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Category: Exeter City

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White to Williams: breakthrough players in the Football League this season

Ten players from the Championship, League One and League Two who shot to prominence before matches stoppedThe latest Brentford player to make a seamless transition from Ligue 2 to the English second tier, following a path trodden by Saïd Benrahma and N…

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Local flavour has Exeter and Sparkes looking to go one step further | Ben Fisher

For Exeter full-back Jack Sparkes there is no shortage of inspiration around City’s training groundThirteen games in, only an inferior goals-for column keeps Exeter City off the League Two summit. Having finished ninth in May, two places and one point …

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League Two 2019-20 season preview

Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horsesThere is a vast pool of exciting 40-something coaches determined to make a splash as managers, some of whom are taking their first …

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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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…