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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Turmoil at Edgar Street
HU-FC.co.uk will endeavour to bring you the latest on the ongoing saga at Edgar Street, with news and information on the board's actions and team make-up over the next few days. Visit the Independent Hereford United Online Resource - www.HU-FC.co.uk.
Turmoil ensues as Robinson goes
Tonight's Evening News reports that Phil Robinson, Hereford's player/coach, has not had his contract renewed.

More details soon.
Turner To Stay.
It has just been announced that Graham Turner & Joan Fennesey have been persuaded by the Board to stay at Hereford FC for the time being. It appears that other Directors were worried that without GT at this stage of the season there would be nobody with enough football experience to run the club. More meetings will be held shortly.
No news on Turner situation
There is still no news on the Graham Turner situation following yesterday's board meeting. An announcement is expected soon.

Monday, April 29, 2002

The Graham Turner Saga
A formal announcement regarding the situation is not expected until tomorrow. There is much speculation surrounding possible incoming investors and management teams, and HU-FC.co.uk will bring you the latest on these moves as and when announcements are made.
Update - the Graham Turner saga
Graham Turner's future at Hereford United is currently being discussed in a board meeting at Edgar Street. Chairman Turner and company secretary, Joan Fennessy, have announced their resignation from the club.

HUISA chairman Kevin Wargen has offered his association's support to anyone who takes over Hereford United. He said that without Graham Turner, the Bulls would not be alive today and through BBC Hereford & Worcester, thanked Turner for his time at the club.
Update - the Graham Turner saga
Graham Turner's future at Hereford United is currently being discussed in a board meeting at Edgar Street. Chairman Turner and company secretary, Joan Fennessy, have announced their resignation from the club.

HUISA chairman Kevin Wargen has offered his association's support to anyone who takes over Hereford United. He said that without Graham Turner, the Bulls would not be alive today and through BBC Hereford & Worcester, thanked Turner for his time at the club.
Turner and Fennessy to quit
Graham Turner is set to quit Hereford United FC as both chairman and director of football.

The ex-Wolves boss, who has led the club for four years as chairman, told ClubCall: "I indicated to the board last week that I intended to resign from my position and I think along with that could well be and probably will be the resignation of the company secretary Joan Fennessy. I think it's been very difficult over the last three to three and a half years keeping the club alive. It's been a terrific strain making ends meet and there comes a time when you say hang on - there's no fun in doing this. There's a lot of supporters, quite wealthy ones, who might well be interested in coming and taking on board the problems that we've got."

A board meeting is being held today (Monday) at 2pm, where the directors will discuss the future of the club. Whether anyone else is set to step into the reigns at Edgar Street remains to be seen.

The club have huge financial problems but with Herefordshire Council leader Terry James' plans for the development of the Edgar Street site and news that two promotion places from the Nationwide Conference were likely to be available for next season, there were positive aspects for new investors to look forward to.

Turner commended his off-the-field staff, adding: "We haven't achieved a great deal on the park but we have kept the club afloat and I don't think that should be underestimated."

It is rumoured that a new consortium, headed by Mark Ellis, will are set to take over, but as yet no confirmation or denial of such stories has been made.

HU-FC.co.uk will bring you more details as and when they are released.
Turner quits
Graham Turner is set to quit Hereford United FC as both chairman and director of football.

The ex-Wolves boss, who has led the club for four years as chairman, told ClubCall: "I indicated to the board last week that I intended to resign from my position and I think along with that could well be and probably will be the resignation of the company secretary Joan Fennessy. I think it's been very difficult over the last three to three and a half years keeping the club alive. It's been a terrific strain making ends meet and there comes a time when you say hang on - there's no fun in doing this. There's a lot of supporters, quite wealthy ones, who might well be interested in coming and taking on board the problems that we've got."

A board meeting is being held today (Monday) at 2pm, where the directors will discuss the future of the club. Whether anyone else is set to step into the reigns at Edgar Street remains to be seen.

The club have huge financial problems but with Herefordshire Council leader Terry James' plans for the development of the Edgar Street site and news that two promotion places from the Nationwide Conference were likely to be available for next season, there were positive aspects for new investors to look forward to.

Turner commended his off-the-field staff, adding: "We haven't achieved a great deal on the park but we have kept the club afloat and I don't think that should be underestimated."
Turner quits
Graham Turner has quit Hereford United FC. More to follow soon.

