Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Chester FC vs Workington AFC - 1992 Preview

Chester play their first home game of the season tonight, as they welcome Workington AFC to the Exacta Stadium.

The prices for the game have been slashed to reflect the prices at the first ever game at the Deva Stadium twenty years ago.  A potentially controversial move, this has gone down well with Chester fans as they're all very grown up and not at all wildly hysterical.

Other ways in which the club intend to commemorate 1992 include a big screen showing of Denmark biffing Germany in the final of the Euros in and a sing-along of the song that was number one when the first match took place at the Deva - Snap's "Rhythm Is A Dancer".

"We've been training hard for that bit," enthused manager Neil Young.  "It's gonna be Off. The. Chain."
Meanwhile, in order to mark twenty years since the opening of Disneyland Paris, Mickey Mouse clubs such as Wrexham and Chorley will be invited to attend the match.

Queen Elizabeth famously referred to 1992 as having been an annus horribilis (horrible year), lamenting the separation of the Duke and Duchess of York, the November fire at Windsor Castle and a disappointing 3-0 home defeat for the Blues against Stockport in mid September.

Neil Young will be hoping that Workington use the match replicate their past twenty years by doing nothing of note though, when quizzed on the game, appeared to be confused.

"Yeah, I have been working tonnes recently, why do you ask?", queried a befuddled Chester boss.

Workington were managed by Famous Bill Shankly in the fifties, before he went on to manage Liverpool.  Other links with the Merseyside club include their mutual nickname of "The Reds" and the fact that neither side has a hope of winning the Premier League this season.

Replica home shirts will finally be on sale after the game.  About a month after. 

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