LiveHereford United expelled from Conference: Heartbreak for fans

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Summary

  • Heartbreak for fans - many expressing anger and disbelief
  • Club expelled from league - appears it could not pay outstanding debts as laid out on Friday
  • Chester will take Hereford's place
  • We'll get details about the club's immediate future as soon as we can

2:53pm

Hereford United Community Trust say that they are committed to continuing.

They will be in contact with parents and players as soon as possible.

2:53pm

New owner Tommy Agombar told Hereford United's official website yesterday that he 'made sure that payments are being made to both staff and creditors.

 

 

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We have an unusual situation at Hereford United today.

Yesterday, United were expelled from the Conference.

The club's pre-season training has started - but the club does not have a league in which to compete.

And those, who played for Hereford last season, have still not been paid.

 

 

2:06pm

Sad news coming through today is that media officer Jamie Griffiths has decided to stand down from his role at Hereford United.

Jamie has been an unsung hero at the club and has always been a pleasure to work with.

We know that Jamie was very emotional when he made his decision - he has been a loyal and selfless servant at Edgar Street.

2:00pm

Daniel Lloyd-Weston has joined Southport to re-united with former Hereford manager Martin Foyle.

Rod McDonald has also signed for AFC Telford.

1:56pm

Sam Gwynne is believed to be one of the trialists at Victoria Park today.

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HEREFORD United’s Edgar Street stadium still has a future as a football ground, despite the club’s own future being far from secure.

Herefordshire Council has confirmed that the new leases on ground do not change a requirement for football to be played there.

That requirement for football remains in the original lease on the ground.

In a statement, the council confirmed that the two new leases  relate to redevelopment of the Meadow End and Blackfriars End and stipulate that any proceeds be re-invested in the ground and its facilities.

The council is now analysing the application of terms in an historic covenant on the ground stating that football should be there.

Confirmation of the legal standing that covenant has is expected later this afternoon.

There is nothing in the club’s current circumstances that would change or affect the terms of the three leases  or allow them to be changed, the council said.

Earlier today, the council said it remained “open to discussions” with any potential investors in Hereford United.

Council leader Cllr Tony Johnson said the expulsion of United from the Conference was a “significant blow to the city and county”.

But the council, he said, was “committed” to keeping football at Edgar Street.

At present, the renegotiated leases on the ground continue to be held by the club.

If the club folds the leases would revert back to the council.

On Friday, the Hereford Times revealed that senior council officers had meet with the reported new owner of United.

But the council stressed that the meetings between those officers and Tommy Agombar were “standard introductions” with no outline of future plans for the club.

In a statement, the council said it had yet to receive “formal notification” of the club’s new ownership arrangements and could not take part in negotiations without it.

Mr Agombar, the council confirmed, was introduced to those senior officers  he could expect to “engage with” in future.

The council and the club are closely entwined and most recently worked together to negotiate new leases on the ground.

Assigning the Edgar Street leases – one for 75 years on the ground and terracing to the west, the other for 33 years for the stand and parking area to the east and both dating from 1982 - was one of the last big deals done by the former Hereford City Council.

During the late 1990s, with United facing severe financial problems, the leases were reassigned to property developers in return for a £1m capital injection into the club. 

The money was made available through two companies, the BS (Bristol Stadium) Group and Chelverton.

BS and Chelverton took equal ownership of a special purpose company called Formsole Ltd which made the investment and held the leases – as the tenant under both – with the club holding sub-leases. 

By August 2001, BS had sold its “loan” to Chelverton which ran into trouble little over a year later when control of the leases passed to Carillion Richardson.

United still owed £1m plus interest to Formsole which stayed solvent when Chelverton went into liquidation. 

It was about this time there was talk of United leaving Edgar Street allowing Formsole to sell the site.

This talk came to nothing and by 2003 it was clear the club was staying at Edgar Street. 

The reassignment of the leases was supported by Herefordshire Council when it took control of the former city council’s affairs.

