Arise Sir Bobby

Robert James Purdie is one of the newest members of the Hereford United Supporters Trust after signing up this morning.

For those who are unaware of his abilities, wikipedia describes Purdie as;

“a versatile utility player who plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he can also play in the left back and right back position, in central midfield, in the wide right or left position, or in the ‘hole’ as a striker.”

Rob has become the 583rd adult member of the Hereford United Supporters Trust with the total membership now standing at 710 members (including Juniors).

On joining the Trust Purdie stated; with the state of the club in such decline, joining HUST  is a way I can maybe help out. I would like to have been doing it on the pitch and getting Hereford back on track but as that won’t be the case now my support might be able to substitute that.

The HUST were there for the players last season and offered us things to help out including wages which we respectfully declined at the time and that type of supporter base is what will get the club going forward again. Living in Hereford I may be able to be an active member but anything I can do to help I will as I am also a HUFC fan and Hereford resident. I know what this club means to people and it needs everybody pilling together now to save it.”

The 31 year old has made a total of 234 Appearances and scored 26 goals in 3 permanent spells & a loan spell with the Bulls spanning from his debut in 2002 up until the season just gone, having also represented Leicester, Darlington, Oldham & our friends up the A49 Shrewsbury.

He joins fellow team-mates Steve Guinan, Matt Clarke, Ben Smith, Alex Jeannin, Luke Graham & Max Kontic-Coveney alongside Gareth Davies, Stuart Phillips, Ricky George, Rob Elmes & Ian Rodgerson. Perhaps he’d like to play rush goalie for our supporters team to ensure he has played every position in a Hereford United Shirt.

Welcome aboard Rob!