GLOVERS NEWS : Gerry Gow was great as a manager said former team-mate Tom Ritchie

GLOVERS NEWS : Gerry Gow was great as a manager said former team-mate Tom Ritchie

Posted: 16th April 2021
  GERRY Gow had been interviewed about the vacant manager’s job at Yeovil Town with his playing days at Burnley in the Football League coming to an end. But it was initial disappointment for Gow when the job went to Ian MacFarlane and despite being gutted at the news he sat out the remaining games of the 1983-84 season at Burnley. He was released at the end of that…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Gerry Gow attracted a new generation of fans to Yeovil Town

GLOVERS NEWS: Gerry Gow attracted a new generation of fans to Yeovil Town

Posted: 16th April 2021
WHENEVER I see re-runs of that famous Ricky Villa goal where he goes on a mesmerising and weaving run before slotting the ball home to win the centenary FA Cup Final of 1981 for Tottenham Hotspur my eyes are not necessarily transfixed by the Argentine’s nimble footwork (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). I tend to focus my attention on the Manchester City…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Signing Ian Botham was a masterstroke for Yeovil Town

GLOVERS NEWS: Signing Ian Botham was a masterstroke for Yeovil Town

Posted: 16th April 2021
  LEGENDARY England and Somerset cricket all-rounder Ian Botham – who was a Yeovil schoolboy – made his Yeovil Town football debut on January 26, 1985, against Northwich Victoria in the Gola League. His appearance put an extra 1,000 spectators on the Huish gate and the short-term signing was a masterstroke by manager Gerry Gow. And although Botham’s two-month playing…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Remembering the one and only Gerry Gow

GLOVERS NEWS: Remembering the one and only Gerry Gow

Posted: 16th April 2021
A NEW book looking at the life of former Yeovil Town player-manager Gerry Gow has been published (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). The Neil Palmer publication entitled He’s Here, He’s There: The Gerry Gow Story looks back at Gow’s career which saw him become a legendary Bristol City cult figure during the 1970s while the highlight of a move to Manchester City…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Remembering Alec Stock – the mastermind of Yeovil Town’s greatest cup giant-killing

GLOVERS NEWS: Remembering Alec Stock – the mastermind of Yeovil Town’s greatest cup giant-killing

Posted: 16th April 2021
  IT does not seem possible that it was 20 years ago this month when the new roof over the home terrace at Huish Park was officially opened when Yeovil Town played host to Nationwide Conference title rivals Rushden and Diamonds (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). It does not seem possible that it is now 20 years since Yeovil Town fans thought their best hopes of…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Club in mourning at death of club captain Lee Collins

GLOVERS NEWS: Club in mourning at death of club captain Lee Collins

Posted: 1st April 2021
  YEOVIL Town Football Club has been plunged into mourning following the death of 32-year-old club captain Lee Collins. The club announced on Thursday, April 1, 2021, that Lee had sadly passed away the previous day and “our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.” “ We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time,” said a club spokesman. “The…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Yeovil Town fans to fund grave restoration

GLOVERS NEWS: Yeovil Town fans to fund grave restoration

Posted: 22nd January 2021
  YEOVIL Town supporters have clubbed together and raised enough money to have the final resting place of a former player – who died as a result of an injury he received in a match nearly 100 years ago – completely restored. The Yeovil Press community newspaper ran a story in its January 2021 edition about Ernest Hyman who died on January 7, 1927, following an injury he…

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GLOVERS GLORY: Ernest Hyman – the player who gave his life to Yeovil Town

GLOVERS GLORY: Ernest Hyman – the player who gave his life to Yeovil Town

Posted: 10th January 2021
THE lettering on the headstone had faded over the past 93 years and the inscription was barely visible, but the memory of Ernest Joseph Hyman should burn brightly in the history of Yeovil Town Football Club (writes Yeovil Press editor Steve Sowden). I visited the grave of little-known Ernest Hyman last month - tucked away in the churchyard of St Nicholas’ Church in…

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GLOVERS GLORY: Remembering Yeovil Town's Ernest Hyman

GLOVERS GLORY: Remembering Yeovil Town's Ernest Hyman

Posted: 10th January 2021
NORTH Somerset miners at the beginning of the 1900s were a rugged and a hard grafting lot who took their work and sport seriously - none more so than the Hyman family from Writhlington near Radstock (writes Yeovil Town historian Michael West). Josiah and his wife Mary had four sons and two daughters; raising them in cramped conditions in a small miner's cottage - the…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Mike got building as lockdown kicked-in

GLOVERS NEWS: Mike got building as lockdown kicked-in

Posted: 15th October 2020
YEOVIL Town fan Mike Hudson knew what to do while supporters are unable to watch football at the club’s Huish Park stadium because of the Covid-19 restrictions – he built himself his very own miniature Huish Park. Season ticket holder Mike built the Huish Park model out of the ever-popular Lego building bricks and was so chuffed with his efforts that he posted photos of…

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