Tag: Hartlepool United

Fourteen Days Left To Save Hartlepool United…? Not Quite.  

There has been something distinctly heart-warming about much of the reaction to the growing understanding of the extent of the difficulties faced by National League club Hartlepool United over the last few days or so. In febrile and divisive times it can be difficult to retain the knowledge that, as football supporters, we have considerably more in common than we could ever have between us. We do, though. We are family, ultimately. Some of us remember the offers of help and expressions of sympathy from when our own clubs were teetering on the brink. Some of us merely think,...

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Hartlepool United: Hanging By A Thread

Hartlepool United is a football club that is used to being the butt of other people’s jokes. From the unwanted record of the most appearances in the Football League’s re-election places without ever being voted out – fourteen, to be precise – to likely apocryphal stories about hanging monkeys, for many years this club became known as possibly the quintessential struggling Football League club, living a hand to mouth existence and fighting for the mere right to exist. At the end of last season, however, the wheels finally came off the wagon. Even a win on the last day...

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The 200% Podcast 39: The Random Football Club Generator – Hartlepool United

This week’s – well, last week’s now, I guess – Twohundredpercent podcast is a little later than usual, so many apologies for that, but we’re back this afternoon with discussion of last Monday night’s Football Supporters Federation Awards – and many thanks to those amongst you who nominated me for Blogger of the Year, you’ll be at least mildly diverted to know that I won – before moving on to the altogether more serious subject of the Random Football Club Generator, which this week pulled out Hartlepool United. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you...

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Match Of The Past: Hartlepool United

We continue our series of archive matches of the clubs of Football League One with Hartlepool United, and five matches from their past as well as some fascinating archive footage of one of England’s greatest ever managers learning his apprenticeship. It was Hartlepool United – then Hartlepools United – who first recognised the managerial potential of one Brian Clough, and our first clip is a brief clip from a television obituary of Clough which shows some outstanding footage of Victoria Park – then known as The Victoria Ground: it didn’t subtly change its name until 1996 – from the middle of the 1960s. Hartlepool would lose Brian Clough to Derby County in 1967, and would not see his like again. Like many other lower division clubs, Hartlepool seldom troubled the schedulers during the first three decades of regular televised football in England. The club didn’t feature on Match Of The Day at all prior to the introduction of goals from all FA Cup matches at the end of the 1980s. Once a season on the local ITV company Tyne-Tees Television’s football programme “Shoot” was about as much as the outside world saw of the club. In the early 1990s, however, there came a proliferation of television cameras at matches, and our next two clips reflect that – a trip to Boothferry Park to play Hull City from the 1991/92...

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The (Possibly Un)Welcome Return Of Non-League Videos Of The Week

The Football League begins its new season next weekend, but non-league football doesn’t begin again for a couple of weeks. With this in mind, it’s time to take a quick look around how some clubs are doing in their pre-season friendlies. All of these matches are from the last couple of weeks and, it has to be said, we have no details on how strong the teams taking part in these matches my or may not have been. Anyway, as a teaser for the start of the new season, here’s a quick look at: York City vs Hartlepool United, Woking vs Charlton Athletic, Bury Town vs Colchester United, Chorley vs Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town vs Notts County. Follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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