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Ten and half things you never knew about Exeter.



  • 20.3% of the young full time students accepted on to undergraduate courses at the University of Exeter in 2008/9 were from lower socio-economic groups. This compares to 17.5% in 2007/8.
  • [cite]Posted By: ChicagoAddick[/cite]The club is nicknamed The Grecians. This name has a disputed history, with many theories being proposed for its origin. No one is sure of the definitive answer to why but one source suggests that the club voted for the name in 1908 because of its association with St Sidwells parish.[9] People living in the parish of St Sidwells in Exeter have been known as "Greeks" or "Grecians" for many centuries.[10] This is possibly due to the parish's location outside the city walls. In Homer's epic poem Iliad the Greek forces laid siege to the walls of Troy. The association possibly arrose because of rivalries between city boys and St Sidwellians during the annual beating the bounds.[11] It has also been suggested that there was a group of children in St Sidwells who were referred to as the 'Greasy Un's' and another possible, but unlikely source for the name was from clock that hung outside a jeweller's shop in Sidwell Street, close to the ground, which had the word 'Grecians' engraved or painted on the face.Source Wikipedia.

    It all makes sense now.

    Fancy not knowing the origins of the clubs nickname.......
  • yeah, ridiculous, just imagine that happening here ... ohhh ;-)
  • Exeter Cathedral and the Annunciation Church in Chislehurst, opposite Sainsbury's were both built to identical plans, one being exactly one-third the size of the other.

    They are believed to have been built in the following order:

    1. Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
    2. The Annunication Church, Chislehurst
    3. Sainsbury's, Chislehurst
  • [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]Exeter contains the oldest Guildhall in Britain (1468) and it is still in use today. Within is contained the oldest civic seal in England (1175).

    Never realised seals lived to such a ripe old age.
    The seal was nearly 300 years old before they built it a home!
  • These threads do make me chuckle. They get better every week.
  • Makes a change from endlessly discussing Dicko or the Takeover thread, no doubt!
  • The winner of The One Shows 'whitest dog poo in Britain Competition' was won by Alfred Robinson from Exeter.
  • Exeter has the narrowest street in the world. At its narrowest, it is 25 inches in width.
  • [cite]Posted By: Grecian32[/cite]Exeter has the narrowest street in the world. At its narrowest, it is 25 inches in width.

    No one is going to believe that
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  • It's in the guiness book of world records ;)
  • never heard of it.

    Assume you are an ECFC fan. What are your views on saturday's game?
  • Yeah im an Exeter fan :D

    Umm... yeah should be a good game, not really expecting to get anything from the game, but hey-ho its football, anything can happen. Will be a fair few Exeter fans there and singing all game, like we do every game (away from home) Will hopefully, an atmosphere that wil half the last time we went to your place will be a bonus.
  • [cite]Posted By: Grecian32[/cite]It's in the guiness book of world records ;)

    If Henry's never heard of it, it doesn't count.

  • Exeter is the home of the world's invisiblist cat, Nigel. The cat has not been seen for almost nine years.
  • [quote][cite]Posted By: Chizz[/cite]Exeter is the home of the world's invisiblist cat, Nigel. The cat has not been seen for almost nine years.[/quote]

    This is a lie, he was seen buying dog food in the local Tescos on Monday.
  • edited September 2009
    Grecian 2000, you play in red stripes, right .....? so what's your change strip colours for Saturday's Valley fixture?

    And what colour kit are your lads wearing for The Charlton Life fixture?We'll play in Charlton red home kit.
  • Our away kit is black.
  • Ok .... and your lads match kit?
  • Light blue.
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  • Sorted. Nice one, mate.

    Look forward to catching up with you all on Saturday morning.

    Are you all sorted travelwise to get to the Meridian Sports Ground?
  • The only current league team with an X in thier name?
  • Yeah, as far as I know. We got a travel co-ordinator who sorts it all out. But between me, you and everybody else, its just a lad with a map.
  • CH4RLTON: Crew AleXandra
  • [cite]Posted By: CH4RLTON[/cite]oops

    LOL !!!
  • Exeter fans have a penchant for wearing scarecrow outfits and like to travel to games in tractors or horse drawn carts. Affluent fans cycle or take the bus, some are known to sail in a dinghy. They can't talk as we do because of all the straw in their mouths but if you listen very carefully you can usually comprehend what they are saying. Eg "ooidor" is cider. "fookorff" is....
  • bob marley was a big fan as shown by his big hit Exeter oh yeah movement of jah people.
  • Half of the letters in Exeter are Es.
  • "Their football team ground shares with Newcastle United. "

    Almost, but not quite - The Geordies have an apostrophe that changes the pronunciation and meaning of the middle word.
    (pedantic or what ?) ;-)
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