Hereford United: 2011-12

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Herefordshire born, Harry Franklin rose through the Hereford FC youth ranks before signing first-team forms in October A young, quick, ball playing midfielder, Franklin is a player with lots of potential. His first team appearances have mostly been limited to friendlies and Herefordshire FA County Cup games.

Harry joined Merthyr on loan Jamie has also spent time on loan at Weston Super Mare, enjoying several appearances for the Seagulls before returning to Cardiff.

Following his release from the Premier League club, Bird C and after a short stint at nearby club Badsey Rangers, he joined Evesham in September After returning from a spell in US College soccer in , the physical striker spent a season with Gloucester before earning a move to League One Barnsley. He has spent the last two seasons in the National League. Symons joined the Bulls at the beginning of the Tweets por el HerefordFC.

View our other social media channels. Previous match Sat 15th September. Next match Sat 29th September. Defender Beginning his career at Bristol Rovers, Danny opted to move out on loan in the early years of his career while at Rovers in an effort to break in to the first team.

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The — season saw the club finish second in the Southern League and gain national prominence due to its exploits in the FA Cup. Charles had departed the club in October and his successor Colin Addison inherited a side that defeated top-flight Newcastle United in the FA Cup. The Cup run played a part in the club's successful election to the Fourth Division , replacing Barrow. The club rose rapidly to the Second Division after finishing runners-up in their first season in the Fourth Division and winning the Third Division title in Dixie McNeil was the leading goalscorer in the top four divisions of English football in the same season, but Hereford would only spend one season in the second tier before dropping back into the Fourth Division.

The club's peak was in October when they were in sixth position before playing Brian Clough 's Nottingham Forest , losing 4—3 at the City Ground. After this period of success the club spent 19 years in the bottom division, suffering financial problems in the early s which resurfaced in the mids. The club enjoyed brief glimpses of their past success in the Cup competitions, holding Arsenal to a 1—1 draw in the FA Cup of and narrowly losing 1—0 to Manchester United in the FA Cup of The club's first trophy for 14 years was the Welsh Cup won in the same season.

In the league the club usually finished in the bottom half as it went through a succession of managers, finishing 17th in 4 consecutive seasons. Graham Turner was appointed manager for the beginning of the —96 season and managed to lead the team to sixth place and the play-offs, despite the club being in 17th position two months previously.

This resurgence was in part thanks to the goals of Steve White who emulated Dixie McNeil by being the leading goalscorer in the top four divisions. Hereford lost to Darlington in the play-offs and, with financial problems worsening, the club lost key players for the following — season.

The club's first five seasons in the Conference saw little success on the pitch, with the club being forced to sell many of its key players and the future of Edgar Street in serious doubt.

Turner stated that the money was critical to the club's survival and therefore Gavin Williams 's goal against Dover Athletic in the previous round is seen as the goal that saved the club. Having reached a year low of 17th in the Conference, the summer of proved a turning point as almost the entire squad was changed, the majority of new signings having been released from Football League clubs as a result of the ITV Digital collapse.

The new squad transformed the club into title contenders which, after a record-breaking season in the —04 season , finished as runners up in the Conference but failed in the play-offs. The club returned to the Football League with a vastly improved financial situation. In addition the team was playing attractive football which had earned them the mantle of "the best footballing side in the Conference".

In —07 Hereford achieved victories over five of the top eight finishing clubs, but a poor run of form in the last part of the season dropped the club into 16th position. In the —08 season the club were never out of the top five from November onwards and consistently placed in the automatic promotion places.

Despite strong competition from Stockport County , Hereford secured third place and promotion with a match to spare by defeating Brentford 3—0 at Griffin Park , though they were tipped to struggle in League One.

They rarely placed outside the relegation zone throughout the season, and achieved only 17 points at the halfway point. A 5—0 home win over Oldham Athletic was a rare good result, with top scorer Steve Guinan scoring a hat-trick. Hereford's relegation was confirmed on 18 April , after they recorded 1 win and 11 defeats in a 12 match spell. Turner subsequently stepped down as manager, paving the way for John Trewick to become manager.

However, Trewick did not last a full season after a disappointing campaign and was dismissed on 8 March ; and Turner once again took over first team duties on a temporary basis. David Keyte was announced as the new club chairman on 4 June with Tim Russon as the new vice-chairman. He was succeeded by physio Jamie Pitman who acted as caretaker manager until he was made manager on a full-time basis until the end of the —11 season. Hereford were further relegated to the Conference from League Two at the end of the —12 season.

Hereford were expelled from the Conference on 10 June due to financial irregularities. Hearings of the winding-up petition were adjourned a number of times, including on 7 July A CVA was proposed by the board of directors of the company, but was rejected by creditors. Many Hereford fans chose to boycott the club due to clashes between fans and the board.

On 10 December , after failing to fully and properly comply with obligations to respond to questions coming from an Independent Regulatory Commission, the FA suspended Hereford United from all forms of football activity with immediate effect, [22] until the order of the Independent Regulatory Commission was complied with to the full satisfaction of the commission. The club was wound-up in the High Court in December Hereford originally played in an all-white strip, but their traditional colours are white shirts and black shorts.

This dates back to the end of the Second World War when they used material from blackout curtains to make shorts when they ran out of white material. Their away colours varied over the years, with predominantly yellow colours being used in later years. Prior to the club played in plain shirts with no crest.

A depiction of a Herefordshire bull was introduced for the —72 season with H. A supporters' club crest was also used during the s. The shirt crest design changed several times over the years, with the full club name being added above and below the bull, which remained largely untouched.

The current crest was introduced in the early s but was not featured on the shirts until Hereford's shirt sponsors were Sun Valley Poultry between and , the biggest employer in Hereford.