Yeovil Town fan and writer Sheridan Robins pens her weekly view on football.
Hey everyone. Here we are again and the rollercoaster ride of supporting Yeovil Town is moving fast.
First and foremost, I want to say how much respect I have for the fans who made the long trip up to York City on Tuesday night.
The fixtures have not been kind and I think it is really unfair and it is the fans who suffer. Carlisle United made the trip to Plymouth and saw their side lose 4-1. We fared little better with a third league defeat in a row, losing 1-0. However, no one can deny that the fans did the club proud and I am sure the performances will match the commitment soon.
We really have had a tough couple of seasons and unfortunately I feel like our losing mentality has not quite shifted yet.
So, I wanted to take this opportunity to try and assure you that the good times WILL return.
We have lost each league game by a single goal and that shows the fine margins that exist in this league. I have to say, and it pains me to say this, I thought Bristol Rovers were a very impressive side and are a team to watch this year.
I like to think we can learn from them. They have played together for 18 months and it really showed. We, on the other hand, have 18 new players and are struggling to gel – not to mention dealing with the unprecedented amount of injuries at this early stage.
League Two is looking like a very tough league and it will also take time to adjust to that. It is physical, direct and there are a number of talented players playing for each team. I have been keeping a close eye on the other sides and so I thought I would share with you my “villain” and “hero” of the week.
Villain of the week
Jason Taylor - Northampton
Barnet picked up their first win of the season, on Tuesday night, as they saw off Northampton by two goals to nil.
But the game changed when Jason Taylor fouled the prolific John Akinde and saw red for the offence. Akinde made no mistake from the spot, before adding a second in the final minute.
Northampton had enjoyed a perfect start to the season but a poor second half cost them this time.
Hero of the week
Artur Krysiak – Yeovil Town
So, as a frequent tweeter, I am getting the feeling that Yeovil Town fans are not that happy at the moment. We may be missing those elusive first points but our number 1 has been doing us very proud lately.
When that 88th minute goal went in on Saturday, my first thought was for Krysiak and how he did not deserve to concede. His performance was outstanding and I hope his confidence continues to improve – remember YTFC fans a top goalkeeper wins you 10 – 15 points a season, so have no fear – Krysiak is here.
Artur told me, on Twitter, he had not watched his great performance yet – so here are the highlights just for him!
Next up, we face my local team – Luton Town. I live ten minutes from the Hatters ground and so have many friends who are fans and so I MUST have the bragging rights. They have suffered a poor start to the season too and so will also be looking for those first three points. They have done some shrewd business in the summer with Craig Mackail-Smith being the stand out signing.
We will have to be at our best to beat them and I really hope the Huish Park faithful will get behind the boys as we go again.
I know it is tough at the moment but we must stay with the club, the management and the players. We still have 43 games to go and countless important players still to return from injury.
Keep believing and see you all on Saturday!