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29 January 2015 : Glovers West Country Derby Tie To Be Rearranged
Yeovil Town's home League One match against Bristol City will require a new date. The current League One fixture list has the visit of the Robins set for Saturday 21st March, but tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win against Gillingham means that Bristol City are through to the Final at Wembley Stadium.

The Robins beat Gillingham 5-3 on aggregate to reach the final, where they will face Walsall on Sunday 22nd March. That will mean that Yeovil Town will have their League One fixture for that weekend called off, with the match almost certainly being rearranged as a midweeker. Walsall's trip to Swindon Town will also need rearranging for the same reasons.


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29 January 2015 : Stags Midfielder Signs For Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have signed up midfielder Fergus Bell this afternoon. He is a 24 year old attacking midfielder who was on the books of Mansfield Town. He has agreed a six month contract with the Glovers after they came to agreement with the Stags - Yeovil describe him as a 'free agent' whilst Mansfield indicate that they 'came to an agreement' with Yeovil Town for the player to be transferred - the most likely scenario is that he agreed for his contract with the League Two side to be severed. Their manager Adam Murray explains:

"Fergus was frustrated at not being in the current squad. Yeovil made an enquiry about him and we have come to an agreement with them for this move to take place."

Born in Wandsworth in London on January 25th 1991, he is a former Sunderland and Hibernian youth player, who has had a rather varied career so far, joining Glenn Hoddle's academy club Jerez Industrial in Spain for the 2010-11 season before enjoying a short term spell with Barnsley.

He then went overseas again, playing in Belgium for KRC Mechelen and KSK Heist before moving to Italian side AC Monza Brianza 1912 in August 2013. In the summer of 2014, he signed a contract for Mansfield Town, who he has made 21 appearances for, scoring one goal against Exeter City last September. His last match for the Stags came on December 13th, hence their willingness to release him from their books.


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29 January 2015 : Harriers Winger Bid Turned Down?
Further to Tuesday night's news concerning Kidderminster Harriers winger Marvin Johnson, media reports suggest that the Glovers have had a bid for the 24 year old turned down. In addition to the Glovers, the former Romulus player had been linked by The Mirror newspaper to Birmingham City, Notts County and Luton Town, albeit without any sources to back up their claims.

The Western Gazette reports today that they believe a bid was launched for the Harriers winger but was revoked. Johnson has six months left on his contract at Aggborough left, at which point he would become a free agent. There's no sources or quotes directly associated with the player's situation provided, or whether it was the club or the player who declined the approach.

Update: The Worcester News appears to back up this news, albeit without directly naming Yeovil Town. They indicate that Kidderminster "have turned down one derisory offer from an unnamed SkyBet League One club for highly-rated winger Marvin Johnson. The offer fell far below Harriers’ six-figure valuation for the winger."


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29 January 2015 : Officials For Peterborough United vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League One match between Peterborough United and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place at London Road on Saturday 31st January 2015, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Mick Russell (Hertfordshire).

Mr Russell last visited Huish Park for our November 2014 game against Fleetwood Town which was a frustrating experience that saw the visitors gain an 87th minute smash'n'grab victory after we'd dominated most of the game. We can't blame the referee for our inability to hit the back of the net on that day, which would have made Fleetwood's winner a mere consolation goal if we'd taken our chances. However, we did have a bit of a grumble about the fact that he let the game get a bit out of control - our opponents were tending to 'leave the boot in' on certain tackles after the ball had gone, and that threatened to see the game boil over, with our own players less than impressed. As such it became a bit of a tetchy game that could have been calmed down if he'd seen a few of those and taken earlier action.

In October 2013, he was the man in the middle for our 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest. Bookings were a little top-heavy on the day, with seven yellows dished out across both sides during the 90 minutes, although he did show a calm head when Ed Upson committed a foul just before the break, whilst already on a yellow card. He chose to bring in captain Jamie McAllister, along with Upson, for a lengthy talking-to, to emphasise the "last warning" he was dishing out, and thankfully we kept eleven on the field. Forest were awarded a penalty during the match - which resulted in an outstanding double-save by Wayne Hennessey - after Simon Cox was fouled by Shane Duffy, but on seeing the replay it seemed a relatively fair decision.

Earlier that year, in January 2013, Mr Russell took centre stage in our home match against Milton Keynes Dons, with a number of key decisions being made. His first big moment came when he passed the pitch as fit to play on, even if visiting boss Karl Robinson moaned about that after the match when his side lost 2-1 claiming the pitch was 'a shambles' and that the game shouldn't have gone ahead. Once the game started, the match referee also had another big decision to make when Izale McLeod and Byron Webster squared up to each other - yellows for both, and we'd say Byron was a bit fortunate. However, the one that grabbed all the headlines was his decision to red-card Antony Kay for an off the ball incident involving Paddy Madden.

After the game, a moaning Karl Robinson accused Madden of being a 'cheat' and loudly protested that he had had 'fantastic video footage' that would show that the Glovers striker had feigned injury. That fantastic video footage clearly wasn't good enough to persuade the FA, who backed Mr Russell's decision when it was taken to an appeal. Did this stop Robinson moaning some more about it? We never did see that 'fantastic video footage' ourselves, and with Robinson's record on things like this, we'll assume that Mr Russell was in the right.

Mr Russell started refereeing in the early 1990’s, progressing through the South Midlands League to reach the National List of Assistant Referees in 2000. He was promoted to the referees’ list in 2004. Russell (who in his earlier days was generally announced as Mike rather than Mick) was a regular face at Yeovil matches in our early League One years, but that has thinned out in recent seasons, with just three meetings to talk about since 2008.

