Time for the annual poll for whom is the Grecians player of the year. The poll is on line on the Exeter City’s official site, now. A difficult season for the Grecians, but there are 5 candidates that stand out for their performances over the whole of the season, and here we look at those players.
Joined the Grecians in 2010, making his league début for us in the 2-2 home draw against Colchester United at the start of the 2010/11 season. With the departure of Matt Taylor David was appointed club captain this season.
Almost ever present this season, except for missing 3 games after being harshly sent off at Brentford.
David has the play maker role in the centre of midfield with nearly everything going through him. Scored a great goal at Brammall Lane (though deflected) and a great free kick against Sheffield Wednesday. Seen by many as a creative genius at the heart of the team and by others as someone who slows the game down and makes too many misplaced passes.
Joined the Grecians at the end of the 2009/10 season, and although he made his début against Hereford in the JPT, he played out the 2010/11 season as second fiddle to Paul Jones, making 14 appearances.
This season he has been Paul Tisdale’s number 1. He’s pulled off a number of great saves that have kept Exeter City in many a game, crucially from a penalty at Chesterfield. For his performances, he was voted as Exeweb’s Player of the Month for January. However, there have been a few point losing gaffes, such as at home to Charlton and on Good Friday up at Scunthorpe.
James Dunne joined the Grecians in the 2009 and made his début against Gillingham in September 2009, when Exeter City lost 3-0 at the Priestfield Stadium. He’s gone on to make 93 appearances plus 12 as a substitute and scored 6 goals.
The midfielder is a regular visitor to the hospitality area after matches at St James Park, to collect Man of the Match awards. His commitment and willingness to get stuck in has quite often impressed City fans. However his detractors complain that commitment and running hides his lack of skill. Voted March player of the month by Exeweb.
Joined in January 2009 on loan from Spurs, he was immediately plunged in to the Grecians defence at Dagenham & Redbridge (which City won 2-1) and won the hearts of City fans present that night. He finally signed for Exeter City a year later (a rare occasion that City have paid a fee).
Now a stalwart in City’s defence he’s been important for his last ditch and perfectly timed tackles. Confident in defence, and fits the mode of old fashioned centre half. However, can be prone to the occasional mistake that led to goals, in fact he was responsible for all 3 at Orient earlier in the season.
One of the Grecians longer serving players. Joined from Weymouth in January 2007 and made his début in the 3-1 home defeat to Ebbsfleet (and yellow carded!). The right back enjoyed 2 promotions with Exeter City and has made over 200 appearances for the Grecians.
An important part of the defence, is is often given the freedom to play as a wing back, and has a number of assists to his credit from crosses in to the box. Main criticism from fans is his lack of pace.
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