Month: July 2013

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS…

With just days to go before the 2013/14 Sky Bet Championship gets underway, the Yeovil Town players donned the home kit for the team’s official photo. The photo shoot took place at Huish Park on Tuesday.
The photo included all of Gary Johnson’s new recruits and is now available for fans to download for your computer wallpaper.
The team will now be focusing on the task in hand of preparing for the clubs first match in the Sky Bet Championship.
Tickets are available for the first home game of the season against Birmingham City from Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888.
All other games are on sale via our online ticket site. To buy your tickets click here.
To download your FREE wallpaper click here.

THREE SIGN SHORT TERM DEALS

Yeovil Town can confirm that Lewis Young, Nathan Ralph and Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi have all agreed short term deals with the club.

 

Lewis and Nathan have extended their stay with Yeovil Town after being part of the squad that won promotion last season.

Nana has joined after leaving Northampton Town at the end of last season.

FAN-TASTIC FACEBOOK APP LAUNCHED!

Yeovil Town Football Club has launched a new rewards program, exclusively to recognise and reward their loyal fans on Facebook.

The program is managed through a new custom-made Facebook app, called Fan-tastic. 

The app offers Facebook fans who ‘like’ Yeovil Town Football Club the exclusive opportunity to take part in competitions, quizzes and fun activities in order to collect points. Points will also be awarded when fans buy match tickets and merchandise in the club shop. 

The most loyal fans, who collect the most points, are rewarded with ‘virtual currency’, which can be collected and cashed in online for substantial prizes, discounts and footy-tastic merchandise.

The Fan-tastic app has been developed by Devon-based marketing agency, Clockwork Marketing. Director, Martin Shelton, said “Facebook has been a real game-changer for businesses. We developed the Fan-tastic app to enable them to use the platform to reward loyalty. We’re really pleased to be rolling it out for Yeovil Town Football Club.”

The Fan-Tastic Facebook app is set to take the social media world by storm; Clockwork Marketing are currently in talks with several big brands about rolling it out on a national scale.

Check out the Fan-Tastic Yeovil Town Facebook page here.

 

 

DAVIS BECOMES A GLOVER

Gary Johnson has added to his squad with the signing of free agent Liam Davis.

 

26-year-old Liam joins The Glovers on a two-year deal subject to paperwork and a medical after impressing against Forest Green Rovers.

 

Davis started his career as a youngster at Fulham before signing for Coventry City in 2005 where he made 11 appearances for the Sky Blues.

 

In 2008 the left sided player signed for Northampton Town where he played under Gary Johnson and made over 80 appearances. In 2011 he signed for Oxford United where he made over 50 appearances for the men in yellow.

REPORT: FGR V YEOVIL TOWN

 

On a pleasant evening in Nailsworth the Glovers ended their pre-season campaign with a 5-3 victory over Forest Green Rovers.

After a slow start to the game with most of the play happening in midfield the Glovers took the lead in the 7th minute. Sam Hoskins, who was operating on the left-wing latched onto a through ball and neatly volleyed past Bulman in the Rovers goal.

Minutes later Yeovil nearly doubled their lead. A jinking run into the box by Joel Grant saw the former Wycome man curl the ball past the diving Bulman and around two defenders, but his effort bounced off the foot of the post and away to safety.

The hosts equalised on 20 minutes when a neat through ball released striker Danny Wright who calmly chipped the ball over the quickly advancing Stewart.

Yeovil took the lead through comical circumstances when a Joel Grant header across the face of the goal was headed in to his own net by ‘A Trialist’ when there was no was near him.

Just after the half-hour mark loanee Billy Clifford saw keeper Bulman off his line and tried to curl the ball into the far corner but the shot stopper was equal to his effort and tipped the ball over the bar.

Before the break Michael Ngoo made it 3-1 when he met a pin point Hoskins cross and headed over Bulman. 

Ten minutes into the second half Yeovil made it 4-1 thanks to a fortuitous strike from Michael Ngoo that slipped through Bangura and then beyond the keeper.

Trialist Ben Long made it 5-1 with ten minutes remaining when his sliding tackle blocked a clearance and thundered past Bulman.

Rovers pulled a goal back thanks to that man A Trailist but not the same A Trialist who scored the own goal. 

Just seconds later Forest Green pulled another goal back when Andy Mangan drilled the ball past Stewart from just inside the area.

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE PAPER

The Football League Paper returns for another exciting season on Sunday 4th August.

 

 

Covering Yeovil Town, the 48-page full-colour newspaper, which aims to provide the Football League with more coverage than the national press  (given their focus on Premier League coverage), is packed with comprehensive match reports, interviews, star columns, previews and of course, breaking news.

 

Don’t forget to follow the newspaper on twitter: @theleaguepaper or on facebook

 

To view a free sample copy of the Football League Paper, click here 

BIRMINGHAM TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s first home of the season against Birmingham City are now on general sale.

 

only.01935 847888Tickets are available from Huish Park or by calling

 

All home games will be available to purchase online apart from a select few with Birmingham City being one of them.

GOLDEN GAMBLE SELLER REQUIRED

Yeovil Town Football Club are after a Golden Gamble seller on match days.

The successful applicant must be outgoing and available to work every home match day.
If interested please contact Dave Linney on 01935 423662.

REPORT: ARGYLE v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town continued their pre-season with a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

 

After traffic had held up the team bus the Glovers took a while to get going. The hosts tested Stech with the Yeovil number one forced into making some good early saves.

 

Town took the lead against the run of play when a Paddy Madden cross form the right wing was met by the head of James Hayter.

 

Yeovil doubled their advantage when Madden picked the ball up 25-yards out from goal and hit a venomous strike, which nestled in the bottom corner.

 

On 38 minutes Hayter had the ball in the back of the net with a smart back-heel, but Argyle were saved thanks to the assistants flag.

 

The second half began with the hosts making three changes and it was substitute Tyler Harvey who had the first chance of the second half, but his turn and shot was well saved by the legs of Stech.

 

Just moments later the youngster got his goal. He got on the end of a cross from midfielder Luke Young and 3steered the ball past Stech into the far corner.

GLOVERS CLIP ROBINS WINGS

Yeovil Town this afternoon beat a Bristol City Under 21 side 3-1 at the Hand Stadium, home of Clevedon Town.
The Glovers went a goal down early in the first but Sam Hoskins drew the Glovers level just before the interval.
Town started the second half brightly and took the lead thanks to another Hoskins goal, which took a deflection off former Yeovil under 18’s defender Mitch Brundle. 
Liverpool loanee Michael Ngoo made it 3-1 before striker Hoskins missed his chance of a hat-trick when his penalty was saved by Parish in the Bristol City goal.

