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  1. This is slightly tangental to the discussion, but has a bit of a bearing on what the club might be trying to achieve with Silver Bow. How important is it to remain in the National League South? Although it has been a proud time to follow the team as it scaled heights never before reached by a Cornish football team, and the prospect of them getting promoted last season was a tantalising one, I'm not sure it is a priority for me. It is unlikely the club in its current guise could find the resources to compete seriously at the next level up, after all. If the club was to drop down to the Southern League Premier (or even Division One South and West), but was able to compete more competitively year-in and year-out, would that be such a bad thing? If the move up to NLS and beyond had prompted a large and lucrative increase in matchday crowds, remaining in this division would be crucial. But, if anything, a proportion of the crowd has melted away, not helped by the unedifying football currently being served up. I place greater emphasis on watching the team play entertaining, passionate football than grinding away and achieving nothing for season after season, and it seems likely that last year was an anomaly and the resources are no longer there to repeat it. I still believe football clubs should strive for betterment, but this doesn't necessarily mean finishing 17th in NLS is preferable to being (perhaps) top ten in the league below. In my opinion, Truro could put a bit of focus into improving itself in other long-term ways - by working to build a broader fanbase, to improve its links with the local community and widening participation by restarting a reserve team or two. Anyway, cutting to the chase, I'd still follow Truro if they dropped down a couple of leagues and had to ground share with another (reasonably local) club. Do we need Silver Bow? Would such a facility secure the club's long-term future or simply end up being a millstone around its neck?