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📝 Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

All you need to know ahead of the Devon Derby

14 April 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

All you need to know ahead of the Devon Derby

14 April 2023

Exeter City take on Plymouth Argyle in Devon Derby action at the Park this Saturday for the first time since 2019...

It's a match that every City fan has had penciled in the diary since the fixtures were released and one that sold out in quick time!

City come into the match on the back of a pair of defeats to high flying sides Bolton Wanderers and Peterborough but have a lot of positives to take from the performances as we face our closest rivals.

Argyle come into the match second in Sky Bet League One after Saturday's defeat to Lincoln City at Home Park.

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Gary Caldwell has given his thoughts as City prepare to take on Plymouth Argyle in Saturday's huge Devon Derby at St James Park.

The A38 clash is the first in EX4 since March 2019, and Caldwell, who has experienced one of the fiercest rivalries in world football - the Old Firm - has spoken about the importance of the game to the club, supporters and the city.

"This game means winning. The big thing in Derby games is winning, that's what everyone wants," he said.

"We are more prepared for this game, but ultimately it is all about winning and giving the supporters what they want. You're going into the lions den and you have to be brave and resilient. My experiences I can pass onto the players but at 12pm on Saturday I want the players to be coursageous and go and win the game, but I want them to feel free and not inhibited in any way.

"If I look back to the Barnsley game here, it was a big game and we needed bravery and relsiience in different moments. In big games you get put under pressure and we have to be a team where we don't concede easily. 

"I want the players to be fully ready, free, and go out there and enjoy a massive game of football."

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Match Tickets

Saturday's 12pm kick-off is a complete SELL OUT! Please don't travel to SJP unless you have a ticket, you can watch the match live on iFollow!

Matchday Family Fun

A trip to the football is a special family treat and at St James Park there is plenty on offer pre-matched to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is extra special.

For full details of all the activities happening at SJP this Saturday, click here.

How To Follow

Unable to get tickets to Saturday's SOLD OUT Devon Derby with Plymouth Argyle? Why not get the next best thing with a stream the 12pm kick-off LIVE on iFollow!

By purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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Previous Encounter at SJP

Exeter City 4 Plymouth Argyle 0 | 26/10/19 | Sky Bet League Two

It was a Devon Derby demolition for Argyle as Nicky Law's brace alongside goals from Tom Parkes and Randell Williams secured victory at SJP.

The Key Timings

This Saturday the turnstiles open at 11am, we advise fans to arrive as soon as they can to avoid queues closer to kick-off!

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 10am and will be showing the day's early and late kick offs ooffsn their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.50 a pint

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to members from 10am and open to all from 10.30am, with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In Red Square, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open from 10am - 3pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/23 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members save 10% on full prices purchases!

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Jungle Path Kiosk

The kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

Hot Food

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In the Fan Zone you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips.

Matchday Programme 

Our award winning programme returns for the 22/23 season and is priced at just £3 per copy! The programme features lots of content on the men's team, including a new feature on the cover star's all-time five-a-side team!

Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground!

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