Vanarama National League columnFinancial reality checks . by Glenn Moore
The collecting buckets are still shaken, with fans implored to throw in their loose change, but like everything else in football fund-raising has moved on. It was a supporter’s JustGiving page which raised the cash to pay off Hartlepool’s tax bill. The deed, announced on Facebook, staved off a High Court winding up order.
Special award at North East FWA Dinner
A SPECIAL TROPHY FOR A SPECIAL FOOTBALLER
The friendship between former Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe, and young cancer patient, Bradley Lowery, touched everyone who saw the pair together.
Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at only 18-months-old and last year his mum, Gemma, shared the devastating news that the cancer was terminal. He passed away in July aged just six.
The Day Two Teams DiedAs we remember the Manchester United players and officials who perished in Munich 60 years ago, it is worth recalling the eight journalists who died in the air crash that day.
Roy Cavanagh and Carl Abbott have written a remarkable book detailing the lives of those men, called "The Day Two Teams Died", which is available from Amazon. We caught up with Roy to discuss what was, for a lifelong Manchester United fan, a labour of love: