Month: November 2013

SHANE EXTENDS HIS STAY

Town have extended the loan deal of Everton defender Shane Duffy for a third month.
Since joining the Glovers Shane has been ever present and has made nine appearances at the heart of the defence.

REPORT: WATFORD v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town returned to Somerset with all three points after an impressive away performance secured a 3-0 win against Gianfranco Zola’s Watford.
Goals from Byron Webster, new loan signing Ishmael Miller and Joe Edwards secured the points for the Glovers.
Gary Johnson made four changes from the eleven that started against Doncaster a week earlier. New loan signings Ishmael Miller, Adam Morgan and John Lundstram all started along with Liam Davis who replaced the injured Jamie McAllister at left-back. Sam Hoskins dropped to the bench with Fraser Fyvie and Joe Ralls missing out from the squad.
The home side created the first chances of the first half with Forestieri taking one too many touches in the Yeovil area when he could have shot earlier.
Liam Davis was called upon to deny Cassetti when the Watford looked certain to score, the home fans shouted for a free kick but referee Mathieson waved the play on.
At the other end Joel Grant flashed a cross from the left but both Edwards and Miller couldn’t get on the end of his teasing cross.
The home side continued with their pressure with George Thorne seeing a long  range volley deflected wide by Shane Duffy.
Town took the lead just before the half time break. The fourth official had just signaled one minute of added time to be played when a Liam Davis shot was deflected wide for a corner. The corner was swung in from the right deep into the Watford area onto the head of Webster, who rose highest at the back post to nod past Bond in the goal.
At the start of the second half Town had Luke Ayling and Shane Duffy both making important blocks.
After 50 minutes a Duffy header back to Dunn nearly caught the shot stopper off guard after a slip but the former Coventry man redeemed himself with a firm palm away.
Minutes later Town doubled their advantage. A surging run by Joe Edwards on the right wing saw the utility man cross to the back post where Miller was waiting to powerfully head the ball past Bond, much to the delight of the travelling fans.
The Town defence were throwing themselves in front of every shot Watford had. Ayling and Duffy both blocked goal bound efforts and Chris Dunn in goal made a fine save to keep the score 2-0 to the Glovers.
Johnson made two substitutes with 20 minutes remaining. Adam Morgan and Miller made way for Sam Hoskins and James Hayter.
Into injury time the Glovers made it 3-0 when John Lundstram broke clear and looked up to see Joe Edwards free. His pass was inch perfect and Edwards made no mistake in slotting home past Bond.
Despite late pressure from the home side and numerous corners the Glovers defended their goal with all their might to ensure a deserved clean sheet as well as the three points.

Match Report : 30/11/2013

Yeovil Town returned to Somerset with all three points after an impressive away performance secured a 3-0 win against Gianfranco Zola’s Watford.
Goals from Byron Webster, new loan signing Ishmael Miller and Joe Edwards secured the points for the Glovers.
Gary Johnson made four changes from the eleven that started against Doncaster a week earlier. New loan signings Ishmael Miller, Adam Morgan and John Lundstram all started along with Liam Davis who replaced the injured Jamie McAllister at left-back. Sam Hoskins dropped to the bench with Fraser Fyvie and Joe Ralls missing out from the squad.
The home side created the first chances of the first half with Forestieri taking one too many touches in the Yeovil area when he could have shot earlier.
Liam Davis was called upon to deny Cassetti when the Watford looked certain to score, the home fans shouted for a free kick but referee Mathieson waved the play on.
At the other end Joel Grant flashed a cross from the left but both Edwards and Miller couldn’t get on the end of his teasing cross.
The home side continued with their pressure with George Thorne seeing a long  range volley deflected wide by Shane Duffy.
Town took the lead just before the half time break. The fourth official had just signaled one minute of added time to be played when a Liam Davis shot was deflected wide for a corner. The corner was swung in from the right deep into the Watford area onto the head of Webster, who rose highest at the back post to nod past Bond in the goal.
At the start of the second half Town had Luke Ayling and Shane Duffy both making important blocks.
After 50 minutes a Duffy header back to Dunn nearly caught the shot stopper off guard after a slip but the former Coventry man redeemed himself with a firm palm away.
Minutes later Town doubled their advantage. A surging run by Joe Edwards on the right wing saw the utility man cross to the back post where Miller was waiting to powerfully head the ball past Bond, much to the delight of the travelling fans.
The Town defence were throwing themselves in front of every shot Watford had. Ayling and Duffy both blocked goal bound efforts and Chris Dunn in goal made a fine save to keep the score 2-0 to the Glovers.
Johnson made two substitutes with 20 minutes remaining. Adam Morgan and Miller made way for Sam Hoskins and James Hayter.
Into injury time the Glovers made it 3-0 when John Lundstram broke clear and looked up to see Joe Edwards free. His pass was inch perfect and Edwards made no mistake in slotting home past Bond.
Despite late pressure from the home side and numerous corners the Glovers defended their goal with all their might to ensure a deserved clean sheet as well as the three points.

“10” RE-RUN

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming public demand we have ordered a further supply of the book but with a soft cover rather than the limited edition ones which had a hard cover with a dust jacket.

Everything else is the same but none of the re-run books will be signed by Gary Johnson. The changes have been made to ensure the exclusivity of the initial limited edition run.

The soft back versions are priced at £19.99 and as usual are available from the club shop. Telephone: 01935 423662 Ext.206

10 certainly makes an ideal Christmas present. Read on and see the general view of "10"

Amanda ‏@littlepetal4 

@OldlandGlover Brilliant Book ’10’. Thanks for all the time and effort that’s gone into it. Great quality.

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Dan Lillington ‏@DanLillington 

I’ve only read 25 pages of ’10’ but i can tell its going to be a great book! Full credit to @OldlandGlover #ytfc

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elliot watts ‏@ytfcwattsy 

Picked up my copy of 10 today. Looks class @OldlandGlover

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Aaron Woodruff ‏@WoodruffAaron 

Looking forward to picking up @YTFCbook tomorrow! Well Done @OldlandGlover for a great achievement! #takeabow #ytfc

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Andy Cleave ‏@CleaveO 

@WoodruffAaron @YTFCbook @OldlandGlover Picked mine up today. Got to say looks brilliant. Looking forward to reading it from cover to cover!

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Rob Cox ‏@RobCoxYTFC 

@OldlandGlover already read quite a bit of ’10’ and its fantastic. Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort, its appreciated.

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cazzer ‏@casling78 

@OldlandGlover just got the book amazing I’ll read it more after the game tomorrow

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YTFCCST ‏@YTCST 

Saw the @YTFCbook in all it’s glory today. All I can say is Wow! Well done to everyone involved especially @OldlandGlover @YTFCprogramme

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Your book is awesome – have only read some snippets and flicked through the rest so far in the time I have had, but congratulations on the execution of a superb project.

Cheers

Mike Dent

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Hi Martin,

Many thanks again for meeting me at half time yesterday and for signing my copy of "10" and patiently waiting for a photo to be taken.

I just wanted to congratulate you on the absolutely fantastic job you did with the book. It definitely falls within the "can’t put down" category and kept me up way too late for a school night last night bringing back so many memories in the process. I even spotted myself and my dad in one of the photos at the City Ground on "that night" when Marcus Stewart is proudly showing us his toned stomach after having just done something rather pleasing to us all…!

I was also blown away by the sheer quality of the book. It’s not just Championship but more Champions League in its production values and I couldn’t imagine Man United or Barcelona being able to put together anything better as one of their own publications. Yet another example of anthing to do with the Glovers punching well above its weight and it will now be one of my prized possessions.

Kind regards,

Dean Waghorn

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Hi Martin

I collected my book yesterday and just wanted to say what a brilliant book it is. Well written with some great photos. I even managed to get Lee Johnston and Paddy Madden to sign my copy!

Many thanks

Phil

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Martin, many thanks for your efforts

over the weekend I am now in possession of my copy of the book. Its looking good so far.

On a further note, to my surprise there is a picture of me and my daughter at wembley on page133, so happy days all round.

Once again many thanks

Rob

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Just a quick email to say you have well and truly outdone yourselves with ‘10’. A book I’ll cherish for a long time. Thank you for all the hard work you guys have obviously put in to the project, well and truly a labour of love and I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve spent reading it so far. Evokes some wonderful (and not so wonderful) memories. It almost seems destiny that the project was to end with our outstanding achievement of promotion in May. 

Martin, there is really no need to thank the supporters that bought the book; I am sure I will not be alone in saying ‘the pleasure is all ours’. 

Regards

Simon Woodsell

Assistant Purchaser

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Steve Gillingham ‏@SPGyeo 

@OldlandGlover hi Martin – I am not a book reader, can’t remember last one I read – this evening I read "10" from cover to cover – fantastic!

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Hi Martin,

Firstly can i say what an impressive book it has turned out to be both the content & graphics are brilliant, worth every penny.

I have a mate who is now regretting not ordering one and was wondering whether there are any left?

Kind regards

Simon Cox

Martin,

Picked up my copy yesterday and absolutely delighted. What a brilliant tribute to YTFC in a superbly presented book. Actually bought it for my son for Christmas but trying not to crease it too much while looking through it so I can still wrap it up!

Thank you very much and well done.

