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A 1-0 defeat and less than 2500....I won't be entertaining it....I have lost faith.


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This is starting to look like the last home game of HUFC(1908). I'll be there with my black tie ...


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I hope the players realise that they are playing for their jobs today.
If they cannot win this one, they don't deserve to be paid!


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Could have predicted exactly what would happen as soon as S Harrison had to come on. Team is clueless and too many players that are simply far too poor, manager clearly has no idea how to turn a game around other than try throwing strikers on and hope for the best.

The club could save itself some money by getting shot of Harrison and Jenkins. Let Sweeney and other coaches run the team. May as well get shot of the academy too, we aren’t exactly using it for the benefit of the first team or the club as a whole!


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More of the same old, same old. Harrison will still be there because no one in charge appears to be too bothered about results on the field. I get the impression we've been written off and it's just a matter of time, so why change anything.
It's like watching something you care about being left to fall apart and you just have to stand by and watch...a monkey with a Ming vase.

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I Can hear the FAT lady singing.........just turn the lights out, the misery is never ending, it is truly desperate on and off the pitch.....not sure how much more I can stomach. What started as a new beginning this season, I never saw this coming.


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Lack of ability I can cope with, lack of desire is unforgivable. We gave up today against a team of fat part timers. Their striker who tore Donnelly apart in the 2nd half must have been about 18 stone.

Absolutely fucking abysmal.


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It's staring to feel a hell of a lot like last season

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Think I enjoy doing the big shop at the Asda more than I do watching this shit anyway.

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Seriously, why do people still turn up? The players don't, the owner has given up and I don't think anything else needs to be said of the manager.

Any cash paid into the club is just helping to reduce the owners debt, it's no longer helping the club.


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Pools have sold 1950 tickets for gateshead how some or most teams would love that at a home game never mind away'

The sad thing is again today confirmed we are shocking and i carnt see tuesday being any better just hope its not freezing cos that would just sum it up


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Scott Harrison must have a voodoo doll the way he always seems to get game time. Laing is bad enough on his own, but when those two get together in the centre of defence you just know the goals are coming.

Still, it's not just down to them two. There was a spell in the first half when we made Maidenhead look like a fat pub team, but yet again good chances were missed when 1-0 up and by now all Pools' opponents must know by now that if they bide their time they'll get given the game on a plate.


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When hotbeds of football such as Maidenhead can produce teams of part timers that can beat us home and away, it really is time to wind the club down and start afresh as AFC Hartlepool (as did AFC Wimbledon in 2002). Most of the current players wouldn't be out of place on Grayfields Enclosure anyway!

Selling Loach in January to pay the wages will only put off the inevitable.


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Malcolm Dawes Knew My Father wrote:
Scott Harrison must have a voodoo doll the way he always seems to get game time. Laing is bad enough on his own, but when those two get together in the centre of defence you just know the goals are coming.

Still, it's not just down to them two. There was a spell in the first half when we made Maidenhead look like a fat pub team, but yet again good chances were missed when 1-0 up and by now all Pools' opponents must know by know that if they bide their time they'll get given the game on a plate.


Fair point there. Yes errors cost us at the back (I would include Loach in that too - from where I was I don’t know how he couldn’t keep hold of th initial effort).

But again we had enough chances to get a second. The body language. Of the team said it all though after we conceded - even they seem to have that feeling of an air of inevitability when we concede.

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The players now have an excuse for not bothering.

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The players now have an excuse for not bothering.


It can’t be easy in respects with everything else going on, but then at the same time would it not be more beneficial for them busting a gut to help them stay as full-time pros either here or elsewhere

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 Post subject: Re: Pools v Maidenhead....Predictions & Official Thread!!!!
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I feel like I have watched that exact same game about 10 times already his season. Dominate a first half and take a 1-0 lead. Concede and equaliser and fall apart.

The tactics are just baffling, bring on Connor Simpson and play everything through the middle and have Rodney and Oates as our widest players. We desperately needed width and quality balls into the box with Simpson on the pitch.

How Rodney get paid money to play football is beyond me, when he made a run and just stopped when played in was just atrocious.


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I feel like I have watched that exact same game about 10 times already his season. Dominate a first half and take a 1-0 lead. Concede and equaliser and fall apart.

The tactics are just baffling, bring on Connor Simpson and play everything through the middle and have Rodney and Oates as our widest players. We desperately needed width and quality balls into the box with Simpson on the pitch.

How Rodney get paid money to play football is beyond me, when he made a run and just stopped when played in was just atrocious.


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Bit harsh I think - he at least tried to be positive on the ball. I think the one you mean is where he made the run about ten seconds earlier but Franks(?) only saw it when he was running back onside

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I feel like I have watched that exact same game about 10 times already his season. Dominate a first half and take a 1-0 lead. Concede and equaliser and fall apart.

The tactics are just baffling, bring on Connor Simpson and play everything through the middle and have Rodney and Oates as our widest players. We desperately needed width and quality balls into the box with Simpson on the pitch.

How Rodney get paid money to play football is beyond me, when he made a run and just stopped when played in was just atrocious.


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Chrissy Stevo wrote:
I feel like I have watched that exact same game about 10 times already his season. Dominate a first half and take a 1-0 lead. Concede and equaliser and fall apart.

The tactics are just baffling, bring on Connor Simpson and play everything through the middle and have Rodney and Oates as our widest players. We desperately needed width and quality balls into the box with Simpson on the pitch.

How Rodney get paid money to play football is beyond me, when he made a run and just stopped when played in was just atrocious.


