Hereford United Supporters Trust members will consider boycotting the troubled Edgar Street club

Hereford Times: Hereford United Supporters Trust members will consider boycotting the troubled Edgar Street club Hereford United Supporters Trust members will consider boycotting the troubled Edgar Street club

HEREFORD United Supporters Trust (HUST) members could be boycotting all activities at Edgar Street.

HUST are lobbying members because they claim the new Hereford United owner, Tommy Agombar, has ‘repeatedly failed to meet promises’.

Members will be asked to vote by e-mail before 11pm next Tuesday.

A statement from HUST says: “Tommy Agombar has repeatedly failed to meet promises to pay former players and staff from last season, debts to the council, and the settlement of outstanding winding-up proceedings.

"The failure to pay football creditors has adversely affected the club significantly, seeing the club drop two divisions and face the potential of further sanctions in the Southern League Premier Division.

"It has also had substantial impact on the lives and families of those former staff members left without payment."

The HUST statement adds: "The flow of information from Edgar Street officials has all but ceased, with the news of Monday’s High Court hearing coming from officials of Grays Athletic rather than official club channels.

“This underlines how badly supporters have been treated over the past month.

“The current situation cannot continue and, having repeatedly called on Mr Agombar to pay these debts and restore some dignity to the club, we now have little choice but to poll our members on a boycott of Hereford United (1939) Ltd.

“The boycott would be on all activities of the club including home matches, merchandise, and sponsorship."

The question that HUST will be putting before their members:

“Do you agree that HUST should recommend to its membership to boycott Hereford United (1939) Ltd until all footballing debts, council debts, and outstanding winding up petitions are settled in full?”

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7:17pm Wed 2 Jul 14

HUFC New Boy. says...

I was looking forward to treating HU as my new local club but this man will not be getting any of my money. I think he has proved nothing other than the fact that he obviously doesn't give a flying fig about the people who have served the club for many years. I'm guessing that he is not a football man and sees the club as a soft touch, with his eyes on bigger things........land and property. Hope I'm wrong though.
I was looking forward to treating HU as my new local club but this man will not be getting any of my money. I think he has proved nothing other than the fact that he obviously doesn't give a flying fig about the people who have served the club for many years. I'm guessing that he is not a football man and sees the club as a soft touch, with his eyes on bigger things........land and property. Hope I'm wrong though. HUFC New Boy.
  • Score: 5

9:06pm Wed 2 Jul 14

mr.dig says...

dilemma.. do we support or boycott.

clubs in southern league. have poor crowds. hr will go to truro/weymouth/ dunstable... etc we are looking at from 300+ to maybe 1500+ at redditch. am i dreaming or did i see tommy a in town with an ex director from the defunct chester football club or was i dreaming....
regards digby.
dilemma.. do we support or boycott. clubs in southern league. have poor crowds. hr will go to truro/weymouth/ dunstable... etc we are looking at from 300+ to maybe 1500+ at redditch. am i dreaming or did i see tommy a in town with an ex director from the defunct chester football club or was i dreaming.... regards digby. mr.dig
  • Score: 0

5:44am Thu 3 Jul 14

B the B says...

To be honest I have resigned myself to the possibility that there will be no HUFC, I wont go and watch if they play in a lower league than the Southern League. I agree with what's being said about the new owner, its terrible but for all what has been said in the papers and on social websites, nothing has changed and I am getting a little despondent with it all now.
To be honest I have resigned myself to the possibility that there will be no HUFC, I wont go and watch if they play in a lower league than the Southern League. I agree with what's being said about the new owner, its terrible but for all what has been said in the papers and on social websites, nothing has changed and I am getting a little despondent with it all now. B the B
  • Score: 0

9:42am Thu 3 Jul 14

mizza21 says...

The problem here is the communication.
The ex-players have reported that they haven't been paid, Foyle is still going through the courts to get his money and the staff are all leaving reporting they haven't been paid.
Yet Mr Agombar is insisting this is not the case.

I will not attend the games with my bin lids until there's some honesty from Mr Agombar.
You can only take as you find and I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not till he pays the debts off though.
Okay, they are not debts accrued during his tenure, but we are talking about players and staff with families. I don't care if he doesn't pay HMRC and finds a way to avoid lumping up the council, but the little guys at the club should not be shafted.

