Next Game: Preseason Friendly - AFC Telford United Away on Saturday 22nd July at 3pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Randolph Linked With Move To Middlesborough


Former Hereford United loanee keeper Darren Randolph could be moving to Middlesborough from West Ham.

England keeper Joe Hart is joining West Ham on a season long loan deal from Manchester City so Randolph is looking for another club.

He is set to travel to Middlesborough today for a medical.

The Irish born keeper came to Edgar Street on loan from Charlton at the start of the 2008/09 season but fell out with manager Graham Turner.


UITC's Summer Soccer Schools


A reminder that UITC's summer soccer schools start next Monday.

Here are the main details:

United in the Community’s summer programme begins in Hereford next  Monday 24th July. This kicks off six weeks of delivery across the county and will include a trip to St. George’s Park, as well as a Girls Only Soccer School. Children aged 5-14 (some venues may vary) and of all abilities are welcome to attend; each day will run from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm. Prices start from just £15 per day and places are subject to availability.

Week 1 - 24 to 28 July - Hereford Week 2 - 31 July to 4 August - Ledbury Week 2 - 31 July to 2 August - Hereford (Girls Only 7 to 12) Week 3 - 7 to 9 August - Hereford
(includes a trip to St George's Park)
Week 4 - 14 to 18 August - Leominster Week 5 - 21 to 25 August - Ledbury Week 6 - 29 to 31 August - Hereford

Full courses can be booked online now, offering a £10 discount. All other payments will be cash on the day. (Junior Bulls and HUST members will receive a £2 cash refund on the first day of camp when booking the full course online.)

For further information and prices please click here.

Preview: AFC Telford United vs Hereford


Hereford travel to fellow phoenix club AFC Telford United this afternoon for a preseason friendly.

The Bulls are yet to face the National League North side since reforming, but Hereford United did play their Shropshire neighbours frequently over the years.

The most recent meeting was on the final day of the 2012/13 season, which was the Bulls' first season back in the Conference. Hereford had already secured a 6th-placed finish, and comfortably beat the Bucks 4-0.

Sam Clucas, who had just been named as player of the year, scored twice, with Marlon Jackson and Josh O'Keefe also finding the back of the net.

A Very Happy Brain Smikle With Scorer Josh O'Keefe In The Middle Of The Group
Meanwhile, Telford's new manager Rob Edwards will be keen for his side to put in an improved performance compared to Thursday night - a young Bucks side were thrashed 14-1 by Welsh Premier side The New Saints.

His arrival is part of a wider shake-up at the club, apparently as a result of new investment. BBC Shropshire's Nick Southall was told it was too good to turn down (link).

For Bulls fans making the journey, one option is to take the train.
For fans wanting to make their way straight to the ground, catch the 12:28 Holyhead service from Hereford, changing at Shrewbury to catch the train towards Wellington. The New Bucks Head stadium is a 15/20 minute walk from Wellington station.

But for those driving, the postcode is TF1 2TU. Allow one and half hours, and there's ample parking at the stadium (charged at £3).

Hereford manager Peter Beadle will be without Mike Symons, Ryan Green and Calvin Dinsley who are away, but it's hoped Garyn Preen will have recovered from the knock he picked up last weekend.

New signing Lance Smith should also play a part in the game, he trained on Thursday night after returning from holiday.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Under 18's in action tomorrow


Hereford under 18's are also in action against Telford tomorrow. The under 18's host Telford at Victoria Park with a 1pm kick off. The squad will be a mixture of Hereford's cup winning under 16's, league winning under 18's and trialists. Some of the squad featured recently in the friendly at Lads Club.  Supporters welcome

Details For Telford Tomorrow



Hereford FC have released the following information for supporters travelling to Telford tomorrow:

