Exeter City


When David Luiz’s future was thrown into doubt at Chelsea following a row with manager Antonio Conte, Exeter City could have been forgiven for viewing the storm as a boost. The Brazilian’s demotion to the bench for the heavyweight clash against Manchester United not only robbed Chelsea of one of their first-choice defenders, but it …

Mention the FA Cup to Exeter City supporters and the world’s favourite domestic cup competition will conjure a mixture of memories and emotions. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, the knock-out competition has served up just about everything for Grecians fans. For the older generation of …

In a week where the region faced some gruelling weather, Exeter City’s youth teams played three important fixtures during the past eight days. The Grecians’ under-18s secured an important three points in an eventful contest against Cheltenham Town. In a match played in blustery conditions, both teams cancelled each other out early on. Despite promising …

In a recent home match, Morecambe manager Jim Bentley came up with the hilarious quote: “We got our pants pulled down and booted out of St James’ Park.” It followed Exeter’s 4-1 demolition of the Shrimps where Paul Tisdale’s side produced a devastating exhibition of finishing. In the same post-match interview Bentley waxed lyrical about …

There has been much debate in recent weeks over whether some teams are becoming increasingly reliant on one star performer in pursuit of success. Pep Guardiola triggered the discussion when he labelled Tottenham Hotspur as the “Harry Kane team” following Manchester City’s 1-0 win at Chelsea. And while the comments sparked fury in North London, …

It might sound like twisted logic bordering on the insane, but Exeter City’s decision to cash in on last season’s top two goalscorers might prove a blessing in disguise. Ollie Watkins had been at the centre of 12 months of transfer speculation when he eventually signed for Sky Bet Championship side Brentford in a deal …

Last nights Devon Derby ended with a close result. Exeter City went ahead twice in the match but there Devon rivals kept fighting. Both teams can take a number of positives from the match, with a number of fringe players giving manager Paul Tisdale plenty of food for thought. Paul Tislade made eight changes to the …

Tonights night’s Checkatrade Trophy match between arch-Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City at Home Park (7.45 pm) has been given added spice, if it really needed it, by the two clubs’ respective League positions. There is always a sense of eager anticipation when the Pilgrims and Grecians meet, regardless of the competition, and I …