Hazlehurst: “It’s hard to ignore Hereford”

According to Gary Hazlehurst, the new The Midland Football League Press Officer, Hereford Football Club supporters will enjoy the coming season.
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Hazlehurst believes the divisional list of clubs recently released is expected to be ratified at Thursday’s AGM.

“It’s a scarily strong level of football, and it also goes way beyond the obviously story, Hereford, who have already sold over 800 season tickets,” he said.

“It’s a phenomenal league, there are no weak sides and no easy games – it promises to be massively entertaining.

“It’s been a stressful time personally, it’s my first year in this role and the pressure is on me to make sure things are run smoothly, it’s a big year for this League – especially the Premier Division.

“It had a terrific first season after the re-branding, but like anything, the second year is always the most difficult.”

“There have been rumours since the season finished last year, there were people putting prediction tables up online every week.

“I had people running to me questioning ‘where is so and so?’
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“So it’s nice that the proposed constitution has been released, it will be 100 per cent set-in-stone on Thursday.

“We’re not expecting any more changes, but you can never be sure what could happen in the feeder leagues, there could always be movements there.”

Hazelhurst remains a lifelong supporter of Stafford Rangers, and presents a folk show on Stafford FM, but will be watching how Hereford fare in the division with keen interest.

“It’s such an exciting season. Many clubs have done a lot of work and they’re really going for it.

“It’s hard to ignore Hereford but every club in this division will be competitive, it is such an ultra-competitive league.

“We’ve had clubs who have invested well and are really looking to push on this year, that with the mix of talent and stature we’ve had arrive in the league bodes really well.”

On his new role, he added: “I’m delighted to have been given the chance, I had a great chat with the board at the interview and all of the clubs have been more than welcoming to me.”

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