Ian Perkins

Ian, Dave and the returning Ben are here to chat about another week in Yeovil Town – it’s been a quiet one.

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To try and put into words the impact Terry Skiverton had on Yeovil Town Football Club is really quite a challenge.

For 23 years, London born Terence John Skiverton was a part of the furniture at Huish Park – in fact, he was so much more.

He signed for the Glovers from Welling United back in the Summer of 1999 and departed this past week.

We’ve seen tributes pour in from players and fans and quite frankly we’re not sure just how much more we can add.

But, what we can do is try and reignite some memories.

Skivo, played 383 competitive games for the Glovers, scored 44 goals and would go on to manage 157 more, overseeing two spells in the managerial hot seat.

He was an assistant to Gary Johnson and to Darren Way, lead the Glovers’ academy for a time and did just about every job going at one time or another at Huish Park.

From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you Skivo.

Words might not do your time in Somerset justice, but maybe pictures will.

We are proud to be working hard to save whatever we can from the now defunct Ciderspace archives and are delighted to be able to share these pictures spanning just about every one of the 23-years that Terry Skiverton was part of Yeovil Town Football Club.


It was a pretty bleak weekend by all accounts. Ian and Dave are joined by James Healey to make some sense of the weekend and we try to bring some cheer to these dismal days.

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Yeovil whimpered out of the FA Trophy at the hands of Needham Market yesterday. I soaked it all in and fortuitously managed to condense it in five conclusions.

Well, that wasn’t very good was it? It goes without saying that losing to a team in the Southern League Premier Division is unacceptable for Yeovil Town Football Club. The game should not have reached a penalty shootout and we should have had enough about us to put them away. But, as everyone knows and Darren Sarll said, on the day it’s 11 men vs 11 men and Needham Market’s 11 men earned victory. Too many players performed far below the level expected and we were the ‘giants’ that were killed on this occasion.

It’s blindingly obvious but we’re horribly out of form. We’ve gone through this pattern before. A good run of form followed by a rough patch of form. We need to get out of this patch sooner rather than later if we’re going to keep within touching distance of the play offs. How we get it back, who knows? Darren Sarll didn’t seem hopeful of any additions any time soon, which we obviously need. Once again, we’re round to talking correlation between what happens off the pitch and how important it is to what happens on it. We’ve gone from nine subs to four in seven days and the manager needs reinforcements.

Oh, Reuben. This wasn’t a performance of the rejuvenated Reuben Reid we’ve been anticipating. This match was Reid’s return to Yeovil in a nutshell. Loose touches, misplaced passes, a lot effort but a lack of quality. His penalty was disappointing and summed up his afternoon. This isn’t the Reid who was training almost immediately after the 2020/21 season finished. This is an experienced pro, at the latter stages of his career recovering from a serious hamstring injury having to start from square one again and get himself match fit in a side which is on a bad run. And instead of being able to be eased back into it, we’re reliant on him to come back into the team and drag us out of a mess.

There was a feeling of deflation around Huish Park. Perhaps it was the contrast of 8,000 last Saturday versus 1600 yesterday, but the rumours circulating before kick-off about Terry Skiverton’s departure (coupled with his notable absence during the warm up) certainly took the wind out of my sails. To lose a legend like Skivo in the middle of the season, without a proper send off is really sad. It’s not how I thought it would happen and I daresay it’s probably not how he thought it would happen. His departure is sad for supporters and also the players he works with on a daily basis and the staff he’s worked with since joining Yeovil in 1998.

Darren Sarll cut a frustrated figure. It felt like Darren was on the cusp of saying what he really felt about the situation after the match yesterday. That’s not to say he doesn’t normally, he clearly does. But, what must have been a highly emotional week for him has ended in, probably, his worst defeat as Yeovil manager. He’s lost his assistant (and friend), he’s lost his captain to injury and the team he’s worked miracles with so far appear to be in a rut. Next weekend we welcome Wrexham to town which will undoubtedly demonstrate the gulf in resource, but we did ‘em last time didn’t we?!

