We Could Have Scored Seven - Bates10 Hours ago
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.
We Need To Be More Ruthless - Bates11 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.
A Kick In The Teeth - Bates7 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.
We Had The Better Chances - Bates4 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.
It's All About Next Week - Bates28 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.
Eleven Shirts Up For Grabs - Bates22 July 2018
Matthew Bates has insisted that his mind is not made up over selection for the first day of the new campaign after Pools kept up their unbeaten pre-season record with victory at Spennymoor Town.
Bates Pleased After Sunderland Workout14 July 2018
Matthew Bates said he was satisfied with the way his side performed in their pre-season draw against Sunderland but admitted there were still things to work on.
Bates: Great End To The Season28 April 2018
Matthew Bates cut a happy figure after seeing his side put in an impressive performance at Tranmere Rovers this afternoon.
I Can't Fault The Effort - Bates21 April 2018
Matthew Bates admitted he was satisfied with a point and again praised the determination of his players following the 1-1 draw with Torquay United at Victoria Park.
I Feel Pride And Relief - Bates17 April 2018
Matthew Bates paid tribute to the character of his players after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leyton Orient at Victoria Park secured their National League status.
Bates Happy With 'Grafting' Performance14 April 2018
Matthew Bates praised his side’s efforts after seeing them pick up a well-earned point at Sutton United this afternoon.