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Hi, my name's Toby Wildgoose. I'm a 20 year old who's obsessed by sport, so much so, that I am looking to become a sports journalist/media officer in later life.

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Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Special Report: Chester FC, soon to be back in the Football League?

Today, I have decided to delve into the affairs of Chester FC. After numerous administrations Chester City FC finally dissolved in 2010 after being unable to pay off excessive debts. Then, under fan-ownership, the club reformed as Chester FC in the same year and have began a sharp rise up the English, football pyramid. The possibility of a Football League return is not far from the Blues' sights and this has intrigued me enough to discuss the possibility of this sensational return.

For a number of years Chester City FC were plagued by not only debt but on the pitch problems as well. However, these on the pitch matters were soon put to the side, when in 2004, they were promoted into the Football League. This meant that, for a while at least, financial difficulties were cast aside and the football took centre stage. However, said football was not always of the quality required, and Chester often found themselves flirting with relegation back to the Non-League.

The 2008/09 season did not start well for Chester. They may still have been in the Football League, but their league position wasn't the prettiest and they were soon dumped out of all cup competitions. This lead to financial difficulties appearing once again and a transfer embargo being placed upon the club. On  the final day of the season the Blues were relegated from the league after a 2-1 defeat to Darlington.

Financial problems however, did not disappear as their league status had done previously. They continued to cause the club problems such as unfulfilled matches, unpaid wages and shortage of players until finally, on 10 March 2010, the club was wound up and soon ceased to exist. It was announced that the club was to reform as Chester FC and were to begin their journey in the lower divisions of Non-League football.

After two successive promotions, Chester now find themselves in the Conference North. They currently sit twelve points clear at the top of the table and look set for a third successive promotion, this time to the Conference Premier. This would leave Chester only one more promotion away from a sensational return to the Football League, and who knows, if Chester can carry their current passion and commitment into the Conference Premier, they may soon find themselves back in the Football League!

1 comment :

  1. I think that Rotherham are going to be forced out of the NY Stadium as the scrap yard people are going to rescrap it and then turn it into a giant football that will reign terror on us all!