Big Tone won't go whilst there is something in it for him. At the moment it isn't a huge drain on his resources, as looking at the quality of players at the club I doubt if the wage bill is that high - might be interesting to ask Adam Gant how his pay at ETFC compares with EFC, if you get my drift.
Tone will always look for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and whilst the possibility of taking the Council to court exists, he won't go. Similarly, relegation would suit his needs perfectly as to meet more relaxed ground criterea a move to a less developed ground (Hertford/Cheshunt/Ware?) would reduce overheads even more. And then, who knows, Cheshunt (for example), has plenty of room to accomodate housing, should the cuckoo in the nest actually take over.
BTW, where is the club playing next season?
As for a merger, no thanks.