Hereford United face High Court showdown

Hereford United face High Court showdown

Hereford United face High Court showdown

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HEREFORD United have been given a further seven days to meet payments to their creditors after a High Court winding-up petition was adjourned.

"The court was told that negotiations were ongoing," said fan Andy Gilbert who attended the court hearing.

"There were barristers present for Martin Foyle and Andy Porter, for HMRC and for another unnamed creditor who has attached to the petition.

"The barrister for Foyle and Porter said that his clients had received a part payment, but there was no such comment from the HMRC."

 

 

 

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11:40am Mon 1 Sep 14

oldergit says...

The never ending saga!
The never ending saga! oldergit
  • Score: 12

12:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bobpetch says...

Never give up!
Remember Portsmouth?
They owed tens of millions and they were backwards and forwards to crown court.
In the end they ended up paying next to nothing. HMRC never got paid, right down to the local paper shop.
Never give up! Remember Portsmouth? They owed tens of millions and they were backwards and forwards to crown court. In the end they ended up paying next to nothing. HMRC never got paid, right down to the local paper shop. bobpetch
  • Score: -4

4:47pm Mon 1 Sep 14

greenknight says...

We all land up paying one way or the other especially if you are a tax payer.
We all land up paying one way or the other especially if you are a tax payer. greenknight
  • Score: 5

7:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

RogerLFC says...

When they started selling season tickets on the back of a bold optimistic announcement recently you would have hoped, and expected, that this would be thrown out today as everyone would have been paid ... Obviously not the case ...
When they started selling season tickets on the back of a bold optimistic announcement recently you would have hoped, and expected, that this would be thrown out today as everyone would have been paid ... Obviously not the case ... RogerLFC
  • Score: 5

5:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

B the B says...

I don't want to see HUFC 1939 ltd go under at all, regardless of the farce that has gone on and still goes on re the lack of info etc, its still HUFC 1939 ltd, the team I've supported for 40 plus years.
The high courts are not stupid (in the main) and would realise if the wool was being pulled over their eyes I'm sure, they do it day in day out, there must be some glimmer of hope as they wouldn't even give an extra 7 days. Whether this mob appreciates all the chances they've had and finally pay's up is a question time will tell. I hope they do but I don't know.
Interestingly, they've part paid most apart from the HMRC, no different to a lot of wealthy people, why would they have done that if they didn't feel they could get this mess sorted, the last person I would want to pay would be Foyle, in fact I would have reported him to trading standards for pretending to be a manager.
I don't want to see HUFC 1939 ltd go under at all, regardless of the farce that has gone on and still goes on re the lack of info etc, its still HUFC 1939 ltd, the team I've supported for 40 plus years. The high courts are not stupid (in the main) and would realise if the wool was being pulled over their eyes I'm sure, they do it day in day out, there must be some glimmer of hope as they wouldn't even give an extra 7 days. Whether this mob appreciates all the chances they've had and finally pay's up is a question time will tell. I hope they do but I don't know. Interestingly, they've part paid most apart from the HMRC, no different to a lot of wealthy people, why would they have done that if they didn't feel they could get this mess sorted, the last person I would want to pay would be Foyle, in fact I would have reported him to trading standards for pretending to be a manager. B the B
  • Score: 0

10:16am Tue 2 Sep 14

dodger3 says...

Foyle was not the greatest of managers, but he had a onerous task, transfer embargo, players not being paid and working with a clueless chairman. It will be interesting to see how Southport progress. In the meantime the Edgar Street fiasco continues, its like a soap opera plot that becomes more boring with each episode.
Foyle was not the greatest of managers, but he had a onerous task, transfer embargo, players not being paid and working with a clueless chairman. It will be interesting to see how Southport progress. In the meantime the Edgar Street fiasco continues, its like a soap opera plot that becomes more boring with each episode. dodger3
  • Score: 4

10:26am Tue 2 Sep 14

mizza21 says...

B the B, For me HUFC 1939 Ltd is a company. The team is Hereford United FC. The Company Structure is different to the team I support. If the current company which is running the club goes pie crust, then you start another company to carry on the club. The Football Club is the same though.
Woud you still support Hereford United if they floated and became a plc?
I thought Foyle was rubbish, but he still has a contract and deserves to have it honoured.