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 Concessions, and £1 for Under 16s. Terracing is available to visiting Bulls in the Frank Nagington Stand, with seats in the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand. Spectators should enter both areas via gates I/J and then approach a steward for arranging a transfer to the seating area. Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, and priority will be given to elderly people, those with limited mobility and to families with young children.
Parking is available at the ground, accessed via Haybridge Road, in Blue and Orange zone car parks at a cost of £3 per car.
AFC Telford United
New Bucks Head Stadium
Watling Street
Wellington
Telford
TF1 2TU


From The Archives - Bulls Win At Telford


Hereford FC travel to Telford tomorrow for a pre-season friendly. It's over four years since a Hereford team played at the New Bucks. Here's a look back.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Clucas double spurs Bulls to victory


Two goals from player of the year Sam Clucas together with strikes by Marlon Jackson and Josh “goal machine” O’Keefe saw The Bulls comprehensively defeat already relegate Telford at The New Bucks Head this afternoon.

Martin Foyle made one change from the side that was robbed of a result against, now, champions Mansfield with Rod McDonald replacing Stefan Stam who dropped to the bench.  Former Bulls Ryan Valentine, Dan Preston and Stephen Leslie started for The Bucks.

Sam Clucas made a darting run down the left to deliver a cross that was intercepted just before it reached Ryan Bowman who was well positioned at the back post.  Chris Bush’s forward ball forced a corner from which Marley Watkins’ flag kick produced a fine Luke Graham header that was cleared upfield. 
Watkins was fouled 40 yards from goal but Bush’s free kick failed to create a threat.  Indecision between O’Keefe and Joe Connor almost created a chance for the hosts but the shot went wide for a goal kick.  A Bush long throw from the left sailed straight into the arms of keeper Ryan Young. 
Telford Keeper Ryan Young Gathers Chris Bush's Long Throw. Alongside is Rod McDonald
 

Aaron Williams sliced a shot wide of the target and Marco Adaggio lifted one well over as the hosts showed commendable intent in the early stages.
Bowman released Chris Sharp and he made good ground on the right before delaying his cross and when a second opportunity presented itself the cross was cleared.  Telford were having their share of the play with James O’Neil up top and Phil Trainer as the spare man in midfield.  Valentine, playing on the right of defence, played a ball into the heart of the Bulls’ penalty area which was blocked out by McDonald and when the midfield were slow to react, Adaggio nipped in to fire just over Bittner’s crossbar. 
Former Telford Striker Chris Sharp Getting Verbal Grief From Salmon And Young
Sharp was unfairly impeded on the right and Young tipped Clucas’ free kick round the post.  From the impending corner, Chris Sharp was harshly carded for reacting to some playful shirt pulling by the home keeper.  Then The Bulls took the lead on 40 minutes.
Marley Watkins switched wings with Clucas to deliver a far post cross which Sam met with a header that could only be partially stopped by Young and Clucas was alert to the possibility enabling him to follow up with a close range tap in.

