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Tasty Week In Store For Tisdale

Tasty Week In Store For Tisdale

With the fixtures being released last Wednesday, and Exeter learning that we open with three South Coast games, manager Paul Tisdale has said it's going to be a very tasty opening to the season for us this year.

Hosting Portsmouth on the opening day, before travelling to Plymouth and facing Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup first round, as well as another league fixture against almost promoted Burton Albion, the gaffer told the Official Site that he thought it was a mouthwatering start and he can't wait to see how our young, but slightly more experienced team can do in 2014-15.

'With us facing three teams from the South Coast in Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Plymouth, it'll be a really tasty week to get us going again. They will certainly be tough games - in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Burton we couldn't have asked for a much more challenging first three league games. We know we'll have to keep as many of our players as fit as we can during a gruelling first couple of weeks.'

Tisdale goes on to say though that with how the fixtures have 'spread' themselves this year, he feels it's the best 'spread' we have had in a long time.

'I'm really excited about the season and the fact that we've got some big games early on.'

Another pleasing thing for the gaffer is that he feels the majority of the key early dates are all at St James Park and he points to the opener against Portsmouth, the Boxing Day clash against Cheltenham Town, the first game of the New Year when we host Accrington Stanley, we've got Newport on Easter Monday and even the last game of the season against Dagenham, which means the crowd can more than play their part at those key points during the season.

As well as relishing the season, he's also looking forward to the Cup clash against the Cherries.

'The Capital One Cup draw against Bournemouth is a good fixture - we seem to have had a lot of tough draws and we have drawn Championship or Premier League clubs every single year since we've been back in the league. It will be a great challenge for our players and an exciting game for our supporters and one we'll all look forward to.'

With a transfer embargo in place owing to our PFA loan, Tisdale says for the players that remain in many ways it's a clean slate again and they will all be coming back fresh and with something to prove given how the wheels almost fell off for us last year, but on that score he points to the fact that the likes of Jordan Moore-Taylor, Tom Nichols, Matt Grimes and David Wheeler had very little league experience behind them, but of course they now have a full season under their belts, so they will be coming back with a different mindset compared to this time last year, and that really does excite him.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday June 20 2014
Time: 4:07PM

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