Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Que Sera, Sera

Early kick offs are a double-edged sword for us south-based Exiles.

The agony of an early start and the possibility of scraping ice off the car windscreen, but home in time for Match of the Day.

Barnet meeting pub

Our pre-match meeting pub for the Barnet match on Saturday December 20 will be JJ Moons (Wetherspoons), near Queensbury tube, at 553 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9EL.

Christmas Social

We'll be having an Exiles Christmas social on Thursday December 18 from 6.30pm in the Crosse Keys (Wetherspoons) at 9 Gracechurch Street in the City of London at EC3 0DR. Nearest tube is Bank. It will be busy on the night, so look out for our Chester scarves!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Meeting points for Dartford, Nuneaton and Barnsley

The Exiles have picked meeting points for three upcoming Chester games. It would be great to meet you at some of them. Hope to see you at:

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Eastleigh Meeting Points

The Exiles will be meeting before the Eastleigh game on Saturday (November 1) in the Wagon Works (Wetherspoons) pub at 28 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Up for the Cup

The magic of the FA Cup is its unpredictability. It's nerve-wracking, can take you to unexpected places but ultimately ends in frustration and heart-break. Just like Britain's motorway network.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Exiles Meet Club Officials

Nearly 30 Exiles had the chance to put their questions to four key Chester FC staff at a special evening in London's Rugby Tavern pub on Friday (October 10).

The Exiles' committee were delighted when manager Steve Burr, chairman Tony Durkin, commercial manager Tracey Wainwright and financial controller Laurence Kirby came to meet Chester fans on the eve of the match at Dover.

BBC journalist and Chester fan Phil Parry hosted a memorable evening, which we were only sorry didn't precede a victory for the Blues after their longest away trip of the season.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Exiles to meet Steve Burr

Chairman, Tony Durkin and Manager, Steve Burr have kindly accepted an invitation from the Exiles to meet with their members on Friday evening, 10th October prior to the away fixture with Dover Athletic on the Saturday.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Woking meeting place and information

The meeting place for Saturday's match at Woking (kick off 3pm) is the Sovereigns Pub.

Friday, 29 August 2014

What No Bovril?

Standing on a football terrace while munching on a falafel wrap was a new experience for me.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Kidderminster meeting pubs

There are two great pubs lined up for the Exiles to meet in at Kidderminster on Monday (August 25). So whatever the result, it'll be a great day out. Let's hope SB fires up the team for his return to his old stomping ground!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

On The Road Again

London-based Exile Steve Hill starts the season in style…

Monday, 21 July 2014

Chester Exiles AGM Agenda and Minutes

The agenda and minutes for the Exiles AGM this Thursday can be downloaded from here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Chester Exiles' AGM

We will be holding the Exiles AGM at the Jugged Hare public house, 172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1DX at 7.30pm on Thursday, 24th July 2014. (Nearest tube stations are Victoria or Pimlico).
We encourage as many members to come along if you live or work close by (with apologies for Exiles elsewhere in the UK and world!).  We will keep the official business to a minimum and then carry on with a social and discuss how we as Exiles can support the Club in the coming season. New ideas very welcome!
As a taster, we are in discussion with Chairman, Tony Durkin, who is arranging for Steve Burr to join us in a 'Meet the Manager' one evening before one of the southern fixtures. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
We also welcome new members who want to join CFU which automatically makes you an Exile if you live 25 miles outside of Chester. Please come along and join us.
Braintree (A) will be our first meeting place match of the season on Saturday, 16th August. We need to erase the memory of last season!

Friday, 13 June 2014

An Exiles' View Of CFU meeting

Exiles' Chair Pauline Meakins attended the CFU meeting at Chester FC on Thursday, and has summarised the evening for fellow Exiles.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Where Did It All Go Wrong

Football has been kicking me in the nuts for years but I can't remember anything more painful than the last few minutes on Saturday.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Cambridge meeting pub

Can the Blues sneak a vital win, or at least get a point at Cambridge United, on Easter Monday?

The Kingston Arms, at 33 Kingston Street (CB1 2NU), is en route from the station to the ground in Newmarket Road (CB5 8LN), is our meeting point.

Just a warning that, as it's Bank Holiday, we are expecting it to be busy.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Blues on the march

If you are planning to attend the home match against Hyde on Saturday, 5th April why not join in the sponsored march which starts at 11.00am?