Sally

Sent from my iPhone

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PREVIEW: WATFORD

Yeovil Town are back in Sky Bet Championship action at the weekend as the Glovers travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.
Both sides have new faces in their camps and both need the points for very different reasons.
Watford are aiming high and Gianfranco Zola’s men are after three more points in their quest for promotion.
Currently, the Hornets sit in 10th just three points behind the play-offs. 
As we all know, Yeovil are sat at the foot of the pile, needing a win for very different reasons.
I’ve already mentioned that both sides have new faces and for the hosts the new men are in defence. "One Size" Fitz Hall has rejoined the club on a short term contract and Arsenal loanee Hector Bellerin has been drafted in as extra cover at Right Back.
The Glovers have bolstered their numbers at the other end of the pitch, Ishmael Miller (Nottingham Forest) Adam Morgan (Liverpool) and Jonny Lundstram (Everton) have all joined, initially on loan, to add some much needed fire power to attack.
There was one exit from the squad however as Dan Seaborne heads to Coventry on a short loan to regain his match fitness.
Watford’s form doesn’t make great reading especially on their own patch, two defeats at home and two draws on their travels has piled the pressure on the team, and management as they dropped out of the top six.
Yeovil have had an extra day’s rest having played last Friday, in stead of Saturday, but have also been searching for a first point since the Nottingham Forest game.
Doncaster Rovers took the points in front of the TV cameras last week, Byron Webster grabbing the Yeovil goal in a 2-1 loss. 
Captain Jamie McCallister came off in that game with a shoulder problem and could be a doubt for the game this weekend. 
Looking back at previous meetings between the sides won’t take long, as they haven’t met competitively prior to this game.
All the form and bad fortune is behind Gary Johnson and his men as the Glovers head full steam into the Christmas period with fresh faces and hopefully the positive results to follow.
Tickets are available for the game still, but you’ll have to buy on the day.
For those not going to Watford, never fear as you’ll be kept up to date via BBC Somerset, Glovers Player and of course the social networks.
Looking further ahead, Blackpool are next up at Huish Park this coming Tuesday and you can save £5 on the ticket price by buying online in advance!
Famous Watford Fans
Singer, Elton John, Sky Sports Presenter, Adam Leventhal, Football Manager supremo Miles Jacobson, BBC Radio One reporter Chris Stark has also tried to sign up Jennifer Aniston and Mila Kunis as Hornets but with little success.
A Foot in Both Camps
Reg Gilmartin, Liam Bridcutt, Dom Blizzard, Dale Bennett, Billy Gibson, Lee Johnson, Gifton Noel Williams, Colin Miles, Lewis Young. Not forgetting that a certain Gary Johnson was once on the management team at Vicarage Road.

LATEST POPPY SHIRT UPDATE

Yeovil Town Football Club are pleased to be once again associated with The Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal. 
All of the Yeovil players wore the commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front against Wigan Athletic. 
Now the shirts are being auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. 
To bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
Below is the current amount the shirts are going for you can follow the latest bids on the RBL Facebook page by clicking here.
The auction closes 11.59am on the 02 December 2013.
P&P will be extra should you require it.
Bid by email only please to; dbrixey@britishlegion.org.uk

SUPER 6 ROUND 18

Round 18 of Super 6 features five Premier League games and one Sky Bet Football League fixture with a £250,000 jackpot up for grabs.
All you have to do is correctly predict the score in each of the six games to be in with a chance of taking home the cheque, while a £5,000 guaranteed reward goes to the week’s most accurate entry if no one claims the grand prize.
Below, Sky Bet’s Jamie Casey previews Round 18 of the free-to-play football predictor game.  So don’t delay, get your predictions in now – ‘Soccer Saturday Super 6’.
Aston Villa v Sunderland
Stat: Seven of the last nine meetings between these two sides have gone under 2.5 goals
Last meeting: Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland (April 29, 2013)
Form: After going four games without scoring, Villa have netted four in their last two outings, two of which came in their second-half fight-back against local rivals West Brom on Monday. However, Sunderland have improved under Gus Poyet with two wins in their last four. The Black Cats remain bottom of the Premier League, though, with Sky Bet making the hosts odds-on to win this one.
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland (11/2)
Cardiff v Arsenal
Stat: Cardiff have not beaten Arsenal since 1961, having played them 11 times in all competitions since.
Last meeting: Arsenal 4-0 Cardiff (February 16, 2009)
Form: Cardiff will be buoyed by their last-gasp draw at home to Manchester United last weekend, but in Arsenal they welcome the Premier League leaders. The Gunners bounced back from defeat at Manchester United by brushing Southampton aside on Saturday, though eight of Cardiff’s 13 points so far have come at home.
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal (11/2)
Everton v Stoke 
Stat: Each of the last eight Premier League games between these two have produced two goals or less.
Last meeting: Everton 1-0 Stoke (March 30, 2013)
Form: Everton shouldn’t be too disheartened by Liverpool’s last-gasp equaliser in the Merseyside derby last weekend as the Toffees were behind twice. They’ve still only lost once in the Premier League under Roberto Martinez, less than any other side. Sky Bet make them odds-on favourites here, but Stoke will take confidence from their first win in nine league games last time out. 
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: Everton 1-0 Stoke (9/2)
Norwich v Crystal Palace
Stat: Tony Pulis, who takes charge of his first Palace game here, has never been relegated in 21 years of management
Last meeting: Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich (Jan 29, 2011)
Form: Palace defied the odds last weekend by beating Hull on their own turf with 10 men, and that was under the guidance of caretaker boss Keith Millen. Tony Pulis will take charge for this one and the so-called honeymoon period could take over if Norwich continue to struggle for goals. Despite investing heavily in attack in the summer, the Canaries average less than a goal a game.
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: Norwich 1-1 Crystal Palace
West Ham v Fulham
Stat: Fulham have lost eight of their 12 Premier League matches this season
Last Meeting: Fulham 3-1 West Ham (Jan 30, 2013)
Form: Martin Jol is one of Sky Bet’s front-runners in the next Premier League manager to go betting market, and the pressure really will be on if Fulham lose again here. West Ham haven’t been too much better, though, as they’re without a win in five and sit just above the Cottagers in the table on goal difference. It’s a tough one to call, but home advantage makes the Hammers Sky Bet’s 5/6 favourites. 
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: West Ham 1-1 Fulham (11/2)
Barnsley v Birmingham
Stat: Both teams have score in four of the last five meetings between the two clubs
Last meeting: Barnsley 1-2 Birmingham (Dec 26, 2012)
Form: Both teams are struggling but the visitors are four points better off in the Sky Bet Championship table. The Tykes are without a win in their last four and have only registered two in the league all season, while the Blues are looking for their fifth win. The visitors will be encouraged by their recent away success at Huddersfield, which was followed by a credible home draw with promotion-chasing Blackpool.
Most likely scoreline according to Sky Bet’s odds: Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham (6/1)

MORGAN JOINS FROM LIVERPOOL

Yeovil Town have added to their ranks with the signing of striker Adam Morgan.
Highly rated Morgan joins Town on an initial one-month loan deal from Premier League side Liverpool but will become a Yeovil Town player permanently in January.
Recently Adam hit the headlines when his goal against Manchester City from 45-yards became a hit on YouTube. You can view the goal by clicking here.
You can view a YouTube video of Adam in action by clicking here.
Gary said: “Adam has been generating a lot of interest recently, he had a lot of options but he has chosen to come to us. 
“We are taking him on a deal until January and then he will join us on a permanent contract after that.
“Adam is a great prospect, I personally feel he is ready to play Championship football now. 
“I remember Robbie Fowler saying that Adam is one of the best finishers he has seen in a long time. That is big praise.”
Images copyright Liverpool FC via Getty Images

STILL TIME TO REGISTER TO AUDITION!

A groundbreaking new initiative was launched last week – as Yeovil Town become the first football club to have their own girl band.  
The Famous Company have teamed up with Yeovil Town in a new initiative aimed to develop the club’s profile and to attract a new generation of supporters to the club.
Auditions take place on the 4 December starting at 7pm at Huish Park after which there will be a boot camp to make sure that the group is ready for a release in January.
To sign-up for an audition visit www.thefamouscompany.com or contact 0843 289 4790 for more information.
As the Football League’s official charity both Yeovil and The Famous Company have chosen to support Prostate Cancer UK with this enterprise. 

MILLER SIGNS FROM FOREST

Yeovil Town have this afternoon completed the loan signing of striker Ishmael Miller on a one month loan.
The 26-year-old forward joins up with The Glovers from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Miller started his career at Manchester City where he progressed through the youth set up before joining West Bromwich Albion. Whilst at West Brom he joined QPR on loan before signing for Nottingham Forest in 2011.

TOWN SNAP UP LUNDSTRAM

Town are pleased to confirm the one-month loan signing of John Lundstram.
Lundstram joins the Glovers from Premier League side Everton to team up with fellow Toffee Shane Duffy.
John has represented Engalnd at Under 17, Under 18, Under 19 and Under 20 level scoring two goals for his country.
Last season John joined Doncaster Rovers on loan and made his debut against Yeovil Town in the 1-1 draw in February.
Gary Johnson said “Everton have watched all our games this season with Shane Duffy being on loan here. They are more than happy for us to take John on loan and we are delighted to welcome him here to Huish Park.” 

SEABORNE JOINS COVENTRY

Defender Dan Seaborne has today joined League One side Coventry City on a months loan deal.
Dan’s loan will see him stay with the Sky Blues until January 5th.
Manager Gary Johnson said: “Dan has joined Coventry to get games, Byron Webster and Shane Duffy have been playing well and I also have Liam Fontaine so it is only fair for Dan to go out and get some game time under his belt.” 

BUY ONLINE AND SAVE £5 PER TICKET!

Our next four games at home are important so we’ve some great news for you about the Glovers at Christmas time!
How do you fancy saving a fiver* on each of these fantastic Championship fixtures when you book online?
Book your tickets in advance online for any of our four upcoming home matches to celebrate Championship Football at Christmas with your Glovers:
Tue 3rd Dec – Blackpool – KO 7.45pm
Sat 7th Dec – Charlton – KO 3pm
Sat 21st Dec – Blackburn – KO 3pm
Weds 1st Jan – Watford – KO 5.30pm
Gary Johnson commented "This is a fantastic initiative providing our supporters with great games and great value to get more supporters behind the team at Christmas. So book your tickets online and get down to Huish Park for superb value entertainment. You can even plan your New Year’s Day entertainment now!"
 
*£5 discount applies to all Adult and Senior tickets purchased online up to the day before the matchday.

A FEW “10” BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE

The last few signed copies of Yeovil Town’s new book “10” are now on general sale.

This fantastic record of Yeovil Town’s first ten years in the Football League contains everything you could possible want to know including chapters on The Managers, The Seasons, The Games , The Players and The Club.

Relive the glories of Wembley and Forest with some superb photographs and let your mind go back to that heady day in August 2003 up at Rochdale for the club’s first ever match in The Football League.

For those statto’s amongst you there are plenty of results and appearance details to keep you happy for hours.

All printed on high quality silk paper and hard bound with gold blocking this book is the ultimate Christmas present for a Glovers Fan.

But hurry there are not many copies left of this limited edition signed book. You can get your copy from the Club Shop priced at £29.99.

But don’t take our word for look at all these testimonials for the book.

Brilliant Book ’10’. Thanks for all the time and effort that’s gone into it. Great quality.

I’ve only read 25 pages of ’10’ but i can tell its going to be a great book! Full credit to @OldlandGlover 

Picked up my copy of 10 today. Looks class @OldlandGlover

Picked mine up today. Got to say looks brilliant. Looking forward to reading it from cover to cover!

