Tuesday, 22 December 2009

It's been a busy week, with no games!

In the last 10 days the drama has continued at Chester City, but with nothing happening on the field, following the cancellation of the Rushden game, thanks to the weather, although rather ironically, the players had refused to train all week thanks to non payment of wages.

They were actually threatening not to play the Rushden game on Saturday if they had not received their wages by Friday. As I understand it,. the youth team were paid their outstanding money towards the end of the week, although it's understood that the PFA were the ones making the payment, and not the club, so things haven't really changed from that point of view.

Well done to the PFA for looking after the youth of Chester City FC, it really does put the club to shame at present, especially as Stephen Vaughan boldly claimed that he could fund the club forever - apparently not Stephen, or at least you're not interested in funding the club forever - only your "other" interests remain funded.

I'm sure the situation at the Deva could be turned into a seriously good film, we've seen one already this year called "The Damned United", well this one could be called "The Shame of City", hold on, I can hear the phone ringing, maybe it's Steven Spielberg on the other end!

So, Chester head into the festive period sitiing on minus 3 points, and have failed to shake off the 25 points taken from them at the beginning of the season, can they get rid of the minuses before the turn of the year?

I've started now to turn my attentions to the Blue Square North, and see just what teams are to be found in that league, it has the likes of Telford, who rose from the ashes a few years ago, and I bet that they have not looked back since re-forming, something which Blues fans critical of any idea of a phoenix club should take note of.

It also has the likes of Droylsden, who Stephen Vaughan had links with of course, and many City players failing to make the grade at the Deva were sent there instead, well the two clubs could actually swap leagues in May.

A north west derby could also be on the cards as Northwich Victoria lie in this league too, and I'm sure many City fans would be happy with the short trek to the Vics.

There are about 12 away games that would be pretty localish, if you consider the outskirts of Manchester to be localish, so a good away following could be the order of the day.

So, that's it for now, in a really devastating year for City fans to endure, let's hope that the talk of new owners turns out to be true this time, and that Chester fans can get back their club in 2010, and also that the new owners get involved with CFU as together we can bring the club back to the football league.

Merry Christmas all, and hoping for a prosperous New Year!

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