BLUES chairman Stephen Vaughan is backing a Football League proposal to scrap draws and decide matches by penalty shootouts.
Just a week after going public with his idea to change Chester City's name to Chester-Halton in a bid to broaden the club's fan base, Vaughan is throwing his support behind another radical scheme designed to pull in the crowds.
The Football League was due to discuss the proposal at its monthly meeting yesterday, but it was not expected to gain any support.
If it did, it will go forward as a motion to change the rules at the League's annual meeting in June.
Although managers and chairmen across the country have savaged the proposal, Vaughan - who is desperate to boost crowds at the Saunders Honda Stadium - thinks it is worth further consideration.
He said: 'I'm all for it. If people are setting their stall out for draw after draw, they'll have to open up a bit.
'What the fans are saying is 'give us more entertainment'.
'I'm all in favour of that and I'm trying to open the whole debate up on it.'
Under the proposal, both sides will still get a point from a draw, but at the end of the game a penalty shoot-out will provide a bonus point.
The idea was originally put forward in the recent Football League Fans Survey, but it has been laughed off by many managers and chair men.
Bristol City chairman Steve Lansdown has described the plans as 'a crackpot idea' and his Cardiff counterpart Peter Ridsdale thinks it is a 'nonsense idea'.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock said he 'detests penalty shootouts'.
Chester boss Mark Wright famously cannot stand penalty shootouts, having been a member of the England team beaten by West Germany on spot-kicks in the 1990 World Cup.
Wright's assistant, Graham Barrow, is also against any proposed change.
He said: 'It's not for me, to be quite honest. It's either win, lose or draw.
'Sometimes you can have some great draws in football. You can come back from 2-0 down, work your tail off and then lose on penalties. No, it's not for me.'
Vaughan's comments reflect his personal views on the issue, not necessarily those of his club.
Secretary and director Tony Allan represented the Blues at yesterday's meeting.