From Despair To Where? I'd be surprised if the Women's team cost more than £1m a year to run. Fara Williams may, as a top earner, be on something like £30,000-40,000 a year, Kelly Chambers maybe something similar but there's only about 20 players in the squad and I doubt there's many earning more than £20,000 a year.
Would be interesting to see the budget. Obviously beyond wages you have all the other usual employers costs. You’ve got coaches and physios, travel costs, pitch costs, training facilities, league fees, insurance and medical bills etc etc