Photo tribute to Hartlepool United fans' previous fancy dress parties

There will be plenty of clowning around this weekend when Hartlepool United fans celebrate the club's final away match of the season in typically colourful fashion.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 5:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 6:12 pm
Hartlepool United fans, clockwise from top left, pay homage to The Smurfs, Thunderbirds, Where's Wally and the Oompa Loompas.

Scores of Poolies are expected to honour their annual tradition of dressing up in costumes when the team travel to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

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This year’s theme is clowns and follows previous guises such as Thunderbirds, Stormtroopers, Oompa Loompas, Penguins, Smurfs, Where’s Wally and mime artists. Phew.

Why not click through to our photo gallery from the previous nine seasons to realise what a hard act 2018’s spectacle has to follow?

We are sure the travelling army will be up to the task.