It has been called the most important City Fans United (CFU) meeting since the famous one at the Guildhall in February 2010 that launched plans for the phoenix club that would become Chester FC.

And CFU members new and old attending tonight’s meeting at the Blues Bar (Thursday, 7.30pm) have been told a ‘full financial update’ on the club’s position will be provided. Off-the-field events at the Swansway Chester Stadium in the past week have left supporters concerned.

Fans’ favourite Tom Shaw was allowed to leave for lower-league Tamworth with manager Marcus Bignot later revealing it was because of ‘financial restrictions placed on the club’. Bignot then confirmed after Tuesday’s 1-1 home draw with Hartlepool United, which moved the Blues within four points of safety in the National League, that the club is not in the position to activate clauses in players’ contracts.

Then came the announcement that the CFU board had come to the decision to make the position of chief executive, occupied by Mark Maguire, redudant.

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