This blog is written by Chas Sumner the author of 125 Years On The Borderline – The Complete History of Chester City Football Club 1885-2010. Having compiled the book I wanted to use the blog to expand on aspects of the statistics and history of the club that interest me. If other people find it interesting as well then that is a bonus.


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  1. Well done Chas – I’m obviously as nerdy as you as I thouroughly enjoyed reading through your postings to date! JH.

  2. Interesting website and a great read?

    Is there going to be an update to your book? It would have a very happy ending.

    • I have no plans to update On the Borderline again as that part of the history came to a conclusion when the old Chester City went bust. If I did another book it would start in 2010 and just cover Chester FC but there are no plans at the moment.

  3. Hi, does anyone have any information about the historic player Willis Bentley from the 1891 season please? Is he mentioned in the book? I’m researching his history and have several newspaper match reports but nothing else. Thanks

  4. His appearances will be listed in the first edition of On The Borderline but not the second. I may also have some notes somewhere. His surname rings a bell but I wasn’t aware of his Christian name. I am not in a position to check at the moment but I will get back to you.

  5. I know he joined Chester from Gainsborough Trinity and played in 4 Combination games where the line-ups are listed. He also played in one FA Cup tie in 1891/92


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