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

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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
  • Score: 13

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
  • Score: 4

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
  • Score: -6

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
  • Score: -8

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
  • Score: 2

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
  • Score: 4

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
  • Score: 7

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
  • Score: 2

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
  • Score: 1

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
  • Score: -3

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
  • Score: 3

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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