The Opposition View: Wycombe Wanderers

Last updated : 21 April 2016 By Jim Bonner

Are you happy with how Wycombe's season has gone so far?

The recent slump in form and terminal lack of goals is disappointing, but I think we are still over-achieving for a club of a pretty modest budget. So viewed in that context, I don't think we can complain too much. Although many do!

Fans of other clubs claim that Wycombe are the worst team in the division to watch due to their overly-physical style of play and blatant gamesmanship. Is that fair?

haven't seen every League Two team this season so I can't say if we are THE worst, but we're certainly up there. We seem to regularly run into six minutes of stoppage time in our games which I don't think happens to many teams, and probably says a lot for the amount of, ahem, "game management", that we do.

We even have a comedy chant now: "We know what we are. We know what we are. Timewasting bastards! "We know what we are."

I think there are plenty of physical teams in the division though, and we're not the worst for fouls. 

Perhaps one of the few positives of the recent barren spell is that we haven't been timewasting because we've been trying (and failing) to win for the full 90 and I expect that to be the case in this game. 

Who have been the Chairboys' best performers this campaign?

Luke O'Nien in midfield, who is unlikely to be playing (knee injury), has become a fan favourite and one of the few creative sparks in the side. 

Michael Harriman on the wing is capable of some neat passing play, and gets the odd goal too. 

The entire back four work together well and we have one of the best defensive records in the division, if I had to pick one of them I'd say Aaron Pierre who is a beast at centre back. 

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this current Wycombe side?

Very simple, our defence is our strength and attack is our weakness. We are set up to keep it tight, and pretty much the entire team is expected to track back and defend when necessary. 

The amount of hoofball played is a weakness, given that we haven't really got a quality target man to make the most of those hoofs. We can play football if we try but it happens all too rarely, oddly enough we look better when we do play it on the deck but hey, everyone's an armchair manager right? 

With Pompey losing their last two matches and in a bit of a defensive crisis, do you fancy your chances of winning at Fratton Park on Saturday or would you take a draw if offered now?

Draws are absolutely no good to us at this stage, so no, I wouldn't "take the draw" as it would mean our season's over. This is must-win, given Wimbledon look 85% certain to cement 7th as it stands. I certainly don't fancy our chances though, and if you score at all I think you'll get a draw at worst. 

Predict the outcome of the game.

2-1 Pompey, sadly.