Any Other Business


November was a month of hopeful signs followed by hopeless lapses - again. At least Pools find themselves with a decent cushion between them and relegation, but it's all still a worry.

Pools have had an unexpected dose of media exposure, with two live televised matches in a month ...and they won the first one!

Of course in the second we're all dreading a repeat of last year's Blyth Spartans debacle, but we'd expect that the Poolies who bought tickets for the Salford game (see the ticket queue, above) must have some faith in Pools' ability to spoil the BBC's party, as they did with Sky's a few weeks earlier, by beating the fancied opposition.

Finally we'd like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we'll be back for the second half of the season in January.

Please note that, as the first Friday in January is actually New Year's Day, there may not be anyone sober enough to read it, so we've decided to put the Monkey Business launch day for No. 146 back a week to January 8th.