Contacting us, and a few other online places for Poolies to visit

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If you find a broken link (some may well be out of date), or you'd like a site adding, removing or updating, please email us at the address above


The Hartlepool United Official Website
All the official league club sites are now part of a network, and have a similar format. On payment of an annual fee, you can subscribe to "Pools Player", which gives you extra content including live match commentaries. It has all the usual club-site stuff, and is updated every day, even if much of it is advertising (especially for betting) masquerading as news.


BBC Pools page
The gigantic BBC website even has a Pools page, with news, live match reports, tables etc., and an online equivalent of what Ceefax used to offer.

As local newspaper circulations have declined of recent years, they have tried to use their websites to increasingly show advertising, so don't be surprised if some play annoying adverts with sound, or delay showing a page until an ad has been shown, or ask you to register as the price you have to pay for reading online for free.

The Hartlepool Mail
The Mail went all brash and downmarket a few years ago, but the result was improved coverage of Pools, and a lot of action pictures. Now printed in Sheffield, with its Hartlepool operations much reduced, it seems to be gradually merging into the Sunderland Echo.

Similar Pools coverage to that of the Mail, but slightly less extensive. The good news is that its Sports Editor is a Poolie. The bad news is that it's based in Darlington, wherever that is. It has audio ads.

Evening Gazette
The website of the (Middlesbrough) Evening Gazette used to report on Pools, but now seems to have given up (except when they play Billingham or Boro!)

Sunday Sun
Tyneside-based Sunday paper (produced by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, with which it shares its website) covers Pools in a cursory fashion (if at all), and no better than the national press.


These are generally run by Poolies who maintain them for the love of it, and they tend to disappear once the love runs out, for example Hartlepool United Mad is no more and The Box of Kippers hasn't been updated for years.

The Poolie Bunker
has been the main Pools message board for a few years now. Had a difficult Spring 2020 but seems to have turned the corner.

Is a gem of a Pools website with lots of stuff about Pools players old and new. If you ever needed to find out who Tommy McGuigan was signed from, what he looked like, and how many goals he scored in each of his 8 seasons at the Vic, this is the site for you.

The Pools Supporters Trust has a website, and there's also a Pools Supporters Group on Facebook. Additionally there may also be one one or two more that we haven't got links for. 


- not Pools-centred, but useful

is really helpful for finding out how to get to away matches, where to park, drink etc., and even shows you pics of the ground, and warns you about uncovered areas etc.

list updated Summer 2020