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10 August 2018 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Mansfield Town
Officials for the League Two match between Yeovil Town and Mansfield Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 11th August 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Neil Hair (Huntingdonshire).

As is often the case at this time of the season, Yeovil Town tend to get given a lot of first year officials for them to dip their toes into the water. Mr Hair was promoted to the Football League over the summer, having spent the last two seasons refereeing at National League level. His final match of last season saw him take charge of the National League play-off final at Wembley between Boreham Wood and Tranmere Rovers.

He's taken charge of one match so far, making his Football League debut at Oldham Athletic last Saturday, for a League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons. He produced two yellow cards on the day.

Mr Hair will be assisted by Kevin Morris (Herefordshire) and Ronald Ganfield (Somerset). The Fourth Official will be Christopher Wade (Hampshire).


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10 August 2018 : Secretary Required For Glovers Trust Board
The Glovers Trust Board urgently require a volunteer who would be willing to take up the position of Trust Secretary, starting with immediate effect. With the Trust Annual General Meeting approaching, this is a significant role within the Trust Management Structure and would suit a member or supporter who is keen to help the Glovers Trust to develop and evolve.

A full Job Description can be found below. If you would like further information wish to apply for the position, please contact Stuart Burrell via the email address chairman@glovers-trust.co.uk

The scope of the role is as follows:

Key Tasks:
• Act as an initial point of contact for those looking to join or seeking information about the Trust.
• Ensure the Trust membership to Supporters Direct is up to date.
• Deal with outgoing and incoming correspondence as required.
• Keep Trust records accurate and up to date.
• Attend all meetings.
• Liaise with Chairperson to arrange meetings.
• Prepare agendas in conjunction with the Chairperson and take minutes from committee meetings.
• Ensure that all Trust members have relevant information before and after meetings.
• Protect the members’ interests by ensuring that the constitution is followed properly and that the Trust is functioning properly.
• To take advice from other sources including legal and financial advice where this is necessary and where the committee does not have the required expertise.
• Ensure that any delegated responsibilities are carried out timely and effectively.

Qualities Required:
• Commitment to attend meetings and accept responsibility for the performance of key tasks as allocated by the committee and/or membership.
• Commitment to the values of the Trust.
• Commitment to support all motions and initiatives undertaken by the committee.
• Committed to undertaking all key tasks defined in the Secretary’s job description.
• Strength of character to ensure that the membership’s interests are protected.

Skills Required:
• An understanding of the Trust movement and the aims and objectives of the Trust.
• Management skills.
• Administrative skills.
• Well organised and conscientious.
• Have tact and discretion.
• Communication skills.
• Be methodical and reliable.
• Be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Be able to react to opportunities and make decisions.

Responsible To:
• The membership of the Trust.
• The Trust Board.


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10 August 2018 : Yeovil Town Appoint New Chief Operating Officer
Yeovil Town have appointed David Mills as the club's new Chief Operating Officer. Although it is badged as a 'newly created position' by the club, its definition appears to mirror that previously occupied by Martyn Starnes between December 2007 and July 2013 at Huish Park as the club's Chief Executive. The club state that he will be responsible for non-first team activity at the club, overseeing Yeovil Town Academy and being Chairman of the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust. Chairman John Fry will be 'concentrating exclusively on strategic policy and ground redevelopment at Huish Park' - the division that he chose when Starnes arrived at the club.

David had been titled as the club's Business Development Manager - that position will now disappear from the club's employment structure. He was also the club's Supporters Director but will be resigning that position with immediate effect due to the conflict of interest. He will remain as an Associate Director - a non-Board position - which he has held since his time with Yeovil Town Ladies, a position he was appointed to in 2013. Chairman John Fry has said of the new appointment:

"Over the last year, David has developed a first-class understanding of how the club needs to move forward off the field. I have given David a mandate to bring change and more positive thinking to off the field operations where they need that type of support. Having said that, there are some hugely committed people in the off the field team and we need to make sure these talented people are best utilised and given support to develop. It is also vital that the Academy and Community Sports Trust operations continue to grow but with improved linkages to the main part of the club, particularly the first team."

The club plan to discuss the future role of the Supporters Director at the next Supporters Alliance Meeting.


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10 August 2018 : Academy Coaching Changes For 2018-19 Season
Yeovil Town's Academy has had leadership changes over the summer, leading into the 2018-19 season. Although the club have not confirmed those personnel changes, those present at the pre-season friendly against Gillingham Town earlier this month, which was run as an Under-18s fixture noted that all of Paul Wilson, Steve Rutter and Antonio Falanga were absent from the dugout area, with first team assistant manager Terry Skiverton and another unidentified coach taking charge of the match.

Our understanding is that all three of Wilson, Rutter and Falanga left the club over the summer, with former Glovers striker Adrian Foster, who had provided coaching and interim Under-18s management on a number of occasions also departing.

The club's annual team photograph for the Academy, covering the 2018-19 season and taken, showed Jamie Harrison and Terry Moore as the two main management/coaching personnel, with all of the above absent from the photo-shoot. Harrison has had a background role within the club's Academy for the past few years as their Academy Co-ordinator, and had also been first team manager of Corsham Town, as well as working with Bristol City's Academy. Harrison stepped down from his Corsham role in July, announcing that he had been promoted to the position of Assistant Academy Manager at Yeovil Town. He explained last month:

"I have had to make a very difficult decision to step down as manager of Corsham Town. I have recently been promoted to assistant Academy manager at Yeovil Town and the role is too demanding to continue. I feel it is only fair to both organisations that I make this decision now."

Moore had been Southampton's Assistant Academy Manager, as well as providing youth coaching for Cardiff City. His time with Saints has seen him provide coaching for players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse during their younger years, whilst he's also done coaching sessions in Alabama in the USA.

The other two personnel pictured in the Academy line-up for the 2018-19 season were Luke Middlewick, who is listed as the Under-16s lead coach, and Josh Knowles, who we can't find any information on, but at a guess may be the Academy physio.


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9 August 2018 : Glovers Director Resigns After Two Spells On Club's Board
Yeovil Town director Andy Rossiter has resigned his position on the club's Board of Directors. The Radio Cabs owner had been in his second spell with the club as a Director, having originally come onto the Board during the late 1990s. He took a break from the Board when he relocated to Spain, but returned to England in 2010 to become a Boardroom member for a second time.

In addition to his resignation, the club have also stated that they are merging the Academy operations into the club's main structure, meaning that they do not plan to replace his role as Chairman of Yeovil Town Academy - a position that he had held since the youth development structure was relaunched, The club suggest that with the Academy and main Football Club having previously operated at arm's length - a typical method to help segregate funding and safeguarding issues - that they will now operate as a single entity.

Rossiter was the club's second longest serving Director, behind Chairman John Fry, having been appointed in March 1995, and he paid tribute to his outgoing director:

"Andy has influenced many different areas of the club during his time as a director, but as his role with the Academy has now ended I fully understand his decision to stand down. I was pleased to hear that despite his decision, Andy will still maintain his strong support of the club both as a fan and as a club sponsor via his business Radio Cabs, for which we are hugely grateful."

The man himself has paid tribute to those that he had worked with at the football club, and said that he would remain as an ordinary supporter at Huish Park in the coming years:

"It was a difficult decision to resign, especially when my best friend and best man at my wedding was John Fry. However, the time was right to go. I will stay as a season ticket holder as I have always been a fan before a director and I wish the club every success for the coming season. I would also like to say that I have nothing but respect for the hardworking part-time and full-time off-the-field staff who deserve a big thank you from me in whichever position I held. My wife and I have also enjoyed my involvement as a director of YTFC, with many directors and their wives now being lifelong friends."


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9 August 2018 : Former Loanee Burn Makes Deadline Day Switch To Seagulls
Former Yeovil Town defender Dan Burn has completed a transfer deadline day move to Brighton and Hove Albion. The 26 year old former Fulham player has agreed a four year contract with the Seagulls, as part of an undisclosed transfer fee, that is being reported in the national press as being worth up to £5 million to his current club Wigan Athletic.

The arrangements are slightly unusual in that Burn is remaining at the DW Stadium until January 2019 before moving down to Sussex. This is in part due to him sustaining a pre-season injury that has stalled his progress, but Brighton have been happy enough to commit to putting him on a permanent contract that will see him back in the Premier League for the second half of the 2018-19 season. Manager Chris Hughton has said of the signing:

"We are delighted to welcome Dan to the club. He has a wealth of experience from his time with Fulham, Birmingham City and Wigan amongst others. He's an imposing figure and had an excellent season helping Wigan to the League One championship. He also impressed in an excellent FA Cup run to last season's quarter-finals. He's currently recovering from an injury sustained during pre-season, but he will remain with Wigan. That also benefits both Dan and ourselves as it will enable him to get fully up to speed in terms of fitness before January."

