I think you'll find the future of etfc very much depended on the generousity of one person,(costas business) and etfc certainly dont get any income from the bar at brimsdown.And if etfc are to progress to a higher level then a commercial bankroller will have to come into the club at some stage.ETFC has been very well run and set up but still has no home of its own and I suspect EFC are just as much entitled to bid for the Q E 2 stadium as much as town are .It would be Interesting if enfield council said to both parties theres the stadium now get on with it ,But some thing tells me the squabbling will reach a new height then .
Topgun. Its possible to climb the ladder up to the Ryman premier (or higher) WITHOUT a 'Bankroller' .At least half of the clubs in the Ryman premier are run on a shoestring. Ask Cheshunt. Yes to compete at conference level,a lot more money is required.But i still say that regular gates of 1000 (and bar income) could see a well run club compete at the highest level of non-league football,without the need for a suggardaddy.