Exeter City announced at a press conference this afternoon that Steve Tully, 32,  has been released. Although he was tully_Sercombe_thumboffered a new contract, Tulls thought the money on offer (a large drop from last season) was insufficient.

Steve Tully joined the Grecians in January 2007, part of the clear out by Weymouth that also saw Lee Elam and Richard Logan arrive at St James Park. He has played 270 times for Exeter City and has sc0red twice. He’s also taken on the role of manager of the ECFC Ladies.

Despite being born in Paignton and starting his career with Torquay United, Steve Tully quickly became a favourite with the City faithful. His 100% dedication to the cause and a smile made him popular. Two play amankwaah_tully_thumboff games cemented that relationship with the fans, his penalty in the shoot out at Oxford United and then the interview on Setanta where he used the “F” word.

He’s slowed over the years, and this past season Kevin Amankwaah was often preferred. His mistake in the televised game against Torquay United this past season, that led to the penalty seem to mark the end of his career.

We wish him well for the future.

This is what Jason wrote for his 400th appearance – well-done-steve-tully-on-400-appearances/

Tully at Colchester (thumbnail)

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