Keeper Beaten As Clucas Watches His Tap In Go Over The Line
A shot from Williams brought Bittner into the action before Sharp was penalised for a challenge on Adaggio from which Leslie fired wide of the target.
HT Telford 0 Bulls 1
Hereford were swiftly out of the blocks in the second period adding to their goal tally just a few minutes after the restart.  Marley Watkins fed Bowman who, in turn, slipped the ball to Sam Clucas.  Sam dropped a shoulder before dragging the ball to the side and firing low past the keeper from 12 yards.
Former Bull Ryan Valentine Looks On As Clucas Scores His Second Goal Of The Game
Chris Sharp rolled off a defender to make space for a shot, which was cleared at the expense of a corner before Ryan Bowman made way for Marlon Jackson on 50 minutes.
Watkins picked up a bang on the ankle and was replaced by Smikle then Bush’s free kick found O’Keefe in an advanced position but his lay-off was stabbed wide by Sharp.  The Bulls added to their tally on 62 minutes.
Marlon Jackson showed good persistence working his way across the edge of he box before turning between two defenders and firing home from 15 yards.
Marlon Jackson Gets Past Two Defenders To Score Hereford's Third
A diagonal ball from Jackson almost put Smikle in but the Bulls’ substitute produced a telling contribution in the build up to the fourth goal twenty minutes before the end.
Smikle’s good work on the right preceded a cross to the marauding Sam Clucas and the keeper only parried his shot with Josh O’Keefe on hand to force home from close range.
A Very Happy Brain Smikle With Scorer Josh O'Keefe In The Middle Of The Group
Joe Connor and substitute Joe Heath (on for Chris Sharp) both put in dangerous crosses before Bittner went full length to deny Spray.  Marlon Jackson had a reasonable chance to add to the lead but his effort from Joe Heath’s flick sailed high over the bar to the disappointment of the impressive 464 Bulls fans in a crowd of 2102.
FT Telford 0 Bulls 4
Hereford: Bittner; Connor, Graham, McDonald, Bush, Watkins (Smikle 55), O’Keefe, James, Clucas, Bowman (Jackson 50), Sharp (Heath 66). Subs not used: Gallinagh, Stam.
Telford:Young, Adaggio, Preston (Spray 74), Salmon, Valentine, Bennett (Jones 70), Rooney (Bradley 70), Trainer, Leslie, O’Neill, Williams. 
After a slightly frustrating first half The Bulls took control in the second period and may well have added to their score before the final whistle.  Newcomers Bush and McDonald both played with a maturity that was beyond their years.  Kingsley James cemented his place on fans’ wish-lists while the whole squad should receive a collective pat on the back for a fine team performance.
BN MOM Samual “another season will be just fine” Clucas.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Edwards Is 'A Real Capture' For Cardiff Met


Joel Edwards
Christian Edwards, manager of Cardiff Met FC, has been speaking to the Hereford Times about the signing of former Hereford FC captain Joel Edwards.

"I know he has his own coaching business, so we spoke to him potentially coming to the university and studying a sports coaching degree," said Edwards.

"He will join us next season with regards to studying at the university and it allows him to play for us.

"I have done my digging around regarding Joel.

"I spoke to Steve Jenkins at Hereford, who said he was unlucky to be released and was a very good player.

"I know the history behind Joel and his captaincy of Hereford and I also spoke to Gareth Davies, who also gave Joel some huge praise.

"So he is a real capture for ourselves and one that will very much add to the squad."
 

Moreira on the Move



Former Hereford youngster Carlos Moreira has signed for Westfields.

After leaving Edgar Street he signed for Cinderford, before finishing last season with Pegasus Juniors.

He then started for Lads Club in the preseason friendly against Hereford last week, but was soon invited to train with Midland League side Westfields.

This afternoon, 'Fields confirmed that they had signed Moreira and Hay St. Mary's skipper Stuart Davies.

Davies didn't have the best of starts as he suffered a broken fibula in their game against Pegasus last night.

Apprentice Vacancy at Edgar Street


The club are looking for an office apprentice to help with general admin.

Other tasks will include answering supporters' queries, as well as selling tickets/merchandise face-to-face, online and over the phone.

40 hours per week, and times will vary depending on matches.

The length of the apprenticeship is one year, with the weekly wage £140.

For more information, or to apply, visit the government's website - https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-154481


Purdie, Davies & James in SportsTalk “Triple Bill” – BOOK NOW


Hot on the heels of last night’s highly acclaimed ‘Evening of Soccer with Ben Smith’, comes a Sportstalk “Triple Bill” with Hereford legends Rob Purdie, Gareth Davies and Tony James.

The event takes place at the Rankin Club, Corn Square, Leominster on Monday, 7th August, starting at 8pm with tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. This will be the last in this summer’s mini-series, but future events are scheduled for later in 2017.

This should be another fascinating evening as each of the players have a
wealth of experience, and correspondingly each have a host of stories to tell, covering a plethora of ex-clubs, managers and coaches. An intriguing insight into football at Edgar Street will also no doubt unfold.

Demand for tickets to this event is once again expected to be high, so you are advised to book early.

