Chester will tonight continue in their quest to play every club side in the United Kingdom this month with a home friendly against Football League new boys Fleetwood Town And Possibly Joey Barton.
Following his bewildering antics in the final game of 2011/12, Queens Park Rangers' star Barton has joined the Lancashire-based visitors on loan in what some suspect to be a bid to speedily exhaust his twelve game suspension and the potential presence of the right footed philosopher could add hundreds to the attendance.
"This is exactly the sort of game I can get behind," quipped Saturday stayaway Danny Spectacle.
"There's been too many pre-season friendlies this year, and they've all been too expensive. I'm not paying seven pounds to watch some young lads that might one day turn out for a Premier League side, but tonight is different. Seven pounds to watch some League Two journeymen and one bloke who's suspended from the Premier League until near enough Christmas is a bargain."
The suggestion that Chester supporters may wish to pay seven pounds to watch the other team involved - Chester - was quickly dismissed.
Market research expert Deaf Mancs confirmed that the club would consider revising their thinking for future pre-season arrangements.
"We thought these games were about getting out of the house on a Summer afternoon and familiarising supporters with the new faces that will wear the famous blue and white this season, but it turns out we've got it all wrong," coughed Mancs.
"Next year we'll be just be lining up games against teams fielding an ex-con. Everyone's already made up their minds about the new lads based on who they've played for in the past anyway."
In other points of note, Blues new boy Sean Clancy will line up against his former club whilst recent Fleetwood acquisition Alex Titchiner is expected to turn out for the Cod Army. In a recent poll of 'Best-Loved Chester Players Of The Past Two Years', Titchiner finished a respectable 143rd, one place behind Michael Clarke, but well clear of such peers as Scott Barlow, Nick Rogan, and Danny Mahoney.
Neil Young was unavailable for his customary pre-match press call, reportedly researching possible destinations for Michael Powell to spend the second week of September.