The Bulls are expecting to face a winding-up order

Hereford United are subject to a winding-up order due to a non-tax payment.

Hereford United are subject to a winding-up order due to a non-tax payment.

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HEREFORD United's directors have blamed the weather for failing to raise the £35,000 needed to get through December - and the club now expects to face a winding-up order.

The postponement of the New Year's Day home clash against Kidderminster Harriers meant the cash-strapped club failed to secure the £20,000 it had budgeted for through gate money and other purchases.

The players were paid in full on Tuesday but other staff members have been paid just 50 per cent of their wages for December, a club statement today revealed.

The club are now expecting a winding-up order, which could be heard within the next 30 days, due to non-payment of tax.

The total amount raised by supporters at 9am this morning stood at £20,629 following a directors' appeal to fans just before Christmas.

The break-down of the donations:

Donations at the Cambridge and Forest Green matches: £5,498.

Donations online via the club shop: £2,530.

Season ticket holders donations: £3,261.

Shares bought online: £4,150 (since the request for funds on December 19).

Shares bought in person: £5,190 (since the request for funds on December 19).

United hope to be able to confirm the signing of the new ground leases by January 13 and a telecommunications contract in the next seven days, says the club statement.

But, with no home game scheduled until January 18, the Bulls face a particularly tough month.

 

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11:12am Sat 4 Jan 14

Gillian1961 says...

why should they keep asking the fans to pay extra on the gates or buy there season tickets earlier when the players are not even trying to win a match you would be better of taking your monies down the bookies and placing it on Hereford to lose
why should they keep asking the fans to pay extra on the gates or buy there season tickets earlier when the players are not even trying to win a match you would be better of taking your monies down the bookies and placing it on Hereford to lose Gillian1961
  • Score: 9

12:11pm Sat 4 Jan 14

JollyJesterTwo says...

I'm not particularly a fan of Hereford but they had a game televised on BT Sport over Christmas so surely there was some income from that. Another point is that football is a business these days like any other, so if the club has to be wound up, surely that is what should happen rather than pouring more money down the drain.
I'm not particularly a fan of Hereford but they had a game televised on BT Sport over Christmas so surely there was some income from that. Another point is that football is a business these days like any other, so if the club has to be wound up, surely that is what should happen rather than pouring more money down the drain. JollyJesterTwo
  • Score: 5

2:00pm Sat 4 Jan 14

dippyhippy says...

Just to refresh your mind folks, type in " Hereford United £100,000" into the search box on this page. Story published on April 26th, about an awful lot of money being unaccounted for......the council were searching for it!
Does anybody know if their search proved to be fruitful???
Just to refresh your mind folks, type in " Hereford United £100,000" into the search box on this page. Story published on April 26th, about an awful lot of money being unaccounted for......the council were searching for it! Does anybody know if their search proved to be fruitful??? dippyhippy
  • Score: 9

2:01pm Sat 4 Jan 14

dippyhippy says...

That's April 26th 2013....I think its about the 4th story down!
That's April 26th 2013....I think its about the 4th story down! dippyhippy
  • Score: 5

2:56pm Sat 4 Jan 14

silentbull2 says...

I'm a big supporter of the bulls (I'm taking tablets) and I must say that 'most' of what's gone on is not the present chairman doing!!
This ground has been decaying/falling apart for years (over 35 years) and after all those years the support in the ground has gone down year after year 'yes' there may have been the odd game here and there that brought more people through the gates but overall the support has gone down!!
Yes, the present chairman has made mistakes (who wouldn't?) But he can only work with what he's given, the less support that comes through the gate the less money can be spent
Yes he's got money but would you just carry on putting money in a hole which seems never to fill??
He's sorted the new club the lessees for the BF end is going to be signed soon and next its going to be the meadow end
Believe me, I'm also not happy about what's going on but I can see what he and the directors are trying to do
Remember they have to deal with the local council too which we all know isn't the most organised.
All lower league clubs rely on supporters coming through the gates, the more that come and watch the better the club becomes!!!
In other words 'SUPPORT IT OR LOSE IT'
I'm a big supporter of the bulls (I'm taking tablets) and I must say that 'most' of what's gone on is not the present chairman doing!! This ground has been decaying/falling apart for years (over 35 years) and after all those years the support in the ground has gone down year after year 'yes' there may have been the odd game here and there that brought more people through the gates but overall the support has gone down!! Yes, the present chairman has made mistakes (who wouldn't?) But he can only work with what he's given, the less support that comes through the gate the less money can be spent Yes he's got money but would you just carry on putting money in a hole which seems never to fill?? He's sorted the new club the lessees for the BF end is going to be signed soon and next its going to be the meadow end Believe me, I'm also not happy about what's going on but I can see what he and the directors are trying to do Remember they have to deal with the local council too which we all know isn't the most organised. All lower league clubs rely on supporters coming through the gates, the more that come and watch the better the club becomes!!! In other words 'SUPPORT IT OR LOSE IT' silentbull2
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Sat 4 Jan 14

William Rudd says...

Agree with Silent Bull use it or loose it.If the punters are not coming through the gates the money is not there.
Agree with Silent Bull use it or loose it.If the punters are not coming through the gates the money is not there. William Rudd
  • Score: 2

9:57pm Sat 4 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

Football is a business, this is true.
But it is not like any other business.
HUFCs players could face Man City at their place and would be likely to lose but the margins would not be massive.
The salary of the City players is around a hundred times that of the Bulls players but the gap in standard and skill level is not any where like as steep.
The players are all contractors, recruited via unscrupulous agents who hold the club to ransom. The players are self interested. It is most certainly not in their interests not to try, but they are human and will react to criticism just as you or I would.
The main customers demand success, yet this is totally unreasonable and when they don't get it they don't turn up.

I'd happily watch any old rubbish.I love a game of football and I like to take the kids. I don't care if they don't win the Cup or get promoted, so long as I get to watch a competitive game.

Keyte is an honest enough bloke, he'll sort it out. I don't think he expects to be sucking on a big old HUFC cash teat. He has pumped a fair old wedge in of his own cash already.
I hope they manage to scrape through this latest crisis or I'll have nowt to do every other week..
Football is a business, this is true. But it is not like any other business. HUFCs players could face Man City at their place and would be likely to lose but the margins would not be massive. The salary of the City players is around a hundred times that of the Bulls players but the gap in standard and skill level is not any where like as steep. The players are all contractors, recruited via unscrupulous agents who hold the club to ransom. The players are self interested. It is most certainly not in their interests not to try, but they are human and will react to criticism just as you or I would. The main customers demand success, yet this is totally unreasonable and when they don't get it they don't turn up. I'd happily watch any old rubbish.I love a game of football and I like to take the kids. I don't care if they don't win the Cup or get promoted, so long as I get to watch a competitive game. Keyte is an honest enough bloke, he'll sort it out. I don't think he expects to be sucking on a big old HUFC cash teat. He has pumped a fair old wedge in of his own cash already. I hope they manage to scrape through this latest crisis or I'll have nowt to do every other week.. mizza21
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Sun 5 Jan 14

littlewhitebull says...

Like silentbull 2 and mizza, I am a long-term supporter. My old Dad first took me in 1957, and I have been every season since. Tablets don't help!! We have been through tough times before and come out the other side.
I only hope this latest series of financial problems can be resolved and we can concentrate on building a side that can take us back to the Football League. Yes - I am a perpetual dreamer.
As many have already stated, football is a business. If United can't get fans through the turnstiles the problems will be exacerbated. I have been in the ground with crowds of 18000+ (1958) and 16,000 (1972) and last season with under 700!
Times are hard, and the financial pressures for all of us have increased. I only hope that the fans who have voted with their feet this season (and I can understand their reasons) will return and get behind the team.
The atmosphere at the Cambridge and Forest Green games was really good and the team played better - hopefully, as a result of this backing.
I was told at the Forest Green game that BT pays (for our league) the home team £5,000 and the away team £1,000 for the right to televise. Does anybody know if this is correct?
Like silentbull 2 and mizza, I am a long-term supporter. My old Dad first took me in 1957, and I have been every season since. Tablets don't help!! We have been through tough times before and come out the other side. I only hope this latest series of financial problems can be resolved and we can concentrate on building a side that can take us back to the Football League. Yes - I am a perpetual dreamer. As many have already stated, football is a business. If United can't get fans through the turnstiles the problems will be exacerbated. I have been in the ground with crowds of 18000+ (1958) and 16,000 (1972) and last season with under 700! Times are hard, and the financial pressures for all of us have increased. I only hope that the fans who have voted with their feet this season (and I can understand their reasons) will return and get behind the team. The atmosphere at the Cambridge and Forest Green games was really good and the team played better - hopefully, as a result of this backing. I was told at the Forest Green game that BT pays (for our league) the home team £5,000 and the away team £1,000 for the right to televise. Does anybody know if this is correct? littlewhitebull
  • Score: 3

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