Hereford United Focus

New Boss Martin Foyle has signed two strikers in  Marlon Jackson (Bristol City) and Ryan Bowman (Darlington FC):  Midfielder Marley Watkins from Bath City; plus a double raid on Forest Green Rovers for defender Luke Graham and keeper James Bittner.   Following relegation the Bulls are struggling with even a public appeal for donations as they fight to cut costs following relegation. The Bulls run of luck seems unlikely to change with the new keeper out and set to see a specialist and Purkiss and Featherstone have also signed for Walsall today.  Purdie (Shrewsbury Town),  Colbeck (Grimsby Town) and Arquinn (Notts County) will also be missed. 

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STMI take a look at the Bulls. We Imps feel your pain,  as we still continue to struggle to re-adjust to the BSP and send out a big thanks to Bulls News for their help in compiling this . To kick-off  here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices  and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 5th August. 

Hereford United  Pre-season friendlies

Hereford 1-1 Yeovil
Worcester 0-0 Herefod
Hereford 0-0 Everton
Westfields 0-2 Hereford
Hereford 2-0 Bristol City

Hereford United Transfer Dealing


Out- Nicky Featherstone to Walsall
In- Midfielder Marley Watkins from Bath City 
IN- Striker Ryan Bowman from Darlington 
In- striker Marlon Jackson from Bristol City
OUT- Striker Yoann Arquin to Notts County
OUT- Nathan Elder has joined Ebbsfleet
OUT- Tyler Weir to Worcester City.
OUT- Rob Purdie to Shrewsbury.
OUT- Joe Colbeck to Grimsby.
IN- Keeper Goalkeeper James Bittner from FGR
IN- Defender Luke Graham from FGR
OUT- Keeper Adam Bartlett to Gateshead.

Released – Josh Hunt, Ryan Green (Port Talbot), Ben Purkiss (Walsall), Delroy Facey,Hereford United

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Those who were out of contract

Def – Andy Gallinagh (signed), Chris Carruthers (signed) Ryan Green (Port Talbot), Ben Purkiss (Walsall), James Chambers, 
Mid – Kenny Lunt, Danny Williams (non-contract) 
For – Marlon Jackson (signed), Delroy Facey,

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Offered new deals – Nicky Featherstone (Walsall), Rob Purdie (Shrews)
Kenny Lunt and Delroy Facey have ‘options’ of a year should Foyle exercise them

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Latest gossip – Latest gossip – Purkiss and Featherstone sign for Walsall. Ryan Green joins Port Talbot. Keeper James Bittner has a back problem and will see a specialist so Dan Hanford will debut against the Silkmen. Foyle looking for two more despite financial constraints. Midfielder Marley Watkins signs following a successful trial with a tribunal set to decide the fee. Former Darlington striker Ryan Bowman signs.

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Lloyd Macklin will not be joining the Bulls after Torquay removed him from the transfer list. Some good financial news as the Bulls net 65-70k sell on fee after Mansett moves from Reading to Swiss side Sion. Left sided utility player Chris Carruthers and rightback/ right midfielder Andy Gallinagh, agree new 1 year deals. Striker/winger Marlon Jackson signs from Bristol City. Youngster Josh Hunt released. Trialist Lloyd Macklin scores in 1-1 draw with Yeovil.

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Richard Brodie will not be coming after he accepted a deal with Morecambe. Forward Yoann Arquin has turned down a new deal opting instead for Notts County. Bulls & Wrexham vie for forward Chris McPhee. Tyler Weir joins Worcester City and Rob Purdie joins Shrewsbury after turning down a new deal. Two Live TV games – the opener at Macc Town on Friday 10th Aug at 19.30 and the away trip to Barrow Fri Dec 7 KO 7.45.

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Sean Canham signs new 1 year deal. Former Imp Simon Russell is rumoured to be joining the Bulls but Foyle has dismissed a move for Danny Glover. Sean Canham has re-signed. Foyle is aiming for 18 man squad although not sure if that will include Brodie. A double Forest Green raid as FGR Goalkeeper James Bittner joins along with defender Luke Graham, signing 1 year deals. Ben Purkiss is expected to sign for Mansfield. Keeper Adam Bartlett leaves for Gateshead. Purdie offered improved deal. Foyle set to face fans at a forum as soon as his assessment is complete.

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Martin Foyle appointed manager & declares intent to rebuild. Richard O’Kelly declined to continue in the manager’s role. Vice-chairman Tim Russon has quit

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1 James Bittner, 29 Dan Hanford,

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Chris Carruthers, Andy Gallinagh, 2 Luke Graham,  5 Michael Townsend, 3 Joe Heath, 24 Stefan Stam, 20 Benoit Dalibard,

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Marley Watkins, 14 James McQuilkin, 4 Harry Pell, 18 Simon Clist, 27 Sam Clucas 34 Will Evans

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Ryan Bowman,  Marlon Jackson, 23 Sean Canham, 

Posted on August 6, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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