Hereford United will play city-based outfit Sinkums at Edgar Street next Wednesday night

Sinkums play their home matches at Widemarsh Common and secured promotion from Division Three last term.

Sinkums play their home matches at Widemarsh Common and secured promotion from Division Three last term.

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HEREFORD United will be playing city-based outfit Sinkums at Edgar Street next Wednesday night.

Sinkums boss Tony Chadwick thinks it will be a good challenge for his men, who have gained promotion to Herefordshire Saturday League Division Two.

United are hoping to have a ground safety certificate in place, Chadwick said, which would allow fans to watch the friendly, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

“I understand that Hereford United have been paying off their debts so it should be a good night for Sinkums Football Club,” said Chadwick this afternoon.

“I read on a forum that people had been planning to throw tennis balls on to the pitch but, hopefully, things have calmed down a bit since we first talked about this match a few weeks ago.

“We have one die-hard Hereford United fan, Wayne Milner, and he is deciding whether he wants to play in this match."

United's new regime have come under fire for not paying football creditors to keep the club in the Football Conference.

United will now be competing in the Southern League Premier Division and Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) members have voted to boycott matches at Edgar Street.

Chadwick said: “We have got some top quality players and I am a bit worried that Hereford United might try to poach some them.

“We have players such as Luke Barefoot, Nathan Scotford and Damian Gallimore and I think Martin Adjei is one of the best defenders in the Herefordshire League.”

Sinkums play their home matches at Widemarsh Common and secured promotion from Division Three last term.

“I had a phonecall on Wednesday from Neil Phelps at Hereford United and we have decided to arrange a game between us on Wednesday night under the floodlights,” confirmed Chadwick.

“Hereford United played The Stagecoach last night and beat them 8-0 so it will be a good challenge for my lads."

Chadwick added: “I have never played at Edgar Street but a few of my lads have played there with former teams and the pitch looks in awesome condition.

“I want to watch my lads from the dug-out so I probably won’t start the game but I would to play, perhaps for the final 10 minutes.”

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7:16pm Fri 1 Aug 14

poulry says...

Sinkums, your agreement to play is incredibly short sighted, disappointing and very selfish. The current owners have treated iHUFC supporters with total contempt, not mentioning the staff and players who still await payment. Our community needs to stand together. Please don't go ahead with this game.
Sinkums, your agreement to play is incredibly short sighted, disappointing and very selfish. The current owners have treated iHUFC supporters with total contempt, not mentioning the staff and players who still await payment. Our community needs to stand together. Please don't go ahead with this game. poulry
  • Score: 14

7:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Duane Stringer says...

Hardly a glamour tie for them, is it? Sinkums, that is. Hereford United is tarnished beyond repair. A pity that another local club sees fit to drag themselves down to the same level.
Hardly a glamour tie for them, is it? Sinkums, that is. Hereford United is tarnished beyond repair. A pity that another local club sees fit to drag themselves down to the same level. Duane Stringer
  • Score: 13

9:06am Sat 2 Aug 14

Rate contributor says...

Just goes to show how far up the football pyramid Mr Phelps`s contacts are, arranging a pre-season friendly with a side in Herefordshire Saturday division 2. My, what an asset he is going to be as assistant manager at HUFC this season, Pegasus FC must be ruing the day they let him go from their youth set-up!
As for Mr Hopkins, his short term fame will last a while in the Hereford Times and via social media with his name dropping of players that play in Herefordshire division 2 for a reason. But give him a chance, the game hasn't been played yet, he may see sense.
The same cannot be said for Stagecoach FC, a Hereforshire Sunday league side, who had their moment of fame on Wednesday night, not one player ever good enough to play there for real reasons, all taking to social media afterwards to brag about playing at Edgar Street, idiots!
Just goes to show how far up the football pyramid Mr Phelps`s contacts are, arranging a pre-season friendly with a side in Herefordshire Saturday division 2. My, what an asset he is going to be as assistant manager at HUFC this season, Pegasus FC must be ruing the day they let him go from their youth set-up! As for Mr Hopkins, his short term fame will last a while in the Hereford Times and via social media with his name dropping of players that play in Herefordshire division 2 for a reason. But give him a chance, the game hasn't been played yet, he may see sense. The same cannot be said for Stagecoach FC, a Hereforshire Sunday league side, who had their moment of fame on Wednesday night, not one player ever good enough to play there for real reasons, all taking to social media afterwards to brag about playing at Edgar Street, idiots! Rate contributor
  • Score: 8

11:37am Sat 2 Aug 14

secretcyrille says...

