Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

300 Season Tickets Sold By Hereford

Hereford FC have reported that they have sold 300 season tickets as at mid-day today.

The early bird offer ends on June 10th.

Meanwhile Squad Builder has raised £13,000 towards manager Josh Gowling's budget.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bowen Was The Standout Youth Player Said Beadle

 

Former Hereford United manager Peter Beadle has spoken to BBC Hereford and Worcester about Jarrod Bowen career which has hit another high point today with a call up to the England squad.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0c8t2f3

 

Bowen In England Squad

 

England manager Gareth Southgate has called up uncapped West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen for the Nations League games with Hungary, Germany and Italy.

Bowen has scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists for the Hammers this season.

The 25-year-old was in contention for the previous England squad in March but was ruled out by a fractured foot bone.

It's thought Bowen is one of the first players originally from Herefordshire to have made the squad.

Gillela Joins Salisbury

Former Hereford defender Dinesh Gillela has joined Salisbury.

The 22-year-old defender was formerly the captain of the Bournemouth under 21s before a short spell at Hereford where he played several games particularily whilst captain Jared Hodgkiss was unfit.

"I'm delighted to put pen to paper and commit for the season ahead with Salisbury and I’m excited for what the season will bring," said Gillela. 

"It was good to hear from the gaffer, Steve himself. I mean he rang me and made it clear he wanted to bring me in."

Monday, May 23, 2022

Chorley To Appoint New Manager

This from Chorley:

'We have today reluctantly accepted the resignation of manager Jamie Vermiglio, who is leaving us for a new challenge. 

We have a tailor-made replacement for Jamie, who will be announced within the next 48hrs.'

Chorley finished 6th in the National North League.

Fozcast Features Jarrod Bowen

 

Jarrod Bowen is the latest player to feature in Fozcast.

The video is an hour long but well worth watching.

The podcast starts with a young Jarrod pictured by Steve Niblett at Edgar Street. 

And there's quite a lot about Herefordshire.

Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmQHMj-bANU

AFC Telford Season Ticket Prices

AFC Telford have announced their season tickets prices for 2022/23.

An early bird adult costs £250 and a concession is £200.

This equates to £10.87 and £8.70 per match.

Match day prices are £16 for adults and £12 for concessions.

400 Season Tickets Sold At Chester In Seven Days

Chester City have sold 400 season tickets since they went on sale last Monday.

The club says that sales are up 46% compared with the same point last season.

Adult seated season tickets cost £295 which will rise to £325 after the early bird offer ends.

Hereford XI to face Westfields in friendly

A Hereford FC XI will face Westfields in a pre-season friendly.

The match at allpay.park will be on Thursday, July 28.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Leaving My Job Was A Big Risk Said Kouhyar

 

Maziar Kouhyar will be playing football in the National League next season after his current club York City were promoted yesterday. But it's not long ago since he was selling cars for a living in Solihull.

“Leaving my job was a big risk,” Kouhyar told The Athletic

“But, having got the taste back at Hereford, I wanted to give it one last go. I knew I had to give it everything and that meant concentrating only on football.

“I didn’t want to work, other than play for Hereford. I wanted no distractions. Even though it meant I wasn’t earning as much as last year when still at the car dealership.

“On my days off, I would go and train. Might be in the park or the gym. Anything that I felt would help me live like a full-time pro."

Also pleased with Kouhyar's sucess is Tom Latchem who works for Be who represent the Afghanistan-born winger.

“There is a glaring lack of south Asian footballers playing pro in this country,” said Latchem.

“Something like 16 out of 4,000 at the last count. We want to do something about that and Maz has become a great example.

“I’d seen he had dropped out of football so made contact through LinkedIn. We met and there was almost a sadness about him. But we got Maz in at Hereford through another client of ours (manager Josh Gowling) and the rest has been down to Maz.”

Read more at: https://theathletic.com/3319239/2022/05/22/fleeing-the-taliban-selling-cars-and-now-scoring-crucial-goals-for-york-city-maziar-kouhyars-incredible-story/ 

AFC Fylde Release Ten Players

AFC Fylde have released ten players following a disappointing end to the season.