On this episode of the Gloverscast, Sheridan Robins joins Ian and Dave to talk about Tuesday’s loss at Southend and everything that’s happened in between. We’ve got a chat with Needham Market fan, and a bloody load of questions from the lovely Gloverscast listeners!


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The FA Cup dream is over, but the treble is still on. Ian and Ben welcome Dave Prior to the Gloverscast to talk about our Saturday night under the lights at Huish Park and how we saw the game, the performance and all the stuff around it.


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It wasn’t quite a magic night at Huish Park, but there is always something about Yeovil Town in the FA Cup. Here are Ian’s Five Conclusions from the 3-1 defeat.

It was fantastic to see a crowd. Not since Manchester United’s visit in 2018 have we had such a turnout. Despite Bournemouth not being a ‘superclub’, Huish Park was packed and full of anticipation of more FA Cup history. While the result wasn’t what we’d have wanted, seeing supporters in their volume to watch the match was a pleasant remind of what Yeovil Town FC can be on its day. Let’s just hope the mud bath surround the stadium didn’t put people off attending less glamourous matches in the future.

Bournemouth’s quality was clear to see. But for the keeper’s mishap, we didn’t cause them any major issues. Their technical prowess allowed them to totally control the game and keep us at arm’s length. Emiliano Marcondes was everywhere for the Cherries and he earned his hattrick with his clever runs and positioning. Jamal Lowe showed what a talent he is with his dizzying runs and electric pace. We performed admirably, but Bournemouth showed why they are three points clear at the top of the Championship.

Max Evans should have got his chance. Dillon Barnes has had two disappointing performances in his loan spell for us. The corner at Torquay was bad and I felt he had another poor game in the FA Cup. He pushed the ball back into the middle of the goal for Bournemouth’s third goal and he seemed to struggle with crosses and corners again. There’s a lesson to be learned for Grant Smith, don’t mouth off at officials again. He’s missed two big games for Yeovil and we’ve really suffered for it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I think giving Max Evans an opportunity in these two games would have been a good thing. It couldn’t have gone much worse.

We looked tired. Playing against Bournemouth is totally draining, obviously. But we looked like a side which hadn’t had a proper week of preparation. Tom Knowles and Charlie Wakefield aren’t at the energetic levels they were, Matt Worthington isn’t getting forward like he was and our threat was diminished. I’m not sure having Worthington and Dale Gorman on yellow cards for the majority of the match made it trickier for us to take any risks. On the plus side, we had nine substitutes and seem to have some genuine depth in positions. Without downplaying Needham Market, we could do with playing Needham Market after these last three games. Instead, we’ve got a quick turnaround and a trip to Southend having not left the South West since November.

Scott Priestnall decided to grace us with his presence, albeit under the radar. That there’s even speculation about whether or not the owner of the football club will attend a match is appalling enough in itself. We can only guess as to the reason why this match was worth a visit, perhaps it was to see what a proper occasion at Huish Park can look like. Perhaps it was to sort out some contracts for players and the manager. Maybe we’re days away from seeing his long-term plan. Hopefully he was there to clear out his desk. Plenty on the terraces let him know their feelings last night.

On today’s episode of the Gloverscast, Ben, Dave and Ian revisit Torquay and chat about this weekends FA Cup match against Bournemouth. We talk to Craig from UTCIAD about The Cherries’ preparation for Saturday, plus there’s a brand new quiz!

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Yeovil Town have announced that kids can go to our highly anticipated FA Trophy 4th Round match against Needham Market for free.

The Glovers have opted for the same ticket offering as with the previous FA Trophy match against Woking with an adult ticket costing £10, concessions £5 and under-16s for nothing.

Who knows, Needham Market Ultra June ‘Dot Cotton’ Brown could be there too.

And remember, the quadruple is still on!

Tickets can be purchased here.

Bournemouth are on the verge of sealing the £1m+ signing of Fleetwood’s James Hill according to reports.

It’s just the reminder of the gulf between us and our MSP Capital Derby FA Cup opponents on Saturday.

Hill is an England U20 international, but is unlikely to play in our 3rd Round tie due to injury.

Update: Bournemouth confirmed the signing of Hill yesterday evening.

