You’ve probably never heard of Wycome Wanderers, or even the town of High Wycombe, until now but the Chairboys have reminded the world of the beauty of sport.
Last night, Wycombe beat Oxford United 2-1 in the League One play-off final. Promoting Wycombe into the English Championship, the league below the Premier League, for the first time in their 137-year history.
In the middle of a pandemic in an empty Wembley Stadium the underdogs rose to the occasions and brought the romance of English football and sport back to life.
Anf if you’re wondering why Wycombe got the nickname ‘Chairboys’ it’s because the town’s main industry was furniture making.
But onto something much better…cult football hero Adebayo ‘Beast Mode’ Akinfenwa. A 38-year old literal giant of the game who is a true journeyman of lower-league pro football. Akinfenwa being a footballer is like a ballerina playing in the NFL but Akinfenwa somehow makes it work.
Just look at his goalscoring record. This is impressive but its Akinfenwa’s ‘beast mode’ attitude that makes him so appealing.
On the pitch after the match Akinfenwa asked for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to hit him up on Whats App…he got his wish.
Major congrats Wycombe.