“I nearly called it a day” – Update from Butler as SevernSport.co.uk is back!


Severn Sport are delighted to confirm that the website has officially been re-launched!

On Friday, I posted a Tweet to explain why SevernSport.co.uk had been so quiet in the last week or so, but for those who didn’t see it – I made the tough decision to have the website deleted due to a malware infection.

My main priority was to make sure that our readers and supporters are safe when accessing our content and after it was explained that backing up the website with the infection would likely end up with the malware being saved, it was the only decision I could make.

Following that decision, a stressful week followed and after my web hosts had technical issues in securing the website, it left us with a new website that browsers flagged as being a clone of the original website, this wasn’t the case, but frustratingly this was the message anyone who came onto the website was presented with.

I sent the tweet out and immediately felt calmer. Beforehand, I nearly called it a day, to be honest. But as I expected, there has been great levels of support since the news and that brings me to today – the official relaunch!

Severn Sport is back and 2024 will see us getting back to what we do best, enjoying non-league football within Gloucestershire and making you, the players and clubs, the superstars.

A massive thank you to Martyn Gill at Wembley Partners, who helped me last week in trying to save the old website, Football in Berkshire’s Tom Canning for his support and getting me in touch with Paul Faulkner of Headwall Hosting, who are our new web-hosts.

All three have been incredible contacts over the years and have given me some great advice over the last week or so.

I also want to thank the Gloucestershire football community for your continued support.

It has been a tough week for a lot of us, with the news of Allan Boulton’s passing at Brimscombe & Thrupp to the tragic news about Lydney Town’s Lucas Vaughan and friends, it really puts everything into perspective – particularly at this time of year.

Like everyone else within the local football community, my thoughts are with both of their families and everyone at both clubs.

I am about to become very busy getting content ready to post on the website whilst I am away for Christmas, but for now, please donate to the GoFundMe to support Lucas and his family.



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