Yeovil True!


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It was a sad weekend for Yeovil Town fans as their cherished club tumbled out of the Football League after 16 years. I nearly wrote “glorious” but withdrew the adjective, many of them were anything but.

We now face a future in the Conference unless, like Leyton Orient we can make a quick bounce back up. There is further that the club could fall but with new owners I hope we will stabilise after a few pretty awful seasons.

I had the delight of seeing them promoted , beating Sheffield United and Brentford in the play-offs. I watched them win 3-0 away at Watford and compete with Burnley, Bournemouth, Southampton, Huddersfield and several other Premier League clubs.

We have a good ground and there is a hard core of fans who will stay with the club. Sadly we have not had the cash or the strategic direction from the board that the club deserved but the biggest problem for Yeovil is that it hasn’t kept momentum from its time in the championship, attendance has plummeted (including mine). Perhaps because of  the irrepressible Miss Tuppence, away games have had more spirit from the fans , than home ones.

The fateful Saturday

I was on my boat with a large Indian family on the afternoon that Yeovil drew 2-2 away at Northampton. We had gone 2-0 up at half-time but managed to snatch disaster from the jaws of victory by conceding twice in the second half.


I was so upset I couldn’t concentrate for hours. After my guests left, I fell off my boat while packing it up and bruised a couple of ribs. Relegation will be a painful memory for a number of reasons.

So it is worth remembering the chorus of the Yeovil Town song, “Yeovil True, through and through – whether we’re up or down”.



About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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