‘Everything’s gonna be alright’ - Hartlepool fans will head to Carlisle dressed in Bob Marley inspired reggae theme

Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID
Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID

DON’T worry Hartlepool United fans, ‘Everything’s gonna be alright’ after organisers revealed the theme for the final away game of the season.

It has become a tradition in recent years for hundreds of Pools fans travelling to the last away game of the season to don fancy dress costumes to see the season off in style.

Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID

Last year it was Thunderbirds and organisers have revealed the theme for the trip to Carlisle United on May 2 is reggae/Bob Marley.

Pools, battling against relegation, will be hoping for ‘Redemption’ on the final day of the season, with backing from hundreds of their loyal supporters.

The annual tradition has caught the eye nationally too, with the Pools supporters trending on Twitter and making the national press as they show ‘One Love’ for their beloved football team.

And it will be a case of ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ for dread locked-clad fans at Brunton Park as Moore’s side battle the drop.

Organiser John Pearson said: “There have been all sorts of suggestions as to what we should do and everyone has been keen to go out on a bang, regardless of what happens.

“We have decided to try and bring a bit of colour and hopefully lots of noise to the last game of the season and obviously Bob Marley songs pretty much epitomises the season.

“I would like to think everyone that travels to Carlisle will have “One Love” for Hartlepool United and hopefully “every little thing is gonna be alright” can be apt for us too.

“We don’t need much of an excuse for a sing-song and hopefully this will not only lift the spirits of supporters, but also lift the team for the game,” added John, to the club’s official site.

A club spokesman said: “We hope everyone who travels to Carlisle – whether in fancy dress or not – has a great time.”

Last season it was Thunderbird at Plymouth Argyle and prior to that there have been Poolie penguins at Crawley, Oompa Lumpas and Smurfs at Charlton Athletic and Where’s Wallys at Brentford.

Pools are currently third bottom in Sky Bet League Two, a point ahead of safety with three league games to go.

Moore’s side travel to Luton Town on Saturday.