Six years ago today

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I/we witnessed the worst thing I have ever seen in football and likely ever will again.
 

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6 years ago I walked away from Wembley after we didn’t really show up in the play off final. Yeovil fans were all going mental.

6 years in they’ve just been relegated to the Conference, we are 5 seasons in the Championship with a striker worth about £18m...

Football. Bloody hell.
 

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Point of order - there were far worse than that game. Pretty much anything in League 2 under Butcher for example. We were heading for non league at one point, I'm convinced of that.

But that game wasn't much fun, that's for sure.
 
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I honestly walked away from my family at halftime and wandered the concourse trying to find an exit door that was open. I had to be persuaded to return to my seat for the second half and threw my Clayton Donaldson signed shirt into a bin on the journey home.

Good loser? Me? No.
 

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To be fair the Yeovil fans weren't as bad as Doncaster were, still quite funny how quickly they fell since that day six years ago.,
 

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6 years ago I walked away from Wembley after we didn’t really show up in the play off final. Yeovil fans were all going mental.

6 years in they’ve just been relegated to the Conference, we are 5 seasons in the Championship with a striker worth about £18m...

Football. Bloody hell.
Which is music to my ears after being stuck in traffic at Wembley we were subjected to mooning from their club coaches and general ****wittery; then to top it off, days later I received the most classless email from a Yeovil employee telling everyone in the email chain how much he was going to enjoy exemption to the third round of the FA Cup. Well, enjoy the qualifying round now, buster, as you’re never coming back to league football. :thumbs:
 

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Nada Bee is referring to the Trotta miss isn't he?
 
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What did Donaldson do to upset you?
Well for a start he hit me on the head with a wayward shot whilst I was standing behind the Ealing Road goal which is why he gave me the signed shirt.

I have to admit I still have it as my wife retrieved it from the bin!
 

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Most excitement ever!

Still, we made it and look at where we are and where Yeovil Town will be next season lol
 

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The end to that season will always be a painful memory. But the tables have turned full circle. We are a team who are going to enjoy another season in the Championship whilst Yeovil will be back on the non league circuit next season.
 

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But for me that Penalty is a moment that has been taken away from me and sadly unless something happens next year will never happen again. A Brentford last minute pen to take us up. :(
 

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Well for a start he hit me on the head with a wayward shot whilst I was standing behind the Ealing Road goal which is why he gave me the signed shirt.

I have to admit I still have it as my wife retrieved it from the bin!
I still don't understand what he did that you threw it in the bin?

He hit you on the hit with a ball; he gives you a signed shirt; you throw it in the bin in disgust after walking around a concourse at half-time. Have I got this correct? :confused:
 

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Point of order - there were far worse than that game. Pretty much anything in League 2 under Butcher for example. We were heading for non league at one point, I'm convinced of that.

But that game wasn't much fun, that's for sure.
Nothing was worse than the Doncaster game. I remember losing 4-0 every week under Rosenior, getting stuffed 7-0 at Peterborough under Butcher but they don’t even come close to that ball pinging back off of the crossbar.
 

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I'm a fatalist. It was meant to be. As others have said, look at where Doncaster and especially Yeovil are now.
 

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But for me that Penalty is a moment that has been taken away from me and sadly unless something happens next year will never happen again. A Brentford last minute pen to take us up. :(
To be scored by King 👑 Kev unexpectedly playing because of TC's red card fiasco at the Blades. What a fairy-tale end to his playing career that would have been. An even bigger hero and legend - for ever. Trotta was a toss pot in that respect taking that finalie away from Kev and us.
 

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Nothing was worse than the Doncaster game. I remember losing 4-0 every week under Rosenior, getting stuffed 7-0 at Peterborough under Butcher but they don’t even come close to that ball pinging back off of the crossbar.
I can still hear the rattle sound of the bar when the ball hit it ... that memory will stay with me forever
 

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I can still hear the rattle sound of the bar when the ball hit it ... that memory will stay with me forever
I couldn't see from my seat but just heard that clunk and rattle followed by a collective groan.
 