Sunday, April 28, 2002

Boston are the strongest link, goodbye!
Dagenham & Redbridge's 3-0 win over Chester City turned out to be a formality as Boston United beat Hayes 2-0 to secure the Nationwide Conference championship. Boston will play Third Division football next season whilst Hayes, who were already relegated, play in the Ryman Premier Division. Good luck to both in their newly-found divisions, and comiserations to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Bulls sink to new depths
The future of Hereford United chairman Graham Turner is in the balance following today's 3-1 defeat at Stevenage Borough. Read the reports with HU-FC.co.uk.
Stevenage 3 Hereford 1
Jackson 62 Piearce 19
Goodliffe 71
Stirling 86

Full report to follow
Stevenage 3 Hereford 1

Jackson 62 Piearce 19
Goodliffe 71
Stevenage 3 Hereford 1

Jackson 62 Piearce 19
Goodliffe 71
Stirling 86

A dissapointing result for Hereford United. Full report to follow

Friday, April 26, 2002

Stevenage Borough vs Hereford United
Follow Saturday's game with BBC Hereford & Worcester (94.7 FM) or Classic Gold (954 AM), and then read the report later in the evening on HU-FC.co.uk.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Hereford United 2 - 1 Swansea City
Two late goals from Steve Piearce ensured Hereford won the HFA Senior Invitation Cup at Edgar Street tonight.

Monday, April 22, 2002

Hereford United vs Swansea City
Herefordshire Football Association Senior Invitation Cup Final at Edgar Street - Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Saturday, April 20, 2002

Hereford United 0 - 1 Hayes
Results, reports and reaction all on HU-FC.co.uk.

Friday, April 19, 2002

Hereford United vs Hayes
Follow the build-up here.
Early team news for Saturday (Hereford vs Hayes)
Hereford United midfielder Paul Parry is back in the team after serving a one-match suspension, and Rob Elmes could return after missing Tuesday's 1-0 win over Dagenham with a groin injury.

Hayes, under the temporary management of Willy Wordsworth, is without the suspended Kevin Warner. He said: "I might be looking to make one or two changes."

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Williams leaving Edgar Street
Hereford United's highly-rated attacker Gavin Williams is set to exit Edgar Street in the summer.

The Hereford Times report that Williams has failed to agree a new contract with the Bulls and after five years with Hereford, he will leave the club on May 4th. The twenty-one year old is expected to attract much attention from Football league sides.

United chairman Graham Turner, the director of football, said: "Gavin was offered a contract at the same time as Matt Baker, Tony James and Paul Parry, but he has not accepted. It's in abeyance at the moment but, as it stands, Gavin will be free to have discussions with other clubs after May 4.

"I can see where Gavin is coming from because he's been here for five years and perhaps feels that he needs a change. But I think it's fair to say that in his time with this club he has given his best efforts."

Williams has scored fourteen goals this season in all competitions, and has been a regular in the side side Hereford joined the Conference in 1997.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Hereford United 1 - 0 Dagenham & Redbridge
A late, late goal from player-coach Phil Robinson handed Hereford a surprise 1-0 victory over league title challengers Dagenham. A Gavin Williams corner was headed on by Ian Wright for Robinson to turn home in the eighty eighth minute.

Monday, April 15, 2002

Hereford vs Dagenham
Follow the big match build-up with HU-FC.co.uk.
Wage caps to be implemented?
The Non-League paper claims that the Conference is ready to impose a wage cap on players, as reported by confguide.com. Bizarrely, given the number of Conference clubs gone bust in recent years (none) compared to the number in the league (none, but about to be loads if you believe them), the paper claims that the FA is concerned about financial probity of Conference clubs. They report that Conference Chief Executive John Moules has met with the FA to discuss salary capping, and "negotiations to implement the changes are underway."

Scarborough chairman Malcolm Reynolds is reported as coming up with a scheme under which a club would be set a per-player cap based on club turnover.

Meanwhile, the official site (herefordunited.co.uk) report that the Tribute Concert details will be revealed soon, and tickets available from the club at £15. Also, Striker Danny Davidson has not reported into the club for either match or training duty since the away fixture at Scarborough, but whether he is still a Hereford United player is not clear.
Wage caps to be implemented?
The Non-League paper claims that the Conference is ready to impose a wage cap on players, as reported by confguide.com. Bizarrely, given the number of Conference clubs gone bust in recent years (none) compared to the number in the league (none, but about to be loads if you believe them), the paper claims that the FA is concerned about financial probity of Conference clubs. They report that Conference Chief Executive John Moules has met with the FA to discuss salary capping, and "negotiations to implement the changes are underway."

Scarborough chairman Malcolm Reynolds is reported as coming up with a scheme under which a club would be set a per-player cap based on club turnover.

Meanwhile, the official site (herefordunited.co.uk) report that the Tribute Concert details will be revealed soon, and tickets available from the club at £15. Also, Striker Danny Davidson has not reported into the club for either match or training duty since the away fixture at Scarborough, but whether he is still a Hereford United player is not clear.

