Thursday 28 March 2024

A draw in Devon?

Exeter's cathedral and its many churches will be busy with the Stations of the Cross tomorrow, but tickets are going fast for the 15th versus 16th clash at St James' Park.   The Grecians have not played for 13 days, but are confident on the basis of their recent 'good form':

This has seem them go up to 14th in the form table while a resurgent Charlton are 5th.  At home Exeter have had a mixed record: won six, drawn seven, lost seven.  Charlton have drawn ten games away and are in the running for the League One away draw specialists trophy.

Exeter are known for having problems in the final third, but Charlton still display defensive weaknesses.  But who knows what we can achieve?

I lived in Exeter for two years and never went to a match there.   I remember walking past there one midweek evening as crowds gathered.   I walked on with indifference to collect a takeaway.

Nathan Jones has noted that seven of his ten games with Charlton have been away and he is looking forward to getting back to The Valley on Easter Monday:

I won't be able to give this much attention as I am hosting a family meal before my granddaughter and great-granddaughter emigrate to Spain the following day.   It will probably be the last time all four generations are together.


  1. I too fancy it will be a draw today Wyn.
    Like you my attention will be elsewhere as my lads' and their families are heading here for one of Mum's spectacular roasts.