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Opinion : So near yet so far…. The FA Cup dream ends for Wycombe

| January 19, 2016


Tuesday 19th January 2016 was an important night for Wycombe’s football team.

Everyone in the town was expectant that Wycombe could beat Aston Villa and make it through to the next round of the FA Cup.

Sadly things didn’t quite work out and Villa won by two goals late in the game with Wycombe failing to score. The FA Cup dream may be over but there’s always next year.

Do you know I’m proud of what Wycombe’s football team has achieved. Holding a Premiership team to a 1-1 draw at Adams Park a few Saturday’s ago was a great achievement and haling them at bay for so long in the rematch was a great achievement too.

The football team have put the town of High Wycombe on the national map and showed the rest of the country exactly what our town can do.

What’s more the people and businesses of the town got behind the team to show their support. Adams Park was packed to capacity when Villa came to Wycombe on Saturday 9th January 2016 and all the tickets allocated to Wycombe for the rematch this evening were sold too.

It just goes to show that there is a huge appetite for football in Wycombe, however this only seems to be the case when there is a ‘big match’ and the normal league matches sadly don’t seem to attract such large home crowds.

Not only did the football team do our town proud in the FA Cup this year but they are in line for a shot at promotion again currently occupying a place in the League Two play off zone. The team is a success story and we can all be proud of their achievements.

If only more people praised the good things about Wycombe maybe it would be a better place to live?

The town has so much going for it these days but all too often the good things are allowed to just pass by without a mention which is a real shame.

Good transport connections, a favourable location, a plethora of shops, nice countryside nearby and a football team that can mix it with the very best. What more could anyone want in a town?

Anyway the FA Cup dream is over for Wycombe this year. Now the team can concentrate on gaining promotion in the League and hopefully the people of the town will step forward and show their support in person by visiting the football ground to see the team playing live.

What do you think?

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