CHESTER City Exiles are the latest fans' group to have their say on the club's controversial name change.
News of the proposed change reached Exiles chairwoman Pauline Meakins just as it was hitting the news stands last week - and she quickly alerted other Exiles.
'I have not heard of one member in support of the name change,' said Meakins, 'and with a number of City fans now exiled in Wimbledon, dark memories about what happened to Wimbledon FC when it was moved to Milton Keynes have been in the forefront of their minds.
'This is a drastic step to get the council on side and I hope the chairman will reassure us that there was not a hidden motive. The club should work more closely with the local fans and the supporters groups to get a better understanding with Chester City Council. He cannot do it on his own.'
Chester City Supporters' Trust and the Independent Supporters' Association have also expressed their unhappiness at the proposed change.
The Trust remain 'opposed to the plan', but have asked for 'positive, level-headed and rational dialogue' on the matter. The ISA want City chairman Stephen Vaughan to scrap plans for a name change before the club's AGM on Thursday, March 29.
An ISA spokesman said: 'We welcome the chairman's assurance that there is no intention to move the club from its present home at the Saunders Honda Stadium, and call on him to abandon any idea of changing our name ahead of the forthcoming AGM .'
Barrie Hipkiss, of the official supporters association, added: 'What supporters fear is the choice of the name 'Halton'. I don't personally think changing the club's name is a good idea.'