Getting the leases back was pitched as a political priority when the news broke in April 2010 that then United chairman Graham Turner and vice chairman Joan Fennessy were ready to sell their majority shareholding in the club.

The club began negotiations with Carillion Richardson for the return of the leases almost as soon as the Keyte-Russon takeover was completed in June that year.

That deal was done by December with the club paying £452,000 to secure the return of the leases and settle a £1,069,500 debt to Richardsons Developments, clearing the way for a new single lease and the development opportunities that could bring.

The deal was intended to offer the club security for the next 30 years and ensure future re-entry to the Football League - which requires a 25-year secured tenancy.

It also opened up opportunities for grant funding for any future development - £400,000 in the Conference and £750,000 in the Football League.

The council was ready to allow an extension to the new stadium lease of 250 years once development at either end was underway, with proceeds from the sale of development areas held in a joint escrow account.

That money was intended for the construction of two new stands - one at each end of the ground - and modernisation work on the existing stadium.

1:07pm

Coaching staff pictured at today's training session alongside Harry Agombar (right), son of Hereford United owner Tommy Agombar.Hereford Times:

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Mark Ellis leading the training session at Victoria Park today.Hereford Times:

12:32pm

Jason Mills, league secretary for The Calor League, says: "The Southern Football League is in discussions with Hereford United FC to determine if there is a way forward for the club’s participation in its competition and will make a further statement in due course."

12:31pm

If Hereford United want to play in a league next year, club bosses will have to work quickly.

The Midland Alliance - Step Five - meets next Wednesday for a "composition of the league" meeting.

The division is one below the Southern Leagues. Hereford side Westfields are currently the county's only representative in that league.

11:41am

It is understood that Harry Agombar - the son of new owner Tommy Agombar - is training with Hereford United's triallists this morning.

11:37am

It is remarkable that, with all the turmoil surrounding the club, Hereford United are having trials at Victoria Park today.

They are also lining up a friendly match against Hereford-based Pegasus Juniors this weekend.

10:29am

League secretary Jason Mills has told the Hereford Times that The Calor League will be issuing a statement later today.

9:56am

Herefordshire Council has issed a statement regarding developments at Edgar Street.

Council leader Tony Johnson said: "Herefordshire Council is very sorry to hear the news about Hereford United Football Club; it is a significant blow to the city and to the county as a whole.

"We are committed to ensuring that Edgar Street continues to be available as a home for football. 

"We have recently renegotiated all of the leases, which continue to be held by the club, to ensure that money generated from redevelopment opportunities at the ground will be invested back into the facilities.

"We remain open to discussions with any potential investors who, like us, wish to see football remain at Edgar Street."


 

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9:03am Wed 11 Jun 14

probono says

Dear Mr Keyte,
I am not asking you to explain why you have done what you have done, just to say please take me off your supporters list and lottery, and do not expect any more money toward future 'bail outs', in future I will give from my pension to somethings that will directly benefit the community.
How I admire those in te HUFC supports trust who still try to find out the truth and offer solutions and methods of assistance. A local club run by local people as in Chester would have been such a good way to pull th community together, not smash it apart as you and your 'investors' are doing.
I remain yours Sincerely
A former loyal fan

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9:07am Wed 11 Jun 14

mizza21 says

Come on Agombar.
Pay the bills you have to pay and the ones you should pay, sort out the situation with the League we are going to end up in and then tell us what's going on.
Or sell the club to HUST for a quid.

I haven't even told my daughters yet. They are 11 and 9 and they'll be in tears.

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9:26am Wed 11 Jun 14

xXcrazychickXx says

i said it was pointless bailing them out a few weeks ago, no one ever listens *sigh

8:39am

We welcome your comments on the situation - where should the club go from here? What should happen now?

Tweet us @htnewsroom, comment below or send us a letter to letters@herefordtimes.com.

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8:28am

Admidst the chaos of yesterday, we understand 22 trialists slept on camp beds in the Starlite Rooms last night - pre-season training is due to start today.

7:26am

WE'LL  bring you updates as soon as we can today regarding the future of Hereford United following the club's expulsion from the Conference yesterday.

