Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

The Opposition View - Oldham

The Opposition View - Oldham

Following yesterday's gut-wrenchingly cruel 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic, here are some thoughts from Latics' manager Paul Dickov, their captain Dean Furman and a few of their fans.

Dickov was disappointed not to win.

"If you look at the clock at 88-89 minutes and see we're 2-1 down, you would think we would be delighted to take a point," he said. "But I'm a little bit disappointed because in the first half-hour when we were 1-0 up, we could have gone two or three up."

"This was a long trip, and to score the equaliser in the last minute everybody's buzzing in the changing room at the minute, but I don't think we should be, I think we should be better than that."

Furman was delighted to snatch a late draw.

"We can say we had a bit of luck when they missed the penalty which could have made it 3-1, but when that went wide I felt that was our lifeline. The belief came flooding back as soon as he missed it and we pushed for an equaliser."

"The referee evened things up and it's great to have players of the quality of Robbie Simpson who under great pressure and exceptional circumstances can step up and slot home a penalty like that."

It felt like a win to the Oldham fans who weren't very happy with their own team's performance.

The following extracts are taken from owtb and oafc.

crazycaz wrote:
"We got very lucky with a point as we could have lost 3-1.'

Niki1234 wrote:
"Battered them for the first 30 mins then gifted them a goal. From that moment we bottled it and there was only going to be one winner. They should have put the game out of sight with the penalty miss. Then in the last minute a long ball forward and tonk got the right side of the defender and went down. We then did our best to gift them the win in the 5 mins of injury time. Poor, poor game.'

Bristolatic wrote:
"When we got it down and passed it, we looked ok, and after Morais' cracker it looked as though we'd wipe the floor with them until that comedy act to gift them the equaliser. It knocked the stuffing out of us and I was relieved to go in all square at HT. Pity Kuqi's 'goal' was ruled out. it was a terrific hit. I still thought we'd win it, we looked good enough without being brilliant, Their second was a sickener. I didn't think we'd get it back with only 10 or 15 mins left and their pen should have killed us off. It was a shocking penalty and was probably the bit of luck we've been missing for a while.'

Ritchierich wrote:
"We were ok in patches today and you have to give credit to Wycombe who, whilst clearly not good enough for this division, never gave up and played pretty well for 20 mins in the second half and could, maybe should, have won it.'

Rosa wrote:
"Nearly snatched defeat from a game we should have won, AGAIN. On the plus side, only Wycombe out of the bottom 4 can catch us now and they've got to go to Charlton and Sheff Wed.'

the_mighty_bosh wrote:
"For Wycombe to get 6 points more than us in the next 3 games is not realistic no matter how bad we currently are!'

Doctor_Worm wrote:
"They won't stay up with Charlton, Notts C and Sheff W still to play.'

rammylatic wrote:
"Wycombe's keeper was a tool of the highest order. Yes we have our numpties but there was no need for him to mouth off after the game for 10 mins, effing and jeffing. The biggest joke was his time wasting.'

Bristolatic wrote:
"Not a happy bunny,was he? Very unprofessional; he should have been above that. And where did that spare ball come from that he hammered into the away end? A right show of petulance, bless him.'

Ritchierich wrote:
"Well done to those of us that went but can the planks who were singing 'you're not fit to wear the shirt' please take a long hard look at themselves!?'

sbs1trg wrote:
"Dickov looked over when these numpties started chanting 'you're not fit' - clearly not impressed. Many of that fickle group were also the ones dancing around at the front after Simmo pulled us level. it was a highly entertaining finish to the game and the players showed good fighting spirit to keep plugging away under difficult circumstances. I never thought I'd feel so good about witnessing a late Latics equaliser away at Wycombe, the significance of which is about keeping us in the third tier of English football for the 16th consecutive season.

Next Game: Charlton v Wycombe - Sat 21st April - 3.00pm

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

Date:Sunday April 15 2012
Time: 11:56AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

The Opposition View - Barnet

What the Bees had to say...

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Toothless Blues stung by the Bees

Wycombe Wanderers 0 Barnet 2

Stats: Wycombe Wanderers v Barnet

All the stats from Wycombe Wanderers (0) vs (2) Barnet, Adams Park Att: 3,596 (250 away)

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Dale Jenkins
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Barnet?
Suggested By:

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Barnet 14 3 7 4 16 -4
19 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
20 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 13 1 5 7 8 -8
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment