I think the point of gaining little was more we would have gained all the things you pointed out without the need for 200k, but highinsight is a wonderful thing
that is exactly what I meant. basically we would have ended up in exactly the same position as we are in now without all of the hassle of battling our way through to the end of the season which was very costly and also put in all of the effort to save the club.
we would have had the same feeling of pride and diginity that we will have today without the hassle. But as I mentioned in the main story, hindsight is a wonderful thing and I really did not expect the FA to be so harsh.