With the recent signing of Alex Fisher bringing back some memories of times gone by, it got Ben thinking… what ever happened to the side that slept walked out of the Football League?
…and because I know you have been thinking that too (right?) I thought I’d turn the clocks back to Saturday, 27th April 2019.
Avengers Endgame had been in cinemas less than 24 hours, Nick Krygios was celebrating his 24th birthday (by shouting at a line judge, probably) and the only people on the planet who were practicing ‘social distancing’ were the Glovers back four as Northampton turned around a 2-0 half time deficit to draw 2-2 and relegate Yeovil out of the EFL after a decade and a half.
This is how we lined up, and what they’re doing now.
(Oh and by the way, there were no fewer than four ex-YTFC players in the Cobblers’ starting line up that day, Dean Bowditch, Sam Hoskins, Andy Williams and Sam Foley… cheers lads)
12 Nathan Baxter
Water-bottle enthusiast Nathan Baxter has been enjoying loan spells from Chelsea ever since this stint with Yeovil.
He’s been at Accrington and Hull City twice. Very good goalkeeper
8 Matt Worthington
Yeah, we had him at Right back that day.
And prior to Fisher’s return the only member of this squad still with us, well over a hundred games in green and white, a stalwart of our midfield, its safe to say we’ve got far more out of him since that season.
6 Omar Sowunmi
Club captain. His second half own goal started the second half crumble. He left that summer after a few choice words and disagreements with supporters on social media, went to Colchester, then Bromley and has signed a new deal with them.
5 Bevis Mugabi
Now a fully fledged international defender and SPL regular with Motherwell.
Left the club that summer for the top flight in Scotland and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
23 Tom James
Loved a free kick. Scored a couple of worldie, West Ham U23s and Notts County I seem to recall.
Also scored a magnificent Own Goal too.
Been around the block a bit, Hibs in Scotland, Wigan, Salford, Leyton Orient where he kept Dan Moss out the team in the second half of last season…
10 Jake Gray
I was never comfortable with him wearing the number 10, but after leaving us he went to Woking before moving to Hampton and Richmond where he still plays and runs the show there by all accounts.
20 Sessi D’Almeida
Not many players from Benin find their way to Yeovil do they?
He was alright, wasn’t he? Was he?
Hes played for Toneldo in Portugal and Valencienne and Pau FC in France since leaving Huish Park
17 Alex Pattison
Firstly, I was convinced he was called James. Apparently not.
Joined us on loan from Middlesbrough, looked lively at times. Do I recall some discontent after the now infamous ‘night out’ after the final day?
Now at Harrogate and has been linked to some Championship clubs this summer
16 Tristan Abrahams
Scored a penalty in the game to get us all excited.
Newport, Leyton Orient, Carlisle all in the bag before helping Grimsby get promoted this season just gone.
11 Courtney Duffus
A sore subject. Pushed out, pulled back in, part of the Non League reset with Rhys Murphy before departing to free up funds for *checks notes* Reuben Reid.
Bromley, then Morecambe, bit of time at Stockport too… shouldn’t have let him go should we?
25 Alex Dobre
Nope, me neither.
Turns out, he’s half decent. Went to Dijon in France for the best part of a Million quid from Bournemouth.
He has clearly cut the mustard (sorry) enough there to attract interest from Serie A sides… apparently
On the bench that day were…
Stayed with the team for one season, left after play off defeat to Barnet, now at Dover.
Remember we released him mid season and were expecting him to show up at one of the London clubs… did that ever happen?
😬 We don’t talk about Gabby.
Uncle Zokes, departed Huish Park that summer and called it a day from playing.
Scored that one worldie, then urm… didn’t do much else. Now plays for Le Havre in France.
Scored 700 goals per game (give or take) in the Conference South and earned a move to Dorking this season.
…and Alex Fisher.
One of the few who actually seemed to give half a damn that we got relegated.
He’s back for the next two years at Huish Park after stints at Exeter and Newport and will be hoping those around him can ‘Feed the Fish’ a bit more this season.
What a story it would be if Alex Fisher, could right the wrongs of 2019 and take Yeovil back up to the EFL…
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