If you are unable to take part, why not sponsor our Chairman, Tony Durkin who as many know has had relapse of an illness and has been away from the Club for a while. He is making a good recovery and plans to take part in the 5k walk. He contacted the Exiles over the weekend and would really appreciate any sponsorship from Exiles who may not be able to take part.

Details of the walk and sponsorship forms can be found here: http://www.chesterfc.com/news/article/on-the-march-1412842.aspx.

Wrexham tickets

The club have put aside 50 tickets for the forthcoming Wrexham game on one side for CFU Exiles members. If you are a CFU Exile (ie you are a member of CFU and live outside of a Chester or North Wales postcode area), then contact the club about making a postal application for a ticket.

They are allocating those Exiles tickets to members on a first-come-first-served basis. For more details ring the club on 01244-371376. You will need to get your application off ASAP as they go on general sale after the Hyde game on Saturday (April 5).

Remember the Wrexham game kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday April 19.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Welling meeting place and directions

For the match at Welling United on Saturday the Exiles will be meeting pre-match at The New Cross Turnpike (Wetherspoon) at 55 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 3PB. This is situated between the railway station and the Park View Road ground.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Luton meeting place and ground details

The Exiles meeting place for the game against Luton is the Old English Rose, 46 Old Bedford Road (LU2 7PA).

Staying Up, Staying Up, Staying Up?

I'm starting to feel spoiled, because Saturday's trip to Luton is the third in a run of four consecutive away games in the south.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Meeting Pub for Aldershot

Chester play Aldershot on Tuesday (7.45pm KO) in another vital game. The Exiles will be meeting up before the game in the Crimea Inn, which is just off the High Street in Crimea Road. It's near the station, and very close to the ground.

The pub's postcode is GU11 1UE. For those driving, it does have a car park, and there's also a pay & display car park nearby. The postcode for the Recreation Ground is GU11 1TW.

Hope to see a large number of Chester fans there - and all in good voice!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Dartford Meeting Place

For those Exiles going to the match at Dartford tomorrow night we plan to meet from 6pm at the Malt Shovel, 3 Darenth Road, Dartford DA1 1LP. This is on the route between the train station and the Princes Park ground. The post code for the ground is DA1 IRT.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Watching Chester after lunch at the Ritz

Watching Chester from the comfort of my living room, glass of wine in hand, just doesn't feel right.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Lincoln City Meeting Place And Ticket Details

The Exiles meeting place for Saturday's game against Lincoln City is the Ritz.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Aldershot Town Directions and Meeting Place

The Exiles will be hoping for better things than their last visit to Aldershot, which saw the old Chester City relegated. We're in happier times, with a much brighter future, so if you can make the trip to Aldershot on Saturday February 8, why not join us for a pre-match chat?

We'll be meeting in the same pub as our last trip (don't let this put you off though!). It's the White Lion at 20 Lower Farnham Rd, Aldershot, GU12 4EA.
(http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/18/18523/White_Lion/Aldershot). We'll be there from 1pm. Please note that the social club at the Recreation Ground is for home fans only.

The Aldershot ground itself is in the High Street, the postcode for those driving there with satnavs is GU11 1TW. There's little parking at the ground, so best to look for a pay & display car park. For those going by train, Aldershot station is less than a 10 minute walk from the ground. Go down the station approach and turn right into Windsor Way. Continue down Windsor Way passing the Holy Trinity Church on your left. The road bends to the left and leads into Victoria Road. Turn right along Victoria Road and at the bottom of the road you will see the ground in front of you.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Forest Green Rovers Directions
and Meeting Place

Can the Blues make it three wins out of three? Saturday's match is a great chance for Exiles within travelling distance of Gloucestershire to cheer Chester onto winning ways again.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Wins are like buses.....

Rewind a few years and Chester away wins were collectors' items.

Cup Success for Darts Duo

It was a great night at Monday night's annual APFSCIL Darts Pairs Competition with Chester Exiles' Matt Maguire and Simon Pilsbury winning it, going one better than beaten finalists last year!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Neil Young gone - time to take stock

It’s over a week ago now but the shock still remains. Exiles chair Pauline Meakins reflects on Neil Young's time at Chester and where his departure leaves the club.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Letter To Neil Young

In the wake of Neil Young's departure from the club Pauline Meakins wrote to him on behalf of the Exiles. Neil's reply is also posted below.