Advisor Joel Nathan: Tommy Agombar is man who saved Hereford United

Tommy Agombar.

Tommy Agombar.

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ADVISOR Joel Nathan says Hereford United’s owner Tommy Agombar will go down ‘as the man who saved the club’.

Nathan is a friend of Agombar’s and says United’s owner is ‘very well connected in the football industry’.

Speaking at Edgar Street earlier today, Nathan said Agombar hoped to come up the club today but had been struck down by tonsillitis.

“Tommy is a very upbeat character,” said Nathan,

“He came into something he thought he could achieve.

“On the back of that, he has been ridiculed and his family abused and since then he’s not interested in speaking to people.

“He will be here at every game and he will sit there and people will understand he has not created the debt and will go down as the man who saved their club.

“He’s the only person who has put his hand in his pocket and continues to. He went to bed last night a lot poorer than us. He will continue to pay out a lot more today.”

Nathan dismissed fans’ forum rumours that people behind the scenes were also involved in the consortium which took over United.

“Unfortunately, sponsors were put off investing due to bad publicity surrounding the club and that has led to broken promises of payments,” said Nathan.

“Tommy is an entrepreneur who lives in Essex and was born in London.

"He’s very well connected in the football industry.

“I would go to him with propositions. If I need something done, I would go to him because he knows the right people in football.

“He knows agents, teams and football is a very strange business. There’s an inner-circle which can makes things happen in football.

“Tommy knows his football very well. He enjoys football and he enjoys watching his son play football. He was at every game in the Conference when Harry was playing for Grays.

“He has always supported the clubs that I have been involved with.

“You will find that, deep down, he’s a Chelsea supporter.

“He invests and he’s involved in anything that’s viable. He has always been very passionate about owning his own club.

“Most people involved in football would love to own their own club. But if it was a restaurant or a viable business he is interested. He puts people together.”

Nathan added: “There are no people hidden behind the scenes. Tommy is the owner of the club. There’s Andy Lonsdale and I advising and Mark Ellis, who is advising on the football side and the management. You don’t need a great deal more in the Southern League.”

Advisor Andy Lonsdale said: “I am doing this on a voluntary basis because Tommy’s a friend of mine.

“We are involved in other things as well. Joel and I are not getting any payment.

“We are passionate about the future. I am up here two days every week and that will continue.

“Mark Ellis is not getting paid a penny. If we believe so much in this club, why aren’t the locals?”

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2:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Whats-wrong-with-the-World? says...

Firstly, I doubt very much Tommy went to bed much poorer than the rest of us!

Yes, the sponsors were put off by the bad publicity - that would be down to the bad publicity that has come from the untold lies and misdirections from Tommy and Co, and lack of pay to the people that kept the club running, who still to this day remain screwed over by Tommy and Co! Tommy bought the club for £2, he knew the debt, if he wasn't prepared to cover it he should have stayed away!

And we, the Hereford Community, believe in the club, we just don't believe in lining your filthy pockets with our historical club!

Joel Nathan, I think most people would share my thought - which is - shut the hell up and don't worry about popping to see us twice a week, we can do without you and your FRIENDS!
Firstly, I doubt very much Tommy went to bed much poorer than the rest of us! Yes, the sponsors were put off by the bad publicity - that would be down to the bad publicity that has come from the untold lies and misdirections from Tommy and Co, and lack of pay to the people that kept the club running, who still to this day remain screwed over by Tommy and Co! Tommy bought the club for £2, he knew the debt, if he wasn't prepared to cover it he should have stayed away! And we, the Hereford Community, believe in the club, we just don't believe in lining your filthy pockets with our historical club! Joel Nathan, I think most people would share my thought - which is - shut the hell up and don't worry about popping to see us twice a week, we can do without you and your FRIENDS! Whats-wrong-with-the-World?
  • Score: 7

2:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Whats-wrong-with-the-World? says...

Whats-wrong-with-the
-World?
wrote:
Firstly, I doubt very much Tommy went to bed much poorer than the rest of us!

Yes, the sponsors were put off by the bad publicity - that would be down to the bad publicity that has come from the untold lies and misdirections from Tommy and Co, and lack of pay to the people that kept the club running, who still to this day remain screwed over by Tommy and Co! Tommy bought the club for £2, he knew the debt, if he wasn't prepared to cover it he should have stayed away!

And we, the Hereford Community, believe in the club, we just don't believe in lining your filthy pockets with our historical club!

Joel Nathan, I think most people would share my thought - which is - shut the hell up and don't worry about popping to see us twice a week, we can do without you and your FRIENDS!
One other observation, when excatly has his family been abused?

He is from London, I'm guessing his family sat comfortably in their million pound pad not giving a rats arse about HUFC. The families who have been 'abused' are the families of the trusted staff who served Hereford United through thick and thin and are yet to be paid. That is abuse.
[quote][p][bold]Whats-wrong-with-the -World?[/bold] wrote: Firstly, I doubt very much Tommy went to bed much poorer than the rest of us! Yes, the sponsors were put off by the bad publicity - that would be down to the bad publicity that has come from the untold lies and misdirections from Tommy and Co, and lack of pay to the people that kept the club running, who still to this day remain screwed over by Tommy and Co! Tommy bought the club for £2, he knew the debt, if he wasn't prepared to cover it he should have stayed away! And we, the Hereford Community, believe in the club, we just don't believe in lining your filthy pockets with our historical club! Joel Nathan, I think most people would share my thought - which is - shut the hell up and don't worry about popping to see us twice a week, we can do without you and your FRIENDS![/p][/quote]One other observation, when excatly has his family been abused? He is from London, I'm guessing his family sat comfortably in their million pound pad not giving a rats arse about HUFC. The families who have been 'abused' are the families of the trusted staff who served Hereford United through thick and thin and are yet to be paid. That is abuse. Whats-wrong-with-the-World?
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Thu 24 Jul 14

AylestoneVoice says...

Poor old Tommy. But if he had paid the bills when he said he would the club would still be in the Conference and the vast majority of the fans would be behind him
Poor old Tommy. But if he had paid the bills when he said he would the club would still be in the Conference and the vast majority of the fans would be behind him AylestoneVoice
  • Score: 7

3:06pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Whatabouttheleases? says...

The HT coverage has been good in the last week. Why are they printing stuff like this again. I mean it's just rubbish. Agombar and co got us relegated 2 divisions from the get go. THAT was the start of the ill feeling. It snowballed due to the constant lies about creditors being paid. Who, incidentally have still not been paid. Nathan and co are looking to rewrite history, and are really on the back foot here.
The HT coverage has been good in the last week. Why are they printing stuff like this again. I mean it's just rubbish. Agombar and co got us relegated 2 divisions from the get go. THAT was the start of the ill feeling. It snowballed due to the constant lies about creditors being paid. Who, incidentally have still not been paid. Nathan and co are looking to rewrite history, and are really on the back foot here. Whatabouttheleases?
  • Score: 3

5:28pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The Voice of Treason says...

“Tommy knows his football very well. He enjoys football and he enjoys watching his son play football. He was at every game in the Conference when Harry was playing for Grays."

Really???? so he went 6 times, he's a football man.....pathetic
“Tommy knows his football very well. He enjoys football and he enjoys watching his son play football. He was at every game in the Conference when Harry was playing for Grays." Really???? so he went 6 times, he's a football man.....pathetic The Voice of Treason
  • Score: 2

10:33am Fri 25 Jul 14

Marchuk says...

Tommy Agombar is NOT the messiah. He's a very naughty boy...
Tommy Agombar is NOT the messiah. He's a very naughty boy... Marchuk
  • Score: 2

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