Already read quite a bit of ’10’ and its fantastic. Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort, its appreciated.

Just got the book amazing I’ll read it more after the game tomorrow

Saw the YTFC book in all it’s glory today. All I can say is Wow! Well done to everyone involved especially @OldlandGlover @YTFCprogramme

Your book is awesome – have only read some snippets and flicked through the rest so far in the time I have had, but congratulations on the execution of a superb project.

Many thanks again for meeting me at half time yesterday and for signing my copy of "10" and patiently waiting for a photo to be taken.

I just wanted to congratulate you on the absolutely fantastic job you did with the book. It definitely falls within the "can’t put down" category and kept me up way too late for a school night last night bringing back so many memories in the process. I even spotted myself and my dad in one of the photos at the City Ground on "that night" when Marcus Stewart is proudly showing us his toned stomach after having just done something rather pleasing to us all…!

I was also blown away by the sheer quality of the book. It’s not just Championship but more Champions League in its production values and I couldn’t imagine Man United or Barcelona being able to put together anything better as one of their own publications. Yet another example of anthing to do with the Glovers punching well above its weight and it will now be one of my prized possessions.

I collected my book yesterday and just wanted to say what a brilliant book it is. Well written with some great photos. I even managed to get Lee Johnston and Paddy Madden to sign my copy!

Martin, many thanks for your efforts over the weekend I am now in possession of my copy of the book.

Its looking good so far.

On a further note, to my surprise there is a picture of me and my daughter at Wembley on page133, so happy days all round.

Once again many thanks

Just a quick email to say you have well and truly outdone yourselves with ‘10’. A book I’ll cherish for a long time. Thank you for all the hard work you guys have obviously put in to the project, well and truly a labour of love and I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve spent reading it so far. Evokes some wonderful (and not so wonderful) memories. It almost seems destiny that the project was to end with our outstanding achievement of promotion in May. 

Martin, there is really no need to thank the supporters that bought the book; I am sure I will not be alone in saying ‘the pleasure is all ours’. 

I am not a book reader, can’t remember last one I read – this evening I read "10" from cover to cover – fantastic!

Firstly can i say what an impressive book it has turned out to be both the content & graphics are brilliant, worth every penny.

I have a mate who is now regretting not ordering one and was wondering whether there are any left?

Thank you very much and well done.

Picked up my copy yesterday and absolutely delighted. What a brilliant tribute to YTFC in a superbly presented book. Actually bought it for my son for Christmas but trying not to crease it too much while looking through it so I can still wrap it up! 

AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS

The Away Travel Club trip to Watford is close to being full. 
To book your seat call Roger Brimble on 01935 475384. Cost will be £19 per person. The coach leaves the away end at Huish Park at 9am with a stop at a public house on the way to Vicarage Road.

The Green and White Supporters Club are as always running coaches to away games.
Below are the details for the forthcoming matches.
Please note that buses are only leaving from the football ground on the two Christmas time fixtures.
To book your space please send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you are to call him please make it after 6.00p.m. He can also be emailed on paulhadlow@outlook.com
Saturday 30th November 2013
Watford
Leaves Bus Station 8:45am
Leaves Football Ground 9:00am
Members £21.00
Conc £19.00
Non Members £23.00
Conc £21.00
Saturday 14th December 2013
Barnsley
Leaves Bus Station 7:30am
Leaves Football Ground 7:45am
Members £28.00
Conc £26.00
Non Members £30.00
Conc £28.00
Thursday 26th December 2013
Bournemouth
Leaves Football Ground 11:30am
Members £10.00
Conc £10.00
Non Members £12.00
Conc £12.00
Sunday 29th December 2013
Huddersfield
Leaves Football Ground 7:30am
Members £28.00
Conc £26.00
Non Members £30.00
Conc £28.00
Saturday 18th January 2014
Birmingham
Leaves Bus Station 9:00am
Leaves Football Ground 9:30am
Members £21.00
Conc £19.00
Non Members £23.00
Conc £21.00

CLUB HOLDS OPEN SESSION FOR SCHOOLS

Yeovil Town today held an open training session at Bucklers Mead School for their academy leaders and their local feeder primary schools.
The training session came about when 14 year-old Academy Leader Aaron Medlin (pictured above) asked manager Gary Johnson if there was any chance of the leaders could watch training and then coach the local schools with the first team squad. Gary had no hesitation in accepting Aaron’s idea and a date was swiftly arranged.
Over 150 local children attended the session, enjoying seeing how the squad train and what happens on a typical training day.

TIME RUNNING OUT ON PRE-ORDERS!

The club would like to remind fans who have pre-ordered the club’s book ’10’ that they have until 4pm Tuesday to collect or pay for their copy.
After 4pm on Tuesday the books will be released for general sale. These will then be sold on a first come, first come served basis. Demand for these is high so be sure to get your copy quick!
The club store is open from 10am until 4pm.

REPORT: DONCASTER ROVERS V YEOVIL TOWN

On a cold night at The Keepmoat Stadium Town returned to Somerset empty handed after a 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
A twelfth minute goal by Dean Furman, who was later sent off was cancelled out by defender Byron Webster just before half time but Mark Duffy made sure the points stayed in Doncaster with a curling free kick with ten minutes remaining.
In the early stages of the game the home side started brightly, passing the ball around nicely on the nice playing surface.
Doncaster opened the scoring after 12 minutes when midfielder Duffy picked up a loose pass the run at the town defence. Duffy played a neat pass through to Manchester United loanee Macheda, the striker unselfishly squared the ball to Furman who made no mistake it putting the ball in the net from six yards.
Just before the half hour mark Town’s Jamie McAllister put his head on the line to clear a Doncaster free kick. The Scot required lengthy treatment from the physio, but returned to the action shortly after.
On 30 minutes manager Gary Johnson made an early substitute with Fraser Fyvie being replaced by Kevin Dawson. Joe Edwards who started on the right wing moved to centre midfield with Dawson taking up his normal position on the wing.
Ten minutes after receiving his treatment, McAllister had to be replaced. Liam Davis replaced the Scot who was struggling with what looked like a collarbone injury.
Yeovil drew level just before the break when the towering Duffy met a deep free kick from Davis at the back post. The Irishman’s header back across goal to his fellow centre back Webster saw the former Doncaster man smash the ball home from close range.
Early in the second period debutant goalkeeper Chris Dunn was called into action twice and showed good handling skills to deny Quinn and Cotterill.
At the other end Davis stung the palms of Turnball in the Doncaster goal with an effort from 18 yards, which the former Chelsea shot stopper palmed away.
The Doncaster keeper had to be on his toes to deny Hoskins when the former Southampton man’s shot from outside the area was well gathered.
The home side thought they should have been awarded a penalty after 65 minutes when substitute James Coppinger fell rather easily in the area. Replays showed that referee Attwell made the right decision and waved play on.
With just over ten minutes to go Doncaster were reduced to ten men when goalscorer Furman was sent off for a second yellow after his late tackle on Ed Upson.
Minutes later the hosts took the lead when Duffy’s free kick curled over the wall in to the net. 
Just after the fourth official signalled four minutes of additional time Town were throwing men forward but James Hayter’s header was saved by Turnball and Ralls fired over from close range.

Match Report : 22/11/2013

On a cold night at The Keepmoat Stadium Town returned to Somerset empty handed after a 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
A twelfth minute goal by Dean Furman, who was later sent off was cancelled out by defender Byron Webster just before half time but Mark Duffy made sure the points stayed in Doncaster with a curling free kick with ten minutes remaining.
In the early stages of the game the home side started brightly, passing the ball around nicely on the nice playing surface.
Doncaster opened the scoring after 12 minutes when midfielder Duffy picked up a loose pass the run at the town defence. Duffy played a neat pass through to Manchester United loanee Macheda, the striker unselfishly squared the ball to Furman who made no mistake it putting the ball in the net from six yards.
Just before the half hour mark Town’s Jamie McAllister put his head on the line to clear a Doncaster free kick. The Scot required lengthy treatment from the physio, but returned to the action shortly after.
On 30 minutes manager Gary Johnson made an early substitute with Fraser Fyvie being replaced by Kevin Dawson. Joe Edwards who started on the right wing moved to centre midfield with Dawson taking up his normal position on the wing.
Ten minutes after receiving his treatment, McAllister had to be replaced. Liam Davis replaced the Scot who was struggling with what looked like a collarbone injury.
Yeovil drew level just before the break when the towering Duffy met a deep free kick from Davis at the back post. The Irishman’s header back across goal to his fellow centre back Webster saw the former Doncaster man smash the ball home from close range.
Early in the second period debutant goalkeeper Chris Dunn was called into action twice and showed good handling skills to deny Quinn and Cotterill.
At the other end Davis stung the palms of Turnball in the Doncaster goal with an effort from 18 yards, which the former Chelsea shot stopper palmed away.
The Doncaster keeper had to be on his toes to deny Hoskins when the former Southampton man’s shot from outside the area was well gathered.
The home side thought they should have been awarded a penalty after 65 minutes when substitute James Coppinger fell rather easily in the area. Replays showed that referee Attwell made the right decision and waved play on.
With just over ten minutes to go Doncaster were reduced to ten men when goalscorer Furman was sent off for a second yellow after his late tackle on Ed Upson.
Minutes later the hosts took the lead when Duffy’s free kick curled over the wall in to the net. 
Just after the fourth official signalled four minutes of additional time Town were throwing men forward but James Hayter’s header was saved by Turnball and Ralls fired over from close range.

