THE son of a former Hartlepool United manager enjoyed a trip down memory lane when he met up with friends he has not seen for several years.
Robert Robinson’s dad Bill managed Pools for in the early 1960s and Robert spent his teenage years in the town.
He was born the day his dad Bill helped Charlton Athletic, Pools’ opponents on Saturday, win the FA Cup in 1947.
Robert, who now lives in Hull, watched Saturday’s game at Victoria Park with old friends Brian Liddell, Mick Brown and Gren Wigham.
He brought his dad’s FA Cup winner’s medal with him.
Robert, 64, said: “It was a magnificent weekend. It was very emotional, but thoroughly enjoyable.
“Although I was only in Hartlepool for seven years it was an integral part of my life.
“I think the club has done really well in the last few years and I think the season ticket idea is fantastic.”
It was Robert’s first visit to The Vic in around eight years.
He spent the weekend meeting up with old friends and business partners from the town before returning home on Sunday.