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Promotion Hero Bell Passes Away

21 May 2014

The Club are saddened to learn of the death of former Pools star Terry Bell, who has passed away at the age of 69.

Bell was born in Nottingham in 1944 and was originally on the books at Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Portsmouth before plying his trade on the non-league scene.

During a spell at Nuneaton he was spotted by then Pools boss Brian Clough and brought to The Vic in 1966 where he was successfully converted from a midfielder in to a striker.

Bell went on to become a huge favourite with Pools fans was top scorer with fifteen goals in all competitions as the Club secured a first-ever promotion in 1967/68.

He was top scorer again in 1969/70 and in total he found the net 38 times in 123 outings for Pools before moving on to Reading in 1970 and then Aldershot in 1973 where he was similarly successful.

Later in his career he had a spell as Player Manager of non-league outfit Wokingham Town and was also involved with Hillingdon Borough before retiring in Reading.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this time.

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