500 Games – Full Breakdown

As promised, for those of you who like poring over dull statistics, here is the complete record at the Deva Stadium following the 2-1 victory against Mickleover Sports on Saturday. The row and column headers should be self-evident.

It is noticeable how poor the home record is for the old City side with almost as many games ending in defeat (165) as in victory (168). Perhaps this is unsurprising when you consider that four of the 18 seasons ended in relegation and the figures also include the disastrous 2009/10 season. In comparison there were two promotion seasons and two seasons where City reached the play-offs.

Inevitably the highest number of victories for City were chalked up in the promotion seasons of 1993/94 and 2003/04 as well as the 2000/01 season when they won seven games in cup competitions reaching the Third Round of the FA Cup, FA Trophy Semi-Final and Nationwide Variety Trophy Final. Perhaps more surprising is the fact that most goals were scored in the 1995/96 season when Kevin Ratcliffe was manager although there was the bonus of having Cyrille Regis leading the attack for two-thirds of the campaign.

The statistics for Chester FC put the previous 18 seasons to shame. The club have already scored 109 goals in total and suffered only four defeats compared to 29 victories.

There are a couple of anniversaries that should be reached before the end of the season. Chester FC need 6 more goals to reach 100 league goals while three more wins will see the 200th victory at the ground. In addition another 5 goals will see the 600th goal conceded but with a bit of luck this will be avoided until next season.

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5 thoughts on “500 Games – Full Breakdown

  1. Why is it necessary to constantly slag Chester City off. Of course statistically we lost more games than we have as Chester Fc.
    We were playing at a higher level and not in a pub league being nausiatingly self congratulating.

    • Andy. Sorry you feel that way. I have no intention of slagging off Chester City and didn’t intend it to come over that way. In this case I’m just presenting the statistics and making a brief comment on a couple of things that stand out. Supporters can draw their own conclusions.

      This blog was meant to be a celebration of the club and I want to keep it that way. I’m certainly not going to get involved in any arguments about the standard of football – there are plenty of other sites where you can argue about that.

      In general I don’t like combining the figures for both clubs which is why I don’t include Robbie Booth and John Danby’s Football League appearances in the programme statistics but I have made an exception in this case because the article was about the ground rather than the club.

      • very well structured response Chas. I think the point about it being statistics and not slagging off Chester City is very clear. They are stats. That’s it. History. Nowt we can do now. In turn Andy slags off The new Chester FC. Shame all round. . . .


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