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Hartlepool Utd v Leyton Orient: Video nasty the solution as Pools look to stop defensive problems

Craig Hignett reckons making his players squirm by watching a reel of video nasties could be the remedy to Hartlepool United’s defensive problems.

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Nathan Thomas

Hartlepool United say ex-Sunderland academy forward will cost £1million

Nathan Thomas has had a £1million price tag slapped on his head by Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett.

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Not guilty: Ched Evans

Ched Evans wants to speak to young footballers about alcohol and consent

The footballer Ched Evans, who was cleared of raping a woman after details of her sex life were put before a jury, has said there should be more education on alcohol and consent amid continuing criticism of the conduct of his retrial.

Lewis Alessandra (pink) scores Pools' first leveller at Carlisle

Pools can reach the play-offs – if we cut out costly errors, says Alessandra

Hartlepool United have got the character and quality to be in the League Two promotion fight, according to Lewis Alessandra.

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Ched Evans outside of court after the jury found him not guilty of rape.

Northumbria police boss says Ched Evans case shows courts have 'gone back 30 years'

A former solicitor general has expressed concern about some of the evidence heard in the Ched Evans rape trial.

Wearsider Jordan Richards (right) in action for Hartlepool United in last week's draw with Crawley Town. Picture by Frank Reid

Boss Hignett admits Pools are “more boring” now, but results prove change in approach is working

Hartlepool United are “more boring” than earlier in the season, according to boss Craig Hignett.

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Footballer Ched Evans, who has been found not guilty or rape by a jury.

'Whole story around Ched Evans doesn't make for pretty reading' says Durham lecturer after not guilty verdict

Highly paid young footballers with their fast cars, big houses, pampered lifestyles and celebrity status are not the ideal group to win the nation's sympathy.
Nathan Thomas has been Pools' star man this season. Picture by Frank Reid

Carlisle United v Hartlepool United: Boss Craig Hignett says Pools mean business this season

Hartlepool United mean business this season, according to manager Craig Hignett.

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Michael Woods

Carlisle trip may come too soon for midfielder Woods

Hartlepool United midfielder Michael Woods is rated as doubtful for tomorrow’s League Two trip to Carlisle United.

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Lewis Alessandra celebrates firing Pools in front against Crawley. Picture by Frank Reid

Hartlepool United boss excited by potential of Pools to ‘do something’ this season

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett reckons his players have the talent within their ranks to really achieve something in League Two this season.

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Craig Hignett

Pools boss seeks changes to Checkatrade Trophy next season

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett has called for a revamp of the Checkatrade Trophy for next season.

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Lewis Alessandra

No excuses for Hartlepool United forward Lewis Alessandra

Lewis Alessandra says playing out of position is no excuse for his Hartlepool United goal drought.

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Padraig Amond. Picture by Frank Reid

Pools striker Amond reckons rock-solid defence is main reason for storming run of form

It is not his own return to goalscoring form that Padraig Amond credits with Hartlepool United turning the corner in League Two of late.

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SLIDESHOW: Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland U23 1

We take a look back at last night’s Checkatrade Trophy tie at Northern Gas and Power Stadium between Hartlepool United and Sunderland U23.

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Sunderland celebrate Donald Love's winner. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland U23 1: Cats LOVE Checkatrade Trophy

Donald Love's second half strike was enough to hand Sunderland victory over Hartlepool United in the Checkatrade Trophy.

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Tommy Miller in action for Hartlepool in 2014

Sunderland boss David Moyes not afraid to give youth a chance says former star

Sunderland’s Checkatrade Trophy trip to Hartlepool United is a match which brings a smile to the face of Tommy Miller.

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Nathan Thomas (left) scores with his superb chip to make it 3-0 for Hartlepool United at Grimsby

Best still to come from on-fire Nathan Thomas, says Hartlepool United boss

The best is yet to come from talismanic wideman Nathan Thomas, insists Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett.

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Grimsby Town v Hartlepool Utd: Nathan Thomas thriving on pressure for Pools

Five-goal Hartlepool United talisman Nathan Thomas is having to deal with the pressures of expectation this season.

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Pools boss Craig Hignett

Don Hutchison reckons Pools boss has a Klopp-like quality

Craig Hignett has got a touch of Jurgen Klopp about him, according to former Hartlepool United midfielder Don Hutchison.

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Hartlepool United's Josh Laurent sees his effort smothered by Plymouth keeper Luke McCormick

Hartlepool United boss faces up to crisis in defence for Luton clash

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett is facing up to a defensive crisis as he prepares for tomorrow’s visit of Luton Town.

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