Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 4)


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Sean of the Shed says:

    With regards to a swift and painless death, having made the decision to allow Chester to participate this season, the last thing they are likely to do is then prematurely open the trapdoor. Also they will be keen to avoid a situation similar to that of Spennymoor in the Unibond in 2004/05 which resulted in claims and counter claims from clubs who’s position would have been higher had records been expunged.

  2. Martyn Blue says:

    The other clubs will not vote to expunge Chester, it would be like turkeys voting for a second Christmas. The club seems to limp on and on, and for me the biggest question must remain what Vaughans motive is for keeping the Club?

    He is self admittedly losing money every week (or, more likely, accruing more creditors week on week), his two sons are no longer playing for the Club, and he is clearly not welcomed by the supporters.

    Is he keeping it for vanity reasons, in which case sooner or later the club will end up in liquidation?

    Is he keeping it because it is not his to sell? Whose is it then?

    Is he keeping it because there are holes in the accounts?

    As you can probably tell, the whole thing just doesn’t seem to end, and the longer it drags on, the less the likelihood of any resurrection or phoenix club.

    Maybe that is the reason?

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