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Hereford United 1 - 0 Northwich Victoria
Reports, reaction and round-up all online.
Hereford United 1 - 0 Northwich Victoria
Gavin Williams' twentieth minute goal handed Hereford all three points in today's Conference game. The results puts them six points above the drop zone on forty nine, with Stalybridge down on forty three. Comiserations to Dover Athletic though, who have been relegated today after crashing 3-0 at Chester.

Reports and reaction from Edgar Street plus a round-up of the Conference situation as the season comes to a close will be online soon.

Friday, April 12, 2002

Dodge encouragement for ailing Bulls
Hereford United's veteran midfielder Ian Rodgerson is urging his team-mates to play out of their skins against Northwich Victoria tomorrow, kick off 3pm.

The Bulls are now just three points above the drop zone with four games left in the Nationwide Conference and a win at Edgar Street would ease relegation fears.

Rodgerson could return if he overcomes a hamstring injury, and said: "You could see on the players' faces at Doncaster that there was a little bit of acceptance that we were going to get beat. But we need to have strong character on the field of play and really want the ball and first and foremost we need to work really hard for the team.

"Tomorrow is not about Northwich, it is about how we perform on the day and to that end we need to roll up our sleeves and stand up and be counted."

Coach Phil Robinson, who will be without the suspended Scott Goodwin and injured Scott Voice, told the Evening News: "We are still very positive although it wasn't the best we have played by a long way (in the 4-0 defeat at Doncaster) although we did have players like Ian Wright and Scott Goodwin missing and had to play players out of position."

"We've worked hard in training this week but we know we need to pick up points and it's clear to everybody that we are very much caught up in a relegation battle."

Ian Wright will return after injury, allowing Robinson to push back into midfield. "Ian is a very dominant character in the air and that is something that you need both defensively and from an attacking threat at set pieces," said Robinson.

However, Long-term injury victim Scott Voice remains on the sidelines and Paul Parry plays his final game before a one-match suspension after a recent sending off against Woking.

Northwich boss Jimmy Quinn has a major doubt over midfielder Val Owen, who has a hand injury. Quinn hopes he will be fit as Vics aim to build on their 1-0 win at Nuneaton. Quinn said: "I thought it was a tremendous result at Nuneaton and we put in a lot of hard work. Hopefully we can take that on to Hereford."

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Skipper back for drop battle
Hereford United should have captain Ian Wright back in the first team for Saturday's crucial match against Northwich Victoria in the Nationwide Conference, kick off 3pm.

If the Bulls win the game at Edgar Street, they could ease relegation fears that have left them just three points above the drop zone. Scarborough won 2-0 against Southport last night, and jumped above Hereford into sixteenth.

Wright resumed training after a calf strain left him out of the recent game at Doncaster Rovers, which Hereford lost 4-0, and the 2-2 draw against Woking.

The ex-Hull defender told the Hereford Times: "We are fully aware that we are in a relegation battle and that we only have four league matches remaining. But the situation is in our hands and we are confident that we are going to survive. Everybody is desperate to do well for the club. And if, for instance, we do go a goal down, then we have to roll up our sleeves and fight back."

"Saturday's performance at Doncaster was dreadful, probably the worst this season, and it was a day when nothing went right for us. But we now have to be positive. We know that we can beat anybody in this league, as we have shown at Boston, and I am confident that we will beat both Northwich and Dagen-ham."

Wright added: "As a player I have never before been involved in a relegation battle, and I don't enjoy watching from the stands. I will be raring to go on Saturday."

United chairman Graham Turner, the director of football, commented: "It was a nervous experience flicking on to teletext on Monday to check the Conference results but fortunately they went our way.

"Since Saturday, there has been a renewed determination to put things right. Wright's return will be a massive boost which should allow Phil Robinson to push into midfield and Gavin Williams to move up front."

Hereford are without midfielder Scott Goodwin, who is suspended for the game, but he will return for Tuesday's match against title favourites Dagenham & Redbridge. Striker Danny Davidson has not been in contact with the Edgar Street club since he was left out of the side against Scarborough, fuelling speculation that he has quit.

Sunday, April 07, 2002

The latest news from Edgar Street can be found in the table below.

Saturday, April 06, 2002

Doncaster Rovers 4 - 0 Hereford United
The full report of today's disaster can be found here.

Doncaster 4 - 0 Hereford United
A Watson double seals Hereford's Misery.

Watson 30 & 50
Squires 57.
Green 90.

Report to follow.

Wednesday, April 03, 2002

The latest news...
from Edgar Street can be found on the table below.

Monday, April 01, 2002

Hereford United 2 - 2 Woking
Reports and reaction on HU-FC.co.uk.