Brentford should not rely on white knight Matthew Benham to keep bailing them out, supporters trust Bees United have warned.
The club recently announced another annual loss over £500k, taking the total debt over the £10million mark.
And the grim message was hammered home in the Thorne in the Side fanzine this week, where board member Alan Bird warned that within two years Brentford's debts could outweight their assets.
That would put a hole in Brentford's hopes of eventually wiping our their debt by selling Griffin Park upon moving to a new stadium at Lionel Road.
Rumours have surfaced that Benham, who took over a large chunk of Brentford's loAns two years ago, is interested in taking more control over the club, currently run by BU.
BU chairman David Merritt said: "There have been rumours about Matthew's ambitions ever since he became involved and his representative joined the club board.
"But there's no point in putting all our eggs in one basket if it were all to change a year or two down the line.
"Our responsibility is sustaining the club long-term, and we need to come up with a sustiable solution for the foreseeable future, not just a quick fix that moves the problem somewhere else.
"There was little new in Alan's article to what I said in my chairman's statement at last year's AGM, but we have to get the message out there - the debts are huge and growing, and it's a serious issue."
The proposed Lionel Road move also took a blow this week when Brian Burgess, head of the steering group working on the project, admitted the credit crunch would push project back beyond the previous completion estimate of 2012.
Merritt added: "The project is a great opportunity to transform the football club, but it relies on the sale of flats, and this obviously isn't the best climate to be dependent on property values."
However, the project did receive a boost when it got the backing of the man who holds the government's sports portfolio, Andy Burnham.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport recently visited the club's community hub - including the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and Griffin Park Learning Zone.
But most importantly, as far as Brentford's future plans are concerned, he was taken to the proposed site for the Lionel Road stadium and left impressed.
Burnham said: "The stadium project shows a great vision for a club at the heart of its community and I have pledged to do whatever I can to help it move forward."
Since converting to a multisports charity four years ago, the Community Sports Trust has got 149,000 people involved in a range of sports across Hounslow and other west London boroughs.
And Burnham added: "It was good to see first-hand the excellent work going on in community sport in Brentford, and how key it is to the area's success in pushing sports participation up."
The visit was organised by Ann Keen, MP for Brentford & Isleworth.