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  • Luke James of Hartlepool United
during Vanarama National League match between Dagenham and Redbridge against Hartlepool United at Chigwell Construction Stadium Dagenham Britain on 25 August 2018 (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)

    Hartlepool United forward Luke James features for England C in 2-2 draw with Wales C

    March 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    The hardworking striker started on the right for the Non-League Lions and played 70 minutes before being replaced by Chesterfield’s Joe Rowley. James was said to have had a good evening and worked hard down the right channel, he was called up to the squad in September but had to […]

  • Hartlepool fans during the Sky Bet League Two match at the Northern Gas and power Stadium, Hartlepool.

    Former Sunderland Under 23 player signs for Hartlepool United

    March 19, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Adam Bale signed for the National League side last week following his release from the Black Cats – ending an eight-year spell with the club. The defensive midfielder will add some well needed depth for Craig Hignett’s side and can also play at centre back. He has played 10 times […]

  • Durham players walk onto the pitch during day one of the MCC University match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

    Durham name squad for pre-season tour

    March 19, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Lead High Performance Coach James Franklin has named his 17 man squad to tour South Africa. The squad will spend 11 days there in the high-class facilities of North West University Sports Village in Potchefstroom. Former Leicestershire wicket-keeper Ned Eckersley has been on trial at the Riverside and the 29-year-old has been […]

  • Tom Flanagan, Sunderland

    PREVIEW: Sunderland vs Walsall

    March 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Sunderland AFC host Walsall FC at the Stadium of Light in League One in what will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season.  Sunderland manager Jack Ross believes his side are still in a good position despite automatic promotion no longer being in their hands. The Black […]

  • Lack of clean sheets “needs to be addressed” says Hebburn manager Scott Oliver

    Lack of clean sheets “needs to be addressed” says Hebburn manager Scott Oliver

    March 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Hebburn Town manager Scott Oliver has said that his side’s lack of clean sheets is something that “needs to be addressed” and it will be a “priority” when it comes to transfers in the summer. The Hornets conceded four on Wednesday when they drew with Bishop Auckland away from home, […]

  • Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

    Former Sunderland trio called up to England squad ahead of UEFA EURO Qualifiers

    March 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Ex-Black Cats Jordan Pickford, Jordan Henderson and former loanee Danny Rose were all included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad. There are questions to whether Henderson will make it in the squad as the Liverpool captain came off injured in his sides 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League […]

  • Barnsley's Peter Ramage (left) and Burnley's David Edgar have a chat before the game. They were former team-mates at Newcastle United.

    Who are Hartlepool United’s new signings?

    March 13, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Along with Scottish defender Fraser Kerr, Pools have signed two other new players in recent weeks, Gavan Holohan and David Edgar. Holohan joined on a free transfer, having most recently played for Waterford FC in the League of Ireland. A former Hull City youth player, Holohan has mainly played in […]

  • Lynden Gooch, Sunderland

    PREVIEW: Barnsley vs Sunderland

    March 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Sunderland AFC travel to Barnsley FC in a must-win game in League One that could prove the difference between automatic promotion or the play-offs. Sunderland manager Jack Ross is relishing the challenge ahead, but feels every game is a must-win, not just this game, feeling it’s the standard being at […]

  • BUCS Futsal Northern Conference Cup Final: Fan reactions and post match interviews

    BUCS Futsal Northern Conference Cup Final: Fan reactions and post match interviews

    March 12, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    On Sunday Team Sunderland’s Futsal team defeated Liverpool University in the Northern Conference Cup final. The game ended 5-3 in favour of Team Sunderland, who were playing at home in CitySpace. Sunderland were the underdogs for the Northern Conference Cup but prevailed to come out as champions, the home side […]

  • Credit: Ali Salat

    Thrilling final sees Team Sunderland’s Futsal side win Northern Conference Cup

    March 11, 2019 at 11:59 am

    University of Sunderland 5-3 University of Liverpool Northern Conference Cup Final Sunday 10th March 2019, 5pm GMT CitySpace Team Sunderland’s Futsal team came out on top in a goal-filled final at CitySpace to win the Northern Conference Cup in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon. Inside a raucous sports hall, the hosts […]