24/09/2018 : Taff's Gloversblog : Start Spreading The News ...
24 September 2018 : Start Spreading The News ...
"These little (Yeovil) Town blues,
Are melting away,
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York Newport!

I believe it was Sir Gary Johnson who first floated the idea of judging a new season after ten games. I am most likely incorrect on that one, but in my mind whenever I think of breaking a season down into blocks of ten matches and taking stock accordingly ... I think of Gary and his first spell with our beloved Yeovil Town. 'Sticks' or 'carrots', loving post-match interviews ... jumpers for goalposts, glory days, wasn't it? Hmmm?

Season so far? Hmmm? Marvellous!
Season so far? Hmmm? Marvellous!

Ten matches in is where we currently find ourselves – if we count the Villa game and the cup game with Exeter – so whilst I have been holding my tongue on praising/critiquing the side until now, I can now at last get a few things off my chest.

A key part of that first Johnson team was former tenacious midfielder and now current YTFC manager Darren Way. Way is presently assisted by former playing colleagues Terry Skiverton and Paul Terry – more on that trio later. Skivo and Way were of course Gary's support when he guided us to the Championship and I think its clear that amongst fans (and the club itself) the start to this season has resulted in the first wave of positivity since those heady days of 2013-14.

In the seasons that followed we suffered with poor results and poor performances – one such afternoon in particular comes to mind. At the end of our 2-0 defeat to Newport County on 7th October 2017 Way and his players were subject (quite rightly given the performance) to plenty of "opinions" from the fans who had endured a torrid time at Rodney Parade, where the only highlight was an extended 'twist and shout' from the away choir.

Fast forward nearly twelve months and the final whistle in South Wales could not have been met with a more different response. Victors, away from home in a league game by a six goal score line for the first time since the Second World War – our last such victory coming the day before VJ day. Not even Sir Gary's team did that in 2002-03.

I won't go into detail on that performance other than to say that it was a surreal experience. We have all seen clinical sides who ooze class, who hit the top corner from 30 yards leaving the 'keeper no chance. Rodney Parade wasn't like that. Save Jordan Green's second or the fifth by Olomola the other four goals had some fortune to them. I am not taking anything away from the performance, I am merely contrasting the luck we had on the day with what we have come to expect as YTFC fans. Often the ball drifts just the wrong side of the post or that final pass deflects when we are ready to pull the trigger. At Newport those moments went our way: balls falling kindly following tackles; rebounds being taken etc. That being said, the biggest assistance on the day probably came from the Newport defence and 'keeper!

What is more pleasing is that the win at Rodney Parade came following a decent run of form. Overall the side have been playing well and getting results. No complaints from Old Green Towers! Other highlights include the 4-0 win over Notts County where we had similarly suffered last season, being on the end of a reverse result (which County social media were all too happy to point out pre-match). Even when we are not scoring loads of goals we are still putting in some good performances – I was particularly impressed with how we handled Villa on the TV. Maybe the key thing however was that in the other matches which were less hyped (looking at Oldham, Stevenage and Grimsby) we still put in a good shift and got decent results.

Every team have a blip or a bad day at the office and I hope that's all the Swindon Town defeat was – maybe a bit of a wake-up call and something to stop the boys getting complacent. Recently, Swindon aside, we've enjoyed the type of football – even when it may not be smoothest play the commitment is there - that fans appreciate. That has started, I think, to rebuild some of the bridges between the club and a huge number of fans that have migrated away from Huish Park in recent seasons. But lets not kid ourselves – there is still a lot that needs to change at the club and a few weeks of good football won't paper over the cracks of the last few years. However before I get on to the club itself lets take a look at the players who have at least got us talking about the on-pitch results rather than everything else.

Logically I suppose we should start at the back. We have been extremely lucky with how well Nathan Baxter has taken to league football. I don't think either Chelsea or us predicted he would be getting so much first team action given how well Stuart Nelson played when he came in last year and the impact he had on the side. Nelson's continuing injury is a cause for concern for his longer career given his age. Currently however Baxter is doing a good job and at present we have little to worry about from YTFC's perspective – it can be no coincidence that we set our own record for not conceding whilst having Baxter in goal, who seems very assured with the ball at his feet.

