THE DECISION to exclude Chester City from the Football Conference and to expunge their points has left Grays Athletic rooted at the bottom of the table.
With just eleven games to go, Grays are on a measly eighteen points, nine points behind second from bottom Forest Green Rovers and fourteen points from safety.
Boss Julian Dicks has indicated that the team are preparing for life in the Conference South and will be going part time next season.
Problems are further compounded by the goalposts shifting somewhat regarding where the team will be playing next season.
Later last year the club announced that they had reached an agreement to stay at the New Rec for two more years but last week announced that they were in emergency discussions as to where they can play next year.
Relationships with the local community hit another low when the Chairman of the Supporters Trust, John Taylor resigned after, according to sources, being subjected to a barrage of foul mouthed abuse by the new owner of the club, Andy Swallow.
The club were also forced to take down a statement on their new website that threatened under-performing players with physical violence.