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David Ginola fan Craig Harrison reveals which Hartlepool player he wants to build team around

By his own admission Hartlepool United’s Craig Harrison was not the easiest on the eye in his playing days.

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Joselu gets in a header during Newcastle's midweek open training session at St James's Park.

Benitez pledges to unlock £5million Joselu’s potential at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez believes he can unlock Joselu’s “potential” at Newcastle United.

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Magpie boss Rafa Benitez

Transfer activity will go to the wire, fears Newcastle boss

Rafa Benitez fears Newcastle United’s transfer business will go to the wire.

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Patrick Bamford

Boro frontline starting to gel, says Bamford ahead of Forest trip

Patrick Bamford believes that Middlesbrough’s forward line is beginning to gel.

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10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Leeds United

10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Leeds United

We take a look at 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Leeds United over the years.

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Nicky Featherstone will face Bromley tomorrow

‘We are the biggest team in this league – we are Hartlepool United’ – Nicky Featherstone opens up about Pools ponderous start to life in the National League

Hartlepool United are a big fish in a small pond, they should fear no team at this level.

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Stewart Downing

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp on chances of signing Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing

Harry Redknapp has revealed he is in talks to sign Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing.

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Pools boss Craig Harrison, with notebook in hand.

Transfer update: Hartlepool United casting net far and wide in search of reinforcements

Hartlepool United might have snapped up one of their old guard to boost their National League ranks, but manager Craig Harrison is casting the net far and wide in his search for reinforcements.

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Brendan Galloway battles Derby's Johnny Russell

Sunderland boss says the best is still to come from his defenders

One of Simon Grayson’s first pieces of business when he took charge in the summer was to bring in Everton duo Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway on loan.

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Jonathan Franks in action for Pools in his last stint at the Vic.

Return date set for injured Hartlepool duo as Craig Harrison lands attacking target

Hartlepool United have completed a deal for Jonathan Franks – but face a race against time to get international clearance which frees him up to play this weekend.

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Newcastle United's Joselu during the open day at St James's Park.

Newcastle striker Joselu has a point to prove after Stoke disappointment

Joselu says he has a “point to prove” in the Premier League ahead of his Newcastle United debut.

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Lamine Kone

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole discusses Lamine Kone, Leeds United and the Black Cats’ unbeaten start

Lamine Kone’s future has been the subject of fierce speculation all summer – but Lee Cattermole says his attitude, performances and commitment can’t be faulted.

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Didier Ndong

Boss Simon Grayson reveals his thoughts on Didier Ndong’s Championship impact

Simon Grayson has been impressed with Didier Ndong’s impact in the Championship – amid interest in the Sunderland midfielder.

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Connor Simpson

Transfer latest: Newcastle move for Hartlepool United prospect ruled out

Newcastle United are not in the running to sign Hartlepool United rising star Connor Simpson.

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Pools new boy

Hartlepool United re-sign former winger Jonathan Franks

Hartlepool United have completed a deal for winger Jonathan Franks.

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Padraig Amond

Hartlepool strike star believes partnership will get even better

Jake Cassidy believes there is plenty of potential in his strike partnership with Padraig Amond.

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Jake Cassidy.

Jake Cassidy was always at the top of Craig Harrison’s transfer wishlist

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison always knew that when he got his break in English football, “close friend” Jake Cassidy would be right at the top of his wanted list.

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Police praise 'superb' Sunderland fans after Sheffield Wednesday away trip

Police have praised Sunderland fans for their behaviour after last night's draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
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George Honeyman slots home Sunderland's opener at Sheffield Wednesday last night.

Phil Smith’s analysis: Sunderland’s show of resilience in Sheffield another good sign for the season ahead

In a word, the difference was control.

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Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United linked with defender as injuries mount

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has been linked with a defensive swoop – after suffering an early injury blow.

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