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I still don't understand what he did that you threw it in the bin?

He hit you on the hit with a ball; he gives you a signed shirt; you throw it in the bin in disgust after walking around a concourse at half-time. Have I got this correct? :confused:
No. But never mind.
 
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Kevin had been practising penalties with Richard Lee stroking them to the keeper’s right knowing that Sullivan invariably dived left for penalties, as he did for Trotta’s kick.

He’d have scored for the fairy tale ending.
 

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To be scored by King 👑 Kev unexpectedly playing because of TC's red card fiasco at the Blades. What a fairy-tale end to his playing career that would have been. An even bigger hero and legend - for ever. Trotta was a toss pot in that respect taking that finalie away from Kev and us.
That for me is why Trotta can never be forgiven. That was Kev's moment. Fate, destiny, call it what you will. The icing on the cake of a great Bees career. Taken from him by an arrogant upstart. There is a better four letter description but no point getting the swear filter involved.
 

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That for me is why Trotta can never be forgiven. That was Kev's moment. Fate, destiny, call it what you will. The icing on the cake of a great Bees career. Taken from him by an arrogant upstart. There is a better four letter description but no point getting the swear filter involved.
I disagree. We were all appalled by Trotta's actions but he came back to help us go up the year after with several important goals with Orient away my highlight. Kev could have missed.. who knows. all relative now anyway.
 

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I disagree. We were all appalled by Trotta's actions but he came back to help us go up the year after with several important goals with Orient away my highlight. Kev could have missed.. who knows. all relative now anyway.
I was at Orient that day and a great team performance and a very good goal. You are entitled to disagree. For me, Trotta's actions that day were disrespectful to Kevin and the team and unforgivable in my book.
 

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Never really understood why Bees fans hold it against Yeovil, we’re they supposed to let us win?

They have been scandalously run since reaching the Championship and their demise is tragic and purely down to owners putting their own interests above the clubs.

I also don’t understand the Donny/Yeovil ‘look at where they are now’ comments. They are more or less in their historical position, what can you glean from that?
 

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.....sometimes it really is good to look back and feel the pain of a moment again....the last 5 mins of that game against Doncaster is one of those moments in time never to be forgotten....makes you realise pain is merely temporary....but then again so is ecstasy....as our friends from up North and West would now argue....funny old game football.
 

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Never really understood why Bees fans hold it against Yeovil, we’re they supposed to let us win?

They have been scandalously run since reaching the Championship and their demise is tragic and purely down to owners putting their own interests above the clubs.

I also don’t understand the Donny/Yeovil ‘look at where they are now’ comments. They are more or less in their historical position, what can you glean from that?
Same here mate. I heard some comments about Doncaster's celebrations being over the top at the time and I thought they were entirely right to celebrate like they did given how those last few minutes went.

As for Yeovil, they beat us in the play off final fair and square so no ill feeling towards them. In fact I had respect for them given their size and reaching the Championship. Also they beat us twice during the season so I don't think we can argue they weren't a better side that year.
 

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...six years ago today I woke up with a sore head feeling my world had caved in....six years on the world is a great place but the sore head remains....pick the bones out of that.
 

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...six years ago today I woke up with a sore head feeling my world had caved in....six years on the world is a great place but the sore head remains....pick the bones out of that.
That's one hell of a hangover.
 

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That's one hell of a hangover.
....it's a different sore head....not connected to the same one six years ago....but the means of getting it granted were similar....anyway I've got a cure...I'm off to paint the front of my house.
 

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Back then facebook didn't give you reminders of what you did that day some years back. It does now. So I've had the joy of being shown my video of the penalty. It actually feels worse watching it again now than the dark days of being reminded of happy family times past the year after I split from my wife.

I will always hate Doncaster for the way their fans carried on all the way back up north on the train. And despite having been beaten fair and square by Yeovil, I am very happy to see them back in the Conference where they belong. But imagine being a Blades fan - they lost to Yeovil in the SF and are now in the PL!
 

