Interview : Phil Jevons : 29/04/2006
Phil Jevons after he helped secure League One football for next season
Phil Jevons
Phil Jevons
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Striker Phil Jevons talked to the media on April 29th 2006 after his two goals had ensured a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town and League One survival for the Glovers.

Qu: In terms of that second goal that you scored, how does that one rate?

PJ: Yes, it was good although I don't know quite what happened. Someone said that after it hit the bar that it hit the keeper and then went in but I don't really care! I think I've been credited with it. My girlfriend has told me that it is definitely there on teletext. It is a fantastic, absolutely tremendous results for the gaffer and the lads here today. No-one really fancied us but we have turned the league upside-down today and deservedly so.

Qu: And a second penalty for you to match last week's one.

PJ: Yes, I was thinking 'I bet I get a penalty' in the weeks building up to the end of the season and was asking myself if I was going to be able to handle it. And I saw (Juan Roman) Riquelme missed one of similar importance for Villareal against Arsenal. But I have a way of taking them, and I just have to trust it and not lose my nerve.

Qu: Do you think those contract talks will begin soon?

PJ: You're best off not asking me that! You have to ask the people upstairs about that. The lads have been here a long time and they don't want to move on. They have got a good affiliation with the club, the crowd and each other. Hopefully we can keep that together.

Qu: The beers are cracked open on the bus now - it could be an interesting journey home!

PJ: Deservedly so as well. It is a fantastic achievement. It is the highest position the club has ever finished and that is down to everyone involved. We will have a little drink on the way back down. It is a long journey!

Qu: Let's hope you don't get breath-tested when you get back into Yeovil in five hours time!

PJ: No, I think the cars will have to be left at the ground and all of the girlfriends will be summoned to pick everyone up!

Qu: In terms of staying up in League One and in terms of contracts, does it make Yeovil a more attractive proposition?

PJ: Yes, well that was the aim - to be League One players and to be a League One club. Now we know we have got that for another year and hopefully we will be able to attract those sort of players to the club, because it is a more attractive proposition.

Qu: And great for Steve Thompson as well because he has stepped up to the plate when Gary Johnson left.

PJ: Yes, that is tremendous. All the lads have got major faith in the gaffer and he has got major faith in us. He believes in us and we believe in him. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride up and down with last minute equalisers here and there. We are just happy that we can get back on that bus now having one game left but knowing that we are safe.

Qu: And you can look forward to your summer a lot more now that you know that you are safe.

PJ: Now we know we are coming back here as League One players to a League One club and that is great. I'd just like to thank all the fans who kept faith in us. Throughout the season they have stuck by us through thick and thin and they have gone to places where other fans may not have fancied travelling to, where people maybe didn't fancy us getting a result like here today. Seeing the scenes of celebration after the final whistle was fantastic.

Qu: And that was like a title celebration, wasn't it? Seeing Milesy bundling on top of you was just like Southend last year!

PJ: Yes, that's right. Milesy has got a tendency to do that! There were great celebrations but it is a massive achievement and it is just as big an achievement as winning the league last season. It is the highest position that we have finished in the Football League, so credit to everyone involved.

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Other Phil Jevons Interviews:
DateDescriptionLink
29/04/2006Phil Jevons after he helped secure League One football for next seasonView
22/04/2006Phil Jevons after scoring Yeovil’s first goal in the 4-3 win against GillinghamView
21/01/2006Phil Jevons after a late goal from veteran Dean Windass for BradfordView
07/01/2006Phil Jevons after he struck twice to help give his side three points against HartlepoolView
12/11/2005Phil Jevons after the unfortunate 2-1 defeat to high-flying HuddersfieldView
05/11/2005Phil Jevons after the 1-1 draw away to Macclesfield in the FA CupView
30/04/2005Phil Jevons after he had scored the winner in the 1-0 win at Southend UnitedView
12/02/2005Phil Jevons after he had scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Bristol RoversView
28/12/2004Phil Jevons after he had scored twice in the 5-3 win at Cambridge UnitedView
07/12/2004Phil Jevons after the 2-1 win over KidderminsterView
18/09/2004Phil Jevons after he scored at hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Oxford UnitedView
21/08/2004Phil Jevons after he scored the winning goal at Notts CountyView
14/08/2004Phil Jevons after he scored in the 2-0 win over Boston UnitedView

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