Chester welcome Bradford Park Avenue to the Exacta Stadium tonight, needing a win or a draw to top the Blue Square Bet North for the first time this season.
Formerly a Rugby League club, BPA showed their
true colours last term by staying well off the pace all season, but
still picking up a prize at the end of it.
"The play offs are a bizarre invention, and no-one knows that better
than those involved in Rugby League," explained manager John Deacey.
"So, we figured we should just pansy about for most of the season, make
sure we're in the places come the end, then sneak ourselves a
promotion. Bit moody, that, eh?"
Indeed, no-one begrudges The Av their success, as it came at the expense of both Chorley Town and FC United of Manchester and that's obviously hilarious.
fixture last year produced a 3-2 victory for the Blues, in a game with a
scoreline that suggests that the occasion should be somewhat easier to
"Did I really?" responded a mildly surprised Blues striker Marc Williams when informed that he scored two goals in the match.
man who does remember every kick of that game is unsung Chronicle
lady-magnet Sharks Prowling, who stood in on Twitter duty for the day,
after the Chronicle's usual Tweet-Jockey The Tall Peacock lost his
"I remember the kick off was an absolute classic," enthused
Prowling. "Decent blow of the whistle, and off we
went. Textbook stuff."
The Clooney of Journalism did, however, refuse
to confirm reports that he has planned a smear campaign with the aim of
permanently deposing The Peacock.
"Certainly there have been rumours flying around that he's been
using the odd split infinitive in his articles, but I didn't start them,"
insisted a stern Prowling.
Chester manager Neil Young is still
uncertain which players he will have available for selection, with
several nursing injuries. He also hasn't decided whether or not he's
talking to Michael Powell yet.