Tickets are priced at £10, which includes a half-time buffet, and entry into the night’s raffle.

Doors open at 7pm, with the evening commencing at 8pm, with tickets on-sale NOW.

To reserve your ticket simply email editor@talkingbull.org

HUST would, once again, like to thank John Beaman and the Rankin Club for their help and assistance in holding these functions. Dixie McNeil, Tommy Hughes, Ben Smith and Mike Symons have all been in top form, and have made these nights both highly successful and entertaining.

HFA Launch HFA TV



Herefordshire FA Launch HFA TV

The Herefordshire FA has just released their new YouTube channel HFA TV! The HFA hope that this will allow them to better promote all forms of footballing opportunities within the county and beyond.

You can subscribe now by following the link below for regular uploads which has started with a new promo video for walking football and soon you will be able to see footage of grassroots football from around the county; there is something for everyone! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsSWOD6DRiq7kTdBmAs25yg

For more information on the HFA’s football opportunities please call 01432 342 179 or email Info@HerefordshireFA.com

Throwback Thursday - Brighton, Jon Narbett, John Sillett

Let's start with a 2-1 win over Brighton in the FA Cup from November 1997. This is the official club footage as filmed from the Len Weston Stand. The Meadow End is absolutely rocking as a double from Neil Grayson sends the Bulls into the next round.


The best of series features Jon Narbett. Signed from Shrewsbury in October 1988. The popular goalscoring midfielder stayed at Edgar Street until June 1992. Narbett later played for Oxford and Chesterfield before drifting into non league.



Finally part 2 on John Sillett's return to Edgar Street in August 1991. Hopes were high that Sillett would achieve success at Edgar Street. The former Coventry manager is filmed at the training ground.



More next week. If you haven't yet subscribed please check out    www.youtube.com/djmatthealey

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Is Walking Football?


This from the HFA:

Walking Football is the beautiful game at a slower pace and any player that sprints, runs or jogs whilst the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team. These sessions are aimed at people aged 50+ and are all about re-engaging those individuals back into playing. They are very suitable for people with certain health or mobility problems and are a brilliant way to have the ball back at your feet with less chance of getting injured. It provides great opportunity for you to enjoy playing, improve health and also meet like-minded people along the way.

To see what it’s really about check out the HFA’s new video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1iOaNC8aLo


Current HFA Sessions

HEREFORD Day – Monday Time – 7-8pm Venue – thePoint4

HEREFORD Day – Wednesday Time – 6pm-7pm Venue – thePoint4

LEOMINSTER Day – Tuesday Time- 6pm-7pm Venue – Bridge Street Sports Centre

All sessions cost £3.50 but the first session you attend is FREE. New players are always welcome so please get in touch if you are interested in giving this fast growing sport a try.
There are also new clubs popping up across the county and we can happily point you in the direction of your closest club!

For any more information about Walking Football sessions, please call on 01432 342 179 or Email Info@HerefordshireFA.com

Read more at http://www.herefordshirefa.com/play/walking-football#w5ozWX7ptAG11IrI.99

UITC Support FA Girls' Football Week



This from UITC:

The Lionesses begin their European campaign tonight as they face Scotland at 7:45pm.

UITC will be supporting the FA Girls’ Football Week and the Lionesses throughout the Euros. A GIRLS ONLY Soccer School will take place from 31st July – 2nd August at Central Park (HR1 1AW), to book now, please visit: http://www.playtheherefordway.com/booking.html

For more information regarding ALL Soccer Schools, please contact laura.davies@uitc.uk.com

Advertising Boards At UITC


United in the Community, the official player pathway of Hereford FC, still have a number of spaces available at its Central Park facility for advertising boards. We would be delighted to hear from you if your business can support us.

New boards are priced at £250 which includes all artwork and installation. The board will be in place for the duration of the 2017 / 18 season.

