We're Pleased With The Point - Bates13 October 2018
Matthew Bates praised his team’s character as they picked up a creditable draw at Leyton Orient but admitted they could have won it had they been better on the ball against ten men.
We Dug In For The Win - McNamee6 October 2018
Ged McNamee praised his players for grinding out a hard-fought win over Boreham Wood at The Super 6 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
We Didn't Get Going - Bates29 September 2018
Pools boss Matthew Bates admitted his side were below-par during Saturday’s draw with Aldershot Town at The Super 6 Stadium.
It Was Fine Margins - Bates26 September 2018
Matthew Bates felt the 3-0 defeat at Salford City was harsh on his side but has backed them to hit back quickly and being to build another unbeaten run.
We Got What We Deserved - Bates22 September 2018
Matthew Bates felt his side’s performance at FC Halifax Town was worthy of all three points irrespective of the two red card picked up by the hosts in the second half.
We Should Have Won The Game - Bates15 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.
Our Patience Paid Off - Bates8 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.
Finishing Touch Was Missing - Bates4 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.
We Did It The Hard Way - Bates1 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.
We Showed Our Will To Win - Bates27 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.
We Showed Our Class In Second Half - Bates25 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.