On This Day

August 18th
2006
Boland adds bite to midfield
Concerned that Pools might be a little "too nice" in midfield, Danny Wilson signed battle-hardened Irishman Wille Boland, who had been released by Cardiff City. Boland was a key performer for Pools as they began their record breaking run to promotion in 2006/07, though much of his later time at Pools was ruined by a series of injury setbacks.
YearEvent 
2014Luke James submitted written transfer request 
2010Bakary Bojang joined Pools on trial 
2009Billy Greulich transferred to Pools from Brandon United. First pro contract 
2006Willie Boland signed 
2001Darrell Clarke made his competitive first team debut in a Div Three match against Shrewsbury Town[view]
1982Mark Taylor made his first team debut in a League Trophy match against Bradford City[view]
1976Terry Turnbull made his first team debut in a League Cup match against Huddersfield Town[view]
1970Jon McCarthy was born in Middlesbrough 
1962Billy Younger made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Newport County[view]
1962John Brown made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Newport County[view]
1956Ralph Guthrie made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Chesterfield[view]
1951Sandy Willox made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
1951Wally Briggs made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
1942Barry Ashworth was born in Stockport 
1925Fred Richardson was born in Spennymoor 
1908Sam English was born in Coleraine 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2015League TwoNEWPORT COUNTY (H)W1-0Fenwick
1n/an/a 2012League OneSWINDON TOWN (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 2009League OneBRISTOL ROVERS (H)L1-2Behan
1n/an/a 2007League OneDONCASTER ROVERS (H)W2-1Antwi, Barker(p)
1n/an/a 2001Div ThreeShrewsbury Town (A)W3-1Clark(p), Henderson, Tinkler
4#000000#3CB371 1992Coca-Cola CupHalifax Town (A)W2-1MacPhail, Johnrose
4#000000#3CB371 1987Littlewoods CupScunthorpe United (A)L1-3Baker
7#000000#DA70D6 1982League TrophyBRADFORD CITY (H)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1979Div FourPORTSMOUTH (H)L0-3 
4#000000#3CB371 1976League CupHUDDERSFIELD TOWN (H)L1-2Turnbull
4#000000#3CB371 1971League CupBarnsley (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1962Div FourNEWPORT COUNTY (H)L2-3Edgar(p), Bircham
1n/an/a 1956Div Three (N)CHESTERFIELD (H)W5-1Lumley, Rayment, Johnson, McGuigan, Stamper
1n/an/a 1951Div Three (N)Tranmere Rovers (A)L1-4McGuigan