Please get a good press officer and communicate properly.
The problem here is the communication. The ex-players have reported that they haven't been paid, Foyle is still going through the courts to get his money and the staff are all leaving reporting they haven't been paid. Yet Mr Agombar is insisting this is not the case. I will not attend the games with my bin lids until there's some honesty from Mr Agombar. You can only take as you find and I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not till he pays the debts off though. Okay, they are not debts accrued during his tenure, but we are talking about players and staff with families. I don't care if he doesn't pay HMRC and finds a way to avoid lumping up the council, but the little guys at the club should not be shafted. Please get a good press officer and communicate properly. mizza21
  • Score: 1

9:50am Thu 3 Jul 14

littlewhitebull says...

B the B wrote:
To be honest I have resigned myself to the possibility that there will be no HUFC, I wont go and watch if they play in a lower league than the Southern League. I agree with what's being said about the new owner, its terrible but for all what has been said in the papers and on social websites, nothing has changed and I am getting a little despondent with it all now.
I can only endorse the comments made by B the B. I feel more and more despondent as the lack of news makes me wonder if footie at Edgar Street is over - at least as we formerly knew it. I can remember the season we were relegated from what would now be the Conference Premier, but we returned the following season. This scenario is very different and has been shrouded in mystery and uncertainty. I hope I am wrong, but we will have a long road back to football as we have known it recently. Only a few seasons ago we were playing Grimsby in front of a huge crowd in a carnival atmosphere, as we celebrated promotion to Division 1.
How quickly our fortunes have changed.
[quote][p][bold]B the B[/bold] wrote: To be honest I have resigned myself to the possibility that there will be no HUFC, I wont go and watch if they play in a lower league than the Southern League. I agree with what's being said about the new owner, its terrible but for all what has been said in the papers and on social websites, nothing has changed and I am getting a little despondent with it all now.[/p][/quote]I can only endorse the comments made by B the B. I feel more and more despondent as the lack of news makes me wonder if footie at Edgar Street is over - at least as we formerly knew it. I can remember the season we were relegated from what would now be the Conference Premier, but we returned the following season. This scenario is very different and has been shrouded in mystery and uncertainty. I hope I am wrong, but we will have a long road back to football as we have known it recently. Only a few seasons ago we were playing Grimsby in front of a huge crowd in a carnival atmosphere, as we celebrated promotion to Division 1. How quickly our fortunes have changed. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 1

9:54am Thu 3 Jul 14

littlewhitebull says...

mizza21 wrote:
The problem here is the communication.
The ex-players have reported that they haven't been paid, Foyle is still going through the courts to get his money and the staff are all leaving reporting they haven't been paid.
Yet Mr Agombar is insisting this is not the case.

I will not attend the games with my bin lids until there's some honesty from Mr Agombar.
You can only take as you find and I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not till he pays the debts off though.
Okay, they are not debts accrued during his tenure, but we are talking about players and staff with families. I don't care if he doesn't pay HMRC and finds a way to avoid lumping up the council, but the little guys at the club should not be shafted.

Please get a good press officer and communicate properly.
Have just seen my old mate, Mizza's comments, and also agree with him. In the age of instant communication, the supporters of the Bulls must wonder if anybody if listening to our pleas for news of what is actually happening.
[quote][p][bold]mizza21[/bold] wrote: The problem here is the communication. The ex-players have reported that they haven't been paid, Foyle is still going through the courts to get his money and the staff are all leaving reporting they haven't been paid. Yet Mr Agombar is insisting this is not the case. I will not attend the games with my bin lids until there's some honesty from Mr Agombar. You can only take as you find and I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not till he pays the debts off though. Okay, they are not debts accrued during his tenure, but we are talking about players and staff with families. I don't care if he doesn't pay HMRC and finds a way to avoid lumping up the council, but the little guys at the club should not be shafted. Please get a good press officer and communicate properly.[/p][/quote]Have just seen my old mate, Mizza's comments, and also agree with him. In the age of instant communication, the supporters of the Bulls must wonder if anybody if listening to our pleas for news of what is actually happening. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 0
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