It wasn’t the best afternoon at Huish Park yesterday, but there were positives sprinkled amongst the defeat. Here’s Ian’s Five Conclusions…

Darren Sarll has some decisions to make up front. Adi Yussuf started yesterday, and it was one of those games where nothing lands right for him. He never really got hold of the ball, didn’t win many headers and was out muscled on most occasions. Joe Quigley returned from the bench after his injury and caused issues for Torquay and was an instant upgrade. The arrival of Reuben Reid was also promising, he got the ball under control and held off Torquay defenders well too. For the first time this season, Sarll has three out-and-out striking options and decisions to make.

Morgan Williams is becoming Mr Dependable. When we signed Williams in the summer after two decent loan spells, I though we were getting a good centre back option. A young player who would improve with us and either progress with us or move on for a nice fee. Not only is he all of those things, but he’s also becoming a trusted, versatile member of the squad who’s filling in at both left and right back. I think there is a question to ask about Alex Bradley’s absence, and what he gives us going forward compared to Williams. But, defensively Williams is proving that he’s dependable across the back four.

I think that’s enough of Dale Gorman’s speculative shots from distance. When Gorman lined up a freekick from forty yards yesterday, I thought he it was just a decoy run up. I anticipated a delicate lob or a disguised pass to a sneaky full back on the run. Instead, Gorman opted to attempt the unlikely spectacular and belted the ball into a two man wall allowed Torquay to break and force the corner from which they equalised. Now, we should have dealt with the corner, but we shouldn’t have gone from that position with an attacking free kick, to an exposed defensive situation in under a minute. He had another attempt later in the match, where he was tackled cleanly and tried to claim a foul as Torquay broke and but for a shirt pull, could have scored again on the counter. Gorman is great at breaking up play and keeping our possession ticking over, but the frequent attempts at worldies are letting him down.

I felt we lost our width. It may have been (and probably was) a tactical plan to get narrow, but as we chased the game we didn’t seem to get players in the wide areas to make a difference. We didn’t see Charlie Wakefield didn’t get to areas where we’ve seen him cause teams problems, Knowles didn’t get wide to cut back inside. With Quigley and Reid on the pitch, we could have got more crosses in the box and caused Torquay more problems.

We don’t need to panic. Two losses on the bounce isn’t great, but it’s not the end of the world. The late withdrawal of Luke Wilkinson meant we had to shuffle the pack even more than we thought we’d have to with Dan Moss and Grant Smith suspended. A back five that might have just had a couple of changes had four. This group has plenty of credit in the bank and this is part of the journey.

We’ve broken rule 2 to bring you a Monday pod!

Ian, Dave and Ben (it’s his birthday today, make sure you wish him a happy birthday!) talk about the loss against Torquay and all the various machinations coming out of it.

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Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Happy New Year!

We roll into 2022 with an exciting game tomorrow against Torquay United and the chance to redeem ourselves after Boxing Day disappointment. 

Yesterday at Darren Sarll‘s pre-match press conference he spoke about a number of topics, including contracts, loanees, Sonny Blu’s overturned suspension and more. He also talked about covid and the impact it’s having on football.

I don’t know about you, but I have found it deeply frustrating to hear managers at the top of the game complaining about lack of players, squad depth and the like. For me, it’s a perfect example of how out of touch the top division in this country is with the the rest of football. It’s difficult to have sympathy with the likes of Tuchel, Klopp and Rangnick when they’re organisations who have had hundreds of millions of pounds (and in Chelsea’s case, more than £1bn) pumped into them over years and access to the best young talent across the globe. My heart bleeds for these teams who need more players and need to make five substitutions. We’ve been happy to name five subs this season.

Darren Sarll talked about his frustration with the top of the game and the attitude it’s showing to youth development and their academy systems in this time of need.

He said: “I find it quite frustrating when I listen to Premier League managers because I have been a Premier League academy manager and I have sat in a meeting with the other 19 Premier League clubs.

The millions that goes in to youth development at Premier League level and they are moaning about not having any players – what is the point of having an under-23 team?

If players are in the under-23s and they are not ready, why are they in the under-23s? We have some top coaches in this country, why are they not using the youth teams?”

