We began this season with genuine optimism that we had a squad of players capable of challenging for a play-off place. Subsequent results have, of course, been very disappointing and there is no denying that we now find ourselves in a difficult situation. However, we have just appointed a new manager and, in Ernie Howe, we have an experienced and successful man who knows what is needed to try and reverse our fortunes. We now face a crucial run of games but with two-thirds of the season still to play there is plenty of time to turn things round. We are therefore delighted to confirm that the Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to support Ernie by providing a significant increase to the playing budget, to give him as good a chance as possible of steering us to safety. It is our prime objective to stay members of Blue Square South.
If any supporters or sponsors would like to offer further help in this regard, then the Directors pledge that any donations would be used specifically for the purpose of the playing budget. Anybody interested in offering help should contact the chairman, in confidence, on 07860 349760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org