YEOVIL NEED TO PLAY THE LONG GAME
BY THE time you read this, Yeovil could be condemned to League Two – just a year after they were playing in the Championship.
It’s very sad because I had a great time playing at Huish Park and they’re a club whose results I always look out for.
Paul Sturrock has now been appointed manager but, for me, it’s the whole mentality of the club that needs to change.
I remember losing 3-2 at Charlton and the chairman came in afterwards. He basically said: ‘Don’t worry lads, I didn’t expect us to win today anyway’.
It’s that small club ethos. It was almost like you turn up and make a day of it, but the result is neither here nor there.
There’s never any structure or real progress. They never offer players two or three year deals and try to build. In my day we had a good squad of players but we all left in the summer.
The club showed no real impetus to say ‘Right, let’s keep our best six players and really give this a push’.
Yes, money is tight. But even when they got to the Championship the money wasn’t really reinvested, despite the accounts showing an annual profit.
Everything is run season to season. If they get good players in, they have a good season. If they get bad ones in… well, this happens.
Something has to change or they could soon find themselves back in the Conference.
BOSS: Paul Sturrock