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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Portsmouth

All you need to know.

20 September 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Portsmouth
Saturday 21st September 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
Match Sponsor: Printkick

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

Adams Park is set for its highest attendance since March, and possibly the largest turnout of Wanderers supporters since the promotion celebrations against Stevenage in May 2018 as Gareth Ainsworth's men go in search of another impressive performance and result to continue their unbeaten streak on home turf.

One of the likely promotion front-runners come to town with Portsmouth hoping to build momentum from their comeback on Tuesday, recovering from two goals down against Burton to rescue a point, and begin climbing the table with three games in hand leaving them playing catch-up due to a disrupted fixture schedule so far.

They were victorious on their last visit to Adams Park in April, but Wycombe's eye-catching displays in the final two home games of last season and the first five of this campaign leave them flying high in League 1 and full of confidence, despite falling just short of their recent high standards in Tuesday's draw with Accrington.

Being the closest home game to the club's birthday on Tuesday, it's Fan Appreciation Day at Adams Park with long-distance, long-serving and also first-time young supporters being recognised for their commitment to the Wanderers, with plenty of activity throughout the day.

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Wycombe will make a late call on the fitness of Rolando Aarons after the forward missed the last two games through injury, while Paul Smyth and Alex Samuel are sidelined. Darius Charles and Joe Jacobson could be recalled after sitting out Tuesday's 1-1 draw.

Portsmouth have no fresh injury worries but are not expecting to have winger Marcus Harness or left-back Lee Brown available in time following their rehabiliation on knocks.

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Chairboys fans can by online at any time and save £2 through the new TicketCo platform, either on the website at tickets.wwfc.com or the TicketCo Wallet app.

Fans are encouraged to use the online platform rather than queuing to buy a ticket from Ticket Office 1 or 2. Buying online saves you time and money, which can be better spent in the shop, bar or stadium bowl.

Please also note that there will be no cash turnstile facility in the home areas; all fans are required to present a ticket (either the QR code on a smartphone/printout, or a physical ticket).

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.

Tickets for the upcoming away game at Rochdale can be purchased from Ticket Office 1 before and after the game.

Tickets will not be available on the day for Portsmouth fans.

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The Chairboys Village is open for business, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ and live performance from local musician Jason Stretch. You can pre-order your drink from the Rebellion beer tent via TicketCo, and collect it from the express lane - read on for details.

It's Fan Appreciation Day, so look out for some young First Time Fans receiving certificates on the pitch at around 2.30pm, and long-distance and long-serving supporters being welcomed on to the pitch at half-time.

Also dig out your oldest retro WWFC shirt and wear it with pride!

500 Club members can collect their plaques from the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite before and after the game.

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

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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.

Parking
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 with special offer on all cask ales (£3.50 per pint) to mark Cask Ale Week. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and BMI Healthcare terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - boardroom guests (boardroom is closed whilst undergoing repairs on flood damage).
  • Chairboys Village - home fans only. Click here for details.
  • 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.

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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.
2.30pm - First Time Fans welcomed on the pitch.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
3.50pm - AFC Charvil penalties on the pitch.
3.50pm - long-distance and long-serving fans welcomed on to the pitch.
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.

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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
- Nick Freeman interview
- Recap of recent matches
- Portsmouth 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.

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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 autograph books (£4.50) and a brand new WWFC mug (£8!)

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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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