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Hartlepool United must carry on at Ebbsfleet where they left off at home

Liam Donnelly says Hartlepool United must carry on at Ebbsfleet where they left off against Halifax Town.

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Newcastle top of the league for football banning orders - for third year in a row

Newcastle United fans have topped the list of banning orders in England and Wales for the third consecutive year.
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Hartlepool United V Halifax Town. National League.
Michael Woods.
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Hartlepool United find a dominant and dynamic midfield unit

Craig Harrison wanted to freshen up his Hartlepool United side – and what a result.

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Britt Assombalonga

Middlesbrough 2 Birmingham City 0: Two-goal Assombalonga thrilled to inspire vital victory

Matchwinner Britt Assombalonga was thrilled to inspire Middlesbrough’s important 2-0 Championship win over Birmingham City last night.

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Burton defender Tom Naylor

Naylor: Victory over Cats will get Burton back on track

Sunderland’s record-breaking home form is well documented, with the Black Cats not winning at the Stadium of Light in almost a year.

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Birmingham City boss Steve Cotterill

Birmingham fail to extend four-point gap to Sunderland as Cotterill rues lack of goal power

Birmingham City failed to leave Sunderland seven points adrift of Sky Bet Championship safety when they lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough last night.

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Sunderland's Lewis Grabban battles to keep Villa defender James Chester at bay. Picture by Frank Reid

Top scorer Lewis Grabban thinks he will flourish under new Sunderland boss

Chris Coleman tasted defeat in his opening game but Lewis Grabban insists there were “vast improvements” after just one training session with the new boss.

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Jonathan Franks.

Jonathan Franks could return for Hartlepool United’s match at Ebbsfleet

Craig Harrison hopes to have Jonathan Franks and Blair Adams in contention for selection for Hartlepool United’s National League trip to Ebbsfleet on Saturday.

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Robbin Ruiter

Honesty the best policy as Chris Coleman addresses Sunderland goalkeeping woes

Honesty is the best policy for Chris Coleman when it comes to solving Sunderland’s goalkeeping woes.

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Liam Donnelly scores from the penalty spot.
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Hartlepool United put on a show

Liam Donnelly said Hartlepool United’s players were thrilled to give the Victoria Park faithful “something to cheer about.”

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Chris Coleman

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman says positive approach will seal safety

Chris Coleman has backed his players to fight their way out of trouble - and says it is vital nobody starts to feel sorry for themselves.

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Nicky Deverdics celebrates his goal last night.

Hartlepool boss demands repeats of stunning display

Craig Harrison would love MORE of the same from Hartlepool United after witnessing his biggest win since since taking charge at Victoria Park.

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Mike Ashley.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley waits on improved offer for club

Mike Ashley is waiting on an improved offer for Newcastle United from Amanda Staveley.

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Duncan Watmore.

Sunderland rocked by injuries to Watmore and Williams

Sunderland have been rocked by an injury blow to forward Duncan Watmore who faces another lengthy spell out after suffering a suspected cruciate knee ligament injury for the second time.

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Michael Woods in action against Halifax.

Hartlepool boss hails super Woods after Halifax rout

Craig Harrison hailed the performance of Michael Woods after the midfielder inspired Hartlepool United to the biggest win of the season.

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Conor Newton celebrates his goal.

Hartlepool 4 Halifax 0: How the players rated

Hartlepool United romped to a 4-0 win over FC Halifax Town tonight.

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Nicky Deverdics puts Pools ahead. Picture by TOM BANKS

Hartlepool United 4 Halifax Town: Pools run riot

Hartlepool United returned to form with a bang as they tore Halifax Town to shreds at Victoria Park.
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Jonathan Franks (right) was ruled out and replaced by Rhys Oates (left)

Hartlepool United-Halifax Town: Major blow for Pools

Hartlepool United suffered a major blow with the loss of leading scorer Jonathan Franks for the must-win National League clash with Halifax Town.
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Kenton Richardson (right) challenges Aldershot skipper
Callum Reynolds.
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Hartlepool United analysis: Are Pools contenders on pretenders?

Are Hartlepool United contenders or pretenders?

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

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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