Hereford United advisor Andy Lonsdale says fans' pressure has forced him to quit Bedfont and Feltham Football Club

Andy Lonsdale.

Andy Lonsdale.

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ALL of Hereford United’s football creditors will be paid before Monday, confirmed advisor Andy Lonsdale.

“We started paying them yesterday - about 10 or 12 - and the rest should be paid today as long as we have all the bank details and references,” said Lonsdale.

“We will pay today, tomorrow or Monday.

“The Southern League have been very good to us.

“We had to put up a bond to the Southern League and if we can’t pay the football creditors, why should we be allowed to play in the league?

“There are people coming out of the woodwork.

David Keyte agreed to give all the first team a £500 bonus for when he couldn’t afford to pay the wages.

“We have to pick up the tab for that and we are looking into that.

“A lot of people did not have contracts.

"They showed David Keyte a lot of loyalty and they didn’t show us any – yet they still expect us to pay.

“They didn’t have a contract –a lot of people here only had verbal contracts.”

“We are doing everything by the book – as far as that is concerned.”

Lonsdale confirmed he’s resigned from his role at Bedfont and Feltham Football Club.

“I have had to resign from the club due to the Hereford fans which I was not really happy about,” he said.

“They got hold of the FA and said that I was involved with two clubs.

“Because I want to see Tommy Agombar see this through, I made my decision to resign.

“I had been there 17 years but, because of the fans’ hatred here, I have had to resign.

“ I am not very happy about that but I am not going to walk away from this club because I gave Tommy my word that I would help him.”

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5:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Whatabouttheleases? says...

Lonsdale is listed as Chairman in the southern league handbook. Is he the chairman or an advisor? FA rules dictate you can't have roles at different clubs. It is FA rules that Lonsdale breached. He seems to have a lot of anger towards Hereford fans, who probably alerted the FA to the fact that he was in breach of their rules. Why would you join a club in a supposedly unpaid role where you yourself admit you are not happy with the fans? Doesn't add up.
Lonsdale is listed as Chairman in the southern league handbook. Is he the chairman or an advisor? FA rules dictate you can't have roles at different clubs. It is FA rules that Lonsdale breached. He seems to have a lot of anger towards Hereford fans, who probably alerted the FA to the fact that he was in breach of their rules. Why would you join a club in a supposedly unpaid role where you yourself admit you are not happy with the fans? Doesn't add up. Whatabouttheleases?
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10:16am Fri 25 Jul 14

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

Andy Andy Andy, don't quit Bedfont and Feltham, quit Hereford. We don't want you! We don't like you! We don't trust you! Much like most people who have had the unfortunate pleasure to meet you I imagine...
Andy Andy Andy, don't quit Bedfont and Feltham, quit Hereford. We don't want you! We don't like you! We don't trust you! Much like most people who have had the unfortunate pleasure to meet you I imagine... Whats-wrong-with-the-World?
  • Score: 3

10:45am Fri 25 Jul 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

'Because of the fans hatred' at Hereford he has chosen to stay at....wait for it....Hereford!

Good for him, he's chosen the club where he says the fans 'hate' him and left dear old Bedfont and Feltham FC where he's been for 17 happy years. How noble of him. He's King Arthur.
'Because of the fans hatred' at Hereford he has chosen to stay at....wait for it....Hereford! Good for him, he's chosen the club where he says the fans 'hate' him and left dear old Bedfont and Feltham FC where he's been for 17 happy years. How noble of him. He's King Arthur. Cendrick Smemt
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