After a disappointing fall away from the playoff places last season, Exeter would have spent the summer planning another go at an attack on the top seven. It was their first season back in League Two following relegation and Paul Tisdale looked to be on the way to taking his side back into the running for an immediate return but his side fell at the last with six defeats in the final seven games. Keiran discusses this and more below. You can follow him on twitter at @ecfc32
A tenth place finish last season…were you expecting more or was that a decent finish?
Honestly I was expecting more, especially as with 10 games left, we looked more than comfortable in the top 3. A horrendous run of form at the end ruined it for us and dreaming what might have been.
Paul Tisdale is the second longest serving manager in England behind Arsene Wenger with more than seven years under his belt…what’s the secret to his longevity in amongst the cut and thrust nature of the game these days?
Honestly I do not know his secret! I believe it’s because he knows how to keep the board happy, and has constantly done well (apart from the relegation)
How are the new signings settling in? Any big moves in January?
The new signings seem to be settling in well. Not sure whether we will bring anyone in January. A RB would be a start though, seeing as you lot stole our RB!
Who’s going to score your goals now that Jamie Cureton has left? How is Sam Parkin looking?
Now Curo’s gone, we’ll be looking at Alan Gow and John O’Flynn, along with midfielders chipping in. Parkin is looking like a shrewd signing by Tisdale this season. Knows what to do with the ball at his feet or in the air.
What are your ambitions for this season?
I’d like us to push for the play-offs, but realistically can see us just missing out, again.
And, finally, a prediction for the game on Saturday?
Cobblers 1-1 Grecians
Big thanks to Keiran for that!
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