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Exeter City
Exeter City Club Badge
Full nameExeter City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Grecians
Founded1904; 110 years ago (1904)
GroundSt James Park,
Exeter
Ground Capacity8,541[1]
OwnerExeter City Supporters Trust
(Exeter City AFC Supporters’ Society Limited)
ChairmanEdward Chorlton OBE
ManagerPaul Tisdale
LeagueLeague Two
2012–13League Two, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season
 
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Coordinates: 50°43′51″N 3°31′15″W / 50.7307°N 3.5208°W / 50.7307; -3.5208

Exeter City
Exeter City Club Badge
Full nameExeter City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Grecians
Founded1904; 110 years ago (1904)
GroundSt James Park,
Exeter
Ground Capacity8,541[1]
OwnerExeter City Supporters Trust
(Exeter City AFC Supporters’ Society Limited)
ChairmanEdward Chorlton OBE
ManagerPaul Tisdale
LeagueLeague Two
2012–13League Two, 10th
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Exeter City Football Club /ˈɛksɪtə ˈsɪti/ is an English professional football club, based in Exeter, that plays in Football League Two, the fourth tier in the English football league system. The club is owned by the club's supporters through the Exeter City Supporters Trust.

The club was a member of the Football League from 1920 to 2003. Following five seasons in the Conference National, Exeter were promoted back to League Two for the 2008–09 season and immediately achieved automatic promotion to League One for the 2009–10 season. In the 2011–12 season of League One Exeter City were relegated to League Two, finishing twenty-third with 48 points.

Exeter City was founded in 1904 and began playing on an old field used for fattening pigs, St James Park (not to be confused with the homes of Newcastle United or Brackley Town). Exeter remain at St James Park to this day. The club is nicknamed "The Grecians". For the 2013–14 season City's home kit is supplied by Joma and it consists of red and white shirts, black shorts, and white socks.

History[edit]

The match against Brazil

Early history[edit]

Exeter City FC was formed from two predecessor clubs, Exeter United F.C. and St Sidwell's United. Exeter United was a football club from Exeter, Devon, that played between 1890 and 1904. In 1904, Exeter United lost 3–1 to local rivals St Sidwell's United and after the match it was agreed that the two clubs should become one. The new team took the name 'Exeter City' and continued to play at Exeter United's ground, St James Park, where Exeter City still play today. Exeter United was formed from the cricket team of the same name and were one of the first football teams with the moniker 'United'. St Sidwell's United (which had also been known as St Sidwell's Wesleyans and St Sidwell's Old Boys) was a club that had formed from the regulars who frequented the Foresters Inn in Sidwell Street, Exeter, although the public house was always known as the Drum and Monkey. The team played in St Sidwell's old colours of green and white.

On 10 September 1904, Exeter City played its first ever competitive match, a 2–1 victory at St James over 110th Battery of the Royal Artillery, in the East Devon League. The attendance was 600, and the winning goal scored by Sid Thomas, who was to serve the club in various capacities for 70 years. City topped the East Devon League with 11 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat in its first season, and transferred to the Plymouth & District League for next 3 seasons.

In 1908, Exeter City AFC became a limited company. City became a full-time professional team, and applied successfully for membership of the Southern League, replacing Tottenham Hotspur. A wooden grandstand was erected, and the club entered into a leasing arrangement over the ground.

On 3 October 1908, City got its record highest FA Cup win: Exeter City 14 Weymouth 0. The match was in the 1st Qualifying Round. James ("Daisy") Bell scored 6 goals, and 10 of Exeter's 14 goals came in the first half.

City changed to its current colours of red and white in 1910. This was after having had a poor start to the season (only 2 wins out of 11). City abandoned its supposedly unlucky green and white kit, and turned out for the first time in red and white striped shirts at home to West Ham United on 12 November. The result of the game was a 0–0 draw, but 5 consecutive league wins came for the club in December.