For further information please email: mickhufc@gmail.com

Prize Bull ‘500 Club’ Draw Results: Tue 18th July 2017


Last night's weekly draw in the Prize Bull '500 Club' was held at Kayte Lane as Bishops Cleeve entertained Hereford in the Bulls' fourth pre-season friendly of the campaign. 

The draw was broadcast 'live' on Radio Hereford FC at 8:30pm witnessed by Keith Hall, Jamie Griffiths, Ruth Walkden and the HUST Press Officer Frank Williams.

With the addition of last night's prizes a total of £1,955 has been paid out to supporters since the Prize Bull '500 Club' draws began eight weeks ago.  

Details of how to enter are available from the HUST Website:   


The winners in the draw last night: 

£25 Weekly Prize:  Steven Crook – Member Number 152

£10 Weekly Prize:  David Woolf – Member Number 112
Bottle of Wine:  Andrew Duggan – Member Number 108
HUST Beer or Cider:  Chris Tong– Member Number 113

Remember, it is possible to win more than one prize as each member number is in every draw, with weekly, monthly and a special draw at Christmas with jackpot prizes of up to £2,000 on offer!  

Our next major monthly and weekly draws will co-incide with the clubs "Open Day" on Saturday, 29th July when Radio Hereford FC will be broadcasting LIVE from the event at Edgar Street.

If you have not yet entered online there will be an opportunity to join the Prize Bull 500 Club at the Open Day and immediately be in the draw that afternoon!


Bishops Cleeve Second Half Photos








Bishops Cleeve First Half Photos








Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bishops Cleeve 1 - Hereford 5


Hereford travelled to Southern League South and West side Bishops Cleeve on Tuesday evening in their fourth preseason friendly, with the Mitres the highest-graded team the Bulls have faced so far.

Pete Beadle's men dominated the game from the off, but it wasn't until the tenth minute when Hereford had their first shot on target. Mike McGrath’s low drive from 18-yards was well-held by goalkeeper Tim Griffiths, before a similar effort from Pablo Haysham was parried.

A fantastic double-save by the keeper in the 14th minute kept the score line level. An initial shot from Jimmy Oates was punched clear, but as the ball fell to the feet of John Mills, his resulting effort was somehow pushed wide.

The hosts took the lead in the 20th minute, before conceding an equaliser from the restart. Joe Bates’ free kick took a deflection off the four-man Hereford wall, and Martin Horsell could only watch on as the ball hit the back of the net.


But less than a minute later, John Mills equalised for the Bulls. Pablo Haysham broke away down the right-wing, and after playing in a cross to John Mills, he was able to curl the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net.


A second goal for Mills gave his side one-goal lead going into half time. His classic chop opened up a perfect opportunity to strike the ball into the back of the net.

Moments later, Cleeve’s Jack Oldham came inches away from scoring a screamer of an own goal when his 40-yard ‘shot’ rattled the crossbar.

John Mills was unlucky not to complete his hat trick before the break, but his downward header from Haysham's cross went wide of the upright.

HT: Bishops Cleeve 1 - Hereford 2

With the wind now behind them, Hereford created a handful of chances within the opening minutes of the second half. Firstly, Pablo Haysham saw his rising shot go high and wide of the target, before Calvin Dinsley headed wide from Oates’ cross.

Ten minutes after the restart, Bishop Cleeve’s substitute keeper did well to get to Keyon Reffell's shot, before Rob Purdie's follow-up effort took a deflection.

From the resulting corner, the Whites then extended their lead thanks to Jack Deaman. After the ball eventually fell to the feet of the defender, he managed to get enough on it to stab the ball over the line. 


After a relatively quiet period, Rob Purdie scored Hereford's fourth goal in the 74th minute. Keeper Tassell was able to parry substitute Mike Symons' shot, but the onrushing Purdie made no mistake in finding the back of the net with his left-footed effort.

With five minutes left on the clock, Cleeve came close to grabbing a second goal, but Sloggett's shot was too wide to trouble Martin Horsell.

