Date:Monday September 28 2009
Exeter City on Tuesday night. Here's a Q&A with Vital Exeter City's Chris Cleaver.
02. Supported City Since:
03. First City Game Attended:
Can't quite remember as I was only about 7 at the time, but do remember having to wait a long time for a first victory; a 5-1 thrashing of Doncaster
04. All Time Grecian Hero(s):
Steve Flack, a tall beanpole of a striker who scored 99 goals for the club between 1996 and 2006. Not blessed with great ability but a bit of a cult hero
Also, Christian Roberts. We frequently had the 'Christian Roberts show' where he single handedly contriolled matches which his superb pace and skill. He is the single most exciting player I have seen for Exeter City, but unfortunately a talent unfulfilled as he had to retire prematurely last season.
05. All Time Grecian Villian(s):
Had quite a few poor players in my time. Perhaps Dwane Lee during our conference years - a good midfielder with a superb long range shot, but left the club to go onto supposedly better things. He didn't have the last laugh though as he still plays in non league
06. Many considered Exeter City a dark horse for promotion, is this possible?
Probably not. Consolidation is the objective, although saying that we didn't exactly expect promotion last season. However, League 1 is a different matter entirely. Moreover, we have lost two of our most influential players - Matt Gill and Dean Moxey, and the new look team haven't quite yet found their feet
07. Has League One met your expectations?
It has; obviously the teams are alot stronger, and we have played alot of the top teams already. Also nice to go to some impressive stadiums
08. Which Exeter City player has impressed the most in the 3rd tier?
Our central defensive partnership of Captain Matt Taylor and Spurs loanee Troy Archibald Henville have impressed.
09. Who needs to play better?
Alot of fans are concerned where the goals are going to come from, but Adam Stansfield has returned from injury, and we have re-signed Stuart Fleetwood on a season-long loan from Charlton. There are also concerns over the ageing Alex Russell and Marcus Stewart in midfield.
10. You've played most of the 'bigger' clubs at this level, possibly explaining your not-so-healthy position, which teams and players have impressed you in League One so far?
There have been no stand out performances against us. We acquitted ourselves well at both Leeds and Charlton. Obviosuly Jermaine Beckford is the hottest prospect in this division, and he scored two goals against us.
11. Exeter have one of the lower leagues most promising young managers. How long can you keep hold of Paul Tisdale?
I'm not sure, although Tisdale reportedly turned down alot of interest from Championship clubs in the summer. He is more of a long term manager and likes to build it as a project. However, I have no doubt he has the potential to manage at the highest level.
12. Swindon Town on Tuesday night and as far as the league is concerned... it's been a while! Our last league fixture was in March 1986. Are you feeling confident?
Home form will be the key for us this season. I anticipate a tight match which we may just scrape.
13. How's Barry Corr doing at SJP?
He got sent off in his first match at Leeds, and since then has a struggled to make an impact. His only start since then was against MK Dons where he missed a few chances bit also scored. He has only really featured from the bench so far, but I think he will become an important member of the team in time
14. ECFC vs. STFC: Scoreline prediction?
Exeter City 1 Swindon Town 1
Thanks once again to Chris Cleaver for answering those questions.
Join Vital Swindon!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swindon.
Date:Monday September 28 2009
Swindon Fans Expect Play-off Defeat (Monday May 4 2015)
Sheffield United Away Play-off Tickets (Monday May 4 2015)
Massimo Luongo: I need To Fully Focus On Swindon (Monday May 4 2015)
Swindon Town To Play Sheffield United In Playoffs (Monday May 4 2015)
Milton Keynes Beat Preston To Championship (Monday May 4 2015)
April Player Of The Month Nomination: Gladwin (Thursday April 30 2015)
Swindon Town - The FSF's April Newsletter (Thursday April 30 2015)
Wigan And Millwall Relegated To League One (Tuesday April 28 2015)
Poor Swindon Draw With Colchester (Tuesday April 28 2015)
Swindon Town Play-off Ticket Information (Tuesday April 28 2015)
|1. Bristol City||46||29||12||5||58||99|
|2. MK Dons||46||27||10||9||57||91|
|5. Sheff Utd||46||19||14||13||13||71|
|CCFC: Mowbray 'Amazed' As He Takes Stock
» Coventry : 04/05/2015 20:12:01
|Swindon Fans Expect Play-off Defeat
» Swindon : 04/05/2015 19:45:00
|Sheffield United Away Play-off Tickets
» Swindon : 04/05/2015 19:42:00
|Massimo Luongo: I need To Fully Focus On Swindon
» Swindon : 04/05/2015 19:40:00
|Gillingham 3-1 Notts County - Report & Highlights
» Gillingham : 04/05/2015 19:00:00