Hereford United Supporters Trust vice-chairman Martin Watson concerned about happenings at Edgar Street

Martin Watson.

Martin Watson.

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HEREFORD United Supporters Trust vice-chairman Martin Watson says he’s concerned about the happenings at Edgar Street.

United directors John Edwards and Elke Thuerlings said that majority shareholder Tommy Agombar had not passed the FA owners and directors test for football club ownership.

In a statement, Edwards said last Saturday’s introduction at Edgar Street was Agmobar’s “official introduction and his official goodbye”.

Watson told the Hereford Times: "The indication of the statement is that Tommy Agombar has failed the FA’s owners and directors’ test as many people suspected would happen.

“I'm quite concerned that this information has taken so long to come out.

“Tommy stood down as a director of the club nearly two months ago yet has been allowed to remain in control, and bizarrely appear in the technical area during the game on Saturday, for such a long time without any apparent action by the authorities.”

He added: "We asked the Insolvency Practitioner last week to confirm results of the owners and directors test of all the directors with queries remaining on current club directors Tommy Agombar Jnr and Philip Gambrill, both of whom are reported in the CVA document to be intending to step down."

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5:39am Wed 13 Aug 14

B the B says...

Well now the HUFC trust have the opportunity they have been demonstrating about, wanting the club back. Its for sale again so will these fans and the business consortium step up to the mark.

All we have rammed down our throats is negativity so I assume that a realistic bid will be placed and the fans will flood back to the games.
Well now the HUFC trust have the opportunity they have been demonstrating about, wanting the club back. Its for sale again so will these fans and the business consortium step up to the mark. All we have rammed down our throats is negativity so I assume that a realistic bid will be placed and the fans will flood back to the games. B the B
  • Score: 5

10:13am Wed 13 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

Unfortunately, according to Bulls News, it sounds like the Trust just want to liquidate the club and start again. Nice.

Joel Nathan has said that the Fraud Squad should have been involved; perhaps someone, somewhere has money they should not have and HUFC is owed some money back. Should be looked into before assuming the debts are too big.
Unfortunately, according to Bulls News, it sounds like the Trust just want to liquidate the club and start again. Nice. Joel Nathan has said that the Fraud Squad should have been involved; perhaps someone, somewhere has money they should not have and HUFC is owed some money back. Should be looked into before assuming the debts are too big. Cendrick Smemt
  • Score: 2

10:23am Wed 13 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

..and another thing. Having got tired of the moaning from HUST, I went to the game last night.

Got to say, when HUFC scored the equaliser in the 94th minute, it was one of my happiest memories of HUFC, just because of the way the young players conducted themselves. They were obviously so delighted; they ran the length of the pitch to celebrate with the fans and then hung around after the final whistle. You'd think they'd scored against Man United, not an equaliser against Slough! It was really gutsy, and exactly why I love going. I actually went down at the end and shook a couple of their hands and said well done, which is something I don't normally do. I'm so glad I went; if that's the last I see of HUFC, it is a happy memory. It is a shame a thousand more people don't come along and support these boys - they deserve it. They must have had a pretty wretched time over the last few weeks.
..and another thing. Having got tired of the moaning from HUST, I went to the game last night. Got to say, when HUFC scored the equaliser in the 94th minute, it was one of my happiest memories of HUFC, just because of the way the young players conducted themselves. They were obviously so delighted; they ran the length of the pitch to celebrate with the fans and then hung around after the final whistle. You'd think they'd scored against Man United, not an equaliser against Slough! It was really gutsy, and exactly why I love going. I actually went down at the end and shook a couple of their hands and said well done, which is something I don't normally do. I'm so glad I went; if that's the last I see of HUFC, it is a happy memory. It is a shame a thousand more people don't come along and support these boys - they deserve it. They must have had a pretty wretched time over the last few weeks. Cendrick Smemt
  • Score: 9

10:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

poulry says...

Yes hope you feel happy paying £10 to keep the current cronies there longer. For goodness sake you were watching a Southern League game
Thanks to them!!!!!! Dont you understand what's going on with the current owners? They want the leases to the ground, they are not interested in the football!! Show some backbone and don't support these tyrants.
Yes hope you feel happy paying £10 to keep the current cronies there longer. For goodness sake you were watching a Southern League game Thanks to them!!!!!! Dont you understand what's going on with the current owners? They want the leases to the ground, they are not interested in the football!! Show some backbone and don't support these tyrants. poulry
  • Score: -3

10:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

poulry says...

Cendrick Smemt wrote:
Unfortunately, according to Bulls News, it sounds like the Trust just want to liquidate the club and start again. Nice.

Joel Nathan has said that the Fraud Squad should have been involved; perhaps someone, somewhere has money they should not have and HUFC is owed some money back. Should be looked into before assuming the debts are too big.
Yes and good because it's far better than having an owner whose just been pronounced unfit to run a Football Club by the authorities being in charge of ours. Keep turning out the propaganda, fortunately 99% can see thru it. Oh and as Nathan says, let's all try and find out if HUFC are actually owned money. And whose pocket do you think that will be going into? I'll give you a suggestion- a bank account in Essex. Keep taking the pills.
[quote][p][bold]Cendrick Smemt[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, according to Bulls News, it sounds like the Trust just want to liquidate the club and start again. Nice. Joel Nathan has said that the Fraud Squad should have been involved; perhaps someone, somewhere has money they should not have and HUFC is owed some money back. Should be looked into before assuming the debts are too big.[/p][/quote]Yes and good because it's far better than having an owner whose just been pronounced unfit to run a Football Club by the authorities being in charge of ours. Keep turning out the propaganda, fortunately 99% can see thru it. Oh and as Nathan says, let's all try and find out if HUFC are actually owned money. And whose pocket do you think that will be going into? I'll give you a suggestion- a bank account in Essex. Keep taking the pills. poulry
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

I'm not denying the mistakes. But moaning and moaning and moaning does nothing. I don't want the club to fold.
I'm not denying the mistakes. But moaning and moaning and moaning does nothing. I don't want the club to fold. Cendrick Smemt
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

poulry says...

Cendrick Smemt wrote:
I'm not denying the mistakes. But moaning and moaning and moaning does nothing. I don't want the club to fold.
Going to pay at home games is not learning. Stand up and be counted. People are getting too emotional, it appears that if there were sheep wearing the shirt with the crest on they would go and watch. This current situation saddens us all. Stand up for the rights for the greater good. Any support at this time is simply agreeing to the immoral beliefs of the current regime. They need kicking out. If a Phoenix club comes out of this so be it.didn't harm Newport or Chester did it.Why would a group of Essex businessmen with criminal records agree to buy the Club? Was it for the history and romance of our Club? Poppycock.
No, it's simply to get their hands on the ground leases and make some money. Simple as that. If they had true intentions at the start we would still in the the Conference.
[quote][p][bold]Cendrick Smemt[/bold] wrote: I'm not denying the mistakes. But moaning and moaning and moaning does nothing. I don't want the club to fold.[/p][/quote]Going to pay at home games is not learning. Stand up and be counted. People are getting too emotional, it appears that if there were sheep wearing the shirt with the crest on they would go and watch. This current situation saddens us all. Stand up for the rights for the greater good. Any support at this time is simply agreeing to the immoral beliefs of the current regime. They need kicking out. If a Phoenix club comes out of this so be it.didn't harm Newport or Chester did it.Why would a group of Essex businessmen with criminal records agree to buy the Club? Was it for the history and romance of our Club? Poppycock. No, it's simply to get their hands on the ground leases and make some money. Simple as that. If they had true intentions at the start we would still in the the Conference. poulry
  • Score: -4

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