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From Stormtroopers to Poolie Penguins - A tribute to Hartlepool United fans' fancy dress away days

This Sunday marks Hartlepool United’s final scheduled away game of the 2020-21 season

Now a regular fixture in the calendar, the club’s supporters traditionally mark the occasion by decking out in fancy dress. Ongoing coronavirus restrictions, however, mean that no Poolies will be able to travel to Sutton United on May 23. Who’s to say though that the costumes won’t come out again if the team make it to the National League play-off final in Bristol next month? Now enjoy these brilliant images.

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