Last season saw the emergence of Omar Sowunmi as a starting centre-back and getting him on a new two-year contract in the summer was in my opinion a major coup for the club. What Omar has always needed was an experienced partner at the back to learn from and to listen to. When Gary Warren was signed (whilst I had never heard of him!) he seemed to be exactly what we needed and so his sparing use in pre-season was worrying – having him back in the side seemed to be the long-time missing piece since Darren Ward left. One very telling point noted after Swindon was that with Warren on the pitch we haven't conceded so far this season, apart from the opening day match at Bury when we were down to nine men. Let's hope he is back fully fit ASAP. If however he is out for a period Darren will need to assess whether Shaun Donnellan is a better partner for Omar rather than Bevis Mugabi – who I think we all agree had a stinker against Swindon – he is however still developing and has yet to nail down his own position. I don't think he’s a right-back long term – I think he will need more time at centre-back.

In the same mould as Warren, an "old school" defender, I have loved seeing Carl Dickinson in a green and white shirt. I think he (no disrespect intended to Nathan Smith or Ryan Dickson) is the left back we have missed since Jamie McAllister was released. Like Jamie Mac, Carl is someone you would want on your side rather than against you – whether that was on the pitch or in a bar fight!

As a whole we haven't looked rock solid – see Saturday as case in point – however I am unable on that basis to explain how we have gone so long this season without conceding! I think rather than being solid we have just been determined to do whatever it takes to get the ball away from our goal when needs must. Way mentioned this in an early season interview when he talked about having players who will "kick a player to get the ball away." That being said we have made a notable improvement at keeping the ball and attempting to play out when we can – all adding up (a bit like the Newport result) to a situation where I am struggling to explain how we manage it.

One thing I would have loved to trumpet from the Old Green Battlements has been taken away from me by Saturday's result/defending in part but more so by Way in this interview. Darren admitted that the team hadn't really been working on defending at all and that it appears we are defending from the front by keeping the opposition in their own half. What I would have loved to have pointed is out is that during the run of six games without conceding the plaudits were raining in for Baxter, Omar and the boys on the pitch – even Way was taking some credit. No-one however suggested that Terry Skiverton deserved any praise.

I find it a bit galling when (as at Newport in 2017) fans are quick to blame 'the defensive coach' and call for him to be sacked, but then when things go well there isn't any equivalent praise. Being honest I don’t think Skivo is in the right job – he needs to get away from the club and learn to manage at a lower level and then go on and be a coach in his own right away from the nest (a la Nathan Jones). I thought that may have been on the cards this summer as I seem to remember his contract was up but again I could be wrong. Thanks to that Way interview I don't know if I can lavish praise on Skivo for his work with the back four – I would have liked to given how much stick he got before when the whole club was failing, not just him.

Getting back to the side itself, I have always said every great XI always has a quality central midfield. For the first time since Joe Edwards and Ed Upson we have a pairing of central midfielders who can run a game. In recent years we simply haven’t had good enough players in the middle and we have resorted to playing three in the middle which has limited our tactical flexibility elsewhere. In Sessi D'Almeida and Alex Pattison we have both the tackler and creative pairing that if we can keep them available throughout the season should serve us well. Sessi is clearly a gifted footballer and I'm glad we have him at the club potentially for next season as well.

I do feel a bit sorry for Alefe Santos, he was finally getting some games when Pattison came in and has held the starting position ever since. What Alefe needs to do now however is work hard, put pressure on Alex in training, and be ready should he be called upon. Give the gaffer something else to think about.

Out wide the three of Jordan Green, Yoann Arquin and Wes McDonald have all started the season well and all are providing good final product – whether getting forward to finish moves or being involved in the build-up itself. Green in particular has improved his final product from last year. When he first signed I thought he reminded me of Kevin Gall during the final stages of his years with us – he could run but there wasn't much end product. Since then however Green has improved and confidence has played an obvious role in improving his game – every time he is fouled he just gets up and goes again, as he has to expect being taken out plenty of times a game.

Up front Alex Fisher has been solid and brings something different to the side – coming in halfway through the season last year I think he has benefitted from having a full pre-season with the club. What impresses me is that he is not just a target man that you can hit the long ball to, but he is also switched on so that he finds himself in the right place in the box when the ball falls to him (I'm remembering his goals at Notts County this season and the Ricoh last season). Around him we have Diallang Jaiyesimi, Omari Patrick, and Olufela Olomola who can all (and have) produced when called upon (save for Swindon). All of those last three are loan signings and I want to touch on the point that as we have six loans we have to leave one in the stands. Before I do however, a mini-rant.

