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Chester City fans choose new club name

Chester City

Fans working to reform Chester City in time for the start of next season have decided on a new name for the club.

Following a vote organised by City Fans United the revived club will revert to the name 'Chester Football Club'.

The decision revives the name that the original club carried until adding the word 'City' to their title in 1983.

More than 1,000 fans took part in the vote and chose the name ahead of other choices, City of Chester FC, Chester Rovers FC and FC Chester.

Chester FC polled 70% of the votes cast.

City Fans United spokesman Jeff Banks said: "The fans want to go back to the name Chester Football Club as that's the name that everyone used to associate us with."

Chester City were wound up at a High Court hearing earlier this month after failing to pay £26,125 in taxes.

They were expelled from the Football Conference in February.

The fans group hope to enter the reformed club in a lower league and still play their home games at the Deva Stadium.



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