Update: Waddock sacked

This Is Local London: Gary Waddock has been sacked as Wycombe Wanderers manager Gary Waddock has been sacked as Wycombe Wanderers manager

GARY Waddock has tonight been sacked as Wycombe Wanderers manager.

This afternoon's 1-0 defeat by AFC Wimbledon was the final straw after a poor run of form, with the former Aldershot and QPR boss being given the bullet after the game.

Wanderers again played poorly on what should have been a day of celebration to mark the club's 125th anniversary, with supporters booing the side off at half time and full time - with some chanting for Waddock to be sacked.

Immediately after the game Waddock was asked about his future at the club but said: “That’s a question I can’t answer. I don’t make the decisions on my position – I’ll talk about the game.”

He added in his press conference he wouldn't quit as manager - but hours after the final whistle he was fired.

Waddock is normally a positive character, although in recent weeks he has increasingly questioned the desire of his players - but during his press conference this evening he sounded like a broken man who knew his time in charge at Adams Park was up.

The 50-year-old was made manager following the sacking of Peter Taylor in 2009.

He was unable to keep them in League One but led them to promotion in his first full season in charge.

They were relegated again last season and are currently on a run of one win in sixteen matches, with only goal difference now keeping Blues out of the League Two relegation zone.

Some of Waddock's former players have this evening tweeted their shock of the news of his sacking.

Midfielder Scott Davies, who played under him for Blues and Aldershot Town, wrote: "Gutted for Gary Waddock. Top bloke and top manager. I'm sure if given time he would've turned things around."

Goalkeeper Steve Arnold, now with Stevenage, tweeted: "Can't believe Gary Waddock's got sacked. Top manager and above all a top bloke."

And Kadeem Harris, who was sold to Championship side Cardiff City last season, said: "Gutted for Gary Waddock. Wish him all the best in the future!! #goodman".

Current Blues midfielder Jesse Kewley-Graham wrote: "Absolutely gutted that Gary Waddock has gone, he was a very good manager and without him I wouldn't have been where I am now. I wish him and his family all the best and I'm sure he will find a new club as he's a very good manager."

Meanwhile BBC pundit Robbie Savage said tonight on Radio Five's 606 show the job of replacing Waddock should go to Blues player-coach Gareth Ainsworth.

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6:44pm Sat 22 Sep 12

ChilternsBlue says...

Erm... news just in... He's been sacked!
Erm... news just in... He's been sacked! ChilternsBlue
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6:52pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Jock's little helper says...

Keep up BFP
Keep up BFP Jock's little helper
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6:54pm Sat 22 Sep 12

mowgli1960 says...

AT LAST,should have happened last season!!
AT LAST,should have happened last season!! mowgli1960
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7:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

true blue says...

Very good news, interesting that Laurie Sanchez was at the game today !!.
Very good news, interesting that Laurie Sanchez was at the game today !!. true blue
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8:05pm Sat 22 Sep 12

unicorn1975 says...

It was time for a change , Give the job to Gareth Ainsworth
It was time for a change , Give the job to Gareth Ainsworth unicorn1975
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8:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

mowgli1960 says...

unicorn1975 wrote:
It was time for a change , Give the job to Gareth Ainsworth
No,we need a new view on things.If Ainsworth was to get the job would he be able to change tne mind set of the players?
Let's take our time,see who applies and if we can afford them.We need someone with experience!
[quote][p][bold]unicorn1975[/bold] wrote: It was time for a change , Give the job to Gareth Ainsworth[/p][/quote]No,we need a new view on things.If Ainsworth was to get the job would he be able to change tne mind set of the players? Let's take our time,see who applies and if we can afford them.We need someone with experience! mowgli1960
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9:02pm Sat 22 Sep 12

VoiceOfSeason says...

Best news I have heard in a long time. Reading his post-match comments over the past (too many) months, it is no surprise he cannot motivate his players. Good riddance Twaddock.
Best news I have heard in a long time. Reading his post-match comments over the past (too many) months, it is no surprise he cannot motivate his players. Good riddance Twaddock. VoiceOfSeason
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9:08pm Sat 22 Sep 12

fedupblue says...

He has his self to blame brought in crap players, crap at tactics and crap at motivating people, just blamed the players desire all the time, yet he was the manager!
He has his self to blame brought in crap players, crap at tactics and crap at motivating people, just blamed the players desire all the time, yet he was the manager! fedupblue
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9:11pm Sat 22 Sep 12

mooneysmagic says...

