MY how we laughed at Chester FC. Ground knocked down and they had to play at Macclesfield? Hilarious! New ground not quite as grand as the old one? Made out of Lego we sang to them.
Relegated? Hysterically funny. On their uppers? Oooh stop, I think my sides have split!
And now look what's happened. Chairman gone, having sold his shareholding to his former business partner who already owns the freehold. And now we hear plans for the club include turning the pitch through 90 degrees to release land for development.
You'll forgive my astonishment, I hope, for one of the many things I'm no expert in is football ground design - but what will that mean for the spanking new Pryce Griffiths stand which runs the entire length of the present pitch?
Are the fans sitting in its wings going to have to crane their necks to see the action? Or will parts of it, and the Sainsbury stand opposite become redundant?
And what will happen to the Kop and the away supporters' end? If the land is to be released for development then it looks like one of them will be going.
Presumably, if they're planning to release land for development and switching the orientation of the pitch, that is going to mean losing a stand and significant reorganisation of the stands that are currently at either side of the pitch.
The problem is that fans, having endured so much in the past, are ever optimistic that somehow the latest trials their club faces will see them in a better position in the end.
It's always: "Ah, things will be better next season, we'll sign some new players, climb up the table, have a cup run and challenge for promotion."
I wonder how long the fans at Chester kept saying things would get better before at last, one windswept, rainy day in the non-League they turned to each other and said, actually no, things were pretty damn dreadful - or words to that effect?
And what development are they planning for Wrexham exactly? More hellish shopping malls and executive apartments? Great, just what Wrexham needs - part of its heart ripped out and some anonymous development put in its place.
Presumably the council will have a say in approving any development there - but if other authorities are anything to go by they rarely have the power or the will to resist such developments.
Wrexham is one of those, increasingly rare, towns to have its football club close to its centre. Time and time again we have seen clubs relocate to out-of-town grounds.
For some this has been spectacularly successful and some beautiful grounds have been built. But here what is being suggested at the moment is not a ground move, but a right-angle twist.
Whether the ground that emerges at the end of this process has any of the character of the old Racecourse remains to be seen.
Some clubs have achieved greatness after such changes. Some clubs have marched up the football league. Whether that will happen at Wrexham I suspect we will find out over the summer, but I fear far worse awaits its loyal supporters.
The really sad thing is whatever happens they will still turn up, week-in, week-out. But if the worst happens they will do so in ever-dwindling numbers and Wrexham's nightmare will come true and they will go the way of Chester.