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Hartlepool United’s Summer

First proper post for a while, after last Sunday’s… thing.

With the football season upon us, writing for the excellent We Are Going Up, I’ve expressed my thoughts on Hartlepool United’s hopes for the new season.

I expect Hartlepool to win the World Cup, and win the league with a kajillion points.
I expect Hartlepool to win the World Cup, and win the league with a kajillion points. I’m an optimist.

Having started last year in a shambolic manner, and built up a functional but uninspiring team over the course of the season, it’s difficult to say whether Hartlepool fans should be quietly optimistic or expecting things to fall apart.

Click here to read Teamwork The Key for Pools

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Pools are Going Down; I’ve Written for We Are Going Up

I’ve been a bit busy writing for a few sites over recent days. First up is a piece I wrote for We Are Going Up – basically a look back across Hartlepool United’s awful, awful season.

It’s been a season when Pools have set a new club record for games without a win, a new club record for least amount of goals scored by the top scorer, and have lost by 5 goals on 4 occasions.

On the plus side, I still think the ground looks awesome.
On the plus side, I still think the ground looks awesome.

Click here to read Thank God It’s Nearly Over

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New Links!

A couple of new links, to things that have been published over the last two days.

I’ve written for Wearegoingup.co.uk, a Football League website, about Hartlepool United’s bad start to the season and recent turnaround. If you’ve not been following Pools (you should have been) the first three or four months were consistently awful. Hartlepool sunk to the bottom of League One, with only a single win, and relegation seemed inevitable. But Hartlepool are now one of the division’s form teams, and seem to have half a chance of survival.

You can read my thoughts at We Are Going Up – Fighting Spirit Restored at Victoria Park

 

Meanwhile, Bornoffside.net have published John Nutter’s Month in Football, which may be the ramblings of an idiot, or which may be me writing in character with the intent of creating laughter.
John Nutter, like all of us who watch football, has opinions on the game. Problem is, he’s not the brightest.

It’d make him happy if you click the link and read John Nutter’s Month in Football