STMI Guide Hereford – You Gotta Fancy Fantastic Foyle

Despite the turmoil Foyle has raided Shrewsbury, Chester & Aldershot, snapped up York City, Luton Town &  Grimsby Town cast-offs; then gone for trialists and a season long loan for Cambridge striker & ex-Imp Sam Smith.   The way he turned around Sam Clucas, injuries permitting, Smith could be the signing of the season.

Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs  

Hereford United

Manager Martin Foyle
Formation 4-4-2 / 4-4-1-1
Position 2012/13 6th in BSP
STMI Forecast Play-offs
Ave Gate 1884
Away following 214

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6th was an incredible achievement for the Bulls, but then they have Martin Foyle, a brilliant manager (he and John Still are surely the top 2 in the SPL) who gets the best out of players and slender resources time and again.  He will cannily use the loan market this season, with 4 to go after the one for Smith -a typically shrewd one just for starters. If Sam gets injured he can send him back if not he has a 15-20 goal man for just a contribution towards wages.

Mr Foyle has also picked experience to help the lad and, the Bulls to plunder some goals; picking Aldershot’s pocket for Rankine, added Walker from Luton, with trialist Jon Brown coming in to complete the strike options.  Brown can play anywhere across the front line and  has played in Australia, Belgium and Thailand before playing for Telford early doors last year. Winger Pilkington will be a good replacement for young Sam Clucas, the ex-Imp is already covering himself in glory and subject to Forest continuing to monitor his progress.

In midfield, Purdie is a smart acquisition from the Shrews, as is Artus (on his day) from Grimsby, whilst Edwards gets another bite at the cherry (Foyle feels he can come out of his shell, just as Sam Clucas did) at the Bulls.  In defence Dominic Collins joins from Chester and Chris Bush from Gateshead.  Back up keeper Lloyd-Weston joins from Market Drayton.

IN Player From Pos Fee
5th June Dan Walker Luton For Free
19th June Chris Bush Gateshead Def Free
19th June Dan Pilkington York Winger Free
20th June Dominic Collins Chester Def Free
26th June D Lloyd-Weston Market Drayton Keeper Free
3rd July Rob Purdie Shrewsbury Mid Free
27th July Frankie Artus Grimsby Mid Free
27th July Mike Rankine Aldershot For Free
28th July Joel Edwards resigned Mid Free
28th July Jon Brown trialist For Free
Loans In
Season Sam Smith Cambridge Utd For Wages
OUT Player To Pos Fee
May James Bittner No Club Keeper Free
May Stefan Stam FC Bosch Def
May Ryan Bowman York Def
May Marley Watkins Inverness Mid
21st June Sam Clucas Mansfield Mid undis
6th July Joe Heath Chester Def Free
Released Brian Smikle
Released Andy Gallinagh
Released Dan Hanford
Released Simon Clist
Released James McQuilken
Released Michael Townsend

Hereford United

The Bulls 2013/14 Squad

Hereford United


1 Rhys Evans, 21 Daniel Lloyd-Weston

Hereford United

2 Daniel Leadbitter, 3 Chris Bush, 4 Kingsley James, 5 Rod McDonald,
6 Luke Graham, 12 Dominic Collins

Hereford United


7 Rob Purdie, 8 Josh O’Keefe, 15 Frankie Artus, 18 Danny Pilkington, Joel Edwards

Hereford United


9 Dan Walker, 10 Chris Sharp, 11 Sam Smith, 15 Michael Rankine,  Jon Brown

Posted on August 5, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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