We suspect that these Hartlepool fans are not taking all our questions entirely seriously…
Thanks to REP for posing the questions
About the fans…
Headlander – I’ve been an idiot for 65 years
pooliekev -I’ve been a supporter for about fifty years. My Dad could have taken me to Sunderland or Newcastle but he took me to Pools. I had to stop kicking him when he died…
About the opposition…
How do you expect your team to do in the cup?
Headlander – To go out in the second round.
pooliekev -It would be nice to get through to round three, we’ve never been further than round four. Obviously a nice away day at one of the big five would be the aim. If we get through we’ll probably get MK Dons or somebody. The Gods don’t like us…
Who should we watch out for?
Headlander – Hangus the mascot.
pooliekev – Lewis Alessandra has a roving brief and can be a nuisance. Padraig Almond will run all day.
Your favourite cup moment?
Headlander – 1957 at home to Manchester United. We were getting beaten 3-1, we got back to 3-3 but it eventually ended up 4-3 to Manchester United.
pooliekev – Away at Manchester City in about 1976. Dennis Tueart “nutted” our Captain and got sent off. Our Captain also got sent-off but the referee had to wave the red card over his stretcher as he was unconscious. My favourite goal was an absolute thunderbolt from Hugh Robertson (our left back) in a 4-3 win over Luton Town. The home end ducked.
A score prediction and predicted away following?
Headlander – 5-0, 200 from Hartlepool with an attendance of 4,567.
pooliekev -Honestly, I think the best we can hope for is a draw. We do score plenty and we’re quite pacy up front but we’re hopelessly inconsistent. Let’s say 1-1 with Amond our scorer. It will probably be a small attendance, say 3,500 and 150 from us.
Who do you fear as Vale’s dangermen?
Headlander – All of them.
pooliekev -Not being in the same division, I’m not familiar with your team, I’m afraid. Obviously our concern is that Vale are in that higher division.
A guide for Vale fans…
Any quirky facts about your team?
Headlander – We are <ovf censored>, if we win three games on the trot an open-top coach is arranged for a tour round the town.
pooliekev -We don’t have a trophy room. Well, we’ve got nothing to put in one. We didn’t actually hang a monkey. We will hold the record for re-election to the League in perpetuity since the pyramid came into being.
What about a recommended blog or forum?
Headlander – hufc1908.proboards.com
pooliekev – hufc1908.proboards.com
Who’ll win on Sunday?
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