Bulls News has been given permission to publish the following email, from MP Jesse Norman, sent yesterday afternoon to Southern League chairman Ken Turner and secretary Jason Mills:
Dear Mr Turner and Mr Mills
RE: HEREFORD UNITED FC
As you may be aware, Hereford United FC is now 57% owned by Mr Tommy Agombar.
Many fans have expressed their serious concern to me as their Member
of Parliament that Mr Agombar, who I understand has a criminal record,
is not a fit and proper person to own a football club. In discussions
with me, the Football Association have made clear that no club can
join a league unless its owner or owners and other relevant people
have passed the FA's Owners and Directors test.
Having been a director, Mr Agombar now appears to have stepped down
from the board of the club.
I understand the Southern League is holding its AGM this Saturday.
The purpose of this letter is to request:
1. That you yourselves give close scrutiny to Mr Agombar's
suitability as majority owner of Hereford United, and/or as "officer"
for reporting purposes, in addition to following the FA's own process
2. That if another person is put forward to you as having passed
the FA's Owners and Directors test, you make sure to require that Mr
Agombar himself passes the test;
3. That you confirm that you will delay acceptance of the club
into the Southern League pending this determination, as required by FA
4. And that at all times you will ensure that the Southern
League acts as properly and transparently as possible during this
I and many other fans will be following the situation here very
closely. With thanks in advance for your consideration,
Member of Parliament
Hereford and South Herefordshire