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The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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As the expectations and excitement of the recent take over fuel our imaginations for the coming months and years, what, I hear you say (not) about our experiences so far since that tumultuous day at Nuneaton last April ( see header pic). 
Has life in the National League met, exceeded or failed our collective or individual desires? 
What am I talking about, at the time of writing one place adrift of the play off births with new players aplenty including the return of Danny Lloyd. All this achieved largely with the same players from last season minus Warbs and Duxbury and the unfortunate Darren Stephenson.







 A decent start with away draws at relegated NottsCounty and Yeovil petered away into a poor September that finally got back on track with a draw away at Ganders Green Lane, Sutton, that actually should have been a win or at least a potential win......






.................... which leads me nicely into the Ugly – Referees. 







For those present at Sutton, that day and even for those that were no…

Hartlepool United 2 Stockport County 0 ( Vanarama National League)25 January 2020

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So, it was back to standing with County Supporters today for old hedgie, following the actions of Hartlepool United FC in refusing the writer and Andrew Machinpitch side access- question…did you see an overabundance of photographers pitchside today?

Thankfully County fans responded brilliantly sending in their photos , taken during the game, and these are the sole pics used in this report, and massive thanks are due to County Supporters Gemma Wilson,Keith & Kevin Lee and....Andrew Machin who sent  3 sneaky one`s in, for their support with this one.



Circa 2.50 or so I was even more impressed as the same supporters filled the chill north eastern air with a brilliant selection of suitably bullish County ditties- the atmosphere was fantastic….electric even.



Then the game started , and it all went somewhat down hill!





From the off Hartlepool went on the attack, and Palmer did well to block Featherstone`s shot. That was 2 minutes in, the 3rd saw Osborne set the large County contingent roaring…