PREVIEW: DONCASTER ROVERS

Another international break is done and dusted and Yeovil Town are back in league action 24 hours before everyone else, when they travel to Doncaster on Friday night.
The TV cameras will be in attendance for the Sky Bet Championship clash that sees Yeovil in 24th take on Rovers in 21st, both sides will be after the points to help in their quest for survival.
Paul Dickov’s men are on a run of form as poor as Yeovil, having failed to win since the 5th of October, their last three games have ended in two defeats and a 0-0 draw against Barnsley.
The Glovers travel north with two league defeats – without scoring – behind them, Wigan took the points at Huish Park and Leeds showed their class in the second half at Elland Road to leave Yeovil empty handed despite two decent performances.
However, the 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest still stands out as proof that when the performance is matched with goals, the results are just around the corner.
The two sides are both missing key men for the game, Rovers’ skipper Rob Jones misses out with a neck injury while Man Utd loanee Federico Macheda is still missing after a promising start.
Meanwhile, Gary Johnson has got a headache in goal; Wayne Hennessey’s loan deal has expired, Marek Stech’s injury isn’t quite ready to test in a match and the man drafted in this week, Stuart Taylor, has had to return to Reading for personal reasons.
So that leaves two obvious options, Chris Dunn could make his debut having played many games, including 45 minutes against Latvia in midweek, for the reserves. Or Gareth Stewart, still with a playing registration, could step in like in previous emergencies.
The history between these two sides could probably justify it’s own article, but to try and sum up we go way back!
Doncaster’s progression has seen them go from Conference to Championship in the last 11 seasons, it is no surprise that the two teams have met many times.
We’ve met in big games at every level, including the day Yeovil confirmed their Conference title and two important results for the Glovers last season.
James Hayter and Gozie Ugwu scored in a 2-1 win at Huish Park while Paddy Madden scored in a 1-1 draw towards the business end of the campaign.
In fact, the last time Doncaster beat Yeovil was in 2004, they have only beaten the green and whites three times in the last 13 meetings.
Gary Johnson has issued a rally cry to his players to play like they are in cup finals and as if their lives depended on it and supporters will be hoping that it begins in the big live clash on Friday night.
Tickets are available on the night in South Yorkshire, but the game is live on Sky for anyone not travelling, while local coverage on radio and social networks will have just about everything covered.
Famous Doncaster Rovers fans:
Car enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson, Magician extraordinaire Paul Daniels and Louis Tomlinson, one fifth of One Direction. Tomlinson signed a deal as a Rovers player at the start of the season, but is yet to play for the first team.
A foot in both camps:
James Hayter, Byron Webster, Adam Lockwood, Ryan Mason, Michael Woods and Michael McIndoe. 
A full guide to Doncaster can be downloaded here.
Fans can also follow @DRFC_AWAY for all the latest information regarding our visit, including local traffic information, ticket information and places to go.

TICKET NEWS FROM HUISH PARK

Tickets for Town’s away tie with AFC Bournemouth scheduled for 26th December are now on sale from Huish Park.
Tickets are priced as follows: 
Adults – £22.00
Under-16s, Over-65s and Full Time Students – £12.00
Due to the interest and allocation tickets will be onsale to season ticket holders only until 29th November, then general sale from Monday 2nd December.  Season Ticket holders can purchase 4 tickets per season ticket. They can purchase additional if they have more than one season ticket. If they are buying on behalf of someone else they wont need the season ticket to be present however the client number would be useful and they will be asked to confirm the supporters name and address that they are purchasing for.  All tickets are on a first come first serve basis and tickets will not be reserved unless paid for. Tickets available by telephone 01935 847888 or in person at the ticket office.
Tickets for our trip to Huddersfield Town are on sale from Huish Park. 
Town to travel to Huddersfield on Sunday 29th December 2013, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. 
Ticket prices for this game are as follows: 
Adults -£23.00
Over-60s – £13.00
Under-18s – £10.00 
Under-8s – £5.00

CAULKER CALLS ON GLOVERS FANS

Former Yeovil Town defender, recently named in the team of the Decade,  Steven Caulker has called on the generosity and help of all Yeovil Town supporters and commercial partners in his mission to reach a charity target that really could change young lives for the better.
A proud fundraiser for @ActionAid, an organisation dedicated to ending the extreme poverty that kills twenty eight children every minute of every day, Steven has set a fundraising target of £75,000 to make a big difference to youngsters in Kambia, Sierra Leone. It’s a campaign all at Yeovil Town are proud to support.
Steven has donated one of his England Shirts, signed by him of course, a brand new pair of Steven Caulker boots, again signed by him, and a signed Wigan Athletic Shirt from Steven Crainey which was donated after Sunday’s game.
Yeovil Town are holding a silent Auction for the three unique prizes to help raise funds towards his £75,000 target figure.
So let’s all get together to help Steven by emailing jhealey@ytfc.net by midnight on 23rd November with your bid for each individual item. It’s as simple as that.
If you would also like to donate to Steven’s cause you can do so by visiting Steven’s Just Giving page here where you can make a direct donation.
Speaking of his new undertaking, Steven told us, “My connection to Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world comes from my grandfather. Although the civil war there came to an end in 2002, it left behind extremely difficult conditions due to the destruction of schools and hospitals, taking away many of the basic things we take for granted on a daily basis.
“The people in Sierra Leone need our help, but they are also more than willing to work hard themselves. All they lack are the funds and resources to help build a better life for their children and future generations. That’s where we come in.
“My goal, with the help and support of many good people is to build a school that would include six classrooms and basic facilities, including a water well and hand pump on site. The school would initially benefit around three hundred kids, which would rise year on year.
“With the selfless and much appreciated backing of @ActionAid, along with those kind enough to donate, including the fantastic support of Yeovil Town fans, the dream is to raise the £75,000 target by March 1st 2014. I then hope to make the trip to the school site when time allows to speak to the children and get my hands dirty, helping with the building work and seeing how the money is being put to good use.
“Hopefully the prizes on offer will help us reach our goal. Thanks to everyone who has helped out so far, and to those who play a part in making this school a reality.”
Steven kicked off the donations himself by pledging £10,000 recently, with the current JustGiving total at £11,790 raised, approximately fifteen per cent.
To help raise awareness, Steven has even set up an account on Twitter. You can follow his fundraising efforts and learn of new prizes and winners by following @AfricasChild14. Make sure to spread the word.

GLOVERS GO POP – THE INSIDE STORY

Following the recent news of the club recruiting a girl band for marketing purposes, we thought supporters would be interested in how the project came about.
 
The Famous Company is a professional artist development company, who have aided many artists to achieve their dreams of performing on stages across Europe. They approached Yeovil Town, and offered them a trial of a product they have been working to develop, based on the concept of using an artist, or group to promote and market corporate brands. 
Yeovil Town accepted this offer at no financial cost whatsoever to the club leaving The Famous Company liable for all expenses for the project. Neither Yeovil Town nor The Famous Company are under any disbelief that the project will improve the players performances on the pitch. 
The project is aimed to expand the range of supporters who attend matches, ideally attracting a substantial amount of women and children who currently appreciate the game from afar, therefore increasing revenue for the club. 
 
This is not to say that the football matches alone are not exciting enough, but merely that offering another entertainment element to the games may encourage a different generation of supporter. 
The most positive outcome of this project is to raise money for the Football League’s official charity Prostate Cancer UK. The end result of creating a Yeovil Town girlband is to release a single on iTunes. All proceeds from the release will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK, and both the Football League and the official charity have already shown their support in the project. 
One in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lives (Prostate Cancer UK statistic) – this means that approximately three or four players in a current team alone could be affected. 
 
During the 2013/2014 season so far, an average of 7,411 supporters have attended matches at Huish Park. Using the statistics provided by Prostate Cancer UK, this means that 926 men attending these games could experience the horrific disease. 
Supporters are encouraged to back Yeovil Town’s campaign, and help them raise not only the profile of the club, but also a significant amount of money for this well deserved charity.
Auditions for females aged 18+ are taking place at Huish Park Stadium in Yeovil on Wednesday 4th December at 7pm. 
To sign-up for an audition visit www.thefamouscompany.com or contact 0843 289 4790 for more information.

POPPY SHIRTS NOW UP FOR AUCTION

Yeovil Town Football Club are pleased to be once again associated with The Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal. 
All of the Yeovil players wore the commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front against Wigan Athletic. 
Now the shirts will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. 
To Bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
Auction closes 11.59am on the 02 December 2013.
P&P will be extra should you require it.
Bid by email only please to; dbrixey@britishlegion.org.uk
On behalf of everyone at the club we wish you all well and are proud of the excellent work that you do to support our armed forces, past and present.

CLUB HELPS LIGHT UP TOWN

Last week Manager Gary Johnson helped with the Christmas light switch on in Yeovil Town centre.
Hundreds of people looked on as Gary helped switch on the impressive illuminations.
This year’s display includes a brand new display sponsored by the club. The display is located in Westminster Street and features animated players in green and white.

TRADEPOINT’S NEW DEAL

Trevor Culpin Customer & Marketing Manager for TradePoint said: “We are delighted to be involved with the football league in this way and especially by helping clubs to improve their facilities and maintain their grounds, we hope to be able to save their maintenance teams both time and money by giving them access to the 12,000 plus products available through TradePoint, and look forward to developing our partnership in other areas too.”

Finally, the new agreement will also see TradePoint sponsor The Football League’s Academy series of best practice seminars.  The TradePoint Academy Series aims to improve the business performance of each Football League club through a series of thought-provoking seminars on relevant football industry topics.

“This agreement breaks new ground for The Football League and TradePoint and we look forward to it being a fruitful collaboration for both parties.”

The Football League’s Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Heaselgrave said: “I am delighted to welcome TradePoint to this new partnership with The Football League.  It gives each of our clubs the opportunity to save thousands of pounds on the cost of maintaining their stadium or training ground.

TradePoint, the local building suppliers, will also become the title partner of The Football League Radio Show, the weekly round-up of news, views and comment from across all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League hosted by Mark Clemmit.

The new agreement will see all 72 Football League clubs join TradePoint’s membership scheme, which gives businesses discounted prices on TradePoint’s vast range of building and home improvement products.

TradePoint, the ‘trade’ brand of the UK’s largest home improvement retailer B&Q, has become the first ever Official Trade Supplier to The Football League in a brand new partnership.

ENGLAND TO WIN???

For a full list of title and promotion prices, go to www.skybet.com/ and open an account.  You can join the Sky Bet ‘Free Bet Club’ for a free £5 bet each week and as soon as you deposit,Yeovil Town will get £10!

Odds are subject to change

There hasn’t been a draw between the sides since the memorable Euro ’96 semi-final and it’s a 1/4 chance for either side to claim a victory, while a 5-1 victory for England, as they managed in 2001, is a massive 200/1.

The last meeting between the sides was Germany’s 4-1 win at World Cup 2010, when Thomas Muller scored twice – the Bayern Munich star is 10/1 to repeat that feat and favorite to break the deadlock.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to start having recovered from injury and is 5/1 to score in an England win, while he’s 11/4 to score anytime.

Roy Hodgson still has a raft of injuries to contend with, weakening the case for supporting England, who lost 2-0 to Chile on Friday, though Germany will be without Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira.

The Germans, who have lost just once in their last 16 games, are 5/1 second favorites for the World Cup in Brazil next summer while England are 22/1 outsiders, with the visitors the favorites on the night. 

England will look to bounce back from a disappointing result against Chile but fierce rivals Germany visit Wembley as favorites on Tuesday.

