VALIANT GLOVERS SHOW IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
YEOVIL may have lasted just one season in the Championship. But to have reached game 44 before losing their grip is an incredible achievement.
The Glovers have a playing budget of barely £2m in a division where plenty of clubs pay that kind of money to a single player. Up the M3 at QPR, it wouldn’t even make you their highest earner.
Yet Gary Johnson’s men have never been humiliated, never been embarrassed or looked out of their depth.Bar a 5-1 hiding at Huddersfield, they have given every opponent a serious run for their money.
More importantly, they have given fans who grew up watching the likes of Maidstone and Bognor the chance to watch Bolton, Blackburn and Derby at Huish Park. Not as a favour or a friendly, but as equals and rivals.
Yeovil may never see the Championship again, but they are proof to every club in every division that, in an era when
P remier League cash is manipulated to keep the paupers pinned below decks, it is still possible to squeeze into the big time.