Exeter City V Tranmere Rovers Matchday Thread

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He shouldn’t of done it but the team have sweat blood and tears to get this far it’s clear to see what the kid is like.
 

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It wasn't a surprise when MT took off Cheickh and Oz as each had been booked. The Tranmere crowd were baying for everything - and booing Cheickh's every touch. You could see that a weak referee would appease the crowd by deeming any foul by Cheickh - or even a non foul contact - as a (second) yellow and thus red.

I know this sounds like sour grapes, but Tranmere seemed to set out repeatedly to clatter players after the ball had gone, as well as Clarke elbowing Dieng in the head in the opening minutes.
What is frustrating is that we have generally stood up better to the challenge of physical teams this year but there seems to be something about Tranmere that gets under our skin and stop us playing our football.
 

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Almost every ref in our division does this and we have to accept it as a fact of life and pressurise the refs accordingly at home. The most ridiculous decisions I've seen over the past five years on iFollow are always in favour of the home team, like our "goal" recently when Zanzala fouled the keeper and when a penalty was given against Christy Pym for punching the ball away and getting fouled himself at Forest Green a few years back. The penalty we were denied at Port Vale recently might well have been given if it had happened in front of the Big Bank. Now we have a noisy crowd we need to play on this in our next home games.
On an unnecessary note of pedantry, the Christy Pym incident was away at Cheltenham with Brett Huxtable as the manager.
 

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What is frustrating is that we have generally stood up better to the challenge of physical teams this year but there seems to be something about Tranmere that gets under our skin and stop us playing our football.
Sooner we leave ‘em behind in League 2 then the better.I’ll be booing them on to lose in the playoffs if we do make it via the autos. Let’s hope to goodness we finish it in our next two games.
 

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Couple of positive comments about City on the Tranmere Forum ‘The Paddock’ matchday thread.

1. “Exeter do what I’m always screaming for, develop home grown players. Down side of this is our supporters haven’t got the patience. They would destroy the young lads if we did this”.

2. “One thing that hasn’t been mentioned was how well the minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims was observed. After a weekend when Man City fans had disrespected the memory, Exeter supporters showed a bit of class”.
 
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