 2 Bournemouth 0

2008/09 Lg2: Wycombe 2 Bournemouth 1



The Man In The Middle

Saturday's referee is Andrew Madley who joined the National List of Referees in 2011. This will be his frst Wycombe game. So far this season he's issued 1 red and 36 yellow cards in 13 games.



Prediction

Wycombe 0 Bournemouth 2




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 17 2011

Time: 1:08PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
heavens above, that is what I call comprehensive Len!
The Fear
Report Abuse
17/11/2011 14:47:00

Thanks Jonathan... Any chance of a raise??
Wycombe Len
Report Abuse
17/11/2011 17:13:00

Love the in depth stats Wycombe!!
ios2738
Report Abuse
18/11/2011 20:54:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

The Opposition View - Portsmouth (Sunday February 1 2015)

It's another stalemate for the Blues (Saturday January 31 2015)

Stats: Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth (Saturday January 31 2015)

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth (Thursday January 29 2015)

The Opposition View - Mansfield Town (Sunday January 25 2015)

The Opposition View - Bury (Sunday January 18 2015)

Blues battle back on Bury bog (Saturday January 17 2015)

Archived Wycombe Wanderers Articles

List All Vital Wycombe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wycombe 0 - 0 Portsmouth
Mansfield 0 - 0 Wycombe
Bury 1 - 1 Wycombe
Wycombe 1 - 0 York
Wycombe 1 - 0 Hartlepool
Shrewsbury 0 - 0 Wycombe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Shrewsbury 28 16 6 6 +22 54
2. Burton 28 16 6 6 +12 54
3. Wycombe 28 14 11 3 +19 53
4. Luton 27 14 8 5 +13 50
5. Southend 28 14 8 6 +7 50
6. Newport 28 13 7 8 +3 46
7. Bury 28 13 5 10 +6 44

Breaking League News

Hartlepool v Argyle Match Lowlights
» Plymouth : 01/02/2015 12:07:00
On this day in history...1st February
» Portsmouth : 01/02/2015 10:00:00
Where the U's will be in Feb 2015
» Oxford : 01/02/2015 09:50:00
Looking back at January 2015
» Oxford : 01/02/2015 09:45:00
U's get first 3 pts of 2015
» Oxford : 01/02/2015 09:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Portsmouth?
Suggested By:  
Ingram 25%
Jombati 0%
Mawson 30%
Pierre 4%
Jacobson 11%
Bean 0%
Murphy 0%
Ephraim 0%
Onyedinma 0%
McClure 0%
Wood 14%
Holloway 16%