City made an historic tour of South America in 1914, during which time it played 8 matches against teams in Argentina and Brazil. The Brazil national football team is believed to have played its first ever game against City on 27 July, at the Laranjeiras stadium, Rio de Janeiro, home of Fluminense Football Club. The result of the match is disputed,[2] with some sources claiming City lost 2–0,[3][4] whilst others claiming a 3–3[5][6] draw. That was the last match of the tour, which yielded 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. The only other loss was in a match that kicked off 12 hours after the players got off the boat.

Exeter City was invited by the Football League to become founder members of the Third Division in 1920.


Exeter City vs Altrincham, a Conference National fixture played on 19 August 2006.

Football League (1920–2003)[edit]

City's historic first match in the Football League took place on Saturday 28 August 1920, when Brentford was the visiting team to St James Park. Exeter won 3–0.

In 1931, City reached the sixth round of the FA Cup, losing a replay 4–2 to Sunderland in front of its largest ever home gate. Fifty years later, City reached the sixth round again, but lost 2–0 to eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur. Earlier Exeter had beaten Newcastle United 4–0 having beaten Leicester City in the previous round.

The end of the 1970s and the very early 1980s were regarded as City's most successful spell in the Third Division, including a finish of 8th in 1979–80 and an FA Cup run the following season. Star players included Tony Kellow, John Delve and David Pullar.

City's only major trophy so far has been the Fourth Division Championship which it won in 1990. In that season, City won 20 league games at St James Park, and remained undefeated in 31 home matches, including dramatic draws against Norwich City in the FA Cup 3rd round and Sunderland in the League Cup 4th round, both of which featured late equalisers for the visitors.

Following that promotion, City rarely shone at the higher level. The departure of manager Terry Cooper and key players such as Shaun Taylor, Richard Dryden, Clive Whitehead, Brian McDermott and Steve Neville left new boss Alan Ball to pick up the pieces. There were some successes under the former World Cup winner—including winning both games against local rivals Plymouth in the clubs' first derbies for a decade—but Ball left for Southampton in January 1994 and the returning Cooper was unable to save Exeter from relegation.

Back in the bottom division, City struggled for nearly a decade, with chairman Ivor Doble taking the club into administration and starting a chain of events that resulted in the sale of the club's ground for what was considered by many to be a very low sum.

In November 1994, the club almost went out of business and sold its stadium to Beazer Homes for a sum of £650,000, but were able to stay there after the local council took it over. After nearly two years on the brink of closure, the club came out of administration on 1 August 1996, although the problems on the field were far from over.[7]

In 2003, City finished 23rd in Division Three and was relegated to the Conference National; Exeter was the first club to suffer automatic relegation without finishing bottom of the league. Exeter won its last game but was still relegated as Swansea City's victory over Hull City left the Grecians one point short of safety.

Conference era (2003–2008)[edit]

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The starting line-up for the Conference Premier play-off Final win against Cambridge United on 18 May 2008, resulting in promotion to the Football League.

Following relegation to the Conference, the club was taken over by the Exeter City Supporters Trust. In May 2007 two of the Directors who had been in charge during season 2002–2003 were convicted of fraudulent trading at the club, John Russell receiving a prison sentence and Mike Lewis a community service sentence.

Several million pounds in debt and with no big investor in sight, the Trust kept the club going through fund-raising activities amongst rank-and-file supporters. Complex legal arguments with both Inland Revenue and football authorities meant that City's first season of non-league football was plagued by off-the-field uncertainty.

In 2004, a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) was put in place to reduce the club's debts. Through the club's "Red or Dead" scheme, hundreds of fans pledged at least £500 each to fund the CVA repayments, but the FA Cup proved to be the income boost the Grecians had needed, as City was drawn Manchester United away in the third round of the FA Cup. City drew 0–0 at Old Trafford in January 2005, gaining £653,511 as City's share of receipts from the 67511 attendance. Further income from a televised replay—won 2–0 by United—coupled with ongoing fund-raising and unpaid work from the club's supporters helped the club to repay its debts, and the CVA was cleared in December 2005.

2004 also saw the club's centenary. In May 2004 a friendly fixture was arranged against a Brazilian masters team at St James Park, a celebration of City's South American tour of 1914. The Brazilian team, containing such notable players as Careca and Dunga, won 1–0.

