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City v Port Vale

All you need to know about Saturday's match at St James Park

20 October 2017

Match Previews

City v Port Vale

All you need to know about Saturday's match at St James Park

20 October 2017

Exeter City will be looking to pick up their sixth home win of the season when they host Port Vale on Saturday.

Vale are 22nd in the League Two table, but come into the match on good form having won two out of their last three matches under new boss Neil Aspin.

Therefore, City manager Paul Tisdale is expecting a tough match.

“I don’t know the manager at Port Vale but I do know that he has made a big difference and I know that he has probably done what I would have done.

“He has stiffened his team’s resolve and they have suddenly tightened up. I’m sure he has concentrated on basics and I think he has made some very shrewd decisions and given his team some very shrewd direction.

“And they have just won two games and they look like a really strong unit. I suppose over a length of time, the rest of the season, they’ll find a level but at the moment he has got a team that have been battered, I suppose, mentally for a couple of months with losses who have now pulled together and shown some real resolve.”


The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match against Port Vale, meaning that there are only standing tickets, in the Thatchers Big Bank available. Fans can purchase these tickets by calling 01392 411243 or by clicking on the following link. Tickets will then be available to collect on the day from the ticket booth in Red Square. 

Standing tickets in the Thatchers Big Bank will still be available on matchday, but there is a £1 increase on the day so again we advise purchasing tickets in advance. 

For more details on pricing visit the following link

Thank you to our match sponsor SWH Group, our ball sponsor RGB Building Supplies and our special sponsors the Gazzard Family and friends.

You can find out more about SWH Group by clicking on this link and RGB Building Supplies by clicking on this link. 

We have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities. For more information contact Jake Wood at Exeter City at

Redevelopment work: The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday's game due to redevelopment work at the club. 

All entry for home fans will be via the Stadium Way turnstiles into the IP Office Main Stand or the Thatchers' Big Bank. There will be no entry possible from the Jungle Path/Well Street side to the Thatchers' Big Bank. 

For more information read the following article

Lifelong Exeter City fan and drummer from the Hoosiers Alan Sharland is the feature interview in this Saturday's matchday programme. Al will be at the game against Port Vale and talks to the Grecian about his experiences being an Exeter City supporter and what the Hoosiers are up to at the moment.

Matt Taylor takes on the first, best and worst feature, while there are all the usual features and an in-depth look at our opponents Port Vale.

You can pick up a copy of the matchday programme in the club shop & reception and around the ground for just £3.  

The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and then to the general public, including away supporters, from 1.30pm. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. 

For zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article

Our mascots for today's game are the following: Aden Macdonald, Damien Bowyer and Grace Stephens.

We would also like to wish Daniel Parker a happy 17th birthday and Tali Knight a happy 12th birthday.

You can read the profiles of our matchday mascots and birthday guests in the matchday programme.

If you would like to be a matchday mascot at one of our games contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at

If you would like your birthday mentioned in the matchday programme email 

The club shop will be open from 11am to 5pm on matchdays. The club shop is located in Red Square at the back of the IP Office Stand. 

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