DO YOU HAVE THE LUCKY PROGRAMME?

Each programme purchased at the Latvia friendly had a lucky number printed on the back.
Every programme was entered into a draw for the lucky winner to win a signed Latvia shirt (pictured above).
The draw took place this morning and the winning number was 114.
If you have the lucky number then please contact media@ytfc.net or 01935 847873 to claim your signed shirt!

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V LATVIA

A 75th minute goal from Valerijs Sabala was enough to give Latvia victory in this historic match against Yeovil at Huish Park.
Sabala’s goal from a right wing cross was one of very few chances the visitors had in a match where the Glovers had by far the majority of chances but failed to convert. The match as a whole mirrored several of the home side’s Championship defeats this season; more possession, more chances but ultimately nothing to show.
Town manager Gary Johnson, himself of course the Latvian manager for two years previously, was able to welcome back Wigan loan signing Frazer Fyvie and had a new face between the sticks too, keeper Stuart Taylor who arrived on a month’s deal from Reading. In the Latvian side was Vitalijs Maksimenko, part of last season’s playoff winning Yeovil lineup.
After surviving an early penalty shout when Artis Lazdins went down right on the edge of the box, Yeovil soon settled down and went close twice to opening the scoring. Joel Grant couldn’t quite get on top of a Paddy Madden ball in and Joe Ralls cross shot narrowly missed the far post.
Played in a competitive spirit, the first half lacked any further scares for either keeper, with Taylor barely tested with anything harder than a back pass or two. At half time, Gary Johnson switched ten of the eleven players, just leaving centre half Liam Fontaine on for the second period.
The game immediately looked livelier with those ten fresh pairs of legs, Yeovil looking the more likely to break the deadlock. Sam Foley was at the heart of most attacks, creating a chance for Joey Jones who headed wide from a corner and Kieffer Moore who sliced a shot wide, although the striker was flagged for offside too.
Foley also tested Latvian gloveman Aleksandrs Kolinko early in the second period and both he and Kevin Dawson sent shots high over the bar during an extended spell of pressure.
Kolinko saved from Dawson and then watched as Liam Davis pulled an effort wide of goal but Latvia then against the run of play took the lead. A ball came over from the right and Sabala tucked the ball in at the far post.
Sub Daniils Turkovs shot wide on the counter attack two minutes later and the final chance of the game fell to Jones whose bullet header was cleared off the lines with four minutes remaining.  

PREVIEW: LATVIA

Yeovil Town welcome a slightly unusual opponent to Huish Park tonight when the Latvian national side are the visitors in a friendly match. 
The Glovers and the Latvians might not seem like the most obvious combination but their connection goes way back to 1999.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson was invited over to Latvia on a scouting mission but ended up taking over the national side in their quest for World Cup and Euro Championship qualification. 
Johnson was the man behind a number of high profile arrivals to England from his Latvian adventure. Arsenal took Igor Stepanovs, Fulham signed Andrejs Stolcers and Southampton snapped up Marian Parhars.
Parhars is now in charge of the Latvian national outfit, but Saints fans will put the front man down in their history books as the man who helped keep them in the Premier League at the turn of the millennium.
Stolcers was not only a big hit in Fulham’s colours, but also in the green and white of Yeovil Town, the tricky attacker linked back up with Johnson at Huish Park after his time at the Cottage had come to and end. 
Johnson would leave Latvia after a 1-1 draw with San Marino in 2001 where he would take over a plucky non-league side and go on to do alright for himself. 
Following Johnson’s departure, Latvia would go on to qualify for the 2004 Euro Championships in Portugal. Johnson would join up with the nation again as a consultant for the tournament. 
The current crop of Latvians are in this part of Europe following a friendly match with the Republic of Ireland last Friday, the Irish won that game 3-0.
Latvia are currently ranked 117th in the FIFA list, sandwiched in between Tajikistan and Kenya.
During the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup, the Eastern Europeans finished in 5th place in their group and secured wins over both Lithuania and Liechtenstein.
There are currently two English-based players in the side, both at Championship level.
The national captain is Reading’s Kaspars Gorkss and at left back Brighton’s Vitalijs Maksimenko who is relatively new to the set up and has just 9 caps.
If that second name rings some bells with Yeovil fans then you’d be spot on. Maksimenko was on loan at Huish Park at the end of last season.
He made his only start in the final league fixture against Bury, but made substitute appearances on two other occasions including a 15 minute cameo at Wembley in the play off final.
As for the hosts, the Glovers will be missing a couple of players as Shane Duffy is on international duty with the Irish Under 21 squad and Wayne Hennessey has seen his loan deal expire but he also would have been with the Welsh national side.
The other returning man will be Fraser Fyvie, the Wigan loanee played in a behind closed doors game against Cardiff earlier this week and this game will be another chance to get some minutes under his belt ahead of his return to competitive action. 
Other that that expect to see the whole Yeovil squad in attendance as this represents the chance to test themselves against a tough national outfit.
Tickets for the game have started to sell well and at the bargain price of £5 for adults and £2 for anyone under 16, there is great value to be had for anyone wanting to see their local Championship side take on the best an entire nation has to offer.
If you are coming down to Huish Park this Monday evening please note the game will kick off at 7:30pm, 15 minutes earlier than the normal evening kick off time. 
For any local Latvians thinking of making a trip to Huish Park, " Laipni lūgti Yeovil!" (Welcome to Yeovil!)
Famous Latvians
In sport, NBA star Andris Biedrins plays for the Utah Jazz, while Helmut Balderins and Artus Irbe have both played in the NHL in America.
Their most successful Olympian is Maris Strombergs who has won back to back gold medals in 2008 and 2012 in the BMX cycling,
Tennis star Ernests Gulbuis is currently ranked 24th in the world and has been a French Open quarter finalist in 2008.
Chess is a widely played sport in Latvia and Mikhail Tal was regarded as one of the greatest players ever, currently their highest ranked player is Alexei Shirov who sits in 54th in the world, but has been as high as 4th.
In show business, Latvia can boast a number of catwalk models, but actress Ksenia Solo has broken into Hollywood with a part in the blockbuster movie ‘Black Swan’ on her CV.
One man who even has an Oscar nomination to his name is famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
In pop culture, Limp Bizkit had Latvian born DJ Leathal in their ranks.
Latvia facts.
The capital of Latvia is Riga, a city described as both the "Paris of the North" and the "Second city that never sleeps". 
Latvia has a population of an estimated 2.3million, to put that into perspective, that’s about 4.5x the population of Somerset.
Latvian males have an average life expectancy of 68 years, females average 10 years more than that!
Latvians have their own currency, the ‘Latvian Lat’. one Lat will get you around £1.19 in the current exchange rate.
It’s thought that the language of Latvia and it’s flag are some of the oldest in existence, and the shade of red on the flag has been named as "Latvian red".
The match against Yeovil takes place on the Latvian National Holiday of November 18th, as this dates celebrates the country’s independence. 

TAYLOR JOINS FOR A MONTH

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm that Stuart Taylor has joined on an initial one month loan.
Manager Gary Johnson revealed that he was looking at signing Taylor at last night’s at the meet the manager event.
Reading Director of Football Nick Hammond said, "It’s a good opportunity for Stuart to play go and play some games, we’ve got a good relationship with Gary Johnson down there and so it suits both parties.”

LADIES BOOSTED BY BLEAZARD SIGNING

Hot on the heels of signing Katie Sherwood, Yeovil Town Ladies FC have snapped up Helen Bleazard to further boost their midfield as they head towards their debut season in the expanded FA WSL.
Although Bleazard, like Sherwood is a Welsh International and joins Yeovil from FA WSL side Chelsea, today’s move is a return home for Helen who has always lived in Yeovil and came up through the youth team ranks before moving on several years ago to build her playing career. Bleazard, who has 13 Welsh caps, has previously played for clubs like Chelsea and Bristol Academy in the FA WSL.
Yeovil Town Ladies FC Manager Sarah Lawler said “I have known Helen for years in a coaching and playing capacity, so I know she is a talented player who will add depth to the great squad we have built at the club. 
Helen has experience of playing at Bristol and Chelsea in the last few seasons so she will be fully aware of the commitment and dedication needed. Over the last few off seasons she has trained and played with us so she knows the quality we have here and there’s never been a more exciting time at the club. We welcome her back to her home town club!"
Helen Bleazard was delighted by the move and said “I am really pleased to sign for my home town club where it all began for me. The club is moving in a direction that is very positive and I want to be part of the future of this club locally. I’ve been involved in the club since the age of 8 and feel this is the right place for me to develop as a player and help the team start the new WSL season.”
Commenting Club Chairman David Mills said “How much more fitting could it be than to see the best female player the town of Yeovil has ever produced playing for us in our debut FA WSL season. Helen is an example to our Youth team players that they can aspire to play at the highest level”.

MAREK FACES LONGER ON SIDELINES

At the this evening’s meet the manager evening Gary Johnson revealed that goalkeeper Marek Stech faces a further month on the sidelines.

The shot stopper picked up a hand injury in the first home game of the season and has been absent ever since.
Gary also revealed that he is looking at signing former Arsenal and current Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on loan.

LATVIA TRAIN AT HUISH PARK

The Latvian national team arrived in Yeovil after their recent match against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.
They trained at Bucklers Mead school on Saturday evening and have this evening (Sunday) trained on the main pitch at Huish Park ahead of the game tomorrow evening.
Former loanee Vitālijs Maksimenko was welcomed back to the club before the training session started.
The Latvian FA media team have uploaded some videos from their visit to their YouTube channel. Videos can be viewed by clicking here.
Tickets are priced at just £5 for adults and £2 for children. Tickets can be purchased from Huish Park, by calling 01935 847888 or by clicking here.

MEET THE MANAGERS EVENING

November.thYeovil Town will be hosting a meet the managers evening on Sunday 17

 

Fans will be able to quiz Town manager Gary Johnson and Latvia manager Marian Pahars about all things football. Terry Skiverton and Darren Way will also be in attendance to take any questions from the floor.

 

The evening will be held in the Alec Stock Lounge with a 7.30pm start.

 

Tickets will be available on the night for only £2.

GLOVERS GO POP!