Burn's move will see him team up with Shane Duffy in January. Although both were highly successful Glovers loanees, they did not play in the same team, with Duffy acting as Burn's replacement, after the latter had been part of Yeovil Town's 2012-13 League One Play-Off Winning team, scoring one of the goals in their 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium against Brentford.

Link: Dan Burn : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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9 August 2018 : Tom James 'Still Here As We Speak'
All appears to be quiet on the Western front concerning Yeovil Town on transfer deadline day with respect to the club's incomings and outgoings. At present there is no sign from either the Yeovil Town end or the Swansea City end that there is anything concrete about to happen with defender Tom James, who earlier in the week was linked with another transfer bid by The Sun and Sky Sports.

With clubs having until 5.00p.m. to complete permanent transfers involving a transfer fee, the expectation would be that if anything was about to happen, that James would be in a car heading over the Severn Bridge. However, the lunchtime view from manager Darren Way to BBC local radio was that James was still at Huish Park:

"You can never say never. He's got until Five O'Clock. He's still here as we speak. If it happens we wish him well, and if it don't he's fully committed to Yeovil Town FC."

Swansea's side of things doesn't point to any movement in that direction. Their first team manager Graham Potter is unwell and has taken the day off. Assistant Billy Reid has confirmed that they have Declan John in for a medical, and so is expected to sign. They still believe that some of midfielder Sam Clucas or centre-backs Federico Fernandez or Jordi Amat could leave the club before 5.00p.m. but nothing has materialised yet. If Fernandez or Amat were to go, that could see Swansea after defensive replacements, but at present their main efforts appear to be for them to reduce their Premier League wage bill.

In truth, whilst today's Transfer Deadline Day may capture the attention of Sky Sports and the national media, it may not be quite so significant for League One and League Two sides. When the new rules were voted in by the Football League in February 2018, the door was left wide open enough to allow deals involving loan agreements, free agents and for free transfers between Football League sides to still be conducted up until the end of August. Thus there is enough wiggle room to still conduct the sort of business that most clubs at this level would normally see through. The August 31st deadline may be more more significant to fourth tier clubs still trying to complete their squads.


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9 August 2018 : Krysiak Makes Norwegian Move After Glovers Exit
Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Artur Krysiak has moved to Norway for the next stage of his professional career. After heading back to Poland over the summer, and holding talks and trialing with a couple of clubs in his home country, he has decided to sign for Norwegian club FK Bodo, commonly known as Glimt in their home country.

Artur has signed an agreement with his new club that will keep him there until 2019. He joins a side that won the Norwegian First Division in 2017, and are now playing in the Eliteserien - Norway's top flight division. He reveals that he has been out there since the start of August, training with the club:

"I'm very excited. I have been training with the team for the last ten days and had good contact with the players and especially the coaches. It is important for me to have a good relationship with the coaches. We have the same style and the same ideas. I am very pleased to have signed with Bodo. When you get into the dressing room and the boys talk to you, you are open and attentive, so you know it's a good gang. In Bodo, the team will have ball possession and play. They are very good and I look forward to doing my very best for the club. I'm sure I can share both ideas and experiences with the team."

The expectation is that Krysiak's wife and eight-month-old daughter will be moving out to Norway with him, in due course.

Link: Artur Krysiak : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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9 August 2018 : Carl Dickinson Talks About The Bury Defeat
Following Saturday afternoon's 1-0 defeat against Bury at Gigg Lane, Yeovil Town left-back Carl Dickinson spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Carl gives his view on the game and the key incidents. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Carl Dickinson Speaks To The BBC After The 1-0 Defeat Against Bury.


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8 August 2018 : Former Academy Keeper Given Magpies Loan
Former Yeovil Town Academy player Kingsley Latham has gone out on loan for first team experience. The Southampton keeper has signed an agreement with Southern League Premier South side Dorchester Town that will keep him at the Avenue Stadium until January 2018.

The 19 year old has been present in Dorset throughout pre-season, although officially as a trialist. That anonymity didn't last too long when Yeovil Town arrived for a pre-season friendly on July 24th, with some fans able to recognise Latham between the sticks from his time with the Yeovil Town Under-18 side. He didn't have the best of nights against his old club, given he allowed a speculative Yoann Arquin 40 yard drive to squirm underneath him for the opening goal. But it appears that across the whole pre-season schedule he has done enough to impress Dorchester's management team.

Magpies boss Steve Thompson admits that he didn't know a lot about Latham when he took him on trial. However, just before he left Dorchester for Exeter City, former Glovers goalkeeper Chris Weale gave Thommo a tip-off and suggested that he should look at him. Steve told the Daily Echo how he got to know him:

"Obviously Kingsley is a goalkeeper and we needed to bring one in. Chris Weale recommended him – I knew nothing about him. I spoke to Southampton Academy and they were keen for him to go out and get that experience of men's football that Kingsley needs. He's a very big lad, 6'4" or 6'5" and he's learning the game. I think he's a good prospect and hopefully he can develop very quickly as has happened with other players that have joined the club."

Kingsley left Yeovil Town in February 2017 after a short trial with Southampton, with the Glovers receiving an undisclosed compensation fee under the EPPP Academy system rules. He was initially given a contract until June 2018, but Southampton have now extended that by a year, to run until next summer.


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7 August 2018 : Former Loanee Wing Gains First Championship Start For Boro
Barely a few weeks ago, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way said that he was trying to bring back Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lewis Wing on loan for a second spell at Huish Park. The implication was that he would be trying to reserve one of his five loan slots for the 2018-19 season for one of the better performers of the second half of last season.

Last week thoughts of that happening appeared to be dampened by the arrival of Alex Pattison on loan - a similar style of player from the same club, implying that Boro had offered the Glovers a 'Plan B'. That has tended to look the case in the last few days, with Wing having made his debut in the Championship for his parent club on Saturday, following that up by gaining his first league start for the club at the Riverside Stadium in their 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

His impact in his first two games has been obvious. On Saturday he came on as a 56th substitute against Millwall at the New Den. At that point his side was 2-0 down, but they managed to grab a 2-2 draw, with Wing providing the assist for George Friend's 97th minute equaliser. On Tuesday night he started the match, and again had an impact on the result, providing a cross into the box for Aden Flint to head home Boro's second of the evening - by the time he came off 82 minutes into the match his side had the game wrapped up with a 3-0 win.

Wing played in six out of Middlesbrough's eight pre-season friendlies, again providing assists for a number of goals. Speaking just before the opening day of the season, he admitted he was aware that he was on the edge of first team selection, having been fully involved in their first team squad, but was trying to adopt a wait-and-see policy:

"I just want to break through to the first team and hopefully go from there. I've had a good pre-season so hopefully I’m asking questions. I want to see what happens here first but I'm not ruling out a loan. I'm just going to see what happens in the next couple of weeks. I don't think I've done anything wrong, I've worked hard, I’ve kept my head down and even if I'm not in the squad I'll just keep digging away and hopefully it will come. I just keep pinching myself saying 'it's real'. I've just really enjoyed getting to know the lads, they're a good group and I'm looking forward to the season with them. I think we are looking strong, we've got a strong team and I think we are going to be a real success this year."

Wing's early breakthrough would imply that he will now stay with Middlesbrough, with it looking likely that the 23 year old will be in Boro's first team squad in some capacity for the short and medium term. Again speaking in the lead-up to that Championship debut, he acknowledged the experience that he'd gained at Huish Park last season, and felt it had helped develop him:

"It was a really good experience to be fair. I think I finished with 25 games and I played every minute and every second so it was good experience, a good learning curve and made me the player I am today."


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7 August 2018 : Heatherson Goes Pro With New Ladies Contract
The last time Annie Heatherson kicked a ball for Yeovil Town Ladies FC in a competitive match was back on the 20th May at South Shields, where she scored a first half goal, in the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland. But gleaming with a big smile and re-energised, Annie has signed a professional contract, which will see her remain as a Yeovil Town Ladies FC player for the 2018-19 FA Women’s Super League season.

In her self made video, created inside the Performance Gym at the clubs training ground of Bridgwater and Taunton College, she said "I'm really excited to have signed my professional contract with Yeovil Town this year. The girls are all raring to go and cant wait for the season to start."

Under new leadership in Lee Burch, the new Head Coach has been pleased by what he's seen of Heatherson saying: "Annie has already shown me a great passion, belief and desire for both the club and the team. She has impressed me with her attitude both on and off the pitch and above all, her quality with the football has shone through. I'm looking forward to seeing what Annie can achieve for us this season and I'm really pleased to have signed her."

If you've not purchased your 2018-19 Season Ticket for Yeovil Town Ladies, you can do so by clicking here.




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7 August 2018 : National Press Link James With Another Championship Bid
Yeovil Town defender Tom James is once again being linked with a move away from Huish Park. Last Thursday saw his planned transfer to West Bromwich Albion collapse, with mixed messages from the Glovers end and Hawthorns end as to what killed that deal. Since then, West Brom have brought in Manchester City loan defender Tosin Adarabioyo on loan, who appears to fill the hole they were trying to deal with. So that just leaves the question of Swansea City, who had been generally named as the lead party in any James interest, yet didn't appear to have put any money on the table.