Sean Dyche is the answer. He is used to working with no money and was unjustly sacked by Watford after getting them in the top half of the Championship. Alternatively Gazza and try and entice John Gorman out of retirement with a Director of Football to help him.
Sean Dyche is the answer. He is used to working with no money and was unjustly sacked by Watford after getting them in the top half of the Championship. Alternatively Gazza and try and entice John Gorman out of retirement with a Director of Football to help him. mooneysmagic
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9:38pm Sat 22 Sep 12

demoness the second says...

I reckon AVB will be looking for a job soon... ;))))
I reckon AVB will be looking for a job soon... ;)))) demoness the second
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9:41pm Sat 22 Sep 12

ivor says...

Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
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Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
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Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page. ivor
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11:02pm Sat 22 Sep 12

demoness the second says...

ivor wrote:
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
~
Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Well go for it then.
I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing.
It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :)
Yes - good idea!
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Well go for it then. I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing. It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :) Yes - good idea! demoness the second
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11:35pm Sat 22 Sep 12

ivor says...

demoness the second wrote:
ivor wrote:
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
~
Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Well go for it then.
I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing.
It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :)
Yes - good idea!
Indeed I would relish the challenge of bringing the glory days back to the Wanderers.
~
Perhaps if more readers show their support for my application for the vacant post then maybe my offer of managerial assistance will be noticed by the powers that be who run the club and you will indeed get to see me in person giving directions from the touchline.
~
Not only would my appointment solve the problem of the poor performance on the pitch but the gate attendances would rise with all the people turning up to see me in person....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Well go for it then. I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing. It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :) Yes - good idea![/p][/quote]Indeed I would relish the challenge of bringing the glory days back to the Wanderers. ~ Perhaps if more readers show their support for my application for the vacant post then maybe my offer of managerial assistance will be noticed by the powers that be who run the club and you will indeed get to see me in person giving directions from the touchline. ~ Not only would my appointment solve the problem of the poor performance on the pitch but the gate attendances would rise with all the people turning up to see me in person.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page. ivor
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7:24am Sun 23 Sep 12

demoness the second says...

ivor wrote:
demoness the second wrote:
ivor wrote:
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
~
Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Well go for it then.
I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing.
It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :)
Yes - good idea!
Indeed I would relish the challenge of bringing the glory days back to the Wanderers.
~
Perhaps if more readers show their support for my application for the vacant post then maybe my offer of managerial assistance will be noticed by the powers that be who run the club and you will indeed get to see me in person giving directions from the touchline.
~
Not only would my appointment solve the problem of the poor performance on the pitch but the gate attendances would rise with all the people turning up to see me in person....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Excellent - sorted then.
But don't wait for readers to nominate you - that is rather egotistical.
Just apply. I am sure someone with your vast experience of managing football teams and your knowledge of the game would be ideal.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Well go for it then. I am sure Wycombe Wanderers would be happy to have you and then of course we would all know who you were - unless of course you intended to run the club remotely by teleconferencing. It would be good to see a photo of you - just think you could prove all of us who doubt your authenticity wrong :) Yes - good idea![/p][/quote]Indeed I would relish the challenge of bringing the glory days back to the Wanderers. ~ Perhaps if more readers show their support for my application for the vacant post then maybe my offer of managerial assistance will be noticed by the powers that be who run the club and you will indeed get to see me in person giving directions from the touchline. ~ Not only would my appointment solve the problem of the poor performance on the pitch but the gate attendances would rise with all the people turning up to see me in person.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Excellent - sorted then. But don't wait for readers to nominate you - that is rather egotistical. Just apply. I am sure someone with your vast experience of managing football teams and your knowledge of the game would be ideal. demoness the second
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10:57am Sun 23 Sep 12

KentP says...

ivor wrote:
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
~
Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Do it... And if you *don't* publicly apply (perhaps with a big announcement in the bfp with an accompanying photo) we can all view this as final confirmation that you aren't real.

Alternatively, please stop leaking your inane drivel onto serious articles, its frighteningly self-indulgent
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Do it... And if you *don't* publicly apply (perhaps with a big announcement in the bfp with an accompanying photo) we can all view this as final confirmation that you aren't real. Alternatively, please stop leaking your inane drivel onto serious articles, its frighteningly self-indulgent KentP
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11:38am Sun 23 Sep 12

tom.marlow2 says...

Go for it Ivor.

