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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Sunderland

All you need to know.

18 October 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Sunderland
Saturday 19th October 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Kevin Johnson
Match Sponsor: BMI Healthcare
Matchday Experience Partner: Rush High Wycombe

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

Gareth Ainsworth and Phil Parkinson go head-to-head in the managerial dugouts at Adams Park for a second time already this season, and after a week of intense speculation, it's time for the talking to stop and the action to begin as Wanderers look to extend their fantastic start to the season.

Parkinson was handed the reins of the north-east club on Thursday, having visited south Bucks with Bolton Wanderers on the opening day, and has been tasked with leading Sunderland back to the Championship.

His first test comes at Adams Park, in front of the biggest crowd of the season so far, with Wycombe riding the crest of a wave in second place and full of confidence, hoping to pick up where they left off with an excellent second-half display against Peterborough in their last league outing a fortnight ago.

Sunderland have also had a two-week break from league action due to the international break, and will be eager to make a fast start to their new era, but Ainsworth's men are unbeaten at home since April 9th and determined to prolong their stay at the top end of the table.

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Alex Samuel is the only confirmed injury absence for the Chairboys, while Curtis Thompson and Nnamdi Ofoborh are both suspended, but Paul Smyth could be back in contention after two months out.

Luke O'Nien is likely to start for the visitors, returning to Adams Park for a second time since leaving Wycombe for Sunderland last summer.

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It's all-ticket so fans must buy online before noon on Saturday via There'll be no tickets available after this point.

Supporters are advised to download their QR code to their smartphone wallet, or screenshot it to the camera roll, to prevent any issues using internet data to retrieve the code from emails whilst entering at the turnstile.

Click here for the full ticket details, including prices.

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The Chairboys Village is open for business, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ, vegan grill and live performance from Space Elevator, plus a Rush Trampoline Park football darts game.

Representatives from Chilterns MS Centre will be around the stadium collecting donations.

And there'll be a Q&A in the Caledonian Suite after the match.


You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service.

Arriva operate a matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 12 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return).

3pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 12.55 and 13.55
Rail Station – 13.05 and 14.05
Frogmoor – 13.10 and 14.10
Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
Adams Park – 13.30 and 14.30

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after full-time, calling at the same pick-up/drop-off points.

Fares will be charged as follows:

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £4
Child Single: £1.50
Child Return: £2 Children are classed as ages 12 and under.

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car (or free before 11am).

There is an additional club-run car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car.

Spaces for pass holders in the club car park are guaranteed up until 2.30pm, after which time the lower tier becomes closed to vehicles due to high pedestrian traffic.

Blue badge holders are required to pre-book one of 15 complimentary parking spaces via the ticket office; otherwise the standard £5 charge applies.

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Buying tickets for this game: Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: collection pod outside Ticket Office
Shop: through the shop doors
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
Scouts: collection pod outside Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries: delivery entrance to the left of the shop

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All bars in the stadium open at 12pm.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and BMI Healthcare terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – VIP hospitality.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Chairboys Village - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – away fans only, with a BBQ and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink, and there's brand new beef hot dogs in the home kiosks.


10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's, Chairboys Village and Printkick Fan Zone open.
12.30pm - players begin to arrive.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via social media.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.20pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite, Chairboys Village and Monty's open to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Caledonian Suite.


This season's Parklife has a pullout section for kids (which folds out to a giant poster) as well as plenty of content in the main section, including:

- Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield columns
- Fred Onyedinma interview
- Recap of recent matches
- Peterborough lowdown and profiles
- Adrian Wood reflects on a previous encounter
- SET News
- And lots more!

Parklife will be on sale as normal from our volunteer sellers around the ground at the price of £3.50.

Meanwhile, don't forget you can download the main edition via the MatchDayInfo app on the day of the game, if you're unable to make it to Adams Park to buy a physical copy.


Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the current range of change and goalkeeper kits, training kit, leisurewear and travelwear, as well as new mini car kits for £5, and 'Wanderer' t-shirts (in both navy and white) for £10, and 'Wanderers' caps in five different colours, also for £10.

New in store this week are Water in a Box cartons, following the recent arrival of autograph books, mugs, flags and drawstring bags.

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Listen live on iFollow, which is available for just £45 for the year, £4.49 monthly, or £2.50 for a single match audio pass. Live commentary begins at 2.55pm. If you live outside the UK & Ireland, you can watch the game live for just £5; visit the website to purchase a match pass.

Updates will also be provided across the club's social media channels.

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