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Raj Singh takeover gets green light – as new chairman targets Football League return as quickly as possible

Raj Singh’s takeover of Hartlepool United has been formally completed.

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Former Sunderland defender Louis Laing celebrates bagging Pools' winner last night. Picture by Frank Reid

Caretaker boss Matthew Bates proud as Hartlepool United clinch safety

Matthew Bates is proud his players managed to secure Hartlepool United’s National League future last night, but he said that it is nothing to celebrate.

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Ex-Sunderland defender Louis Laing heads home Pools' winner against Leyton Orient last night. Picture by Frank Reid

Matthew Bates wants decision on his future at Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United caretaker boss Matthew Bates is keen to for his future to be decided, having secured National League football for Pools next season.

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Josh Hawkes shoots at goal from range in last week's home defeat to Guiseley.

Bates: Too early for Hawkes to go

Matthew Bates has no doubts that talented Josh Hawkes will leave Hartlepool United – but the caretaker thinks a summer move would be too soon for the teenager.

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Blair Adams

The Sunderland link which has helped Blair Adams find best form for Hartlepool

Hartlepool United are starting to see the ‘real’ Blair Adams – thanks to his old Sunderland youth coach

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Pools' Michael Woods celebrates his opening goal at Maidstone yesterday.

Hartlepool United boss sets his players TWO targets before end of National League season

Matthew Bates has set his Hartlepool United players TWO specific targets before the close of the National League season.

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Pools' Carl Magnay celebrates going 2-0 up in yesterday's win at Maidstone. Picture by Howard Roe/AHPIX.com

Maidstone 1 Hartlepool Utd 2: Caretaker boss out to win every game until the end of the season now

Matthew Bates believes his Hartlepool United players can not only cement their place in the National League, but also win every game remaining this campaign.

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Michael Woods hits Pools' winner against Bromley. Picture by Frank Reid

Bates still in the dark over future as Pools pick up precious victory

Hartlepool United boosted their National League survival bid with a priceless 2-1 win over Bromley last night.

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Hartlepool United's Lewis Hawkins in action against Gateshead.

Hartlepool United pair touch and go for Bromley clash

Matthew Bates is hopeful injuries picked up by TWO key Hartlepool United men will not turn out to be serious.

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Motherwell's former Sunderland and Hartlepool United  keeper, Trevor Carson, gathers a high ball against Celtic.

Ex-Sunderland and Pools man Trevor Carson on missing life-changing Celtic move, sacrifices and painting his own mural

Trevor Carson cast aside holiday plans and shopping catalogues when a Celtic move failed to materialise.

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Craig Hignett with Raj Singh at Pools' game at AFC Fylde last weekend.

Hartlepool United takeover in danger of falling through

Raj Singh’s takeover of Hartlepool United has hit a snag and is on the verge of falling through.

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Michael Ledger in action for Hartlepool United.

Ex-Sunderland and Hartlepool defender reacts to Norway move

Michael Ledger has spoken of his delight at signing a two-year deal with Notodden FK and wished Sunderland and Hartlepool United well.
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Michael Ledger in action for SAFC in pre-season.

Sunderland youngster completes Norway switch

Sunderland youth product Michael Ledger has completed a permanent move to Norwegian outfit Notodden FK.

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Jeff Stelling.

Jeff Stelling grows frustrated at lack of Hartlepool United takeover progress

Jeff Stelling admits he is growing frustrated by the lack of progress in his takeover bid for Hartlepool United.

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Michael Ledger has been on loan at Hartlepool United.

Exclusive: Sunderland defender to move abroad in permanent deal

Sunderland defender Michael Ledger is set to sign a two-year deal with Norwegian side Notodden FK, the Echo understands.
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Blair Adams curls in a screamer off the post to bring Pools level at Aldershot last night. Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com

Jeff Stelling urges Hartlepool United fans to welcome ex-Darlington chairman’s proposed takeover

Hartlepool United president Jeff Stelling has urged Pools fans to welcome former Darlington chairman Raj Singh with open arms, should his proposed takeover materialise.

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Pools' Blair Adams slips the ball past Aldershot's Shamir Fenelon last night. Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com

Pools boss gutted by National League loss to Shots

Hartlepool United were robbed of not just one point at Aldershot, but all three – according to caretaker Matthew Bates.

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Big-name managers offer to take charge of Hartlepool for FREE but club to stick with Matthew Bates

A number of out-of-work managers have offered work to for free if handed the Hartlepool United hotseat.

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Jack Munns. Picture by Frank Reid

Midfielder closes in on return for Pools, but Aldershot trip comes too soon

Midfielder Jack Munns is closing in on a return to the Hartlepool United first-team picture.

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