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Port Vale v Hartlepool Utd: Third round dream tie spurs on Pools boss Hignett

The financial rewards from FA Cup progression could aid Craig Hignett’s attempts to strengthen his Hartlepool United squad in the January transfer window.

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Trevor Carson makes an easy catch in Pools' recent win over Accrington Stanley

Former Sunderland keeper on the international dream which became a nightmare

Hartlepool United keeper Trevor Carson has revealed it was his decision to end his own hopes of a Northern Ireland debut.

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Pools' Liam Donnelly takes down a high ball in last month's win over Cheltenham. Picture by Frank Reid

Port Vale v Hartlepool United: Key defender touch and go for Pools’ second round tie

Hartlepool United defender Liam Donnelly is rated as touch and go for Sunday’s FA Cup visit to Port Vale.

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Hartlepool defender targets climb up table

Hartlepool United defender Matthew Bates is keen to inspire his team-mates to more clean sheets - as they look to boost their campaign over the busy festive schedule.

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Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa flicks on the ball despite the close presence of Pools' Scott Harrison

Striker Amond urges Pools to learn to win ugly

Hartlepool United are currently incapable of winning ugly, according to centre-forward Padraig Amond.

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Hartlepool's Lewis Alessandra goes down under a challenge from Wycombe's Luke O'Nien

Pools told to stand up and be counted after Wycombe defeat

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett has called on his players to stand up and be counted.

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Nicky Deverdics celebrates scoring for Pools against Accrington Stanley in midweek. Picture by Frank Reid

Boss Hignett backs Deverdics to get better and better for Pools

Hartlepool United’s patient approach with summer signing Nicky Deverdics is eventually starting to pay dividends, according to gaffer Craig Hignett.

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Matthew Bates steps in to deny Accrington on Tuesday. Picture by Frank Reid

Organiser Matthew Bates relishes chance to do the talking in Hartlepool United’s defence

Matthew Bates is happy for Hartlepool United’s kids to do the running, while he does the talking.

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Newcastle fans worst in FA for banning orders - Sunderland fans three times less likely to face action

Newcastle fans have been revealed as the worst in the entire Football League for banning orders, with 124 fans being subject to the action.

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Bates eager to tame team-mate Toto to form solid Hartlepool United partnership

Toto Nsiala is a rough diamond, according to Hartlepool United defensive partner-in-crime Matthew Bates.

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Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett watches his side beat Cheltenham 2-0 last week. Picture by Frank Reid

Hartlepool United boss predicts footballing fireworks at Doncaster

There will be goals at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow, according to Craig Hignett, because that’s the only way he and Darren Ferguson know how to play.

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Matthew Bates celebrates scoring Pools' crucial second goal against Cheltenham last week. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools have benefited from presence of former Boro captain Matthew Bates, says boss Hignett

Craig Hignett hopes the ‘Matthew Bates effect’ continues to take hold among the Hartlepool United backline.

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Adam Bartlett makes a save against Cheltenham last week after coming on to replace the injured Trevor Carson. Picture by Frank Reid

Hignett full of faith in Bartlett if former Sunderland keeper misses out on Pools’ Doncaster test

Adam Bartlett can not only step in for Trevor Carson, he has the ability to keep him out the Hartlepool United team, according to Craig Hignett.

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Pools' Josh Laurent. Picture by Frank Reid

Hartlepool United has become like a second home to me, says Josh Laurent

Josh Laurent is loving life at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium this season.

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Victoria Park, the home of Hartlepool United Football Club.

Hartlepool United issued with winding up petition – but club say it’s business as usual

Hartlepool United insists it is business as usual despite a petition being issued to wind the club up over unpaid tax bills.

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Matthew Bates (left) strides forward for Pools against Cheltenham. Picture by Frank Reid

Ex-Boro captain the catalyst to Hartlepool United’s defensive revival, says boss Hignett

Calm, clever Matthew Bates is the catalyst for Hartlepool United’s defensive revival, according to boss Craig Hignett.

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Lewis Alessandra curls home Pools' opening goal against Cheltenham. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools to find their ruthless streak

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett wants his players to find their ruthless streak.

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Matthew Bates celebrates putting Hartlepool United 2-0 up against Cheltenham. Picture by Frank Reid

Matthew Bates thrilled to be back in action – and scoring – for Hartlepool United

Never mind scoring his first goal in two years, and sealing Hartlepool United’s first home win in seven months, Matthew Bates is just grateful his injury nightmare is at an end.

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Trevor Carson shows Pools boss Craig Hignett his dislocated finger. Picture by Frank Reid

Ex-Sunderland keeper’s Northern Ireland cap dream threatened by dislocation

Hartlepool United keeper Trevor Carson’s Northern Ireland debut dreams hang in the balance.

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Hartlepool United's Michael Woods (left) looks to create against Stamford in last week's FA Cup tie. Picture by Frank Reid

Hartlepool Utd v Cheltenham Town: Midfielder Woods says Pools must deliver on their performances

Talk is cheap. That’s the message from Hartlepool United midfielder Michael Woods ahead of the visit of Cheltenham Town to the Northern Gas & Power Stadium.

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