Portsmouth football club looks set to survive as a League One side - this season - after administrators managed to clear the books of remaining highly-paid players.
The most likely outcome will see the club back in the hands of former owner Balran Chan-ri - and not the fans' preferred option - the Portsmouth Supporters Trust.
But what next for those who are still owed money by the club?
Portsmouth FC fans have pleaded with fans to accept pay cuts in an attempt to save their club. The Pompey administrator Trevor Birch says the club will close on August 10 if a compromise cannot be reached with some of the senior squad. Our sports correspondent Sarah Gomme reports.