Hereford United handed winding-up order

Worcester News: Hereford United handed winding-up order Hereford United handed winding-up order

TROUBLED Hereford United have been served with a winding-up order over an unpaid tax bill.

The Edgar Street club owe an undisclosed amount to HM Revenue and Customs, dating back to November 26, and must appear at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday, January 27.

United have been struggling financially in recent months and in December appealed to fans to help raise £35,000 to cover wages.

Although more than £20,000 of that figure has been achieved, the club are not thought to have reached the target, mainly due to the postponement of the Skrill Premier derby against Kidderminster Harriers on New Year’s Day.

However, the Bulls expect to be able to resolve the situation by signing new leases for Edgar Street with Herefordshire Council on Monday.

That will enable them to confirm a contract for a six-figure sum with a telecoms company, thus allowing them to avoid being wound up.

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7:53pm Thu 9 Jan 14

old misery says...

Just putting reality off for a few more weeks unfortunately non league football and lower football clubs are suffering financially all chasing the golden dream.Typical example Calor Premier South 23 teams located between Cambridge and Truro . Truro travel 10,000 miles for their 22 away games the total spectators for a Saturday in late November for 11 games was 2,991 do the maths it is not sustainable.I have been a "Fan of football" for 60 years but in all honesty cannot see how the non league clubs can continue in this economic climate.
Just putting reality off for a few more weeks unfortunately non league football and lower football clubs are suffering financially all chasing the golden dream.Typical example Calor Premier South 23 teams located between Cambridge and Truro . Truro travel 10,000 miles for their 22 away games the total spectators for a Saturday in late November for 11 games was 2,991 do the maths it is not sustainable.I have been a "Fan of football" for 60 years but in all honesty cannot see how the non league clubs can continue in this economic climate. old misery

10:00am Fri 10 Jan 14

pudniw_gib says...

Perhaps they could amalgamate with Worcester City into Herecester Cities United..... I'd pay to see that team....
Without very good financial management smaller clubs are going to always be close to the brink due to the fickle fans and the exaggerated and inflated worth of football in general.
At the higher levels even major clubs get in serious trouble, mostly due to the bubble of perceived value and actual value. Its the sports version of the housing market.
At Worcester it was certain morons with suspect agendas and inflated egos that were the problem.
Perhaps they could amalgamate with Worcester City into Herecester Cities United..... I'd pay to see that team.... Without very good financial management smaller clubs are going to always be close to the brink due to the fickle fans and the exaggerated and inflated worth of football in general. At the higher levels even major clubs get in serious trouble, mostly due to the bubble of perceived value and actual value. Its the sports version of the housing market. At Worcester it was certain morons with suspect agendas and inflated egos that were the problem. pudniw_gib

11:11am Fri 10 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

pudniw_gib wrote:
Perhaps they could amalgamate with Worcester City into Herecester Cities United..... I'd pay to see that team....
Without very good financial management smaller clubs are going to always be close to the brink due to the fickle fans and the exaggerated and inflated worth of football in general.
At the higher levels even major clubs get in serious trouble, mostly due to the bubble of perceived value and actual value. Its the sports version of the housing market.
At Worcester it was certain morons with suspect agendas and inflated egos that were the problem.
I agree. the average supporter puts his faith in the 'management' of their teams. in Worcesters' case it was clearly misplaced. they've gone from owning their own ground to homeless and penniless. I still haven't heard an adequate explanation.
[quote][p][bold]pudniw_gib[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they could amalgamate with Worcester City into Herecester Cities United..... I'd pay to see that team.... Without very good financial management smaller clubs are going to always be close to the brink due to the fickle fans and the exaggerated and inflated worth of football in general. At the higher levels even major clubs get in serious trouble, mostly due to the bubble of perceived value and actual value. Its the sports version of the housing market. At Worcester it was certain morons with suspect agendas and inflated egos that were the problem.[/p][/quote]I agree. the average supporter puts his faith in the 'management' of their teams. in Worcesters' case it was clearly misplaced. they've gone from owning their own ground to homeless and penniless. I still haven't heard an adequate explanation. liketoknow
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