His other more recent meetings include the January 2008 midweeker when we lost 0-2 to Walsall in appalling weather conditions - a game infamous for a Clayton Ince goal kick that was taken by the wind, looping straight past him and out for a corner. Not too much to say about the referee, except that he probably would have been within his rights to deem the game unplayable at that stage. Give him credit - Mr Russell clearly doesn't mind a bit of wet weather.

After that, he was present for the April 2010 match against Millwall, where he was in a fairly lenient mood. Just the one booking on the night in a game where he preferred to take a back-seat, surprisingly so when he clearly saw Lions player Jack Smith kick out at a Glovers player off the ball, yet chose to take no action.

Mr Russell will be assisted by Wayne Barratt (Worcestershire) and Neil Davies (London). The Fourth Official will Stephen Ross (Lincolnshire).

Link: September 2005 : Yeovil Town 1 Millwall 2

Link: December 2005 : Yeovil Town 2 Barnsley 1

Link: March 2006 : Chesterfield 0 Yeovil Town 3

Link: September 2006 : Yeovil Town 0 Nottingham Forest 1

Link: January 2007 : Yeovil Town 3 Huddersfield Town 1

Link: January 2008 : Yeovil Town 0 Walsall 2

Link: April 2010 : Yeovil Town 1 Millwall 1.

Link: January 2013 : Yeovil Town 2 Milton Keynes Dons 1.

Link: October 2013 : Yeovil Town 3 Nottingham Forest 1.

Link: November 2014 : Yeovil Town 0 Fleetwood Town 1.


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29 January 2015 : Arthurworrey Loan Extension Confirmed
Yeovil Town have now formally confirmed the loan extension for Fulham centre-back Stephen Arthurworrey. The 20 year old has so far made 16 appearances for the club, scoring one goal against Oldham Athletic on December 13th, and has been an ever present since his arrival in South Somerset at the end of October.

His loan spell has now been extended until the 2014-15 season, thus resolving one of the outstanding issues that needed to be dealt with before the transfer window closes.


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29 January 2015 : Weale Getting Close To A Return To Fitness
Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Weale has said that he is getting close to a return from injury. The 32 year old has been missing in action for the last two months after sustaining an injury on Burton Albion's training ground that saw his time there curtailed before the Brewers had a chance to see him in action. As a consequence he was returned early to Huish Park, and has been on the treatment table, with the League Two side initially diagnosing an ankle injury as the problem.

Weale has explained that the main problem turned out to be caused by him fracturing three bones in his foot, after a Burton team-mate had come in over the top of his boot, but that this injury had been missed when he was first assessed. As a result that slowed down his rehabilitation. He told BBC Somerset that with a full diagnosis, he was now on the mend:

"I'm a couple of weeks away. It was frustrating as I didn't realise that I'd fractured my foot for four weeks. The x-ray and the MRI scan just missed it. It was very hard to pick out as it was just three little breaks in my foot. But I'm about two or three weeks away now. It's been frustrating, but I'm not too far away now."

The former Glovers youth-teamer who is now in his third spell for the club was a guest commentator for last Saturday's match against Coventry City and he explained that he already knew new striker Gozie Ugwu with the player having enjoyed a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town during late 2013, whilst Weale was on their books. He gave his verdict on his team-mate:

"He's been very good. I played with him last year at Shrewsbury and he did similar things with us. He came in and scored in the first couple of games, but then just phased out a little bit. Hopefully that won't happen here. The thing with him is that he scored in his first game which obviously helps his confidence massively. Hopefully he can continue that and push on and have a really good run. It's been brilliant with him scoring two goals in two games, as it's just what we needed. We needed someone who could put the ball in the back of the net, and it's just given everyone a boost."

As an enforced spectator, Wealey has also had a chance to view Kieffer Moore's conversion from a striker into a temporary centre-half, with the former Dorchester Town player having made the switch to cover for Ben Nugent's suspension. Weale said that he'd been impressed by what he'd seen:

"He's good - he seems like a natural centre-half, maybe because he knows the position. It's just flipped around in terms of playing as a centre-forward and then being a centre-half. So you can know all of the positional stuff. I've been very impressed and he is very good in the air, and hopefully it can continue."

Weale also had a chance to have a second look at Coventry defender Aaron Martin, who was his team-mate at the start of the season, but ultimately dropped out of the side before going out on loan to the Sky Blues - an agreement that was made permanent during the January transfer window. He felt that part of why it hadn't worked with Aaron at Huish Park was down to the player's ability to cope with a higher defensive line than his current team employed in Saturday's game, with the Sky Blues tactics being to sit back a bit deeper:

"I just don't think it worked for Aaron in terms of the way Gary Johnson wants to play. It didn't really suit Aaron. He likes to drop off a little bit, and as you can see Coventry play quite deep, so that suits Aaron's style of play along with (Andy) Webster. It just didn't really work with him in terms of the way the gaffer wanted him to play. Aaron struggles a little bit (with a high line) because he's not the quickest of players. He likes to see the play in front of him rather than running in behind, so that obviously suits the way that Coventry play for his style of play."

Chris Weale's last first team match for Yeovil Town came during the September 13th away match against Coventry City which means that when added to the aborted loan spell at Burton that saw him injured before he could make an appearance for the Brewers, means that he has not seen first team football now for four months. Thus although he is now a couple of weeks away from a return, he may need some blooding in before he is ready for competitive first team action.


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28 January 2015 : Steer Final Bow Confirmed For Saturday
Further to our earlier news item concerning Yeovil Town's on loan goalkeeper Jed Steer, it has now been confirmed that Saturday's match against Peterborough United will be his final match. The 22 year old will return to Aston Villa after what will be his 16th appearance of the 2014-15 season (and his 30th in total for the club) with that exhausting the maximum 93 days allowable under the Emergency Loan rules.