Sarll is, of course, no stranger to youth development at the top of the pyramid, having been Watford’s Academy Manager in 2018/19. He talked about his experience of the finances, and the disparity of finances with the the bigger sides and their peers.

“The biggest budget I have ever had was when I was academy manager at Watford, it wasn’t massive and in comparison to top Premier League sides [about] 5% of what the top clubs spend on youth development. I’m talking about PL academies having bigger budgets than clubs in the top end of the Championship. But if they are spending multiple millions of pounds a year, why aren’t they ready? If I’m the Chief Executive (of a Premier League team) and my manager is not using young players, I would be asking a question – why aren’t those young players ready?”

Sometimes, the top of football feels so detached from the rest of the pyramid. When they have an embarrassment of riches and complain about a lack of personnel when you’re struggling to scrape together a squad regardless of COVID, it makes it even more detached.

I thought the manager summed it up quite nicely with this: “COVID does not exempt any team from having COVID, so the integrity of the game is consistent because everyone can get COVID.”

As we close out 2021, I just wanted to write a thank you to everyone who’s supported the Gloverscast on our journey this year.

It’s been a hell of a year for us as Yeovil Town supporters, whether it’s the ongoing takeover saga, trying to get answers out of an absentee owner or the deeply tragic passing of Lee Collins, as supporters of our beloved club it feels like we have all been through the ringer this year.

In April, myself, Ben and Dave decided we’d make the Gloverscast more than a bi-weekly podcast of us talking nonsense. We missed Ciderspace. We missed proper, dedicated coverage of Yeovil Town FC. We felt we could (and needed to) do something to start informing supporters again in a responsible, formal way. 

The response has been phenomenal, and validates the time and energy we put into the Gloverscast outside of our day jobs.

So, I want to say a thank you to the readers, listeners, commenters, question-askers, clickers and trolls (you know who you are) for helping us grow the website, podcast and social media pages. We couldn’t do it without your support.

I’d also like to thank:

Everyone who’s contributed to an episode this year, Tim Lancaster and Hugh for their fantastic chat about Badger, Will Ranner, Marcus Duncomb, Elliot Watts, Jimmer, Dave Prior, Sheridan Robins, Sam Collard.

The current and former players who’ve lent their time to us this year to talk about their time playing for the club we all love.

All the quizzers – our listeners love the quiz and without you folks stepping up to take a shot it wouldn’t be a thing. Thank you for putting yourself up for public embarrassment. As many of you have discovered, it’s a lot easier when you’re listening than when you’re on it!

The Historical Oracle, Nigel Dyson, for his brain-melting spreadsheets.

Chris Angulo for his weekly Throwback Thursdays. I’ve got to say I’ve loved reading his take on moments from our past and the time and effort he puts into it.

Mike Kunz for letting us use his photography from Huish Park this season and previous seasons. Thanks Mike!

Huish Hugh for bringing back the Ciderspace Away Travel Guides and providing travelling supporters with everything they need when hitting the road.

Dave for transcribing Darren Sarll interviews inhumanely speedily (I’m certain there’s some sort of AI in there) and for carrying most of the news without even skipping a beat. And being willing to be dragged on this journey.

Ben for his unwavering(ish) optimism and positivity which has dragged me through plenty of miserable spells in 2021, and pissing off a few Stockport and Wrexham fans with his typical BBC-bias commentaries.

Thanks again for supporting us, here’s to a smashing 2022.

Come on you Glovers!

Ian


Shhhh, don’t tell Ian, but Dave and Ben just wanted to hijack the end of this article to thank IAN for all his hard work.

The Gloverscast is his brain child and he just dragged us a long for the ride.

His help, support and guidance as to what he wanted all this *grand gesture* to look like is why you see the finished product as you do.

That means, editing, tweaking, asking questions, freedom of information requests, recording at 8am or 8pm to suit our (my) schedule – a whole bunch of stuff our readers and listeners don’t actually see.

The Gloverscast is something special for Yeovil fans, and we just wanted to add our thank to Ian for making it all happen,

Cheers, Ben and Dave.

On the final day of 2021, we have the final podcast of 2021.

