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OT Hartlepool
10 January, 2018 21:57
Look like they are on the brink, 17th in the table, £200k required just to keep them going this month, players and bills to be paid on 25th January. Could have one less team in the division by March.

If so we may draw closer to top by default, everyone’s points against them would be expunged from the record.

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 00:08
See that some Hartlepool fans worldwide have managed to raise £13,000 over the past few days.

 
coltran
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Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 09:44
I wish them well. I don't like to see any club in that position particularly a former long-standing FL club. Let's hope they overcome their difficulties.

 
the kav
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Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 09:49
Don't mean to be a cynic but we hear this at least once a season about a club and they never go. It's almost as though I'm desensitised towards this now. The club's in question never founder .

 
martyd12
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Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 09:54
I see they have sold Connor Simpson one of their most promising players to Preston for an undisclosed fee which will no doubt help their cause.

 
coltran
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Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 10:26
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the kav
Don't mean to be a cynic but we hear this at least once a season about a club and they never go. It's almost as though I'm desensitised towards this now. The club's in question never founder .

Sadly some of them do and re-emerge about four levels below in the pyramid as have Chester City, Darlington, Hereford, Rushden & Diamonds, Halifax Town, Newport County etc. Some of the above have rebuilt and made it back to the FL though.

 
roger mellie
roger mellie (IP Logged)

Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 10:36
Good luck to them. Hope they pull through.

 
TimmySoft
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Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 12:36
I’ll definitely donate a few quid, new money is forcing heritage teams from the league and pushing them to extinction.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: OT Hartlepool
12 January, 2018 23:03
The first part has some germ of truth in it, but I'm not convinced on the latter part. When Hartlepool were in league 2, they could have tried to find ways to balance the books for a possible relegation and no first season promotion.

The connection with clubs like Forest Green Rovers and Fleetwood Town to such incidences seems tenuous to me and such clubs are making statements of intent and league 2 and 1 clubs must listen to them, because teams like Salford, Chorley, Ebbsfleet, AFC Fylde and Billericay are showing what might be possible with this "new money" and if or when these clubs get to league 2, then league 2 clubs must realise such clubs cannot be expected to struggle, as this is not Burton in the championship or Bournemouth in Premier League season one, where such clubs would have been expected to struggle.

Fleetwood did not struggle but Forest Green are struggling, but it would have been naive to assume they would automatically struggle, even though they are now a proven struggling team since last years promotion.

Clubs in league two and one with modest attendances should be aware of the rise of non-league bankrolled clubs and perhaps financially prepare for some inevitable scenario, where such teams compete for a league 2 berth with them.

If some teams suddenly hit financial woes, it's either self inflicted with overspending, or a problem with an investor pulling out or some other people that is difficult to resolve.

Non-league clubs are entitled to be taken over and bankrolled, but the money still has to be spent properly and rightly or wrongly, higher level clubs will have to face well run bankrolled clubs sooner or later, but they should have the advantage of a bigger stadium and fan base to attract bigger sponsor and partnerships so they should be able to match or exceed bankrolled finances in theory and other clubs woes should not necessarily be linked to the rise of bankrolled clubs.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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Re: OT Hartlepool
13 January, 2018 00:39
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