Football Association: We cannot disclose ownership test result for Hereford United's Tommy Agombar

Football Association: We cannot disclose ownership test result of Hereford United's Tommy Agombar

Football Association: We cannot disclose ownership test result of Hereford United's Tommy Agombar

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THE Football Association cannot disclose whether Hereford United’s new owner, Tommy Agombar, has passed the FA Owners’ and Directors’ Test.

MP Jesse Norman and Hereford United Supporters Trust are among those who have called for the details of the test to be made public.

However, the Football Association has told the Hereford Times today that due to matters of ‘confidentiality’ they cannot reveal the outcome of the test.

“It is up to the club to reveal the results – we are not able to,” said an FA spokesman.

The test applies to all clubs in the Premier League, Football League, Football Conference, Isthmian League, Northern Premier League and Southern Football League.

The Hereford Times has asked Hereford United’s new public relations officer, Laura Phelps, for a comment on the outcome of the test but are awaiting a reply.

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5:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

A.Non01 says...

The fact that they can't disclose it suggests failure to me
The fact that they can't disclose it suggests failure to me A.Non01
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6:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

littlewhitebull says...

This is as clear as mud - just like all issues concerning the dissemination of information to supporters over recent months. Even the F.A.'s own website does not real clarity on this issue as listed below:

"Please note that the definition of ‘Director’ under the Owners & Directors Test (‘OADT’, formerly the ‘Fit and Proper Person Test’) is wider than that under Company Law.

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION A GUIDE TO DIRECTORS’ DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS

This guide is believed to reflect the law and practice in the area as it applied at March 2012.
It is not intended to be a statement of law. It has been written in general terms and therefore cannot be relied upon to cover specific situations. It also cannot be relied upon to cover (1) all obligations owed by a director to a company and (2) all eventualities should a director breach any of the obligations outlined in this document.
Application of the principles set out will depend upon the particular circumstances involved and we recommend that you obtain independent legal advice before acting or refraining from action on any of the contents of this guide. "
This is as clear as mud - just like all issues concerning the dissemination of information to supporters over recent months. Even the F.A.'s own website does not real clarity on this issue as listed below: "Please note that the definition of ‘Director’ under the Owners & Directors Test (‘OADT’, formerly the ‘Fit and Proper Person Test’) is wider than that under Company Law. THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION A GUIDE TO DIRECTORS’ DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS This guide is believed to reflect the law and practice in the area as it applied at March 2012. It is not intended to be a statement of law. It has been written in general terms and therefore cannot be relied upon to cover specific situations. It also cannot be relied upon to cover (1) all obligations owed by a director to a company and (2) all eventualities should a director breach any of the obligations outlined in this document. Application of the principles set out will depend upon the particular circumstances involved and we recommend that you obtain independent legal advice before acting or refraining from action on any of the contents of this guide. " littlewhitebull
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