Hereford United's new owner Tommy Agombar wants to pay everyone owed money by club, claims new consultant Mark Ellis

Hereford United Football Club.

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HEREFORD United’s new owner Tommy Agombar wants to pay everyone owed money by the club, claims new consultant Mark Ellis.

“Tommy is a proper person and he will take time because it’s a mess,” said Ellis.

“The debts are 10 times what he thought they were.

“He wants everyone who is owed money to be paid.

“Every penny should tally up. He has not got a pocketful of money that he’s going to throw away.

“We would not be here if Hereford had won the Conference last year.

“We have got so many factions – and fighting within supporters’ groups.”

Ellis also spoke about the proposed fans' forum which has since been cancelled.

“If he really wanted to, he (Tommy Agombar) could nail the local people here."

Ellis said he understood the fans' concerns.

"There is negativity about because people love their club so much and we understand that and we have already built up relationships with the local teams and the community," he said.

He added: “We have local lads who have come back in.

“We have a really outstanding lad who was dismissed by the previous regime and I can guarantee to the fans that he will play 20 games."

Video analyst Neil Phelps, from Hereford, is a local lad who has been filming the training sessions at Victoria Park this week.

“When I was working with Martin Foyle, I was only doing the home games and I was paid expenses," said Phelps.

"As soon as I told Mark what I was doing last season, he said you have got to be doing the away games, too.”

Ellis says he has high hopes for Phelps' involvement at United.

“We are hoping to help Neil will be in charge of a ladies’ team," said Ellis.

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12:36pm Sat 14 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

FAO Herefordshire Council: You should not be giving these conmen (Agombar consortium) the time of day. You should treat them with the contempt they deserve. They come up from London taking us all for complete mugs and think we are going to roll over and give them our sacred Edgar Street to build their grubby flats on. Please send them packing when they ask for lease reassignment.
FAO Herefordshire Council: You should not be giving these conmen (Agombar consortium) the time of day. You should treat them with the contempt they deserve. They come up from London taking us all for complete mugs and think we are going to roll over and give them our sacred Edgar Street to build their grubby flats on. Please send them packing when they ask for lease reassignment. bobbob123
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1:31pm Wed 18 Jun 14

nick richmond says...

A credit check on HUFC 1939 Ltd that almost anyone could do in 5 minutes shows that as at May 2013 the business had a negative net worth of £ 733k having lost just under £ 500k that year. A further year on of the same loss results in a negative worth of £ 1.233 K not far short of the 1.3 million Mr Agombar claims he was not aware of. I find it hard to believe that anyone acquiring such a business would not do such a simple check.
Mr Agombar is a director of several newly formed businesses of no worth - the only business he is connected with that has some worth being Athelston Ltd who are 'property managers'.
It looks likely to me that he just wants the club to fold completely and he walks off with the leases to develop the site.
A credit check on HUFC 1939 Ltd that almost anyone could do in 5 minutes shows that as at May 2013 the business had a negative net worth of £ 733k having lost just under £ 500k that year. A further year on of the same loss results in a negative worth of £ 1.233 K not far short of the 1.3 million Mr Agombar claims he was not aware of. I find it hard to believe that anyone acquiring such a business would not do such a simple check. Mr Agombar is a director of several newly formed businesses of no worth - the only business he is connected with that has some worth being Athelston Ltd who are 'property managers'. It looks likely to me that he just wants the club to fold completely and he walks off with the leases to develop the site. nick richmond
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