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Long-distance and long-serving fans recognised at Adams Park.

23 September 2019

A group of long-serving and long-distance Wanderers supporters were welcomed onto the pitch at Adams Park at half-time of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Portsmouth.

As part of Fan Appreciation Day, those fans who have gone the extra mile to follow the Chairboys from afar, or for a significant period of time, were given a fantastic reception from fellow supporters as they made their way to the middle to receive thanks and a small token of appreciation from Rob Couhig.

Those fans included:

Usman Bashir – a fan of 15 years, travelling from Taunton
Dan Brown – debuting against Macclesfield in January 1990, Dan has travelled from Devon
Andrew Green – Andrew’s first game was way back in 1956, at the age of nine!
Roy Smith – a supporter for 70 years, Roy lives in Nailsea near Bristol
Mike Saunders – first brought to Loakes Park by his grandad in 1958, aged seven, Mike travels in from Derby
Helen Evans – sixty years a Chairgirl!
Paul Szefer – Paul’s first match was way back in August 1966
Philip Buckle – it’s a 410-mile round trip each home game from Devon for a fan of 30 years
Mark Roche – a fan for nearly 30 years, Mark makes a 90-mile round trip
Jack Byard-Mills – young fan Jack travels hundreds of miles each home game!
Cliff Buckle – supporting Wycombe for 51 years, Cliff has spent the past 26 years living in Altrincham
Andy Cussell – Andy’s supported Wycombe since the late 1960s, and travels in from Brighton
Richard Townsend – Richard’s first game was in 1973
Louise Stone – 9th May 1993 was Louise’s debut as a Wycombe fan
Dave Gillett – Dave’s first match was against Enfield in 1970
Ian Monk – Ian has followed the team since 1962, and lives in Loughborough
Dave and Lynden Finch – regulars home and away since 1965
Carol Mason and Pete Priest – Pete’s been a fan for 33 years, Carol for 18, and they make a 100-mile round journey
Andy Mann – Andy’s in his 50th season supporting the club, and lives in Ipswich
Leslie Croxford – Leslie lives in Portsmouth but has been a Wycombe fan for 60 years
Robert Prior-Wandesforde – Robert travels to Adams Park from Kent each home game
Keith Higgins – 1959 was the year that Keith first watched a Wycombe match
Oliver Wells – Oliver and family live in Somerset
Nigel Rowland – debuting against Slough in 1979, Nigel travels from Llantwit Major – 156 miles away
Simon Ward – Simon lives in Leicestershire, and has followed the Chairboys since 1995
Paul Snook – Paul was just seven when he attended his first match in 1981
Kara Robinson and Nic Wiggans – supporters from Chorley for 25 years!
Keith Harper – Keith’s first match was an FA Trophy tie against Skelmersdale in 1971
Jason Brown, Tracey Biggs and Aimee Biggs – Jason and family travel from Southampton, and Tracey has been a fan for 42 years
Miriam Payne – Miriam now lives in Wigan, but has followed the team since 1991
Liam Powell – Liam’s first game was 17 years ago
Owen Butler – Owen says he was born a Wycombe supporter in 2004
Bradley Currie – the nephew of Dave ‘Jesus’ Carroll, Bradley’s first match was the play-off final in 1994
James Smith – a fan since 2000, James makes a 174-mile round trip, and has also attended matches from Cyprus!
Jayden Wilkins and Kyle Wilkins - from Feniton, Devon, 180 miles away


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