Football consultant Mark Ellis has done a top job at Hereford United, say Joel Nathan and Andy Lonsdale

Hereford United football consultant Mark Ellis.

Hereford United football consultant Mark Ellis.

First published in Sport Hereford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

FOOTBALL consultant Mark Ellis has done a top job at Hereford United, according to advisors Andy Lonsdale and Joel Nathan.

Lonsdale said: “Mark Ellis has taken six to eight weeks out of his life to rebuild Hereford football club.

“He is not getting paid a penny and, for someone to do that, they have got to believe in what they are doing.

“Mark has put the team together and he’s getting stick all the time.

“I am a great believer in Mark.”

“He will be here until the first game and then spending one day or two days a week here on a consultancy basis.

“He is an asset for the club and his credentials are real.”

And Nathan has previously seen Ellis, who is a football agent, in action at the football academy in Loughton.

“When I first came up here, I was unsure about Mark whether he was the right person because I did not know enough about him,” said Nathan.

“But I would have him at Grays tomorrow – he has done a fantastic job at Hereford and the reason he gets the bad press is that people wanted him to fail – and he hasn’t.

“He has put a squad together that will compete in the Southern Premier.”

Lonsdale admitted he would love to get Colin Addison involved in the club again.

“I have met one man at this club – Colin Addison – since I have been here and he’s a lovely man and that’s the sort of people we want to be dealing with. He’s 74 years old and he’s a legend.

“It can’t be nice when you get Bulls Banter, Bulls News and Hereford Times all against you.”

Lonsdale claims the new regime has been hampered by the unknown level of debt at the club.

“When we first got involved in the club, we were told the overall debt was £300,000,” said Lonsdale.

“But every week I came down, the debts got bigger and bigger.

“Due diligence was done when Andrew Green was involved but he’s no longer involved with the club.”

Lonsdale added: “We are running a football club – we are not Herefordians or Hereford supporters. But we are going forward – we do not want to dwell on the past. This club has got a massive future.”

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7:54am Fri 25 Jul 14

secretcyrille says...

Stop it now, Andy, Joel, whoever, it's just to much! You are the best comedians I have ever read, what a calamity!! Now do us a favour and go home!!
Stop it now, Andy, Joel, whoever, it's just to much! You are the best comedians I have ever read, what a calamity!! Now do us a favour and go home!! secretcyrille
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10:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

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

getting fed up of listening to these two clowns. they are living in another world!
getting fed up of listening to these two clowns. they are living in another world! Whats-wrong-with-the-World?
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10:52am Fri 25 Jul 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

"His credentials are real". What an odd thing to say...it's almost as though...no.
"His credentials are real". What an odd thing to say...it's almost as though...no. Cendrick Smemt
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11:29am Fri 25 Jul 14

Phil mecavity. says...

Team together?, anybody able to put any names to said team?. I can imagine the pregame team announcements now, at no;1 Trialist, at right backTrialist,,,,,,,,
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, and the subs all wish to remain anonymous!. Oh and anybody in the ground must leave as we prefer to play behind closed doors, with fixtures if announced played at an hours notice.
Pathetic hogwash.
Team together?, anybody able to put any names to said team?. I can imagine the pregame team announcements now, at no;1 Trialist, at right backTrialist,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , and the subs all wish to remain anonymous!. Oh and anybody in the ground must leave as we prefer to play behind closed doors, with fixtures if announced played at an hours notice. Pathetic hogwash. Phil mecavity.
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2:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Whatabouttheleases? says...

Cendrink, you are not suggesting "and not made up" should be added. At the end. Just so we know like.

By the sound of this article, clubs across Europe will be stricken with fear as the rampant Bulls soar up the leagues (like a phoenix, natch). Although it would help if creditors were paid so they (note, NOT OUR anymore...) could take their place in the Southern League. Would also have helped if Agombar hadn't got the club relegated 2 divisions when he arrived.

Who needs a circus to visit Hereford when we have these clowns?
Cendrink, you are not suggesting "and not made up" should be added. At the end. Just so we know like. By the sound of this article, clubs across Europe will be stricken with fear as the rampant Bulls soar up the leagues (like a phoenix, natch). Although it would help if creditors were paid so they (note, NOT OUR anymore...) could take their place in the Southern League. Would also have helped if Agombar hadn't got the club relegated 2 divisions when he arrived. Who needs a circus to visit Hereford when we have these clowns? Whatabouttheleases?
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