GET YOUR HANDS ON A WEMBLEY SHIRT

Fans are now able to bid for the Play-Off final shirts that were issued to the playing squad at Wembley.
Each player was issued with three shirts for the final and now is your chance to get your hands on one!
Due to eBay restrictions we can only list 10 items at the moment. But the other shirts will be listed ASAP.
The club will be donating a cheque to St Margaret’s Hospice when all the auctions have ended.
Shirts can be collected from Huish Park or delivered to your home.
Payment will be by card, cheque or cash and NOT paypal.
The shirts currently available are:

BOOK NOW FOR SOCCER SCHOOLS

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust will be holding numerous Soccer Schools during the Summer Holidays. 
Coached by our FA, CRB and Emergency First Aid qualified coaches, our Soccer Schools are for boys and girls aged from 5-15 years.
Each course includes warm up reaction games, small sided matches, fun tournaments and technique training which consists of passing, dribbling, shooting, attacking, defending and all aspects of goalkeeping. 
The courses also offer a great way to meet new friends and to have fun in a friendly and safe environment. Each child receives a Certificate of completion, a medal as well as visits from the first team squad.
THE VENUES
Courses will be taking place at the following venues: –
30/31/1/2/ JULY/AUGUST 2013 – Alvington Training Complex, Yeovil – cost £35.00 (Junior Glovers/Development Centre Participants discounted to £30)
30/31/1/2/ JULY/AUGUST 2013 – King Alfreds School, Burnham  – cost £35.00 (Junior Glovers/Development Centre Participants discounted to £30)
13/14/15/16/ AUGUST 2013 – Alvington Training Complex, Yeovil – cost £35.00 (Junior Glovers /Development Centre Participants discounted to £30)
19/20/21/22 AUGUST 2013 – Monkton Heathfield School, Taunton,  – cost £35.00 (Junior Glovers/Development Centre Participants discounted to £30)
To book your child/children on one of the Courses listed above, please download an application form by visiting www.ytcst.net or alternatively contact the Community Sports Trust Office on 01935 706671.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN v EXETER CITY

Yeovil Town completed a 2-1 victory over Exeter City at Huish Park tonight with two superb goals from Ed Upson and Paddy Madden.
Upson’s strike, a curling 20 yarder into the corner of the net gave Yeovil a second minute lead but sub Matt Grimes levelled with fourteen minutes left for the Grecians who had been reduced to ten men on 37 minutes following the dismissal of Tommy Doherty for violent conduct. But the visitors were only on terms for four minutes as Madden hit a superb rising shot to win the game for a Glovers side well ahead on chances in the game.
Manager Gary Johnson moved into the loan market today, bringing in Swansea’s experienced defender Alan Tate and the Swans defender started at left back alongside Dan Seaborne whose signature was confirmed after Town’s 5-0 defeat to Swansea on Friday. Lining up for Paul Tisdale’s side was former Glovers attacker Arron Davies and ex-loanee Doherty.
The hosts got off to a great start with just two minutes on the clock. Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak flapped at a cross, pushing it out to Kevin Dawson. He returned the ball across the front of the area and Upson curled a beauty into the far corner of the net.
Chances for the Glovers were clocking up far too regularly for Paul Tisdale’s liking while his own side lacked composure and threat up front. Liam Sercombe’s cross shot and a wayward effort from Scott Bennett was all they had to show for the whole of the first half while Town could point to six clear cut chances to score, apart from the goal.
Upson was at the heart of everything going forward and he could have netted twice from range before he eventually scored. James Hayter and Madden also went close before the controversial moment of the match. Upson was the victim of a petulant kick from Doherty which the referee saw but before he could act, centre half Byron Webster reacted by shoving Doherty. The official Brendan Malone showed Doherty a straight red then issued a yellow to Webster.
Joe Edwards and Madden went close as the half ended but in the second half, the Grecians opened up a bit and seemed to go a little more direct too. It led to a twenty minute spell where the sides exchanged chances. Alan Gow shot over, Sercombe did really well to create space with a surging run but his shot lacked power and sub Jamie Reid fired over while another sub, Jake Goslin had his shot beaten away by Marek Stech at the far post.
Yeovil’s chances were mounting up with Hayter volleying over at the near post, Madden continually just off target with three curling shots, Sam Foley robbed in the six yard box as he was about to shoot and Krysiak saving with his legs from Madden. Just as it seemed the game would not see any further goals, Exeter equalised from nothing. Sub Matt Grimes hit a low shot that squirmed under Marek Stech’s hands and rolled almost apologetically into the corner of the net.  
Yeovil then hit back almost immediately with a peach of a finish. Paddy Madden, unlucky in front of goal all night, took out all his frustration at missing earlier chances and hit a wonderful shot that flew past the helpless Krysiak in the Exeter goal. It was a smashing finish from the Irish striker who could have had four or five goals tonight.
The final ten minutes saw several changes for both sides with Foley, Edwards, Hayter, Dawson and Webster withdrawn to be replaced by Michael N’Goo, Sam Hoskins, Billy Clifford, Joe Jones and Joel Grant
Upson almost made it 3-1 with the game’s final chance, a 25 yard free kick that went inches over. 

GLOVERS SIGN TATE ON LOAN

 

Gary Johnson has added to his squad with the loan signing of Swansea City defender Alan Tate.

 

Tate joins the Glovers on a deal until January 2nd 2014 subject to subject to international clearance

 

The six-foot-one defender started his career at Manchester United before joining on Swansea City on loan in 2001. He then joined the Swans on a permanent basis in 2004 and has made over 250 appearances for the Welsh club.

 

Alan joined Leeds United on loan in Novemeber making nine appearances for the Yorkshire club.

The defender has joined up with his team mates and will be in tonight’s squad for the tie against Exeter City at Huish Park

AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS

The Green and Whites Supporters Club will be running travel to the first two games of the season.
To become a member of Supporters Club downloand and return a memebership form. The form can be downloaded here.
Below are the prices for each game:
MILLWALL – Saturday 3rd August 2013
Departs Bus Station; 9:30am
Departs Football Club 9:45am
Members: £21.00
Conc: £19.00
Non Members £23.00
Conc: £21.00
SOUTHEND UNITED – Tuesday 6th August 2013
Departs Football Club 1:30pm
Members: £25.00
Conc: £23.00
Non Members £27.00
Conc: £25.00
To book your space please contact – Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 by text or after 6pm. Or email paulhadlow@outlook.com or Rich Rendell on 01935 427072 (Evenings). 
Away Travel Club
The Away Travel club will be running transport to Millwall for the first game in the Championship on Saturday, August 3rd leaving the away end at Huish Park at 10am the cost will be £20. To book call Roger Brimble on 07541132671 or Mark Kelly on 07939618275.
Blackpool Away

The Away Travel Club will be running a two night trip to Blackpool in April.
They will be leaving on Friday and returning on Sunday. Staying at the Delton Hotel right next door to the pleasure beach and have the option to book the entire hotel if there is enough interest. The cost will be £115 which includes return coach fare plus two nights bed breakfast and evening meal.
They are advertising early to allow people the opportunity to pay by instalments if they wish. 
Places are expected to fill quickly so if you would like to book a place call Roger ASAP on 01935 475384

FORMER PLAYER JOHNY BROWN

Yeovil Town Football Club have received the following email from Exeter City fan Neil Le Milliere.
We (the Exeter Exiles/London Grecians and the Greek Grecians) were hoping we could get a feature on your website, before our friendly about Johny Brown who has been our host on the Greek island of Andros until he died earlier this year. This was one of his fondest wishes when chatting and we know his family would love to see it
Johny was Yeovil’s top scorer in season 1972/3 and his first game for you was a friendly at the St James Park where he also scored. Exeter looked at signing him after his performance in the friendly but they could offer no more than he was getting from Yeovil so it came to nothing and he went on to be the Yeovil topscorer that season. He then left Yeovil for Weymouth for £2000 halfway through the following season (still finished second top goalscorer) after you signed Dick Plumb.
When one of our members first visited the Island eight or nine years ago he found Johny running the bar at Vila Rena with his partner Rena, and this then became our base for visiting the island and playing matches against the locals. Johny even played for using the early years – at number 9 of course.
He then founded the Greek Grecian Fans Connection and decorated the bar in honour of ECFC.

