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    Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

    it's here https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/chelsea-premier-league-squad-confirmed-24948067
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    Covid in the camp

    I might be wrong but I thought it was Alan Hardaker.
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    Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

    I wonder if we have ever considered renegotiating the transfer deal? We could perhaps accept £2.5m to £3.0m now and waive our share of loan deals and the 20% of any future transfer.
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    ACV application for St James Park Withdrawn

    i8, I don’t think it is beyond the bounds of possibility that, because ECC has virtually exhausted all its land resources, that it could be the subject of a boundary extension in the relatively near future. This happened at Plymouth for example when Plympton and Plymstock were incorporated into...
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    ACV application for St James Park Withdrawn

    AP, whilst I’m in total agreement with your sentiments about securing the freehold, there is one protection against selling the freehold to another party. If the Council did that with the likely intention of forcing us to leave SJP they would then have to provide another facility for us within...
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    Welcome Callum Rowe

    Ben Chrisene is part of the congratulatory gathering.
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    Old turnstiles

    Neil le Milliere was responsible for acquiring the ones from Arsenal. From memory I think we might have paid £500 for them but Neil would give the definitive answer. Our own were in use when I first started supporting City in 1953........they looked old then!!!
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    St James Park Investments

    Malc I think from memory that the original price for the purchase of the school and the land up to Stadium Way was £400,000. The land was subsequently sold off by OTR for housing for (again from memory) £300,000. Not a bad investment! As for the pitch, drainage always seems to be the big...
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    City Goalscorers Nerd Out

    Thanks Grecian, that's absolutely brilliant! Very poor crowd at 'only' 12,000!! Oh for days like that again!
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    City Goalscorers Nerd Out

    It was Saturday 28th March 1959
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    City Goalscorers Nerd Out

    The "Bible" is certainly wrong Pete. I remember us playing Port Vale in a top of the table battle and they beat us 4-3 at SJP. Wilco played a very big part in that game and I was delighted when we signed him from Port Vale the next season. He was a big strong lad, very good in the air.
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    Carlisle United v Exeter City Matchday Thread - 1.00pm Kick off

    Give them the heavy balls from the sixties in training, then on match day it will be a piece of cake.
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    Maurice Setters RIP

    So sad to hear this as I knew Maurice after growing up in Honiton. The lads always enjoyed him bringing Bobby Charlton home to his parents' place and then having a couple a couple of pints in his local, the Star.
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    Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

    The anguish on Ethan's face at 55 seconds into the video clearly demonstrates that it was a painful contact.
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    IBA, "Darts land" adjacent to the M5 and Topsham football ground was one of the dozen sites considered by Drivers Jonas. It was ranked No.5 out of those sites but was not seriously considered because of the reasons you state. It was also a high cost site because of its suitability for housing...
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    Yes, when all aspects are taken into account, particularly additional income generating facilities. It seems others at the Club are now thinking along the same lines.
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    This is a City Council initiative and I question the motive behind it. When I last looked at Exeter City’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment several years ago it was apparent to me that there are now no sites remaining within the City Council boundaries that could be large enough or...
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    What year did you first watch or take a interest in The Grecians ?

    1954 in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. We were at the bottom of the league but still attracted a crowd of over 9,000. In the early days I always stood behind the big bank goal. I know Pete USA was always there and so, apparently, Banksy.
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    The Arsenal Stadium Mystery - featuring Cliff Bastin

    Olds, he was a very modest fellow. He didn't talk too much about his time at Arsenal (other than to complain about how poorly paid he was in comparison to more modern times!) . He was the warden at a youth centre at Weymouth and a little earlier had fallen on hard times. A friend of his had...
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    The Arsenal Stadium Mystery - featuring Cliff Bastin

    I've just watched parts of this on Youtube. The Arsenal (and England) captain was Eddy Hapgood. I used to play him every week at tennis in Weymouth in the mid sixties. He was 30 years older than me but could always give me a good thrashing. Unfortunately he died at the age of 64.
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