Tagged: Chester City
It almost feels as if we should be apologising for the amount of time that has been given over to Chester City on this site over the last few weeks. However, this story has unravelled into one of the most extraordinary football stories of recent times, and it still is not being reported to the extent that it should be elsewhere.
Another seven days have passed. There are now less than twenty-four hours until the Football Conference meets to decide the future of Chester City. It’s yet another potentially pivotal moment in the season, but there is little reason to have any confidence that the authorities will put the club out of its misery.
The story of the winding down of Chester City has been gathering pace all day. The club’s expulsion from the Football Conference now seems close to inevitable after it was confirmed that their match against Wrexham this Sunday was cancelled after a prohibition notice was served on the club by Chester Trading Standards office.
A situation that had long been beyond being a farce finally looks like entering its end game this evening after Chester City failed to fulfil their Blue Square Premier fixture against Forest Green Rovers.
Chester again. The club has been offered to the supporters but they don’t have long to carry out due diligence, considering that the club is due at the high court for a winding up hearing on Wednesday. So, is this more brinkmanship, or is the white flag finally being raised by the club’s owners?
The supporters group Chester Fans United may not have reached a consensus over whether they should formally call a boycott of their club, but it seems to have started already. They beaten 1-0 at home in the Blue Square Premier last night by Salisbury City in front of a record low crowd of just 425.
Chester City continue to lurch from crisis to crisis, and the only realistic action left for the club’s supporters is to boycott the club and form a new one. How much help can they expect from anyone else, though, and can Chester City be evicted from The Deva Stadium.
Chester City’s Stephen Vaughan still hasn’t sold his interest in the club, and his latest appointment at The Deva Stadium does little to instil much confidence that anything is going to improve in the near future. However, at least one potential buyer now seems to be off their radar.
Stephen Vaughan wins again, prolonging the demise of Chester City Football Club a little longer as the authorities roll over and allow themselves to have their bellies tickled again. What this sorry tale is confiriming is the harsh truth that football supporters don’t really have anyone on their side.
Would you believe it, the Football Conference has deferred a definite decision on the future of Chester City Football Club until Thursday now, meaning that the club plays Cambridge City in what may just turn out to be one of the most pointless football matches of all time.
The death of Chester City Football Club won’t come without a fight, and the supporters took the fight to the club and the game’s authorities when they managed to get their match against Eastbourne Borough called off with a pitch invasion during the second half. And who can blame them?
It’s Chester City time again. That lovable rogue Stephen Vaughan Senior has been giving conflicting interviews in the media, but it’s not difficult to read between the lines of what he is saying. Still, if the club doesn’t pay it football creditors by the 30th November, it will all be irrelevant.
There’s an “R” in the month, so the name of Chester City must be being dragged through the mud. The Insolvency Service seem to have finally caught up with Stephen Vaughan, and he will be banned from acting as a company director from the end of this month. Will this change anything at Chester, though?