Uncomfortable Questions For Chester

After the insults from almost all quarters and months of hard work, Chester FC, the club borne from the ashes of the Vaughan family’s disastrous spell in charge of Chester City, will start the forthcoming season in Division One of the Evo-Stick (formerly the Unibond) League. Amongst the goodwill, good intentions and idealism of the new club, an uglier side to the new club reared its head during their first ever match, a pre-season friendly at Colwyn Bay last Saturday. Outbreaks of trouble throughout the day resulted in damage being caused to the Colwyn Bay ground, and the trouble was sufficient for their next match, another friendly match against Rhyl, who were demoted from the Welsh Premier League into the Cyrmu Alliance earlier this summer, to be cancelled as well. The specifics of what happened at Llanelian Road on Saturday are, largely, neither here nor there. Talk on the club’s forum has ranged from a handful of people drinking too much to the police over-reacting to a situation that could have been otherwise avoiding, but blanket denials that there was a significant problem at the match have fallen upon deaf ears.  There were around 1,500 Chester supporters at the match on Saturday, and the uppermost estimate of the number of people that were involved in any trouble seems to be around twenty to thirty individuals. The fact of the...

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