Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hereford Awaydays Membership Forms 2016/17


HEREFORD  AWAYDAYS  MEMBERSHIP  FORMS  2016 / 2017

Available from  

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Saturdays - 9-00am  til  1-00pm 

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FAO Reg Reynolds , The Cross Keys , Belmont Road , Malvern , WR14 1PN
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Your full address and postcode to -  07958  176  937 

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UITC Board Of Trustees Update


UITC confirms that Caroline Preedy, appointed onto the Board of Trustees, will have responsibility for Fundraising to complement the existing work of Commercial Manager Mick Loader in sourcing additional income streams for the organisation.

We also announce that Justin Ratcliffe has decided to step down owing to increasing professional commitments.

Commenting on this, Nick Vaughan said: "We are extremely sad to lose Justin as he did an absolutely unbelievable job for UITC in the past year. We had to grab "the bull by the horns" when we all came on board last year to get UITC stabilised. He led from the front on much of this and I place on record my sincere thanks for his very significant contribution - which sees us go into the 2016/17 season with such strong foundations."


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bankruptcy Order For Lonsdale


Andy Lonsdale Pictured Leaving Court In London In December 2014
Former Hereford United owner Andy Lonsdale has been subject of a 'notice' in the London Gazette.





Bankruptcy Orders

Lonsdale, Andrew George

22 Littleton Road, Ashford, TW15 1UQ
Birth details: 21 August 1964
Andrew George Lonsdale, Director, Self Employed, of 22 Littleton Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 1UQ, formerly of 15 Warwick Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2PQ, and carrying on business as Lonsdale Consultancy from 7a Station Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2UW, and trading from 6 Station Parade, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2RX
In the Office of the Adjudicator
No 5001370 of 2016
Date of Filing Petition: 29 April 2016
Bankruptcy order date: 3 May 2016
Whether Debtor's or Creditor's Petition—Debtor's
L Cook11th Floor, Southern House, Wellesley Grove, Croydon, CR0 1XN, telephone: 0208 681 5166
Capacity of office holder(s): Receiver and Manager
3 May 2016


Bob Pritchard Joins Cinderford Committee


Former Hereford United director Bob Pritchard is understood to have joined the 'committee' running Cinderford Town FC.

Pritchard was a director at Edgar Street for part of the time when David Keyte was chairman.

His son, Ian, looks after the pitch at the club at Cinderford.


Bankruptcy Orders For Stuart Blake


Stuart Blake With Former Hereford United Owner Tommy Agombar
Stuart Blake, who helped former Hereford United chairman David Keyte with what turned out to be a failed share issue, is the subject of a recent bankruptcy order.

Blake also had discussions about the club with another former owner Tommy Agombar.

This from the London Gazette:

Bankruptcy Orders

Blake, Stuart John

149 Whitecross Road, Hereford, HR4 9BX
Birth details: 25 February 1964
Stuart John Blake, A Recruitment Consultant of 149 Whitecross Road, Hereford, HR4 9BX, lately a Company Director.
In the County Court at Hereford
No 0012 of 2016
Date of Filing Petition: 6 April 2016
Bankruptcy order date: 17 May 2016
Time of Bankruptcy Order: 11:50
Whether Debtor's or Creditor's Petition—Creditor's
Name and address of petitioner: TIMOTHY FRANK CORFIELD26-28 GOODALL STREET, WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS, WS1 1QL
M Mace1st Floor, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, BRISTOL, BS1 6EH, telephone: 0117 9279515
Capacity of office holder(s): Receiver and Manager
17 May 2016

Roots To The 92


A new book entitled Roots To The 92 has recently been published. Written by Andrew Leeder, it's all about ground-hopping. 

He told BN how he came to write the book.
I first got interested in football just before the 1970 FA Cup final. I was then aged seven, and at school one day the local bully was doing his rounds of the playground asking whether you supported Chelsea or Leeds. When he found me I was clued up to what he was doing and answered "Chelsea" - satisfied with this response he moved on, inflicting a chinese burn on anyone who foolishly answered "Leeds". But this sparked a hitherto untapped interest - eager to find out more my bedroom wall was soon covered with pictures of the Chelsea squad.

Recognising this new hobby, the following season my Dad decided it was time to take me to a match. However, he decided that my introduction should take place at local Roots Hall, the home of Southend United, rather than at the more glamourous Stamford Bridge. But once in I was hooked and it has been that way ever since.

My footie traveling really took off when I was at university in Plymouth in the early 80's. It was at this time that I made what is still to date my only visit to Edgar Street. It was an occasion I would never forget, but not for the sublime football on offer. Indeed, many years later when BBC 5 Live ran a competition asking for FA Cup football stories of no longer than 300 words I decided to enter with an overview of my trip to Hereford. It went as follows:

‘A Southend fan washed up in Plymouth in 1981, our ball had come out of the hat after Hereford’s. So off I went to Edgar Street, once host to a glorious 70’s FA Cup parka pitch invasion, for a nice relaxing day trip and the start of our annual forlorn assault on Wembley. I left my digs at 6.30 am for the seven mile cycle ride to the train station. One mile in I had a puncture, ran back home to dump the bike, and then hitched a lift to Plymouth centre. Train caught just in time, three changes and five hours later I was in Hereford. We lost 3-1. About turn for the train ride back, but British Rail was in meltdown. Changes this time had to be made at Newport, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton, Exeter St David’s and Newton Abbot, arriving back in Plymouth around 1.00 am. It was peeing down (I mean, really peeing down, Plymouth style), the last bus had gone, no stranger wanted to give a drenched inadequately clothed young adult a lift, and so I walked. An hour or so later, about one mile away from the end, a cop car pulled up and asked where I had been. I told them my story and submitted a soggy programme as Exhibit A. They took the piss, told me that they were on the look-out for a peeping tom but believed my unique alibi and desire just to get home rather than peep at Tom or anyone, declined to give me a lift up the steep hill before me, suggested I support a better team, and sped off laughing. I eventually got back some 20 hours after leaving. Never mind, there’s always next year I thought.’
 
At the time Edgar Street was early on in my 92 quest and it took me a just over a further three decades to get there, completing it all at Bloomfield Road in April 2016. Towards the end of completing the 92 I had decided to tick another one off the bucket list and write a book, and opted to make the 92 my subject. Now published, it is something I am very proud of - it is not a series of match reports, I think that would be a bit dull. Instead it is a tale of what it was like to be there, written in a dry humour fashion which I hope will entertain the football fan whoever they support. It is certainly not a Southend-centric book - much of my ground-hopping was undertaken with fans of other teams.

The book can be purchased from Amazon (in paperback or kindle format) or from the publisher Completely Novel (paperback only) - just type 'Roots To The 92' in to the site search box. Alternatively I have set up a website - www.rootstothe92.co.uk - where you can learn more about the book, see a video picture montage, and access the 'buy' links.