THE Argyle game can't come soon enough for me. I love derbies and, after our win against Fleetwood, I'm buzzing – I reckon Saturday's going to be a day to remember for all the right reasons!
We were determined to get something from Saturday – apart from anything else, we really didn't want to go into the Plymouth game on the back of two straight defeats – though I'm sure a few people wouldn't have fancied our chances when we went a goal down fairly late on.
To be fair, I wouldn't have blamed them – Fleetwood have thrown a lot of money at it, had home advantage, and were second in the league while we were down to the bare bones and could only name six substitutes.
However, we had a game plan, we stuck to it and it paid dividends. The idea had always been to put Scot Bennett up top for the last 20 minutes – Scoty has a knack of getting on the end of things whether he's defending in our penalty area or attacking in the opposition's – and it worked perfectly as he grabbed himself two goals in four minutes.
I think Scot sees himself as a centre-half rather than a midfielder or a striker, but then again I don't suppose he minds too much where he plays as long as he's in the team. Scoring twice will have been a bonus.
For sure, we were all over the moon with the result and the atmosphere in the dressing room afterwards was electric.
I hadn't see too much of Danny Butterfield before the game but he came on for the last 30 minutes and looked a class act. There was quality in everything he did and I think he'll prove a real asset between now and the end of the season.
With our No.2 goalkeeper Christy Pym injured, young James Hamon, an 18-year-old from Guernsey who has been training with us, also made it onto the bench.
He was thrilled to be involved and, while he didn't get on the pitch, he tweeted afterwards that it was a dream come true. Fingers crossed, it won't be the last!
James is a good lad who loves living in Exeter – I don't think there's an awful lot going on in Guernsey – and if he continues to work hard he might just earn himself a contract.
As I said, Saturday's game is huge – especially for someone such as myself who is Exeter born and bred. It's one of those games where everyone in the city, even those who might not be big footie fans, looks out for the result.
My heart was pounding when I scored against them at the Park in December, it was one of the best feelings I've had in football – you'll probably recall me going crazy and running to the Big Bank – but it was spoilt by our failure to go on and win. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn't happen this time.
While the game might mean that little bit more to me than some of the other boys, make no mistake, everyone at the club knows how important it is to the fans that we get one over Argyle.
I've heard people say Tis doesn't do derbies, that he isn't passionate enough, but that's nonsense. Believe you me, Paul might keep his emotions in check but he's every bit as desperate as I am to win on Saturday.
I can't explain why we didn't do better than we did against the other Westcountry teams in League Two last season. I'd have backed us against any of them at our best but we failed to win, home or away, against Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham, Torquay and Plymouth.
If that was anything more than an unfortunate coincidence then you can bet your bottom dollar that Tis will be looking at all the DVDs to work out what exactly went wrong and make sure we get it right this time.
Once again, I've been asked by the club to remind you that there's no pay on the gate and if you want to be at the Park on Saturday then it's vital you purchase a ticket in advance – details are available on the club website or by calling 01392 411243. The support we've had this season, home and away, has been brilliant and I'm sure it will be no different on Saturday and the atmosphere will be a bit tasty.
One person who won't be at the Park is my dad Choc.
As I wrote previously, he went into the RD&E a couple of weeks ago for a new kneecap and, unfortunately, there were a few complications and he's only just come out.
While he won't be able to make it to the match, I know he'll be listening to Radio Devon and fingers crossed we'll give him something to cheer. C'mon you Reds!