That's how I would interpret it. Presumably Meadows are still paying the utility bills etc. and intend to claw that expenditure back from future matchday revenue, but if all our regular adult supporters chip in the price of half a pint each week to the 12th man fund and those who can afford it give a bit more we should at least be able to sustain some sort of playing budget via the 12th man scheme. If the wage budget is the £5k a week figure referenced by our manager in the media I doubt anyone other than Billericay is paying much more, and many will be paying a lot less. I understand Wingate & Finchley's budget was just short of £2k a week last season and they qualified for the play-offs. Worst case scenario is that we may have to release some players and the manager would walk away, in which case we'd probably end up with a poorer team, a lesser manager, results and performances would decline, and attendances would probably fall too. But many other clubs have to deal with worse. Look at Worthing just recently - unable to play home games and well adrift at the bottom of the table with just three points from the first 16 games. We're not in a life or death situation for the forseeable future and we have enough support to keep ourselves afloat as far as I can see. Once again I'll throw in the Meadows figure of an £8k a week wage bill and £170k annual loss. If this really is the size of the wage bill and the scale of the losses why don't they just halve the playing budget and the club will instantly be solvent with a playing budget of £4k a week, which I would imagine is comfortably above the mean for our division? If the figures in their recent press statement are correct then they approved the wage budget and it was their prerogative to allow Gavin Rose to walk away at the end of his contract if he wasn't happy with it and appoint a replacement willing to work with smaller resources. Our football club's current predicament is entirely of Meadow's making.