As a club we have in the past few seasons come dangerously close to dropping out of the Football League – with no guaranteed immediate return (Torquay United anyone?). Crunching the numbers at the time of his injury I worked out that Francois Zoko's goals have earned us more points than any other player every season since he joined (he was joint top with Olomola last season). Two of those three seasons we would have been relegated without his goals, including last season when we avoided relegation by two points. Let that sink in.

When news broke then of his injury prior to the Notts County game that would be cause for concern – even if still early in the season and a team in form I would still have expected fans to be respectful of what Francois has done for us. Most were, however there were a small number of fans who, potentially blinkered by the County win, were saying we didn't need him or were openly celebrating his injury. Zoko is 35, a serious knee injury is easily something that could hamper the rest of what is a short career – just ask Darren Ward. Lets hope that Francois recovers and that as Club Captain (or whatever his role is!) he scores the goals that promote us. Like the Skivo situation I would be interested to see what those fans have to say then.

Rant over. Needed that.

For a long time we have taken full advantage of the loan-system (even when FIFA were trying to kill it, YTFC 1 Sepp 0) and have garnered a reputation amongst other teams' fans for it. The last couple of seasons under Way we have seen more loans on the books than we are allowed to play under squad rules. At present we have six loans which means one must sit in the stand per match. Badger and others have comprehensively touched on this subject before. My own stance is that whilst parent clubs will want their young players getting game time they will also appreciate that part of a youngster's development is not just playing against rough and tumble experienced professionals but also fighting to get into, and stay in, a team.

For me if there is a little extra competition between the loanees to not be the sixth loan in the stands then that adds a little extra dimension to the squad, and hopefully parent clubs will appreciate that. I would only suggest caution that the sixth loan is rotated where possible so that we don’t have a clear "sixth loan" who will never make the side – even given the need for fair competition. It's a balancing act and given the players we have managed to secure this season we are obviously balancing things enough for parent clubs to be happy to loan us some quality young players.

Those loan signings and the squad generally brings me to the backroom staff and there is nowhere else we could start than with the manager. Darren has become a bit of a marmite figure as a manager at Huish Park. As a player universally he was adored if not for his technique but for his fighting spirit and 'never say die' attitude. When stepping into the job to replace Paul Sturrock that attitude united the team and the fans and we got out of the mire quite comfortably in the end. Pre-Christmas in his second season was a step forward but since then we have been going backward until, it seems, this season.

In that time there has been a vocal "Darren Out" camp and of course those that hold the opposite view. I've wavered between both camps to be honest and gave him time when a lot of others were baying for blood – see Newport 2017 above. We find ourselves on a good run of form and credit where it is due I think Darren deserves the lion share. Recruitment this season has been spot on – I have already alluded to the Omar signing, and I hope Tom James goes on and has a great season when he gets fit.

We had the one dud loan signing, Reece Cole, who was sent back to Brentford allegedly due to fitness issues. Apart from him every single other signing has been spot on, with maybe Korrey Henry being a "one-for-the-future." The stand out signing has to be Sessi – after that across the squad there are many good additions, so that I can't pick a #2 or #3. On the Sessi note I think we are missing a trick – his chant should be the almost Papal adoration that the Camp Nou has for Messi, its less brutal and hangs in the air – see the end of the clip here).

More important I think is that Darren has ditched his obsession with the 4-3-3 and has switched to a 'traditional' 4-4-2. This maybe because we have the midfielders to negate the need for a three in the middle – whatever the reason it is a welcome change. This year there doesn’t seem to be the 'square pegs, round holes' problem that has dogged Darren since we lost Ryan Hedges and Otis Khan at Christmas in his second season. We have real depth this year and have (when people are fit) players who could come off the bench to change a game.

Without doubt, however, the most annoying thing for me with Darren is his media handling. For years he has infuriated me and many others – I have made a conscious effort this season to give him a fresh start and a 'second chance' on this front. Social Media at the club has improved noticeably recently – even if the traditional media problems still exist. Maybe Darren has had a word with someone because his media handling has slightly improved and really the only thing I can criticise him for is the constant "I"s. A lot of the time he is talking about himself rather than the team and I really think he needs to address that to tie in with the ABU message coming out of the club.

The above being said I am writing this before having read/listened to his post-Swindon interview so we may have been treated to an old-familiar 5 mins full of nonsense – but I really hope not.