PLAYERS OPEN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Yeovil Town players Luke Ayling, Byron Webster, Lewis Young and Sam Foley were on hand today to open the new Children’s Library in Yeovil.

 

The Jolly Green Giant also joined the four first team players along with children from the town to officially cut the ribbon on the new area in the main library.

 

The library has been temporarily closed since 6 May for extensive refurbishment works to take place and new self-service equipment to be installed.

 

, and leading a related craft activity. This event is for children aged 4 to 7 years. In addition the Opus Clarinet Quartet will be playing music in the library foyer between 10am and 12.30pm.Ruby’s sleepover’ and ‘Ruby’s school walk’
On Saturday 27 July, children’s author Kathryn White will be reading from her books ‘

was published in May 2013, and there will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of this and some of the previous titles in the series.
Shadows of Justice
On Friday 26 July, crime writer Simon Hall will be in the library between 11am and 12 midday to give a talk about his TV Detective series of novels. Simon’s new book

Following on from the official re-opening, Yeovil Library will also be welcoming two authors for special events as part of the celebrations. Both events are free of charge but visitors need to book a place for the events at the library enquiry desk.

MILLWALL & BURNLEY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s first two away Sky Bet Championship games away at Millwall and Burnley are now on sale from Huish Park.

 

Town have been allocated just over 1,000 tickets for the tie against Millwall on August 3rd.

 

The game is not all ticket and tickets will be available on the day (subject to availability)

 

Prices are as follows:

 

Adults – £23

Senior Citizens (Over 60) – £14

Under 16s – £10

Under 12s – £5

Ambulant Disabled and Disabled Wheelchair – £23 – Carer FOC

 

The Glovers have been allocated tickets in the David Fishwick Stand for the tie against Burnley on August 17th.

 

Prices are as follows:

 

Adults – £24

OAP (over 65) / Under 22 – £14

Juveniles (Under 18) – £5

Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled – Price class relating to above – Carer FOC

 

Tickets are available from the Ticket Office at Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888.

BIRMINGHAM CITY TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s first home game of the season against Birmingham City are now on sale.
The game will be Yeovil’s first ever home game in the Championship and tickets will only be available via telephone and in person from the Ticket Office.
All home matches are now also on sale via telephone and in person from Huish Park. Certain games at Huish Park will be restricted with online sales.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V SWANSEA CITY

Yeovil Town were beaten by five goals to nil by a strong Swansea side in their first home pre-season friendly tonight.
The Swans top scorer from last season, Michu, put them ahead in the first half and Michael Laudrup’s side turned on the style in the second half adding further goals through Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez and subs Rory Donnelly and Alessandro Pozuelo.
The scoreline was a little unfair on a Glovers side that struggled at times to get the ball back once they’d lost it and who were out-passed for periods of the match. It was no surprise really given the Premier League side’s pedigree and success in recent seasons.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson’s starting line up was a familiar one with just one of the six new signings beginning the game and two trialists in the eleven, Seth Nana Twumasi and centre back Danny Seaborne who slotted alongside Byron Webster. The 
Swans starting line up looked very impressive and won’t be too far away from the one that lines up against Premier League champions Manchester United next month in the season’s opener. 
Michu flicked a header well wide early on and Sam Foley twice had shots blocked as both sides looked to settle into an early rhythm. The Welshmen are famed for playing a brand of attractive, fluent football and they didn’t disappoint the crowd of 2,236, swelled by 270 travelling Swans. 
The visitors took the lead on 26 minutes through Michu after great work from his fellow attacker Pablo Hernandez, impressive all evening with his energy and running. Michu’s finish with his left foot into the corner of the net left Marek Stech helpless to stop it.
The goal had come from a Twumasi mistake and it was his last contribution to the game, hauled off immediately and replaced by Billy Clifford, the Chelsea loan midfielder.
Yeovil’s best spell of possession football ended with Ed Upson firing a scuttler just wide of Michel Vorm’s right hand post and the Dutch keeper then smartly reacted to parry a rocket of a shot from Kevin Dawson. Paddy Madden’s weak shot was held by Vorm and the pair later collided in the box as the Irishman tried to get on to a Michael N’Goo header.
The second half opened with Madden shooting at Vorm and Clifford’s cross shot hitting the side netting before Vorm again thwarted Foley with a brave block  Hernandez then sidefooted after a good move but the Swans weren’t to be denied and went two nil up on the hour. Hernandez and Alessandro Pozuelo combined to set up Nathan Dyer with an easy finish.
Johnson brought on Kieffer Moore, Sam Hoskins and Joel Grant to replace Dawson, Foley and Madden while Swans boss Laudrup also made three switches including the introduction of Wayne Routledge.
Former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey shot way over after a forty yard burst through midfield but two more goals in three minutes sealed the game as a spectacle. Routledge set up Hernandez for a deserved goal on 71 minutes before then setting up sub Rory Donnelly for a quality volley into the top corner on 74 minutes.
Laudrup then made three more changes as did Johnson when he brought on Junior Konadu, Joe Jones and Lewis Young for Upson, Luke Ayling and the impressive Seaborne. After Hoskins had squirted a shot wide, Swansea made it five with a goal in the last minute, Hernandez and Angel Rangel’s neat interplay set up Pozuelo for the fifth.
The last word went to the Glovers with Vorm saving well from Clifford’s driven free kick.

SEABORNE JOINS GLOVERS

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce the signing of Dan Seaborne on a two-year contract.

 

The six-foot-three centre-back has signed for the Glovers after his release from Premier League side Southampton at the end of last season.

 

Dan started his career at Exeter City where he made 86 appearances scoring five goals. 

He then signed for Southampton in 2010 where he made 44 appearances and spent time on loan to Charlton Athletic and most recently AFC Bournemouth.