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Bit harsh I think - he at least tried to be positive on the ball. I think the one you mean is where he made the run about ten seconds earlier but Franks(?) only saw it when he was running back onside


No on the one I am talking about he started to make a run, the ball was played and he had stopped the run. He wasn’t offside, I was about 3 yards away from where he made the run. I don’t think Franks played the ball but I’m not certain. He may try to be positive on the ball, but he fails almost every time for me. Doesn’t seem to have a football brain, doesn’t make the intelligent run and rarely makes the right decision in terms of distribution.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:12 pm 
I am saying this as a fan and not a trust member.

Craig Harrison is out of his depth and either taking advice from coaches who don`t know whatthey are doing or he is just ignoring advice and doing what he thinks is right.

The fact he named a goalkeeper on the bench when he has out field players on loan who are playing really well and I bet my bank account he hasn`t watched them once, Blackford was superb on Wednesday at North Shields taking on players and scoring and he brings on Rodney who has the footballing brain equivalent of sheep!, Hawkes scoring a worldy for Dunston and yes it is Northern League but we are the same standard, Maidenhead were woeful and beat us, they bring on an attacker for the no3 and score and then bring on a defender for an attacker, TACTICS!!!

Does anybody watch them train?, do they practice shooting? set pieces?

How do we go to a home game expecting to lose sctatchinghead

If Harrison has any self respect he will resign, it doesn`t matter if we don`t have anybody else,it won`t make a difference, the bloody players could come up with better than he is serving, if this was a food establishment the eho would have shut us down, I am sick of being in a shit mood for 2 days after watching that banghead


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Interesting last few comments on the game. Being home for Christmas was first live game in flesh I’ve seen this season so went in with no real preconceived ideas or mantras about individual players or the management (just seen TV games and highlights so far).

For me, after that showing I’m not sure it would matter if the cloned Hybrid of Clough/Ferguson/Shankly was in charge right now. I’m sure plenty will reply and pick apart some supposed tactics today but basically the startin 11 and bench is not really good enough either in basic talent or desire, or strength or reading the game (or a mixture of all. In the starting 11 I would put 5 of the player in that category that became 6 when Harrison came on.

We can bump gums about Harrison all day long but there is no quick fix with this squad of players and background circumstances. Obviously we can say that he signed the players (allegedly) and he may not be picking others but it is a really poor squad. Essentially r Got down the middle of the park sadly.

Unless some of the quality players come back quickly (Featherstone-yes him!!!, Watson etc the league table will start to look as ugly as our accounts allegedly do.

I am very surprised to only really see one player singled out for criticism after that on here and it being Rodney. For me he positively impacted the game and did ok, yet the couple of things that went wrong for him were more vociferously pilloried than the rest of the shit all game some of the others served up

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Interesting last few comments on the game. Being home for Christmas was first live game in flesh I’ve seen this season so went in with no real preconceived ideas or mantras about individual players or the management (just seen TV games and highlights so far).

For me, after that showing I’m not sure it would matter if the cloned Hybrid of Clough/Ferguson/Shankly was in charge right now. I’m sure plenty will reply and pick apart some supposed tactics today but basically the startin 11 and bench is not really good enough either in basic talent or desire, or strength or reading the game (or a mixture of all. In the starting 11 I would put 5 of the player in that category that became 6 when Harrison came on.

We can bump gums about Harrison all day long but there is no quick fix with this squad of players and background circumstances. Obviously we can say that he signed the players (allegedly) and he may not be picking others but it is a really poor squad. Essentially r Got down the middle of the park sadly.

Unless some of the quality players come back quickly (Featherstone-yes him!!!, Watson etc the league table will start to look as ugly as our accounts allegedly do.



I am very surprised to only really see one player singled out for criticism after that on here and it being Rodney. For me he positively impacted the game and did ok, yet the couple of things that went wrong for him were more vociferously pilloried than the rest of the shit all game some of the others served up

The fact Rodney makes the bench is startling, he isn`t a winger, when he gets it and plays it to a man he just stays out on the wing when a run into the box is the obvious move, he can`t tackle and quite frankly makes Sydney Schmeltz look a world beater.
I know I bang on about Blackford but it is criminal he gets his place ahead of him, he wants to play for his home town club and is cast aside for that, pop along to a Shildon match before xmas before deriding my remarks.

Ultimately that was a soul destroying experience today


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The most telling thing for me was no the play, not the crowd or the manager.

No, when the board went up for five more minutes at 2-1 down was there a roar from the crowd and a mass shout of up and at 'em, over the top lads? No instead the crowd booed the fact that we had to watch five more minutes of this shite.


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Monkeybutt if you read my post again you will see I didn’t deride your remarks directly in any way. I just remarked that I was surprised based on what I saw why Rodney has been singled out today when he did better than most of the players who had been on the rest of the match.

I didn’t and can’t comment on Blackford as I’ve never seen him play. Emotions are running high I get that


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Dalton'sHaircut wrote:
Monkeybutt if you read my post again you will see I didn’t deride your remarks directly in any way. I just remarked that I was surprised based on what I saw why Rodney has been singled out today when he did better than most of the players who had been on the rest of the match.

I didn’t and can’t comment on Blackford as I’ve never seen him play. Emotions are running high I get that


I didn`t quote that very well and wasn`t having a go at you Dalton, the derision remarks were to a previous thread about quality of Northern league and not something you had written, my bad!


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No worries mate, just wanted to clarify I wasn’t having a pop


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