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The Football Conference have this evening published the following statement on their official website:

“The Football Conference confirm that positive discussions have continued today between themselves, the Football League and Chester City FC concerning the club’s continued membership and participation in the Blue Square Premier.

We are able to report that the Football League is playing an active role in endeavours to ensure the Club is able to meet its financial commitments regarding their legal undertaking to settle with creditors which formed part of their requirement for membership in 2009/10, and which also incorporates payment to creditors which the Club has with the Football Conference.

To enable the Football League to provide maximum assistance in drawing matters to a satisfactory conclusion, Tuesday evening’s match (1st December) between Cambridge United and Chester City will proceed as scheduled.

The Football Conference will then convene an emergency Board meeting on Thursday, 3rd December to receive a report from the joint deliberations between all parties, before discussing what further action may be necessary in light of the information provided.

Following that meeting the Football Conference will issue a further statement.”

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City fans set to wait a further two weeks to see if their club are kicked out of the Football Conference according to the Chester Chronicle.

Although the Conference has yet to issue a statement, The Chester Chronicle are reporting that the Blues have been given until Monday, November 30 to comply with a compromise agreement containing the club’s conditions of membership to the league as well as paying off their football creditors, who include neighbours Wrexham and Vauxhall Motors.

It is the second time the deadline has been extended. City, who are currently under a transfer embargo, were originally given until Monday, October 26 to settle the matter or face expulsion from the Conference. That date was then changed to Monday, November 16.

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Save Our Seals

Financially crippled Chester City today faced a fresh fight for survival.  According to the BBC website, the Blues could be expelled from the Football Conference if they do not repay debts to Wrexham AFC and Vauxhall Motors by 1730 GMT Monday.

The article on the BBC site continues:

“In addition the Conference have enforced a transfer embargo on the club for the non-payment of creditors.   City failed to pay Wrexham for away ticket sales and owe Vauxhall Motors for the loan of ex-striker Paul Taylor.

“Chester are bottom of the Blue Square Premier after suffering a 25-point deduction at the start of the season.

“They currently trail Hayes & Yeading and are 21 points off safety in the table.

“City started the season a week late after the Football Association initially refused them permission to play following a controversial takeover during the summer.

“Owner Stephen Vaughan put the club into voluntary administration in May, following their relegation from the Football League, and then was part of the family consortium that bought back the club.”

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According to the local press,  Vauxhall Motors chairman Alan Bartlam has blasted Football Conference chiefs after they refused to make Chester City pay up for Paul Taylor.

Striker Taylor was part-way through a six-month loan from Motors to Chester when he failed a random drugs test on October 6 last year.

Traces of cocaine were found in the 21-year-old’s urine sample and he never played for the Blues again after the results of the test became known on October 31.

An undisclosed loan fee for Taylor’s services had previously been agreed between the clubs and Bartlam claims City should stump up what they owe until January 1, 2009 – the date the deal expired.

But the Conference have ruled that Vauxhall are only entitled to payment up until October 6, 2008 – the date of Taylor’s failed drugs test.

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