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Blair switch project suits former Sunderland left-back

Former Sunderland left-back Blair Adams believes his move to Hartlepool United is just what he needs to kick-start his career.

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New Pools signing Ryan Donaldson. Picture courtesy of Hartlepool United.

Hartlepool United boss happy with momentum as Donaldson makes it five signings

Craig Harrison feels his Hartlepool United drive is gathering momentum.

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Pools signing Luke George. Picture by Hartlepool United.

New boy Luke George aims for Football League return with Hartlepool United

New signing Luke George says there must be one aim at Hartlepool United: Promotion.

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Trevor Carson. Picture by Frank Reid

Ex-Sunderland keeper quits Pools for three-year Motherwell deal

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison hopes to unveil a new goalkeeper next week to replace former Sunderland keeper Trevor Carson.

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New Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison. Picture by Kevin Brady

New Pools boss Craig Harrison relishes exciting challenge

Craig Harrison is moving lock, stock and barrel up to the region this week – but doesn’t expect it to mean he gets any extra sleep.

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New Hartlepol United manager Craig Harrison. Picture by Kevin Brady.

Pools boss out to fend off shark attack

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison is determined to fight off the ‘sharks’ circling his players – and keep the rest of his squad intact.

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Showing his colours: Craig Harrison settles into life at Hartlepool United. Picture by Kevin Brady

It’s an obsession: New Hartlepool United boss insists he will give it everything to transform Pools’ fortunes

Craig Harrison insists there will be “no half-measures” from him when it comes to managing Hartlepool United.

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New Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison. Picture by Kevin Brady.

New Pools boss: We can go far if everyone is on the same page

Having everyone on the same page as Craig Harrison will give Hartlepool United the best chance of success.

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Hartlepool make Craig Harrison their new manager

Hartlepool United have appointed Craig Harrison as their new manager.
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Manchester bombing victim Jane Tweddle is thought to be from the Hartlepool area.

Former North East footballer and coach mourns death of partner in Manchester bombing

A former North East footballer and coach has paid tribute to his partner after she was confirmed as one of those killed in the Manchester suicide bomb attack.

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Billy Paynter watches from the sidelines in Pools' final-day win over Doncaster.  Picture by Frank Reid

Hartlepool United club captain Billy Paynter says farewell to Pools

Hartlepool United will have a new manager and captain at the helm when they start next season in the National League.

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Pools' Nicky Featherstone (left) battles for the ball against Doncaster on Saturday. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools relegated: Featherstone apologises for failing to keep Hartlepool in the EFL

Nicky Featherstone has saluted the “incredible” Hartlepool United fans and apologised the team could not keep the club in the Football League.

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Tearful Pools boss Matthew Bates. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools relegated: Bates in the frame for permanent role in charge

Matthew Bates is in the frame for the vacant Hartlepool United job.

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Boss Matthew Bates watches as the final whistle goes - and Pools slip out of the EFL. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools relegated: Boss Bates wishes he’d been given more than just two games to try to save Hartlepool

Matthew Bates believes Hartlepool United might still be alive today as a Football League club had he and his comrades been given the chance earlier.

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Padraig Amond is embraced by a fan at the final whistle

Hartlepool must not get buried in the 'Football League graveyard' after relegation - Padraig Amond

Padraig Amond fears Hartlepool are at risk of being buried in the 'big club' graveyard that is the National League.

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Five areas that Hartlepool United need to quickly address after relegation

As the floodlights were turned off at The Vic on Saturday night, the lights went out on 96 years of life in the Football League.

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Pools celebrate going 2-1 up at the Vic. Picture by FRANK REID

Matthew Bates 'proud' of Hartlepool United after great win fails to keep Pools up

Interim boss Matthew Bates said he could not be any prouder of the players after Hartlepool United came so close to avoiding relegation from the Football League.
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Devante Rodney fires in the Pools winner. Picture by TOM BANKS

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Scott Harrison shows the anguish felt by every Poolie at full-time against Doncaster. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United: The highs and lows of 96 years in the Football League

Hartlepool United must face up the grim realisation that when they start the new season in August it will be first in 96 years they find themselves outside the Football League.

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