On March 10, 2010, it appeared that 125 years of footballing history in Chester had come to a sorry and tragic end in a 30 second hearing at the High Court in London. However, as we now know, that heartbreaking day in March was not the end but a new beginning.
Football clubs are not limited companies or PLCs. The heart and soul of any football club lies firmly with its loyal supporters. Weary from the chaos of 20 years of mismanagement, Chester fans once again rallied for one final, mammoth battle to rescue their club from the abyss.
The demise of Chester City FC was a slow, agonising experience and there were many contributing factors which have been well documented. In this report we will instead focus on the events that followed and the emergence of a club that our beautiful and historic city can be proud of.
Condensing the story of the past 8 years into a few pages is a near impossible task. So much work has been undertaken by so many people and it is difficult to appreciate how far we have come in such a short space of time.
It has been a fantastic journey that has presented us with many challenges and given us even more moments to cherish. Every member of City Fans United should feel immensely proud of what we have achieved together but recognise that there is still much work to be done.