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Photo tribute to Hartlepool United fans’ previous fancy dress parties

There will be plenty of clowning around this weekend when Hartlepool United fans celebrate the club’s final away match of the season in typically colourful fashion.

Josh Coughlin took the wicket of Mark Pettini yesterday

Durham batting blow in Second XI friendly

Hopes of precious batting practice for Durham were scuppered by yesterday’s rain.

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

Chief executive Martin Bain discusses club’s persistent recruitment failures and starts summer signing drive

Sunderland is a club that knows its problems, yet feels unable to solve them.

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Michael Woods.

Who will stay and who will go? Pools’ player contract situation revealed

Administration talk, takeovers, managerial changes and a season which ranks as the worst in Hartlepool United’s history.

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Hartlepool United reserves suffer heavy home loss

Hartlepool United reserves suffer heavy home loss

Hartlepool United's reserve side suffered a home Central League hammering at the hands of Walsall on Tuesday afternoon.

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Former goalkeeper Eddie Blackburn (centre, back row) lines up with his Pools team mates in 1983.

Tributes paid to former Hartlepool United goalkeeper

Former Hartlepool United goalkeeper Eddie Blackburn has died aged 61.
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Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry (left) battles for the ball.

Middlesbrough defender signs new five-year contract

Middlesbrough have moved to secure the future of promising central defender Dael Fry.
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Premier netball between Oaksway (blue) and Worcester Reds, played at Brierton Sports Cente, Hartlepool.

Hartlepool Oaksway netball club youngsters to take part in National U16 Championships this weekend in Nottingham.

Oaksway netball club may have a suffered relegation this season but they are determined to bounce back with their emerging, young generation of players.

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Dejected Sunderland players make their way off the pitch at the end of their game against Burton Albion.

Who stays and who goes ahead of summer cull?

Is it exciting, or is it absolutely terrifying?

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Raj Singh with Craig Hignett.''Picture: Tom Banks

History must not repeat itself for Pools - Matthew Bates

Matthew Bates hopes new owner Raj Singh has learned from the mistakes of the last 12 months at Pools.

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Savannah Marshall in action over in the US on debut in 2017.

Hartlepool's Savannah Marshall to make professional UK debut next month

Savannah Marshall is set to make her professional debut on home soil next month on the undercard of stablemate Hughie Fury's British Heavyweight title bid.

Hartlepool Rovers in action in their win against Redcar on Saturday.

Another away loss brings end to West’s miserable season

West’s hopes of finishing a desperately disappointing season on a high were dashed as a Huddersfield YMCA side needing points to guarantee their own safety cruised to a 34-17 win.

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Scott Loach saves a Torquay penalty on Saturday.

Specialist coaching has brought the best out of Scott Loach at Hartlepool

Matthew Bates was full of praise for Scott Loach and goalkeeping coach Ross Turnbull after Pools’ 1-1 draw with Torquay United.

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Ryan Donaldon scores for Pools on Saturday.

Change on the pitch the priority for Hartlepool United

Gary Owers (left): “I don’t think I can say anything to make anybody feel any better. I’ve said that to the players and we certainly can’t make the supporters feel any better. The support today was fantastic and I was really proud to stand there today and see those supporters behind the goal. The consequences (relegation) are devastating and in the end the performance and the result are irrelevant. For the record, we were excellent today.”

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Sunderland boss Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman opens up on Ellis Short, League One and Sunderland’s future

Ellis Short’s absentee ownership continues to cast a shadow over Chris Coleman’s Sunderland tenure.

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Chris Coleman reveals when out of contract Sunderland players will discover fate

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will waste no time in letting those players in the final months of their contract know their fate.

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Rafa Benitez celebrates with his players after beating Arsenal.

Rafa Benitez explains why Mike Ashley can’t expect another ‘miracle’ at Newcastle next season

Rafa Benitez says he doesn’t believe in miracles.

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Rovers in action in their big win against Redcar.

Hartlepool Rovers end season with big win against Redcar

Hartlepool Rovers turned in one of their better performances of the season as they closed their Durham Northumberland One campaign with a 41-19 win over Redcar at the Friarage on Saturday.

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Ryan Donaldson celebrates his goal for Pools on Saturday.

Donaldson looking for a better year with Hartlepool

Hartlepool United’s Ryan Donaldson says he is looking forward to next season after returning from a long-term injury.

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Raj Singh and Craig Hignett will decide on who is the next full-time Pools boss.

Hartlepool caretaker boss says changes are needed in squad for next season

Caretaker boss Matthew Bates believes change is needed at Victoria Park – regardless of whether or not he remains at the club.

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