Published: 08:00, 08 May 2014 |
Financial stability at Princes Park means Dartford will bounce back from relegation and return to Conference Premier sooner rather than later.
That’s the view of Darts chairman Dave Skinner, who last month gave Tony Burman his backing to continue as manager next season.
Mr Skinner said: "We are relatively stable. Results haven’t gone for us this year but there are more (important) things than results on the field, like the stability of the club.
"Lots of clubs are having problems paying their tax bill and that’s my real bugbear. Anybody who falls behind with their tax by more than one or two months should be docked points or relegated.
"We’re on a steady financial basis, so the club will go on. We will come back again. We’ll still be here in five or 10 years’ time, whereas some clubs may not be."
Dartford’s long-term aim is to operate with a full-time playing squad and the board are working on commercial projects to improve the cashflow to that end.
But assembling a squad good enough to get out of Conference South in 2014/15 is the immediate goal.
Mr Skinner said: "We lost so many players from last season. Tony had a difficult job trying to replace.
"We haven’t got the finances to go out and buy class players. We’ve got to do what Tony’s always done, which is pick players from a lower level or the same level and bring them on."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.