Chester continue their assault on the esteemed Conference North/Cheshire Senior Cup/FA Trophy treble tomorrow as they welcome Worksop Town to the Exacta Stadium.
"We played them last year, didn't we? Or did we? I'm sure we did. Or
was it the season before? Definitely feel like we've played them
before," mused Blues manager Neil Young.
The Blues did indeed
twice see off the Workies (genuine nickname) last season, with the
Exacta clash voted by fans as being duller than a box of boring frogs. A
two nil victory that day saw a brace from Michael Powell, who sadly
waved goodbye to the club this week as he joined Curzon Ashton on a long
Powell, whose quiff and tendency to pick up soft yellows were the
subject of approximately 76% of the Jestrian's material for almost an
entire season, played a major part in the new club's first two
promotions. The midfielder overcame a sticky patch of not being Bradley Barnes to become a fans' favourite, before overdoing his card
habit and getting sent off in the FA Cup tie away at Halifax for violent
Instead, Young will hope to welcome Iain Howard back into his squad.
Howard continues to be an important part of his manager's plans and,
despite appearing to be irretrievably bald in his first season at the
club, has even grown himself a quiff to rival Powell's, thereby helping
fans to cope with the loss of their city's most famous fringe.
Young has also brought in striker Craig Curran on loan from Rochdale, but
someone on Deva Chat has already checked Wikipedia, and it turns out
that he's not seven foot three, so it's probably not going to work.
banged eight past Blyth Spartans a couple of weeks back with none of
these goals were netted by striker Nathan Modest, who shies away from
Meanwhile, with the AGM on the horizon, ten men have been nominated
to stand for election to the board of The City Fans United, with the
whole thing likely to play out like those mock elections they made you
do in primary school to help you learn about democracy.