With parent club Aston Villa unwilling to sanction a half-season loan, which would have not allowed them the ability to recall him, the Glovers will now have to look elsewhere for a goalkeeper. Currently Chris Weale is still sidelined with an ankle/foot injury, leaving Artur Krysiak as the club's only recognised keeper after the Peterborough match - Gareth Stewart as goalkeeper coach would provide the benchwarming duties in the case of any serious emergency.

During his time with the club so far, Steer has conceded just 14 goals in 15 appearances, including six clean sheets during that time. He also saved two penalties during his loan spell during the Boxing Day match against Bristol City and last Saturday's game against Coventry City. Prior to his arrival the club had conceded 26 times in the preceding 15 fixtures, giving an idea of the impact that he and other new defensive arrivals have had upon the club since the start of November.

The club would have until 11.00p.m. on Monday 2nd February to conduct any long term transfer or loan deals, with the short term emergency loan market opening up around eight days later.

Link: Jed Steer : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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28 January 2015 : Stokes Trial Ends Without A Deal
Yeovil Town's trial for Forest Green Rovers defender Chris Stokes has ended without any further action expected by the club. The 23 year old, who is predominantly a left-back but has played matches as a centre-back, has spent a couple of weeks at Huish Park training with the Glovers, with Rovers offering up a player who has less than six months left on his contract.

Manager Gary Johnson has confirmed via the Western Gazette that there will be no deal forthcoming for him, partly due to the wages he was on at The New Lawn, and partly because the Glovers are still looking at other priorities to fit into their playing budget and needs for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Although Johnson hasn't revealed what his priorities entail, logic would suggest that central defence, and wide midfield roles are where the Glovers are currently thinnest in terms of currently fit players, with a number of players needing to play roles that are not their natural first choice positions. However, after Saturday, the Glovers are expected to need another goalkeeper, with Jed Steer's stay in South Somerset coming to an end.


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28 January 2015 : Glovers Goalkeeper Plans Get Steered Off Course
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he does not expect Aston Villa to authorise a loan extension for goalkeeper Jed Steer. The 22 year old has had a highly successful spell with the Glovers but comes to the end of his 93 day loan at the club on the day of Saturday's match against Peterborough United at London Road. That is the maximum period allowable under emergency loan rules, meaning that the only option on the table available is a half-season standard loan.

Johnson has told the Western Gazette that Villa want to keep Steer as a 'third keeper' - something they would be unable to do if they sanctioned a standard loan which is only recallable in extreme circumstances. This is a similar circumstance that Doncaster Rovers faced when they reached the end of their 93 day loan spell with Steer earlier in the season, where Villa preferred to offer him up to another club where they would be able to recall their keeper under the emergency loan rules after 28 days if one of their other keepers became unavailable. As such Steer would be likely to either stay at Villa Park, or be given an emergency loan agreement with another club.

There is better news concerning the prospective loan extension for Fulham defender Stephen Arthurworrey. He also sees his current loan agreement end on January 31st, and with him some distance from the Championship side's first team, they are expected to give the green light to allow him to stay at Huish Park until the end of the 2014-15 season - although any agreement has yet to be confirmed.

The news on Steer almost certainly means that the Glovers will need to dip back into the loan transfer market. Glovers keeper Chris Weale is still out through an injury sustained whilst on loan with League Two side Burton Albion. As such Artur Krysiak would be the club's only fit and available goalkeeper after Saturday's match, meaning that a new goalkeeper would be essential.


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27 January 2015 : Harriers Winger Linked With Glovers
As the January transfer window heads towards its final few days, Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for Kidderminster Harriers winger Marvin Johnson. The 24 year old is out of contract at the end of the 2014-15 season, and The Mirror national newspaper is claiming that the Glovers are one of a number of other clubs who are interested in him, naming League Two side Luton Town and League One side Notts County as showing the 'strongest interest' along with the Glovers, whilst they also suggest that Championship side Birmingham City have shown some interest.

Born on December 1st 1990, he began his career with Sutton Coldfield side Romulus before signing for Kidderminster in January 2012 for a small undisclosed fee. After a slowish start where they tended to use him as an impact substitute, Johnson has gradually become more of a regular in their line-up and this season has netted ten times in 32 appearances. Overall he's made 114 appearances for Harriers, scoring 20 goals. He also had a loan spell with Hednesford Town at the tail end of the 2013-14 season.

Johnson is a player with plenty of pace, who was also listed as a striker during his earlier career days. In truth, the wide selection of names and the style of the report feels like a player's agent trying to drum up interest in his client once again - local paper the Kidderminster Shuttle drew attention to Johnson's possible future in the lead-up to Christmas but hasn't since suggested that any departure is on the cards. The Mirror offer up no quotes or sources to back up their claims. However, with the 2014-15 campaign being by far his best in a Harriers shirt, there may be the possibility that he is hoping to step up a level or two by the summer.


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27 January 2015 : Ladies Make Triple Signing Ahead Of FA Cup Weekend
Yeovil Town Ladies have boosted their squad ahead of their first competitive match of the 2015 season by making three signings this week. In the week leading up to their FA Women's Cup Third Round tie against Lewes Ladies they have brought in three new faces, recruiting in Wales U19 international Alys Hinchcliffe, ex Cardiff City player Stephanie Williams and former England Colleges player and ex Cardiff and Bristol Academy player Ellie Isaac. All three will form part of the club's FA WSL2 squad for the coming season.

Alys is a defender - born on March 28th 1995 - who has been playing in the Welsh Premier League for Wrexham but broke off her time in North Wales to concentrate on her University studies. She was shortlisted for Welsh Premier League Player of the Year shortly before her departure, having been recognised for her contribution as a centre-back, although she can also play anywhere on the right side of the pitch.

Stephanie is a holding midfielder who joins from manager Jamie Sherwood's previous club Cardiff City. Meanwhilst Ellie is another former Cardiff player who spent time with Bristol Academy earlier in her career before spending a year working under Jamie. She normally plays in defence.

