New Hereford United consultant Mark Ellis: I am laying foundations for success

New Hereford United consultant Mark Ellis: I am laying foundations for success

New Hereford United consultant Mark Ellis: I am laying foundations for success

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NEW consultant Mark Ellis says he is laying the foundations for success with Hereford United.

He also thinks that former director Dave Preedy is keen to help the new regime.

The son of Liverpool legend Terry McDermot will be coming to Hereford, he says.

“If we get success everyone will, hopefully, galvanise and stop putting things on fans forums,” said Ellis, who is leading pre-season training at Victoria Park.

“We are transparent. I can’t dictate what has happened in the past. I only look forward.

“I have an expertise when I am brought in by clubs and, in the past four years, I have got promotions with Bournemouth, Sheffield Wednesday and QPR.

“They all know that I know the best players – my network is second to none.

“Anyone you speak to in the right circles in football, will only say positive things about me.

“I can smell this is a great project.

“I am laying the foundations for success and had, we had certain players last year, Hereford would have been mid-table pushing for the play-offs.

“If this club starts winning matches, we will double the gates.

“There is goodwill – but you can’t have factions talking rubbish without knowing the facts."

Ellis says he is a consultant at United - not the director of football - and wants players to be proud to put on a Bulls' shirt.

“The players will work hard and give us everything," said Ellis.

“We have all got to pull together.

“Forget about all the rubbish that people keep talking about.

“If it wasn’t for Tommy Agombar there would not be a football club.

“No one locally came forward to buy the club. They all talk the talk but it’s Tommy who is doing his bit.”

“The business side of things needs to be looked at but that’s not my remit.

“Dave Preedy came in the other day and we need people like him to help the club."

He says the footballing side is in safe hands.

“We are open, transparent and we have nothing to hide and every person who has seen us train cannot believe how professional things are.

"We bring years of experience, expertise in recruitment and the footballing side now is in unbelievable hands," he said.

“We have boys flying in from Spain and Terry McDermot’s son is coming down to play for us.

"Ex-players are coming up from London, including Peter Brabrook, and he wants to bring his knowledge to help us."

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5:03pm Thu 12 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

total bull****
total bull**** bobbob123
  • Score: 11

5:05pm Thu 12 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

Does the guy think the people of Herefordshire are complete mugs and haven't heard of 'Asset Stripping' before?
Does the guy think the people of Herefordshire are complete mugs and haven't heard of 'Asset Stripping' before? bobbob123
  • Score: 13

5:08pm Thu 12 Jun 14

cheneycharlie says...

“I can smell this is a great project."

Really? What does that smell like?
“I can smell this is a great project." Really? What does that smell like? cheneycharlie
  • Score: 11

5:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm says...

This is total rubbish This man and all associated with him are con men and only want to asset strip the club.
How many promises have they broken already?
So far my understanding is they have cleared no debts and staff and players have not received money owed to them.
We need these CRIMINALS out of Hereford.

Please people do not fall for there lies.
COYW
This is total rubbish This man and all associated with him are con men and only want to asset strip the club. How many promises have they broken already? So far my understanding is they have cleared no debts and staff and players have not received money owed to them. We need these CRIMINALS out of Hereford. Please people do not fall for there lies. COYW mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Score: 16

7:01pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Hereford Voice says...

Horse bolted...
Horse bolted... Hereford Voice
  • Score: 5

7:33pm Thu 12 Jun 14

tenor12 says...

****
**** tenor12
  • Score: 4

11:46pm Thu 12 Jun 14

A.Non01 says...

He must think we are stupid.

"No-one locally came forward..." - HUST offered the same deal TA did and were not allowed to enter the bidding process.

"If we had had certain players...." we would STILL have been thrown out of the Conference for not paying our bills

Jog on mug!
He must think we are stupid. "No-one locally came forward..." - HUST offered the same deal TA did and were not allowed to enter the bidding process. "If we had had certain players...." we would STILL have been thrown out of the Conference for not paying our bills Jog on mug! A.Non01
  • Score: 7

8:59am Fri 13 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

“We have all got to pull together.

