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Civic Leaders send messages of support for Wembley-bound Grecians

Civic leaders have sent messages of support to Exeter City Football Club as the Grecians attempt to win promotion to League Division One at Wembley tonight (Monday 29 June).

The Lord Mayor of Exeter and the Leader of the City Council will once again be taking their place in the ground – as life-size cut-outs - as Exeter take on Northampton Town in the League Two Play-off Final.

The game is being played behind closed doors at the national stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions but nearly 1,800 Grecians will be in the famous ground as life-size cut-outs.

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Exeter City’s legendary players to have a “seat” in the crowd at Wembley playoff game

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 7:36am

Exeter City legends from the past century and beyond such as Dick Pym, Alan Banks and Adam Stansfield will have a seat ‘together’ at a game for the very first time at the club’s Wembley playoff match.

Measures introduced by the club to help fans attend the match in ‘virtual form’ means 12 much-loved players will join their fellow Grecians in the capital.

Thousands of Exeter City fans have paid to have their faces put on environmentally friendly cut-outs, which will be taken to Wembley and placed in the stands to create an audience with a difference.

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Exeter City back to Wembley

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Tue, 06/23/2020 - 11:08am

A left-footed strike from Ryan Bowman in extra time sent Exeter City to Wembley after a manic second-leg at St James Park.

Aaron Martin and Jayden Richardson had taken City 2-1 up on aggregate, before a goal from Courtney Senior sent the match to extra time, before Ryan’s strike ultimately won the game for the Grecians.

City boss Matt Taylor made four changes to the side that started the first leg in Essex, with Jonny Maxted, Alex Fisher, Jayden Richardson and Archie Collins all starting the game.

Lewis Ward, Jack Sparkes and Nigel Atangana all returned to the...

First weekend of live football back on your local BBC radio stations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/20/2020 - 6:17pm

BBC local radio stations up and down the country are gearing up to cheer on their local football clubs as we head into the first weekend of live Premier League and EFL Championship football since March.

While the fans can’t get to the grounds, local radio is there to bring you all the colour, drama and excitement straight your homes.

The local radio commentary teams are so excited to be back behind the mic to follow their local teams for the finale of this most unusual season. There’ll be live commentary from the games, plus all the pre and post-match build-up and...

Exeter prepare for semi-finals on the back of unprecedented fan generosity

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:32pm

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, one aspect of the lockdown has been the coming together of families and friends during the crisis. But, this camaraderie has transcended not just households, but football clubs too. As clubs up and down the country gear themselves up for the business end of the season, those at the bottom end of the Football League have been speaking out about the financial dangers that suspending the season has had.

One such club is that of Exeter City. One of the sides that have qualified for the League Two play-offs - with the rest of the season coming to...

Grecians in League 2 Playoffs

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 06/10/2020 - 2:17pm

The final League standings have now been confirmed meaning that Swindon Town have been confirmed as Champions with Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle securing the second and third automatic promotion places to League One.

Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town will contest the Sky Bet Play-Offs with the following schedule agreed:

1st Legs

Thursday, June 18

  • Colchester United v Exeter City – 5.15pm
  • Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town – 7.45pm

2nd Legs

Monday, June 22

  • ...

Do you own a piece of Exeter City Football Club?

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:16pm

Exeter City Football Club is attempting to trace around 100 people who have bought shares in the club over the last century.

The club, which is legally obliged to hold an up-to-date share register at St James Park, is making a concerted effort to track down a number of missing shareholders or the next of kin of those who have passed away.

It is believed the earliest shares date back to the 1930s and may have been passed down through people’s families.

Nick Hawker, chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, said: ‘We are making a real effort to find all the Club’s...

Relive Exeter City Football Club's 1990 title win in online exhibition

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2020 - 10:49pm

Football fans can relive the 30th anniversary of Exeter City’s historic 1990 league title win as part of a new online exhibition.

St James Park may be closed but people can still celebrate sporting success virtually thanks to the exhibition, hosted on the website Grecian Archive, a partnership between the University of Exeter, the club and supporters’ trust.

As part of the National Lottery heritage funded project, the ECFC museum team - who work in collaboration with colleagues from the University’s College of Humanities and Digital Humanities Lab – have put materials...

Exeter City secure new sponsors

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 10:16am

Whether you like it or you don't, sponsorship money is vital to the survival of professional football teams both large and small. The money generated by fans going through turnstiles and buying official shirts is now a mostly-insignificant aspect of a club's annual income. Television money, commercial partnerships, and sponsorships have a far bigger role to play - and down in League Two, where Exeter City are, having a sponsor can be the difference between making ends meet and failing to do so.

Exeter hasn't gone as far with sponsorship as other clubs have in the past. So far, we...

Exeter City Manager Comparison: Matt Taylor vs Paul Tisdale

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 04/10/2020 - 8:15am

Former captain Matt Taylor took over from outgoing boss Paul Tisdale in the summer of 2018, and the 38-year old has managed to get the fans back on side during his 18-month tenure at St.James' Park. Taylor has spoken countless times about the club's complete commitment to youth, and has regularly praised his predecessor for laying the foundations by helping to establish a core group of players, the majority of whom have graduated from the club's hugely successful academy. We take a look at how Taylor's time in charge compares to Tisdale's lengthy stint in the dugout.

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Exeter City's matches postponed by EFL due to coronavirus

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:41am

All professional football in England has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Exeter City's matches against Salford City (March 14), Scunthorpe United (March 17), Plymouth Argyle (March 23) and Bradford City (March 28) have been postponed following the the announcement this morning that all matches in the EFL have been postponed until April 3 at the earliest.

Exeter City FC released the following statement on their website:

"A statement from the EFL this mornig read as follows: The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women...