Maybe he was trying to stay as positive as possible in his role as manager,whilst expecting some more financial support. Think about it: Jim said the jump up in standard and level from conf.north to national league was probably the hardest in the whole of the football pyramid(said it this year if i remember). Now even if we try and pretend last season's team were to be given a chance,do you really think he would want to do it without over a quarter of the side last season,inc the player of the season and 2 more vital players. It doesn't add up- it all has the feel of Jim once again having to perform miracles,the fans having to step up again and the board,relatively,doing hardly anything. You obviously support the board,that's your view,fair enough. But look at the facts.