SLIDESHOW: It’s Poolie penguins this year – but last year was Hartlepool Smurfs!

A HUNDRED Pools fans are heading to Crawley dressed as penguins this weekend to keep up an end-of-season fancy-dress tradition.

And in homage to the supporters’ efforts, here’s another chance to see last year’s trip to Charlton when fans turned the capital blue in Smurf outfits.

Smurfs in the crowd during the game against Charlton. Picture by FRANK REID

Smurfs in the crowd during the game against Charlton. Picture by FRANK REID

• See tomorrow’s Hartlepool Mail for more details and photos about the Poolie penguins and keep logging in to www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk over the weekend for updates on the trip down south.