Vital Football

Latest Hartlepool United News

Coops Pays Tribute To The Players

Coops Pays Tribute To The Players

Manager Colin Cooper was looking for a reaction from the players following on from our six match losing streak, and he certainly got that last night when we came from behind to take an invaluable three points against Morecambe.

The win does wonders for us with only two games remaining as we are now safe from relegation owing to the run in those below us face. With Northampton, Bristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers all on 47 points, given that Wycombe host Rovers in the next fixture not enough of them can ensure maximum points to push us into the drop zone.

Speaking to the Official Site following two second half goals from the 'Jacks', Cooper said.

'Even though Morecambe went a goal ahead, we were trying to create things despite it being very compact in the first half. It felt at half time we would create more chances and the question was whether we were good enough to go on and win the game.'

Of course, we were also reduced to ten men but as can often be the case, the gaffer admitted that rather than hamper us, he thought it galvanised us and the senior players in the team at that point just rose and helped grab the game 'by the scruff of the neck'.

'My job is to make decisions, sometimes I get them right, sometimes I get them wrong but I think I can say that I can hold my hands up and say I got them right.'

Having held his hands up previously to things he could've done differently, he earned that.

'Both Jacks were the heroes in terms of scoring the goals that won us the game, but every one of the players were heroes and I don't say that lightly.'

Cooper also had praise for the fans who embraced the 'Pack the Park' initiative and almost 5000 were in attendance for the crunch game.

'I think we got around 1500 more than we have been which is great and if we've done something to encourage some of those to come back then it's all the better. The fans gave us that extra impetus and if those extra fans can come back then it's more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. There were plenty of reasons for them to come and watch again.'

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday April 22 2014
Time: 10:28AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Hartlepool United Articles

Vital View - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

With Doncaster and Plymouth yet to play Portsmouth took advantage to close the gap and extend it on the chasing pack. Newport & Leyton Orient look likely to be relegated.

Stats: Blackpool v Hartlepool

All the stats from Blackpool (2) vs (1) Hartlepool, Bloomfield Road, 25/03/17 Att: 5,374

Team Sheets Blackpool v Hartlepool

Hartlepool go to Bloomfield Road as the visitors to Blackpool for the latest League 2 game.

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackpool v Hartlepool

Hartlepool go to Bloomfield Road as the visitors to Blackpool today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Hartlepool Articles

Vital Hartlepool articles from

Site Journalists

VitalPoolie
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool MotM
Suggested By:
Fryer0%
Donnelly100%
Walker0%
Harrison0%
Deverdics0%
Woods0%
Featherstone0%
Hawkins0%
N Thomas0%
Amond0%
Alessandra0%
Sub-Rooney0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Hartlepool United Results (view all)

Hartlepool United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Portsmouth (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Alfalfa9
2.Old Poolie7
3.billytwodogs5
4.PooliePoolie4
5.bert lynch3
6.Block Sands2
7.mpoolie1
Write for Vital Football