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No Yeo on the Go? Analysing the Glovers’ Away Attendances

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Yeovil fans away at Crawley

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.

Understandably, this has concerned many people, with Ciderspace posting a characteristically thorough blog post that hits the nail on the head, and Somerset Live commendably questioning chairman John Fry on the situation.

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.

Here’s a run-down of the green and white’s away followings from this season compared to their previous visits, with a bit of input from us about why they’re significantly lower than they have been in the past and just how worrying it is. Continue reading “No Yeo on the Go? Analysing the Glovers’ Away Attendances”

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The home of the giant-killers: A look back at Yeovil Town’s old ground

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Yeovil Town fans under the age of 30 won’t know what life at the Huish Athletic Ground was like, but older supporters will have many fond memories of the old stadium.

The Glovers played on the famous (or infamous) sloping pitch from 1920 to 1990, before it was demolished and the club moved to Huish Park.

Photographer Eugene Birchall (www.eugenebirchall.co.uk) has very kindly sent us some footage of the ground just before the bulldozers moved in to turn it into a Tesco.

Continue reading “The home of the giant-killers: A look back at Yeovil Town’s old ground”

Our Polish keeper: Should Artur Krysiak stay Yeovil’s number one?

cropped krysiak“He’s our keeper, our Polish keeper” according to the song, but many Yeovil Town fans have turned on first choice goalie Artur Krysiak.

 

The 28-year-old’s form has been patchy, and he was blamed for Town’s recent 4 – 3 loss to Forest Green Rovers in which he made two poor mistakes.

Signed in 2014 from Exeter City, Artur was brought in as a replacement for the departing Marek Stech, and has since made over 100 appearances for the Glovers.

However, the Pole didn’t fare well in our recent poll, which revealed that just 16% of supporters want him to stay between the sticks.

From 140 votes, 32% of you would prefer to see Jonny Maddison in goal, while a whopping 52% think a new signing is necessary.

Continue reading “Our Polish keeper: Should Artur Krysiak stay Yeovil’s number one?”

Weymouth vs Yeovil Town: Five things to expect

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.

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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. Continue reading “Weymouth vs Yeovil Town: Five things to expect”

#ThrowbackThursday: Our old rivals Weymouth

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.

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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! Continue reading “#ThrowbackThursday: Our old rivals Weymouth”

#ThrowbackThursday: Town Give Terry a Testimonial

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. Continue reading “#ThrowbackThursday: Town Give Terry a Testimonial”

Weymouth fans aren’t happy with Yeovil Town’s new signing

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. Continue reading “Weymouth fans aren’t happy with Yeovil Town’s new signing”