Day: February 3, 2013

A Shot Across The Bows For Chester FC

At The Exacta Stadium yesterday afternoon, a crowd of 2,689 people saw Chester play out a goalless draw against Brackley Town in the Blue Square Bet North. It was a result that left the club seventeen points clear at the top of the table with a third of the season left to play, albeit with second-placed Guiseley having five games in hand on them. It seems unlikely, however, that events on the pitch were uppermost in the mind of most of those present yesterday, though. This has been difficult week for the club which was founded in 2010 after the collapse of Chester City, with news having emerged of the club being expected to lose between £65,000 and £75,000 this season, and also of a very large amount of money – believed to be in the region of £20,000 – having gone missing from the club’s accounts. On the pitch, the last three seasons have been very successful for the club with successive promotions taking it from Division One North of the Northern Premier League to the cusp of a place in the Blue Square Bet Premier. The cost of this success, however, has not been insubstantial. Ticket prices have been set at a high level – to the chagrin of many away supporters visiting The Exacta Stadium – and this season, with crowds not quite having met pre-season...

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Pompey: The Hiroshima Files

Below is full text of Pompey blogger Portus-eg’s findings regarding events at Pompey at the time of the sale of the club by Portpin to CSI in June 2011. It makes interesting reading.  The blog was first published here: under the title: Takeover Toils as Pompey Fans’ Blood Boils. Exasperation is the word that currently sums up the feelings of many a Portsmouth fan, following the latest adjournment yesterday of the PKF v Portpin case regarding the valuation of Fratton Park. Over the last ten weeks or so, Pompey haven’t won for seventeen games, PST announced they would be buying Fratton Park outright and the Mayans calendar proved to be as accurate as the Pompey 2013 one. Yet the club’s supporters remain in limbo about the Portsmouth Supporters Trust taking the club over. Why is that? There are some dark mutterings regarding PKF’s handling of the admin, I will leave that aside for now for others to comment on such as the excellent SJ Maskell has done in her latest blog, but there’s one issue outlined in this narrative where exasperated just doesn’t cut it – apoplectic may be more appropriate. Directly below is an extract from PKF’s document lodged at Companies House recording the vote of creditors passing the proposed CVA on the 25th June 2012. This Document is dated the 28th June 2012: There’s nothing extraordinary on this...

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