YOU have to smile when you read that Jim Rushe approached Mark Harris to see how Northwich Vics and Witton could help each other.

Vics have no money and no ground, Witton have both... so what would Vics offer?

The fact is that Vics are on their knees and there is little likelihood of them surviving much longer. The credit crunch has hit all businesses and those already in difficulty are almost certain to go under. This, sadly, is the situation that Vics are in.

Should Witton help them out? Under no circumstances!

Vics were happy to see us in financial trouble a few years ago and we Wittoners will never forget how they kept us out of their league for many years by using their veto.

Both clubs should sink or swim on their own merits. Witton will no doubt float a while longer but I suspect Vics will go under very soon.