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Keyte to consider his Bulls support
9:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in Sport
HEREFORD United chairman David Keyte says he won’t continue to pump money into the Blue Square Bet Premier club.
Since taking over the Edgar Street hot-seat in June 2010, Keyte has ploughed around £350,000 of his own cash into the Bulls.
But, although he remains committed to helping United get on a sound financial footing while targeting a possible return to the Football League, he believes others have to get involved and pull their weight.
“I am totally committed,” the Hereford chairmain said.
“But I am now revisiting the financial commitment.
“Up until now, we have had a board of directors who have taken it upon themselves to cover the financial ups and downs of running a football club.
“My recent letter to shareholders was to suggest that, based on the very low crowds. It was pushing it beyond what we should expect of any group of three or four to do.
“The football club is for the people of the city and the people of Herefordshire so there is a reality check there.
“If people are not willing to support the club in sufficient numbers, then why should three or four people carry the burden and I am thinking about myself particularly in that.
“I, as have my colleagues, have put a lot of money in to this club and there comes a time when you have to step back and say that enough is enough.”
Hereford’s average attendance of around 1,800 — which is around 600 below the 2,400 figure they budgeted for at the start of the season.