The story now is that Swansea are belatedly interested, having hovered around the edges of the rumourmill throughout the summer. The theory with the South Wales club was that they were unable to place a firm bid for James until they had offloaded some of their former Premier League players, with them now having to comply with the Football League's version of the Financial Fair Play rules. Claims made by The Sun (pinch of salt required!) are that boss Graham Potter is 'ready to sign' James, with a £400,000 figure mentioned. On Twitter, there is also a report that a Welsh journalist has echoed this, although it's not clear if this is a reaction to The Sun's information, or whether he's got that from closer to home.

What might have changed Swansea's perspective in the last few days is that on August 2nd, they sold centre-back Alfie Mawson to Fulham for £20 million. Earlier in the summer, Kyle Bartley had moved to West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee. However, they still have Kyle Naughton and Connor Roberts on their books as dedicated right-backs, so it may still come down to whether Naughton is likely to come off their wage bill before the transfer window closes on Thursday. At present all the signs are that Swansea have put him up for sale, but he missed their opening match of the season against Sheffield United with a groin problem and so may not be available for sale before the deadline.

On Saturday, manager Darren Way said in his pre-match interview that "I still think there will probably be one more bid" and "there will be scouts here today" which tended to suggest that he was still aware of interest from other clubs. The permanent transfer window deadline is 5.00p.m. on Thursday 9th August, although that is a bit of a fudge, with clubs still able to negotiate loan transfers with a January permanent transfer agreed, right up until the end of August.


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6 August 2018 : GWSC Travel For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the League Two match against Notts County. The match takes place at Meadow Lane on Friday 17th August 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Notts County : Friday 17th August 2018.
Huish Park: 12.30p.m.
Adult Members: £28.00; Member Concessions: £26.00
Adult Non-Members: £30.00; Non-Member Concessions: £28.00

UPDATE: Departure time corrected to 12.30p.m. - had previously stated 12.00 noon.

To place your booking, send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call him please only do so after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com

Remember in all cases to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number. You may be asked to pay a deposit of £5.00 to reserve your seat for the trip.

Link: Ticketing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


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6 August 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Bury Away Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Bury kicked off at Gigg Lane, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren talks about the injuries to Stuart Nelson and Rhys Browne, the debut for Norwich City winger Diallang Jaiyesimi and his views on the week that Tom James experienced - before events of the game unfolded.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Bury.


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6 August 2018 : Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town
Advance Tickets for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Colchester United are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. The match takes place on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at the Community Stadium with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. Fans intending to make the trip should note that there is a monumentally complicated sliding scale of admission prices, based on how early you purchase your ticket.

The effect of this is that an Adult ticket can cost as much as £7.50 less if you purchase your ticket now, compared to if you leave it until matchday itself.

Tickets Purchased Up to August 27th:
Adults: £16.50; Concessions: £12.00; Under-18s: £8.50; Under-14s: £3.50; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

Tickets Purchased Up to September 10th:
Adults: £18.00; Concessions: £14.00; Under-18s: £9.50; Under-14s: £4.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

Tickets Purchased Up to September 25th:
Adults: £20.00; Concessions: £15.00; Under-18s: £10.00; Under-14s: £4.50; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

Tickets Purchased Up to October 1st:
Adults: £22.00; Concessions: £16.00; Under-18s: £11.50; Under-14s: £5.00; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

Tickets Purchased On Matchday (From The Community Stadium):
Adults: £24.00; Concessions: £18.00; Under-18s: £13.50; Under-14s: £5.50; Under-11s: FREE*; Additional U11s: £1.50.

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 and members of the Armed Forces (with ID).

Ambulant Disabled and Wheelchair Disabled supporters can admit an assistant free of charge, provided they are on the middle or higher rate of Disabled Living Allowance. The main ticket price is as per the age bracket above.

Parking at the ground can be prebooked at www.colutickets.com. For disabled parking call 01206 755161.

Given the complexities of the above pricing structure, the Ticket Office will not be selling these online - you'll need to call them on 01935-847888 or visit the Ticket Office in person.

We've done several different locations at Colchester's current ground, but for our last few visits, away fans have been switched to the East Stand, getting a couple of blocks, with Block E1 being their starting point. This is the one nearest the corner flag where the East and North Stands join.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


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6 August 2018 : Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
Ticket prices for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Notts County are now available. The match takes place on Friday 17th August 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at Meadow Lane. The match was moved from its normal Saturday slot, due to an international cricket match taking place at Trent Bridge on that day.

Notts County have heavily reduced admission prices for this fixture, to a flat rate around the ground. This will mean the following prices are in effect for advance purchases:

Adults and Over-65s: £10.00; Under-18s: £5.00; Under-12s: £1.00; Under-7s: FREE.

All Under-12s and Under-7s tickets must be purchased along with an Adult/Senior ticket. Disabled supporters pay the above rates, but can take an assistant free of charge if they are on the Higher Rate of disability.

With the exception of the Under-7s rate, all prices will increase on the day by £2.00. If you buy on the day, it is a CASH ONLY booth next to the away end, where there may be queuing on the night.

Update: At present, tickets are not on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. However, they will go on sale on Tuesday 7th August 2018, from 9.00a.m.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


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5 August 2018 : Way Explains Nelson and Browne Injuries
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has explained why goalkeeper Stuart Nelson and winger Rhys Browne did not make the teamsheet for yesterday's League Two opening fixture against Bury at Gigg Lane. With both having been regulars during the pre-season schedule, their exclusion from the teamsheet was a surprise, but was explained as being caused by injuries.

Nelson had played every minute of every main pre-season match, but he picked up a calf injury on the training ground, that is expected to keep him out for between two and four weeks. Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter got a chance for his debut for the club as a result. Way explained to BBC Somerset what had happened to Nelson and admitted that it had disrupted his planning:

"He's pulled a muscle within his calf. We're probably looking at two-to-four weeks. That's disappointing because I've probably changed the whole style of play, knowing that I've got a keeper that can distribute the ball from back to front. But I'm expecting exactly the same from Nathan Baxter. The only problem I've got is I've not seen a lot of him in training. But he'll be fine and he'll be able to handle that."

The absence of Rhys Browne was rather more obvious to those fans who were present at the final main pre-season friendly at Corby Town. He went down in pain early in the second half during that match and immediately signalled to the bench that he had a problem. That's been diagnosed as a hamstring injury, and the BBC local radio coverage yesterday said that they expected him to be absent for around four or five weeks. Way said that despite that, he was happy with the overall outcome of his pre-season schedule:

"Rhys is unfortunate as he got injured against Corby. He's had a fantastic pre-season, but it's someone else's opportunity. So overall I look at it and I feel there are other clubs that are perhaps carrying three or four injuries. But I've managed to only lose two out of the whole eleven that I've worked with in every single game."

Yeovil Town have two other long term absentees, with Jake Gray's February ankle injury expected to keep him out until September. Meanwhile midfielder James Bailey had a knee operation in July 2018, and hasn't been seen since Boxing Day 2017. A date for his return hasn't been made clear at this stage.

The Football Association are expected to confirm bans for defender Tom James and midfielder Jordan Green tomorrow. James should receive a single match suspension for his two bookable offences he received at Bury, whilst Green's serious foul play is expected to earn him a three match ban.


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4 August 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Bury Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 1-0 defeat against Bury at Gigg Lane, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on the two red cards, and the overall team performance via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Bury Away Game.


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4 August 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Bury vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 1-0 defeat against Bury at Gigg Lane, 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 Bury vs Yeovil Town.


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4 August 2018 : Video : Bury 1 Yeovil Town 0 : Match Highlights
For those who want to watch the match highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-0 defeat against Bury at Gigg Lane, these are now online. You can see around 1.5 minutes of footage that shows you both red cards issued to Tom James and Jordan Green as well as the eventual winning goal from Gold Omotayo. Watch via the Sky Sports website below.

Link: Sky Sports : Bury 1 Yeovil Town 0 : Match Highlights.




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4 August 2018 : Darren Way Admits Ill-Discipline Cost His Side The Game
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way felt that a lack of discipline from his players cost them the game, after they went down to defeat on the opening day of the 2018-19 season. The Glovers boss was unimpressed by Tom James, who received his marching orders in the 54th minute of the match, having picked up two yellow cards during the match against Bury. When Jordan Green followed him into the dressing room 13 minutes later for a studs up tackle, that left his side down to nine men, and gave the Shakers the opportunity to score an 89th minute winning goal through Gold Omotayo.

