What Chester Did Next


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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8 Responses

  1. DaneBuster says:

    Great article, and thanks for your support, but two things:

    1. Please please please remember it’s City Fans United, and not Chester Fans United!

    2. Change your last line to Cheshire West & Chester Council!

    Anyway, small things so thanks for your articles, which are superb!

  2. admin says:

    Ah, thanks for pointing that out. Those were typos brought about by a desire to get some sleep! I have updated them.

  3. Scarborough Athletic will hopefully be playing the new Chester in the inaugural Supporters Direct Shield in July.


  4. ubb says:

    A brilliant article.Well done.

  5. Lol says:

    As to be expected by now, another excellent article. Good to see thing are (hopefully)moving in the right direction for fans of Chester City now.

  6. Martin says:

    After the King’s Lynn decision the possibility of a Council favouring a daft competing “franchise” playing on their doorstep is horribly real, presumably if the vague “Danish Group” of dubious origin and finances just promises to pay more rent.

    But not even a Council could be that stupid and gullible, could they?

    I hope it doesn’t end up like at Scarborough.

    Good luck Chester fans :)

  7. Peter says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated on Chester, they get nowhere near the attention and sympathy that they deserve. At least there’s some justice with the fan bans in that they aren’t likely to miss any of the phoenix club’s matches – it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain cell that it was proper football fans with concern for their club invading the pitch and not hooligans

  8. Tony says:

    Martin, you are right to raise the King’s Lynn situation where the council felt that they needed to go through some sort of ‘beauty parade’ to ensure their asset was in the safest hands – both parties were required to pay the same rent so there was no promise of additional income for the council as may be the case in Chester.

    Hopefully CFU’s membership number will encourage the council to do the right thing, but until the ink is dry on the tenancy contract nothing should be taken for granted although it is interesting that the article suggests that the FA have backed the Trust, something that was also missing in Lynn’s case.

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