We haven’t done the appropriate studies, but we would imagine that the blood pressure of a Yeovil Town supporter would be significantly higher than the average football fan. That’s because, for better or worse, the Glovers always seem to attract drama.
And whether it’s losing 4-3 in injury time despite having been 2-0 up, conceding eight goals on the opening day of the season or throwing away a three-goal lead in the space of five minutes, one word continues to be increasingly popular with the green and white faithful: typical!
Bad luck, mismanagement or just an innate desire to provide content for football meme accounts on Twitter could be to blame, but whatever the reason, here’s a look back at Yeovil’s most ‘Yeovil’ moments of 2017.
1) Conceding a last gasp equaliser at home to Leyton Orient, then doing the same thing three days later at home to Cambridge
A major talking point for Yeovil Town this season has been attendances at Huish Park, which have fallen dramatically.
While the club announced a 21.3% drop in season ticket sales, the record for the Glovers’ lowest home crowd in the Football League was broken twice, most recently when just 2,205 fans turned up to watch the 2 – 2 draw with Morecambe.
The number of fans travelling to watch Yeovil play away also makes for depressing reading, with a large amount clearly feeling as though they don’t want to support the club, or team, or manager anymore.
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.
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.