Less than a year after promotion to the SkyBet Championship, Yeovil Town Football Club are partnering with a national record label to launch their own girl band.
Based on the format of the hugely successful American band The Pussycat Dolls, the group of southwest based dancers will perform with a lead singer, who organisers hope will not only help the club climb the league but also the pop charts too.
The band will become a totally unique PR tool for Yeovil Town, who will be the first football club in the UK to have their own girl band which they hope will attract a new generation of football fans to support the Glovers. The group will not only perform at all home matches during the rest of the 2013/2014 season.
Following auditions at Huish Park Stadium next month, the successful girls will work with The Famous Company to record a single which will be released on iTunes, raising money for Prostate Cancer UK who the Football League have adopted as their official charity. Organisers also hope the group will feature in a major national media campaign, including tabloid newspapers, television and mens magazines to promote the charity single.
The Famous Company boasts an impressive portfolio having previously worked with artists who have performed with Rita Ora, The Saturdays, Conor Maynard, Ed Sherran, Professor Green, Example, N-Dubz and McFly among others, at venues across the UK and Europe to audiences of thousands, with their tracks and music videos playlisted on TV.
Adrian Hopper of Yeovil Town Football Club said, “Yeovil Town are delighted to get involved in this innovative new project. We feel sure the unique chance to have a girl band linking with us as a club will not only help to launch the group but also help to spread the word of Yeovil Town Football Club to a whole new section of the community whilst at the same time helping Charity from sales of the record."
Auditions for females aged 18+ are taking place at Huish Park Stadium in Yeovil on Wednesday 4th December at 7pm. To sign-up for an audition visit www.thefamouscompany.com or contact 0843 289 4790 for more information.

GLOVERS BEAT CARDIFF IN FRIENDLY

Yeovil Town this afternoon beat a Cardiff City XI at a cold Huish Park.

Town took the lead just before the half hour mark when Jamie McAllister swept home from just inside the area.
Cardiff equalised early in the second half when Jordan Mutch’s free kick from 25 yards sailed into the top corner, leaving Dunn with no chance.
The Glovers completed the scoring ten minutes later. James Hayter found himself in space at the back post and made no mistake is heading home.

SHERWOOD SIGNS ON FOR LADIES

Yeovil Town Ladies are delighted to confirm the signing of outstanding defensive midfield player Katie Sherwood as they move towards their debut season in the expanded FA WSL. The recruitment of Katie Sherwood (formally Daley), who was said to be on the radar of a number of FAWSL 1 & 2 clubs, represents a major boost to Yeovil Town Ladies.
Sherwood, who has 46 Welsh caps, has previously played for clubs like Chelsea, Bristol Academy, and Cardiff City has also played in the United States for Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
Yeovil Town Ladies Manager Sarah Lawler said “I am really excited to work with Katie and think she will be a fantastic addition to the talented squad we have here. It’s important to us that those players coming to play for Yeovil Town Ladies really buy into our club philosophy and on meeting with Katie it was very clear that she was exactly the kind of player we had been looking for to add strength and depth to the squad"
Katie Sherwood was equally pleased about the move when she said “After meeting with Sarah it was an easy decision that Yeovil Town was the club for me. Yeovil is very much a family club and their professional approach and ambition for the coming season was a real selling point. I feel really excited and focused for the season ahead and I look forward to playing a part in making Yeovil Town Ladies FC a successful FA Women’s Super League 2 team.
Commenting Club Chairman David Mills said “When we recently met Katie it was clear that her vision matched our own and I am delighted that Katie has decided to join the Yeovil Town Ladies family”

FRASER RETURNS TO HUISH PARK

On loan Fraser Fyvie has now returned to Huish Park after returning to his parent club Wigan Athletic to receive treatment on a shoulder injury.
The midfielder has resumed training with his Yeovil team mates after picking up a injury on his debut against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Fraser signed for the Glovers on the 17th October until 1st January, but has spent the last three matches on the sidelines.

LATVIA MATCH GENERATING INTEREST

Interest in the upcoming match against Latvia is growing with Sky Sports confirming they will be coming to town to film the two teams train.
Tickets for the match are selling well, so be sure to book your tickets by logging onto the online ticket store by clicking here or by calling 01935 847888.
Fans are also invited to a Meet the Managers Evening where Gary Johnson and Marians Pahars will be taking questions from the audience. Terry Skiverton and Darren Way also be taking any questions fired at them.
Tickets for the Meet the Managers Evening are limited but can be purchased for £2 by calling 01935 847888.

MEET THE MANAGER TICKETS SELLING FAST

November.thTickets are selling fast for the Meet The Mangers Evening at Yeovil Town  on Sunday 17

 

Fans will be able to quiz Town manager Gary Johnson and Latvia manager Marians Pahars about all things football.

Terry Skiverton and Darren Way will also be in attendance to take any questions from the floor.

 

The evening will be held in the Alec Stock Lounge with a 7.30pm start.

 

Numbers are limited and tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out and order your ticket from the Yeovil Town ticket office priced at £2.

 

Call 01935 847888 to reserve your seat!

LADIES LOSE OUT TO VILLA

Aston Villa 4  Yeovil Town 1

Despite a promising performance, Yeovil Town Ladies lost out 4 – 1 to Aston Villa which unfortunately didn’t reflect the type of game played between the two sides.

Although Villa scored an early goal, Yeovil pressed well and fought hard to regain possession of the ball. This pressure paid off when Amy Wathan equalised in the 16th minute after a great cross from Polly Wardle. The Glovers had the chance to take the lead when Jodi Cornwall was awarded a penalty after being brought down in the box, only to be denied by a brilliant save from the Villa keeper.

With some good build up play, Yeovil were able to create other chances, none of which could be converted. A lapse in concentration enable Villa to score their second and take the lead on the stroke of half time.

Unfortunately, Villa dominated the second half and Yeovil were unable to replicate their first half performance, this allowed Villa to score 2 more goals through good build up play and passing.

Manager Andy Dickinson said "Although we lost today, there were positives to take from the game, especially our first half performance. We will continue to push on and develop to ensure we can improve and perform throughout the whole game."

Next week the Reserves are back to League action with a trip to Chelsea – 2pm ko at Cobham.

Team: Evans, Keehan, Jackson, Wakely,Guy-Kemp (Boston), Wardle, Cossens, Beck (O’Rourke), Guard (Slade), Wathan, Cornwall.

LADIES TEAM LOOKING TO RECRUIT

Two fantastic jobs are up for grabs as Yeovil Town Ladies FC builds towards playing in the Women’s Super League, the FA WSL.
The club is looking to recruit both a General Manager and a Match Day Promotions/Marketing Officer. 
Club Chairman David Mills thinks both posts could be dream jobs for the right candidates, he said “The FA WSL has significant support from the FA, so as well as being pivotal in our objective to being a big hit in the FA WSL, both positions are fantastic opportunities to build skill sets. We are very much looking for people who want to evolve with us as a club and the FA WSL as a league”
The closing date for both jobs is 26th November and the persons appointed are due to start their new roles in early January.
To download the job descriptions click the links below.
General Manager job description and job briefing
Match Day Promotions/Marketing Officer job description and job briefing

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V WIGAN ATHLETIC

A controversial goal twelve minutes from time from Marc Antoine Fortune gave Wigan Athletic all three points against Yeovil at Huish Park today.
Fortune’s tap in followed a cross from sub Grant Holt, produced after he had seemingly controlled the ball with his hand wide on the touch line. The goal followed a sustained spell of pressure from the Latics but manager Gary Johnson will feel hard done by; another improved performance leading to an ultimately fruitless afternoon.
Johnson made three changes to the line up that started the last game at Leeds. Ed Upson’s suspension kicked in meaning he missed the game and both Sam Hoskins and Liam Davis dropped to the bench. Replacing them were Paddy Madden, Sam Foley and Luke Ayling.
Yeovil began at a good tempo but Wigan had the first two efforts on goal. Fortune pulled his shot wide before on loan Man United star Nick Powell flicked a header that departing keeper Wayne Hennessey got down well to save.
Madden, looking for his first goal of the season, tried chipping keeper Lee Nichols but didn’t get enough lift on the ball and two minutes later, he went close with an angled shot that whistled Narrowly past the angle of post and crossbar.
Craig McCann just missed with a rasping left foot shot and Maddens half hit shot was easily gathered by Nicholls as the game took on an ebb and flow nature in the chilly late autumn conditions.
Joe Edwards topped off a flowing move involving the impressive Joel Grant with a shot that scooted wide but in the closing stages of the first half , Wigan pressed with both Shane Duffy and Ayling clearing efforts off the line and Marc Albright ignition, on loan from Premier League Aston Villa, skimmed the top of the crossbar with a fierce shot.
Wigan came out much more adventurous in the second half and although they tended to be more direct than the hosts, they were better at creating chances and had five clear opportunities to take the lead by the hour mark.
Fortune headed over when he could have done better, Powell and Ben Watson shot well wide and Emmerson Boyce, stretching to reach a cross, hit his shot into the side netting. Hennessey, making his last appearance before going back to parent club Wolves, tipped an Albrighton shot around for a corner.
Another scramble saw Byron Webster and Luke Ayling save Yeovil’s skin with desperate clearances but it wasn’t all one way traffic. Grant set up Madden whose shot lacked power and Nicholls did well to save a Joe Ralls free kick.
Latics boss Owen Could threw on burly sub Grant Holt for Callum McManaman and within sixty seconds he’d created the winner. Despite looking to have controlled the ball with his hand, he got out of a tight spot on the touch line and crossed for Fortune to tuck in at the far post. No amount of Yeovil protests could persuade ref James Linington to change his mind though the assistant referee on the liane was better placed to judge.
Johnson brought on Liam DavIs and Sam Hoskins for Kevin Dawson and Sam Foley but despite the extra attacking options, it was Joel Grant who went closest sending his shot into the keeper’s midriff.
So the Glovers go into the two week break bottom of the division having slipped to another single goal defeat, at the hands of another controversial decision.  