Many fans will be waking up to the devastating knowledge the Bulls have a footballing mountain to climb just to get back to where the club was during those miracle moments at the end of this season just gone, when the players pulled off the impossible to avoid relegation.

Sadly that mircacle wasn't repeated off the pitch.

There are so many outstanding questions about the immediate future - we'll bring you answers as soon as we can.

Reaction still coming in - much of it anger and disbelief

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5:00pm Tue 10 Jun 14

probono says

This is not about football or hereford its about land value, financial returns and self interest. So sad for the staff and players with no money to pay their bills.

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12:02am Wed 11 Jun 14

Tatty Owl1 says

A very sad day for Herefordians everywhere. Being a Herefordian girl living in Chester, I really feel like a fish out of water today!!! You can take the girl out of Herefordshire but you can't take Herefordshire out of the girl!

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Dear Member,

The Board of Hereford United Supporters Trust, as well as all supporters of Hereford United are extremely saddened and angry at the expulsion of Hereford United from the Football Conference.

Tommy Agombar assured supporters on Friday morning that the club's admin staff would be paid that day. That did not happen.
On Friday afternoon, Agombar's accountant and David Keyte assured the Conference that they would meet the Conference demands as laid out to them. That did not happen.

The fans of this 90 year old football club have been left in the dark about the situation ongoing at the club, and have been misled in believing bills would be paid which have ultimately been left unsatisfied.

We demand answers from Tommy Agombar and David Keyte as to why they have misled supporters, and their loyal staff, with promises of payment and why they have played a game of high stakes poker with a football club of which, during its 90-year history, they are only temporary custodians. Generations of fans are the real Hereford United and generations more will not be deprived of the club their families love.

With Tommy Agombar having repeatedly told HUST officials, and other fans, that he has the money to cover the bills, we demand that all outstanding wages are settled with both current and former staff with immediate effect as he has promised to do on so many occasions.

Our £1 offer remains on the table, having never been rejected, and we are prepared to investigate pathways to take the club forward if the current owners do not wish to make good on their promises, having done much groundwork with Supporters Direct and our experienced advisers already.

 

HUST
June 10th, 2014.

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Owner Tommy Agombar has spoken on Conference expulsion and the future of Hereford United

He told the Hereford United Website: "The club was not in a position to pay the Football Conference's requirement of a £350,000 bond.

"A bond that we could not touch during the season. Neither Macclesfield Town or Salisbury City were put in the same position as we were regarding this.

"I am truly gutted that this situation has arisen, I bought the club in the knowledge that I was buying a Conference Premier side, but the amount of debt that we have discovered, and have to now deal with, has brought about unwanted changes to our initial plans.

"I have today made sure that payments are being made to both staff and creditors, and we will also be sorting out payments to Martin Foyle and HMRC this month.

"I am fully behind the club and will be making every effort possible to get it back to where it belongs, The Football League.

"When I came into the club I had a three-year plan to take the club forward and back into the League, the recent happenings have turned that into a four or five-year plan, but I'm still determined to turn it around for Hereford United.  I want us to hit the ground running in the 2014/15 season and get this club back on track on the field and off it.

"I want to prove to United fans that we are serious, and we'll be putting together a team to prove that we are. We will have quality players coming into our club.

"I'm keen to talk to supporters as soon as I can and we will arrange a Fans Forum at the earliest possible opportunity".

7:20pm

The fans were told that the trialists would be playing Pegasus Juniors on Saturday and there were claims that Hereford United would form some sort of partnership with the city side. Pegasus Juniors currently play in the West Midlands Premier Division.

7:18pm

The supporters, who spoke to the Hereford Times outside the ground this evening, added that the trialists were sleeping at the Edgar Street ground. They said trays of eggs had been taken inside.

7:17pm

A small number of Hereford United fans were invited into the club this afternoon by Mark Ellis. The "Tupsley Whites" claim the new director of football told them that the side would be made up of players aged 23 and under - and would become a "selling club".

7:02pm

Remarkably, Hereford United are expected to start pre-season training tomorrow.

