Hereford United chairman rips off cancer charity?

Has Lonsdale stooped to a new low?

Back in August Hinton Football Club hosted a charity football match between Hereford United Supporters Trust Fans’ Team and the Mayor’s Xl, with proceeds split between the mayor’s chosen charity and the Adam Stansfield Foundation. The Foundation was set up after the sad death of ex-United player Adam Stansfield from bowel cancer.

In the lead up to the game HUST were contacted by Hereford United chairman Andy Lonsdale who said he’d like to donate a Lionel Messi signed Barcelona shirt. This kind offer was accepted by HUST who passed the shirt on to the foundation to auction online.

Information passed on to the Heckler this week suggests the Andy Lonsdale himself won the auction but has failed to pay for the shirt! The auction was held on eBay with the winning bid of £255. It came from someone going by the same name as Lonsdale with other personal information matching that of the current United chairman. After repeated efforts to contact the buyer, the foundation are now at a loss of what to do.

Now it may well be that someone has maliciously taken on Lonsdale’s ID, which is not a difficult thing to do on eBay. Either way, some sicko or Londale himself is ripping off a charity.  We recommend that Lonsdale either pay up or contact the foundation to settle the issue.

We did think of contacting Hereford United to get a comment from Lonsdale but with the club’s track record of not communicating with anyone we decided not to waste our time.

The Adam Stansfield Foundation can be contacted here enquiries@adamstansfieldfoundation.com

Luther Blissett

Interview with Tommy Agombar.

Our intrepid reporter Helen Heckler was lucky enough to land an interview with Tommy Agombar after Hereford United’s win at home to Biggleswade Town last Saturday.

Helen: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, Tommy.

Tommy: Yeah, no problem. Always willing to talk to a pretty lady.

H: Err, ok. Anyway, good performance today wouldn’t you say?

T: Fackin’ spot on there, Helen. We ran rings round them, should have scored a hat full.

H: Disappointing crowd though?

T: Not really. It doesn’t matter how many come to the games, it won’t change what I’ve got planned for this place.

H: Can you explain to our readers what these plans are?

T: Yeah. At the moment this is all a bit of a play thing for me. I’m pretty much running everything whatever the fackin’ FA say.

H: Everything?

T: Fackin’ right! I pick the team, I sign the players, this is my fackin’ club innit!

H: So what about the manager and chairman, what are their roles?

T: Jon Taylor is on the books for his knowledge of the property business; I pick the fackin’ team, he does what he’s told or he’s out, naa what I mean? As for Mandy Lonsdale – that’s my nickname for him, haha – he’s my bitch, I need him there to front of the club.

H: Wow, this is amazing, Tommy. So Jon Taylor has experience of the property business, what’s that all about?

T: Don’t be naive my little flower. We are going to knock this shithole stadium daan and build on it ain’t we! Jon’s old man can help us wiv all that. As for Mandy, he knows fack all about fack all so don’t worry about him.

H: So these are your plans, to develop the ground. What about the club?

T- Bollocks to the club! Like I said it’s my play thing at the moment. I was hoping to launder a shit-load of cash through it when I took over but that wanker Keyte took me for a ride. He knew I cant read so I didn’t know how in debt this craphole club was. So I’m just running the place into the ground now. That way no-one will give a fack when we bulldoze the place.

H: No-one will care? What about the fans?

T: Fans? What fans? Those inbred muppets haven’t got a clue. I’ve got my own ways of dealing with them.

H: And what ways are those, Tommy?

T: Threats, intimidation … and if that don’t work then some good old Essex violence should do the trick.

H: But you cant threaten all of them.

T: No need to, I’ve made a few choice phone calls already, they know I mean business. And those hard-looking bastards around the ground on match day, they ain’t there just to make the attendances look good.

H: Did you use the same tactics with the Southern League?

T: Naa, you have to be a bit careful with people like that. You have to massage their egos, they love their influence in the game, and they also love new watches and holidays abroad.

H: You mean…

T: You know what I mean, Helen. I have my ways of gettin’ fings done.

H: Ok, how about the fans boycott, doesn’t that concern you?

T: Hahaha, tossers, the lot of ’em! They think I’m going anywhere? They’re having a laugh. I’ve got enough cash to keep this place going till the ground gets developed.

H: So you are laundering money through the club?

T: I never fackin’ said that, Helen, don’t twist my words.

H: So if you have enough money why are staff and bills going unpaid?

T: I might have money but I don’t want to fackin’ waste it do I! If I can get away without paying people I fackin’ will. Like I said this is my club, I do what the fack I want. Anyway I’d rather spend my money back in Essex than here in Hertfordshire.

H: You mean Herefordshire?

T: That’s what I fackin’ said. I’m warning you, Helen, don’t twist my words.