All three will be eligible to play in Sunday's match against Lewes Ladies which takes place on Sunday 1st February at the Jones Stadium (aka Raleigh Grove) with a 2.00p.m. kick-off. Admission to this match is FREE to everyone so please turn up and give the Ladies some loud support and come and see what they're all about. You can also buy a Season Ticket for the coming season (which will give you a free programme for Sunday's game as well) - head here to buy your ticket. For the full FA WSL2 fixture list see yesterday's news item.

Link: FAWSL 2015 Full Fixture List : Ladies To Give Royal Welcome .


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27 January 2015 : Steer And Moloney Given Team Of The Week Slots
Yeovil Town goalkeeper Jed Steer has been included in the Football League's Team of the Week. Their selection across all three of their divisions, and recognises the Aston Villa loanee's performance in the club's 0-0 draw against Coventry City that saw him keep out a second half Gary Madine penalty and keep his second clean sheet in three games. The Football League say of his performance:

"The on-loan Aston Villa goalkeeper saved a second-half penalty to earn Yeovil a point in a 0-0 draw against Coventry City, and that result lifted the Glovers off the foot of the Sky Bet League 1 table."

The League also highlighted the performance of Yeovil Town right-back Brendan Moloney, who is currently on loan at League Two side Northampton Town. He has so far played in four matches for the Cobblers, with four full appearances under his belt. The League's views on him say:

"Northampton kept their third successive clean sheet to record a third victory on the bounce and Moloney has been in the starting XI for all of those games. He put in a superb all-round performance on Saturday when the Cobblers saw off Newport County 3-0."

The Football League's full eleven, and the manager of the week, are as follows:

Goalkeeper: Jed Steer (Yeovil Town)
Defender: Brendan Moloney (Northampton Town)

Defender: Kaspars Gorkss (Colchester United)
Defender: Christian Burgess (Peterborough United)
Midfielder: Dele Alli (Milton Keynes Dons)
Midfielder: Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town)
Midfielder: Alex Pritchard (Brentford)
Midfielder: Joao Teixeira (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Striker: John Marquis (Gillingham)
Striker: Odion Ighalo (Watford)
Striker: Ross McCormack (Fulham)

Manager: Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)


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26 January 2015 : FAWSL 2015 Full Fixture List : Ladies To Give Royal Welcome
Yeovil Town Ladies will kick off their 2015 FA Women's Super League season with another match aganst Reading. The FA WSL2 fixture list has given the Glovers a match against the Royals as their season opener for the second season running - except that this time around they will be on home turf. In a division that this season will see representation from Doncaster Rovers Belles, Oxford United, London Bees, Millwall Lionesses, Everton, Watford, Aston Villa and Durham they will start and end on home turf.

As with last season, the league is split into two phases - between March and May, and then between July and October. Last season the gap in play was to allow some internationals to be scheduled during that time. The full fixture list reads as follows.

Thursday 19 March : Yeovil Town v Reading
Saturday 28 March : Doncaster Rovers Belles v Yeovil Town

Sunday 5 April : Oxford United v Yeovil Town
Saturday 18 April : Reading v Yeovil Town
Sunday 26 April : Yeovil Town v London Bees

Sunday 10 May : Millwall Lionesses v Yeovil Town
Saturday 16 May : Everton v Yeovil Town
Sunday 24 May : Watford v Yeovil Town
Sunday 31 May : Yeovil Town v Doncaster Rovers Belles

Sunday 12 July : Yeovil Town v Everton
Sunday 19 July : Yeovil Town v Millwall Lionesses
Sunday 26 July : Yeovil Town v Watford

Sunday 9 August : London Bees v Yeovil Town
Sunday 23 August : Yeovil Town v Aston Villa

Sunday 6 September : Durham v Yeovil Town
Sunday 27 September : Yeovil Town v Oxford United

Sunday 4 October: Aston Villa v Yeovil Town
Sunday 18 October : Yeovil Town v Durham

This coming Sunday, the Ladies are in action in an FA Cup Third Round tie against Lewes Ladies, with FREE admission to the fixture. For full details see the earlier article linked below.

FREE entry to the FA Women's Cup against Lewes Ladies
FREE entry to the FA Women's Cup against Lewes Ladies


Link: Free Admission For FA Women's Cup Match.


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26 January 2015 : Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town
Advance tickets for Yeovil Town's match against Colchester United are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. The match takes place on Tuesday 17th March 2015, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at the Community Stadium.

Ticket prices for this game are unusually structured in that they are set in a way that the earlier you purchase your ticket, the lower the price of admission. The difference between the prices set for this week and the matchday admission charges can be as much as £8.00 so if you are going to go to this game, then you may want to make an early decision! Prices are set according to the week you buy them in and are as follows:

Tickets Purchased between 26/01/2015 and 10/02/2015:
Adults: £16.00; Concessions: £12.00; Under-18s: £8.50; Under-14s: £3.50; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.00.

Tickets Purchased between 11/02/2015 and 24/02/2015:
Adults: £18.00; Concessions: £13.50; Under-18s: £9.50; Under-14s: £4.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.00.

Tickets Purchased between 25/02/2015 and 10/03/2015:
Adults: £20.00; Concessions: £15.00; Under-18s: £10.00; Under-14s: £4.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

Tickets Purchased between 11/03/2015 and 17/03/2015:
Adults: £22.00; Concessions: £16.00; Under-18s: £11.00; Under-14s: £5.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £2.00.

Tickets Purchased on Matchdays:
Adults: £24.00; Concessions: £18.00; Under-18s: £13.00; Under-14s: £6.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £2.00.

The free tickets for Under-11s are sold only if you are purchasing an Adult ticket at the same time. You can get up to four Under-11 tickets under a single adult ticket. After that the 'Additional Under-11s' charge applies.

