Well Done The Grecians!
Just a quick aside note… sometimes i do venture outside of the West Brom bubble which engulfs my football life, make my way to St. James' Park, and watch the mighty Exeter City.
For a small conference club averaging gates of around 4000 fans they sure have some exciting times! Earlier in the season we played Brazil in a friendly, celebrating Exeter's visit to Brazil 100 years ago and playing them in there first ever professional match. Oh how time has taken its toll.
The latest addition to the Exeter City fairytale was the 3rd round cup draw… following an excellent 2–1 away victory at up and coming League 2 side Doncaster Rovers, Exeter fulfilled the wildest dreams drawing Manchester United at Old Trafford… with Exeter just leaving the financial trouble that was the money spinner that tyhe small southern side needed to finally put the administrators well and truely out of the picture!
Noone had exepcted the Grecians to pull of any kind of cup shock, and with odds of 25–1 being quoted… it was only in the realms of fantasy that a City win would really happen!
But a gritty performance saw them draw 0–0… total congratulations to the players and especially new gaffer Alex Inglethorpe, who has been a revolution guiding the team back into the top 3 after a start which looked to put Exeter in danger of a relegation tussel!
A reply is on the cards, and who would begrudge them a win and a ticket to round 4… I know I want to see them win, but i think Sir Alex may have a different view!
OH YEAH… they are owned by Uri Gellar, and consist of a board of his son, Micheal Jackson and Darth Vader…. but thats another story?!