On this day: Friday 27th May 1932

The Devon and Exeter Gazette reported on this day, Friday 27th May 1932, that the provisional fixtures for the 3rd Division had been released.

Exeter City would open the 1932/33 season at home to newly relegated Bristol City. With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday in 1932, then Saturday the Grecians would be home to Southend United; on the fri_27_may_1931_picMonday they will visit Swindon; and they will receive Swindon at St James’s Park on the Tuesday.

On player news the Gazette reported that City had signed Scott, an outside-right from Northampton Town; and Ince, a goalkeeper, who had a trial at Liverpool last season. Clarke, right half-back, has re-signed, and Gray and Childs, of last season’s team, have accepted the Club’s terms for re-engagement. Other who have signed on again are Davies, Miller, Angus, Barber, Robinson, and Whitlow. Varco, like Purcell, has refused the terms, and has been given a free transfer. He has been engaged by Brighton and Hove Albion. Houghton has refused the terms offered him, and is said to be considering opening a business in Liverpool. Roberts has not yet accepted terms. Eddy Jones’s contract as trainer having expired, the Club is advertising the post.