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We Should Have Won The Game - Bates

15 September 2018

Matthew Bates admitted his frustration after seeing Pools held to a 1-1 draw against Eastleigh but refused to be too downhearted as the unbeaten run increased to seven games.

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Our Patience Paid Off - Bates

8 September 2018

Matthew Bates praised his players’ patience and game management as they became the first side this season to take maximum points at Solihull Moors.

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Finishing Touch Was Missing - Bates

4 September 2018

Matthew Bates admitted his side didn’t find their killer instinct in the final third but insisted there were plenty of positives to take from Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Barrow.

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We Did It The Hard Way - Bates

1 September 2018

Matthew Bates paid tribute to his side for showing the character to grind out a fourth successive win despite not being at their best against Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

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We Showed Our Will To Win - Bates

27 August 2018

Matthew Bates said he wouldn’t trade his squad for any other in the National League after they racked up a third straight win with a battling triumph over Chesterfield.

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We Showed Our Class In Second Half - Bates

25 August 2018

Matthew Bates praised his players for their second half fightback as they came from behind to clinch all three points at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

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Let's Make Our Mark Now - Bates

18 August 2018

Matthew Bates admitted that picking up the first win of the season came as a big relief and now he’s backing the players to put their stamp on the National League.

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We Could Have Scored Seven - Bates

14 August 2018

Matthew Bates admitted he and the players were as gutted as the fans after Pools were denied victory right at the death despite a strong performance at Braintree Town.

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We Need To Be More Ruthless - Bates

11 August 2018

Matthew Bates admitted his side weren’t clinical enough in front of goal and gave away a poor goal as they were beaten by Ebbsfleet United at The Super 6 Stadium on Saturday.

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A Kick In The Teeth - Bates

7 August 2018

Matthew Bates admitted it was hard to take seeing his team denied all three points in the final minute against Harrogate Town – but he remained upbeat about the performance.

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We Had The Better Chances - Bates

4 August 2018

Matthew Bates was pleased with his side’s encouraging opening day performance at Maidstone United though he admitted his frustration at the penalty award that went against Pools.

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It's All About Next Week - Bates

28 July 2018

Matthew Bates bemoaned his side’s fifteen minutes of madness during their friendly defeat to Middlesbrough but insisted that shouldn’t overshadow a very positive pre-season.

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