Exeter City v Colchester - Good Friday - Discussion & Prediction Thread


Active member
May 21, 2004
Central Brittany
No league 2 game is a 'banker', so we have to treat Col U with respect and remember that no game is won 'on paper' but only on the pitch. My only concern would be that, if we don't get an early(ish) goal, all the supporters who don't go regularly could start getting a bit restless. The regulars need to show solid support and not let any nerves spread onto the pitch. Remember, this is all new for a lot of our younger players.


Well-known Exeweb poster
Apr 6, 2004
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet...

If you're looking for a good omen, then on Good Friday in 2010 we played Colchester at home, beat them 2-0 and of course were promoted at the end of the season.

On the subject of good omens...

Our Championship season came under Shaun Taylor who [whisper it quietly] was born in Plymouth.

And our promotion in the 2008-09 season came under Dan Seaborne, who hails from Barnstaple.

So, despite one or two dissenting voices, it seems to me that Torbay-born Matt Jay is the perfect choice to wear the captain's armband!


Very well known Exeweb poster
Sep 16, 2006
Backing Matt Taylor
Think the away end holds 950 although expect a bit is lost due to segregation.
ip office stand 2100 but again some lost for segregation.
stagecoach stand 1600 which should be at maximum.
That would leave the bank holding just under 4000 but thought it had reduced a few years ago .

the club said after the bank had sold out 7200+ sold, add to that 600 sold to city fans in away end and whatever Colchester bring should make it a little over 8000.

I can’t remember us having a crowd over 8200 for a long long time unless Leeds or Liverpool or Man U managed it.

although capacity is given as 8679 I would assume for various reasons we would normally only be able to actually get a few hundred below that.
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