Way said that the players had been told to take the responsibility of their own discipline, following a 2017-18 season that had seen them pick up ten red cards. He said he had discussed the issues with new club captain Francois Zoko, and so saw it as a problem for the players to deal with. Speaking to BBC Somerset, Way's belief was that James' second half tackle had cost his side the game:

"A lack of discipline cost us that game. I like to call my players men. I thought the players that remained on the pitch played like men. But we're very disappointed with that lack of discipline. It's not like we've not talked about this situation. I gave Francois Zoko a sheet. If it was me today, I think the players need to take the responsibility of that discipline, because they are the ones that have set the rules. I felt that really we were the stronger team, but that was a big turning point when Tom got sent off. Tom will be disappointed with that and he has to take responsibility. At 22 years of age, I ask my players to be men, but I felt that situation cost us the game."

Although Way appeared to accept both red cards as being fair, he expressed his frustration with referee Dean Whitestone claiming that he was only making decisions against one team. He believed that Bury's Tom Miller should have suffered a similar fate when he went in for an aerial challenge with Yeovil winger Yoann Arquin, and suggested that Whitestone's failure to deal with that incident was the difference between winning and losing:

"I feel the referees are not making decisions on both teams. There was an incident there, where Yoann Arquin nearly got his cheek bone broken at one stage, and there wasn't even a yellow. Then the boy is in a one-v-one down in the corner, and it was the same player Tom Miller, and he gets a yellow. That's the difference I think, sometimes between winning and losing. But we all know what the situation is with refereeing, as I went to a League Managers meeting the other day, and we spent probably 20 minutes talking about the standard of refereeing. So I don't want to go on about that, as I expect my team to be able to deal with that situation."


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4 August 2018 : Bury 1 Yeovil 0 : Glovers Discipline Problems Continue As They Suffer Late Defeat
Yeovil Town went down to defeat on the opening day of the season, as their poor discipline from last year was carried into the new campaign. It took an 89th minute goal from Bury substitute Gold Omotayo to win the match, as he finished from inside the box, but the end to that game came via the Glovers shooting themselves in the foot on two separate occasions. Defender Tom James was sent off for two bookable offences early in the second half, and 13 minutes later Jordan Green was given a straight red for a studs-up challenge that left Yeovil down to nine men. That led to a fairly even encounter turning into one-way traffic, and Omotayo just about gave the Shakers all three points in the 89th minute as the home team won 1-0.

The Glovers went into the match with five players gaining their debuts for the start of the 2018-19 season. The big surprise in those five was Nathan Baxter, who hadn't played in any of the pre-season matches, being thrown into the deep end after Stuart Nelson picked up a training ground calf injury that ruled him out entirely. The other forced change from many of the pre-season friendlies resulted from Rhys Browne picking up a hamstring injury in last week's match at Corby Town, meaning he'll have a month on the sidelines - to the benefit of Yoann Arquin who started in that position.

The opening stages of the match were relatively quiet, with Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi firing a couple of yards wide, before Nicky Adams committed an awful slice over the bar at the other end. Although Yeovil were bright in the opening ten minutes, gradually the home side began to asset their authority in possession. The Shakers couldn't really threaten the goal too much though. Their best effort on goal came when a Chris Stokes effort took a deflection, with Nathan Baxter saving well and a linesman's flag saving any follow up by Chris Dagnall.

The second half opened with Will Aimsin firing over the bar, but Yeovil managed their best spell of the match after the break, with Francois Zoko's deflected shot forcing home keeper Joe Murphy into his first major save, and that was followed by Yoann Arquin cutting in on his right foot from the wing, before his attempt also deflected, travelling over the crossbar.

But last season, Yeovil Town had the most red cards in the Football League, and although many of the personnel have changed over the summer, that pattern of play hasn't. Tom James had already been booked just before half time, and he went in on a sliding tackle on Danny Mayor ten minutes into the second half. It would have been hard to imagine any other outcome - a second yellow and with the visitors down to ten men. That saw a forced readjustment, with Gary Warren introduced to restore the back four, and Diallang Jaiyesimi withdrawn, to form a 4-4-1.

Bury upped the tempo, and the temperature of the game rose after Alefe Santos lost possession in the middle of the park allowing Neil Danns a chance to race through. When Shaun Donnellan tackled inside the box, Danns went down, leading to a heated argument between the pair and other nearby players over whether Danns had taken a dive. That temperature was still in the game when Jordan Green went in for a rash studs up tackle on Danns, and after a crowd of players surrounded referee Dean Whitestone, he broke clear and produced a straight red card for Green, leaving Yeovil down to nine men, with twenty-plus minutes still left to play.

That turned the game into Attackers vs Defenders, and left Yeovil substituting Francois Zoko for Reece Cole, to leave themselves nominally with Yoann Arquin as the front man in a 4-3-1 formation - but with both of their original strikers off the field. Bury introduced Gold Omotayo for his debut in the closing stages as the remaining nine Yeovil players dug in deep, and the visitors only held out. But in the 89th minute, a Neil Danns ball into the box saw Will Aimson still forward from a set piece, and he knocked the ball into the path of Omotayo who finished inside the box for a 1-0 score that in the final 20 minutes had been on the cards.

Inevitably being down to nine men meant that judging the squad as a whole on a single game becomes almost impossible. Prior to those red cards, the game had been fairly balanced, albeit with the Shakers having much more of possession. But as per last season, keeping eleven men on the field of play has been a thorn in Yeovil Town's side in a repetitive fashion, and so they cannot use that as an excuse for the final score that eventually materialised.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Bury 1 Yeovil Town 0.

Scorers: Gold Omotayo (89 mins, 1-0)

Bury:
1 Joe Murphy
2 Tom Miller 4 Will Aimson 5 Adam Thompson 6 Eoghan O'Connell 3 Chris Stokes
31 Neil Danns 12 Callum Styles 10 Danny Mayor
11 Chris Dagnall 7 Nicholas Adams

Substitutes:
8 Stephen Dawson 13 Mathew Hudson 15 Byron Moore (65 mins for Tom Miller) 18 Dominic Telford (72 mins for Chris Stokes) 21 Callum McFadzean 27 Gold Omotayo (77 mins for Chris Dagnall) 33 Harry Bunn

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
23. Tom James, 5. Bevis Mugabi, 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 30. Alefe Santos, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko (Capt)

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips, 4. Gary Warren (55 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi) 8. Reece Cole (70 mins for Francois Zoko) 9. Alex Fisher (82 mins for Yoann Arquin) 15. Gabriel Rogers, 19. Korrey Henry, 21. Wes McDonald

Bury Bookings: Tom Miller (foul, 49 mins), Neil Danns (foul, 90 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Tom James (foul, 44 mins), Red Card: Tom James (second bookable offence, 54 mins), Jordan Green (serious foul play, 67 mins)

Bury Match Statistics: Possession: 62%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 11; Fouls: 11.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 38%; Shots: 6; Shots On Target: 2; Corners: 5; Fouls: 10.

Referee: Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire). Assistants: Matthew Parry (Merseyside) and Paul Newhouse (County Durham). Fourth Official: Mark Cunliffe (Merseyside).

Attendance: 3,151 (with 227 Yeovil Town supporters)


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4 August 2018 : Two 'Captains' Announced By Club With Zoko Taking Duties Today
Yeovil Town have provided some unusual arrangements for the 2018-19 season, regarding the captaincy of the team. They have named Francois Zoko as the 'club captain' for the 2018-19 season, and the striker has taken the armband for Saturday's League Two opener against Bury. However, they have also announced Omar Sowunmi as having been appointed as 'captain'.

Exactly how this works isn't clear. With Sowunmi suspended today, it is easy to interpret things at Gigg Lane, with Zoko unambiguously taking captaincy duties for the day. However, it's not clear what will happen if both players are selected inside the same eleven.

From a refereeing point of view, he will expect one player to wear the captain's armband on the day, and for that player to be there for the coin toss, and for any 'team' disciplinary issues or instructions that the referee wishes to relay to that club. In practice one player will effectively assume the actual captaincy, with the other becoming vice-captain - how this will work will only become clear once both players are available for selection.


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4 August 2018 : Team News For Bury vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's match against Bury at Gigg Lane. The match sees five players make their debut for the club in the starting line-up, with former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson, ex-Blackpool midfielder Sessi D'Almeida and Norwich City loan winger/striker Diallang Jaiyesimi all given a chance to impress. There's also a surprise with the first sighting of goalkeeper Nathan Baxter, due to Stuart Nelson having a calf problem. Finally Yoann Arquin starts on the wing due to Rhys Browne picking up an injury last weekend.

Defender Omar Sowunmi serves the second of a two match suspension that commenced last season when he was given a red card against Mansfield Town at the tail end of last season.

The Glovers have two long term absentees, with midfielder Jake Gray having been out since February with an ankle problem - he's not expected to return until September. In addition James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Winger Rhys Browne picked up a hamstring injury at Corby Town last weekend and sits out the match, whilst Stuart Nelson was injured in training this week.

