The visit of Franchise FC: the anthesis of excitement

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Franchise FC: Money for old rope


What can you say about the visit of a club you have no interest in even existing other than "they still exist". The visit of MK Dons this weekend is interesting in pure footballing terms but it's also a rare City game it's hard to drum up too much enthusiasm for.

The footballing matters first. Unfortunately, Franchise FC should be there or there abouts come the end of the season and they've not lost in the league yet.

That said, Ince's side have only scored three goals, one of which was a penalty. Given our own striker issues, this one may not be an overly high scoring game.

Exeter, meanwhile, will be lifted by the smash-and-grab raid victory at Carlisle last week and will fancy their chances. Franchise, sadly, aren't a bad team but they're definitely beatable. And, finally, things have settled down to the extent where we can say the result on Saturday should be a good barometer for City's season.

Off the pitch... well, yes. We're playing a club who really shouldn't exist. Nothing against the younger fans who've latched onto their local club, but the game's better off without a constant reminder of one of the FA's more spineless moments.

Anyway, they're here, we have to play them and hopefully we'll thrash them, as HaL hopes for every team that visits the Park. I wouldn't have been able to get down to Devon this weekend anyway, but in solidarity I'm hoping to get along to AFC Wimbledon v Oxford.

It really is a slow news period for Exeter though. When the Echo is leading with striker Barry Corr stating his aim to score goals, you know there's not a lot to get excited about.

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