Director of football Mark Ellis says  United's pre-season training will take place at Victoria Park.

The grass has been cut short by a supporter.

The triallists are expected to be staying at the football club itself.

6:59pm

Westfields have declined an offer of a friendly against Hereford United on Saturday.

It's understood Westfields have a function on Friday night and have suggested the club approaches Pegasus.

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6:29pm

Statement from London Bulls: A meeting is on Saturday, June 14 at noon at Jetlag Bar, 125 Cleveland St, London W1T 6QB.

Adam Peters, co-ordinator for London Bulls, said: “London Bulls is saddened by the announcement that Hereford United has today been expelled from the Football Conference."

HUST Liaison Mitch Stansbury and founding London Bull Nick Vaughan have been in regular dialogue with HUST Chairman Chris Williams over the past week – and have committed to working alongside HUST so all supporters in London and the South East can provide any support they can.

The meeting will aim to provide an update of the situation at the club as well as HUST.

An agenda for the meeting will be sent to supporters in due course and we are hopeful a board member from HUST will be able to attend the meeting or provide a written update.

All London Bulls are welcome to this meeting, please confirm via our email address or by replying to this email. We are not dead yet.

 

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Westfields FC Chief executive Andy Morris says it's a sad day for county football.

"I just feel really sorry for all the fans who have dipped their hands into their pockets over the past two years and done so much for the club," he said.

"And you just wonder what has happened and why."

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"I cannot understand how a club can get into a situation like that," said Rankine.

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Hereford United's fans are distraught tonight.

The news of Hereford United's expulsion from the Conference broke at 4.10pm.

The last 12 months have been awful for the club.

No-one could have imagined this would have happened when David Keyte took over as chairman four years ago.

5:45pm

Michael Rankine, who scored the famous winner against Aldershot in April, said what has happened to Hereford United is "a disgrace" and "not acceptable."

5:42pm

Hereford United legend Chris Price is doing a talk at the club tomorrow night.

5:42pm

Colin Addison is travelling to meet David Keyte. He refers all requests for information to David Keyte and Grenville Smith.

5:39pm

Hereford United legend Ronnie Radford says he is heartbroken.

"We have to keep positive and make sure that the club survives," said Radford.

"The Conference has made their decision and we have to accept it.

"We need to see whether the new investor is still interested in the club."

5:24pm

Hereford United Supporters Trust vice chairman Martin Watson said the fans had been badly let down by the club.

He has demanded answers from Hereford United's mysterious new owner Tommy Agombar.

"The club is the fans and the reality is that the fans will walk away from the club if they don't get a clear explanation," said Watson.

"What we need now is the answers and we need to know what Tommy Agombar is thinking about and what his next plans are."

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Hereford United Independent Supporters Association chairman Keith Dodd says he is gutted with the news.

"Everything we have done has now gone down the drain," said an emotional Dodd.

 

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Football Conference statement:

The Football Conference Ltd has issued the following statement concerning the membership of Hereford United.


The club has confirmed it will not meet the requirements, to which it previously agreed, set by the Board of the Football Conference Ltd on Friday, 6th June enabling the club to retain its membership.


"As the club was advised at the above meeting, the Board has exercised its unanimous decision that should the club fail to fulfil the requirements it would be expelled from the competition and the Company under Article 5.2.


At the Annual General Meeting on 7th June of the Football Conference Ltd, the member clubs agreed to an alternative Constitution for the 2014/15 season, in case of the above eventuality.


Chester FC will now be reprieved from relegation from the Conference Premier and Hayes & Yeading United FC will be reprieved from relegation from Conference South."

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Former Hereford United striker Steve Guinan has called the news 'a travesty'.

"Only a few years ago, all of us were celebrating promotion to League One."

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It is a very sad day for Hereford United Football Club.

This is the worst day in the history of the Edgar Street club.

They have been expelled from the Conference.

4:20pm

Former Hereford United skipper Luke Graham says he is speechless.

He is urging everyone connected with the club to join Hereford United Supporters' Trust.