The 10 out-of-contract players to be released are Stephen Dobbie, Jordan Hulme, Bobby Jones, Harry Jones, Luke Joyce, Rhys Long, David Perkins, Owen Robinson, Ben Tollitt and Maine Walder. 

However the club already has 17 players under contract for next season.

"We have to learn from this as a group," said manager James Rowe.

"Obviously a large chunk of this group will take us forward next year because they are under contract."


ON THIS DAY 2021 | Hereford FC 1-3 Hornchurch - FA Trophy Final

A year has gone by so quick, this time last year Hereford headed to Wembley. The 1st video is the players entering the pitch.


The 2nd video is the match highlights.



Saturday, May 21, 2022

Celebration Pictures From Under 18's Cup Win

A selection of pictures from after today's game between Hereford under 18's and Newcastle Town Juniors. 










Second Half Pictures From Under 18's Cup Win

A selection of pictures from the second half of today's game between Hereford under 18's and Newcastle Town Juniors. 









First Half Pictures From Under 18's Cup Win

A selection of pictures from the first half of today's game between Hereford under 18's and Newcastle Town Juniors. 









Ex-Hereford players send York up

Former Hereford players Lenell John-Lewis and Maziar Kouhyar both scored as York beat Boston 2-0 in today's National League North Play-Off Final.

The win sends the Minstermen into the National League after five years away.

Under 18's Lift The League Cup Trophy


A few pictures taken by Will Cheshire of Hereford Under 18's lifting the League Cup Trophy after they defeated Newcastle Town in the final at Rugby this morning.


Patten Leaves Cardiff

Keenan Patten, who has been on loan with Hereford, has left Cardiff City.

Would like to thank everybody at Cardiff City, The staff, fans, teammates and especially my family for the support and development over the last 14 years.

Looking forward to a tough off season and excited to see what the next chapter holds for me.

Under 18's Win League Cup

Hereford FC Under 18's have won the MJPL Cup.

They defeated Newcastle Town at Rugby this morning. 

Final score: Hereford 4 Newcastle Town 1 

Hereford's goals were scored by Harley Morris, Tom Rogers, Issac Groves and Jac Jones.

Friday, May 20, 2022

National North And South Playoffs To Be Streamed

The National League has announced that "Live streaming has been confirmed for Saturday's National League North and South [promotion] Finals, respectively. Football supporters across the game may wish to take up either option of their choice, or both; and the appropriate links will take you to the ticket page on which you may purchase your viewing pass.

The Vanarama National League has partnered with 'Your Instant Replay' to bring this to your selected device, to view your choice live or watch later with full coverage as if live.

Each Final will go live at 2.45pm for a 3pm kick off and will come with dual commentary provided by a fan from each club.

  • NORTH: York City v Boston United streaming tickets
  • SOUTH: Dorking Wanderers v Ebbsfleet United streaming tickets

Access to either viewer option is priced at £10."

No New Deals As Yet Said Gowling

None of the six players offered new deals at Edgar Street have put pen to paper as yet.

Manager Josh Gowling told the Hereford Times that he had spoken to all six this week. However as they are not currently being paid it may be a while before deals are done. 

"Most players don't get paid through the summer at this level so they've got a bit of time to wait before they decide where they are going," said Gowling.

Meanwhile Gowling is pleased that the Squad Builder fund has reached £12,500.

"It really does go a long way and helps me build a squad which is more competitive than it was this season."

Gowling Talks About Home Friendlies

Josh Gowling has spoken to the Hereford Times about the three pre-season friendlies that are set to take place at Edgar Street.

"I've got a few decent contacts in the game so one of them is a very good team we've never had before," said Gowling. 

"One of the teams will be a select 11 so there will be under-23s in that as they're up this way anyway.

"The other one is a mixed team as well. If we'd have played another day we might have got all the under-23s which isn't quite the same game.

"I'm very concious of trying to get a few first team players within that to give the best opportunity we can have.

