The weekend press reports of players striking at Chester City are causing new and even greater concerns to the members of City Fans United.
The financial and ownership problems are well documented, but this weekend has revealed a new and even more intolerable situation as it appears that the club is now finding itself in difficulties fulfilling its fixtures on a week to week basis.
One match has already been abandoned due to a small, well behaved protest by supporters. Last Saturday’s match was moved, at the club’s request, to Friday evening due to an inability to provide the necessary number of stewards. Next week’s match is currently in jeopardy as the players are threatening to withdraw labour due to their wages not being fully paid yet again. In the past it has emerged that the PFA have helped with wages, but this new development is potentially terminal for the Club.
CFU would therefore call upon the Vaughan family to explain to the long suffering supporters of this wonderful, historic Club their business plan. We call upon them to tell us their short term survival plans for the Club. Plans which will hopefully stop the Club lurching from crisis to crisis. We would then ask them to make public their long term plans for the Club. Plans which aim to reintegrate us into the family of football that we have seemingly isolated ourselves from. Plans that will see our Club survive long beyond us, for our children and their children to enjoy.
We also call upon the owner Stephen Vaughan, whose father has repeatedly stated that he has the best interests of our club at heart, to make the above knowledge available to its supporters, or quote a sensible price to sell the Club and move on.
We beg them to act now. To act decisively to try and keep this 125 year old much loved institution alive before it is too late.