Turning then to the other staff, we have already discussed Skivo, so that really only leaves Paul Terry as a topic of discussion (no offence to Steve Phillips!). Terry has been a divisive figure since his Ru$hden days and the fall-out of all that. Whether he has had an impact on the side and our form is unclear but if behind the scenes he is adding value then I, for one, am OK with him being back. In my professional life I deal with people needing second chances and I can see no reason why Paul shouldn't be given one with us. There will be others that disagree with me on that and we have had that debate on the Facebook group! I respect people won’t agree but the above is my view.

OK so that's my view on the start to this season on the pitch and in the dugout. Briefly (I promise!) I'll touch on things away from the football.

As mentioned above there does seem to be a positivity coming out of the club and by extension a feeling of ABU. I hope that continues even if we have a tough patch – that will be the real test. It's funny how a good start can change so much.

Irrespective of how good the football is or where we are in the league table I would ask all fans to not forget that there are still serious underlying issues at our club. One poster on Facebook went to call those of us who have consistently raised this issue as being 'quiet' after the Newport result. I think the key is to be consistent – I want our club to grow and improve and I won't be distracted even if we win the league! I was therefore disappointed to see that the Glovers Trust didn't have enough candidates to run an election for the Trust Board. I do sincerely hope that the Trust can grow after what will have probably been a tail off in membership after the first year. I had forgotten to renew my membership before but will be remedying that shortly. I urge you all to do the same. The Trust (as far as I understand it) looks to ensuring the long term of our club by ensuring the fans are engaged with by the owners. Short term results on the pitch shouldn't distract from that very important cause.

The resignation of Andy Rossiter from the club board and the various truths that have come along with that have been welcome in Old Green Towers. Not that losing Andy was a good thing for the club, far from it. But now we have actual information on the Consortium rumour last year and now a potential public figure head for a movement calling for a change in ownership. I hope that Andy can get his contacts together when the time comes, maybe also bringing with them a certain former manager for an upstairs position. That then is another angle to view the club's current success – it seems that as long as there is some small success Uncle Norman will want to hang on – God knows why when he stays away from the club because we sing nasty songs about him!

And within a couple of paragraphs I have swiftly departed from positivity!

What counts however is that no matter how bad things get, for the 90 mins I will always be Green and White and support the team on the pitch. ABU.

I don't think I did a Ciderspace league table prediction entry this year because I had no idea about the rest of the league. Having taken stock after 10 matches, I hope we can go on and have a great season – I think I’ll call it "cautiously optimistic." If you offered me playoffs right now – I’d take it. It would be progression on the last couple seasons. The only problem would be whether Uncle Norm sees that as another reason to hang about for a bit longer…

Anyway, bring on Franchise FC on Tuesday! ABU.
Old Green Eyes.

"I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps,
And find I'm a number one,
Top of the list,
King of the hill,
A number one!
These little Town blues ...

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Cruncher said ...

