I’ve not seen anything anywhere on here but not scrolled all the way through.
BBC suggesting our match is called off due to International Call Ups.
Hopefully not a titanic moment!
Only announced by Wigan today.
This is getting ridiculous.
It’s disruptive, frustrating to fans unable to get to rearranged fixtures and therefore detrimental to attendances.
Only positive on this occasion is the fact that one or two injured players might recover during the enforced break.
Think it’s the last international weekend until March.
Bin the pizza trophy and give the bottom two divisions international breaks. It's not rocket science - unless you're the EFL.
Or else play the game on the scheduled date come-what-may. If both Wigan and Wycombe lose a couple of players I think it’s preferable for the game to go ahead on Sat 18th Nov rather than a Tuesday night in December or January.
But they they cant give their huge U23 squads full of hoarded youth players 3 run-outs a season versus League 2 squad players.
At least it’s not a home game that STHs have already paid for. Still crap for travelling supporters.
Last line is a definite plus. We've got 4 defenders out for starters who seem to have been out ages. Maybe 1 or 2 are closing in on a return? Also Vokesy.
If we didn’t have Low, Taylor, De Barr and Phillips available alongside our current injuries we’d be struggling to put out a functional team.
I agree. You have a fixture scheduled. Play it or be charged with failure to fulfil. Should be preparing a squad to take these things into account.
Saturday would of been better for me and the kids but will still go the rearranged one whenever that is. Only half an hour away.
Behave yourself @bargepole !
Indeed. I’m excited to a ridiculous degree for someone of my advanced years about the fact that next door’s six year old son is due to go with his dad on Saturday for his second visit to Adams Park and it would be sad if the match doesn’t live up to the expectations raised by his very first match against Carlisle. At that game, his dad bought him a replica shirt and they had great difficulty persuading him to take it off during the following few days.
I forgot to mention that the folk next door only moved here three years ago and it was also the little fella’s dad’s first Wycombe match as well.
We’ve not been kept up to date with the medium/long term absentees situation, have we? Wakely (on loan somewhere) is also now injured. Skura looked impressive in the only appearance I can recall.
Sam Vokes’ days look numbered now. And I wonder if the club have lost interest in Richard Koné ?
Yes, I would have pointed out the bad grammar in that post, but took the advice from someone older and wiser.
Vokes? Why? He's got a fairly minor injury and it's hardly like we're prime Brazil without him. Though thankfully we do have other options these days.
Take care...you're starting to sound like the poster who demanded Bayo and Bloomfield never pull-on the shirt again in the Championship @micra
Don't count big Sam totally out yet 😉
Are you aware that we have done nothing wrong and are merely going by the rules available to us? Perhaps the FA should be preparing international breaks into the calendar for league 1, which might even benefit non league football attendances too.
Yep plenty of a role to play for big Sam in our promotion party campaign.
And our FACup run @Malone !
Sorry, but you are way off the mark with this post. For a start the request to postpone came from both clubs and it’s a EFL rule that games should be postponed in these circumstances so there’s no way clubs could be charged with failing to fulfill a fixture. We have a number of long term injuries at the moment and if we lose several more players to international call ups we would be forced to field a severely weakened team. There’s a limit to how many players you can have in your squad so how could we have prepared for this situation?
Nothing wrong with the grammar. It was the frequently seen use of ‘of’ in place of ‘ve, the abbreviation of have.
I think you’ll find that a hamstring tear (if indeed that is what it is) in an injury-prone 34 year old can take a good while to heal.
Far be it from me to demand anything. Not my style.
Disagree. Too much disruption this year. We know lots of people can't make midweek and the income implications but sail on regardless. We'll get to the point when we can cover an extra players wages with the lost revenue. It's ok though, I can pay another £40 a year to watch games at home that I've already paid for with my season ticket.
It's likely to be even worse next season, with Sky dictating kick off times for televised games.
We could have some on Friday night, Saturday lunchtime or evening, or Sunday afternoon. I doubt that I'll be renewing my season ticket subscription, I'll decide whether to attend on a game by game basis.
I don’t disagree that it’s a problem, but I don’t believe it should be a case of play on regardless. People would soon complain if we fielded a weakened team and lost, besides in every instance where we’ve had a game postponed because of international call ups the request to postpone has also come from our opponents. It’s an issue the EFL need to address for future seasons.
@glasshalffull Nobody is suggesting the club has done anything wrong, you don't need to automatically assume that and go on the attack. Everyone here is saying the system is broken - it hurts the clubs and hurts the fans.