Why Yate Towns FA Cup Achievement Cannot Be Understated

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Splodge says:

    Brilliantly put Ian.

    As a fan of a side who play in the Wessex League, one level below the Southern League S&W its great to read just how it is for clubs in the real world rather than the bubble that is professional football.

    Best of luck to Yate in the 1st round.

  2. DrBob says:

    Great article but – and sorry to be a pedant – the title should say ‘overstated’, not ‘understated’. As it stands you are belittling Yate’s incredible achievement!

  3. Ian says:

    Heh, well, it was very late. I’ll leave it in as a reminder to not start writing this sort of thing at one in the morning.

  4. David Stringer says:

    Ian was obviously talking about the importance of not downplaying the achievement, as it may go unappreciated…

  5. moscow says:

    Great article. I was at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night with the other 200+ Bluebells supporters.

    We are notoriously bad at cup runs and have never won more than a single F A Cup match in any previous season.

    I’ve followed Yate since 1984 and seen GFA Cup wins and promotions but nothing felt as good as our victory on Tuesday night.

    We are about as small a club as you can get but I believe there is great potential for Yate Town in a town of over 35,000 people and a wider catchment of 100,000 within 7 miles.

    Going Ltd last year has helped us and finally we are the stuff of legend….I am so proud of the players and staff.

    Cheltenham will be tough……but who knows!!?

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