Elliot Watts joins Ian, Ben and Dave (the headliner) to discuss what happened against Torquay, what is going to happen against Torquay and a load more.

Stick around, the quiz is on the end!


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Does anyone have a clue what day it is?

It’s actually bin day today, so that’s good. Apologies to SSDC for all of the Paw Patrol packaging and bottles of Sheppy’s (we could still do with some sponsorship if anyone from Sheppy’s is reading – your cider is stupendous!)

Who’s watched the Torquay highlights? I’d imagine none of those who went. It was disappointing to see Sonny react to some classic shithousery, hopefully he’ll learn from it and won’t get caught up in anything again. We’ve done a reasonable job of avoiding getting into trouble for silliness so far this season (Yussuf’s Boreham Wood brain fart aside) but with Sonny’s dismissal, Dan Moss’s 5th yellow and Grant Smith’s red after the final whistle, we’ve really shot ourselves in the foot. We’re always going to pick up cards, we’re into season three of Darren Sarll’s management and it’s been a constant, but if we can pick them up for tackles rather than dissent or head loss going forward, it’ll be easier to stomach.

In the aftermath of our Boxing Day loss at Plainmoor, Torquay United issued a statement regarding abhorrent chanting that some of their “so-called supporters” took part in during the match regarding our tragic captain Lee Collins. A video was circulated on Twitter from the Weymouth end during the FA Cup match at Huish Park where you could hear shouts of a similar ilk.

It’s a stark reminder of the work that still needs to be done on the terraces. Whether it’s racism, sexism or any other discriminatory behaviour, there are channels to report it and people should feel able to do so. We should be (and are being) careful not to throw stones, as there have been occasions this season where our supporters have acted like idiots, although not in such a distasteful manner. I’m not sure what the answer is, and I know most self-respecting humans would never partake in such hatred dressed up as banter.

We’ve been through a lot as a club over the last 12 months, there’s no excuse for such bile on any terrace, social media platform or anywhere for that matter – especially Yeovil Town Football Club. Let’s be better.

Sheridan and Coatesie have shared their thoughts on our goalkeeping situation in the absence of Grant Smith. Have a read and let us know your views. For what it’s worth, I’m actually on the fence. Max Evans is around the club and his fellow teammates, it’s only two games, give him the chance. That said, I wouldn’t turn down my nose at an experienced EFL keeper for a month’s loan if the circumstances were right. Luckily, it’s not up to me.

After a week off, we’re actually recording a podcast tonight. If you have any questions you’d like answered you know what to do.

Visiting Plainmoor - Torquay UnitedTorquay United have issued a strong statement saying that they will be ‘launching a full investigation’ after reports relating to fan behaviour during Yeovil’s Boxing Day visit to Plainmoor,

The statement reads: “The Club would like to stress that whilst the vast majority of supporters in attendance for this match were once again a credit to our Football Club, Torquay United AFC has a zero-tolerance policy regarding any behaviour of the nature being reported.

Any so-called fans identified as partaking in these acts will never be welcome at Plainmoor, and the Club will be issuing any perpetrators with life bans from the stadium accordingly.

Torquay United AFC prides itself on being a family-focused club at the heart of our local community, and we will not allow the mindless actions of a few to tarnish our proud reputation.”

Reports emerged on social media regarding disgraceful chants from a minority of Gulls’ supporters, which prompted a letter to the Green and White Supporters Club.

Any supporters who witnessed these actions, or have any information regarding them, are asked to report them to the Club via yellowarmy@torquayunited.com, in order to further assist with this investigation.

What and when is Half-Christmas, the Workaholics Holiday | TimeAs it’s Christmas tomorrow we thought it would be nice to share with you what we’d like for Christmas this year. As regular listeners to The Gloverscast will know, there’s three of us who like to chew the cud about our beloved football club and each of us have shared what we’d like left under the tree this year.

Ian: After a largely torrid couple of years as a Yeovil Town supporter 2021 is shaping up to finish rather well. The turnaround since October’s dismal run at Huish Park is a distant memory and our excellent form has given us a rather odd feeling of comfort and confidence. I don’t think I can recall feeling this way since the run in of the 2012/13 season – and we all know what happened there.

