Colin Cooper's not banking on an end to Hartlepool United's boom and bust

Colin Cooper has added three players with Uefa Cup experience to his squad, but he is still bracing himself for another season of highs and lows

Colin Cooper

Don Hutchison: Colin Cooper bringing Premier League attitude to Hartlepool United

I think Hartlepool United will make a move for promotion this year with savvy Colin Cooper in the dugout

Hartlepool United v Sunderland

Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3: James Hunter's match analysis

Sunderland's youngsters take centre-stage again as the Black Cats make it three wins out of three in pre-season

England manager Roy Hodgson

Don Hutchison: I fear for the future of North East football

Former Sunderland star Don Hutchison says kids aren't playing enough football any more and we lavish too much money on Academy stars

Scott Harrison

Hartlepool United wait on centre-back Scott Harrison's injury update

Colin Cooper's men aiming to end run of four defeats in a row as Chesterfield visit the Victoria Ground

Simon Walton sits out Hartlepool United visit of Mansfield

Midfielder serving ban as red card at Oxford rules him out of tonight's League Two clash.

Oxford's David Connolly leaps to head the winner as Hartlepool's Bradley Walker watches

Oxford United 1 Hartlepool United 0: Pool's hopes of pushing for play-offs hindered

Hartlepool United's play-off ambitions took a big knock last night, as they went down at Oxford United

Hartlepool United's manager Colin Cooper

No new injury worries for Hartlepool United as Bristol Rovers visit

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper could make changes after goal-less midwek draw at Accrington

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper

Hartlepool United 0 Accrington Stanley 0: Pool pleased with point after back-to-back defeats away

Hartlepool United's little stutter continued tonight when Accrington Stanley prevented Colin Cooper's men from closing in on the play-off places

Hartlepool United's manager Colin Cooper

Hartlepool must be on their guard against Accrington Stanley, warns boss

Pools boss Colin Cooper says his side can take nothing for granted against a Stanley side that beat tabletoppers Chesterfield at the weekend

Marlon Harewood in action for Hartlepool against Northampton Town

Northampton Town 2 Hartlepool United 0

Following a solid and impressive run of results, Hartlepool saved one of their worst performances for the table's bottom team

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper

Southend United 1 Hartlepool United 1: Pool saved by Walker's goal

Brad Walker enhanced his growing reputation with a stunning strike to keep Hartlepool United on the coattails of play-off rivals Southend United

Hartlepool United's manager Colin Cooper

Hartlepool United 3 Newport County 0: Cooper praises his side's experienced spine

Plaudits for Collins and Walton from boss Colin Cooper as Hartlepool United beat Newport

Hartlepool's Jack Barmby

Dagenham and Redbridge 0 Hartlepool United 2: Pool back on winning track

With two wins from four games, can Hartlepool United make a concerted second-half of the season push for the play-offs?

Hartlepool’s Luke Williams facing Scunthorpe during his loan spell from Middlesbrough

Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper wants to extend Luke Williams deal

Colin Cooper wants to clinch a deal to keep Middlesbrough strike prospect Luke Williams at Hartlepool United until the end of the season

Hartlepool United v Scunthorpe United

Hartlepool United 0 Scunthorpe United 0

With a healthy half a million pounds in the bank, Colin Cooper can now look to improve his Hartlepool United squad – but don't expect a lavish spending spree

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper

Colin Cooper wants Hartlepool United consistency

Colin Cooper has told his Hartlepool United side they can match high-flying Scunthorpe – if they cut out their mid-week carelessness

Luke Williams in action for Boro

Loan man Luke Williams in contention to keep his Hartlepool place

Middlesbrough loan man Luke Williams is in contention to keep his place in Colin Cooper's side for tonight's match against Wimbledon

Jack Barmby in action for Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United 2 York City 0: Young Pool arrivals make their mark

Former Nottingham Forest striker Marlon Harewood makes Hartlepool debut whilst youngsters show their skills

Hartlepool United's manager Colin Cooper

Hartlepool United sign Jack Barmby and Luke Williams on loan

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper has strengthened his attacking options with the on-loan arrivals of Jack Barmby and Luke Williams


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