Their away colours varied over the years, with predominantly yellow colours being used in later years. Prior to the club played in plain shirts with no crest.
A depiction of a Herefordshire bull was introduced for the —72 season with H. A supporters' club crest was also used during the s. The shirt crest design changed several times over the years, with the full club name being added above and below the bull, which remained largely untouched. The current crest was introduced in the early s but was not featured on the shirts until Hereford's shirt sponsors were Sun Valley Poultry between and , the biggest employer in Hereford. A new three-year sponsorship deal was agreed in May which extended the sponsorship to 19 years, one of the longest in British football history.
Hereford's shirt and kitwear suppliers were M and M Direct , another large employer in Herefordshire, which supported the club for many years. For the —10 season, the kit was manufactured by Admiral.
In the —15 season Cargill ended sponsorship because of concerns over the financial running of the club. From August the club had no sponsors with many pulling out in the summer of due to the club's financial running and future viability.
Hereford United played their home matches at Edgar Street from their formation in ; the ground was previously used by the amateur club Hereford City as well as for athletics. The ground itself changed little since the mids and was largely outdated and in need of urgent redevelopment, with the Blackfriars End failing a safety inspection in July The pitch itself was also completely relaid for the —08 season,  with a new sprinkler system installed for the —09 season.
Hereford United was historically one of the best-supported clubs in non-league football, particularly in the last two seasons before their election to the Football League. The club's official programme was Bullseye and there was also a fanzine called Talking Bull until the —09 season, when it was changed to an online format.
Between and , during the club's rise to the Second Division, home attendances averaged almost 8, per game. The support fell during the s with the average home attendance under 3,, the exception being the —85 season when the club finished fifth.
It was not until the latter Conference years that attendances improved, with the —04 season seeing the average home attendance rise to 3, The following season saw the figure drop to just over 3, while in the —06 season, despite the club successfully gaining promotion, the figure was 2, For the —07 season the club had an average home league attendance of 3, With the exception of —04, this is the highest average attendance since the —85 season 3, The club rarely enjoyed capacity crowds at Edgar Street in its later years, last seeing a five-figure home attendance in Following the takeover by Tommy Agombar, following the conclusion of the — season, Hereford's Supporters Trust voted to boycott United's fixtures and subsequently attendances dropped from around in the — season, to around — during the opening exchanges of the — Southern League.
The song was remixed three times: It was covered and released as a fundraising single, by local band King Mantis in Hereford had a number of rivalries with other clubs throughout their history. In the club's Southern League era Worcester City were considered their fiercest rivals.
Both Cardiff City and Newport County were considered rivals in the s and s. In the recent Football League era since promotion from the Conference, the club's rivals included Kidderminster Harriers , Cheltenham Town and Shrewsbury Town the A49 derby ; the latter being considered the club's biggest rivals at present.
Graham Turner was the longest serving Hereford United manager and was also second to Sir Alex Ferguson as the longest serving manager in the English football league, having completed almost 14 seasons at the club. The statistics of Hereford United's four most successful managers from the —73 season onwards are shown below. Statistics include league matches only and are correct as of 7 May A number of full internationals played for Hereford in its year history, although Brian Evans was the only player to be capped whilst at the club.
Gavin McCallum came on for Canada on 29 May against Venezuela in a friendly and scored a late equaliser becoming the second Hereford United player to be capped and the first to score whilst at the club. After their solitary season in the old Second Division in —77, the club became the first old Third Division champions to finish bottom the following season.
In recent times the only player to come close to breaking this record was Mel Pejic who had made appearances before his departure in Pejic made a record Football League appearances for the club. Charlie Thompson holds the record for goals scored for the club, scoring in all competitions between and In recent times Stewart Phillips is the only player to even approach this total with His total of 95 goals in the Football League is a club record.
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