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After training with Welsh Premier League side, Airbus UK Broughtom Blue Square North club Eastwood Town have snapped up goalkeeper John Danby from the now sadly defunct Chester City.

Danby spent five seasons with Kidderminster Harriers before signing for Chester in 2006. However, his time with Harriers unfortunately saw them relegated out of the Football League in 2004/05 but he established himself as a promising young keeper.

He went on to enjoy a successful 2006/07 season with Chester and was named the club’s player of the season. Despite the signing of the experienced Gavin Ward, Danby was selected in goal for the opening game of the 2007/08 season against Chesterfield and in two full seasons he did not miss any of Chester’s competitive first–team matches.

Danby made his 128th consecutive start for Chester at Barnet in August 2008 to break a record set more than forty years earlier by Mike Metcalf. But his hopes of completing a third successive season without missing a match were ended after he injured his shoulder at Notts County in April 2009 and was ruled out for the remainder of that campaign.


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Lincoln City are expected to sign former Chester City striker Drewe Broughton for a month. after being thankfully turned down by either Delroy Facey or Notts County. Drew who started his career at Norwich has had more clubs than Tiger Woods but can undeniable do a job at this level and will go straight into tonights squad against Accrington.
6 foot 3 Drew is a target man in the Connor mould and was the secret behind Ruben Reid`s prolific goal scoring last season. That is not to say he can`t score himself averaging a goal every 5 games in a career totalling 419 games and 83 goals. But following the big money signings of Adam Le Fondre and Pope`s drew has been cast aside bar the odd cameo such as the minute against us on Saturday.
Now here is the humorous bit – and you really could not make this up. Sutton has ceratinly hired in a relegation expert, for our ex striker manager has picked a striker who has been relegated from the Football league more than any other player. Drew knows the score having achieved the feet with Kidderminster, Rushden, Chester City Boston United and Wrexham.
Drewe Broughton
Height 6.03
Weight 12.01
Date of birth 25/10/1978
Place of birth Hitchin
Position Forward
Nationality England
Tot Transfers £ 250000
Lge Aps 291 (103 sub) 76 goals
FA Cup 9 (5) 4
L Cup 11 (0) 3
Tot 419 aps 83 goals

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Chester City Football Club are like a cat with nine lives after today being handed yet another stay of execution by the footballing authorities when everyone thought they’d face an immediate expulsion from all Football Conference competitions.

The troubled Blues have been given a seven day suspension by the Football Conference and will be summonsed to answer charges of failing to fulfill last Tuesday’s match at Forest Green Rovers and explain why this Sunday’s scheduled home match against Wrexham had to be postponed at a special meeting next Thursday.

Chester City Football Club admitted it couldn’t raise a team for Tuesday’s league match at Forest Green and then latterly couldn’t foot a policing bill ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Wrexham.

The club was subsequently issued with a prohibition notice on the Deva Stadium by trading standards officers, leaving City unable to play Sunday’s cross-border derby match.

Now, a third clash against Kidderminster Harriers next wednesday has also been called off.

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Reports in the local press today suggest Chester City’s players are to be paid their outstanding wages shortly.  The Liverpool Daily Post reports the following quotes from Morell Maison:

“The players were paid a week’s wages last week. There are moves afoot to pay a months wages this week, and another months wages the following week, which would bring them up to date.

“The plans are there. The ball started to roll last week, and hopefully the club can keep it continuing this week.

“Money came in last week, and there is some stuff we are doing this week coming to fruition, and that should lead us nicely into next week. So there are moves afoot.”

It might just be a conincidence, but the Blues have also announced the sale of tickets for Chester City’s Blue Square Premier Derby clash with borderline rivals, Wrexham.  Could it be that the new “investments” coming into the club is actually the pre-match ticket sales expected from a bumper welsh following to this game?

Therefore, with Chester City supporters boycotting the blues, there’s a good chance Wrexham fans are actually financially keeping the Blues going by pumping their hard earned cash into the Deva Stadium club.  Hmm.  Thanks to all Wrexham fans for your continued support of the Blues!

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Kidderminster Harriers new manager Steve Burr has ruled out a move for Chester City defender Rhys Meynell, after a temporary move to Harriers fell through.  Reports in the local press here in Chester have suggest Meynell is next in line to leave the sinking ship that is Chester City FC.

“There was a chance to get Rhys in but it doesn’t look as though it’s going to happen because of the situation at Chester,” said Burr when speaking to his local newspaper reports.

“The way things are, we have to get one out before we can get another player in, but there may be some new faces when the loan window opens next week.

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Chester City midfielder Rhys Meynell has been linked with a possible loan move to Blue Square Premier rivals Kidderminster Harriers, according to reports in the local press earlier today.

Former Barnsley player Meynell was signed in the summer by former City boss Mick Wadsworth after spells with Gretna and AFC Telford United. However, his progress at The Deva Stadium has been hampered by a number of niggling injury problems.

New Harriers` boss Steve Burr is keen to bolster the play-off chasing squad he inherited when he took over the managerial hotseat at Aggborough last month, and indicated that the ex-Stalybridge Celtic manager would make a move for Meynell when the loan transfer window re-opens next week.

City’s hierarchy will be preparing for Wednesday`s meeting with the Football League, with a representative of the Football Conference also expected to attend.

The authorities are thought to be looking for further information from the club about the current financial state of the club.

Chester survived a winding up petition in the High Court last week by HM Revenue & Customs, but they must return on March 10 to detail how they are going to pay arrears of £26,000.

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Dundalk have added former Chester City star Wayne Hatswell to their ranks, with the centre-half joining the Lilywhites in a player/coach capacity.

Hatswell (34) has signed a two-year contract with the Oriel Park outfit. He previously enjoyed spells with Chester City and Kidderminster Harriers and in 2008 captained the England ‘C’ team to victory in the Four Nations Tournament.

Dundalk fans will get their first opportunity to see Hatswell in action when the Lilywhites take on Athlone Town on February 7th in their first pre-season friendly.

Shelbourne will visit Oriel Park on February 9th as Ian Foster continues to assemble his new-look squad. On February 16th Dundalk will face Drogheda United in the annual Jim Malone Cup.

Foster is satisfied that Hatswell will be a big addition to the Lilywhites squad: “Wayne is a player who leads by example both on and off the pitch.

His leadership qualities are well recognised by the fact that he has been captain at most of his previous clubs. Wayne has operated coaching schools for Arsenal in his home town of Swindon, and has acquired all the necessary coaching badges.

I expect Wayne to make a big impact at Dundalk both on the playing pitch and the training ground.”

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