BILLY'S CONTRACT feels like Billy-no-friends

At half time in the Ebbsfleet match, myself and my mate were discussing West Ham United's generous offer of sending a strong starting eleven for a friendly match against Dagenham and Redbridge who, not unlike Pools, have financial woes of their own.

This got me thinking. It was fantastic to see the support that the Borer fans lent to Pools and rallied to help us in our hour of need but unless I missed it Middlesbrough FC, as well as Sunderland and Newcastle United for that matter, have been strangely silent in their support for Pools. I did hear that some of these clubs and others did offer players on loan to Pools and that they would pay their wages in full. Pools sadly were unable to take advantage of this generosity due to the transfer embargo that is currently imposed upon them.
"Be realistic, who would want to come and watch the Borer?"

I suggested to my mate that as MFC itself owes Pools big style for 1986 and that Steve Gibson, their chairman, could have made an offer of arranging a friendly with Pools with Dimi in goal. My pal replied "Be realistic, who would want to come and watch the Borer?" He had a point. Newcastle on the other hand could be a different proposition altogether as, along with their fans from Tyneside, there are many plastic Mags in the town who have never seen their team in the flesh, so one would expect a reasonable gate.

Hey, everyone needs good neighbours and we could do with some just now.