FAN PROFILE DAVE ABLEY
First Chester match seen?
v Millwall. 24th March 1962
Best five Chester matches,
6 Wrexham 1 (27/2/65) for obvious reasons
2 Manchester United 2 City 1 (FAC3 1965) Best,
Charlton, Law, Stiles, need I say more
3 City 3 Leeds United 0 (LC4 13/11/74) Leeds were League
champions, and European Cup Finalists and had the full side out when
we beat them.
4 Aston Villa 3 City 2 (LC-SF 2nd leg 22/1/75) What
5 Goats 2 City 2 (14/2/95) Two sent off,
2-1 down, but a sterling second half miracle pulled us
through. I call it our 2-2 victory.
Proudest moment following
Being asked to wear the Blue
stewards jacket on matchdays.
And the worst?
Defeat at Penrith in the Cup
/ Being moved to Macclesfield for two years.
If you could go back in
time which Chester match would you wish to revisit
or see for the first time?
Our first ever match in 1884 or the
first league match in 1931.
Describe your favourite
ever Chester goal?
Chester v Southport (1964-5
or 1965-6). Reeves rolls the ball out to Hauser who
sets off upfield beating one, two, three men then,
thirty yards out lets fly an unstoppable shot into
the top right hand corner.
Which Chester game did you
miss and then regret afterwards?
The five goal drubbing of
Preston at Macc (League Cup 1990-91) I had diahorrea.
Which away trip have you
I always like going to Hartlepool
for some obscure reason, but there are too many good
trips to mention.
If you could be Chester
City chairman what changes would you make?
I would create our own lottery,
independent of Blackpool and all other clubs connected.
Look at ways to generate cash by involving local
people, like offering new shares and a £50
membership fee that would guarantee tickets for any
big games, discounts at the club shop and certain
games, and entry to the club bar.
What do you think of the
feeder club idea?
I dont like the idea
at all as we would lose our independence. But if
it meant survival then we should have to go along
If you could improve facilities
at the Deva what would you change first?
Bigger changing rooms, supporters club,
club shop. A reception area and a ticket office. Executive
boxes with a restaurant. Make the main stand one of the best
outside the Premier.