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The Big Match Preview - Portsmouth

27 November 2015

All you need to know about the visit of Portsmouth to Adams Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Portsmouth
Saturday 28th November 2015, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr M Haywood

The biggest crowd of the season will rock up at Adams Park on Saturday for the latest feast of fan-owned football, pitting together two sides high in confidence after significant victories on Tuesday.

Wycombe have never beaten Portsmouth in the league but banished a similar jinx against Yeovil in midweek and will be in the mood to put on a show for their home fans after five weeks on the road.

Portsmouth have one of the best away records in the league, losing just once and winning five including triumphs at Luton, Plymouth and Bristol Rovers.

Their 6-0 demolition of York City in midweek ended a mini winless run as they clicked into gear in the second period, and manager Paul Cook will be hoping they can carry that momentum into the weekend.

As for Wycombe, they've won three of their four away games since their last outing on home turf and have contended well with the injuries to Joe Jacobson and Marcus Bean, with Anthony Stewart returning at centre-back and the midfield pairing of Matt Bloomfield and Luke O'Nien excelling in their two games together.

Gareth Ainsworth will hope to have Stephen McGinn and Gozie Ugwu back in the squad after absences while loan signings James Ferry and Jermaine Udumaga could make the 18 after arriving from Brentford on Thursday.

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £5 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the family stand. The £15 ticket in the Bucks New Uni Stand (terrace) is officially the cheapest adult ticket in Sky Bet League 2 - read about it here.

Click here for all the details and call 01494 441118 or go online to book. Pre-booked tickets (at a £2 discount when purchased before 5pm on Friday) can be collected from Ticket Office 1 from 1pm onwards.

Portsmouth fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand and Blocks H & V of the Beechdean Stand, having sold their full allocation of around 2,100 tickets. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the away marquee.

Wycombe fans can either book online, call 01494 441118 or visit the new ticket office at Adams Park.

The Arriva bus service is in operation, leaving the railway station at 13.05 and 14.05 and collecting passengers at the Eden Bus Station and Cressex Park and Ride. Click here for the timetable and prices.

Parking is available in the upper tier at the stadium for £5 per car.

Click here for directions to Adams Park.

Where to go
The new combined shop, ticket office and reception area is expected to be busy due to increased numbers of hospitality guests and the 50% sale in the shop.

The archway into the old club shop now forms the main entrance into the stadium, bringing visitors into a combined information centre, shop and reception area, with a break-out section with sofas.

The former information centre will now be used as a staff/volunteer entrance and delivery drop-off point only, while the previous reception becomes an entrance for players and officials on a matchday. The coffee house has now closed.

Where to go
Buying tickets for the game - Ticket Office 1 or 2
Collecting pre-booked tickets (WWFC fans) - Ticket Collection booth opposite Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets (Portsmouth fans) - Marquee
Ticket enquiries - shop (far-left)
Shop - through the arch
Hospitality and boardroom guests - through the arch to the reception desk
Media - through the arch to the reception desk
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm and remain open after the match. However please note Scores will be closed to the public as it is being used for VIP hospitality.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands. Ale festival and hot food available.
  • Scores - closed to the public for VIP hospitality.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only. Serves bottled and canned drinks and food is available from the adjacent Food Shack.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £2 tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize fund and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Pick up a copy of Quarters for the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Luke O'Nien and Jason McCarthy plus a review of the last two away games, a welcome to the visitors, the latest news from the Sports & Education Trust and details for the away trips to Millwall and Accrington.

This edition of Quarters is a 64-page production available for just £3.

Matchday timetable
12pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2.05pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.15pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Vere Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Vere Suite and Scores bars open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Vere Suite.

We welcome GKL Leasing and Harry Thompson and family as matchball sponsors, while Wycombe Sports Centre will be talking to fans and handing out promotional material outside the shop ahead of the launch of the new centre in the New Year.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary with Phil Catchpole and Will Vince from 2.55pm. The new and improved service now has a far shorter time delay and a clearer audio quality.

Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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