HARTLEPOOL United were beaten 1-0 by Southend United at Victoria Park on Saturday.
We asked for your views on the game as part of our #TerraceTweets feature and here’s what you said ...
geoff wilkinson @wilksatwit
Rewind to last season, chances created but no takers, bit early to start to panic but something needed at York next week
ian thornhill @inkypool64
Played pretty good but one small striker up front will not get us goals. Cooper needs to rethink his tactics
Mark Carroll @MARKCARROLL3
Cooper has to use the funds he has to bring in attacking additions as a priority. Sat was Groundhog Day - is this game 50 or 2?
Liam Reid @ltreidy67
New season, same Pools. A defensive error, a lot of huffing and puffing but ultimately never looking like scoring.
Phil Dunn @PhillyDunn
Looked decent going forward in spells, and it was only a single mistake that decided the game. Definitely an improvement.
todd hall @toddhall85
Attacking play really good, Compton & Walker outstanding! 1 mistake cost us but think Holden made up for it after
Ian Wilson @Pooliegan
Didn’t deserve to lose but on the other hand couldn’t break down ten men. Coopers signings look good but need a LB & striker
Catherine McLaughlin @stucath70
There were a lot of positives in the game. Onwards and upwards
Liam Wright @_LiamWright
Will take time, but hopefully we’ll get there! Compton, Walton, Walker and Poole all quality!
Daft mistake cost us. Onwards and upwards! Pooley got forward. Compton’s crosses are ideal for big Stevie H #HUFC
Christopher Byers @mrb2001
Nice football until the final third of the pitch, the players are scared to shoot. Not nearly good enough
Graeme S Wheelhouse @WheelhouseGS15m
Looked better than last season, Poole outstanding, Burgess and Baldwin look good - still need Porter type player up front!
John Wakeling @Poolyblue
I admire the team Cooper is trying to build, I just hope the fans have patience and give him the time he needs!
Jordan Richardson @JRichardson_24
Improvement from Rochdale away, just lacked that end product. Should have started Howard with Poole, who was quality!
jayne gardner @jayney1908
Promising signs with some good football. Compton, Burgess & Walker look good. Just need to score & will be ok #terrace tweets
Greg Dunning @gregdunning20
Same old story, nobody in the final third. Looked promising at times. James Poole looked quality hopefully can keep it up