Afternoon fellas. I’ve been scouring the domestic leagues for value and I’ve found another season long bet of interest which is in League 2. Only a few day now until our first bet of the new season kicks off in the Championship on Friday night!
Selection: Exeter to finish in bottom half of League 2
Odds: 2.00 William Hill, Betfred
Stake: 1 point
Exeter look in danger to me this season. Whilst I am not going to go the whole hog and predict relegation I do strongly fancy them to be in the bottom half.
For the last 12 seasons Tisdale has been the manager but he has left to take over at MK Dons. I don’t think I am doing anyone a disservice to say that generally Exeter punched well above their weight. Tisdale had to contend with tight budgets and trying to attract players down to the south coast, not an easy task.
Tisdale has returned to his former club and taken Ryan Harley, Jordan Moore-Taylor and Robbie Simpson. Also to depart have been Jordan Storey, Lloyd James, Danny Seaborne and Troy Archibald-Henville. Whilst it is rumoured that target man Jayden Stockley, who scored 19 goals in 41 games last season is also leaving.
On top of the players leaving, the old backroom have moved on as well. Matt Oakley, assistant manager to Tisdale has followed him to MK and Steve Perryman, the clubs director of football has retired.
Exeter have decided that they needed an experienced, steady hand to help with this transition and therefore appointed rookie boss Matt Taylor. Taylors only role as manager came from Bath as player coach! It should be noted that Taylor was the U23 Manager at the club and the Board believed he was the best appointment given his success at developing talent within the club. Time will tell. However, what is obvious is that Taylor needs to create his own backroom staff and then focus on plugging the gaps left by players leaving whilst dealing with a squad that even last season lacked depth. Once you get passed the starting 11 then I am not convinced there is enough quality in the squad to deal with a long hard season.