Match Day Thank You
In normal times one of the most popular Trust initiatives is director of the day, when a Trust member, drawn at random is invited, with a guest, to join the home and visiting directors for lunch and then on to the boardroom before watching the game in the directors’ area of the IP Office stand.
Sadly, Covid restrictions mean we are unable to do this at present so instead we have launched the Trust Match Day Thank You.
Three Trust members, again drawn at random, are contacted at the beginning of the week of a home fixture, in time to include their names in the match day programme. After the match we will send our winners the programme, a limited-edition Trust 20 2020 badge, and a car sticker. A modest thank you for your continuing support.
Rest assured, Director for the Day will be back as soon as Covid restrictions allow us to do it safely, but for now we catch up with some of those supporters who we have been delighted to thank, so far.
Chris Maeer has been going to games since 1960 and his favourite player over that time is Tony Kellow. Favourite game was the evening Home League Cup win over Bolton when Frank Worthington was playing for them and they were a First (now Premier) Club. It was a 2-1 City win in the third round on October 4, 1978. Chris has not been watching iFollow but following the interviews, highlights, and the great 360 videos. He thinks they are doing remarkably well considering all the youngsters, over the moon with them!
John Potter has been going since 2003 and started because daughter Alice showed an interest from no interest previously once they were living in Exeter. John is also a life-long Spurs supporters. His favourite player from that period is Ryan Dean Moxey. His favourite game was the Exeter v Carlisle play-off on May 18, 2017, when we won 3-2. Watkins scored his second goal and Stacey got the winner right on front of where John’s seat is. He’s watching on iFollow and thought it was going to be a difficult year but the right thing to bring in the kids and they’ve done well. He doesn't think we'll get automatic but probably the play-offs again.
John Pitts has been going to games since 1969 when he was a lad – his older brother was a reporter for the E&E and he used to take him in the Press Box in the Old Grandstand. His favourite player in that time is Fred Binney and his favourite game was away the historic away game against Rotherham on May 2, 2009 (but in Sheffield at the Don Valley Athletic Stadium as their own stadium was being rebuilt). Historic because Exeter’s 1-0 win, with Richard Logan’s 71st minute goal, took us up to League One. John is watching on iFollow and quite pleased as at time we’ve been great with our passing game. He doesn’t like to see us “hoof” it though!
Len Wright has been going to games since 1952 and his favourite player over that time is Alan Banks. Favourite game was the away game against Rotherham on May 2, 2009 (but in Sheffield at the Don Valley Athletic Stadium as their own stadium was being rebuilt). Len has been watching every match - home and away - on iFollow thanks to his Grandson who comes round before every game to hook his laptop up to Grandad’s TV so he can watch them in comfort. Len shares a familiar worry about converting games in hand into points as the season goes on.
Ben Sladden has been going since 2000 and his favourite player from that period is Ryan Harley; "simply class". His favourite game was Exeter v Huddersfield when we won 2-1 with a great goal from Ryan in 82 minute! Ben has only watched one game on iFollow but thinks its been a decent season so far especially with the young players coming through particularly Randall Williams and Josh Key.
Pam Brewer has been going to games since 2014 and Pam’s favourite player in that time is Ethan Ampadu. Pam’s favourite game was the last season’s Devon Derby, the great 4-0 over Plymouth. Pam’s been watching on iFollow and thinks we're doing alright and its good to see the youngsters coming through.