WREXHAM'S fifth defeat in six league matches brought a predictable response at the Racecourse on Saturday as disappointed fans demonstrated their frustration in time-honoured fashion.
And under normal circumstances the instant reaction would be understandable and the end result inevitable – as several now ex-managers have already found to their cost just two months into the season.
But, like Rome, football clubs are not built in a day and, though the summer takeover was universally welcomed, recovery won't be achieved overnight.
So it is vital that the strong partnership forged during the Hamilton era between supporters and the club is not weakened as the reconstruction gets under way.
No-one, least of all new owners Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss, said it was going to be easy and while the threat from property speculators has been removed, the club remains subject to the same commercial pressures that affect every other Football League club trying to live within its means.
And the simple fact is that there can be no quick-fix solution to the deep-seated problems that continue to plague Wrexham.
The burden of administration was preceded by a period of systematic asset-stripping, budget cuts and an almost complete lack of forward planning beyond the gates of the club's training ground, where manager Denis Smith and his staff were forced to spend much of their time and effort on putting fingers into dykes in an attempt to stem the flood.
Yet despite their best efforts over the course of four difficult years it was with monotonous regularity that they saw the better players depart for pastures new – lured away not by money alone, but also secure in the knowledge that wages would be in the bank at the end of the next month.
No business, let alone football, can prosper and develop without its prime assets and there's absolutely no prospect of building a structure when the bricks put in place are ripped down and have to be replaced on a yearly basis.
Of Smith's current squad, barely 13 players have played more than 50 league matches each and a further seven are still teenagers.
Given that fact, the club's excellent start to the season was perhaps beyond expectation, but it was always inevitable that injuries and suspensions would at some stage take their toll.
With the benefit of hindsight the Racecourse boss currently finds himself under fire for going into the new season knowing that strikers Lee McEvilly and Juan Ugarte would not be available until Christmas, for not anticipating the transfer of Dennis Lawrence who, contrary to popular belief, made it clear he wanted a move to the Liberty Stadium when the offer was made, and for failing to bring in short-term replacements to cover the gaps in his threadbare and inexperienced squad.
That's easier said than done sometimes because for every Ben Foster or Matt Derbyshire there are the Xabi Valeros and Jon McAliskeys of this world who, for one reason or another, fail to live up to expectations.
But the Racecourse boss been around long enough and his shoulders are broad enough to take the flak currently coming his way. The League Two table doesn't make for pleasant perusal this morning, but with only a quarter of the season gone, time is very much on his side.
And, unlike some of the emperors of the aforesaid Italian capital, there's absolutely no doubt he'll do his level best to address the current problems, if not immediately then in the January transfer window if results have not picked up.
It's worth recalling that while things have changed for the worse since the opening day of the season, they can improve just as quickly.
Way back in the early days of Brian Flynn's management, the then chairman Pryce Griffiths was under intense pressure from the fans to sack the former Wales international.
He held his nerve – and Flynn's team bounced back from a pre-Christmas 6-2 FA Cup defeat at Crewe to win automatic promotion the following May.
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