Hereford United expelled from Conference

Hereford United have been expelled from the Football Conference. It is after they failed to pay their football debts.

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Hereford United Supporters Trust propose new supporter led club

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Business representatives from Hereford United Supporters Trust are proposing to create a new supporter led football club for the whole community in the event that Hereford United goes into administration.

The trust has presented Herefordshire Council with a comprehensive business plan, which the council has agreed to consider if the current club goes into administration.

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Hereford MP: council must keep football in city

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Priorities for Hereford United: pay back wages, information, work with HUST. Priorities for Council: keep Edgar St, keep football in City.

The MP for Hereford, Jesse Norman, has called on local councillors to help keep football in the city.

There are concerns about the future of The Bulls' Edgar Street stadium, following the club's expulsion from the Football Conference.

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@bullsnewsblog Hfds Council have confirmed to me that no approach to sell Edgar St/leases. I've urged them to put out a statement ASAP.

Comedian Omid Djalili 'gutted' after Hereford expulsion

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90 years of football history wiped out. After all the euphoria of last month gutted for #HerefordUnited feel for all the true fans

Comedian Omid Djalili has said he is 'gutted' after Hereford United's expulsion from the Football Conference.

The Bulls' membership from the competition has been revoked because they did not pay their football debts.

The decision means the club will drop down at least two divisions.

In April, Djalili played two sell-out gigs to help cash-strapped Hereford, raising £21,000.

The money helped the club pay a looming tax-bill.

Later that month The Bulls narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the season, at the expense of Chester.

Following yesterday's decision, Chester have now been reprieved from relegation.

Football conference statement on Hereford United

Hereford United ground Credit: ITV News Central

"The Club (Hereford United) has confirmed it will not meet the requirements, to which it previously agreed, set by the Board of the Football Conference Ltd on Friday 6 June enabling the Club to retain its membership.

As the Club was advised at the above meeting, the Board has exercised its unanimous decision that should the Club fail to fulfil the requirements it would be expelled from the Competition and the Company under Article 5.2.

At the Annual General Meeting on 7 June of the Football Conference Ltd, the member Clubs agreed to an alternative Constitution for the 2014/15 season, in case of the above eventuality.

Chester FC will now be reprieved from relegation from the Premier Division and Hayes & Yeading United FC will be reprieved from relegation from Conference South."

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