FOR the first time details have this week been released showing the huge list of creditors owed money by Hereford United.
They include payments running into tens of thousands of pounds to groups including Herefordshire Council and a global law firm amid a creditor list totalling £1.4 million.
At the other end of the scale, the club owes £5.92 to Jewson Ltd, £12.60 to Merseyside-based MAPP Vending Ltd and £55.40 to Leominster's Springfield Poultry.
Some payments have, however, been made in the past week to football creditors.
The details were published in the club's proposed CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement) which will come back before the High Court in September after a winding up order on Monday was adjourned.
The 55-page document was drawn up in the names of club directors John Edwards, Philip Gambrill and Elke Thuerlings.
In introducing the idea, which would, if approved, see United's creditors paid in full over a three-year period beginning in September, the directors say the move would preserve the company.
The proposal also sheds light on Tommy Agombar's takeover of the club, claiming he wanted to be a football director "like several of his friends".
"(He) realised that this was an opportunity to become one and gain all the personal recognition that he believed came with it," the proposal says.
"During negotiations to buy the shares the person representing the main two shareholders received a telephone call (part of which Mr Agombar overheard) telling him not to mention the leases and possible planning permission.
"Mr Agombar asked for details, and he was told that the previous directors had been looking at building flats and a hotel at the two ends of the pitch.
"This was the first time Mr Agombar was aware of this possibility, and he realised that they could possibly subsidise the shortfall in the football club.
"He has since become aware that these plans have been in existence for many years, and thus may not be as easy to achieve as some people are suggesting."
The CVA proposal explains the backlash the club has faced from some supporters and says Mr Agombar had been sent anonymous letters with "very unhygienic enclosures".
The directors concede that some fans are "somewhat emotional" about the club.
It was also revealed that Herefordshire bookmaker Mark Blandford loaned the club £125,000 while the Rockfield Foundation, controlled by Mr Blandford, also made a loan to the club worth £104,000. Both loans were made while the club was owned by David Keyte.
Former employee Linda Richards, also leant the club £10,000 - almost half of which has been repaid - during Mr Keyte's time in charge.
A meeting of creditors is planned for August 14 at the club.
Marc Landsman, the insolvency practitioner overseeing the CVA application, says in the report that Mr Keyte indicated to him that he believes the ground leases are worth between £1 million - £1.5 million, although Mr Keyte "did not provide any evidence of this".
Regarding potential redevelopment of the Edgar Street ground, Mr Landsman says: " Whilst the fans have been very verbal about not wanting any redevelopment at the ground, if this is done tastefully it will be the best option since Mr Agombar will have the incentive to ensure all contributions are paid, and with the required reinvestment of most of the profits in the club and to have football played there to comply with the leases this will ensure the survival of the football club."
Other points coming out of the document include:
• Club advisor Joel Nathan will be offered formal role should CVA be accepted
• Some documents cannot be located including ground safety certificates
• Large unnamed companies interested in sponsorship
• One football creditor, Cambridge United, was owed £23,000
• Club expects to sell 200 season tickets, with gates of up to 800
• Former manager Martin Foyle - £57,822
• Former assistant manager Andrew Porter - £41,754
• Astons Coaches - £2,045
• Blue Line Taxis - £211
• Celtic Marches Beverages - £49
• DLA Piper UK LLP (law firm) - £36,181
• Herefordshire & Ludlow College - £1,441
• Hereford Gas Services - £72
• Herefordshire Council - £64,797
• Jewson Ltd - £5.92
• Quickskip Hereford - £564
• Springfield Poultry - £55.40
• Stirling of Hereford - £312
• The Football Paper Ltd - £108
• West Mercia Police Authority - £8,645
• Wychwood Productions Ltd - £22,080