Good well-written early season appraisal
25/09/2018 14:22:33

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06/07/2013 Chief Decisions Badger Link
24/06/2013 Signs Of Life Badger Link
16/06/2013 Who The Fudging Hell Are You? Cider Jaaarn Link
04/06/2013 Three Are Free Badger Link
01/06/2013 Grounds For Improvement Badger Link
29/05/2013 The Size Of The Championship Task Badger Link
10/05/2013 Finally Our Turn? Michael Bromfield Link
05/05/2013 Next Goal Wins? Badger Link
03/05/2013 What Are Our Chances In This Season's Play-Offs? Badger Link
11/04/2013 Enabling The Enabled Cruncher Link
08/04/2013 Target Six Badger Link
05/03/2013 Planning For The Future Part One Badger Link
04/03/2013 Can't We Just Fill The Ground? Francis Gates Link
24/01/2013 Crunching The Numbers Francis Gates Link
13/01/2013 Blades 0 Yeovil 2 : Glovers Rise To The Challenge Cruncher Link
11/01/2013 From Bramall Lane To Bramall Lane Badger Link
09/01/2013 Wembley Goes West In East London Badger Link
31/12/2012 Waiting In The Arrivals Lounge Badger Link
25/12/2012 Halfway House Badger Link
16/11/2012 The Times They Are A-Changin' Cruncher Link
12/11/2012 Keeping It Clean Kurt West Link
08/11/2012 Poor Second Half Proves Costly Kurt West Link
11/10/2012 Three (Thousand)'s A Crowd Cruncher Link
01/10/2012 Preston 3 Yeovil 2 : Deepdale Defeat Dissected Badger Link
23/09/2012 Yeovil 0 Blades 1 : Steely Blades Cut Glovers Down Kurt West Link
19/09/2012 Orient 4 Yeovil 1 : No Case For The Defence Badger Link
18/09/2012 MK Dons 1 Yeovil 0: Bounce-Back Is On Hold Cruncher Link
03/09/2012 Keeping The Defence In Czech Kurt West Link
03/09/2012 Attending To Attendances Badger Link
30/08/2012 Yeovil 2 WBA 4 : Brave Performance Gives Positives Kurt West Link
30/08/2012 Yeovil 2 WBA 4 : Cup Magic Makes A Slight Return Sheffield Glover Link
26/08/2012 Scunthorpe 0 Yeovil 4 : Iron Crushed Cruncher Link
22/08/2012 Brentford 1 Yeovil 3 : Full Stech Saves Badger Link
17/08/2012 Gary Has Grounds For Concern Cruncher Link
14/08/2012 Capital Gains Not So Taxing Kurt West Link
14/08/2012 Starting The Season Right Badger Link
08/08/2012 Drawing Strength From Potters Performance Kurt West Link
29/07/2012 Rovers Return Pegs Back Progress Kurt West Link
23/07/2012 What Will Happen To The Likely Lads? Cruncher Link
15/07/2012 Hereford 1 Yeovil 1 : The Start Of Something Cruncher Link
01/07/2012 And So It Begins Again ... Badger Link
26/06/2012 The Calm Before The Storm? Badger Link
06/06/2012 Out With The Old And In With The New Badger Link
20/05/2012 What Price A Striker? Badger Link
15/05/2012 Doc Simmonds - An Appreciation Lector Link
15/05/2012 A Four-Gone Conclusion Cruncher Link
13/05/2012 The End Of Short-Termism? Badger Link
08/05/2012 Wurzel Going On A Summer Holiday ... Cruncher Link
30/04/2012 The Waiting Game Badger Link
23/04/2012 All's Well That Ends Well Badger Link
18/04/2012 Decisions, Decisions Badger Link
13/04/2012 The Early Bird And The Egg Cruncher Link
12/04/2012 When More Is Less Badger Link
10/04/2012 Mind The Gap Badger Link
04/04/2012 What's The Big Deal? Cruncher Link
08/02/2012 The Start Of Something Good? Cruncher Link
01/02/2012 Damp Squib Is No Surprise Badger Link
24/01/2012 Bury 3 Yeovil 2 : The Width Of It Cruncher Link
14/01/2012 Not Too Late Cruncher Link
11/01/2012 The First (Blades) Cut Is The Deepest Badger Link
08/01/2012 The Second Coming Cruncher Link
08/01/2012 Dignity And Respect Needed For Management Change Badger Link
18/12/2011 Much Nothing About Ado Cruncher Link
14/12/2011 Yeovil 0 Fleetwood 2 : The Morning After The Night Before Badger Link
28/11/2011 Hartlepool 0 Yeovil 1 : It's Not So Grim Up North Cruncher Link
