Although fans of Plymouth Argyle have had to endure a poor start to the season on the pitch, executive director Keith Todd has pledged to continue to do his best to secure the club's future by furthering plans to construct their new £50 million stadium.
England are by no means guaranteed to win the fierce bidding war to host the 2018 World Cup, but Plymouth are aware that they will need to be able to find a viable way to secure their future.
However, with majority shareholder Yasuaki Kagami yet to attend a game, Plymouth fans know that their side needs to improve on the field if they are to have a chance of long-term success off it.
Despite being a Championship side last season, Plymouth have failed to start the season in anything like promotion form, even though they managed to lure Peter Reid away from the relative comfort zone of a role at Stoke.
Even though they have not yet demonstrated a level of beautiful football this season worthy of grabbing the headlines, fans will be aware that Peter Reid is a man who will be looking to put results ahead of style while his players attempt to undo the damage that relegation from the Championship inflicted. The Betfair Football tips suggest they could continue to struggle.
Should Reid be successful on the pitch, projects such as the new stadium will be far simpler for the club to achieve, with the added financial bonus that promotion will bring to the side. However, should they fail in their short-term quest, their new stadium may well find itself with far too many empty seats for the owner's liking, especially if England fail to win the right to hold the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Portsmouth betting tips suggest they could follow Plymouth down to League One.
The side were relegated from the Premier League last year and their financial problems mean they are unable to compete in the Championship.