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Hartlepool United: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 5 Aug 2019
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FC Halifax Town entertain Hartlepool United at the Shay Stadium tomorrow night, here is 10 things you may or may not know about our visitors

  1. They play at Victoria Park, which opened in 1886 and has a capacity of 7,858 with 4,180 of that being seated.
  2. The record attendance at the ground was in 1957 when an FA Cup 3rd Round game against Manchester United was witnessed by a crowd of 17,264. Hartlepool lost 4-3.
  3. Hartlepool were relegated into the National League on the final day of the 16/17 season after finishing 23rd in League Two.
  4. After some financial trouble last year, the club was sold to Raj Singh, narrowly avoiding liquidation.
  5. The club’s mascot “H ’Angus the Monkey” aka Stuart Drummond, was elected mayor of Hartlepool in the 2002 council election under the slogan “free bananas for children.”
  6. The club’s record scorer is Adam Boyd with 59 goals.
  7. Hartlepool are nicknamed The Monkey Hangers.
  8. The club’s highest ever feat was reaching the League One play-off final in the 04/05 season, where they were beaten 4-2 by Sheffield Wednesday.
  9. Well-known Sky Sports News presenter Jeff Stelling is a life-long supporter of the club.
  10. When the club were founded in 1908, they were originally known as Hartlepools United Football Athletic Company.

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