Profile of New Trust Director – Tony Hector

With kind permission of WWFC, we are able to reproduce a recent programme article where Tony Hector answered questions in the ‘Me and My Wycombe’ feature:

Name: Tony Hector

Where do you sit/stand? I stand on the terrace.

Who do you come to games with? I meet up at the ground with a number of people, but mainly Alan Sunderland and Rod Armitage, although they both have their season tickets for the Beechdean Stand. However, I have stood with the same guys (Colin, Joel, David, Jeff & Alan) for a number of years.

How long have you been a supporter? I first started supporting Wycombe in October 1969.

What made you first start coming to matches? A couple of friends at school had been regulars at Loakes Park since about 1966/67.  They persuaded me to come and watch a game with them.

What was your first match as a fan? Walthamstow Avenue.  I remember we won but really can’t remember the score (2 or 3 nil I think).

What has been your favourite moment supporting the club? Celebrating the most dramatic and unlikely FA Cup 5th round replay victory over Wimbledon in 2001 with ten men and possibly the 120th minute Paul McCarthy equaliser within that game.  It wasn’t the best game overall, but it probably caused me the greatest rollercoaster of emotions and most unexpectedly joyous ending to a game ever.

Who’s the best player you’ve seen during your time as a fan? Steve Guppy in his first spell. He had great acceleration, skill / trickery and was one of the best crossers of the ball I’ve ever seen.

Wycombe Wanderers supporters ahead of the Sky Bet League 2 match between Wycombe Wanderers (4th) and Exeter City (1st) at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England on 14 October 2017. Photo by Andy Rowland.

Who’s been your favourite player to wear the quarters and why? Steve Brown – despite a very difficult start to his time with us, he showed the determination, passion, skill and steel to become a legend.

Tell us a funny story from your time supporting the club? The first time I got the OWWSA coach from outside the Empire Cinema there were two coaches waiting.  However I didn’t realise one was a Saga Travel coach until I tried to get on it.

What does the club mean to you? It feels like being part of a really passionate family.

Describe Wycombe Wanderers in three words: Friendly, Outgoing, Dynamic.