18 years ago today, Chester City FC came from behind to draw 2-2 with Wrexham, despite only having nine men. They have continued to troll Wrexham fans with this result ever since.
"We just keep talking about it because it winds them up," confirmed veteran fan Gerry Breadbasket.
"Obviously a draw under moderately-sized floodlights against a
nothing team in the mid-nineties isn't still a cause for celebration for
us. We were bored of it after a week, truth be told. But they get so
animated when you mention Andy Milner, that it's hard to stop
commemorating the date."
Indeed, academics have confirmed that there are few funnier sights than a Wrexham fan with their knickers in a twist.
of them even go so far as to claim that Chester is in Wrexham's
shadow," giggled respected historian Ivor Tweedpatch. "This is funny,
as Chester was built by Romans, whilst Wrexham was built by Redrow...
although I think even they got bored and left the job half-finished?"
The constant harping on about "St Milner's Day" by Chester fans has
now been confirmed as the country's longest running 'troll', dwarfing
such classics as David Cameron's "we're all in this together" and the
suggestion that the X Factor is a show about music.
"It's the same every year," raved Breadbasket. "You see all the
Wrexham fans getting together and warbling about how we're still living
off one result against them. They've missed the point altogether and
it's pretty hilarious to watch."
"Have you ever seen a Wrexham fan trying to be smug? It's like
watching a child who thinks he's a genius because he's just learnt how
to do joined-up writing. Which is ironic, as most Wrexham fans don't
know how to write. That's why there's no goat-equivalent of the
Jestrian. That, and the lack of wit."
It is predicted that Blues fans can stretch the wind-up out for
another decade at least, as it doubles as a reason to avoid calling
February 14th "Valentine's Day", the current preference of a society
attempting to redefine the verb "love" as a noun, and quantify it by
reference to uprooted flowers and dinner reservations that cost three
times what they would any other time of year.
Meanwhile, studies have confirmed that Chester FC is one of the
luckiest football clubs around, as their rivals are from a town that
really is THAT bad, meaning that there's not even any need to make stuff
Because, all joking aside, Wrexham is grim.
Many thanks to the Twitterer known as Viv Savage for contributing the line "Chester was built by Romans, whilst Wrexham was built by Redrow."