• Will Barrett

Match Day Thank You | Newport County

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, the ongoing Covid restrictions mean we are unable to do this at present so instead we continue with theTrust Match Day Thank You, where three members of the Supporters' Trust receive the programme with their name in it and a special pin badge as a modest thank you for their 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 ahead of this weekend's game against Newport County.


Dave Gorman has been going to games since 1990 and his favourite player over the years is Matt Grimes. Dave's favourite matches are the Exeter v Liverpool League Cup second round match in 2011 - with Kenny Dalglish managing Liverpool and Andy Carroll scoring their third goal in a 3-1 win for them - and, of course, the famous 0-0 away game at Manchester United; what a night! Dave is not watching iFollow, but is catching up on other platforms. Thinks we had a great start before heavy pitches started taking their toll and hopes we can get some wins to finish the season in style.

Ian Palmer has been going to games since 1999 and his favourite player is Ryan Harley. His favourite game was the away league match in the 2010-11 season when we won 2-1 with that amazing winning goal by Trop Archibald-Henville, that 21,085 spectators were privileged to see at the end of a season that saw us finish just one point outside the play-offs for promotion to the Championship. Ian’s watching iFollow and thinks that while things have not been great of late due to a lack of consistency, we could still get a good ending!

Wendy Rouse is our third winner this week and has been supporting the Grecians since 2010. Wendy has had a tough time with lockdown and the pandemic and hasn't really been following the team this season, so is very much looking forward to when we're allowed to be out and about again and resuming her support.



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