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High Wycombe
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Wycombe Wanderers F.C. was formed in 1887 by a group of local furniture makers, hence the club nickname 'The Chairboys'. They joined the Southern League, but struggled as an amateur team in a mainly professional league. After a couple of league changes they ended up in the Isthmian League in 1921. It was some time before they enjoyed any real success in the Isthmian League, although they did win the FA Amateur Cup in 1931. In 1956 Wycombe won the first of its eight Isthmian League titles. The Chairboys joined the Football Conference in 1985 and after an initially difficult ride, began to enjoy some success. The appointment of Martin O'Neill as manager was a key moment, leading to two FA Trophy wins and promotion to the Football League for the first time in the team's history in 1993. This was followed by more success as the team won promotion to the third tier in its first season in the Football League. O'Neill left in 1995 to be replaced by another big name Lawrie Sanchez, who took the team on its most successful FA Cup run, with a semi final appearance in 2001, where they lost 2-1 to Liverpool. In 2007 new boss Paul Lambert took the team on a League Cup run, this time Chelsea ended Wycombe's glorious run at the semi final stage.


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