Jimmy Oates then rounded off the scoring with his second goal of preseason. Despite the keeper getting his fingertips to Oates’ shot, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Bulls' fifth goal of the evening.

FT: Bishops Cleeve 1 - Hereford 5

Hereford: Horsell, Oates, Bowen, Dinsley, Green, Deaman, Reffell, McGrath, Mills, Haysham, Purdie.
Subs: Symons, Edge, Preece, Franklin, Hayes and Pugh.

Next Game: Preseason Friendly - AFC Telford United Away on Saturday 22nd July at 3pm

There's No Such Thing As A Perfect Pre-Season Friendly Said Beadle


Talking to the assorted media after tonight's 5-1 win at Bishop's Cleeve, Hereford manager Peter Beadle said that there was no such thing as a perfect pre-season friendly.

"There'll always be something you need to work on. We saw a few things in the first half.

"It was really tough because the wind was really strong.

"There are one or two things we need to be better. When we have as much possession as we had, certainly in games like tonight, we seem to get caught out sometimes by a long clearance that almost creates a chance.

"We said to the players at halftime be aware on the halfway line it only takes one clearance, one ball over the top to get caught out.

"Obviously second half it was tougher for them going into the wind.

"But I thought we did it much better second half. We really showed our authority.

"The wind first half was a fair leveler even though we got two goals to get ourselves in front.

"We coped with it really well and still played some decent stuff and again on another day we could have been out of sight by half time.

"The performance was really good on Saturday other than the finishing touch. Tonight we had the finishing touch and we've won the game fairly comfortably.

"Even at 3 and 4 we still kept looking to push.

"So it's all coming together. But we're not quite there yet."

As regards the five goals scored this evening?

"I thought Millsy's first two were excellent finishes which is what you would expect from him.

"Jimmy's was a good finish from good play.

"All the goals in their own way were good tonight

"I thought our play in general was really good. We never really looked under pressure. A couple of times we gave the ball away in bad areas but the way we play that's going to happen. We're not going to be perfect all the time. But for the majority of it I'm really pleased."

Cleeve scored their goal from a deflection.

"Quite a big one as Horsell was running one way and couldn't get back.

"I'd like to see how many shots they had on target, a few balls into the box.

"But again (their goal was) our own doing.

"John Mills gave the ball away under no pressure on the halfway line. These are the things we are trying to eradicate, trying to get out of players game. We can't give the ball away cheaply.

"We're four games in now and I'm really pleased with fitness levels and the play is slowly coming. I'm really pleased where we are right now."

Tom Nichols Joins Bristol Rovers


Former Hereford United loanee Tom Nichols has moved from Peterborough to Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Nichols was with Exeter when he came to Edgar Street on loan in August 2012. During his stay he scored one goal in nine appearances.

That goal was at Alfreton in a 3-0 win for the Bulls.

Sharper Bulls Put Five Past Cleeve

Hereford beat Bishops Cleeve 5-1 on the road this evening, with two goals for John Mills and one each for Jack Deaman, Rob Purdie and Jimmy Oates.

More later.

It's Bishops Cleeve This Evening


Hereford FC continue their pre-season this evening at Bishops Cleeve.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm

Admission is £5 with Juniors free as long as they are with an adult.

There is plenty of parking at the Kayte Lane stadium. Postcode is GL52 3PD

For Bishops Cleeve tonight's friendly of the third of their 'big three'. Last week they played both Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town.

For Hereford manager Peter Beadle will be without Lance Smith who is set to return from holiday this week.


Monday, July 17, 2017

General Manager Will Need To Increase Income To Justify Their Salary


Hereford FC's decision to appoint a General Manager is understandable given that the club is continuing to grow.

There's a feeling that there is a need for a suitably qualified person to ensure that the club can function profitably whilst, hopefully, climbing up the divisions. Part of the remit will be to develop new revenues and continue to build relationships across both the city and further afield.