The Exeter team celebrates after the 2008 Conference National playoff final win.

City's first team finished the 2006–07 season in fifth place, qualifying for the play-offs. After beating Oxford United on penalties in the semi-final, City met Morecambe at Wembley in the final, where they lost 2–1 despite taking an early lead.

Exeter reached the play-off final in the following season; this time Exeter looked to be heading out of the play-offs after losing the first leg of the semi-final at home to local rivals Torquay United 2–1, but came back to win the second leg 4–1 with 3 goals in the last 20 minutes.[8] In the final Exeter met Cambridge United in front of a Conference play-off record crowd of 42,511, winning 1–0 with a goal from Rob Edwards, earning promotion to League Two.[9]

Return to the Football League (2008–present)[edit]

League Two (2008–2009)[edit]

The club followed its success in the Conference by finishing as runners up to Brentford in League Two. A goal from Richard Logan helped Exeter to win promotion to League One with a 1–0 win away to Rotherham United on the last day of the season.[10]

League One (2009–2012)[edit]

2009–2010 was Exeter's 45th season in the third tier of English football. They have played more seasons in the third tier than any club who have never reached the top two tiers. They survived their first season at this level for 16 years by one point; an 82nd-minute Ryan Harley goal against Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season saw Exeter overcome the promotion chasers 2–1 and relegated Gillingham in the process.

The club suffered a tragedy on 10 August 2010, days after the start of the 2010–11 season, when striker Adam Stansfield died of cancer aged 31. As a result, their next fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge on 14 August was postponed as a mark of respect.[11] Exeter recovered well, however, and finished 8th in the league that season, one point off a playoff spot.

Following such a strong season, hopes were high for the 2011–12 season, but poor away form (with just two wins away from home all season) saw Exeter relegated to League Two.

League Two (2012–present)[edit]

The club remains owned by its fans, through the Exeter City Supporters Trust. During the 2012–2013 season saw Exeter have a marginally successful season, spending the season travelling up and down the top half of the season from 1st place to 10th. Exeter set new away records for the club and had one of the highest away win percentage of the season however disappointing home form lead them to fall into the playoff positions only to see a poor end-of-seaon run leaving them to fall into 10th position; despite their earlier automatic promotion and then reestimated playoff ambitions.

At the end of the 2012–13 campaign, poor funds and lack of income lead to an unfortunate squad trim with boss Paul Tisdale having to let go: Jamie Cureton, lead goal scorer of the last campaign netting over 21 goals and the 2010 campaign (with similar statistics); Guillem Bauzà, Kevin Amankwaah, unable to renew his contract despite of his fan- favourite status and great playing abilities heralding fan chants and songs; Mark Molesley, despite being there only half a season; Rhys Evans and later Tully's new contract was withdrawn due to financial constraints. Despite this Tisdale managed to sign Sam Parkin[12] and Doug Bergqvist.[13]

Nickname[edit]

The club is nicknamed The Grecians, a name whose origin remains the subject of much speculation.

One suggestion is that in 1908 the club voted for the name because of its association with St Sidwells parish. Historically people living in the parish of St Sidwells were said to have been known as "Greeks" or "Grecians".[14] This is possibly due to the parish's location beyond the city walls. For instance, in Homer's epic poem Iliad the Greek forces laid siege to the walls of Troy.

However, perhaps more plausibly, the association arose because of rivalries between city boys and those of St Sidwells during the annual beating the bounds.[15]

It has also been suggested the name derived from a group of children in St Sidwells who were referred to as the 'Greasy Un's'. A further possibility was that it derived from a jeweller's shop in Sidwell Street, close to the ground, which had a clock hanging outside displaying the name 'Grecians' on its face.[15]

Yet another theory suggests that it is a corruption of Caerwysg, the Welsh name for Exeter (Caer = fort, Wysg = Exe – fort on the river Exe, similar to the Cornish Karesk). Thus, citizens could have been known as Caer Iscuns and so possibly mutating to Grecians.[15]

Supporters[edit]

Famous supporters[edit]

