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Match report: St Johnstone 1 Hartlepool United 0, defeat for Pools at SPL side

Hartlepool United suffered their third successive one-goal defeat in pre-season when they went down at St Johnstone.
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Javier Manquillo in action for Sunderland. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland to Newcastle: Javier Manquillo thrilled to join up with Rafa Benitez

Javier Manquillo joined Newcastle United from Atletico Madrid – then backed Rafa Benitez to take the Magpies back to the top.

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Carl Magnay.

Carl Magnay would “love” to captain Hartlepool United in National League promotion bid

Carl Magnay would “love” to captain Hartlepool United for their National League promotion bid.

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Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph (right) pictured at Euro 2016

Middlesbrough agree fee with West Ham United for Darren Randolph

Darren Randolph is set to become Middlesbrough’s new number one.

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Simon Grayson.

Grayson: I left all my previous clubs in a better place and I want to do the same at Sunderland

Simon Grayson wants to leave a legacy at Sunderland, just as he did at his four previous clubs.

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Vito Mannone.

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Vito Mannone’s departure has left Sunderland worryingly light in the goalkeeper department, but Simon Grayson has moved quickly to bring in former Utrecht keeper Robbin Ruiter on trial.

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Jake Cassidy could play at St Johnstone tomorrow. Picture by BERNADETTE MALCOLMSON

St Johnstone-Hartlepool United: Time on field vital for Pools

Craig Harrison will look to get more minutes in the legs of Hartlepool United’s players in tomorrow’s difficult friendly at St Johnstone.

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Jamaal Lascelles.

Jamaal Lascelles believes he’ll be a ‘different player’ for Newcastle in the Premier League

Jamaal Lascelles says he’ll be a “different player” in the Premier League – having played through the pain barrier in the Championship.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson: Promotion from the Championship tougher than ever, but reputation counts for nothing

Simon Grayson says the riches of the Premier League have made it harder than ever to win promotion from the Championship.

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Conor Newton on the ball for Pools against Sunderland. Picture by FRANK REID

North-EAst signings vital to Hartlepool United says boss Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison believes he has the right characters as well as the right footballers at Hartlepool United.

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Sunderland manager Simon Grayson.

Sunderland take Dutch goalkeeper on trial

Sunderland have taken Dutch goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter on trial as they look to replace Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone.

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Ryan Donaldson scores for Pools in the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United-Middlesbrough: Tickets on sale for friendly

Cut-price tickets have gone on sale for Hartlepool United's second and final home game of pre-season.

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Gallery: Can you spot yourself in the crowd at Hartlepool United v Sunderland?

Almost 5,000 supporters watched Sunderland beat Hartlepool United 2-1 in the pre-season friendly at Victoria Park.

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Victoria Park, home of Hartlepool United.

Hartlepool United introduce new ticket offer for Under-16s

Hartlepool United have revealed plans for a new £5 match ticket for Under-16s.

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Nicky Deverdics

Craig Harrison hopes to have Hartlepool United’s walking wounded back for St Johnstone

Craig Harrison hopes to have a number of Hartlepool United’s walking wounded back in contention for Saturday’s tough trip to St Johnstone.

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Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson accepts more Sunderland departures likely but happy with response at Hartlepool

Simon Grayson admits that his squad is likely to suffer further disruption before the season begins, but says he is ready to react to any eventuality.

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Battle of the captains as Carl Magnay looks to get past  Lee Cattermole. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United gutted to lose out late on to Sunderland and Jeremain Lens

Captain for the night Carl Magnay said Hartlepool United were gutted not to emerge with a result from their high-profile friendly with Sunderland.

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Simon Grayson on the touchline against Hartlepool United.

Goalkeeper needed, more creativity necessary and who to play at the back? The Sunderland talking points

Sunderland edged to victory over Hartlepool United thanks to a fine late free-kick from Jeremain Lens.

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Craig Harrison

Hartlepool boss wants two more signings

Craig Harrison has not ruled out adding another couple of players to his National League squad.

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Vito Mannone.

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone set for £2m Reading move

Simon Grayson has confirmed that Reading are on the brink of signing Vito Mannone.

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