H: Whatever you say, Tom! So can you tell us anything about the two other directors who are involved with the club?

T: No not really. Mandy got them in to make it look a bit more legit, I’ve never even met them. You’ll have to ask Mandy.

H: So Andy  … err, Mandy … does have some influence in the running of the club?

T: Listen, Mandy and me go back a long way. I owe him from when I was inside, he means a lot to me.

H: Sorry, he means a lot to you? Is there more to your friendship than just a working relationship?

T: No, fack, I didn’t mean it like that, Andy is just a mate. You twisting my words again, Helen?

Boycott Hereford United

With less than two weeks till the start of the football season the situation at Edgar Street continues to sadden and amaze many fans. The real story about the demise of our club will surely come out in time, but it’s clear where much of the blame lays.

Fans say it like it is

David Keyte. What a wanker. How dare he call himself a fan. His time in charge of the club started off so well and ended with utter mismanagement and complete disregard for true supporters. The rest of the board who operated under him also have a lot to answer for. A great many hard working staff and players were lied too and ripped off by Keyte and he should never be allowed to work in football again.  This imbecile’s final act of treachery was to pass ownership of our club to bunch of crooks.

Tommy Agombar, Andy Lonsdale and the rest of these cowboys are nothing more than gold diggers.  They’ve come to Hereford with easy money on their minds. Edgar Street is prime development land and they know it. They have continued the Keyte legacy of lying and ripping off people the extent that all members of staff have walked out. They have no respect for supporters of the club they claim to have saved.

As ever in these situations the ones who stand up and make a real difference are the fans. It was the fans who dug deep last season to avert winding up orders. It was fans who organised themselves into a Trust in the hope of taking the club forward after Keyte. It’s that fans who make a football club and after Tommy has fucked off back to London we’ll still be here. What is left after he’s gone remains to be seen but what is clear is that we shouldn’t give him a penny.

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Click here to join HUST

Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) called for a boycott of the current regime until all outstanding debts have been paid and we fully support this. In fact we’d rather see the back of Agombar before returning to the Meadow End. The club listed as a member of the Southern League for next season is not the true Hereford United and shame on the League for allowing them to join.

We urge all supporters to promote the boycott of Hereford United to other fans. Agombar and his crew are here to rip us off, don’t give them any credibility by going to Edgar Street.  HUST and other supporters are arranging an alternative fixture list for next season supporting the Hereford United Fans Team. Get along to the matches to show what real Bulls fans look like. We’ll either get our club back or start afresh, either way HUFC will live on. COME ON YOU WHITES.

For up to date news on the Bulls visit BullsNews

For Fans Team fixture details click here

Luther Blissett

Your football club needs you – join HUST

Hereford United Football Club is in a perilous position.

With no more money available to pay the tax man or get us through the rest of the season, there is a real possibility that our historic club could go under.

The reasons for the current state of affairs are numerous and it would be far too easy to start mud slinging and name calling. But that won’t save our club.

We need to look forward. We, as supporters, need to join together with one voice to ensure that whatever happens we are fully involved.

Hereford United Supporters Trust was set up with the aim of increasing fans’ influence. Vibrant, active supporters’ trusts around the country have helped to bring clubs back from the brink, often taking part-ownership.

By joining HUST fans will be sending out a clear message that we are determined to not only save our club but ensure that we don’t end up in this crap position again.

The trust is currently in negotiations with the London Bulls supporters club to join forces and we strongly urge Hereford United Independent Supporters Association to consider doing the same.

There is an open meeting tonight (Monday 24th March), 7pm at the Starlite Rooms to discuss what can be done to save the Bulls. Come to the meeting.

Join HUST

Luther Blissett

Long live the Bulls!

Bulls DartfordIt’s hard to be a Hereford United fan at the moment. Flirting with administration, staff redundancies and struggling at the bottom of the Conference is enough to get anyone down.

Surprisingly though there has been a ray of light coming out of the gloom at Estadio Edgar and that is the dedication shown by supporters.

More than once this season the supporters have been called on to dig deep when funds have dried up. This has included paying extra at the turnstiles during a difficult Christmas period and donating money to avoid the winding-up order in January. We should be proud of what we the supporters have done and will do to save our club.

If the threat of administration does materialise and we are relegated we, the supporters, will still be here. Directors and players come and go but fans stay loyal.

The determination to ensure the longevity of the club has been shown by the formation of the Hereford United Supporters’ Trust. The trust has been set up to “provide a strong, pro-active, and independent voice for all supporters of Hereford United”. Their first major act has been to register the Edgar Street stadium as an Asset of Community Value, ensuring that supporters will have a say if the ground ever comes up for sale.

At times like these it’s far too easy to criticise the board, the manager or the players. Let’s just be glad that we are doing our bit and will continue to do so. Come on you whites!