Mr Chadwick, if you want to have legendary status, why not walk off the pitch after 5 minutes. The people you are dealing with are lower than scum, they are not interested in Hereford United or indeed the City of Hereford, long after they are gone you will still remain and have to face people and fans that will not forget. The likes of Sinkums, Stagecoach and the Phelps are just useable commodities and pawns in the game of these criminals, yes, they all have serious criminal convictions and bankruptcies behind them! Do the right thing please.
Mr Chadwick, if you want to have legendary status, why not walk off the pitch after 5 minutes. The people you are dealing with are lower than scum, they are not interested in Hereford United or indeed the City of Hereford, long after they are gone you will still remain and have to face people and fans that will not forget. The likes of Sinkums, Stagecoach and the Phelps are just useable commodities and pawns in the game of these criminals, yes, they all have serious criminal convictions and bankruptcies behind them! Do the right thing please. secretcyrille
  • Score: 6

6:15pm Sat 2 Aug 14

littlewhitebull says...

I can just imagine Captain Kirk and Mr Spock sitting in the stand watching this match.
Captain Kirk asks Spock: "What do think of this game so far?"
Spock replies: "Well, it's football, Jim; but not as we know it."
I can just imagine Captain Kirk and Mr Spock sitting in the stand watching this match. Captain Kirk asks Spock: "What do think of this game so far?" Spock replies: "Well, it's football, Jim; but not as we know it." littlewhitebull
  • Score: 6

10:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

mizza21 says...

This is very poor Mr Chadwick.
Please reconsider.
Edgar Street is not the same under the current administration. The experience of playing there will taint you as Judases with the local community. I would urge you to pull out and talk to HUST about a fundraising fixture, that way you can become heroes.
This is very poor Mr Chadwick. Please reconsider. Edgar Street is not the same under the current administration. The experience of playing there will taint you as Judases with the local community. I would urge you to pull out and talk to HUST about a fundraising fixture, that way you can become heroes. mizza21
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Mon 4 Aug 14

poulry says...

mizza21 wrote:
This is very poor Mr Chadwick.
Please reconsider.
Edgar Street is not the same under the current administration. The experience of playing there will taint you as Judases with the local community. I would urge you to pull out and talk to HUST about a fundraising fixture, that way you can become heroes.
Great comment mizza21. Sums up,what a lot of us were thinking about this with the current regime playing against a local team. Thankfully many local teams have stood firm and declined any invitation to play as well as Football League sides. Great to see the local community is sticking together, over 800 to watch a supporters team in Malvern at the weekend sums up how everyone feels. Even better that the game against Sinkums has also just been cancelled. We have no professional club left. It will be down to the local community to run the club, once the these cronies return to London. And I can tell you know ,there's plenty of us waiting for that opportunity to help both financially and in a practical way. The question is when will we get the opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]mizza21[/bold] wrote: This is very poor Mr Chadwick. Please reconsider. Edgar Street is not the same under the current administration. The experience of playing there will taint you as Judases with the local community. I would urge you to pull out and talk to HUST about a fundraising fixture, that way you can become heroes.[/p][/quote]Great comment mizza21. Sums up,what a lot of us were thinking about this with the current regime playing against a local team. Thankfully many local teams have stood firm and declined any invitation to play as well as Football League sides. Great to see the local community is sticking together, over 800 to watch a supporters team in Malvern at the weekend sums up how everyone feels. Even better that the game against Sinkums has also just been cancelled. We have no professional club left. It will be down to the local community to run the club, once the these cronies return to London. And I can tell you know ,there's plenty of us waiting for that opportunity to help both financially and in a practical way. The question is when will we get the opportunity. poulry
  • Score: 1

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