Agombar 'unfit' to takeover HUFC

Ledbury Reporter: Local Businessmen offer alternative to Hereford United Local Businessmen offer alternative to Hereford United

A MALVERN-based company director has confirmed that, as a representative of a number of prominent local businessmen, he will be meeting with Herefordshire Council on Tuesday to express concerns about the long term plans of Hereford United’s new owner.

Jon Hale, who owns Hadopots Limited,  said: “The purpose of our meeting – which two other group members will attend with me - will be to express our grave reservations about Hereford United’s new majority shareholder and his long-term plans for the club’s ground, Edgar Street.

“The lack of clear communication since he took ownership, the failure to make payments when promised, and the news that he has already approached the council about the three leases relating to Edgar Street has set alarm bells off with us all.

“We have joined together as a group as we share a belief that Mr Agombar is unfit to be the tenant at Edgar Street and that he has bought a majority shareholding in the club simply to seek profit from the development opportunities he believes there are at the site.

“At the meeting on Tuesday we will put forward a number of proposals to clearly demonstrate there is a viable alternative to any plans that Mr Agombar wants us to believe he has.

Our plans would see the creation of a new football club to play at Edgar Street - a club that is sustainable and community run, but with a number of local investors in the background to ensure it is built from a solid financial base.

“Sadly, due to the recent mismanagement of Hereford United’s finances and the fact that the actual levels of debt are still unclear, we feel starting afresh is the only way forward to secure a long term future for professional or semi professional football in the city of Hereford.

“Although none of us would be happy to see our club, Hereford United, go out of business, we have reached the point where we feel there is no realistic alternative to forming a new club.

"With the club’s expulsion from the Conference having been confirmed, we do not believe the club has a viable future in its present guise.

“We are in a position where we could move forward with our plans for a new club immediately and I can reassure supporters that the local community would be at the very heart of all we would aim to achieve. Although our proposals would see the formation of a new club, we would always embrace and celebrate the unique history of Hereford United Football Club and its spirit.

“We have approached the Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) Board to inform them about this meeting and also explain why we have decided to organise it.

"We are committed to working alongside HUST as their aims and goals mirror those of our group.

"We are therefore pleased that HUST Chairman Chris Williams has accepted our invitation to attend the meeting on Tuesday with us.

“Obviously, at the present time the club remains in the hands of Mr Agombar, but we felt we had to make our interest in the club known to the council at this stage to ensure they know we would be willing to put time, effort and money into protecting the future of football at Edgar Street.

“We also felt it was important we made news of this meeting public because far too many things have happened at Edgar Street behind closed doors in recent times.

“Right now there is no further information to share about our meeting but we will be looking to link closely with the council as the current situation at Edgar Street develops.

"When there is any news for us to share it will be made public at the earliest opportunity to ensure openness and complete transparency – something our group feels very strongly about.”

Those attending the meeting with the council will be Jon Hale, Phil Eynon, Richard Howard (a past Chairman of the Vice Presidents Club) and Chris Williams on behalf of HUST.

In addition Phil Pratt – an experienced chartered surveyor from Alder King Commercial Property Consultants - will also be attending as he is advising the group on issues relating to the leases and the commercial implications of the Landlord and Tenant Act.

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3:23pm Fri 13 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

Good work Jon Hale. We need local businessmen like this to stand up and add there expertise to HUST.
Good work Jon Hale. We need local businessmen like this to stand up and add there expertise to HUST. bobbob123
  • Score: 20

5:14pm Fri 13 Jun 14

fmrbill says...

Well done some one who no doubt I hope will have all are support, they are talking the rite tune ))))) now council listen to what local people want not what u can get ure gruppy litte hands on in back room secret deals
Well done some one who no doubt I hope will have all are support, they are talking the rite tune ))))) now council listen to what local people want not what u can get ure gruppy litte hands on in back room secret deals fmrbill
  • Score: 5

6:14am Sat 14 Jun 14

silentbull2 says...

The club has been 'conned' right from the start, everything was just one big plan to De-value the name and price of Hereford United To make it look like they're fighting for the club yet at the same time bully and lie to their staff to the point where the staff are forced to quit and then dodging the employment laws.
The relegation was planned
Falling out with the conference and breaking there rules was planned so the club would be relegated further down the pyramid
It's all about 'land' and the council holds the key
The 'con men" now only need to conn the council to finally get there hands on the leases and then they'll walk away with thousands of pounds!!
The club has been 'conned' right from the start, everything was just one big plan to De-value the name and price of Hereford United To make it look like they're fighting for the club yet at the same time bully and lie to their staff to the point where the staff are forced to quit and then dodging the employment laws. The relegation was planned Falling out with the conference and breaking there rules was planned so the club would be relegated further down the pyramid It's all about 'land' and the council holds the key The 'con men" now only need to conn the council to finally get there hands on the leases and then they'll walk away with thousands of pounds!! silentbull2
  • Score: 14

12:34pm Sat 14 Jun 14

bobbob123 says...

