FORGET Johnson, Corbyn and their political cronies, it's the General Dejection and Rejection of Wrexham fans that's the crucial, burning issue going into the crucial Christmas period.

Fans have had enough of the club's freefall down the leagues and they are, alarmingly, voting with their feet as the apathy spreads across the town.

Going bottom of the league clearly proves that everything is wrong with Wrexham Football Club. The directors, the management and the players must all take the blame for this because the fans are slowly giving up on them.

Crowds are down from 5,442 on the opening day of the season to 2,941 for Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at home to AFC Fylde - and Saturday's 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Ebbsfleet leaves Wrexham five points adrift of safety.

Wrexham's average attendance figure - 5,442 in August to a current 3,331- is dwindling just as quickly as the team are in the National League ladder.

There's always been talk of a 3,500 break even figure since the fans took charge of the club so it doesn't take a top accountant to work out that those numbers just don't add up.

The club's under-fire board of directors will definitely have noticed that because money coming into the Racecourse coffers is crucial to their long-term strategy.

Appointing a manager to lift Wrexham Football Club's flagging fortunes would also have been a top priority but they won't be winning any prizes at the 2019 Recruitment Awards.

Graham Barrow didn't work out. He lasted for only 13 games and despite an encouraging start, Bryan Hughes paid the price for play-off failure and a poor start to this season.

Back to the drawing board and despite supporters threatening they wouldn't return to The Racecourse if previous boss Dean Keates was re-appointed, the club reappointed Keates in the latest of their 'we know best' scenarios.

Keates, a former Reds captain who wore his heart of his sleeve, took Wrexham to the brink of glory in 2017 in his first managerial role.

But the lure of taking over the hotseat at hometown club Walsall was, quite understandably, too good to turn down.

Some Wrexham supporters, quite understandably again, didn't see it that way while others are also questioning whether Keates is the right man for the job.

His results - and the team's performances - have been no better than under Hughes and his trusted right hand man, Brian Flynn, who also had a brief stay as caretaker boss in one crazy, but more worryingly tragic year, at Wrexham Football Club.

Calls to bring in yet another manager is surely not the answer with half of the season remaining following Saturday's relegation six-pointer at Ebbsfleet where defeat took red-faced Wrexham embarrassingly bottom of the table.

Keates may have been seen as the easy fix to fit in with what's already in place in the current back-room coaching staff but, with his own players on board, he has a chance of making sure Wrexham beat the drop.

But to do that, Keates will need money and with crowds down, you don't have to look into a crystal ball to work out where the extra-cash could come from.

That leaves fans - the same ones who dug deep into their pockets to make this proud Welsh club a supporter-owned outfit – in a real do-I-or-don't I dilemma.

Despite everything that's infuriated you over the 11 years of failure in the bid to get into the Football League, you'll still throw the money in the bucket in the hope that Keates can bring in players that excite, fight and perform.

You'll do that because you love this football club and if the board of directors love this football club too then they must also do the right thing.

No-one can doubt that they have done their best but sometimes your best is not enough and you have to give someone else a go.

You cannot criticise those, who have other day-to-day jobs, giving up their time to help but even volunteers have sometimes got to hold their hands up and admit defeat.

If the club is going to remain full-time then it needs full-time employees including a chief executive who is accountable for the day-to-day affairs.

If that means investment coming in from outside of the Trust, then so be it.

It's up to the fans to decide which way to turn and it's up to those same supporters whether they get behind Keates and his team for the remainder of the season or decide enough is enough and totally turn your back on the club you love.