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Me and my Wycombe - Lisa Bowker

29 September 2015

Lisa Bowker tells her tale of her 200 consecutive games.

Where do you sit/stand? After five years of standing on the terrace, I have recently moved to the more comparative comfort of the Beechdean Stand!

Who do you come to games with? I started coming to games with my third son Daniel and then his younger brother James, but now I go to games with Hannah Styles. We've adopted each other and never miss a game.

How long have you been a supporter? I've only supported the club for six and a half years so I'm a relative newcomer!

What made you first start coming to matches? I've always loved football and before I got married and had the kids I was a season ticket holder at another club not so far away that - as a Wycombe fan - I won't mention the name! Daniel had been to a Wycombe game before and loved it so he entered a competition to win tickets to a league game on Coke Zone; we won the tickets and I've never looked back!

What was your first match as a fan? The winning tickets were for Wycombe vs Chester on the 2nd March 2009. We won 2-0 and I was hooked. Then on the 25th April 2011 at home to Crewe I started a run of games and today's game against Cambridge is my 200th consecutive league game - a very proud milestone for me!

What has been your favourite moment supporting the club? Many fantastic moments but for me it was as the whistle blew after we had beaten Plymouth at home in the playoff semi-final. I wandered onto the pitch, hands on my head, tears rolling down my face, the emotion and elation, so incredibly proud, beyond happy.  We were going to Wembley! A moment I will never forget.

Who’s the best player you've seen in your time as a fan? Difficult to answer because several players come to mind. Gareth Ainsworth is an obvious choice, Nikki Bull, Josh Scowen, Matt Ingram, Alfie Mawson, Paul Hayes… this season’s entire squad!

Who’s been your favourite player to wear the quarters and why? Easy one for me, Gareth Ainsworth. His passion, flair, work ethic and commitment made him a very exciting player to watch. He's taken those qualities into management and what he's doing and where he's taking us is also very exciting and breaking club records along the way. Would love to see him get his boots back on one more time!

Tell a funny story from your time supporting the club. Many funny stories on our travels but probably best not to print them! A funny but embarrassing moment happened at last year’s festive games night when I demolished the candelabra on the table. Everyone stopped to look - I died but Alfie Mawson came to my rescue asking if anyone had a problem!

What does the club mean to you? Wycombe Wanderers mean everything to me. The club have given me so much. My confidence, direction, respect, friends and a way of life that I love. I count myself so lucky and privileged to be a part of the club.

Describe Wycombe in 3 words. Passion, together, commitment.

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