Hereford United made history on Saturday 19th August 1972 when Reading became the first club to visit Edgar Street on equal terms in the Football League as one of the elite 92 members. This after the Bulls were elected to the Football League following their exploits in the FA Cup and their impressive Southern League Premier Division record over the previous 5 years.

Here’s a request for our mature Hereford supporters.

Were you among the nearly 9,000 at the Street for United’s first home Football League game when Hereford entertained Reading at Edgar Street?

What do you recall that day ? Where did you sit/stand? Were you crammed in the supporters club pre-match… or were you supping elsewhere? What did our ground smell like? How good were Hereford that day? Were you confident of promotion, or worried about immediate relegation back to the Southern League? Did the result surprise you? Who were your favourite players back then?

Were you a visiting Reading supporter? What did you make of Hereford, the ground and the match itself?

It was only only 50 years ago (nearly).

Talking Bull is featuring this game, and the build-up to Hereford United’s first venture into the Football League¬† in TB135, and additional random recollections would beef up our offering. Anything you can recollect please DM me or email contributors deadline is the Rushall Olympic pre-season match on 30th July, but sooner is much nicer.

Go on, you know you want to.

By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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