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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?
To the surprise of few, Chester City won another stay of execution at the hands of the Football Conference yesterday. This may give them time to get the Second Round of the FA Cup which, of course, would bring some much needed money into the club. Whether this is good for football, however, remains open to question.
Chester City are standing on the precipice yet again and, frankly, it is worth asking what the game’s authorities were thinking of when they allowed them to start the season because, even if the limp through their latest crisis, they are surely doomed. A new club is the only way forward.
The situation at Chester City, as we have noted on here before, appears to be going from bad to worse. Chester supporters have come together in a bid to try an establish what on earth actually is going on at their club, and an open letter to those running the club is reprinted below.