Surely this season has to be done & Dusted first . Steve has publicly said Not Yet . Just leave it at that for now mate.
Steves 'Not Yet' are straws of words to hang on to. But what will happen if ETFC start to spend their money and the ETFC supporters/members start putting time and effort into the works needing to be done.
Would you not find that unfair to then accept the good members of your board places into a merged club. I'm only a fan and member but if I help out setting up the ground til its all done and dusted then I would find it difficult to support an even steven merge.
If Steve and his fellows come in now or asap (within legal and conforming with rules) then I'm up for a merger where 1893 and ETFC expertise can be put into action.