I notice the current team are not doing particularly well in the Southern League.
This looks like part of the plan to me. To stagnate in the Southern League while planning to relocate the club and reap the cash from developing the site.
We can't let it happen.
This is the main reason I am still boycotting the club.
B the B, For me HUFC 1939 Ltd is a company. The team is Hereford United FC. The Company Structure is different to the team I support. If the current company which is running the club goes pie crust, then you start another company to carry on the club. The Football Club is the same though. Woud you still support Hereford United if they floated and became a plc? I thought Foyle was rubbish, but he still has a contract and deserves to have it honoured. I notice the current team are not doing particularly well in the Southern League. This looks like part of the plan to me. To stagnate in the Southern League while planning to relocate the club and reap the cash from developing the site. We can't let it happen. This is the main reason I am still boycotting the club. mizza21
  • Score: 8

3:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

wyesider says...

Let's imagine that by next week the High Court receives evidence/assurances that the club has paid/is paying its creditors, and thereby the club is saved from liquidation.
What happens next?
I hate what Agombar, et al have done to this once great club. Keyte was also instrumental in this bizarre saga. But the fact will remain that if liquidation is avoided, the club will continue to exist in its current form.
Will some sort of compromise be reached with boycotting supporters to lure them back to the club? Would supporters be interested in any form of compromise?
Is there any chance of a 'new' Bulls team being born?
Sorry to ask so many questions, but I am most interested to hear of what other supporters (past and present) would like to see happen next, if liquidation is avoided.
Let's imagine that by next week the High Court receives evidence/assurances that the club has paid/is paying its creditors, and thereby the club is saved from liquidation. What happens next? I hate what Agombar, et al have done to this once great club. Keyte was also instrumental in this bizarre saga. But the fact will remain that if liquidation is avoided, the club will continue to exist in its current form. Will some sort of compromise be reached with boycotting supporters to lure them back to the club? Would supporters be interested in any form of compromise? Is there any chance of a 'new' Bulls team being born? Sorry to ask so many questions, but I am most interested to hear of what other supporters (past and present) would like to see happen next, if liquidation is avoided. wyesider
  • Score: 10

4:36pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mizza21 says...

Interesting one wyesider.
I would continue to Boycott because the current regime are behaving as though they want to asset strip the club.
Hence the stagnation in league 2 and the clamouring to get the ground leases.

I would love to go and watch football at Edgar Street again but I couldn't if I thought I was funding the regime that was damaging the future of the club.
Interesting one wyesider. I would continue to Boycott because the current regime are behaving as though they want to asset strip the club. Hence the stagnation in league 2 and the clamouring to get the ground leases. I would love to go and watch football at Edgar Street again but I couldn't if I thought I was funding the regime that was damaging the future of the club. mizza21
  • Score: 6

4:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

B the B says...

From what I have read, the ground was always going to be re developed anyway, Keyet wanted to do it and I dare say GT was too. This lot probably will and the council definitely will so I don't know why folk are surprised.

If HUFC 1939 go under then all the history goes with it, the lot. Any new club that may rise is exactly that, new, no history, no famous giant killing feats, no Ronny Radford Goal, no Colin Addison all gone.

As I have said many times I have supported them for over 40 years, if they go then so does my support, It can all end together, the end of a chapter in my life. I wont support any new team that plays at Edgar Street, why would I? Pegasus or Westfields will get my support.
From what I have read, the ground was always going to be re developed anyway, Keyet wanted to do it and I dare say GT was too. This lot probably will and the council definitely will so I don't know why folk are surprised. If HUFC 1939 go under then all the history goes with it, the lot. Any new club that may rise is exactly that, new, no history, no famous giant killing feats, no Ronny Radford Goal, no Colin Addison all gone. As I have said many times I have supported them for over 40 years, if they go then so does my support, It can all end together, the end of a chapter in my life. I wont support any new team that plays at Edgar Street, why would I? Pegasus or Westfields will get my support. B the B
  • Score: -4

9:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Retford Supporter says...

I'm with B the B. Heart won't be in it for another team.
I'm with B the B. Heart won't be in it for another team. Retford Supporter
  • Score: -1

11:00am Thu 4 Sep 14

AndyM442 says...

I go to football as a social event. To meet my friends, have a pint, and moan about the football!

I'll go where my friends go. And my friends will go to Edgar Street under a regime that is open and honest. That doesn't have to be a fan led club, just one that doesn't treat the fans like dirt.
I go to football as a social event. To meet my friends, have a pint, and moan about the football! I'll go where my friends go. And my friends will go to Edgar Street under a regime that is open and honest. That doesn't have to be a fan led club, just one that doesn't treat the fans like dirt. AndyM442
  • Score: 4
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