Talk:Yeovil Town F.C./GA1

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Reviewer: Casliber (talk · contribs) 04:57, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I will read through and make copyedits as I go (please revert if I accidentally change the meaning!). I'll jot queries below....Casliber (talk · contribs) 04:57, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

In 1907 the name Yeovil Town was adopted, which on amalgamation with Petters United became Yeovil and Petters United - I'm confused - did they become Yeovil Town first and then later Yeovil and Petters United? In which case when (and why) did they then revert..
Yeovil were formed as Yeovil Casuals in 1895 then the name was changed in 1907 to Yeovil Town, which was also when a green & white strip. Then following the rise of another club in the town 'Petters United' (who were founded in 1908) the two clubs merged prior to WW1 in 1914. The name was then dropped after WW2 and the club reverted to simply Yeovil Town.
The Non-League football section is smaller than the Reaching the Football League - I concede it was a less notable time overall but makes up more than 90% of their history. More info on times they did top the non-league and why they didn't get accepted into the football league would be a good start. Also any long term notable players.
I think there needs to be much more depth to the history section of the article but unfortunately I do not have the time at the moment to make this expansion. For a decent evaluation of Yeovil's history this independent fan's site presents a good overview of the club's history up until 1990/91. http://www.ciderspace.co.uk/ASP/history/history.asp
AFC Bournemouth could also be seen as current rivals due to their relatively close geographical proximity compared to other League One clubs. - this isn't sourced - it sounds a bit hypothetical. Has it been proposed elsewhere?
I would agree it sounds rather hypothetical, in all honesty Yeovil do not have any strong rivals in the Football League, the clubs two strongest historic rivals are Weymouth and Hereford United, and possibly Bath City. I feel the entire rivals section needs overhauling but I am unsure how to edit it possibly amalgamate it into a section about 'Supporters' as a whole.
In August 2009 they played Exeter City for the first time in the league. The game ended 1–1. - the article doesn't explain why this might be significant (though it is obviously because they are neighbours) - has this been discussed elsewhere?
I recall it was discussed briefly before the game, although it wasn't the first competitive meeting between the sides, the clubs had met in the FA Cup in 1934 and in the Western Counties Floodlit League in the 60s. I am unsure as to whether it merits an inclusion in the article.

I hope some of my comments will help with your attempts to improve the article. In my opinion the article is a long way off good article standard, and am unsure as to why it has been put up for review. The article needs much more depth in the history section and perhaps include a section on the grounds. If you are needing any assistance please don't hesitate to ask me. Ytfc23 (talk) 12:54, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I just looked through the history as I thought you'd nominated it, but now I see that it was someone who hasn't contributed to the article. My assessment aligns with yours over what needs doing. Now that we're both here, I am happy to leave this review open for a month or so if that gives you enough time to improve it (I am happy to copyedit and point out things as well as rejig material as a reviewer) which is achievable, however if you are busy for this period and cannot devote the time...or would just rather spend time not on a deadline and improve it as much as possible before review, I am happy to not promote it for the time being and will keep an eye out for it being renominated (football clubs are generally popular review targets at GAN!). Either way is ok by me. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:35, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Update - I have failed this GAN as the main contributor is busy and there is no active improvement currently. On the up side, it's prety clear what needs to be done, so has a pathway to a successful GAN in the future. Best of luck, I'll be happy to re-review when renominated. Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:57, 7 April 2013 (UTC)