TICKET NEWS FROM HUISH PARK

Tickets are now on sale from Huish Park for the friendly against Exeter City on Tuesday evening (23rd July).
Tickets are priced as follows:
Adults – £10
Concessions – £5
Under 16’s – £2
Tickets are also on sale for the friendly away at Forest Green Rovers (29th July).
Tickets are priced as follows:
Adults – £10
Senior – £8 
Young Adult (16-21) – £4
Junior (Under 16) – £2
Tickets for the Capital One Cup tie at Southend United (6th August) are also available from Huish Park.
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £10
Concessions – £5
Under-16’s – £3
Get your tickets by calling 01935 847888.

FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS BACK!

Fantasy Football League is back for the new season – and it’s better than ever before!
Featuring the players from all 24 Sky Bet Championship clubs, ‘Fantasy Football League’ is The Football League’s only official fantasy football game, and this is your chance to select and manage a team for the 2013/14 campaign.
Budding managers have a budget of £20 million to select their best team, including a captain who will score double points throughout the season.  Whether it’s the traditional 4-4-2, and attacking 4-3-3 or even 5-3-2, you decide how your team looks with the option of making transfers as the season develops.
Once you’ve picked your team you can get your friends to join in and play them in your very own Private League.
By playing you could win some truly money-can’t-buy prizes, including exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of your favourite Championship club and the chance to meet your team’s players and manager.
With just two weeks to go until the new season, head to our official Fantasy Football League website to register your team – once you’ve signed up you can make as many transfers as you need to up until the first game of the season so don’t wait – get signed up now!

SQUAD NUMBERS ANNOUNCED

Yeovil Town have announced their squad numbers for the 2013/14 season.
Joe Edwards has vacated his number 20 shirt from last season and moved to number four. Sam Foley has moved to number 10 with Sam Hoskins taking his old number 14. 
Kevin Dawson has the number seven shirt for the first season in the Sky Bet Championship. 
Loan signings Michael Ngoo and Billy Clifford will wear numbers 11 and 20.
The 2013/14 squad numbers in full:
1 Marek Stech
2 Luke Ayling
3 Jamie McAllister
4 Joe Edwards
5 Byron Webster
6
7 Kevin Dawson
8 Ed Upson
9 James Hayter
10 Sam Foley
11 Michael Ngoo
12 Gareth Stewart
13 Kieffer Moore
14 Sam Hoskins
15 Lewis Young
16 Nathan Ralph
17 Paddy Madden
18
19
20 Billy Clifford
21
22 Joey Jones
23 Joel Grant

SKY BET BECOME TITLE SPONSOR

Sky Bet is to become the new title sponsor of The Football League under a new five-year agreement announced today.  
From 2013/14, The Football League’s flagship competition will be titled ‘The Sky Bet Football League’, with its three divisions being titled ‘The Sky Bet Championship’, ‘Sky Bet League 1’ and ‘Sky Bet League 2’.  
This new agreement is Sky Bet’s first ever off-screen football sponsorship and is aimed at building even greater awareness of Sky Bet’s growing range of online and mobile betting services.
Sky Bet is currently the UK’s fourth-largest online bookmaker and the fastest-growing. Sky Bet’s mobile app is one of the top rated in the Apple App store and over 1 million UK residents have placed a bet with Sky Bet in the last 12 months.
Greg Clarke, the Chairman of The Football League said: “I am delighted to welcome Sky Bet to working with The Football League and its clubs.  This agreement takes our long-term partnership with Sky to a new level and provides a genuine boost to clubs ahead of the new season.”
Richard Flint, MD of Sky Bet, comments:  “This is a ground-breaking partnership for Sky Bet.  We know that having a bet on the match can make it even more exciting. In the past fans would go into a betting shop on the way to the ground, but with our industry-leading mobile apps and website they can place their bets quickly and conveniently whether going to the match or watching it on Sky at home.
“Sponsorship of The Football League helps us engage with millions of football fans spanning all 72 league clubs.   It was important for us that we are able to demonstrate our commitment to all Football League clubs and fans nationwide.  The strength of our technology supported by a trusted brand that is part of the fabric of football means we’re ideally placed to add to the match-day experience of fans.”
Through Sky Bet, football fans can bet on match results, goal scorers and score predictions and can also access a wide range of in-game betting options. Sky Bet has also created a variety of Football League special bets to celebrate the new partnership and the 125th anniversary of The Football League.  
In addition to title sponsorship of the three divisions, Sky will also use its partnership with The Football League to explore opportunities to offer customers exclusive access to competitions and promotional offers, including access to Football League match tickets.
Sky Bet is based in Leeds and employs more than 500 people.  All of Sky Bet’s services are GamCare accredited and the company is also a signatory to the Remote Gambling Association Code on Social Responsibility.
In a separate agreement, also announced today, The Football League and Sky Sports have signed a brand new three year broadcasting rights agreement.  The new agreement, which delivers more live matches for fans, will begin in 2015/16 following the conclusion of the final two seasons of the current three-year agreement.

NEW BROADCASTING PARTNERSHIP

THE Football League and Sky Sports have agreed a new five year partnership that includes extending their existing broadcasting agreement for a further three years until 2018.   
The partnership will also see Sky Bet become title sponsor of The Football League and Sky Sports offer more exclusively live matches than ever before, an increase of 37 live games per season.  
From 2015/2016, a total of 148 live games will be shown each season from the Sky Bet Football League, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.  The partnership ensures that Sky Sports viewers can enjoy Football League coverage for another five years, including coverage of all 72 clubs from the three divisions.
The announcement, on the eve of Sky Sports’ biggest ever season of football, is more good news for viewers who already enjoy unrivalled live football coverage.  
From August 2015, Sky Sports will broadcast exclusively live each season:  
112 matches from across the Sky Bet Football League. 
The Football League Play-Offs including all three Finals.
15 matches from the Capital One Cup including both legs of each semi-final and the final.
The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final and at least two matches from the preceding rounds.
Sky Sports will also broadcast highlights and clips of the Sky Bet Football League, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. The agreement encompasses television, broadband internet, video-on-demand and mobile services. 
In announcing the new agreement Football League Chairman, Greg Clarke said: “We place huge value on the commitment Sky has made to our competitions and our clubs over many seasons and we are delighted that they wish to extend our relationship in this way.  Supporters will also welcome this news given the outstanding breadth of coverage delivered by Sky Sports.
“The Football League is focused on delivering financial sustainability to our member clubs and this agreement will help us achieve that aim.  Already we are delivering careful management of costs through our Financial Fair Play regulations and now we can add increased revenues to our clubs.  They will be delighted by this news and the financial certainty it brings for the next 5 years.”
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, added:  “This agreement offers Sky Sports viewers more matches, more choice and more drama from all 72 clubs across The Football League. Extending our Football League coverage until 2018 is excellent news for our viewers who have never enjoyed such a strong choice of live football coverage.  We are proud of our partnership with The Football League and can look forward to even more drama and excitement from its competitions for another five seasons.”
Sky’s Football League coverage is screened live and in HD in home and on the move via mobile and tablet devices.  This season it has launched FL72, a new live showcase for the best matches from the Football League.  Presented by Simon Thomas, fixtures from the Championship and Leagues 1 and 2 will kick off in a regular slot at 12.15pm. 
To celebrate Sky Sports’ new line up of football, programmes from Sky Sports 1 will replace the regular programming on Sky 2 (on Sky and other pay TV services) and Pick TV (on Freeview and You View) on Saturday 17th August. The takeover means millions of home viewers can enjoy a live Premier League match, a Football League fixture, plus a host of other football shows at no cost.