FAO Herefordshire Council: You should not be giving these conmen (Abomgar consortium) the time of day. You should treat them with the contempt they deserve. They come up from London taking us all for complete mugs and think we are going to roll over and give them our sacred Edgar Street to build their grubby flats on. Please send them packing when they ask for lease reassignment.
FAO Herefordshire Council: You should not be giving these conmen (Abomgar consortium) the time of day. You should treat them with the contempt they deserve. They come up from London taking us all for complete mugs and think we are going to roll over and give them our sacred Edgar Street to build their grubby flats on. Please send them packing when they ask for lease reassignment. bobbob123
  • Score: 18

6:37pm Sat 14 Jun 14

A.Non01 says...

Herefordshire Council should be going further than refusing to reassign the leases. Hereford United are currently in breach of the conditions of the leases due to both Rent / Rates arrears and failure to pay utility bills.

They should be given 7 days to rectify this (and that means pay Mr Agombar not SAY you'll pay) and if they fail the leases should be immediately recalled.
Herefordshire Council should be going further than refusing to reassign the leases. Hereford United are currently in breach of the conditions of the leases due to both Rent / Rates arrears and failure to pay utility bills. They should be given 7 days to rectify this (and that means pay Mr Agombar not SAY you'll pay) and if they fail the leases should be immediately recalled. A.Non01
  • Score: 10

11:08am Sun 15 Jun 14

walter b says...

Hereford council should listen to Hereford people and do what we want not listen to bloody foriegn people we put you the council in charge of our county and look a what a mess you have got us into so listen to what we people want and remember who put you in power and who pays your wages and who can kick you out of power so keep our county a football team not let a foreigner take over at your meeting or is it money you want so I say sew your back pockets up when you go to the meeting KEEP HEREFORD UNITED BRITISH
Hereford council should listen to Hereford people and do what we want not listen to bloody foriegn people we put you the council in charge of our county and look a what a mess you have got us into so listen to what we people want and remember who put you in power and who pays your wages and who can kick you out of power so keep our county a football team not let a foreigner take over at your meeting or is it money you want so I say sew your back pockets up when you go to the meeting KEEP HEREFORD UNITED BRITISH walter b
  • Score: -6

11:12am Sun 15 Jun 14

walter b says...

A.Non01 wrote:
Herefordshire Council should be going further than refusing to reassign the leases. Hereford United are currently in breach of the conditions of the leases due to both Rent / Rates arrears and failure to pay utility bills.

They should be given 7 days to rectify this (and that means pay Mr Agombar not SAY you'll pay) and if they fail the leases should be immediately recalled.
ARE you on the council side or on Hereford people side I think you are a t#at
[quote][p][bold]A.Non01[/bold] wrote: Herefordshire Council should be going further than refusing to reassign the leases. Hereford United are currently in breach of the conditions of the leases due to both Rent / Rates arrears and failure to pay utility bills. They should be given 7 days to rectify this (and that means pay Mr Agombar not SAY you'll pay) and if they fail the leases should be immediately recalled.[/p][/quote]ARE you on the council side or on Hereford people side I think you are a t#at walter b
  • Score: -18

7:29am Mon 16 Jun 14

silentbull2 says...

A.non01- please keep personal abuse to yourself
Whether you are FOR or AGAINST as soon has 'personal abuse' is used you start losing the argument
A.non01- please keep personal abuse to yourself Whether you are FOR or AGAINST as soon has 'personal abuse' is used you start losing the argument silentbull2
  • Score: 1

9:09am Mon 16 Jun 14

yokelyokel says...

silentbull2 wrote:
A.non01- please keep personal abuse to yourself
Whether you are FOR or AGAINST as soon has 'personal abuse' is used you start losing the argument
silentbull, I agree completely, but due to the formatting of these pages I think you have identified the wrong culprit.

It is walterb who is lowering the tone of the debate with personal abuse - against A.non01.

walterb seems to think that because `Agombar' is not a common name in Herefordshire he must be foreign. Sad, really.
[quote][p][bold]silentbull2[/bold] wrote: A.non01- please keep personal abuse to yourself Whether you are FOR or AGAINST as soon has 'personal abuse' is used you start losing the argument[/p][/quote]silentbull, I agree completely, but due to the formatting of these pages I think you have identified the wrong culprit. It is walterb who is lowering the tone of the debate with personal abuse - against A.non01. walterb seems to think that because `Agombar' is not a common name in Herefordshire he must be foreign. Sad, really. yokelyokel
  • Score: 6

10:00am Mon 16 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

FOR THE RECORD

I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES

I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports....

Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed.............
.

I thought you were a paper for the people.?
Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.
FOR THE RECORD I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports.... Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed............. . I thought you were a paper for the people.? Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council. DavidRPSmith
  • Score: 6

10:21am Mon 16 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation.

You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like.

you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across.

This is why I like this site and the comments,
Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.
Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation. You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like. you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across. This is why I like this site and the comments, Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda. mizza21
  • Score: 0

11:07am Mon 16 Jun 14

walter b says...

DavidRPSmith wrote:
FOR THE RECORD

I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES

I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports....

Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed.............

.

I thought you were a paper for the people.?
Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.
I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL
[quote][p][bold]DavidRPSmith[/bold] wrote: FOR THE RECORD I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports.... Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed............. . I thought you were a paper for the people.? Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.[/p][/quote]I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL walter b
  • Score: -1

11:13am Mon 16 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

walter b wrote:
DavidRPSmith wrote:
FOR THE RECORD

I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES

I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports....

Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed.............


.

I thought you were a paper for the people.?
Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.
I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL
I'm up for that!
[quote][p][bold]walter b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidRPSmith[/bold] wrote: FOR THE RECORD I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports.... Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed............. . I thought you were a paper for the people.? Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.[/p][/quote]I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL[/p][/quote]I'm up for that! DavidRPSmith
  • Score: 2

11:14am Mon 16 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

walter b wrote:
DavidRPSmith wrote:
FOR THE RECORD

I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES

I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports....

Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed.............


.

I thought you were a paper for the people.?
Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.
I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL
I'm up for that!
[quote][p][bold]walter b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidRPSmith[/bold] wrote: FOR THE RECORD I NO LONGER TRUST THE HEREFORD TIMES I have noticed alot of discrepancies in the reports.... Wording has been changed etc, readers comments removed............. . I thought you were a paper for the people.? Obviously your loyalties have change, shame on you HT! succumbing to the Hereford council.[/p][/quote]I agree with you I don't care for the HT the editors have got brown arms from always backing the council what has happened to free speech we should write and say what we think not be restricted but they say the truth always hurt I SAY WE ALL STOP BUYING THE HT UNTILL THE EDITOR PRINTS WHAT WE SAY ANH THEY WASH THEIR ARMS WHITE LOL[/p][/quote]I'm up for that! DavidRPSmith
  • Score: 2

11:17am Mon 16 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

mizza21 wrote:
Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation.

You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like.

you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across.

This is why I like this site and the comments,
Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.
Its not a case of them getting it wrong.
They have actually got things spot on but they have been pressured into removing comments and other items.

And why are they doing this you ask.................
....................
.........
[quote][p][bold]mizza21[/bold] wrote: Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation. You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like. you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across. This is why I like this site and the comments, Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.[/p][/quote]Its not a case of them getting it wrong. They have actually got things spot on but they have been pressured into removing comments and other items. And why are they doing this you ask................. .................... ......... DavidRPSmith
  • Score: 0

11:23am Mon 16 Jun 14

walter b says...

mizza21 wrote:
Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation.

You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like.

you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across.

This is why I like this site and the comments,
Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.
in my opinion you talk a load of bull
[quote][p][bold]mizza21[/bold] wrote: Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation. You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like. you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across. This is why I like this site and the comments, Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.[/p][/quote]in my opinion you talk a load of bull walter b
  • Score: -6

11:30am Thu 19 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

walter b wrote:
mizza21 wrote:
Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation.

You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like.

you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across.

This is why I like this site and the comments,
Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.
in my opinion you talk a load of bull
No-one's interested in your opinion.
You were abusive above and your comments are ill thought out.
I suggest you ask your teacher to help with your spelling and grammar too.
[quote][p][bold]walter b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mizza21[/bold] wrote: Err, before David RP Smiths comments falls foul of the deleters key it's worth reflecting on the fact that the HT is a commercial organisation. You are not wrong Mr Smith, but I suggest, if you wish to retain your sanity you just accept that the HT will get things wrong and change reports and delete comments it doesn't like. you need to be subtle with your words, to avoid the deleters finger and get your point across. This is why I like this site and the comments, Herefordshires finest organ is no different to any other paper or news outlet, they all have an agenda.[/p][/quote]in my opinion you talk a load of bull[/p][/quote]No-one's interested in your opinion. You were abusive above and your comments are ill thought out. I suggest you ask your teacher to help with your spelling and grammar too. mizza21
  • Score: 4

4:54pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Wellsy11 says...

Read the history of mr mccrory and agombar's short history with us at swindon on the swindon advertiser site and the judge's & lee power's views and you'll get a not rosy picture!
Read the history of mr mccrory and agombar's short history with us at swindon on the swindon advertiser site and the judge's & lee power's views and you'll get a not rosy picture! Wellsy11
  • Score: 0

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