We started with the key question that DiggerDagger has been banging on about for months.
What actually are the state of the club finances?
Steve made it clear that the club is putting a team on the pitch that it can't really afford as a result of the assumption that there would be investment coming in.
"We started the season with a team we couldn't afford, but by that point we had been talking about getting investment in since April and it was a pretty much a foregone conclusion that we would do so. Otherwise we would have had to plan to be heading back to part time football and cutting our cloth accordingly, at which time the option of attracting further investment would be gone."
"We were in a position where we could not plan to compete as a National League or League Two team as things stood without additional money coming in. Since then Glenn Tamplin has put in additional funds to cover the wages of the new signings and off the field staff, which he is paying on a monthly basis. You can see the result of that on the field."
And is the extra money guaranteed whatever happens?
"Glenn has stated that he will continue to pay the extra money he has committed to should he not take over. That isn't in writing but it is an agreement and was what he told you previously when interviewed."
What are the details of the parachute payment?
Steve told us, "The parachute payment is £470,000 over the season and is paid in monthly installments, which mirrors the way the Football League makes it's payments to clubs and has done for six or seven years. Next year it halves, then it is gone completely, but it is not a lump sum and it is factored into the spending forecasts."
So how much has the fact that we are expecting investment changed the forecast spending?
Steve told me that the club was spending between £300,000 and £400,000 over what he had forecast originally for the current season. After a sharp intake of breath DiggerDagger asked the obvious follow up question.
Why has the club been behaving as if it is cash rich when it isn't unless it secures the investment?
"In order to put a competitive, full time football team on the pitch we have had to do that. Both the Tamplin and the East Consortiums were basing their plans on the assumption that we would get back up to the Football League in the next two or three seasons. In order to do that we had to start with a competitive team, otherwise we were not ever going to get back up, and then the option for investment would disappear. It was a collective Board decision to move forward on that basis."