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Match Preview: Exeter City vs Liverpool (Emirates FA Cup Third Round)

7 January 2016

Match Previews

Match Preview: Exeter City vs Liverpool (Emirates FA Cup Third Round)

7 January 2016

A look ahead to the visit of Liverpool


THE GAME THAT NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION takes place at St James Park tomorrow evening.

Millions around the world will watch the Grecians take on the might of Liverpool in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup, with the Premier League Reds brought to Devon by manager Jurgen Klopp.

David Wheeler and Ryan Harley look set to miss out for City, but a number of other stars are in contention for a timely return to the starting line-up.

Liverpool are definitely without Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho and England striker Daniel Sturridge, while Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure also look set to miss out.

As has been well-documented, tickets were the most popular item in town ever since going on sale. If you were one of the lucky ones, see you there, and enjoy a special, special day!

PLEASE NOTE: The A376, Exton will be closed from 7pm tomorrow until 7am Saturday morning. This is due to drainage works.

The alternative, signed route for vehicles will be via the  B3179 Woodbury Road, B3180, B3179, B3178 Salterton Road and vice-versa.

Please plan your travel and seek to arrive well in advance.


Liverpool sealed progression in the Second Round of the Carling Cup as goals from Luis Suarez, Maxi Rodriguez and Andy Carroll saw off the Grecians at St James Park. Daniel Nardiello offered the reply from the penalty spot.

Head to Head:

Exeter City wins: 0
Liverpool wins: 5
Draws: 0

Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: John Brooks, Dave Bryan
Fourth: Tim Robinson

Not able to attend? Of course, the match is live on BBC One, while all the action will be live in audio on Grecian PlayerHD.

Guy Mowbray and Danny Murphy will be the voices to guide you through the game on BBC One from 7.55pm. However, Exeter City would like to remind any visually impaired (VI) supporters of either City or Liverpool with a ticket for Friday that, as usual, Soccer Sight will be providing live audio commentary of the game from the Stagecoach Family Stand for fans throughout the ground.

The initiative, which started in 2006, aims to increase accessibility to live football for VI fans by improving the matchday experience by providing commentary of all Exeter City home games to supporters of both sides throughout the ground. Last year we were able to purchase a new transmitter to deliver greater sound quality thanks to a generous donation from supporter Dave Proud.

The service works in a similar manner to a radio commentary – with a team of two or three providing description and analysis of the game live from St James Park – but with an extra focus on describing specifically where play is unfolding on the pitch rather than purely providing statistical knowledge.

If you, or anybody you know, going to the game is interested in listening to the commentary then receivers and headsets are available from the club reception, situated next to the St James Centre, before the game. It is then as simple as turning it on and listening to the commentary, which usually begins five minutes before kick-off.

To find out more about the Soccer Sight service take a look at the video here.

In this FA Cup Third Round special of The Grecian, we pay tribute to our guests by going with ninety-six pages. It's a move that has gone down better than we could ever have imagined, and since the news broke, we are still receiving Facebook messages, Tweets and emails thanking the club.

In this super-collectible issue there is an abundance of features - we won't go through them here, as we don't want to spoil the surprise!

This and much more, all available for £4 in the club shop, the ticket booths and around St James Park.

"Win, lose or draw, you'd look at it as a positive. We haven't thought of it as a hindrance for one minute, but you have to go into any game in a positive focus. We have ours, and know what we're trying to do on Friday night, but the reality is that we have nothing to lose. I just hope that the club puts themselves into the bright lights on Friday night." - Paul Tisdale

Thatchers, RGB Building Supplies and GH Newbury Metals are our special FA Cup Third Round Match Sponsors tomorrow night.

RGB, JR Carpets, E-Plus, CPM, Ashfords and the Unicorn Hotel are all Ball Sponsors tomorrow.

Exeter City 6/1
Liverpool 7/2
Draw 4/9

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