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York City FC troll Chester FC with ‘north Wales’ victory tweet

27 Apr 2022 2 minute read
Right, the Vaughan Stand at the Deva Stadium, home of Chester FC (then Chester City FC). Source, Deva Stadium. Author Ingy The Wingy from Lancashire, England (CC 2.0)

York City FC has trolled Chester FC with a tweet claiming that the latter is a Welsh club.

Following their 1-0 victory over the Blues last night in the National League North, York FC posted a message on social media saying: “All three points in North Wales!”

The tweet was a reference to the furore in January when the Welsh Government and Flintshire Council insisted that Chester FC’s stadium was in the north of Wales, much to the disagreement of the club and its fans.

The pitch and much of the stands of the stadium on the outskirts of Chester are in Flintshire, Wales, and the club had been told that it is subject to Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations which at the time banned fans from attending matches.

The disagreement developed to the point where the Chairman at Chester FC, Andrew Morris, told the New York Times that he had suggested moving the border to cover the whole of the stadium.

York City FC’s message bemused Chester FC fans but cause mirth among some, particularly fans of nearby Wrexham.

“The shithousery of this tweet is up there!” Iestyn Daniel said.

“Glad your geography is rather more reliable than tonight’s hosts!” Rick Ashley said.

“Da iawn CPD Dinas Efrog,” Paul Jones said.

“Safe journey back from Flintshire,” Dave Roberts said.

Lenell John-Lewis’s 69th-minute goal was all that separated York and Chester on the night. Chester FC remain above the relegation zone while York City are chasing a play-off spot, with promotion putting them in the National League and perhaps more regular visits to the north of Wales next season if Wrexham fails to secure promotion.

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2 years ago

If being a Welsh club is so anathema to them, build a new “stadium” in England that can hold all 500 of their fans.
We can then reforest their old ground.

Aled Evans
Aled Evans
2 years ago

Memories of Chester City competing in the Welsh Cup, just like my beloved Hereford United! Cofio’r dywediad “Codi cyn cwn Caer!”

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
2 years ago

We’re Wrexham FC,
We’re never gonna die,
We’re going for promotion,
We’re shagging all the sheep,
We are Wrexham FC,
This club is ours to keep!

Fúck Chester!

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