BLUES fans are being asked to make history by choosing the name of the phoenix club they hope will rise from the ashes of Chester City FC.
And The Chronicle can today reveal the four names in the frame for the club City Fans United intend to run out of the Deva Stadium. They are:
- Chester FC
- City of Chester FC
- Chester Rovers FC
- FC Chester
Chester supporters across the world are now being invited to vote for their favourite.
CFU chairman Chris Pilsbury said: “We are starting as we mean to go on. Opening up the naming of our reformed club to the whole community is a signal of intent. This club will belong to the people of Chester and everyone should have the chance to have their say.”
CFU are aiming to reform the 125-year-old club following its liquidation last Wednesday.
They canvassed their 1,000-strong membership for possible names earlier this week before whittling down the suggestions to a shortlist of four.
Fans should call 0800 050 1254 to register their vote. Callers will be greeted by a recorded message from legendary Chester goalkeeper Grenville Millington, and all you need to do is follow the instructions.
Calls are free of charge from landlines but charges may vary from mobile phones. You can only vote once from the same telephone number. Lines are now open and will close at 11pm on Tuesday, March 23.
Postal votes will also be accepted but must be received by last post on March 23, and must be sent to: City Fans United Name Vote, PO Box 3170, Chester, CH4 8WP.
The result of the vote will be announced in next week’s Chronicle.
CFU will hold a members’ meeting tomorrow at the Home Guard Club on Canal Street, Chester, starting at 8pm. Membership cards will need to be produced upon entry.
CFU membership this week passed the 1,000 mark – a figure which does not include Junior Blues members. To join CFU today fill in the application form on page 86.