Famous fans include Coldplay frontman Chris Martin,[16] Adrian Edmondson,[17] Mark Nicol and Noel Edmonds. Singer Joss Stone signed up as a member of the supporters trust, being introduced to fans on the pitch as a new member during a League Cup match against Liverpool.[18][19]

In 2002 pop singer Michael Jackson was made honorary director of Exeter City.[20] He visited St James Park with celebrity friend Uri Geller, who was also a director.[2] The crew of HMS Defender also adopted Exeter City F.C as their home team and use their strip if playing games whilst on tour. [21]

Players[edit]

Updated 2 August 2013.[22]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1PolandGKArtur Krysiak
2EnglandDFDanny Butterfield
3EnglandDFCraig Woodman
4EnglandMFScot Bennett
5EnglandDFPat Baldwin
6EnglandDFDanny Coles (Captain)
7EnglandMFLiam Sercombe
8EnglandMFMatt Oakley
10ScotlandFWAlan Gow
11WalesMFArron Davies
14Northern IrelandMFTommy Doherty
15EnglandDFJordan Moore-Taylor
16EnglandMFAaron Dawson
No.PositionPlayer
18Northern IrelandFWJamie Reid
19Republic of IrelandFWJohn O'Flynn
20EnglandFWTom Nichols
21EnglandMFJake Gosling
22Republic of IrelandMFJimmy Keohane
24EnglandMFJacob Cane
25ScotlandFWSam Parkin
29EnglandMFMatt Grimes
30EnglandGKChristy Pym
31WalesFWElliott Chamberlain
32EnglandMFDavid Wheeler
35EnglandMFMatthew Gill (on loan from Bristol Rovers)

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
28SwedenDFDoug Bergqvist (at Welling United for the 2013–14 season)[23]

Retired numbers[edit]

9England Adam Stansfield, Forward (2006–10) – posthumous honour.[24]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former players include Harry Gee who during the 1927–28 season made 29 apperences for the club scoring 2 goals. He retired from professional after just one season at the club suffering a career ending broken leg, Harry had formerly played for the championship winning Burnley F.C. side of 1921/22 .. Cliff Bastin, who went on to play for Arsenal F.C. and England, goalkeeper Dick Pym, who later played for Bolton Wanderers F.C. and England, and Maurice Setters, who won an F.A. Cup winner's medal with Manchester United in 1963.

Other well-known players include the prolific 1930s striker Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, who played 495 games for City, Tony Kellow, City's record goalscorer, Ian Main, the gifted goalkeeper from the club's most successful years who died very young, Fred Binney and Darran Rowbotham in the 1980s and early 90s. Former England winger Lee Sharpe played four games for Exeter at the beginning of their 2002–03 Division Three campaign, scoring two goals. Jamie Mackie and Dean Moxey are products of the Exeter team both having or will have stints in the Premier League with Success.

David Pleat scored 14 goals for Exeter whilst playing for them between 1968 and 1970. He went on to manage several successful clubs including Tottenham Hotspur before becoming a football media pundit for ITV and Radio 5 Live.

In a survey published by the Professional Footballers' Association in December 2007, Alan Banks was listed as the all-time favourite player amongst Exeter City fans.

Management[edit]

Current management and coaching staff[edit]

As of 22 October 2013[25]
NameRole
England Julian TaggChief Executive Football
England Steve Perryman MBEDirector of Football
England Paul TisdaleManager
Wales Rob EdwardsFirst Team Coach
England Andy TillsonDevelopment Coach
Mel GwinnettGoalkeeping Coach
Andrew ProctorPhysiotherapist

Current academy and youth development staff[edit]

NameRole
Simon HaywardHead of Youth

Managerial history[edit]

