Wharton's future to be discussed
However, as we reported first on Saturday evening, Wharton's future will be discussed at a board meeting this evening.
It is still widely believed though that Wharton will carry out his desired intention to step down as chairman - though there is a growing number of fans who would welcome a statement to the contrary, although this would undoubtedly prove controversial.
It has been suggested in some quarters that the entire board could step down, making way for a consortium of local businessmen to launch a fresh takeover attempt.
Their last attempts proved ultimately unsuccesful, but fans seem divided virtually straight down the middle as to which choice they would prefer.