Majority shareholder Tommy Agombar will not be at Hereford United's fans' forum tomorrow night, says chairman Andy Lonsdale

New chairman Andy Lonsdale.

New chairman Andy Lonsdale.

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MAJORITY shareholder Tommy Agombar will not be at Hereford United fans’ forum tomorrow night, says chairman Andy Lonsdale.

But Lonsdale says he will be joined by directors Elke Thuerlings and John Edwards; manager Jon Taylor and assistant-boss Neil Phelps.

“Tommy won’t be there – he will be coming up on Saturday,” said Lonsdale.

“We don’t want to talk about the past – we don’t want to talk about David Keyte or Graham Turner.

“We want a civilised discussion which will focus on things going forward and talking about the future and how we are going to make this club sustainable.”

The meeting takes place at 7pm at Hereford United’s Starlite Rooms. Lonsdale said he didn't know who would be chairing it.

Lonsdale says he is delighted the club has finally been granted a safety certificate for Saturday’s home match against St Neots Town.

“I have to take my hat off to the local authority – they have been brilliant and the firm we have brought in to help us to get the safety certificate have done a first-class job,” said Lonsdale.

“In hindsight, we would have brought them in sooner – but hindsight is a wonderful thing.”

He added: “We are here for one thing and one thing only – and that is the football.”

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7:53pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

Ok, I'll bite:
"We don't want to talk about the past" and "hindsight is a wonderful thing".
Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing. It's learning from the past. So you need to talk about the past or you'll make the same mistakes.
Ok, I'll bite: "We don't want to talk about the past" and "hindsight is a wonderful thing". Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing. It's learning from the past. So you need to talk about the past or you'll make the same mistakes. Cendrick Smemt
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10:32pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Brownface60 says...

“We are here for one thing and one thing only – and that is the football.” So nothing about development potential and asset stripping then?
“We are here for one thing and one thing only – and that is the football.” So nothing about development potential and asset stripping then? Brownface60
  • Score: 4

9:40am Fri 8 Aug 14

probono says...

He looks a bundle of fun
He looks a bundle of fun probono
  • Score: 3

10:43am Fri 8 Aug 14

NOT CONVINCED says...

Tommy always willing to talk to the fans, but not today
THEY ARE ONLY AFTER THE LEASES
Tommy always willing to talk to the fans, but not today THEY ARE ONLY AFTER THE LEASES NOT CONVINCED
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12:59pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Whatabouttheleases? says...

So Lonsdale doesn't want to talk about the past. Not about the last two months when:
- HUFC were relegated 2 divisions due to Agombar
- Creditors continually messed around some still not paid
- Former staff feeling they had no choice but to leave their jobs
- An owner who claimed he knew nothing about the leases although one of the first things he does is arrange a meeting with the council about them
- A ground with a capacity cut to 1,000 when the last home game had 2,500.

So let's look forwards then. Hereford is looking to enter a CVA:
- They have no main sponsor, and have only just started to call people to renew ad boards around the ground
- Stadium capacity cut to 1,000
- Fans totally disenfranchised

How are you going to generate the revenues to meet the CVA? Sponsorship was supposed to be one of two big items for this, the other being starlite rooms etc. With very few fans drinking their on matchdays, it seems that to meet these CVA payments is extremely unlikely. Lonsdale please explain how you are going to do this.
So Lonsdale doesn't want to talk about the past. Not about the last two months when: - HUFC were relegated 2 divisions due to Agombar - Creditors continually messed around some still not paid - Former staff feeling they had no choice but to leave their jobs - An owner who claimed he knew nothing about the leases although one of the first things he does is arrange a meeting with the council about them - A ground with a capacity cut to 1,000 when the last home game had 2,500. So let's look forwards then. Hereford is looking to enter a CVA: - They have no main sponsor, and have only just started to call people to renew ad boards around the ground - Stadium capacity cut to 1,000 - Fans totally disenfranchised How are you going to generate the revenues to meet the CVA? Sponsorship was supposed to be one of two big items for this, the other being starlite rooms etc. With very few fans drinking their on matchdays, it seems that to meet these CVA payments is extremely unlikely. Lonsdale please explain how you are going to do this. Whatabouttheleases?
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Fri 8 Aug 14

littlewhitebull says...

Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing. But when you are 'football people through and through', surely a great deal of planning - that is, foresight - is absolutely essential.
I thought this was supposed to be a serious, professional business - not a version of amateur night.
Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing. But when you are 'football people through and through', surely a great deal of planning - that is, foresight - is absolutely essential. I thought this was supposed to be a serious, professional business - not a version of amateur night. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 4

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