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💬 Steve Tully: He said 'if you stick together you can go places this club has never been', and people really bought into that.'

Former full-back touches on his time at City and back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One

5 May 2020

Having played more than 200 games for Exeter City full-back Steve Tully is well regarded amongst Grecians.

He achieved back-to-back promotions with Exeter and scored a winning penalty in a play-off semi-final against Oxford United. 

In an exclusive interview with marketing manager Scott Palfrey, Steve touched on his time at St James Park with some fasciniating annecdotes on teammates such as Adam Stansfield.

Touching on his back to back promotions at Exeter, Steve said the realisation that they could make it towards the top of  League One began moments after beating Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final in 2008. 

“After the game Tis sat us down," said Steve. "Everybody was on cloud nine, but he said: ‘if we all stick together, because you are going to get offers to go places and some of you will some of you won’t, but if you stick together in the next two or three years you could go places this club has never been’. People really bought into that and it was massive for me.

"I remember saying to people: ‘Don’t go, stay. This is a good thing and we are moving in the right direction’. It was great and to get to League One was great because there were some big clubs in there. I remember the first year we struggled, we had to beat Huddersfield on the final day to stay up. However, the following year that was the biggest year for me. That is when I felt I played my best football.”

Watch the full interview below: 


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