The Concessionary rate applies to Over-65s, members of the Armed Forces (with ID), Ambulant Disabled and Wheelchair Disabled supporters, provided they are on the middle or higher rate of Disabled Living Allowance.

Link: Ticketing For Peterborough United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Crewe Alexandra vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Doncaster Rovers vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Three.


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26 January 2015 : Preston vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
Last Tuesday night, Yeovil Town gained a useful 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Preston North End. The match at Deepdale saw the Glovers take the lead on the stroke of half time as Gozie Ugwu netted for the second time in two matches since his arrival on a half-season deal. Preston substitute Sylvan Ebanks-Blake made sure that the game ended up tied fourteen minutes from time, but the end result was another solid performance from a Glovers point of view - notable given that the home side's match sponsors gave their team's Man of the Match award to former Glovers loan goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

In terms of our own Man of the Match voting, only three players were nominated for outright MOTM votes and they filled out the top three positions. Striker Gozie Ugwu's goal served him well until he had to go off with a bruised calf, whilst Sam Foley's performances in midfield once again caught the eye. The Man of the Match though, was stand-in centre-back Kieffer Moore, who managed to keep the likes of Kevin Davies and Jermaine Beckford quiet during the evening, making him a deserved winner.

Full results are as follows, with outright MOTM votes shown in brackets:

1. Kieffer Moore 82 (5)
2. Sam Foley 42 (3)
3. Gozie Ugwu 36 (3)
4. Liam Shephard 14 (0)
5. Joe Edwards 12 (0)
6. Alex Smith 4 (0)
7. Jed Steer 4 (0)
8. Stephen Arthurworrey 2 (0)
9. Seth Nana Omuri-Twumasi 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.75
Performance : 8.33
Entertainment : 7.17
VOTES RECEIVED : 12


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26 January 2015 : Jed Steer Talks About His Future At Huish Park
Following Saturday's 0-0 draw against Coventry City at Huish Park, Yeovil Town goalkeeper Jed Steer spoke to the BBC about the game. The Aston Villa loanee was playing the penultimate match in his initial loan spell for the club with his future now up for grabs. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Jed gives his views on where he stands beyond next weekend's match at Peterborough United, and also on his penalty save that helped earn the Glovers a point against the Sky Blues. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Jed Steer Speaks To The BBC After The 0-0 Draw Against Coventry.


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25 January 2015 : Gary Talks About Coventry Home Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's home match against Coventry City kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, Gary talks about the opposition, his thoughts on Kieffer Moore and his progress as a centre-back, and claims of interest in Joe Edwards reported by the national media. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Gary Johnson Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Coventry.


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25 January 2015 : Johnson Plays Down Edwards Transfer Talk
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he has no decision to make concerning the future of club captain Joe Edwards at this moment in time. The 24 year old has been linked by Sky Sports with a trio of clubs, with the satellite broadcaster claiming that Championship sides Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic along with League One promotion chasers Bristol City were looking to show interest during the January transfer window.

Sky's article was of a speculative nature, without offering up any sources for their information, and Johnson told BBC Somerset yesterday that as far as he was concerned there was nothing for him to react to and that would remain that way until someone made a formal enquiry in his direction:

"I always say that there are no decisions to make until there's a decision to make. I know you all trust me, and we definitely haven't had any contact from anybody. I'm not being detrimental to Joe, because he's had a fantastic two or three seasons and he's our captain. So it will take a lot for us to let him anywhere anyway, for the simple reason that we need him. His contract doesn't finish until the end of the season."

With Edwards' current deal at Huish Park ending in June 2015, Johnson pointed out that football agents tended to encourage their players to hold off from signing new deals at football clubs, to allow them to pick'n'choose across multiple offers. As such he felt that Sky Sports were probably reacting to an agent trying to get his player's name into the spotlight, rather than to anything that immediately concerned him:

"Players in these situations tend not to sign new contracts when they're coming up to 24 years old. That's just the done thing because it leaves them with their options open. Nobody can say that Joe wouldn't give is all for us. An agent might say something because it might be beneficial for him to say that there's a bit of interest in someone, and then all of a sudden everyone starts talking about it. You've asked me the question and I've answered it, but we've had no enquiries at all as yet for Joe."


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25 January 2015 : South Somerset Council Leader Talks About Huish Park Development Proposals
Over this weekend, Yeovil Town have been undergoing a Public Consultation for their latest development plans for the land at Huish Park. South Somerset District Council leader Ric Pallister has seen the proposals and gave his views to BBC Somerset presenter Emma Britton about how they compared to the club's previous application. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Ric Pallister Speaks To The BBC About The Club's Latest Development Plans.

If you've missed them, there's been plenty of other coverage concerning the club's new plans on this site. Read those via the links below.

Link: Yeovil Town's Supporter Planning Consultant David Bell Speaks To The BBC About The Club's Latest Development Plans.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Back To The Future Part III.

Link: John Fry Speaks To The BBC About The Club's Latest Development Plans.

Link: Huish Park Land Development Proposals Published Online.

Link: Club Launch Consultation For 'Mixed Use' Development At Huish Park.


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25 January 2015 : Gary's Verdict On The Coventry City Home Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 0-0 draw against Coventry City at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for the BBC, Gary talks about his plans for Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer, his other transfer window issues, and his team's overall performance. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Gary's Verdict On The Coventry City Home Game.


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24 January 2015 : Johnson Keeping Options Open For Transfer Window Finale
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has indicated that he is trying to keep as many options open between now and the point at which the January transfer window closes. The Glovers boss predominantly has until Monday 2nd February at 11.00p.m. to get any major bits of business done - nine days from now - and is still rather short of permanently contracted players, with six of his squad out as long term injuries, including three that will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season.