Match Report : 10/11/2013

A controversial goal twelve minutes from time from Marc Antoine Fortune gave Wigan Athletic all three points against Yeovil at Huish Park today.
Fortune’s tap in followed a cross from sub Grant Holt, produced after he had seemingly controlled the ball with his hand wide on the touch line. The goal followed a sustained spell of pressure from the Latics but manager Gary Johnson will feel hard done by; another improved performance leading to an ultimately fruitless afternoon.
Johnson made three changes to the line up that started the last game at Leeds. Ed Upson’s suspension kicked in meaning he missed the game and both Sam Hoskins and Liam Davis dropped to the bench. Replacing them were Paddy Madden, Sam Foley and Luke Ayling.
Yeovil began at a good tempo but Wigan had the first two efforts on goal. Fortune pulled his shot wide before on loan Man United star Nick Powell flicked a header that departing keeper Wayne Hennessey got down well to save.
Madden, looking for his first goal of the season, tried chipping keeper Lee Nichols but didn’t get enough lift on the ball and two minutes later, he went close with an angled shot that whistled Narrowly past the angle of post and crossbar.
Craig McCann just missed with a rasping left foot shot and Maddens half hit shot was easily gathered by Nicholls as the game took on an ebb and flow nature in the chilly late autumn conditions.
Joe Edwards topped off a flowing move involving the impressive Joel Grant with a shot that scooted wide but in the closing stages of the first half , Wigan pressed with both Shane Duffy and Ayling clearing efforts off the line and Marc Albright ignition, on loan from Premier League Aston Villa, skimmed the top of the crossbar with a fierce shot.
Wigan came out much more adventurous in the second half and although they tended to be more direct than the hosts, they were better at creating chances and had five clear opportunities to take the lead by the hour mark.
Fortune headed over when he could have done better, Powell and Ben Watson shot well wide and Emmerson Boyce, stretching to reach a cross, hit his shot into the side netting. Hennessey, making his last appearance before going back to parent club Wolves, tipped an Albrighton shot around for a corner.
Another scramble saw Byron Webster and Luke Ayling save Yeovil’s skin with desperate clearances but it wasn’t all one way traffic. Grant set up Madden whose shot lacked power and Nicholls did well to save a Joe Ralls free kick.
Latics boss Owen Could threw on burly sub Grant Holt for Callum McManaman and within sixty seconds he’d created the winner. Despite looking to have controlled the ball with his hand, he got out of a tight spot on the touch line and crossed for Fortune to tuck in at the far post. No amount of Yeovil protests could persuade ref James Linington to change his mind though the assistant referee on the liane was better placed to judge.
Johnson brought on Liam DavIs and Sam Hoskins for Kevin Dawson and Sam Foley but despite the extra attacking options, it was Joel Grant who went closest sending his shot into the keeper’s midriff.
So the Glovers go into the two week break bottom of the division having slipped to another single goal defeat, at the hands of another controversial decision.  

TEAM OF THE DECADE ANNOUNCED

For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to purchase the club’s new book "10" which reveals the result of the supporters vote for a Yeovil Town Team of the Decade the waiting is over!
The players that were voted into the team are as follows: Chris Weale in goal, a back four featuring Craig Alcock, Terry Skiverton, Steven Caulker, and Nathan Jones. 
The midfield consists of Chris Cohen, Darren Way, Lee Johnson and Gavin Williams, whilst up front the honours went for Paddy Madden and Phil Jevons.
And we are delighted to welcome all of these players back to Huish Park today to take the congratulations of the crowd.
Whilst times will have to be fluid it is expected that The Team of the Decade will be presented to the crowd from around 2.30 so you are recommended to get into Huish Park before then to join in the congratulations to these wonderful servants of Yeovil Town over the last ten years.
Time permitting the team will also do a circuit of the pitch at half time as well. So come Glovers supporters let’s bring the house down for The Team Of The Decade. 

PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC

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PROGRAMME SPONSOR – DARCH FUELS – YEOVIL
BALL SPONSOR –ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action this weekend as they host FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic to Huish Park.
It’s worth a reminder that the game is taking place on Sunday 10th (3pm kick off) rather than the usual Saturday due to Wigan’s involvement in the Europa League on Thursday evening. 
Following last weekend’s defeat at Leeds, Yeovil find themselves back on the bottom of the pile in the league, by the time kick off comes round on Sunday, the Glovers could be as many as five points behind the side sitting in 21st, but of course all the sides at the bottom will have all played one game more.
Despite the 2-0 loss at Elland Road, the Glovers are probably on their best spell of the season, and have a win and draw under their belts from their last two home games. 
Wigan are sat in 10th place in the table following their win over Huddersfield last weekend, their priorities have had to be spilt this season as they tackle European football alongside the domestic calendar. 
The Latics were in Russia on Thursday to face Rubin Kazan and took the opportunity to rest a number of players including former England ‘keeper Scott Carson and FA cup final hero Ben Watson. Rubin ran out 1-0 winners. 
One other midfielder who didn’t take part on Thursday but could be available is Aston Villa loanee Marc Albrighton who joined the Lancashire side in October. 
For Yeovil the main story of the week surrounds another loan player suffering with an injury, Andy Williams is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament problem that will require surgery.
Whilst Yeovil haven’t added to the squad with an extra man, Gary Johnson has claimed that Paddy Madden has trained "like a new signing" this week so it could be up to the Republic of Ireland man to find the goals this weekend.
Johnson will be forced into one change as midfielder Ed Upson clocked up his 5th yellow card of the season last weekend so is suspended. 
Normally, Fraser Fyvie, on his way back from injury, would be one of the first in the queue to replace Upson, but he is on loan from Wigan and so is unavailable to face his parent club.
Upson was part of the Glovers side that progressed through to the quarter finals of the Somerset Premier Cup following a 4-1 win over Weston Super Mare in midweek. 
Luke Ayling saw red in that game, but will be available for selection this Sunday as his ban applies only to ‘non-first team fixtures’. Sam Foley, Sam Hoskins and Liam Fontaine scored for Yeovil on Tuesday night.
To add to the historic nature of the current FA Cup holders coming to Yeovil, it is also the first time that these two sides have ever met competitively – only a couple of friendlies have seen these sides cross paths before. 
All four stands are set to be packed out once more, but you can still secure your place through all the usual outlets; call the ticket office on 01935 847888, pop onto ytfc.net or come down in person.
Due to the unusual nature of the Sunday kick off, the ticket office will be open on Saturday from 9am-12pm.
The last time Huish Park saw Championship action it was an emphatic 3-1 win over a former European giant, it will be a great chance to repeat that result against a current European outfit.
Famous fans… Who might you bump into in line for a hotdog?
Sky reporter, Kay Burley. Verve front man Richard Ashcroft and former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev … Apparently. 
Who have represented both sides?
Fraser Fyvie, Rob Kiernan, Scott Green, Neil Mustoe, Roy O’Brien, Tony Pennock and Paul Warne. 

KICK START YOUR CAREER AS A COACH

Yeovil Town Community Trust are delighted to announce our new education partnership with Bridgwater College and Prodec Education. 
This exciting programme aims to enable students to develop and learn about becoming a professional football coach.  
To find out more about the course, we will be holding Taster Mornings and Open Evenings on the following dates:- 
Taster Mornings 
Monday 18th November 2013, 10.30am – 12.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Saturday 30th November 2013, 10.00am – 12.30pm Bridgwater College, Bath Road, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ
Saturday 7th December 2013, 10.30am – 12.30pm Alvington Training Complex, Yeovil, BA22 8UX
Monday 3rd February 2014, 10.30am – 12.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Monday 28th April 2014, 10.30am – 12.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
On the day of the event students will need full playing equipment including, boots trainers, shin pads, fluids, wet weather clothing and appropriate refreshments.
The Taster Mornings will consist of the following:
Introduction to the safe and ethical coaching of Football 
Introduction to the FAs Long Term Player Development philosophy 
Playing and organizing small sided games 
Introduction to the Diploma in Coaching Football programme 
A question and answer session and details on entry requirements to gain a place on the course and how to apply
Open Evenings 
Monday 2nd December 2013, 6.30pm – 8.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Monday 17th February 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Thursday 1st May 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
Monday 2nd June 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, YTFC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF
If you are interested and would like to book a place please contact the Schools Marketing Team at Bridgwater College on 01278 441216 or schoolsmarketing@bridgwater.ac.uk and choose which Taster Morning/Open Evening is your preferred choice.

TOWN PROGRESS INTO NEXT ROUND

Yeovil Town progressed to the next round of the Somerset Premier Cup with a 4-1 win over Weston-super-Mare.

Gary Johnson named a strong starting eleven for the contest with Paddy Madden and Kieffer Moore selected to start up front.
It took until the 40th minute for the Glovers to break the stubborn Weston defence when Sam foley converted a a Joey Jones cross. The advantage was doubled just minutes later when a defender put the ball past the impressive Purnell in the Weston goal.
Five minutes into the second period Liam Fontaine nodded home a Ed Upson free kick to make it 3-0 before a Kane Ingram strike pulled a goal back for the visitors.
With just over ten minutes remaining the Glovers made it 4-1 when Sam Hoskins raced onto a James Hayter through ball to chip the ball over Purnell.
Whilst Hoskins was making it 4-1 to the hosts an off the ball incident saw the majority of the players from both teams become involved a fracas.
After the referee has defused the situation he showed Kane Ingram, Callum Laird and Luke Ayling red cards for their involvement in the incident.
Yeovil Town:
Dunn; Twumasi, Davis, Fontaine, Seaborne; Jones, Foley, Upson, Hayter, Madden, Moore.
Subs: Stewart, Ayling, Hoskins, Grant.

ANDY WILLIAMS INJURY

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that striker Andy Williams has returned to his parent club Swindon Town for treatment on a knee injury sustained in training last week.

Speaking exclusively to ytfc.net Gary Johnson: "It’s a big blow to lose Andy to injury like this. It looks like he could be out for some time but we are awaiting a report from the specialist as to the full extent of his injury."

“10” COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS

Arrangements have been announced by the club for the collection and payment of reserved copies of the club’s new book “10”.

The book will be available for collection and payment from the club shop on Saturday 9th. November between 10.00 am and 2.00pm, Sunday 10th. November between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm and during normal opening hours during the following week.

Payment can be made by cash, credit or debit card.

All copies of this limited edition book have now been pre-ordered and the club would like to thank all supporters for their tremendous support for this project.

