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Football helping prisoners: ‘I watch Match of the Day in my cell religiously’ | Ben Fisher

At a prison in Devon professionals from county rivals Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle are participating in an innovative pilot programme putting football at the centre of rehabilitationThere is a fiercely contested drop-ball during a five-a-side kickab…

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Exeter’s Matt Taylor: We targeted the first five or six games, it settled everyone down | Ben Fisher

Former Exeter captain stepped into the long-serving Paul Tisdale’s managerial shoes last summer and is making a decent fist of it – second in League TwoWhen Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United, the impossible job fell to David Moyes. They may not …

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Remembering Michael Jackson’s peculiar relationship with football

The King of Pop loved the Nice shirt, had a statue at Fulham, raised money for Exeter City and was a very astute punditBy Emmet Gates for The Set Pieces, of the Sport Network“Good luck to all of the World Cup finalists this weekend!” read one post on T…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury

• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out IpswichBlackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, wit…

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League Two 2018-19 season preview | Ben Fisher

MK Dons will be hoping their stay in the fourth tier is a brief one but the promotion race will be fierce with Notts County and Exeter hoping to improve on last season’s play-off defeatsThe MK Dons chairman, Pete Winkelman, may have held his hands up a…

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Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years in charge

• Tisdale departs after 4,358 days in charge at Devon club• Morecambe’s Jim Bentley becomes longest-serving managerPaul Tisdale has relinquished his status as the longest-serving manager in the country after leaving Exeter City after almost 12 years in…

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Jordan Willis sends Coventry City into play-off final rapture against Exeter City

Coventry City sealed an immediate return to League One after a convincing League Two play-off final victory over Exeter City. For the 35,000 baying Coventry supporters who made Wembley appear lopsided, the victory not only reversed an alarming slide do…

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Coventry City v Exeter City: League Two play-off final – live!

Live updates from the 3pm BST kick-off at WembleyThe Fiver: sign up for our daily football emailEmail Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 2.22pm BST Funny situation for Tisdale, isn’t it, and one that clearly hurt him. There’s more of a touch of the Wengers abou…

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Exeter can give Steve Perryman a fitting Wembley send-off | Ben Fisher

Exeter’s director of football grew up in the stadium’s shadow and retires after the League Two play-off final against Coventry“A40, Hanger Lane, turn left on to the North Circular, past Stonebridge Park and over on my left was Wembley,” says Steve Perr…

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Jayden Stockley helps Exeter sink Lincoln to book Wembley final spot

Exeter booked their place in the League Two play-off final with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln at St James Park.After a goalless draw in the first leg, Exeter held a narrow lead at the break thanks to Jayden Stockley’s neat finish. Continue reading…

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Paul Tisdale takes over as the longest-serving manager in England – for now

Arsène Wenger’s departure from Arsenal means Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale will become the longest-serving manager in English football – although he might be on his way tooBy Richard Foster for The Agony and the EcstasyAs Arsène Wenger prepares to say …

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Exeter unhappy as tribunal tells Chelsea to pay £2.5m for Ethan Ampadu

• League Two side say £2.5m fee ‘sends out wrong message’• Chairman attacks ruling as poor reward for academy workExeter City have said they are “disappointed for football” after a tribunal determined Chelsea should pay the League Two side up to £2.5m …

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My 50 years of football reporting, from Hurst and Moore to VAR via Le Tissier | Jeremy Alexander

After half a century covering the game in all its guises, with escalating wages and silly celebrations, it is League Two that provides the perfect swan songLeicester City 5, West Ham United 4: it was quite a match to kick off half a century on the high…

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Jay Rodriguez lifts Alan Pardew’s gloom as West Brom ease past Exeter

Alan Pardew was able to dance a jig of delight to welcome a much-needed first win in charge of West Bromwich Albion as they survived some FA Cup jitters at St James Park to see off Exeter City 2-1. It was Pardew’s first game in the FA Cup since taking …

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David Wheeler: on QPR, Grenfell Tower and why he is happy to pay a lot of tax

David Wheeler plays on the wing for QPR. He is also a university graduate, a columnist and a political campaigner who wants to overhaul British democracyBy Matt Stanger for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkDavid Wheeler has uncommon pr…

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Football League: Bristol Rovers hammer Northampton whilst Forest Green upset table-toppers Notts County

• Bristol Rovers hit six at Sixfields to beat Northampton in League One
• Exeter go top of League Two as Notts County are held by Forest Green Rovers

• If Bristol Rovers could defend as well as they can attack they might be threatening the upper reaches of League One. They hit six goals at Sixfields to thrash Northampton and become the top scorers in the division, sadly for Darrell Clarke’s side it meant their goal difference only returned to zero. Billy Bodin, Ellis Harrison (twice), Liam Sercombe, Rory Gaffney and Dominic Telford all filling their boots as Rovers moved up to 12th.

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Exeter City and Newport County offer warming antidote to football’s gaudy elite | Jeremy Alexander

Newport County’s visit to St James Park delivered a meeting between two community-led clubs that bear out the benefits of fan ownership

For Exeter City the 1-0 win over Newport was as sweet as they come and they are coming quite often at present. They stay top of League Two. For County, starting the game in second and unbeaten, the defeat was understandably frustrating after failing to make their domination of the first 35 minutes count. All it did in the end was add to Exeter’s satisfaction.

Related: Football League: Bradford’s Charlie Wyke grabs hat-trick while Mansfield get lucky

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Chelsea agree deal to sign 16-year-old Exeter City defender Ethan Ampadu

• Ampadu made professional debut aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days
• Versatile defender had been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal

Chelsea have reached a deal to sign the Exeter City defender Ethan Ampadu, with the Premier League champions in negotiations over agreeing a fee with the League Two club for the highly-rated 16-year-old.

Related: Chelsea agree £29m fee with Roma for Germany defender Antonio Rüdiger

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Carabao Cup draw descends into farce as Charlton get two opponents

• Graphic shows Charlton facing Exeter and Cheltenham in first round
• Forest Green Rovers forced to clarify opponents on Twitter after confusion

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup descended into farce as Charlton Athletic were shown to be playing twice and other clubs were given the wrong opponents in an on-screen graphic.

The broadcast from Bangkok via a livestream on the Thai energy drink’s Facebook page further backfired amid sound issues and a stalling feed.

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