Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The President's Cup

Written For:-
Chester vs Witton Albion 27th October 2010
After Chester’s 2-0 President’s Cup win over Leek Town nearly two weeks ago The Cestrian thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the competition Chester were competing in.

The President’s Cup has been running since 1981, the first winners being Buxton, and is now currently one of three cup competitions ran by the Evo Stik League. The other competitions are The Chairmen’s Cup, competed for by the two winners of the respective first divisions, and the Challenge Cup, which has every team in the Evo Stik League playing in it, with premier division sides being given a bye to the third round.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Neil Young's Managerial Profile

Written For:-
Chester vs Lancaster 23rd October 2010
Last week The Cestrian looked at the playing history of Chester FC’s manager Neil Young. This week we focus on his managerial history, which began after he suffered a dislocated shoulder playing for Droyslden and was forced to retire from playing football.
But rather than leaving football altogether he began his career in football management with local Sunday league side Queens Park. Neil Young said “We won everything that you possibly could win on a Sunday. We won the Cheshire [Sunday] Cup three out of four years, which hadn’t been done for a while at the club. From there I [was] offered the Poulten Victoria job, which at the time in West Cheshire was a big job. I was a young lad at the time, 24 or 25. It was massive achievement to get that job and I had three very good seasons there.”

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Neil Young's Playing Career History

Written For:-
Chester vs Leigh Genesis 16th October 2010
This week The Cestrian interviews an important member of Chester FC, our manager Neil Young, and focuses on his playing career, which is something he found “worrying”.
Neil cast his mind back to his first football team and began, “I actually played for our kit man [Jimmy Soul] at 8 years of age, for a team called Oxham Villa at under 12s, at the time I was 8. I played for Wirral Schoolboys at under 11s and played in the Everton Cup Final at Goodison Park, but we lost, believe it or not, 5-0. Robbie Fowler helped himself to a hat-trick on that day... great memories at the time. Gary Jones was in the same team as me. Carl Ruffer is the same age, and he was in the team at Ellesmere Port at the same time.”

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The League Challenge Cup

Written For:-
Chester vs Rushall Olympic 13th October 2010
Tonight Chester FC enters  the Evo Stik League Challenge Cup for the first time, so The Cestrian thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the competition.
The League Challenge Cup has been running since 1968 and was first won by Bangor City. Since then it has become the only cup competition that all members of the Evo Stik leagues compete in, with Premier Division clubs being given a bye to the third round.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Football in the Community

Written For:-
Chester vs Garforth Town 11th September 2010
Football is often said to be a part of the local community. This is not only because of the proximity of a club to a locality, but also because going to a game is a social event. It provides entertainment to those who have travelled there and is also an opportunity to see old friends or make new ones. Outside of the stadium ‘the football’ is often a topic of conversation at work or on the bus. And, of course, no night would be complete without boring somebody to death about Chester FC at the pub!