Monday, 22 October 2012

It's tough at the top

Chester FC were toppled as league leaders this weekend, as a draw was enough to send Brackley Town back to the summit of the Blue Square Bet North.  Having only manage to hold the top spot for two days, Blues manager Neil Young is now under intense pressure.

"We'll be taking a look at things, and assessing Neil's future following a full investigation," grimaced a noticable disappointed Blues CEO Pet Husky.

"The best managers get their team to the top, then keep them there.  There's no questioning that we bottled it this weekend.  We just didn't turn up."

With an injury-ravaged squad, however, Young is thought to have welcomed the chance of ten days off.  However, whilst the manager used the free weekend to allow his players the chance of a rest, away travel co-ordinator Barry Hipflask thinks it better to keep the intensity high, even when there's no game on.

"Yeah, I turned up at the ground and did a couple of laps without looking at the pitch, just to keep my eye in," confirmed Hipflask.  "Then I hopped on a coach and made the driver head over to Lincolnshire, wait a couple of hours and then drive back."

"It's these sorts of drills which will mean we still have the sharpness required when we're travelling to Worcester on the final day of the season.  You can't afford fatigue to set in, and have the bus pull up somewhere on the M6 around Stoke with cramp.  I've seen that happen too many times."

In other news, scientists at the Royal Institute of How Many Chances have calculated that, if the game had been allowed to continue indefinitely, Chester would only just have netted their second against Bradford Park Avenue at 3am this morning.

With attentions now turning ahead to Saturday's game against Histon, promotions are underway for the Think Pink element of the day - in place to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

"Everyone will be encouraged to wear pink, except for Jason Roberts and Rio Ferdinand, who will presumably decline on the basis that cancer hasn't been cured yet," confirmed club spokesman Jiff Bricks.

"Not sure we're expecting those two to turn up anyway, actually."

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