So, on tomorrow I would love to wake up to a carefully, extravagantly wrapped present containing more of the same please! Darren Sarll has worked miracles in spite of the off-pitch situation and has made this team one to be proud of. Keep it up lads, and let’s dream the impossible dream!

Dave: One of us had to take it off the pitch, so I would love to see a second half of the season where every fan wants to go to Huish Park.

We go in to Christmas Day with talks about takeover still bubbling, still concerns about the financial situation of the club, and still silence from those involved in these discussions.

So, rather than sending a letter to Santa this year, I would love to see one from someone in charge of our club with passion, a plan to improve the supporter experience and plot a course for further 125 years of a football club at the heart of its community.

Ben:

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a very good boy this year. Could I please ask for some nice things, not for me though, for my friends.

Can you please help Darren, Terry, Josh, Charlie, Tom, Grant, Max, Luke, Jordan, Adi and others get new contracts at Huish Park.

They’ve all worked so hard to bring joy to Glovers fans and I would like to see them rewarded.

I have such fun watching these players and would like the chance to see what this group can build not just for the remainder of this season but beyond. I’d hate for us to fall just short of our targets and not get the chance to see what they could achieve if given the chance to grow as a unit. I don’t want this squad picked off by other teams? I don’t want my friends to get broken up, we all have so much fun together.

Can you also ask if our new friends, Dan, Sonny and Jack can play with us a bit longer please? I know their parents think a lot of them, but they really do make things better.

Thanks, and Merry Christmas
Ben, age 33 ¾ 

We’d like to wish our Gloverscast listeners and readers a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2022.

Happy Christmas Eve listeners. We couldn’t leave you without a Gloverscast on a Friday so here it is.

Ian, Ben and Dave chat about the week, what the implications of behind closed doors football could be, the FA Trophy and a look at Torquay on Boxing Day. Dave chatted to TorquayTalk to get the low down on Gary Johnson’s side. We’ve had some questions from the listeners and as always, there’s a quiz.


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Terry Skiverton clears an early Newport attack
Photo © Ciderspace 2001
Photography Tim Lancaster

Good morning,

We’re now on day 18 of Scott’s seven day deadline.

The problem is we’re getting news, that’s not actually news. Another article appeared this week, saying the takeover was going to be done on the 21st. Here we are on the 23rd. We’ve been here before a few times.

It’s frustrating and disheartening to keep reading the nonsense, based on rumour and conjecture, repeated and taken with such credibility. Throw a dart at the calendar and hope it sticks.

As we’ve said before, the only people who know exactly what’s going on are at the heart of the deal – the individuals at the table. Everything else is noise and misinformation. Despite how it’s dressed up.

Terry Skiverton is taking the “gaffer’s presser” today in a bit of a switcheroo. I always think it’s interesting to hear from Skivo every now and then. As a bonafide club legend, his take on the situation at the club he’s been at since 1999 is always worth listening to. Plus, we’re up against another legend in Gary Johnson on Boxing Day – we hope.

The less said about our last trip to Plainmoor the better. This could not be a more different Yeovil Town heading to the English Riviera than last December. 

There’s a good interview with Grimbsy’s owner, Jason Stockwood on Grimsby Live, where he talks about governance within the National League and refers to Wrexham and Stockport County.

“The downside is the people who can come in and spend disproportionate amount and underwrite losses through advertising revenues that others don’t have access to.

“It completely distorts the wage structure and the expectation of fans if you can sign a player from a top team and spend over 5K a week.

“That makes it impossible for teams like Grimsby. It is outside the constraints of what is sustainable within our budgets and it would upset the wage structure within your organisation.”

“All power to the Wrexhams and Stockports. It would be disingenuous to say you wouldn’t want someone to invest at that level in your club. It’s just the potential consequences I worry about.”

He goes on to talk about Fair Game and Tracey Crouch’s review, as well. 

I’m just jealous of a local news outlet sitting down with the owner of the local football club for a multi-part interview. What a novelty.

Keep an eye on the website for all the latest news from the press conference. We’re recording tomorrow’s podcast at midday today so if you have any questions get them in early!