The team this afternoon lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
23. Tom James, 5. Bevis Mugabi, 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 30. Alefe Santos, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko (Capt)

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips, 4. Gary Warren, 8. Reece Cole 9. Alex Fisher 15. Gabriel Rogers, 19. Korrey Henry, 21. Wes McDonald

Bury:
1 Joe Murphy
2 Tom Miller 4 Will Aimson 5 Adam Thompson 6 Eoghan O'Connell 3 Chris Stokes
31 Neil Danns 12 Callum Styles 10 Danny Mayor
11 Chris Dagnall 7 Nicholas Adams

Substitutes:
8 Stephen Dawson 13 Mathew Hudson 15 Byron Moore 18 Dominic Telford 21 Callum McFadzean 27 Gold Omotayo 33 Harry Bunn


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4 August 2018 : April and May 2018 Man Of The Match Results
The final batch of Man of the Match results from the 2017-18 season are published below. Showing the players that finished last season most strongly, it came as part of a questionable end to that campaign that saw the Glovers thrash Coventry City 6-2, but then fail to win in their final eight matches.

With apologies for taking so long in uploading these results (we will try to do better for the 2018-19 season, provided we don't end up playing two games a week for three consecutive months!) here is the final account of that season:

Coventry City (Away) : Scorers : Alex Fisher (2), Francois Zoko (2), Sam Surridge (2).

1. Francois Zoko 142 (11)
2. Alex Fisher 88 (3)
3. Stuart Nelson 24 (1)
4. Omar Sowunmi 22 (2)
4. Jared Bird 22 (2)
6. Shaun Donnellan 20 (1)
7. Rhys Browne 16 (1)
8. Lewis Wing 14 (0)
8. Jordan Green 14 (0)
10. Jonny Maddison 6 (0)
10. Sam Surridge 6 (0)
12. Ryan Dickson 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 9.62
Performance : 9.62
Entertainment : 9.62
VOTES RECEIVED : 21

Luton Town (Home) : Lost 0-3.

1. Omar Sowunmi 94 (6)
2. Stuart Nelson 50 (2)
3. Jared Bird 48 (4)
4. Alex Fisher 40 (3)
5. Lewis Wing 30 (2)
6. Tom James 30 (1)
7. Jordan Green 24 (1)
8. Bevis Mugabi 8 (0)
9. Steve Phillips 6 (0)
10. Oscar Gobern 4 (0)
10. Shaun Donnellan 4 (0)
12. Sam Surridge 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.26
Performance : 5.68
Entertainment : 4.84
VOTES RECEIVED : 19

Swindon Town (Away) : Drew 2-2. Scorers: Lewis Wing and Alex Fisher.

1. Alex Fisher 30 (3)
2. Lewis Wing 14 (0)
3. Oscar Gobern 6 (0)
4. Jonny Maddison 2 (0)
4. Tom James 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6
Performance : 6.67
Entertainment : 5.33
VOTES RECEIVED : 3

Wycombe Wanderers (Home) : Lost 0-1.

1. Alex Fisher 114 (10)
2. Omar Sowunmi 86 (4)
3. Oscar Gobern 30 (2)
4. Ryan Dickson 22 (1)
5. Jordan Green 18 (0)
6. Tom James 16 (0)
7. Lewis Wing 12 (0)
8. Rhys Browne 10 (1)
9. Shaun Donnellan 10 (0)
10. Otis Khan 6 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.06
Performance : 7.22
Entertainment : 6.89
VOTES RECEIVED : 18

Accrington Stanley (Away) : Lost 0-2.

1. Omar Sowunmi 10 (1)
1. Alex Fisher 10 (1)
3. Shaun Donnellan 6 (0)
3. Tom James 6 (0)
5. Lewis Wing 2 (0)
5. Marcus Barnes 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 4
Performance : 4
Entertainment : 4
VOTES RECEIVED : 2

Notts County (Away) : Lost 1-4. Scorer: Alex Fisher.

1. Alex Fisher 42 (3)
2. Jared Bird 18 (1)
2. Bevis Mugabi 18 (1)
4. Lewis Wing 12 (1)
5. Omar Sowunmi 12 (0)
6. Oscar Gobern 10 (1)
7. Marcus Barnes 10 (0)
8. Shaun Donnellan 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.71
Performance : 5.43
Entertainment : 6
VOTES RECEIVED : 7

Forest Green Rovers (Home) : Drew 0-0.

1. Omar Sowunmi 126 (10)
2. Bevis Mugabi 96 (7)
3. Shaun Donnellan 36 (1)
4. Alex Fisher 32 (1)
5. Lewis Wing 22 (1)
6. Tom James 16 (0)
6. Otis Khan 16 (0)
8. Jordan Green 14 (0)
9. Jonny Maddison 12 (1)
10. Oscar Gobern 10 (1)
11. Francois Zoko 6 (0)
11. Marcus Barnes 6 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 4.41
Performance : 4.82
Entertainment : 4
VOTES RECEIVED : 22

Mansfield Town (Home) : Lost 2-3 : Scorers : Bevis Mugabi and Francois Zoko.

1. Bevis Mugabi 122 (10)
2. Tom James 80 (4)
3. Omar Sowunmi 46 (3)
4. Lewis Wing 26 (1)
5. Alex Fisher 22 (0)
6. Shaun Donnellan 8 (0)
7. Connor Smith 6 (0)
7. Francois Zoko 6 (0)
7. Otis Khan 6 (0)
10. Jordan Green 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.84
Performance : 6.21
Entertainment : 7.47
VOTES RECEIVED : 19

Lincoln City (Away) : Drew 1-1 : Scorer : Jordan Green.

1. Jared Bird 18 (1)
2. Artur Krysiak 12 (1)
3. Jordan Green 10 (1)
4. Francois Zoko 6 (0)
4. Shaun Donnellan 6 (0)
6. Tom James 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.67
Performance : 8
Entertainment : 7.33
VOTES RECEIVED : 3


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4 August 2018 : Way Sees Glovers As 'Miles Ahead' From Last Season
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way believes his side are 'miles ahead' of where they were last season. The start to the 2017-18 season saw the club hit with their worst league result in nearly 50 years when they lost 8-2 at Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, but will hope to be going into the 2018-19 campaign in much better shape when they face Bury at Gigg Lane.

The eventual finish to that 2017-18 season was not as bad as the start implied, with Luton ultimately gaining automatic promotion, whilst the Glovers managed a 19th placed slot that kept them afloat. Way said that it was important that even if his team end up in the top half of the table, that they learned how to deal with those bad result so they won more than they lost. Overall though, he told BBC Somerset that his side were miles ahead of last season's preparation and recruitment:

"I've never been in a situation where you get to the second part of the season and you're in the top half of the table, pushing for promotion, consistently winning football matches. You're going to hit adversity, and you're going to lose football matches, with every team. But you want that bouncebackability, where you're winning more games than what you lose. When I look at the squad, and I look at my starting eleven, and where I started the season last year, to where we are this year, we're miles ahead."

Whilst the club have lost Otis Khan to Mansfield Town, and have let three of the old guard leave the building, with Ryan Dickson, Nathan Smith and Artur Krysiak no longer part of the club, they have brought in ten new players for the 2018-19 season. Way hoped that fans would be able to see what he was viewing on the training ground during the coming months:

"It's important that the supporters judge themselves, come to watch a game and see the young talent that we've got, see the experience that we've added, and hopefully they can see what I'm seeing on the training ground every day. If we get results that go along with that, then we can all be successful."

One player who won't be on the teamsheet at Gigg Lane is defender Omar Sowunmi. He picked up a suspension at the end of last season, which rolls into today's match, and so will have to sit out the game. However, the club did get a bonus when he agreed to sign a new contract with the club, despite being out of contract and free to move to another club. Way said that Sowunmi's development as a player was more important than any finances that the club could have got through a compensation fee from any interested club:

"Forget finances, that's where he needs to be right now as far as his development is concerned. Omar trusts me, because he's seen players like Connor Roberts and Otis Khan and how long it's taken them to develop. Realistically, Omar has really only had one season. Normally you benefit on the second season, so if we can keep hold of him next year, we've done very very well."


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4 August 2018 : How Yeovil Town's Team Has Changed Since The End Of Last Season
Yeovil Town's 2018-19 season kicks off on Saturday afternoon, with a League Two match against Bury at Gigg Lane. This week has seen the club ore or less complete their summer shopping, even if there is a bit of time left before the permanent transfer window closes, with the loan transfer window closing at the end of the month.

The club have brought in ten new signings, all of which can be read about in the Player Profiles section of the site. Below we've tried to do a direct comparison between the squad that ended the 2017-18 season, and the one that will start the 2018-19 season.

As a guide to what is below, where players have changed, we've tried to match up the best possible pairing between last season and this season, to enable a fair comparison. In certain areas, there is no available comparison, so we've inserted a 'n/a' (not available) note against this season. For the moment, we've not included the club's two Academy players that have been given first team squad numbers - if you prefer to do so, then they become two 'spare' midfielders for the coming season.