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Hereford United's website says the club will be soon releasing a statement.

4:16pm

Hereford United fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the demise of their beloved club.

4:16pm

Colin Addison says it is a very sad day.

"I have just got the news and cannot believe what has happened," he said.

When asked further questions about the situation, he added: "I'm not in a position to say anything."

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Conference betting man Alan Algar says Hereford United have been expelled from the Football Conference.

Chester FC likely to gain their Conference Premier place back

4:10pm

Chester FC reporter Dave Powell is Tweeting that Hereford United have been expelled from the Conference.

We are trying to confirm this news.

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We are expecting that statement at around 4pm.

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But dedicated company secretary Lee Symonds, one of the most loyal staff at Hereford United, was working hard in the club office.

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Hereford United's new owner Tommy Agombar and chairman David Keyte were not at Edgar Street earlier today.

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WE are watching and waiting for a statement on the future of Hereford United - it's not expected to be good.

HEREFORD United appear to be on the brink of expulsion from the Conference.

Although little, if any, news is coming out of any solid sources, the Hereford Times believes that the funds which had to be cleared into the club account, ready to pay football creditors, yesterday had not arrived.

Consequently, the Conference are thought to be consulting their legal advisers on the next course of action.

Owner Tommy Agombar was at Edgar Street yesterday afternoon, while prospective director of football Mark Ellis told representatives of HUST and HUISA last night that players would be arriving later in the week.

Groundsman Ian Pritchard has claimed on Facebook that his company are owed £20,000 by the club.

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4:29pm Tue 10 Jun 14

CJM1957 says...

Football is now a business, you cannot keep running on mounting debt, this was inevitable in a county that has the lowest wages in England. The Council will probably sell off the land to developers along with the Butter Market.
Football is now a business, you cannot keep running on mounting debt, this was inevitable in a county that has the lowest wages in England. The Council will probably sell off the land to developers along with the Butter Market. CJM1957
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4:43pm Tue 10 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

The ground is listed as an ACV until 2018.
After that, who knows.

Agmobar has been conspicous by his absence.
Why not pay the debts?
Is this a plan to go for a CVA with the debts and then rise like a phoenix over the next five years?

Well, like all football fans, I am a fool for them and I live in hope.
The ground is listed as an ACV until 2018. After that, who knows. Agmobar has been conspicous by his absence. Why not pay the debts? Is this a plan to go for a CVA with the debts and then rise like a phoenix over the next five years? Well, like all football fans, I am a fool for them and I live in hope. mizza21
  • Score: 6

5:00pm Tue 10 Jun 14

probono says...

This is not about football or hereford its about land value, financial returns and self interest. So sad for the staff and players with no money to pay their bills.
This is not about football or hereford its about land value, financial returns and self interest. So sad for the staff and players with no money to pay their bills. probono
  • Score: 18

7:03pm Tue 10 Jun 14

xantiaman says...

Hereford City is going down the pan ! The council will make a killing on selling the land.
Hereford City is going down the pan ! The council will make a killing on selling the land. xantiaman
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7:40pm Tue 10 Jun 14

CAH123 says...

Exactly how much were they having to find by Thursday? Was the new "investor" going to settle the books - that's what they normally do isn't it?
Exactly how much were they having to find by Thursday? Was the new "investor" going to settle the books - that's what they normally do isn't it? CAH123
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10:19pm Tue 10 Jun 14

CAH123 says...

Whoever thumbed down my post perhaps you would like to add a comment to say why exactly?? Do you have the answer to my original question?
Whoever thumbed down my post perhaps you would like to add a comment to say why exactly?? Do you have the answer to my original question? CAH123
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12:02am Wed 11 Jun 14

Tatty Owl1 says...

A very sad day for Herefordians everywhere. Being a Herefordian girl living in Chester, I really feel like a fish out of water today!!! You can take the girl out of Herefordshire but you can't take Herefordshire out of the girl!
A very sad day for Herefordians everywhere. Being a Herefordian girl living in Chester, I really feel like a fish out of water today!!! You can take the girl out of Herefordshire but you can't take Herefordshire out of the girl! Tatty Owl1
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5:45am Wed 11 Jun 14

B the B says...