20/11/2011 Yeovil 2 Exeter 2 : Second-Half Improvement Renews Hope Cruncher Link
14/11/2011 Hereford 0 Yeovil 3: Banana Skin Avoided But Another Awaits Badger Link
07/11/2011 Chesterfield 2 Yeovil 2 : As You Were Then Badger Link
23/10/2011 Stevenage 0 Yeovil 0 : Drawing Blanks Cruncher Link
10/10/2011 Colchester 2 Yeovil 2 Cruncher Link
26/09/2011 Scunthorpe 2 Yeovil 1 : Nowt To Show For It Again Cruncher Link
29/08/2011 Yeovil 0 Sheffield United 1 : Blades Nick It Cruncher Link
26/08/2011 Goodbye, Good Buy Cruncher Link
16/08/2011 Paying Attention To Attendances Ciderspace Link
15/08/2011 Action And Reaction Cruncher Link
12/08/2011 Shape Up Skivo Cruncher Link
07/08/2011 Brentford 2 Yeovil 0 : Capital Punishment Cruncher Link
24/07/2011 The Summer Heats Up Ciderspace Link
23/07/2011 Wossit Gonna Be? Cruncher Link
17/07/2011 A View From Treyew Road Ciderspace Link
12/07/2011 Yeovil 2 Inverness 4 : Review Of The Trialists No.2 Ciderspace Link
12/07/2011 Yeovil 2 Inverness 4 : Review Of The Trialists No.1 Ciderspace Link
06/07/2011 Dorchester 4 Yeovil 1 : Players Put On Trial Ciderspace Link
11/06/2011 Skivo Has A Crew Cut Cruncher Link
08/06/2011 totallygobsmacked.com Cruncher Link
28/05/2011 Shift One Out, Get A Load In? Cruncher Link
14/05/2011 Where Did It All Go Right? Cruncher Link
27/04/2011 Posh 2 Yeovil 2 : A Posh Cracker In The Sun Cruncher Link
14/04/2011 Are You Sitting Comfortably? Cruncher Link
10/04/2011 Confusion Is The Norm Cruncher Link
15/03/2011 Taff's Final Resting Place Ciderspace Link
10/03/2011 A Shift Too Far? Cruncher Link
07/03/2011 Making A Useful Point Cruncher Link
28/02/2011 A Perfect Oli Day Snapshot Cruncher Link
23/02/2011 Two Years After Two Years Before Cruncher Link
14/02/2011 Daggers 2 Yeovil 1 : The Misery Of Watching Eastenders Cruncher Link
30/01/2011 L1: Brentford 1 Yeovil 2 Cruncher Link
24/01/2011 L1: Yeovil 0 Rochdale 1: Not The Joy Of Six Cruncher Link
21/01/2011 All Hands On Deck Cruncher Link
10/01/2011 Both Flames Still Flicker ... Cruncher Link
21/12/2010 Who's On Board? Cruncher Link
18/12/2010 The Godfather Of Ciderspace : 21st November 1960 - 16th December 2010 Ciderspace Link
17/12/2010 Thank You Taff Glover Cruncher Link
16/12/2010 Taff Glover RIP Ciderspace Link
15/12/2010 The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn ... Taff Link
13/12/2010 L1: Colchester 0 Yeovil 0 : All Graft And No Craft Cruncher Link
05/12/2010 Lions Led By Donkeys Taff Link
26/11/2010 Will The Real Mr Yeovil Stand Up Cruncher Link
25/11/2010 Tipping Point Reached? Taff Link
21/11/2010 L1: Charlton 3 Yeovil 2 : Heroic Failure Repeated Cruncher Link
19/11/2010 I Should Have Stayed Home Taff Link
14/11/2010 L1: Yeovil 1 Dagenham and Redbridge 3 Cruncher Link
11/11/2010 A Shot In The Arm, And Then In The Foot Taff Link
07/11/2010 FACR1: Rushden 0 Yeovil 1: Completing The Circle Cruncher Link
03/11/2010 MK Dons 3 Yeovil 2 : It's Tough At The Bottom Cruncher Link
01/11/2010 The Time Has Come Cruncher Link
31/10/2010 L1: Yeovil 3 Swindon 3 Taff Link
28/10/2010 Diamonds Aren't Forever Taff Link
24/10/2010 L1: Brighton 2 Yeovil 0 : Defeated And Depleted Cruncher Link
18/10/2010 L1: Yeovil 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Taff Link
13/10/2010 If .... Taff Link
08/10/2010 Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some Taff Link
03/10/2010 L1: Walsall 0 Yeovil Town 1 Cruncher Link
01/10/2010 The Case For The Defence Taff Link
29/09/2010 L1: Yeovil Town 1 Southampton 1 Taff Link
27/09/2010 It's Just Like Deja-Vu All Over Again Taff Link
22/09/2010 More New Kids On The Blog Taff Link
