Rock n Goals No. 3 Yeovil Town


No.3 Yeovil Town at Huish Park

League Division 2: Yeovil Town 0 – 2 Sheffield Wednesday

16th October 2010

Yeovil Town
Henderson, Huntington, Smith, Ayling, Williams, Bowditch, Welsh, Virgo, Tudur Jones, Williams, MacDonald.

Subs: Williams, Freeman, Alcock, Roberts, Upson, Calver, Kalala.
Sheffield Wednesday
 Weaver, Otsemobor, Purse, Buxton, Jones, Teale, Potter, O’Connor, Miller, Morrison, Tudgay.

Subs: Jameson, Spurr, Hinds, Johnson, Sedgwick, Mellor, Heffernan.

Ref: G Scott

Attendance: 5,927

The Owls continued their fine run of form in October with a 2-0 victory at Huish Park over Yeovil Town. Jermaine Johnson marked his return to the side with a goal after coming on from the bench in the second half and Tommy Miller wrapped up the points with a penalty moments later.

Wednesday were made to play the final few minutes with ten men as Jon Otsemobor was issued a straight red card for a late challenge on Nathan Smith but the score stayed at 2-0 – to give the Owls three hard-fought points.

The Owls made one change at Huish Park with Daniel Jones in the starting line-up against the Glovers.

After playing 85 minutes for the reserves on Tuesday, Johnson took up a place on the bench.

The Owls made a bright start to the contest, enjoying good spells of possession and were almost in front after seven minutes when Marcus Tudgay rose high to meet Jones’ cross but his header flew inches wide.
The visitors were piling the pressure on Yeovil in the early throes and Gary Teale had a golden chance to break the deadlock.

Clinton Morrison showed a good turn of pace to escape his marker down the right and drove a low ball across the face of goal which Teale side-footed over the crossbar.

The game began to even out as the half progressed but the home side were limited in terms of chances in front of goal with striker Gavin Williams striking way over from distance.Yeovil then came close to taking the lead when Owain Tudur Jones burst forward down the middle, playing a neat through ball to Sam Williams, who cut inside Jones in the area, but his shot was well smothered by Nicky Weaver and Wednesday were able to clear the danger.

The Owls had lost the early momentum that had seen them create a number of good early chances as Yeovil began to take the initiative towards the break.

But Wednesday responded to Yeovil’s spell of pressure, keeping good possession in midfield and winning a flurry of corners – none of which the Owls profited from going into half time.

Five minutes after the restart and Yeovil were first to threaten as Andrew Welsh launched a free kick from the half way line into the box which Paul Huntington put just wide with his head.

The home side were in the ascendancy and Tudur Jones was next to test Weaver but the midfielder, on loan from Norwich, saw his strike well saved by the Wednesday keeper.

Owls’ boss Alan Irvine then made his first change of the game sending on retuning winger Johnson in place of Teale.And that move paid immediate dividends as Johnson took just ten minutes to make his mark by scoring with a superb strike into the top corner from out on the left.

The lively winger produced a special moment in front of the packed away stand at Huish Park as the Jamaican fired Wednesday into the lead with an unstoppable drive past Yeovil keeper Stephen Henderson.

The goal gave Wednesday a lift and the impact Johnson was having was evident as the home side were struggling to deal with his pace.

Things then got better for the Owls after 80 minutes when Otsemobor was brought down in the box by Luke Ayling and Miller stepped up to take the penalty to put Wednesday 2-0 up.

The game ended with a sour note for the Owls who had to see out the final few minutes with ten men as Otsemobor saw red for a late challenge on Nathan Smith but it didn’t really matter though as that was the last of the action as Wednesday win their fourth consecutive game in October.

After the game, Yeovil keeper Henderson revealed that he thought the game had been a bit spicy and he was relishing the return game at Hillsborough later in the season. The interviewer asked Henderson if it was true what he’d heard, that the goalie had put in a transfer request, but he denied it saying “Who’s your sauce on this?” The interviewer apologised by saying he thought he had been man of the match. Henderson said he would take that as a condiment.
One of the Yeovil players was pleased to be back in the side. He felt the manager had been ignoring him. He had even sneaked away for a week on a cruise as he knew the manager would not notice his absence.

Upon his return he was determined to make the manager notice him, so much so he burst into his office shouting loudly “I am Ayling! I AM AYLING! Home again, cross the sea”The Williams triplets, Robbie, Andy and Kenneth all featured for the home side. Robbie felt the team had put in a “Strong” performance and didn’t “Feel” they deserved to lose. He was enjoying playing with a new found “Freedom”.

Andy was fed up of always getting beat and wondered if other team mates felt the same, asking one of them “Can’t Get Used To Losing. You?” Kenneth just felt the team should “Carry On” as they were and things would soon improve.

Morgan Freeman was on the bench, although he wore number “Se7en”, and was interviewed after the game by an extremely attractive lady about his favourite musical artists. He expressed his love of a female singer who had a hit with “My Boy Lollipop” and an 80s male/female duo who had hits such as “Mirror Mirror” and “Give Me Back My Heart”. He told the sexy interviewer “I like “Millie ‘n Dollar, Baby”. He had a reputation for wanting to “Kiss The Girls”, but he failed to make a “Deep Impact” on this occasion.
Later, he played golf with a former SWFC striker .The striker played a really poor tee shot but saved himself with some superb shots to get a par. Freeman was very impressed with “Shaw’s Shank Redemption”

John Virgo was a surprise inclusion in the team, but the manager felt he had earned his “Big Break” and deserved a place in the “side”. He failed to make much of an impression though as Wednesday, had him firmly in their “pockets” although he did make one good “clearance”. He had hoped to help Yeovil climb the “table”.