GARY COMMENTS ON ED SUSPENSION

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson has today confirmed that contrary to his initial thoughts midfielder Ed Upson will be available for tomorrow evenings Somerset Premier Cup match against Weston-Super-Mare.
The Yeovil manager had been informed by officials of the Somerset FA that the game counted as a first XI fixture and therefore Upson would have been unable to play through suspension following his fifth booking of the season against Leeds at Elland Road.
It transpired that following dialogue between the Somerset FA and the FA in London, the FA in London insisted that the Upson ban would be applied to the Wigan game on Sunday.
It was also confirmed that any bookings or red cards received in the Weston match would count towards league match bookings.
Because of this Yeovil will not be picking Jamie McAllister, Joe Ralls, Joe Edwards and Byron Webster for fear of them missing important forthcoming league matches.
Gary Johnson said after hearing the news: “I’m sorry, I was wrong in my post match comments at Leeds and Ed will not be banned from the Weston match after all. 
“This was confirmed to us by the Somerset FA but it would appear that the County FA and the full FA do not appear to be on the same wavelength.
“We will be seeing Ed, Paddy Madden, Dan Seaborne, Liam Fontaine, Sam Foley, James Hayter, Luke Ayling and Chris Dunn amongst others for tomorrow evenings game.”
Gary confirmed: “I have spoken to the Somerset FA who have now reversed their original ruling and because I believe that this rule is very ambiguous, to say the least, I am still awaiting a call back from the FA in London with their further comments.
“The Somerset Cup will now take on a new meaning for us as with our small squad in future matches we will find it difficult to include first team members.“

GROMITS TO VISIT HUISH PARK

May Contain Nuts (& Bolts) Gromit and his two friends to visit YTFC v Wigan on Sunday 10th November.
Yeovil Town host Wigan Athletic at Huish Park on Sunday 10th November and the Silverline May Contain Nuts (& Bolts) Gromit will be in attendance along with two mystery friends! 
Find Nuts and his two friends at the match and tweet your photos to @SilverlineTools and @YTFCOfficial using #IFoundGromit for a chance to win the following: A miniature ‘Paint Your Own’ Gromit, £200 worth of Silverline tools, YTFC family tickets for a match of your choice and £20 YTFC club store gift voucher.
May Contain Nuts (& Bolts) and his two friends will arrive at Huish Park at midday and will be located at three different spots around the club ground, mirroring the Bristol Gromit Trail over the summer. 
80 Gromit Unleashed sculptures were hand painted by famous artists, designers and celebrities from all over the world including Pixar, Cath Kidston, Sir Quentin Blake and Richard Starzak, the creator of Aardman’s hugely popular series ‘Shaun the Sheep’. The Gromits then spent 10 weeks on a public art trail around Bristol! The Gromit Unleashed Charity Art Exhibition raised over £2.3 million for Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal to support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
May Contain Nuts is made from over 24,900 individually glued hex nuts, designed by mosaic artist Natalie Guy.
Lauren Kennedy, Silverline Brand Manager, said “We instantly fell in love with May Contain Nuts (& Bolts) Gromit and knew we had to have him. We’re so happy that YTFC fans will be able to enjoy meeting Gromit in his new home town”
Players from YTFC visited Silverline HQ to meet Nuts when he was unveiled in October. Gary Johnson, YTFC Manager said “It’s great to have a Gromit in Yeovil.”
May Contain Nuts and his friends will be at YTFC from midday until KO at 3pm. 

TICKET PRICES FOR LATVIA VISIT

Ticket prices for the visit of the Latvian National Team have now been set.
Prices will be just £5 for adults and £2 for under 16’s and are now on sale from Huish Park. 

The Glovers will be taking on the Latvians at Huish Park on Monday, 18 November with kick off scheduled for 7.30pm.

REPORT: LEEDS UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil returned to Somerset empty handed after a 2-0 defeat against Leeds United in front of 25,351 at Elland Road.

Second half goals from Ross McCormack were enough to secure all three points for Brian McDermott’s side.
In the early stages both teams started brightly with Joel Grant and Alex Mowatt both stinging the palms of Paddy Kenny and Wayne Hennessey.
The next real chance of the match fell to Matt Smith after 20 minutes. Captain Austin jinked his way into the box, his cross found its way to Smith but the former Oldham man managed to kick thin air instead of the ball.
Just after the half hour mark good link up play on the left wing saw Davis get past his marker and into the box. The winger fell under a challenge by Lees but the referee awarded no penalty.
Yeovil were getting some joy down the left flank with McAllister and Davis linking very well.
McAllister’s pin-point through ball to Hoskins released the former Southampton man behind the Leeds defence. His cross looked destined for Dawson to tap in at the back post but Warnock was on hand to take the ball away from the Irishman.
The home side took the lead just two minutes into the second half. Leeds skipper Austin picked the ball up on the half way line and ran at the Town back line. 
The midfielder looked up and played a neat pass through to McCormack who made no mistake in lashing the ball past Hennessey from just inside the area.
With just over 20 minutes remaining the home side doubled their advantage. A good advantage from referee Clark allowed the impressive Austin to feed a ball through to McCormack, who coolly slotted past Hennessey to make it 2-0.
Five minutes later Town could have pulled a goal back when a Joe Edwards from the edge of the area managed to go through the Leeds defence and narrowly miss the outstretched boots of both Grant and substitute Madden.
Despite being two down Town continued to push forward at the Leeds defence but couldn’t find the final touch to get on the scoresheet.

Match Report : 02/11/2013

Yeovil returned to Somerset empty handed after a 2-0 defeat against Leeds United in front of 25,351 at Elland Road.

Second half goals from Ross McCormack were enough to secure all three points for Brian McDermott’s side.
In the early stages both teams started brightly with Joel Grant and Alex Mowatt both stinging the palms of Paddy Kenny and Wayne Hennessey.
The next real chance of the match fell to Matt Smith after 20 minutes. Captain Austin jinked his way into the box, his cross found its way to Smith but the former Oldham man managed to kick thin air instead of the ball.
Just after the half hour mark good link up play on the left wing saw Davis get past his marker and into the box. The winger fell under a challenge by Lees but the referee awarded no penalty.
Yeovil were getting some joy down the left flank with McAllister and Davis linking very well.
McAllister’s pin-point through ball to Hoskins released the former Southampton man behind the Leeds defence. His cross looked destined for Dawson to tap in at the back post but Warnock was on hand to take the ball away from the Irishman.
The home side took the lead just two minutes into the second half. Leeds skipper Austin picked the ball up on the half way line and ran at the Town back line. 
The midfielder looked up and played a neat pass through to McCormack who made no mistake in lashing the ball past Hennessey from just inside the area.
With just over 20 minutes remaining the home side doubled their advantage. A good advantage from referee Clark allowed the impressive Austin to feed a ball through to McCormack, who coolly slotted past Hennessey to make it 2-0.
Five minutes later Town could have pulled a goal back when a Joe Edwards from the edge of the area managed to go through the Leeds defence and narrowly miss the outstretched boots of both Grant and substitute Madden.
Despite being two down Town continued to push forward at the Leeds defence but couldn’t find the final touch to get on the scoresheet.

PAHARS TO BRING LATVIA TO HUISH PARK

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce a friendly against the Latvian National Team.
 
The Glovers will be taking on the Latvians at Huish Park on Monday, 18 November with kick off scheduled for 7.30pm.
 
The match will bring together Gary Johnson and Marian Pahars, who is now the Latvian national team manager.
 
Gary was instrumental in the Latvian striker joining Southampton in 1999, whilst he was manager of the national team. 
Pahars was the first of several players from Latvia to come over to England to ply his trade after being recommended to clubs by Gary. 
He has now adopted Gary’s way of management and has been the national team manager since July 2013.  
 
Latvia, recently finished their latest World Cup Qualifier campaign with a 2-2 draw with Slovakia also have former loanee Vitālijs Maksimenko in their squad. 
 
Pahars men are due to play Republic of Ireland in Dublin on the 15th November before travelling to Somerset to take on The Glovers.
 
Ticket information will be released in the coming days and fans should stay logged on to ytfc.net for further details.
For sponsorship and hospitality packages please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net.

PREVIEW: LEEDS UNITED

Yeovil Town are on the road again in the Sky Bet Championship as they travel to Leeds United hoping to continue their run of good form.
The Glovers had slipped to bottom of the table, but have since climbed back up to 22nd and only inside the drop zone by a single point, following a draw against Brighton and an impressive 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
This weekend’s fixture presents a different challenge as Gary Johnson’s men won’t have the Huish Park faithful to call upon as they face a Leeds side in 10th place – six points behind the playoffs.
This shouldn’t deter the Glovers making the trip from Somerset (or elsewhere) as Leeds’ form hasn’t exactly been perfect.
United lost last week against local rivals Huddersfield and have been fluctuating back and forth between wins and losses.
Last time out at Elland Road, they did overcome Birmingham 4-0; however that victory, paired with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth are the only points they’ve accumulated since half way through September.
The Whites have been busy in the transfer market with players both coming and going in West Yorkshire.
Lithuanian defender, Marius Zaliukas has penned a short term deal while Dexter Blackstock has agreed a temporary switch from Nottingham Forest.
However, left back Aidy White has exited on loan to Sheffield United.
For the Glovers, Shane Duffy’s loan from Everton has been extended and he’ll remain with the Glovers until at least the end of November.
The injury list at Yeovil seems to be getting shorter; another midweek friendly against Torquay kept everyone in check and match fit and even Marek Stech has been stepping up his recovery after nearly three months on the side lines.
Much like Forest last week, Leeds and Yeovil have crossed paths on a number of occasions, unfortunately for travelling fans, the record is firmly in Leeds’ favour, in the six meetings Leeds have five wins and there has been just the one draw.
That draw came in 2008, with Lloyd Owusu converting a rebound from his own saved penalty to equalise after Luciano Becchio had opened the scoring.
The last meeting was in 2010, veteran defender Richard Naylor had scored twice for Leeds but Dean Bowditch scored on the hour to reduce the deficit, it wasn’t enough as the 2-1 score line was the final one.
Ticket’s for Saturday’s fixture are available on the day and can be purchased at a rate of £28 for adults and £15 for the Under 16s with concessions available at £22.
If those prices don’t take your fancy or the idea of another 8 hour round trip doesn’t appeal, the usual channels on Glovers Player, BBC Somerset and the social media outlets will have the game covered.
A reminder that these games don’t get any easier for the Glovers who once they get through this weekend it is all eyes on Wigan Athletic’s visit on Sunday the 10th on November.
This is 24 hours later than usual due to Wigan’s involvement in the Europa League – speak to the ticket office for all the details you may need.
Famous Fans – who might you, bump into in line for a hotdog?
Pretty much all of the band the Kaiser Chiefs, Radio funny man Chris Moyles, Golfer Nick Faldo, most of the cast of Emmerdale, as well as the biggest of names in pop music… Gareth Gates and Scary Spice,
A foot in both camps, who have represented both sides?
Lee Pelteir, Alex McCarthy, Brian McDermott, Paul Huntington, Andros Townsend, Martin Woods,  Terry Connor, Ben Gordon, Michael Woods  and Canadian Josh Wagenaar was on trial with Leeds before being snapped up by Yeovil in 2008.