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 MacDonald.

Both books have been very positively reviewed and feature our very own Chester FC, so are ideal for any Chester fan.

Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters, reviewed in issue #9 of the fanzine,  is a exploration of the state of English football a decade after the author left to live in Scotland. The book features “a roll call of middling Football League clubs more soothing than the Shipping Forecast” and is “a joyous book, filled with fascinating gobbets, observations, no little humour and football. What’s not to like?”

Falling For Football, on the other hand, is a collection of over forty writers who look back at the team that made them fall in love with the game. The book was an Book of  the Week for the Independent and Esquire and features the fanzine’s very own Richard Bellis reminiscing on the Chester City team of 2008/09 season (for some bizarre reason). The writing is consistently excellent and the stories and teams as varied as the Croatian team in the 1996 World Cup to the Linfield team of 1988/89. It is an embarrassment of riches.

All you have to do to get signed copies of one of the books is buy a subscription to the fanzine for next season. So, you’ll get three issues of the nearly-award winning ‘zine and a brilliant book too. We’ll announce who the lucky winner is a week after the first match of the season.

Richard Bellis

About Richard Bellis

Richard is a masters student at UCL who studies the History and Philosophy of Science. He graduated in Philosophy from the University of Leeds. His first Chester game was the promotion winning match against Scarborough in 2004, which he watched on top of a van outside the stadium. He has written for various websites including When Saturday Comes, In Bed With Maradona and The Two Unfortunates.
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