Limited by the matchday rules concerning loan players, Johnson has previously said that he is reluctant to add to the five loan signings he currently has on his books given that would lead to players sat in the stands. That means that he needs to mainly look at permanent options, such as Forest Green Rovers defender Chris Stokes who has been on trial at the club.

On top of that, the club still have to resolve the future of Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer and Fulham defender Stephen Arthurworrey, whose current deals expire after next Saturday's match against Peterborough United. Whilst Arthurworrey's youth loan deal shouldn't be too much of an issue, Villa will need to commit Steer to South Somerset for half a season which may be a decision they want to delay until late on.

All of that leaves plenty of juggling of shortlists for Johnson, with the need to boost permanent squad numbers, whilst making sure that any loss of Steer or Arthurworrey sees an immediate like-for-like replacement. He told BBC Somerset after the game that meant that he was holding multiple lists, where it was most likely that only a subset of those would eventually get signed up:

"We're working away in the background for whatever's a possibility - in case we've got a bit of money to spend. We've got a couple of names in case we lose a loan through injury or anything, so there we've got a couple of loans in mind. We can't take them all. We've also got a couple of lads that are available from now until the end of the season because they're out of contract at the moment. So we'll have to wait and see what we need, and what comes in and who we can bring into our squad. It's not easy because it's all different scenarios, but we'll try hard to improve our squad where we can."

Once the club get past Monday 2nd February, the usual emergency loan rules kick in around eight days later. The club would still be entitled to sign free agents at any time after that date.


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24 January 2015 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Coventry City
If you watched this afternoon's 0-0 draw against Coventry City at Huish Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Coventry City.


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24 January 2015 : Johnson Waits On Aston Villa After Steer Impresses With Penalty Save
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he is waiting on Aston Villa to decide whether he can extend the current loan agreement for goalkeeper Jed Steer. The former Norwich City trainee has been in excellent form since arriving on a 93 day loan spell from Villa at the end of October, but will play his last game next weekend against Peterborough United, at which point all parties will have a decision to make.

Steer gave an idea of how important he is to Yeovil Town's fortunes today when he kept out a Gary Madine penalty in the 0-0 draw against Coventry City at Huish Park today, ensuring the club kept a clean sheet for the second consecutive match. Johnson acknowledge that save stopped his side from losing, but said any thoughts of keeping him until the end of the season rested on other parties:

"It was a good save. He didn't have much to do other than that, but certainly saving a penalty is a match-winning save and we thank him for that. He has done very well. With all due respect to our keepers, he's a prospective Premier League goalkeeper and he's a very solid goalkeeper. All goalkeepers make mistakes, but he makes less than most. He has made one or two mistakes, but he does make that up with ones like the great save at Preston. That wasn't a match-winning save but it certainly helped us keep the draw. So we're pleased to have him, and hopefully we can keep him for longer - that's in Aston Villa's hands really - then we'd like to."

Aston Villa's only option is to allow the Glovers to take Steer on a half-season standard loan agreement that would be non-recallable. However they will need to make that decision by 11.00p.m. on Monday 2nd February - any further 'emergency loan' agreements would not be allowed under Football League rules. Steer himself said after the game that he was doing his best to persuade his parent club to allow the deal to go through, but obviously will have to bow to whatever plans the Premier League side have for him.

On the game itself, Johnson admitted that it was a tight match but was frustrated that his side didn't get a penalty themselves when substitute AJ Leitch-Smith appeared to be fouled in the box when Reda Johnson gave him a push as a cross came into the area:

"Well we gave ourselves a chance in the second half. I thought the first half was a bit non-descript. There wasn't really a lot going on. Then in the second half, I thought we were the ones who were going for the result, and they were the ones just trying to hit us on the break. It probably would have been comfortable for him to have given us a penalty as he gave them one as I'm not sure that there was a lot of difference between the two. AJ is adamant that he got brought down there just near the line. But anyway they're two teams who are going home with a point each and we'll both probably be disappointed. It was really just a matter of finding that final pass or that shot or that bit of cleverness in that final third to win a game."


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24 January 2015 : Yeovil 0 Coventry 0 : Steer Penalty Save Lifts Glovers Off The Bottom
Yeovil Town extended their unbeaten run to three games this afternoon, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Coventry City. The two clubs cancelled each other out in a drab first half, with the game only livening up during the second period, after referee Andy Haines judged that Seth Nana Twumasi had fouled Reda Johnson for a penalty. Jed Steer saved Yeovil a point though when he pushed Gary Madine's spot kick for a corner. The Glovers were guilty of missing the target a couple of times, notably when Norwich City loanee Jamar Loza put over the crossbar from inside the box, whilst they had their own penalty appeals turned down late on when AJ Leitch-Smith took a push inside the box from Reda Johnson. Referee Haines chose not to award a second spot kick meaning that the game ended goalless, although the point was good enough to lift Yeovil off the bottom of the table.

Following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Preston North End in midweek, the Glovers chose to retain an unchanged starting line-up, with the only alterations being on the bench. Goalkeeper coach Gareth Stewart shuffled slightly to only perform his coaching duties, whilst AJ Leitch-Smith returned to the line-up, having suffered minor knocks that kept them out of Tuesday night's trip. In the opposition line-up, Aaron Martin made his first return to the club since his spell at Huish Park was ended.

The opening 45 minutes of the match could be summed up fairly swiftly. Neither side really threatened each others goals to any great extent, with Coventry flooding the midfield with five men, and trying to soak up any Yeovil play, using Frank Nouble and Simeon Jackson to break in wide positions if they did gain possession. The few chances saw a Jordan Willis free kick go over the bar, whilst Frank Nouble's shot was deflected off a blocking Kieffer Moore for a corner. It was only in the closing stages of the half that the Glovers began to get a foothold, with Jamar Loza having a couple of attempts blocked, followed by Joe Edwards also finding Coventry defenders in the way of his attempt. Alex Smith actually did get a shot as far as the Coventry goal line but his attempt went wide of the target. Yeovil were the team growing into the match as the half time whistle blew, but in truth neither Jamie Jones nor Jed Steer had a lot to do before the break.

