All posts tagged with: Hartlepool United

An interview with Gary Coxall

Hartlepool United have not finished in the top half of a division for almost a decade. They have spent much of the last three years fearing a Football League exit, requiring a miraculous escape during the 2014/15 campaign. The club had a change of ownership in June 2015 – are they making progress? What are the… Read more →

Palmer brace fires O’s to victory

A dominant second half performance and an Ollie Palmer brace helped Leyton Orient to a 3-1 win at Hartlepool, their first victory of Alberto Cavasin’s reign. The hosts created chances in the first half and went ahead through Josh Laurent, but had looked open at the back and their problems unravelled after the interval. Without sustaining… Read more →

Imbalanced Pools

As September dawns on Victoria Park, the pre-season optimism that once engulfed Hartlepool United has somewhat subsided. Craig Hignett’s men sit 19th, they have not kept a clean sheet since March and serious questions must be asked of the team’s defensive structure. Many feel that rash defending from centre-back Toto Nsiala has been a hindrance and that… Read more →

League Two Season Preview 2016-17

A division where owners are tighter than Wycombe’s midfield, finances are scarce in League Two. Portsmouth and Luton are the money-men, evidenced by the former signing Carl Baker and the latter bringing in star performers at Oxford. Both hope to convert big budgets into promotion but money is not the only factor, as Accrington Stanley… Read more →