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Hereford reveal plans to become a ‘sustainable’ Football League club again

Hereford reveal their plans to become a ‘sustainable’ English Football League club again, according to the club’s chairman.

They are hoping to return to the top four divisions of English football for the first time since former club Hereford United lost their place in 2012.

Since former the phoenix club in 2014, they have gone from the ninth tier to the sixth with Pete Beadle’s side producing impressive three league titles and broke the 100 points mark on each occasion.

As well as that, the Bulls have made an appearance at Wembley in the FA Vase Final, their 20,000 travelling fans made the trip to watch them lose 4-1 to Morpeth Town.

Now they sit in the National League North, where they have finished 17th in the 2018/19 season and are currently positioned 13th, however they continue to target getting more promotions.

Hereford chairman Andrew Graham said: “In the first three seasons we had a nucleus of a team and a sense of a belonging and it just felt like we were on that journey.

“Obviously positive results helped with that feeling but we felt like we were on a journey together which was consolidated by a Wembley appearance.

“Mustapha Bundu, Pablo Haysham and John Mills, they would just turn it on and excite the crowd. But it’s consistency that gets you out of a division and now we’ve got to this level, National League North, we’ve suffered with consistency.”

He added that the club and the ground are in its current position thanks to voluntary time that the supporters and board members have put in.

“Anyone will tell you who was here at the time the key was turned in the door, there was a lot of work to be done in this stadium,” added Graham.

“A significant amount of money has been spent on this stadium, getting it to the level it’s required by law but also that provides some kind of experience for football fans.

“The time and effort that was put in, people have thrown and committed so much time to this project and lived it as their passion and hobby.

“The vision is to become a sustainable Football League club. I’m still a great believer that we can achieve that vision, but there is a lot of work to continue doing.”

Bulls News have stated that Hereford have reportedly made a profit of £4,288 in the last tax year ending May 31, 2019.

The turnover from the previous year decreased from £988,770 to £897,100 and the playing budget substantially increased while the price of general repair at Edgar Street dropped significantly.

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