Former Premier League stars are aiming to take non-league Billericay up the divisions. The club is spending £20,000-a-week on player wages hoping it will get them promoted.
The big name signings say they are there for the right reasons.
Local millionaire Glenn Tamplin arrived at the club in December. But he doesn't just own it - he's the caretaker manager.
Now even in the chippy, the locals can't stop talking about their football club.
Billericay would need to be promoted twice just to reach the football league. They're hoping to do that in the next couple of seasons.
Already the club's revolution is starting to have an impact. At the end of last year Billericay were getting around 200 fans for every match.
Now, they're getting more than 1,000 and they are hoping that support helps them push for promotion.
There is a lot of excitement in Essex but they need to prove that spending big foes make a difference on the pitch.