MY SKY PANEL’S RIGHT BEHIND POOLS
AM I confident Hartlepool will beat the drop from League Two? No!
You can’t be sure of anything in football. We got a terrible beating by Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night after doing terrifically well to draw with Northampton at the weekend.
It looks like there are four of us in a dogfight at the moment. Someone always puts in a run and we’ve got to hope it’s us.
We’ve got home games with Dagenham & Redbridge and York City to come. They are cup finals.
But I’ve got great faith in our manager, Craig Hignett.
He’s bright, breezy and inspirational – he’s got a great chance of being a really good manager.
His enthusiasm and sense of humour is infectious. He’s also got a lot of knowledge allayed with that dry, Scouse belief. Though he had a falling out at Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka also thinks he will become a terrific manager.
It’s not just down to him, but the players as well. Looking at our squad, we shouldn’t be anywhere near this position. But we are.
The guys on the panel give me a lot of support. Even after glittering careers, they realise how much my club means to me.
Last season, during the Great Escape, we were losing at home when we equalised. My phone lit up and it was Phil Thompson saying, ‘Get in!’ and Charlie Nicholas with ‘Come on!’
GET IN! Phil Thompson