Mark Clemmit is joined by former England internationals Danny Mills and Marco Gabbiadini for the first programme in a new series of Late Kick Off on BBC One North East and Cumbria in a new slot after MOTD2 on Sunday nights. Included tonight is a feature on Peter Hartley and James Poole, two players who have led the recent revival at League One Hartlepool United.
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The financial health of football
Late Kick Off takes a close look at the increasingly difficult financial challenges facing our football clubs.
More than two thirds of Football League clubs who responded to a BBC survey say they are worried about the financial health of teams in the world's oldest domestic league.
"These are very challenging economic times and football is no more insulated from the effects of the recession than any other sector," a Football League spokesman said.
Read the full story on the BBC Sport website.
Hartlepool duo hope to lead a great escape
BBC Late Kick Off in the North East and Cumbria meets Hartlepool's appropriately named Peter Hartley and James Poole to discuss the club's bid to avoid relegation from League One this season.
Watch a video feature on the BBC Sport website.
|Executive Producer||Jacqui Hodgson|
|Series Producer||Lance Hardy|