We bumped into Dan Kemp’s dad a few weeks ago at the Tranmere match and got talking to him about how Dan was settling in, his thoughts on the club, town and more. One thing led to another and before you know it, here we are with an exclusive Q&A with Dan himself, who has become a real fan favourite! 

One in four people experience mental health issues at some point and suicide has become the UK’s biggest killer of young men. It’s widely believed that a tendency to ‘bottle things up’ makes men very vulnerable. Again and again, we hear that there was no sign of what was coming and that the person who took their own life hadn’t given anybody any idea about how they were feeling. This is where Andy’s Man Club comes in.

Beating Crystal Palace in 1993 saw Pools become the first lower division club to knock a Premier League side out of the FA Cup. The ‘unquestionable penalty’ and ‘not particularly cold for Hartlepool’ weather are now the stuff of legend. Three players from that game give us the full story!

With the big match against Crystal Palace approaching HUST spoke to Eddie Kyle, Alan Murray’s assistant manager on the freezing January day in 1993 when Pools became the first lower division club to dump a Premier league team out of the FA Cup. We wanted to know the ingredients for an FA Cup upset and Eddie was happy to reveal what went on behind the scenes.

Following our AGM in late December 2021, we are now able and happy to confirm our board for 2022, including newly defined roles, new chair person and an additional board member. 

For Black History Month, Ed Parkinson, on behalf of the Hartlepool United Supporters’ Trust, reflects on the contribution of four iconic black players to represent Pools over the years.