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Hartlepool United's match at Cheltenham Town is THE heavyweight match of the day

Forget Joshua v Klitschko - here is the heavyweight match of the day Cheltenham Town v Hartlepool United.

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Billy Paynter is all smiles as he arrives at Whaddon Road

Cheltenham Town-Hartlepool United: Team news, Bates makes four changes

Matthew Bates made four changes to his first Hartlepool United side for today's must-win League Two clash at Cheltenham Town.

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Pools fans show Hartlepool United support with mime artist outfits

If you happen to be in Cheltenham today, you might just spot some Hartlepool United fans on their way to the match.
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Nathan Thomas

all-out attack only way to go – thomas

Hartlepool United will swap “shape, shape, shape” for attack, attack, attack.

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Nicky Featherstone

Nicky Featherstone: Pressure is on Newport now – let’s see how they cope

Nicky Featherstone says he wants to see how Newport County react to being OUT of the Football League’s relegation zone.

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Played for Sunderland and Bournemouth?

Played for Sunderland and Bournemouth?

Here’s a little test to challenge your Sunderland player knowledge.

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Sunderland's Didier Ndong.

David Moyes unable to recruit in time after a huge number of players left Sunderland in the summer

David Moyes admits recruitment this season is a crucial factor in the team’s lowly league position.

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Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas doesn’t want to be known as a player who ended Hartlepool’s Football League life

Heartbroken Nathan Thomas says he and his team-mates do not want to become known as “the team who took Hartlepool down.”

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Sunderland manager David Moyes.

Prospect of Sunderland rebuild doesn’t faze David Moyes

David Moyes says the prospect of rebuilding Sunderland this summer is a prospect that he is looking forward to.

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Ellis Short

Sunderland AFC record £33million loss

Sunderland AFC's financial results 'must improve significantly,' says Ellis Short, as the latest figures show the club made a loss after tax of £33million in 2015-16.

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Julio Arca now plays for South Shields FC

Julio Arca worried for Sunderland and Middlesbrough as Championship looms

Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca fears the worst for both his old clubs as they fight for their Premier League lives.
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Jordan Hugill

2015 Great Escape hero 'forever grateful' to Hartlepool United - and backs Pools to get out of trouble

Jordan Hugill was one of the stars of Hartlepool United's 2015 Great Escape.

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Craig Harrison

Record-breaking manager flattered to be linked with Hartlepool United job

Highly-rated Craig Harrison has ambitions to manage at a higher level and says he is flattered to be linked with the Hartlepool United manager’s job.

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Nathan Thomas against Barnet

Nathan Thomas: Dave Jones told me I wasn’t good at my job – but now my confidence is back

Nathan Thomas might not be the next James Bond, but don’t think he couldn’t do it!

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Lewis Alessandra on the attack for Pools . Picture by FRANK REID

Matthew Bates reveals the message he has told Hartlepool squad ahead of Cheltenham clash

Matthew Bates will unshackle his players for the biggest game in Hartlepool United’s history by sending them out at Cheltenham with the order to attack.

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Matthew Bates. Picture by FRANK REID

Cheltenham Town-Hartlepool United: Fans massive to hopes of Pools

Matthew Bates has called upon Hartlepool United’s fans to “get behind the team” as he takes Pools into tomorrow’s relegation six-pointer at Cheltenham.

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Back with his gloves on: Trevor Carson. Picture by FRANK REID

Trevor Carson ‘champing at the bit’ to play in Hartlepool relegation clash at Cheltenham

Matthew Bates admits he has a dilemma whether he throws the goalkeeping gloves to Trevor Carson for tomorrow’s must-win game at Cheltenham.

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Jeff Stelling: Club took right decision

Jeff Stelling says only one man to blame for Dave Jones' sacking ... and that's Jones

Sacked Dave Jones is understood to have raised the manner of his Hartlepool United departure with the League Managers Association.

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John O'Shea.

Sunderland captain: We know it could be a difficult afternoon, we have to give the fans something back

John O’Shea knows he and his team-mates could be in for a difficult afternoon on Saturday, and says they must give something back to the support.

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Matthew Bates: Interim boss

Cheltenham Town-Hartlepool United: Trevor Carson in line for Pools return

Matthew Bates admits he has a dilemma whether he throws the goalkeeping gloves to Trevor Carson for Saturday's must-win game at Cheltenham.

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