“Forget about all the rubbish that people keep talking about.

“If it wasn’t for Tommy Agombar there would not be a football club.

“No one locally came forward to buy the club. They all talk the talk but it’s Tommy who is doing his bit.”


1) HUST offered to buy the club
2)Tommy Agombar failed to pay the debt which he promised to do, hense why hereford got expelled.
3) Now it seems hes only after the development rights

4) Mark Ellis, the last thing you should be doing if you are actually serious about turning the club around is mugging off the supporters, who you will be depending on for the clubs income.
“We have all got to pull together. “Forget about all the rubbish that people keep talking about. “If it wasn’t for Tommy Agombar there would not be a football club. “No one locally came forward to buy the club. They all talk the talk but it’s Tommy who is doing his bit.” 1) HUST offered to buy the club 2)Tommy Agombar failed to pay the debt which he promised to do, hense why hereford got expelled. 3) Now it seems hes only after the development rights 4) Mark Ellis, the last thing you should be doing if you are actually serious about turning the club around is mugging off the supporters, who you will be depending on for the clubs income. dplcv37
  • Score: 6

9:34am Fri 13 Jun 14

Andy_Dragon says...

Mark might be justified in seeing his remit as just to work with the team. However I agree fully with dplcv37 and would add that the fans' feelings and the club's management are not issues that can be swept under the carpet as he seems to be saying.

For the past 4 months it has been the fans who have kept Hereford going by raising money for players' and staff's wages, not the management.

Unless Hereford gets a management in place that genuinely proves it is working in the interests of HUFC and the wider community, neither players nor fans will have confidence in committing themselves to a club that some might argue is morally as well as financially bankrupt.
Mark might be justified in seeing his remit as just to work with the team. However I agree fully with dplcv37 and would add that the fans' feelings and the club's management are not issues that can be swept under the carpet as he seems to be saying. For the past 4 months it has been the fans who have kept Hereford going by raising money for players' and staff's wages, not the management. Unless Hereford gets a management in place that genuinely proves it is working in the interests of HUFC and the wider community, neither players nor fans will have confidence in committing themselves to a club that some might argue is morally as well as financially bankrupt. Andy_Dragon
  • Score: 3

9:46am Fri 13 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

Someone else who talks the talk, and he talks a lot.

We shouldn't trust any of these people till they start doing what they say not just talking.

I do hope the council don't get mugged off on monday
Someone else who talks the talk, and he talks a lot. We shouldn't trust any of these people till they start doing what they say not just talking. I do hope the council don't get mugged off on monday mizza21
  • Score: 1

11:18am Fri 13 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

FAO Council: Ellis, Agombar etc are liars. Agombar is a convicted criminal - not a minor offence either - 7 years for theft. They cannot be trusted and should be treated with the contempt they deserve during your meeting on Monday.
FAO Council: Ellis, Agombar etc are liars. Agombar is a convicted criminal - not a minor offence either - 7 years for theft. They cannot be trusted and should be treated with the contempt they deserve during your meeting on Monday. bobbob123
  • Score: 4

11:50am Fri 13 Jun 14

oldergit says...

He certainly likes the sound of his own voice. It's all a load of male cow poo.
He certainly likes the sound of his own voice. It's all a load of male cow poo. oldergit
  • Score: 3

4:47pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Major disaster says...

Wow 'Mr Ellis' sounds to good to be true a perfect example of how to make yourself sound unbelievable good, inspirational, and a good egg. Could he be approached and asked whether he has any expertise/contacts in cutting tall grass!
Wow 'Mr Ellis' sounds to good to be true a perfect example of how to make yourself sound unbelievable good, inspirational, and a good egg. Could he be approached and asked whether he has any expertise/contacts in cutting tall grass! Major disaster
  • Score: 4

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