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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Aston Villa

Of the 10 players that we’ve selected - who have played for or represented both Sunderland and Aston Villa over the years - who is your favourite?

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Could Michael Woods return for Pools tonight?

Hartlepool Utd v Halifax: Three key areas for Pools boss to deal with

Hartlepool United launch a vital pre-Christmas sequence tonight against Halifax Town.

Hartlepool United
Luke George

Hartlepool midfielder says togetherness is key ahead of Halifax clash

Luke George believes the “togetherness” at Hartlepool United will prove crucial in the coming days, weeks and months.

Hartlepool United
Rhys Oates

Hartlepool boss could rotate squad for Halifax clash

Craig Harrison admits he could rotate his Hartlepool United side as they prepare for the middle match of a vital three-games-in-eight-day period.

Hartlepool United
Amanda Staveley.

Amanda Staveley makes formal bid for Newcastle United

Amanda Staveley has tabled a formal bid for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United
Chris Coleman.

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman looking to improve on recruitment

Chris Coleman admits he doesn’t have a ‘bag of magic’ to instantly solve Sunderland’s problems, but he has pinpointed recruitment as an area that must improve.

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Amanda Staveley

Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners 'table £300m bid' for Newcastle

Amanda Staveley's consortium have bid £300million for Newcastle United, according to a report.
Newcastle United
From left to right, Pools players Jonathan Franks, Scott Loach and Devante Rodney in the poppy kits.

Hartlepool United ‘overwhelmed’ as poppy shirts set to raise more than £3,000

Pools fans are running out of time to get their hands on match-worn shirts being auctioned off in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

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Craig Harrison.

Hartlepool United to bounce back from Aldershot defeat against Halifax Town

Craig Harrison says Hartlepool United have let themselves and the fans down but are ready to make amends.

Hartlepool United
Callum McManaman.

Sunderland expecting Chris Coleman’s arrival to act as a ‘massive lift’

Callum McManaman says the appointment of Chris Coleman will give the Sunderland squad a ‘massive lift’.

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Danny Ward celebrates promotion via the play-offs with Huddersfield last season.

Chris Coleman set to make loan swoop for Liverpool duo

New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will make a new goalkeeper his top priority for the January transfer window, with a loan swoop for Liverpool’s Danny Ward top of the list.

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Jake Cassidy

Hartlepool boss hoping Cassidy makes Halifax clash

Craig Harrison will be keeping his fingers crossed that Jake Cassidy will be fit to lead the line for Hartlepool United against Halifax Town tomorrow night.

Hartlepool United
Danny Ward celebrates promotion via the play-offs with Huddersfield last season.

Chris Coleman set to make loan swoop for Liverpool duo key January target

New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will make a new goalkeeper his top priority for the January transfer window, with a loan swoop for Liverpool’s Danny Ward top of the list.

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Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman says Sunderland were too big to turn down

Chris Coleman says the opportunity to manage such a big club as Sunderland and be the one to transform its fortunes was too good to turn down.

Sunderland AFC
Jonathan Franks in action for Pools against Aldershot.

Hartlepool boss keen to move on from Aldershot loss

Hartlepool United must not dwell on a costly home defeat with another Victoria Park clash just over 24 hours away.

Hartlepool United
Luke George in action against Aldershot.

Hartlepool midfielder sets sights on vital win against Halifax

Luke George is grateful Hartlepool United have a rapid turnaround in fixtures as they look to bury the frustration of a home defeat to Aldershot.

Hartlepool United
Manchester Uniteds Chris Smalling (centre) scores his sides second goal of the game when outjumping Newcastle defence at the back post.

Rob Elliot explains the thinking behind Newcastle’s 4-4-2 formation

Rob Elliot says Newcastle United have taken heart from their first-half performance at Old Trafford – ahead of a tough run of away games.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez (right) speaks with Jonjo Shelvey.

Rafa Benitez reveals what will happen if he has nothing to spend in January at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez admits he could be left with NOTHING to spend in January.

Newcastle United
Coleman took training at the Academy of Light on Sunday

Chris Coleman reacts after being named Sunderland manager

Chris Coleman has spoken of his delight after being confirmed as the new Sunderland manager.
Sunderland AFC
Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain lifts lid on Chris Coleman's appointment

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain says Chris Coleman was the club's 'clear first choice' after a thorough recruitment process.
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