Groundmans owed £20,000 ! and he is the son of a Director, thanks Dad.
This whole saga needs looking into and in an open manor, clearly this was the intention all along, why give assurances to the league when he knew he wasn't going to pay up. As for engaging with the fans, I would suggest that you will never be welcomed at the club, far from being the Messiah you will be known as the bloke from London who killed the club.
Groundmans owed £20,000 ! and he is the son of a Director, thanks Dad. This whole saga needs looking into and in an open manor, clearly this was the intention all along, why give assurances to the league when he knew he wasn't going to pay up. As for engaging with the fans, I would suggest that you will never be welcomed at the club, far from being the Messiah you will be known as the bloke from London who killed the club. B the B
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9:03am Wed 11 Jun 14

probono says...

Dear Mr Keyte,
I am not asking you to explain why you have done what you have done, just to say please take me off your supporters list and lottery, and do not expect any more money toward future 'bail outs', in future I will give from my pension to somethings that will directly benefit the community.
How I admire those in te HUFC supports trust who still try to find out the truth and offer solutions and methods of assistance. A local club run by local people as in Chester would have been such a good way to pull th community together, not smash it apart as you and your 'investors' are doing.
I remain yours Sincerely
A former loyal fan
Dear Mr Keyte, I am not asking you to explain why you have done what you have done, just to say please take me off your supporters list and lottery, and do not expect any more money toward future 'bail outs', in future I will give from my pension to somethings that will directly benefit the community. How I admire those in te HUFC supports trust who still try to find out the truth and offer solutions and methods of assistance. A local club run by local people as in Chester would have been such a good way to pull th community together, not smash it apart as you and your 'investors' are doing. I remain yours Sincerely A former loyal fan probono
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9:07am Wed 11 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

Come on Agombar.
Pay the bills you have to pay and the ones you should pay, sort out the situation with the League we are going to end up in and then tell us what's going on.
Or sell the club to HUST for a quid.

I haven't even told my daughters yet. They are 11 and 9 and they'll be in tears.
Come on Agombar. Pay the bills you have to pay and the ones you should pay, sort out the situation with the League we are going to end up in and then tell us what's going on. Or sell the club to HUST for a quid. I haven't even told my daughters yet. They are 11 and 9 and they'll be in tears. mizza21
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9:26am Wed 11 Jun 14

xXcrazychickXx says...

i said it was pointless bailing them out a few weeks ago, no one ever listens *sigh
i said it was pointless bailing them out a few weeks ago, no one ever listens *sigh xXcrazychickXx
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9:44am Wed 11 Jun 14

All Legs says...

Bored of this story now. Every few months we hear they owe £000s. Bottom-less pit comes to mind. They have never had the following a club needs to be sustainable. Yes they have their die-hard core of fans but what did that ever equate to? A coach full for every away match? I know quite a few people who are fans - but never went to the matches! They simply tuned into the radio or checked the internet for the score. That's not the kind of fan a club needs!
Bored of this story now. Every few months we hear they owe £000s. Bottom-less pit comes to mind. They have never had the following a club needs to be sustainable. Yes they have their die-hard core of fans but what did that ever equate to? A coach full for every away match? I know quite a few people who are fans - but never went to the matches! They simply tuned into the radio or checked the internet for the score. That's not the kind of fan a club needs! All Legs
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10:24am Wed 11 Jun 14

ian.robertson65@btinternet.com says...

