Exeter City

Exeter City may have to get creative again with Matt Jay

Flicking the switch that turns potential into pedigree can be tricky, with some creative thinking required when left fumbling around in the dark. Patience and persistence can be rewarded, though, and that makes the entire process worthwhile.

In modern football, there are tools aplenty that managers and players can take advantage of in a bid to find those fabled marginal gains. Stumble across a winning formula and the light comes on, illuminating all of those that stand beneath it.

That added clarity can be the difference between winning and losing, from having a player...

Simon Wells

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Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club 

The University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club have marked the continuation of their special relationship at a recent ceremony.

Having forged the unique partnership a decade ago, the University and Football Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, November 11 designed to further support and benefit members of the local community.

The partnership has already created several initiatives since it began in 2011. Following the success of Dr Rachel Fenton’s (UoE Law) Intervention Initiative, the first evidence-based bystander programme for preventing...

Exeter City's big screen plans revealed

Plans for a giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, have been submitted to the city council.

As part of major improvements this summer, the club plans to install the 8.64 x 5.12 metre (29 x 17 feet) LED scoreboard towards the corner behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

Subject to approval by Exeter City Council’s planning department, the screen could be installed before the opening home League Two fixture of the season against Bradford City on Saturday 7 August.


Jake Taylor's heartfelt message as he prepares to leave Exeter City!

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:00pm

Just when the euphoria of the last two victories hit peak after crushing Grimby Town and Bolton Wanderers, the tables took a turn. The Grecians dropped points in a fixture against Barrow. This draw ruins the hopes of the play-off in League Two as they ended in the 9th spot. Jake Taylor was poised to take the team to the sixth position after Matt Jay found the back of the net before halftime.

Qualification for playoffs and promotion

The remaining games for playoff qualification look favorable. There are 2 more games remaining and 4 teams Exeter need to slip up and lose points to...

Exeter City FC players Nigel Atangana, Matt Jay and Jake Taylor support community initiative

Huge community effort supports vulnerable families

Exeter City Football Club players Jake Taylor, Matt Jay and Nigel Atangana took a break from training to support a massive community effort to provide food for Exeter’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Exeter CITY Community Trust, in partnership with Exeter City Futures, has undertaken the huge task of assembling substantial parcels of food, personal care products, and energy vouchers for around 550 vulnerable families in Exeter and Cranbrook.

Funding of £50,000 for the initiative has come from Devon County Council as part of its winter grant scheme. Exeter...

Numerise to sponsor Exeter City FC Academy

The sums add up for new Academy sponsors

Young players at Exeter City FC’s Academy will be able to tackle their simultaneous equations, as well as practice their set pieces, thanks to the club’s brand new sponsors.

Numerise, which is an online maths platform from Exeter-based Sparx, the socially-focused learning technology company, has become the new front of shirt sponsor of the Academy’s under 10 and 11 teams.

And the company has generously agreed to provide a log-in to the platform to all the members of the ECFC Academy – a total of 112 boys, aged between 10 and 16.

Arran Pugh, Academy Operations &...

Exeter City Football Club

ECFC completes successful search for missing shareholders

Exeter City has successfully rehomed around 3,300 shares following a recent drive to find missing shareholders.

Over recent months, volunteers at the club have worked to find people - or relatives of those - who had bought £1 shares in the club, which had been issued a number of times to raise capital.

Most people acquired them because they were fans and wanted to support the club, and as such were primarily of sentimental value. The earliest shares dated back to the 1930s and had been passed down through people’s families.

A spokesman for the Supporters’ Trust,...

Top Footballers from Exeter FC & Academy

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 10/29/2020 - 5:41pm

Exeter has a long and storied history with football. Exeter City FC was founded 119 years ago as St. Sidwell’s United and competes today in England’s League Two. Throughout its long history, the club has toured South America and even produced one of the first English referees who mediated the very first World Cup in 1950 .

As a publicly-owned club, Exeter FC is a fixture in the community. Not only do the Grecians give locals a proud football team to cheer for, but the associated Exeter Academy continues to produce top talent that excels in higher English and European football...

Exeter City’s academy prospects knocking on the door for first team action

Exeter City are on the brink of qualifying from the EFL Trophy group stage after an impressive 4-3 away victory at League One Swindon Town. The Grecians did so with a very youthful side, with boss Matt Taylor handing five academy prospects starts, with an additional five academy hopefuls on the bench – including a handful from the Under 18s.

It’s been a great period for the Exeter City academy, given that its hard work on the likes of Ollie Watkins in years gone by is starting to reap dividends. Watkins’ big-money move from Brentford to Aston Villa has earnt City a cool £4...

Match Report: Southend 2 City 2

Alex Fisher scored a wonder goal with virtually the final kick of the game to earn Exeter City a point at Roots Hall.

The Grecians twice fell behind to a Southend United side looking for their first win of the season but battled back to claim a point in stoppage time.

Manager Matt Taylor, on the back of last Saturday’s win Cambridge United, named an unchanged side for the third Sky Bet League Two match running.

The only change was on the bench where Nicky Law, who did not travel through illness, was replaced by Nicky Ajose.

Former City player and...

Match Report: City 2 Cambridge United 0

Exeter City claimed their first home league win of the season after a 2-0 win against Cambridge United at a rainy St James Park.

A first-half penalty from Matt Jay and a composed finish from Joel Randall secured all three points for City, against a Cambridge side who came into the fixture unbeaten. The wind and rain played a significant part in the game, but City’s defence proved solid throughout.

Coming into this fixture, Matt Taylor named an unchanged side from last week’s first league win of the season, with a 1-2 victory over Mansfield. Cambridge on the overhand was...