The squad for the coming season, and its comparison with last season, reads as follows:

GOALKEEPERS:
2017-18 2018-19
Stuart Nelson Stuart Nelson
Jonny Maddison Nathan Baxter (loan)
Artur Krysiak n/a

DEFENDERS:
2017-18 2018-19
Tom James Tom James
Bevis Mugabi Bevis Mugabi
Omar Sowunmi Omar Sowunmi
Shaun Donnellan Shaun Donnellan
Nathan Smith Gary Warren
Ryan Dickson Carl Dickinson
Dan Alfei n/a
Corey Whelan (loan) n/a

MIDFIELDERS:
2017-18 2018-19
Rhys Browne Rhys Browne
Jake Gray Jake Gray
James Bailey James Bailey
Alefe Santos Alefe Santos
Jordan Green Jordan Green
Oscar Gobern Sessi D'Almeida
Connor Smith Reece Cole (loan)
Lewis Wing (loan) Alex Pattison (loan)
Jared Bird (loan) Wes McDonald
Otis Khan Yoann Arquin

STRIKERS:
2017-18 2018-19
Francois Zoko Francois Zoko
Alex Fisher Alex Fisher
Sam Surridge (loan) Diallang Jaiyesimi (loan)
Marcus Barnes (loan) Korrey Henry
Ryan Seager (loan) n/a


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3 August 2018 : March 2018 Man Of The Match Results
Just in time for the new season, our disorganised selves haven't mopped up the remaining Man of the Match results. By the skin of our teeth, we bring you the results from the March 2018 matches that made up the penultimate month.

That month saw the club gain one win (against Colchester United), one draw and one defeat, as well as the EFL Trophy exit at the hands of Shrewsbury Town. The final Man of the Match results for those matches are as follows:

Shrewsbury Town (Away, EFL Trophy) : Lost 1-0.

1. Francois Zoko 190 (16)
2. Omar Sowunmi 68 (3)
3. Otis Khan 56 (1)
4. Sam Surridge 34 (1)
5. Ryan Dickson 14 (1)
6. Jonny Maddison 14 (0)
7. Tom James 12 (0)
8. Connor Smith 6 (0)
9. Rhys Browne 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.05
Performance : 6.27
Entertainment : 5.82
VOTES RECEIVED : 22

Newport County (Home) : Lost 0-2.

1. Omar Sowunmi 234 (22)
2. Jordan Green 42 (1)
3. Francois Zoko 40 (1)
4. Connor Smith 32 (0)
5. Tom James 30 (0)
6. Jonny Maddison 20 (0)
7. Ryan Dickson 18 (1)
8. Corey Whelan 8 (0)
9. Lewis Wing 4 (0)
10. Alex Fisher 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.2
Performance : 5.2
Entertainment : 5.2
VOTES RECEIVED : 25

Exeter City (Away) : Drew 0-0.

1. Omar Sowunmi 102 (8)
2. Shaun Donnellan 70 (3)
3. Stuart Nelson 64 (3)
4. Tom James 42 (3)
5. Ryan Dickson 12 (1)
6. Jordan Green 12 (0)
7. Francois Zoko 8 (0)
7. Rhys Browne 8 (0)
9. Lewis Wing 4 (0)
10. Otis Khan 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.78
Performance : 6.67
Entertainment : 6.89
VOTES RECEIVED : 18

Colchester United (Away) : Won 1-0. (Scorer : Alex Fisher).

1. Stuart Nelson 130 (11)
2. Omar Sowunmi 26 (0)
3. Shaun Donnellan 24 (1)
4. Alex Fisher 20 (0)
5. Bevis Mugabi 6 (0)
6. Tom James 4 (0)
7. Jared Bird 2 (0)
8. Jordan Green 2 (0)
9. Francois Zoko 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.42
Performance : 7.67
Entertainment : 7.17
VOTES RECEIVED : 12


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3 August 2018 : 2018-19 Season Preview : Darren Way RoarSport Podcast Interview
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has featured in a lengthy podcast interview, ahead of the 2018-19 season. The RoarSportUK website conducted a 47 minute interview with him on Tuesday, whilst the Tom James transfer talks with West Bromwich Albion were still 'live'.

As part of the interview he talks about the circumstances that led to him taking on the first team manager's job, his position over the last two-and-a-half years, some of the criticism he's received over that time, and the club's falling attendances. He also gives his views on working with Terry Skiverton and Paul Terry and his relationship with Chairman John Fry. He also talks about his plans for the 2018-19 season.

Listen to that interview via the link below. RoarSport UK can be found on Twitter by clicking here.

Link: RoarSport UK : Darren Way Podcast Interview.


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3 August 2018 : Former Loanee Miller Reappears With Latics After A Year Off
Former Yeovil Town striker Ishmael Miller will play in League Two during the 2018-19 season. He has signed a deal with Oldham Athletic, where he had been on trial during pre-season. He has been away from professional football for more-or-less two and a half years, with only a minimal three game spell with Bury taking place since he dropped out of Huddersfield Town's line-up during mid-January 2016.

As far as can be seen, Miller has not suffered any fitness issues over the last few years to explain the radical drop-out of the game. After his 20 game loan spell at Yeovil Town came to an abrupt end during the 2013-14 season, he left Nottingham Forest, and that led to spells with Blackpool and Huddersfield Town also in the Championship, with none of those spells pulling up any trees, but on the other hand he managed to keep his appearance count ticking over.

All of that changed on January 19th 2016. Having given Miller 21 appearances up until that point, midway through the season Huddersfield dropped him, and he never set foot on the pitch again. He spent the 2016-17 season on the books of Bury, but that was almost as fruitless, with him gaining just three substitute appearances to his name. Then in the 2017-18 season, he disappeared entirely off the radar, with no sign that he registered with any club.

Suddenly he's popped up again during pre-season. The connection may be that Oldham Athletic's new boss is Frankie Bunn, who coached Miller at the start of his career at Manchester City. He's been given a one year contract at Boundary Park, and will be wearing the No.11 shirt for them.

Link: Ishmael Miller : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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3 August 2018 : Pattison Deal Confirmed As Glovers Get Boro Midfielder On Loan
Yeovil Town have completed a move for Middlesbrough midfielder Alex Pattison. The 20 year old is a product of their Academy system, and has had previous loan experience with National League North side York City. He has signed a season-long deal with the club, for the 2018-19 season.

Born in Darlington on September 6th 1997, he was signed by Middlesbrough at the age of nine years old. He progressed through to their Under-18s where he was nominated for the Academy League's Goal of the Month in September 2014 for a strike against Manchester United, and gradually broke into their Under-23 line-up.

Middlesbrough co-opted him into their senior squad for pre-season tours in the summer of 2016 and 2018. His 2017-18 season was disrupted through a broken ankle in July 2017, but when he regained fitness they put him out on loan to York City in December 2017.

Alex becomes Yeovil Town's tenth signing of the summer. So far, the list of arrivals have included Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren, ex-Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder Sessi D'Almeida, ex-West Ham United utility player Korrey Henry, Brentford loan midfielder Reece Cole and former Birmingham City midfielder Wes McDonald.


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3 August 2018 : McDonald Becomes Yeovil's Ninth Signing After Birmingham Exit
Yeovil Town have completed the signing of former Birmingham City winger Wes McDonald. He left the Midlands side at the end of last season, and has agreed a six month deal with the club on a permanent basis. Although flexible in midfield, he generally plays as a right-winger.

Born in Lambeth on May 4th 1997, he made his move from Fulham in December 2013, playing through Birmingham's Under-18s and Under-23 sides. He also had loan spells with non-league sides Nuneaton (in February 2016) and Solihull Moors, playing on five occasions for the latter side during the early part of the 2017-18 season.

Back in February 2018, McDonald was one of four Birmingham junior players who were told that they were free to find other clubs. He played for Queens Park Rangers Under-23s in March 2018 as a trialist, but that did not lead to anything concrete.

Wes becomes Yeovil Town's ninth signing of the summer. So far, the list of arrivals have included Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren, ex-Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder Sessi D'Almeida, ex-West Ham United utility player Korrey Henry, Brentford loan midfielder Reece Cole and French striker/winger Yoann Arquin.


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3 August 2018 : Board Of Directors Changes At Yeovil Town Ladies
As well as preparing for their first year as a professional team on the pitch, Yeovil Town Ladies FC has announced a new Board of Directors to move the Club forward at this exciting time. Announcing the changes, Chairman Steve Allinson is confident that these developments reflect the strategy of growing the Club from a sustainable base through the involvement of experienced business people who all share a commitment to make a difference to women's football in the South West.

Every member of the Board brings different strengths and will be responsible for a particular area of expertise.

Becky Bevins, managing director of Rebecca Bevins HR Consultancy, becomes HR Director and Company Secretary. Alison and Kevin Smith, owners of Brook Financial, become joint Finance Directors and also with responsibility for the Youth section of the Club.

Darren Shulter and Anna Shutler (the former mayor and mayoress of Yeovil) have taken on responsibility for the commercial arm of the Club together with Andy Bevins who will also be the Utilities Director with particular responsibilities on match days.

