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Another crucial week.

September the 1st 2014 will be the day we see the future of the Bulls clarified one way or the other.

The information from the club, and the welcome response to fans via the official website would suggest that before that date is even reached the news many will want to hear will come out sooner rather than later.

The additional evidence provided at Arlesey yesterday whereby a group of players appeared for the club for the first time having been given international clearance, would also give cause for optimism.

What is certain is that an episode that has lasted for almost 2 years needs to be ended as quickly as possible.

The revelation surrounding a 40,000 VAT debt although causing concern, didn't at that stage give rise to any thoughts or indications of the catastrophe to come.
Indeed that issue was dealt with reasonably quickly with the FA Cup run and related prize and television money achieved by the club paying debts that were threatening it back then.

Nevertheless the noises coming out of the Boardroom were less than encouraging, and without rehashing a sorry tale, the club found itself facing oblivion at the end of what in the end turned out to be a heroic effort on and more particularly off of the pitch.

Those Bulls fans that walked, cycled, carried buckets around other grounds raising daunting sums of money, fighting off one writ after another, cannot be commended enough.

Players and Staff worked unpaid throughout the darkest parts of this threatening time.

The sickening realization though that as one winding up petition was being settled another was in the pipeline, and that the monies demanded were increasing, convinced many that HUFC 1939 was beyond saving.

This wasn't before the formation of Hereford United Supporters Trust.
Efforts were made by the Trust to look into taking over the club.

Having found themselves rebuffed by the then Chairman it was all the more galling to find out that the new ownership had been allowed to purchase the club on effectively the same basis as had already been offered by them.

A massive schism has since formed between those that want to see HUFC 1939 survive, and those that have taken the view that as it stands Hereford United would be better left to die.

Much could be said about they way this schism has damaged all concerned, but this is not the time to rake over the ashes of the last couple of months. Suffice to say that Hereford Dis-United is what we are currently dealing with.

We therefore enter what will without doubt be the week that sees it ended. Will Hereford United 1939 demonstrate that,as tough as it will be, the club as it stands has weathered the initial storms and continue?, or will we see the final act of this episode end with a new club under the flag of HUST emerge?.

The opinion of this correspondent is that it will be the former, in any event the only acceptable outcome for all concerned will have to be;

Hereford Re-United!!.

The Journalist

Writer: Bullpirate Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 24 2014

Time: 4:34PM

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re-united. Like that line Bullpirate. Relieved for you all.
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