While Wycombe enjoyed unparalleled success in gaining promotion to the Championship under Gareth Ainsworth, other managers have had their share of successes with the Wanderers to set the standards for today’s boss and his current crop of players.
There was Sid Cann with an Isthmian League double in the 1950s and that first-ever trip to Wembley for an FA Amateur Cup final appearance……
Brian Lee made Wycombe the top amateur club in the land in the 1970s with four League titles in a spectacular 5-year spell that also included an Amateur Cup semi-final and the first step ever into the third round of the FA Cup…
Lawrie Sanchez got the side through to an unbelievable FA Cup semi-final with Liverpool and carved his own niche in the early 2000s……
And he was followed by Paul Lambert and the record-breaking 2007 squad who made it all the way through to the League Cup semi-finals …..
But perhaps topping the popularity stakes with Wanderers’ fans was a certain Martin O’Neill who – in a fun-packed and hugely successful five years – made the club consistent headliners. During his reign starting in 1990, the Wanderers won an astonishing ten trophies – and were runners-up in two more.
When Martin returned for an evening of nostalgia in front of his adoring Blues’ fans in 2012, it was little wonder that so many of his successful squad – and other club legends – turned up to be reminded of some of the stories that helped make him a true club idol.
Now, with lots of added action and additional photographs, enjoy an evening of fun and laughter as he faces up to his old sparring partner - former Wycombe media chief and now WWEPA Chairman Alan Hutchinson…….
Via the club’s YouTube Channel, also catch up on some previous Glory Days. And over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting some other of the club’s great moments and greatest characters.
And previously Down Memory Lane:
- Brian Lee – exclusive interview on the soaring 70s
- Wycombe in the 80s – season by season
- 2001 Cup glory – dramatic run to the semis
- Jack Tomlin – hero of the 50s
- A Decade of Memories – WWEPA turn back the clock
- Loakes Park Years - From Frank Adams to Len Worley; from Bodger Horseman to Mark West; from Jim Kipping to John Maskell. Heroes all.
All available on WWFC website or via YouTube.