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Hughes still carrying the fight

Hartlepool boss John Hughes admitted to some frustration after seeing his side held to a goalless home draw by Yeovil.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 20:35

John Hughes: Frustrated with result

John Hughes: Frustrated with result

Both sides gave their all in poor conditions at Victoria Park without finding a route to goal.

The point sees the Glovers drop to fifth in League One, while Pools are now six short of safety in the relegation zone.

Pools have now lost only once in nine, but have suffered two frustrating 0-0 draws at home in the last week to leave them six points adrift of Scunthorpe, the team directly above the drop zone.

"There's frustration from the outcome," said boss John Hughes. "But we were up against a good side, at this stage of the season we need three points.

"What they have achieved since Christmas has been commendable. Anyone watching can see there is a fight to it, if we are going down, go down having a fight.

"The teams we are chasing have all lost - it might be two dropped, it might be one towards safety. If it goes to the end of the season and the last game, so be it. Bring it on."

Pools had a late chance to win it when substitute Antony Sweeney was played in on goal, but he pushed his shot too close to Glovers goalkeeper Marek Stech.

Hughes added: "Keep that back door shut and you have a chance. We had the best chance of the second half after keeping that back door shut.

"We kept a clean sheet and it's spirited. Who knows, we may win the next three games and all is well."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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