19/09/2010 L1: Huddersfield 4 Yeovil 2 : Better But No Cure From The Galpharmacy Cruncher Link
17/09/2010 I Don't Like Cricket, Oh No. I Love It! Taff Link
12/09/2010 L1: Yeovil Town 3 Tranmere Rovers 1 Taff Link
10/09/2010 Return Of The Talisman Taff Link
05/09/2010 Notts 4 Yeovil 0 : Dismal Day At The County Show Cruncher Link
02/09/2010 FLTR1: Yeovil Town 1 Exeter City 3 Taff Link
30/08/2010 It's The Hope That Hurts Taff Link
27/08/2010 The Slowest Drip Cruncher Link
26/08/2010 Club Offers Crumbs Of Comfort Taff Link
22/08/2010 All Quiet On The Western Front (and the back) Cruncher Link
20/08/2010 Local Press Letting Fans Down Taff Link
19/08/2010 Can You Hear The Yeovil Sing? Cruncher Link
15/08/2010 Late Goals Cost Points, Again Taff Link
11/08/2010 League Cup R1: Yeovil Town 0 Crystal Palace 1 Taff Link
11/08/2010 Adam Stansfield 1978-2010 Taff Link
09/08/2010 Get Over The Hump Cruncher Link
08/08/2010 L1: Yeovil Town 2 Leyton Orient 1 Taff Link
04/08/2010 Mystic Taff's Season's Predictions 2010-11 Taff Link
02/08/2010 We're Going To Score One More Than You Taff Link
31/07/2010 Positively Go Wing Forward Cruncher Link
29/07/2010 PSF: Yeovil Town 1 Bristol City 3 Taff Link
25/07/2010 PSF: Yeovil Town 3 Manchester United Reserves 2 Taff Link
23/07/2010 Silence From The Boardroom Is Deafening Taff Link
18/07/2010 PSF: Yeovil Town 0 Swansea City 1 Taff Link
16/07/2010 Magic Daps Gets His Cake And Eats It Taff Link
09/07/2010 Silly Season Warming Up Taff Link
30/06/2010 Now You See 'Em, Now You Don't Taff Link
18/06/2010 Three Out Of Five Ain't Bad Taff Link
11/06/2010 That Was The Season That Was Taff Link
03/05/2010 Mission Accomplished Taff Link
29/04/2010 Glass Half Empty Taff Link
24/04/2010 Brentford Betting Taff Link
18/04/2010 L1: Yeovil 0 Southampton 1 Taff Link
14/04/2010 L1: Yeovil 1 Millwall 1 Taff Link
13/04/2010 Million Dollar Bash Taff Link
08/04/2010 L1: Yeovil 1 Leeds United 2 Taff Link
04/04/2010 A Good Game To Watch On Teletext Taff Link
02/04/2010 Gotcha (well, got one or two of you)! Taff Link
01/04/2010 The End Of An Era Taff Link
21/03/2010 L1: Yeovil 0 Bristol Rovers 3 Taff Link
19/03/2010 From Hero To Zero Taff Link
17/03/2010 Another One Bites The Dust (Part 2) Taff Link
14/03/2010 L1: Yeovil 4 Hartlepool 0 Taff Link
11/03/2010 The Loan Arranger Bites Back Taff Link
04/03/2010 White Men Speak With Forked Tongue Taff Link
28/02/2010 L1: Yeovil 1 Franchise FC 0 Taff Link
26/02/2010 Singing The Blues Taff Link
23/02/2010 Stam Suffers An Unkind Cut Taff Link
19/02/2010 One Year On Taff Link
17/02/2010 L1: Yeovil 0 Colchester Utd 1 Taff Link
14/02/2010 L1: Yeovil 0 Gillingham 0 Taff Link
11/02/2010 Humble Pie Taff Link
05/02/2010 Darren Way Retires Taff Link
04/02/2010 Specualtion (sic) Is Damaging Taff Link
31/01/2010 Yeovil 0 Huddersfield 1 Taff Link
28/01/2010 The Welsh Connection Taff Link
24/01/2010 L1: Yeovil 2 Exeter City 1 Taff Link
22/01/2010 Exeter Preview Taff Link
18/01/2010 Orient Preview Taff Link
16/01/2010 Water Shame, Another Game Off Taff Link
05/01/2010 Snow Joke For Anyone Taff Link
30/12/2009 A Man For All Seasons Taff Link
27/12/2009 L1: Yeovil 4 Wycombe 0 Taff Link
22/12/2009 Draws Are Not Enough Taff Link
18/12/2009 Hartlepool Preview Taff Link
13/12/2009 L1: Yeovil 3 Norwich 3 Taff Link
11/12/2009 Bah, Humbug! Taff Link
07/12/2009 L1: MK Dons 2 Yeovil 2 Taff Link
04/12/2009 Franchise Preview Taff Link
02/12/2009 L1: Yeovil 1 Walsall 3 Taff Link
30/11/2009 Should I Stay Or Should I Go Taff Link
28/11/2009 Reality Bites Taff Link
23/11/2009 New Kid On The Blog Taff Link
22/11/2009 L1: Yeovil 1 Charlton 1 Taff Link
20/11/2009 How Green Was My Valley Taff Link
