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Football League Fixtures for 2016/17 season released

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The Football League fixtures for the upcoming 2016/17 season have been released.

Plymouth Argyle will once again be aiming for promotion after narrowly missing out in the playoff final at Wembley in May. They open their League Two campaign away at Luton.

Fans won't have too long to wait until the famed Devon Derby. Argyle travel to Exeter on September 17th.

Exeter's first match of the season sees them travel to Blackpool, while Yeovil are also away no the opening day of the season. They travel to Notts County.


Exeter City's stadium redevelopment given go ahead

View of Exeter City's stadium, St James Park Credit: Stephen Pond / EMPICS Sport

Exeter City Football Club says the development of St James Park has been given the go ahead by the Secretary of State.

Plans to replace the ageing Stagecoach Family Stand had been put on hold.

But the club's crumbling grandstand will now be re-built along with a huge block of student flats.

The 1,600 seater Stagecoach stand will be replaced. The rebuild will be paid for by a new tower block for 312 students overlooking the ground.

It is thought the Secretary of State was asked to intervene by the St James' Neighbourhood Forum which was concerned at the number of student flats in a neighbourhood in which students already make up 55 per cent of residents.

How the new grandstand will look Credit: Kensington Taylor

Exeter City manager nominated for award

Paul Tisdale has been nominated for 'Manager of the Month' Credit: Exeter City F.C

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month award for March.

City remained unbeaten throughout the month, and a haul of twelve points from six games was made even more special by a 100% record on the road, with wins at Cambridge United, Notts County and Crawley Town.

This is the second time that Tisdale has been nominated for Manager of the Month this season, and coincides with an unbeaten run stretching back to the victory over Stevenage on February 27th.

Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, Hartlepool United’s Craig Hignett and Yeovil Town’s Darren Way are the other managers in contention.

The winners will be announced on Friday 8th April.

Exeter City's stadium redevelopment put on hold

The multi-million pound development of Exeter City's St James' Park stadium has suffered a setback, after the Communities Secretary put a temporary holding order on the scheme.

View of Exeter City's stadium, St James Park. Credit: Stephen Pond / EMPICS Sport

The development would see the ageing grandstand replaced paid for by new student accommodation on site.

The rebuild would be paid for by a new tower block for over 300 students overlooking the ground.

It has won planning permission but a neighbourhood group is concerned about the number of students in the area. The scheme can't go ahead until the Government has investigated.

How the new grandstand will look Credit: Kensington Taylor

We have been made aware that the St James Forum have approached the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) asking the Secretary of State to intervene in the planning process for our Stadium Improvements.

The effect of this action is to stop the City Council confirming our Planning Permission until it has been decided whether the DCLG will take over the responsibility for the decision. We expect to hear within approximately three weeks whether or not this is going to happen.

– Exeter City FC
Plans for Exeter Stadium Credit: Artist's impression


Football: Exeter beaten, but victory for Torquay

Two of our sides were in action tonight.

In League Two Exeter City were beaten 2 - 0 away at strugglers York. The result means Yeovil drop into the relegation zone.

In the FA Trophy, Torquay beat Macclesfield 1-0 to move into the Quarter Finals where they'll face Bognor Regis later this month.

Exeter City match cancelled

Exeter City's game against Oxford at St James Park has been called off due to bad weather.

The club says a pitch inspection forced them to postpone the game.

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