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NEWS – Competition Winner

We ran a competition for subscribers to the fanzine for the 2014/15 season to win signed copies of ‘Falling for Football’ and ‘Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters’ and, we are delighted to announce that Alison Dean has won the books. Congratulations Alison!

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NEWS – Special Subscription Offer for 2014/15

Subscriptions for the 2014/15 season are now available from our website. And, if you buy a subscription before Chester’s first game of the season on 9th August (home to Barnet), you are in with a chance of winning signed copies of Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters by Daniel Gray and Falling For Football, edited by Adam Bushby and Rob […]

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BLOG – Alternatives to B Teams

At the end of my previous blog post, I promised to come up with some alternative solutions for England’s woes. So, here they are… The Aim The FA wanted to address “the lack of available quality English players appearing regularly at the top end of English football, [the Commission] was attempting to address an issue often […]

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BLOG – B Teams

Right, this is going to take a while, so I’ll keep it as short as possible. Parts need fleshing out, of course, but that won’t happen due to a consideration of people’s time and eyes. Anything in italics is a direct quote from the FA’s report. The Aim The stated aim behind the proposals is […]

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BLOG – On Relegation

And so, the thin black line stretched across the page tells us that we’re down. The number at the end of the row, 51, is the same as the place above, but it was the goals, those two goals, that finally relegated us. That easy finish for Jamie White, that ball swept home by Michael […]

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BLOG – Chester 0-1 Alfreton

A game low on quality and chances was settled by an penalty awarded to Alfreton. Chester had a number of half chances but failed to produce anything clear cut, whilst Alfreton had a glaring, open goal miss minutes before their penalty. The only other thing of note were two unfortunate injuries to centre backs on […]

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BLOG – Chester 3-3 Nuneaton

A very good performance from Chester was unfortunately undone by a harsh red card and our continuing failure to deal with crosses. Jason Jarrett was sent off early on (more on that later) but it was Chester who reacted best, deservedly going ahead through Rooney’s excellent finish. Nuneaton pegged Chester back with a well worked […]

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BLOG – Chester 2-1 Halifax

A frankly ridiculous end to the televised game against Halifax ensured that the schedulers will be looking to come our way again soon.  A good first half performance from the Blues went unrewarded, despite forcing Glennon into an excellent tip onto the crossbar, though Halifax did pick up a harsh red card for a foul […]

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BLOG – Macclesfield 3-2 Chester

A chance laden game went the way of Macclesfield after Chester were on the wrong end of two questionable offside calls. Gareth Seddon opened the scoring with a great finish, but slack defending from a throw and then a corner allowed Macclesfield to go into the break 2-1 up. In between those goals Chester had […]

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BLOG – Chester 1-3 Welling Utd

An appalling first half performance by the Blues was punished by an athletic Welling United who fully deserved the victory. A poor attempt at an offside trap – the linesman being especially culpable – saw a Welling striker finish a one-on-one with Danby, before a poor backpass was made worse by Danby dithering on the […]

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