PLEASED TO MICHU

Michael Laudrup brings his Capital Cup winning squad to Huish Park on Friday.
The Swans have recently signed Jon-Jo Shelvey and also have hotshot Michu amongst their ranks.
Ticket prices are as follows and fans are advised to buy in advance.
Adults: £15
Concessions Aged 16-21, Disabled and over 65’s: £10
Juniors: £5
Please note that only the AgustaWestland Stand and Screwfix Stand will be open for this fixture.

Tickets are available by calling 01935 847888.

REPORT: TORQUAY UTD V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town went down 2-0 to Torquay United at a very warm Plainmoor.

Two late goals from substitutes Jordan Chapell and Daniel Sullivan sealed the victory for Alan Knill’s side.

The Glovers began brightly in the scorching hot Devon sunshine with chances falling to both Madden and Ngoo.

The hosts had a couple of chances themselves within the opening 20 minutes but failed to test Stech between the sticks.

At the other end Madden went close with a couple of headers before Sam Foley struck the post with a well struck half volley from just inside the area.

Seconds later Webster saw his goal bound header cleared off the line by defender Dale Tongue.

Chances were coming thick and fast for Town. Madden’s shot was saved easily by Rice in the Torquay goal. Minutes later Ngoo set the ball nicely for Dawson to let rip from 25 yards but his shot was deflected wide for a corner.

After 37 minutes Ngoo thought he had opened there scoring with a well placed header into the bottom corner, but his celebrations were cut short with a late flag from the referees assistant.

The hosts forced their first save out of Stech when Benyon’s venomous volley was well palmed away by the big shot stopper.

Upson was the next Yeovil player to go close but his shot went narrowly wide with keeper Rice well beaten.

Just moments before the half time whistle Ngoo found himself unmarked and on the end of a Ayling cross only to see Rice palm away his goal bound flick.

The second half started as the first ended with Yeovil on the attack. Dawson’s shot from just outside the area was easily gathered by Rice.

On 58 minutes Gary Johnson made five changes with Hoskins, Clifford, Junior , Moore and Grant replacing Foley, Ngoo, Edwards, Upson and Dawson.

With not a great deal happening the game came to life when a Yeoman shot was deflected just wide of the upright by an outstretched Ayling leg with Stech totally wrong footed.

With just seven minutes remaining Torquay took the lead when a Webster slipped, which allowed Chapell to advance on goal and calmly slot the ball past the advancing Stech.

The home side sealed the victory when Sullivan picked up a loose back pass from Jones and rounded Stech to slot home from 12 yards.

SQUAD FOR TORQUAY FRIENDLY

Yeovil Town head to the English Riviera tonight to take on Torquay United (7.30pm kick-off).
The management team have selected their squad to take on Alan Knill’s League Two men with recent loan signings Michael Ngoo and Billy Clifford both travelling.
Yeovil Town from: Stech, Stewart, Ayling, Webster, Jones, Nana, Foley, Clifford, Junior, Upson, Edwards, Dawson, Grant, Young, Ngoo, Hoskins, Madden, Moore.
Glovers fans will be situated in the seating area as the away terrace at Plainmoor will be closed. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, Over 65s and Students with NUS – £5 and Under 18 – £1.

DONNY MATCH ON SKY

The Football League have announced that our away game against Doncaster Rovers scheduled for Saturday 23rd.November will be brought forward a day to Friday 22nd. November kick off 19.45.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports TV.

SWANSEA KICK-OFF TIME CHANGED

The kick-off time for the pre-season game against Swansea City on Friday, July 19th has been changed from 7.45pm to 7.30pm.
Ticket prices are as follows and fans are advised to buy in advance.
Adults: £15
Concessions Aged 16-21, Disabled and over 65’s: £10
Juniors: £5
Please note that only the AgustaWestland Stand and Screwfix Stand will be open for this fixture.

Tickets are available by calling 01935 847888.

PAPA JOHN’S ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP

Fans of Football League clubs can look forward to a season of fantastic matchday meals following the news that the UK’s number one Pizza chain, Papa John’s, are to become the Official Pizza Partner of The Football League.
The agreement represents the first UK sport sponsorship by the world’s third largest pizza chain.  And with more than 200 stores throughout the country, fans of clubs in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 are set for a large slice of the action.
The Football League’s Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Heaselgrave, said: “This is a partnership that will be really popular with fans.  Like our clubs, Papa John’s are located in towns and cities across the country and they will reach out to supporters with a range of promotions and tailor made offers.
“We’re delighted to be working with a growing brand that has a proven track record in sports sponsorship over in the US where it is a long-term partner of the NFL and a number of its teams.” 
Papa John’s is the Official Pizza of the NFL and is the Official Pizza of half its 32 teams.
“We are excited to become the Official Pizza Partner of The Football League,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Papa John’s is known around the world for quality, which extends from our pizza to our partners. Much like the NFL in the US, The Football League is a premier brand in the UK, and we are delighted to be associated with the league and its passionate fans.”
Andrew Gallagher, Papa John’s marketing director said: “We are absolutely delighted to become the Official Pizza Partner of the Championship, League 1 and League 2.  The Football League is the world’s original league football competition and in its 125th Anniversary Year there couldn’t be a better time for us to join forces.  The new season will soon be upon us and we have some exciting plans for the big kick off.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our passion with those football fans that may not be familiar with Papa John’s Pizza. It comes at a very successful time for us as a business, as we continue to expand throughout the country and drive awareness of the fantastic brand that is Papa John’s.”
The deal will see Papa John’s receive thousands of match tickets and exciting match day opportunities for Football League clubs, as well as use of their marketing channels both on and offline.
For more information about Papa John’s please visit www.papajohns.co.uk

FINAL TOUR UPDATE

Sunday…the day after the defeat last night. Naturally it’s the topic on all lips and in particular the performance of the referee.

Without any doubt it was a penalty and everybody in the ground except the referee was of that opinion but to send him off as well was just a ridiculous decision and only compounded his earlier mistake.
The Manager was fairly laid back about the game and that decision. "Well we are the away team and it is only a friendly so I guess we have to accept decisions like that" said Gary.
After the match the players and staff were allowed some free time and made their way down to the nearby Marina where all the high society park their yachts. Very pleasant location with lots of bars and restaurants.
Stuart Housley fell in love with an Irish band playing in one bar only to find they came from Portugal!!! Nice one Stuey!!
Sunday we woke to bright sunshine, something as I have mentioned which we had failed to attract since arriving here.
That meant a limited session with the ball and a session of volley ball.
After that it was relax until lunchtime and then a big show down on the tennis court between The Gaffer and Terry against the leading player candidates.
For the winner the bragging rights and the choice of what training to be done tonight.
We will keep you posted.

