I've heard some nonsense in my time, but this takes the biscuit...

Stuart Storer's Tache

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I've had a look and it was indeed the 2003/04 season. We beat Accrington 3-2 and Aldershot drew 1-1 with Tamworth. They ended up in 5th place on 70 points and us in 6th on 69 with a better goal difference.
Despite the disappointing outcome, what a great day that was! Great game, plenty of goals (including if my memory serves me correctly a peach from Coppinger), boiling hot with a big crowd, although I've seen it reported as high as over 8000 I don't think it was that big. It certainly didn't feel that big.

Whatever happened to Huxham? I know he took the club to court over money but after that I don't know.
 

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Despite the disappointing outcome, what a great day that was! Great game, plenty of goals (including if my memory serves me correctly a peach from Coppinger), boiling hot with a big crowd, although I've seen it reported as high as over 8000 I don't think it was that big. It certainly didn't feel that big.

Whatever happened to Huxham? I know he took the club to court over money but after that I don't know.
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So he's antidenominationalism?
That's only half of it...

Evangel was birthed in 2010 when returning from missions work in Rwanda and Burundi Pastor Ian was unable to find a church which he and his family felt comfortable to join. It seemed that at one end of the spectrum church was full of religion and tradition whilst at the other it was weird and whacky. Neither fully represented the type of church a family of born again, Spirit filled, Bible believing Christians would choose. Worse still Ian was unable to recognise the gospel that was being preached (if there was any) as the gospel of Christ.

To Ian, as a pentecostal Christian it was unthinkable to join a church that denies the gifts of the Spirit as being for today, however it seemed to him on the other hand that in many of the charismatic churches the Gospel of Christ had largely been replaced with the gospel of "prosperity" or the gospel of "celebrity" (to name just two).

Further, many pastors and teachers had become motivational speakers teaching their congregations how to train their flesh rather than crucify it. The choice it appeared boiled down to one between church with little or no evidence of the gifts of the Holy Spirit or church that uses the Holy Spirit as an excuse to do whatever strange things their "feelings" lead them to. Neither of these were appropriate; what was required was a church that places a high emphasis on the Bible as being the final authority in all matters, a church in which the Word and the Spirit are in balance.

Thankfully for Ian and his family he was led to Sidmouth where he found that there were many like minded Christians also struggling to find churches with which they could fellowship. On 6th June 2010 Evangel held it's first Sunday morning service in the Arts Centre at the Manor Pavilion Theatre (The church now meets in the Council Chamber of East Devon District Council at The Knowle Sidmouth).
Exeter City must have been a broad church back in the day.

Hallelujah
 

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Oh come on, it's much more fun off topic. The idea that whatever weirdness Huxham believes in 'led him to Sidmouth' is absolute comedy gold.

Although more seriously it's another sign that as a club we're in so much better shape than then. Russell/Lewis/Geller/Jackson/Huxham: all evil people. If the worst that we have now are vaguely incompetent but well meaning amateurs, I'll take it.
 
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