16/11/2009 L1: Yeovil 1 Southend 0 Taff Link
09/11/2009 FA Cup R1: Oxford 1 Yeovil 0 Taff Link
06/11/2009 Up For The Cup Taff Link
02/11/2009 Premiership Giants 4 Plucky No-Hopers 0 Taff Link
30/10/2009 Hayward Back On Board Taff Link
27/10/2009 But It's Alright Now, In Fact It's A Gas! Taff Link
22/10/2009 Glovers On A Roll Taff Link
18/10/2009 L1: Yeovil 3 Carlisle 1 Taff Link
16/10/2009 Carlisle Preview Taff Link
11/10/2009 Slade alive!* Yeovil 2 Brighton 2 Taff Link
09/10/2009 Russell's Return A Reality Check Taff Link
05/10/2009 A Curate's Egg Taff Link
02/10/2009 Sweet FA From The FA Taff Link
28/09/2009 Braving the Lions Den* Taff Link
27/09/2009 L1 : Yeovil 2 Brentford 0 Taff Link
25/09/2009 Welcome Back Shaun Taff Link
20/09/2009 Patience Is A Virtue Taff Link
17/09/2009 Happy Days Are Here Again Taff Link
14/09/2009 L1: Yeovil 2 Stockport 2 Taff Link
10/09/2009 Crumbs Of Comfort Taff Link
06/09/2009 L1: Yeovil 0 Swindon 1 Taff Link
03/09/2009 Told You So Taff Link
31/08/2009 There Used To Be A Football Club Over There Taff Link
28/08/2009 Bookies Giving Money Away! Taff Link
26/08/2009 Football's Gone Mad Taff Link
23/08/2009 That's Entertainment! Taff Link
21/08/2009 Back To The Future, Part 2 Taff Link
18/08/2009 Time For Some Changes? Taff Link
14/08/2009 No Smoke Without Fire Taff Link
12/08/2009 Don't Panic! Don't Panic! Taff Link
11/08/2009 Obika's Back! Taff Link
09/08/2009 Calm Down, Calm Down Taff Link
07/08/2009 Mystic Taff's Season Predictions Taff Link
04/08/2009 Squad Shapes Up For Challenging Season Taff Link
02/08/2009 PSF - Yeovil 3 Tiverton 0 Taff Link
31/07/2009 Gary Roberts Ain't Our Friend Taff Link
29/07/2009 Yeovil 3 Bristol City 2 Taff Link
27/07/2009 In's, Out's and Maybe's Part 6 Taff Link
24/07/2009 And Then There Were None Taff Link
22/07/2009 Yeovil 0 Derby County 2 Taff Link
20/07/2009 In's, Out's And Maybe's Part 5 Taff Link
18/07/2009 Challenge Cup Giving Grounds For Concern? Taff Link
16/07/2009 Season Review - October '08 Taff Link
15/07/2009 Plucky Minnows Almost Cause A Shock Taff Link
14/07/2009 Just like London buses... Taff Link
11/07/2009 The Summer Of Silent Speculation Taff Link
07/07/2009 Back To The Future Taff Link
05/07/2009 Skivo's game's a good 'un, part 2 Taff Link
04/07/2009 Skivo's game's a good 'un Taff Link
02/07/2009 SP On The Wing Again Taff Link
30/06/2009 Peltier's A Terrier Taff Link
29/06/2009 Stefan Stam's A Glover Taff Link
28/06/2009 In's, Out's and Maybe's Part 4 Taff Link
19/06/2009 New(ish) Kid On The Block Taff Link
16/06/2009 Let's be 'aving you! Taff Link
15/06/2009 Seven by Seven Taff Link
12/06/2009 The Man not in Black Anymore Taff Link
10/06/2009 Danny Hutchins Signs Up Taff Link
08/06/2009 Season review - September 08 Taff Link
03/06/2009 Season review - August 08 Taff Link
02/06/2009 Season review - July 08 Taff Link
29/05/2009 Perceptions and Season Ticket Sales Taff Link
26/05/2009 No Worthington, no way Taff Link
24/05/2009 Southern bias? Taff Link
21/05/2009 In's, out's and maybe's part 3 Taff Link
16/05/2009 Another one bites the dust Taff Link
15/05/2009 Marching on (in League One) together Taff Link
14/05/2009 In's and out's and maybe's, part 2 Taff Link
13/05/2009 Ins and outs and maybe's, part 1 Taff Link
10/05/2009 A profitable business Taff Link
09/05/2009 Mystic Taff's squad predictions Taff Link
07/05/2009 Hello, again Taff Link
13/03/2009 Mama Weer All Crazee Now Taff Link
12/03/2009 You really couldn't make it up Taff Link
11/03/2009 Leeds 4 - 0 Yeovil Taff Link
10/03/2009 You couldn't make it up Taff Link
09/03/2009 Muff in the brown stuff Taff Link
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