TOUR DEFEAT

Yeovil Town suffered a 2-0 defeat to Sporting Club Farense in a pre-season match played at their training camp in Portugal.
In a niggly first half the Portuguese side were clearly the more dominant but Yeovil carried a constant threat in the shape of new loan signing Michael Ngoo. 
Yeovil fell behind in the 32nd. minute when a back pass from Webbster was pounced on by Dyop.
The second half saw a more determined response from Yeovil and they should have had a penalty when Billy Clifford was blatantly brought down in the box. 
The local referee refused to give it and to make matters worse booked and sent off Clifford for simulation. A shocking decision.
Following a free kick against Ed Upson, Neca lobbed keeper Gareth Stewart to give a very unjust look to the score line for Farense’s second goal.
Ten men Yeovil continued to battle but by then the defeat was sealed.

Yeovil Town: Marek Stech , Lewis Young, Byron Webster, Joe Jones, Seth Nana Omuri-Twumasi, Kevin Dawson, Ed Upson, Billy Clifford, Joel Grant 

Sam Hoskins, Michael Ngoo

Substitutes:
 
Paddy Madden (for Sam Hoskins), Joe Edwards (for Billy Clifford), Sam Foley (for Joel Grant), Luke Ayling (for Joe Jones), Gareth Stewart (for Marek Stech), Joe Jones (for Byron Webster), Billy Clifford (for Ed Upson), Joel Grant (for Kevin Dawson), Sam Hoskins (for Michael Ngoo). 

TOUR GOINGS ON 2

Early morning start this morning with everybody reporting for breakfast at 08.00. After breakfast it was back to the training ground for an hour work out to beat the sun. 

The weather in Portugal is strange in that every morning so far appears to be cloudy but very humid. It takes until around lunchtime for the sun to break through so The Gaffer wanted to take advantage of the lower temperatures.
Plenty of ball work again with the emphasis on shooting and all the squad, as I said yesterday, are looking very sharp.
After about and hour and ten the lads were then allowed a short swim to freshen up and poor old Dan the kit man got a dunking as soon as he appeared. Watch out for another photo gallery appearing soon.
After training it was chill out time before lunch at 13.00.
Then it was rest and prepare for the match our hosts have arranged for us against Sporting Club Ferenza, a local Portuguese club who play in the Portuguese Championship.

TOUR GOINGS ON 2013 (1) UPDATED

Yeovil Town Football Club’s short trip for pre-season bonding started this morning at approximately 03.00 when a very bleery eyed Press Officer crawled out of the pit to await coach and horses for transport to Bristol International Airport.

We arrived at around 05.00 for our Easy Jet flight to Faro. We were quickly accosted by a group of rowdy cricketers from MY cricket club at North Perrott. They were supposedly travelling to Alburfura for a seven day seminar on the effects of over indulgence in life!! 
This of course left the first team badly short for Saturday’s match but did they care…..No!!!
So as we all queued up to check in our baggage the usual Easy Jet problems began. Yes we all had our passports and no the gate hadn’t shut but we had too much baggage! Now as I’m sure you can guess football teams don’t travel light but that nice lady from Easy Jet maintained that they knew nothing about our baggage arrangements.
By this time Mr.Johnson and Mr.Skiverton had steam coming out of their ears as we were forced to shell out another £475 for excess baggage.
No wonder that Stelios bloke is worth a bob or two!!!
Anyway we managed to proceed towards the gate and hung around to get onto the plane.
Poor Dan the Kit man, who doesn’t like flying and had not set foot on a plane before, was seated between Marek Stech and Luke Ayling!! Can you imagine two worse people to be seated next to for a nervous flyer???
Anyway we took off and the two and half hour flight seemed to pass fairly quickly  as we landed in Faro at around 9.30am.
Collect the bags, on to a bus and we set of for Brown’s Sporting Training camp.
We are cordially shown around the site and bump into first Ian Holloway and his recently promoted Premier team including old Huish Park favorite Scotty Guyett and then Gary’s old assistant Keith Millen who is now on the Palace coaching staff.
In for a meeting and review of the 7-0 friendly victory over Weymouth, watch a bit of cricket before lunch is served.
One of the biggest problems with Easy Jet’s schedule is firstly getting up at 03.00 which is not recommended and secondly because you arrive relatively early you have to hang about to allow the camp staff to prepare your rooms.
Anyway we were in our rooms by 2.30 which allowed everybody to relax before the boys start their first training session at 17.30.
Wow now you can see that this trip is not a jolly!! In temperatures high in the twenties the lads are put through a rigorous series of exercises and seven a side games.
Believe you me this is not for the faint hearted and anyone who thinks a footballers life is easy….well think again my friend.
What we did see though were some really encouraging signs emerging as the squad takes shape.
Everyone is committed, dedicated and above all skillful and bearing in mind this is only the end of the second week Glovers supporters can take great heart.
So enough of this "We’ll take nineteenth!" it should be we’ll take tenth.
Shower time and then dinner follows and then an early night for everyone concerned. It’ll be an early morning with breakfast at 8.00. 

SWANSEA TICKET PRICES

Yeovil Town continue their pre-season on Friday, July 19th with a fixture against Swansea City.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: £15
Concessions Aged 16-21, Disabled and over 65’s: £10
Juniors: £5
Please note that only the AgustaWestland Stand and Screwfix Stand will be open for this fixture.

Tickets are available by calling 01935 847888.

ENJOY AN AUDIENCE WITH GARY

For the forthcoming football season BBC Points West will take a lively discussion show out on the road. It will be recorded in front of a live audience and will look at the issues facing the region’s teams – on and off the pitch.
The first one will be filmed at Huish Park on Wednesday 24th July and will include on the panel Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson and BBC Radio Bristol’s Geoff Twentyman.
Edited highlights will be broadcast on Points West, BBC Local Radio in the West and also on the BBC Sport website.
There are a limited number of spaces available (30) for the audience. If you’d like to attend please email jhealey@ytfc.net. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors will be open from 1830 and will close promptly at 1915 to begin recording which will finish by 2000.

CLUB LINKS UP WITH NEWSPAPER

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that they have entered into media agreement with the Somerset County Gazette Series to cover future news from the football club.
Since the club gained promotion to the Football League Championship media coverage has increased considerably but this tie up with the County Gazette Series will enable the club to reach their supporter base in Taunton, Wellington, Watchet, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-sea, Chard, Ilminster, Minehead, Wiveliscombe, North Petherton and Highbridge reaching approximately 41,000 extra homes.
County Gazette reporters will be in attendance at Yeovil matches with an old friend reporter Steve Sowden playing a prominent role.
If you live in one of these areas be sure to look out for your copy of the paper

GLOVERS BEAT WEYMOUTH IN FRIENDLY

Yeovil Town this evening beat Weymouth 7-0 in a behind closed doors friendly.
After agreeing loan terms today from Liverpool, striker Michael Ngoo scored a first half hat-trick. Before Kieffer Moore scored a second-half hat-trick with Junior rounding off the scoring with a superb curling effort from the edge of the area.
Gary Johnson named two different sides for each half, so he could run his eye over his squad before they travel to Portugal on Friday.