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My thoughts, with the benefit of hindsight, are, that at the time of the 'Trottagate' penalty fiasco, I was just dumb that day. However, I have this nagging feeling that had we been promoted that day, we may well have struggled that first season in the Championship, more than we actually have. The extra year in L1 I think did us more good than harm. Made us more resilient, and determined to get promotion that year.
 

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In the Beesotted film ‘On My Way To Heaven’ which starts with the Donny game, I’d love to know who the prophet is at 5.27 in the depths of play off final despair this lad calls it right.

https://youtu.be/TaLAGUadryU
 

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I disagree. We were all appalled by Trotta's actions but he came back to help us go up the year after with several important goals with Orient away my highlight. Kev could have missed.. who knows. all relative now anyway.
See post 23. We prepared for it
 

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I know we had been in worse places as a club but that is comfortably the worst I've ever felt after a football match. Absolutely numb.

I've always felt that Jota's last minute goal against Fulham was finally THE moment that we'd been robbed of 18 months or so earlier.
 

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I know we had been in worse places as a club but that is comfortably the worst I've ever felt after a football match. Absolutely numb.

I've always felt that Jota's last minute goal against Fulham was finally THE moment that we'd been robbed of 18 months or so earlier.
For me, 12 Months later, when we went up and Donny and Yeovil went down.
 

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For me, the first result I wanted to hear on Saturday was Yeovil's.
I was f'kin over the moon, to say the least.
Non league Yeovil can join non league Barnet Bees LOL
 

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For me, the first result I wanted to hear on Saturday was Yeovil's.
I was f'kin over the moon, to say the least.
And me! They beat us, and we got our reward of promotion eventually, but I still harbour a huge grudge against Yeovil. Very happy to see them back where they belong in non league. Unfair? Unsporting? Petty? Probably of all 3, but I really don't care. Laters Yeovil.
 

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And me! They beat us, and we got our reward of promotion eventually, but I still harbour a huge grudge against Yeovil. Very happy to see them back where they belong in non league. Unfair? Unsporting? Petty? Probably of all 3, but I really don't care. Laters Yeovil.
It's what football does to you and yes, I suppose we are petty.
I felt that Donny failed in The Championship and ended up where they belong.
I'm happy now because I feel Yeovil are back where they belong and being replaced
by a football club that should be in the league, Orient.
 

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Yeovil don't deserve to stay up.....dreadful support for a town/area that size and virtually chapless thesedays.....goodbye and goodriddance ;) glad stockport back in conference too...proper club ;)
 

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Yeovil don't deserve to stay up.....dreadful support for a town/area that size and virtually chapless thesedays.....goodbye and goodriddance ;) glad stockport back in conference too...proper club ;)
They had a few chaps at the FA Cup game at GP when we won 5-0.
 

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Yeovil don't deserve to stay up.....dreadful support for a town/area that size and virtually chapless thesedays.....goodbye and goodriddance ;) glad stockport back in conference too...proper club ;)
Yep, will keep an eye on Stockport, hope they get back in the league and Macclesfield or Morecombe drop out next season.
 

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They certainly did. Saw a mini-bus full of complete meatheads after the final whistle.
They were in the end of New Rd, when it had the segregation fence, and spent most of the game fighting with stewards and Police.
 

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Glad to see they have dropped out and again slightly unsportsmanlike of me. for me it all stems back to the play off final on the way out of the Wembley area after the game. Accepting that we were not the better team on the day and we had again chocked on a Wembley outing, about four of us were making our way back to console ourselves with a pint or four. We came across a bunch of much younger yeovil daytrippers who immediately started goading us about the game, unfortunately I not proud to admit that a middle aged man among our group lost his tolerance and one of them was meet with some retribution. Luckily it didnt escalate and we quickly went our separate ways. I often think back to that incident and think how stupid it was, BUT how sweet retribution is. Our rise to the level we are at now and the sad demise of yeovil....
 

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