Dear Santa…

Date published: Friday 4th December 2009 11:54

Sign up Forbes and Kalala, pleads FanZoner Ben Barrett

Everyone knows, that as soon as Martin Tyler and Andy Gray say that someone is having a good game, he will fall over, score an own goal and probably get sent off.

The curse of the commentator has been clouding over the heads of footballers everywhere and I fear we may have found a new concern. The Curse of the Blogger.

I refer you to my previous blog – “Yeo must be joking” – in which I made a few comments that I think I should now hang my head for.

“We look forward to some fixtures we could consider ‘easy’ in comparison; Gillingham, a team which our reserves beat at the end of the 2007 season; Craig Alcock on debut was brilliant; Walsall, have they ever finished anything other than 12th?”


The above teams were two fixtures I previewed as being six points in the bag… well apparently egg has found its way onto my face. Against these sides, we had the same team who had gone on a brilliant run of form, only to fall to both. Versus Gillingham we were poor, and deserved nothing, against Walsall it was a case of de ja vu.

So we now face games against MK Dons and Norwich, I think it is in everyone’s interest if I keep it quiet, so my blog should take a slightly more festive feel.

Advent calendars are being cracked open it is time to consider how we are doing, 22 points, 14th in the table and fans seemingly happy with and attractive style of football.

With ups and downs sure to come, ask any Yeovil fan, and if any say that they would turn down 14th place come May, they are lying.

By the time Auld Lang Syne is belted out around the country, I would like 22 points to be at least 28 and I will be incredibly happy.


Beyond the turkey and the crackers we have half an eye on January, with four players out of contract: Terrell Forbes, Andy Lindegaard, JP Kalala and George O Callaghan

If Terry Skiverton has to be picky, as long as he makes sure Forbes and Kalala sign on the dotted line, I think the other two are nothing more than squad players and could be replaced by the odd loanee.

Speaking of loanees, Alex McCarthy and Shaun MacDonald are both due to return to their parent clubs, they must be either signed on for longer or replaced; I don’t want to think about a run-in without them.

I fear we may lose someone over the winter months, I hope we don’t, but I fear Mr Alcock could be in line for a step up to Championship level while a couple others could interest some other clubs.

January, could be a horrible, horrible time, but that could just be me fearing the worst. We are in a really positive place right now and assuming results pick up again and we should be just fine.

So if Santa has a few minutes off from finding Leeds another television pay-out for Christmas, and he reads this blog, all I want is two or more contracts and half-a-dozen more points before the New Year.

I’ve been a good boy, honest!

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