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Me and my Wycombe: Bob Massie

A long-time supporter tells his story of following the Chairboys.

2 October 2017

'Me and my Wycombe' is a regular feature in each edition of the club's matchday programme Parklife. Bob Massie took part for the recent fixture against Barnet.

Name: Bob Massie

Where do you sit/stand?  DD73 (Beechdean Stand)

Who do you come to games with? My grandson, five-year-old Harley (and sometimes my granddaughter, six-year-old, Evie, too).

How long have you been a supporter?  26 years.

What made you first start coming to matches? I wanted to go somewhere local to watch matches with my son, who was four at the time (he’s now nearly 30!).

What was your first match as a fan? I think it was Altrincham. I remember the chant starting up from the away fans “Give us an A…” and I thought to myself ‘we’re going to be here all afternoon waiting for that one to finish’!

What has been your favourite moment supporting the club? The Wimbledon game at Selhurst Park in the FA Cup run. Reduced to ten men, last gasp equaliser, extra time, penalties – it was Roy of the Rovers stuff. You know when you’ve had a great game when you end up crying and hugging some old man you’ve never met before and jumping up and down together.

Who’s the best player you’ve seen during your time as a fan? Dave ‘Jesus’ Carroll. ‘Nuff said.

Who’s been your favourite player to wear the quarters and why? Keith ‘Rhino’ Ryan. I just loved his commitment. I have worked with stars like Diana Ross and Sir Elton John but Rhino was a far bigger star to me.

Tell us a funny story from your time supporting the club? We couldn’t get tickets for the Leicester FA Cup game so my young son and I ended up sitting with the home fans behind ‘that’ goal. I told my son to keep schtum whatever happened but, of course, I gave the game away when we scored. The bloke next to me went mad and kept on cursing until a woman nearby told him off. Then, after the Roy Essandoh goal, we didn’t care and just went for it. And the man, who’d given us all that grief, patted me on the back and said: ‘Well done’.

What does the club mean to you? A lot. The Mighty Blues have given me and my son so many memories and now the club is helping me to create more memories for my grandson too. Wycombe Wanderers make me happy.

Describe Wycombe Wanderers in three words:  Local. Family. Mine.

Want to take part in a future edition? Email media@wwfc.com.


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