Advisor Joel Nathan: A lot of work is being done by Hereford United ahead of Monday's winding-up petition

Advisor Joel Nathan: A lot of work is being done by Hereford United ahead of Monday's winding-up petition

Advisor Joel Nathan: A lot of work is being done by Hereford United ahead of Monday's winding-up petition

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A LOT of work is being done behind the scenes for Hereford United ahead of next week’s winding-up hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, says advisor Joel Nathan.

Nathan, who is still helping out the Bulls, says he fully expects Hereford United to stave off the threat of liquidation.

United are scheduled to defend winding-up petitions from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); Martin Foyle and Andy Porter on Monday.

Creditors threw out a CVA payment proposal put forward by the club’s directors earlier this month.

And licensed insolvency practitioner Marc Landsman told shareholders he expected United to enter compulsory liquidation on September 1.

But Nathan said: "There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes and, unfortunately, I can’t say too much about that at the moment.

“It might sound daft but having the CVA proposal thrown out was probably the best thing that could have happened because nine out of 10 CVA proposals end up failing.

“We will have to settle the winding-up orders of HMRC, Martin Foyle and Andy Porter and pay the council and I think we will then be on a level playing field.

“People are doing things and I know the club will survive and, once the club’s future has been secured, I am sure more fans will come along to support the club.

Nathan added: “I think the club will go into court on Monday and the judge will look at several different options for the way ahead. The club will survive."

Nathan is an advisor to Tommy Agombar, United’s former majority shareholder.

Nathan added: “I have been pretty busy with Grays Athletic and I have missed the last couple of Hereford games. But I will be coming up to Hereford to watch another match soon.”

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3:21pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mac1961 says...

Odd how 250k mysteriously appears over a weekend. Utter shambles!
Odd how 250k mysteriously appears over a weekend. Utter shambles! Mac1961
  • Score: 14

4:25pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

They're leaving this very late. Reminds me of the way that a Safety Officer was appointed on the day of the safety inspection. If they really have the cash and really intend to pay up, then they need to get moving. Or, at least, let us know what on earth is going on.
They're leaving this very late. Reminds me of the way that a Safety Officer was appointed on the day of the safety inspection. If they really have the cash and really intend to pay up, then they need to get moving. Or, at least, let us know what on earth is going on. Cendrick Smemt
  • Score: 6

4:38pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cambridge fan says...

As a Cambridge fan I've been watching the Hereford story unfold from a distance with a touch of "but for the grace of god...". Having already been critical of the media (local and national) and the Supporters' Trust. I can't help feeling that nobody is coming out of this crisis with any credit at all ...and that includes the fans.
Should 1st September go the way I'm expecting it to and a phoenix club is formed, it would be implausible if it had any reference to 'United' in it's name. "United" in my thesaurus says 'combined' 'in agreement', I can't think of anything further from the situation. Wherever the club finds itself, in say, one year, two years, either with the current club having been miraculously saved or the setting up of a phoenix, Hereford United are going to need all of their supporters TOGETHER. There's those that have continued to attend matches and those that haven't are poles apart and seem to agree about nothing. The wagons are circled and the arguments are well rehearsed. I fear that too much bad blood has already been shed in the name of the club and a unified fanbase is a million miles away. If nothing else, I hope the coming weeks bring a period of reconciliation so that the club can once again be rebuilt.
As a Cambridge fan I've been watching the Hereford story unfold from a distance with a touch of "but for the grace of god...". Having already been critical of the media (local and national) and the Supporters' Trust. I can't help feeling that nobody is coming out of this crisis with any credit at all ...and that includes the fans. Should 1st September go the way I'm expecting it to and a phoenix club is formed, it would be implausible if it had any reference to 'United' in it's name. "United" in my thesaurus says 'combined' 'in agreement', I can't think of anything further from the situation. Wherever the club finds itself, in say, one year, two years, either with the current club having been miraculously saved or the setting up of a phoenix, Hereford United are going to need all of their supporters TOGETHER. There's those that have continued to attend matches and those that haven't are poles apart and seem to agree about nothing. The wagons are circled and the arguments are well rehearsed. I fear that too much bad blood has already been shed in the name of the club and a unified fanbase is a million miles away. If nothing else, I hope the coming weeks bring a period of reconciliation so that the club can once again be rebuilt. Cambridge fan
  • Score: 10

4:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wyesider says...

The club officials and advisors seem to be consistent in what they say - or rather don't say. Perhaps, there is a tape recording that is set on a constant repeat loop?
Again we are treated to a statement from Nathan that is clarity personified:

"There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes and, unfortunately, I can’t say too much about that at the moment.
The club officials and advisors seem to be consistent in what they say - or rather don't say. Perhaps, there is a tape recording that is set on a constant repeat loop? Again we are treated to a statement from Nathan that is clarity personified: "There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes and, unfortunately, I can’t say too much about that at the moment. wyesider
  • Score: 11

6:28pm Wed 27 Aug 14

AndyM442 says...

Something quite interesting has been pointed out to me. Joel Nathan and Andy Lonsdale were advisors to Tommy Agombar. All Tommy Agombar's advisors told him to walk away.

Tommy Agombar DID walk away, forced to do so by the FA who deemed him not fit to run the club. So why are his advisors still here?
Something quite interesting has been pointed out to me. Joel Nathan and Andy Lonsdale were advisors to Tommy Agombar. All Tommy Agombar's advisors told him to walk away. Tommy Agombar DID walk away, forced to do so by the FA who deemed him not fit to run the club. So why are his advisors still here? AndyM442
  • Score: 16

10:27pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Brownface60 says...

What exactly qualifies him to be called an "advisor"? He clearly "advised" Tommy to get involved with the club, despite his background which caused the FA to step in. Not much of an "advisor" then - so why is the HT still calling him one?
What exactly qualifies him to be called an "advisor"? He clearly "advised" Tommy to get involved with the club, despite his background which caused the FA to step in. Not much of an "advisor" then - so why is the HT still calling him one? Brownface60
  • Score: 4
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