My Favoured Starting XI for Exeter City

Courtesy of Graham Burrell

We’re now into the part of the season that really tells the men form the boys, the bit where you can’t draft in new faces or reinforcements, you’re stuck with the hand you’ve built.

With Bernard Mensah and Kellan Gordon arriving this week, I have to say we’ve got the strongest squad I’ve ever known at Sincil Bank. There’s youth and experience, there’ players who have ‘been there, done that’ and others who are just starting out on the journey. There’s pace and grace, there’s experience and exuberance and most of all, there’s quality.

Picking a favoured eleven, a starting line up, is virtually impossible. From record signings to Championship players from last season, we’ve got questions to be answered all over the field. How do you condense our midfielders into just two or three? Who does roam the flanks? Right now, there’s only three names I think are 100% guaranteed a starting place and one of those might be in a couple of positions.

With that in mind, here’s my run down of the starting XI I’d like to see. Yes, it is a ‘click to next page’ but please do indulge me, stuff like this helps me fund stuff like the picture above, where we sponsored a hole at the recent FPA golf day. it did say Stacey West on day one, but on day two we had a soppy little message on hole seven for the seven years my other half has put up with me this month. That’s Gordon Simmonite and Trevor Swinburne, taking the piss.

Without further ado, let’s get on with the slideshow type thing, featuring the wonderful photography of Graham Burrell.

1 Comment

  1. Not so bullish about two of your selections as yourself Gary. Anderson may well start today but long term I think Danny is looking for players in the wide positions with good technical ability… Harry has made some progress but I’m sure that whilst he gets people off their seats with.his bull in a China shop type runs they quickly end up back on their seats because the evidence may suggest that there is little end product… Long term I suggest will see one of the Newby loaders in that position. Away to Exeter may not be the right game for Scott’s return. He will be ring rusty and although he is commanding in the air I think he is prone to mistakes on the ground. ShacKell and Boswick seem to be forming a good partnership at the back and they were dominant against County so I see them retaining their partnership.

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