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Our competition to win copies of Brian Honour's book has now closed. The winners are;   Steve Adams Peter Tompkinson Danny Gray   Thanks for entering, for those who didn't win, the book is available to buy now from http://www.apexpublishing.co.uk/pubdetails.asp?Num=156.....

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Brian Honour Book Review

Pools legend Brian Honour was born in the former pit village of Horden, County Durham, and his passion from a young age was always to become a professional footballer. Despite the odds and many setbacks, that’s exactly what he achieved, giving his all to the game and earning respect from fans, fellow players and the media alike. Many believed his skills would clinch him a place with a Premiership side and, although this was never to be, he is rightly considered a legend and The Life of ....

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Martin Simpson At The Studio

Martin Simpson: Friday 4th September Martin Simpson's guitar playing is unsurpassed; he is one of the finest finger pickers and slide pickers of our time and was recently named one of the top artists of the decade by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Winner of 5 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - 2 of them in 2008 for Best Original Song and Best Album - an Indie Award for his album Cool & Unusual, and the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ards Guitar Festival, he is a superb interpreter of ....

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Fans Online is happy to announce a competition to win a copy of Brian Honour's new book, the Life of Brian Honour. The book charts the career of a Hartlepool United favourite from his early beginnings at Newcastle and then rivals Darlington before his move to Hartlepool. To win a copy of our book then email us with the answer to the folllowing question; How many appearances did Brian make for Pools? Competition closes Wednesday at noon so get your answers in early.....

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Hatcham Social In Hartlepool

Hatcham Social: Thursday 23rd April     On record and in appearance, Hatcham Social are the archetypal twee 1980s-worshipping indie band: all patterned jumpers, jangly guitar melodies and sway-along drums. But the honeyed sound of their four singles, and the sight of Finn Kidd at the start of this show, crouched behind his drumkit chewing his nails, is no preparation for the ....

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Hartlepool Miss Out On Fa Award

Pools have missed out an an award as clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League have been awarded the 'Football League Family Excellence Award' for 2008/09. A total of 41 clubs have received the Award, recognising the truly outstanding experience they provide for young fans and families at their grounds. In announcing the successful clubs, Football League Chairman, Lord ....

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Hartlepool's Game Frozen Out

Hartlepool United's trip to Oldham Athletic has been called off after a frozen pitch at Boundary Park. The game will now been played this Monday at 7.45pm. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> ....

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Hartlepool Face Boxing Day Challenge At Scunthorpe

Hartlepool United face a tough post-Christmas challenge when they head to Scunthorpe. Caretaker manager Chris Turner will be without James Brown and Willie Boland for the trip to Glandford Park but will look to continue the positive start made against Southend last weekend. Kevin Kyle makes the penultimate appearance of his current loan spell and will be boosted by his 2 goals last time ....

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Danny Wilson Sacked As Hartlepool Manager

Hartlepool United Football Club and Danny Wilson have parted company with immediate effect. Wilson is sacked after Pools picked up just 3 points in their last 6 games. Director of Sport Chris Turner takes temporary charge of all first team affairs. A statement released by the club gave no reason for his sudden departure. HUFC will begin their hunt for a new boss in due course. // --> // ....

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Brown Injured, Porter Out, Jones Missing; Is All Hope Lost For Pools?

Hartlepool United can add Joel Porter's name to an injury list already containing a whole host of first teamers. Porter came off with a thigh strain during the Yeovil game on Saturday and he joins James Brown and Willie Boland in the treatment room. Ben Clark and Jamie McCunnie also missed the match on Saturday with flu while Antony Sweeney and Andy Monkhouse struggled on with the illness, ....

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A Winnable Game As Pools Welcome Stoke In Fa Cup Round 3

Hartlepool United will face their second game of the season against Premier League opposition after drawing Stoke City in the FA Cup third round. The reward for Pools win over Fleetwood Town in the second round is a home game against the Potters on the 3rd of January. Earlier this season Pools beat top flight West Brom in the Carling Cup and they'll hope to replicate that famous win against ....

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Disaster For Pools, Brown Ruled Out Until August 09

Hartlepool United were left stunned after it emerged that James Brown will be out until the beginning of next season with a knee injury. Brown went down during the Bristol Rovers game on Tuesday holding his knee and scans have revealed he'll be out for the whole season. He now faces a race to be fit for NEXT season and leaves just Joel Porter as the only striker at the club with more than 10 ....

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Hartlepool United Remain Quiet On Kyle Transfer

Despite every newspaper, website and radio station in our area declaring that Pools have signed Coventry striker Kevin Kyle until January, the club have remainded silent. The Hartlepool Mail broke the story early yesterday morning but despite the Northern Echo, Vital Hartlepool and Pools MAD confirming the signing the club is still not announcing the signing formally. Kyle should be officially ....

