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Down Memory Lane: 2000/01 FA Cup run

The great story re-told.

14 August 2020

While Wycombe Wanderers prepare for their big adventure in the Championship, older players and fans can look back with pride to a previous record-breaking season.

Almost 20 years ago, Lawrie Sanchez’s Blues side embarked on a fantastic five-month journey that took them into uncharted territory in the FA Cup. After a nine-match marathon, they found themselves in the semi-final against former European champions Liverpool.

As we go Down Memory Lane again, this is the story retold by Wanderers Ex-Players Association with the thoughts of such club legends as Keith Ryan, Paul McCarthy, Steve Brown and, of course, Sanchez himself.

From a first round tie with Harrow Borough to the semi at Villa Park, relive all the drama, remember every headline maker & watch every goal. Can you recall who scored the opening goal of that extra-ordinary adventure? Who was sent off for removing his shirt on the club’s greatest day? And who was the unknown who answered a teletext plea to become a nationwide headline maker? All the answers and so many more highlights on this trip Down Memory Lane.

Via the club’s You Tube Channel, catch up on some previous Glory Days. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting some of the club’s great moments and greatest characters. We kicked off with an exclusive – the first showing of an in-depth interview with Brian Lee who in the 1970s pioneered the path which Martin O’Neill & Gareth Ainsworth in particular followed so successively.

We followed that with a look back to the 80s and the days of Mark West, Bob Dell & Gary Lester. Now sit back and enjoy some amazing Cup stories from 2000-01.

Coming soon……

  • Bodger & Mask. An affectionate reminder of two of the club’s great names of the 1960s & 70s - Tony Horseman, scorer of an unbelievable 558 goals in 939 matches and teammate John Maskell who kept them out at the other end in a 16-year career as first choice goalkeeper.

  • Loakes Park Life – a potted history of the club’s 90 years at their famous old ground. Spot the faces from the Frank Adams & Reggie Boreham to Dave Carroll & Keith Ryan.
  • The Big Move. Controversy over the switch from Loakes Park to Adams Park and the early glories of the 90s under Martin O’Neill.
  • A Decade to Remember. Wycombe Ex-Players Association review their first ten action-packed years celebrating the Wanderers’ greatest successes.
  • The night Mourinho came to town. A look back at the outstanding League Cup run of 2007 which ended with Paul Lambert’s Blues locking horns with Jose’s all-star Chelsea outfit.
  • Jack Tomlin and the Boys of the 50s. An affectionate look back to the FA Amateur Cup heroes.

And so many more magic moments to come…………


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