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5 November 2014

Yeovil Town fan and writer Sheridan Robins pens her weekly view on football.

Well, here we are again and how things can change in a week eh?

A new goalkeeper, right back, a clean sheet and an away point on the board. Much better. 

I was really pleased when I saw Jed Steer was returning as I really rated him during his first spell and Saturday’s performance showed why. He has matured in his play and I am sure he will be successful once again. 

Another welcome is needed for Stephen Arthurworrey, who also impressed on his debut. I think Saturday’s draw was very important for us; we should not underestimate how important it is not to be bottom of the table, to keep a clean sheet and to halt our losing run. Much happier blogger this week I can tell you.

In other football news, I am so impressed with how brilliant Southampton have been this season. I was sure they would struggle having lost so many key players, but if anything they look even stronger. 

After a hard fought victory at the weekend at Hull City, they are second in the Premier League and no team will want to play them at the moment. Remarkable.

I hope they can keep it up and cause a shock this season. On Sunday, Manchester United marginally lost out to rivals Manchester City 1–0 and had Chris Smalling kept his head and avoided a second yellow card, I have a feeling the result may have been different. 

City looked anything but comfortable but the ever impressive Aguero sealed the points for the home side and condemned United to their worst start to a season since 1986. I was shocked to hear that, as well as the fact that David Moyes had four more points at this point of the season last year. 

It just goes to show what a complex game it is and how money is not always the answer. Van Gaal needs to turn their fortunes around so that the multi-million pound signings do not come back to bite him.

Goal of The Week 
As predictable as it may be, Goal of the Week just has to go to Viktor Wanyama of Southampton. Hull City goalkeeper Jakupovic will be disappointed, but will have never expected this kind of finish....quite brilliant.

As for us, it is FA Cup time, a time for hope, excitement and glory. It may not be the most glamorous tie for us, but Crawley Town at home gives us an opportunity to progress to the next round, just one win away from a potential big draw. 

One of my highlights last season was visiting St Marys with 3000 other Yeovil fans, I would love to show a Premier League team that we are in fact the best fans in the country. 

So, for one week only, we can forget about that relegation zone malarkey and enjoy the cup game. Get down to Huish Park to support the lads and let’s help by singing our way in to the next round.

Have a good week everyone.


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