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Non League Test For Hartlepool Or Brighton

Hartlepool United or Brighton will face either Leiston or Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup second round. Pools and Brighton were unable to be seperated in their first round tie and there was the same story as Leiston held Fleetwood to a 0-0 draw. The tie will take place on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 29/30th of November. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // ....

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Sir Bobby Forsees A Fantastic New Year In His Crystal Ball!

Durham’s newest hotel is set to welcome in its first New Year with a charity event in aid of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, giving guests the opportunity to see in the New Year with Sir Bobby himself. The Radisson SAS Hotel, Durham, which opened in November, is hosting the Crystal Ball, an event to raise money for the football legend’s North East cancer charity. Sir Bobby says: ....

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Hartlepool Fans Unhappy With Boyd Celebrations

Hartlepool United fans were left annoyed after former hero Adam Boyd scored the winner for Leyton Orient on Saturday. Following on from the goal Boyd slid towards the corner flag with his team-mates carrying out what some called over the top celebrations. Despite it being only his fourth goal of the season many were expecting either a muted celebration or none at all, like Chris ....

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Carlisle Challenge Next For In Form Hartlepool

Hartlepool United travel to Carlisle United hoping to continue their 3 match unbeaten run. Pools have beaten Walsall, Huddersfield and Brighton in the last fortnight and will face a Carlisle side who have picked up just one point in their last 8 games. Pools have a good record at Brunton Park but lost 4-2 last season, before that game Pools had collected maximum points on every visit since ....

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Deja Vu As Hartlepool Will Meet Brighton Once More

Hartlepool United and Brighton and Hove Albion will share a certain sense of deja vu when they meet in an FA Cup first round match in 12 days time. Pools drew the Seagulls less than 24 hours after beating them in League One and Pools will go into the tie confident after a good display against the poor southerners. However, that win was Pools first over Brighton since 1993 and they've never won ....

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Wilson Happy With Kevin Kyle

Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson has told fans he's happy with the performances of his new signing Kevin Kyle. Kyle has came under fire from fans after missing several chances against Northampton but Wilson said he's taking the pressure off other players ''Kevin takes a big weight off the shoulders of the other lads.'' ''Sometimes your movement is enough to beat teams and other times you need ....

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Wilson Demands Pools Improvement

Hartlepool United manager Danny Wilson has admitted that his side need to improve after yet another defeat. Pools crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Northampton on Friday and Wilson wants his side to improve "''It's about getting a rub of the green.''''We can't keep having performances like this and coming away and having nothing to show for it. We know we're on the right road, that's the nice thing ....

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Ritchie Barker Leaves Hartlepool

Hartlepool United striker Ritchie Barker has left Pools to re-join League Two side Rotherham. Barker has found himself limited to substitute appearances so far this season and has joined the Millers until Januray when the deal will become permanent. He joined Pools for £100,000 in January 2007 and scored a goal every 2 games as Pools won promotion back to League One. // --> // ....

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The Truth Behind The Kevin Kyle Deal

Hartlepool United's new striker has joined the club because his previous employers could not afford him any more. Kevin Kyle joined Pools from Coventry after the Sky Blues couldn't afford his rumoured £8,000 a week wages. Coventry would also be due to pay his former club, Sunderland, a transfer fee of £100,000 after 3 more appearances. Pools are rumoured to be paying a quarter of ....

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Hartlepool Fans Unhappy With Unwanted Signing

As is always the case with Pools, the fans are unhappy with something that's happened at the club. This time it's the signing of Coventry City striker Kevin Kyle. Danny Wilson has completed the signing of the former Sunderland striker who has scored only 5 times in 47 appearances for Coventry on a one month loan deal, much to the disappointment of some fans. Supporters have expressed fears ....

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Gaffer Admits Hartlepool Can't Afford Kevin Kyle

Hartlepool United manager Danny Wilson has admitted that he'd like to sign wantaway Coventry striker Kevin Kyle but can't afford him at present. Wilson said he was had "always admired" the former Sunderland striker but couldn't afford his massive wages at the moment. "If he became available and we could afford it, then yes, but at the moment it's not possible and we're not really under pressure ....

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Wilson Ready For Loan Signings

Hartlepool United manager Danny Wilson admits that he's looking to the loan market for some new players. Injuries have stretched the squad and he said that he needs to prepare "You've seen how much the squad has been stretched when we've had a few injuries so we have to be active in that respect and understand what's available to us in case the situation happens again." Wilson told BBC ....

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