'Worst pre-season for years' – Hartlepool United fans react as they lose third straight match against sixth tier opposition
Hartlepool United supporters were once again vocal on social media following the club’s latest pre-season friendly defeat.
Pools were beaten 2-1 at Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night as they suffered their third straight loss at the hands of National League North opposition in the space of a week.
And with just over a week to go until the League Two season, fans are understandably worried heading into the new campaign.
Here’s what some had to say…
@MonkeyM69913110: “We barely looked a threat, thought Molyneux was bright but we can't go into the season with current options. Cullen for one has played 50 mins so far!”
@PeterTwin90: “Going to be a difficult season, the biggest concern for me is fans are gonna jump on this negativity and boo the players at half time of game 1 and we're going to spiral back down to the National League because the younger players can't handle pelters from their own fans.”
@MbwLdurham: “We are not good enough, DC clearly knows this, club need to work a bit faster, as we look very uninspiring, and have not got anyone up front.”
@wanchop33: “Chairman needs to get his hand in his pocket and support [Dave Challinor] properly.”
@hendohufc: “Only pools could end up worse off after being promoted as it stands, let's see what August brings us in terms of players signed.”
@JackAshmann: “We need to go out and buy a serious striker. New goal keeper and some of the current players need to give their head a wobble. Feel sorry for the manager.”
@Davidjrj123: “Ah, it's a good job our league opposition aren't 2 leagues above all these conference north teams that are making us look daft, isn't it?”
@RayShipley12: “Worst pre season for years but that's understandable given time we've had to prepare but in Chally I really believe we will be OK if given the money to strengthen, over to you Raj.”
@MattyMason_1908: “Crawley not ready for Trialist FC.”
@mickyga78: “Can’t keep clean sheets can’t score looking good!”
@paulkeay: “From a promotion winning team to this in 5 weeks. Only at Hartlepool United ”
@Matthew43088815: “Anyone who says this is only pre season needs to give their head a wobble, dreading this season!”