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City v Crewe Alexandra

All you need to know about the Grecians match against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday

15 September 2017

Exeter City will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight games when they take on Crewe Alexandra at St James Park on Saturday.

A draw and six wins from their opening seven matches represents the club's best ever start to a League campaign and Paul Tisdale says it has come about by the players focusing on getting the basics right.

Speaking ahead of the match against Crewe , Tis said: “I made a decision that we would start the season again with some good old-fashioned basics. The temptation was, having had a really good season last year, to try and get even more clever.

“However, we built our form and our style over a period of time last year and, in the summer, we lost key personnel and it would have been quite a challenge to make us even more creative or even more pass-orientated.

“So we have just started back with basics again, so let’s just stick with that. It has put us in a really good shape for this first month or two. We are in all the games we are playing. We are competitive in all the games. We are giving ourselves a good chance of winning.

“So, I’ll be asking the players to stick to that and we are going to avoid the temptation to become over pleased, over confident and all those things you can do if you are not focused enough.”

The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match against Crewe Alexandra, meaning there is only standing tickets available in the Thatchers' Big Bank. 

Tickets should still be available for purchase, for the Thatchers' Big Bank, on the day of the game but the club is advising supporters to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. You can do this by clicking on the following link and then collecting your ticket from the ticket booth in Red Square on matchday. 

Thank you to our match sponsors Bidfoord. Bidfood are one of the largest food wholesalers in the UK. For more information on Bidfood visit the following page

We have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities. For more information contact Jake Wood at Exeter City at jake.wood@ecfc.co.uk.

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

Lloyd James is the feature interview for Saturday's matchday programme as he talks about the club's good start to the season, competition for places in the squad and a focus from the team to go one better this campaign. 

Keith Bowker takes on the football first, best and worst feature, while there is an extensive look at opponents Crewe Alexandra with a profile of their recent form, manager and players. There is also another excellent poem from our Bard of ECFC which takes and Exeter City slant on Rudyard Kipling's popular poem 'If'. The programme is available for £3 from the club shop and around the ground. 

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: Jack Vernon and Daniel Williams.

Read their profiles on page 13 of 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 andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk

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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