BANGOR City Supporters Association’s decision to discuss a proposal to form a new club is a further indication of the sorry state of affairs regarding the Citizens.

Their beleaguered and loyal fan base have been put through the ringer over the last 18 months, seeing the club go from JD Welsh Premier League runners-up to the Huws Gray Alliance after failing to obtain an FAW Domestic Licence and their Nantporth base plunged into darkness due to an unpaid electricity bill.

The strained relationship to VSM and newly appointed chairman Stephen Vaughan Jnr is now beyond repair, and his re-emergence at the club would have no doubt gone a long way to the reasoning behind this decision.

It has been done before successfully, as witnessed with FC United of Manchester and AFC Wimbledon, but there is much to consider before making their proposal a reality and they would need considerable support for the move, which would be another hammer blow to the Citizens’ fractured relationship with supporters.

A large number have already decided to stay away from games until the Vaughan’s and other directors depart the club, but give the recent turn of events it appears that they are going to be in it for the long haul whether they approve of it or not.

They have seen debts rise to £80,000 and with little interest in any potential buyer taking on that kind of financial burden, it appears as if they could be stuck with this current regime for the foreseeable future.

That, for the majority of the City faithful, will be demoralising and a new club is probably a last resort that they did not envisage ever turning to.

With the vast majority of senior players now departed the second-tier side, their young guns have carried the club forward in recent weeks and are to be commended for the way they have conducted themselves in times of adversity, and under Gary Taylor-Fletcher they have at least put some pride back into the shirt during one of the most difficult periods in its history.

But the wounds are now too deep between VSM and the supporters, and no mater what success that comes on the field in the future it will not prevent those that care deeply about the club to attend matches until there is new ownership in place.

We have seen this at high-profile sides such as Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers in recent years, and although marching with their feet in protest in one thing, starting another club would cut all ties between them and a historic club that they were once proud to call their own.