To be fair, there's only so much time the current directors can give to the club given they are not paid. Having someone full time at the club will allow the directors to concentrate on taking the club forward and not worrying quite as much over day to day matters.

However for a club with a turnover of £1M, the salary for a decent general manager must be in the region of £40/50K. On top of that are NI contributions and probably some sort of pension scheme.

So, in effect, a general manager will need to ensure income at the club rises by at least £60K per season simply to pay their salary. 

Where will this £60K come from?

In essence it can only come from admission charges or other income such as sponsorship, replica shirts, perimeter boards, catering etc.

But at a time when the income of most supporters is not even keeping up with inflation, there's only so much the club can increase admission charges even if the club continues to climb up the leagues.

There have already been some comments on the decision to charge £10 to go to a Fans Forum with manager Peter Beadle even though a meal is included in the price.

And as one director told BN yesterday, it's not that easy to increase the income from catering given there is so much competition across the road in the Old Market.

For example those supporters with Waitrose cards can have a free cup of coffee before or after a game. And to be fair it's more drinkable than that served up in the club's catering booths.

It's probably easier to try and raise a little more income from sponsorship and perimeter boards. Again if the club continues to climb the leagues then increases in these prices can be justified to advertisers because of increased exposure. Getting into the Conference or National League as it is now sometimes called is important not only for the level  of football but for the level of media interest which in turn creates more advertising opportunities.

However, even if everything goes to plan on the pitch, it's difficult to see how an extra £60K of income can be obtained without exploring some 'new' avenues.

There may be some mileage in charging supporters to listen to Radio Hereford FC. The argument for this is quite simple. Those listening are able to keep up with all the action on match days for nothing whilst those attending in person are paying.

Obviously there will be many supporters who listen who will say that they can not attend games in person because they live too far away or perhaps have to work on Saturdays. They may also point out that they support the club in other ways by purchasing shirts or taking part in the HUST lottery.

There was a period when some output from the former club was only available on Bulls Player. Is it time to consider something similar?

Up to 1500 supporters are said to listen to the games on Radio Hereford FC. Perhaps the average for say 50 games in a season is 1000 per game. To charge £1 per game would bring in £50,000. Obviously there would be set up costs and no doubt some supporters would not wish to pay for this service. But even if that figure of those listening dropped to 800, it's still around £40,000.

Another possible income stream is to transfer the 50/50 matchday draw back to the club. Or perhaps at least share the income between HUST and the club. Whilst this would hit HUST's time scale to purchase it's 50% holding in the club, it would give the club an income of around £15K per season if shared.

A third way might be to agree some sort of deal with clubs for pre-season friendlies at their grounds. Taking a percentage of the gate could bring in several thousand pounds. 

The extra income needed for the salary of a general manager has to come from somewhere and maybe these are three ways at least worth considering. Hopefully there will be others.

However the money is raised, it has to be done somehow. The club has to balance the fact that it must live within its means and yet provide manager Peter Beadle with a sufficient budget to enable him to put together a squad capable of another promotion.

Everything has to be paid for. And it will in the remit of the new general manager to ensure that there is enough income to do that. 

Meanwhile letters have been sent to those applicants for the new position who have not made the shortlist.
 

Luis Morrison Joins Alfreton


Defender Luis Morrison has joined Alfreton on a one year deal.

Morrison captained Hereford United at the start of the 2014/15 season but his spell with the club only lasted a month or so after he and manager John Taylor had some choice words at the end of a game at Dorchester which the Bulls lost 3-0.

He was then 'rested' before playing a couple more games before leaving.

Girls Football Week



Celebrate the Euros and support the Lionesses with Herefordshire FA this summer!

If you’ve been inspired by the action during the Women’s European Championships in the Netherlands then why not join in the fun with Herefordshire FA! There are loads of different ways to get involved with girls football around the county and begin your journey to become a future Lioness. As part of Girls Football Week and with the help of some of local grassroots clubs, Herefordshire FA have organised a number of different festivals and events.

