Hereford fight for survival

Hereford United could be relegated from the Football League if they lose at Crawley Town this weekend.

Hereford United relieve manager Jamie Pitman of his duties

Jamie Pitman sacked

Hereford United have relieved manager Jamie Pitman of his duties.

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Hereford United given another week to pay tax bill

The club owe £78,000 to HMRC Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Hereford United have been given an extra week to pay a £78,000 tax bill which threatens the club's future.

The Bulls have said a part payment was made towards the amount on Friday afternoon following negotiations with HMRC.

Today a judge in London agreed to a seven day adjournment which gives The Bulls time to pay the outstanding debt.

Last night, comedian Omid Djalili helped raise £21,000 for the club, by performing two benefit gigs.

'Boycie' actor John Challis congratulates Omid Djalili for Hereford Utd fundraiser

'Only Fools and Horses' actor John Challis has congratulated comedian Omid Djalili for helping to raise £21,000 for cash-strapped Hereford United.

The Iranian entertainer performed to nearly a thousand people at the Courtyard Theatre (yesterday).

Challis, who is famous for playing Boycie in the TV sitcom, lives in Hereford.

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Hereford pay part of outstanding tax bill

Hereford United have made a part payment towards an outstanding tax bill ahead of a court hearing tomorrow.

It means the club will be able to ask the Judge for more time to pay the outstanding amount.

It's after the attendance exceeded two thousand for the second home game in a row.

“We are extremely close to being able to make the payment, but we now need one final push over the weekend. Taking into account our expected income over the next 48 hours, and the very generous donation from Heineken, we believe we will need a further £8,000.”

– Director Dave Preedy

Hereford United nears fundraising target

Hereford United needs to find £78,000 Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hereford United says it has raised almost £78,000 to pay an outstanding tax bill. It needs to find the money to keep the club open. It says it has around £20,000 left to find. Last month Hereford United players revealed they had not been paid correctly for two months.

Hereford Utd asks for donations to avoid winding-up

Hereford United needs to find £78,000 to avoid a winding-up order
Hereford United needs to find £78,000 to avoid a winding-up order Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hereford United have opened a donations page as they look to find £78,000 in the next two weeks to avoid a winding-up order.

A fans' open meeting has been told the money is needed to pay debts to HMRC.

The club, which lies just four points outside the Conference relegation zone, have not been able to pay their players for more than two months.

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Hereford United's players link poor form to no payment

Players at Hereford United have issued a statement following a busy week for the club. They have linked their poor form on the football pitch to the fact they have not been paid for two months.

The past couple of months have been particularly testing for the club and us as a group of players.

We acknowledge that our performances have been below what is needed.

It's now public knowledge that we haven't been paid correctly for over two months. No doubt anyone, in any walk of life would find that tough.

– Hereford United players' statement

Martin Foyle left the club as manager on Wednesday. 24 hours later, Pete Beadle was appointed as their new boss.

The players are now asking fans to get behind them.

We now have 8 games in which to give this club and ourselves a chance of a brighter future, so we would like to ask you the supporters to put aside your grievances with any one individual, be it player or Chairman and allow the negativity to lift a little and have everyone pulling in the same direction between now and the end of the season.

No other players will be coming in, so your heartfelt support would be a great help and if you could subdue any negativity it would allow some players low in confidence to rediscover their form.

– Hereford United players' statement
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