"I think under-23s can be a bit false at times and not the real football we're going to play in the league."

More at:https://www.herefordtimes.com/sport/20154605.hereford-fc-tweak-pre-season-suit-visiting-sides/

 

MY HEREFORD UNITED STORY | Paul Fewings - 1998-2000 "If I could meet with Graham Turner now, I would like to apologise for my behaviour at the time"

"If I could meet with Graham Turner now, I would like to apologise for my behaviour at the time"

Former Hereford United striker Paul Fewings is the next guest on the series. He scored the opening goal against Leicester City in the FA Cup 3rd Round replay. He also scored 15 goals during the 1999/2000 season, but left the club under a cloud after a touchline altercation with Graham Turner. After a 23 year silence and wanting to set the record straight. Click to read what happened. 

-> MY HEREFORD UNITED STORY | Paul Fewings | Herefordshire’s Independent Source of News & Information (yourherefordshire.co.uk)



*Photo supplied by Ron Parrott

Four Pre-Season Away Friendlies Confirmed

Hereford FC have confirmed that they have will travel to four clubs in their pre-season friendly schedule.

Saturday 9th July – Hednesford (A) – 3pm

Saturday 16th July – Malvern Town (A) – 3pm

Wednesday 20th July – Coalville Town (A) – 7:45pm

Wednesday 27th July – Alvechurch (A) – 7:45pm

The club have also given dates for three home friendlies but no details, as yet, whom they will be playing.

The dates are:

Wednesday 13th July

Sunday 24th July

Saturday 30th July 


 

Darlington To Move To New Stadium

Darlington are hoping to move to a new stadium but not until the 2025/26 season.

The Quakers, who are fan-owned, have a number of sites in mind.

The new stadium will be built to Football League standards and is expected to have a capacity of in excess of 5000 fans.

The club hope the cost will be partly met by various grants.

Darlington Chief Executive Officer and Club Chairman, David Johnston, said: “We look forward to working closely with all the various stakeholders to deliver a solution that meets the club’s ambitions. We appreciate that this will take some time to deliver and that there is plenty of work to be done before construction even starts.

“This proposal provides the opportunity to develop a sustainable solution with facilities centred at the heart of the community offering sporting and recreational facilities that will appeal to many people and most of all a stadium that will allow the club and its fanbase to progress.

“Whilst this proposal is in its early stages, and the club are considering a number of alternative locations for the new facility, the political support to secure a site is the first step towards developing this solution.”

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

£60K Raised For Darlington's Boost The Budget

Supporters of Darlington FC have raised £60K towards the club's 'Boost the Budget' campaign.

Their target is £120K.

“The fans have been absolutely fantastic with the Boost the Budget while I’ve been here," said manager Alun Armstrong.

"Their generosity never ceases to amaze me." 

Meanwhile Armstrong has added to his squad with the signing of defender Jassem Sakur from Whitby Town.

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Hereford United 3-2 Halifax Town - 20th May 2006

Promotion to the Football League is achieved, goals from Andy Williams, Guy Ipoua and Ryan Green earn the win.



-> Hereford United HUFC Play-Off Final - YouTube

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

News Round Up

Former Hereford striker Lenell John-Lewis may miss playing for York in the National North League play-off final. He has a thigh injury.

Hereford's Board met with the Supporters Trust last night. The meeting 'was hailed as a great step foward.'

Blyth Spartans have offered 14 players 'contract offers' for next season. 

The National North League report that clubs have agreed that Boston have produced the match programme of the season.

The play-off final between York and Boston will be streamed at a cost of £10. 

The MPJP final between Hereford and Newcastle on Saturday at Rugby will be covered by RadioHereford FC.

Hargreaves Takes Over At Yeovil

Former Hereford United player Chris Hargreaves has been appointed Yeovil manager.

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Chris Hargreaves has signed as our first team manager.

“Signing a two-year deal, Hargreaves arrives with a strong coaching pedigree, holding a UEFA PRO Licence and fifteen years experience in coaching roles.”