It doesn’t matter if you have never kicked a ball before or play regularly, there is something for everyone! Come and give football a try, learn some new skills and have a kickabout at one of their Euro Celebrations. You can also enter the Herefordshire FA Salute the Lionesses competition and win some great prizes!

Visit the Herefordshire FA website for more information on how you can get involved! http://www.herefordshirefa.com/news/2017/jul/inspired-by-the-euros

'Spot the Ball' Coupon No. 5 - ENTER NOW

Here is your chance to win the latest Spot the Ball competition.

Coupon No.5 depicts "Player of the Year" Jimmy Oates in action against Royston Town on 29th April in the "Champion of Champions" challenge match at Edgar Street. 

All you have to do is assess where you think the ball is most likely to be in the photograph, select the relevant grid square and enter via the HUST website. The former Hereford midfielder Ben Smith has used his skill and judgement to select this month's winning square - can you match him?



It's easy to enter via the website, with each square selected at a cost of £1 each, and you can enter as many times as you wish.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hereford Favourites to Win League

Hereford lifted the Southern League Division One South and West shield back in April

According to Betway, Hereford are favourites to win the Evo-Stik League South Premier. Here are the favourites:

Hereford 4/1
Hitchin 6/1
Bishop's Stortford 10/1
Farnborough 11/1
Merthyr 11/1
Slough 11/1

Meanwhile, the odds are currently 200/1 for Hereford to lift the FA Trophy. Tranmere are the favourites at 10/1.

Prices correct as of 23:20 16/07/17



PSF Results: Week Two


Below are the results from preseason friendlies involving Southern Premier clubs that took place between Monday 10th July and Sunday 16th July:

Monday 10th July
Bradford Town (step 5) 2 - Dorchester Town 0

Tuesday 11th July
Basingstoke Town 0 - Eastleigh (step 1) 4
AFC Wulfrunians (step 5) 3 - Hereford 1
Hitchin Town 0 - Colchester United U23s 3
Merthyr Town 6 - Treharris Athletic (Welsh Division 3) 2
Redditch United 0 - Walsall Wood (step 6) 0
Slough Town 2 - Wealdstone (step 2) 2
Potton United (step 6) 0 - St Neots Town 2
Tiverton Town 1 - Plymouth Argyle (League 1) 2
Weymouth 1 - Yeovil Town (League 2) 2

Wednesday 12th July
King's Lynn Town 1 - Norwich City XI 4
Royston Town 1 - Cambridge United (League 2) 4 

Thursday 13th July
Stratford Town 0 - Stafford Rangers (step 3) 1

Friday 14th July
Melksham Town (step 5) 2 - Dorchester Town 3
Lads Club (step 5) 1 - Hereford 6
St Ives Town 3 - Soham Town Rangers (step 4) 1
Tiverton Town 3 - Torquay United (step 1) 1

Saturday 15th July
Oxford City (step 2) 0 - Banbury United 1
Basingstoke Town 4 - Merstham (step 3) 1
Biggleswade Town 0 - Boreham Wood (step 1) 4
Bishop's Stortford 1 - West Ham United XI 1
Berkhamsted (step 5) 3 - Chesham United 3
Marlow (step 4) 3 - Dunstable Town 2
Havant & Waterlooville (step 2) 2 - Farnborough 0
Frome Town 1 - Chippenham Town (step 2) 1
Wellington (step 6) 1 - Hereford 1
Stamford AFC (step 4) 0 - King's Lynn Town 3
London Colney FC (step 5) 0 - Kings Langley 0
Cambrian & Clydach Vale (Welsh Division 1) 3 - Merthyr Town 1
Redditch United 3 - Bromsgrove Sporting (step 5) 1
Histon (step 5) 0 - Royston Town 2
Slough Town 3 - Tooting & Mitcham United (step 3) 0
Mildenhall Town (step 4) 1 - St Neots Town 0
Stratford Town 3 - Rushall Olympic (step 3) 4