I stopped keeping this site up-to-date many years ago, so if you've ended up here I'm afraid there's nothing much of interest to see any more.
Other Halesowen Town websites:
21st Century Stuff
I made a Yeltzland app for iPhone/iPad and Android, which lets you read all about the Yeltz in one place.
You can also add the Yeltz fixture list into your calendar - instructions can be found here.
News Stories 1997-2006 ...
- Index of stories (to help you find stuff quicker)
Follow Your Instinct
Even older than the original Yeltzland website, we wrote a HTFC fanzine between 1991 and 1994.
I've started scanning in the originals, and you can download the PDFs from the FYI home page.
Review of the 1995-96 season
Re-live one of the greatest seasons of the mighty Yeltz's long history in DJ's comprehensive review
Why are we called The Yeltz?
Rothwell 2 Yeltz 2
Let's be grateful for small mercies . Two more goals and an away point aren't too bad, even if it was at perennial strugglers Rothwell.
They took the lead just before half-time, but then Lyndon Rowlands turned in an Ashley Brown cross after the break. However, we were soon behind again when a free header made it 2-1 to Rothwell, but in the 72nd minute, after a Darren Wright piledriver from 25 yards hit the bar, Ada Cooper knocked in the rebound. (Thanks to DJ Grove for details)
For a bit of fun I thought I'd trawl through Anorak Corner and compare our results last season against the teams we've played so far:
Not so bad when you look at it like that, and definitely helped by the fact that we lost a horrible game at Rothwell last year . OK, I'm clutching at straws but if enough of us believe this is a turning point it WILL be.
Yeltz 0 Weymouth 0
Can you believe this? Another 0-0 draw and the excitement level at The Grove is at an all time low .
We've only scored in one game out of five now against bottom-placed and pointless Grantham. Computer predictions now say if it goes on like this by the end of the season we'll have scored 17 goals, have 42 points and be getting crowds of about 200 .
We now travel to Rothwell on Monday evening, followed by a match against Cambridge at The Grove on Saturday.
BTW if you haven't already seen, we're away to either Willenhall or Oadby in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round on Sept. 18.
Yeltz 2 Grantham 1
Finally! Three points, a couple of goals including a last minute winner and relief all round. Hurrah!
A very small crowd (422) saw the Yeltz go behind early on to bottom-placed Grantham and things were looking very grim indeed. However second-half goals from Lyndon Rowlands and substitute Robbie Dennison meant we'd finally broken our duck for the season. We've now climbed to a slighly better 14th place in the table.
One good thing that has come out of the Halesowen News fiasco is that Yeltzland has been asked to replace their advert in the matchday programme . The stunningly designed piece should be appearing on Saturday so look out for it. Thanks to Crip Crap for sorting that out.
Salisbury 2 Yeltz 0
I think it's going to be a long season. Three games, no goals scored and another depressing defeat - 2-0 at previously pointless Salisbury .
Our excellent goal difference means we've only slipped to an impressive 18th place in the table. Hurrah!
We've got Grantham on Tuesday at The Grove and they've had an even worse start than us, losing all three of their games - surely we have to score then? Please?
Ilkeston 0 Yeltz 0
Two games gone and the Yeltz faithful are still waiting their first goal . At least we gained a point this time away at last season's 3rd placed Ilkeston so it's not too bad I suppose.
We all knew we were going to miss Steve Piearce's goals but hopefully it won't be too long before our all-new strike force sparks into action. Hmmm.
Anyway, I thought you'd like a picture of us actually having a shot on Saturday (courtesy of DJ Yeltz), but I didn't want too make it too big in case you got too excited.
We're now off to Salisbury on Saturday - we must score soon mustn't we?
Yeltz 0 Dorchester 1
Very disappointing. After a reasonably promising run of pre-season friendlies, The Yeltz got off to a dismal start in the real stuff, going down 1-0 at The Grove to Dorchester .
In an uninspiring match, the only goal of the game was a penalty early in the second half to the visitors. Not what we were looking for but it's early days yet so let's not get too downhearted .
Old news now but if you haven't heard, we've signed ex-Northern Ireland international Rob Dennison - for a bit anyway. Let's hope he's as successful as his old Wolves teammate Paul Birch has been.
Anyway I'm back from me hols now so hopefully the site will be a bit more up-to-date than it has been of late :-)
The long and tedious build up to the season continues. We've beaten our squatters Causeway United 4-0, lost to Kiddy 1-0, tried out a few triallists and generally made a reasonably good impression . Not long to go now.
I've finally managed to type in the full fixture list - if you haven't already seen it, the obvious highlight is the last game visit to the seaside at Margate .
I'm sort of on holiday so apologies for the even patchier service than usual, although normal service should be resumed by the time we play Dorchester on the 14th.
Yeltz 2 WBA 2
Honours were shared in the now traditional pre-season friendly against the Albion when the mighty Yeltz held their neighbours to a 2-2 draw .
The Baggies twice took the lead through ex-Kiddy star striker Lee Hughes , but both times we equalised with a first goal for new signing Lyndon Rowlands and one from Crispy .
Previously, we had a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Cradley Town , but to be honest, who cares? A few more meaningless friendlies are coming up before the start of the season proper on August 14th at home to Dorchester .
Not long now. The pre-season friendlies are almost upon us, starting with the mighty Cradley Town , and the now traditional game against the Baggies on the 21st.
There's been more movement in the transfer market and I'll try and sum up what I know below:
I'm still running a summer service at the moment, but I'll try and bring you any news and results as soon as I get it.
After a long list of outgoing transfers, it nice to be able to report we've started the process of rebuilding for next season.
First in is Gary Piggott , ex-Dudley and Albion striker . Despite being around for what seems like ages he's only 30 and a proven goal-scorer.
Next is Darren Wright , who's played for loads of teams including Cheltenham when they got promoted a couple of seasons ago. He's a midfielder .
Rumour has it Mr Chambers is due to make more signings soon - news here as soon as I hear anything.
On a sad note, Evran has finally been jailed for supplying cannabis, but his sentence is only 9 months which leaves open the possibility we might still see old Supermop back playing down The Grove.