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Former Pools Keeper Oakley Passes Away

30 November 2016

The Club is saddened to hear news of the passing of former goalkeeper Norman Oakley on Tuesday evening at the age of 77.

Stockton-born Oakley spent six years with Pools between 1958 and 1964 after joining from Doncaster Rovers and he went on to make 193 appearances for the Club.

The tall shot-stopper was the Number One keeper for much of his time at The Vic and is behind only Scott Flinders in terms of league appearances made by a Pools keeper.

The former Firth Moor and Wingate Welfare junior moved on to Swindon Town in March 1964 when The Robins paid £6,000 for his services, while he also went on to play for Grimsby Town and Boston before returning to the North-East upon retirement.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Hartlepool United are with Norman’s family and friends at this sad time.

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