Jeff Stelling Has Promised To Save Hartlepool United From Going Into Administration

Gillette Soccer Saturday host and die-hard Hartlepool United fan Jeff Stelling has promised to provide financial support for his club once new ownership has been found.

Hartlepool need approximately £200,000 to cover wages and running costs or they face the very real possibility of going into administration.

Since the news emerged, thousands have donated to a Crowdfunding Page to try and help them avoid going down, with fans and players uniting to help the National League outfit.

Stelling is one of those who has offered support to Hartlepool, and has since said that he would be willing to put his own money into the club.

What a bloke.

"I know people will ask about my money and that's when I will come forward. I can't afford to run the football club on my own, but will certainly put money into the football club if the supporters trust are running it that's for sure." Stelling told BBC Tees.

"I'm really hopeful that we will have a new investor in place in the not too distant future. "If that does not happen the supporters trust have plans in place."

Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham has donated £2500 to the Hartlepool United cause, while others have generously pledged money to the cause.

It is believed that the club need to raise £200,000 in the next fifteen days to save the club from administration.

Here are some reactions from the news that Hartlepool could go into administration

Let's hope that people can come together and save Hartlepool United from administration. It would be a great shame to see this historic club go down.

If you want to contribute to the fight, a link to the Crowdfunding page is HERE

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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