The team news for today’s game against Crawley Town has reached us here at YTFC.net and you may have noticed a new name on the team sheet.
Youngster Ollie Bassett makes his debut today and we take a look at the Yeovil Town record breaker.
Ollie was born on the 6th March 1998 and that will make him the youngest player to ever represent the Glovers in the Football League.
His appearance at just 6406 days old will break the previous record held by Steven Caulker who was older by just 26 days.
Despite being just 17 years, 6 months and 13 days old, Bassett has been thrust into the action by Manager Paul Sturrock after impressing in the youth system.
The young attacking midfielder, originally born in Leicestershire, isn’t old enough to drink alcohol, vote or even have a bet on himself scoring today.
Reports that should he win man of the match, he’ll be presented with a bottle of cola and a packet of sweets are, as yet, unconfirmed.
Bassett has been handed the number 28 shirt and will be taking his place in the in the Town line up due to an injury crisis that has ruled out no fewer than six players capable of playing in the middle of the park.
Kevin Dawson, Simon Gillett, Marc Laird, Wes Fodgen, Jack Compton and Alex Lacey have all taken on roles in the centre of the park but have been ruled out this week.
We wish Ollie all the best with his debut. His record breaking appearance could remain unbroken for some time yet.
Now… a few facts to really make you feel old from the day Ollie Bassett was born, March 6th 1998.
Number One in the charts.
Madonna – Frozen.
This song had just knocked Brimful of Asha, by Cornershop off the top of the chart… you’ll be singing that one in your head all day.
The top five was made up of “When the lights go out” by 5ive, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua and Natalie Imbruglia’s “Big Mistake”.
The Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman hit the box offices on this day.
Whilst in the same month, “The Man in the Iron Mask” and “Wild Things” with Kevin Bacon also saw people flocking to the cinema.
The day after Ollie was born; Yeovil hosted Morecambe in the Vauxhaull Conference and unfortunately lost 3-2.
Goals from Sam Winston and Owen Pickard were not enough for the victory in a side that included such icons as Tony Pennock, Ben Smith and Warren Patmore.
It was FA Cup quarter final weekend for the big boys in the Premier League; Newcastle United beat Barnsley 3-1 with Temuri Ketsbaia opening the goal scoring.
Don Goodman scored the only goal as Wolves beat Leeds while Coventry v Sheffield United and Arsenal v West Ham needed replays to resolve their ties.