MP Jesse Norman urges Southern League and FA to apply fit and proper ownership test on Hereford United's Tommy Agmobar

MP Jesse Norman.

MP Jesse Norman.

First published in Hereford United Latest News Hereford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

THE MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, Jesse Norman, has saluted fans for ‘maintaining scrutiny and momentum’ on Hereford United’s new owner, Tommy Agombar.

Mr Norman says he has lobbied the Southern League and the FA to insist they apply their rules on fit and proper ownership on Mr Agombar.

“Mr Agombar claims to be a football man, and that may prove so,” said Mr Norman.

“But he did not pay the creditors or post the bond required by the Conference. Result: relegation to the Southern League.

“He has not yet passed the FA’s fit and proper test as owner. And the signs are he may not even pay his creditors now.

“Meanwhile, he has been in to see Herefordshire Council, seeking the assignation of leases that would allow him to develop parts of the ground at Edgar Street for commercial purposes.

“No councillor wants this. And whatever your views on United, on football or on sport generally, make no mistake: those leases are a crucial asset.”

Mr Norman added: “I have called for a four-week delay to allow the council to review the legal position, and I have extensively lobbied the Southern League and the FA to insist they apply their rules on fit and proper ownership immediately.”

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5:05pm Wed 25 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

Credit where it's due.
I've been happy to criticize him in the past, but well done old boy, even if rugger is more your thing.
Credit where it's due. I've been happy to criticize him in the past, but well done old boy, even if rugger is more your thing. mizza21
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8:04am Thu 26 Jun 14

Grid Knocker says...

Hey Posh Boy: Instead of this facile tub-thumping, wouldn't you have been better off backing the Hereford Independents' call for sight of the alleged (but, to date invisible) Due Diligence investigation which took place beore the leases were exchanged?
Hey Posh Boy: Instead of this facile tub-thumping, wouldn't you have been better off backing the Hereford Independents' call for sight of the alleged (but, to date invisible) Due Diligence investigation which took place beore the leases were exchanged? Grid Knocker
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