Sam Reilly, Head of Sports, Outdoor Education and Public Services at Bridgwater and Taunton College, will build on the excellent relationship we have with the College by becoming the Partnership and Education Director.

Katherine Bolton, head of marketing at Yeovil College will be responsible for the strategic marketing and communications plan as the Club seeks to expand its reach into other areas. Mark Jones, Solicitor with Pardoes, will lead on the Community and Engagement programme which the Club sees as one of the key areas to increase awareness of the importance of sport and healthy lifestyle.

Finally, Jamie Sherwood has swapped his dugout role to become Director of Football and provide the Board with a link to the core football work being undertaken by the on field management team. Steve Allinson said of the appointents:

"Every business needs to be constantly evolving and a football Club is no different. We say thank you to both Mark Porter and Ben Tupman who both gave great service to the Club in recent years. Moving forward though, I am thrilled at every one of these appointments as each person brings a particular area of expertise to us and also a real desire to make a difference. Despite being very busy professional people, they are all giving their time and expertise in a non-executive role. The Club is now in a very strong position off the field to face the increased challenges that professional football brings."

Mr Allinson also confirmed that due to other professional and charitable commitments, Emma Britton had reluctantly had to stand down from her honorary role as Club President. He said:

"Emma will always be a great friend of Yeovil Town Ladies FC, but we recognise that she has many demands in her life, and so we look forward to seeing her this year as a fan whenever possible."

The FA Women's Super League fixtures have been released and season tickets are on sale now. To purchase, please click here.


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3 August 2018 : Yeovil Town Linked With Middlesbrough Midfielder
Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for Middlesbrough midfielder Alex Pattison. The 21 year old is a product of their Academy system, and has had previous loan experience with National League North side York City.

Born in Darlington on September 6th 1997, he was signed by Middlesbrough at the age of nine years old. He progressed through to their Under-18s where he was nominated for the Academy League's Goal of the Month in September 2014 for a strike against Manchester United, and gradually broke into their Under-23 line-up.

Middlesbrough co-opted him into their senior squad for pre-season tours in the summer of 2016 and 2018. His 2017-18 season was disrupted through a broken ankle in July 2017, but when he regained fitness they put him out on loan to York City in December 2017.

The TeamTalk website - part of the Sky Sports group - have stated that Pattison is on his way to Yeovil Town, with the implicatioh that this will be a loan deal. At present neither club has made any comment on this situation, although given the Glovers have been trying to get midfielder Lewis Wing back to the club, it would be no surprise if attention has turned to alternative prospects, given that rave reviews for Wing's pre-season performances suggest that if he goes out on loan anywhere, that Middlesbrough would be attempting to push him higher.


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3 August 2018 : 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Squad Numbers
Yeovil Town's squad numbers for the 2018-19 season have been published. With eight new signings so far, those new players obviously have had their own squad numbers allocated, but there are a couple of changes to existing players numbers. Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson has taken on the No.1 shirt to recognise his new position at the club. Defender Omar Sowunmi has now taken a No.6 shirt, having previously taken No.17.

Last season Rhys Browne held the No.9 shirt but now switches to a more conventional No.7 to reflect his status as a winger. That No.9 shirt is now taken by Alex Fisher. Winger Jordan Green held the No.15 shirt last season, but now takes the No.11 spot. Academy player Gabriel Rogers has been given a first team squad number and takes Green's old shirt. Tyrique Spencer-Clarke is the other Academy player to be given this status.

For those who look for gaps there is no player allocated to the No.2 shirt. Whilst that might have been left, pending the situation with Tom James, that has since resulted in him staying at Huish Park, it might suggest the club are still after a full-back. For the full list of squad numbers, see the first team profile page.

Link: Yeovil Town First Team Profiles.


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2 August 2018 : 2018-19 League Two Predictions Survey
It's that time of year again. Every year, we invite Yeovil Town supporters (and other interested readers) to make their predictions concerning how they think the coming season is going to go. Who will be the three clubs that get automatic promotion, and who will go up via the play-offs? Meanwhile which two teams will end up heading down into the National League.

Finally, and particularly if you haven't named them already (!) you are invited to predict where you think Yeovil Town will finish at the end of the season proper. Last season, ten of you correctly predicted the final outcome - just under 5 percent of the total numbers voting - which gives an idea of how tough it is to predict the future.

As before, when you're posting your entry, feel free to use your social media handle/nickname if that is your preferred way of being recognised on the internet, but ideally make it obvious enough that you can pick yourself out if you are one of the fans that successfully predicted any of the key positions. Vote via the link below.

The survey will stay open until Saturday 4th August at 3.00p.m. when the League Two season commences.

Link: 2018-19 League Two Season Prediction Survey.


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2 August 2018 : Arquin Deal Confirmed As Eighth Summer Signing
Yeovil Town have made their eighth signing of the summer. They have completed a deal with former Notts County and Mansfield Town striker Yoann Arquin. The 30 year old has signed a six month contract, following a trial that involved him playing in matches against Plymouth Argyle, Dorchester Town and Corby Town, where the club have often employed him as a left-winger. He is a French-born player, who has most recently been playing in Kazakhstan.

Born in Le Harve, he is a 6'2" forward that played for Nancy, Nantes and Paris St Germain's B Teams, as well as playing for fourth tier side Quimper Kerfeunteun and Paris-based Red Star 93. In the summer of 2011, he moved to England and signed for Hereford United, who at that time were in their final season in the Football League. When they were relegated, he moved to Notts County where he spent two years, making 65 appearances, scoring 13 goals.

Arquin then went north of the border in 2014, where he played for Ross County and St Mirren, before playing in Turkey for 1461 Trabzon and then Syrianska in Sweden. A return to England during the 2016-17 season saw him have a 14 game spell with Mansfield Town, before he went overseas again to sign for Kazakhstan Premier League club FC Kaisar.

Internationally, he's represented the country of Martinique - a French overseas territory - where he has gained 17 caps scoring four goals. Upon signing him, manager Darren Way said of Arquin:

"Yoann adds yet more experience to our squad and knows what League Two is all about. He's hungry to return to English football and we've given him a platform to show what he can do, so he needs to demonstrate that winning mindset to become a big part of this team. His pre-season performances have excited those who've watched and I look forward to seeing more of that in competitive action."

Yoann becomes Yeovil Town's eighth signing of the summer. So far, the list of arrivals have included Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren, ex-Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder Sessi D'Almeida, ex-West Ham United utility player Korrey Henry and Brentford loan midfielder Reece Cole.


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2 August 2018 : Yeovil Town Linked With Former Birmingham Midfielder
Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for former Birmingham City midfielder Wes McDonald. He is an ex-Fulham and Crystal Palace academy player who left London as a 16 year old to sign for the Midlands side, but was told he was free to find a new club earlier this year. He's been noted as playing all the way across the midfield area, including both wing positions, although the view of Birmingham fans is that he is predominantly a right winger.

Born in Lambeth on May 4th 1997, he made his move from Fulham in December 2013, playing through Birmingham's Under-18s and Under-23 sides. He also had loan spells with non-league sides Nuneaton (in February 2016) and Solihull Moors, playing on five occasions for the latter side during the early part of the 2017-18 season.

Back in February 2018, McDonald was one of four Birmingham junior players who were told that they were free to find other clubs. He played for Queens Park Rangers Under-23s in March 2018 as a trialist, but that did not lead to anything concrete.

The claims linking McDonald with a move to Yeovil Town are made by a former Sky Sports journalist, who now acts a freelancer producing articles for various national commercial websites. He was one of the two Football Insider journalists who covered this week's story concerning Tom James.


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2 August 2018 : Ciderspace Guide To Bury
On Saturday, Yeovil Town open up their 2018-19 season with a trip to Gigg Lane, home of Bury. For those travelling to the game, the Ciderspace guide will give you directions, parking, a pub guide, past meetings and everything you need for your long trip up the M6, Find it via the link below along with other information about the match.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Bury.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Officials For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

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2 August 2018 : 2017-18 Season Prediction Survey Results
Just ahead of the 2018-19 season commencing, and a chance for Yeovil Town fans to predict how next season will proceed, we're providing a final look back at the 2017-18 season and how fans predicted things would go. The season ultimately saw Accrington Stanley (1st), Luton Town (2nd) and Wycombe Wanderers (3rd) go up in automatic slots, whilst Coventry City were the play-off winners. At the foot of the division, the relegated teams were Barnet and Chesterfield. Yeovil Town finished in 19th place at the end of the season.

So how did Glovers fans get on with predicting these major positions? Of course almost no-one saw the majestic rise of Accrington Stanley - no-one predicted them as Champions, and only five fans thought they'd get promoted, despite them having had a couple of impressive seasons. Wycombe were also badly predicted, with only 14 fans (11 through automatic promotion) expecting them to go up. Almost the entire supporter base expected Luton Town to go up - it would be easier to list those fans who didn't exect that to happen.

