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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Report from Hereford United AGM

The 60th Annual General Meeting of Hereford United Football Club took place earlier this evening. Some 21 shareholders were present along with the four directors. As ever the meeting was chaired by Graham Turner.

After director Hugh Brooks had gone through the main points in the accounts (for details see earlier article), they were adopted by the meeting.

Directors Graham Turner and Hugh Brookes were re-elected and the auditors, Baker Tilly, were re-appointed.

After a few questions from the floor Graham Turner thanked everyone who had supported the club during the past year.

There was general agreement that the club had published an excellent set of accounts.

The formal business of the evening ended but the chairman opened up the meeting for an informal discussion.

Turner spoke about the signing of Sammy Igoe earlier today. He said that he was very keen to join the Bulls and would give the option of playing Simon Johnson up front as Igoe can play wide on the right. The deal is for a month but can be extended.

However Turner conceded defeat on another un-named player who he had tried to sign.

As regards Stephen Gleeson, Turner said he had tried to sign him in the January transfer window. He was disappointed in the manner he had left the Bulls but felt that he did not want to be at Edgar Street. He read about his move to Stockport in the press.

Turner said he had tried to get Sherjill Macdonald to return to Edgar Street but was told he was staying at West Bromwich.

A question was asked about the wages of loan players. Turner replied that he usually did a deal which often would vary depending on the player and the club. Only one loan player had cost his full wages. As regards the two youngsters loaned out today, their, admittedly low, wages were being paid by Bromsgrove.

Several comments were made about season tickets. Turner seemed pleased with the way STH's had three free guest tickets this season. He said the club would consider the idea of paying for them by instalments.

There was no fresh news on redevelopment of the ends of the ground. Turner made the comment that many of the potential partners had been enticed into the 'Retail Quarter' but he did say that the Richardsons were talking to a fitness centre.