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Taking Exeter City back into League football

As any Grecian will know, Exeter City has been through a rough period in it's history lately. Relegation to the Conference in 2003/04 at a time when the club was in serious financial difficulties with millions of pounds of debts marks the darkest period since the club was formed.

Prior to relegation though, Exeter were continuous members of the Football League since it was reorganised in 1958. The valiant (and generous) efforts of the Exeter City Supporters Trust mean that the club is now free of the burden of debt and once again on a level footing. Despite their financial worries, Exeter's performances in the Conference have been consistent - reaching the playoffs in the past three seasons, but failing to win promotion on each occasion. The current season looks to be going in a similar direction, the question is whether the club can go one step further and return to League Two.

With the Supporters Trust in charge, it goes without saying that the club enjoys a loyal fan base - attendances at this season are around 3,000 on average (amongst the highest in the Conference). The question is, what else could be done to ensure promotion not only to League Two, but to higher divisions in the seasons ahead?

Maybe another 40,000 supporters contributing to club finances would make a difference? If you would like to put Exeter City on the path to glory and have a say in the future of the club, then maybe The People's Club can help.

Exeter City - The People's Club?

The People’s Club are looking to sign up 40,000 football fans who are interesting in buying and running a real football club, which will be chosen by our members. We expect to bring in excess of £1,500,000 investment per season to the chosen club.

If our members choose Exeter City to be The People's Club, then what will we do?

Firstly, we'll bring much needed investment to the club in a number of ways.

You can expect gate receipts at home games to go up as members travel to see games and boost the attendance figures. Innovative commercial activities will bring in additional revenue and the very nature of The People's Club concept will naturally mean Exeter City will receive a massive publicity boost as the local and national media all monitor the success of the club.

Secondly, you, the fans, will run the club. You'll have the ability to vote on whether to hire or fire a manager, which players start each game each week and who is on the bench. As the transfer window opens, you'll be able to choose who we sign and who we transfer list.

We're giving you the opportunity to take Exeter City forwards - and, who knows, maybe one day we'll be boarding coaches to take us to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Villa Park every other Saturday.

Most importantly, what we won't do is change Exeter City for the worse. We're all football fans and we fully understand the importance of the heritage and identity of the club and the feeling of belonging that each and every Exeter City fan feels. We certainly won't be relocating the team to Milton Keynes or mucking around with the club crest.

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How will your membership help?

As politicians are fond of saying, your vote truly counts. The People's Club is built entirely on the concept that the fans know best and the collective decision making power that our members have will ensure success for many years to come.

At the moment, Exeter City is not The People's Club. It can only become so if you sign up and choose Exeter City as the club you think we should make a bid for once we have enough members and therefore enough funds to do so.

Register for free and select Exeter City as your choice for the club we should buy. Then tell all your friends about us - their votes count too! If Exeter City is one of the most popular choices, it stands a very good chance of attracting substantial investment.

We're also on the lookout for a representative in Exeter to encourage fans to sign up, so please contact us if you think you can get enough fans behind you and make Exeter City The People's Club.

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