A conundrum Exeter City v Stevenage Tuesday 21 January Kick off 7.00 p.m.

grecian-near-hell

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To go or not to go?

Downsides
Early Kick off, lack of atmosphere, the competiton

Upside
Cheap to watch, chance to see the future of ECFC, Quarter final of a national competition, personally it is an opportunity to see Stevenage this season as I am at a wedding when we play them in February (inconsiderate so and so)

Importance of match
Potentially two matches away from Wembley and chance to win a bit of national silverware. £50,000 prize money up for grabs.

Despite the upsides and financial importance still undecided about going.
 

i8cornwall

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I won’t be going again and strongly urge others not to attend either.

It will be interesting to see how many people do attend, I’m hoping the game against Ipswich was a one off and the trend of a low crowd continues but think I will sadly be wrong.
 

IndoMike

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To go or not to go?

Downsides
Early Kick off, lack of atmosphere, the competiton

Upside
Cheap to watch, chance to see the future of ECFC, Quarter final of a national competition, personally it is an opportunity to see Stevenage this season as I am at a wedding when we play them in February (inconsiderate so and so)

Importance of match
Potentially two matches away from Wembley and chance to win a bit of national silverware. £50,000 prize money up for grabs.

Despite the upsides and financial importance still undecided about going.
Think City should big this match up a bit, although it's not an easy sell..Considering that the attendance v Ipswich was boosted by 500 Ipswich fans and that Stevenage will bring 3 men and a dog we need another 500 City fans in to at least match the last one.
Another 50k quid would come in very handy
 

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Matt Russell raises a thought provoking appeal and put like that it does start to make sense as an Exeter fan, but i'm with i8cornwall. It's a joke competition and even if I could get I wouldn't out of principle. I'd be a hypocrite if I attended any game in the competition, including the final.
 

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It needs all the club's to agree not to participate to invoke change.
Meanwhile we're stuck with it. It does have advantages as already stated many times :
(for us) minimum 120k income, chance to give the young 'uns more competitive practice, chance to gauge their suitability for the first team, involving benchsitters and recovering players. It's just the fact that it's led by the PL that is a p*ss off.
 
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