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Make some noise: how FA Cup finalists can get an edge at an empty Wembley | Ben Fisher

With so much at stake in the FA Cup final, how will players prepare and gain an advantage in an empty Wembley?It is a staple of the football calendar but on Saturday, for the first time since its inception almost 150 years ago, the FA Cup final will be…

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The collapse of Barnet’s academy is sad news for London’s young players

Barnet’s failure to earn promotion back to the Football League means their young footballers no longer have a homeBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsBarnet were 11th in the National League when the pandemic struck, so reaching the penultimate s…

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Wycombe’s Adebayo Akinfenwa invited to Liverpool title parade by Klopp

Klopp spoke to Liverpool fan Akinfenwa after play-off final‘I just enjoy these kind of stories,’ says Liverpool managerIt’s been quite the 24 hours for the Wycombe forward Adebayo Akinfenwa. After his team clinched promotion to the Championship at Wemb…

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‘Hello big man’: Jürgen Klopp sends message to Wycombe’s Akinfenwa after promotion – video

It was a night to remember for a number of reasons for the Wycombe Wanderers forward Adebayo Akinfenwa. Firstly, his side secured promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history after a 2-1 victory against Oxford. And secondly, he rec…

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‘Hello big man’: Jürgen Klopp sends message to Wycombe’s Akinfenwa after promotion – video

It was a night to remember for a number of reasons for the Wycombe Wanderers forward Adebayo Akinfenwa. Firstly, his side secured promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history after a 2-1 victory against Oxford. And secondly, he rec…

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Joe Jacobson’s late penalty sinks Oxford and sends Wycombe to Championship

By the time Gareth Ainsworth lifted the trophy aloft, his open-neck navy shirt was soaked through, saturated from the champagne his Wycombe players showered over him in delirium. They had every reason, too, for Joe Jacobson had scored the winning goal …

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‘Fat water buffalo’: Adebayo Akinfenwa alleges abuse in Fleetwood match

Wycombe striker says he feels ‘dehumanised’ as a black manFA aware of the allegations and will investigateThe Football Association is investigating after Adebayo Akinfenwa lodged a formal complaint alleging he was repeatedly called a “fat water buffalo…

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‘Fat water buffalo’: Adebayo Akinfenwa alleges abuse in Fleetwood match

Wycombe striker says he feels ‘dehumanised’ as a black manFA aware of the allegations and will investigateThe Football Association is investigating after Adebayo Akinfenwa lodged a formal complaint alleging he was repeatedly called a “fat water buffalo…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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Wycombe’s David Wheeler: ‘A lot more can be done to look after players’

Wycombe winger on a promotion bid halted, the challenges of inactivity and how coronavirus threatens small clubsIt is a peculiar time for professional footballers without the carrot of a match at the end of a week. Last Saturday Wycombe Wanderers were …

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Wycombe goalkeeper alleges he was target of homophobic abuse at Tranmere

• Ryan Allsop reports incident of homophobic abuse to referee• ‘If that’s the case then for me there are some stupid idiots about’Wycombe moved to the top of League One with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Tranmere at Prenton Park but the game was marre…

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Rolando Aarons: ‘I’m not in this for money … I want to be a top player’

Wycombe winger on loan from Newcastle on battling negative perceptions and the players he studies to help him improveRolando Aarons is rowing back to his Newcastle debut five years ago, smiling as he tells a story that is largely immaterial, a footnote…

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Sunderland talking to Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth over manager’s job

• Ainsworth has been in charge at Wycombe for seven years• Former QPR midfielder, 46, favourite to succeed Jack RossSunderland have been granted permission by Wycombe Wanderers to speak to Gareth Ainsworth about filling their managerial vacancy.Ainswor…

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Gareth Ainsworth: ‘I’m more of a thinker now than I’ve ever been’ | Ben Fisher

Second-longest serving manager in the country is changing perceptions of Wycombe who are flying high in League OneNo one, Gareth Ainsworth says, loves a fairytale more than him but as much as the Wycombe Wanderers manager stresses there is still scope …

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Defiance, pride and anger as Bolton fans cheer on team of strangers

Supporters travelled in numbers to see their hastily assembled team put up a fight against Wycombe after a chaotic summerThe coaches rolled out of Horwich at 9.30am, beginning a 400-mile, seven-hour round-trip to rural Adams Park. They came by train an…

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League One 2019-20 season preview

Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spotsIt was little solace to a sore Sunderland dressing room at Wembley in May when Jack Ros…

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Josh Maja rescues point for Sunderland with late equaliser against Wycombe

A new word has entered the north east football lexicon. “Rossolution” deriving from Wearside, is a cousin of Newcastle’s “Rafalution” and refers to the manner in which Jack Ross is revolutionising Sunderland.As if to prevent everyone getting completely…

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Gareth Ainsworth: ‘It’s a unique model but it works for Wycombe’

Wycombe Wanderers have no academy, reserve team or goalkeeping coach but the club have gone from turmoil to second in League TwoIt is Tuesday, just after midday at the Wycombe Wanderers training ground, where an end-of-session shooting drill is coming …