Tag: Hartlepool United

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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Hartlepool United’s Silence May Cost Them More Than £10,443.97

It all started around a week ago, when a committee member at Northern League club Billingham Town found an envelope taped to the gates of their Bedford Terrace ground. Inside the envelope was a writ from Hartlepool United, who allege a debt of £10,443.97 owed for improvements carried out to the ground by them.

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Match Of The Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Hartlepool United

What a curious season it has been for Brighton & Hove Albion. On the one hand work finally started on their new stadium at Falmer, they are ninety minutes from Wembley and they knocked Manchester City out of the League Cup. On the other, though, they have slumped down the League One table after an encouraging start and Leyton Orient’s surprise win at Franchise last week dropped them into the relegation places. This constitutes something of a crisis. Relegation would leave them hovering above relegation from the Football League. The unthinkable – starting their life at Falmer as a non-league club – suddenly becomes a hideous (if slight) possibility. Hartlepool United have spent much of the last ten years bouncing between the two bottom divisions of the Football League. Having spent much of the 1990s narrowly avoiding relegation to the Conference (between 1995 and 1999 they didn’t finish above seventeenth place in what is now League Two), they were promoted in 2003 and then finished in sixth place in League One two seasons in a row, losing out in the play-offs both times. They were unexpectedly related in 2006, but were promoted straight back the following season and finished in mid-table last season. At the time of writing, they are again sitting just above the relegation places. A handful of wins between now and the end of the season...

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