Six minutes into the second period, Yeovil appeared to have suffered a significant set-back when Seth Nana Twumasi was judged to have fouled Reda Johnson inside the box. It seemed a soft decision but referee Andy Haines pointed to the spot. Unfortunately for penalty taker Gary Madine, he was to find Aston Villa loanee Jed Steer in his way, with the keeper making a superb flying save for a corner and to keep the scoreline blank. Madine admitted after the game that he had changed his mind during his run-up after a bit of mind games from Yeovil players who had called to Steer to tell him which way he was going to plant the penalty.

That livened up what had been a slightly subdued Huish Park crowd, who sensed that was the break their side needed. Their team should have gone ahead when Jamar Loza got himself two excellent chances in quick succession - one after right-back Liam Shephard set him up with Jamie Jones saving from a corner, and then another after Coventry failed to clear their lines after that set piece, with the Norwich City striker firing over the bar from around 12 yards out.

Coventry changed their formation by bringing on Marcus Tudgay as a second striker with 20 minutes remaining and the pattern of the game slightly swung back in favour of the Sky Blues, with John Fleck pulling the strings in midfield - he fired over the crossbar from one such move. But the Glovers felt that they should have had their own penalty when Reda Johnson appeared to give AJ Leitch-Smith a shove in the back when a Nathan Ralph cross was put into the area. The home terrace appealed loudly but referee Haines was unmoved - possibly he ducked out of the decision because the Glovers striker stayed on his feet rather than making a meal of it.

There was just about enough time for Kieffer Moore to put a shot wide from a Joe Edwards cross before the referee blew on a relatively even match, in which both sides struggled to hit the target across the 90 minutes. On the plus side, Crawley Town's defeat at Fleetwood meant that Yeovil Town finished the day off the bottom of the table, but wins for Colchester United and Crewe Alexandra opened up a four point gap to the safety line. The Glovers must look at the bigger picture - five points from three games and only one goal conceded is not the form of a relegation side - if they can build on that across a longer period of time they will close that gap again.

Link: 2014-15 Latest League One Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 0 Coventry City 0.

Scorers: None.

Yeovil Town:
30. Jed Steer
32. Liam Shephard 26. Stephen Arthurworrey 13. Kieffer Moore 3. Nathan Smith
15. Seth Nana Twumasi 11. Sam Foley 4. Joe Edwards 28. Alex Smith
18. Jamar Loza 25. Gozie Ugwu

Substitutes:
12. Artur Krysiak 8. James Berrett 9. James Hayter (82 mins for Jamar Loza) 10. AJ Leitch-Smith (56 mins for Seth Nana Twumasi) 14. Sam Hoskins 16. Nathan Ralph (66 mins for Alex Smith)

Coventry City:
23. Jamie Jones
2. Jordan Willis 21. Aaron Martin 4. Andy Webster 5. Reda Johnson
19. Frank Nouble 11. Jim O'Brien 7. John Fleck 27. Jack Finch 12. Simeon Jackson
8. Gary Madine

Substitutes:
1. Lee Burge 6. Conor Thomas 10. Danny Swanson 15. Shaun Miller 16. Adam Barton 20. Marcus Tudgay (71 mins for Simeon Jackson) 26. Ryan Haynes

Yeovil Bookings: Stephen Arthurworrey (20 mins, foul)

Coventry Bookings: None.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 52%; Shots: 11; Shots On Target: 1; Corners: 5; Fouls: 10.

Coventry Match Statistics: Possession: 48%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 6; Fouls: 7.

Referee: Andy Haines (Tyne & Wear). Assistant Referees: Adam Hopkins (Devon) and Steven Plane (Worcestershire). Fourth Official: Christopher Wade (Hampshire).

Attendance: 4,422 (with 538 Coventry supporters).


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24 January 2015 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Coventry City
Yeovil Town have named an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon's home match against Coventry City this afternoon. The Glovers retain the same eleven that drew 1-1 against Preston North End with the only changes on the bench. Minor injuries to AJ Leitch-Smith and Nathan Ralph kept him out of the squad on Tuesday, but they have returned meaning that Gareth Stewart can get back to his coaching duties!

Midfielders Kevin Dawson (pelvis) and Simon Gillett (knee) and defender Jakub Sokolik (knee) are out for the rest of the season, whilst Chris Weale (ankle), Joel Grant (knee) and Liam Davis (foot) all have long term injuries with unspecified returns.

The team reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
30. Jed Steer
32. Liam Shephard 26. Stephen Arthurworrey 13. Kieffer Moore 3. Nathan Smith
15. Seth Nana Twumasi 11. Sam Foley 4. Joe Edwards 28. Alex Smith
18. Jamar Loza 25. Gozie Ugwu

Substitutes:
12. Artur Krysiak 8. James Berrett 9. James Hayter 10. AJ Leitch-Smith 14. Sam Hoskins 16. Nathan Ralph


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24 January 2015 : Yeovil Town vs Bradford City : Man Of The Match Result
Last Saturday, Yeovil Town played Bradford City in a League One home match. The game was settled thanks to Gozie Ugwu, who was starting his second spell with the club, helping the Glovers secure a 1-0 win over the Bantams, and to end their losing run.

Man of the Match voting turned into a two-horse race, despite Gozie Ugwu's second debut and his goal helping him into third place. Striker Kieffer Moore had turned centre-back for the day and he impressed those watching by helping his side keep a clean sheet. However, midfielder Sam Foley, who is getting himself a bit of a reputation as the club's set-piece specialist in recent months, helped set up Ugwu's goal that came from a Moore flick-on, and he won the eventual poll.

