Further disasters in the lower divisions. Logroñes and Mérida follow their inevitable path to insolvency, with the former losing all their players as they were unable to pay their back debts. Arguments rage at Mérida, with what looks like bloody-mindedness by ex club president José Fouto and the town's mayor being mainly responsible for their non-payment of players and subsequent relegation to second division B. Meanwhile Betis are the latest club with problems. Players staged a walk out claiming that they were owed back pay for the last two seasons for publicity contracts. Controversial club president Manuel Ruiz de Lopera responded accusing his players of being drunkards and womanisers (so who isn't?), a probable smokescreen to cover up shady management. Meanwhile, Cádiz and Hércules continue with financial problems.