Hartlepool United are left in limbo

The Northern Echo: TALKS STALLED: Phil Brown TALKS STALLED: Phil Brown

PHIL Brown's imminent appointment at Hartlepool United has stalled. 

The former Pools defender was expected to be confirmed as Neale Cooper's replacement this afternoon, but talks have broken down this afternoon and Brown has left the discussions.

Brown, with his long-term right hand man Brian Horton, watched Pools reserve side at Gateshead on Tuesday night and was confident of being named boss today.

It is understood that the split is not definitive and there is hope that a deal can still be agreed between both parties.

Brown appeared to have been favoured ahead of John Hughes, Colin Cooper and Craig Short for the post.  

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5:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

doonhamer says...

Hallelujah!! Has Hodcroft taken heed of the comments posted regarding Brown's total incapability as a Manager. This guy will not save Hartlepool, he's not a winner, so obviously he won't be successful. No Championship clubs, by his own admission, have even considered him since he left Preston, so he shows utter contempt for Hartlepool by saying, "I need to drop lower down the league, start at the bottom, roll my sleeves up and get some hard work done". Admirable, but Hartlepool aren't at the bottom yet, there is a division below, but if Brown takes the helm Hartlepool v the likes of no hopers Gateshead could be a regular fixture in two years time.
Hallelujah!! Has Hodcroft taken heed of the comments posted regarding Brown's total incapability as a Manager. This guy will not save Hartlepool, he's not a winner, so obviously he won't be successful. No Championship clubs, by his own admission, have even considered him since he left Preston, so he shows utter contempt for Hartlepool by saying, "I need to drop lower down the league, start at the bottom, roll my sleeves up and get some hard work done". Admirable, but Hartlepool aren't at the bottom yet, there is a division below, but if Brown takes the helm Hartlepool v the likes of no hopers Gateshead could be a regular fixture in two years time. doonhamer

5:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sticky39 says...

Hodcroft hurry up and get brown and is backroom staff in, and lets have a new start
Hodcroft hurry up and get brown and is backroom staff in, and lets have a new start Sticky39

10:54pm Tue 13 Nov 12

doonhamer says...

Brilliant. 'Yogi' has got the job. A legend at Easter Road, if he brings the passion he displayed while playing for and managing the Hi-bees, Pools fans are in for a treat. He gives 100% commitment and demands the same from his players.A true son of Leith, Pool now have a chance of survival this season.
Brilliant. 'Yogi' has got the job. A legend at Easter Road, if he brings the passion he displayed while playing for and managing the Hi-bees, Pools fans are in for a treat. He gives 100% commitment and demands the same from his players.A true son of Leith, Pool now have a chance of survival this season. doonhamer

9:25am Wed 14 Nov 12

Quakerz says...

Thought you were a Darlo fan doonhamer?

Now it explains why you're always giving Darlo stick.
Thought you were a Darlo fan doonhamer? Now it explains why you're always giving Darlo stick. Quakerz

10:53am Wed 14 Nov 12

doonhamer says...

Quakerz wrote:
Thought you were a Darlo fan doonhamer?

Now it explains why you're always giving Darlo stick.
Not quite sure if you can read what's in front of you mate, or do you deliberately just pick out bits here and there to make your own story. If you visited this site on a regular basis you would know that I stated that I am a Darlo fan. Unlike a lot of saddos I genuinely want to see Hartlepool survive and not suffer the same self destruction that we have endured. I stated that I did not think Phil Brown was the man for the job and so it has transpired that is how it has indeed worked out. John 'Yogi' Hughes will do a good job, of that I'm certain and Pools may yet avoid relegation and I hope they do. If you have a problem with that fine, but I don't. As for giving Darlo stick, the last time (I'm sure you'll correct me if I am wrong) was pre season when mistakes re the ground share at Shildon etc were the main topic of conversation and 1883 didn't seem to know it's backside from it's elbow. Since they got their act together I have praised them on this site on numerous occasions (I'm sure you WON'T correct me on that one) and will continue to do so. Finally, as a TRUE Darlo supporter, I was at West Auckland on Saturday along with all the regular die hards. Seems to me the 500-600 or so that stayed away because of Wests price hike were more annoyed at giving them an extra fiver (which I agree was morally wrong) than supporting THEIR team. Hope they feel vindicated though, because who knows, the result may have been different if they had turned up. Those that donated their £5 to the poppy appeal, I applaud, anyone else is a part time supporter. Which are you Quakerz, a donater I hope, given your amount of contributions to these pages.
[quote][p][bold]Quakerz[/bold] wrote: Thought you were a Darlo fan doonhamer? Now it explains why you're always giving Darlo stick.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure if you can read what's in front of you mate, or do you deliberately just pick out bits here and there to make your own story. If you visited this site on a regular basis you would know that I stated that I am a Darlo fan. Unlike a lot of saddos I genuinely want to see Hartlepool survive and not suffer the same self destruction that we have endured. I stated that I did not think Phil Brown was the man for the job and so it has transpired that is how it has indeed worked out. John 'Yogi' Hughes will do a good job, of that I'm certain and Pools may yet avoid relegation and I hope they do. If you have a problem with that fine, but I don't. As for giving Darlo stick, the last time (I'm sure you'll correct me if I am wrong) was pre season when mistakes re the ground share at Shildon etc were the main topic of conversation and 1883 didn't seem to know it's backside from it's elbow. Since they got their act together I have praised them on this site on numerous occasions (I'm sure you WON'T correct me on that one) and will continue to do so. Finally, as a TRUE Darlo supporter, I was at West Auckland on Saturday along with all the regular die hards. Seems to me the 500-600 or so that stayed away because of Wests price hike were more annoyed at giving them an extra fiver (which I agree was morally wrong) than supporting THEIR team. Hope they feel vindicated though, because who knows, the result may have been different if they had turned up. Those that donated their £5 to the poppy appeal, I applaud, anyone else is a part time supporter. Which are you Quakerz, a donater I hope, given your amount of contributions to these pages. doonhamer

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