The Danes Are Back, And Croydon Should Be Wary

In their last league match, Chester FC beat Skelmserdale United by four goals to nil to stay top of the Evostik League Division One North. It was their fifth successive league win and was watched by a crowd of over 2,700 people. By any measure that we choose to use, the work of City Fans United, who rebuilt the club after the death of Chester City earlier this year, has to be regarded as an enormous success. It shouldn’t, be forgotten that there was a period during which the possibility of the trust taking over the running of the club was in considerable doubt, thanks to the unwanted intervention of the Danish group Fodboldselskabet A/S, who first attempted to buy Chester City and then tried to secure the lease for The Deva Stadium ahead of CFU. Anybody that thought that this Danish group might have learnt some lessons from this will probably get the chance to find out over the coming months after the group bought a fifty-one per cent share in Ryman League Premier Division club Croydon Athletic. Croydon made headlines themselves earlier this year after their owner, Mazhar Majeed, was caught by a hidden camera stating that he had laundered millions of pounds earned from global betting scams through Croydon Athletic’s accounts. Majeed’s assets were frozen by HMRC and the club’s manager, Tim O’Shea, left the club...

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