“It is one of them, and right at this moment of course it is the best. But to have between 17,000 and 20,000 fans supporting us, which is a relatively small club, on a small budget, this is what you can do. So if you have got big ambition for a little man, you can get this.”
The “little man” can be variously taken as Gary, YTFC, the small football club or anyone who wants to make a difference with limited resources.
As approximately half the population of Yeovil was at Wembley , King Gary can properly be speaking for the town which has little else going for it at present (other than David Laws MP and Paddy Ashdown).
We need this small-man (and woman) affirming stuff.
As Gary points out, having the guts to go for it when everyone is laughing at you isn’t easy. He’d been written off after some bad managerial experiences but the moment he and Terry Skiverton teamed up last season, the mood around the Huish changed.
Alex Ferguson got the headlines yesterday, he played minor league football and knew what it was like to be the small man in a small league. He hasn’t lost that edge.
Every small man can have his day and the democratisation of media means that every small voice can be heard.
“The little man did good” – a few of those who I come across in business should think about that.
- We are the Yeovil! (henrytapper.com)
- A great day for Yeovil Town Football Club (henrytapper.com)
- We are Yeovil! (henrytapper.com)
- Come on Yeovil! (henrytapper.com)
- Johnson hails Yeovil promotion (skysports.com)
- Brentford 1-2 Yeovil Town | League One play-final match report (guardian.co.uk)
- Up the football leagues we go! Come on #ytfc! (henrytapper.com)
- Yeovil 2 Sheff Utd 0 (agg 2-1) – match report: Glovers come from goal down to clinch League One play-off final spot (dailymail.co.uk)
- Rosler gracious in defeat (skysports.com)
- Yeovil Beats Brentford 2-1 to Reach Championship Next Season – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Brentford v Yeovil (bbc.co.uk)