As of 22 October 2013[26]
NameFromUntilPlayedWonDrawnLostWin %Honours / Notes
Unknown19041908
England Arthur Chadwick1 April 1908[27]31 December 1922113[28]31325027.43%
England Fred Mavin1 January 1923[27]1 November 1927209[28]76419236.36%
England Dave Wilson1 March 19281 February 192942[29]11102126.19%
Northern Ireland Billy McDevitt1 February 192930 September 1935295[30]1176611239.66%
England Jack English1 October 193531 May 1939168[31]48487228.57%
England George Roughton1 August 19451 March 1952270[32]995511636.67%
England Norman Kirkman1 March 195231 March 195352[33]14162226.92%
England Tim Ward19531953
England Norman Dodgin1 April 195330 April 1957199[34]62508731.16%
England Bill Thompson1 May 19571 January 195828[35]751625%
England Frank Broome1 January 195831 May 1960116[36]48264241.38%
England Glen Wilson1 June 196030 April 196297[37]27244627.84%
England Cyril Spiers1 May 19621 February 196328[38]741725%
Wales Jack Edwards1 February 196331 January 1965102[39]41332840.19%
England Ellis Stuttard1 February 19651 June 196666[40]16193124.24%
England Jack Basford1 June 196630 April 196750[41]15161930%
England Frank Broome1 May 19671 February 196991[36]23313725.27%Second tenure
England Johnny Newman1 April 196921 December 1976377[42]1389814136.6%
England Bobby Saxton1 January 19775 January 1979109[43]45333141.28%
Wales Brian Godfrey1 January 19791 June 1983240[44]88579536.67%
England Gerry Francis20 July 198314 May 198450[45]6162812%
England Jim Iley7 June 198430 April 198547[46]13142027.66%
England Colin Appleton1 May 198511 December 1987128[47]35464727.34%
England John Delve11 December 19878 May 198827[48]491414.81%
England Terry Cooper9 May 19881 August 1991157[49]67266442.68%Fourth Division Champions: 1989–90
England Alan Ball6 August 199120 January 1994135[28]36435626.67%
England Terry Cooper24 January 1994[50]31 July 199569[49]14163920.29%Second tenure
England Peter Fox1 August 19959 January 2000235[50]69709629.36%
England Noel Blake10 January 200024 September 200186[50]20244223.26%
Wales John Cornforth24 September 20016 October 200254[50]17142331.48%
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Dolan6 October 200217 October 20021[51]0100%Caretaker Manager
Scotland Neil McNab17 October 200225 February 200326[28]681223.08%
England Gary Peters25 February 200324 May 200313[28]55338.46%
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Dolan9 June 20047 October 200462[51]26191741.94%
England Steve Perryman

England Scott Hiley

7 October 200418 October 20042[52]0200%Joint Caretaker Managers
England Alex Inglethorpe18 October 200425 June 200689[50]44162949.44%FA Trophy Semi-finalists: 2005–06
England Paul Tisdale26 June 2006Present376[53]14510013138.56%Conference National Finalists: 2006–07

Conference National Play-off Winners: 2007–08

League Two Runners-up: 2008–09

League Two Manager of the Year[54]

Football League Trophy Finalists: 2010–11

Notable former managers[edit]

Past managers include former England internationals Gerry Francis, Terry Cooper and the late Alan Ball. Four days after his death a moving tribute to Alan Ball was held at St James Park prior to Exeter's Conference match against Southport.

After managing the club to a famous F.A. Cup Third Round draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United in 2005, Alex Inglethorpe left the club in June 2006 to join the coaching staff at Tottenham Hotspur.

In May 2009 Paul Tisdale became Exeter's most successful manager by winning back-to-back promotions.

Honours[edit]

League honours[edit]

Cups and Trophies[edit]

Minor honours[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Largest league victory[56]
  • Record home attendance[57] – 20,984 vs. Sunderland, FA Cup Sixth Round Replay, 1931.

Rivalries[edit]

A survey conducted by Football Fans Census in 2003 revealed that Exeter City supporters consider their main rival to be Plymouth Argyle.[58] The two clubs first met in a competitive fixture in 1908 when both sides were in the Southern League,[59] and have contested matches intermittently during their histories due to being in different divisions. Supporters also share a rivalry with Torquay United, a club whose supporters view Exeter as their main rival.[58] The two clubs are closer geographically and have met more often during their respective histories, having first played a competitive match in 1927 after Torquay were elected to the Football League.[60] Matches between the three clubs are known as Devon derbies.[61][62]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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