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Former Sunderland midfielder a contender in Hartlepool managerial race

Former Sunderland midfielder Alex Rae is a contender to replace Craig Hignett as Hartlepool United boss.

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Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley throws curveball as injury-hit Newcastle close in on transfer breakthrough

Mike Ashley is looking to have a greater input into Newcastle United’s transfer business – as the club closes in on a transfer breakthrough.

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Moyes is short of options for the replay

Sunderland David Moyes will not sacrifice Premier League safety bid for FA Cup

David Moyes will not sacrifice Sunderland’s fight for Premier League safety during the Black Cats’ FA Cup run.

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Steven Gerrard was linked with the managers job at MK Dons after  his retirement from playing late last year.

Could Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard be tempted to take over as Hartlepool United manager?

Could Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard be tempted into his first managerial role at Hartlepool United?

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Steve Harper

Ex-Newcastle star in the frame to land Hartlepool United job

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland goalkeeper Steve Harper could be a surprise name in the frame for the Hartlepool United manager’s job.

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Dave Jones during his time as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

LATEST ODDS: Who will be the next Hartlepool United manager?

Hartlepool United's hunt for a new manager started in earnest last night, with the news that four applicants had already been spoken to by chairman Gary Coxall.

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Michael Woods

Why have Hartlepool United’s goals dried up? Michael Woods has his say...

Hartlepool United need to become more ruthless in the final third - that’s the conclusion of midfielder Michael Woods.

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Middlesbrough's Calum Chambers keeps close to Watford's Younes Kaboul

Middlesbrough boss hails defender after Watford draw

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka was pleased with a point as he bids to keep his newly-promoted club in the top flight.

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Pools chairman Gary Coxall

Relegation fears proved final straw for Craig Hignett at Hartlepool - Gary Coxall

The fear of yet another relegation fight was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back for Craig Hignett at Hartlepool United, according to Gary Coxall.

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Jack Rodwell rues Saturdays disappointing defeat to Stoke. Picture by Frank Reid

Rodwell feels for the supporters, saying it must be tough to be a Sunderland fan right now

Jack Rodwell has admitted that it must be tough following Sunderland at the moment.

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Craig Hignett

Craig Hignett’s time at Hartlepool United in numbers

Craig Hignett’s spell at Hartlepool United came to an abrupt end on Sunday when he parted company with the club after just 11 months in charge at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium.

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez.

Rafa Benitez’s answers questions on Newcastle’s transfer plans

Rafa Benitez has admitted Newcastle United could have to reassess their transfer plans after the club lost three players to injury.

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Craig Hignett.

Hartlepool United part company with manager Craig Hignett - Dave Jones in frame to take over

Hartlepool United have parted company manager Craig Hignett after a poor run of results.

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Craig Hignett.

Hartlepool unlucky to lose at Crawley - Craig Hignett

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett reckons his side were unlucky to come away from Crawley without a share of the spoils.
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Dwight Gayle

Rafa Benitez reacts after Newcastle lose THREE players to injury

Dwight Gayle is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in Newcastle United's 2-1 win over Brentford.
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Padraig Amond.

Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Crawley loss?

Hartlepool United were again beaten by a single goal at Crawley this afternoon - James Collins' strike proving the difference between the sides.
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Josh Laurent.

Crawley Town 1 Hartlepool United 0: Pools beaten by James Collins strike

A solitary James Collins strike on the hour mark was enough to ensure Hartlepool United left the Checkatrade Stadium with nothing.
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Josh Laurent.

Hartlepool United team news: TWO changes for Pools

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett has made two changes from the side beaten last week for today's clash at Crawley.

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Patrick van Aanholt

David Moyes determined to keep Sunderland star and hopes he can emulate Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman’s success at Everton

David Moyes is hoping that Patrick van Aanholt can be as influential for his Sunderland side as Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines were for his successful Everton outfit.

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Sunderland boss David Moyes

Sunderland boss on the surprise Stoke City star who could influence his team selection

David Moyes has warned his Sunderland side that coping with Peter Crouch’s aerial threat will be the key to victory at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

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