A number of supporters managed to get two of the three automatic promotion teams but no-one got them in the correct order, with the main failing being that too many of you put Luton down as Champions. However, kudos to Daniel Robertson, David Welfare, Matt Tilley, Mike Cleverley, Neil Langsdale, Oldun, Ross McKendrick, Simon Endicott, Will Ranner (Wycombe Wanderers and Luton Town) and Herbie, Kenny Swain, Rob Hampson (Accrington Stanley and Luton Town) who all picked out a pair of the automatically promoted clubs.

For the relegation positions, there was one large snag. Absolutely no-one thought that Chesterfield - relegated from League One at the end of the previous season - would shoot straight through from third tier football, and straight into the National League. Ten of you correctly predicted that Barnet would finish in 23rd place though - these were Antony M, Graham Adams, Mark Spalding, John Underdown, Darren Bryant, Leigh Riggs, Matt Crivelli, Sammack1, Sharon Atkins, Don Gibson, Chris Murton and Nick Johnson.

In terms of where supporters thought their own team might finish, there were ten who managed to get that 19th position spot on. Step forward: Cosmo Radford, Navin, Gavin Dodge, Louis Purchase, Mat Lake, David Welfare, Barry Crossan, Spud Whale, Richard Lane and Kane Woodgate. Well predicted!

By contrast there were four fans who thought Yeovil Town would gain automatic promotion last season! In fairness most opted for positions from 10th place downwards, with only 19 supporters believing the club would occupy any of the top nine places. The most popular positions predicted last season were 14th and 18th - a rather better ratio than we've seen in past seasons where there's been a tendency to over-estimate Yeovil Town's finishing position.

We'll launch the 2018-19 season predictions survey later today.


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2 August 2018 : Tom James Transfer To West Brom Confirmed As OFF
Yeovil Town have confirmed that Tom James' move to West Bromwich Albion has collapsed. The 22 year old will now remain at Huish Park for the 2018-19 season, with yesterday's planned move called off.

Reports earlier today stated that James had failed a medical at the Hawthorns. The club state that he was unable to agree 'personal terms' with the Championship club - a difference of opinion that will doubtless become apparent in the coming weeks and months when he is seen out on the field of play during Yeovil Town's 2018-19 season.

For the time being, any thoughts of Tom James going elsewhere will end. He will remain a Yeovil Town player until further notice.


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2 August 2018 : James Deal Is Claimed To Have Collapsed
Media reports claim that West Bromwich Albion's move for defender Tom James has been called off. The Football Insider website, which has tended to lead the way in terms of this weeks commentary on the Welshman's planned transfer from Huish Park to the Hawthorns, is claiming that although the Glovers had accepted a £400,000 offer, that James had failed a medical yesterday and that the deal will now no longer proceed.

There's not a lot of detail provided by the website, with them just stating that "concerns arose from James' medical and the player is set to return to Yeovil". If so that would leave him theoretically available for Saturday's trip to Bury, provided whatever the nature of the outcome of that medical does not cause Yeovil Town concerns themselves. Sometimes clubs have been known to pull out of deals, if they believe that a player is likely to need treatment or an operation that might delay their availability, and so this may have been what happened. Last season, the 22 year old was a near ever-present, with any absence from the side more down to tactical selection than any question regarding his overall fitness.

As yet, Yeovil Town have not confirmed any issues regarding James' transfer, with them having only declared that a bid for his services had been agreed early on Wednesday morning. West Bromwich Albion will almost certainly keep a diplomatic silence on their decision-making, given they had not gone public over their interest in James.


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1 August 2018 : BBC Points West : Yeovil Town Team Talk Taxi Feature
This week, BBC Points West have been hitting the road, to preview the new football season. In a feature dubbed Team Talk Taxi (which may bear a passing resemblance to a popular car-based karaoke feature!) you get three minutes worth of Alistair Durden driving Yeovil Town manager Darren Way around the town, having a chat and playing a few tunes.

Be warned, this video clip may contains some singing of a questionable nature! Watch via the link below.

Link: BBC Points West : Yeovil Town Team Talk Taxi Feature.


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1 August 2018 : 2018-19 Yeovil Town Ladies Fixtures Released
Fixtures for Yeovil Town Ladies' 2018-19 season have been published. The schedule will see the female Glovers welcome Arsenal Women to Dorchester in first league home game of season on September 19th. That is preceded by a trio of Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage games, with Yeovil facing London Bees at The Hive in the Continental Tyres Cup on 19th August, before welcoming Crystal Palace to Dorchester Town in the same competition on 26th August.

They then travel to top four side Reading Women in the Women's Super League opener on 9th September, before then facing Tottenham Hotspur back in Continental Tyres Cup action, also at Dorchester. They then face last season's SSE FA Women's Cup runners up Arsenal, with the game taking place in midweek under the lights at The Avenue Stadium.

Dorchester's ground has been named as Yeovil's new home ground for the upcoming season, and will host all league and cup matches this coming season, in an effort to ensure stability and continuity of fixtures for fans, sponsors and broadcasters. With that in mind, all Sunday scheduled fixtures will kick off at 3.00p.m. (subject to change if being broadcast live on BT Sport or BBC) with all midweek home games scheduled on Wednesdays with a 7.45p.m. kick off.

Season tickets are on sale now, which permits entry to ALL league and cup home games. To purchase, click here.

The full round up of fixtures are as follows:

19th August 2018 Away v London Bees (Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage)
26th August 2018 Home v Crystal Palace (Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage)
9th September 2018 Away v Reading (FA Women’s Super League)
16th September 2018 Home v Tottenham Hotspur (Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage)
19th September 2018 Home v Arsenal (FA Women’s Super League)
30th September 2018 Away v West Ham (FA Women’s Super League)
14th October 2018 Away v Liverpool (FA Women’s Super League)
21st October 2018 Home v Bristol City (FA Women’s Super League)
28th October 2018 Away v Brighton and Hove Albion (FA Women’s Super League)
4th November 2018 Home v Everton (FA Women’s Super League)
18th November 2018 Away v Chelsea (FA Women’s Super League)
25th November 2018 Home v Manchester City (FA Women’s Super League)
2nd December 2018 Away v Birmingham City (FA Women’s Super League)
6th December 2018 Away v Chelsea (Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage)
9th December 2018 Home West Ham (FA Women’s Super League)
12th December 2018 Home v Brighton and Hove Albion (Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage)
13th January 2019 Home v Liverpool (FA Women’s Super League)
27th January 2019 Away v Bristol City (FA Women’s Super League)
10th February 2019 Home v Reading (FA Women’s Super League)
21st February 2019 Away v Arsenal (FA Women’s Super League)
13th March 2019 Home v Brighton and Hove Albion (FA Women’s Super League)
31st March 2019 Away v Everton (FA Women’s Super League)
21st April 2019 Home v Chelsea (FA Women’s Super League)
28th April 2019 Away v Manchester City (FA Women’s Super League)
12th May 2019 Home v Birmingham City (FA Women’s Super League)

Details are soon to be released regarding an opportunity for fans to watch a pre-season game, ahead of the season starting, along with an open invite to a fans event. More details on this soon.

Season tickets are on sale now, which permits entry to ALL league and cup home games. To purchase, click here.


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1 August 2018 : Glovers Confirm 'Record Fee For A Defender' Received For Tom James
Within half an hour of this morning's news breaking concerning Yeovil Town defender Tom James, the club themselves have now put out a statement confirming today's events. They have stated that they have agreed an 'undisclosed sum' that will provide the club's 'record transfer fee received for a defender'. In the club's statement, they do not name the interested club, but they tag the article with West Bromwich Albion, inadvertantly confirming that they are the club that placed the bid. Thus it seems fairly obvious that it is the reported £400,000 offer that has been circulating this week.

The club say that James will now discuss personal terms and undergo a medical ahead of the move. As such, we'd expect this situation to be completely resolved within the next 24 hours.

Link: Tom James : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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1 August 2018 : Commercial Website Claims 'Bid Accepted' For Tom James
This week's rumourmill concerning Yeovil Town defender Tom James appears to be speeding up with reports that the Glovers have agreed a transfer fee with Championship side West Bromwich Albion. Commercial website Football Insider, who had been the site to first link the former Cardiff City defender to the West Midlands side, now state that a fee of £400,000 has been set, and that James will travel to the Hawthorns today for a medical. If this is true, then all would be revealed either by the end of today or during tomorrow as to what his fate is.

Although many of the rumours over the last 4.5 months concerning Tom James have been speculative and at time random, matters this week do seem to have moved in an accelerated manner. The Football Insider website claims that their information has come from a 'well placed source' at the club, and tends to tie in with information Glovers fans present at the Monday night friendly at Gillingham and off air at the BBC local radio sports forum, that James would be gone by the end of this week. If this is true, then it would suggest that Swansea City have either moved too slowly, or were not involved as heavily as has been claimed during the past few weeks.

Link: Tom James : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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