I will not believe Tommy until payments are made and I still might then after all the statements that have been made. The debts are an accumulation of various managers being given 2 year contracts then sacked and an abundance of coaches also and not good budgeting by the Board. Fans should contact our 2 MP's Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin and your Local Councillors. Edgar Street is the home of Hereford United. May I also pay tribute to the unpaid staff and former players of Our Club for their great efforts on behalf of us Supporters, you will be remembered and I hope you all receive what you are due. Ian Robertson.
I will not believe Tommy until payments are made and I still might then after all the statements that have been made. The debts are an accumulation of various managers being given 2 year contracts then sacked and an abundance of coaches also and not good budgeting by the Board. Fans should contact our 2 MP's Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin and your Local Councillors. Edgar Street is the home of Hereford United. May I also pay tribute to the unpaid staff and former players of Our Club for their great efforts on behalf of us Supporters, you will be remembered and I hope you all receive what you are due. Ian Robertson. ian.robertson65@btinternet.com
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10:24am Wed 11 Jun 14

LeGod says...

Soory to hear about the demise of your club as a Swindon fan we are all too well aware of financial problems and i hope your club can put a plan togehter and get you back up the leagues. Its a sad day fr footabll when this happens and the problem is the generation of kids now are only interested in the premier league and season after season all the lower league clubs are losing fans.
The FA and the Premier league need to share the money about more than they currently do but it appears all the premier do is care about themselves and no one else.
The lower league clubs are a great benefit to the premier league clubs as we help develop their up an coming players and my club has done over a number of years players such as Carrick , Milner, Given and last season several players from Spurs who this season some of which have now stepped up and signed with championship sides. They are too short sighted on lining their own pockets in the premier league. When my club got promoted to the premier league the money for getting their was 3 million now its 60 million that is within 10 years years.
I hope your club sort it i have a cousin who is a Hereford fan and been to your ground a few times so good luck hope you get it sorted.
Soory to hear about the demise of your club as a Swindon fan we are all too well aware of financial problems and i hope your club can put a plan togehter and get you back up the leagues. Its a sad day fr footabll when this happens and the problem is the generation of kids now are only interested in the premier league and season after season all the lower league clubs are losing fans. The FA and the Premier league need to share the money about more than they currently do but it appears all the premier do is care about themselves and no one else. The lower league clubs are a great benefit to the premier league clubs as we help develop their up an coming players and my club has done over a number of years players such as Carrick , Milner, Given and last season several players from Spurs who this season some of which have now stepped up and signed with championship sides. They are too short sighted on lining their own pockets in the premier league. When my club got promoted to the premier league the money for getting their was 3 million now its 60 million that is within 10 years years. I hope your club sort it i have a cousin who is a Hereford fan and been to your ground a few times so good luck hope you get it sorted. LeGod
  • Score: 7

7:15pm Wed 11 Jun 14

RR_Germany says...

Still think that this news cannot be correct. WHAT a devastating development! Have been living away from home for almost 40 yrs. - but still try and get to a game every time I´m back visiting the family, and of course still remember the highlights of my regular fan days, i.e. traveling in the team coach to away games and of course one of the greatest moments in football (not only for Hfd. Utd.) when Ronny Radford scored his goal of the century against Newcastle Utd. ...!! Will take me ages to get over this news - when at all ;-(
Still think that this news cannot be correct. WHAT a devastating development! Have been living away from home for almost 40 yrs. - but still try and get to a game every time I´m back visiting the family, and of course still remember the highlights of my regular fan days, i.e. traveling in the team coach to away games and of course one of the greatest moments in football (not only for Hfd. Utd.) when Ronny Radford scored his goal of the century against Newcastle Utd. ...!! Will take me ages to get over this news - when at all ;-( RR_Germany
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Wed 11 Jun 14

dodger3 says...

Hope the Council and the people of this fair County send Agombar and his disreputable bunch of cohorts packing-and hopefully the invisible Keyte departs to his Barbados mansion. Hereford United are an iconic football club-part of the community. Just bear in mind these guys have come to our City, thinking we are a bunch of backwood hillbillies, and a soft touch. Well................
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Hope the Council and the people of this fair County send Agombar and his disreputable bunch of cohorts packing-and hopefully the invisible Keyte departs to his Barbados mansion. Hereford United are an iconic football club-part of the community. Just bear in mind these guys have come to our City, thinking we are a bunch of backwood hillbillies, and a soft touch. Well................ .................... ........... dodger3
  • Score: 3

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