All you need to know about a busy day in the battle to save Hartlepool United

It has been a frantic 24 hours or so in the fight to save Hartlepool United from the threat of administration and a likely 10-point deduction.

Friday, 12th January 2018, 9:54 pm
Updated Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:10 pm
Clockwise from top left, comedian Danny Posthill, superfan Jeff Stelling, England legend Sir Geoff Hurst and former Pools player Connor Simpson.

Here's what we know in brief with links for you to read about each point in greater detail:

1 Hartlepool United confirmed on Thursday night that they need around £200,000 by Thursday, January 25, to pay staff wages and also admitted that administration is a real threat.

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2 An online appeal to help raise the cash has already reached £24,000 in just two days.

3 Teenage striker Connor Simpson has been sold to Championship outfit Preston North End for £50,000 to further boost finances.

4 Hartlepool United superfan and Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling said he would be prepared to invest in the club if the Hartlepool United Supporters Trust take over Pools.

5 Others to voice their support include 1966 World Cup final hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst.

6 Both Pools fans and football supporters in general have responded to the club's plight by snapping up 1,200 tickets for the Wrexham game on Saturday, January 20, which is now known as Save Pools Day.

7 Among the fundraising events planned is a performance by town comedian and Britain's Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill.

8 A Save Pools Day gig will also take place on the night of the Wrexham game.

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