CLUB DONATE TO CHARITY

Each season Yeovil Town Football Club along with every Football League Club receive a share from the Community Shield fund.
This year the club decided to donate £1,000 to St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil to help with the fantastic support they give to patients through their medical expertise, nursing skills and specialist support services.
MKD UK Ltd who were Sam Foley’s shirt sponsor from last season kindly donated Sam’s shirt to St Margaret’s Hospice for them to auction to help raise further funds.
Pictured above are Dave Linney – Commercial Manager, Jean Cotton – Club Secretary, Jane Phillips – St Margaret’s Hospice and Sam Foley.

CLIFFORD SIGNS FROM CHELSEA

Yeovil Town have signed Chelsea’s Billy Clifford on a six-month loan.
Billy came through all the age groups in the Chelsea Academy and won the FA Youth Cup in 2010. He signed a new four-year contract in September 2011 before going on to feature regularly for the reserves throughout the ensuing campaign.
Billy scored his first goal of the 2012/13 campaign in a 3-1 defeat away at Fulham in October, and was ever-present for the Chelsea Under-21 side prior to a move to League One Colchester on a month’s loan on 11 January 2013. The move was then extended until the end of the season in February, when after five appearances Billy had helped stem a run of nine straight defeats as Colchester battled against relegation into League Two.
The midfielder is well known to Yeovil fans after he scored his first professional goal against the Glovers whilst on loan at Colchester United.

MOORE SIGNS FOR TWO YEARS

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Kieffer Moore has now officially signed for the club.
The former Dorchester Town player has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after the two clubs agreed a deal at over the weekend.

NGOO JOINS ON LOAN

The Glovers have added to their ranks with the signing of Michael Ngoo from Liverpool.
The two clubs have agreed a season-long loan for the six-foot-six striker.
Michael signed for the Merseyside club in 2009 after impressing whilst in the Southend United youth set-up.
Injury disrupted what was a promising start to the 2010-11 campaign but he still managed to finish as the U18s’ second-top scorer with 15 goals.
Last season the 20-year old spent time on loan at Hearts in Scotland where he made 15 appearances, scoring four goals. He has also represented England at Under 19 and Under 20 level.
Manager Gary Johnson said "The signing of Michael will create strong competition for our already strong front line, which is what we need for the Championship season."

FERRY DEPARTS AFTER TRIAL

Gary Johnson has decided against pursuing interest in former Swindon Town player Simon Ferry.
The midfielder had been on trial at the club over the last week or so and also featured in the opening pre-season friendly at Poole Town.
The club also decided against pursuing former Bristol City defender Lewin Nyatanga, who has since joined fellow Championship side Barnsley on a two-year deal.
Former Brighton and Hove Albion defender Marcos Painter has also departed after appearing against Poole Town at the weekend.
Former Plymouth Argyle defender Onismor Bhasera is currently on trail with the Glovers. Bhasera is a Zimbabwean international who made over 100 appearances for the Pilgrims in a three year stint before his contract expired at the beginning of July.
Gary has also revealed that the club will continue to keep their eye on trialists Nana Omuri-Twumasi and Junior Konadu-Yiadom after both players featured in the friendly at Poole Town.

FANS TO VOTE FOR ALL-TIME GREATS

As part of the celebrations of the 125th Anniversary of The Football League, supporters across the country are to be given a chance to vote for their club’s greatest ever players, managers and matches.
In what is the biggest supporter vote ever undertaken by The Football League, votes will be run on a weekly basis on The League’s new 125th anniversary microsite at www.FL125.co.uk.  The votes will be done on a club-by-club basis, with each club submitting their own shortlists.
Over the coming weeks, the series of votes will cover;
• Best Manager
• Best Player
• Best Season
• Best Captain
• Fans Favourite
• Best Game
The first vote, for each club’s best ever manager, will open on Tuesday 16th July, with a new topic being opened for voting at www.FL125.co.uk each Tuesday.
Over the coming weeks Yeovil Town will be asking our supporters to help us with our shortlists and we begin this week by asking for your suggestions as to who we should put forward as the club’s greatest ever manager from our time in The Football League.
To suggest a name, tweet @YTFCOfficial using #FL125 and #GreatManagers. We’ll then pick our top ones to put forward for voting. We’ll let you know when the vote is live next week, as well as how you can help suggest names for the next shortlist.

WILLIAMS LEAVES LADIES TEAM

Joint Manager Nigel Williams leaves Yeovil Town Ladies FC 

 

Yeovil Town Ladies FC are sad to announce that Joint First Team Manager Nigel Williams has left the club as he has decided the increased time demands of being a Manager in the FA WSL, are not compatible with his work commitments.

 

Williams was appointed Joint Manager in March 2011 along with fellow Joint Manager Sarah Lawler and Assistant Chris White. Since then the trio have led the club to three Somerset FA Women’s Senior Cup wins, a South West Combination title (when the team went unbeaten in the league) and then last season, a highest ever Premier League finish.

 

Williams was sad to see his time at the club end when he said, “"Although I am pleased that the club has had success in the WSL licensing process; I do not want to commit that amount of time and travel to it. I wish the club the very best with the future in the WSL".

 

Commenting on Williams’ departure, Club Chairman David Mills said, “We are very sad to see Nigel leave us as he has been part of the most amazing two years in the club’s history. I cannot speak highly enough of what he has done for this club. 

Next year we will be an FA WSL team and Nigel has played a big part in helping us get to the Super League. Nigel is a highly professional Coach and Manager who is also extremely well liked and respected by everyone at the club.  I also want to pay tribute to Nigel’s wife, Jude Williams. Jude is also hugely popular within YTLFC as well as being a fantastic volunteer for the club and she too will be very much missed”.

 

Williams’ departure means an end to the Joint Manager system the club has operated for the last two years and Sarah Lawler will now be the Club’s only First Team Manager. Commenting on this, Mills said “The Joint Manager set up was originally a temporary measure due to circumstances that applied at that time. 

Therefore that system now ends and our First Team Manager is Sarah Lawler. Sarah is a brilliant Manager and is very well supported by Chris White (Assistant First Team Manager) so I have no doubt we will continue to be successful”.

 

Mills also revealed that the club is bringing on board a UEFA A licence coach, Peter Amos who will be joining the club as the 1st team head coach.

Commenting on this Mills said “Peter will be mentoring Sarah through her UEFA A Licence course and will focus on the development of the senior set up.  We also have the expertise of UEFA B Licence GK coach Tony Rich for the senior squad. Peter and Tony’s involvement is a vital part of our plans to develop as high quality FA WSL club”. 

