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Chester City Football Club - an apology

You may be aware that Chester City Football Club has recently been given 42 days to put in place a CVA in order to stave off a winding up petition. We are writing for three reasons.

Firstly, and most importantly we would like to apologise to you as a fellow Conference Club for how our Club has been run. We are genuinely ashamed that our Club has not honoured contracts; has kept football clubs and our own players waiting for payment; and after being allowed to start the season through the unanimous vote of our fellow Conference Clubs is now back facing administration or worse. The trust and confidence you all gave us then has been repaid with contempt.

This reflects badly on us and does no good for the reputation of the League of which we are proud to be members. 

Secondly, we would like to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to ensure the swift transfer of ownership of the Club to people who will operate in a radically different fashion.

Thirdly, you may have heard that we have called upon our own supporters to boycott home matches until there is a decisive change at the club. This is a decision we have not taken lightly and is amongst the most painful things we can do as loyal supporters. We are asking the supporters of other clubs to support our boycott but of course this is a matter of personal choice.

We would like to reassure you that whilst we would prefer them to stay away, any of your supporters who choose to visit our ground in support of their team will not be subjected to any pressure or abuse whatsoever. In addition we will be urging our own supporters to continue to travel to support the youngsters who are currently representing our Club on the pitch when we are not playing at home. So, we hope that we will be contributing financially to your club through such attendance.

Best wishes.

Yours sincerely

Chris Pilsbury

Chairman, City Fans United

Our response is that while Wrexham Supporters Trust are supportive of Chester fans efforts to rid their club of parasites. We hope that their campaign is a success and that the City of Chester will once again have a club that represents the people of Chester.

However, boycotts are emotive issues and whilst happy to pass on this information, the board of WST makes no recommendation on this matter; and leave the decision of supporting CFU's boycott to the individual.

However, we would urge members who do attend not to purchase anything else from the ground such as food and drink as this money would only serve to prop up the discredited regime at Bumpers Lane.

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