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Sunderland star Duncan Watmore in Barbados boat rescue

Sunderland star Duncan Watmore helped save the lives of three elderly passengers in a Barbados boat accident, a national newspaper has reported.

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Rhys Oates scores against Plymouth. Picture by FRANK REID.

Hartlepool United-Portsmouth: Pools wait on Rhys Oates

Dave Jones will give Rhys Oates every possible chance to be fit for Hartlepool United's eagerly-awaited home clash with Portsmouth.

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Former Sunderland youth-team midfielder Conor Hourihane in action for the senior Republic of Ireland side

The story of Sunderland’s academy successes... and the two internationals who got away

The most notable element of Ireland’s narrow loss to Iceland on Tuesday night for Sunderland fans was John O’Shea’s absence through injury.

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Scott Harrison.

Scott Harrison has changed for the better for Hartlepool United

Scott Harrison insists he is a changed man for Hartlepool United.

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Jeff Stelling prepares for the March for Men

Sunderland AFC supports Hartlepool Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling's March for Men

The Black Cats have announced they will be supporting Jeff Stelling’s March for Men as he prepares to walk 15 marathons in 15 days for charity.
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Massadio Haidara

Haidara is ready for action if he gets call

Massadio Haidara admits he can be ready at a moment’s notice, should Rafa Benitez require his services in the Newcastle United first-team.

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Jeff Stelling

Hartlepool hero Jeff Stelling ‘gets off bum’ for huge walk!

Jeff Stelling is preparing to get off his “bum” and “put one foot in front of the next” to raise vital money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Paddy McNair gets treatment after his injury

Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair looking forward to return after injury

For Paddy McNair there was no sinking feeling, no sudden realisation his season was over.

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Michael Woods.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United boss Dave Jones says he’s not seen a better team in League Two

Dave Jones feels things are coming together at Hartlepool United – even if that has yet to show in the League Two table.

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John Hewitson

Hewitson frustrated by Hartlepool draw at Chesterfield

John Hewitson spoke of his frustration after seeing Hartlepool United’s reserves being held to a 2-2 draw at Chesterfield in their final Central League fixture.

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Jonathan Woodgate

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate rejoins Boro as first-team coach.

Former Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate has rejoined the Premier League club as first-team coach.

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Sylvia Tempest pictured with daughter Carla.

Hartlepool councillor reveals reasons for standing down

A former councillor has announced she has stepped down from Hartlepool Borough Council due to work and family commitments.

Nathan Thomas celebrates

Help Hartlepool United winger Nathan Thomas win goal of 2016 award

Hartlepool United fans still have time to help Nathan Thomas win the EFL Mitre Goal of 2016 award.
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Gary Coxall and Dave Jones

Hartlepool United want fans feedback over new crest

Hartlepool United are asking fans for their feedback over proposals for a new club crest.

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Nicky Deverdics

Nicky Deverdics loan move has worked wonders for Hartlepool United and player

Dave Jones says Hartlepool United are reaping the benefits of sending Nicky Deverdics out on loan.

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Ben Gibson training with the England squad

Middlesbrough defender on a whirlwind few days and his dream of linking up with England

Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson has spoken of his pride and a whirlwind few days after earning his first senior England call-up.

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Gary Coxall

Hartlepool slash ticket prices to boost battle against the League Two drop

Hartlepool United have slashed ticket prices in a bid to boost gates to aid their battle against the drop.
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Pools fans at Bloomfield Road

Hartlepool boss hails amazing support at Blackpool

Dave Jones hopes Hartlepool United’s amazing support ‘continues’ after turning Blackpool blue.

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Lewis Alessandra is congratulated on scoring for Pools

Hartlepool United improving all the time

Dave Jones is adamant Hartlepool United are “getting there” in terms of their footballing development.

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Jermain Defoe celebrates firing England ahead against Lithuania. Picture by Frank Reid

England goalscorer Jermain Defoe: I had to keep emotions in check alongside Bradley Lowery

Sunderland star Jermain Defoe admits that he had to keep his emotions in check ahead of his successful England return today.

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