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Thursday 9th September 2010 23:11

Williams: Coming home?

Williams: Coming home?

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Yeovil blogger Ben Barrett is waiting for reinforcements at the club, with one old face on his list of hopefuls.

Yeovil Town got an absolute hammering at the hands of Notts County last week, it was by all accounts a bit of a howler all round.

We had a young winger and a centre-back up front, we had a new midfield and a very limited bench. So limited in fact we only had six on it, one of which was the goalkeeper coach, another was a teenage defender from the academy.

The squad was at its thinnest - Dean Bowditch had pulled out with a throat infection whilst Sam Williams' stupidity to get sent off meant he was forced to watch from the stands.

It wasn't pleasant for any of the fans who were there or listening on the radio - wave after wave of County attack bombarded the Yeovil box whilst a number of individual errors really cost us. Notts County are the sort of side we should be looking at getting results from if we are planning on making the progress we want.

Terry Skiverton was not a happy bunny - a public apology on Twitter and to the media followed the game with a promise to turn the corner sooner rather than later. A quiet end to the Transfer Window may well be reversed when the loan market re-opens after this week.


Skiverton has promised two players coming in, one of which is the return of the 'Ginger Zidane' Shaun MacDonald from Swansea - he really is the sort of creative midfielder we have been lacking - Jean Paul Kalala and even Owain Tudor Jones are great at being enforcers, but maybe they lack a bit going forward.

If you ask Glover's fans who they want to drive the club forward, they will, almost unanimously, vote in favour of 'Super' Gavin Williams.

The former Yeovil and West Ham man is out of favour at Bristol City and a loan spell at the end of the season was a catalyst for some brilliant performances and valuable points won. For Gav to return for what must be a third or fourth time would go down very well.

Skivo has been watching a Tottenham fixture this week sparking rumours of a Steven Caulker loan or possibly Jon Bostock - the link with Tottenham is a brilliant link to have, getting a Champions League upbringing and then gaining experience at Yeovil is fine by me!

We look forward to some new faces and getting out of the rut that has seen us enter the relegation zone for the first time since March 2009 - I know it's a marathon not a sprint and that the table really isn't worth looking at until November at the earliest but it doesn't feel nice.


It is true to say that the supporters are fully behind our relatively inexperienced management team, it really is a case of "In Skivo We Trust".

I, like many Glovers, are confident that we will turn this corner and get back not only to winning ways, but doing it in style as well. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we have a squad capable of challenging the very best in the league - it just hasn't clicked into place yet.

It has all lead to a very weird feeling of not being happy about the performances and the results, yet an excitement at finally getting a proper chance to see Yeovil in action away at Huddersfield in a couple weeks.

I saw the 0-0 draw against Oldham and, despite the score line it was far from boring! I just hope we can put the same grit and determination into our play away at the Galpharm. The game will be a home-banker for most punters so I expect a turn up for the bookies.

Meanwhile, the fundraising for Adam Stansfield smashed its £4000 target this week as raffle tickets sold like hot cakes, numerous prizes were up for grabs and all the money went to the Adam Stansfield Fund - a fund set up to help youth football in the Devon region, a huge 'congratulations' to anyone involved.

In Skivo We Trust!



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