Yeovil Town will start their pre-season with a friendly against old rivals Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday (7:45pm k/o).
Although the two sides haven’t played each other in a competitive fixture since 1999, there is likely to still be some hostility, and Stephane Zubar’s decision to swap the Terras for the Glovers has added fuel to the fire.
Yeovil will travel to the Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday
Here are five things we think you should expect from the game:
1) Some players you’ve never seen before
Despite Darren Way already making four new signings this summer, Yeovil’s squad is still a bit light.
Although the gaffer has said he only wants to bring in one more permanent signing, we’re still expecting there to be lots of trialists who are either free agents or looking for a loan move.
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1921 to 1999: We are the Weymouth haters!
With Yeovil Town beginning their pre-season schedule with a friendly against Weymouth next Tuesday, we decided we’d look back at the historic (albeit currently dormant) rivalry between the two clubs.
Yeovil will visit the Bob Lucas Stadium next Tuesday
The two teams played each other dozens of times throughout the 20th century, and the match became a common Boxing Day clash. The game was played during the Christmas period a grand total of 23 times.
For one of those festive fixtures in 1948, Weymouth set their attendance record at their old Recreation Ground when 12,512 turned up. At least 10,000 were probably Yeovil fans!
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Saturday 4th July 2009: There’s Only One Skivo!
After current assistant manager Terry Skiverton signed a new deal with Yeovil Town earlier this week, we decided to look back at the club legend’s eventful testimonial.
The testimonial took place during Skivo’s reign as manager and was played between a Yeovil Town 2002-03 XI managed by Gary Johnson and a Terry Skiverton Select XI managed by Colin Lippiatt.
Players included legendary ex-Glovers such as Gavin Williams, Warren Patmore and Skiverton himself, as well as familiar faces from the media such as Geoff Twentyman and Soccer AM’s Tubes.
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Yeovil Town made their fourth summer signing earlier today, snapping up former Bournemouth and Plymouth Argyle defender Stephane Zubar.
However, the Guadeloupean has spent the last season outside of the Football League, plying his trade with Weymouth in the Southern League Premier Divison.
The move from the Terras to the Glovers may not seem like a betrayal on the scale of, for example, Sol Campbell swapping Tottenham Hotspur for Arsenal, but that’s how Weymouth fans are treating it.
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Tuesday 24th August 2004 – A crazy cup game!
As Yeovil Town
signed former Plymouth Argyle midfielder Connor Smith yesterday, we decided to look back on a dramatic Carling Cup game against the Pilgrims from the 2004/05 season.
Lee Johnson scored a hat-trick to secure an impressive 3 – 2 win for the Glovers at Huish Park, but it was his first goal that is most memorable.
After the away side kicked the ball out of play so that Graham Coughlan could receive treatment for an injury, Johnson attempted to return the ball to goalkeeper Luke McCormick, instead finding the back of the net!
As the home fans were unsure whether or not to celebrate, both sets of players looked around in confusion.
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Saturday 30th January 2016 – Viva Jack Compton!
With former Yeovil winger Jack Compton being linked with a return to the club, we thought we’d look back at one of his shining moments during his first spell.
Midway through the 2015/16 season, the 28-year-old scored three goals and was the Glovers’ star man in a 3 – 2 win over AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.
After the away side fell behind early on, the former Newport man made the score 1 – 1 with a cool finish from Liam Walsh’s through ball.
Yeovil conceded again but Compton conjured up another equaliser with a sweetly-struck free kick. However, whether or not he meant it is up for debate!
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Yeovil Town supporters have made their feelings about the three stars on their new shirt very clear, with anger on social media and even a petition to try and change the design.
Many Glovers fans are embarrassed and think the stars, which represent the club’s 15 seasons in the Football League, will be ridiculed by other teams.
We decided to search Twitter to find out what the consensus was from those other teams. Here are some of the most damning comments.
Wycombe Wanderers (and Bristol Rovers):
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