A THANK YOU TO GAV

Members of the Away Travel Club have presented Yeovil Town favourite Gavin Williams with a ‘thank-you’ gift in recognition of his services to the Glovers.
Williams was released by Yeovil at the end of last season having made 188 appearances and scored 34 goals for the Glovers over four spells at the club.
Despite thanking fans on social networking sites such as Facebook for their messages of good luck for the future, Williams has been disappointed that he has not had an opportunity to do it in person.
It was something that Mark Kelly, of the Away Travel Club, had thought of from a fans’ point of view that supporters had not been able to thank Williams personally.
So the Away Travel Club thought it appropriate to present him with a gift of a decanter and two glasses engraved with the words ‘thanks for the memories.’
Mark said: “Gav has been a great player for Yeovil over the past ten years and it’s only right I think that we should give him something as a token of our appreciation.”
Williams said: “I’d really like to thank all the fans – it has been a brilliant time and Yeovil has become a second home for me."
PHOTO: Gavin Williams, centre, with Away Travel Club’s Sara Kelly and Mark Kelly. 
Photo and words: Courtesy of Christine Jones Event Photography @ Yeovil Press.
Blackpool Away

The Away Travel Club will be running a two night trip to Blackpool in April.
They will be leaving on Friday and returning on Sunday. Staying at the Delton Hotel right next door to the pleasure beach and have the option to book the entire hotel if there is enough interest. The cost will be £115 which includes return coach fare plus two nights bed breakfast and evening meal.
They are advertising early to allow people the opportunity to pay by instalments if they wish. 
Places are expected to fill quickly so if you would like to book a place call Roger ASAP on 01935 475384

POOLE TOWN 1-3 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town started their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 victory over Poole Town.
A first half goal from Kieffer Moore was cancelled out by Richard Gillespie just before the half time break.
The start of the second half saw Yeovil regain their lead when James Hayter was quickest to react to a rebound.
Joe Edwards made it 3-1 with a superb finish after a good move.
Yeovil Town first half: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Nyatanga, Nana, Grant, Upson, Ferry, Foley, Moore, Hoskins.
Yeovil Town second half: Stewart, Akuruka, Jones, MacDonald, Painter, Junior, Dawson, Edwards, Young, Madden, Hayter.

GLOVERS AGREE DEAL FOR MOORE

Yeovil Town have agreed a deal with Dorchester Town for the transfer of Kieffer Moore. 

Moore will play for The Glovers in this afternoon’s friendly at Poole Town.
More details will follow on Monday.

SQUAD NAMED AHEAD OF POOLE TRIP

Saturday sees the Glovers start their pre-season fixtures when they travel to Dorset to take on Poole Town.
Gary Johnson has named a strong squad to take on the Southern League Premier Division newcomers. 
Included in the travelling party are trialists Lewin Nyatanga, Simon Ferry and Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
Kick off is at 3pm and the prices for the game are: Adults £6, Concessions £4, Under 16 £2 with Under 12’s getting in for free.
Yeovil Town squad from: Stech, Stewart, Ayling, Webster, Nyatanga, Ofori-Twumasi, Grant, Ferry, Upson, Foley, Madden, Hayter, Hoskins, Dawson, Edwards, Young and Jones.
Poole Town play their games at Tatnam Ground, School Lane, Poole BH15 3JR and directions can be found here.
Poole Town FC links

SWANS FLY IN FOR PRE-SEASON GAME

Yeovil Town have lined up another pre-season fixture.
 
The Glovers will play hosts to Premier League Swansea City.
 
After a successful season last term Michael Laudrup brings his side to Somerset on Friday 19th July (kick-off 7.45pm) hoping to test his men before another season in the top flight.

SOUTHEND TICKET PRICES SET

Ticket prices for Yeovil Town’s Capital One Cup tie away at Southend United have now been agreed.
The prices are: Adults £10 – Concessions £5 – Under 16’s £3.
News on when tickets will be available will be announced shortly.

EXETER TICKET PRICES

Ticket details for Yeovil’s pre-season friendly match against Exeter City have been released.
Prices will be as follows:
Adults – £10
Concessions – £5
Under 16 – £2
The game will take place on Tuesday 23rd July at Huish Park and kick off is scheduled for 7:45pm. 

CHIEF EXEC LEAVES YEOVIL

Yeovil Town FC has today announced the departure of Martyn Starnes as Chief Executive. 

Martyn will leave the Club at the end of this week after nearly six years and will take up the role of CEO at Plymouth Argyle FC on 8 July 2013.

 

All the staff and Board of Directors would like to put on record their thanks to Mr.Starnes for all his work for the club during his time at Huish Park, and wish him the best of luck at Home Park in the future.

 

WIN A SIGNED DVD

Would you like to get your hands on a sign Living The Dream DVD?

To enter our exclusive Twitter competition all you have to do is follow the official Yeovil Town account and retweet the message to your followers.

It really is that simple!
To follow us and enter the competition just click here.

GLOVERS SET FOR DOLPHINS TRIP

This Saturday (6th July) sees Yeovil Town start their pre-season games away at Poole Town.
The Dorset side had a successful treble winning season last term, winning the Southern League Division One South West, Dorset Senior Cup and the SL Champions Cup.
Kick off will be 3pm and the prices for the game are: Adults £6, Concessions £4, Under 16 £2 with Under 12’s getting in for free.
Directions to the ground can be found here.
Poole Town FC links

GET SOCIAL WITH YEOVIL TOWN

We have recently become one the first football clubs to start using the popular app Snapchat. 

To add us on Snapchat and receive exclusive pictures, videos and discount codes search for ytfcofficial within the app.
This coming season the club’s social media will play a huge part in keeping fans up-to-date. Our Twitter feed will be running updates via @ytfcofficial during the week and on matchdays. Keep an eye out for exclusive competitions on both Twitter and Facebook.
Our YouTube page features exclusive videos and interviews and can be found here.
We also use Instagram and our username is ytfcofficial.
Signing up is free for all sites, so why not get involved? Visit the club’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube sites today!

FANS WANTED FOR SKY TV

Sky Sports are after supporters to feature on a future show on TV.
The football League is 125 years old and home to some of the greatest clubs in the history of the game. The Football League represents many clubs some small some huge but each one supported by fans who are unerringly loyal to their home team.
This idea uses the sense of home and how integral a club is to its community showing the relationship between the fans and their home clubs.
By getting supporters clubs and fanzines we aim to show the ingrained traditions of football fans across the country, reflect a real flavour of support and the anticipation bubbling up for a whole new season.
We will ask supporters why they love their club.
What is the favourite thing about their club.
What does the club bring to the town /what would the town be like without the club.
What are their dreams for the year.
What is special about a home game.
We are looking for energetic, quirky and passionate real fans who show bubbling enthusiasm for the new season.
How fans are proud to live near to their ground. Importance of supporting their home team.
How the club fits into the landscape.
We are looking for characters attached to the club who live near or who can express about the club, how it plays a part in their lives, what their match-day ritual is, it could be a family an individual from across the community who gives us a bit of the flavour of the clubs humour, passionate.
Fans will need to to be available this Friday (5th July) at a time to be confirmed. To register your interest please email jhealey@ytfc.net.