Hereford posing more questions than answers

Hereford posing more questions than answers

Hereford posing more questions than answers

First published in Football Malvern Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

JUST what exactly is going on at Hereford United?

That is the question being asked by Bulls fans as the club’s very existence hangs in the balance.

It is quite possible that by Monday night they won’t have a club to support once the winding-up order served by former manager Martin Foyle has been heard.

Even if they avoid that fate, the Edgar Street outfit could still be kicked out of the Football Conference at the league’s annual general meeting next week because they reportedly still owe money to creditors.

Equally, they could dodge both those issues and enter next season with a new wave of optimism following investment in the Skrill Premier club.

But, the trouble is, nobody knows.

Whether Hereford have the money to stave off the threat of closure and carry on is shrouded in mystery.

An eagerly-awaited statement released by the club this week, as usual, provided more questions than answers.

Saying that the group chairman David Keyte has been negotiating with wish to remain anonymous, along with the amount of money they might or might not be ploughing in, doesn’t move the situation forward.

While officials will say that the investors have a right to keep their identity private, when the future of a club is at stake, I’d say it’s better for them to be up front and open with supporters.

We’re not talking a few quid here, Hereford likely need upwards of £500,000 to stay in business.

Either they have the cash or they don’t.

The club are fast losing the goodwill of their supporters and the current episode is doing nothing to help that.

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