Vital Football

Latest Hartlepool United News

Rafferty Leaves By Mutual Consent

Rafferty Leaves By Mutual Consent

Goalkeeper Andy Rafferty has today cancelled his Hartlepool United contract by mutual consent.

The 26 year old leaves the club with immediate effect having joined us back in the summer of 2010 from Guisborough Town and he obviously went on to be the deputy to Scott Flinders.

Having been ruled out for the entire 2012-13 season following a serious knee injury, he recovered and went on to make three starts for the first team last campaign and has been a regular in our reserve side.

With opportunities for further first team action being limited, he has only made seven appearances throughout his four year stay at Victoria Road and the decision has been made to let him moev on so he can hopefully get more game action under his belt.

Having figured during pre season, he picked up an injury that ruled him out of our first two games this year and manager Colin Cooper wouldn't be drawn on the injury saying the club was 'keeping it in house' at the press conference earlier today, and then the statement was released, so obviously negotiations were on going and it wouldn't have been appropriate to comment at that stage.

Rafferty himself has taken to social media and said.

'Would just like to wish all at @Official_HUFC for a great four years at the club. I have loved every minute. However it is time for a fresh start. I wish the gaffa, Pearsy and all the lads every success in the future.'

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:Thursday August 14 2014
Time: 7:48PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Hartlepool United Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Player Numbers

A point gained and a good result on Saturday against Plymouth, however I noticed the bench was one short.

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Video - Hartlepool 1-1 Plymouth

Hartlepool were denied a win by a late equaliser at Victoria Park by Plymouth. The 1-1 draw did see Pools drop to 22nd but extended the gap to safety to three points.

Archived Vital Hartlepool Articles

Vital Hartlepool articles from

Site Journalists

VitalPoolie
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Fryer20%
Richardson40%
Walker0%
Harrison20%
Kavanagh0%
Woods0%
Featherstone0%
Alessandra0%
Thomas0%
Amond0%
Oates20%
Sub - Nelson0%
Sub - Hawkins0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Hartlepool United Results (view all)

Hartlepool United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Crewe Alexandra (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billytwodogs22
2.Alfalfa21
3.Old Poolie14
4.PooliePoolie7
5.bert lynch3
6.rednblackforever2
7.drinkanddrive2
8.pooleboot1
Vital Football Comment