I will enjoy joining in the chants of "who ate all the pies" and "when did you last see your dick?"
Go for it Ivor. I will enjoy joining in the chants of "who ate all the pies" and "when did you last see your dick?" tom.marlow2
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5:53pm Sun 23 Sep 12

J B Blackett says...

Bigot's dick was spotted once - it was at a Little Chef cafe just off the A3 and it was covered in custard. .
Bigot's dick was spotted once - it was at a Little Chef cafe just off the A3 and it was covered in custard. . J B Blackett
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6:55pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Fit2drop says...

Disgraceful, the club ask us to turn up to celebrate 125 years and sack the manager. The new board are showing very little class. Gary was an honourable man. He desreved better than the knee jerk reaction. Why have they let Gary bring in players when it appears that they were just waiting to get Gareth in as manager.
Disgraceful, the club ask us to turn up to celebrate 125 years and sack the manager. The new board are showing very little class. Gary was an honourable man. He desreved better than the knee jerk reaction. Why have they let Gary bring in players when it appears that they were just waiting to get Gareth in as manager. Fit2drop
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7:01pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mowgli1960 says...

Knee jerk reaction don't be so stupid, any other club would have sacked him 6 months ago and we could still be playing in League 1
Knee jerk reaction don't be so stupid, any other club would have sacked him 6 months ago and we could still be playing in League 1 mowgli1960
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7:09pm Sun 23 Sep 12

pennperson says...

mowgli1960 wrote:
Knee jerk reaction don't be so stupid, any other club would have sacked him 6 months ago and we could still be playing in League 1
Spot on Mowgli
[quote][p][bold]mowgli1960[/bold] wrote: Knee jerk reaction don't be so stupid, any other club would have sacked him 6 months ago and we could still be playing in League 1[/p][/quote]Spot on Mowgli pennperson
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11:57pm Sun 23 Sep 12

true blue says...

I think the board should be congratulated on making the decision to sack Waddock especially when they know they will have to pay him off.Although I think the way the team have been playing under his management he should be paying the club back !!
I think the board should be congratulated on making the decision to sack Waddock especially when they know they will have to pay him off.Although I think the way the team have been playing under his management he should be paying the club back !! true blue
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10:34am Mon 24 Sep 12

VoiceOfSeason says...

Fit2drop wrote:
Disgraceful, the club ask us to turn up to celebrate 125 years and sack the manager. The new board are showing very little class. Gary was an honourable man. He desreved better than the knee jerk reaction. Why have they let Gary bring in players when it appears that they were just waiting to get Gareth in as manager.
Honourable man? Perhaps so, but fans generally don't care about the manager's honour. They demand results or at the very least, decent performances. And Waddock appeared totally incapable of motivating them to achieve either. The board have at last listened to the fans (albeit a little late in the day) and it is definitely time for him to go. Who wants to celebrate 125 years, secretly fearing that the current manager is unable to keep us in the football league?
[quote][p][bold]Fit2drop[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful, the club ask us to turn up to celebrate 125 years and sack the manager. The new board are showing very little class. Gary was an honourable man. He desreved better than the knee jerk reaction. Why have they let Gary bring in players when it appears that they were just waiting to get Gareth in as manager.[/p][/quote]Honourable man? Perhaps so, but fans generally don't care about the manager's honour. They demand results or at the very least, decent performances. And Waddock appeared totally incapable of motivating them to achieve either. The board have at last listened to the fans (albeit a little late in the day) and it is definitely time for him to go. Who wants to celebrate 125 years, secretly fearing that the current manager is unable to keep us in the football league? VoiceOfSeason
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12:10am Fri 28 Sep 12

000check says...

ivor wrote:
Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football.
~
Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.
Your blog is just inane boring ramblings and your attempt at humor is simply embarrassing. You must be a family member of the bfp editor or at least a close friend, as otherwise I don't know why the newspaper is wasting its time publishing your pointless and ethnocentric moanings.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Instead of all these highly paid hotshots and big names we need someone who cares about the town and can re-invigorate the interest of the fans with entertaining and quality football. ~ Naturally I would be more than happy to put myself forward to fill the vacancy that has arisen following the departure of the manager.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “BLOGS” link at the top of the page.[/p][/quote]Your blog is just inane boring ramblings and your attempt at humor is simply embarrassing. You must be a family member of the bfp editor or at least a close friend, as otherwise I don't know why the newspaper is wasting its time publishing your pointless and ethnocentric moanings. 000check
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