This week John manages to have a whinge about our first televised home game, applauds the work of South East Poolies and looks at the rebirth of North Ferriby United FC. Touching on the continuing woes of the likes of Notts County, Bury and Bolton, he concludes with the point, ‘in Raj we trust’. We do – and we should also acknowledge what he has done for the club over the last year or so.
Earlier this year HUST helped some former Poolies hold a fundraising day to support the Len Johnrose Trust, raising money for Lenny who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The event raised over £2000 and you can find out more details here. The South East Poolies have very kindly
Why was Hartlepool United mentioned in The House of Commons on 26 June 2019? John explains why and has high praise for the work of Chester MP, Chris Matheson. John reproduces the text of Matheson’s speech in the House including the amazing line – “Dedicated fans watch helplessly as their treasured clubs crumble from lack of investment or financial exploitation by dodgy owners.” Dodgy owners! The MP said it, not John!
This week’s column also includes regular features such as the Summer Quiz, Notts County Watch, three mentions of Wayne Goldthorpe, and an expression of sympathy towards the Barcodes.