2000–01 Wycombe Wanderers F.C. season

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Wycombe Wanderers
2000–01 season
Chairman Ivor Beeks
Manager Lawrie Sanchez
Stadium Adams Park
Second Division 13th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Second round
Football League Trophy Area quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Andy Rammell (10)
All:
Andy Rammell (13)
Average home league attendance 5,549

During the 2000–01 English football season, Wycombe Wanderers competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

Having barely escaped relegation the previous season, this time round Wycombe achieved survival in the Second Division by a comfortable margin. Their defensive record, the best of any team outside the top six, ensured they finished well clear of relegation in 13th place. Wycombe enjoyed their greatest success in the FA Cup, defeating First Division teams Grimsby Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wimbledon before edging Premier League side Leicester City 2-1 at Filbert Street; this result caused Leicester, then sitting fourth in the Premier League, to enter a poor run of form that dragged them down to 13th. The win at Leicester set up a dream semi-final tie against Liverpool at Villa Park - Wycombe pushed Gérard Houllier's men all the way before losing 2-1; Liverpool would go on to finish third in the Premier League and win a treble of the League, FA and UEFA Cups.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Millwall 46 17 2 4 49 11 11 7 5 40 27 89 38 +51 93
2 Rotherham United 46 16 4 3 50 26 11 6 6 29 29 79 55 +24 91
3 Reading 46 15 5 3 58 26 10 6 7 28 26 86 52 +34 86
4 Walsall 46 15 5 3 51 23 8 7 8 28 27 79 50 +29 81
5 Stoke City 46 12 6 5 39 21 9 8 6 35 28 74 49 +25 77
6 Wigan Athletic 46 12 9 2 29 18 7 9 7 24 24 53 42 +11 75
7 Bournemouth 46 11 6 6 37 23 9 7 7 42 32 79 55 +24 73
8 Notts County 46 10 6 7 37 33 9 6 8 25 33 62 66 –4 69
9 Bristol City 46 11 6 6 47 29 7 8 8 23 27 70 56 +14 68
10 Wrexham 46 10 6 7 33 28 7 6 10 32 43 65 71 –6 63
11 Port Vale 46 9 8 6 35 22 7 6 10 20 27 55 49 +6 62
12 Peterborough United 46 12 6 5 38 27 3 8 12 23 39 61 66 –5 59
13 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 7 8 24 23 7 7 9 22 30 46 53 –7 59
14 Brentford 46 9 10 4 34 30 5 7 11 22 40 56 70 –14 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 5 7 35 26 4 8 11 18 39 53 65 –12 58
16 Bury 46 10 6 7 25 22 6 4 13 20 37 45 59 –14 58
17 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 32 23 5 7 11 23 36 55 59 –4 57
18 Northampton Town 46 9 6 8 26 28 6 6 11 20 31 46 59 –13 57
19 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 32 31 6 5 12 29 46 61 77 –16 53
20 Swindon Town 46 6 8 9 30 35 7 5 11 17 30 47 65 –18 52
21 Bristol Rovers 46 6 10 7 28 26 6 5 12 25 31 53 57 –4 51
22 Luton Town 46 5 6 12 24 35 4 7 12 28 45 52 80 –28 40
23 Swansea City 46 5 9 9 26 24 3 4 16 21 49 47 73 –26 37
24 Oxford United 46 5 4 14 23 34 2 2 19 30 66 53 100 –47 27
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Wycombe Wanderers' score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 18 November 2000 Harrow Borough H 3-0 2,681 Bates (2), Simpson
R2 10 December 2000 Millwall A 0-0 7,819
R2R 19 December 2000 Millwall H 2-1 3,878 Rammell, McCarthy
R3 6 January 2001 Grimsby Town H 1-1 5,390 McCarthy
R3R 16 January 2001 Grimsby Town A 3-1 3,269 McCarthy, Simpson, Rogers
R4 27 January 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-1 9,617 Rammell, Parkin
R5 17 February 2001 Wimbledon H 2-2 9,650 Simpson, Brown
R5R 20 February 2001 Wimbledon A 2-2 (won 8-7 on pens) 9,464 Carroll, McCarthy
QF 10 March 2001 Leicester City A 2-1 21,969 McCarthy, Essandoh
SF 8 April 2001 Liverpool N 1-2 40,037 Ryan

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Barnet A 1-2 1,741 Rogers
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Barnet H 3-1 (won 4-3 on agg) 2,205 McSporran, Castledine, McCarthy
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Birmingham City H 3-4 2,537 Rammell, Baird, Bates
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Birmingham City A 0-1 (lost 3-5 on agg) 8,960

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Martin Taylor
2 England DF Chris Marsh
3 England DF Chris Vinnicombe
4 England DF Jason Cousins
5 Republic of Ireland DF Paul McCarthy
6 England DF Jamie Bates
7 Scotland MF Dave Carroll
8 England MF Keith Ryan
9 Scotland FW Andrew Baird
10 England FW Sean Devine
11 England MF Paul Emblen
12 England MF Peter Holsgrove
14 Republic of Ireland MF Maurice Harkin
15 England FW Jermaine McSporran
16 England FW Andy Rammell
17 Canada DF Mark Rogers
18 England DF Ben Townsend
No. Position Player
19 England MF Stewart Castledine
20 England FW George Clegg (on loan from Manchester United)
21 England DF Alan Beeton
22 England MF Dannie Bullman
23 Republic of Ireland MF Ian Simpemba
24 England FW Guy Whittingham
25 England MF Martyn Lee
26 England GK Mark Osborn
27 England FW Leeyon Phelan
28 England MF Michael Simpson
29 England FW Danny Senda
30 England FW Steve Brown
32 England DF John Nutter
33 England FW Matthew Brady
34 England DF Roger Johnson
35 England GK Mark Westhead
36 Northern Ireland FW Roy Essandoh

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 England DF Gerard Lavin (on loan from Bristol City)
20 England FW Steve Jones (on loan from Bristol City)
No. Position Player
20 England FW Niall Thompson (released)
24 England FW Sam Parkin (on loan from Chelsea)

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