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Supporters group want Bulls boycott
10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014 in Sport
HEREFORD United Supporters’ Trust will lobby members over a proposed boycott after a fans’ group urged supporters to stay away from club events.
The London Bulls want fans to stop attending matches and functions at Edgar Street and end any sponsorship with the club.
Fans have been angered by the club’s financial problems, which have led to winding-up orders.
Former chairman David Keyte has now left the club, but new owner Tommy Agombar remains an unpopular figure with fans.
The Edgar Street club have also been expelled from the Conference and demoted to the Southern League Premier Division.
Martin Watson, vice-chairman of Hereford United Supporters’ Trust, said: “We are calling on members to boycott Hereford United until football creditors have been paid, the winding-up orders have been settled and council debts settled.”
Should the proposed boycott be supported by the majority of HUST members, demonstrations and pr-otests could take place at future matches, Watson added.
A London Bulls statement said: “We feel that withdrawing all support of the current regime will benefit the club in the longer term.
“We called on Tommy Agombar to clarify his position with regard to the future of the football club and to make good on promises to pay all outstanding football creditors.
“We note that neither has happened, despite further recent assurances that cheques were in the post.
"We have no option other than to call for a boycott of the club. Unless there is a dramatic change in how the club is run, we reluctantly see liquidation and a supporter-owned and run phoenix club as the best outcome.”
Meanwhile, Herefordshire Council has said tomorrow's game against 1st Battalion Rifles and next Saturday's clash with Cardiff City cannot go ahead because of safety concerns at Edgar Street.
Friendlies against Grays Athletic on Saturday, July 19, and Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, August 2, have also been cancelled.