He was booked for one particularly bad “foul”.Kool and The Gang were in attendance checking on their favourite player. They even had their own chant for him, “Ooh Ka La La”. Any hopes of a “Celebration” were dashed though as Wednesday ran out winners.

They offered some advice to the Yeovil manager as to how to improve the left hand side of the team, telling him “Get Downing On It”. Later, an extremely drunk Kool was asked whose goal won the League Cup for Wednesday in 1991. “Cherish” slurred the blotto bassist.

Top 5 UK chart week ending 16th October 2010

Forget Uwe – Key Lowe Green

New Owls signing Ryan Lowe teamed up with former Hillsborough legends Lance Key and Ryan Green to record this tune recalling the time they tried to name all the League 1 managers but couldn’t remember who the Brentford manager was.

Many other current League 1 managers have of course had hits themselves down the years, such as Danny Wilson, Gregory Abbot, Slade, Knillson and Eyre Supply

Not to mention those who have been immortalised in song, such as “Go Westley” by Pet Shop Boys, “Sittin’ On Waddock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “Mrs Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel, “Parry” by Cliff Richard and “The Powell Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News
Shane – Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow

These two Take Thatters are actually big West Brom fans, so much so that they released this tribute to striker Shane Long.

Other West Bromwich Albion players have also received similar tributes such as “Single Bednar” by Fox, “Tchoyi And Pain” by Donna Allen, “Pure Shorey” by All Saints and “Jara Hearts” by Christina Perri.
Prutton In The Star – Tinie Tempah

A story about new Owls midfielder David Prutton in Sheffield’s premier local newspaper inspired Mr Tempah to release this track.

Footballers appearing in newspapers and inspiring songs is nothing new of course, as “Maniche In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson and “Glenn Hoddley In The Sun” by The Sex Pistols demonstrate.
Just The Wayne You Are – Bruno Mars

Flame haired former Owls full back Wayne Jacobs was the inspiration behind this hit record. Bruno Mars has also recorded other tributes to his favourite players, such as “Grr Nade” about former Sheffield United striker Christian Nade’s countless hilarious misses, and “The Lazy Song”, about Leon Clarke.

He also teamed up with former Owls midfield glacier Burton O’Brien (BOB to his mates) to record a song about the time they caught a former Derby and Preston centre half in the buff, “Nothing On Youl”
Miami 2 Ibiza – Swedish Houchen Mafia vs Tinie

1987 FA Cup final scorer Keith Houchen was in fact Swedish. And in the mafia. Or summat. I dunno. Well Swedish House Mafia, I ask you? I’ve nothing to work with here. Why can’t groups have peoper names these days like Johnny Hates Jazz, Curiosity Killed The Cat or Mental As Anything?

This was a song about the time he went from Miami
Possibly to watch some football.

SATURDAYS GAME: 17th September 2011


The Owls can expect to face the likes of Nathan Jones, who is back after a long absence. In fact, many say he’s been gone too long and is a Supremely talented player

If you’re at the game and you encounter a massive shower of white dots on a black background then don’t worry as it will just be Domino Blizzard. He’s been knocking on the door for a first team place for a while. His previous stints in the team were disappointing and his marks out of ten in the paper reflected that. He was just getting fives and threes

Alistair Slowe is not the only footballer named after a Kylie Minogue song. There’s “Hand On Your Hartson”, “On A Knight Like This” and “In Your Isaiah Osbourne”.If you’re at the game and you encounter a ginger haired muppet wearing a lab coat and going “meep meep”, whilst carrying a shillelagh and a four leaf clover then don’t worry as it will just be Jonathan O’Beaker.

The Sugababes refereed a recent Yeovil game and there was controversy when they awarded a penalty after seeing an opposing player “Push The Wotton” inside the box. Despite concerns they would not be up to the job the “Girls” said it was “Easy” being “In The Middle”

Steve MacLean has been putting in some “bitty” performances of late. He recently sent out a heartfelt message to a (***CONTRACTUAL WAGNER LOVE GAG ALERT***) CSKA Moscow striker who had suffered a bad accident that had affected his vision. “This is “Dedicated To The One Eyed Love”” he said.

Billy Gibson out of the Gibson Brothers may feature. He’s just back from a spell in “Cuba”, where despite Havana great time he declared “Que Sera Mi Vida” which is translated as “I’m leaving to join Yeovil”

If you’re at the game and you encounter an 80’s female singer giving Frank Skinner a very hard stare then don’t worry as it will just be Abdul Eyeball Baggie.

Defender Kerea Gilbert divides his time between football and writing comedic operas with Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan under the name of Kerea & Neil


The match will be reffed by Mr Brendan Malone of Wiltshire. This will be his first time in charge of The Owls. He was due to ref one of our games last season but was unable to make it so sent a lookalike, hoping nobody would notice. He hadn’t counted on lifelong Wednesdayite Michael Jackson being in the crowd, who, upon seeing the imposter, shouted “You Are Not Malone!”

Later Jackson agreed that the stand in ref had not been too “Bad” and had handled the game, which was a “Thriller” really well
One controversial moment happened though when Wednesday were defending a free kick 25 yards out and the defensive line up simply would not retreat the full 10 yards. The ref lost his patience to such an extent he dismissed every player in the line. The crowd couldn’t believe he had sent “Off The Wall”

Keep on Rockin
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