Reading this thread with interest.
I've been watching Oldham at Whitebank now only since we moved into the area about 18 months ago - so don't claim to know everything, just a few observations, from experience
I agree with the point Oldhamer makes in that running a club at this level is a very difficult balancing act - both in terms of financing and also what you are trying to be.
For me the club is always the supporters and volunteers - the business is the organisation that is the custodian of the hopes of the supporters.
What I imagine is very difficult for the current administration is trying to work out exactly what the club is trying to be, for that a simple strategy and milestones to get there can solve a lot of problems because you will then always have a direction and know what you are trying to achieve. I do not know the ins and outs of the current regime but the club does seem to lurch from crisis to crisis as this occurs it becomes habit and the norm - and actually it is a very difficult cycle to break until you get a break/investor/a set of circumstances that give you the space to actually get a strategy and direction down on paper and buy the wider club (supporters and stakeholders into it)
My view from the outside is this is the first thing that needs to happen -I do not envy the current administration its task - but a simple one page document stating;
Aspiration - to be a strong Championship club, competing on the field, solvent off the field and a source of pride to our community.
Milestones - 2013-15: Operation Championship: Getting there (this can incorporate both ground, team and community milestones)
2015-17: Championship consolidation
This then relayed to supporters gives us something to hold onto - to plot our course against and to know exactly where we are against objectives at any given time.
My thoughts are (and again caveated with I don't know the ins and outs)that it is not necessarily a change in ownership but a change in the routine and thereby the mindset of survival and solving one crisis to be replaced by another.
It is also amazing what a solid dose of enthusiasm can do for an organisation.
It's easy to think that the world is against you when you're constantly fighting fires - this then puts a filter up in front of every situation you see.
Just my thoughts.