Full results are as shown below, with outright Man of the Match votes shown in brackets:

1. Sam Foley 406 (32)
2. Kieffer Moore 356 (24)
3. Gozie Ugwu 292 (10)
4. Stephen Arthurworrey 202 (9)
5. Seth Nana Omuri-Twumasi 62 (2)
6. Joe Edwards 42 (1)
7. Nathan Smith 40 (1)
8. Jed Steer 34 (1)
9. AJ Leitch-Smith 24 (1)
10. Jamar Loza 22 (1)
11. Nathan Ralph 12 (1)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.89
Performance : 7.26
Entertainment : 6.52
VOTES RECEIVED : 84


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24 January 2015 : Club's Planning Consultant Talks About Huish Park Development Proposals
As part of Yeovil Town's new development plans that are currently undergoing a Public Consultation, Yeovil Town have used a new Supporter Planning Consultant, called David Bell to help front that consultation. David was in the marquee by the away end of the ground on Friday, answering questions, and he was also interviewed by BBC Somerset to give his views on the proposals and what they mean for the club. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: David Bell Speaks To The BBC About The Club's Latest Development Plans.


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23 January 2015 : Taff's Gloversblog : Back To The Future Part III
Today saw the first day of a three-day Public Consultation for Yeovil Town's new proposals for development on the land surrounding the Huish Park stadium. Glovers fan and local author Brendon Owen went along to the event and has provided his own views on the proposals and the information he managed to grab in a guest Taff's Gloversblog entry. Read his views on the subject via the link below, and feel free to post your own thoughts - particularly if you went to the event yourself, or if you're planning to go on Saturday or Sunday - or of course if you're just an interested party. Read the article via the link below.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Back To The Future Part III.


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23 January 2015 : Gary Previews The Coventry Home Game
As part of the build-up to the League One match against Coventry City at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Dan Albutt, Gary talks about the fitness of striker Gozie Ugwu, the situation regarding Forest Green Rovers defender Chris Stokes and of course the opposition themselves. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Gary Johnson Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Coventry.


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23 January 2015 : John Fry Talks About Huish Park Development Proposals
Today has seen Yeovil Town launch their latest plans to redevelop the land around the Huish Park stadium. This long-running project stalled last summer when the club withdrew its planning application for a Food Store on land to the north of the stadium. Now the club have drawn up brand new proposals and will hold a three day Public Consultation at Huish Park this weekend.

Yeovil Town Chairman John Fry has spoken to BBC Somerset reporter Ruth Bradley about the plans, and his thoughts on the direction the club is now taking. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: John Fry Speaks To The BBC About The Club's Latest Development Plans.


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23 January 2015 : Huish Park Land Development Proposals Published Online
Yeovil Town's latest outline plans for the development of the Huish Park site have now been fully published online. As revealed earlier today, the club's new plans, which fully replace the abandoned Food Store planning application, are for smaller retail and commercial units and developments to be built around the Huish Park site, but principally on land to the north of the Huish Park Stadium where two training pitches are currently situated.

The plans are published on a website which can be accessed via the link below. They include proposals for a smaller convenience store, a Sports Injury Clinic, Business or Residential units, and a hotel. The plans are labelled "for discussion" and they have asked for feedback prior to a more formal application being submitted.

Link: Huish Park Stadium Website.


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23 January 2015 : Club Launch Consultation For 'Mixed Use' Development At Huish Park
Yeovil Town have given a few hints as to what their revised plans for land at Huish Park are likely to contain. The Glovers today open up a three day 'Public Consultation' at the ground that will show supporters what will be on the table when they formally submit new plans to South Somerset District Council. The concept is based around the creation of smaller retail units on the six acres of land that lie to the north of the Huish Park stadium, that currently house two training pitches, with 'green space' also built in as part of the design.

At present the club have yet to submit those plans to the Council, with the Consultation being used to gain feedback from professionals, supporters and local residents prior to the fixed submission. However, in a private viewing for parties such as BBC Somerset and SSDC Councillors and employees, the club's plans centre around units that would house a sports injury clinic, a hotel as well as a small convenience store.

Supporter Planning Consultant David Bell, who has been engaged by the club to act as a spokesman during the consultation, has told the BBC that they are still open to ideas and that told BBC Somerset that is why they want to open the plans up for feedback and scrutiny:

"The plans would be a mixed use development which incorporates some basic retail, some retail that could be linked to a sports facility such as this (football club), so it might be sports goods, for instance. It includes some community facilities, such as leisure-based units and also retail based ideas. But I stress at this stage they are ideas and we're quite willing to talk to people about it."

South Somerset District Council leader Ric Pallister said that two of his representatives have seen the plans, including the Case Officer who would review the formal application, and he said that although the local Council were constrained by National Planning Policy as to what they could consider, that he felt that the new plans were a step in the right direction:

"There's a thirteen week period (from when the application is formally submitted) as the planners haven't seen this before either, for us to work out how this fits within policy. The starting point of course is the national policy as we can't just run roughshod over it. But I do think that this time round the hand of the professional has been on this application. That was clear to see, and it looked to be a far more professional attempt at trying to resolve some of these issues"

The Public Consultation opens at 3.00p.m. today at Huish Park, with the club using the temporary marquee structure close to the away end of the stadium that was put up for the recent FA Cup match against Manchester United. You'll find that marquee on the corner of the away end and the Main Stand, within sight of the ticket office. For further details see the earlier article, linked below.

Mr Bell has indicated that if planning permission is granted for the land to be built on, then the club are likely to opt for a phased development approach, with a rough target of the first buildings being erected within a year. The club will be publishing their consultation on a dedicated website in the fullness of time, along with a form where interested parties can give feedback on the project.

Link: Public Consultation For Club's Next Off-The-Pitch Plans.


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