Accrington Stanley chief executive Rob Heys admitted that there was "no answer" to the question of who owns the club at this week’s fans forum.
Supporters descended on the Crown Ground to put their questions to Heys, manager John Coleman, assistant boss Jimmy Bell and club captain Andy Procter.
A variety of topics were covered, including the continued wrangle at board level between Eric Whalley, David O’Neill and Ilyas Khan. Heys, who runs the club on a day-to-day basis, said that he wished to draw a line under the drawn-out saga and try to help the club to go forward.
Coleman voiced his support for the chief executive, revealing that, in the short term, key decisions on areas such as transfer policy decisions would be taken as a joint effort.
The forum was the first step of the ‘Back the Boys’ campaign launched by the club to reconnect the Reds with their fanbase and increase their presence in the community.
Representatives from the Accrington Stanley Community Trust, which recently attained charitable status, were also present to discuss their work in the local area. In 2011 they aim to reach every child in the borough of Hyndburn with free season tickets and free football coaching.
Supporters were also told of how the club hope to foster new relationships with local businesses to work together and drive forward.
On the pitch, fans had plenty of questions for Coleman, Bell and Procter about Stanley’s push for promotion in 2010/11, as well as any potential activity in the transfer window.
It transpired that Ian Craney could be one player on his way back to the Crown Ground.
"Ian wants to come and he’s indicated that he’d take a significant pay cut," said Coleman. "It’s now down to Fleetwood to negotiate his release from the club.
"They are not interested in a loan deal," added Bell. "They want to get Ian off their wage bill."
The management duo also revealed that any future move for Burnley’s Kevin Long is not dead in the water despite the defender breaking his toe in his last Stanley appearance at Cheltenham.
With the Irishman expected to be out for three to four weeks, Coleman hopes to make a decision on whether to bring him back to the club on a season-long loan deal by the end of the month.
The aims of the ‘Back the Boys’ campaign were also outlined to those present.
On the subject of ground development, Heys confirmed a provisional date of February 3 for work on the extension of the Coppice Terrace to begin.
The club must increase the capacity of the ground by 500 to comply with Football League regulations. "The metal structure has been fabricated off-site and will be put into place during the first week of next month," said Heys.
At the end of the question and answer session, fan were given the opportunity to speak one-on-one to members of staff from all departments about specific issues and ideas for the campaign.